Biosphere Reserve of Menorca, 21-29 MAY 2016: 8-DAY CREATIVE VISION EXPLORATION RETREAT with MAURICE SPEES

A retreat tailor-made for conscious artists and entrepreneurs.

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Let Nature guide you to…

Become the purest contribution you can give to our beautiful planet!

Discover what pure attunement with the Spirit of Nature can do to your life to bring out your gift to the world!

Join Maurice Spees on this exploration into developing a pure relation with Spirit, giving you access to the purest form of creative vision that brings magic to your life and the lives of others.

Visit the tranquil and peaceful setting of the pristine Biosphere reserve of the Mediterranean island Menorca.
Dive into an 8 day integration, developing a profound connection with Spirit to embody your Higher Nature as an EARTHKEEPER. Get access to the purest form of CREATIVE VISION in tune with Nature.

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With this retreat we want to invite people who are totally ready to step into their unique contribution as conscious caretakers of our planet by creatively expressing the essence of their being to our society at large. To help co-create an living environment which is fully in tune with Nature.


Are you ready to…

  • Dive fully into your unique gift as a conscious creator for the New Earth?
  • Learn about mindful seeing. Connecting to and capturing the beauty all around you in a playful way with Mindful Photography (with or without camera)?
  • Bring your inner and outer world closer together?
  • Start performing the play of the magic of living in the flow of Nature?
  • Develop intuitive communication with nature and get Life answers straight from the source of wisdom?
  • To see the big picture of your life and step into making it happen?
  • Let Nature blow your mind?
  • Get access to the same source of inspiration as artists like Gaudi?
  • Get in touch with your deep inner-guidance?
  • Capturing your relationship with Spirit so that you become an inspiration for others?
  • Meet fellow conscious creators on a similar path of transformation?
Altogether this retreat is for you if you are ready to...

Step into the Magic of Living,

The natural play of life,
by living in Attunement with Nature.
Live true to Nature,
by being your true Nature.

Where your Presence is your gift to the world.


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And this is not all!
This retreat will fully initiate you as an EARTHKEEPER.

That means you will be a core player in the EARTHKEEPERS tribe of conscious artists, architects and entrepreneurs. This gives you access to a world where artists co-creating with Nature to bring pure beauty and magic back to our society in the way Nature intended. Together we attract the three things we need most: support, nurturing and resources to bring out each and everyone’s gift to the world.

LOCATION: Case Sartiga Vella, Alaior, Menorca

A beautiful 9 bedroom landhouse with big kitchen and swimming pool surrounded by farmland with donkeys and ancient forests with 500 year old trees. Every day healthy meals are prepared for you by our organic cook.

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YOUR INVESTMENT: €1390,00 EURO all-inclusive accommodation, airport pickup, 3 healthy organic meals per day, all trips, kayak trip, 2-day Mindful Photography intensive and a further 5-day retreat. This price includes the production of video of you introducing your gift to the world straight from the heart (worth €1200,00), Exclusive flight.

DEPOSIT: After confirming your registration by email, a deposit of €500 EURO (non-refundable) is required to secure your place. The remaining balance of your contribution is due before May 10, 2016. Full payment is also accepted at time of registration.

If after reading this, you still have questions, I offer you a free 30 minute Skype call session where I will answer your questions personally and help you create clarity if this retreat is for you. To make an appointment for a Skype session please contact me here.

“The Vision Exploration week with Maurice is more than a ticket to Menorca. It is a ticket to a magical world.
The combination of meditation, body work and Mindful Photography transformed every moment of the day into an exercise in attention, in which everything could just totally be itself: the hushed mystery of a prehistoric monument, the ferocious strength of a rugged coastline, the mindblowing beauty of a rock formation. In everything I saw something of myself. The creative passion of Maurice and the purity of the island reinforce each other in a special way. I have found my joy in (nature) photography. “

Lisette van de Wel – anthropologist and religion scientist

“I had a beautiful mindful Creative Vision exploration week in Menorca. Now, two weeks back home, I noticed that everything has gained momentum in my life.
You get closer to nature and therefore closer to your own nature.
I can certainly recommend it to anybody to do this!”

Jan de Kock – Holistico

Throughout my travels and nature explorations, I discovered that it takes about two years for a community to fully live in tune with each other. And in a city it can take up to a lifetime. But when we are all attuned to the Spirit of the Earth through Nature, it takes just a moment!Maurice Spees

“Together we take on a creative revolution!
Rebirthing our society from a consumer marketplace into a healthy playground for thriving Earth conscious creators co-inspired by Nature.”
Maurice Spees- EARTHKEEPER

If you too feel called to step into being an EARTHKEEPER, or to give yourself this beautiful 8-day long retreat to journey into the Magic of living, please sign up below.



May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have the joy and peace in the temple of your senses.– John O’donohue

Next one: 15 – 23 September 2016

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have the joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

John O'Donohue

About Mindful Photography

Mindful Photography workshops are intensive experiential in which you learn how to intuitively use your camera and enhance your vision. Not just to capture extraordinary images but unlike other techniques uses photography in the way it was intended*, as an effective vehicle towards self-mastery.

Inspired by nature and facilitated and guided by visual artist Maurice Spees - conservation, art and travel photographer/ filmmaker and creative empowerment agent.



This intensive workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Explore and enhance your creativity and the power of observation.
  • Experience the health and stress-releasing benefits of creative seeing.
  • Learn how to capture images like you can find on my site, and become a better photographer, as a person.
  • Enchant people with your images.
  • Experience how refreshing your eyes unattached from mental cluttering can enhance your entire life.
  • Learn to fully connect with nature, which inspires you into uncovering your own true nature that is uniquely yours.
  • Learn how the gift of mindful seeing can become a valuable asset as a contribution to your community.
  • Develop the benefit of using photography as a fun and easy vehicle to uncover your true nature. What is your unique mission in life? Learn how mindful photography can help you capture that vision.
  • Explore becoming a conscious conservation photographer (professionally or hobby) by the fun ability to SEE, CAPTURE, SHARE, INSPIRE, EMBODY and SHINE the natural beauty that is present all around us.
  • Learn the art of expressive-creative photography, a way of  using the camera in relation to your mind, heart and spirit. Which can open the doors to fine-art photography. How to be photography!
  • Learn to listen to your intuition and develop a strong aesthetic sense!

“It is all in the act of SEEING and our ability to SHARE what we SEE that we can INSPIRE the world that we want to SEE.” – Maurice Spees


When you uncover your true nature, or authentic self, you will become true to Nature and her principles and you will naturally flourish into a conscious co-creator of the same Nature presence in everything you do and give back to the world.


As an artists you are here to instill beauty in people’s lives which inspires people to open up their hearts to the world and makes them remember their calling as conscious sustainer of BEAUTY which naturally creates more HARMONY that leads to BALANCE.

It’s a zen experience!

These Mindful Photography moments will become very special to you. You will have more ideas for photographs than you ever dreamed possible, and be itching to reveal and share your new awareness of the world around you. These are the rewards of relaxed attentiveness.

WHY mindful Photography by Maurice Spees?

During a three-month insight meditation retreat in SE-Asia, Maurice Spees discovered the effect our state of being, especially insight meditation (Vipassana) has on the photography we capture. The retreat brought him back to the state of innocence and pure awareness in which he enjoyed the moment just like a child again, but now with the awareness and recollection of his adult mind. By recovering his inner-child nature he developed an intuitive skill, which he calls intuitive communication with nature, in which nature gives us all the answers we seek. Through intuitive communication with nautre, he developed the entire workflow and workshops which he is offering now. With the help of the insights revealed from Nature he discovered a universal way to uncover and embody our true nature. With the help of Mindful Photography practice he created a powerful vehicle through which everyone is able to get in touch with the same inherent ability. Combined with practicing mindful seeing this technique helps us not only to uncover our true nature, but it will transform your camera into a powerful vehicle for self-discovery and mastery.

So by finding this innate gift, he enjoys dedicating his life to connecting people with nature through this unique vehicle: Mindful Photography workshops in nature.

That’s not all. Because the entire technique is inspired by nature, learning Mindful Photographer lets you become part of a collective of conservation photographers, which help you dive into becoming a conscious visual communicator for the preciousness of our natural world. As Mindful photographers we are here to instill beauty in people’s hearts!

We as artists and passionate photographers are the projectors of what we wish to see in our world. Shining light in dark places. We are the one’s that make people see and get back in touch with their true nature as maintainers of beauty, harmony and balance of our natural habitat.

The world needs Mindful Photographers. The world needs people who see!

You are a gift to the world instilling beauty back into people’s hearts by showing the magic that is all around us. With just a small investment and Maurice his lifetime dedication to his work, you can become the voice of nature expressing her presence through your images. With the right campaign and awareness the world cannot have enough of the spirit of nature that is speaking to and through us every single moment when we are open to receive the present for being present revealed in magic.

© 2014 taken from the book “Master the Art of Mindful Photography – awaken to the beauty all around you and uncover your true nature.” by Maurice Spees

Follow your joy!



Dreams come true when we wake up in them.

Maurice Spees

About Maurice

Maurice Spees is an award winning conservation, art and travel photographer and filmmaker who passionately dedicates his work to the preservation of nature, art and culture worldwide. He travels around the world, where for many years he has shared his passion, to touch and connect people to the wonders of nature and culture with Photography. Facilitating workshop intensives in nature and on location, that teach you how to use photography as a powerful vehicle to self-mastery.



Mindful Photographer | Conservation Photographer & Filmmaker | Creative Empowerment agent / coach


Opening up the eyes, hearts and minds of as much people as i possibly can, by guiding them in getting in touch with nature and their own nature. To help embody and express their own beauty and perfection, just like nature does. Through my work as a photographer and filmmaker I facilitate  instructional and life-changing workshops and master classes across the globe. Providing direct individual and group experiences in nature, using the art of photography as a powerful vehicle to self-mastery.

Next to inspirational empowerment talks, I  provide additional workshops in intuitive development, authentic movement, nature quests and self-mastery travel programs for leaders, students and children around the world.

With both a mindful and intuitive approach to my work I offer my presence and work as a gift to the you. All I ask in return is your contribution to make it possible for me to continue giving these gifts to people and inspiring others to be their gift to the world. So that we help each other making dreams come true.

Maurice has been working around the globe as a conservation, art and travel photographer and filmmaker, spreading his love for nature and her beauty across the world. Through both film and photography Maurice tends to share the power of our connection with nature instilling this beauty and magic into people’s hearts. With Mindful Photography he continues connecting and engaging people with the natural beauty of nature and ordinary life alike. Using the art of film and photography as a powerful communication and transformation tool to tab into the potent gift we all carry as caretakers of our planet; to help maintain beauty, harmony and balance that is naturally present in nature and within ourselves.


Throughout my work as a traveling cameraman/ director, documentary filmmaker and photographer (15 years) I discovered my innate intercultural adaptability, which together with an intuitive and spontaneous approach to life became the primary ingredients of my work and exploration as a wildlife, conservation, art and travel photographer. My fascination for Asian culture let me to SE-Asia in 2003, where I spend a good eight years of my life. Merging my passion for eastern philosophy, nature, performance art, chi energy and insight meditation into the dedicated gift I offers today. My primary source of inspiration is: intuitive communication with nature. I let nature communicate through my work. From the synergy of all these ingredients I developed a knack for empowering and guiding people into their unique potential and true self, while being a guide and example.

All I do is express my love for the world through my work.”

Mindful Photography makes us see the world as it really is, a reflection of our inner-self. A mirror for our soul.

Maurice Spees

Mindful Photography Workshops

Experience seeing your ordinary life with fresh eye, so that not just your pictures, but your entire life becomes EXTRAORDINARY! I offer workshops which enhance your vision and photography skills and refresh your perception, by getting you in touch with the beauty that is all around us as inspired by nature. Learn the power of observation and how to use your camera as a powerful vehicle for self-mastery. A life changing experience.
The workshops, tours and intensives are hands-on and include in-field training in mindful photography and we help you become a conscious conservation photographer.
Check out the offer and schedules below and come and join us at fabulous locations across the world.

When we loose our connection with nature, we loose the most essential part of ourselves. As an artist and guide I fully commit myself to help sustain this connection.

Maurice Spees

Mindful Photography Gallery

Fine Art Mindful Photography work by Maurice Spees. To enhance the spirit of your living and work environment with the natural beauty of our world! All works are available on fine-art Giclée press, fine-art aluminium, acrylic or canvas. Feel free to contact me for more info.

I believe that happiness lies in the natural wonders of life, and by connecting to nature we open the gateway to our true potential.

Maurice Spees

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