Meet Our Facilitators in the Secret City of

Meet Our Facilitators in the Secret City of




Meet Our Facilitators

Here are our rockstars, groovers, self-expressionists that spread love and joy around Amsterdam.

Annemiek Dekker

Annemiek better known as Annie. One of my best moments as an instructor was when a 70 year old woman came to me at the beginning and said a bit hesitant: ‘I am not sure if I can do this..’ and I assured here she could and afterwards she came to me again with a huge smile and said to me, ‘This was the best experience in my whole life! Can we do it again?’

Charlotte Bouwman

I joined the Secret Sunrise family in 2017. Instructing a Secret Sunrise is such a gift of joy! I love to take people on a musical and imaginary journey in which they can laugh, explore, connect with themselves and others. 

Eva Versteeg

Living in the beautiful city of Haarlem, close by nature and close by Amsterdam, where Secret Sunrise is one of most connecting event to join and facilitate. I love to create a moment with the team and  particpants that arrises goosebumb-feelings, a feeling of tingles in your stumic, a eyecontact which makes your heart glow. Something that feels alive.

Hidde Schröder

Secret Sunrise represents the values that I hold high and live by; playfulness, connecting, sharing joy and dance! Have a passion for funk, soul and jazzy tunes, and love those funky James Brown moves. Love being surrounded by nature and uplifting music and -people. Happy to be part of this movement & tribe.

Isabel Rauch

After moving from South Africa, where Secret Sunrise originated from, to the Netherlands, where I first heard about it, really reminded me how connected we all are. Attending Secret Sunrise the first time reminded me that there are people we can connect with all around the globe and we are all looking for a safe place to let it all out. Taking care of your body, mind, heart and spirit is a way of life for me and Secret Sunrise brings it beautifully together through dance.

Jamill Dors

To me, being a Secret Sunrise instructor means allowing participants to experience true and unfiltered emotions. I still remember the first time I attended a session, feeling genuinely grateful and happy, opening up and radiating this positive energy with the woman I was holding hands with. I knew right there I’d love to be a part of this unique global community, sharing joy through connection, dance and music.

Justin van Loon

Life for me is about the things you create with others and the fun you have together. And that is Secret Sunrise for me. And in this I consider my role as a facilitator to be to facilitate, connect, enable, empower others and create meaningful change, supported by amazing music. And whether is dancing around in a superman onesie, pretending to be in a rowing boat or picking grapes together...

Laura Hoekzema

I joined the SS Amsterdam family in the summer of 2017. Since then I’ve instructed many many sessions. I’m addicted to the feeling it gives me and to feel other people's joy. My specialty is everything that involves african vibes and bums. I love to make those who never expected to move their behinds in public do so and to involve spectators. Like getting tourists involved on Dam square and make a bonfire of their suitcases where we danced around in a circle.

Lisanne Dekker

You can call it Mindfulness MC, you can call it Joy Facilitator, you can call it whatever you want, I just really enjoy bringing the joy, fun and connection to people. My name is Lisanne and I’m living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Big busy city, busy people and so a big task for us over here to keep bringing joy and mindfulness to people’s life. 

Maartje Man

My name is Maartje Man. Joining Secret Sunrise was a real highlight to me in 2018. My superpower is my love for dance and various kinds of music, but also my playfulness. To me Secret Sunrise means feeling free to do what I like,  connecting with people I know or don't know, being touched by intentions, music and feeling the energy of other dancers around me.

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