Wisdom Leadership retreat on Bornholm


Wisdom Leadership 5-day Retreat on the island, Bornholm is an enriching and passion-inducing program designed to get you to a place of inner peace and stillness, inspiration and passion, where you can hear and feel with clarity and conviction your most urgent and emergent callings – and make sound decisions that serve both the business and your authenticity and aliveness.

Set in the beautiful Northern part of the island of Bornholm among raw cliff formations, lush nature and the Baltic Sea, part of the program will take place in nature for a regenerative and full emersion experience.

Are you hearing your soul’s longing for deeper connection? Life and our leadership calls for nourishing intimacy to ourselves and to others. A desire is awakening to have the personal skills to create meaning through belonging and co-creating with others the solutions to some of the world’s complex challenges of our time.

Wisdom Leadership’s philosophy is that we first need to work inwards and become self-aware and work with our self-mastery, in order to create real relationships, and real positive impact through purpose, meaning, sustainability, social consciousness and regenerative and responsive economies.

The aim with this 3-days refugie retreat in Sandvig, Bornholm is to create a life and a leadership, where you thrive. Where you learn methods and techniques to be in touch with your essence, and you work in a manner and context, which keeps you energetically sustained, motivated, innovative and creating. Wisdom Leaders measure success both individually and organizationally in the 5Ps: Passion, Purpose, People, planet & Profit.

We will explore and expand mindsets and heartsets with the newest science from the modern world, and the Eastern wisdom traditions spirituality, perspectives and tools to transform your personal leadership.

Most of all, you will come closer in touch with the calling of your essence, your authentic being, your passion and aliveness! 


We will work with topics such as:

  • Redesigning of the good leadership and business, where purpose, soul, empathy, sustainability, innovation og positive impact is the goal.
  • Wisdom, mindfulness, presence & spiritual intelligence.
  • Passion og engagement: Motivation, creativity & aliveness.
  • Systemic thinking and sensing, attunement, deep listening and the emergence of ‘the social field’ (individually, organisational, societally, globally).
  • Transformation processes – navigating your own, and understanding how to guide others in their deeper processes.
  • The courageous and spiritual change-makers and whole human beings we need to be(come) to work with and meet UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and empower business as an environmental and socially responsible vehicle for change.
  • Authenticity, power and influence: Responsibility, ethics and the developing wisdom of power-with dynamics.
  • Spiral Dynamics, Integral Theory, G.I. Gurdjief and other methods for development and transformation.
  • Create intimacy and connection through vulnerability, good boundaries and conscious communication.
  • Explore and redefine a deeper understanding of happiness, purpose, meaningfulness and success.
  • Whole and spiritual human being in life and at work.
  • Intuition as inner compass and trust in your leadership.
  • Emotionel intelligens, trust & connection.
  • Freedom, thriving, and joy over fear, suppression and adjustment.
  • Shadow work and working with projections and unconscious programming.
  • Culture and values, creating institutions where people thrive and peerform.
  • Regenerative and responsive methods and principles. Biomimicry, living systems design.
  • The new mindsets for future of work and future of world.


Dates:  Announced shortly


Location: The Passion Institute, Strandvejen 57, Allinge-Sandvig Bornholm


Day 1

14.00 – 15.30 yoga

15.30 – 17.00 wisdom leadership attuning to the emergence of change

17.00 – 19.00 dinner & time off

19.00 – 21.00 bonfire, tea and ceremony planning


Day 2

9.00 – 10.30 yoga

10.30 – 12.00 wisdom leadership systems thinking and sensing

12.00 – 14.00 lunch & time off

14.00 – 16.00 wisdom leadership open space

16.00 – 19.00 dinner & time off

19.00 – 21.00 purpose ceremony


Day 3

9.00 – 10.30 yoga

10.30 – 12.00 wisdom leadership exploring the hero’s journey

12.00 – 14.00 lunch & time off

14.00 – 16.00 wisdom leadership exploring the hero’s journey

16.00 – 19.00 dinner & time off

19.00 – 20.30 yoga & hiking


Day 4

9.00 – 10.30 yoga

10.30 – 12.00 wisdom leadership exploring that which hinders intimacy

12.00 – 14.00 lunch & time off

14.00 – 17.00 wisdom leadership open space

17.00 – 19.00 dinner & time off

19.00 – 21.00 Bonfire and storytelling


Day 5

9.00 – 12.00 wisdom leadership systems sensing & conscious relationships

12.00 – 14.00 lunch & time off

14.00 – 16.00 wisdom leadership & purpose intention




You and your organization will receive: 

  • Strengthen your personal leadership through awareness and become a driver of change with focus, passion and clarity.
  • Techniques to anchor authentically within, in alignment with your values and motivations.
  • Vitality and energy boosting practises, to drive performance, innovation, well-being and meaningfulness.
  • Techniques and awareness of innovation and well-being uses of intuitive and presencing practises.
  • Become a more positive, mentally strong and creative teamplayer.
  • Strengthen your ability to innovate, use creative processes to unlock your own and your team’s potential with focus on creating solutions aligned with purpose and the company’s North Star.
  • Increase your efficiency, clarity, decision-making, action orientation, concentration and focus on what matters most. 
  • Strengthen your agility and flexibility to handle pressure and stress during a hectic, high-performing daily environment.
  • Tools, models and the new language to implement change and transformation internally in the organization to drive the new mindset for sustainability, purpose and change-driven conscious leaders.




Private individual price                                                                                                                                                        Organization price per person 

*price includes all leadership facilitation, ceremony and water, tea, snacks & lunch throughout the days

*price is excluding meals, transportation to/from location & accommodation




It is Easy & Inexpensive to travel to Bornholm:

*The program begins at 10.30, to allow participants to leave Copenhagen the same morning, to arrive at The Passion Institute in time for program start.

  • By air (from 333 kr pr way)
  • By bus (from 99 kr per way)
  • By ferry (bring your own car) from 99 kr per way

Stay at one of our preferred collaboration partners walking distance from The Passion Institute:

  • Strandhotellet, Sandvig
  • Hotel Nordlandet, Sandvig
  • The Falcon Hotel, Sandvig
  • Tines Gjestehus, Sandvig



Mail: Sandja@ThePassionInstitute.com

Phone: call +45 42449800 with your name, company name, CVR #, contact details.

Sandja Brügmann, Managing Director The Passion Institute is your leadership facilitator.

About The Passion Institute www.ThePassionInstitute.com

About : Sandja Brügmann is a sustainable leadership, communication & business strategist, educator, international speaker, author and named one of the “world’s leadership gurus” by Danish Executive Leadership Association. Founder and Managing Partner The Passion Institute, where she and team serve the global business community to create strong brands and extraordinary leaders with an ambition and focus on intelligent business drivers, sustainability & social-good change.

Sandja advocates for systemic solution thinking & being to drive business to be part of the solution, investing in leadership and organizational consciousness, and a shift where success is measured far beyond financial profit. Her business portfolio includes respected companies like Chr. Hansen, LEGO, Sustainable Brands, Crocs, Spier, ITO EN, Promote Iceland, The Body Shop, Ørsted, IKEA, DIS, Global Fund for Women, Drive Business and University of Colorado Boulder.

Sandja is a certified yoga instructor, shadow facilitator, presence and meditation expert, trained intuitive and she has studied buddhist and Eastern philosophies, shamanic traditions, and is a spiritual ceremonialist. This retreat is a ceremonial and depth personal transformation space, and thus a soul activating personal and leadership development experience.

Sandja is a regularly featured expert in leading international business, leadership, innovation and sustainability media including Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, CBS, Lederne, CSR Magasinet. Finans, Børsen and spoken at leading conferences Sustainable Brands, Natural products Expo, Drive Business, Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Leadership Summit.


Refund Policy

Up to 30 days before the retreat 50% refund of total retreat price is given upon cancellation. Within 30 days of retreat, no refund is offered. You are welcome to give your spot to another person.






Sandja is one of the few most inspiring thought leaders in conscious leadership and sustainable business strategy that I have had the pleasure to work with within the large global Sustainable Brands community. As a speaker, she moves the audience in an authentic and heartfelt manner, delivering her messages with a combination of passion and intellect that is second to none. She consistently manages to leave the audience with expanded horizons, new tools for self-improvement and actionable takeaways. I selected her to speak at Sustainable Brands Copenhagen, and I would be delighted to have her back on stage anywhere in the world. She comes highly recommended by the entire Sustainable Brands team!

Dimitar Vlahov, Director Knowledge & Insights, Sustainable Brands

I first met Sandja at Sustainable Brands in Copenhagen some years ago where we were both speaking. I've been really impressed with her understanding of the challenges of conscious leadership and her conscientious and kind approach to supporting people through change. Sandja has a unique approach to guiding business leaders who are choosing to step up to tackle global challenges in a purposeful and conscious way. Whether they are startups or global brands, her unusual combination of communications and strategy, combined with a true sensitivity to the issues of leadership in a complex world, she is able to hold space for them as a trusted adviser.

Jenny Anderson, Founder We Activate The Future