Bruhn and Cecil

Cecil Rye Olsen and Carsten Bruhn-Henriksen

Cecil Rye Olsen and Carsten Bruhn-Henriksen (called Bruhn) both teach at the Centre for Inner Freedom.

Since they both (in separate processes) experienced profound shifts in consciousness in 2004 they have facilitated spiritual retreats in Denmark, Germany, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, England, Scotland, Wales, Austria and Italy.


I was born in 1968 and have been living on Samsø with Bruhn for more than 22 years and feel incredibly grateful for being right here. Every day I am very conscious of the privilege it is to have beautiful nature, peace and space around you – and most of all to feel so connected to the island, the sea and all that thrive and grow here.

I am deeply interested in every aspect of consciousness and the experience of connectedness so I am on a lifelong investigation of what it means to be human right HERE, right NOW – What happens if we allow ourselves to be present, loving, vulnerable, authentic, open, brave and co-creating?!

I am sharing my experiences and insights in many different ways on the retreats I/we offer here on Samsø and other places in the world.

Email: cecil [at]

Phone: +45 29924348


I was born in 1969 and live in Centre for Inner Freedom on Samsø with Cecil and Milla – our daughter.

As a child I had experiences of non duality but it was not until the twenties that I became focused in my search. I experienced an existential meaninglessness as a continuous undercurrent in my life in spite of having all my worldly goals and wishes fulfilled – in terms of family, place to live, job and hobbies. This undercurrent of meaninglessness was during a period of 6 years both a pain and a driving force towards inner freedom.

On March 6th 2004 I was set free and I cannot find the words to express my gratitude towards all my teachers and this profound universe.

I have a long academic education behind me from which it has taken me several years to recover :o) (I studied engineering and business management in university). I am also a licensed bungy jump-, skiing-, and in-line instructor. For me extreme sport was a way of touching the enthralling reality of the now – sometimes resulting in experiences a little too extreme :-). Then I realized that the wildest experiences came when I was sitting quietly on a cushion.

I have practised yoga and meditation under guidance from some of the world’s most amazing spiritual teachers. I have connected to numerous other masters through inspiring books and meditations. I have studied and worked with kinesiology and healing and is deeply grateful for all the help I have received.

Since 1999 I have also worked in the business arena as a process facilitator, lecturer and coach for individuals, teams and organizations in European companies. Personal development has been the primary focus. I love working practically in order to achieve insights through direct experiences and dialogues – not through dreary theoretical monologues.

In our spiritual retreats and seminars (Activities/Calendar), which primarily deals with transpersonal development we use a variety of tools, which have been useful for us in our own processes. In everything I experience a magical flow – guided from inner freedom.

Email: bruhn [at]

Phone: +45 27119922