This retreat is 100% corona conform and a really good chance to treat yourself after what has been for many a strange and confusing time.
The nights are closing in, the bright excesses of summer are behind us, the time for reflecting and turning inwards towards the soft, safe darkness of our inner reality in upon us. On this weekend we acknowledge the shift in seasons and the corresponding changes in ourselves away from the dynamic towards the subtle. There is both the chance to sit in stillness and silence as well as the chance to enjoy the warmth of our fellow humans as we break bread together and share stories long into the dark night.
Programme: Although you are welcome to arrive earlier the official programme will begin at 4pm on Friday and run until 4pm on Sunday. We will practice yoga every day (including the chance to practice blindfolded should you wish.) Meditation sessions will take place before breakfast and on Friday and Saturday there will be a special evening programme including yoga nidra and the breathing session and, depending on the weather, a guided night-walk and bonfire.
Approach: The yoga is classic Hatha with a twist! The focus is on individual awareness and finding your own personal borders making the sessions suitable for all levels including more advanced practitioners. The breathing session lasts approximately one hour during which participants are encouraged to breath deeply and freely as a specially designed music set guides them deep into their inner reality. This is a profound and often enlightening experience.
Location: We are very happy to announce that our home for the weekend is the extremely special “Haus-am-See” near Wiesenburg/Mark, a beautiful “vierseitenhof” where we will have a huge practice room big enough to spread our arms wide, breath deep and spin cartwheels!
We will also have our own wellness area with sauna and showers and a garden where we can role around in the cold grass post-sauna should we wish!
There are also vegetable gardens to explore and a small lake as well as wide open fields stretching into the distance. The village itself is small, peaceful and very pretty.
Food: Mostly the food will be provided by us, simple pumpkin soups for lunch, fresh bread and big salads. As well as teas and snacks. On Saturday night however there will be a special meal prepared for us by a local Syrian family famous for their stunningly delicious food! Everything will be vegan.
Accommodation: Sleeping will be in “Ziegelscheune am See” the neighbouring house, accessible by crossing the garden. The house sleeps 8 people across different floors. The layout is open plan but there is plenty of space for everyone to have their own sleeping area. The house itself is the oldest in the village and extremely beautiful.
Price: It is important to us that yoga is available at an affordable price which is why we have done our best to keep the price low. Including accommodation, food and teaching we are asking you to pay a minimum of 220 euros. However if you can afford to pay more please do! Use of the sauna costs a little extra. If you want your own private room in the hotel down the road this will cost another 40-60 euros.
Facilitators: Ana is a Sivananda trained yoga teacher with specialisation in trauma sensitive yoga and breath therapy. Andri is a breath therapist, systemic counselor and musician. Lena is our enthusiastic and brilliant assistant who is newly qualified in hatha yoga from the Bihar school. Together we look forward to sharing this deep, dark and joyful weekend with you!
Booking: Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. We will be a small group so please book as quickly as you can. The fee can be transferred via bank transfer or paypal and is non-refundable.