— Meditation, Mindful Movement & Digital Detox Gathering
August 3-6th, 2023 Yogaspeicher, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
After a break, I am happy to announce another edition of the wildly popular WILD SILENCE retreat. This is intended as a sacred space for inner work. A place to practice being rather than doing. This weekend is meant to provide a break from noise and distraction, so that we can listen to the voice that speaks without words.
This is a silent meditation retreat, suitable to serious beginners and more advanced practitioners, but not really recommended for total meditation beginners. We'll also practice yoga and other mindful movement modalities that support our inquiry and nourish our bodies, but it's ok if you don't have any experience with these practices.
My wish is that you'll enjoy the silence (even if there may be moments in time when it feels hard), and that it helps you open up more fully to the vibrancy of the present moment.
We'll break the silence on Sunday morning, so that you can share your experience with others, and also have a soft transition back out into the non-retreat world.
A full digital detox is vital.
6:30 - 7:30 (optional) un-guided meditation
07:30 - 8:30 mindful movement & meditation
09:00 Light breakfast
11:00 - 12:30 Yoga (or other movements) practice
15:00 Walking meditation + seated meditation
17:00 Dharma talk or journaling session etc
20:30 Un-guided meditation
The Yogaspeicher is a project by a couple from Berlin, who lovingly renovated this old structure by themselves. It's still a work in progress, but every detail shows that this is a labor of love. Natural materials, plenty of light, simplicity and creativity. There's a big garden filled with flowers and vegetable beds where two chill sheep live. And if you walk two kilometers through the forest, you'll find a serene lake for a dip or a swim.
All bathrooms and showers are shared, and there's a sauna.
The Speicher is situated in the pretty Mecklenburg Lake district, close to the Müritz National park, which boast beautiful sceneries.
The train from Berlin to Neubrandenburg runs every hour and takes just under two hours. From there you can bike 10 km through the forest, or we can organize shared taxis.
PRICE: €600/€550 (early bird until December 1st) for 4 days/3 nights in spacious rooms sleeping 4 or €560/€520 if you bring your own tent.
The price includes the whole yoga and meditation course program. It includes 3 lovingly prepared vegan, organic meals daily, as well as tea and fruit throughout the day.
It also includes the use of sauna.
Retreat regulars receive 10% off the course fee.
Fully booked, email if you want to be on the waiting list!
Booking is ONLY confirmed upon payment of a deposit of €250. That fee is non-refundable unless someone can take your spot. The rest will be due by June 1st, 2023