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6 Days of Yoga and Wellness Training for Self-practice in Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany

Gaia Retreat House, Am Jägerhof 7, 37235 Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany

Transformative Yoga Retreat Germany

Want to live wholly, healthy without pain, disease, and medication? This training will give you the complete wellness toolbox to feel calmer, breathe easier, free your body, be mindful, sleep better, eat good and bring to life all that you are.

Gaia is a safe space to step out of your daily habits and give yourself a good care time, clean your body, clear your mind and be your medicine.

In the retreat, you will get in-depth knowledge and practical tools to read your body, read your life and step in your fulfilling path.


  • Sauna
  • Yoga for self-practice
  • Fulfillment living training
  • Be your medicine class (knowledge and practical tool for multilayer healing)
  • Healthy nutrition experience, inspiration, and guide
  • Meditation for self-practice
  • Beautiful nature time
  • Loving vegan food

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hebrew
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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  • Sauna
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
  • Wireless internet

Gaia House has four single rooms, four double rooms, one triple room, and one dormitory for five, divided between three floors. All of the rooms are homey with basic single beds, linens, two towels, heating system, and windows. There are seven showers and seven toilets in the house.


Daily schedule (changes might occur)​


  • 14:30 In-check talk
  • 16:00 Yoga, pranayama, and meditation
  • I17:00 Outdoor walk
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Welcome circle

Monday through Thursday

  • 05:00 Early birds meditation (optional)
  • 06:00 Sacred time, tea and fruits
  • 07:30 Yoga, pranayama, and meditation class
  • 09:00 Tea and fruits
  • 09:30 Wellness class
  • 11:00 Branch
  • 12:00 Fulfillment living training
  • 13:30 Free time
  • 15:30 Light snack
  • 16:00 Yoga for self-practice 
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meditation for self-practice 
  • I20:30 Sauna/evening event


  • Silence and optional fasting day


  • 07:30 Meditation, pranayama, and yoga
  • 09:00 Tea and fruits
  • 09:30 Closing session
  • 11:00 Branch
  • 12:30 Check out

Retreat location

Gaia Retreat House is located in Nord Hessen, 20 minutes from the town of Kassel. The retreat center is located in the vicinity of a natural forest which resides in the Werra Meissner Nature Reserve. The Werra Meissner Nature Reserve is flowing with forests, rivers, mountains, lakes, and small villages and is well known for its hiking, cycling, and canoe activities.

The cities of Hessisch Lichtenau (gateway to the Frau-Holle-Land), Eshwege (Werratalsee), Witzenhousen (Kirschenland - the land of cherry), and Kassel (Documenta) are all located nearby and are within a 30-minute drive. The old city of Göttingen (university town) is a one hour drive from Gaia Retreat. The mixed landscapes in this beautiful area create an opportunity to enrich your experience. Enjoy your stay in the Gaia Retreat while attending to one of their retreats.


  • City of Eshwege - 30 minutes
  • City of Hessisch Lichtenau - 10 minutes
  • City of Kassel - 30 minutes
  • City of Witzenhousen - 30 minutes
  • Kassel town - 20 minutes
  • Old city of Göttingen - 1 hour

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The food in Gaia is an exceptional experience and a real celebration. It combines Mediterranean flavors with healthy nutritions and passionate cooking, made with lots of love and attention. Gluten-free, lactose-free, and other food sensitivities are welcome in Gaia and get suitable attention.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can walk in the area around the house in the beautiful forests. Additionally, Werra Meissner Natural Reserve is 10 minutes drive away from the retreat center.

Depending on the weather, you can go hiking in the beautiful Werra Meissner Natural Reserve. In the town of Bad Sooden, you can enjoy a great 'terme'.

When there is enough snow, there is a ski trail on the top of the Meissner Mountain, 10 minutes drive away from the retreat. In the summer, there are many bike paths around here, lakes, and canoeing.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Bedding and two towels per person
  • 2 vegan meals a day
  • 2 snack breaks
  • Tea and refreshments all-day
  • All training sessions
  • 1 sauna per day
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • VAT tax

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the venue
  • Personal and leisure expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hannover Airport (HAJ) or Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Travel from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) or any major airport or European city by train to the town of Kassel. From Kassel, take the public tram and a bus to the village. From there, Gaia Retreat House can pick you up.

Arrival by train

You can take the train ICE from Kassel to Wilhelmshöhe than take the STR4 tram at the platform outside of the station. Train STR4 goes from Bürgerhaus to Hessisch Lichtenau and get off at Bürgerhaus station. It will take about one hour. You will then take the train ​BUS 200 from Stadtbahnhof to Eschwege and get off at Küchen station, then walk 10 minutes or call Gaia Retreat House.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.

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Gaia Retreat House has been awarded the – Best Wellness Retreat of the Year in Germany 2019

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