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6 Days Yoga and Meditation Foundation Training Retreat in Hesse, Germany

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

Germany Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Learn to bring meditation into your daily life. This training will give you the foundation for your home daily practice of breathing, meditation, and mindful yoga, as well a simple practice of bringing awareness and light into your life heart bit to any action and interaction. It is a safe space to step out from your daily habits, give yourself good care and fresh air, define the life that you want, get in tune with your potential health and ability, and rise up into a new level of presence.

Meet the instructors

Anat
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Highlights

  • 6 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily healthy brunch and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Suitable for all levels

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Hebrew
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:30
Check-out Time:
12:30

Facilities

  • 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.

Program

The foundation training is six days of purifying your inner kingdom of light, strengthening your center, values, and intentions, closing energetic holes, answering your body and life calls.

  • The teaching of breathing
  • Silence sitting and renewal of neural communication
  • Mindful yoga that goes beyond the posture and prepares
  • The body to meditation
  • Daily home practice
  • Energy management
  • Emotional processing
  • Mindful action and interaction

Daily schedule

Sunday

  • 14:30 - 16:00 In-check talk
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Mindful yoga or meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Outdoor walk
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Welcome session

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

  • 05:00 - 06:00 Early birds silence meditation (optional)
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Forest walking meditation (optional)
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Light snack
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Hatha yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Sauna, shower
  • 11:00 Branch
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Mindful living
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Mindful yoga or meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Class and meditation

Wednesday

  • Silence and optional fasting day

Friday

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Silence meditation and yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Closing session
  • 11:30 Branch
  • 12:30 Check-out

Instructors

Anat Feingold

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.

Distances

  • City of Eshwege - 30 minutes
  • City of Hessisch Lichtenau - 30 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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Food

The food in Gaia is an exceptional experience and a real celebration. It combines Mediterranean flavors with healthy nutrition 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
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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 free time, you can walk in the area around the house in the beautiful forests. Additionally, Werra Meissner Natural Reserve is 10 minutes drive 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 in winter, there is a ski trail on the top of the Meissner Mountain, 10 minutes drive from here. In the summer, there are many bike paths around here, lakes, and canoeing. The retreat fits for all levels, great for the one that commits them self to free out from stress and achieve greater peace, health, relationship, inspiration, creativity, and freedom to be in their potential.

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 meditation sessions
  • All yoga session
  • 1 sauna session per day
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • V.A.T tax

What's not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • Personal and leisure expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). From this airport or any major European city, you travel by train to the town of Kassel and then by a taxi or a public tram and a bus to the village. From there, the staff can pick you up. Otherwise, you can come by car. Gaia Retreat House will send you instructions after you have made your booking.

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.

GPS

51.1820432000, 9.8151605000.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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