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30 Days Life School - Karma Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Germany

Healing Castle Schochwitz, Schlossplatz 1, 06198 Salzatal OT, Schochwitz, Germany

Life School - Holistic Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Are you going through a difficult phase in your life, like in your partnership or at work? Are you feeling lost? Do you want to experience a true stress relief as well as a complete digital detox? Are you looking for your true self? Do you want to find your purpose in life and get a better connection to yourself? Following the vision of "being together instead of staying alone," you are invited to join the Life School! Feel empowered after joining this yoga and meditation retreat in Germany!

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  • Daily practical working therapy
  • Daily yoga or exercise and meditation sessions
  • A personal Life School booklet and tasks for your own growth
  • Tutorials about various topics and self-expression exercises
  • Personal therapy sessions and counselling
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles

30 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
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Throughout the retreat, you will stay in the castle in a shared room with shared bathroom. You will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the castle from the 12th century with its own yard, garden, and a park. Feel the castle's reviving atmosphere as a gift. The peace and the strength you can draw from it will remain with you even after your stay.


The Life School is about taking a break from your daily life. Its content is created upon the combination of physical, mental, and spiritual work. The Life School is not a rehabilitation or hospital facility where an individuals' passiveness and self-responsibility are weakened. In the Life School you will learn how to take the responsibility for yourself and your happiness. In the beginning you will ask yourself your personal goals and discuss it with the therapist.

The goals of the Life School

  • Being aware of your dreams and making them happen
  • Building up a spiritual relationship with yourself and the world around you
  • Discovering detrimental family patterns and removing them
  • Discovering good family patterns and living them
  • Nurturing your mental and physical health
  • Overtaking responsibility for your own life
  • Strengthening your consciousness
  • Transforming disorientation into orientation
  • Understanding the origin and purpose of disease, practicing health
  • Wanting to live and contribute in and to society
  • Working on your personal strengths and weaknesses

The philosophy is based upon an intention to live a simple life in connection with the nature. You cook for yourselves, you use fruits and vegetables that grows locally in the region, and you take care of the castle and the garden around. You learn from and about the nature as well as yourselves. Every day, you start with yoga, meditation, a meditative walk or other exercises. Each day in the castle is a bit different, but the principles you follow are still the same.

Apart from yoga and meditation sessions, there will be personal therapy sessions and coaching. Additionally, there will be daily practical working therapy, depending on the chosen therapy and your individual needs. You will also take part in tutorials about health, food & nutrition, natural body care, sexuality & partnership, basics of yoga & meditation and the principles of nature known as universal laws.

The personal Life School Booklet is a tool for working on your self-healing.The Healing Castle Schochwitz uses tools such as Hatha yoga, Karma yoga, meditation, digital detox, crystal bed therapy, nature healing, family constellations, life counseling, and personal therapy to support you on your own journey to self-discovery. Their experiences with treating food related problems, burnout exhaustion, issues related to relationships and family make them confident that they can also help you. For a full life-changing experience, there is an option of a long term stay.


Ingrid Straub

Retreat location

This retreat takes place in Healing Castle Schochwitz, in Schochwitz, Salzatal, Germany. Nestled among the hills of the Saale-Unstrut area, the Healing Castle Schochwitz is a refuge for people who ask for help and support, and a symbol of protection and love.

Nearby places

  • Dresden, 150 kilometers
  • Leipzig, 30 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The philosophy is to share the food you have available with the other members of the community. Healing Castle Schochwitz aims to be sustainable in what they use, leaving nothing to waste.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

Throughout your stay in the castle, you will have plenty of time to practice yoga, meditate, relax in the garden, read books, make music, explore the beautiful neighborhood of the castle and the surroundings, spend time with the animals or take long walks in the magical nature around. Many options are available.

Spa treatments

The retreat includes free usage of the crystal bed when advised by the therapist.

What's included

  • 29 nights accommodation in a quadruple room
  • Daily practical working therapy (depending on the chosen therapy and your individual needs)
  • Daily vegetarian food
  • Free usage of the crystal bed when adcised by therapist
  • Personal therapy sessions
  • Daily Yoga/Exercise and meditation sessions
  • Personal Life School Booklet
  • Tasks for your own growth
  • Self-expression exercises
  • Simple life in a luxurious ambience
  • Theory part: health, food & nutrition, natural body care, sexuality & partnership, basics of yoga & meditation and the principles of nature known as universal laws

What's not included

  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leipzig / Halle Airport (LEJ). Another option is to arrive at Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SFX), Dresden Airport (DRS), or Leipzig-Altenburg Airport (AOC).

Arrival by bus

From Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SFX) you can take a direct train to Halle (Saale) then the 309 bus from behind the station to Healing Castle Schochwitz. From Dresden Airport (DRS), every 30 minutes there is a suburban train to the main railway station in Dresden. From there, you can take a train to Halle (Saale) and continue by bus which departs from the bus station near the railway station. It will directly take you to Healing Castle Schochwitz.

Form Leipzig-Altenburg Airport (AOC), there is a shuttle to the main railway station in Leipzig. The travel time is about 70 minutes and the price is approximately 12 EUR. From Leipzig, you may take a train to Halle and there, near the main railway station there is an hourly bus that departures to Healing Castle Schochwitz.

Arrival by train

From the Halle (Saale) railway station, the train arrives every 45 minutes. Near the main railway station there is an hourly bus departure to Schochwitz which stops right in front of the Healing Castle Schochwitz.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 33% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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