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

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


Life School Germany Yoga Retreat

  • 30 days with instruction
  • Are you going through a difficult phase in your life, in your marriage, or at work? Do you want to experience a true stress relieve as well as a complete digital detox? Are you looking for your true self? Do you want to find your own way in life and understand yourself more? Are you feeling lonely? Following the vision of "being together instead of staying alone," you are invited to join the Life School! You will feel refreshed after joining the meditation and yoga retreat in Germany!


    • Daily practical working therapy
    • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
    • Lectures about the nature, chakra, food, basics of yoga, meditation, and health
    • One to two personal therapy sessions weekly
    • 29 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian meals


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: German, English
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    Throughout the retreat, you will stay in the castle in a single 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.

    Healing Castle Schochwitz has a wide range of rooms to offer, ranging from affordable yet comfortable rooms to luxurious suites, more gallant than Sleeping Beauty could wish for. All of the chambers are equipped and individually decorated in a unique style. No room equals another and each radiates its own distinctive atmosphere. The castle's accommodation is as special as their guests.

    You are welcome to share the whole experience. Kick back in style in a place unlike anywhere you have stayed before. 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. At the Life School, you will learn how to take the responsibility for yourself and your happiness. First, you will ask yourself your personal goals and later 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, nature, and God
    • 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, or a meditative walk. 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 one to two personal therapy sessions weekly. Additionally, there will be daily practical working therapy, depending on the chosen therapy and your individual needs. You will also take part in lectures about theory and principles of the nature, learning about chakra, nature, food, basics of yoga and meditation, and health.

    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

      Born in Bavaria in 1952, Ingrid had already been very successful, entrepreneurial,and active before she started following her inner voice at the age of 30. This resulted in a change in her life towards spirituality. She is a trained systemic family as well as sexual therapist, has taken a course in homeopathy and kinesiology, and is qualified as a traditional healer. She has also acquired knowledge in Zen meditation, over 10 years of Vipassana practice, bio-energetic, intuitive massage, feet reflex zone therapy, spiritual surgery experience, daily yoga exercises, and yoga course for children.

    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
    • Cycling
    • Massage
    • Café
    • Dining area
    • Garden
    • Lake nearby
    • Yoga deck
    • Bicycle rental
    • Conference room
    • Free parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Meeting room
    • Tour assistance
    • Wedding

    Daily vegetarian meals are included in the price.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements 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)

    Throughout your stay in the castle, you will have plenty of time to practice yoga, meditate, relax in the garden, read books, explore the beautiful neighborhood of the castle and the village, ride a bike, or walk around. Many options are available.

    The retreat includes free usage of the crystal bed.

    • 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
    • One to two personal therapy sessions weekly
    • Yoga and meditation sessions
    • Simple life in a luxurious ambiance
    • Theory part: principles of the nature, learning about chakra, nature, food, basics of yoga, meditation, and health
    • Additional activities and excursions
    • Additional meals and drinks
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance

    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.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Healing Castle Schochwitz an inquiry.


    • Review by Jo

      "I see this place as a great chance to find some more parts of the puzzle of life and putting some others (you´ve found before) into the right place.I can´t put in words what are the driving forces here to make a change in yourself.I could talk about yoga or meditation, bit many places offer this.I could talk about the Crystal Bed, which had strong effects on me. Or I could talk about the people here, but all this could not describe the whole experience, so I leave if for now. So if you feel the call to work on yourself to lead your life into a good way this place can give you some decent help, if you are even so willing to give help yourself."

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    • Review by Dorothea F. from Dusseldorf, Germany

      "I stayed at the castle for five days and I can truly say that it's a perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries. It's ideal for single travelers and can easily be reached by train (Halle) and then by bus (which takes 50 minutes). You can take lovely walks directly from the castle, and don't worry you cannot get lost, they'll all lead back to the castle, or rent a bike and ride to Süßer See, take a swim, and ride back through vineyards where you may taste locally grown wine. You can just spend a couple of hours in the garden, reading, dozing, or listening to a myriad of bird voices. The castle owners and their international helpers may suggest things to do, such as yoga with Ingrid or a trip to Halle with its varied cultural offers, it's definitely worth a visit. The rooms are really royal, each one being furnished differently. They are spacious and you'll sleep like a log. Last but not least, treat yourself to a couple of minutes on the crystal bed, it's not expensive. I did not feel an instant effect, however. Having arrived back home, I feel more energetic and active, so I presume, it did a very good job on me."

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    • Review by a traveler from London, United Kingdom

      "What a beautiful place! The castle has an exceptional atmosphere. I am impressed how Ingrid and Jim, the owners, run this place. They've managed to refurbish the castle. They're working with volunteers. Ingrid is also a healer and therapist. Both are very nice friendly and caring hosts. I loved the vegetarian buffet for the breakfast, all different types of cheese, fresh fruit, homemade marmalade. Plus, the view out of the breakfast area to the garden is just picturesque. One doesn't want to really leave. "

      "This is not a regular hotel, this place has unique, peaceful, and charming atmosphere!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Berlin, Germany

      "I had the best time of my life here. I felt like a princess. I slept deep and good, and everybody was very kind. It was clean. The vegetarian breakfast was a dream. Its like living in a fairy tale. Beautiful! I just can recommend this castle to everybody."

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    • Review by Regina

      "Vom 18.-21.08.16 verbrachte ich einige Tage auf Schloss Schochwitz, um Yoga, Zumba und Meditation zu praktizieren. Alle Mitarbeiter/-innen waren sehr und erfolgreich bemüht, den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Tatsächlich gelingt es einem an diesem Ort, sich eine Weile von der Außenwelt zu verabschieden, einfach "abzutauchen". "

      "Für alle, die spirituell offen sind und schon gewisse Vorkenntnisse in Körperarbeit mitbringen, ist ein Wochenende auf Schloss Schochwitz zu empfehlen!"

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    Schochwitz​​, Germany

    Healing Castle Schochwitz is a guesthouse and spiritual center where guests can escape from their day-to-day life and hustle and find peace within themselves.

    Speaks English

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    30 days / 29 nights

    Castle is open from April to October. Inquire now for 2017 dates. Arrivals on any other days are possible but need to be agreed with Healing Castle Schochwitz.
    Tuesday May 30, 2017
    (30 days / 29 nights)

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