Earth, water, fire, air and space are elemental energies inside each of us. 

Earth is solid and safe; it is home, stability and foundation.

Water is soft, nourishing and ever moving; it is fluidity, connection, adaptability.

Fire is powerful, exhilarating and electrifying; it is courage, transformation and inspiration.

Air is freedom, expansion and lightness; it is breath, it is life force, prana.

Space is the container for everything; it is pure potential and possibility.

5 Elements Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Discover your natural energy.

October 17 - 20th, 2019 /Frauenwalde , Brandenburg (1hour from Berlin)

Surrounded by soothing nature, in an historic water mill that obtains all its energy from the flow of the river, we dedicate ourselves to the exploration of the connection between the 5 elements, the body and the mind, and the deeper planes of our emotional life. How they influence each other, how we can use our physical Yoga practice, not only to strengthen and tone the body, but to still the mind.

We will immerse in both dynamic and gentle yoga practices, exploring different sequences and poses from simple to advanced, diving deep into the practice. In guided meditations and mindfulness ceremonies we honor the present, reconnect with ourselves and find our true inner center. Generous time is allocated for daily breathing practice and different meditation techniques. Spend your free time reconnecting and grounding yourself with walks in the beautiful landscape and enjoy homemade delicious vegetarian food, that complements the cleansing work in body and mind.

This retreat gives us the opportunity to go beyond superficial practice in short open classes and to learn more about all the elements of Yoga. You will not only take your physical practice to the next level, but also learn more about the transformational and healing powers of Yoga and Meditation - a total reset for Body, Mind and Soul.

Program

The program starts on Thursday October 17th at 5.30pm with the first yoga Session (arrival possible from 3.00pm) and ends after lunch on Sunday October 20th at 3.00pm.

We start every morning with yogic breath work that cleanses the body on the physical and energetic level and awakens our spirits. After breakfast we then flow through dynamic Vinyasa Yoga sequences that strengthen the body and leave us feel energized and balanced. We build the sequences step-by-step learning about the alignment that allows the energies in our body to flow freely and release great healing potential.

We focus on the different elements, their connection to the body, its energy centers and the aspects of our live that it relates to, exploring the connection between the body and the mind. In the afternoon we take our practice further in workshops to understand Asana (posture) and their effect on the muscular and endocrine system, but also on emotions and mental wellbeing (Hatha Yoga). 

We will indulge in the healing practices of soothing Yin Yoga for deep tissue release and dive deep into guided meditation (Yoga Nidra). In special sittings we meditate with different techniques, surrounded by candlelight or accompanied by the sound of Mantra.

Classes are held in English or German depending on the participants.

Please scroll down for full schedule and timeline.

The Place

The Breitenteicher Mühle is located in the nature reserve of the same name on the edge of the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin, 90 km north of Berlin. A holistic approach played a decisive role in the planning and conversion of the historic mill into a retreat center. The mill building was restored under consideration of the protection of historical monuments using regionally usual ecological building materials. Green electricity is generated by the water power of the river Welse using a water wheel with generator. The farm's own water supply and ecological wastewater treatment ensure that it can also exist independently of other suppliers. Overall, the property has a positive energy balance.

The seminar house in the water mill is a home for seminars which are dedicated to personal development and growth and a place of concentration and positive mind and body work.

The Accommodation

The Breitenteicher Mühle consists of two lovingly renovated buildings: the large old mill and the former smaller miller´s house. The old mill contains six double rooms and three bathrooms, so two double rooms are sharing one bathroom. In the miller´s house you can find a large double room as well as a very spacious shared room with four beds. Each of the two rooms has its own bathroom.

The cozy ambience, perfectly restored and beautifully furnished is combing the old traditional architecture with a sophisticated interior design. All the rooms have single beds which can be put together for couples.

The Food

Our retreat includes full board breakfast, lunch and dinner. Throughout the retreat the kitchen prepares homemade vegetarian and organic food (vegan on request), mainly using regional products. The fruit and berry garden with beekeeping as well as a vegetable garden make a self-sufficiency possible to a limited extent. We accommodate all nutritional preferences, please inform us upon booking about any allergies.

How to get there

By train:

There is an hourly regional train from Berlin Central Station directly to Angermünde without changing trains. The journey time is approx. 55 min. From there you can take a taxi (costs approx. 20 Euro) or by prior arrangement on collection by us (costs 5-10 Euro depending on number of people). Please let us know when you will arrive upon booking and we will happily organize your transfer.

By car:

Seminarhaus Breitenteicher Mühle
Breitenteicher Mühle 2
16278 Frauenhagen
OT von Angermünde

Please ask us for a detailed map. You can park your car 150 meters from the retreat center.

Prices

1 Person, shared double room with shared bathroom
415,00 € until August 17th, after that 445,00 €


1 Person, private double room for single use with shared bathroom (fully booked)
550,00 € until August 17th, after that 580,00 €
 
1 Person, shared room (3-4 beds) with shared bathroom 
400,00 € until August 17th, after that 430,00 €
 
2 Persons, private double room with shared bathroom

800,00 € (instead of 840,00 €) until August 17th, after that 850,00 € (instead of 890,00 €)

Every two rooms share one bathroom.

We offer to pay the full price in instalments, please feel free to ask us for a payment plan.

Booking

Please email us with any questions and booking requests:

retreat@yoflaminga.com

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 1 x evening welcome yoga and meditation session on the day of arrival
  • 3 x 45-minute early morning Pranayama (breath work) and Meditation
  • 3 x 90-minute morning yoga: Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 2 x 90-minute afternoon yoga: deep-work Hatha Yoga workshop, Yin-Yoga, Mediation
  • 2 x special evening mediation / ceremonies (varying techniques)
  • Daily substantial vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Yoga mats and materials
  • Bed linen, towels
  • WIFI (upon request)
  • Daily free time to relax, read and walk

 

What's not included

  • Transfer train station to retreat center (possible for 5-10 Euros per person depending on number of people)
  • Sauna (possible at additional cost of 10 Euros per day per person)

Schedule

This schedule serves as an orientation and might be subject to change.

Thursday

15.00 Arrival
17.00 – 18.45 Welcome Session: Yoga & Meditation
19.00 Dinner

Friday

08.00 – 08.45 Pranayama and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 12.30 Vinyasa Yoga
13.00 Lunch and free time
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Workshop (Hatha Yoga) or Yin Yoga
17.30 – 18.00 Meditation / Ceremony
18.30 Dinner

Saturday

08.00 – 08.45 Pranayama and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 12.30 Vinyasa Yoga
13.00 Lunch and free time
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Workshop (Hatha Yoga) or Yin Yoga
17.30 – 18.00 Meditation / Ceremony
18.30 Dinner

Sunday

08.00 – 08.45 Pranayama and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 12.30 Vinyasa Yoga
13.00 Lunch
15.00 Departure

Booking

Please email us with any questions and booking requests:

retreat@yoflaminga.com

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