January 7 - 10th, 2021 / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
The turn of the year is a very special time for reflection and contemplation. In a stunning 200-year-old manor house surrounded by soothing nature, we welcome the beginning of the new year. We take the opportunity to consciously look at the past year, what has moved us, the insights we have received and where past experiences have taken us. With this awareness we prepare ourselves for the new year. This retreat gives you a space to realize what is really important for you and where your previous striving in life has taken you. What do you really want for yourself and what quality of life do you want to take into the new year?
We detox body, mind and soul from the things we don’t need any longer and prepare everything that is to come with excitement and trust. Instead of setting superficial resolves that are forgotten within the first weeks of the year we place the seeds of our true intentions deep within our hearts and start the new year with truthfulness, aliveness, connectedness, inspiration and joy.
New Beginnings - 4 Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat
January 7 - 10th, 2021 / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
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 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, exchanging with like hearted and inspiring people or simply relaxing in the stunning manor house. Homemade delicious vegetarian food complements the cleansing work in body and mind.
In our retreats the togetherness and community feeling are very important, time is spent together, sharing and laughing, but of course there is always time and space for individual retreat, rest and inner reflection.
The program starts on Thursday January 7th at 5.30pm with the first yoga session (arrival possible from 3.00pm) and ends after lunch on Sunday January 10th 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 feeling 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 different areas of the body, the respective energy centers and the aspects of our live they relate 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 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 unless all the participants speak German.
Please scroll down for full schedule and timeline.
Hidden between the wide fields and endless forests of the Mecklenburger Schweiz, you will find Gut Pohnsdorf, like a pearl in a shell. The picturesque 200 year old manor is surrounded by an impressive 10.000 m² park-like garden that offers endless space for silence and unwinding moments.
The exclusively rented manor house offers a lot of space with 1.000 sqm distributed between seven apartments. Each of them bears the name of a woman who had a lasting influence on society in the 19th century, when the house was built. Feel completely at home with Malwida von Meysenbug, Margarete Steiff, Marie Curie, Bertha Pappenheim, Hedwig Dohm, Clara Schumann, or Louise Otto-Peters. The beautifully renovated rooms arranged with elaborately restored pieces of furniture highlight the marvellous beauty of this place. All rooms are equipped with single or double beds, depending on the needs of our yogis. In addition, there is a kitchen in every apartment with all necessary supplies.
The yoga room is fully equipped with mats and straps, not to mention, it´s beautifully decorated with art from the beloved house painter. The elegant dining room with a view into the vastness of the manor garden offers the perfect space for a nutritious meal together during our breaks.
Sweeping hills and ridges between beautiful lakes, the Mecklenburger Schweiz in the middle of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern owes its name to this landscape. In the heart of this area is the natural park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz and Kummerower See”, which includes 10 nature reserve parks and gives home to many birds and animals. Besides the stunning flora and fauna, the region is characterized by quiet villages, sleepy castles and beautiful manor houses, such as Gut Pohnsdorf.
Our participants are accommodated in one of the beautifully renovated and individually designed apartments in the manor house, which offer one to four rooms. The two to four room apartments are all very spacious between 85 and 130 sqm with their own kitchen und private bathroom. The two one-room apartments offer with either 30 or 60 sqm enough space for friends or couples, also equipped with own kitchen and private bathroom.
Each room in every flat has different sleeping facilities with single or double beds which can be chosen by the needs of the yogis.
Our chef will spoil you with healthy vegetarian and vegan food three times a day. We will start the day with a substantial breakfast, serving warm porridge, fruits, bread, cheese and eggs. For lunch and dinner we offer a variety of warm dishes, salads and of course a desert.
In addition, we will always offer lactose free, gluten free and sugar free options for every need. Herbal teas and water will be available throughout the whole day for everyone.
How to get there
There is an hourly regional train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Teterow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. You have to change trains once. The journey time is approx. 2,5 hours. From there you can take a taxi (costs approx. 20 Euro) or by prior arrangement, collection by us (costs 5-10 Euro depending on the number of people). Please let us know when you will arrive upon booking and we will happily organize your transfer.
17166 Alt Sührkow
1 Person, shared double room with shared bathroom (seperate beds)
550 € until September 30th, 2020, after that 580 €
2 Persons, private double room with shared bathroom (large double bed)
1.050 € until September 30th (instead of 1.110 €), 2020, after that 1.110 € (instead of 1.160 €)
We only offer very few single rooms on request, if you are not able to share a room with another participant please write to us and we will try to find a solution.
Please email us with any questions and booking requests:
- 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
- Daily free time to relax, read and walk
What's not included
- Transfer train station to retreat center (5-10 Euros per person depending on number of people)