WILD SILENCE RETREAT a.k.a vipassana light
March 19-22nd, 2020
Experience the power of silence and introspection with Victoria Larsson, Eva Tuerbl and Män-tse.
At the Breitenteicher Mühle, Brandenburg.
Join us for a taste of Wild Silence, or, as we jokingly call it 'Vipassana Light' at the tranquil Mühle, tucked away in Uckermark, the prettiest part of Brandenburg.
Yes, it's a silent retreat, which means no talking. Unless you have practical questions or requests for the staff, or questions regarding your practice for the teacher.
This weekend will also be a full-on digital detox. At the start of the retreat we’ll gather all phones (and all other screens) and keep them safe for you during the weekend. Your near and dear can naturally get in touch with you via us in case of an emergency). This will be one of many challenges, but it will also help still the mind, so you can begin to practice deeply. Challenges aside, we believe this will also be a beautiful and interesting experience, of going deeper into your meditation practice and beginning to understand how your mind works.
This is not a 10-day vipassana* course, but an extended weekend of yoga, walking and seated, guided and un-guided meditation, tasty plant-based food, sauna, forest walks, reading, journaling and rest.
We hope it will feel like a powerful reset, and that you will continue to reap benefits long after you've returned home. After the silence is broken, there will be plenty of time to share and process your experiences with your fellow retreaters.
05:00-6:40 meditation hall open open
06:15 wake-up bell
06:40 mindful movement
10:00-12:00 Yoga Asana & meditation
15:00-15:30 Walking meditation
17:30 Dharma Talk
18:30 Light dinner
20:00-21:30 Yin Yoga & Meditation
PRICE: €230 for the course +
€270 for all meals and accommodating in simple yet pretty double rooms
€240 for all meals and accommodating in a spacious triple room
€210 for all meals and accommodating in a Mongolian Yurt with heating
Prices include vat.
Breitenteicher Mühle is easily reached via train from Berlin to Angermünde. It runs at least hourly and takes about 55 minutes. From the train station it's another 10 km. A taxi costs around €20 (share!). In the past, participants have also walked or biked.
For questions and/or to sign up:
1 spot left
* vipassana means insight and is a buddhist meditation technique we will teach during this retreat. Often when the term is used, it refers to the 10-day silent meditation retreats taught all over the word by S. N Goenka.
LET THE SEA SET YOU FREE,
May 16th -22nd 2020
Relais Regina Giovanna, Sorrento, Italy
Yoga, meditation & digital detox getaway at
the Amalfi Coast
The first time I visited this part of Italy, I was brought to my knees by its beauty. A dramatic jagged coastline bathed in blue, both from the sea and the sky. With pastel houses perched precariously at its edges.
Relais Regina Giovanna is an organic farm and upscale Bed & Breakfast, sprawled out over fifty acres of stunning land. It's flush with lemon trees, olive groves, flowers and magnificent cacti. The Relais is also home to cats, dogs, donkeys and chickens. The property is criss-crossed with trails for exploring, plus a mega-sweet private beach, as well as nearby public ones. Nature bonding is included in the price!
For those who wish, the sweet town of Sorrento is easily reached on foot or via the free shuttle service. It's also quite possible to visit Pompei, Vesuvio or Amalfi in the free time.
Breakfast and lunch is buffet-style while dinner is a three-course sit down affair. Watching the sunset here is first class entertainment. On the last night we'll learn to make our own Napolitan pizzas.
During this week, while at this beautiful slice of land, we'll explore what freedom truly means, and all the ways we limit ourselves. We'll take a crack at breaking the spell of 'Maya' (illusion). Through practicing yoga asana, meditation and journaling. And through connecting with ourselves and others, while disconnecting as much as possible from email, social media and screen time.
Space is very limited.
* Morning and evening yoga and meditation. Vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra and restorative.
* Three healthy and tasty vegetarian/vegan meals a day. Great coffee! Pizza workshop
* Gorgeous private beach
* Free shuttle to and from Sorrento
* The opportunity to practice with a senior teacher.
7:00 Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
13:00 Light Lunch
17:30 Yin Yoga & Meditation
19:30 Candle-lit dinner on the patio (or in the house)
It is both possible and quite sweet to travel to Naples by train. From Naples local trains, as well as buses and boats run regularly to Sorrento. From the train station to the Relais you can either walk or take advantage of the free shuttle service.
If train isn't an option, Naples is serves by many airlines, and there's a direct shuttle bus from the airport to Sorrento that runs nearly hourly. Please do consider to offset your flight, perhaps via atmosfair. If you do decide to travel to this retreat without flying, you will receive a €50 refund of the total price.
€360 for the yoga & meditation program. Retreat regulars receive a 10% discount.
For 6 nights accommodation and 3 tasty vegetarian meals/day plus shuttle service, private beach access and general use of facilities:
Single room € 1.320,00
Double room € 840,00
Triple room € 720,00
Camping* € 540,00
*tent complete with mattress, blanket, pillow, towels and a light is provided. As well as toilets and showers.
For inquiries or to book, email:
The retreat is not intended for absolute beginners. 3 spots left