retreats.

WILD SILENCE RETREAT a.k.a vipassana light

June 25-28 and December 10-13, 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. 

 

LIKELY SCHEDULE:

 

05:00-6:40 meditation hall open open

06:15 wake-up bell

06:40 mindful movement

07:00 Meditation

7:30 breakfast

10:00-12:00 Yoga Asana & meditation

13:00 Lunch

15:00-15:30 Walking meditation

17:30 Dharma Talk

18:30 Light dinner

20:00-21:30 Yin Yoga & Meditation

21:30 Sauna

 

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.

 

TRAVEL :

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: hello@thewildsilence.com *June retreat is fully booked/wait-listed

* 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

September 26th -October 2nd, 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 Neapolitan 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. 

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

* 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.

LIKELY SCHEDULE:

7:00 Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation

9:00 Breakfast

13:00 Light Lunch

17:30 Yin Yoga & Meditation

19:30 Candle-lit dinner on the patio (or in the house)

TRAVEL :

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.

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: victoria@swanmountainyoga.de

The retreat is not intended for absolute beginners. 2 spots left

 

BE HERE NOW 

Yoga & meditation holiday with

Victoria Larsson and Victorien Colin

in the French countryside

August 23rd ⎯ 30th 2020

Le Moulin d'Orsennes, France

The present is called the present, because it's a gift.

To be present, to fully be here now is to realise perfection. To allow the precious moment to unfold is to show up for life. So fleeting, so precious. All we ever really have is NOW, yet most of us drift away to fantasy lands past and future way too often. 

 

It is our hope, that a week of yoga and meditation, in a gorgeously peaceful setting, with nourishing plant-based food and lovely people, will provide a solid framework for both presence and relaxation. For effortless effort. 

 

Le Moulin d’Orsennes is a former water mill, dating back to the 19th century. The main house with all its nooks and crannies is bohemian French countryside embodied.

The property is surrounded by five acres of land, encompassing orchards, terraces and green meadows. Fruit and vegetable gardens. There’s both a clean lake and a river for dips.

There’s also a sauna. Solar panels provide hot water and electricity. And there are plenty of nature to explore or just relax in.

We believe we have found a perfect place to let go of worries and planning, and settle into the perfect here and now.

 

We’ll practice physically demanding flow yoga as well as yin and restorative yoga. 

 

There are many types of sleeping arrangements to choose from; dorm rooms, triples, doubles, singles, camping with own tent or with a provided one.

 

LIKELY SCHEDULE :

 

7:00   Morning meditation

7:30   Flow yoga

9:15   Breakfast

13:00 Lunch

17:30 Yin, restorative or yoga nidra

19:30 Dinner

21:30 Meditation

 

TRAVEL :

It is both possible and quite sweet to travel to Le Moulin d'Orsennes by train.

First get yourself to Paris.

 

Then, to travel from Paris, there is trains to Chateauroux and Argenton-sur-Creuse. 

It costs between 35 and 45 euros.
You can book your train ticket online here.

 

The trains are leaving from the station Gare Austerlitz. This is metro station Gare Austerlitz, line 5 direction Place d'Italie and line 10 terminus.

Second and cheaper option is to travel by bus.

From Paris to Chateauroux it is just 10 euros with Flix bus.

 

From the train station we can organise a taxi for you.

20 euros from Argenton-sur-Creuse or 40 euros from Chateauroux.

 

If flying is the only option, please consider to offset your flight, perhaps via atmosfair. 

PRICE :

 

Course fee is €400. Early Bird price of €370 extended to July 15th.

Retreat regulars receive an additional 10% discount on the course fee. 

 

For 7 nights accommodation and 3 tasty vegetarian meals plus use of facilities

including sauna, prices are as follows:

Single room                                      € 595
Shared double room                          € 490

Caravan                                           € 472,50
Shared triple room                             € 437,50

Dorm room                                       € 420
Camping in tents provided                  € 437,50 

Camping in own tent                          € 385                  

Yoga mats are provided. Retreat is taught in English, but French, German and Swedish is also spoken.

For inquiries or to book, email: victoria@swanmountainyoga.de.

More info on Victorien here.

The retreat is not intended for absolute beginners. 

 

7 spots left.

© 2018 Victoria Larsson