1. Theme – “The Power of Letting Go”
The only real constant in life is change. Yet letting go of the past, of people, of patterns and of possessions is one of the hardest things to do. Join us for this exploration of the practise of being present and free and joy that comes when you finally let go. Our lovely yellow yoga teachers Victorien, Naama, and Jon will guide us.
2. About the house
Ponderosa is a gorgeous artists’ community run by wonderful and friendly people! There are many volunteers helping and the place has its own rhythm and ideology. Find their mission statement here. We have booked two big dance studios and the Sauna will be heated on Saturday evening. There will be a campfire in the evening with Jon playing Kirtan and Mantras on his guitar for us. It will be amazing – with nice food, nature, and space for breathing and creativity. If we are lucky there will even be some spontaneous performances to enjoy.
3. How to get there
It takes about an hour and a half to drive there (depending on traffic). The train to Angermünde takes about an hour and leaves hourly. We will try to organize carsharing and train-groups, so you can share the petrol or you can buy a Brandenburg ticket together (29 Euro – 5 people). We will try to arrange a couple of Ruf-Taxis to correspond with the train arrival times at the train station in Angermünde.It would be good if the group arrives around 16.30 on Friday, so there is time to show you around and to explain the way of communication. We will stay on Sunday afternoon for an excursion, or a swim in the canal and leave Sunday early evening. For more info click here.
4. What does the price include?
– Yoga classes in the morning and in the evening with different levels and different teachers. Classes are taught in English.
– A morning and/or evening meditation practice
– Yoga theory and philosophy
– A special movement/ dance and/or yoga workshop
– The option of treatments with massage therapist Jon
– Campfires in the evening with singing circle
– Live music provided by guitarist Jon
– Six delicious and healthy vegetarian meals (with a vegan option if wanted)
– Unlimited herbal teas.
– In addition to yoga, you can choose to go for relaxing walks, enjoying stunning nature, swimming, little hikes and excursions in the nearby surroundings.
– A great time!
The price for the weekend is 135€ + accommodation and meals.
There are different options for the accommodation at Ponderosa (each price p/person p/night):
– your own tent : 7,50 €
– dormitory (with your own sleeping bag): 12 €
– private guestrooms single/double: 24 €/35 €
– garden cabin single/double: 16 €/26 €
– children up to 14: 50%, Babies free
Six delicious vegetarian meals: €40 (vegan options possible).
7. Please note
In summer there are many dance and performance workshops and trainings during the week (Porch-training program and international guests). So please be aware, we will not have the place for us alone and we will be all very respectful to guard each others privacy. There’s enough space to find solitude in the surrounding nature and at Ponderosa area, which is quite spacious. Please be informed that the toilet/bathrooms are very simple at Ponderosa. We would ask each of you to help the cooking team one time to prepare the food (cutting vegetables for half an hour for example). We will all clean our dishes after the meal ourselves. Karma yoga can be fun, too!
Please understand, that Ponderosa is not a hotel or a service provider – it is a self-organized artist space and we are guests there. Please adapt your communication and expectation to this situation.
8. Reservation and Payments
Reserve your place here (please provide your full name and address and mention the retreat you wish to attend). The fee to yellow yoga is €135 (incl. 19% VAT) and has to be paid within 7 days after reservation to confirm your place. Dorms and tents you can reserve through us.
For cabins and rooms you have to contact Adi: firstname.lastname@example.org and you have to pay a deposit in advance. The accommodation for dorms and tents and food has to be paid to ponderosa-organizers and will be collected on Friday at your arrival (by us). We will have the sauna one night heated for us, but it will cost an extra €2 per person.
9. Refund policy
yellow yoga is a non-profit project and we do our best to offer the lowest price possible and we rely on the commitment of all participants. Reserving your space is binding and the retreat fee cannot be refunded in case of non-participation. If you need to cancel you have the option of organizing another yogi who takes your place. This option is only available up until 7 days before the retreat (replacements on such a short notice means a lot of reorganisation of transport, invoices, accommodation etc.).