Join yellow yoga teachers Ardas, Naomi and Krishna for an intensive yoga weekend getaway to the beautiful Brandenburg countryside northeast of Berlin.
This year’s yoga retreat is dedicated to the question: “Does energy really exist?”
If you have been practicing yoga for a while, you might already have realised that yoga is not only about flexibility and strength. Yoga is a holistic practice that involves our thoughts, emotions, energy and even social and personal ethics.
In this retreat we would like to look at our practice through the layer of the energy body which can also be called the “Prana”. Prana is the omnipresent energy that fills everything with life and consciousness. It is the energy that brings life into the physical body, the subtle body and the mind, as well as into every living thing in our environment.
We will start to become familiar with the concept of energy. What is energy physically? What is the energy of our thoughts, emotions, breath, space and community? This retreat will involve practices from various styles, including Vinyasa, Kundalini, Shiva Shakti and Yin yoga.
About the place
Ponderosa is gorgeous and run by wonderful and friendly people! There are many volunteers helping, the place has its own rhythm and ideology. Find more information on their website.
We have booked two big dance studios in this beautiful space surrounded by nature. It will be amazing – with nice food and nature and space for breathing and creativity. And if we are lucky there are some spontaneous performances to visit.
Accommodation and food
There are different options for accommodation:
tent: €18/person for 2 nights
dorm: €26/person for 2 nights
single cabin (small wood house): €36/person for 2 nights
double cabin: €56/two people for 2 nights
single room: €48 for 2 nights
double room: €72/two people for 2 nights
Full catering of delicious vegan and vegetarian meals €25/day: €50 for two days.
Reservation and payments
The price for the weekend is 170€ to yellow yoga. Additionally you have to pay the price for your accommodation and meals to Ponderosa.
To reserve your place with yellow yoga please register and pay online here.
Next to this reservation you have to reserve your accommodation (tents/cabins/rooms) at Ponderosa:
Please fill out this form immediately after your booking with us. (Please note that the prices in the form already include the meals and accommodation for two days and nights.)
If you don`t fill out this form, it can not be guaranteed that there is still space. For questions about accommodation and food you can contact Adi: email@example.com.
What does the price include?
– Three vegan/vegetarian meals a day
– Two daily yoga classes with different themes each day. Classes are taught in English.
– Yoga theory and philosophy
– Special movement and yoga workshops
– In addition to yoga, there will be time to enjoy relaxing walks, stunning
nature, swimming, little hikes and excursions in the nearby surroundings
– The option of treatments with massage therapist Victoria (not included in the price)
– A great time!
A detailed schedule for the two days will follow.
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 you the way of communication. We will stay on Sunday afternoon for an excursion, or a swim in the canal and leave Sunday early evening.
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 to take your place (fee 20,00 €). This option is only available up to 7 days before the retreat (replacements on such short notice means a lot of re-organisation of transport, invoices, accommodation, etc.).
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.
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 all will 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.
Yellow yoga is looking forward to welcoming you in this beautiful place!