Welcome to our yellow yoga forest house!
We are particularly looking forward to this year’s retreat season – at our newborn yellow yoga retreat location Gebhardshütte in the beautiful Odenwald (about 1 hour from Heidelberg).
Our yoga forest retreats last between 4 and 6 days. They are accompanied by up to 3 of our regular yellow yoga teachers, who will lovingly support you with their experience and hold various yoga classes each day. The yoga style depends on the respective teacher. You can find almost everything in our retreat program – from vinyasa and ashtanga to kundalini, yin and restorative yoga. Besides yoga, the forest retreats have many other wonderful things on offer: breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation, sound journeys and massages, talking and singing circles, campfires and trips to the swimming lake!
What can you expect?
– At least 2 yoga sessions daily, open to all levels. Classes are held in English.
– Many different yoga styles: vinyasa, ashtanga, kundalini, yin and restorative.
– A daily pranayama practice and a daily meditation practice.
– Yoga theory and philosophy.
– Workshops and rituals.
– Delicious and freshly prepared organic vegetarian/vegan meals with vegetables from our own garden.
– Unlimited drinking water, herbal teas and fresh fruit.
– Campfires and barbecues.
– The experience of a morning in silence and stillness.
– The possibility of massage treatments (not included in the price).
– Relaxing walks in the beautiful nature and excursions and hikes in the surrounding area.
– In good weather, longer hiking trips to the nearby Euter Lake or Marbach Reservoir or an excursion to Michelstadt (not included in the price).
– Karma yoga = lots of fun chopping vegetables and cooking together J
– And of course: a wonderful time!
6 days e.g. 505€ in a 3-bedroom or 530€ in a double room
5 days e.g. 430€ in a 3-bedroom or 450€ in a double room
4 days e.g. 355€ in a 3-bedroom or 370€ in a double room
including delicious organic vegetarian/vegan meals.
Retreat time is a time for transformation and (self-)healing, a time to recharge your batteries, a time for yourself – and a time together, in a wonderful community.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
The Power of Change
The ancient teachings of yoga tell us that nothing is permanent except for change. Yet they also tell us that there is an infinite and eternal part of ourselves that is unchanging and that our connection to that is the key to happiness. As summer transitions into autumn, this retreat will explore how yoga can help us maintain equanimity through internal and external shifts while also supporting proactive personal growth. Through asana, breath work, meditation, and philosophy talks, we will take time to explore and embrace the many paradoxes of yoga – for example cultivating acceptance and gratitude for the ways things are, meanwhile enabling transformation of body, mind and spirit – how might our personal yoga practice evolve over time and yet be an anchor of stability in an ever changing world?
About the yellow yoga Gebhardshütte.
In the middle of the Odenwald – near the Nibelungensteig – Claudia, the founder of yellow yoga, came across the beautiful Gebhardshütte together with her family a number of years ago. Until then, the Gebhardshütte had been a hostel for pilgrims and hikers. Slowly but steadily, over the last 3 years, it has been growing into a cozy retreat center. The Gebhardshütte is deeply hidden in the forest, far away from the noises and chaos of the city. It has a beautiful and large garden, a spacious farm kitchen with a guest room for 28 people, many quiet spaces, several balconies, lovingly designed rooms and a small meditation room for up to 16 yogis. The décor, with its vintage furniture, is simple yet tasteful, authentic yet familiar. The place was maybe not created with a lot of money, but instead with a lot of care and love for our yellow yoga community. Our yoga forest vacations are community retreats and thus follow the principles of karma yoga, i.e. we cook together and everyone helps out. In this way we can offer each and every one of you a longer and deeper retreat experience even at a low budget.
*** Please note that the retreats will only take place if there are at least 8 participants. If there are less than 14 registrations, the third teacher will not accompany us.