Theme “Waking Up”
Cut through the imaginary reality and wake up with us at our first retreat of the summer at Ponderosa. We’ll spend the weekend focusing on embracing the present moment, being courageous and honest in our acceptance of it, and relaxing into it. Our lovely yellow yoga teachers Victorien, Naama, and Kyla will guide us.
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 Friday and Saturday evening. There will probably be a campfire in the evening. 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.
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 : 7,5€
– dormitory (with your own sleeping bag): 12€
– private guestrooms single/double: 22€/34€
– cabin single/double: 16€/26€
– children up to 14: 50%, Babies free
Six delicious vegan and vegetarian meals: €38.
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.
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
– A special movement/ dance and/or yoga workshop
– In addition to yoga, there will be time to enjoy relaxing walks, stunning nature, swimming, little hikes and excursions in the nearby surroundings.
– A great time!
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.
Reservation and Payments
To reserve your place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee 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: email@example.com 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 heated for us, but it will cost an extra €2 per night/person.
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.).