Web_YY-11. About the house

Ponderosa is gorgeous and run by wonderful and friendly people! There are many volunteers helping, the place has it`s own rhythm and ideology. Find here their mission statement: www.ponderosa-dance.de/en/mission-statement.html. We have booked two big dance studios and the Sauna will be heated on Friday and Saturday evening. Probably there will be a campfire in the evening. 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.

There are different options for the accommodation at Ponderosa:

tent: €12/person for 2 nights
dorm: €24/person for 2 nights
single cabin (small wood house): €32/person for 2 nights
double cabin: €48/two people for 2 nights
single room: €44 for 2 nights
double room: €68/two people for 2 nights

Six delicious vegan and vegetarian meals: €36.

2. 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.

For more info see here.

3. 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.
– A great time!

4. Schedule (example)

Fri 18:30 – 18:45 Welcoming/ Intro to the theme of the weekend  all teachers
18:45 – 20:45 Extra long Vinyasa Flow class for all levels two teachers
21:00 Dinner with introduction of the space by Adi.
22:00 – 24:00 Sauna
Sat 7:00 – 8:00 Mediation/ Pranayama
8:30-10:00 Yoga Intermediate Teacher 1 Yoga Advanced Teacher 2
10:00 Breakfast
11:00  – 13:00 Workshop
13.30 Lunch
16:00 – 17:00 Yoga Intermediate Teacher 3 Yoga Advanced Teacher 1
17.15 – 19.00 Asana Lab Two Teachers
19.00 – 19.45 Meditation
20.00 Dinner
21:00 – 24:00 Sauna (sometimes performances)
Sun 7:00 – 8:00 Meditation/ Pranayama
8:30-10:00 Yoga Intermediate Teacher 2 Yoga Advanced Teacher 1
10:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:00 Workshop Teacher 3
13:30 Lunch
15:30 -18:00 Self-organized Walks/ Swimming/ Excursion  including Yoga Philosophy Talk
18:00 Farewell Ceremony

The theme of the retreat and a detailed schedule will follow soon.

5. Please note:

In June and July there will be many dance and performance workshops and trainings during the week (Porch-training program and international guest). Especially at the retreat in July there will be many artists hanging around (up to 150 other people). 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 loneliness 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 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.

6. Reservation and Payments

The fee is 100€ (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: adibrief@ponderosa-dance.de 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 of 2 Euro per night/person.

Please note: 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 pre-payment cannot be refunded in case of non-participation. If you need to cancel you have the option to organize another yogi who takes your place (we can try to help with that) – in this case we would keep a 10 Euro service fee.

This retreat is already fully booked and we have already some people on the waiting list.