5-day autumn yoga forest retreat in the Odenwald region on the Nibelungen hiking trail with Anna Galt, Noa Amir and Victoria Simpson

We invite you to welcome the beautiful autumn at our newborn yellow yoga community center in the Odenwald forest in the heart of Germany (about one hour away from Heidelberg) for a 5-day retreat with daily vinyasa, yin, restorative, ashtanga yoga, or pranayama, meditations and singing circles lead by our lovely yellow yoga teachers Anna Galt, Noa Amir and Victoria Simpson and additionally hiking excursions, massages, bonfires or gong meditations. This retreat takes place on the weekend of our German re-union holiday (Oct 3). Connect with your inner strength and open a room for your own transformation and self-healing.

About the yellow yoga „Gebhardshütte
Hidden in the Odenwald forest directly on the hiking path Nibelungensteig the founder of yellow yoga Claudia and her family found a place that was previously a hiking hotel and restaurant called „Gebhardshütte“. This place has started to grow slowly but steadily since the last 2 years. It is located away from civilization with plenty of space in the garden, a large cozy farmer’s kitchen with a dining room for 28 people, several balconies, lovingly designed rooms and a yoga room for 16 yogis. The equipment is rather simple and authentic, do not expect it to be luxuriously perfect:) We collected vintage furniture and with little money and love made this place accessible to our community. Our retreats in the „Gebhardshütte“ are intended as community retreats based on karma yoga, i.e. we cook together and everyone helps out where they can. This allows us to enable longer retreats with more programs for as little money as possible.

What can you expect?
– At least 2 yoga classes per day, open to all levels. The classes are taught in English.
– Many different yoga styles: kundalini, yin, restorative, power yoga, vinyasa.
– Daily pranayama and meditation practice.
– Time for group exchanges.
– Yoga theory and philosophy.
– Workshops, excursions, and rituals.
– Unlimited drinking water, herbal teas and fresh fruit.
– Delicious vegetarian/vegan organic food, some vegetables come directly from the garden.
– Bonfire and barbecue evenings.
– Karma yoga: Have fun cooking together
– The experience of a morning of silence.
– The possibility of massage treatments (they cost extra).
– In addition to yoga, you can also take relaxing walks, enjoy the wonderful nature and take small hikes in the surrounding area.
– With good weather, we can organize hiking excursions to the Euter- or Marbach lake or a trip to Michelstadt (travel costs extra).
– A great time!

Theme: The 5 Koshas – Layers of Being
The five koshas date back to The Upanishads and describe the five sheaths or layers of our being. For most of its history, Yoga has been a holistic practice that goes beyond asana (the physical poses) with the aim of establishing deep peace in all levels of our lives. In this retreat, the koshas will serve as a model to explore all the layers of our practice, both physical and beyond, enabling us to integrate it more fully into our lives.

The total price with accommodation and full catering for 5 days is

370€ – tent (shared bathroom)
390€ – 4-bedroom (shared bathroom)
410€ – 3-bedroom with balcony and its own bathroom
450€ – double room with its own sink (shared bathroom)
550€ – single room with its own sink (shared bathroom).

The journey can be organized by yourself. For the people from Berlin – we already bought a Deutsche Bahn group trip-ICE tickets for a total of € 80 including reservations, which can be used (see below).

There is the possibility for free accommodation against working hours for the yellow yoga project. Write to us at info@yellowyoga.


Reservation and payments
1st installment: € 150 immediately to confirm your place
2nd installment: €50 one week before and 50€ one day before the retreat
3rd installment: on-site in cash: between 120 € and € 300 for the accommodation, possibly 80 € for the group-ICE-train ticket.

Reserve your spot HERE.

How to get there
By train
Starting from Berlin, we already bought Deutsche Bahn group trip-ICE tickets for a total of € 80 including reservations, which can be used. It is possible to use only the turn or the return ticket (40€ each). Payment of the tickets is on-site in the Gebhardshütte.

  • Departure: Thursday, 29.09. 10:18 Departure Berlin Ostbahnhof – 15:57 arrival in Beerfelden Hetzbach.
  • Return: Tuesday, 04.10.22, 12:06 Departure Erbach (Odenw) – 17.39 arrival in Berlin Ostbahnhof.

If you want to organize your travel individually the final station is „Erbach“(Odw.) – with onward journey by bus to „Bullau“ or in Hetzbach Beerfelden Bahnhof. Let us know your arrival time in advance and we can try to organize a pick-up. Please book a cancellable ticket.

By car
This is the googlemap. Important! Arrival by car via the village of Bullau (otherwise navigation might send you through the forest). Follow in Bullau the Krähenberger Weg until the forest and left at the junction.

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 to take your place (fee 20,00 €). This option is only available up to 4 days before the retreat (replacements on such short notice means a lot of re-organisation of transport, invoices, accommodation, etc.)