5-day Summer Yoga Forest Retreat “Being at Home in the Body & in the World” in the Odenwald on the Nibelungen hiking trail with Valerie und Victoria

We invite you to 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, faszien yoga, or breathing practice, kirtan, hiking excursions, massages, singing circles and gong meditations. Connect with your inner strength, with mother earth and your ancestors 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: yin, restorative, faszien yoga, vinyasa.
– Daily pranayama and meditation practice.
– Time for group exchanges.
– Yoga theory and philosophy.
– Workshops, excursions, and rituals.
– Karma yoga: Have fun cooking together
– The experience of a day of silence.
– The possibility of massage treatments (they cost extra).
– Unlimited drinking water, herbal teas and fresh fruit.
– Delicious vegetarian/vegan organic food, some vegetables come directly from the garden.
– 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 excursions to the Euter- or Marbach lake (travel costs extra).
– A great time!

Theme of the retreat:

This retreat is an exploration of what it means to be at home in our bodies and in the world. We will learn to listen to our individual bodies, as well as understand our shared physiological needs for safety, clarity and agency, and how to develop supportive self-care practices. We will make space to get clarity around the core values that guide each of us, so we help ourselves make decisions, take actions and enter interactions from a place that is true to who we are. And with this new understanding of self-care and a clearer compass, we will connect and engage with each other and the surrounding nature from a more grounded, and responsible place, for the greater good of all.Because, whilst it is useful to know how to retreat from the world at times, more than ever this world deserves and needs us to be in it, actively shaping its future.  So let us retire from the world, to come back to it more firmly rooted, and with  clearer hearts, bodies and minds.”


The total price with accommodation and full catering for 5 days is € 340 in a tent, € 370 in a 3/4 bedroom, € 400 in a double room and € 490 in a single room.

90€ – 270€Accommodation per person:
90 € in the tent
120 € in 3 or 4 bedroom with each own bathroom (3-bedr. with balcony)
150 € in a double room with its own sink (shared bathroom)
270 € in a single room with its own sink (shared bathroom)
Payment on arrival. Bed linen, yoga equipment and final cleaning are included in the price. Massages, sweatlodge, and excursions by car can optionally be used/organized, but cost extra.
150 €Delicious fresh vegetarian or vegan (mostly organic) food (morning snack & brunch & warm 3-course dinner/30 € per day).
100€Classes (payment on site directly to the teachers)

The journey can be organized by yourself (e.g. with 9€ ticket). 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 and food for 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 on-site in cash: € 100 for the teachers, between 90 € and € 270 for the accommodation, possibly 80 € for the 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 Sep 08, 10.34 am Berlin Hauptbahnhof/Mainstation – 15.57 Uhr Hetzbach Bahnhof (followed by a picknick at the train station, luggage transport and a hike through the forest)
-Return: Tuesday, Sep 13, 12.06 pm Erbach (Odenw) – 17.39 Uhr arrival in Berlin Ostbahnhof

If you want to organize your travel individually (e.g. with a 9 € ticket): The final station is „Erbach“(Odw.) – with onward journey by bus to „Bullau“.

By car
This is the googlemap. Important! Arrival by car via the village of Bullau (otherwise navigation might send you through the forest).

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.).