An inspiring journey in a community-run farm and performance art center in Uckermark, Germany.
28. - 30. July 2023
Check in Friday at 5pm
Check out Sunday at 2pm
"Everything you need is already inside of you"
We all have moments when we feel like we are lacking something. Maybe we’re searching for a sense of security, or for courage to take a big leap. Whatever it is, it’s easy to think that our success is dependent on something outside of us. Yet the truth is, everything we need is already within us. We're already inherent in safety, strength, and courage. We simply need to learn how to access these qualities.
The best way to start is by looking inwards. This retreat will offer you a guided path to look deeper and to shine the light inside out into the world.
Yoga is a practice of self-inquiry, to distinguish between truth and illusion. We will practice yoga Asana (yoga postures), meditation, mindfulness, yoga philosophy and chanting to explore the self. By knowing who we are, we can move with confidence and compassion to let go of maya (illusion), all that we are not and to live with joy, ease and kindness.
This retreat program is aligned with the 8 limbs of yoga, a system of ethical, physical, mental, and spiritual practices that build the foundation of yoga. Together, they form a holistic approach to yoga and provide a framework for self-discovery, growth, and transformation.Through the practice of the 8 limbs, we can return to our inner nature - which is harmony and peace.
No matter if you are new to yoga or already a long time practitioner - this retreat will give you a great chance to dive into all aspects of yoga and bring this knowledge into your everyday life.
Exemplary day at the retreat
08.30 - Guided meditation & pranayama
09.00 - 90 min Vinyasa Yoga
11.00 - Vegetarian organic Brunch
12.30 – The 8 limbs of Yoga Workshop
14.00 - Healthy snack
14.30 - Swimming in the river & exploring nature around
16.00 – "Overcoming Fear" Inversion Workshop
18.00 – "Dive Deep" Yin Yoga
20.00 - Vegetarian organic Dinner
21.00 – Chanting & Bonfire
The Retreat program will be guided in English.
About the retreat home
The renovated farm and former Gutshof Ponderosa is today a community-run art centre and a place for creation and connection. It is located in the German countryside Uckermark just an hour by train from Berlin, close to Poland. Ponderosa offers lots of space to be creative, to connect back with nature and to find the beauty in the gifts of life.
The surroundings are perfect for long walks through the Lower Oder Valley National Park or refreshing dips in the nearby river.
Early-Bird: 390 EUR / Full Price: 429 EUR
Early-Bird: 330 EUR / Full Price: 359 EUR
What is included:
accommodation for 2 nights, healthy & organic meals, yoga program, props & equipment as well as workshop material.
What is not included:
transport & additional bookings like private yoga.
About the team
The retreat is led and guided by Leonie & Natalie from Yoga on the Move. The two will guide you step by step into the practices independently of your level of experience.
Leonie is a 500hrs+ Yoga Alliance certified Teacher and co-founder of Yoga on the Move with a deep devotion for the ancient yogic traditions that she studied in India, Nepal, Bali and Berlin. Her classes involve dynamic movement with a focus on breathing, and meditation. She creates a space to arrive in the present moment and invite a state of lightness and ease. She teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga as well as Yogic Techniques and Teaching Methodology. As a mom of twins, yoga is her tool to remain balanced throughout the challenges of everyday life.
Natalie is a 800hrs+ Yoga Alliance certified Teacher and founder of Nane Yoga. Since her childhood she has been using her body and movement as a tool to understand and balance life in and around her. She has a strong interest in yogic philosophy and chanting, both of which she incorporates into her classes. Natalie is a dedicated teacher but also a curious student and perceives yoga as a way of living. Her classes are vigorous and grounding with a distinct focus on breathing. Her aspiration is to create a welcoming and healing environment for all. Natalie also offers Shiatsu Massages.
Natalie & Leonie are more than happy to welcome you!
About the transport
Transportation is not included in the retreat price.
The location can be easily reached by public transport from Berlin Hbf.
Arrival & Departure
We will connect those, who are interested, with each other to share rides or train tickets.