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Vipassana Meditation Retreat

At the heart of Germany - Werra Meissner - Near Kassel

Vipassana is a profound experience that allows deep understanding, liberation from misconceptions, release from suffering, and awakening to our true nature.


The retreat takes place under conditions that allow silence and solitude so that everyone can meet themself without external interference. 
During the retreat personal guidance is given to each participant, individual meetings will be held every day with the teacher.


The retreat is based on the teaching of the great Burmese Vipassana teacher Mahasi Sayadaw and the great Thai teacher Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo.

The retreat is a personal process and therefore suitable for beginners and experienced.


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Retreat Dates

8 days / 7 nights

Retreat Packages

1 Person

In a single room

1 Person

In a shared double room

1 Person

In a shared 3-5 room


Total price


Total price


Total price

Arrival for fewer days is possible based on availability. Price per person per day 190 Euro Tax included.

Early birds 15% discount

Until August 15

Yoga at Home

What Vipassana means:

Seeing clearly, seeing through, in a special way, introspection, intuitive wisdom, and intuitive knowledge.

Vipassana is often translated as insight.

In a Vipassana retreat, the meditator is experiencing the present moment with a continuous awareness, developing intuitive wisdom, revealing the truths of existence, and untangling the fetters of ignorance.

Retreat Highlights

The Vipassana retreat is based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Four Satipatthana) of the Theravada Buddhist tradition:

  • Mindfulness of the Body.

  • Mindfulness of Feelings.

  • Mindfulness of the Mind.

  • Mindfulness of the Mind Objects.

Included in the price

7 Nights Accommodation

Bedding + 2 towels per person

2 vegan meals a day

All Retreat sessions & classes

Tea & refreshments all-day

Free parking

V.A.T Tax

Not included in the price

Arrival and departure

Personal & leisure expenses

Travel insurance

Retreat Instructor: 

Anat Zahor (Zachor) 

Anat the founder of Yoga Dharma School, leading Yoga Dharma retreats and workshops of Iyengar Yoga and Vipassana meditation, a Dharma speaker and a Dharma mentor.

Anat is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 1991 and one of the leading teachers in Israel.

She conducts Yoga Dharma teacher’s training and certifies the graduates as “Yoga Dharma Teachers”.

Anat practices Vipassana meditation since 1994 and spent a long time meditating in monasteries.

In 2011 she was ordained for a limited time as a Bhikkhuni (fully ordained female Buddhist monastic) in a traditional ceremony, for the occasion of the first visit to Israel of the late Ven. Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, the chief Vipassanā Kammatthana Master of the northern region of Thailand and was one of Thailand’s most respected meditation teachers. 

In addition to the practice of Buddhism in the Theravada tradition, Anat also researches and practices Mahayana Buddhism, Zen, Taoistic, and yogic traditions.

Anat is also an artist, the artistic mind generates her unique and creative way of teaching, allowing a direct spiritual experience.



Daily Structure

(Some changes may occur)

Check-in 12:30

Check-out 13:30

Arriving Day

12:30 – 14:30  Check-in + Light snack
14:30 – 17:30  Opening session + Meditation 
17:30 – 18:30  Tea Break
18:30 – 20:00  Meditation

20:00 – 21:00  Dharma talk + Meditation

21:00 –   Good night

Last Day 

04:00 – 04:30 Wake up

04:30 – 06:00 Meditation

06:00 – 07:00 Breakfast

07:00 – 08:00 Meditation
08:00 – 11:00 Meditation - Personal practice
11:00 – 12:30 Meditation + Closing session
12:30 – 13:30 Goodby light lunch

Days 2nd to 6th

04:00 – 04:30 
04:30 – 06:00
06:00 – 07:00 
07:00 – 08:00 
08:00 – 11:30  
11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30 
13:30 – 14;30 
14:30 – 17:30 
17:30 – 18:30 
18:30 – 20:00



Wake up 
Resting time
Tea Break 

Dharma talk + Meditation

Good night

Meditation together in the hall
Bathing & cleaning 
Meditation together in the hall 
Personal practice  
Meditation together in the hall

Bathing & cleaning & resting
Personal practice
Meditation together in the hall


Personal report  


Personal report 


Testimonials for Online Mindful Training

"Coming Home"

Robine, Germany 

I did the Meditation Training as well as the Online Mindful Living Foundation Training, and I need to say that both experiences were absolutely incredible.. Eran and Anat made me feel like coming home again.. I highly recommend the retreats and the online trainings.. because any experience in Gaia house; will positively change your life forever! Love and Light, R

"Really inspiring"
Rina Shapiro, Israel

An inspiring yoga and meditation teacher,
An inexhaustible spring of knowledge, creativity and innovation
Recommend to all road seekers
Thank you dear Anat !!

"A Unique experience"
Rachel Levin, Israel 

A rare teacher of yoga and meditation.
The practice experience is unique and creative. Inspirational.
Attention, awareness of details.
  Health for mind and body.
Thank you to the amazing teacher for years of learning and development and inspiration !!!

"A magical experiance"

Nicolas, Germany 

It’s hard to describe with words what these few days at the Gaia Retreat House mean to me. My heart was deeply touched when I returned home and I’m so thankful and blessed that I decided to visit that beautiful place. I learned so much and I will never forget this time and it will have a very special place in my heart.

About Gaia Retreat House


The Gaia House is a retreat center for Yoga & Wellness, located in the vicinity of a natural forest, which resides in the “Werra Meissner Nature Reserve". This area is surrounded by lush forests, flowing rivers, mountains, lakes, and small villages. It is well known for its hiking, cycling and canoe activities (look at our The Region page to learn more about the outdoor activities in the area).


Gaia has 11 guest rooms, suitable for up to 20 guests, a vegetarian/vegan kitchen, a large and bright dining room, yoga studio, meeting and home areas, a trampoline, a children's playroom, and a sauna area.


The house hosts year-round Yoga & Wellness Retreats, as well as self-awareness, movement & creative seminars.

Gaia's food experience...


The food in Gaia is an exceptional experience and a real celebration. It combines Mediterranean flavors with healthy nutrition and passionate cooking, made with lots of love and attention. Gluten-free, Lactose-free & other food sensitivities are welcome in Gaia and get suitable attention. During the retreat, we provide 2 vegan meals a day to support your physical activity. No one stays hungry with us.

Leisure around here

Werratal Therme & Spa
In Bad Snooden
30 minutes with a car
28 minutes by car
All around the meissner
10-35 minutes by car
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Location & How to get here

Travel from Frankfurt International Airport (or any major European city) by train to the town of Kassel. From Kassel, take the public tram and a bus to our village. From there, we can pick you up. Our Address:

Am Jägerhof 7, 37235, Hessisch Lichtenau - Germany.

ICE >> Direction: Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe

(Than take the STR4 tram at the platform outside of the station)

STR4 >> Direction: Bürgerhaus, Hessisch Lichtenau

(Get off at Bürgerhaus station - Takes 1.08 hours)

BUS 200 >> Direction: Stadtbahnhof, Eschwege 

(Get off at Küchen station, then walk 10 minutes or call us)

Ready to book this Vipassana Retreat

Please fill the registration form and Eran will get back to you within 72 hours

to finalize the booking & payment

Booking and Cancellations

  • To secure your booking, full payment is required upon your reservation.

  • Cancellation notification less than 60 days before the date of arrival: full refund minus 20% registration fee. Cancellation notification less than 45 days prior to arrival: 50% refund. Cancellation notification less than 30 days before the date of arrival or no-show: no refund.

  • The payment does not include airline tickets, transportation, car rental, travel insurance, and personal expenses.

  • Check-in and check-out times are flexible.

  • The minimum stay is for 4 nights.

  • Accept PayPal (if using a major credit card, no account is needed)
    or bank transfer.

Our PayPal Email

Our Bank Account Info

Sparkasse Werra Meissner
Gaia House GbR Eran Eisen & Anat Feingold
IBAN: DE48 5225 0030 0000 0330 50

Booking form

By sending this form I accept the Terms & Conditions of Gaia House GbR.

Retreat Room Packages (the prices include tax)

€1260 / 1 person in a single room

€1120 / 1 person in a shared double room

€1050 / 1 person in a shared 3-5 room

Have you just a question, send us an email to



Am Jägerhof 7

37235 Hessisch Lichtenau


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Tel. + 49 (0)5656 999 9985

Handy +49 (0)176 3460 8425



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