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Gaia Vegan Food

An inspiring experience...

For individuals & couples

Instructed In English

4 Days Culinary Experience
and Serenity

Learn to cook , relax, recharge and ground yourself
At the heart of Germany - Werra Meissner - Near Kassel

Take a break for some "Me Time" and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of the Werra Meissner Natural Reserve. Relax, recharge, and ground yourself in nature while enjoying warm hospitality in a cozy, home-like setting. Nourish your body with exceptional vegan/vegetarian cuisine and get inspired by learning new dishes from Eran.

During your stay, you have the freedom to create your own daily schedule. Whether it's walking in nature, reading a book, meditating, practicing yoga in our seminar room with a nature view, enjoying the sauna, or simply lying in the sun, this time is yours to unwind and rejuvenate.


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Experiance Dates

4 days / 3 nights

Experiance Packages

1 Person

In a single room

2 Persons

In a double room


Total price


Total price

Check-in 14:30-16:00

Starting time on Thursday - 16:30

Ending time on Sunday - 12:30

Cooking with friends

Experiance highlights

  • Immersive Nature Experience: Stay in a serene house surrounded by lush greenery, perfect for nature walks and peaceful reflection.

  • Nourishing Vegan Cuisine: Enjoy delicious and nutritious vegan meals prepared with love.

  • Learn to cook: Participate in vegan cooking experience and learn to create inspiring dishes.

  • Relaxation and Wellness: Unwind with optional self-yoga practice in our nature-facing yoga room and rejuvenate in the sauna.

  • Holistic Learning: Engage in discussions about the laws of the universe and techniques for manifesting positive energy in your life.

  • Community and Connection: Connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, fostering new friendships and supportive networks.

Included in the price

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3 Nights Accommodation

Bedding + 2 towels per person

All meals

All sessions & classes

Tea & refreshments all day

1 Sauna session per day

Free parking

Free wifi

V.A.T Tax

Not included in the price

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Arrival and departure

Personal & leisure expenses

Travel insurance

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Optional Daily Structure

(Some changes may occur)

Arrival & Welcome

14:30-16:00 Check-in and welcome drinks/snacks
16:00-17:30 Settle into your comfortable room and explore the beautiful surroundings
18:00-19:00 Welcome dinner featuring a variety of delicious vegan dishes
19:30-20:30 Opening circle and introductions
20:30-21:30 Relaxation time & Socializing


2nd & 3rd Day

Reconnect with Nature and Nourish Your Body
07:30-08:00 Waking up & Tea
08:00-09:00 Nature walk or self-Yoga/Meditation practice.
09:00-09:30 Hearty fruits & tea
10:00-11:30 Cooking class, learn to prepare delicious and nutritious vegan dishes
12:00-13:00 Nutritious vegan Brunch
13:00-16:00 Free time. Enjoy the sauna, take a nap, or connect with new friends
16:00-18:00 Cooking together and learning vegan dishes.
18:00-19:00 Hearty Vegan Dinner
19:30-20:30 Evening gathering. 

Last Day 

07:30-08:00 Waking up & Tea
08:00-09:00 Nature walk or self-Yoga/Meditation practice.
09:00-09:30 Hearty fruits & tea
09:45-11:00 Closing circle. Share your experiences and say goodbye to new friends.
11:00-12:00 Graceful Vegan Brunch
12:00-13:00 Free time & Check-out
Leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired

Your Host: Eran Eisen

Eran is a former graphic designer and international model whose careers took him around the globe, allowing him to live in many different places. Before settling in Germany, he was part of an innovative startup that created the first international online supermarket.

Passionate about cooking, Eran loves to host and socialize, spreading his warmth and love to everyone he meets. He is the owner of Gaia and has been delighting guests with his culinary skills for the past seven years.

Eran Eisen

"Highly Recommend!!"

Eran prepared incredible vegan meals each day with true love and care. I will definitely begin integrating some of his recipes into my own meals. We had access to snacks (fresh fruit, nuts and tea) throughout the day.

What truly turned this time into an extraordinary experience were the people who quickly became a community within hours of meeting. We were able to get to know each other on a deep level due to the quality time spent together over the weekend.


Thank you for a lovely and special experience!

—  Audrey, United States, May 2024

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 18 guests, a vegan kitchen, a large and bright dining room, a yoga studio, meeting and home areas, a trampoline, 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.

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.

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ICE >> Direction: Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe

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

STR4 >> Direction: Bürgerhaus, Hessisch Lichtenau

(Get off at Stadmitte station - Takes 1.08 hours)

BUS 200 >> Direction: Stadtbahnhof, Eschwege 

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

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Ready to book this Culinary Experiance?

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.

  • In the event of any future forced lockdowns/regulations that will cause cancelations of our Retreats, your payment will turn into a stored credit and you will get a one year voucher to re-schedule your arrival.

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

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

  • Minimum stay is for 3 nights.

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

Booking form

Room Packages (the prices include tax)

€600 / 1 person in a single room

€980 / 2 persons in a double room

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Registration Culinary
  • What is the uniqueness of Gaia as a seminar place?
    Gaia is a boutique retreat house for groups who are searching an intimate, Homey space with an amazing garden seminar room and vegetarian kitchen for their seminars. The central location & the fact you have the house for your seminar with no external guests, is an advantage for you. The house is surrounded by green natural forests and allow guests to relax and disconnect from their daily intensive life.
  • Is there any minimum days or participants number for hosting a seminar in Gaia?
    The minimum is normally Three (3) nights and 12 paid participants when renting Gaia for your Seminar, Retreat or Training. But If you have other requests, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Can I book Gaia for a seminar and bring a cook or to cook myself?
    Yes it is possible.
  • Can I book a seminar for the weekdays?
    YES! You can book a seminar for the weekdays. The minimum booking is for 3 nights.
  • What is Gaia's room standard and what are they equipped with?
    Gaia's rooms exude a sense of homeliness, comfort, and intimacy. Each room has been meticulously renovated and redecorated, offering its own unique ambiance. The inviting atmosphere at Gaia often prompts many of our guests to re-book the same room they stayed in during their previous visit. Each room is equipped with blankets, beddings, pillows, two towels per person, bedside lamps, hangers, and closet or open cabinets. Each room is decorated with pictures and small adornments.
  • What is Gaia's group room size & what facilities does it have?
    Our seminar activities take place in the stunning 75 sqm Garden View Studio, situated on the ground floor at the rear of the house, overlooking the forest. Featuring large windows, the room is flooded with natural light during the day, creating an uplifting atmosphere. it has "Bose" sound system with CD player, Lan connection for computers, 1 piano + chair, 2 Gongs, 16 Yoga mats, 12 Exercise mats, 28 seminar chairs, 2 Sitter sofa, 18 Yoga blocks, 10 Yoga belts, 4 floor chairs, 1 flip board, 1 Screen stand, 20 warm blankets & 16 meditation pillows.
  • Can I use Wi-Fi at Gaia?
    YES!! All guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi at Gaia.
  • What about parking space?
    There is a large free parking space in front of the house that can accommodate more or less 10-12 family size cars. It is free to use for your seminar.
  • Are pets allowed at Gaia?
    Gaia is an allergy-free house, therefore, unfortunately, we do not allow pets in the house.
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