6 days Meditation Foundation
Training in 2020
Instructed in English
At the heart of Germany - Werra Meissner - Near Kassel
This training will give you the foundation for your home daily practice of breathing, meditation and mindful yoga, as well a simple practice of bringing awareness and light into your life heart bit, to any action and interaction.
It is a safe space to step out from your daily habits, give yourself good care and fresh air, define the life that you want, get in tune with your potential health and ability and rise up into a new level of presence.
The foundation training is 6 days of purifying our inner kingdom of light, strengthening our center, values, and intentions, closing energetic holes, answering our body and life calls.
Starting time on Sunday - 16:00
Ending time on Friday - 12:30
Breathing practice & Pranayama
Silence sitting and renewal of neural communication
Self Dialog & Self-observation
Hatha & Raja yoga that goes beyond the posture and prepares the body for meditation
Mindful living, balance the 4 elements
Meditation in the field of connection
Meditation in nature
The retreat fit for Beginners and with prior knowledge, great for the one that commits them self to free out from Stress and achieve greater peace, health, connections and creation.
(Changes might occur)
14:30 – 16:00 In-check Talk
16:00 – 17:00 Raja Yoga
17:00 – 18:00 Outdoor walk
18:00 – Dinner
19:15 – Evening Welcome Meeting
Monday - Thursday
05:30 – 06:30 – Silence Meditation (Tuesday- Thursday)
06:30 – 07:30 Zen walk, Tea & snack
07:30 – 09:00 Hatha & Raja Yoga class
09:00 – 09:30 Fruits
09:30 – 11:00 Meditation Class
11:00 – 12:00 Silence Vegan Branch
12:00 – 13:30 Mindful Living Training
13:30 – 15:30 Free Time
15:30 – 16:00 Tea & Cake
16:00 – 17:30 Social or Active Meditation
18:00 – 19:00 Friendly Vegan Dinner
19:30 – 20:30 Yoga Nidra & Meditation
Silence & optional fasting day
07:30 – 09:00 Silence Meditation & Yoga
09:00 – Fruits
09:30 – 11:00 Closing Session
11:30 – Good bye Vegan Branch
What participants say...
6 days / 5 nights
In a single room
In a double room
During the corona regulations double room can be booked for 2 people from the same household.
- 5 nights Accommodation
- Bedding + 2 towels pp
- 2 Vegan Meals a day
- 2 Snack Breaks
- Tea & refreshments all day
- All Meditation sessions
- All Yoga session
- 1 Sauna session per day
- Free parking
- Free wifi
- V.A.T Tax
Price not Includes
- Arrival and departure
- Personal & leisure expenses
- Travel insurance
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"Life changing experience!"
I've been to retreats in the past but this was the most amazing experience I've ever had. Peace and kindness were the marks of the days. The yoga and the fellowship were great, and the food was simply delicious. Can't wait to go back.
Neil Price, United States, Feb 2019
"Gaia is when your heart finds a home"
I really loved this awesome Yoga retreat! Anat and Eran really know how to make you feel home. Everyone coming there is not just a visitor, but a friend and a part of the tribe. Everything was really perfect. I still feel how warm it makes my heart. The Yoga sessions were really really nice and the vegan food we got was incredibly delicious! I highly recommend this to everyone searching for their inner peace. Thank you so much, you beautiful people! :)
Sinem Dienes, Germany, April 2019
I don't usually write reviews, but I felt so welcomed and happy during my stay that I have to share it with others. At Gaia Retreat House there is everything you need to have the most beautiful experience, adorable hosts (Anat & Eran) who will care for you as a member of their family, a wonderful and peaceful location surrounded by nature, lovely and healthy food that nourish your body and your soul. That was my first yoga retreat and I was afraid to not being able to follow all the activities, but I always felt invited in doing what I could, what my body was ready for and I had all the support needed to finally opening myself and realizing I could do so much more than I thought. If you need a break from your daily routine and stressy life and get fully recharged then I can only recommend to visit Gaia Retreat House, you will want to come back again!
Annalisa, Italy, June 2019
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 is hosting all year 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. In the retreat, we provide 2 vegan meals a day to support your physical activity. No one stays hungry with us.
Retreat Instructor: Anat Feingold
A yoga and meditation teacher, health coach and spiritual guide, certified in Yoga Vidya Germany after learning the deep meditative approach of Vijnana Yoga and Yoga Therapy in Israel.
What does meditation mean for me?
Meditation is a state of being in presence, mindful, focus, bringing your heart intent and your whole being-body-spirit-self to what you do.
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 is:
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)