with Lucie Minne & Sandra Ehlers
Thursday 7 May to Sunday 10 May 2020
Join us for a rare retreat opportunity – daily yoga & meditation on a peaceful pre-alpine hillside with panoramic view.
Rejuvenate your energy to prepare for summer’s blossom – filling your awareness with appreciation, joy and aliveness.
This extended weekend includes 3 nights of lodging in single or shared rooms, nourishing vegetarian/vegan full board, and a deep return to your being guided by twice daily yoga and meditation, breath and mind-body practices, deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra and more. Allow yourself to reawaken your body intelligence, play with the flow of your energy, tap into your deep wisdom and enjoy the creative flow of experience.
The retreat resort is carefully chosen to support our inner experience. It is beautifully located on a hillside at the northern rim of the Alps. The peaceful natural surroundings help us reconnect with nature and our calm and steady inner presence.
Where: Riederalp, Immenstadt (Germany)
When: Thursday, 7 – Sunday, 10 May 2020
All elements of the Awakening programme are harmoniously interwoven, flowing through the days like a calm but powerful river of awareness…
The new day begins in silence, with a guided meditation focused on the day’s theme. We explore themes like stability, focus and courage to be vulnerable and go deep; playfulness and the free expression of life; pure experience, joy, and expansion. Breathing and visualisation exercises may be part of the meditation.
After meditation, let the nourishing vegetarian breakfast buffet energise you for the day ahead!
Weather permitting, we enjoy an easy guided nature walk with a focus on mindfulness and direct experience, joy and absorption. Alternatively we may explore these themes in the comfort of the light-flooded yoga room.
Wake up to your true power with an invigorating yoga session! Find your focus, balance your mind, strengthen your nervous system, and uncover your own inner stability, equipoise and grace.
After yoga, the delicious lunch buffet is served! Free from all hurry – there will now be plenty of free time to enjoy the beautiful area, meditate or rest.
The late afternoon offers an extended restorative yoga session to integrate the day’s learning deep into your body. Relax, rejuvenate and let go.
Dinner will again be served as a delightful vegetarian buffet. There will be space to relish in each other’s presence and in the insights and breakthroughs of the day, before we move into evening silence.
Wind down with a deep return to your being through deep relaxation, with yoga nidra, deep energy work and meditation. As your tissue is allowed to relax fully, your sensitivity heightens, and you begin to develop a gentle awareness of subtle energy flows. This attentive awareness will bring deep restoration to your being as well as new depth to your practice.
This is a comprehensive programme for deep renewal. You commit to co-create a space filled with awareness, compassion and focused intention, where all of who we are is welcome. This safe retreat space may enable profound insight, deepened experience as well as deep-seated habits or blockages to finally move out of your being. Allow yourself to immerse fully into a heartfelt re-connection and expanded sense of existence, embodied wisdom, and your inner fire re-ignited. We invite you to bring this expanded awareness with you back into everyday life, integrating the insights and tools you discovered for yourself into your continued inner awakening journey.
This retreat is suitable if you have some previous experience of yoga. As we will focus on exploring the deeper levels of our being, an ability to take certain asanas is not a prerequisite – more so that you allow yoga to be your tool for exploring within.
You are, of course, warmly welcome to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns!
Typical Daily Schedule
Exact times/activities may change. All sessions weave a thread of the day’s focus.
07:30-08:15 Morning meditation with breathing exercises
09.45-10:30 Seminar/mindfulness practice; outdoor or in seminar room
10:30-12:15 Yoga, invigorating
Free time to explore the area, meditate or rest
16:00-17:45 Yoga, restorative
20:00-20:45 Evening meditation
In your free time, enjoy…
A nature walk in magnificent nature; Riederalp is beautifully located on a hillside in the Nagelfluhkette nature reserve.
Or if you prefer, relish in a quiet cup of tea in the garden…
Or sit down for study, reading or writing time in the library…
Wifi: Please note that Riederalp is a retreat center and does not offer wifi. If you are in need of internet connection during your stay, we suggest a hike to Immenstadt (locations with wifi will be available on site.)
Vegetarian full board
The vegetarian food is prepared with love and intention by the retreat staff, using local and seasonal ingredients where possible. Nourishing our bodies with wholesome food is an important element to support healing and transformation – while the joy of delicious taste is equally important to feel nourished within our inner experience!
Details and booking
When: Thursday, 7 May – Sunday, 10 May 2020
Please plan to arrive between 13.00 -15.30 on Thursday. The first session is at 16.00; a restorative yoga meditation session, followed by our welcome supper and the first gentle evening meditation to wind down and release. The retreat finishes on Sunday after lunch, so you can plan your home journey from 14:00.
Location: Riederalp near Immenstadt, Allgäu, Germany
The retreat center offers single, double, 3- or 4-bed rooms, simple but comfortable with wash basin / shared bathrooms. The lovely spacious yoga room incl. yoga mats, meditation cushions, chairs and blankets is exclusively available for our use throughout the retreat (daytime). We also have access to a library for quiet leisure time, as well as outdoor recreation areas. Note: Select your preferred accommodation when booking. Sheets are not included in the price!
Getting there: The location is easily reached with train to Immenstadt (Bahnhof), see Deutsche Bahn. If coming with a car we suggest parking at Immenstadt Langzeitparkplatz P2 (well signposted throughout Immenstadt).
The closest airport is Memmingen (45′ by car), then Munich (2h). You may contact us if you need more help planning your trip.
Since Riederalp lies within a nature reserve, we will need to hike 30 minutes to the retreat center (easy). A common hike will be arranged. You may alternatively take a taxi from Immenstadt (ca. 10 Euro):
AlpenTaxi 08323/7979, 08321/65858, 08321/1510
Taxi Böck 08321/4040
Hiking route to Riederalp
Close to the train station there is a pedestrian bridge crossing the train tracks. Cross the bridge and head left immediately after. Cross another bridge (called “Steigbachbrücke”) and follow the signs towards “Mittagbahn”. When you arrive at the lift station (Mittagbahn), follow the mountainside to the left until the path ends. Welcome to Riederalp! OpenStreetMap
Min. number of guests: 14
Max. number of guests: 18
Booking: Contact me with your contact information (address, email, phone number), preferred accommodation, a sentence or two on your previous experience, and any other information we would need to know (allergy, disabilities etc.). You will be provided with payment details via email. The booking is complete with payment of the tuition fee (see below).
The Total Cost Consists of:
- 6 yoga sessions á 1-2h – invigorating and restorative
- 6 guided meditation sessions á ca. 1h, incl. Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and energy work
- 3 active practice sessions á 45′-2h, in the form of mindful walks or indoor exercises
- Safe space to ask questions and talk about your insights with the group
- Possibility to ask for personal guidance from the teachers
Seminar Fee: 295 €
Seminar House Costs: from 204 €:
Including 3 nights in a shared room, shared bathroom, vegetarian full board, all-day access to yoga/meditation room equipped with mats and cushions, access to other day areas in and surrounding the retreat, incl. 4,5 € local tax)
€ 204 in a 3- or 4-bed room
€ 219 in double room
€ 267 in single room with shared bathroom
We warmly welcome you to join us in this deeply nourishing experience. Come as you are, allow the gentle guidance and the positive group energy help you re-align with the richness of experience and the joy in your life.
Contact me to book your spot!
A few impressions from the beautifully located retreat center in Allgäu, Germany.
Images used with permission from Seminarzentrum Riederalp.
We warmly welcome you to join us in this deeply nourishing experience. Come as you are, allow the guidance and the positive group energy help you re-align with the richness of your life!