We run silent retreats on seven occasions in 2024.
We call the retreat Soft Silence.
Soft Silence is a yoga and meditation retreat where you get to spend five days in silence.
You get to combine still sitting meditation for five hours a day with:
- soft yoga movements
- luxurious vegetarian food
- moments in the wood-fed sauna
- comfortable beds
- breathing exercises that calm your nervous system
- walks in the beech forests
- morning swims in a pristine lake and soothing relaxation sessions just before bed.
We call it Soft Silence because it is designed with care for your body, emotions, mind, and energy while allowing you to be in silence and cultivate a clearer view of yourself.
This is for those of you who want to get closer to inner peace and create your life from there.
For those of you who need a break from everyday noise and stress to take care of yourselves, get nourished and reboot your mind.
For those of you who want to create a relationship with the body and mind to live a conscious, present life.
For those of you who want to be able to make intentional decisions in your life that create sustainability.
For those of you who want to spend time in a down-to-earth modern setting and reap the benefits of meditation and silence.
You decide which activities in the schedule you participate in. We encourage you to feel into what you need and participate in the retreat in the way that is the most supportive for you. This is your time to rest, reflect and rejuvenate.
If a cold plunge, exercise, or other activity isn't right for you, we encourage you to honor your needs and do what's best for you. All sessions are optional and there will be time for you just to be, rest, hike in the forest, or meditate even more depending on what suits you.
The retreat will take you through a process where you will gradually drop your body into deeper and deeper levels of relaxation. Old, unprocessed feelings and stress stored in your body can then emerge to be released.
During our breathwork and yoga sessions, you’ll learn supportive techniques to help you feel safe and stay present, so that your stored tension can be addressed, resolved, and ultimately replaced with inner peace.
Our schedule is skillfully curated so you can experience a pleasant inner journey that helps you thrive.
What I appreciate most after five days of meditation and silence is the peace within.
How the nervous system is calmed and how anchored and satisfied I feel.
That helps me face what happens to me, even if it is relatively complex and a bit challenging, in a present way.
I can see the difference between what is happening and my inner processes that are set in motion because of what is happening.
I can be more present with the person in front of me and not as preoccupied with my reaction to what is occurring.
I'm more here.
I am more available to be in relationship with life and less caught up in the reaction to life.
This is a super power that changes life.
The retreat is led by Emma Öberg, a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 certified yoga and meditation teacher with 30 years of experience. She has taught thousands of students at yoga teacher trainings, festivals, and retreats over the years.
Emma uses a somatic methodology conducive to creating a shift in your conscious mind state, allowing you to witness yourself and your inner landscape.
This is what those who have been here say
"It was a bewildering but absolutely fantastic experience. I got to be at a fabulously beautiful place, meditate 5h per day, swim in a lake, hike in beech forest, sauna wood-fired sauna, eat delicious food. It was safely restful and absolutely magical. I cannot recommend this enough. Emma who holds the retreat is an incredibly safe and experienced yoga teacher. Do it"
"I have a clearer view of life"
"I survived! No nervous breakdown like I feard for when I
signed up for a five-day retreat in silence without cell phone, TV, music,books, magazines, caffeine, sugar and alcohol.
But you know - it was SO nice! And interesting! Five hours of sitting meditation every day gave a little wood taste in the ass but mixed with a dawn dip in a still lake,wood-fired sauna, long walks in the beech forest, naps, sunbathing in the garden and FANTASTIC vegetarian food!
Everything held by Emma Öberg's loving, calm, competent, humorous leadership."
this is what the days look like
15 luxurious organic vegetarian meals
20 breathing techniques
5 yoga classes
5 energy classes
21 hours of sitting meditation where you will be guided to self-empathy
4 guided forest walks in the beech forest
5 magical cold dips in the lake
5 nights in selected room
5 days with free access to the sauna and hot beverages all day long
Professional guidance through the entire process
Possibility of support calls after the retreat is complete
Short educational lectures
A lasting inner calm to face life's challenges