Silence Retreat

The Silent Retreat -
also suitable for beginners

Holiday for body, mind and soul -
a journey from the head to the heart!

Silence and Stillness are the best conditions for our actions to be successful. This knowledge gets lost many a time in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether for a few days or a week - immerse yourself in the silence of your being by booking a relaxing vacation for your soul. The Silent Retreat offers recreation at all levels of our existence - at the physical level by means of physical exercises (Yoga Asanas / Yoga Nidra), on the mental level by means of breathing exercises (pranayama) and on the subtle level, which is also the level of our being through guided meditations and a dynamic process of breathing called Sudarshan Kriya.
Our soul is condensed silence, love, wisdom and all-encompassing knowledge. The course invites you to come in contact with the finer aspects of life  through refreshing Silence. You will find the company of a relaxing environment, insightful instructor and you will be pampered by our freshly prepared vegetarian cuisine, which is organically grown and prepared according to the principles of Ayurveda. You also have the opportunity to indulge in Ayurvedic massages.

Book your extra special holiday, book a journey to yourself

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The course offers:

  • Six-Day Retreat, of which you will spend four days in the silence
  • Guided Meditations by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • You will learn Sudarshan Kriya - a unique dynamic process of breathing, with instructions
    for self-practice at home.
  • Knowledge of spiritual / mental principles - the interaction between our feelings, thoughts and body sensations. In addition, there will be small rounds of talks / lectures on the importance and function of our memory, the intellect, the mental processes
  • Relaxing and revitalizing yoga
  • Vegetarian Meal
  • Time for walks in the beautiful countryside of the Black Forest
  • Optional: Ayurvedic treatments and applications

The course takes place at the European Centre, The Art of Living in amidst of the pristine nature of the northern Black Forest.

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Information & Registration:

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Bad Antogast
Place of Self-Reflection and Coming-together

The European Centre "The Art of Living" in Bad Antogast homes in an unspoiled Black Forest valley with many healing springs. The once noble Spa Hotel has a charm of its own. Picturesque Noblesse united with the spiritual power and simplicity of a meditation center.

In the source room where formerly the European aristocracy healing water strolled, today all Art of Living course are taught. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar directs here several times a year advanced courses. In the evening Satsang he shares his knowledge with visitors from all over the world.

Every year guests from up to sixty different countries ranging from Armenia and Azerbaijan over France, Japan, Mexico and Russia to Singapore, Tanzania and Cyprus. For all Bad Antogast is a place of spiritual retreat and encounter to revitalize the energy, enjoy nature but also sing, dance and celebrate life.

Vegetarian food and Ayurvedic treatments in the adjoining Sri Sri Ayurveda center will soothe your body and soul. The Ayurvedic treatments in Bad Antogast are built on the concept of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

He founded "Sri Sri Ayurveda" 14 years ago with the intention to give to the world the very best of Ayurveda, the proven science of life.

In "Divine Shop" one finds books and CDs, clothing, jewelry, food and high-quality natural cosmetics, which is specially developed and produced by Liz Luedemann in the Bad Antogast.

The European Centre in Bad Antogast offers all courses from The Art of Living organization. This includes "The Art of Living-Happiness program”, the Silent Retreat, the advanced courses as well as the Sahaj Samadhi Meditation. Additionally special programs designed for children (Art Excel), youth (YES!) and students (YES! +) are also offered.

To promote health, a wide range of Sri Sri Ayurveda offers are made available.