Silence Retreat

The Silence Retreat -
suitable for beginners

The Art of Living Silence Retreat is a combination of the "Art of Living Happiness Program" ( Part 1 course) and the "Art of Silence" ( Part 2 course) courses which makes it suitable for beginners. This course offers powerful breathing techniques, deep meditations and deep rest in silence.

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 often gets lost 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 Silence Retreat offers recreation on all levels of Your 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 enjoy a relaxing environment, insightful instructors 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 and treatments.

Book your extra special holiday, book a journey to yourself.

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The course offers:

  • Six-Day Retreat, four days of which you will spend in silence
  • Guided Meditations by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • You will learn the Sudarshan Kriya® - a unique dynamic process of breathing, with instructions for your own 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, mental processes
  • Relaxing and revitalizing yoga
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Time for walks in the beautiful nature of the Black Forest
  • Optional: Ayurvedic treatments and applications


  •   Single room with bathroom:  760,00 Euro
  •   Single room with bathroom on the corridor:  660,00
  •   Double room (2 Sharing) with bathroom: 660,00
  •   Double room (2 sharing) with bathroom on the corridor: 560,00

Course schedule:

Su        19.00 – 22.00 Beginning of the Retreat

Mo       10.00 – 13.00 morning session

            16.00 – 18.00 afternoon session

            19.30 – 20.30 Satsang (optional)

Tu       10.00 – 13.00 morning session

            16.00 – 18.00 afternoon session

            19.30 – 21.00 evening session

We-Fr  07.00 – 08.15 Yoga & Meditation

            10.00 – 13.00 morning session

            16.00 – 18.00 afternoon session

            19.30 – 21.00 evening session

Sa       07.00 – 08.30 Yoga & Meditation

            10.00 – 13.00 morning session & end

Information & Registration:

Tel: +49 (0) 7804 97390 or e-mail:


Bad Antogast:
A Place for Self-Reflection and Coming-together

The European Centre of "The Art of Living" in Bad Antogast is nestled in a calm 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 hall, where the European aristocracy formerly strolled and enjoyed the healing springs, today, Art of Living courses are taught. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living, directs advanced courses here several times a year. In the evening Satsangs 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 Cyprus, France, Japan, Mexico and Russia to Singapore and Tanzania. For all visitors, Bad Antogast is a place of spiritual renewal and encounter to revitalize, enjoy nature, and also sing, dance and celebrate life.

Bad Antogast: Surroundings and Testimonials 

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, ancient science of life.

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

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

To promote health, a wide range of services and products by Sri Sri Ayurveda are available.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Bad Antogast.

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