Even today we are still affected by COVID19 and the challenges associated with it. We hope that despite the current turbulences you are doing well and you can concentrate on the Divine within you and in the world. Despite the special situation we would like to invite you to the New Year’s retreat of the Youth of Golden Age (Y.O.G.A). We very much hope to see you at New Year!
Our New Year’s retreat will be very special this year, as there will be four Y.O.G.A. retreats taking place at the same time! There will be two larger retreats organised by our wonderful Coreteam (Julia, Michaela, Vincent and Marco) and two wonderful smaller, self-organised retreats.
- Family activity retreat at Flüeli Ranft in Switzerland
- Retreat with focus on meditation & silence in the Black Forest in Germany
- Retreat in Allgäu with Kirsten Gerhardt (Germany)
- Retreat in the “Silent House” with Inga and Christian in Bad Wildungen (Germany)
Among the two larger retreats, there will be one traditional retreat with more social and family programme in Switzerland (Flüeli Ranft as in the last years) and one in the Black Forest in Southern Germany, with a focus more on silence and meditation.
Furthermore, we are very happy that Kirsten Gerhardt has offered us to give a retreat in Roßhaupten in the Allgäu region of Germany and Christian and Inga Grünemei invite us to a retreat in their Silent House near Bad Wildungen in Northern Hesse. For both retreats, participants are asked to help with the organisation and program design.
All retreats have the following activities in common:
- Daily meditation in the morning and in the evening.
- Cooking together
- Spiritual workshops & activities
- Introspection and New Year’s Eve ceremony on 31.12.
- The Y.O.G.A. member’s meeting on January 1 will be broadcasted live so that participants from all retreats can take part. Possibly there will be other activities that we will attend together via live streaming (e.g. meditations).
Of course you are welcome to all retreats! Due to the limited number of places, we recommend that you register early. Due to limited space, participation in one of the retreats cannot be guaranteed. In principle, the order of registration will determine the order in which the registrants are considered for participation.
Details on the retreats can be found in the following sections.
This retreat, which many of you have visited in the past, will, as every year, offer various social activities in addition to the daily meditations: Spiritual workshops, hikes in the beautiful nature, dancing, games and kirtans. This year we would also like to specifically address the needs of families and will include them in the organisation. If possible, we will offer permanent childcare during the day.
29.12. – 3.1. (setup day 28.12.)
Jugendunterkunft Bruder Klaus
6073 Sachseln, Switzerland
How to get there:
By train the closest station is Sachseln. Then you can take the bus and get off at Flüeli Ranft, St. Dorothea. It takes about 4 minutes to walk to the house (see directions on the map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/i3HHzfBrq2vvucgo8). However, this bus only runs once an hour, and the last one leaves at half past six in the evening. So we will also organize a shuttle bus to Sachseln station and let you know the times.
By car you can park in the nearby village, but only for 28 hours and it is not free. There is parking in front of the house, but very limited. We will be happy to help you find possible carpooling opportunities with other people coming by car. By plane the nearest airport is Zurich.