Special: New Year’s Youth Retreat

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ADVANCE INFORMATION: We will offer a Summer Youth Program in 2017 as well as a Meditation Instructor Training. If you have interest, please contact Susanne Becker (info@sitameditation.de).

December 29, 2016 – January 3, 2017

For the tenth time young people from all over the world will meet in Bad Rappenau

…for young people up to 35 years.

Attentiveness towards oneself and towards others. Unfortunately this is not normal in everyday life.  HIGHER – FASTER – FURTHER doesn’t it only say in employment but already when you’re at university.  No matter whether student, people who already are employed or those who face choices concerning their further way, it is a fact that almost nobody comes to rest regularly due to the fast-moving of their daily life and challenges. Attentiveness means quiet resting here and now and becoming aware of emerging thoughts, feelings and emotions without interpreting them or holding on to them.  A wide range of studies prove the positive effect of attentiveness meditation.  Furthermore regular practise of attentiveness is the key to develop EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, one of the most important competences according to job, career and private life.

WINTER YOUTH RETREAT is a valuable opportunity for young people to learn and practise attentiveness meditation.  Along with many workshops and lectures concerning everyday issues and meditation it provides the possibility to get to know peers from different nations, cook, part and make music together.  Watch our  video or read the report of a participant.

  • Price: 290 Euros (including accomodation in 2 to 3-bed-rooms, full pension, New Year’s Celebration, costs of the seminar and optional collection at station Bad Rappenau).  If available, one-bed-rooms can be booked for 100 € more. Dormitory space if available (mattress) for 200 €.
  • Seminar facilitator is Karl-Ludwig Leiter.
  • Where? Retreat will be at Schloss Heinsheim in Neckartal.
  • Lectures will be given in English. The audience comes from different European countries.

Do you have further questions? Send an email to Susanne & Anne: youthwinterretreat@gmail.com

Note: Knowing that young people often have limited resources we make a strong effort to keep the program price to the minimum.  As nobody in the organization makes a profit on this festival, the price is purely based on what we spend on food, accommodation and equipment.  To keep the price low we will also ask participants to help out for a short time during the day with small tasks.


Sign up for the New Year’s Youth Retreat

  • Important: Enter your date of birth in this format DD.MM.YYYY (e.g. 02.05.1990).
    02.05.1990 means 2nd of May, 1990
  • E.g. will you come by car, can you take someone with you, do you need a pick-up
    from the train station, do you wish to share room with a specific person? etc.
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