Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland - Yoga Retreat @ Burg Schoena

Spirit of emergence yoga retreat with Fiona
“Less is more”

The Sanskrit word for meditation is bhavana, which simply means "cultivation". We are all cultivating our minds in some way or another all the time, through the way we use our attention.
As we practice, impediments will arise, which can leave us with feelings of disappointment and impatience, among other feeling tones. In attentional training, we gradually train our minds so that they provide us with an inner sense of well-being, instead of constant anxiety, dissatisfaction, and restlessness. This requires gentleness and compassion for ourselves and for others.
This process of the emergence of the spirit is the journey we will take on this retreat, moving away from the sources of discontent and set out on the path to genuine happiness. This is the most compassionate thing we can do for ourselves.

This opportunity for 5 days of uninterrupted practice, with quiet time in between where you can rest, reflect, absorb and be taken care of, is so valuable in helping us let go, recharge and then gradually embody new skills and ideas into our bodies and eventually into our daily lives - this is where our practice is of most value to us and those around us. So, hopefully we can return to our daily lives with new inspiration and a steady practice that we can immediately implement.

Be inspired by a simple daily yoga practice
Be nourished by simple and delicious Ayurvedic meals
Be enriched by the nearness of the Elbsandsteingebirge
Appreciate simple pleasures - nature, sauna, massage, stillness


Friday 29th September - 4th October 2017

Where we will be:
Reinhardtsdorf - Schöna


€686/pp sharing double room
€800/pp single room (limited availability)
€586/pp sharing, no yoga (feel free to invite your partner along to enjoy the experience)


accommodation, all meals, sauna
Not Included: travel costs and insurance, massage (full body one-hour massage €70)

Early bird price until 1st May 2017:

€680/pp sharing double room
€785/pp single room

Add on €65 to your price above for a wonderful one hour full body massage
(Please contact Fiona for booking a massage with Sylvie)

To sign up contact:

Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland
0151 64514415

Our retreat program:

  • Yoga x2 daily, morning and early evening, plus guided mindfulness meditation practice
  • Free time to enjoy the surrounding area during the day (
  • Enjoying the sauna and the garden (
  • Receiving a nourishing massage from my special friend Sylvie - a prefect way to enhance your stay.
  • Big Brunch and early dinner with snacks and tea in between - we are very fortunate to have Uli Schwamm cooking amazing Ayurvedic food for us, in her dedicated loving art of preparing food. The art of Ayurvedic cooking is a perfect compliment to our yoga practice - nourishing us, but also leaving space for the body and mind to feel light and energized.

A message from our cook:

Leben schmecken - dem Glück begegnen
Die  Ayurvedische-Küche  unterstützt euch in den Retreattagen. Sie nährt, ohne uns schwer und träge zu machen.
Einfachheit geniessen. Entlasten. Gleich ob herzerwärmende Suppen oder belebende Gerichte.
Sie vereinen die Geschmäcker die das Leben zusammenhält.

Die vegetarischen Gerichte werden soweit möglich mit Produkten aus  biologischem Anbau zubereitet.