GROWTH & INTEGRATION RETREAT

After a Summer full of input and adventures we want to invite you to the beautiful and relaxing Spitzmühle, surrounded by nature.

While we actually reserved this space in time for a big celebration, we realized we were running ahead of ourselves and our capacity. What we really need is to wind down, relax and recharge.

Together with 30-40 selected people, integrate our summer experiences.  So let us gather, listen to our bodies & be in the moment. We’ll keep this group intentionally small, to move away from the crowded festival vibe and create room for authentic connection to ourselves and – if wanted – others.

We co-create a space to freely exchange our knowledge, coming from different realms, sharing knowledge on many levels – in workshops, lectures, discussions, in the evenings as well through art and bodywork.

For who: Anyone who feels drawn to slow down and connect with yourself. And maybe wants to take first steps in self care.

This event is especially designed for those who are active in community, leadership, activism, and ready to be curious and vulnerable with themselves.

This is a (un)learning space. It is not a therapeutic healing space, but a “building capacity” space. We realize we come from different backgrounds, each has their own stories, experiences, and traumas, and we all are on a different point in this journey.

Accessibility: The location has some barriers for people in a wheelchair and especially the hotel rooms are unfortunately not wheelchair friendly. But please reach out to us if you have special access needs, and we will do our best to provide you all necessary information and support you. 

What is it NOT: 

  • A festival or Party
  • A playspace or temple
  • A place to network and promote yourself
  • A place to pick up people
  • A place for drugs ( other then the prescribed ones ) 
  • A substitute for therapie 
  • A space where racism, homophobia, sexism, ableism is tolerated 
 

Sliding scale Price 

We offer a wide sliding scale depending on your individual access to money and wealth. Our sliding scale is an intentional effort to distribute resources equitably and create a more inclusive space.
To assess your price rate, check our guide Here.

  • €200-250 per Person Thursday-Sunday – Sustaining ticket
  • €250-350 per Person Thursday-Sunday – Full cost ticket
  • €350->400 per Person Thursday-Sunday – Supporter ticket ( supporting a Sustaining ticket &  Solidarity tickets )
 
  •  We will offer 2 Solidarity tickets for people with intersectional marginalized identities. Please send us an email to loslassenorg@gmail.com
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All tickets include a bed in a double Hotel room. If you need a single room, count €100 extra. If you want to sleep in the mattress camp, a tent, or your own bus, retract €50 of the Price displayed above.

We will be around 35 Participants & Facilitators.

For transparency: This event is non-profit and the Full price covers the cost of the location (accommodation, heating, washing, utilities,…), supplies, food, drinks, and the organizational labor & training facilitation.

As this is a communal event, everyone is invited to pick at least one kitchen or cleaning shift.

Application:   In order to create a safeR space we will ask you to fill out the form, once you got selected and wired the money your spot will be confirmed.

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22 -25 September 2022 at Spitzmühle near Berlin

Intention:
Slowing down, relaxing and visioning in capacity. 

What we offer: 

  • Location
    It provides beautiful nature to swim, walk, sit, sauna and breathe.
  • Inspiration
    Ariana on embodiment, emotional intelligence and metacognition. Olivier on Personal Compass Creation: Purpose, Mission & Values. Yoga and Bodywork by Lian. An Art Workshop & Saturday evening program by Janina. A place where we can discuss with like-minded people on different topics.
  • Relaxation
    Make use of the sauna, find yourself a beautiful spot to read or meditate. Gather with some pillows and share your stories. Share amazing food. Sleep in and wake up with the rhythm of the sun.
  • Skill Share
    We will offer some dedicated time to share and join in skill sharing slots. 
  • Free time
    All our program points are optional! So feel free to bring your hobbies, art & crafting projects you always wanted to start or finish.
 

What you bring:

  • The Intention to just BE – We’re enough as we are, and there is no need to prove anything. 
  • Grace – We’re all on a different point in our journey: celebrating our hard learnings and collecting our humble selves for the challenges yet to come.
  • The Will to Co-Create – We aim to not just be a team providing service. We aim to be a gathering of people. Therefore we’ll invite every participant to pick 2-3 shifts to help with cooking, setting up, and cleaning.
  • Whatever you need to ground yourself and be comfortable.

Who we are: 

This gathering is made possible by the Letting Go association / Loslassen Verein, that organises since 2017 events ( Festival of Sensations, The Parallel Universe) and is a non-profit association since 2019.

Ariana Coveney, Olivier Dieleman, Lian Quintana Abraham, Marek & Janina Vivianne will be sharing some of their ideas and holding space during this retreat. 

We will be a space with diverse genders so please use gender neutral language and people’s chosen pronouns. We will wear nametags.  

Please reach out to us if you have special access needs. Unfortunately the location and especially the hotel rooms are not wheelchair accessible. 

Looking forward to see you! 

Janina (she/her), Ollie (Ollie/they/he), Lian(she/her), Marek (he/him), & Ariana (any pronouns)

 

Schedule

(might still change a bit)
Thursday 22th September:

13:00 -17:00 Soft Arrival & Covid Test 

18:00 Opening Circle ( people present them self name/pronoun/intention)

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Practicalities & Agreements of the Weekend

20:30 Welcoming round & Intention 

21:30 Different Spaces ( Chill/ Social/ Read/ Sauna

 

Friday 23th September:

8:30 – 10:30 Breakfast

8:30 Yoga or other morning practice

10:30 Coming together and Introducing the day 

11:00-12:30 Somatic connection to the Body – Ariana 

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 18:00 Skill Share 

20:00  Dinner

21:30 Different Spaces ( Chill/ Social/ Read/ Sauna )

 

Saturday 24th September:

8:30 – 10:00 Breakfast

8:30 Yoga or other morning practice

10:00 Coming together and Introducing the day 

10:30-13:00 Connecting to our emotional inner lives by Ariana 

30 min break

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 18:00 Skill Sharing / Nature Walk / Nothing* 

19:00 Live Music or Jam Session

20:00  Dinner 

21:30 3 Circles Space by Janina 

& Chill/ Social/ Read/ Sauna / Massage options

Sunday 25th September:

8:00-10:30 Breakfast

9:00 Yoga or other morning practice

10:00 Covid Test 

10:30 Coming together getting inputs, quests, questions

11:00 – 13:00 Self work time 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Weaving our futures: self compassion and metacognition by Ariana 

17:00 -18:00 Closing Circle 

18:15 Accountable Cleaning & Soft departing 

 

More info and updates available on Facebook, and through Email after completing the application.