Claudia & Larissa, just recently you've had your first Yoga & Sound Healing Retreats here on Majorca. With the title "One within yourself" you call for taking a break from daily life and reconnect to the inner core, to discover forgotten true talents and deeply seated soul gifts... This sounds amazing!
Was it your first retreat together? How do you combine the features of yoga, sound healing and the inner work for personal growth?
Claudia: We have offered retreats together for several years and in each we focus on a different “theme”. During the Yoga practice I want the participants to feel their body and connect more to their breath. Becoming more aware and enjoying the feeling of “opening the body“ on a physical and energetic level, as well as strengthening other parts. Listening to their own body and finding out what feels really good and what is going too far. I also love to include the practice of Yoga Nidra (deep guided relaxation practice). They can reflect about what is really important for them right now and set new intentions in their subconscious mind.
We consider it important to also include the “conscious work “, so they reflect about themselves and their life and later relax deeply through the beautiful Sound Healing Meditation. It is a magic fusion we propose, stimulating all senses and connecting each person to their true self.
Larissa: „Yes, it was our first Retreat designed for the topic „One within yourself“. Every day, we had two yoga classes (one in the morning and one in the late afternoon), two meditation classes (one at sunrise and one sound healing meditation at night) as well as a class for consciousness energetic work in the late morning.
Since our world sometimes seems ever more divided, not only on the political and economic level, but also within our personal lives, we wanted to dedicate time and space to dive deeply into this topic. Being able to feel "one within yourself" requires to overcome what separates us from ourselves and the ability to live more from our hearts. A good way to quiet the questioning mind is to give it some thought-food and distinguish detailed differences between duality and polarity, non-duality, individuality, unity and wholeness. In this class I wanted to give the participants a better understanding of these diverse perspectives on the mental plane. The key to UNDERSTANDING, however, is FEELING. So our cognitive analysis were combined with inner explorations of the connected emotional planes. This also included exercises in pairs to go deeper into being aware of the nature of our thoughts, their impacts on our body as well as our feelings and their energetic imprints within our entire system. Physical movement like yoga and meditation are other brilliant tools to allow us to reverse the energy flow of our senses, which is usually always directed outwards and turn it back to feed ourselves… In our western world we are trained so much in using our intellect and wanting to mentally take control… Movement, Meditation and Sound Healing are great components to give our mind a break, allow it to rest and further deepen the experience of becoming one. In my energy healing work, it is most important to ground the energy in our feet and to bring it down from the head into our hearts, which is often the greatest challenge.
In what way we are able to change the frequency of the state of our consciousness and how we perceive the world became clearer every day of the retreat.“
How are the feedbacks of your participants?
Claudia: It really moved us to receive such a heartfelt feedback. The personal conversations at the end of the retreat, as well as letters we received later, really touched us and we are so grateful for these gifts, which is worth more than anything.
One of our last email feedbacks was from a woman who also came to a retreat with us last year. She wrote:
„It was a most wonderful experience, deeply recharging my body and soul. Thank you from my heart. Also for the safe space that you held to allow for deep internal openings. You two do great work together, which cannot be honored with money. You help people to better their own awareness and truly feel one within themselves! With your work you help to enhance life quality. And who can say that about their work.“ (Participant from Paris)
Here are some more feedbacks of our guests:
„It was frightening to see how much strength I got inside myself. I have never felt so strong, calm, warm and open in almost 70 years. Thank you from my heart for this amazing experience.“ (Participant from Osnabrück)
„Even weeks after the retreat, I feel the ongoing positive effect on myself and my daily life. I can much better handle more challenging situations, like my relationship. It is as if a switch was flipped. It lasts! (Especially after my private healing session with Larissa). You are both a magical team and you supplement each other in a perfect way. Your beautiful connectedness transfers wonderfully into the entire group. Your words, your deeds, your way of being… all together very enriching. Thank you very very much. When exactly is your New Year’s Retreat? I would like to come again and bring a friend along.“ (Participant from Hamburg)
„You both carry this wonderful love and energy in you. Thank you for spreading it! Thank you so much for this healing and special time with you.“ (Participant from Munich)
„I hardly ever took so much out of just a few days than from your retreat. Thank you so much!“ (Participant from Paris)
„Thank you both for the truly magical time during this retreat“ (Participant from Frankfurt)
„It was much better and more beautiful than what I dared to hope in my dreams!“ (Participant from London)
„Thank you for opening my heart, inspiring my soul to write and allow me to let go. Thank you for having the courage and bravery for opening your hearts to us all. We have all immensely benefited from your generosity.“ (Participant from London)
„Thank you so much for this extremely beautiful retreat. You are a wonderful team, like complementary colors, uniting the various aspects into a holistic experience. Keep spreading your message of ‚living from the heart‘ making the world a better place.“ (Participant from Switzerland)
It sounds like after only 5 intensive retreat days, people's view of themselves and their lives changed. Isn't that amazing, how a real time-out can energise and feed people's soul power, a kind of re-birth happens, eyes are glowing again, self-commitment is build up, new perspectives are born, ...
Larissa: „Yes, I can honestly say, that we all felt fully nourished on all levels of our being and much more connected to our souls and her calling.
I dare say, that for some there was an opening to the divine realms, as I like to call it. If and when this takes place doesn’t lay in our hands and we cannot guarantee it. For me, it belongs to „karma and free will“, one of the topics we discussed in our morning classes… Walking along the edge of the physical and subtle, the tangible and unseeable, the manifest and the energetic, made us as a group grew closer together and our diverse energies became more connected. As we welcome everyone, our group was rather diverse in nationalities, cultures, age and experiences.
This time it was an older participant who deeply touched my heart and I think from all of us. Throughout the retreat she was able to open up more fully and let go of inhibiting patterns like her fear of being seen or heard by a group. In telling her story she became the living testimony of what we had most wished to convey within our retreat. Having overcome Leukemia without medical intervention, with the help of energy and conscious work, yoga and fasting, She had completely changed her life and she grew stronger every day within our retreat. No one would have guessed her diagnosis. She up-lifted the energy field for our entire group. God bless her.“
Claudia: Of course we never know what happens during a retreat, each time it is a different group of people, but we prepare this time with attention and love and „hold space“, so if the participants are „open“, transformation can happen.
When is the next chance to see you working together again?
Claudia: We are offering a New Year’s retreat, from the 27th of December 2017 to the 2nd of January 2018 at a Finca close to the amazing beach of Es Trenc. As December often gifts us with amazing weather, we can also practice some sessions on the beach, which are always unforgettable moments…
This is a perfect time to let go of old patterns and focus on new goals and visions!
For next year we know for sure, that we will offer our “Yoga & Sound retreat” in the month of May again. It is such a lovely time to enjoy the island.
I am also offering all year round Yoga Retreats in beautiful spots in Mallorca, either on my own, or in collaboration with other therapists and teachers with different focuses.
The focus on each can vary and apart from Yoga, can include treatments (massage, food reflexology etc.), diet & nutrition awareness and soon I will also include “holistic dance”!
My private yoga classes are in general, in the north of the island. Group classes I offer in Palma and Inca, depending on the participants I teach in English, Spanish, German, or sometimes a mix of languages, as the community here is pretty international.
Larissa: My home base is in Lotte, northern Germany, where I have created my own healing space, offering individual treatments, workshops and seminars. As I also travel a lot, you may find me here:
Switzerland: European Yoga Union in Zinal from 20th - 25th Aug. 2017
Switzerland: Workshops & private treatments: 26th Aug - 6th Sept. 2017
London: Workshops & private treatments: 8th -17th Sep. 2017
Germany: Diverse offers: 18th Sep. - 11th Oct. 2017
Greece: Yoga & Sound Healing Retreat 15th - 22nd Oct 2017
Germany: Diverse offers: from 25th Oct. onwards …
Our next Retreats together in Mallorca will be:
- New Year’s Retreat 2017/18: 26th December - 2nd of January
- May Retreat 2018: 9th - 16th of May