AYP Yoga and Meditation Retreat, Seminarhaus Shanti, Germany

June 11th to 18th - 2021

The Venue

The retreat will be held at the Seminarhaus-Shanti retreat centre in Germany. The centre is a large venue where many yogic events take place. It is located on the edge of a forest, near Bad-Meinberg, which is about 80 Km from Hanover.

Seminarhaus Shanti

The Yoga

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Samyama
  • Mudras and bhandas
  • Asana
  • Self inquiry

Practices will include Asanas, Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama, as well as other yoga practices. Full instructions on practice will be given. 

This retreat is suitable for people of all levels of ability. 


During the retreat we will be looking at the whole process of kundalini and the purification of the subtle nervous system. This will include a study of the chakras and nadis (energy channels) of the subtle body and how they relate to the process of spiritual awakening.


This retreat will be led in English with German translation.


Tristan Dorling

Tristan Dorling

Tristan has been practicing yoga and meditation for around 30 years and teaching internationally for the last 10 years. He trained in Nepal, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.

He specializes in the teaching of meditation, pranayama and the philosophy of yoga. 

Amandine Perrin

Amandine Perrin

Sometimes when people ask me what I do in life, I like to answer “researcher”. “Ah that’s good!” they say. Then follows invariably: “In what?” “in Yoga.” Some look disappointed, others laugh out loud… Yet this is a noble path and a fairly accurate definition of what a yogi is, who, driven by an invisible force, searches relentlessly (or almost!) through their practices, to capture the essence of life in its purest form.


Food will be vegetarian. The food served will support a yoga and meditation practice. 

There will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner) with tea available all day.

Cost and registration

There will be no charge for taking part in this retreat. However, you will need to pay for your accommodation and food at the centre. This can be booked directly with Seminarhaus Shanti. The accommodation charges are:

Mobile home/ Caravan/ Tent: €193.75 (per person)

Dormitory (4 beds): €232.25 (per person)

Double/ Twin room: €295.25 (per person)

Single room: €410.75 (per person)

To book your accommodation, contact Gastgruppen at Seminarhaus Shanti directly. Their email is:

gastgruppen (at) yoga-vidya.de

Let them know that you are wishing to attend the AYP Yoga retreat. Accommodation includes two meals a day (brunch and dinner) and tea.

For administration purposes please also register on the German AYP website here (no charge):


Once your payment to Seminarhaus Shanti is made, and you have registered at fyue.de, your place on the retreat will be confirmed.

Places on this retreat will be limited to eighteen people due to the coronavirus regulations. Five places are still available. 

Donations to support the running of this event will be welcome. 

Coronavirus update

The latest coronavirus news (18th May) is that the retreat centre in Germany will open as soon as the infection rate falls low enough in the local area, which could happen any day.

When arriving at the centre, participants will need one of the following:

· A negative test result, not older than 48 hours (an official test)


· Fully vaccinated + 14 days after the last vaccination (proof with vaccination certificate entry)

· Fell ill with Covid-19 and recovered within the last 6 months (proof with a positive PCR test that is at least 28 days old)

· Fell ill with Covid-19 and 1st vaccination + 7-14 days (proof with a positive PCR test that is at least 28 days old and vaccination passport entry)

Tests are free in Germany (see government website).

Masks will need to be worn in corridors and everyone will need to be 1.5 meters apart in the yoga practice hall. 

If this event cannot go ahead due to the coronavirus situation then everyone will be refunded in full. 

The venue operates in accordance with the coronavirus guidelines, including cleaning and hygiene etc. 

Getting there

Travel directions are available from the centre’s website here:

Retreat schedule

Friday 11th June

14:00-16:00 Arrival
16.30-17:45 Instructions on practice: Asana, pranayama, meditation
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk: course introduction

Saturday 12th June

07:30-09:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:20-10:10 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:45 Free time/ walking/ personal practice
15:45-17:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk/ questions and answers

Sunday 13th June to Wednesday 16th June

07:30-09:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:20-10:20 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:00 Free time/ walking/   personal practice
15:00-16:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
16:40-17:30 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk/ questions and answers

Thursday 17th June

07:30-09:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:20-10:10 Pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11:00-15:45 Free time/ walking/ personal practice
15:45-17:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
17:45 Dinner
19:30 Evening talk/ questions and answers

Friday 18th June

07:30-09:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:30 Brunch
11.15-12.00 Farewells and departure