8 Days Balanced Body & Mind - Yoga Hiking Retreat in Bavaria, Germany

Bodenmais, Deutschland

Katrin Sturm
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Apr 21 - 28, 2018
Group size: 5 - 12
8 Days Balanced Body & Mind - Yoga Hiking Retreat in Bavaria, Germany
Bodenmais, Deutschland

Katrin Sturm
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Apr 21 - 28, 2018
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip

You have been feeling exhausted and tired lately? You feel like escaping from daily life and taking a break from all your responsibilities? You want to free your mind and disconnect? A healthier diet has long been on your agenda? You would love to reconnect with nature and simply be yourself? Maybe even find your true purpose to lead a happier life? Then this is for you!  

Join Haus Sonnenfels for this transformational retreat, an actively relaxing week of yoga and meditation, walking and hiking, delicious healthy food, and sauna to make your body and mind feel balanced again. You will not only walk away with a newly created wellbeing but also with the right tips and awareness on how to feel well, energised, and happy even after your stay with them by having made some new friends.

Who for and why?

Treat yourself with this transformational break to feel recharged, more balanced, energised, empowered, fitter, become a happier person with a healthier diet. After those 8 days with Haus Sonnenfels, you will walk away with a new awareness on what truly makes you happy and what positive effects the right amount of exercise in beautiful nature, mindfulness and healthy food and drinks can have on you.

And last but not least, you will meet like minded people and make new friends with whom you share unforgettable memories. During the retreat, Haus Sonnenfels will help you to determine the right individual work life balance for you after the retreat based on your values and priorities. This retreat has the potential to simply transform your life with a balanced body and mind! 


  • 8.00 -9.00 Morning Yoga
  • 9.00-10.00 Breakfast 
  • 10.30-12.30 Guided Hike
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-16.00 Time for Relaxation and Sauna 
  • 16.00-16.30 Body & Mind Coaching by our experts
  • 18.30-19.30 Group Dinner

On Wednesday afternoon, you will clear your mind by enjoying a unique singing bowl meditation in our local Silberberg mine while treating your body with the health facilitating air quality of the the Silberberg mine. You can fully disconnect on our daily walks and hikes by soaking in the stunning surrounding in pure nature.

Most walks and hikes start at the retreat centre and lead through pine forests to waterfalls and even the Gr. Arber summit, the highest mountain of the Bavarian Forest with a 360 degree view over the region even down to the Alps if you are lucky, what makes it a convenient and tranquil retreat location. As an alternative, you can always chose to relax in our local swimming pools and sweat out your stress and worries in their sauna landscape or even our own sauna without having to leave the house.

The daily round-table sessions lead by our retreat experts will equip you with new personal insights and useful tips from healthy nutrition & drinks, work-life-balance as well as mindfulness techniques. We are happy to discuss your preferred topics and goals for the week in order to personalize your experience with us as much as possible.

You will treat your body with tasty and energizing food and discover new vegetarian and vegan recipes. The food we cater for is prepared by our certified nutritionist with regional and biological ingredients whenever possible, who will also teach you how to keep a healthy diet for a balanced body and mind but still not lack any taste if you love eating just as much as we do.

You even want to take it a step further and discover your true purpose? You don't like your job or want to change another area of your life to become happier? Then Katrin, our trilingual Executive & Life Coach, offers you the possibility to support and guide you on this transformational journey by booking an add on package of individual coaching sessions with her.

As Haus Sonnenfels understands that every guest and every day is different, they will discuss personal preferences each day at the dinner table with the group. We do not want to overwhelm you with a day that might be too packed for your relaxation and right balance and thus always give you the personal freedom to take a break from the active side of things.

The Yoga

Our daily 1 hour yoga session before breakfast will set you up and energise you for the day ahead. Whether you are a beginner or at an intermediate level, Rosie - our yoga teacher from New Zealand - will make the group feel comfortable with her calm and professional manner and her infectious smile. 

You will enjoy the magnificent views out the window from the 3rd floor where the yoga is taking place. If the weather already allows end of April, you even get to enjoy the sessions in our spacious garden while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air in the rising morning sun. 

The Food

Our healthy diet during the week with us will boost your wellbeing even further without having to miss out on any tasty meals. Healthy food can indeed be delicious! 

Our rich breakfast buffet after the morning yoga will give you the right amount of energy for the upcoming activities of the day. 

For lunch you will be served tasty salads and homemade soups with fresh bread in the house or even enjoy a healthy lunch box outside in nature depending on the daily programme. 

For dinner we will treat you with a 2 course menu based on vegetarian or vegan recipes that will surprise you in their taste. 

All meals are served at a big dining table where we also discuss our next day's programme during dinner with the group. 

Healthy Snacks are constantly provided during your stay as well as free water and tea as our chef Sandra - a certified nutritionist - wants to give you that peace of mind to never have to feel hungry or thirsty at any stage. 

You have any specific dietary requirements? Then feel free to get in touch with us beforehand.

The accomodation

The retreat is taking place in Haus Sonnenfels with an exceptional location on top of the Bodenmais village. The house lies at the edge of the forest inviting you to stunning views down the valley and its surrounding mountains and forests.

In our comfortable en-suite double rooms with bathroom and balcony you can feel like home and soak in the green surroundings.

We also have a limited amount of en-suite single rooms available plus accommodate single room occupancy in our double rooms for just a small supplement if you decide to take a break on your own.

Our large garden with a stone BBQ, several seating facilities and sun beds await you to enjoy the nature with singing birds and breath in the fresh air around the village that is certified as an air spa thanks to our air quality that is beneficial to health and recovery.

Haus Sonnenfels makes you feel like home and is perfect to destress and disconnect for you while enjoying the views and tranquility from your room or balcony, reading a book, simply chilling out in our lounge area and garden or sweat out your worries in our sauna.

Our Kneipp therapy pool will provide you with a new wellbeing and other great health benefits including increased circulation, strengthened veins, better sleep, stimulated metabolism, stronger immune system, more stabilised autonomic nervous system and migraine relief.

If you ever feel like connecting to the digital world, you can use our free WiFI to do so. However, we encourage our guests to take the opportunity to disconnect as much as possible.

The Coaching

Every day we offer you a 30 minute group coaching session covering different areas on how to keep a balanced body and mind. The sessions are lead by our retreat experts ranging from a certified

Nutritionist, Yoga and Meditation teacher to a Life and Executive Coach.

Daily topics can include but are not limited to the following:

- Meditation and mindfulness techniques to keep the right balance in your busy life

- How to set up your ideal work and life balance 

- Discover your true values and what is really important for you in life

- The right foods & drinks to make your body and mind feel good

You would love to work more on your life purpose and goals? Become a happier person? Actively change certain areas of your life? Or simply get more clarity on what to make out of your life? You are an executive and want to work on work related topics? Then our Life & Executive Katrin is happy to support you further!

These sessions are an optional add on to the retreat package and allow you to work in the frame of an individual one-on-one basis with the support and guidance of a professional coach that has proven to be highly beneficial.

Benefits of coaching include the following:

  • Establish and take action towards achieving goals
  • Become more self-reliant and self-confident
  • Gain more job and life satisfaction
  • Contribute more effectively to the team and the organisation
  • Take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
  • Work more productively and life more easily with others 
  • Communicate more effectively 
  • Fulfil your dreams and simply be yourself​

The location

The retreat takes place in Bodenmais, the award winning holiday destination in the Bavarian Forest national park in Germany. The village is situated at 750m above sea level and is surrounded by a primeval pine forest and mountains like the Silberberg (955m) or Großer Arber (1456m). 

Bodenmais is certified as an air spa thanks to its exceptional air quality that facilitates wellbeing and a healthy body. It is one of the most sought after spa, wellness and retreat locations in Bavaria with its green landscapes.

The region offers a large variety of outdoor activities and events where you can embrace Bavarian customs and traditions and feel like a local. The climate make it a perfect holiday destination all year round with 85 miles of well maintained hiking trails of which 45 miles are groomed in winter awaiting you. 

Many trails start conveniently at the doorstep of the retreat location Haus Sonnenfels. The house lies on top of the stunning Bodenmais village, right at the edge of the forest in perfect tranquility with stunning views down the valley and its surrounding mountains and forests. The perfect spot to disconnect and recharge for you! 

How to get to us

The nearest airport is Munich (1.5 hours drive) with several rental car options from 15 EUR per day. Alternative airports are Salzburg, Prague and Memmingen (approx. 3 hours drive) with local rental car companies. 

For public transport options, you can either take a train to the local station Regen (most connections via Plattling) or a bus to Deggendorf, where you can then take a train to Regen. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions or advice on how to best get to us.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Double Room Occupancy incl. bed sheets, towels and WiFi (7x)
  • Meals & Drinks
    Daily Breakfast (7x), Daily Lunch (6x), Daily 2 course dinner (7x), Healthy Snacks, Water and Tea
  • Yoga
    Daily 1 Hour Yoga Sessions (7x)
  • Hiking
    Guided hikes
  • Meditation
    Singing Bowl Meditation in the Silberberg mine (1x)
  • Swimming Pool
    Free entrance to selected local swimming pools and sauna landscape (7x)
  • Body & Mind Coaching
    Daily 30 Min group coaching session lead by our retreat experts (6x)
  • Sauna & Kneipp
    Free Sauna & Kneipp pool usage on our premises
  • Local Transport
    Pick up and drop off from/to the local train station Regen or Bodenmais
  • Views
    ...plus priceless views onto the Bodenmais valley with its surrounding mountains and forests!
  • Travel
    Flights and other transport to Regen or Bodenmais where we can pick you up
  • Insurance
    Please note that it is your own responsibility to take out appropriate insurance for the retreat holiday
  • Singel Room Supplement
    A supplement of EUR 100 per stay applies
  • Individual Coaching
    Prices for Individual Executive & Life Coaching Sessions upon request based on your goals

Available Packages

Double Room Occupancy
6 left

Price per person per week based on double room occupancy with private bathroom.

All rooms are equipped with a private shower and toilet, hair dryer, towels, TV, a free water bottle and most of them also with a balcony with mountain view.

What is included in this retreat package:

- Accommodation in a double room incl. bed sheets, towels and WiFi (7x)

- Daily Room Service (6x)

- Daily Breakfast (7x)

- Daily Lunch (6x)

- Daily 2 course dinner (7x)

- Healthy Snacks

- Water & Tea

- Daily Yoga Sessions (7x)

- Singing Bowl Meditation in the Silberberg mine (1x)

- Guided walks and hikes (6x)

- Entrance to local swimming pools including sauna (7x)

- Daily 30 Min info session by our retreat experts

- Kneipp pool usage on the premises

- Sauna usage on our premises

- Pick up and drop off from/to the local train station Regen or Bodenmais

Deposit: €150
Single Room Occupancy
only 2 left
Deposit: €150

Available options

Individual Life & Executive Coaching

Your Organizer

Katrin Sturm
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Katrin is the retreat organiser. She fulfilled her year long dream of organising retreats and is delighted to welcome you in her home village Bodenmais in order to share the amazing surroundings and tranquility with you where she was lucky enough to grow up in. She sees her purpose in making people happier by connecting them to their authentic self and thus decided to follow her heart in becoming a certified Executive & Life Coach three years ago. Running retreats is one of her passions as she has seen the effect of retreats and coaching on herself and on how it encouraged her to follow through on her goals and dreams. Katrin also holds a masters degree in International Business and has been living and working abroad in the UK, France and the Netherlands for over 11 years now. The last 7 years she's spent in Ireland gaining valuable management and coaching experience by leading teams of up to 12 people. Katrin's most recent position held was Senior Sales Manager at Salesforce.


I had great time in Bodenmais at Haus Sonnenfels. Thank you Katrin for the organization. Everything was absolutely Wonderfull. I can recommend a retreat at Haus Sonnenfels.
By Kathleen F for 4 Days Digital Detox with Yoga & Hiking in Bavaria on 12 Jun, 2018