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Recently Yoga Vidya Seminar House Shanti’s address was changed to Yogaweg 7, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg. Many navigation systems do not know this address yet. Alternatively, please use the old address: Wällenweg 42, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg.
How to arrive:
Arrival by car:
from Oberhausen and Bielefeld on the A2:
1. Turn off the A2 at exit no. 27 in the direction of Bielefeld-Zentrum and continue on the B66 in the direction of Lage / Detmold until you reach Lage.
2. Follow the B 239 to Horn Bad Meinberg.
3. In Bad Meinberg at the traffic light intersection (at which the B 239 sharp turns right), continue straight ahead.
4. At the next traffic light turn right and follow the signs for the “Thermal Bath” and “Haus Yoga Vidya”.
from Münster, Hanover, Berlin, Hamburg on the A2:
1. On the A2 at exit No.35 to Bad Eilsen / Ost and turn in the direction of Rinteln / Lemgo/Detmold.
2. Drive via Lemgo to Detmold on the B238.
3. In Detmold follow the B 239 to Bad Meinberg.
4. In Bad Meinberg at the traffic light intersection (where the B 239 turns sharply right), continue straight ahead.
5. At the next traffic light turn right and follow the signs to the “Thermal Bath” and “House Yoga Vidya”.
from Cologne, Frankfurt, Kassel on the A33, A44:
1. Drive on the A44 until exit 61-Kreuz Bad Wünnenberg-Haaren.
2. Drive on the A33 towards Paderborn / Bielefeld until exit 26-Paderborn / Elsen.
3. From Paderborn / Elsen follow the B1 direction Hameln / Detmold / Bad Lippspringe until intersection B1 / B239 Bad Meinberg (do not turn to Horn first).
4. Turn right onto B239 direction Bad Meinberg.
5. At the first traffic light turn right, follow the signs for the thermal bath and the house Yoga Vidya, directly turn right again and continue straight ahead.
Arriving by train:
Arrive comfortably by train and then continue with the bus line 782http://www.stadtverkehr-detmold.de/images/pdf/Linie_782_Fahrplanbuch1.pdf. This takes you from Horn-Bad Meinberg station almost to their doorstep.
The entrance is at the bus stop “Bahnhof” . These can be found if you are – starting from the train – immediately oriented to the left.
The closest exit is the bus stop “Kurzentrum” . From there it is still 3 minutes walk. Please follow the signs to Yoga Vidya .
After the first right-hand bend, the seminar house Shanti is the first building on the right.
Exact departure times and arrival times, please contact via www.bahn.de .
You can also take a taxi from the train station for about €12. Please reserve a taxi a few days in advance. Here are several numbers to call:
Prasse 05234 89933;
Blomberger / Henke 05234 9555;
Brandl 05234 98805 or 0160-98101101;
Wienke 05234 98147;
If you arrive very late to the train station, the cost will be closer to €25 to arrive to the seminar house. The numbers to call to reserve ahead are:
Radio- Limburg taxis 05231-4345;
Residence Taxi 05231-27747;
Taxi Central Detmold 05231-28066
Arriving by bus:
If you want to arrive by bus, you will find cheap bus connections from Berlin, Ruhr, Hamburg, Bremen and other cities also at:
The nearest bus stations can be found in Detmold and Paderborn.
Arriving by plane:
The closest airport to arrive at is Paderborn, Germany. The airport code is PAD. For a flight to Paderborn there are direct flights, from different airports like Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Berlin, London, Madrid, Rome and usually one or two layovers from other destinations abroad.
For flight times into the airport you can check out: www.airport-pad.com
Once you land at the airport, you an either book a taxi directly to the ashram for between €75-100. Please note that taxis should be reserved a few days in advance!
See http://www.airport-pad.com/index.php?catalog=/travel/pk for all the info you will need once you arrive at the Paderborn airport.
Please arrive at Yoga Vidya Seminar House Shanti ashram after on July 8 (July 30 for Module 2). There will be dinner served that night and we will start together early morning on the 9th (31st for Module 2).
If you are unable to make it for dinner and have a late arrival please make sure to let the ashram know when you make your reservation by emailing Gastgruppen@yoga-vidya.de or calling +49 5234 2332
We have a tentatively planned orientation from 6:30-7:30 PM on July 8 (July 30 for Module 2). All students are required to attend orientation.
Departure Time: The rooms must be vacated by 12.30 on the day of departure. About a small support (take off bed, empty garbage) we would be very happy.
Guest Rooms: You are responsible to book and pay for your retreat room directly with Yoga Vidya Seminar House Shanti. You can email Gastgruppen@yoga-vidya.de and you must include your full name, the Heart of Sound TT with Anandra George, your physical address as well as mailing address in your mail so they can complete your reservation. You can also call +49 5234 2332 to make your reservation.
Rooms are available from July 8th (July 30th for Module 2), one day before the Teacher Training begins until July 22nd (Aug 13th for Module 2), the morning after we finish. Therefore plan on booking a room for 14 nights total. It is highly recommended you arrive on the July 8 (July 30th for Module 2) in order to settle in and be ready for our early morning start on July 9th (July 31st for Module 2). A delicious vegetarian dinner will also be provided on the night of check in as well as a yummy breakfast on the day of check out.
There are three different room styles to choose from:
Single Room €60.50/night
Double Room €44.50/night
4 Bed Room €35.75/night
At the weekend they also charge a surcharge of €5.00 per night (Fri-Sat and Sat-Sun).
When booking your reservation for our Teacher Training, full board is included in your room price. Therefore, Yoga Vidya Seminar House Shanti provides breakfast, lunch and dinner from July 9-21 (July 31-Aug 12) as well as dinner on July 8 (July 30) and breakfast on July 22 (Aug 13)
Be ready to be pampered with their delicious meals! The purely lacto-vegetarian / vegan cuisine of the Yoga Vidya eV is one of the largest certified organic kitchens in Germany. That’s right, everything they prepare is 100% organic! The premises are also alcohol and smoke free!
If you have any special dietary concerns or need extra snacks during the days, it is recommended you bring your own stash of treats. There are also healthy snacks available at the Yoga Vidya Boutique. For those that need their daily cup of coffee, you can head to the ashram’s Café Māyā. The next health food store is in Bad Meinberg, about 15 Minutes walking distance from the ashram.
On the couple half days we have and if you have a car of your own, you can drive about 30 min to Detmold to try out several vegan restaurants.
Daily Use Fee for Students NOT staying at the Yoga Vidya Seminar House Shanti:
If you choose not to stay on site, you still must register with the ashram by either emailing Gastgruppen@yoga-vidya.de or calling +49 5234 2332. There is a daily fee for participating and using the facilities and all meals are also provided. You are responsible for reserving and paying the ashram directly.
The day use fee is €30.50 a day (for a total of 13 days)
Childcare: Please contact Yoga Vidya Seminar House Shanti for availability and pricing if you are in need of childcare. You can either email: Gastgruppen@yoga-vidya.de or call +49 5234 2332 to make arrangements. All costs are separate from the course tuition.
- clothes for all weather situations (Germany’s weather can be unpredictable even in the summer)
- prescription medications
- reusable water bottle (filtered water is available at the retreat)
- snacks of your own (granola bars, trail mix, protein powders, etc.)
- slippers or socks (the floors at the retreat can get a little cold at night)
- jacket, pants, and scarf
- umbrella, sunglasses, sunhat for walks in the gardens
- journal, pens, highlighters, index cards, and your other favorite study tools
Harmoniums and other Instruments:
Please bring your harmonium if you’d like to! You can take it as carry-on luggage if it fits (check ALL of your flight details first to verify!) or pack it in a hard-sided suitcase with clothing all around and check it. We will be doing some harmonium classes, and there will be time to practice on your own. We’ll have nightly kīrtan jam sessions, so bring what you love to play!
Please see the prerequisite page for more information about instruments. Unfortunately we cannot arrange for instrument purchase from India to Germany, so please do not fill out the India form.
Prerequisites to be completed a month before arrival:
YES! In fact it is very important that you finish the prerequisites so we can use our precious time together for our deep immersion and synthesis of the rich materials. Once you have completed them, you will upload them to the Dropbox files for review.
There is a pharmacy about 15 minutes from the retreat.
There are a few cute shops in Detmold, 30 minute drive from the retreat.
A list of recommended activities will be provided upon your arrival.
I’m arriving early (or staying after the retreat). Do I need to have a car if I want to explore the area? Yes. The area around Bad Meinberg is pretty rural.
Is there a possibility to stay at Yoga Vidya before or after our retreat time? While we cannot arrange directly anything for you, we suggest that you contact the ashram at Gastgruppen@yoga-vidya and ask for pricing and availability.
Thank you for checking the other frequently asked questions before you contact us for your individual questions.
FAQ on Course preparation: Prerequisite where you will find the links to Dropbox folders.
FAQ on the 200-hour RYT in general
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a concern that’s not listed in our FAQ sections.