Summer Retreat: Moving in Nature with Playful Compassion and Lifelines

Come join Morag Donnelly and I on the weekend from 16.-18. August 2019 in the Rustic Schmiede (Blacksmith) in Stolzenhagen situated on a former farm at the border to the Nature Reserve of Unteres Odertal in Brandenburg on the Oder River. It will be a weekend with time to retreat in the Nature and connect to yourself and others through movement and creativity.  Offerings include: morning meditation, Yoga, Dancing, Lifelines drawing (with live modelling) with nature materials, as well as walks and fun. We will be served delicious meals and snacks, mostly from food grown in the area at the Ponderosa Guesthouse also located on the farm.

In my private and professional life I experience processes which happen in a specific setting and that it feels nearly impossible to transfer it into the daily life. I encourage you to invite friends, family, partner to this event, so that the integration to your daily life can happen on the retreat directly. To make it easier for you, we offer a 15% discount for a booking of 2 or more people.

You are welcome to bring children. Please inform us, if you require daycare during the Retreat.

(There will be a maximum of 18 Participants)


Taubenblau Seminar house

The Retreat will take place in the stunningly beautiful Taubenblau in Brandenburg. We will be staying in the nature-rich Uckermark, embedded in the Unteres Odertal National Park. After 10 minutes of walking, the flora and fauna are almost untouched. The house has a fireplace both inside and outside: Silent spaces for introspection, and plenty of space for walking. A demeter farm can be found in the village, in addition to a wild river with a view to Poland. Unteres Odertal National Park is Germany’s only meadow national park and is one of the most species-rich habitats for many types of bird.


Taubenblau offers four bedrooms with double beds, one bedroom with two single beds on the first floor, one bedroom with a double bed and also a dormitory room with a skylight with four beds on the second floor. There is a bathroom complex on the first floor; with private showers, one bathtub, and toilet areas, easily accessible from all sleeping areas. We will also have access to a professional kitchen, a beautiful open dining area and the Taubenblau Seminar Room.

Our Time Together

05.-07. October 2018
Taubenblau Seminar House Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg

The Retreat starts on 05. October at 15 h. We will greet each other with coffee and cake.

The Retreat ends on Sunday 07. October at 14 h.

Weekend Programm

Friday, 05. October
starting at 1 p.m. Check-In and Registration
3 p.m. Coffee and Cake
4-7 p.m. Movement Session: dynamic movement meditation
7 p.m. Dinner

Saturday, 06. October
8.30-9 a.m. Meditation
9-10 a.m. Breakfast
10-1 p.m. Movement Session: Yoga and dynamic movement meditation
1-4 p.m. Lunch with leisure time and walks. There will be a children’s program when there is enough interest
4-7 p.m. Group and Partner exercises
7 p.m. Dinner and Dance Party

Sunday, 07. October
8.30-9 a.m. Meditation
9-10 a.m. Breakfast
10-1 p.m. Movement Session: Yoga and dynamic movement meditation
1 p.m. Lunch and Departure

The Sessions can be attended individually. The participants can choose which groups they will go to.


Christa Cocciole (USA/D) navigates creative and moving processes in self-development. She weaves her background as a dancer and choreographer together with her Systemic Therapy education and 20plus years of international experience as a Therapist, Counsellor and Trainer.

Presently, she is employed by the Fliedner Clinic Berlin as well as working in her Private Practice as a Movement Therapist with an expertise in Stress Management and Trauma.

Clients and participants of her sessions and courses have been inspired by her contagious enthusiasm for movement, her warm, open approach and her refreshing clarity and precision when exploring boundaries.


Sliding-scale contribution from 90-190 €

15% discount is available for a registration of 2 or more people and for those living in the region.

Contribution (if not participating in the workshop)

60 € including meditation and evening event
It is possible to join individual sessions (3h à 30€)

Child Care

The costs of the child care will be covered with donations of the parents of the kids.

58 € Friday to Sunday

29€ for Children

80 €/Night Single room with private bathroom
90 €/Night Double room with private bathroom

65 €/Night Double room with shared bathroom
65 €/Night Room with 2 single beds
55 €/Night Single room with shared bathroom

25 €/Night/Bed Shared room with 4 beds

There are various additional Housing possibilities such as Rooms, Holiday apartments and Camping in the village. Please organise the booking by yourself.

Rooms and Holiday apartments

Tereza’s Guesthouse

pOnderosa Seminar House

Fam. Gieseler (033365 70936 oder 01636117955)

Fam. Jaruchevsky 033365 71155

Fam. Lichtner Ferien Wohnung am Gut Stolzenhagen


Getting there
The journey from Berlin by train takes 1 hour and costs 10€.