Pathways to Bliss
a yoga and creative writing retreat on the island of Rügen, Germany
with Steph Cusack, Paulina Czienskowski and Albertine van Iterson.
Thursday 22 October
Arrival between 4 – 7 pm
Sunday 25 October
Check out 12pm
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
— Joan Didion
Pathways to Bliss
Steal away for a few days of transformation, rejuvenation and sisterhood at Gut Üselitz on the beautiful island of Rügen. This 4 day version of the she she experience will commence with a welcome dinner on Thursday evening at 7pm. You are welcome to check in from 4pm.
The following days will be filled with vinyasa and yin yoga practice with Steph to move our bodies. As well as more quiet practices like meditation and journaling. Plenty of quiet time to relax in your apartment, in one of the cosy communal living rooms on the ground floor or head out for a stroll on the beautiful property surrounding the house.
...for a she she journey to reconnect with yourself and enjoy the slow, simple pleasures of countryside living. Escape with us for a few autumn/winter days on the idyllic island of Rügen to reconnect with nature and an intimate group like-minded women, but more importantly, your true self. After years of enchanting retreats on the rugged mountains of Mallorca, we have at last discovered a new haven worthy of the she she philosophy. Known for its scenic cliff-sides and UNESCO forest, Rügen has the same magic and enchanting energy as our beloved Balearic island. Our retreat home will be the restored historical house of Gut Üselitz, surrounded by a quiet landscape and tranquil lake just outside our door - for idyllic evenings watching the sunset's reflection.
The retreat will be an immersion of all senses.
A journey of discovery with practices like meditation and breath work, long walks through rural nature, healing essential oils, resting and reading, mindfully enjoying food, meaningful conversations, creative writing, and a beautiful balance of dynamic and slow yoga practices. Plus an extra special feature, an energetic heart-opening cacao ceremony which will ignite the fire inside.
In short, feeling and moving freely, physically and spiritually, enjoying things in life that really matter and taking time to go slow…
Write it Down
Daily pressure-less journaling and a creative writing workshop (no writing experience needed!) in collaboration with journalist and novelist Paulina Czienskowski. Besides being a talented writer, she is a good friend and truly of of the kindest people we know. We are extremely honoured having her with us, offering this unique experience.
Inspired by Nature
A day excursion deep diving into the beautiful nature of the island. A dramatically dreamy scenery that inspired great romantic painters like Caspar David Friedrich. We will transition into our creative workshop where we will explore the shapes of what nature around us has to offer. Creating our own cyanotype print, an artwork for you to take home, reminding you to of these beautiful days of bliss.
Our nurturing moments will be fall harvest farm-to-table feasts prepared by our good friends from LOK6 restaurant in Berlin, who are experts when it comes to German country side's finest ingredients.
Push pause on your everyday routine to step back in time and retreat at one of the island’s oldest family-run hideaway homes alongside a truly extraordinary group of women. We can’t wait to meet you there . .
she is an explorer,
unafraid to travel
within her heart and mind.
ready to discover new spaces
to heal - releasing burdens
and planting wisdom wherever
her awareness takes her
1200 EUR per person shared room
1800 EUR per person private room
Daily Yoga Classes with Steph
Writing and journaling with Paulina
Art Workshop with Albertine
All food, Snacks and Drinks (Wine is available for purchase)
A she she gift or two!
And of course 3 nights stay in our mesmerising retreat home with the most beautiful apartments, cosy communal spaces, lake views and large property surroundings as far as the eye can reach.
Not included is transport to the house.
How to register
1. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and the retreat date you would like to book.
2. Please place a deposit/downpayment of 500 EUR, which is required to reserve a spot at the retreat. Please note we hold a first come, first serve policy and only an email does not count as reservation. Once we have received the deposit payment on our bank account, your reservation is confirmed. (You can email us a screenshot of the transfer to speed up the process.)
Our bank account:
Albertine van Iterson / she she retreats
IBAN: DE27 1005 0000 6016 9188 80
Please mention your name and 'Pathways to Bliss'
The remaining payment is due 4 weeks before retreat starts.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us any time at email@example.com.
Please read our COVID-19 Policy and Terms & Conditions here.
How to get there
Üselitz 2, 18574 Poseritz
Stralsund: 20 min
Berlin: 3 hrs
Hamburg: 3 hrs
Kopenhagen: 5,5 hrs
The nearest airport would be TXL or SFX in Berlin.
The nearest train station is Stralsund, from there is about 20 min with a taxi and can be shared amongst guests.