A weekend retreat to get anchored

Fr. 13th – Mon 16th May 2022

Nadi Shorana Breathing


From 13th to the 16th of may discover the most effective methods of classical Tantra and traditional Yoga. Three days of silence and practice, including asana and pranayama, energy work, intense concentration and deep relaxation; tantric meditation, mantra, karma yoga and more. See below for explanations.

The very definition of self-work. Specially designed to make you strong for the months ahead.

Three days that will blow your mind.

Price: 330€, includes food, accommodation and practice.

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This retreat is for people who want more out of life.

Are you ready to work with yourself? To step beyond philosophy and talking, into the silent practice of transformative methods? Do you demand a compelling toolbox that allows you to cultivate an extraordinary life?

  • If you want to move from a dull material experience into the magical world of spiritual transformation;
  • If you have been practicing conventional yoga and wish to discover the wholistic path of traditional Yoga, with its amazing breathing techniques, meditations and energy work;
  • If you have been dabbling in neotantra and want to find-out how classical Tantra can truly expand your sexuality as well as your mind and your whole life;
  • If you have been learning isolated techniques here and there, and long for a comprehensive system that addresses the entire human frame;
  • If you are tired of new modalities and experimental approaches that may or may not work, and are ready for a time-tested path than has proven effective for thousands of people through the ages;

Then this retreat is for you!


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  • Change your life with an effective Sadhana that will carry you as far as you wish to go on the spiritual path.
  • Learn to elegantly dance with anything that life throws at you.
  • Grow self-love and self-acceptance.
  • Become confident and self-reliant.
  • Develop clarity and laser-like focus.
  • Explode your physical and mental energy.
  • Get grounded, strong and directed.
  • Deepen your relationships and defeat social anxiety.
  • Expand your creativity.
  • Cultivate an enthusiastic and engaged attitude.
  • Turn any work you do into an uplifting experience.
  • Manage your moods and harmonise your emotions.
  • Improve your sex life.
  • Gain a deeper insight into yourself.
  • Strengthen your willpower.
  • Turn your life into a work of art.

In short, become the captain of the ship of your life.

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The Methods you will learn in this retreat


Remove impurities and bring balance to your body through the powerful cleansing methods of traditional yoga. Techniques that affect all the body's systems and kick-start their function. This is effectively a reset of your physical self.


In traditional Yoga, the physical poses work deeper than at the mere muscular level, and do more than just making you strong and flexible. The way we do them, these poses massage the endocrine glands and the internal organs, stimulate the spine and the central nervous system, and affect the movement of fluids and energy throughout the body.


Remove finer tensions and harmonise your nervous system. The yogic breathing exercises are a bridge between grosser and finer layers of your being; between body and mind. They make your clearer and mentally stronger, and allow you to discover and experience Prana, your life force.

Bandha and Mudra

When you remove tensions through asana and pranayama, you gain access to previously lost energy. In order for this energy to be experienced and directed in a useful way, we use Bandha and Mudra, special physical contractions and gestures that touch the endocrine system and other important areas of the body. They influence your state of mind and level of activity, while bringing consciousness and energy to the different parts of your self.

Kundalini Yoga

What is usually called Kundalini Yoga was developed in the 1970s by a Sikh entrepreneur. It has nothing to do with the ancient Tantric science to awaken and control your life force and discover the chakra. Tantric Kundalini Yoga is an elegant and precise science that will impact all aspects of your life.


The ancient tantrics developed the science of sound to its highest expression. Mantras are special vibrations that permeate your physical, energetic and mental selves, bringing you into deeper states of consciousness and allowing your dormant powers to awaken.

Karma Yoga

The science of action. How to relate to work and productive activity so that it energises rather than depletes you? How to approach everything you do like a meditation and a process of self-knowledge. When you discover the secrets of Karma Yoga your relationship to work will never be the same.


How can you become independent from mental disturbances? How can you remain cool in the intense situation? Through Pratyahara, you discover that there are actual things you can do, systematic practices that enable you to act from your own center, even in adverse conditions. Based on a precise knowledge of how the mind works, these methods teach you to work with the mind, rather than fight it.


Strengthen your ability to focus and discover that concentration involves no effort, but that it is a relaxed state in which your attention remains easily fixed on an object of your choice for as long as you wish. This is the first step to become master of your mind.


To be aware and present is to experience life fully. This becomes possible through your work with meditation. There are as many meditation methods as there are temperaments, and they are available for any degree of experience or personal preference. In this retreat you will learn some very useful meditations that will make you more present and aware.
Burgkemnitz Castle

Location & ACcoMmodation

A mere 2.5 hours by train from Berlin, Burgkemnitz Castle is a relic of the 18th Century.  Built at the site of a 15th Century moated manor, it stands alone on the outskirts of the tiny village of Burgkemnitz.  The main castle is in poor state of repair and its currently being restored.  We will stay in a large annex of more recent appearance, with comfortable if rather basic rooms.

The castle has a generous park, which includes several ponds and gardens.  The nature around is gorgeous. During the free-time, you could go swimming at the nearby lake, or enjoy a walk in the dense forest.

Food will be provided by the unparalleled Fool of Many Passions, quartermaster, bleeding heart and stove master extraordinaire. You will be hard pressed to find better fare in the seven seas.

There will be two hearty vegetarian meals per day and sufficient snacks in between to satisfy the most ravenous appetite.

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The Guide

Pipi Spielhand a.k.a. Pedro Aybar: Captain, writer, enfant terrible.  Received a 4-year residential education in classical tantra by Swami Janakananda Saraswati.  Trained with Andro, from the Diamond Lotus, in Sexual Tantra and Tantra Massage.  Developed Pirate Tantra to marry the white and red tantric traditions he studied and provide a more playful and accessible approach to the ancient methods.  Has been teaching the tantric methods for over a decade.

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There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delight

of walking in the noisy street

and being the noise.

—- Rumi.