Incubate Your new Life - Guided Retreat in "Little Paradise" outside Hamburg, Germany

Event Highlights

  • This work will be related to the following topics:
  • - Inner work and going on retreat
  • - Meditation
  • - Reconnecting with yourself, your inner truth, and the Divine and Sacred inside and outside of you
  • - Spiritual experiences and opening of the heart
  • - Finding what you really want to do in Life
  • - Living from your truth and living up to your potential.


For our retreat guests, we will suggest a daily schedule encompassing times for meditation or prayer, contemplation, walks in nature, reading, creativity, and small talks to share and reflect upon the inner process. Guests are free to choose in how far they would like to follow our suggested schedule and participate in these activities.

It is also possible to (partly or completely) follow your own retreat rhythm or plan.

07:00 - 08:00
- Sitting in Silence/Meditation (with group in meditation room or on your own)
08:00 - 09:00
- Breakfast
09:30 - 10:00
- Helping around the house or in the garden. We believe that having an intention to work with your hands and mind in a mindful way promotes feelings of purpose and gratification.
10:30 - 11:00
- Mindful walk or jog in nature
-Self contemplation or answering self-refectory questions
11:30 - 12:00
- Reading (Full library of books available in English and German)
12:30 - 13:00
- One on one talks
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:30
- Siesta/Nap
15:30 - 16:30
- Mindful walk or jog / Garden meditation
17:00 - 18:30
- Creative expression (Writing, Drawing, Dancing, Yoga, Dynamic Meditations, etc.)
19:00 - 19:30
- Light Dinner
20:00 - 20:30
- Group Sharing
21:00 - 22:00
- Sitting in Silence / Meditation (with group in meditation room or on your own)

About This Event

You really want to change your life? This month long retreat offers best conditions for your own introspection: - Are you really living what you came here for? - Do you feel 'reconnected' and 'at home in yourself'? - Are you living up to your true potential? - Are you 'Singing the Song of your Soul?

This retreat is targeted at professionals who are looking for an intense timeout with one hour of daily inspirational work, provided by Maria Lefèvre (coach, author and host of Little Paradise).

Finding ourselves, we become unique, surrendering to love, we become one

Venue Highlights

We provide space and atmosphere for deep peace and silence.
Individual retreat guests are very welcome. Silent retreats are possible. Group events just as well.
Inhabitants and guests usually form a loose community. Shared meals in the kitchens, authentic encounters, deep conversations are part of our daily life.
Guests are free to choose, how far they want to participate or stay for themselves.

The surrounding nature is truly beautiful. The number of large and rare birds around the center is quite unique for Germany: Eagles, hawks, falcons, bussards, red kites, marsh harriers, herons, cranes, storks, swans, flocks of geese and ducks and starlings and swallows, great owls, woodpeckers, sea gulls, kingfishers, bats and many more ... all of them can be seen from the house at different times of the year.

While you are surrounded by nature, the center is located just 25 min away from Hamburg City Center. You can also visit the city of Lubeck or the Baltic Sea, a mere 35 minutes away.


We provide three guest rooms - two of them duplex with a lower and an upper level, connected via an open spiral staircase.
The duplex rooms have a private bathroom included.
The third room is a single room with shower and sink. The bathroom is shared.

Towels, linens, and hairdryers are provided.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We do not offer prepared meals, though a range of organic and vegetarian foods are provided for all guests to use. Often times guests will make shared meals.


By car:
Hamburg airport is 40 minutes away. Most people find the house easily with Google maps.

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Yael Gunitskaya   March 20, 2020

      Everything a retreat wants to be

    I loved walking around and exploring the nature nearby: there are many lakes and forests to enjoy, different farm animals and a variety of birds in the area. The place itself was very quiet, relaxing and allowing one to concentrate on oneself and use the time efficiently. The house feels spacious and connected to nature (it has a garden, where one can relax without going off the property). Maria was very helpful if I needed any help or guidance. I felt at home in her house, everybody (including her beautiful cats) was very very welcoming and friendly. I found this retreat to be a great experience. Feels like a safe haven. Thank you!

  • Shelly Wu   April 30, 2019

      Best retreat center ever

    Definitely a place I would visit AGAIN AND AGAIN in my entire life. The natural reserve region provides rich ecology, with pleasing view of lake, sunshine and starry night in the garden, four lovely cats, two brilliant hosts...Little Paradise is just like an independent and isolated time space in this civilized and complex world. Having spent 2 weeks here, I would say the best experience is always beyond words. You don't need to find peace, peace finds you here:)

  • Jade Lrr   February 20, 2019

      A real Little Paradise...

    Little Paradise is an amazing place and I enjoyed a lot my 3 weeks in this beautiful house. Expect stillness and silence, but also very nice people and interesting discussions. I was not on retreat but participated in every morning and evening meditations: wonderful experience ! The garden and surroundings are beautiful too, many walks or biking trips are possible. Thank you again, Maria and Antje !

  • Signe Ho   January 13, 2019

      Not meditation

    .... Not anything to do with meditation.

  • alice   May 01, 2018

      Lovely place to stay close to Hamburg

    Will recommend to anyone who wants to have a peaceful stay close Hamburg!

  • Julianne Griffin   April 12, 2018

      Little Paradise

    Little Paradise is a wonderful place to take stock and reconnect to you core self. Surrounded by the beauty of nature it is also perfect for allowing yourself to relax and unwind in a tranquil setting. Would recommend to anyone who feels the need to stop slow down and reconnect with themselves and the rhythms of life.

  • Helena Gram   March 31, 2018

      If you want to be relax, connected with nature and find harmony this is your place

    I spent a few days at this guesthouse. I though that was going to be just a relaxing experience to save energy to get back to routine. But it was more than that. I did meditations in the morning and afternoon, I ate so good productos, organic, ecological food, I started to sleep better that I used to do it, I met new and interesting people and everyday I took a walk to do exercise and enjoy nature. This house is really a little paradise. You have your own space, but also a sharing space with self-aware persons that helps you to mature. For anybody who wants to be reconnected with the nature and the world this is the perfect place, no doubt.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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