The 3rd Yoga Beach Festival at Lake Partwitz, on the border between Saxony and Brandenburg, was an experience full of tranquility, enlightenment and physicality. From May 18 to 21, 2023, the picturesque shore was transformed into a paradise for yoga enthusiasts and those who want to become one. A four-day program, ranging from morning asanas to evening meditations, offered the whole family a variety of opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of yoga.
From classic yoga classes to special meditation sessions, such as singing bowl meditation and forest meditation with an Indian guru, the festival offered a wide range of activities. But it wasn't just for adults. Children could try their hand at acrobatics or improve their dance skills with multiple German breakdancing champion Patrick von Bardeleben. The marketplace, filled with delicacies for the physical well-being and traditional clothing, rounded out the experience.
Yoga class in the open-air tent (Photo: Thomas Wolf)
Participants often traveled with their own campers and spent time in this idyllic location, only about an hour and 15 minutes from Dresden. The sense of community was palpable in the air, providing a well-deserved break from everyday stress.
Those looking for luxurious amenities would have been out of place here. But that was exactly the point: the festival was a place of simple pleasures, characterized by relaxed and friendly people. The ideal environment to switch off and get back in tune with yourself. Time and space to forget the clock and focus only on yourself and your personal development.
Personally enriching were the conversations with the guru, who spoke only English. However, his words were translated into German, so that this language barrier was taken for many. His wisdom from Hinduism offered valuable impulses for private and professional life.
The Yoga Beach Festival at Lake Partwitz was more than just an event, it was a small vacation, a respite from the hectic pace of everyday life. It reflected the growing longing of people for mindfulness, connection to nature and mutual respect.
In conclusion, it can be said that the festival, although already the third of its kind, is still an insider tip. An idyllic retreat, full of potential, equally attractive to curious beginners, families and yoga professionals. The 3rd Yoga Beach Festival proved that it is not only a place for relaxation, but also a place for personal development and community.