Fasting courses in St. Marienthal

Course Intructors

Fasting ourses in St. Marienthal 1

Grit Gottschling,

Training as fasting leader at the Paracelsus School for alternative practitioners in Chemnitz. Certified psychologicalcounsellor (VFP), enthusiastic about Tai Chi, Nordic Walking and forest bathing

Fasting ourses in St. Marienthal 2

Sigrid Magnus,

Fasting director of the German Fasting academy e. V.- medically examined by Dr. med. Helmut Lützner / member of the medical association “therapeutic fasting & nutrition” e.V. Over 20 years of fasting experience (Buchinger, base and raw food fasting). Management of the physiotherapy of FAMA-AKTIV GmbH Leipzig
Fasting ourses in St. Marienthal 3

Noemi La Terra,

Fasting leader of the German Fasting academy e. V. Training as meditation course leader in the Reform house academy. Master’s course of study at the Folkwang University in Essen with “Music of the Middle Ages”. Diverse experience as asinger in jazz with its various facets, gospel, in new music, improvisation, traditional southern Italian and Arabic music, and as a mezzo- soprano in early music with her own projects and with renowned ensembles such as “Sarband” and “Ars Choralis Coeln”.

Registration and further information

e-mail: reservierung@stmarienthal.de

IBZ St. Marienthal, 02899 Ostritz, St. Marienthal 10

phone: 035823/770

Fasting in a monastic atmosphere

Our fasting weeks  according to Dr. Buchinger
  • Fasting for healthy people
  • Fasting and singing and
  • Fasting and meditation
are carried out and monitored under the direction of trained, experienced and medically certified fasting leaders. Our fasting weeks should not be confused with therapeutic fasting.
What characterises the “fasting week for healthy people” course?
Our fasting week ” Fasting for healthy people” includes the following offers in addition to fasting food: Information “All about fasting according to Otto Buchinger / Dr. Helmut Lützner”, daily morning gymnastics, spiritual impulses from a sister of the monastery, in the morning you can go for a walk or there are special offers from the fasting leader, e.g. on nutrition and health (forest bathing, massages, Kneipp, etc.), guided tour of the monastery, visit to the monastery library, an afternoon of silence, participation in the sisters’ songs.
No solid food is consumed during this Lent. Instead, in addition to the fasting drinks (herbal teas, water, fruit juices and vegetable juices), there is a light vegetable broth with fresh herbs, honey or lemon once a day.

Our fasting course on the St. Marienthal monastery grounds offers you relaxation and contemplation, peace and exercise in the fresh air, exchange of experiences and spiritual discussions, as well as advice on nutritional issues. Various offers round off the course.

The programme is a voluntary offer on our part. You are welcome to create your own free space.

In addition to the above-mentioned characteristics of the fasting week according to Dr. Buchinger (Fasting for Healthy People), participants learn about various meditation practices such as walking, breathing and angel meditation during “Fasting and Meditation”.
Anyone who is healthy, does not take medication and wants to experience new things can take part. The fasting courses take place under the personal responsibility of the participants. The prerequisite for participation is a medical clearance certificate from your family doctor, which must be issued no more than 8 weeks before the start of the course.

In addition to the above-mentioned characteristics of the fasting week according to Dr. Buchinger (Fasting for Healthy People), participants in this course learn the oldest Christian meditation practice: the psalmody. A tradition that the sisters in St. Marienthal have been cultivating for centuries until today. The singing and meditation sessions take place daily and are offered by a qualified singer, singing teacher and meditation course leader.

The fasting week for healthy people costs 680€ for an overnight stay in a simple guest room (with shower, WC, telephone, desk etc.) and 720 € for an overnight stay in a three-star guest room (according to Dehoga), additionally with TV, suitcase rack, shower gel etc.

The fasting weeks “fasting and meditation” and “fasting and singing” each cost an additional 150 €.
  • Accommodation in a single room in the St. Marienthal guest houses
  • fasting  meals   during    the   fasting course
  • Mentoring by the fasting leader during the entire fasting week
  • Provision of a louge for the entire fasting group
  • Daily group meetings
  • Lectures and exchange of experience on fasting, nutrition and healthy lifestyle
  • instruction in body and relaxation exercises
  • Feel good day to relax
  • Monastery tour
  • Talk with a nun of the monastery of St. Marienthal (lecture, question time)
  • Spiritual impulses in the monastery church
  • Visit to the “Garden of Bible Plants” on the monastery grounds
  • In autumn and winter: Travel by taxi and entrance to the swimming pool/hall pool (Trixi-Bad Großschönau, not valid for the courses “Fasting and Meditation” and “Fasting and Singing”)
  • In summer: ride your bike to the Berzdorfer See or another excursion
  • Guided tour through Görlitz (does not apply to the courses “Fasting and Meditation” and “Fasting and Singing”)
  • Free WLAN (unsecured)
  • Time for yourself
Nr. dates start/end fasting course instructor type of course
1 08.-15.01.2021 friday-friday Mrs. Magnus canceld
2 17.-24.01.2021 sunday-sunday Mrs. Gottschling canceld
3 05.-12.02.2021 friday-friday Mrs. La Terra canceld
4 12.-19.02.2021 friday-friday Mrs. La Terra canceld
5 26.02.-05.03.21 friday-friday Mrs. Gottschling canceld
6 16.-23.04.2021 friday-friday Mrs. Magnus canceld
7 30.04.-07.05.2021 friday-friday Mrs. Magnus canceld
8 27.06.-04.07.2021 sunday-sunday Mrs. Magnus fasting according to Buchinger
9 04.-11.07.2021 sunday-sunday Mrs. Magnus fasting according to Buchinger
10 23.-30.07.2021 friday-friday Mrs. La Terra fasting with singing
11 06.-13.08.2021 friday-friday Mrs. Magnus fasting according to Buchinger
12 20.-27.08.2021 friday-friday Mrs. Gottschling fasting according to Buchinger
13 15.-22.10.2021 friday-friday Mrs. La Terra fasting with meditation
14 03.-10.12.2021 friday-friday Mrs. Gottschling fasting according to Buchinger