Sonnenaufgang Stille-Retreat

Silent Retreat – Meditation and Contemplation 2024

With Susanne Ahlendorf and Martin Bruders

Meditation and Contemplation in the midst of powerful nature! We invite you to join us for a week of inner retreat and intimate contact with yourself. Through an increasingly subtle contemplative exploration of the now, we unfold the beauty of the moment.

Food for the Soul

It is a time of stillness, silence, non-doing, inner withdrawal, contemplation and meditation. Being without having to be somebody. Nothing is expected of you, there is nothing to achieve. Just listen within and see what happens within.

Days of retreat and reconnection

Sitting and walking meditations, breathing, just being and drawing new strength, experiencing inner and outer peace. A clear daily routine and group practice support the process of becoming aware. The power of the surrounding nature is available as a source of connection.

Guided and silent meditations allow for intimate contact with yourself and a mindful encounter with your space. Elements of object-related contemplation, meditative writing and listening to the source of a piece of music will support the process.

Thomas Hübl will energetically accompany the meditation retreat from a distance. We look forward to spending time together, deepening coherence in the international field, and sharing the joy of the simplicity of sitting.

During this time, patterns and conditioning or even old hurts may surface, the mind may become louder, and many thoughts may come up. This is part of a mental detox process that, for most people, creates space for the authentic steps of life. To support you in this process, we offer daily counseling sessions during the retreat week where you can ask your questions or have us guide your process.

An attitude of mindfulness and acceptance allows for a deep energetic process of clarification and expansion of consciousness.

Review of the 2023 retreat (in German):

Leadership Team

Martin Bruders and Susanne Ahlendorf have been studying mystical texts together for many years and are fascinated by shared silence. They developed and lead the ongoing annual cycle “Bibles Online” and several meditation retreats.

Martin and Susanne have had a close student-teacher relationship with Thomas Hübl for over 14 years. As senior students they are involved in various projects and groups. Martin Bruders was a moderator of the Celebrate Live Festival and has been co-leading meditation retreats for 6 years. Susanne is an authorized trainer for Transparent Communication and leads trainings for practice group leaders at the Academy of Inner Science.

“Whenever you accept this moment as it is, you are still, you are at peace.”
– Eckhart Tolle

Impressions of the Sophia seminar house and the surrounding area on the River Elbe in northern Germany:

The retreat is open to all levels of meditation experience.

Organizational details

Date: Sunday, October 20 to Sunday, October 27, 2024
Time: Start 5 pm., end 12.30 pm.
Further details are still being planned, registration is not yet possible.

Information:, Phone: +49 (0)4407 – 716 094

Venue: Seminarhaus „Sophia“
Address: An der Elbe 2, 29490 Drethem, Germany


Oct 20 - 27, 2024


5:00 pm - 12:30 pm


  • Susanne Ahlendorf
    Susanne Ahlendorf
    Alternative practitioner for psychotherapy, practitioner of the NARM® developmental trauma method

    Susanne Ahelndorf practices in her own psychotherapeutic practice in Frankfurt am Main. She is a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy and practitioner of the developmental trauma method NARM®. She has been leading continuing education and training groups since 1998 on topics such as meditation, Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, Mysticism & Healing, continuing education in an educational context as well as annual trainings “Women’s ROOM”. Since 2020 Susanne has been giving courses together with Martin Bruders under the name MakeSpaceForGrace.

  • Martin Bruders
    Martin Bruders
    Graduate social worker, mediator and coach

    Martin Bruders is a qualified social worker, mediator and coach. He worked for over 28 years as a comedian and presenter at over 2000 corporate events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His inner exploring expedition journey is as much about his meditation practice as it is about his daily life.