Gratitude weekend 2017

November 24-26, enjoy three days and two nights in an idyllic yoga retreat

4 creative, philosophical and hilarious vinyasa yoga sessions

hands on assistance and massage

autumn feast/community cooking class with traditional North American delicacies

time for quiet reflection


lake walks

delicious superfood brunch

special savasana with sound healing by Jenine Yoga


Amazing LOcation, Amazing Price

Our Home-away-to-om is a lovely lakeside house just an hour or so from Berlin. The place includes several sweet bedrooms, a large kitchen, an amazing community room with fireplace, and a cosy sauna. 

215 for repeat om-mies, includes accomodation, all yoga and massage,  the welcome dinner and one brunch. Price is Only 265 euro if its your first retreat.



Stay calm and stay strong


Take time out from the busy city life to turn off the phone and tune into new friendships and reconnect with old friends.

On the first evening of the retreat there will be a gentle flow so we can get to know each other, then I will cook an awesome meal for us to share. 

Saturday morning will start with a powerful practise, followed by a long brunch, then free time to walk, read, sauna, etc. We will meet again in the evening for another yoga session created around your requests, and spend the evening cooking and sharing eachothers company. 

Sunday we repeat: sweaty yoga in the shala and a long luxurious meal by the fire.


Tutorials and HAnds-on Assistance

A retreat is an amazing opportunity to deepen your asana practise. I will create the Saturday afternoon session around your requests, and there will be lots of time to ask questions, practise your favourite postures and try new shapes.


Now is the right time!

re-connect with yourself, celebrate abundance in community, and start your Christmas season with strength and peace.








photos from last year's retreat by Linda Rosa Saal


OM Away From HOme

Om Away from Home offers yoga retreats and holidays for joyful rejuvenation.

Our retreats feature energetic Vinyasa Yoga Sessions, and Relaxing Yin yoga sessions, complete with yoga nidra, guided meditations, and massage. We also enjoy community meals and cooking lessons. All this in beautiful natural settings ranging from charming farmhouses to exotic resorts.

You can expect to sweat, smile, and savor your moments and memories.

We love creating unforgettable weekend and weeklong getaways around Germany and abroad. Sustainability and beauty are the qualities that unite all our locations and experiences. We are always a small group with two teachers/ masseuses, so you can expect lots of hands on adjustments and neck massage. Our retreats are an invitation to go deeper into yourself, your practise, and to experiment with some advanced asana. Or, you can just breathe deeply and practise watch-asana. Watchasana!?!?!: the one when the crazy pretzel yoginis do their circus tricks and you just, you know, watch.

Go Big or Go om

In-home massage and yoga sessions to make you sweat and smile. Each personalized practise includes cardiovascular exercises, flexibility and strength training, philosophy and laughter.

Book a private yoga session for you or a loved one to take your practise to the next level! 


Book a Thai yoga massage to enjoy all the benefits without the sweat 

Sessions in your home or office or my studio, Schmetterling Shala



Now is the right time!

Yoga is Liberating!

Delicious healthy food is healthy and delicious!


Invigorating creative asana choreographies

Intuitive healing massage

Inspiring philosophy, poetry, Dharma talks


excellent conversations

hands on assistance and personal attention

the stillness needed to hear the music of your own soul

Yoga is not for everyone. Yoga is for those who want to be free and who believe that joy is possible!...we must embody what we feel is good, and joyful.

Sharon Gannon



Mary Beth Volker is a Vinyasa Yoga teacher with a passion for athletic movement balanced with healing therapy. She believes everyone everywhere can learn to make herself happy and  free, and is delighted to share all the  techniques she has learned. Her classes get you thinking, laughing, and growing. Students have completely transformed their bodies and outlooks on life when working with her long term, due to her commitment to the yoga practise and philosophies, and her ability to tailor practises to meet each student wherever she is on her path. Although she is very serious about yoga she doesn’t take herself too seriously, so you can expect lighthearted, accessible language and jokes throughout the sessions. She teaches teachers, thai massage, and cooking lessons as well as yoga. 



She thanks her teachers, Anna Laurita, Master Duncan Wong, and Sharon Gannon for teaching her the importance of touch in the practise, and inviting her up into this practise of personal liberation. She is assisted by her apprentices and other masseuses on retreats.