Life School

The Life School is about taking a break from your daily life. Its content is created upon the combination of physical, mental and spiritual work.

Join our Life School

Are you going through a difficult phase in your life, in your marriage, at work? Do you want to experience a true stress relieve as well as a complete digital detox?
Are you looking for your true self? Do you want to find your own way in life and understand yourself more? Are you feeling lonely?

Following our vision of --Being together instead of staying alone--, we invite you to join our Life School!

What is Life School about?

The Life School is about taking a break from your daily life. Its content is created upon the combination of physical, mental and spiritual work; the Life School is not a rehabilitation or hospital facility where an individuals' passiveness and self-responsibility are weakened.

How does it work?
Our philosophy is based upon an intention to live a simple life in connection with the nature. We cook for ourselves, we use fruits and vegetables that grows locally in our region, we take care of the castle and the garden around. We learn from and about the nature as well as ourselves. Every day we start with yoga, meditation or a meditative walk. Each day in the castle is a bit different but the principles we follow are still the same.

Whom is the Life School designed for?
Anyone from the age of 18. We invite applicants of all ages who are willing to experience and learn new things, who want to get rid of internal contradictions and who actively want to change detrimental behavioural patterns. We gladly accept applicants who want to be part of and nurture society and who are willing to bring in their ideas and experiences.
Requirements: health certificate

Whom is the Life School NOT designed for?
We cannot accept anyone, who is currently suffering from a disease requiring medical treatment (psychiatric or internist’s). Our place is neither a psychiatric clinic nor a place treating addictions (e.g. drug or alcohol addiction).
We do NOT accept anyone who are dependent on any kind of medicine / drug.

What are the goals of the Life School?

At to the Life School you will learn how to take the responsibility for yourself and your happiness.
The goals of the Life School are following

  • overtaking responsibility for your own life
  • being aware of your dreams and making them happen
  • understanding the origin and “purpose” of disease, practising “health”
  • transforming disorientation into orientation,
  • discovering detrimental family patterns and removing them,
  • discovering good family patterns and living them,
  • strengthening your consciousness,
  • nurturing your mental and physical health,
  • working on your personal strengths and weaknesses,
  • building up a spiritual relationship with yourself, nature and God,
  • wanting to live and contribute in and to society.

What is my personal goal?
This is the question you need to ask yourself first and later to discuss with the therapist.

How long should I stay? When can I come?
Our castle and the Life School are open from the beginning of April till the end of October. We recommend that you stay with us for at least 3 months.

What is included in the price?
  • Accommodation in a private room
  • Vegetarian food (the whole day food)
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • One to two personal therapy sessions weekly (at least two per week)
  • Free usage of the crystal bed
  • Daily practical working therapy (depending on the chosen therapy and your individual needs)
  • Theory part: principles of the nature, learning about chakra, nature, food, basics of yoga and meditation and health
  • living the beautiful surroundings of the castle from the 12th century with own yard, garden and a park
  • Simple life in a luxurious ambiente


No consumption of the alcohol or nicotine is allowed inside or outside our facilities, no drug consumption is tolerated (medical drugs included)

Suitable for


Typical day

5:30am  Wake up
6 to 7 am Yoga / Meditation / Meditative Walk
7 to 8 am Common breakfast
8 am to 2 pm Personal therapy / Karma Yoga - depending on the agreement with the therapist
2 pm Common lunch
Afternoon: free time to relax, enjoy the beautiful nature and the healing atmosphere of this place
Dinner: there is no common dinner, come and prepare the meal whenever it works for you

At least twice a week: personal therapy session with the therapist
Anytime: free usage of crystal bed
Wednesday afternoon: yoga lesson (1,5 hours)
Theory part: priciples of the nature, learning about chakras, learning about food, digestion, learning about social needs, basics of yoga and meditation, learning about health in its whole concept

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Required Documents
health certificate
Other Skills
You should have a healthy life style and in good mental state because the life school is not meant as a substitution for a rehabilitation, hospital or psychiatric facility.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 14:00

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Free-time activities

There are many activites around. There is a beautiful nature around the castle, you can walk around the castle, visit the nearby lake (Süßer See) - either on foot or by bike. In the lake, you can enjoy all water activities from swimming, taking a paddle boat.
There are bikes in the castle, which you can use.
You are free to use the meditation / yoga hall and continue with your practice.
In the village, there is a local football club, you can join them, should you want to play football.



What's included?
The costs include:
*accommodation in a private room (shared bathroom)
*vegetarian food (the whole day food and drinks)
*yoga and meditation
*1 to 2 personal therapy sessions weekly
*free usage of the crystal bed
*daily practial working therapy (based on the chosen therapy and your individual needs)
*theory part: principles of the nature, learning about chakra, nature, food, basics of yoga and meditation and health
*living in the beautiful surrounsings of a castle from 12th century with own yard, garden and a park
*living in the middle of the nature, far from a stressful life-style and from the speed of the modern era

"Simple life in the luxurious ambiente"
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

*accommodation in a double room with a shared bathroom.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

All food and drinks provided (vegatarian only) all week long: breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything between.
Breakfast and lunch we eat together, dinner is prepared by everyone separately (or in group - as you feel like :-))

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Schochwitz/Germany between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Healing Castle Schochwitz will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Healing Castle Schochwitz during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Germany

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Germany. Please check the visa regulations for Germany.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Germany.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Halle (LEJ) in Leipzig-Halle. We assist you to find cheap flights to Germany.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Germany provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Germany you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Germany.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Germany upfront.
Schloss Schochwitz, Schlossplatz 1, 06198 Schochwitz, Germany