German Business Awards 2019

6 EU BUSINESS NEWS / 2019 German Business Awards , Gaia House GbR: Gaia House GbR: Wellness Retreat of the Year 2019 Oct19363 In recent years, wellness retreats have been become a popular choice for those who wish to escape to a tranquil resort. Having taken over Gaia three years ago with the dreamof starting a hospitality business and not muchmore, Gaia Retreat has become known by clients as a “piece of heaven”, as well as a life changing experience. Recently, we caught up with founders, Eran Eisen and with Anat Feingold to discover just how they created such a luxurious retreat. “When people enter our establishment, they say it ‘feels like home’. As an inter- national house in the heart of Germany, we have put in the time and effort to create this feeling throughout Gaia Retreat and we do hope that our guests feel that way.” This is the mission statement of Eran Eisen, co-founder and host at Gaia Retreat House. Despite the name and location finding its roots over 27 years ago - it used to operate exclusively as a seminar house - the deliberate move towards being a place to relax and rejuvenate is a relatively recent change. Gaia Retreat House can be found in the gentle hills and quiet woodlands of the Meissner Geo-Naturpark Frau- Holle-Land, a beautiful location in the heart of Germany. Naturally, this enviable location provides the perfect backdrop for the atmosphere that Eran and Anat try to create in their house. Recently, Nord Hessen, the region where Gaia can be found, declared itself to be slowing down tourism, with the phrase ‘Zeit für sich – fit für alle(s)’. This translates to ‘Time for yourself – fit for all’. It shows that, somehow, Gaia found the right owners with the right attitude in the right place at the right time. Offering a wellness retreat which caters to all those who visit, Eran and Anat believe that wellness means finding a way to bring energy, love and light to all parts of body, soul and spirit in everyday life, as Anat explains. “There are many things that can support an individual to feel whole and fulfilled. We give the space and con- ditioning for wellness, which enables individuals to have their chance to recharge, reset their life decisions, and even discover a sort of natural sense of wellness.” “We’ve see an amazing demand when it comes to a need to ‘slow down’ and taking the time to relax from daily hectic life.”