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Hedoné Seminar 2022
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Dear Hedoangel,

 

Thank you for supporting the movement with your generosity and participation at the Hedoné Seminar 2022! Below you will find the most important information related to our gathering. 

We are delighted to announce that the 5th edition of our Hedoné Seminar will focus on “Seeds of the Universe” by planting knowledge and growing this planet into a more liberated, inclusive, & light-filled world! 


This year we will gather to cultivate self-love, acceptance, and deeply connect with the truth within ourselves. It is time begin living outside of the binary box, the patriarchal misconceptions, and begin tapping into our gender-fluidness to discover and celebrate the sexual complexities that we all carry within us. Empathy, consent, and respect will be the main pillars to support this magical reunion. 


 

TIME & LOCATION

The Hedone Seminar 2022 is taking place from June 15th at 1pm, to Monday 20th at 8pm, 2022 in a dreamy location near Halle, at Schloss Burgenscheidung. Schloßbergstraße 56 (06636) Laucha an der Unstrut. Please keep the location secret.

Check-in times to the castle are only possible from Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 22pm. Gates close at 22pm, please keep this in mind when you plan your arrival. Once you enter the event location, it is not possible to go out of the property unless you are leaving for good.

 

LOGISTICS

 

“Hedo Gold'' is the currency of this event. You will be able to pay with a cashless bracelet on the site. We will provide you with top up options closer to the event, please come back to this page to get the latest updates.


 

TRANSPORT 

We encourage you to take the Bus! 

We have organized the bus for your convenience with Bassliner, as it is the most comfortable and quickest journey!

Bus: Bus shuttle service from Berlin Ostbahnhof to the venue will be provided by Bassliner. More information for booking your transportation is available through their website.

 

Train: Train is another eco-friendly way to reach the castle from Berlin. You can take the DB from Berlin to Leipzig, Leipzig to Naumburg Saale, and then to Karsdorf (3:30h). There will be a shuttle service upon request to connect your trip from Karsdorf to the venue (5€).

 

Private car: Free parking spots outside the venue are very limited. If coming by car, we strongly encourage sharing the ride with fellow hedonists to reduce environmental impact! A car sharing group will be provided closer to the event. Parking space inside the venue is very limited and a car/campervan pass must be purchased here

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

There is a beautiful free camping area surrounding the castle where you can bring your own tent to and enjoy nature. We invite everyone to embrace the comfort of nature and camp. The camping area will have toilets, you will find showers inside the castle. 

 

“Glamping” at Hedonia Camp comes at an extra cost. Please plan your sleeping arrangements by visiting this website and selecting your accommodation options. Unfortunately, Rooms in the castle are fully booked already.

Please note:
- Check-in times to the castle are only possible from Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 22pm.

- No pets allowed at the location

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FOOD & DRINKS

 

Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, fresh juices, and herbal shots will be sold separately at designated bars. 

 

We will have a kitchen that will serve three vegan meals a day. In addition, our chefs are preparing two extraordinary vegan gourmet events.

 

We have grown with experience and this time we are providing two different meal experiences with two different menus. Each dinner will feel like a new experience. Not only will you be enchanted by the aphrodisiac food on your plate, but  you are going to journey through an experience full of performances and surprises. 

 

NAKED IN SPACE DINNER- Friday 17th- 7pm

You will experience a sensual sensation that will allow your thoughts and worries to escape.

Let us embrace this exciting feeling of losing our bodies and floating naked in space.

Show as much skin as possible.

GALA DINNER- Saturday 18th - 7pm

We invite you to get seduced by a libido awakening dinner made of aphrodisiacal soul food. 

Let us evoke an atmosphere that is filled with passion and desire. Let our libido feel like dancing. 

The most wonderful outfit in the style of Hedone will be crowned.

Both events are limited to 80 people, book your spot in advance. Reservations: here

You are allowed to bring your own non-alcoholic drinks and snacks (cooking areas are not available). Our event is partially funded by the sales of the bar. We ask you to kindly understand and cooperate.  


 

WORKSHOPS

 

The schedule will be sent to your email soon. You will be able to review the program.

 

For this event you can choose which workshops you want to participate in during the event. There will be a few workshops which require pre-registration. We will inform you about these, once you receive the program.

 

Consult the program from previous events to have an idea. 


 

CONSENT

Participating in a consent workshop is mandatory for all who want to enjoy any of Hedoné's other workshops. We would like for everyone to have the adequate knowledge about consent, boundaries, values, and guidelines needed to create a safe(r) space.

 

You can join a free workshop either before the seminar online or also directly at the seminar.

 

Online appointments:

 

Monday 16.05.2022 - (thank you for everyone who has joined)

Wednesday 08.06. 2022 - 19.30 - 21 CET- JOIN CALL HERE

 

Throughout this workshop we will communicate perspectives for a safe(r) space, we will take a moment to reflect and agree on guidelines together, and we will guide you through examples where you can experience the sense of boundaries, communicate them in a healthy way, practicing taking NO for an answer, experience self-care and and take home some tool for your everyday life!

Consciousness about these topics are the key to a healthy and prosperous journey at Hedoné events and can also benefit your private & professional life.

 

If you would like to learn more or if you would like to participate in a face-to-face consent workshop before the seminar, please visit one of the workshops at our partner studio VANI. Seminar ticket holderd will receive a 40% discount and if you participate in one of their consent related workshops, we will acknowledge your participation as your mandatory workshop for the Seminar. Please register two days in advance with them.

 

Please watch this video to get a little introduction on the topic.


 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

  1. Consent is a Must. It is an affirmative, unambiguous and conscious decision by each participant; It is voluntary, and revocable at any time. Consent cannot be given when a person is incapacitated. We do not tolerate any kind of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or abusive behavior. Be the highest, most loving and respectful version of yourself!

  2. Leave No Trace. Ethical hedonists are protectors of the earth, guardians of the oceans, worshippers of Pachamama. We encourage you to bring your own cup/water bottle, if necessary, use bio glitter and always leave places cleaner than you found them. Single-use plastic is not permitted. Smokers: use a portable ashtray. 

  3. Be a Hedoangel. Beautiful souls overseeing that magic and safety are maintained throughout the party, Hedoangels are guards of high vibes who take care of the space and one another. Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, harassment or abusive behavior is not tolerated at this event.  Anything understood as such, as well as any violation of consent, will not be tolerated.

  4. Gifting. Hedone is a participatory co-creational event. Guests are encouraged to bring and share their gifts with the community. Spontaneous performances, interactive games, gourmet treats, etc…are all welcome and appreciated.. Be your funky avatar!  

ATTIRE 

 

Our Immersive journey culminates with the Hedo-gala on Saturday, a celebration which is a mass performance against Female Genital Mutilation with the motto “Don’t cut the Flower.” Guided by our motto and the idea that pleasures are natural, we dress ourselves in elements inspired by nature and light. Review our Pinterest and Instagram accounts for inspiration. Attire is required from the Opening Ceremony on Saturday afternoon until the closure on Monday

 

Other than flowers, feathers, shells, etc… light colored fabrics (white, cream, beige, gold, silver) are strongly encouraged. Body paint and bio-glitter are welcome. We also love skin! Transparency and nudity are celebrated. We expect all participants to comply with the dress code in order to maintain our enchanted atmosphere and to co-create a living painting. 

 

To make sure the dress code is not an obstacle, a collective dress-up action will take place where our Aphrodite squad members will help you become your enchanted self. Bio Glitter, face/body paint and styling advice from the assistants of the Goddess of Beauty. But, nonetheless, we encourage you to get creative and prepare in advance!

For you to enjoy a fabulous celebration, we offer our  workshop “The Fantasy Lab” where you will be able to create your own Headpiece and take it home. This Workshop has an entry fee of 35€ p/p to cover costs of materials, please sign up in advance HERE  if you want to create your costume with us.

Limited headpieces will be available for rental at the Atelier.

 

Our event indoors is barefoot. If you are worried about cold feet please bring house shoes or glitter socks ;) 

 

TREAT YOURSELF

We will offer a variety of one-on-one sessions for an extra fee during the event at the SPA area. Registration for the healing sessions will occur at the healing area during the event. Please re-visit this page soon for an upcoming booking tool.

 

The Bazaar will showcase a selection of independent designers and their special creations. 

 

INVOLVE YOURSELF

On Wednesday June 15th, we invite you to share your sensual verses, lustful prose, or melodic inspiration around the theme of diversity, openness, and boundless love. 

 

If you wish to participate and share your own words, please register on POETRY SHARING 2022 before June 1st and fill out the online form. Your sharing doesn't have to be professional in any way but just to come from a place of Love. 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Water bottle and a cup

        we don’t give out cups at the bar, please bring your own

        please bring a metal cup, no glass, as people are mainly barefoot

        minimum 0,3l

  • Yoga matt 

  • Meditation pillow

  • Bug spray

  • It gets cold at night - please bring warm clothes and sleeping bags

  • Hedo-gala outfit and/or materials (ex. sequins, feathers, fabrics, etc.) to create your attire

  • Organic personal hygiene products

  • Camping gear

  • A basic first aid kit + mask

  • Slippers (optional)

  • Cash & Credit Card

 

PRACTICE SAFER SEX

Nothing is more important in a conscious sex life than practicing safe sex. Caring for the health of our partner and ourselves is the highest form of (self-)respect one can exercise. Therefore we at Hedoné recommend and encourage all of our members and followers to not only wear protection but also to get tested regularly. Please find a few health centers in Berlin that accommodate patients of all orientations and identities for visits without appointments:

 

Praxis City Ost

Tel. 030 29363950

Gubener Str. 37, 10243 Berlin

 

Dr. Cordes

Tel. 030 97002288

Warschauer Str. 33, 10243 Berlin

 

Medical Center Nollendorf Platz

Tel. 030 21967650

Nollendorfplatz 3-4 10777 Berlin


 

COVID-19

 

Precautions and hygienic measures will be taken to prevent transmissions. Carrying a negative PCR (48h) or Antigen test (24h) result will be mandatory to access the venue, even if you carry a proof of vaccination or proof of recovery with you.

 

Option to get tested at the entrance, at an additional cost, will be available.

 

Cancellation of the event due to a worsening of the pandemic scenario will be adequately communicated.

 

You can find additional general information in our FAQ and please don’t forget to read our Manifesto.

 

For emergency cases & cancellations, please contact welcome@hedone.berlin

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

 

With Love, 

 

Hedoné Team

 

 

Photo by @efy.artist