Hedoné Seminar 2022
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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 Burgscheidungen. 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.
Our Immersive journey culminates with the Hedo-gala on Saturday, a celebration which is a mass performance representing the poem "From the nature of things" Guided by our motto "love the Flower" and the affirmation that pleasures are natural, we dress ourselves in elements inspired by nature and light.
Attire is required only from the Opening Ceremony on Saturday afternoon until the closure on Monday.
From Wednesday to Saturday come as you are!
Other than flowers, feathers, shells, etc… light flat colored fabrics (white, cream, beige, gold, silver, pale pink) are strongly encouraged. Dark colors elements or textiles during the gala (Saturday to Monday) are not allowed. 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.
If you want to get your outfit upfront check out our befriended shops:
For vintage clothes visit soba32 in Neukölln.
Weaved sustainable fashion you get at Taika.
Best place to shop local fashion from Berlin Designers is at B Spritz.
If you visit B Spritz in Neukölln and mention Hedoné Seminar at your check out you will receive a 5% discount.
For custom rentals please book an appointment at Elli Fattale´s Glitterimperium.
Our event indoors is barefoot. If you are worried about cold feet please bring house shoes or glitter socks ;)
“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.
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!
Train: Train is another eco-friendly way to reach the castle from Berlin. Take the DB from Berlin to Leipzig, Leipzig to Naumburg Saale, and then to Karsdorf (4:30h). There will be a shuttle service upon request to connect you from Karsdorf to the venue (10€). Please introduce your arrival/departure time at Karsdorf station here.
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 can be found here.
Parking space inside the venue is very limited and a car/campervan pass must be purchased here.
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.
- Check-in times to the castle are only possible from Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 22pm.
- No pets allowed at the location
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.
The schedule will be published on here by Sunday. 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.
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.
Last online appointment:
We offer one last online workshop on Tuesday the 14th of June at 8pm CET.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
PROTECTION OF PRIVACY
To create a save space, we do not allow pictures taken during workshops and after the opening ceremony.
We will have a photo booth area where you can use your phone to take photos with your friends and some nice photographers on site.
If you do not want pictures taken of yourself, please let info point or welcome point know and they will give you a special bracelet.
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
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
A basic first aid kit + mask
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:
Tel. 030 29363950
Gubener Str. 37, 10243 Berlin
Tel. 030 97002288
Warschauer Str. 33, 10243 Berlin
Medical Center Nollendorf Platz
Tel. 030 21967650
Nollendorfplatz 3-4 10777 Berlin
Precautions and hygienic measures will be taken to prevent transmissions. Carrying a negative PCR (48h) or Antigen test (24h) is encouraged.
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.
For emergency cases & cancellations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Photo by @efy.artist