Wisdom in the Woods

An intimate, explorative day retreat. Reconnect to your inner wisdom out in nature.

Come to your senses!

Join a very small group to spend a day out in a beautiful forest: walking, sensing, reflecting, and through structured exercises connecting to your own wisdom.

Come out with:

  • tools to access your own wisdom
  • better answers to your key questions
  • valuable new insights about yourself and your situation
  • more resolve to take action

Moreover, you will find more inner calm, as well as fresh energy and inspiration.

For whom?

  • Would you like to tap into your intuitive wisdom with more ease in critical or challenging situations?
  • Do you feel (at least in some aspects of your life) without clarity, or a clear inner compass?
  • Are you concerned you might take a wrong decision?
  • Do you tend to get stuck in “analysis paralysis”?
  • Or are you wondering how to best serve the greater good?

If any of this rings a bell, this retreat can be a game changer for you.

When and where?

For the moment, upon request of groups (4 – 8 people), retreats are organised on their preferred date. New dates for open retreats might be released in 2024.

We meet in the south-east part of Berlin, near Grünau, or as agreed.

Why is it useful for you to join this retreat?

We are living in unprecedented times of change and uncertainty. Particularly in these trying and uncertain times, it is crucial for all of us to connect inwards, to that powerful deeper source of intelligence we all have: to our own wisdom.

But how do we (re-)connect to that innate source of energy and guidance? That source that provides us with inner strength, ease with uncertainty, determination? Where we also find our inner-directness, our soul’s creativity, and our dignity?

This retreat provides several ways to access your innate wisdom, bringing it into a dialogue with your rational mind and your gut’s instinct – for truly effective decision-making. You readjust your inner compass, increase your energetic presence, and bring more focus into your actions – which can be a major shift for your leadership, your relationships, your work, and what you create.

Sometimes we need to retreat in order to emerge with force.

What is it like?

The retreat is an opportunity for new experiences and insights, as well as a close encounter with an inspiring natural environment, with a very small group of other individuals, and with yourself.

We will alternate between walking, practicing & exploring, and being in stillness, in selected spots in the forest. Through Julia’s guidance, you will work profoundly on your own concrete questions or challenges. And you will discover answers from your own deep wisdom. 

The walking is easy for people with average fitness, and the retreat is beneficial in almost any weather. In case of heavy storm or heavy rainfall, we will postpone the retreat day to a previously agreed upon fallback option.

The retreat is preceded by a private call with Julia, the founder of Greater Good Leadership, in order to get to know each other and clarify any questions you might have.


What are your benefits of participating in this retreat? 

During the day, in an experimental way, you discover useful and wise approaches to your challenges, your leadership, your work, and your life. You experience how to deliberately access your own wisdom, so you can make use of it with intention.

You are invited to bring in your most important question(s) or challenge(s) related to the retreat’s theme. During the retreat, you get to the essence of what really matters in your situation. You gain more clarity and determination, as you recognise what to focus on, and what your next step(s) will be.

Last but not least, you will enjoy the inspiring and restorative properties of the forest, and calm down from all the noise of your daily life.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

Who is this for? 

– anyone with normal physical fitness and openness for a non-strenuous outdoor experience 

– anyone who would like to make use of their own deep wisdom, instead of only relying on information sourced from outside of us 

– previous meditative/ contemplative practice is valuable but not a requirement

What’s the setup? 

On the day of the retreat, we spend around 6 hours out in nature.

The setting will be intimate and confidential: max. 8 participants.

The private call before the retreat (about 30 minutes) will be done via phone or video call. 

The retreat usually takes place in a secluded forest in the south-east of the German capital of Berlin, where the group has some privacy.

Upon request of groups / organizations Julia might also travel to meet you where you are – please reach out to speak about options!

Who is facilitating the retreat? 

Julia Juergens

Founder of Greater Good Leadership

For a time, I struggled with the most essential decisions in my work and life. And like so many of us, I was well trained to “figure things out” with my analytical mind. So I used to gather information painstakingly, reading, listening to experts, etc., in order to weight pro and contra arguments against each other and identify the “right” solution – for myself, or for those I lead or advised. Such hard work, and often with disappointing outcomes.

And then came the point that I broke free from that pattern…

(read more)

… I learned to re-connect to my intuition, the intelligence of my heart, stopping the brain-racking, understanding the bigger picture, and what truly mattered. With that, I suddenly sensed a clear inner direction, and a strong resolve to act upon it. My analytical mind was indeed useful thereafter: to bring those wise insights into concrete action.

Today it’s clear to me that if the complexity of an issue is far too great (and so often it is!), it is impossible to sort things out with our rational mind alone. As Einstein said: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Through my engagement with the work particularly of Alan Seale and Otto Scharmer, as well as a lot of research into our world’s ancient wisdom traditions, I learned to help others to connect and listen to their intuitive mind – in order to find access to their own wisdom.

Many of my clients wrote me after working with me that they had a sensation of being released of a burden, gained a deeper understanding of their circumstances, or became more deeply aware of what was blocking them – hence, that something shifted deep inside of them, and that they were then able to achieve what they desired.

I am convinced that a better world for all living beings is possible when we get in touch with the energy of our natural knowing. It can provide real, solid and very powerful information.

More about me here.

When does it take place? 

Make sure to be informed on time about the next open retreat:

Want your own retreat planned on a day convenient for you and your colleagues? 

How much does it cost? 

The participation fee includes:

– private virtual pre-retreat coaching session

– one-day leadership retreat in a beautiful forest, with Julia Juergens, in a small group of participants, for optimal personal guidance

The regular participation fee per person is 369 Euros*

*Prices are excluding VAT for companies, and including VAT for private payers.

Frequently asked questions

Is it difficult to access my wisdom?

Yes, and no. We all are naturally capable of accessing it. We all have it. The great majority of us just did not learn in school how and where to find it.

We all have slightly different channels through which we “receive” our innate wisdom easiest, and often we have more than one channel. During the retreat you will experience different ways to access your wisdom, which you can continue to use and practise after the retreat.

Isn't wisdom something only older people achieve to find?

Many of us associate wisdom with old age. For sure, some of us get wiser with age, but not all of us will – it is not a guaranteed “side-effect” of aging.

Truth is, we all can have wise insights and make wise decisions, at any age! A “wise person” is someone who acts wisely with some routine, often based on a deliberate contemplative practise.

This retreat offers opportunities for wise insights and wise decision-making, and can be a step on your journey to deeper wisdom.

Is the retreat held in German or in English?

Both languages are possible. The retreat can easily be conducted with a mixed group, too.

Will there be another "Wisdom in the Woods" retreat this year?

No, unfortunately in 2023 there will be no other “Wisdom in the Woods” retreat for open enrolment, but you can create your own group and choose your date! 

Meet Julia and find out more about the retreat

Schedule a free call with Julia here, or send an email to julia@greatergood-leadership.com


Be inspired – by your own clarity!