Ways are many, the truth is one

Beloved friends, dear guests,

welcome to the Heart of the forest, in the centre of meditation and natural teaching Sklenarka. Since 2013, it has held space for personal growth, spiritual practice, holistic life approach and relaxation.

Sklenarka is a 100+ year old romantic villa situated in the middle of a forest in the Orlice river basin, 130 km east of Prague, the Czech capital. The harmonic combination of an ancient woodland, flowering meadows, pond and adjoining buildings provide a rare background to experience Wholeness and Oneness in harmony with principles and rhythms of nature.

We are opening the villa and its grounds to weekend as well as short and long term visits of individuals, families, groups for retreats and private stay. The venue is managed and taken care of by its inhabitants and volunteers. We can currently offer the following:


  • accommodation for 60-70 people in the villa and cabins, 100-130 in tents
  • 3 halls of 54m2, 66m2 and 105m2 respectively, equipped with mats, cushions
  • a data projector, sound system, projection screen, flip-chart to rent
  • a tee- pee holding 30 people, a sweatlodge
  • a massage and relaxation room
  • a caravan rebuilt to host darkness retreats
  • a dining room with a fire place and a terrace overlooking the garden
  • 7 hectares of extensive private gardens, meadows and woods with a a circular natural swimming pool and camp-fires
  • free wi-fi and parking for guests


  • a vegetarian/vegan kitchen with using to natural and local ingredients
  • our own courses and therapies, including yoga, vedanta, detoxification, cookery, meditation, sweat-lodge, moonlodge, fire-walk, men and women circles, council circles, archery
  • massages and individual detoxication/darkness retreats
  • experimental ground for community life
  • open for families with children


  • as a large family of peafowl and other animals live on the grounds, we cannot accommodate dogs and pets
  • the grounds are non- smoking (there is one place reserved for smoking) and we do not support consumption of alcohol and abuse of any addictive substances
  • we prefer the use of organic hygienic products

The essence of Sklenarka is cultivated by respect to nature, loving care and balanced co-creation that replace rival and competing attitudes of nowadays‘ society. Sklenarka flourishes in harmony with all those who honor the path of cooperation with nature, its resources and proper Being. We trust that this place will be an inspiration for others on the path.

We are here for you, with love and joy for all we do. We invite you to an encounter, discovery and rest.


Sklenarka Team