About Us

Kathrin and Laura: Mother & Daughter Duo
Our persons & our story



I am the culinary heart of Be Retreats.


In my personal life, I always liked to provide and care: whether as a single and working mother of 3 children or at large family celebrations - I am always working with great attention to detail and creativity when it comes to catering.


Now I transfer my passion and also my many years of professional experience in customer service to Be Retreats and conjure up nutritious, delicious and diverse meals for our participants.



I am the entertainer and organizer at Be Retreats.


My enthusiasm for unique experiences, the meeting of great people and the creation of unforgettable moments together make every Be Retreats weekend special.


Due to my professional experience in event management and business operations, I am responsible for the content and implementation of Be Retreats. I also try my hand as the improvised marketing manager for the company.


At the beginning of 2019, I - Laura - set myself the goal of bringing more balance and mindfulness into my life. As a person prone to extremes, this has always been a big challenge for me.


Bit by bit I took on the different areas of my life: work/life balance, nutrition, friendships, self-development. During this phase of intense self-reflection, I noticed how much of my time I spent on my phone and, above all, that I was no longer able to do anything without digitally distracting myself. Waiting for someone, eating a meal alone, standing in the elevator - all with a smartphone in hand. Through this realization, the basic idea for Be Retreats was born.


The next task was to find the right format for a digital detox. This is where Mom - Kathrin - and her dream of living in the country in Brandenburg came into play. Together with her passion for taking care of the physical well-being of others and my enthusiasm for organizing events, we developed the idea of ​​weekends in a beautiful location in Brandenburg.


After a test weekend with friends and acquaintances, it was clear that our idea was a  valid concept and that the retreat participants saw tremendous value in a digital detox weekend.

Due to my - Laura's - own increasing experiences with Yoga and the feedback from our 2019 participants, we have started to include Yoga at Be Retreats in 2020. The combination of grounding and vitalizing Yoga sessions and the abstinence from digital devices is an excellent combination for balance and reflection.

Pictures by © Oxana Salzmann