We are Opening Up Applications for our Workshop in St. Peter-Ording (Germany) 2024.

Email us here to info@barbaraduchow.com to reserve your place.

The Panther

In the Jardin des Plantes, Paris

His eyes have got so weary of the bars
going by, they can’t grasp anything else.
He feels like there’s a thousand bars,
a thousand bars and no world beyond.

The soft tread of his strong, supple stride
turns him in ever tighter circles,
like the dance of force about a centre
in which a great will stands, stunned.

But now and then, the curtains over his eyes
quietly lift… and an image enters,
goes through his tense and silent limbs…
and dies out in his heart.

English translation by Paul Archer of the poem Der Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke.

“Natural Born Leader” Retreat

Are you feeling disconnected from your inner strength and wish to gain back what drives you intuitively? Or in other words: do you want to re-awake the leader inside yourself?

We focus on your “Leadership Mindset” and your self-leadership. This could involve addressing fears associated with leadership challenges and harnessing the power of your body to influence your mind. When we talk about leadership, we especially want to help bring out the natural born leader in our participants.

We have combined acting techniques, body work, systemic therapy, strategic intervention, self-leadership and leadership knowledge as well as our professionell experiences on the job: Barbara as director and show producer and Alexander as an executive industry leader. We share our sheer passion for bringing out the best in others – combined for 50+ years.

Barbara has trained over 6000 business executives globally, as well as people from all disciplines – designers, artists, psychologists, among others. Alexander has managed industrial teams over 1.000 people and implemented changes in operational and personal dimensions.


  • Time to listen to yourself – Remember not renew yourself
  • Check in with your professional and personal goals – are they really yours?
  • Hear the unconditioned – Am I living my calling?
  • Who is „I“? – What is my deepest motor engine that drives me?
  • Reevaluate your alignment
  • Explore self-charging independence – Recharge your batteries
  • Relearn intuition as your powerful tool
  • On the way to become who you are – Manifest your inner truth



Alexander Gebhardt-Euler

Bringing 13 years of experience in leading inter-cultural, mostly industrial teams at High-Tec companies, Alexander has already collected expertise since 2005 as an entrepreneurial consultant with focus on organizational & cultural development, Executive Sparring & Coaching and leadership development.

Beside his on the job knowledge, his international degree in business administration (Germany and Spain) on the one hand and his education as strategic intervention coach (Robbins Mandanes Training in USA) on the other hand, enables Alexander to quickly understand and effectively impact business leaders around the globe.

His passion for soulful business performance is based on his vivid conviction of true value-based leadership.



Barbara Duchow

Trainer-Coach, Actress, Director, Power-Yoga Teacher and holds degrees in Design, Performing Arts and Psychology. Her degree in Systemic Therapy deepen her insight and results with clients. For over 30 years she has worked as a director, producer and conceptor for industrial shows in which she has profound on the job leadership experience.

Since 25 years Barbara works with executive managers in individual and group coaching processes where she combines her excellence in performing arts with her deep understanding of the challenges in leadership positions.

In her work, she focuses on voice- and bodywork by means of partner and group exercises in order to remove barriers and promote the individual flow of energy. Physical coordination and concentration exercises for increasing productivity are part of her coaching, as well as creativity training in order to consciously expand the expression vocabulary. She uses associative thinking and brain exercise to promote ones own wealth of ideas, goal setting and the “decision making” through physical exercises and mind-mapping. Working through and clearly defying visions with aid of the collage technique and “creative writing” are as important for her as having the desire to discover a creative power and productive spirit in each of her clients.


In response to the multiple demand to give a workshop outside of the business context, we decided to offer a retreat on St. Peter-Ording. The Urban Nature Hotel offers us a perfect place to work in a nature-connected and focused manner.

The workshop is ideal for all those who wish to discover, stimulate, deepen and consciously use their creative power and creative spirit.

On the basis of a text that you have chosen yourself that moves you (e.g. song, poem, monologue, speech), we develop a small performance and use it as a tool to work on your individual presence.



  • Individual Coaching Sessions accompany your transformation process, which is embedded within the participant group.
  • Practical coaching methods are shared to support you “beautiful” and strong mindset – all designed to become your new routines of self-empowerment.
  • Voice and body work based on partner or group exercises as well as massage techniques to break down blockages and promote the individual flow of energy.
  • Physical coordination and concentration exercises to increase performance.
  • Creativity training for the conscious expansion of the accustomed expression vocabulary.
  • Associative thinking and brain training to promote your own inventiveness.
  • Brainstorming, ensemble training, perception training, for group leadership and for optimal personal opening for group work.
  • Promotion of goal setting and determination through physical exercises and mind mapping.
  • Developing and concretizing visions with the help of collage techniques and creative writing.
  • Conscious nutrition is implemented with the regionally connected hotel kitchen.


(Take a look at the beautiful view of the Urban Nature Hotel St. Peter-Ording)







The following dates are scheduled:

  • January 18 to 21, 2024
  • February 1 to 4, 2024
  • February 15 to 18, 2024

Start: A Thursday 18.00

End: A Sunday 18.00

In total 28 hours of program – for your Body-Mind-Spirit retreat.


➤ Book your seat for your “Natural Born Leader” retreat on St. Peter-Ording: Price on request

Email us here to info@barbaraduchow.com to inquire about availability and reserve your spot.

Prices are quoted as all-inclusive rates with full board and daily refreshments with non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, indulgent beverages will be charged individually.

We are looking forward!