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Yoga Shop in Reith

Yoga Shop

In the Yoga Shop in our Retreat House we gladly advise you in the selection of the appropriate yoga accessories: the most suitable cushion, yoga mats, meditation shawls, outfits and books according to your interests.

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Yoga vacation and relaxation in the Austrian Alps – the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Tyrol.

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Sivananda Yoga Orleans

Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
Loire Valley, France

Year-round yoga holidays only an hour from Paris. Yoga teacher trainings, seminars etc.
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July 2014
Programmes marked with * are also recommended for yoga teachers.

Asana: der BogenMeditationmeditativer Spaziergang

All topics are part of the daily schedule:

6:00 am
Morning meditation, mantra chanting and spiritual reading.
8:00 am Yoga class with energising yoga poses and breathing exercises.
10:00 am Vegetarian brunch.
Afterwards, there is time for a sauna, a massage, a walk along one of the hiking trails or sit back and read a book on the sunny terrace.
2:00 pm Workshop or lecture.
4:00 pm Yoga class. Feel your body becoming more flexible, your breath calmer and your mind clearer.
6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner.
7:30 pm Silent evening meditation and mantra chanting followed by an interesting lecture. You may like to to drink some herbal tea and retire early to bed.

During the week and at weekends we offer two sets of topics. You can participate in both at no extra charge.

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Special rates from Sunday, March 9 / 4pm to Friday, March 28 / 4pm

Deborah Bellamy

Sun 29.6 / 4pm – Thu 3.7 / 4pm *
Certificate Course: Nonviolent Communication Practice Days

With Deborah Bellamy, Vienna

TOPICS

 

Deborah Bellamy is a trained coach in Nonviolent Communication in the tradition of Marshall Rosenberg.


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Mon 30.6 / 4pm – Fri 4.7 / 4pm *
THE YOGA VITALITY WEEK

This yoga vacation week focuses on personal guidance and individual correction in the yoga postures.
Nature walks in the magnificent Tyrolean mountains and a gradual increase in the breathing exercises help strengthen the immune system. Yoga breathing exercises expand the capacity of the lungs, and they also stimulate the flow of the subtle life energy (Prana). The programme includes an introduction to the meditation techniques for mental relaxation as well as a cooking workshop on how to prepare easy-to-digest meals. Daily silent walk.

 

Mon 30.6 / 4pm – Fri 4.7 / 4pm
YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGIC

A yoga and hiking vacation in the majestic Kitzbühel Mountains offers both active recreation and a pleasant escape from our hectic lives

Several approx. 2-hour hikes with like-minded people are complemented by daily yoga classes and meditation sessions.
>> See an introductory videoclip

 

YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGICBichlach: Rolling hills of meadow and forest around the Vogelsberger and Gieringer ponds.
Venedigerblick, a fabulous hiking route: Zefirau, Schleier waterfall, Ebner chapel, goat farm.
Astbergweg: High-elevation hike with breath-taking views of the Wilder Kaiser and the Kitzbühel mountains.
Other possible excursions: ike in the Hohe Tauern and visit to the Mittersill National Park, trips to Gaudeamus Hut on Wilder Kaiser or to the Krimml waterfalls. You can join this active yoga vacation at any time. Please bring hiking shoes and raingear.

Fri 4.7 / 4pm – Sun 6.7 / 4pm
Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

The proven basic guide from the Sivananda Yoga Centres
THEORY:
PRACTICE:

 

Recommended reading: Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Fri 4.7 / 4pm – Sun 6.7 / 4pm
THOUGHT POWER AND POSITIVE THINKING

"You sow a thought and reap an action. You sow an action and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap your destiny." Swami Sivananda

Besides the daily practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation for relaxation of body and mind, we will focus in lectures and workshops on the world of thoughts, creative life management, exercises for developing thought power, guided contemplation and visualisation.

Mon 7.7 / 4pm – Fri 11.7 / 4pm
THE YOGA WORKSHOP SERIES

Daily workshops look at the main aspects of the yoga class in depth: Muscle relaxation in the relaxation pose (Savasana) through autosuggestion · Enhanced flexibility of the spine and limbs through specific stretching in the asanas · Strengthening of back and abdominal muscles for improved posture · Specific asana cycles to make the pelvis and the hips more flexible and strengthen the shoulder girdle · Increased vital capacity through deep breathing: starting with abdominal breathing and full yogic breathing, you will be introduced step by step to the classical pranayama techniques, which lead to improved energy for both body and mind.

Mon 7.7 / 4pm – Fri 11.7 / 4pm
IN PEACE LIES STRENGTH

Facing up to tension – this is stress management based on asanas (yoga postures).
The conscious flow of breathing relieves mental tension and promotes serenity of mind. A lecture gives tips on detoxing the body by means of a vegetarian diet. Mantra meditation – the sound experience of yoga – awakens the power of one's own life energy. Talks and recommended reading on yoga psychology show how you can change your life through positive thoughts.

Wed 9.7 / 4pm – Mon 14.7 / 4pm
Diving into the Asanas – Intermediate and Advanced Level

Prema ArenasWith Prema Arenas Bonansea, Sivananda yoga teacher from Taiwan

 

Five special 2-hour workshops

 

Taught in English with translation into German.

 

Experience how the whole body can be invigorated and toned through regular and progressive practice of asanas. Release new sources of energy and tap into a new feeling of physical well-being.

 

Prema Arenas Bonansea, originally from Argentina, is an inspiring yoga practitioner and yoga teacher in Taiwan. She also modelled for the illustrations in the new Sivananda book, Your Home Practice Companion.


Wed 9.7 / 4pm – Mon 14.7 / 4pm
Further Training for Yoga Teachers: Strength & Flexibility in the Asana

With Prema Arenas Bonansea, Sivananda yoga teacher from Taiwan
Certificate for 52 training units

 

Detailed practical classes and correction workshops with advanced variations:

 

Mornings: 2-hour practical workshop together with the yoga vacation programme.
Noontime: Presentation of asana corrections in the further training group according to the day’s topic; question & answer.
Afternoons: Practice of advanced asana variations in the further training group and corrections while working in pairs.


Taught in English with translation into German

 

Prema Arenas Bonansea, originally from Argentina, is an inspiring yoga practitioner and yoga teacher in Taiwan. She also modelled for the illustrations in the new Sivananda book, Your Home Practice Companion.

 

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Fri 11.7 / 4pm– Sun 13.7 / 4pm
Renew your Energies with Yoga and Herbs

Brigitte AddingtonWith Brigitte Addington, Erlangen

 

Mother Nature has many treasures in store for us in the wonderful Tyrolean
mountains.
You will learn to recognise native ‘wild greens‘ which not only are delicious
and rich in vitamins but also have medicinal properties. You will learn creative uses of
wild herbs in the kitchen and practical uses in making natural remedies and cosmetics.

With herb gathering excursions. The rest of the day follows the yoga vacation daily schedule.


Brigitte Addington is a specialist nurse and certified medicinal plant expert. She is founder and director of the Worldwide Communication Centre for Herbalists in Erlangen, Germany.

Fri 11.7 / 4pm – Sun 13.7 / 4pm
MANTRA RETREAT – HEALING SOUNDS

Healing sounds for body and mind. Mantra chanting harmonises the emotions and leads to mental and physical balance.


• Group mantra chanting accompanied by harmonium
• Writing and mental repetition of mantras
• Daily asanas and pranayama

• Yoga mythology

Fri 11.7 / 4pm– Sun 13.7 / 4pm
Yoga and Mountain Biking

Biking in the Kitzbühel Alps
Several approx 2-hour easy bike tours. Two meditation sessions and two asana classes daily. Vegetarian meals and relaxation. arrival at any time. Local bike rental possible (at extra cost).

Sat 12.7 / 8pm
Guru Purnima

A spiritual celebration in honour of the Yoga Masters

Swami Sivananda

Mon 14.7 / 8pm
Swami Sivananda's Mahasamadhi
Celebration of the great yoga master Swami Sivananda.

With Puja, meditation, stories and mantra chanting (flower donations welcome).

Mon 14.7 / 4pm – Fri 18.7 / 4pm
ASANAS – STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY

Classical asana variations with individual guidance

Advanced variations aimed at making the body more supple and allowing progress in the basic postures. In the workshops you will learn anatomical details of the asana practice, helping you to get more out of the yoga classes. Special yoga asanas for the back enhance flexibility and strengthen problem areas. Step by step, you'll learn the art of deep relaxation by making the most of the short relaxation between the asanas and through the precise use of the autosuggestion technique. The daily practice of meditation and mantra chanting will turn your stay into a holistic yoga experience.


Mon 14.7 / 4pm – Fri 18.7 / 4pm
THE EVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY OF LIFE

Asanas and Pranayama help bring the bodily functions into balance. '
Step-by-step exercises in physical and mental relaxation ∙ Cultivating attention, concentration and willpower ∙ Improving memory and developing a positive character ∙ Tips on harnessing this dynamic potential in everyday life. '
Recommended reading: Concentration and Meditation by Swami Sivananda

Accessible Yoga

Fri 17.7 / 4pm – Sun 26.7 / 4pm *
Certificate Course: ACCESSIBLE YOGA

Jivana Heymanwith Jivana Heyman, San Francisco, California

Learn how to adapt a classical asana class to the needs of students with physical disabilities or chronic illness, the elderly, and people with injuries.

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Fri 18.7 / 4pm – Sun 20.7 / 4pm
Yoga, mind and Brain

JnaneshvaraWith Jnaneshvara Kayser, a Sivananda yoga teacher from Berlin

 

How asanas and pranayama influence the mind via the nervous system


• How asanas and pranayama change the functioning of the brain
• What happens in the brain when experiencing joy or pain
• How to cultivate the brain through mental training
• Exercises in self-observation and self-knowledge

Jnaneshvara Kayser is an IT professional and yoga teacher with a special interest in anatomy and physiology in connection to yoga.

Fri 18.7 / 4pm – Sun 20.7 / 4pm
ASANAS: DEEPENING THE PRACTICE

We will take the time to do more advanced variations and hold the poses as a meditative exercise, immersing ourselves in the asana experience.

With step-by-step explanations and individual corrections. We will concentrate on the Scorpion, the Full Wheel, the Pigeon, the Lateral Forward Bend, the Tortoise, balance poses, Triangle variations and other advanced variations from Swami Vishnudevananda's The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga.

Mon 21.7 / 4pm – Fri 25.7 / 4pm
THE YOGA VITALITY WEEK

This yoga vacation week focuses on personal guidance and individual correction in the yoga postures.
Nature walks in the magnificent Tyrolean mountains and a gradual increase in the breathing exercises help strengthen the immune system. Yoga breathing exercises expand the capacity of the lungs, and they also stimulate the flow of the subtle life energy (Prana). The programme includes an introduction to the meditation techniques for mental relaxation as well as a cooking workshop on how to prepare easy-to-digest meals. Daily silent walk.

Mon 21.7 / 4pm – Fri 25.7 / 4pm
YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGIC

A yoga and hiking vacation in the majestic Kitzbühel Mountains offers both active recreation and a pleasant escape from our hectic lives

Several approx. 2-hour hikes with like-minded people are complemented by daily yoga classes and meditation sessions.
>> See an introductory videoclip

 

YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGICBichlach: Rolling hills of meadow and forest around the Vogelsberger and Gieringer ponds.
Venedigerblick, a fabulous hiking route: Zefirau, Schleier waterfall, Ebner chapel, goat farm.
Astbergweg: High-elevation hike with breath-taking views of the Wilder Kaiser and the Kitzbühel mountains.
Other possible excursions: ike in the Hohe Tauern and visit to the Mittersill National Park, trips to Gaudeamus Hut on Wilder Kaiser or to the Krimml waterfalls. You can join this active yoga vacation at any time. Please bring hiking shoes and raingear.

Fri 25.7 / 4pm - Sun 27.7 / 4pm
YOGA VACATION LIGHT

Two gentle yoga classes daily for all levels...
... as well as group meditation in the mornings and evenings, are the basis for this relaxing week at the Retreat House. Between 11 am and 4 pm you have more time for relaxation and leisure pursuits.

Sat 26.7 – Sun 24.8.
International Sivananda Teachers' Training Course


>> More information on the Teachers' Training Course

Mon 28.7 / 4pm – Fri 1.8 / 4pm
YOGA BODY CHECK

Often just little adjustments can lead to greater quality of life. Workshops focussing on the shoulders, back and hips show you how to systematically improve your flexibility in the yoga class. A test of the muscles and a posture analysis give the motivation you need to make a change. Yoga offers a broad range of methods for strengthening the nervous and cardiovascular systems: from deep relaxation to resistance training by holding the asana postures. The yogic breathing exercises help you to increase your vital energy. Yogic techniques for organ cleansing (Kriyas) make it easier to detox the body. Guidance in dietary questions.

Mon 28.7 / 4pm – Fri 1.8 / 4pm
YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGIC

A yoga and hiking vacation in the majestic Kitzbühel Mountains offers both active recreation and a pleasant escape from our hectic lives

Several approx. 2-hour hikes with like-minded people are complemented by daily yoga classes and meditation sessions.
>> See an introductory videoclip

 

YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGICBichlach: Rolling hills of meadow and forest around the Vogelsberger and Gieringer ponds.
Venedigerblick, a fabulous hiking route: Zefirau, Schleier waterfall, Ebner chapel, goat farm.
Astbergweg: High-elevation hike with breath-taking views of the Wilder Kaiser and the Kitzbühel mountains.
Other possible excursions: ike in the Hohe Tauern and visit to the Mittersill National Park, trips to Gaudeamus Hut on Wilder Kaiser or to the Krimml waterfalls. You can join this active yoga vacation at any time. Please bring hiking shoes and raingear.


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