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.
Fri 31.10 / 4 pm – Sun 1.11 / 4 pm
Immerse yourself for three days in the healing and preventive effects of the integral yoga practice. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, the clean streams and lakes as well as the deep peace of the forests.
Inspiring lectures and workshops on how to keep body and mind in harmony with the natural laws, and
on the search for higher values in life. Suitable for newcomers to yoga as well as those looking to resume
their practice after a break.
Experience in theory and practice:
• Energy and vitality at any age
• How to reduce stress and experience peace of mind
• A healthy and responsible diet
• Concentration skills and inner discipline
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.
• Basic principles of yoga for integral health.
• Overcoming stress.
• Step-by-step relaxation.
• Abdominal breathing, deep breathing and pranayama.
• Better flexibility through the Sun Salutation.
• Basic postures with preliminary exercises and deep relaxation.
• Introduction to concentration and meditation.
Recommended reading: Sivananda Beginner's Guide to Yoga, Gaia Books
Take the time to experience moments of deep relaxation for body, mind and spiritGentle yoga classes for all levels create the basis for health and strengthen the nervous system. The causes and effects of stress are discussed in a workshop. Using various meditation exercises, relaxation is slowly transformed into inner balance. Enjoy a peaceful yoga vacation in the mountains.
With Puja, meditation, stories and Mantra chanting.
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
Bichlach: 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.
Workshops introduce the most effective exercises for the daily routine, based on various asan a sequences with a duration of at least 15 minutes. In an introduction to the practice of concentration and meditation, you will learn the time-honoured techniques of gaining control over the mind – a kind of mental hygiene for daily life. A cooking workshop gives practical tips for optimising your diet for both body and mind. All this, together will a list of recommended reading, will equip you for successful Yoga@Home.
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.
Learn the basics of Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic science of nutrition, including many recipes and tips for your body type. The physical and mental characteristics of the three body types – Vata, Pitta, Kapha – are explained. In addition to the yogic guidelines for optimal nutrition, you will learn how to find the ideal balance of the six food tastes. aworkshop on typical spices, their effects and constitution-related uses prepares you for the ayurveda cooking course: Together, we prepare an ayurvedic menu with grains, vegetables, pulses, salad and dessert.
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.
This yoga vacation programme broadens the meditation experience:
The time spent meditating is gradually increased. Mantras – cosmic energies in sound structures – are explained and practised. Saguna (concrete) and Nirguna (abstract) meditation is introduced. The techniques of sublimating thoughts and replacing negative thoughts with positive ones are discussed.
Asana and pranayama practice with individual correction · Introduction to meditation and mantra chanting · Overview of the TTC subjects · Information about the certificate of completion and number of training units · How to get there, daily schedule and rates · Q&A; individual recommendations
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Self-healing powers, muscles and movement, breathing and relaxation
Pose and counterpose. The classic 12 asanas with variations for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.
Preliminary exercises, alternate nostril breathing and lung cleansing
In between relaxation and complete deep relaxation
Yoga and vegetarianism, 6-week plan for a healthy diet
Positive thinking and meditation
The art of concentration, meditation practice
Karma: Cause and effect