MAY RETREAT

Thu. 25 May / 4 pm – Sun. 28 May 2017 / 2 pm

 

Integral regeneration with yoga.

Dive into a sea of alpine wild flowers – time for mental and physical cleansing on the outdoor platform.

 

Sacred scripture

 

Bhagavata Saptaha:
Eastern Wisdom Melodies

With guest of honour Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

Tue. 23.5 – Mon. 29.5 / 8 pm

 

A seven-day evening programme. Participation on a day-by-day basis possible.

With live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute, shanai oboe and tabla.

Readings and discourse from the classical yoga scripture Bhagavatam on the journey to the meaning of life. The storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy uplift the heart and the mind.

 

Short biography

Sri Venugopal Goswami is a spiritual teacher in a tradition that has nurtured the flame of Bhakti Yoga since the 16th century. He received his musical training from the great Indian vocalist master Pandit Jasraj. The spoken word, mantra recitations, the subtle tones of the Ragas and the uplifting Bhajans are a deep source of ancient yogic wisdom.

Swami Sivadasananda

 

Hatha Yoga Master Classes

Four two-hour workshops with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Thu. 25.5 / 4 pm, Fri. 26.5 – Sun. 28.5 / 8 am

 

Detox – Cleansing for body and mind

  • Each workshop begins with a detailed practice of self-massaging the digestive tract (Dhauti & Nauli) and nasal cleansing (Neti).
  • Asana variations that stimulate digestion create lightness in the body.
  • Extensive meditative pranayama brings clarity and concentration.
  • Daily study of extracts from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

 

Man – Mind, Body and Soul

Morning Satsangs with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Fri. 26.5 – Sun. 28.5 / 6 am

 

With readings on the goal and philosophy of yoga.

 

Swami Sivadasananda, senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor. He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

 

Meditation

 

Treasures of Mental Positivity

Lectures with senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

Fri. 26.5 – Sun. 28.5 / noon

 

A selection from over 100 positive aspects of the mind are introduced. From adaptability and amiability through magnanimity and modesty to sincerity and sweetness. The lectures are based on the brilliant book by Swami Sivananda, How to Cultivate Virtues and Eradicate Vices.

 

2017 daily rates

Daily rate for yoga

Yoga: €49

NEW: 20% reduction on yoga daily rate = €39 per day on weekends 14 January – 9 April & 29 September – 5 November 2017

 

Online registration and payment for yoga
The registration is valid upon full payment of the yoga costs.

 

Daily rate for accommodation and meals

Roomuntil 19 Mayfrom 19 May
Dormitory: €36 €37
Shared room: €42 €43
Double room: €57 €58
Single room: €69 €70

 

RoomWeekends 14.1–9.4

Weekends 29.9–5.11

Dormitory: €35 €36
Shared room: €41 €42
Double room: €55 €56
Single room: €67 €68

 

Minimum stay: 2 nights
Triple rooms on request for 3 people staying for the same dates.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a €1.80 visitor's tax per person per night.

 

Hotel closing times:
20 April / 2pm – 19 May 2017 / 2pm
5 November / 2pm – 15 December 2017 / 2pm

Prices valid from 8 January 2017 until 31 December 2017

Daily schedule

  • 6 am: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture (90 min)
  • 8 am: Asanas and Pranayama (90 min)
  • 10 am: Vegetarian brunch
  • 11 am: Karma Yoga (selfless service)
  • Noon: Workshop, lecture or free time
  • 4 pm: Asanas and Pranayama (90 min)
  • 6 pm: Vegetarian dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture (90 min)

 

Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

 

Room and board

Room and board are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.
All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony. more

What you will need for your stay

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous. 

 

To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

 

Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.

 

For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.