CHRISTMAS YOGA RETREAT

Friday, 22 December 2017 – Friday, 29 December 2017

 

Celebrate an inspiring Christmas with the Sivananda family in the Tyrolean mountains!

 

With Swami Sivadasananda, Swami Rajeshwarananda and senior yoga teachers from across Europe.

 

Christmas celebration with meditation and international Christmas carols.

 

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Asana and Pranayama:
Thematic workshops for intermediate and advanced

Daily from 8 to 10 am

 

Swami Satyananda

Swami Satyananda

Mobility through Stretching

 

Sat. 23.12.2017 – Mon. 25.12.2017 at 8 am

  • Sun Salutation in detail
  • Legs, pelvis and lower back
  • Shoulder girdle and upper back

With Swami Satyananda, co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin

 

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Expansion in the Asana

 

Tues. 26.12.2017 – Thurs. 28.12.2017 at 8 am

  • Breathing and development of vital capacity
  • Expanded sensory perception from foot to head
  • Prana: Moving energy through visualization

With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, Europe

 

Swami Gokulananda

Swami Gokulananda

Experiencing the Asana Effects

 

Fri. 29.12.2017 – Sun. 31.12.2017 at 8 am

  • Cardiovascular and circulatory systems
  • Deep relaxation
  • Body-mind connection

With Swami Gokulananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin

 

Asana and Pranayama:
The main variation cycles for intermediate and advanced

Daily from 4 to 6 pm

 

Swami Ramapriyananda

Swami Ramapriyananda

Backward Bends and Headstand

 

Sun. 24.12.2017 – Tues. 26.12.2017 at 4 pm

With Swami Ramapriyananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

 

Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda

Balance Poses and Triangle

 

Wed. 27.12.2017 – Fri. 29.12.2017 at 4 pm

With Swami Vidyananda, coordinator of the TTCs in North India

 

Gentle Asana Programme

Daily, 8 – 9:30 am and 4 – 5:30 pm

 

Gentle yoga

Sat. 23.12.2017 – Sat. 30.12.2017

With senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

The workshops allow plenty of time for Q&A.

 

Practice:

  • Basic yoga poses with preliminary exercises and deep relaxation
  • Abdominal breathing, complete yogic breath and pranayama
  • The Sun Salutation as a way to a more flexible body

 

20 minutes of theory, at the end of the class:

Basic yogic principles for integral health:

  • How asanas work
  • Relaxing step by step
  • Tthe yogic diet
  • Breath training
  • Introduction to concentration and meditation

 

Lectures and Workshops:
Lively talks on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga

Daily at noon

 

Chandrika

Chandrika

Brain and Mind – The Yogic Model in the Light of Science

 

Sat. 23.12.2017 – Tues. 26.12.2017 at noon

With Cordula Interthal (Chandrika), gynaecologist and Sivananda Yoga teacher

 

Swami Rajeshwarananda

Swami Rajeshwarananda

The Higher Mind

 

Wed. 27.12.2017 – Fri. 29.12.2017 at noon

Inspiration from Swami Sivananda's book, How to Cultivate Virtues and Eradicate Vices.

With Swami Rajeshwarananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Rome

 

Additional Programmes:

 

Yantra

Yantra

Classical Temple Ceremonies with a South Indian priest

 

Sat. 23.12.2017 – Wed. 27.12.2017, at 11 am

Traditional temple ceremonies (Pujas) help clear the mental atmosphere through the use of colours, sounds, fragrances and Mudras (hand gestures). A strong meditative vibration is invoked.

Additionally, two evening Pujas.

 

Yogic scripture

Special Sadhana (Practice) Week at Year's End

 

Fri. 22.12.2017 – Sat. 30.12.2017

  • 5:10 am: Additional early morning pranayama practice
  • 11:00 am: Classical temple ceremonies (pujas) with a priest from South India. Aesthetic colours, sounds, aromas and gestures help clear the mental atmosphere and create a strong meditative vibration.
  • 7:30 pm: Preparing for meditation through mantra recitation and readings

 

Noon: Yoga teachers' meeting:

Chance to share experiences and ask questions. One asana correction will be discussed daily.

 

Meditation

 

Group Meditation

 

Mornings at 6 am and evenings at 8 pm

Practical instructions for concentration exercises, chanting of Sanskrit mantras, explanation of yoga texts with inspiring insights into the philosophy and psychology of yoga.

 

 

Experience Winter

 

Weather permitting, from 11:30 am we will take group walks through the winter landscape or go cross-country skiing. Experience the special charm of the icy season.
Please bring shoes with good traction.

 

 

Orientation

 

Daily at 7 pm

If you are visiting the Yoga Retreat House for the first time, you will receive an introduction to the basic principles of the yoga practice and information on the yoga vacation schedule.

 

Christmas and New Year rates

DAILY RATES for yoga and room & board

Valid from 22.12.2017 until 7.1.2018

 

YOGA DAILY RATE €49

from 4 pm on arrival day until 4 pm on departure day

 

DAILY RATE FOR ROOM & BOARD (eco-hotel)

Room/Days1 night2–3 nights4+ nights7+ nights
Dormitory €46 €42 €39  
Shared room €52 €49 €45  
Double room       €68
Single room       €80
Double room for one person       €91

 

Check in on arrival day from 2 pm.
Check out on departure day by 11 am.

 

All rates include VAT and are subject to a €1.80 visitor's tax per person per night.

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.

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