NEW YEAR'S YOGA RETREAT

Saturday, 30 December 2017 – Sunday, 7 January 2018

 

Celebrate an inspiring start to the New Year with the Sivananda family in the Tyrolean mountains.

 

Talks and workshops with Swami Durgananda, Swami Kailasananda, Swami Sivadasananda and senior yoga teachers from across Europe.

 

Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India.

 

New Year's Eve celebration with meditation, mantras, music & peace concert.

 

Come and stay as long as you like.

 

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Spiritual Highlight

Daily at 8 pm

 

Heilige Schrift

 

Eastern Wisdom Melodies

 

30.12.2017 – 6.1.2018

Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

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.

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

 

Short biography

Sri Venugopal Goswami is a spiritual teacher in a tradition which 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, the mantra recitations, the subtle tones of the Ragas and the uplifting Bhajans are a deep source of ancient yogic wisdom.

Asana and Pranayama:
Thematic workshops for intermediate and advanced

Daily from 8 to 10 am

 

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Living Spine

 

Mon. 1.1.2018 – Thurs. 4.1.2018 at 8 am

  • Feeling the movements of the spine
  • Alignment in the asana
  • The meditation pose
  • The body-mind axis

With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, Europe

 

Narayani

Narayani

Stress Management with Asanas

 

Fri. 5.1.2018 – Sun. 7.1.2018 at 8 am

  • Pose – counterpose – relaxation
  • Releasing tension through stretching
  • Contracting and releasing with awareness

With Narayani, staff at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

 

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

Daily from 4 to 6 pm

 

Swami Rajeshwarananda

Swami Rajeshwarananda

Forward Bends

 

Sat. 30.12.2017 – Tues. 2.1.2018 at 4 pm

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

 

Swami Santoshananda

Swami Santoshananda

Shoulderstand Cycle and Half Spinal Twist

 

Wed. 3.1.2018 – Sat. 6.1.2018 at 4 pm

With Swami Santoshananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Madrid

 

Gentle Asana Programme

Daily, 8 – 9:30 am and 4 – 5:30 pm

 

Gentle Yoga

Sat. 30.12.2017 – Sun. 7.1.2018

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

 

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

Daily at noon

 

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Yoga in Eight Steps

 

Sat. 30.12.2017 – Sun. 31.12.2017 and Tues. 2.1.2018 at noon

The verses of Patanjali Maharishi provide inspiration for body, mind and soul.

With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, Europe

 

Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda

High Goals – Where Yoga Can Lead Us

 

Mon. 1.1.2018 at noon

With Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya, director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe

 

Swami Kailasananda

Swami Kailasananda

The Creative Power of Positive Visualization

 

Wed. 3.1.2018 – Fri. 5.1.2018 at noon

With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centres in England and France

 

Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda

Karma – Acting in Harmony with the Universe

 

Sat. 6.1.2018 – Sun. 7.1.2018 at noon

  • The law of cause and effect in all phases of life
  • Meditation and action

With Swami Vidyananda, coordinator of the TTCs in North India.

 

Additional Programmes:

 

Angela Hope Murray

Angela Hope-Murray

Ayurveda and the Immune System

 

Sun. 31.1.2018 – Thurs. 4.1.2018

Lectures with Angela Hope-Murray, MSc Ayur, England.

Author of Healing with Ayurveda.

Possibility for individual Ayurvedic consultations.

 

Meditation

 

Group Meditation

 

Mornings at 6 am

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