• Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

    in Reith near Kithbühel, Tyrol, Austria

About us

Since 1998 in Reith near Kitzbühel/Tyrol/Austria

We practice and teach traditional yoga for health, peace, unity in diversity and self-realisation.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres have been in existence since 1957.
Swami Vishnudevananda founded and developed this world’s largest non-profit yoga organisation as his life’s work.
He named it after his master Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century.
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Retreat House is located on the southern slope above the small village of Reith, amidst the picturesque Tyrolean Alps.
Kitzbühel, the legendary sports town of the Alps, is only four kilometres away. This traditional town has developed into one of the most famous winter sports resorts in the world over the last hundred years.

Our Team

of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda

Yoga Acharya, is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the European Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. She founded the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in 1998. Intensive practice and over 45 years of teaching experience. She is the author of a commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Inner Path.

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Yoga Acharya and 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 Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

The staff

of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

Swami Ramapriyananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House. She is a very experienced teacher.

Swami Narayanananda is a senior teacher at the Retreat House. He teaches the fascinating connections between body, mind and soul with much dedication and joy.

Swami Karunananda has taught in various Sivananda Yoga Centres in Europe for many years. She is a certified physiotherapist and supports us with her expertise on health and nutrition.

Narayani has an excellent asana practice and demonstrates and teaches with ease and detail. Her area of expertise is healthy vegetarian cooking.

Vishnupriya supports the Retreat House with organization and administration. Her yoga teaching is characterized by patience and love for detail.

Mirabai welcomes you warmly on your arrival. You will meet her again in yoga classes and hikes.

Massage therapist

Aloisia Wakolbinger is a certified masseuse and massage therapist. She offers classical massage, foot reflexology, shiatsu and craniosacral therapy.