• Ayurveda, Yoga and Health

    Wed. 17 August - Wed. 24 August 2022
    With Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Daily lectures with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister disciplines.
Ayurveda gives a deeper understanding of healthy life habits.

A balanced yoga and meditation practice stabilizes the nervous system and the mind.

During the day there will be time for walks, for swimming in the nearby Giering pond, or for relaxing in a lounge chair on the yoga platform.

Ayurveda Lecture Topics

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Thu., 18 AugustIntroduction to the body constitutions Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Fri., 19 AugustDaily routine / healthy life habits
Sat., 20 AugustRecognizing problems
Sun., 21. AugustBalancing the constitution
Mon., 22 AugustBoosting Agni (digestive fire)
Tue., 23 AugustTransitioning to a vegetarian diet

Asana and Pranayama Classes

8 - 9:30 am & 4 - 5:30 pm


For beginners and intermediate with a focus on

  • Important muscle pairs in the asanas
  • Tensing and relaxing
  • Isotonic and isometric contractions
  • Flow of movement and breath in the Sun Salutation
  • Fine-tuning of motor and sensory impulses
  • Parasympathetic nervous system: Relaxation and regeneration
  • Shoulder Stand cycle: The pituitary/thyroid gland axis
  • Energy expansion with Sun Salutation and Pranayama
  • Psychosomatic effects of the asanas
  • Looser legs, mobile hips, relaxed back
  • Asanas for the shoulder girdle: The benefits of an open rib cage
  • Exercises for feet and hands



Holistic Ayurveda Consultations

with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)


Thu., 18 August – Tue., 23 August 2022

  • Medical history
  • Determining your body type
  • Dietary advice with written recommendations
  • Tips on a healthy lifestyle (written)

Please inquire about the cost on arrival.

Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Chandrika is a gynecologist, Ayurveda therapist, yoga teacher and co-author of the Sivananda book Practical Ayurveda

Practical Ayurveda

Practical Ayurveda

Recommended reading
Can be purchased at the Retreat House or from our online shop

Daily Schedule


Arrival day, Wednesday, 17 August (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and Pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and Ayurveda lecture with Cordula Interthal


Thursday, 18 August – Tuesday, 23 August

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
    Occasionally the morning meditation takes the form of a one-hour silent walk.
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Asana and Pranayama class; sometimes followed by a short talk on a health topic of yoga.
  • 10:00 am Vegetarian brunch
  • From 11:00 am Time for an invigorating visit to the sauna or a relaxing massage. Occasionally a walk or excursion.
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Ayurveda lecture with Cordula Interthal
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm Asana and Pranayama class
  • 6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and talk


Wednesday, 24 August

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Asana and Pranayama class
  • 10:00 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12:00 pm Leave taking
  • Departure or continue your yoga holiday.


Ayurveda, Yoga and Health

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