Yoga and Music Summer School

With Shankara Schneider and teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

Kirtan or mantra chanting is an integral part of yoga. The experience of sound expands the physical sensation of the asanas, the breath deepens without effort, and the purity of the melodies fascinate and focus the mind.



Shankara Schneider

Group mantra chanting

Daily practice of dynamic songs and meditative hymns.


Group introduction to playing the harmonium

This instrument, which originated in Europe, has been a staple of Indian music culture for many decades. An easy-to-learn technique will enable you to accompany simple kirtans in a short time.


Kirtan Event with the Summer School group

Sunday, 2 September from 8 pm to midnight on Krishna Janmastami.

Lord Krishna symbolises cosmic love. His birthday will be celebrated with Akhanda (continuous) Kirtan, ending at midnight with meditation.



In German with simultaneous translation into English.


The Summer School is integrated in the yoga vacation daily schedule.


Short biography

Shankara Schneider is a student of Swami Vishnudevananda. He practiced Indian instrumental music and teaches Kirtan chanting with natural devotion and humour.

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Daily rates

Daily rates for yoga

Yoga: €51


Accommodation and meals:

Dormitory: €37
Shared room: €43
Double room: €58
Single room: €70


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.


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


Prices valid from 7 January 2019 until 31 December 2019


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.


Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals 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.