Asana Variations for Everybody
Sun., 9 August 2020 – Fri., 14 August 2020
4:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dynamic asana classes and workshops set vital energy in motion, intensifying in the silent practice of the meditation pose. Mantra chanting and silent walks keep the mind flowing in a positive direction.
- The Shoulderstand Cycle
- Hip-opening asanas for a better sitting pose
- Inversion: leg variations in Headstand, Full Shoulderstand
- Forward bends: Tortoise, Bow and Arrow, Knee to Ear
- Backward bends: Camel, Pigeon, Half-Moon
- Asymmetry: triangles, spinal twists, balance poses
- Prolonged holding of the basic postures
- Developing vital capacity in the asanas
- Simple asana variations which prepare for the basic postures
- More advanced, challenging asana variations
- The most important joints and how they move
- What’s lacking: muscle length or muscle strength?
- Workshop: your meditation pose now and in the future
- The meditation topic: variations for all temperaments
The programme “Yoga & Mountain Magic” is taking place continuously from July to September. The upper mentioned topics will be covered in the asana classes and lectures.
Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion, Sivananda Yoga Centres
Many photos; asana practice programmes for beginner, intermediate and advanced users; relaxation and meditation; over 40 vegetarian recipes.
|ACCOMMODATION & MEALS|
In a smoke-free eco-hotel
|Dormitory (for ladies only), from 15 May 2020:||€40|
|Dormitory (for ladies only), until 16 April 2020:||€39|
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.
|6:00 – 7:30 am||Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk|
Occasionally the morning meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk
|8:00 – 9:30 am||Asanas and pranayama, sometimes a short talk on the health aspects of yoga follows the class|
|10:00 am||Vegetarian brunch|
|From 11 am||Time for an invigorating sauna visit, a relaxing massage, occasionally a walk or an excursion|
|2:00 – 3:00 pm||Lecture or workshop (sometimes a short lecture following the morning asana class)|
|4:00 – 5:30 pm||Asanas and pranayama|
|6:00 pm||Vegetarian dinner|
|8:00 – 9:30 pm||Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk, sometimes by a guest presenter.|
Occasionally the evening meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk
Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.
Participation in the afternoon lecture/workshop is optional.
Donate your time: Many yoga vacation guests contribute to the community feeling in the Retreat House by volunteering during their stay. Ask at the reception desk for more information.
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.
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.