Carnival Retreat: Integral Balance with Yoga


Time-tested yoga teachings on taking care of your health, ethical culture and mental balance.
Carnival Retreat: Integral Balance with Yoga

Fri., 17 February 2023 – Wed., 22 February 2023

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

Time-tested yoga teachings on taking care of your health, ethical culture and mental balance.


Enjoy the snow outdoors and the relaxation indoors. The relaxing asana practice, healthy and energising food and the peace of the morning and evening meditation lead to all-round well-being.


Topics of the asana practice

  • All-round physical training with the Sun Salutation
  • Kriyas, Asanas and Pranayama: Deep massage of the digestive system and boosting of metabolism as a whole
  • Cardiovascular workshop: Inverted poses and relaxing the arterial musculature
  • Pranayama: Dynamics of the diaphragm between the heart and the stomach
  • Breathing more freely with Kapalabhati and Neti
  • The power of asymmetrical asana variations
  • Ida and Pingala – balancing the brain hemispheres
  • Mental relaxation in the yoga class



  • Time-tested yoga teachings on taking care of your health and ethical culture
  • Developing will-power
  • Unfolding of the emotions and psychological balance
  • The four yoga paths
  • The power of reason and devotion
  • The power of selflessness
  • The power of self-control

For Neti, please bring neti pot.  These items can alternatively be purchased in our yoga shop.


Depending on the weather, daily winter walks and the option to go cross-country skiing independently nearby.

The trails begin just 5 minutes’ walking distance away from the Retreat House. Rental gear available in Reith village (at extra cost).


Recommended reading:

Light, Power and Wisdom, Swami Sivananda

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.


With a certificate of participation for 50 training units of 45 minutes each.





In a smoke-free eco-hotel
Single room: €81
Double room: €66
Shared room: €48
Dormitory (for ladies only): €42

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.

Daily schedule
6:00 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
Twice a week and weather-permitting, the meditation takes place as a silent walk.
8:00 – 9:30 am Asanas and pranayama, sometimes followed by a short lecture on the different aspects of yoga
10:00 am Vegetarian brunch

from 11 am

Time for an invigorating sauna visit or a relaxing massage; occasionally a walk or excursion. The time for the workshop/lecture on the yoga theme will be communicated after you arrive.
4:00 – 5:30 pm Asanas and pranayama
6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner
8:00 – 9:30 pm

Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

Occasionally the meditation takes place as a silent walk.

Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Participation in the afternoon lecture/workshop is optional.

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.

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.

Event application form for yoga vacation in Reith, Tyrol, Austria

Kindly complete the following form carefully. Please do not use all caps.

Please list the yoga retreat theme(s) that you are interested in, which will be taking place at the time of your stay.
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Next steps

Once you have submitted this form, you will receive a confirmation from the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House.