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Indian festival of lights. With Puja, spiritual stories and mantra chanting.
Diwali

Thu., 31 October 2024

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria


Indian festival of lights. With Puja, spiritual stories and mantra chanting.

Excerpt from Swami Sivananda’s Hindu Fasts and Festivals:

Deepavali or Diwali means “a row of lights.” For some it is a three-day festival. There are various alleged origins attributed to this festival.

People wear new clothes and partake of sweetmeats. Everyone forgets and forgives the wrongs done by others. There is an air of freedom, festivity and friendliness everywhere. This festival brings about unity. It instils charity in the hearts of people.

The vibrations produced by the greetings of love which fill the atmosphere are powerful enough to bring about a change of heart in every man and woman in the world. Alas! That heart has considerably hardened, and only a continuous celebration of Deepavali in our homes can rekindle in us the urgent need of turning away from the ruinous path of hatred.

The light of lights, the self-luminous inner light of the Self is ever shining steadily in the chamber of your heart. Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Withdraw the senses. Fix the mind on this supreme light and enjoy the real Deepavali.

 

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 Diwali: With Puja, spiritual stories and mantra chanting

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.

What you will need for your stay

A meditation cushion 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.

 

DAILY RATES

Yoga:

€60

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
In a smoke-free eco-hotel
Single room: €85
Double room: €69
Shared room: €50
Dormitory (for ladies only): €44

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 €3.50 visitor's tax per person per night.

Prices valid until 30 September 2024

 

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

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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.