Easter Yoga Retreat

Easter Yoga Retreat

Fri., 19 April 2019 – Mon., 22 April 2019

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

In-depth yoga practice, new energy for body and mind. Relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air, silent walks, light organic meals and a variety of yoga topics.


Certificate of participation for 30 training units (of 45 minutes each)



Swami Durgananda

Lecture with Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

Sat. 20.4 / noon

Karma – how destiny is created. A mental process, not a muscle exercise.

Swami Durgananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intensive practice and over 45 years of teaching experience. She is the author of the books „Yoga Sutras of Patanjali“ and „ The Inner Path“.

Swami Sivadasananda

Yoga Inspiration

Morning Satsangs with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Sat. 20.4 – Mon. 22.4 / 6 am

  • Conscious waking, dreaming, sleeping
  • Asanas: mobility, flexibility and strength
  • Activity & rest in the hemispheres of the brain

Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion

Practical workshops with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya.

Sat. 20.4 – Mon. 22.4 / 8 am

  • Asanas and pranayama improve sleep, appetite and biorhythm
  • Deep relaxation – Improved holding of posture and breath
  • Mind, nervous system, musculature

Swami Sivadasananda, senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor. He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.


Energetic Asana Variations

Three workshops with Narayani

Fri. 19.4 – Sun. 21.4 / 4 pm

  • Forward bend from the toes to the neck
  • Stimulation of the internal organs
  • Asanas for a strong back

Narayani, staff at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House, has an excellent asana practice. She teaches with ease and detail.

Yoga Asanas – Easy!

With senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House. With plenty of time to answer your questions.

Fri. 19.4 / 4 pm – Mon. 22.4 / daily 8 – 9:50 am & 4 – 5:50 pm


  • Basic yoga poses with preparatory exercises and deep relaxation
  • Abdominal breathing, full yogic breathing and simple pranayama
  • Better flexibility with the Sun Salutation

20 minutes of theory at the end of the yoga classes

  • How asanas work
  • Breath training
  • Relaxation step by step
  • Yogic diet
  • Positive thinking and meditation
  • Yoga@home

Swami Gokulananda

Meditation – The Next Step

Three lectures with Swami Gokulananda

Fri. 19.4, Sun. 21.4 and Mon. 22.4 / noon

  • The subtle workings of thought
  • Reasons for failure in meditation
  • Know Thy Self

Swami Gokulananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin.

South Indian Temple Meditations

Daily Pujas with a priest from India

Fri. 19.4 – Mon. 22.4 / daily 11 to 11.45 pm

With their colours, sounds, aromas and gestures, traditional temple ceremonies (Pujas) help clear the mental atmosphere, creating a strong meditative vibration.

  • Yantras (meditative images)
  • Classical scripture recitations (Mantras)
  • Symbolic hand gestures (Mudras)

Ayurveda Clear and Simple

Lecture series with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Sat. 20.4 – Mon. 22.4 / 2 – 2:45 pm

  • Introduction to the body constitutions Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Agni: healthy digestion, healthy immunity
  • Tips and home remedies for constipation.

Chandrika is an obstetrician and gynaecologist, Ayurvedic therapist and teaches yoga at the Sivananda Yoga centres. She is co-author of the new Sivananda Ayurveda book Practical Ayurveda.

Chandrika offers holistic ayurvedic consulatations:

  • Medical history
  • Determining your constitution 
  • Nutritional advice with written recommendation
  • Healthy lifestyle recommendations (in writing)

Rates available at the reception.

Easter Walk for Everyone

Sun. 21.4 / 1:30 – 3 pm

Padma Julia Descroizilles

Further education: Biomechanics of Yoga

Posture, flexibility and anatomy

With Padma Julia Descroizilles, experienced physiotherapist from England.

Fri. 19.4 – Mon. 22.4

Asanas expand the range of movement of the joints and gradually improve a poor posture, especially in the lower and upper back.

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ACCOMMODATION & MEALS In a smoke-free eco-hotel
Single room:€70
Double room:€58
Shared room:€43

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 amMorning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
Occasionally the morning meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk
8:00 – 9:30 amAsanas and pranayama, sometimes a short talk on the health aspects of yoga follows the class
10:00 amVegetarian brunch
From 11 amTime for an invigorating sauna visit, a relaxing massage, occasionally a walk or an excursion
2:00 – 3:00 pmLecture or workshop (sometimes a short lecture following the morning asana class)
4:00 – 5:30 pmAsanas and pranayama
6:00 pmVegetarian dinner
8:00 – 9:30 pmEvening 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

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.


Bookings are closed for this event.