Easter Yoga Retreat
Fri., 19 April 2019 – Mon., 22 April 2019
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)
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“.
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
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
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.
|ACCOMMODATION & MEALS In a smoke-free eco-hotel|
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|
|8:00 – 9:30 am||Asanas and pranayama|
|10:00 am||Vegetarian brunch|
|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|
|7:30 – 9:00 pm||Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk|
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.