February Retreat: Psychosomatic Effects of the Asanas
Fri., 31 January 2020 – Tue., 4 February 2020
Enjoy the snow outdoors and the relaxation indoors. The relaxing asana practice, a sauna visit, healthy and energising food and the peace of the morning and evening meditation lead to all-round well-being.
Experience the positive interactions of the yoga practice: A healthy mind in a healthy body.
- Flexible body – flexible mind
- Balancing of pose, breathing and relaxation
- Body-toning asanas and meditation poses
- New vital energy by gradually increasing Pranayama
- Meditative holding of the poses
- The body-mind model of yoga in practice
- Physical energy (ATP) and subtle energy (Prana)
- Final relaxation as the key to the union of body and mind
- How Prana works: from body functions to intuition
- Positive thoughts as the catalyst for physical well-being
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).
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 40 training units of 45 minutes each
|ACCOMMODATION & MEALS|
In a smoke-free eco-hotel
|Smaller single room:||€70|
|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|
|7:30 – 9:00 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.