March Retreat: Asanas for a Healthy Back


The 12 basic postures and variations are preventive care for the entire back.
March Retreat: Asanas for a Healthy Back

Thu., 7 March 2024 – Mon., 11 March 2024

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

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.

The 12 basic postures and variations are preventive care for the entire back. Just three days of intensive asana practice can bring about noticeable improvements in one’s posture. We will use a plumb line to measure these changes. Each participant has their photo taken at the plumb line with individual explanations.

Posture analysis with plumb-line test (PowerPoint show)

Asana workshops

  • Asanas and proprioception: balance and body awareness
  • Asanas for a rounded back, swayback or scoliosis
  • Pose, counterpose and in-depth relaxation
  • Step-by-step stretching in the Forward Bend
  • Strengthening backward bends
  • Focus on exercises for the legs and abdominal muscles


  • How does proprioception (body awareness) work?
  • The plumbline test: basic principles and individual results
  • The path of Karma Yoga – a key to inner peace
  • Opening of the heart – Bhakti Yoga
  • Concentration and meditation: the thought waves in balance
  • Yoga and Vedanta: the universe in balance

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

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 38 training units of 45 minutes each.




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

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

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Next steps

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