May Retreat (Ascension Day)
Wed., 29 May 2019 – Sun., 2 June 2019
Integral regeneration with yoga. Dive into a sea of alpine wild flowers – time for mental and physical cleansing on the outdoor platform.
Certificate of participation for 30 training units (45 minutes each)
Bhagavata Saptaha – The Unity of Self
A seven-day journey towards the meaning of life, with spiritual discourse and live music.
With guest of honour Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India.
Tue. 28.5 – Mon. 3.6 / 8 pm
Meditation concert on Sat. 1 June 2019 / 8 pm
Daily storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy from the classical yoga scripture Bhagavatam.
With live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute, shanai oboe and tabla.
You can also participate on a day-to-day basis.
Sri Venugopal Goswami is a spiritual teacher in a tradition which has nurtured the flame of Bhakti Yoga since the 16th century. He received his musical training from the great Indian vocalist master Pandit Jasraj. The spoken word, the mantra recitations, the subtle tones of the Ragas and the uplifting Bhajans are a deep source of ancient yogic wisdom.
With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya.
Wed. 29.5 – Mon. 3.6 / 6:30 am
- Ananda: bliss
- The real I
- Inner purification
- Many paths, one goal
- Your health, your choice
- Willpower and grace
Hatha Yoga: Universal Energy in Man
Practical asana and pranayama workshops according to the verses of Hatha Yoga Pradipika. With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya.
Wed. 29.5 – Sun. 2.6 / 8 am
- Body–mind control
- Breathing and vital energy (Prana)
- Refinement of the senses
- Macrocosmos / microcosmos
- Prana: bridge between body and mind
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.
Diet and Health
Three lectures with Sigrid Siebert, nutritional scientist from Frankfurt, Germany.
Thu. 30.5 – Sat. 1.6 / noon
- Modern and healthy nutrition for vegetarians
- Nutrient supply in vegan and vegetarian diets
- Myths and facts about sugar
In German with simultaneous translation into English.
Sigrid Siebert is a nutritional scientist and dietician at the Academy Gesundes Leben (Healthy Life) in Oberursel, Germany.
Yoga Asanas – Easy!
With senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House.
Thu. 30.5 / 4 pm – Sun. 2.6 / daily 8 – 9:50 am & 4 – 5:50 pm
With plenty of time to answer your questions.
- 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
|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.