Meditation – Experiencing Inner Balance

Sun., 10 November 2019 – Fri., 15 November 2019

In Pill, Tyrol, Austria

Scientific studies have shown that meditation improves self-perception, memory and empathy

The meditation practice is not just an effective relaxation technique, but also boosts our power of concentration and our vital energy. Blood pressure and pulse rate are considerably reduced, the breath becomes slower and deeper, and the entire organism receives a richer supply of oxygen. Cell metabolism improves, and the immune system and cardiovascular system are strengthened. The physical, mental and philosophical aspects of meditation are explained in short talks.


Practical introduction to meditation:

  • Being aware of physical sensations: The two yoga classes daily with individual asana variations help to develop a balanced meditation posture and bring the focus to the here and now.
  • Breathing meditation: Individual adjustments to the pranayama techniques refine your breathing and develop one-pointedness of mind.
  • Emptying the mind: Mental relaxation and mindfulness exercises.
  • Concentrating on positive values: This creates new, uplifting grooves in the mind that gradually replace negative feelings and moods.
  • Visualisations: Concentration exercises on light, colours and shapes. Mental images become clearer and more exact.
  •  Sound meditation: Mantra chanting and mental mantra repetition have a harmonising effect on the mind.
  • Movement meditation: On group walks with times of silence you learn to bring this meditative awareness to daily activities.
  • Meditation@home: By practising different meditation techniques we discover how we want to continue the meditation practice at home and with what objectives.


The instructors are happy to give you individual advice regarding place, time, posture and meditation technique. With a list of recommended reading.


Single room:€85
Double room:€65
Shared room (3–5 beds):€55

Individual studio rooms / panorama rooms: an extra €15 per person per night for double occupancy; an extra €30 per night for single occupancy.
Prices include VAT.
Visitor’s tax of €0.90 per day to be paid on location.

Pay for accommodation and meals directly to Hotel Grafenast.
All prices are valid until 31 October 2019.

Your stay begins at 4 pm with the yoga class. Your room is available from 2 pm.
On departure day, check-out is at 11 am. The yoga vacation programme ends at 2 pm at the latest.

Cancellation and withdrawal terms

Yoga vacation:

Your registration becomes valid upon full payment after receipt of the reservation confirmation. Cancellation before the start of the programme: The following fees will apply to the yoga part (excluding accommodation): More than 21 days before programme start: 10%. Within 21 days of programme start: 30%. In case of early departure from the programme, there will be no refund for the yoga part. If you would like to change your booking to another programme organized by the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Reith, a rebooking fee of €50 will be charged.

Hotel Grafenast:

The Austrian Hotel Contract Conditions (ÖHVB) apply. Cancellation more than 6 weeks before arrival: no cancellation fees apply. Cancellation within 6 weeks: 50% cancellation fee; within one week of arrival: 80% cancellation fee. The hotel recommends concluding their fairly priced “Grafenast cancellation protection“, costing €2.50 per person per day booked.

Daily schedule
6:00 amThe day begins
6:30 amSilent meditation, mantra chanting
8:30 – 10:00 amAsanas and pranayama
10:30 amOrganic vegetarian brunch
11:30 am – 4:00 pmFree time, walks, occasional lectures, sauna & wellness
4:00 – 5:30 pmAsanas and pranayama
6:00 pmOrganic vegetarian dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pmSilent meditation, mantra chanting, talk
10:00 pmLights out

Indoor yoga practice in a peaceful hall with a red wooden floor.
There will be group hikes on a regular basis.

Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Grafenast, Pill, Tyrol, Austria

This programme takes place in eco-hotel Grafenast: Grafenast offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the Inn River valley. Set amidst the Tyrolean mountains, it has a fresh, Alpine feeling and answers the yearning for quiet, warmth and comfort.


Treatments and relxation

Classical massages; stress-less essential oil massages; foot reflexology massage; combination massage; lymphatic drainage; connective tissue massage; pedicures/manicures/foot massage; private forest sauna (by appointment); Ayurveda treatments; Ayurvedic face massage
(Please make your appointments 2 days in advance)

The instructorsTwo senior instructors from the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House will accompany you during your yoga stay and provide individual guidance. They each have many years of experience in teaching yoga and meditation, and bring refreshing enthusiasm and know-how from their own steady practice and from regular further training.

What to bring

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. 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 and bathing suit.

Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage of their glasses during the yoga classes.


Bookings are closed for this event.