Meditation – Experiencing Inner Balance

Fri., 1 March 2019 – Mon., 4 March 2019

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

With Swami Ramapriyananda

Certificate of participation for 34 teaching units of 45 minutes each


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.
  • Meditation in motion: On group walks with intervals 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.


Recommended reading

The Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga by Sivananda Yoga Centre
The Sivananda Book of Meditation by Sivananda Yoga Centre



In German with simultaneous translation into English


Swami Ramapriyananda

Swami Ramapriyananda is a student of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House. She is a very experienced teacher who pays great attention to detail and conveys a natural spirituality.


Further education costs:€190
Special rate for students & the unemployed:€175
In the smoke-free eco-hotel
3 nights
Single room:€210
Double room:€174
Shared room:€129

The registration is valid upon full payment of the training costs.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor’s tax per person per night.

Daily schedule

Arrival day, Friday, 1 March (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting

Saturday & Sunday, 2/3 March

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 2:15 pm Course lecture
  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

Departure day, Monday, 4 March

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1 pm Course lecture and leave-taking
  • Departure from 1:30 pm

Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

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.


Bookings are closed for this event.