Sun., 16 July 2023 – Fri., 21 July 2023
Some places give the feeling of immediate well-being.
We pause on hikes at places rich in energy, experience nature directly and draw strength from precious moments.
A energy spot might be an old tree, a special rock formation, a chapel or a panoramic vista.
Hike to Bichlach from the Retreat House
Bichlach – the name comes from bichelig, or hilly, terrain – is the hilly region between Reith and Kitzbühel and is crisscrossed with an extensive network of trails.
The originally rolling moorland around the Bichlach was formed by glaciers during the last ice age. The Bichlach area in Reith with its waters such as the Giering and Vogelsberg ponds is a special recreational area.
We stay awhile at the Vogelsberg pond, take in the lovely landscape, watch the carp and, with a little luck, even see the turtles.
Hike to Schwarzsee lake in the early morning
Early in the morning there is still fog over Schwarzsee lake. Behind the Kitzbüheler Horn peak, the morning sunbeams emerge. The untouched nature along the lake shore, the fresh scent of the water, all make Schwarzsee an almost magical place of power in Kitzbühel.
Sintersbach waterfall near Jochberg
The Sintersbach waterfall not far from Jochberg is a true place of power. The moderately difficult hike there is worth it. The 85 meter high waterfall is an impressive natural spectacle. On the way back from the waterfall, which is at an elevation of just under 1,300 meters, you pass the managed Wildalm (1,430 meters), a quaint old hut where the cowshed is directly adjacent to the parlor.
- Stretching and strengthening the respiratory muscles deepens the breath
- Overcoming hyperactivity and fatigue
- Effect of the 3 qualities of nature (gunas) on the physical and mental levels. Yoga techniques for more harmony
- Concentration and positive thinking
- Muscle roles: agonist, antagonist, synergist
- Relaxation: balance for the autonomic nervous system
- How pranayama improves the natural resting breath
|ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
In a smoke-free eco-hotel
|Dormitory (for ladies only):||€42|
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
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.|
|10:00 am||Vegetarian brunch|
|12 noon||Walk or 2-3 hours hike or alternatively in bad weather:|
12 noon - 1pm
|Lecture or workshop.|
|4:00 – 5:30 pm||Asanas and pranayama|
|6:00 pm||Vegetarian dinner|
|8:00 – 9:30 pm||
Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk
Programmes are subject to change or cancellation.
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.