Yoga and Mountain Magic – Energy Spots in the Kitzbühel Mountains


We pause on hikes at places rich in energy, experience nature directly and draw strength from precious moments.
Yoga and Mountain Magic - Energy Spots in the Kitzbühel Mountains

Sun., 20 August 2023 – Fri., 25 August 2023

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

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.


Kitzbühel Horn peak

In the early morning, we take the gondola up the Kitzbühel Horn to experience the sunrise in a meditative manner, when the sky slowly turns bright orange.

Experience an unforgettable 360° view at the summit of the Kitzbühel Horn.


Hike to the mighty Gschwand tree

High above Kitzbühel, in the middle of the forest, stands a huge, ancient spruce, 43 meters high with a trunk circumference of around six meters. The widest reach of the branches is seven meters. In 2003 the Gschwand tree became a natural monument. The mighty spruce was once a solitary spruce that used to serve cattle that preferred to stay outdoors as an umbrella against the midday heat. The Gschwand tree can be found above Malernalm among other spruce trees.

We enjoy the tranquility that radiates from this energy spot with the century-old spruce.


Hike to the Gmail Chapel

High above St. Johann in Tyrol, this idyllic chapel is enthroned on a rocky outcrop. The chapel name comes from the German word for painting, for in former times a painting of the Virgin Mary was placed here.

The idyllic chapel can only be reached on foot via a well-paved hiking trail. This leads from the district of Hinterkaiser in St. Johann in Tyrol, past the hermitage on a forest path with many clearings. An inscription says: “A place of stillness in the storm of time.” Here you can indeed quickly find peace, enjoy the view of St. Johann and the Kitzbühel Horn and forget the time.

This moderately difficult hiking tour takes about 1 hour to climb.


The choice of excursion depends on the weather and on how many cars are available for getting there.



  • Two yoga classes per day, each with a specific focus. When the weather is nice, they will take place on the outdoor platform.
  • A solid introduction to yoga with a variety of interesting themes
  • Daily meditation and mantra chanting for inner and outer peace
  • Delicious vegetarian meals in a friendly atmosphere
  • Introspective leisure moments on the Retreat House terrace
  • Unforgettable walks directly from the Retreat House in the morning or evening twilight
  • Healing swims in the mineral-rich waters of the Schwarzsee lake (3 km) and the Gieringer Pond (2 km)


Focus in the asana practice:

  • Practising attentively
  • Returning to the here and now
  • Firm and relaxed in the practice
  • Patience in the practice
  • Awareness of breathing
  • Mindfulness in the standing exercises
  • Inner and outer stability





In a smoke-free eco-hotel
Single room: €81
Double room: €66
Shared room: €48
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.

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.
10:00 am Vegetarian brunch
12 noon Walk or 2-3 hours hike or alternatively in bad weather:

12 noon - 1pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm

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
Occasionally, the meditation takes place as a silent walk.

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.

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.