Yoga and Music Summer School

Yoga and Music Summer School

Wed., 21 August 2019 – Sun., 25 August 2019

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

With Shankara Schneider and teachers of the Retreat House.

With certificate of participation for 44 training units (45 min each)


Kirtan or mantra chanting is an integral part of yoga. The experience of sound expands the physical sensation of the asanas, the breath deepens without effort, and the purity of the melodies fascinate and focus the mind.


Joint mantra singing

Daily practice of dynamic songs and meditative hymns.


Introduction to harmonium playing in the group

This originally European instrument has been an integral part of Indian music culture for many decades. With a simple technique you can learn to accompany simple Kirtans in a short time.


Kirtan event with the Summer School group

Friday 23.8., 20–24 Uhr: Krishna Janmastami – Lord Krishna stands for cosmic love. His birthday is celebrated with akhanda (continuous) kirtan, ending at midnight with silent meditation.


The summer school is part of the yoga holiday program.



ACCOMMODATION & MEALS In a smoke-free eco-hotel
Single room:€70
Double room:€58
Shared room:€43

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 amMorning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
Occasionally the morning meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk
8:00 – 9:30 amAsanas and pranayama, sometimes a short talk on the health aspects of yoga follows the class
10:00 amVegetarian brunch
From 11 amTime for an invigorating sauna visit, a relaxing massage, occasionally a walk or an excursion
2:00 – 3:00 pmLecture or workshop (sometimes a short lecture following the morning asana class)
4:00 – 5:30 pmAsanas and pranayama
6:00 pmVegetarian dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pmEvening meditation, mantra chanting, talk, sometimes by a guest presenter.
Occasionally the evening meditation takes place in the form of a silent walk

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

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.