• Practical Ayurveda

    Fri. 11 August - Fri. 18 August 2023
    With Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Daily lectures with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Ayurveda is the wisdom of a healthy and happy life and the sister of yoga. Ayurveda is part of the yoga practice – a healthy body for a healthy mind. The daily workshops will give you a good insight into the basics, deepen your understanding of the Ayurvedic way of thinking and give you many practical tips.

During the day there will be time for walks, for swimming in the nearby Giering pond, or for relaxing in a lounge chair on the yoga platform.

Ayurveda Lecture Topics

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Fri., 11 August, 8pmIntroduction – Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Sat., 12 AugustAyurveda Lifestyle
Sun., 13 AugustAyurveda Diet
Mon., 14 AugustA Healthy Daily Life with Ayurveda
Tue., 15. AugustBalancing Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Wed., 16 AugustAyurveda and Stress
Thu., 17 AugustImmunity and Vitality with Ayurveda

Asana and Pranayama Classes

8 - 9:30 am & 4 - 5:30 pm


For beginners and intermediate with a focus on

  • Important muscle pairs in the asanas
  • Tensing and relaxing
  • Isotonic and isometric contractions
  • Flow of movement and breath in the Sun Salutation
  • Fine-tuning of motor and sensory impulses
  • Parasympathetic nervous system: Relaxation and regeneration
  • Shoulder Stand cycle: The pituitary/thyroid gland axis
  • Energy expansion with Sun Salutation and Pranayama
  • Psychosomatic effects of the asanas
  • Looser legs, mobile hips, relaxed back
  • Asanas for the shoulder girdle: The benefits of an open rib cage
  • Exercises for feet and hands



Holistic Ayurveda Consultations

with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)


Sat., 12 August – Thu., 17 August 2023

  • Medical history
  • Determining your body type
  • Dietary advice with written recommendations
  • Tips on a healthy lifestyle (written)

Please inquire about the cost on arrival.

Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)

Chandrika is a gynecologist, Ayurveda therapist, yoga teacher and co-author of the Sivananda book Practical Ayurveda

Practical Ayurveda

Practical Ayurveda

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Daily Schedule


Arrival day, Friday, 11 August (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 Ayurveda lecture with Cordula Interthal


Saturday, 12 August – Thursday, 17 August

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
    Occasionally the morning meditation takes the form of a one-hour silent walk.
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Asana and Pranayama class; sometimes followed by a short talk on a health topic of yoga.
  • 10:00 am Vegetarian brunch
  • From 11:00 am Time for an invigorating visit to the sauna or a relaxing massage. Occasionally a walk or excursion.
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Ayurveda lecture with Cordula Interthal
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm Asana and Pranayama class
  • 6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and talk


Friday, 18 August

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Asana and Pranayama class
  • 10:00 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12:00 pm Leave taking
  • Departure or continue your yoga holiday.


Practical Ayurveda

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