What awaits you

Yoga retreats in Reith, Tyrol, Austria

  • Motivated, practising yogis
  • A variety of interesting themes
  • A solid introduction to yoga and meditation
  • Individual advice based on experience
  • Summertime practice on the outdoor cedar platform
  • Tastefully decorated yoga halls
  • The spiritual atmosphere of the meditation temple
  • Daily mantra chanting as well as prayers and ceremonies for inner and outer peace
  • Introspective leisure moments on the Retreat House terrace
  • Delicious vegetarian meals in a friendly atmosphere
  • Incomparable walks and hikes
  • Sauna and various massages
  • A well-stocked boutique with a selection of books, music and yoga accessories
  • New healthy habits in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment

IN THE MORNING: Start the day in contemplative silence during the morning meditation, enjoy the group chanting and spiritual reading. Loosen up your limbs during the first yoga class. Then breakfast awaits you.

DURING THE DAY you have the opportunity to participate in a workshop, or talk with one of the yoga teachers. Or take a relaxing walk, have a massage, or settle down with a book and a cup of tea on the terrace.

IN THE AFTERNOON your body fnds its optimum flexibility in the second yoga class. Observe how the breath is slowing down, and the mind tunes in to the lightness of the yoga practice. Afterwards dinner is already prepared.

IN THE EVENING: Come to the evening meditation and enjoy the group meditation, chanting and interesting talk. Go to bed feeling fulflled, inspired and ready to have a restful night’s sleep.

The daily schedule

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Accommodation & meals

In the eco-hotel Pointner

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Walks

Recharging in nature

Guided silent walks beginning directly at the Retreat House.
This meditation in motion is a unique experience and takes place several times a week instead of the morning or evening meditation.
Experience the gentle rising and setting of the sun. the various phases of the moon, the hidden beauties of the valley, the panoramic view of the Wild Kaiser mountains, the songs of many bird species, the variety of trees, bushes and medicinal plants along the footpath.
The breath deepens and relaxes, flexibility and mobility increase, the senses regenerate and expand. The mind rediscovers natural contentment and peace.

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  • "Yoga is a natural method of eating, drinking, sleeping, breathing and exercise."
    ~ Swami Vishnudevananda

Wellness

Deepening the relaxation

Massages

With Aloisia Wakolbinger

Western

Classical massage: Good for improving circulation, detox, loosening up, all-round well-being.
Manual lymphatic drainage: Activates the lymph flow and the immune system.
Foot reflexology: The reflex zones on the foot balance the organs, joints and other body parts.
Craniosacral therapy: Regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which pulses in the cranium and in the spinal cord.

Eastern

Shiatsu: For holistic energy flow in the meridians and organs.
 
Aloisia Wakolbinger is a certifed massage therapist. She supports the programmes of the Yoga Retreat House with many years of experience and sincere service.

Asanas & physiotherapy

With Swami Karunananda

During a physiotherapy coaching, you can learn how to best adapt your asanas to your physical limitations. For acute complaints please bring a written treatment plan from your doctor. Recommended adjustments to your asana practice will be discussed with the asana teachers with your consent.
 
Swami Karunananda is a certifed physiotherapist and senior teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Centres.

Sauna

A Finnish and a low-temperature sauna are available in Hotel Pointner.
Pleasant and effective: A sauna visit activates immune cells, relaxes the muscles, purifes the tissues and strengthens the airways.

Our teachings

What is Sivananda Yoga?

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Lifestyle support

Individual coaching

After a few days of your stay, you might notice some seeming contradictions. On the one hand, you are enjoying the benefts of the yoga exercises in the form of relaxation, more energy and mental resilience. On the other, the yoga daily schedule is very different from your normal daily habits. You might ask yourself whether yoga is right for you, or whether you are suited to yoga, and if you are the only one feeling this way.

This conflict is very normal. In a talk with one of the senior instructors, you can work out what is the best way to adapt the yoga practice to your routine, or which habits you might want to change a little. Please do not hesitate to speak with us.

Individual coaching
We offer 30-minute one-on-one sessions with an experienced senior instructor. Some personal advice and tips are often enough to bring about substantial progress in the group practice at the Retreat House and in your own practice at home.

  • Sun Salutation
  • Inverted poses
  • Asanas in depth
  • Breathing
  • Dietary advice
  • Meditation coaching

Drop-in yoga classes

No prior registration necessary

All levels from beginners to regular practitioners are welcome to join the drop-in classes.

 

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Yoga – A journey of discovery

A path to inner peace