Friday, 21 December – Saturday, 29 December 2018


Come and spend the holidays with us!

We live, share and practice yoga with you.


Or stay longer until the New Year


With swamis and senior yoga teachers from across Europe.

Christmas celebration with meditation and international Christmas carols.


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Body-Mind Balance: The Next Step
Asanas and Pranayama workshops

Daily from 8 to 10 am


Swami Satyananda

Swami Satyananda

Sat. 22.12 – Tues. 25.12.2018

With Swami Satyananda, co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin

  • Asanas and the lumbar fascia
  • Asanas and the fascia of the neck
  • Balance for better alignment
  • Stretching and energy flow in the asanas


Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Wed. 26.12 – Fri. 28.12.2018

Applied visualizations in 7 asanas and pranayama

With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, Europe

  • The power of thought
  • The power of desire
  • Willpower


Swami Gokulananda

Swami Gokulananda

Sat. 29.12.2018

With Swami Gokulananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin

  • Asanas as a cardiovascular workout


Asana Variations for Intermediate and Advanced – With focus on different asanas

Daily from 4 to 6 pm

Swami Ramapriyananda

Swami Ramapriyananda

Sun. 23.12 & Mon. 24.12.2018

With Swami Ramapriyananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

  • Sun Salutation
  • Bridge and Split


Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda

Tues. 25.12 & Wed. 26.12.2018

With Swami Vidyananda, co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

  • Plough variations
  • Forward bend variations


Swami Gokulananda

Swami Gokulananda

Thurs. 27.12 & Fri. 28.12.2018

With Swami Gokulananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin

  • Tortoise, Shooting Bow pose
  • Cobra, Locust, Bow


Yoga Asanas – Easy !

Daily, 8 – 9:50 am and 4 – 5:30 pm


Sanftes Yoga

Fri. 21.12 – Fri. 28.12.2018

with senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

With plenty of time for answering your questions.



  • Basic yoga postures with preparatory exercises and deep relaxation
  • Abdominal breathing, deep breathing and pranayama
  • Gaining flexibility with Sun Salutation


20 minutes of theory at the end of the morning yoga class:

  • The basic yoga principles for holistic health
  • How asanas work
  • Respiratory training
  • Relaxation step by step
  • Yogic diet
  • Positive thinking
  • Introduction to concentration and meditation
  • Yoga@Home


Lectures and Workshops:
Lively talks on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga

Daily from 12 to 1 pm

Recommended reading: Teachings on Yoga Life, Swami Vishnudevananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Sun. 23.12 – Tues. 25.12.2018

with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, Europe

  • Thought power in yoga practice
  • Visualizations in Hatha Yoga
  • Mantra – universal power of sound


Swami Rajeshwarananda

Swami Rajeshwarananda

Wed. 26.12 & Thurs. 27.12.2018

with Swami Rajeshwarananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Rome

  • Health and the mystery of the human body
  • Why you should be a vegetarian


Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda

Fri. 28.12 & Sat. 29.12.2018

with Swami Vidyananda, co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

  • Why you need a yoga vacation
  • Lasting peace through Satsang


Ayurveda – Clear and Simple

Tues. 25.12 – Sat. 29.12.2018, daily from 2 to 2:45 pm



Lecture series with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika), obstetrician and gynaecologist and Ayurvedic therapist and teacher in the Sivananda Yoga Centres, co-author of the new Sivananda Ayurveda book.

  • Yoga and Ayurveda
  • A complete system for physical and mental health
  • Understand your constitution: Vata
  • Understand your constitution: Pitta
  • Understand your constitution: Kapha
  • Daily routine for a healthy lifestyle
  • Agni: How your digestion is essential for immunity
  • Constipation and its cure
  • The healing power of food
  • Ayurveda and the mind
  • General home remedies


Chandrika offers holistic Ayurvedic consultations from Tues. 25.12.2018 – Sat. 5.1.2019:

  • A thorough look at your medical history and daily routine
  • Your Ayurvedic constitution
  • Dietary recommendations and written diet plan
  • Recommendations for a healthier lifestyle (written plan)

Rates will be available at the reception



New Sivananda Ayurveda book:
Practical Ayurveda
Practical tips for more balance and energy: Yoga, meditation, massage, diet, herbal remedies

Available for purchase in our boutique.


Additional Programmes:




South Indian Temple Meditations

Daily pujas with a priest from India

Wed. 26.12 – Fri. 28.12.2018

Traditional temple ceremonies (Pujas) help clear the mental atmosphere through the use of colours, sounds, fragrances and Mudras (hand gestures). A strong meditative vibration is invoked.

  • Yantras (meditative images)
  • Classical scripture recitations (Mantras)
  • Symbolic hand gestures (Mudras)


Yantra Puja on Wednesday, 26.12 / 8 pm
Murthi Puja on Friday, 28.12 / 8 pm
Daily puja from 11 to 11:45 am



Christmas celebration

Mon. 24.12.2018 / 8 pm

With meditation and international Christmas carols


Yogic scripture

Expand Your Yoga Practice

Sat. 22.12 – Sun. 30.12.2018

  • 5:10 am: Additional early morning pranayama practice
  • 7:30 pm: Tuning into meditation with mantra recitations and text readings


3 pm: Yoga teachers' meeting:

Chance to share experiences and ask questions. One asana correction will be discussed daily.




Group Meditation

Mornings at 6 am and evenings at 8 pm

Practical instructions for concentration exercises, chanting of Sanskrit mantras, explanation of yoga texts with inspiring insights into the philosophy and psychology of yoga.


Winter walk

Experience Winter

Weather permitting, from 11:30 am we will take group walks through the winter landscape or go cross-country skiing. Experience the special charm of the icy season.

Please bring shoes with good traction.




Daily at 7 pm

If you are visiting the Yoga Retreat House for the first time, you will receive an introduction to the basic principles of the yoga practice and information on the yoga vacation schedule.


Christmas and New Year rates

DAILY RATES for yoga and room & board

Valid from 21.12.2018 until 6.1.2019



1 night €59
7+ nights €50
For members of the Sivananda Yoga Centres
1 night €55
7+ nights €47

from 4 pm on arrival day until 4 pm on departure day



Room/Days1 night2–3 nights4+ nights7+ nights
Dormitory €46 €42 €39  
Shared room €52 €49 €45  
Double room       €68
Single room       €80


Check in on arrival day from 2 pm.
Check out on departure day by 11 am.


All rates include VAT and are subject to a €1.80 visitor's tax per person per night.

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.

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. more