We would like to inform you about the current measures and regulations relating to entry, stay and departure for yoga vacation and the yoga teachers training courses.

 

Updated November 13th, 2021

 

Since November 8, 2021, the 2 G rule has been in effect in Austria. Participation in the programs of the Retreat House is only possible for persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered.

 

 

Please do not travel to the Retreat House in the following cases:

  • If you have been in contact with COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days
  • If you have symptoms such as fever, sore throat, difficulty in breathing / shortness of breath, cough and / or smelling / taste disorders.
  • If you get symptoms of a cold on site, participation in the activities is no longer possible. Please contact the Retreat House management immediately so that the officially prescribed steps can be taken.

 

 

Vaccinated persons:

  • For additional safety, we kindly ask you to present a valid negative Covid test upon arrival (PCR test which is not older than 72 hours, or Antigen test which is not older than 24 hours).
  • The validity of your vaccination starts after your second vaccination and lasts for 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • If you have been vaccinated with a vaccination for which only one dose is planned, the validity starts on the 22nd day after the vaccination date, and is then valid for nine months from the vaccination date. If you have been vaccinated with Johnson&Johnson: from 3.1.2022 onwards, a 2nd dose is required in order to be valid according to the 2 G rule.
  • In case of a third vaccination, there must be a 4 months time interval to the previous one and it is valid for one year.

 

 

Recovered persons:

  • For additional safety, we kindly ask you to present a valid negative Covid test upon arrival (PCR test which is not older than 72 hours, or Antigen test which is not older than 24 hours).
  • Required evidence: Separation notice or proof of recovery, if this was issued for a person who was proven to have been ill with SARS-CoV-2 in the last six months before the planned test.
  • Medical confirmation of an infection that has occurred in the last six months and has currently expired, molecular-biologically confirmed.

 

 

Tests during your stay

  • If you stay more than 3 nights, for additional safety we kindly ask you to do a test on the second day of your stay.
  • If you are a participant in a yoga teachers’ training course, we kindly ask you to do an Antigen test two days after each day off.
  •  The hotel Pointner conducts these tests under supervision. If you do not have your own self-tests, you can buy them in the shop of the Yoga Retreat House. The result of this test is available after just a few minutes. The test procedure is a simple and self-administered nasal swab.

 

 

Return to Germany or Switzerland:

From 14.11.2021, vaccinated and recovered people are required to register when entering Germany.

When returning to Switzerland, an entry form must be completed.

 

 

During the stay

On the day of arrival we try to organize everything as smoothly as possible. Guest registration will be carried out upon arrival. All you need is your name and mobile number.

 

 

Yoga classes:

  • Please wear an FFP2 mask in all indoor areas and corridors.
  • Please wear the FFP2 mask until you roll out your own yoga mat in the yoga hall. The mask can be removed during the Yoga practice.
  • All yoga teachers are vaccinated.
  • The yoga teachers give mostly verbal instructions, and only make physical adjustments after disinfecting the hands and while wearing an FFP2 mask.
  • The Kapalabhati breathing exercise is only practiced in small groups with the windows open.
  • The use of rental mats, blankets and pillows is unfortunately not possible. Please bring your own equipment. You can also purchase it on site in the yoga shop.
  • The floors are cleaned and disinfected daily. There are hand disinfectant dispensers in front of the yoga halls and platforms.

 

 

Lectures and meditations:

  • If the weather permits several times a week there will be meditative walks.
  • Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and pillow with you to the meditations and lectures.
  • Please let us know if you need a chair.

 

 

Furthermore

  • The halls are systematically ventilated. Please bring warm clothing.
  • A special air purification device ensures clean and fresh air in the yoga rooms. Viruses are destroyed and even the smallest particles are filtered out through a combination of special filters, UV-C light irradiation and ionization. The air gets the qualities of fresh air. The devices have already been used in hospitals for a long time and are now increasingly being used in universities and schools.

 

  • Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap after and before all activities and also use the hand disinfectant dispensers, which are available at the entrance to all activities.
  • If you have the urge to cough or sneeze, please leave the classroom immediately and observe the generally known cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Toilets: As much as possible please use the toilet in your own room during asana lessons, lectures or meditations.
  • When using the sanitary facilities, please wash your hands thoroughly with soap under running water.

 

 

Beverages

  • Water and tea are available in the hotel and the Retreat House throughout the day.
  • Please bring your own drinking bottle for refills.

 

 

Sauna

Unfortunately, the hotel sauna remains closed due to the lack of space for social distancing.