• 23 December 2022 - 8 January 2023

    Christmas and New Year Retreat

    Renew yourself with yoga in the Tyrolean Alps

Come and spend the holidays with us

23 December 2022 - 8 January 2023

We live, share and practice Yoga with you as we usher in the New Year.

With Swami Durgananda and Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharyas, and Swamis and staff from all over Europe.

Guest of Honor: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

 

 

Join us for a joyous Christmas and New Year celebration at the Yoga Retreat House.
Start the year with joy and a new determination to move forward in your life.
Rejuvenate in the warm and dynamic atmosphere.

 

The highlight of this retreat will be the Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami, a 7-day journey to find the true meaning of life. A joyful, profound celebration to allow oneself to let go and open one’s heart.

The retreat will take place under the spiritual guidance of Swami Durgananda*, Yoga Acharya of the European Sivananda Centres. Swami Durgananda is Swami Vishnudevananda’s most senior disciple, and has been sharing the teachings of yoga for over 45 years.

 

You can arrive any time and stay as long as you wish.

 

*Swami Durgananda will be present in Reith from Dec. 30 until Jan. 8, Swami Sivadasananda from Dec. 26 until Jan. 8.

 

Featuring

 

Asana and pranayama practice

  • Morning and afternoon yoga classes and workshops in separate groups
    • for beginners
    • for intermediate and advanced
  • Optional: Early morning pranayama

 
Group meditation

  • Morning and evening guided silent meditation, mantra chanting, inspiring talk/lecture

 
Lectures and workshops

  • Health, philosophy, the mechanics of the mind, various meditation practices, techniques for more serenity in daily life
  • Ayurveda Nutrition with Cordula Interthal (Chandrika)
    Consultations can be booked on location.
YOGA ASANAS – EASY!
With senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Centres and plenty of time for answering your questions.
 
PRACTICE:

  • Basic yoga postures with preparatory exercises and deep relaxation
  • Abdominal breathing, full yogic breath and pranayama
  • Gaining flexibility with the Sun Salute

 
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

Spiritual Highlight

 

Eastern Wisdom Melodies with
Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya from Vrindavan, North India

  • 31 December 2022: New Year’s Peace Concert
  • 1–7 January 2023: Bhagavata Saptaha, a 7-day journey to the meaning of life. Scriptural reading and spiritual stories with sublime mantra chanting.
  • With live Indian music accompaniment

 

Details

Yoga Vacation - What Awaits You

  • Motivated, practising yogis
  • A variety of interesting yoga themes
  • A solid introduction to yoga and meditation
  • Individual advice based on your experience
  • Tastefully decorated yoga halls
  • Daily meditation, mantra chanting as well as  ceremonies for inner and outer peace
  • Winter walks to the most scenic spots of the area
  • Delicious vegetarian meals in a friendly atmosphere
  • A well-stocked boutique with a selection of books and yoga accessories
  • New healthy habits in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment

Programme

Christmas & New Year


Friday, 23 December 2022

Fri. 23 December 2022

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: How to become a Yogi
THE POWER OF SELF EFFORT
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
INTERMEDIATE RELAXATIONS AND FINAL RELAXATION
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
PRACTICAL LESSONS IN YOGA

Saturday, 24 December 2022

Sat. 24 December 2022

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
BODY-MIND BALANCE FOR HEALTH
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE STRETCHING IN THE ASANAS
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Workshop lecture
AYURVEDA NUTRITION FOR YOUR CONSTITUTION (VATA, PITTA, KAPHA)
with Chandrika
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: How to become a Yogi
CHALLENGING YOUR HABITS
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
THE SHOULDERSTAND CYCLE
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
With international Christmas carols, spiritual message and surprises


Sunday, 25 December 2022

Sun. 25 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
YOUR SELF-HEALING POTENTIAL
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
MUSCLE LENGTH AND MUSCLE STRENGTH
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 – 1:30 pm: CHRISTMAS DAY WALK
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: How to become a Yogi
CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
LEG STRETCHES AND FORWARD BENDS
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 pm: Evening meditation
INSPIRING STORIES FROM THE SCRIPTURES

Monday, 26 December 2022

Mon. 26 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
WHAT HAPPENS DURING DEEP RELAXATION
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
IMPROVE YOUR VITAL CAPACITY
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Workshop lecture
AYURVEDA NUTRITION FOR A HEALTHY BODY AND HAPPY MIND
with Chandrika
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: How to become a Yogi
THE MIND AND THE SENSES
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
ALTERNATE BREATHING IN DETAIL
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
JOY OF CHANTING

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Tue. 27 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
PERSONAL HYGIENE FOR BODY AND MIND
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
FEEL YOUR BACK, FEEL YOUR SPINE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Workshop lecture
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE FULL YOGIC BREATH
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Mind – its Mysteries and Control
WHAT IS THE MIND?
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
INVERTED POSES INCLUDING A HEADSTAND WORKSHOP
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
KARMA AND FREE WILL

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Wed. 28 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS FOR HEALTH
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
MOBILIZE YOUR HIP JOINT
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Workshop lecture
AYURVEDA: PRACTICAL NUTRITION TIPS
with Chandrika
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Mind – its Mysteries and Control
THOUGHT CREATES THE WORLD
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
KAPALA BHATI IN DETAIL
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SPIRITUAL TRUTHS THROUGH ANALOGIES

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Thurs. 29 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
REFRESHING YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
HOLDING THE ASANA WITH GRACE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Workshop lecture
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Mind – its Mysteries and Control
HOW TO CONTROL THE MIND
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
EXPANDING THE ASANAS WITH POSE AND COUNTERPOSE
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
FROM ASANAS TO THE MEDITATION POSE
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
A PATH BEYOND SORROW

Friday, 30 December 2022

Fri. 30 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
THE BENEFITS OF MANTRA MEDITATION
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
THE VIRTUES OF AN OPEN CHEST
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Workshop lecture
AYURVEDA: DIET AND STRESS
with Chandrika
 
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Mind – its Mysteries and Control
MENTAL PROCESSES DURING MEDITATION
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
STRENGTH AND BALANCE IN THE TRIANGLE VARIATIONS
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
JOY OF CHANTING

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Sat. 31 December 2022

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
YOGIC NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
STRENGTH AND MOBILITY IN THE SHOULDER GIRDLE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
THE SPIRITUALIZATION OF HUMAN NATURE
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL RELAXATION IN THE ASANAS
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programmes with Sri Venugopal Goswami
NADA YOGA CONCERT FOR PEACE
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 pm – midnight: NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
With theatre play, spiritual message and peace meditation


Sunday, 1 January 2023

Sun. 1 January 2023

7:00 – 8:00 am: Morning Meditation
PRANA AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
 
8:30 – 10:00 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:30 – 10:00 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
THE SPINAL TWIST: HOW TO PREPARE AND IMPROVE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 – 1:00 pm: NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
PREPARING THE PIGEON AND THE DIAMOND
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 pm: Evening meditation:
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Monday, 2 January 2023

Mon. 2 January 2023

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
HOW TO REGENERATE THE VITAL ENERGY
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
FORWARD BENDS FROM THE HEELS TO THE NECK
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
EGOISM AND SELFISHNESS
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
SUN SALUTATION AND EXTENDED PRANAYAMA
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Tues. 3 January 2023

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
ETHICS, MORALITY AND SPIRITUALITY
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
SHORTER CLASS FOLLOWED BY A HEADSTAND WORKSHOP
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
FACTORS OF SADHANA FOR PEACE
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
EXTENDING POSE AND COUNTERPOSE
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Wed. 4 January 2023

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
AHIMSA – NON-VIOLENCE
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
BALANCING VARIATIONS IN THE BASIC SEQUENCE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
PROGRESS ON THE PATH
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
THE SOLAR PLEXUS: GATEWAY TO ENERGY, RELAXATION AND AWARENESS
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Thursday, 5 January 2023

Thurs. 5 January 2023

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
BE GOOD, DO GOOD, BE KIND, BE COMPASSIONATE
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
ADDITIONAL PRACTICES FOR EYES AND NECK; ABDOMINAL CHURNING
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
THE KEY TO BLESSEDNESS
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
UNITING HA (SUN) AND THA (MOON) IN THE BASIC SEQUENCE
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Friday, 6 January 2023

Fri. 6 January 2023

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
STEPS TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
SPINAL COMPRESSION IN THE BACK BENDS
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
TEACHINGS FROM THE SAINTS
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
FROM THE PLOUGH VARIATIONS TO THE BRIDGE AND THE WHEEL
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Sat. 7 January 2023

6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
SATTWA – THE ENERGY OF PURITY IN YOUR HOME
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
HOLDING THE ASANA WITH GRACE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
GUIDANCE FROM THE SCRIPTURES
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
 
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Workshops
RELAX AND RECHARGE: THE ENERGY FLOW IN ASANAS
 
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Special Programme with Sri Venugopal Goswami
LET LOVE LOOK AT LIFE
“Bhagavata Saptaha”, a seven-day journey to the meaning of Life
 
6:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner
 
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Evening meditation
SILENT MEDITATION, CHANTING AND PRAYERS

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Sun. 8 January 2023

5:10 – 5:50 am: Pranayama Practice
 
6:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Meditation
HOW TO SPREAD PEACE IN DAILY LIFE
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Yoga Asanas – EASY!
with 20 minutes of theory
 
8:00 – 9:30 am: Intermediate and Advanced Asana Sequences
ASYMMETRICAL VARIATIONS IN THE BASIC SEQUENCE
 
10:00 am: Vegetarian brunch
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Yoga lecture: Sadhana – spiritual practice
INNER YOGIC DISCIPLINE


Christmas & New Year rates

From 4 pm on arrival day until 4 pm on departure day

Valid from 23 December 2022 until 8 January 2023

DAILY RATES FOR YOGA

1 night€64
7+ nights€59

 

DAILY RATES FOR ACCOMMODATION & MEALS (ECO-HOTEL)

Dormitory (4+ nights)€44
Dormitory (2–3 nights)€48
Shared room (4+ nights)€50
Shared room (2–3 nights)€54
Double room€76
Single room€91

 

All rates are subject to a €1.80 visitor‘s tax per person per night.

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

 

REGISTER

General information

on the Christmas & New Year program

PRACTICAL INFO

Come and stay as long as you like (minimum stay 2 nights).
For an integral regeneration we recommend a stay of 5 days or longer.
 
ORIENTATION daily

An introduction to the basic principles of the yoga practice and information on the yoga vacation schedule.

MASSAGE

A local masseuse offers classical massage, foot reflexology, shiatsu and lymphatic drainage.

You can book your treatments on arrival.

HOLISTIC AYURVEDIC CONSULTATIONS

With Chandrika

  • Medical history
  • Your Ayurvedic constitution
  • Dietary recommendations and written diet plan
  • Recommendations for a healthier lifestyle (written plan)

Rates will be available at the reception.