• Yoga Retreat at Christmas and New Year

    18 December 2020 – 16 January 2021

Renew yourself with Yoga

Christmas and New Year Retreat from 18.12.2020 to 16.1.2021

A Different Way to Spend the Holidays

Come and join us

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

Dear yoga friends,

 

Possibly the Retreat House will  reopen on December 18th.

 

Around December 6th we will publish the decision about the reopening, which we will take together with the Seminar Hotel on our website. This decision will depend on the Austrian Corona policy concerning the holidays.

 

Until this date your registration will not be binding. We will accept down payments only  when it is sure that the programme can take place.

 

In order to meet the best possible Corona prevention standards, we offer you the following yoga vacation calendar:

 

To guarantee fixed groups with fixed space allocations , you can only register for entire seminars, each lasting 4 – 5 days. So please select your specific seminar dates and the room category accordingly.

 

 

Friday 18 – Wednesday 23 December 2020

Rest & Relax

Without regular relaxation, body and mind experience overload and can no longer function properly.
Deep relaxation takes place on three levels – physical, mental and spiritual – and is the most natural way to recharge.

 

Practice

  • Feeling the gravity in the relaxation pose
  • Observe muscle reactions, improve flexibility
  • Better alignment of the spine
  • Releasing tension and minimal effort in holding the posture
  • The meditation seat as a basis for a renewed body awareness

 

Lectures

  • Stress: from positive challenge to serious health hazard
  • The interplay of body and mind
  • Positive thinking and meditation for overcoming mental stress factors
  • Awareness, concentration and meditation

Wednesday 23 – Monday 28 December 2020

Recharge & Rejoice

Practice

  • Asana variations to expand body & mind
  • Conscious breathing for more vital energy
  • Holding the asanas: gentle endurance training for the cardiovascular system
  • Flexibility in the shoulders, back and hips
  • Asanas – the perfect combination of pose, breath and body awareness.

 

Lectures/Workshops

  • The joy of devotional chanting
  • Inspiring spiritual stories from East & West
  • Meditation: Easy steps to inner silence
  • The Self, which is inherent in all beings, that knows Reality

 

Monday 28 December 2020 – Saturday 2 January 2021

Reflect & Meditate

“Meditation acts as a powerful tonic. It helps a lot in checking various emotions and impulses. If you meditate in the morning you can work peacefully throughout the day. Meditation develops strong and pure thoughts.

Through clarification of ideas, confusion vanishes.”

Swami Sivananda

 

Practice

  • Hold the pose – the meditative asana experience
  • Relaxation and focus through slow performance of the poses
  • Meditative asana practice with focus on deep breathing and body awareness
  • The next step in the meditation pose
  • Balancing poses for better coordination
  • Stretching and energy flow in the asanas

 

Lectures/Workshops

  • Introduction to meditation – the physical, mental and philosophical foundations
  • The beneficial effect of meditation on the mind, nerves & sense
    organs
  • Concentration exercises on a candle flame and uplifting images
  • Ancient wisdom in modern life

Saturday 2 – Wednesday 6 January 2021

Renew & Aspire

“Human beings are a complex mix of willing, feeling and thinking. A one-sided development is not advisable. Yoga should develop the whole person – the hand, heart and head.”
Swami Sivananda

A combination of the four paths of Yoga leads to the harmonious development of all aspects of life.

 

Learn and practice:

HATHA- AND RAJA YOGA
Asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and silent meditation are the most well­-known practices.

These paths are especially suitable for people who strive for inner and outer change.

 

  • Shoulderstand cycle
  • Asanas for stimulating the digestive system
  • Asanas – Elixir for the nervous system
  • Asanas as a cardiovascular workout

 

KARMA YOGA
Selfless action, without thinking about possible success or failure. Karma Yoga serves to purify the heart and lessens the influence of the ego on words, deeds and relationships.

It is well suited to active, extroverted people.

BHAKTI YOGA
Surrender to the Divine through prayer, rituals and mantra chanting.

A path that develops more love towards all beings.

It appeals particularly to people who are more emotional.

JNANA YOGA
A path of wisdom. It begins with the study of the scriptures of Vedanta philosophy. By analysing the human nature, one ultimately learns to recognize the Supreme Self in oneself and in all creatures.

This path is especially suitable for intellectual people.
A combination of the four paths leads to the harmonious development of the physical, emotional and intellectual aspects of life

 

Wednesday 6 – Monday 11 January 2021

Detox & Rejuvenate

Workshops on proper eating and chewing, which food combinations to avoid, acid-base balance, effects of food on body and mind, the healing effects of fasting.

 

Rejuvenate physically and mentally with a detoxifying yoga programme during your yoga vacation

Experience inner silence in meditation on silent walks.

 

Practice:

  • Better digestion with asanas
  • Pranayama – detox through the lungs
  • Asanas and Pranayama: Where is the tension and what can we do to relieve it?
  • Where do we lack awareness and how can we expand our consciousness?
  • How holding the postures resolutely helps counteract mental sluggishness and hyperactivity.

 

Lectures

  • Yogic diet, ideas for changing your diet (with recipes)
  • Eating with awareness: Exercises to improve chewing and absorption.
  • How to fast at home with a regimen based on alkaline food.
  • Tips on giving up artificial stimulants in daily life.

 

 

Daily alternative: 

The Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga
Introductory workshops and lectures on “all-round health with yoga”.

Monday 11 – Saturday 16 January 2021

Rest & Relax

Without regular relaxation, body and mind experience overload and can no longer function properly.
Deep relaxation takes place on three levels – physical, mental and spiritual – and is the most natural way to recharge.

Practice

  • Feeling the gravity in the relaxation pose
  • Observe muscle reactions, improve flexibility
  • Better alignment of the spine
  • Releasing tension and minimal effort in holding the posture
  • The meditation seat as a basis for a renewed body awareness

Lectures

  • Stress: from positive challenge to serious health hazard
  • The interplay of body and mind
  • Positive thinking and meditation for overcoming mental stress factors
  • Awareness, concentration and meditation

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Thursday, 24.12.2020 / 8 pm
  • Meditation
  • International Christmas carols

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Thursday, 31.12.2020 / 8 pm
  • Group meditation and mantra chanting
  • Puja – an uplifting temple ceremony
  • New Year’s message
  • Meditation into the New Year

Your stay starts at 4 pm with the yoga class.

Your room is available from 2 pm.

You must check out of your room by 11 am on departure day.
The vacation programme ends at 2 pm at the latest.

 

Daily rates

Yoga:€50

 

Accommodation & meals*

Single room:€80
Double room:€68
Shared room:€47
Dormitory (for ladies only):€41

Rates valid until 16 January 2021.
 
*In the smoke-free eco-hotel
Triple rooms on request for 3 people staying for the same dates.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a €1.80 visitor’s tax per person per night.

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Yoga Retreat at Christmas & New Year

 

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