You will be staying in the eco-hotel Pointner, which serves vegetarian whole-food and natural cuisine. The hotel is non-smoking.

Hotel Pointner

For many years the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House has worked closely with Alexandra and Florian Pointner, the proprietors of the hotel across from the Retreat House. The vegetarian menu plans of the Sivananda Yoga Centres offer a wholesome and balanced nutrition.

Two wholefood, vegetarian meals are served daily according to yogic principles. The ingredients are sourced from organic farms (as certified by the Austria Bio Garantie, Austria’s leading inspection body for organic businesses).


The hotel has received the following quality seals:

  • Austrian eco-label
  • European eco-label
  • Austria’s gastronomic accolade ‘Grüne Haube’ for wholefood and natural cuisine


The Pointners have been running their farm according to organic and ecological guidelines since 1995. Various fruits, vegetables and herbs are freshly prepared in the hotel’s kitchen. The hotel uses green electricity, pellet heating and a solar-powered hot water system.



The rooms are equipped with hardwood furniture, health mattresses, wooden floors, shower, toilet, hair dryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.

A Finnish and a low-temperature sauna are available in Hotel Pointner.

The hotel offers free parking.


Check in: 3 to 6 pm (after 6 pm: only if agreed by telephone beforehand)
Check out: 11 am



Hotel Pointner offers free Wi-Fi from 1 pm to 4 pm in the hotel dining room. Enquire at the reception desk for Internet access in single and double rooms (own laptop required).

The Sivananda Yoga Retreat House offers free Wi-Fi access in its reception area (from 10 am to 4 pm, and 6 pm to 7 pm). 


Accommodation in guest houses

Should the hotel be booked, accommodation in nearby guest houses in single or double rooms is possible. The room amenities vary.


In this case meals will be taken in Hotel Pointner. The price for two meals at the hotel is 34 € (incl. tea, use of the yoga halls and the sauna).
The Sivananda Yoga Retreat House will take care of booking the guest house.


Closing times

Hotel Pointner is closed from 3 April until 4 May and from 4 November until 14 December 2018.

During these weeks the Retreat House programmes will take place in Mittersill, Hohe Tauern, Austria.


From 16 April until 4 May 2018 and from 4 November until 2 December 2018, a yoga vacation programme will take place at the Retreat House with accommodation and meals in House Ganga.

House Ganga is a former guesthouse built in the 1970s. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Retreat House overlooking the village of Reith and with views of the surrounding mountains.

It has several apartments, dormitories, a dining room and a lounge.
Most of the floors have been renovated, but the cabinets and sanitary facilities are somewhat outdated.
The garden invites you for quiet moments and relaxation.

Two yogic vegetarian meals will be served daily.