Yoga vacations charge the body, mind and spirit with new energy, give us a positive outlook and let us experience inner peace. Relax your body and spirit through meditation, yoga classes (outdoor on the cedar platform, weather permitting!), long walks, reading and conversations with like-minded people. You are welcome to spend your yoga vacation with us and stay as long as you wish. We recommend that you stay several days in order to have time to learn, step by step, all aspects of yoga. The Retreat House is open all year round.
Special guests and cultural programs.
Workshops and talks with renowned special guests from around the world on topics of health, science, philosophy and culture. International artists are regular visitors to the Retreat House: Eastern spiritual discourse accompanied by classical Indian music, South Indian dance, colourful temple ceremonies with mantra recitation, and Western classical music.
English-speaking guests are welcome throughout the year. Yoga classes are taught in both English and German and all lectures in German are translated simultaneously into English via wireless headphones.
Our Retreat House has worked closely for many years with Alexandra and Florian Pointner, the proprietors of the ecological hotel across from the Retreat House. This has allowed us to offer our guests a wholesome and nutritious vegetarian dietary program. The entire hotel operation has been certified by Austria-Bio-Garantie, Austria's leading inspection body for organic businesses. It was awarded the European eco-label as well as Austria's gastronomic accolade "Grüne Haube" for whole-grain and natural cuisine. The Pointners have been running their farm according to organic and ecological guidelines since 1995.
We will be happy to advise you when choosing yoga accessories; how to choose the appropriate cushion, yoga mat, meditation shawl, yoga clothing or book according to your needs. We stock standard works on Hatha Yoga, health, yoga philosophy, meditation, Ayurveda and vegetarian cooking. You will also find a fine selection of classical Indian and meditative music CDs.
What to bring.
Please bring your yoga mat, cushion and blanket. You can buy these in the yoga shop, or borrow them free of charge from the Retreat House (deposit required). Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case when storing glasses during yoga sessions.
Retreat House Rules.
To maintain the spiritual atmosphere, participation in the mediation and yoga classes twice a day is obligatory. Non-vegetarian meals, eggs, onion, garlic, black tea, coffee, alcohol and cigarettes are not permitted.