|Questions and Answers
Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
After providing yoga vacation programs for over 20 years in various locations in Austria, the Retreat House was established in 1998 as a permanent location for retreats in Reith bei Kitzbuehel in the beautiful Tyrolean Alps.
2. What is your company's mission?
Yoga shows the way…
... to perfect health, perfect control over the mind and to perfect peace with oneself, the world, nature and God.
Learn the ancient wisdom of yogic self-development in a form suited to our analytical age.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Yoga vacations, ayurvedic nutrition courses, yoga and stress management, yoga and hiking, yoga and skiing, study of classical yogic texts, pujas and yantras with South Indian priests, yoga teacher training courses.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, Professor for Hatha Yoga at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Rishikesh, a close disciple of Swami Sivananda.
In 1957, Swami Vishnudevananda left India on the instruction of his teacher; over 35 years of pioneering work in spreading yoga across the globe began.
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, a best-selling book for yoga practice, published in 1960.
1970 marked the beginning of symbolic peace flights to world trouble spots (N Ireland, Middle East, divided Berlin). His appeal to mankind: “Man is free as a bird, overcome man-made borders with flowers and love, not with guns and bombs!”
His mission: Universal peace. He was convinced that outer peace cannot exist without inner peace. He became the first yoga master in the West to develop a comprehensive training programme for yoga teachers, who would then inspire countless numbers of people - today there are more than 70 Sivananda Centres and Ashrams worldwide.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Yoga weekend package. In workshops and asana classes, you will learn various exercise sequences that you can easily practise at home. In two days you feel fully refreshed…
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
The Retreat House has been a wonderful discovery – great yoga classes, teachers, and workshops in a remarkable natural setting. The excellent vegetarian food and general atmosphere of peace and balance provided an ideal rejuvenating retreat.