Your way to you
Yoga, Meditation and Nature Retreat in the Mountains 17-22 July 2022
The yoga classes at the retreat are a mix of powerful hatha flow classes, meditation and quieter styles of yoga. Each class helps you to get closer to yourself and to consciously connect with your body and breath.
We have structured the yoga and meditation sessions in coordination with the activities so that you can both enjoy feeling your power and completely switch off each day.
The active hours energise, stabilise and mobilise body and mind. We strengthen the spine and all our muscles. With longer held stretches, we specifically open up different areas of our body.
"Yoga is the quieting of the mind" (Patanjali). In the quieter hours and meditations we find stillness together. Guided meditation instructions and a focus on breathing help the "monkey mind" to become calmer and to experience moments of stillness.
The unit "Yoga and Sound" offers a special highlight: Through the use of different instruments, tones and sounds, you will experience a deep sense of relaxation in your yoga practice.
Weather permitting, we will move the yoga session outside.
The retreat is for anyone who wants to do yoga, whether you have years of yoga experience or are a complete novice.
Kim is a freelance yoga teacher and cultural manager.
The joy of yoga (on and off the mat) and her yoga practice have been a constant in Kim's life for 15 years.
In her yoga practice, she finds the opportunity to find herself anew every day. She wants to share this beautiful feeling with others. She completed her two-year training (600+ hours) with Helen Meyer in 2019. Kim teaches in two Berlin yoga studios and in nature.
In her classes she creates sequences that connect body and mind. Sometimes dynamically flowing, sometimes calm and powerful - always loving and aligned.
"Yoga for me is a moment of arrival. Find peace in wild moments to be able to face life with clarity and ease."
Our experienced hiking guide Daniel leads us to a beautiful mountain lake. On the way there, he shares his knowledge about the mountains and nature that surround us. Once at the lake, we immerse ourselves in a guided meditation together. Afterwards we continue to lunch in an alpine hut.
The evening yoga session is intensively dedicated to stretching our legs in order to loosen the strained muscles again.
Many native herbs can be found in the fascinating, unique and breathtaking mountain scenery of Galtür. Wild thyme, mountain yarrow, mountain brook cress and alpine wild garlic grow here, for example. Rosmarie is a true expert when it comes to alpine herbs, their identification and effects. She accompanies us on an exciting and informative walk during which we will also collect herbs. We will learn a lot of interesting facts about the use of herbs in the kitchen and as a support for health and fitness.
Ayurveda makes us feel the connection to the ground and strive for more life energy. We need roots to grow: Ayurvedic nutrition seeks balance and gives us peace.
During a 2-hour workshop Christine will introduce you to the Ayurvedic cuisine & way of life. The course includes an introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition, recipe materials, organic food, lunch and after-course chat.
Trees have existed on our planet for about 360 million years. For as long as humans have existed, there has been a close connection between humans and trees. In the workshop you will learn how trees affect us and can facilitate our breathing. You will get a deep insight into the essential oils of fir trees. The workshop consists of a theoretical and a practical part. Learn how to find and extract essential oils from trees, what ingredients they have and how they can be used. We will also look at their effects and uses in both the theoretical and practical parts. We play with our sense of smell and deal with different breathing techniques. Afterwards, we will mix our own oils into great products that you can take home: an inhalation oil, a roll-on that helps against hay fever, a salt scrub and a pleasant room spray.
We have planned our yoga and activity programme so that you can find enough time for yourself. Whether you want to read a good book, enjoy the nature of the alpine mountain landscape of Galtür or simply let yourself drift: make the retreat your time!
Emily and Daniel are available for suggestions and tips if you are looking for a massage, a special restaurant or a hiking tour in the free afternoon.
Our rooms and flats are warm, cosy, quiet and offer all amenities for a comfortable holiday in the Alpine paradise of Galtür. The style is distinctly Austrian with solid walls, wooden elements and high-quality furniture.
For those travelling alone, we offer two single rooms. In addition, there is the possibility to book a double room for single use for a small surcharge.
Occupancy in groups of 3 or 4 is also possible. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests regarding accommodation. We love yoga and are therefore very flexible!
The package price includes (except for one day) breakfast, lunch and dinner. We do not offer lunch in the afternoon, which is free time. All meals offered are vegetarian and rich in vitamins. If you have a vegan diet, please send us a message in advance and we will plan accordingly.
Earlybird prices until 1.6.22:
Single room: €1050 per person
Double room (double occupancy): €1000 per person
Double room (single occupancy): €1100 per person
Single room: €1100 per person
Double room (double occupancy): €1050 per person
Double room (single occupancy): €1150 per person
Additional nights before and after the retreat can be added - please book by email.
Triple or quadruple occupancy is also possible. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests regarding accommodation. We love yoga and are therefore very flexible!
keyboard_arrow_rightInclusive services & general booking information
- 5 x nights in a hotel room
- 5x breakfast
- 5 x dinner
- 3 x lunches
- Unlimited mountain spring water, tea & fruit
- Drinks in the bar/restaurant (except water & tea)
- Lunch on the day off
- Transport/taxis if you do not wish to walk to the yoga locations
Deposit: A 50% deposit by bank transfer is due within one week of booking to secure your place.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend the retreat due to a lockdown, or if your holiday requires you to be quarantined on return, you may cancel the retreat and hotel free of charge up to the last day.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance. It is also possible to take out this insurance in our online booking process.
keyboard_arrow_rightBe sure to pack
The weather in the mountains can be very varied even in summer. We therefore recommend packing rainproof clothing.
Yoga is best practiced in comfortable sportswear that gives you enough freedom of movement. We have yoga mats on site, but you are also welcome to bring your own. To make yourself comfortable during meditation, bring a small blanket with you. A water bottle is recommended for the hikes - the tap water in Galtür is of excellent quality!
With the booking confirmation we will send you a detailed list of things you should not forget. In the meantime, you can get inspired by our packing list here.