YOGA RETREAT AT ALPENHOTEL KARWENDEL
Our holistic recovery and relaxation concept encompasses various approaches to find a balance between spiritual and physical wellbeing. Our Yoga programme is an important pillar in our guests’ wellbeing. In addition to our Yoga workshops, which we host throughout the year in collaboration with well-known coaches, we also offer weekly seminars.
YOGA AT ALPENHOTEL KARWENDELl
...Your retreat on the Seefeld Plateau
We offer Yoga seminars for beginners as well as more advanced participants.
- Introductory Yoga class once a week
Our experienced Yoga coach, Wolfgang, teaches a new introductory Yoga class every Tuesday afternoon. The level of this lesson is tailored according to the participants’ skills. This way you can enjoy a relaxed start to your Yoga classes.
- Yoga-Workshops in the region
We are a partnering hotel of the Yoga-Retreat-Workshops, which are hosted twice a year on the Seefeld Plateau. Over a one week period, different workshops are held daily at each of the partner hotels.
Which hotels and classes you wish to visit is entirely up to you.
- Acroyoga Seminars
This unique form of Yoga combines elements from Yoga, partner acrobatics and Thai massage. In collaboration with our partners we host these special seminars.
For more information on these seminars, please visit our Offers page.
What is AcroYoga?
There is much more to AcroYoga than meets the eye. This fusion of partner acrobatics and Yoga is practiced in groups of three: Base, Flyer and Spotter. The Base usually lays on their back, while the flyer is balanced in various positions, held up by the Base’s hands and/or legs. The Spotter is there to make sure the participants carry out all exercises safely.
AcroYoga combines elements from Yoga, partner acrobatics and Thai massage and is grouped into the following:
- Solar Practice – a dynamic, playful and powerful practice containing acrobatic positions, combinations of them and transitions. It stands for fun, joy and trust.
- Lunar Practice – consists of therapeutic flying, where the Flyer is moved and stretched by the Base, and reciprocal Thai massage. Emphasis is placed on relaxation, acceptance and caring release.
- Yoga Practice – we feel our breath, equalise and create a balance within us and communicate with one another.
AN EXPLANATION OF YOGA
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a philosophy founded in India, which is thousands of years old and has helped people find their natural balance and inner selves. The aims of Yoga are freedom and inner peace, the relaxation of thoughts.
What does the term Yoga mean?
Translated, Yoga means connection – the unity of body, mind and soul. Yoga helps us achieve holistic wellbeing and has many positive effects: our body is invigorated, our circulation strengthened and harmonised. Our physical energy is balanced and increased, we feel more alive, balanced and full of self-confidence. As a result, we sleep better and are able to dissolve tension and blockages.
Is Yoga right for me?
The good thing about Yoga is, everyone can do it, regardless of age or physical condition, as long as the intensity of the exercises is adjusted accordingly.
Even though there are many different Yoga traditions and approaches, the basis is always the same: Yoga is there to support us in our daily life, to increase awareness and to ground us in the present. We learn to let go, physically as well as spiritually, through self-awareness and observation. In this way, we allow our personal potential to unfold and find our way back to our true selves, where we may rediscover what’s important in life and free ourselves from constraints, fears and insecurities.
What exactly happens in Yoga?
Yoga exercises involve various areas: physical practice of different postures (Asana), which are executed either dynamically and flowing or statically over the course of several breaths, breathing exercises (Pranayama), concentration exercises and meditation (Dhyana and Dharana), Mantra (recitation or singing of syllables or verses) and Mudras (performance of gestures).
The roots of Yoga lead back to the Vedas, the oldest holy Indian scripts dating to 3500 B.C. Hatha Yoga teachings, the Yoga of poses, are summarised in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Raja Yoga Sutras from Patanjali describe techniques for concentration, meditation and positive thinking, as well as the development of desirable traits and self-discipline, in order to achieve inner peace and serenity. The path of physical exercise is a relatively new one, whereas the spiritual path has been well known for thousands of years.
Yoga addresses the ENTIRE individual. It’s all about integration and reuniting what has become dispersed through chaos and tension. It strives to harmonise breath and movement, body and soul – the forces within us and their innate rhythm, which has been disturbed by our fast paced lives. Yoga is mindful and attentive action, both on the Yoga mat and in our day-to-day lives. Yoga is a method, through which we find ourselves – a developmental process, a way of life.
Those who experience the euphoria of flight will want to lift off again and again. Acro-Yoga was founded over 10 years ago and is seeing a worldwide boom, which can be traced back to its positive effects on the body, mind and soul.
It awakens playful joy within us, like a child after learning something new. We experience trust and unity, connecting with one another, which strengthens and relaxes the body, but also soothes the heart.