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Summer Retreat Styria


  • Salzkammergut Bad Mitterndorf Austria (map)
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Surrounded by lakes, mountains and forest this is the perfect place to access pristine nature while diving deep into practice. The aim of this retreat is to connect to the Self through clear, intelligent yoga practice, deep rest, wholesome food and nature. 

THE PRACTICE
The mornings will focus on meditation, in-depth asana practice & study, pranayama training
The afternoons will be dedicated to restorative practices. In between there is ample time to explore the surrounding lakes & mountains.
The practices are all intelligently designed to give you a balanced experience of effort and ease. Sessions are workshop-style, so there is plenty of room to ask questions. 

YOGA PRACTICE PROPS
Each Participant is required to bring 5 yoga blankets.

THE LOCATION
The program will take place at a private residence in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.
An exclusive location and residence for small groups who would like to enjoy a peaceful and quiet, truly special place in comfort and style. This mountain area of lush and vast nature is free from heavy industry so you can be sure that the air you breathe and the water you swim in is clean and fresh.... so clean you could drink as you swim!

This Alpine Luxury Residence offers a unique, comfortable and relaxing stay in one of the most unspoilt areas of Austria. Surrounded by lakes, mountains and forest this is the perfect place to access pristine nature and visit some special places of interest. 

The house features wooden beams, natural clay walls, stone ceilings and floors, wood burning stoves and fireplaces. At the heart of this exquisitely renovated residence, you can enjoy the restored features of what was once a blacksmith’s workshop which give this modern and stylish building a sense of mystique and history.

As well as being a great living space this residence boasts a collection of elegant Bronze & Marble statues that add to the decadence of your stay.

Adding to the romance of this beautiful location there are 3 open fireplaces and two wood-burning stoves. One open fireplace is located in the outside gallery so you can enjoy the view and the fresh air whilst sitting outside by the fire.

THINGS TO DO

LAKE VISIT - Altaussee, 2hr cycle or 20 min car ride to this lake is an indulgence of pure nature. - A beautiful way to spend a sunny afternoon. Picnicking on the lake. A 6km traffic-free path circumnavigates the crystal clean waters lined with small pebble beaches for sunbathing and swimming

LAKE VISIT - Grundlsee, 2hr cycle or 20 min car ride to yet another stunning lake. 

LAKE VISIT - Odensee  
Easily reachable by car (10 mins) or bike (40mins). Traffic free footpath around the lake - A great spot for swimming, picnicking & collecting wild eatable mushrooms

HIKING & CYCLING
Many forest ways & hiking paths offer safe passageway to some of the most amazing mountain views and idyllic nature spots, lakes and waterfalls

SCULPTURE PARK visit the sculpture park which is part of the venue ground.

OTHER THINGS TO DO
Horse riding, 20 euros per hour per person
Visit Hallstadt by train (25 mins) - Picturesque lakeside traditional village with excursions to salt mine and ice caves

LOCAL SPA - Amazing Local Spa just a 5 minutes walk away where you can enjoy swimming and sauna - pure heaven
www.grimming-therme.com

THE FOOD
Meals are supportive to the energetic and nutritional needs of yogis - Nourishing, Tasty, Vegetarian, Organic (when possible)

Early Morning smoothie/Brunch/Dinner
Herbal Teas available all day

GETTING THERE
CAR
from Vienna 3 hrs
from Graz 1 hr 50 min
from Salzburg 1 hr 30 min
from Linz 1 hr 30 min

TRAIN
Bad Mitterndorf has 2 train stations "Bad Mitterndorf" and "Bad Mitterndorf Heilbrunn"
Pick up from the train station can be organised by request.
www.oebb.at

PLANE
Vienna, Salzburg, Graz have international airports.

SCHEDULE
*subject to changes to allow for optimal flow

AUGUST 6
14:00 - 15:00 Arrival
16:00 - 18:30 Gathering, Welcome Practice
19:00 Dinner

AUGUST 7- 8
7:00 - 7:30 tea, smoothie
7:30 - 10:00 Morning Practice - Meditation & Asana
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Pranayama
11:30 - 12:30 Brunch
12:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 19:00 Afternoon Practice - Restoratives
19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

AUGUST 9
7:00 - 7:30 tea, smoothie
7:30 - 10:00 Morning Practice - Meditation & Asana
10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
11:00 - 19:30 Extended Break
19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

AUGUST 10 - 11
7:00 - 7:30 tea, smoothie
7:30 - 10:00 Morning Practice - Meditation & Asana
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Pranayama
11:30 - 12:30 Brunch
12:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 19:00 Afternoon Practice - Restoratives
19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

AUGUST 12
7:00 - 7:30 tea, smoothie
7:30 - 10:00 Morning Practice - Meditation & Asana
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Pranayama
11:30 - 12:30 Brunch
12:30 Departure

COST
all rooms are fully booked, but we still have plenty of space in the yoga room.
You would have to organise your own accommodation.
Please email me for further info on pricing etc.

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION
Space is limited. To ensure your spot, please book as soon as possible
Details for payment procedure will be sent once we receive your confirmed attendance.
After 7 days, if no payment has been confirmed the registration will be cancelled and we will give the place to the next applicant.
15% cancellation fee until May 5th
50 % cancellation fee until July 5th
After July 5th no refund regardless of reason.
Thank you for your understanding. We recommend purchasing a travel insurance.

PRE-REQUISITES
This retreat is open to all levels of experience. 
Open-mindedness, willingness to learn and explore, respect for the practices are encouraged.