Austria

Back to the roots - yoga, hiking and herbalism

10 - 16 August 2019  

 
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Pura vida.

Breathe in the fresh alpine air as you salute the sun with nothing but natural views.

Stay in one of five exclusive mountain chalets made of wood with an authentic Austrian design that offers all commodities to make your holiday as comfortable as possible.

Explore the Tyrolian alps by foot and hike through green lush scenery with views over the valleys and forests.

Still your hunger with typical natural Austrian produce, mostly sourced directly from the farm that is owned by our host. They even make their own butter and cheese. Get a taste of what alpine, natural food tastes like.

Learn about medicinal herbs from our herbal connoisseur Josef, who will lead you on a guided walk and teach you about the different healing plants and how to use them.

Leave all your worries behind and celebrate your abundance during our alpine fire ceremony where we will invite the wise mountain spirit.

Re-connect to your roots and ground yourself in one of the most stunning natural surroundings in the world, one of the purest and cleanest place to be.

Feel content, connected and alive!



What's included

  • 6 nights at “Lichteben” exclusive chalets at almost 2000m above sea level

  • daily morning meditation, breath work and vinyasa yoga practice

  • vegetarian full board alpine cuisine

  • products from the organic farm owned by our host Roswitha

  • spring water, coffees and tees

  • daily maid service

  • hike with herbal expert Josef to learn about medicinal herbs

  • learning how to use medicinal herbs

  • guided afternoon hikes in the stunning Tyrollean mountains.

  • alpine fire ceremony

  • a relaxing Lomi Lomi welcome massage

  • airport transfers from Munich or Innsbruck by minivan (please ask about timings)

  • cleanest and purest environment


The Experience

Imagine yourself high up in the Alps, where the air is pure, life is slow and simple and worries seem to just disappear into the endless views over the lush green valley. This is a place where you can take a deep breath, relax your mind and re-connect to the essence of life - to why we are here. Literally connecting back to the roots. To Nature. To Simplicity.

Our host Roswitha will welcome us with a homemade herbal drink and guide us up the little trek to the five exclusive mountain chalets. Don’t worry about your heavy luggage, somebody will be there to take it for you. Settle yourself in and enjoy!

We will begin each morning with a silent meditation and continue with breath work to clear the pathways for prank (life force energy) to flow. Just imagine how happy your lungs will be breathing in pure alpine air! Then it is time to move the body. We will strengthen, stretch, and connect deeply all the layers of out beings through an invigorating vinyasa yoga practice. Expect a more grounding practice at the beginning of the retreat. However once we feel more settled, we will also learn how to fly in our postures and get more playful. Weightless like an eagle!

A hearty breakfast will be brought to your chalet in a basket with homemade bread, local products from the farm, herbal teas and coffees. Granola and yoghurts and some savoury options for you to enjoy in the dining area of your chalet. Roswitha will make sure that you are not going to miss a thing and feel satisfied and healthy. Some fruit and tea will be available for you to have throughout the day to snack.

Some afternoons are free to enjoy the jacuzzi with the most breathtaking view, getting a sweat on in the adjoined sauna or just put your feet up and daydream. On 2 afternoons we will explore the area by foot. Our experienced mountain guide will lead us through green paths with incredible views.

On one day we have a very special treat. Our herbal expert “Josef” will guide us on a trek to look for medicinal herbs. He is a real connoisseur and will explain to us how to pick them, what they are for, and how to use them. And that’s not all. We will also learn on some examples of how we can prepare these natural herbs into medicine, depending on what we will find!

We will close the day with a restorative yin yoga class, sometimes maybe a special workshop learning more about breath techniques or meditation. This depends on how everyone is feeling after the day. We will then come together to enjoy a healthy dinner on the big dining table where you will feast on local delights and enjoy a nice glass of wine and good company. On clear days we may be even able to watch the stars in the sky before a good night’s sleep.

A highlight will be the fire ceremony where we can let go of the old, and invite the new. Feeling cleansed physically and energetically you will feel more space for new ideas, more motivation and energy to go forward in life!

This retreat has been created for you to ground, to return to simplicity whilst enjoying a still luxurious but natural surrounding. Finding again what is REALLY important in life. It is a journey for you to come home. To yourself. To your deepest essence. Your soul.


accommodation

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At a height of 1400m above sea level you will find 5 exclusive mountain chalets called “Lichteben”, meaning the hill of light. Each chalet has been lovingly and individually designed. Some are round, some in a triangular shape and each “hut” is themed around one medicinal herb.

Each chalet consist of 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 sauna and two of them even feature an outdoor jacuzzi! So one chalet is perfect to share between 2 friends, 2 couples or if you are travelling alone you can share with a new friend.

The chalets are between 60-90m2 with a cosy living/lounge area, a chimney and a kitchenette. Everything you need for your comfort is here.

If we have sunny weather we will take the yoga practice outside. For rainy days we can use the indoor shala at the small hotel below.


Price

Shared double room (perfect for couples or friends): € 1.580,— p.p.

Single room: €1.790,—