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3/09/2017 - 10/09/2017 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Discover Your Purpose – Yoga & Hiking Retreat in the Austrian Alps
What is your journey? Some of us know, some of us don’t. Either way, it is a lifelong journey for all of us. So how do we know which way to go? Where to turn? When to say yes or no? Which path to take?
Join us for a week of Yoga & Hiking amidst the stunning Austrian Alps, and discover your true calling through the 8 limbs of yoga. The Yoga Sutras, written by the Sage Patanjali, are regarded as the primary texts of yoga. A collection of aphorisms, they offer guidelines for living a purposeful life. These Sutras outline the eight limbs of yoga – a path to awaken to our divine essence, so we are able to live fully from a place of authenticity. During this week we will explore these 8 limbs, and how we can learn to incorporate them into our lives, to help stay true to our path, our purpose in life.
We will be staying at Alpenretreat, an authentic, 500 year old Manor House, that “blends seamlessly into a mountain panorama of pine forests, jagged peaks and crystal clear Alpine lakes”. We are very excited to be sharing this special experience with you!
Leading the retreat will be an international ensemble of retreat leaders: International Yoga Instructiors Karin Ebner and Geraldine Hardy will guide you through an all-level practice, and together we will explore how we can incorporate the 8 limbs of Yoga into our everyday lives. Experience Leader & Tour Guide Dago Rojas will take care of all our needs, and ensure that everyone is having an amazing time, so we can appreciate and be thankful for each and every moment we get to experience during this retreat. He will also capture our moments, so we are able to disconnect as much as possible.
Included in the Retreat
– 7 nights accommodation at Alpenretreat, Austria
– All meals (Vollpension)
– Daily Yoga Classes & Workshops
– 3 guided hikes through the surrounding Alps
– Dynamic, all-level Hatha & Vinyasa practices will be offered in the mornings, designed to prepare as well as restore the body, and to complement the hiking activities during the week
– Afternoon sessions will vary between Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Yin & Yoga Nidra
– During the retreat we will have free time in order to create space for adventures, go swimming in the nearby lakes, or just doing nothing
• Airfare & Transfers to & from Alpenretreat
• additional tours, massages, or other outside activities & food/drink
• Gratuity for local tour guides & hotel staff
Early Bird Rates for limited time:
1. Sign up by April 30 and save over 100 Euros – the total cost of the retreat will only be €897 Euros!
2. Sign up by June 30 and save over 50 Euros – the total cost of the retreat will be €947 Euros.
3. Sign up by July 31, and pay the full fare of €997 Euros.
About Karin Ebner
Founder of Pura Vida Yoga & Wellness, Karin is an international Yoga Instructor, and has been teaching in various locations throughout Costa Rica, USA and Europe. Karin’s Bhakti-infused yoga classes are focused on breath, and allowing time and space as she guides students though an alignment based practice. She hopes to inspire people to discover their own unique journey by offering life-changing Yoga Retreats in blissful sanctuaries around the globe. It took Karin many stepping stones until she understood her Divine Journey in this life. It was through Yoga, which taught her to follow her own true north, that she was able to fully jump into her life and live her Dharma. And this she wants to share.
About Geraldine Hardy
Geraldine is the Founder of Azure Yoga, and she draws her inspiration for a Vinyasa Flow style from her experience in dance, while following the principles of ‘sthira sukham asanam’ (Yoga Sutra 2.46) – ‘creating the appropriate amount of effort to sustain ease in the body and mind’. Experiencing this balance ‘on the mat’ and then taking it ‘off the mat’ in our daily lives. ‘I have learned in the past years that happiness and contentment starts with working within myself first and embracing to be a student for my lifetime, while enjoying my journey . …. From doing to be a human being’
About Dago Rojas
Dago is a Tour Guide & Experience Leader, and has been working with International yoga teachers for the past 6 years to help create blissful yoga retreats & getaways, ensuring that all the retreaters are having an unforgettable experience throughout their journey. His passion is Mother Nature, and he loves helping people re-connect with their essence during his tours.
Date: 3/09/2017 - 10/09/2017 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Course language: English
Full price for the participant*: € 997,- per person ((includes the cost for accommodation, food, leisure tax and course fee for the course teacher) Reserve your spot today by pre-paying € 497,- per person directly to AlpenRetreat. The balance of € 500,- per person (minus any early-bird discounts) can be paid on-site, in cash, directly to the course instructors.)
+43 680 5544324 (Office)
+43 650 5224358 (Beatrice)
+43 650 3110775 (Jan)
+43 680 5055150 (Wolfgang)
How to find us
- 30min drive from the German border, 1 ½ hr from Italy and 1 hr from Switzerland to the AlpenRetreat on the Tyrolean Fernpass
- airport Memmingen (München West) Within 1 hour 20min drive and Innsbruck airport within 50min drive, Munich airport 2 hr drive
- Bus connections from the surrounding cities directly to our doorstep
- 5 train stations within 30 min drive: Lermoos, Ehrwald, Imst/Pitztal, Garmisch-Patenkirchen and Reutte.
- Airport pick up and drop off is possible (a fee will apply)
Located on the Tyrolean Fernpass, in the north-west of Austria, close to the German border the AlpenRetreat is easily reached via the Fernpassstrasse B179 (E532).
At the top of the Fernpass (Fernpasshöhe) there is a petrol station named "Dolle". Opposite of it on the other side of the street is a roadside restaurant (Fernpaß Rast), a red building, and a big yellow building (the former Fernpass hotel). Follow the small street between the restaurant and the yellow house for about 200m and you have reached the AlpenRetreat.
Places connected by the Fernpassstraße
Füssen – Reutte – Heiterwang – Lermooser Tunnel – Fernpass (AlpenRetreat) – Nassereith. At the border-tunnel in Füssen the Fernpasstrasse connects with the federal highway 310 and the A 7. In Nassereith it merges into the B 189 along the Inntal (Inn valley) in direction south-east towards Telfs and in south-west direction towards Imst.
In winter it is compulsory in Austria to have winter tires on your car. Although the Fernpassstrasse is well maintained and therefore easily accessible, sometimes the streets can still be covered in snow. In exceptional cases snow chains may be required (very rarely). If you are coming with a rental car, make sure it is equipped with winter tires (the rental company is obliged to provide this).
For train connections inside Austria please check www.oebb.at/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Ehrwald", "Reutte")
For train connections from/to Germany please check www.bahn.com/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Ehrwald", "Reutte")
Time tables and ticket reservation inside Tirol : www.vvt.at/en (closest bus stop to the AlpenRetreat is "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" or "Nassereith-Postplatz").
Time tables and ticket reservation from/to Munich: www.meinfernbus.de/en (closest bus stop is train station "Garmisch/Partenkirchen")
AlpenRetreat Transfer- und Pick-up Service
Our pick up service is meant for arrivals where public transportation is not possible anymore. Please try to reach Lermoos, Nassereith or Imst on your own.
Train station Lermoos and Ehrwald: 15€*
Bus station Nassereith-Postplatz: 15€*
Train station Imst/Pitztal: 40€*
Train station Garmisch/Partenkirchen: 45€*
Train station Füssen: 40€*
Train station Reutte: 40€*
Airport Innsbruck: 75€*
Airport München: 145€*
*The prices are per direction (pick-up- or drop-off) per car. If more guests share a car, the costs are divided between them.
Distance: 64 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: Take the bus line F at the airport to the main train station in Innsbruck (Innsbrucker Hauptbahnhof), from there take the "Regionalbus" directly to the bus station "Nassereith Postplatz" or "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" aprox. 1 h 10 min. Time table on www.vvt.at/en
By train from Innsbruck: From "Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof" (main train station) to train station "Imst/Pitztal". Time table on www.oebb.at/en
Transfer from/to train station Imst/Pitztal: 40€*
Distance: 118 km
By car from the Airport: aprox. 1h 20min
Take the bus to the Memmingen train station. From there you can take a train to Lermoos via Kempten and Reutte. Please check the time table on www.bahn.com/en
Distance: 161 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: You can get on www.meinfernbus.de/en (big green bus) directly at the terminal. It goes to Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station. From there you can take the train to Lermoos or
Bus ticket and time table on www.meinfernbus.de/en
By train from the airport: Go via train to Munich main train station (München Hauptbahnhof). From there take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and onward to Lermoos or Ehrwald.