Hridaya & Bhakti Yoga silent meditation retreat

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29/05/2016 - 5/06/2016 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM

Hridaya & Bhakti Yoga silent retreat

This retreat can be joined for the full week or either the first or last three days. If you join only for the last three days it is necessary to have prior meditation experience._DSC7742

Welcome to a week of heart centered silence and meditation in the beauty of the Tirolean Alps. This silent retreat is designed for beginners and advanced practitioners. The program offers consistent meditation sessions and additional practices to help prepare our minds and bodies for deeper meditation. The techniques are from Hridaya Yoga and are inspired by the teachings of Ramana Maharishi, Kashmir Shivaism, Buddhism and Sufism. This heart centred way of approaching meditation has been a breakthrough for many participants who previously had found difficulties to connect with their inner stillness and peace. Hridaya is the practice of centering in the Spiritual heart. The Spiritual Heart is a gateway to the ineffable aspect of our being, our inner ocean of pure stillness and peace.

_DSC7788“In the past i found meditation to be quite an uncomfortable experience. Now i am amazed that i am actually able to access a place of stillness within, and that i can now take comfort and look forward to sitting in meditation.”
– Claudia Maney – Satya Loka Austria TTC 2015

The first three days of the retreat offers meditations and complimentary practices to help the busy mind and body to adjust into the retreat.
For the first three days as well as Yoga we use a music and movement session to help free the body and energy from restrictions that can cause distraction during meditation. Devotional singing and fire ceremony offer a further tool to help awaken and center in the heart. Singing will be the only time we use our voices, and this is optional. Participants are welcome to continue their meditation practice during the complimentary sessions such as Yoga, pranayama, bhajans and sacred movement.

Each day inspiring philosophy and techniques from Hridaya will be shared to help guide us on the path of the heart, various techniques are explored so you can find what works for your own personal practice.
The retreat facilitator has a wealth of experience in Meditation, Yoga and Sacred Dance and offers accredited Yoga teacher trainings worldwide. She is a Hridaya Yoga teacher who studied and meditated closely with Sahajananda {the founder of Hridaya Yoga} for over 6 years.

The environment at the AlpenRetreat Yoga resort provides us with the perfect conditions to retreat into our heart. _DSC7683The nature that surrounds the centre is wondrous and we ensure you have enough spare time to enjoy walking in the nearby mountains. The house is managed by experienced practitioners of Yoga and meditation and they provide a supportive and nourishing environment that leaves visitors feeling like they are family.

Staying at The Alpen Retreat is like being welcomed into a happy home. I loved coming down from deep meditations to hear someone singing their heart out and then to eat delicious food prepared with love and care. Watching the mountains change every hour and wandering into them from the house was a privilege. Thanks so much to the team for such an amazing place & time and for making us feel part of the community.
-Liz Turner – Satya Loka Austria TTC 2015


Sunday – Arrival 4pm and Welcome meeting 6pm

Monday 30th – Wednesday 2nd June

6.30am – Pranayama & Meditation
7.30am – Yoga Asana & Meditation
9.30am – Breakfast
11.00am – Hridaya Philosophy {introducing Hridaya techniques}
12.00pm – Meditation
1.00pm – Lunch
4.00pm – Sacred movement or devotional singing {Bhajans}
5.00pm – Meditation
5.30pm – Tea break
6.00pm – Meditation
7.30pm – Dinner
Participants are welcome to meditate in the evenings in the Yoga hall.

Thursday 3rd – 4th June

6.30am – Meditation
7.30am – Yoga Asana/pranayama & Meditation
9.30am – Breakfast
11.00am – Hridaya & Philosophy
12.00pm – Meditation
1.00pm – Lunch
4.00pm – Meditation
5.30pm – Devotional singing or Fire ceremony
6.30pm – Meditation
7.30pm – Dinner
Participants are welcome to meditate in the evenings in the Yoga hall.

Friday 5th June

6.30am – Meditation
7.30am – Yoga Asana/pranayama & Meditation
9.30am – Breakfast
11.00am – Hridaya & Philosophy
12.00pm – Meditation

The Teacher – Ra Lalita Dasi

Radasi is a dedicated and authentic practitioner and teacher of Yoga, Traditional Tantra and Sacred dance journeys. She has an Advanced Diploma {AD DIP} and various experience as a trained therapist in counselling and psychotherapy. Radasi has been practicing Yoga for over 19 years, and she has travelled and taught extensively for over 13 years.

For over 10 years Radasi lived primarily in a Yogic community in Asia where she deepened her existing knowledge and experience of Hatha yoga with the esoteric wisdom of Tantra & Kundalini; integrating these teachings in her Yoga classes, intimate relationships and sacred dance practices. During this period she also explored deeply the teachings of Advaita Vedanta & the Path of the Heart, where she has participated in numerous 10 day silent retreats and eventually participated on the first Hridaya Yoga & Meditation teacher training in 2012. This experience further enhanced and deepened her existing teaching style to be able to guide students to rest in their essence of pure being.

Radasi now continues her own spiritual development in India in the form of pilgrimages, sadhana and karma Yoga with her Tantric master Guruji Raj Kumar Baswar. She also participates in satsang, silent retreats and workshops in self inquiry with Prem Baba, a Vedic and shamanic Guru from Brazil who guides people on the path of the heart. She deeply values the combination of Tantra and a heart centred practice to keep a balance and harmonious approach in the activation of Kundalini and thus the awakening of consciousness.

Radasi.IV.-36After co-creating and teaching Women’s Yoga teacher trainings with the school Yogini Devi, she then founded Satya Loka school of Yoga and Traditional Tantra to offer the teachings to both men and women. Understanding that the fundamental essence of Yoga is to unite the masculine and feminine polarities, internally and externally thus creating perfect Union, Oneness.

Each year Radasi travels to India, Russia and Europe to offer the traditional and ancient practices of India, which include the use of Mantra, creating live Yantras and Fire Yagna: she conducts these ceremonies and sadhanas under the guidance of her Guru. The style of Yoga she teaches carries the wisdom of the energetic teachings of Kundalini Tantra Yoga and Hridaya Yoga, she also teaches specialised classes that guide students to explore the energies of the Tantric Wisdom Goddesses. Radasi loves to share her love of ancient texts, scriptures and philosophy and during her yearly events in Russia departs much of this knowledge through various seminars. She teaches workshops and teacher trainings especially for women under the name Yogini Tantrika. These courses empower women to embrace their femininity in a way that also consciously empowers the masculine. Radasi is deeply passionate about teaching the art of sacred relationships and sexuality to both men and women.

Additionally to teaching adults,she has taught children’s yoga to Yoga teachers in a vision to support the conscious development of our next generation. Radasi has a natural empathic rapport with children. She has taught children in Indian and Thai schools and also taught a dedicated after school group of children in Thailand for over 3 years. .

Radasi has a deep love for creating sacred space, devotional rituals, singing bhajans, dancing, drinking tea and going silently in the nature, finding solitude, peace and inspiration from the Earth’s natural wonder.

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Event: Hridaya & Bhakti Yoga silent meditation retreat
Date: 29/05/2016 - 5/06/2016 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Course language: English
Standard Ticket*: € 750,- per person (incl. accommodation, vegetarian full board, course fee)

AlpenRetreat OG
Fernpass 483
6465 Nassereith


+43 680 5544324 (Office)


IBAN: AT453600000006675862

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, Imst/Pitztal, Garmisch-Patenkirchen and Reutte.
- airport pick up and drop off is possible (a fee will apply)


By Car

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 Fernpassstrasse 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).


By Train

For train connections inside Austria please check (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Reutte")
For train connections from/to Germany please check (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Reutte")


By Bus

Time tables and ticket reservation inside Tirol : (closest bus stop to the AlpenRetreat is "Hotel Fernpasshöhe" or "Nassereith-Postplatz").
Time tables and ticket reservation from/to Munich: (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: 20€*
Bus station Nassereith-Postplatz: 20€*

*The prices are per direction (pick-up- or drop-off) per car. If more guests share a car, the costs are divided between them.


By Plane

Airport Innsbruck
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
By train from Innsbruck: From "Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof" (main train station) to train station "Imst/Pitztal". Time table on

Airport Memmingen
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

Airport Munich
Distance: 161 km
By car from the airport: aprox. 55min
By bus from the airport: You can get on (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
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.