Pranayama & breath work weekend

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2/11/2012 - 4/11/2012 - Arrival starting 12:00 AM, Departure till 12:00 AM

Breathing is life. It is one of our most vital functions.

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prana or breath” or more accurately, “extension of the life force”.  It is mentioned in many of the famous treatises on yoga as a vital element of yogic practice.

This workshop has the intention of teaching methods to gain an awareness of your breath and to show how conscious breathing can be applied to the different dimensions of your yogic practice:

  1. Learn the basics of controlling Prana or the vital life energy and the benefits this can bring.
  2. How breath awareness can be a powerful meditation technique.
  3. Why the integration of breath with hatha yoga is important and how it can deepen your practice.
  4. The application of various Pranayamas and their uses (vowel, coloured, meditative)

This workshop will give you a wide range of methods which will be easy to implement at home after the seminar.

Your breath is an amazingly powerful tool, but only if you remember to use it!

Pranayama and Breath work weekend

(Hatha Yoga is Kriya yoga style)

Friday night

1830       Meal

1930       Introduction into pranayama/vowel pranayama

Correct breathing technique

Vowel Pranayama.


0730       Meditation (breath awareness)

0800       Juice

0830       Complete yogic breath lecture

Yoga Class + complete yogic  breath + vowel Pranayama

1100       Brunch

1300       Afternoon lecture (Prana)

1400       Free time

1600       Nadi Shodana

Yoga class + all pranayamas

1830       Dinner

1930       Evening lecture (what pranayama can bring + importance of doing correctly + breath awareness meditation)

2030       Meditation (breath awareness)

2100       Bed


0730       Meditation (breath awareness)

0800       Juice

0830       Coloured Pranayama (golden)

Yoga class + Pranayams

1100       Brunch

1300       Lecture – point of Yoga + Q & A


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Event: Pranayama & breath work weekend
Date: 2/11/2012 - 4/11/2012 - Arrival starting 12:00 AM, Departure till 12:00 AM
Course language: English
Pranayama weekend*: € 150,- per person (Includes all food and accommodation)

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.