The AlpenRetreat Video
6/01/2017 - 8/01/2017 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 4:00 PM
Qigong – Winter -The Rhythm of Water
In this Weekend Workshop we will be using different energy practices such as qigong, yoga, meditation and Energy Medicine to balance our Water Element. This will be a fun, informative weekend suitable for everybody
A little bit about the Water Element
Winter holds the energy of the water element. It teaches us to connect to our natural rhythms and the rhythms of nature. It teaches us to slow down, surrender, and tune in to our body’s needs for stillness, silence, and rest
It’s a time of connecting, of sitting around the fire with a mug of hot cocoa and good fiends. Of deep and meaningful conversations. Of good books, early nights and lazy mornings. It’s a time of peace and stillness, of rest and restoration. A time to conserve and gather our energies and our ideas and to reconnect with our inner being.
Water/Winter is full yin, the feminine , it is the energy of our Womb chakra, it is rebirth, the element of emotion and subconscious, of purification, intuition, mysteries of the self, compassion and family. It is the element that feeds our psychic ability.
Water/Winter is the time of the year when our inner depths and inner darkness is most accessible to us. It is the place where we are often afraid to journey. When we recognize and reconnect this darkness we release great potential for healing, renewal and growth!
The emotions associated with the water element are fear and courage
When our Water Element is in balance we are comfortable in our bodies and environment, we are wise, at ease, peaceful, gentle, loving, compassionate, caring and enthusiastic. We experience an innate joy of being which is not dependant on external factors. We are spontaneous and are able to flow with any situation, we also possess the courage, willpower and determination to see though any ideas and plans we may have
When our water element is out of balance we can feel uncomfortable in our own skin, out of tune with ourselves, we lack well being, we can become negative, suspicious, fearful. We can also lack willpower, courage and determination, and can feel ‘stuck’ or ‘frozen’ and unable to move forward.
So…Water is the spark of an idea, the seed of a new plan, the very essence of all possibilities . It is the gathering of our energies, our courage and our determination which allows us to burst forth in Spring refreshed, renewed and ready for action!
I will be teaching on a donation basis as I want everybody to be able to attend this workshop, but please be mindful that I invest a lot of time, energy and passion into what I do. So if you enjoy this workshop and feel like it’s been beneficial to you please donate what you think it’s worth/ what you can easily afford…It will be wisely invested in my ongoing studies and volunteer work! I will be teaching on a donation basis as I want everybody to be able to attend this workshop, but please be mindful that I invest a lot of time, energy and passion into what I do. So if you enjoy this workshop and feel like it’s been beneficial to you please donate what you think it’s worth/ what you can easily afford…It will be wisely invested in my ongoing studies and volunteer work!
A little bit about me…I love Energy! My passion in life is working with, teaching and empowering others to take control of their own health, wellness and happiness by working with the energies of the body. I LOVE to show and teach people how to get know their true selves and their unique energies. When our energies are strong, balanced and flowing we are Radiant! When we heal and empower ourselves we become a healing force for everybody around us. good energy is contagious! and the Energy Ripples that we create spread outwards!
Some of the things that I offer include Yoga, Qigong & Meditation classes, Eden Energy Medicine, Qigong and Acupressure Therapies. Beautiful Wellness & Beauty Treatment. and THE best Natural & Organic Skincare, Remedies and Aromatherapy from NYR Organic, a company that is truly passionate about helping People, Animals and the Environment.
Each and everyone of us has the power to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others…how wonderful is that!
‘Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface’
– Santosh Kalwar
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
– Edith Sitwell
Date: 6/01/2017 - 8/01/2017 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 4:00 PM
Course language: English
Costs for accommodation, food & leisure tax*: € 142,- per person (to be paid before course start to the AlpenRetreat bank account)
+43 680 5544324 (Office)
+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, 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 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).
For train connections inside Austria please check www.oebb.at/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "Reutte")
For train connections from/to Germany please check www.bahn.com/en (closest train stations "Imst/Pitztal", "Lermoos", "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: 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.
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
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.