Women’s Winter Retreat & Workshop

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9/01/2018 - 14/01/2018 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM

Qigong, Yoga, Dance, Eden Energy Medicine, Mantra & Meditation.
debbie winterIn this workshop we will be learning about different Energy Medicine techniques and also working with the Five Rhythms, particularly the Water Element. We will learn how to keep our Rhythms balanced so we can stay healthy, happy and joyful and move through our lives with ease and grace. I will be teaching techniques from the lovely Donna Eden, and also some deeper techniques from Qigong, Yoga, Mantra & Meditation so we can connect with out true selves and our inner stillness. We will take some lovely walks in the snow, so bring some warm clothes!  And also have time to enjoy the lovely, cosy, friendly atmosphere of the Retreat. 
My aim for this workshop is for you to recharge, relax and have fun. I want you to go away feeling empowered and maybe with new understanding and perspective on what you can do to keep your energies balanced to stay happy, healthy andqigong joyful. I will be bringing handouts of simple techniques, exercises, acupressure points etc so you will have something to take home with you if you would like to keep on practicing after the Retreat
“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface”
– Santos 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
A little bit about the Water Element
qi gongWinter 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 friends. 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 recognise and reconnect with 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, hopeful, 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 ourOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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, ‘frozen’,  we experience hopelessness and are unable to move forward.

The Rhythm of Water is embryonic possibility, the spark of an idea, the seed of a new plan. It is reflection, the gathering of our energies, courage and determination which allows us to burst forth in Springtime refreshed, renewed and ready for action!
When all your energies are brought into harmony, your body flourishes. And when your body flourishes, your soul has a soil in which it can blossom in the world. These are the ultimate reasons for energy medicine—to prepare the soil and nurture the blossom.”
  –  Donna Eden
debbieDebbie Caruso
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 researching and practicing different healing methods and passing my knowledge on to others so they can get to know their true selves and learn to work with 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!
These methods have helped me personally many times over the years and I believe can help everyone, regardless of their situation. Energy Medicine and Energy Practices really are the way of the future.
I’m a Qigong & Yoga teacher, a Qigong therapist, Acupressurist (SNHC), Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner, full instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, member of the Qigong Institute, nature lover, book reader and explorer of healing techniques and practices 

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Event: Women's Winter Retreat & Workshop
Date: 9/01/2018 - 14/01/2018 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Course language: English
Full price for the participant*: € 605,- per person (includes the cost for accommodation, food, leisure tax and course fee for the course teacher)
Costs for accommodation, food & leisure tax (already included in the full price)*: € 355,- per person (to be paid before course start to the AlpenRetreat)
Fee for the course teachings (already included in the full price)*: € 250,- per person (to pay, on-site in cash, to the course instructor)

AlpenRetreat OG
Fernpass 483
6465 Nassereith




+43 680 5544324 (Office)
+43 680 5055150 (Wolfgang)


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 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")


By Bus

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.


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 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

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 www.bahn.com/en

Airport Munich
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.