‘Spring Detox Retreat’ – Strength, Growth, Vitality

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12/03/2019 - 17/03/2019 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM

‘Spring Detox Retreat’ – Strength, Growth, Vitality 

Yoga-Detox-Qigong-Retreat-Austria-TirolIn keeping with the Wood Element of Traditional Chinese Medicine (see more below) We will detox and get our energies flowing with green smoothies & plant based meals. We will tap into a new strength and vitality by spending time in nature and rising early to great the day. We will improve our insight and clear vision with Energy Medicine, vision boards and meditation. And balance body, mind and soul with beautiful yoga, qigong and dance.

We plan for you to leave this Retreat feeling refreshed, revitalised and radiant! And with a renewed sense of purpose and vision.

The Wood Element
Springtime! the birds are singing, the days are starting to get longer and there’s a new freshness and excitement in the air! Spring marks the end of the winter stillness and the start of a new, active phase in nature. In Traditional Chines Medicine we are in the time of the Wood Element which represents action and clear vision, it feeds our imagination and gives us the energy and motivation to follow our dreams

The Wood Element governs:Debbie-Qi-Gong-Yoga-Retreat
season – spring
organs – liver & gallbladder
direction – east
colour – green
senses – eyes
tissue – ligaments
taste – sour
emotions – anger, frustration, resentment, kindness, compassion, forgiveness

In keeping with the spirit of the Wood Element we will be remaining flexible with the schedule and may change it slightly depending on the weather and the mood of the group

Warm lemon juice and fruit will be available in the morning, and if you’d like to try it, coconut oil for pulling and detoxing the mouth!

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Tuesday 12 March

4pm  Arrival
5.30-6.30pm Meet & Greet in the Yoga Hall
6.30pm    Dinner
8pm                    Gentle movement & Embryonic Breathing meditation for a good nights sleep

Wednesday 13 March

7.30-9am Salute to Mother Earth meditation
9-10am  Green smoothie and fruit
10-12pm Spring Qigong to detox
12-1pm Healthy lunch
1-3pm Walk and Meditation
3-5pm Free time
5-6.30 Dinner
7pm Evening Mantra & Meditation

 Thursday 14 March

7.30-9am Energy Medicine to balance and detox, spinal flush and pranayama
9-10am  Green smoothie and fruit
10-12pm Strengthening self love through yoga & energy medicine
12-1pm Healthy lunch
1-3pm Free time
3-5pm Kundalini yoga liver detox
5-6.30 Dinner
7pm Torchlight walk and candle meditation

Friday 15 March

7.30-9am Yoga – Wake up & stretch
9-10am  Green smoothie and fruit
10-12pm Visualisation meditation and vision board
12-1pm Healthy lunch
1-3pm Free time
3-5pm Dance the Elements
5-6.30 Dinner
7pm Mantra & Meditation

Saturday 16 March

7.30-9am Early morning walk in silence
9-10am  Green smoothie and fruit
10-12pm Kundalini to strengthen the immune system (fun!)
12-1pm Healthy lunch
1-3pm Free time
3-5pm Balance the Emotions through Energy Medicine
5-6.30 Dinner
7pm Energy Medicine for the eyes & Sending out the Eyes Meditation

Sunday 17 March

Lay in! 🙂  
8.30-10.30am Practice and goodbye circle
10,30am Brunch
12pm Depart

Our aim for this Retreat is first and foremost for you to relax, recharge and have fun! There will be no pressure to attend every class, if you want to sleep longer one morning or curl up in the Stube one afternoon with a good book….go for it!

Qi-Gong-Retreat-AustriaDebbie Caruso
I grew up with qigong and meditation and later it became my passion in life to teach these powerful practices to others. I later trained in yoga and energy medicine and came to realise that these are actually not different practices, just different techniques that we can use to lead us to the same place…A life of vibrant health, wellbeing and joy. After all…energy is all there is!
When we tune in with the rhythms of nature, and with our own natural rhythms. When we become knowledgable about the workings of our subtle energy body and learn simple techniques to keep our energy systems strong, balance and flowing, we become radiant and can thrive in all aspects of our lives. We empower ourselves and everyone around us….This in Nature’s medicine and our birthright 🙂
I’m a full instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, a certified yoga teacher with Satya Loka School of Hatha and Traditional Tantra. An Acupressure Therapist (SNHC) and an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner
I have taught yoga for over 10 years developing creative ways of freeing up space and movement in the body through awareness. We experience the world and life
through the body so finding ease of movement means we can open up to life and do all the things that nourish us. Space enables energy to move in the body which brings us greater health and balance in body, mind and spirit. As an Eden Energy Medicine practitioner I enjoy bringing in simple and powerful exercises that boost our yoga practice. Ultimately the practice becomes our own personal journey to develop through self awareness.

Mother Nature is always an inspiration: from the solidity and strength of the trees to the constant rhythm of the waves on the shore that echo the flow of our breath and the reminder to ‘just be’ and return to the eternal nature of inner stillness. The natural cycle of changing seasons remind us to change too; regular reminders that nothing stays the same. I have a BA Hons and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, I am a registered Diploma Teacher and Member of the British Wheel of Yoga, a level 3 member of REP’s (Registered Exercise Professionals) and an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner

What to bring
We will be getting some good exercise and fresh mountain air by taking some lovely walks in the surrounding area, so don’t forget to bring some good walking boots!

As the AlpenRetreat is situated at 1200 meters altitude in the Austrian Alps the weather could do anything and there might even be some snow still on the ground. So be prepared, bring some comfy clothes for classes and lounging around and also some warmer clothes for going outside. There are a couple of mountain lakes in the area, if you think you might be brave enough to jump in maybe bring a swimsuit – or not if you are happy to go without 🙂


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Event: 'Spring Detox Retreat' - Strength, Growth, Vitality
Date: 12/03/2019 - 17/03/2019 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 12:00 PM
Course language: English
Full price for the participant*: € 735,- per person (includes the cost for accommodation, food, leisure tax and course fee for the course teacher)
EARLY BIRD full price for the participant before 06.01.2019*: € 675,- per person (includes the cost for accommodation, food, leisure tax and course fee for the course teacher)
Fee for the course teachings (already included in the full price)*: € 375,- per person (to pay, on-site in cash, to the course instructor)
Costs for accommodation, food & leisure tax (already included in the full price)*: € 360,- per person (to be paid before course start to the AlpenRetreat)

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 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.