The AlpenRetreat Video
22/11/2013 - 24/11/2013 - Arrival starting 6:00 PM, Departure till 3:00 PM
Glen Unmana, http://dancingforjoy.weebly.com/
Sufi Dancing & Mantric Singing
Unlocking the door to the heart
Mantra, melody and movement – what could be more beautiful than human beings expressing the living quality of life through singing and dancing together? There are some things in life so precious, so unspeakably beautiful that to touch upon them is to be changed forever.
This sublime form of sacred dance known as Dances of Universal Peace traces its origins back to Sufism and India. Sufism is an ancient but living path of the heart and as we sing and dance with sacred phrases from different spiritual traditions we find that by some mysterious process a healing energy gathers in the body. In response to this life-energy our hearts are felt to open and the normal mischief of the mind is seen to subside. This can become especially apparent over the course of a weekend.
There are many practices and paths that serve to open the heart and calm the mind, but few of these are as accessible, joyful and immediate as these dances. The dance movements — some of which have been used in spiritual body practices for millennia — are always simple, and most of the sacred phrases we will sing are no more than four or five words long.
During this weekend, we will move to and chant sacred phrases from several of the world’s spiritual traditions, including Sufism, Hinduism and Buddhism. We will explore some of the words of Jesus, in his native language, Aramaic. We will sometimes work with harmonies and also practice some sitting and walking meditations. Sufism has a long tradition of touching upon ecstatic states through shared practice with song and dance and there will be an evening devoted solely to this practice. Throughout the weekend the singing and dancing will be accompanied by live music.
Glen is originally from England and his spiritual background is in Kriya Yoga and Sufism. It has been his joy for almost a decade to share this beautiful form of sacred dance whenever and wherever there is an openness to receive, and he teaches regularly in a number of countries.
Friday 6.00pm-7.30pm Dinner
7.30pm-9.30pm Evening Session
Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm Morning Session (& tea break)1.00pm-3.30pm Lunch break & rest
3.30pm-6.00pm Afternoon Session (& tea break)
6.00pm-7.30pm Dinner & rest
7.30pm-9.30pm Evening Session
Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm Morning Session (& tea break)1.00pm-2.30pm Lunch break & rest
2.30pm-3.30pm Aftenoon Session
Date: 22/11/2013 - 24/11/2013 - Arrival starting 6:00 PM, Departure till 3:00 PM
Course language: English
Full weekend*: € 190,- per person ((all food & accommodation included))
Saturday Only*: € 90,- per person (includes lunch, dinner for the day)
+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.