The AlpenRetreat Video
7/02/2016 - 14/02/2016 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 4:00 PM
“Winter sport and Yoga – Acceleration on the slope deceleration in the AlpenRetreat“
On 4 days of this week, according to weather, the abilities and wishes of the group, the fitting ski resort will be picked. The joy that we feel during wintersport is even enhanced through the meditative and balanced yoga practise that we do. On the other days the afternoon is free for your own adventures.
The yoga session always starts with a short block of theory where the basics of a traditional yoga practice are explained. We practice Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and deep relaxation. These tools help us to discover a new awareness of body, mind and emotions.
A short sentence describes very well the motto of the yoga that we do together: “It is not important to touch your toes in yoga but what you learn on the way down.” Because of that this yoga style is equally applicable for beginners or advanced practicioners. Everybody descides for themself who deep they want to go in there practice.
Of course the effects of yoga are equally strengthening and balancing for the entire body, the skeleton, the muscles, the respiratory- and the nervous system. A perfect preperation for a lighthearted day in the snow.
In the later afternoon we integrate the experiences of the day, relax the muscles and mind with a very chilled out yoga session.
After dinner you have the choice either to see an interesting documentary or just enjoy yourself.
Questions and different subjects asked by the participants can be integrated in the course if it is aline with the group.
The goal of the course is that in the end you will be able to make up your own yoga programm which you can then practice at home on your own.
|08:30 – 10:30||Morning Yoga class to physically and mentally prepare you for your day on or off the slope|
|10:30 – 11:30||Brunch|
|12:00 – 16:00||Free time for Winter sport or other activities (we prepare a snack for you to take away if you wish)|
|17:00 – 19:00||Optional yoga class to integrate the experiences of the day|
|20:00||Free time or evening program|
The Course Instructor
Jan Tomas is a qualified ski- and snowboard instructor and through his love for winter sports even the most advanced riders can still learn from him. In summer 2005 Jan discovered for himself the vast spectrum of yoga and meditation and since then is constantly growing in his daily practice. Through the many years of intense practice and many retreats in ashrams and monasteries around the world he dove deeper and deeper into the world of meditation and yoga and gained a profound understanding about body, mind, psyche and selfreflection.
Since spring 2009 he started doing courses and since then inspires like minded people and helps them in their own practice.
You will live in the Yogaresort AlpenRetreat at the Fernpass/Tyrol (1200m) close to the austrian and german border. Surrounded by nature and mountains the AlpenRetreat is the ideal place for Yoga, Meditation and your ultimate winter holiday.
On the close by slopes of the Zugspitzarena you will find fun for all skill levels. Powder runs, fun parks, sledging, cross country skiing or ice skating – there is certainly something there for you.
The AlpenRetreat is located in the Zugspitzarena and is there for only 15min away from 148 kilometres of slopes and 55 ski lifts spread out in many different and various ski resorts. Lermoos (15min), Ehrwald (15min), Biberwier (5min), Berwang (15min), and the Zugspitze (25min) are the closest ski resorts. The ski resort on the Zugspitze itself guarantees snow because of its altitude.
In cooperation with our nearest Ski- and Snowboard school in Biberwier we can offer our guests a really great deal. No matter if you are a beginner or you want to perfect your skills, the right instructor for you will be found.
3 x 2 hours Ski or Snowboard lessons for only 70.- EUR (30% discount or one day free)
You can visit the courses after brunch.
Included in your holiday
- 2 yoga sessions per day
- Full board including soft drinks (tea, coffee, etc.)
- Shared accomodation (single room supplement of 150euros)
To dive in deeper in the world of yoga it is possible to join an evening yoga session from 17:00-19:00 to stretch your muscles, integrate the experiences of the day and reconnect with the present moment.
In case you want to decide that when you are here the extra session is 15.- EUR each.
Date: 7/02/2016 - 14/02/2016 - Arrival starting 4:00 PM, Departure till 4:00 PM
Course language: English
Total price*: € 650,- per person (inkl. Unterkunft im Doppelzimmer, Vollpension und Kurskosten)
+43 680 5544324 (Office)
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.