The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.
FIND YOUR PEACE OF MIND
4. - 8. DECEMBER 2019
ARRIVAL: Wednesday 4.Dec 2pm
DEPARTURE: Sunday 8.Dec 2pm
SCHAFFERALM - STMK
St. Stefan ob Leoben
#silenceretreat #innerpeace #naturenurture
Silence is the source of true healing. Once the fluctuations of the mind calm down, this process will start.
We will retreat for 5 days from the busyness of the city and our daily occupations at the beautiful chalet in southern Austria's Alpine Planes.
When the mind is silent, the body can rest. This is when our wounds will recover and our soul is at peace. Nature, the simple life, the warmth of the wood fire, the fresh mountain air and the company with a small circle of like-minded people - our Sangha for these days - will be our treatments.
We will start and end the day with Yoga and Meditation, study the texts of Yoga about Silence and Meditation and enjoy our true inner nature: the silence.
(incl. Breakfast, warm Lunch and Dinner, Snacks, Tee,...)
Registration ends on October 1st 2019
- Daily Yoga + Meditation Technic
- Breathing and Recovery Exercises
- Practice on mindfulness
- How to deal with stress, anxiety, pain
- Lectures / Theory about Silence + Meditation
- Satsang (Daily gathering)
- Walks in the Mountains
- Yummy vegetarian Food (3 Meals + Snacks)
- Accommodation (Double, Triple)
- Transportation to and from the Chalet
(We usually managed with a combination of Train and/or shared Car or Taxi)
The amount of 300€ will be charged in case of cancellation less than 3 Month before the retreat starts. 500€ in case you cancel less than 60 days before it starts and the full amount* will be charged in case you cancel less than 30 days.
*depending on which price you have booked (600€early bird or 680€regular).
YOGA ASANAS for MEDITATION and STILLNESS
YOGA PRANAYAMAS (Breathing techniques) for STILLNESS
YOGA TEXTS on MEDITATION and STILLNESS of the MIND
SAMPLE for the DAILY SCHEDULE
7 am - Yoga + Meditation
8.30 am - Breakfast
10 am - Program
1 pm - Lunch + Break
3.30 pm - Trekking / Free Time
5 pm - Tee
6 pm - Yoga + Meditation
7 pm - Dinner
8 pm - Satsang + Meditation
We have a daily schedule, but as we will be a small and delicate group we will adapt to the weather and everyone's needs during the days at the chalet.
SOME IMPRESSIONS FROM LAST YEAR
Barbara's passion and profession are to guide people to their inherent resources of health and happiness. Since more than 20 years she follows her passion for learning with and through the body. She works as a Somatic Coach, Counselor and Yoga Teacher in Vienna and Asia. In her groups and retreats, you will not only be guided into the healing technics but feel the depth of really being touched deeply in who you are.
We arrived at the chalet this year on the 3rd of DECEMBER 2018.
When we parked our car in front of the house and opened the doors we could hear the birds singing and a warm sunny breeze touched our faces. Nearly opposite to last year we found ourselves in a seemingly spring-time atmosphere at the alpine planes. The thick woolen socks and thermo-shirts were of no need. With open jackets and sunshine in the face, we fully enjoyed the warm temperatures. The days started at 6 am waking up. Starting to meditate at 6:30 followed by 1,5 hours of Yoga-Asana Practice. In total, we have to spend 7 full days of Meditation, Yoga, and Mouna (Silence) together. I am always fascinated by how healing and easy it is to spend a few days away from daily routines, away from laptops and computers, away from phone connection and things that keep us busy. After 3 days our heads became more and more silent, everybody was recharging his and her energy and felt much clearer, much more him- and herself, much more connected and relaxed.
There was plenty of time for rest and to marvel at the beauty of nature, breathing fresh air and walking in the nearby forests. In the evening we continued to practice yoga and meditation together. In traditional Satsang (the gathering and reflection, talking about theme-relevant aspects of yoga and meditation) Michael Ende's book "Momo" has inspired us and reminded us of our self-responsibility about how we are spending and using our time.
Each time again this place in the mountains and the experience of silence is a healing and very special experience.
THE CHALET (SCHAFFERALM)
The chalet is a newly renovated 300 years old farmers-house in the mountains, surrounded by forests and meadows. The house and the whole area nearby are ancient power places, that invite you to come into silence and peace. The place is a place to be.
The house offers 5 rooms with 2-4 beds including their separate bathroom and toilet.
Underneath the roof will be our Meditation and Yoga room and in the cozy warm Kitchen we will have breakfast, lunch, tee and dinner.