Keep your limbs limber and perfect your downward dog pose at these retreats in Austria. From intensive week-long getaways to relaxing weekends in the mountains, here is our pick of the best.
Mittersill, Hohe Tauern, Austria
Get reacquainted with nature at this immersive and secluded retreat in the tranquil setting of the Hohe Tauern National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful areas. The retreat takes place in the autumn, and is therefore a great chance for a getaway before the winter months start to take their toll. The day begins at 6am, with a silent meditation practice and then various workshops and yoga classes take place throughout the day.
Detox Retreat in Bergen
This seven day spring getaway in Bergen aims to ‘refresh and rejuvenate you’. The itinerary includes oil massages, detox patches, fresh alpine air, vegetarian-vegan cuisine, and hiking – the perfect recipe for a refreshing break. There is also the opportunity to attend various lectures and workshops about meditation techniques.
Eight Day Mountain Retreat
Combining hiking and yoga, this retreat is perfect for nature lovers. Discover the joys of nature and experience Austria’s fantastic mountainous scenery. As well as daily yoga classes, you will also enjoy delicious vegetarian meals and various outdoor activities such as hiking.
Fusing high energy winter sports with the tranquil practice of yoga is this retreat in Ginzling, Tyrol. The six day programme offers the chance to improve your yogi abilities (no matter what your level) and also partake in some blood pumping exercise, such as snowshoe hiking, acro yoga or Äsmo powsurfing.
A three day stint for those who want a short and refreshing getaway, combining hiking and yoga, this retreat is short yet sweet and a great option for those who don’t have much time. Traditional Styrian cuisine is on the menu, and a Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation held in the forest is one of the highlights.
Yoga Teacher Training in Salzburg
Surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscapes and full of character and charm, Salzburg is one of Austria’s must-visit destinations and yogis will be captivated by its charms. This intensive 21 day retreat gives you the opposite to gain insights from an expert, and complete 200 hours of Hatha yoga training.
This five day getaway is perfect for nature lovers and those who want a little pampering after a day full of yoga practice. Indian head massages are offered as part of the package, as well as free use of the hotel’s spa area, sauna, yoga garden and gym.