Alpen Retreat offers a sanctuary from the stresses of daily life through yoga, meditation, and healthy vegetarian cuisine set in a stunning countryside.
Yoga Retreats (3)
Fraser Williams has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation since 2002. He managed yoga schools all across the world and has studied with many great yoga teachers. Fraser is a trained Ayurvedic massage therapist and a specialist in the renovation of old buildings.
Jan’s journey on the yoga path began in 2003 with doing daily Hatha yoga on his own. Within the next four years, he studied more than 700 hours of courses and training in yoga-related subjects and practices. Since the year 2009, Jan participated in a number of Buddhist Vipassana courses from the Satipatthana tradition. For over five years, Jan’s main spiritual practice has been dedicated to Tantra and Kundalini under the guidance of Sri Guruji Rajkumar Baswar.
When she was in her late teens, Elly Eisenbeutl started her spiritual work by training in massage and healing. Her first teacher training in yoga was with the Sivananda School in Kerala, India in 2003. From 2012, she has been living at the Alpen Retreat and is able to share in many ways of the rich and varied influences that have led her on her spiritual journey. The most fulfilling work for her is through teaching yoga, giving massage or healing, and helping to lead Bhajan (devotional singing) circles.
Wolfgang was first exposed to the yoga tradition at the age of 17 as he traveled in 2001, with Jan Tomas, the co-founder of the Alpen Retreat. This has greatly expanded his horizons, though it was not yet the time to start with the practice of yoga and spirituality. Spiritual singing and music is one of his great passions and is a major influence in his teachings as well as his personal experiences in various traditions such as Kriya yoga, Hatha yoga, Tantra yoga, Hridaya yoga, Buddhist meditation, psycho-spiritual work, and shamanism.
Beatrice Williams was raised in the outstanding beauty of the Austrian Alps. From a young age, she had an intuitive sense of a deeper essence of life, in response to this, she explored different esoteric traditions through research and reading books until in 1999 she found yoga. She continued her studies in Hatha and Kundalini yoga for over four years and later received various initiations and practices from lineages such as Kriya yoga, SadGuru, Prem Baba, and the Tantric practices from Guruji Raj Kumar Baswar.
After 20 years of pursuing spiritual efforts, Per started to give Kriya initiations in 1997. He is connected to the Mahavatar Babaji Kriya yoga tradition through his spiritual master Swami Shankarananda Giri of Kriya Yoga Ashram, Tapovan, Rishikesh, India. He has lived an ordinary life with family commitments and business activities. This has given him personal experience and insight into the life and problems of the modern human being. At the same time, he has devoted most of his leisure time for 35 years to meditation, spiritual studies, and teaching. He is teaching Kriya yoga in a practical and simple way, endurance taking his students to the essence: to take the mind to a level of no-duality and to an inner experience of silence. He is now, after many years of teaching in different parts of the world, inspired to initiate anyone with a desire for inner tranquillity and harmony.
Guruji also known as Guruji Maharaj serves as a Tantric Master and Spiritual Guide to hundreds of disciples that have had the fortune to meet him and take initiation into Tantric Mantra Sadhana. Guruji has been guided by 67 Gurus from various mystical traditions over the past 4 decades. His main practices follow the principles of Shaivism and the study Tantra using Mantra, Yantra, Yagna, Kriya and the Sanskar herbal purification process. Guruji Aryavart is under the direct guidance of Maha Guru Sri Bhairavananda, a devotee of Lord Bhairava Son of Shiva and Maa Chandeshwari.
from Great Britain, January 2018
"One of the best experiences of my life!"
It's a very special place on this planer, certainly it's where the spirit lives!
from Netherlands, December 2017
"Vipassana, life changing experience"
Was it easy? No, but changes never are. But it was not as hard as I was expecting. The difficult hours all passed and I was happy that I was able to release some energy with the walking meditation. I loved the location, the ambience and the energy of the staff, they were very supporting. I loved the reports with Martin, his sense of humor made it possible for me to excel myself and keep going. It is worth repeating.
from Switzerland, April 2017
Sehr motivierte und herzliche Inhaber, Oster-Retreat Aktivitäten wunderbar aufeinander abgestimmt
Alpen Retreat is the place where I felt the most comfortable ever. It is not a hotel, it is a home. As soon as you arrived, you feel welcomed and at ease. Every room is beautiful, clean, and cosy. There are even a small library and a warm living room with huge snug couches. The attic is a big special place where you can practice yoga, meditation, or participate in a workshop. The landscape as well is breathtaking. Of course Alpen Retreat has some rules, but they really are common sense to insure that everybody has a good time. For instance, no shoes in the house as the first rule. But you can choose from many different nice slippers to cover your feet. Every thing was thought to make you feel good. The food is delicious and there are fruits and a huge selection of teas and coffees on self service all day long. You can drink it from your mug that you can pick from many different mugs and take it with you from room to room and reuse it as many times as you want like you do at home. Every helper and owner are really here to make sure your needs are heard and answered, so you will spend a great time in this very special place. I am really grateful for my stay there, thank you!