The Svata Katerina Resort is located on the border between Bohemia and Moravia with coniferous forests just 730 metres away, about half an hour walk from Počátky. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Czech-Moravian Highlands.
Motor vehicles are prohibited from entering the area of the St. Kateřina resort. The resort is located on a clearing surrounded by forests, far from civilization. So instead of the sound of engines you can hear birds singing, the wind blowing through the grass and the whisper of the trees.
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If you listen to the surrounding silence you will hear the ripple of the fountain of the St. Kateřina spring. A rich medicinal spring flows from the ground, which is protected by a baroque church of the same name.
During the reign of Adam I. Hradec (1507-1531) Počátky was often visited by a wide variety of distinguished guests, while the St. Kateřina spa, with its healing water, served to relieve the sick coming here.
Spa guests are provided with the opportunity to do physical work outdoors in the garden, in the fields or meadows, combining business with pleasure. It is a good spa tool for many of those who are nervous or suffering from bad blood circulation caused by constant sitting and also a good way to strengthen each person who is tired of physical labor.
In 1895, professors Hueppe and Gintl performed a chemical and bacteriological analysis of the St. Kateřina water source. They called it "ideal water", which "is not only beneficial to the skin, but the reflectoric nerve activity also enhances performance of the heart, lungs, digestive organs and glands and acts on the whole nervous system and the transformation of substances."
So slow down! Put down your notebook, turn off the mobile phone! Leave your car keys, deep in the bottom of your bag! Stop! You are at the St. Kateřina, in the countryside, where harmony found its name.
Svata Katerina is organizing a unique 3 days 2 nights yoga retreat with Marti Prochazkova, Matthew Lombardo and Jessica Stickler. For more information, visit their site today!