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Join this winter weekend with a perfect combination of outdoor activities, yoga, and tranquillity in the Bavarian Alps. During snowshoe hikes, you will experience the beautiful landscape of the Allgäu Alps, where everything works at a slower pace, allowing you to find time to enjoy life and recharge your batteries. In the afternoons, yoga and meditation sessions will bring you closer to the yin side through stretching, relaxing, and feeling with all senses.
The maximum participants in the group is 12.
During this retreat, you will be accommodated at the organic hotel Landhaus Kennerknecht. The family-run hotel is quietly located, with a view of the surrounding mountains and the valley of Oberstaufen. It is a wonderful oasis in the snow-covered mountains, a house with rural charm and a family atmosphere.
Landhaus Kennerknecht offers a homey atmosphere, a healthy organic cuisine, beautiful large rooms, a Finnish sauna, and a big yoga hall with a cozy oven. There are many hiking trails just outside the door. The unique environment is the perfect setting for daily yoga practice and snowshoe hikes.
There will be some single rooms available. The double rooms will be shared with guests of the same gender.
This room is facing west with a balcony and invites you to enjoy the evening sun and the view of meadows, fields, and Schindelberg area. The French bed with a width of 1.60 meters is suitable for two adults, but also as a single room.
This room is perfect for two people or a family with up to two children. It has a partition from the sleeping area to the living area through a curtain. The sofa in the living area is used as a pull-out bed for the children. The windows are facing south with a view of the birch in the entrance area and fill the room with sunlight at noon.
This double room has a balcony with eastern views of the meadows, fields, and forests. You can also see Oberstaufen in the distance.
In this large double room with a spacious bathroom, you will experience a feeling of well-being and enjoy a beautiful panorama view towards Oberstaufen.
This room is wonderful for two persons but is also suitable for single use. You have a balcony facing east with magnificent views of the garden and fields. Laterally, you will see Oberstaufen in the distance.
The sunny south-facing room is for two adults or a family with up to two children. For the children, the sofa becomes a bed. Views are toward the birch and meadow.
During the retreat, you will dedicate two hours a day to Hatha yoga and meditation sessions. Chiara and Jürgen are experienced yoga teachers and will guide you on this path. Therefore, yoga is equally suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.
The technique and details of the postures (asanas) will be discussed in depth. Relaxation exercises and Nidra yoga classes will complete the program.
After the morning yoga sessions, you will enjoy an organic breakfast and start the hikes. A longer hike will take place on Saturday, bringing you to the summit of a mountain, and a shorter hike will take place on Sunday.
Walking with snowshoes is easy to learn for every hiker. After a short period of acclimatization, it is fun to ascend over untouched white slopes and gently jump down in the snow.
This program will be adapted to the weather conditions.
There will be a longer hike on Saturday, which will bring you to the summit of a mountain (12 kilometers). The hike could be in the area of Hochgrat, depending on the weather. On Sunday, you will experience the winter silence on a shorter, but equally beautiful hiking tour (9 kilometers). Hiking with snowshoes is easy if you are used to hiking in the mountains. Be aware that you should be in good health and that the paths are not flat.
Association of Yoga and Meditation Rishikesh International Yoga Federation (Yoga)
Chiara is a yoga teacher, a travel guide, and a Thai yoga massage practitioner. She aims to integrate yoga into the everyday life, bringing the positive effects of this ancient philosophy even to the working environment. In 2011, she spent two months in India and completed the yoga teacher training course recognized by Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation. For her, it was a full immersion in the discipline she has been practicing for years, a study of a wide range of ancient and modern yoga styles: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, Prenatal, and Power yoga.
Jürgen is a yoga teacher, travel guide, and Thai yoga massage practitioner. He is a passionate traveler. Asia, the Pacific region, and South America are the places which inspire him most. He spends most of the time outdoors. In cultural impressive places and surrounded by beautiful nature Jürgen started his path towards meditation. Jürgen is especially interested in Buddhist philosophy and the related meditation techniques of Vipassana and Osho meditation. At Traveling Yoga, Jürgen takes care of the meditation and the sports events on-site and gives yoga classes.
The venue will be in a dreamlike quiet location of Steibis-Schindelberg, Germany. You will experience one of the largest and most beautiful holiday areas in Germany, the Allgäu.
Enjoy fresh, clean mountain air, crystal clear water, lush green meadows, forests, mountain streams, alpine pastures, and heavenly peace. Experience this varied landscape, whether in a cheerful company or rather alone, by hiking, walking, biking, skiing, or taking the cableway.
From here, you can admire the wonderful landscape of the Allgäu region, which is maintained by dedicated farmers. Farmers here are still landscape keepers. Their good relationship with the tradition ensures this truly unique landscape experience.
In the area, you can enjoy swimming, golfing, tobogganing, and tennis. In the winter, hit one of the most beautiful and snow-sure ski areas in Allgäu, with slopes and runs for all levels of difficulty. Access to the ski area is directly from the hotel. The well-maintained high-altitude trails and hiking trails lead through the snowy winter landscape around Steibis.
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During this retreat, you will be served daily organic and vegetarian breakfast, which is bio-certified. Two organic dinners are included; a wonderful homemade vegetarian three-course menu.
The nearest train station is Oberstaufen (2 hours from München direct train, 2.5 hours from Stuttgart or Zürich). From there, take the bus to Steibis.
Please book your flight to arrive at Memmingen Airport (FMM).
There is a local bus connecting the station to the hotel several times a day. A pick-up can be organized at additional cost.
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