4 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Allgäu, Germany

Yoga Retreat Germany

Join this autumn long week-end with a perfect combination of outdoor activities, yoga, and tranquillity in the Bavarian Alps. During the 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.

Meet the instructors

Chiara & Jürgen
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 2 guided hikes with transport included
  • Free use of the sauna and infrared cabin
  • 3 homemade vegetarian organic dinners (3-course menu)
  • Rental of snowshoes and poles
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in German
Spoken languages: English, Italian, German
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
18:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Meeting room

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.

Double rooms

Afterglow

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.

Edelweiss

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.

Morning sun

This double room has a balcony with eastern views of the meadows, fields, and forests. You can also see Oberstaufen in the distance.

Panoramic view

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.

Sunrise

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.

Sunshine

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.

Program

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.

Day 1: Thursday

  • 18:00 First yoga session followed by welcome, info, and organic vegetarian dinner

Day 2 and Day 3: Saturday and Sunday

  • 08:00 Morning yoga session
  • 09:00 Organic breakfast
  • 10:00 Hike to enjoy the summit view and lunch in a mountain hut
  • 18:00 Afternoon yoga session with stretching and relaxing after the activity
  • 19:30 Organic vegetarian dinner

Day 3: Sunday

  • 08:00 Morning yoga session with sun salutation and more
  • 09:00 Organic breakfast
  • 10:00 Short snowshoe hike
  • 15:00 Farewell and departure

This program will be adapted to the weather conditions.

Included excursions

There will be a longer hike on Friday and 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). Be aware that you should be in good health and able to ascent 800-900 Hm per Day. The hikes are for experienced hikers.

Instructors

Chiara Zanetti
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 Husch
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.

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places

  • Kurmetropole, 6 kilometers
  • Munich - 2 hours
  • Stuttgart - 2 hours

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Sauna

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Internet access
  • Meeting room

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily organic and vegetarian breakfast, which is bio-certified. Three organic dinners are included; a wonderful homemade vegetarian three-course menu.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Book a massage onsite
  • Explore the beautiful area
  • Relax in the sauna

What's included

  • Daily two-hour yoga and meditation sessions
  • 2 guided hikes
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic breakfast
  • Transport costs during the hikes
  • Use of the sauna and infrared cabin
  • Snowshoes and poles rental
  • 2 guides and yoga teachers
  • 3 homemade vegetarian organic dinners (3 course menu)
  • Pick-up from the train station

What's not included

  • Transportation costs to the accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by train

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.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Memmingen Airport (FMM).

Arrival by bus

There is a local bus connecting the station to the hotel several times a day. A pick-up can be organized at additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday January 18, 2019
Departure: Monday January 21, 2019

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