Yoga on vacation
5 great places for Om with views
If you love yoga, you will not want to do without it on vacation. 5 great places in the Alps where you can pursue your passion in a particularly uplifting way.
Allgäu: Greetings to the sun overlooking the castle
The 1,361-meter-high Rohrkopfhütte on Tegelberg near Füssen offers several yoga platforms that can be used free of charge with views of the surrounding Allgäu Alps and Neuschwanstein Castle. The ascent takes about 45 minutes, so the promising session can be combined with an easy hike. If you want to be professionally instructed and enjoy a delicious alpine breakfast, make the day’s first sun salute with Franziska Thurm from Yogaglück Füssen. “Good morning yoga happiness at Rohrkopfhütte” starts several times a week in the summer at 7.15 at Tegelberg valley station. In addition, Festspielhaus Neuschwanstein welcomes you to a fantastic line-up at the yoga and music festival “Om am See” (1st to 3rd July, from 149 euros / 3 days) from yoga guru Patrick Broome to the Bavarian Alpine jazzers “La Brass Banda” , whose last album was called “Yoga Symphony No. 1”.
Ticino: “Sentiero dello Yoga”
“Sentiero dello Yoga” is located on Sass da Grüm over Lake Maggiore in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The three kilometer long path must bring man and nature closer together. Hikers complete the forest trail with yoga units at nine vital locations designated for the exercises. The hotel also offers yoga classes. If you come in the spring, you can also experience Ticino camellia blooming around the lake.
Austria: Namaste in late summer
Roll out the mat, take a deep breath, recharge your batteries: From the 1st to the 4th of September 2022, the international yoga community will gather again at the Mountain Yoga Festival St. Anton. When coryphaeus like Sandra Wijkman Donovan, Alexandra Sagorz-zimmerl or Manel Rodrigues share their knowledge of cranes, warriors and the like, the Tyrolean mountain village at Arlberg becomes an outdoor yoga studio. The program includes sessions with different styles for each level. Participants decide for themselves how intense or relaxed they want their stay to be. In addition to the mat, guided walks, workshops, lectures, soft sounds and healthy cuisine are offered. The 4-day festival pass costs 295 euros.
South Tyrol: Vinyasa Yoga with views
The South Tyrolean municipality of Schenna offers various options for yogis: nature lovers: move with Heidi Gamper from Taseralm at Schennaberg in the woods to attend their yoga sessions. The open floors on the rooftop pool have a similar view Lido Schenna. Those interested can be instructed in Vinyasa Yoga every Wednesday – with panoramic views of Meran and the surrounding valley. “Yoga on the Mountain” offers it Hohenwart As part of his retreats with Heike Schillinger, a yoga teacher for over 20 years: At the hotel’s own Gasthof Gsteier in the Schennaberg hiking area, yogis are 1,400 meters away from everyday life and can get involved in the meditative Vinyasa exercises.
Tyrol: Yoga in the Tannheim Valley
Holidaymakers who are passionate about yoga appreciate the “Hotel Jungbrunn” in Tyrol not only because of its location in the Tannheimer Tal, which is considered one of the most beautiful high valleys in Europe. Also in the hotel everything revolves around the harmonious combination of health and exercise. Guests who are enthusiastic about yoga can at any time book personal training on the yoga board, which especially strengthens the deep muscles, or participate in a retreat several times a year under the motto “Yoga & Meditation in the Rhythm of the Seasons”. The free fitness and relaxation units also include regular yoga sessions – outdoor yoga on the jetty is particularly relaxing.