Schloss Elmau Winter Retreat: Ha-Tha Yoga & Pranayama
15-19 December 2013
HA-THA YOGA & PRANAYAMA: THE YOGA OF BALANCING AND EXPANDING LIFE-FORCE ENERGY
The Sanskrit term “Hatha”, literally “Sun-Moon”, refers to the duality of forces that govern physical existence and which came to be the name for the physical practices of yoga which developed around 1500 C.E.
It was the tantrikas who recognised the body as a vehicle to experience these subtle energies, and who developed these practices for the purpose of balancing and expanding Prana - the body's life-force energy.
At this retreat we will explore techniques that create balance in our yoga poses. The asana practice will be supported by daily pranayama, which is the subtle practice of engaging with Prana via the breath. The asana sessions will be gentle - a lovely way to wind down at the end of the year and recharge your batteries.
Feel thoroughly at home without limitation, in the luxuriously designed rooms & suites of Schloss Elmau, offering a liberating sense of space and privacy. Enjoy restful sleep, serene tranquility and stunning views of peaks and valleys connecting ultimate comfort to the beauty of the surroundings. Relax in intimate interiors, blending cosmopolitan design with precious natural materials, sophisticated lighting and flowers everywhere.
The bathrooms are lined with ancient stone, the floors are made of polished oak or teak, and the walls are covered with pure silk. Decelerate with high-speed connection. Wireless LAN, Flat-screen Loewe TV, Bose Sound System with Ipod Connector. Pure Luxury.
ABOUT BARBRA NOH
Barbra Noh is a certified Anusara® yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for 13 years. She began her Anusara studies in 2006 and was certified in 2011.
It was the inspiring community of teachers that drew her to Anusara, along with the beautiful and effective methodology for physical and personal transformation.
Originally from Australia, Barbra is half Korean and was raised in a family of dedicated martial artists. She trained as a dancer in her hometown of Melbourne and worked for many years in European theaters.
Now based in Germany, she leads the Anusara TT program at AIRYOGA Munich, travels internationally teaching workshops, trainings and retreats and has come to be a key community builder in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Korea. Barbra is passionate about teaching yoga and supporting students in their quest to discover and live their full potential.
Starting at €256 per person per night.
The price includes all yoga classes, a puristic room, breakfast and dinner, concerts, spa entrance and fit & active.
Arrival Sunday, departure ThursdayCheck in from 16:30 hrs, check out until 11:30 hrsYoga Classes: Monday to Thursday 10am-12pm and 5pm-7pm