Austria Retreat

It is extremely hard for me to put into words just how idilic, unique & jaw dropingly beautiful the mountains are in summer. Photos in no way capture the scale, light, variety of scenery, tiny details of wild flowers or the intoxicating smell. So we ask you to trust us when we say you need to come!

In the second of our 2020 international retreats we will be heading to Schloss Schneeberg in Austria, a very special place hidden away in a rural village in the mountains.

 

This retreat will truly make those most of all the mountains have to offer- surrounding yourself in nature, standing on peaks, wild swimming in crystal clear water, foraging in pine forests, breathing in the freshest air, making friends with alpine cows & getting in some great yoga too!

We have planned this retreat for those of you looking for adventure, a challenge & also to escape. We want to give you an opportunity & the confidence to challenge yourself- climb that mountain, swim in that lake, master that yoga pose & do the things you didn't know you could do! 

  • kick ass morning Vinyasa flow classes & rejuvenating evening lessons in our attic studio

  • breakfasts on the tower overlooking the valley

  • beautiful guided hikes through forests, up mountains, to lakes.

  • energising picnics with serene views

  • lake & mountain side asanas

  • mountain food but not as you know it!

  • cooking workshop focussing on nutrition for sports

  • foraging for berries, herbs & maybe some mushrooms!

  • show off your daring side with a wild swim in a lake, river or under a waterfall following Wim Hof breath work

  • and a chance to escape to 'the last valley' & experience summer in the mountains

  • finish the week having challenged yourself, feeling calm but energised, glowing from the inside & having learnt something new.

There really is magic in the mountains of Trins & we would love you to share it with us in August 2020.

A Vinyasa & Hatha instructor based in London, Moon will lead twice daily classes designed to challenge & energise the body & mind. The combination of heated flows to 

strengthen the body with calming meditation & regenerative stretches will allow you to feel your progress & see a transformation.

 

You will explore your body whilst uplifting the senses with mountain top yoga & a humbling silent meditation hike.

Moon will also lead some Wim Hof inspired cold therapy practices, learning about the power of breath work to manage health, mindset & energy before braving a dip in the lake. 

The retreat will be filled with mountain food but not as you've ever had before! We will be mixing local Austrian produce & foods we forage from walks with flavours from the Middle East, across Europe and Asia. 

Picnics will be enhanced by the most incredible scenery, breakfast (whenever possibly) will be taken on the tower overlooking the valley & dinners will be under candle light in the atmospheric dining room. 

The cooking workshop will focus on nutrition for sports & Skye will also take you through sourdough bread baking.

Schloss Schneeberg is our family home which dates back to the 16th century. Nestled in a picturesque valley, the village of Trins & the surrounding scenery is hard to explain with the ever changing light from minute to minute, scale of the surrounding peaks, friendly cows & sound of the river running all around. 

Every room is unique, filled with antiques, & family portraits. The  large living spaces & bedrooms are homely & welcoming, & the attic, exposed beam yoga studio offers views to the mountains. 

Whenever possible we will eat out on the tower & during free time you can relax out there in the hammocks, lightly swaying in that addictive mountain breeze. 

Exploring by foot is the best way to see the mountains & during the retreat we will be walking along valleys, through woodland & up to peaks. Come with a sense of adventure & challenge yourself, you will be rewarded!! 

Also being the mountains, the weather changes rapidly so be ready to get out in all temperatures, this also enhances the experience!

We will be wild swimming during the week & Moon will teach you Wim Hof breathing techniques.

Exploring by electric bike in the mountains is also amazing & we will suggest a day cycling up a mountain with a walk along to a peak. 

TO BOOK

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the retreat or if you are as excited as we are and would like to reserve your spot:

skyesaker@gmail.com

Dates: 28th August - 3rd September 2020

Prices & Bedroom Options:

Shared twin room with shared bathroom: £750 pp

Single occupancy with shared bathroom: £950 pp

Twin room or double bed with ensuite: £850 pp

Private ensuite room: Price available on request.

 

Whats Included:

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Twice daily yoga classes & equipment

  • All breakfasts, three lunches & dinners on 5 nights, water, tea & coffee, snacks.

  • Sports nutrition cooking workshop & sourdough demo

  • Group transfer on arrival & departure day from Innsbruck airport or train station.

  • Activities including guided hikes.

Not Included:

  • Flights

  • Insurance (required)

  • Two lunches & one dinner out

  • Additional activities such as electric bike rental 

Group Size & Itinerary:

There will be a maximum group size of 10 making this an intimate, welcoming retreat where you can feel at ease coming on your own or join with a friend.

 

We want to show you the best of this incredible area & the best way to do this is by walking & being the mountains not all hikes will be easy. Come with a level of fitness & sense of adventure- the hikes might challenge you but there is no better feeling that reaching the top!!

Arrival & Departure times: Ideally fly into Innsbruck, alternatively Munich is a 2hr drive away. We can help with transport/transfers.
 

skyesaker@gmail.com

(+44) 0748 8467 020