The energetic effect of Hatha Yoga
An introduction and deepening of the connections of physical exercise to energetic and emotional sensation. Held positions, movement patterns and breathing helps us to influence our well-being.
Earth based Vinyasa honoring the land and sacred giving to the land
This will be a practice that allows us to ask permission of the mountains of St. Anton to hold us during these days and to bless us with healing.
We will beginn the practice by blessing of the land (please bring an offering like small crystal, a song, a prayer or some other disposable offering) where we begin by giving to the land ourselves. Then we move through a dynamic and grounded flow that will awaken the whole body and create a feeling of lightness and grounding at the same time.
Free moving skills
A playful opening of the body. Yoga and other forms of movement help to overcome barriers in the mind and find joy in movement and in one's own body.
Move to be still
Lift the energy high to dive deep,
be active to cultivate quiet,
move to be still.
With a flowing and dynamic yoga practice, we will release our pent-up energy and clear blockages. We will strengthen the physical and energetic centers in the body to connect with our mental, emotional and physical strength and dive into a deep stillness.
This Hatha and Kundalini inspired class will create a sense of freedom in the body and mind and connect you to your inner peace.
Relaxing in intensity
Immerse yourself in a more intense practice without overwhelming yourself. Learn to notice your emotional colorations without getting carried away by them to change the way you deal with stress and pain in your life.
Yoga on top of the world
Amazing views and fresh mountain air amplify this nature inspired practice featuring creative interpretations of standing asanas (suited to the beautiful setting) some surprises with fun interactive geometric formations (yantra) with partners and groups.
This class will be a very skillful and progressive work to evolve our backbends in a safe and delightful way. The proper preparation to backbends can really change our experience and backbends can be one of the most powerful aspects of our yoga practice.
Vagus - your self-healing nerve for inner balance
Vagus nerve training not only has a protective effect against burnout and stress, but also supports your digestion and your immune system.
Which tasks the vagus nerve has in the body and how you can stimulate it through breathwork, simple exercises and asanas in everyday life is part of the workshop. A guided deep relaxation awaits you at the end of the workshop.
Troubleshooting the mai challenges in meditation
Frustration, dullness, distraction, fatigue, restlessness plague us not only in meditation but also in our daily life.
How can we deal with them and make a radical change in our practice?
This session is dedicated to examining questions about the meditation practice and using the practices as launching platforms for your inner exploration.
"Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one's time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future."
Immerse yourself in a Hatha Yoga session on the theme of DREAMS. Let the magic happen.
Moving into stillness with Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, creating meals with the incorporation of all 6 tastes communicates a unique combination of energy and information to the psychology. By including each of the tastes into very meal, the body receives a bio-diverse energetic palate. The use of spices is the simplest way to add the tastes and balance your diet. Hence improve your digestion. Examples of how to ayurvedize your meals.
The fine sounds of the Hang have accompanied us since the first Mountain Yoga Festival St. Anton. In this workshop, Wolfgang explains us his experiences with the instrument and creates a basis so that everyone can make the Hang sound.
Moving into stillness
True to the theme of this year's Mountain Yoga Festival we will be moving into stillness. The first 45 minutes of the Vinyasa Flow practice will be dedicated to empowering movement that is very grounding and anchoring, connecting deeply with a sense of place and inner wellbeing. Building on this, the last 30 minutes of the practice will be dedicated to deep stretches and profound rest.
Be like water
This workshop will take us on a journey to feel, experience and understand the quality of water in our practice and system. We will focus on a fluid practice, creating amplitude of movement in the joints and from pose to pose, as well as creating a fluid and open mind. Water can be a very nourishing and therapeutic element.
Saying yes to life
A colorful, relaxed after-lunch session to train your awareness to be exactly where you are right now. With mindfulness practice, hands-on and bodywork to a healthier self-awareness.
Out of the head and into the heart and earth
This Yin practice will cover the sweetness of getting out of our heads and into our hearts. We will focus on supported heart openers and backbends and let the thinking mind and head below the heart. This will open your heart space for meditation and allowing frequency of the heart to take the lead.
How to practice the path of surrender
Moving into stillness is the central theme for this year's festival but is also one of the ways the practice of meditation is often described. How do we move into stillness? How do we learn to surrender into the quietude of the self, which is neutral abode of the mind?
In this workshop, I will guide you into the experience of inner stillness by exploring three experiential tools, which are based on the non-dual Tantric teaching that everything is inherently perfect and can be means to spiritual awakening.
Awakening from the everyday trance, towards more clarity and vitality in the present moment. Vitalizing yoga practice for more freedom of movement, to start the day strengthened from within and with ease.
Vinyasa Yoga and the medicine wheel
This will be a brief introduction to the medicine wheel and how it deeply connects with the yoga and chakras. We will work from the root to the crown and our sacred path. From the root and shedding of skin to the flight wing to wing with the eagle.
Earth and sky
Kick it up a notch! We start with a warm up and invigorating vinyasa, followed by balancing poses, inversions, pranayama, meditation and blissful deep relaxation. Come join us and simply feel amazing.
The infinite power of Badhas
The three Badhas can be applied in our life and practice in so many ways. They can be very useful and yet so delicate to use correctly. There are various benefits when we activate the Badhas as well when we deactivate them. In this class we will explore our BAdhas and their infinite power in the body, mind and Prana
With loving kindness
As humans, we have the innate ability to internalize love, building inner resources such as safety, belonging, strength, and happiness. In this nurturing yoga practice, turn to love to expand your heart to experience belonging, caring and compassion.
Inside Flow is based on Vinyasa Flow Yoga. The main difference between Inside Flow and classical yoga styles: You move to the beat of the music all the time during an Inside Flow session. There is no beginning and no end, your body is in motion and one movement flows into the next. Through creative and especially flowing transitions, this style of yoga feels almost dance-like.
What are you waiting for? Come & dance with Anna!
Hips like honey
This morning's focus is on hips. Our hips play a major role with in movement and stillness. Hips are the connection point of the spine and the legs. The "hip girdle" and the 17 - 25 muscles that it encompasses are the central station of the body. Power yoga teacher Baron Baptiste refers to the hips as "the mother of all movement. When they're open, you'll be much more mobile above and below them".
Exploring what is right according to Ayurveda for you
Participants are required to take their Doha quiz before this workshop. This workshop introduces the participants to a hands-on experience for aligning with their Doshas and creating shifts through discussion and examples of what is "Right" for your individual self that can have a lasting impact on your digestion, sleep and emotional well-being.
In this workshop you will get input on meditation:
Why do we meditate? How do I build a meditation practice? What forms of meditation are there and how can meditation contribute to a happier and more content life?
Relax, Restore, Renew
You worked hard all weekend, now it's time to relax with delightful restorative poses, pranayama, guided meditation, and deep relaxation. A treat for body, mind and heart. Arise feeling balanced, refreshed, and in tune and in love with this beautiful life.
Tap into the stillness within
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
In this class we will connect our knowledge centers - belly, heart and mind. With a flowing and meditative practice we will connect with the inner wisdom and strengthen the self and primal trust. Connected to ourselves, we will then have the opportunity in silence to better hear our inner voice and strengthen this guiding force.
After lunch Yoga
Yoga for a good belly feeling and belly hypnosis
Handstand & Friends
A playful approach to balancing on the hands.
Yin Detox for both body, mind and spirit
We will focus on what needs to release both physically and mentally to allow us to call in the new.
Winds of change and how to fully step into the human we would like to become.
With purpose, heart and sacred path. Physically we will focus on twists and allowing gentle pressure on the belly.
Dancing between self-effort & grace
Another way to describe the action of moving into stillness is the ongoing balance between keeping a steady focus in the mind and opening to the tender power of grace, which supports us at every stage of the practice.
In meditation, the action of opening to grace is equally important as cultivating a steady focus in the mind - neither too tight or too loose.
In this workshop, I will teach you a few simple means to gently swing between compassionate resolution and sensitivity - having a clear intention to meditate ans remaining open to the vast mysteries meditation has in store for us.
The early bird gets the worm
Experience a journey through different styles of yoga, from Kundalini, Hatha, Yin and Yoga Nidra.
We will ignite our energy and release pent up energy with a flowing yoga practice. From there we will invite the Yin energy to then embark on a meditative journey.
Start your day in silence with a guided meditation in the morning. According to the festival theme your yoga teacher or expert will prepare a nice way to start into the day.
Yoga sessions will be on the schedule for beginners, intermediate and advanced yogis with teachers coming from all over the world, offering different yoga styles and levels. Yoga language: English/German.
Hiking in the middle of and on mindblowing mountains, to feel the power of nature and to breath in the fresh mountain air. We are offering hikes with experienced guides showing you the beauty of this part of the world.
exchange, express, discuss, listen - the talk-format might make you curious or you will come up with new ideas for your every day life.
The whole world is sound, rhythm, vibration. Move your body, or simply listen to the sound and let yourself be inspired.
Check-out new products, have time for a chat and taste good food.