Thu., Jul. 09 | Karuna Haus

*FULLY BOOKED* YIN&YANG * playfully towards BALANCE

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*FULLY BOOKED* YIN&YANG * playfully towards BALANCE

time and place

Jul. 09, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – Jul. 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Karuna Haus, Ennethur 818, 9657 Alt St. Johann, Schweiz

about the retreat

In this 4-day retreat we playfully explore the opposite forces of Yin and Yang. The silent, slow, receptive Yin contrasts with the dynamic, fiery, purposeful Yang. These polarities are reflected in yoga as well as in our daily lives. In a fast-paced world where performance and work are paramount, it often seems challenging to balance and find one's way back to inner peace and power. 

Balance is effortless. We get to the bottom of this statement and discover how we can play with the vital contrast between doing and being. In both the active, strengthening Yang Yoga and the passive, resting Yin Yoga, we playfully explore our limits. We use props to examine classical asanas from new perspectives. In physical asana practice, we discover playfulness - effortless, light, open-minded. In the meditations as well as in pranayama, we take time to consciously listen to silence - to perceive, regenerate and enjoy.  In our silent walking meditations at sunrise we experience the nearby Thur waterfalls as a strong source of energy and power. 

To participate in this retreat, basic knowledge of yoga is recommended. The classes will be conducted in German and English. 

The Retreat Center  The Karunahaus is situated in the hills above the small village of Unterwasser in the valley of Toggenburg, close to nature at the foot of Mount Säntis at 1068 m.a.s.l. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Churfirsten mountains and the valley. The large terrace, various outdoor seating areas and shady trees invite you to enjoy the peace and quiet outdoors. Guests can also use the organic swimming pond, which is perfectly integrated into nature. A spacious barrel sauna can be used for a fee. The guest rooms are bright, simple and functionally furnished. Shared toilets and showers are located on the floor. The Karunahaus offers a fresh, rich vegetarian cuisine with mainly organic products, most from the region. The house is non-smoking and alcohol-free. To find out more please visit www.karunahaus.ch

The Program (changes may apply)

Thursday, July 9, 2020:

till 3:00 pm: arrival / check-in as from 2:00 pm

3:30 pm: Meet & Greet & Opening Circle

afterwards till 6:00 pm: Yang & Yin Yoga 

6:30 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm: Meditation (with introduction) 

Friday, July 10, 2020: 

7:00 am to 8 am approx.: guided, meditative walk in silence 

afterwards till 10:00 am: Yang Yoga 

10:30 am: Brunch, afterwards free time (relaxing and resting, swimming in the organic pond, sauna, massage, hiking etc.)  

3:30 pm: Tea and small snacks 

4:30 to 6:00 pm: Yin Yoga 

6:30 pm: Dinner 

8:00 pm: Meditation (optional)

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020: 

7:00 am to 8 am approx.: Pranayama afterwards till 

10 am: Yang Yoga 

10:30 am: Brunch, afterwards free time (relaxing, swimming in the organic pond, sauna, massage etc.)  

optional: guided hike 

3:30 pm: Tea and small snacks 

4:30 to 6:00 pm: Yin Yoga 

6:30 pm: Dinner  

8:00 pm: Meditation (optional) 

Sunday, July 12, 2020:  

7:00 am to 8 am approx.: guided, meditative walk in silence 

afterwards till 10 am: Yang Yoga & Closing Circle 

afterwards Brunch      

until 12:30 pm latest: check-out and departure 

Price per person 

CHF 670.- with accommodation in a shared room  

CHF 770.- with accommodation in a two bed room 

CHF 890.- with accommodation in a single room (limited number) 

Included in these prices are 

•  3 overnight stays in the selected room category  

•  half board (brunch and dinner) 

•  tea and snacks in the afternoon 

•  tap water and fruits at any time 

•  approx. 16 hours of Yoga 

•  yoga props (meditation cushions, blankets, blocks, belts) 

•  one guided hike 

•  use of the organic swimming pond 

•  WLAN in the entire house 

•  visitor’s tax  

Not included are 

•  trip to/from Karunahaus  

•  drinks and snacks from the house bar 

•  use of the barrel sauna (CHF 50.- per use, will be divided among the number of sauna visitors) 

Travel / Transfer From Zurich, the Karunahaus is accessible by car within 90 minutes or by public transportation within 2 hours. See how to get there under https://www.karunahaus.ch/haus/anfahrt.html For participants arriving by post bus, a free luggage service from the bus stop 'Post' in Unterwasser to the Karunahaus will be organised.