The Schloss Elmau Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats with great teachers of popular Yoga styles

Daily

Jivamukti Yoga Retreat

with Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teachers 
under the direction of Johannes Mikenda

 Morning Basic Class  
for beginners & those who want to improve their practice

Afternoon Open Class
for advanced yoginis & yogis who would like to widen & deepen their knowledge of Yoga 

17 – 22 November 2019

Yoga for all, Level 2

with Dr. Patrick Broome & Ranja Weis

 

Go within with a combination of Vinyasa yoga, breathing exercises, philosophical input and deep meditation, guided by Dr. Patrick Broome, coach of the German national soccer team and trained psychologist. The day begins with meditation, followed by 90 minutes of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. In the afternoon, Ranja Weis takes you on a Yin-Yoga journey of mindful practice that rounds off the retreat beautifully.

Fully booked.

3 – 8 December 2019

Spirit Yoga, Level 2

 with Patricia Thielemann

The Spirit Yoga Classes ​feature particularly straightforward, elegantly balanced,​ and ​precisely targeted series of exercises. Patricia ​is an expert at creat​ing, in an intelligent and structured way,​ a dynamic silence in which the essential can reveal itself.

This Yoga Retreat is fully booked.

[Translate to English:] Barbra Noh

8 – 13 December 2019

Strength & Grace Yoga, Level 2

with Barbra Noh

 Barbra's teaching will build you up physically and also spiritually. Her alignment focused yoga classes are designed to increase strength and freedom, stability and ease. The themes for her teaching are always relevant and close to the heart. You will leave feeling revived and refreshed, and with a new perspective on how to work optimally with your body and breath.

[Translate to English:] Nicole Bongartz

19 – 24 January 2020

Vinyasa Yoga, Level 2

with Nicole Bongartz

Vinyasa Yoga in the morning is dynamic, inspired by different modern forms of yoga, and the afternoon Yin lesson is gentle. Nicole draws from broad knowledge her yoga lessons, which are not restricted to any yoga styles, and teaches with joie de vivre and fun.

26 – 31 January 2020

Iyengar Yoga, Level 1 + 2

with Michael Forbes

 

In this workshop body alignment and position are the main themes. Detailed explanations and exact body positions enable a very effective and injury free practice. With the help of diverse tools such as chairs, blocks, boards and more, everyone will find his or her version of the Asanas. Recommended for beginners and advanced yogis, to go more into detail with one of the most experienced Iyengar instructors of the world.

2 – 7 February 2020

Timo Wahl Yoga, Level 2

with Timo Wahl

 Dynamic Yoga, but anatomically precise and controlled. Classes are structured systematically to take you deep into the asanas you otherwise find particularly difficult. Exhausting but exhilarating and inspiring. The teacher’s experience and knowledge become tangible in your practice. 

8 – 13 March 2020

Meditation Retreat with B. Alan Wallace

The Way of Shamatha:
Soothing the Body, Calming the Mind, Illuminating Awareness

In this Retreat we will focus on methods for refining attention and exploring the nature and potentials of the mind through the progressive development of mental and physical ease, attentional stability, and attentional vividness. The methods taught will include first releasing the awareness into the rhythm of the breath and the field of tactile sensations throughout the body, then turning attention to thoughts and other mental activities, and finally turning inwards onto awareness itself. The cultivation of such attentional balance and clarity has been found to enhance performance and creativity, reduce stress, support mental health, and lead to personal transformation in everyday life. And such attention skills are essential for spiritual maturation, for they are central to the development of a focused mind and an open heart.

B.Alan Wallace began his studies of Tibetan Buddhism, language, and culture in 1970 at the University of Göttingen and then continued his studies over the next fourteen years in India, Switzerland, and the United States. During most of that time he trained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama, for whom he has intermittently served as interpreter since 1979. After graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1987, where he studied physics and the philosophy of science, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in religious studies at Stanford University in 1995. He then taught for four years in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, and culture, and the interface between science and Buddhism.

[Translate to English:] Barbra Noh

15 – 20 March 2020

Strength & Grace Yoga, Level 2

with Barbra Noh

 Barbra's teaching will build you up physically and also spiritually. Her alignment focused yoga classes are designed to increase strength and freedom, stability and ease. The themes for her teaching are always relevant and close to the heart. You will leave feeling revived and refreshed, and with a new perspective on how to work optimally with your body and breath.

[Translate to English:] Gabriela Bozic

29 March – 3 April 2020

Jivamukti Yoga, Level 1-2

with Gabriela Bozic

 

Gabriela Bozic is one of Germany's most popular instructors, and also internationally known for her dynamic, passionate approach to teaching yoga. Her vitality and warmth infuse her gently humorous of instruction. She is a linguistics graduate, one of the world’s first Advanced Certified Jivamukti teachers, and co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Centers in Munich. She teaches retreats, workshops and at yoga conferences around the world. She has been a permanent team member of the international Jivamukti teacher trainings with Sharon Gannon and David Life since 2005.

3 – 8 May 2020

Prana Yoga

with Anna Trökes

Hardly any other area reacts as sensitively to loads, stress and pressure like our shoulder girdle. This is because this area is streaked with a network of nerves, that react quickly under pressure, and the fascias, that surround our muscles, when stressed, contract, harden and sometimes even become matted. Our shoulders are then hard and tense, and we are limited in our movements.

An attentive, slow yoga practice with many gentle stretches and rhythmic movements help us make our fascias softer and open, so that our muscles can relax again. The breathing exercises loosen tensions in our mind and soul, so that we can act longer against the stress and tensions.

 

17 – 21 May 2020

Yoga for all & Yin-Yoga Nidra

with Dr. Patrick Broome & Ranja Weis

 

Go within with a combination of Vinyasa yoga, breathing exercises, philosophical input and deep meditation, guided by Dr. Patrick Broome, coach of the German national soccer team and trained psychologist. The day begins with meditation, followed by 90 minutes of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. In the afternoon, Ranja Weis takes you on a Yin-Yoga journey of mindful practice that rounds off the retreat beautifully.

24 – 29 May 2020

Yoga Summit, all levels

with Patricia Thielemann, Pradeep Teotia, Karl Straub, Anna Trökes, Timo Wahl, Nicole Bongartz und Johannes Mikenda

The Yoga Summit not only offers the opportunity to find out which Yoga style and teacher best suits your needs, but also to widen and deepen your knowledge of Yoga. The schedule includes lectures and nine classes per day of Spirit Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Jivamukti Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama. 

5 – 10 Juli 2020

Inside Yoga, Level 2

with Young Ho Kim

Undogmatic with lots of joy and fun in trying out challenging things. Under this motto Young Ho Kim teaches classes full of laughter and marveling at your own abilities.

27 September – 2 October 2020

Timo Wahl Yoga, Level 2

with Timo Wahl

 Dynamic Yoga, but anatomically precise and controlled. Classes are structured systematically to take you deep into the asanas you otherwise find particularly difficult. Exhausting but exhilarating and inspiring. The teacher’s experience and knowledge become tangible in your practice. 

4 – 9 October 2020

Yin Yoga, all levels

with Dirk Bennewitz

Decelerate with Yin Yoga, which calms the nervous system thanks to its meditative, mindfulness-boosting aspects, reduces stress and inflammation in the body, and deepens sleep.

[Translate to English:] Nicole Bongartz

25 – 30 October 2020

Vinyasa Yoga, Level 2

with Nicole Bongartz

Vinyasa Yoga in the morning is dynamic, inspired by different modern forms of yoga, and the afternoon Yin lesson is gentle.
Nicole draws from broad knowledge her yoga lessons, which are not restricted to any yoga styles, and teaches with joie de vivre and fun.

1 – 6 November 2020

Yoga for all & Yin-Yoga Nidra

with Dr. Patrick Broome & Ranja Weis

 

Go within with a combination of Vinyasa yoga, breathing exercises, philosophical input and deep meditation, guided by Dr. Patrick Broome, coach of the German national soccer team and trained psychologist. The day begins with meditation, followed by 90 minutes of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. In the afternoon, Ranja Weis takes you on a Yin-Yoga journey of mindful practice that rounds off the retreat beautifully.

22 – 27 November 2020

Spirit Yoga, Level 2

with Patricia Thielemann 


The Spirit Yoga Classes ​feature particularly straightforward, elegantly balanced,​ and ​precisely targeted series of exercises. Patricia ​is an expert at creat​ing, in an intelligent and structured way,​ a dynamic silence in which the essential can reveal itself.

8 – 13 December 2020

Meditation – contemplation end-of-the-year review

with Michael Bordt

[Translate to English:] Barbra Noh

13 – 18 December 2020

Strength & Grace Yoga, Level 2

with Barbra Noh

 

Barbra's teaching will build you up physically and also spiritually. Her alignment focused yoga classes are designed to increase strength and freedom, stability and ease. The themes for her teaching are always relevant and close to the heart. You will leave feeling revived and refreshed, and with a new perspective on how to work optimally with your body and breath.