The Schloss Elmau Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats with great teachers of popular Yoga styles


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 

1 – 6 July 2018

Yin & Restorative Yoga

with Sona Sondhi

The Yin Yoga class 1hour 15 minutes
The restorative class 1 hour

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of Yin and Yang; opposite and complimentary principles in nature. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body using passive traction and gravity. Yang Yoga is any dynamic practice that develops muscular strength and stamina by using repetition and movement, whilst Yin Yoga improves range of motion and health of deep tissues and joints. Both types of practices are important for balanced mind-body health and wellness. A Yin Yoga class will usually consist of a series of long-held, passive poses aimed at targeting the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, spine & shoulder joints. The poses are held for varying amounts of time, usually between 5 and 10 minutes. The class is suitable for almost all levels of students.

Yoga Shanti (Restorative Yoga)
Yoga Shanti is a restorative yoga practice. A restorative yoga sequence typically involves five or six poses, held for a long time. The poses are held for between 5-10 minutes, fully supported with props, combined with breathwork, hands-on healing and guided meditation techniques, so that you can completely relax and rest. This is a therapeutic and gentle yet effective practice for bringing the body into balance. It is the perfect complement to our regular action-, goal-, and externally-oriented lives. 

4 – 9 November 2018

Patrick Broome Yoga, Level 2

with Dr. Patrick Broome & Ralph Skuban


Go deep inside with a combination of Vinyasa Yoga to music, breathing exercises, philosophical input and deep meditation. The psychologist and teacher to the soccer world champions guides you on this journey.

The day will begin with meditation followed by c. 90 minutes Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga with Patrick Broome. In the afternoon, we will offer Pranayama, yoga philosophy and yoga nidra with Ralph Skuban.

11 – 16 November 2018

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.

18 – 23 November 2018

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.

[Translate to English:] Gabriela Bozic

2 – 7 December 2018

Jivamukti Yoga, Level 1

with 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.

9 – 14 December 2018

Balance 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. 

9 - 14 December 2018

Free Floating Aerial Yoga

with Claudia Lederer

 Learn to fly, to let go and surrender yourself to your partner, the hammock, and see the world from new perspectives, literally. Aerial Yoga is becoming increasingly popular because exercises that appear impossible in classical Yoga suddenly become easy, without putting a strain on the joints, while still being demanding and powerful. The morning class is dynamic and powerful; the afternoon class quiet, relaxing and restorative.

[Translate to English:] Barbra Noh

16 – 21 December 2018

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.