One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is time. Time to slow down, to connect, to be present and to heal. Throughout this retreat you will be encouraged to go deeper with daily meditation, long and juicy Forrest yoga practices, ceremonies, traditional songs, anatomy workshops, hands-on bodywork and healing.
Join Maria and Christian for a week of exploration, playfulness and inner work at one of the most stunning Yoga Retreat Locations in Austria – ‘Aurora Faszination Natur’ (Kärnten). Let go of anything which degrades your energy. Learn to embody spirit. Breathe in deeply for yourself and relax by the fresh water pond in the middle of Austria’s stunning nature.
If, due to the Corona crisis, Christian isn’t able to get to Austria, Hannes Abel will take his place and the retreat will be held in German.
Aurora Faszination Natur in Grassen, Kärnten
- 40 h+ Yoga, Bodywork & Healing with Maria and Christian
- 7 nights at Dom Aurora
- Daily organic & ayurvedic brunch, snacks and dinner by Dosha Kitchen
- Airport transfer and/or getting there
- individual travel expenses likes drinks and additional meals
- Single supplement: 300,- EUR
About Maria Abel
Maria loves and embodies being a yoga teacher in a grounding, light though powerful and real way with a lot of enthusiasm. She shares her intuition and experience lovingly from her heart. Her yoga teaching style is based on her thorough knowledge in physiotherapy, bodywork and resourceful healing. She will always encourage you to explore your own body, to create a sacred space for healing, to realign your body and mind and to cultivate healthy habits. Maria believes in a pain-free and empowered life full of (self)trust. She explores and studies anatomy, different kinds of yoga styles, bodywork, perinatal support, energetic and native ways of healing and how to live a deep connection to oneself, others and nature. She travels through Europe to teach privates, workshops, retreats and yoga trainings and assists Ana Forrest for Workshops and trainings as well. Together with her husband Hannes she manages the yoga studio imagin-abel.com in Graz
About Christian Coelho
Humble, genuine and warm, Christian is inspired by his experience in a variety of styles of yoga. Born and raised in Brazil and initially trained in Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa Yoga, Christian found inspiration in the slower and intuitive style of Forrest Yoga. After traveling to India, his passion for history and philosophy of yoga was ignited, which led to a masters degree at SOAS University of London on the traditions of Yoga. Further, after opening his yoga business in Brazil, Christian deepened his studies in native ceremony & healing, which continues to inspire him to teach from a place of fullness, so his students are always welcomed and guided through his best quality of attention. Christian is inspired to nurture an environment where students feel safe to go deeper, journey inwards and have fun. To him, immersion trainings and retreats are a golden opportunity to empower students to let go of what limits them and connect with their best selves.
- Yoga mat
- Big towel or Forrest Yoga Roll
- Noise makers (e.g. drum)
- Something to write
- Swim wear
- Personal items/medication
- 2:00 – 4:00 pm: check-In
- 4:30 – 7:00 pm: introduction, setting intent, yoga & ceremony
- 7:00 pm: dinner
Saturday – Thursday:
- 7:00 – 10:00 am: Forrest Yoga morning practice with meditation, ceremony & yoga
- 10:00 am: brunch
- 3:00 – 4:00 pm: snacks
- 7:30 pm: dinner
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:
- 4:30 – 7:00 pm: additional afternoon session (2,5 h) with meditation, ceremony, bodywork & yoga
Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday:
- 8:30 – 10:00 pm: additional evening session
- Closing ceremony 12:30 – 2 pm
There are numerous ways to get to Aurora hotel in Grassen. The simplest and most ecofriendly is to come by train. By arrangement, we can pick you up and return you to the station. Car-sharing is another great option. We kindly ask you to travel as ecofriendly as possible.
The closest bus station is Kraig which is only 1,4 km away from Aurora.
The closest train station is at St.Veit/Glan. The second closest station is Klagenfurt where international trains and Flixbus stop. If your plan to arrive by plane, the closest airports are Klagenfurt or Graz where you will find connecting busses and trains.
Alternatively, you can drive to the starting point at the hotel, where you can leave your car for the rest of the week.