Imagine a place surrounded by snowy peaks and green meadows, far away from busy city life; a place where you can relax completely and recharge your 'batteries'. A place like this exists and is called MoaAlm - a mountain retreat in the middle of Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria.
Our yoga & meditation retreat combines daily yoga and meditation sessions with guided walks in the surrounding mountains and delicious homemade organic food. This holiday is something for you if you need a break from daily life, if you want to intensify your yoga and meditation practice, if you love the mountains or if you would just like to treat yourself to a wonderful week away!
MoaAlm, your home away from home is situated at 1800m in the middle of Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria, just 3km above the small community of Kals am Grossglockner. MoaAlm is a recently renovated guest house with room for a maximum of 10 - 12 guests. You will stay in a room with beautiful views and en-suite private bathroom. At MoaAlm we have a beautiful yoga studio with a panoramic view on the mountains. Our studio is equipped with mats and props to support you in your poses. After an active day in the outdoors you can enjoy the astonishing view from our sunny terrace or relax in our living room before a delicious dinner at our shared dining table.
During this, our certified yoga teacher will be guiding one meditation session and two yoga classes each day. We will start the morning with a 30 minute guided meditation, followed by a vinyasa style yoga class: a dynamic flow of poses that link the movement with the breath. The afternoon session will be a soothing restorative or yin practice, where the poses will be held for a longer period of time, so the body will have the chance to restore and renew.
The yoga classes are accessible to all levels. Experience in yoga is not needed, so even if you don’t have any experience you are more than welcome to join. The maximum of participants is 10, so you will get plenty of personal attention. The beautiful surroundings of the Alps will help you to go home with a clear & calm mind and a happy heart. Find yourself relaxed, renewed and inspired!
All yoga and meditation sessions are optional, you can always choose to sleep in or do something by yourself when you feel the need to.
During the week our certified mountain hiking guide will offer guided walks in the area. We love to share our knowledge of the mountains and are keen to show you the most beautiful places the Hohe Tauern National Park has to offer. The guided hikes will take up to four hours. If you have a basic fitness level and no serious knee injuries you will be able to participate.
All activities are optional - you are welcome to stay in/around the house to relax and we are happy to provide you with maps and suggestions if you like to go out for a self-guided walk.
At MoaAlm we have an outdoor wood-fired hot tub with amazing mountain views that invites you the literally relax your muscles and breathe the fresh mountain air. The hot tub will be heated a few times per week and ready for your use! After a few days of yoga and hiking it might also be nice to get a massage; we can recommend the nearby spa hotel that offers excellent treatments such as aromatic massages and facials (not included in the price). If you like a little bit extra adventure we can organise additional activities such as mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, paragliding or rock climbing (not included in the price). Another option is to take a day trip to the picturesque town of Lienz, 30km from MoaAlm, to browse the market and shops or to taste the local wines.
At MoaAlm we love food! There is no better start of the day than a nutritious breakfast. We serve fresh fruits, oats & cereals, bread, eggs and much more. After an active day in the outdoors you can relax with a cup of tea and enjoy our freshly baked cake - you've deserved it! At dinner our chef always surprises us with a delicious 3-course meal made with lots of love and attention. We believe that food tastes best when it grows close-by: our ingredients are local, fresh and organic whenever possible. We cater for special diets; vegetarian-, vegan-, lactose free-, gluten free- and other diets are not a problem for us - just make sure you let us know about your dietary requirements when you book your holiday.
Our program is subjected to weather conditions and group preferences but a day during our retreat week could look like this:
In the middle of the week there will be a day 'off'. This gives you a change to rest and digest or to be active and undertake the optional activities mentioned above.
€1300 per person including:
Not included in the price are: