Mountain Healing | 6 day Austria Yoga Retreat

Schladming, Austria

Ba
6 reviews
Sep 19 - 24, 2021
Group size: 10 - 25
Mountain Healing | 6 day Austria Yoga Retreat
Schladming, Austria

6 reviews

Sep 19 - 24, 2021
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

NOTE: The 'double occupancy' rate is the price of TWO people sharing the same bed (not including the  $300 deposit for the second person which is added during checkout). 


Join Bre & Flo as we step into the magic of changing seasons from summer to winter at the Breathe and Flow yoga retreat in the Austrian Alps. Submerge yourself for 5 days of yoga, breath work, lectures, workshops, guided hikes, gondola rides to skybridge walks, sauna, delicious plant-based meals crafted from local chefs, and so much more. 


With dozens of world-renowned hiking trails, peak mountains, a healing spa, and several yoga classes that integrate pranayama and meditation, you'll cultivate love and spaciousness as you tune into nature while tuning into yourself. This is a luxury retreat for those who want the grounding experience of being engulfed by the healing mountains and surrounded by warm hospitality at a cozy family-owned zero carbon footprint hotel.


Being in the mountains reminds us how powerful and breathtaking mother nature is. Connect more deeply with your Self, mother nature, and those around you, while opening yourself up to new possibilities, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually by taking time to ground down in the mountains of the Austrian Alps.  


Scope out the venue photos here

ABOUT OUR RETREATS

WARNING: if you're on the hunt for a yoga retreat where there's just two classes a day, shopping, gossiping, chillin' at the beach all day, then going out dancing and getting drunk at night, then our yoga retreats are NOT for you. We have a different way of hosting yoga retreats. When we sat down and put together our dream yoga retreats, we designed each of them with the agenda that would inspire *us* to attend the retreat ourselves.


We share everything we know and love, from creatively-sequenced power vinyasa flow classes that integrate functional range conditioning kinstretch to restorative yoga with essential oils, pranayama breathwork, meditations, handstand workshops and daily drills, arm balances, myofascial release therapy, ayurveda, lectures on fasting, mindfulness, and more. We'll snap some dope pics of you throughout the retreat and add the edited versions to the group photos folder afterwards so you can reminisce on the experience.


All of our 2021 retreats include plant based meals, beautiful accommodations, and local cultural events (depending on which retreat you attend), such as water temple healing, surfing, ice bath cold exposure, amazon jungle excursions, cacao ceremonies, shaman-guided sacred plant medicine ceremonies, spa and saunas, massages, hiking in the alps, and so much more.

You get the point. our mission is to share with you ALL the tools you need to be successful in your life so you can go home and truly ignite the fire within your soul to chase your dreams and CATCH THEM ✨


If you’re at a pivotal moment in your life, processing a new direction, or looking for a fun and meaningful way to remember who you are and reconnect to your personal power, THIS IS IT! Our retreats are designed for people interested in personal growth surrounded by a supportive community of new friends while exploring movement, breathwork, and activities that connect and challenge your body and mind. Our concept is, "you do you," so you're not required to attend everything in the packed agenda, but we deliver plenty of opportunities to make this an experience that will ignite positive shifts in your life if you show up and say YES!

We welcome all levels of experience. Expect the movement classes to be accessible, challenging, and playful no matter your level of fitness. You don't need to be a yogi (whatever that is anyways) or a gym junkie - you just need to be a human being interested in growing. You can come alone, with your partner or with a friend - most of our retreat attendees are solo travelers and we become a wolfpack instantly - you’ll feel as though you’ve arrived hOMe.

YOGA CLASSES

Practice yoga in a beautiful hardwood floor yoga studio where mats, blankets, straps, and bolsters are all provided. The yoga classes will be a vinyasa (linking movement with the breath), as well as yin/restorative (a gentle practice with longer holds - all poses on the ground). 


The creatively-sequenced classes will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, energizing, and meditation. In addition, there will be several workshops (arm balance, handstands, myofascial release) and lectures. You will experience a safe and nurturing space, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. 


Thinking you're not "advanced" enough to attend yet? Think again. It doesn’t matter how long you have been practicing yoga, ALL our classes and workshops are for all levels, beginners as well as very experienced practitioners and instructors. We start all of our workshops at the beginner level and work up throughout the session allowing students to step off the train and go back to the basics whenever they'd like. We offer a little bit of everything with nearly 20 years of combined experience of studying human anatomy/nutrition and over 1000 hours of yoga teaching & trainings from Thailand, India, Germany, and the US. 


You can check out all of our certifications on our YogaAlliance profiles here: Bre & Flo

VENUE & LODGING

The Bergkistall Hotel (translated in English to be Mountain Crystal) is a eco-friendly family-owned resort in Schladming Austria with all the modern amenities. It’s nestled in the Alps in central Austria only a  1 hour drive south from Salzburg and a 3 hour drive from Munich and Vienna. They’re proudly one of the very few carbon-neutral Bio hotels in Austria (solar panels, pallets instead of gasoline for heating, modern glass/windows/doors for seal proof insulation, carbon-offset, etc). Being a registered Biohotel, all of their food is 100% organic and locally sourced. You can read about the hotel's philosophy on nature, food, and sustainability here. You can also scope out their 5-star rating reviews on Facebook


Bergkristall is a place where connection to nature is lived and breathed as they have combined the regional roots with innovative developments to create a luxury experience. This beautiful hotel has been passed down from generations and renovated to include modern comforts without losing the classic Austrian housing features. Warm hospitality gives you a calming atmosphere from the very first moment you walk into the large wood door entrance. The peace and energy of the Alps a backdrop for transformation, learning, and evolution. 


From double bed deluxe apartment rooms to single bed rooms, the hotel has a variety of options. All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage.


When you book a "double occupancy bed," you are booking TWO people at the retreat and it often includes a steep discount: one spot for you and one spot for a friend/partner/lover that you're sharing the bed with. 


Scope out the venue photos here

WHO ARE WE?

If you have no clue who we (Bre & Flo) are and you just stumbled across this retreat because of the pretty pictures, then you can click here to see how our story began. You can also check out our Facebook reviews, Instagram feed, Testimonials, and our YouTube channel to get a feel for our classes and style, and our overall philosophy on life. 


Bre and Flo are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance® holding certifications as RYT 500, E-RYT 200, and are also Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). They are trained and certified in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy, reflexology massage, and reiki energy healing. They are also certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 and 2, as well as certified Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialists. Bre and Flo have taught at several premium yoga studios in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and are now teaching their retreats, workshops, masterclasses, and at festivals around the world specializing in handstands, arm balances, and power vinyasa yoga. 

TRAVEL & ARRIVAL

Biohotel Bergkristall is located at [MAP] Birkenweg 150, Schladming-Rohrmoos, Austria 8971

  • Plan to arrive at the hotel by 2p on Sunday, Sept 19 
  • You are responsible for researching any travel restrictions from your home country
  • Please confirm your visa requirements before booking your flight

arrival by plane

Nearby Airports: 

Salzburg (SZG) // 1 hour drive // 4 hours train 

Munich (MUC) // 3 hours drive // 6 hours train

Vienna (VIE) // 3 hours drive // 6 hours train


If you're in the US, sign up for cheap flight alerts at Scott's Cheap Flights and keep your eyes peeled for deals to Europe :)


ground transportation

Of course, the option to drive is always available but taking a train/bus might be more relaxing and economical. The Schladming Main Train Station is right down the hill from the hotel which has connections from all over Europe. Once you arrive at the train station, you would take one bus up the hill which drops you off at a roundabout that’s a 7 minute walk to the hotel. More detailed instructions and maps will be provided closer to the retreat date. We will take local transportation to off-venue events (hikes, meals, exploring, etc).


covid-19 travel status

  • If the retreat is cancelled for any reason, you will be issued a full refund (including deposits). See the full refund policy in our Terms & Conditions
  • It's your responsibility to stay up-to-date with your specific country travel restrictions
  • Global travel restrictions per country can be found here.

reducing impact

As human beings, by simply existing on planet earth, we leave behind an unavoidable carbon footprint. We always encourage people to explore this beautiful world and of course love that you’re joining us on this retreat, but we also understand our responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we all have the privilege of visiting. Flying in a plane is one of the most carbon-intensive activities known to mankind. With our Carbon Offset Initiative, we take responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we get to visit and enjoy. That's why we're proud to partner with the Carbonfund Foundation to offset our unavoidable energy expenditures by giving an annual donation to this incredible nonprofit organization to offset our carbon use. 


We invite you to join us in reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future. More information can be found on the Environment page of our website. Head to the Carbonfund Foundation to calculate and purchase tax deductible carbon offsets for your travel and lifestyle. By purchasing carbon offsets, you can contribute to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, develop clean technologies, preserve forest conservation, and support a more sustainable future. Thank you for joining us to reduce our impact on this beautiful planet!

PAYMENT

Retreat Pricing

  • All prices are listed in US Dollar 
  • All ‘single occupancy’ prices/bookings are per person
  • All ‘double occupancy’ prices/bookings include TWO people at the retreat in the same bed (minus the cost of the second persons $300 deposit which is an additional add-on during checkout)
  • Neither booking option includes airfare, ground transportation, travel insurance, nor plant medicine fees (if applicable). 
  • If the retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 or for any other reason, you will be given a full refund of all payments made to BnF including the deposit. More information can be found in the T&C's below.

Deposit: Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit per person. 


Discount: Only one discount code can be used per booking. As a way to show our support to our Patreon Community, we offer discounts to active Karma or Moksha Level Patreon Members. See Patreon for all the details. 

 

Retreat Payment: Payment plans are available! Payment can only be made by credit/debit card. BnF will charge the retreat balance in full two months prior to departure (JULY 19, 2021) using the card on file. If full payment is not received by two months prior to Retreat Start Date, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation and fill your spot. We will make every effort to avoid this situation by contacting you prior to and on the day of the balance due date.


Payment Changes: If it is necessary to make changes to previously submitted payment types, please contact BnF at info@breatheandflow.org. Please provide your name, specify the retreat in question, and the best way to contact you. Do not submit credit card information over email.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please read through the Breathe and Flow Yoga Retreat Terms & Conditions before booking your spot. If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us via email at info@breatheandflow.org.

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodation
    at The Biohotel Bergkristall
  • plant-based meals
    [fresh, delicious, organic meals, snacks, tea, coffee, water]
  • morning yoga classes
    [co-lead energizing vinaysa flow class]
  • evening yoga classes
    [co-lead relaxing restorative class]
  • daily meditation
    [guided and non-guided]
  • daily pranayama
    [breathing exercises]
  • handstand
    [workshop | 2 hour]
  • arm balance
    [workshop | 2 hour ]
  • myofascial release
    [workshop | 2 hour]
  • vinyasa foundations
    [workshop | 1 hour]
  • modern yoga lifestyle
    [lecture | routines, nutrition, ayurveda]
  • what is mindfulness
    [lecture | mindfulness in a nutshell]
  • fasting to cleanse
    [lecture | overview of fasting]
  • private yoga studio
    [with mats, strap, blocks, and blankets]
  • TuneUp therapy ball
    [massage ball used during our classes and workshops; you get to keep and take home]
  • skybridge adventure
    [gondola to observation deck, skybridge, and ice cave at Dachstein Glacier]
  • hike to mountain lake
    [private hike to mountain lake]
  • sauna
    [amenities]
  • free wifi
    [amenities]
  • in-room lockbox safe
    [amenities]
  • in-room refrigerator
    [amenities]
  • shampoo, soap, lotion
    [amenities]
  • transportation
    flight, ground, taxi, train, scooter, whatever :)
  • travel insurance
  • massage
    private massage is bookable at the hotel

Available Packages

studio · private · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

In this room: one twin size bed for one person.


All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage. Lodging photos can be seen here

$1290
Deposit: $300
regular · private · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

In this room: one double size bed for one person. This room type is called "Auszeit" on their website.


Regular Room rate for single occupancy bed: 1890

Regular Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1490 x 2 people = 2980 (a savings of 545 per person if you share a bed)


All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage. Lodging photos can be seen here

$1890
Deposit: $300
regular · private · double occupancy bed
Sold Out

In this room: One double size bed for two people. This room type is called "Auszeit" on their website. This booking reserves TWO people sharing the same bed in a private room. 


Regular Room rate for single occupancy bed: 1890

Regular Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1490 x 2 people = 2980 (a savings of 545 per person if you share a bed)


All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage. Lodging photos can be seen here

$2980
Deposit: $300
sm apt · private · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

In this one bedroom small apartment: one double size bed for one person. This room type is called "Bergzeit" on their website.


Small Apartment Room rate for single occupancy bed: 2190

Small Apartment Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1690 x 2 people = 3380 (a savings of 595 per person if you share a bed)


All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage. Lodging photos can be seen here

$2190
Deposit: $300
sm apt · private · double occupancy bed
Sold Out

In this one bedroom small apartment: one double size bed for two people. This room type is called "Bergzeit" on their website. This booking reserves TWO people sharing the same bed in a private room. 


Small Apartment Room rate for single occupancy bed: 2190

Small Apartment Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1690 x 2 people = 3380 (a savings of 595 per person if you share a bed)


All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage. Lodging photos can be seen here

$3380
Deposit: $300
lg apt · private · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

In this two bedroom large apartment: one double size bed for one person. This room type is called "Naturzeit" on their website.


Large Apartment room rate for single occupancy bed: 2490

Large Apartment room rate for double occupancy bed: 1990 x 2 people = 3980 (a savings of 745 per person if you share a bed)


All the rooms are cozy and thoughtfully decorated. Each room is furnished with a solid wooden floor, desk, fridge, spacious wardrobe, flat-screen TV, safe, sofa bed, heating (individually adjustable), balcony with a view, and a parking spot in the garage. Lodging photos can be seen here

$2490
Deposit: $300

Available options

'double occupancy' +1 $300 Deposit
$300
1h private yoga photoshoot [see website]
$300


Itinerary

daily yoga classes
creatively sequenced vinyasa and restorative classes for all levels

Practice yoga in a beautiful hardwood floor open-air yoga studio where mats, blankets, straps, and bolsters are all provided. The classes will be vinyasa yoga (linking movement with the breath), as well as restorative yoga with essential oils (a gentle practice with longer holds - all poses on the ground). 


The creatively-sequenced classes will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, energizing, and meditation. In addition, there will be several workshops (arm balance, handstands, myofascial release) and lectures. You will experience a safe and nurturing space, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. We strongly encourage beginner yogis to join us, as this is a perfect opportunity to gain the knowledge about the practice from the ground up. For experienced yogis, this is also a great place to deepen your existing practice and continue to grow. 


**Thinking you're not "advanced" enough to attend yet? Think again. It doesn’t matter how long you have been practicing yoga, ALL our classes and workshops are for all levels, beginners as well as very experienced practitioners and instructors. We start all of our workshops at the beginner level and work up throughout the session allowing students to step off the train and go back to the basics whenever they'd like. We offer a little bit of everything with nearly 20 years of combined experience of studying human anatomy/nutrition and nearly 1000 hours of yoga teaching & trainings from Thailand, India, Germany, and the US. 

Your Organizer


Ba
Breathe and Flow LLC
6 reviews
Bre and Flo are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance® holding certifications as RYT 500, E-RYT 200, and are also Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). They are trained and certified in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy, reflexology massage, and reiki energy healing. Check 'em out at the following locations on the interwebs: IG @breatheandflow YouTube @breatheandflow Facebook: @breatheandflow

Reviews

Bre and Flo- I can't thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and dedication to our Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat. You two continue to impress us all- I can't imagine the months, days and hours of preparation that went into planning every minute of our time together; and somehow you two execute this flawlessly, and with so much love...how do you do it??? Your ability to exemplify mindfulness in every aspect of your lives continues to inspire us all to do the same, and your ability to develop a group of strangers into lifelong friends is extraordinary. Thank you for changing MY life; I will never forget this experience.
By Monique N for Desert Healing | 5 day Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat on 29 Apr, 2019
JN
I wasn't familiar with Bre or Flo before I spontaneously signed up for their Joshua Tree retreat in March but I am so glad to have found them! They are both incredible humans who put so much love and passion into their practice and teachings. The way they programmed the retreat was perfect with outdoor hiking excursions, a private group session at the Integration (which is really hard to reserve on your own!) and of course the right blend of yoga, breathwork and meditation in both the morning and evening, plus very informative inversion and arm balance workshops. They also secured us in-home Italian chefs preparing completely plant-based meals. This retreat really inspired me and gave me a chance to reset and restart some really healthy practices. Excited to retreat with them again!!
By Jessica N for Desert Healing | 5 day Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat on 26 Apr, 2019
Bre & Flo are amazing yogi's. Their retreat was the perfect combination of yoga, informative lectures, "field-trips," and chill time. They put an immense amount of dedication into planning such a memorable retreat unlike anything I've ever been on. I'm glad I got to be a part of such an amazing location with tons of healing energy & love. Namaste.
By Bree H for Desert Healing | 5 day Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat on 02 Apr, 2019
My deepest gratitude and thankfulness towards Bre and Flo for organizing this retreat. It was wonderful. The retreat was exceptionally organized, it was heart-opening, challenging, very informative, comprehensive, and truly provided for implementing more yoga into my life, every day, at my home. During the retreat, not only did we practice yoga twice a day, we also learned myofascial release techniques, had a fantastic handstand and arm-balance workshop, created essential oil spray and sages, and we received the nicest welcome bag ever. Every single second was filled with loving kindness and passion. I am very thankful and grateful and look forward to continuing the journey. Thank you so much Bre and Flo
By Silke R for Invest in Yourself | 3 day Sonoma California Yoga Retreat on 01 Aug, 2018
KM
I came on this retreat solo and left with 23 new friends, thanks in part to the hard work Breathe and Flow put into planning the weekend and also to The Lotus Farm, the gorgeous farm that hosted and spoiled us with life-changing delicious vegetarian meals that we could all bond over :) Every part of this retreat was exactly what I was looking for in a weekend escape where I could nourish my mind, body, and soul!
By Kylie M for Invest in Yourself | 3 day Sonoma California Yoga Retreat on 25 Jul, 2018
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