Discover time for what matters
Retreats and seminars at the Posthotel Achenkirch reveal new approaches
Does it really take a stroke of fate to open our eyes to what really matters in life? Or should one allow oneself the “luxury” of doing something for one’s personal development and wellbeing a little sooner? From when we are toddlers we are geared to performance and success, material goods are regarded as proof of our successful lives. There is something inside us, however, that does not want to be permanently focussed and results orientated, but wants to feel with every fibre, to play and to laugh. Sometimes all it takes is a little push from outside, a chat with an inspiring person and this playful, creative, sensitive other person emerges from its cocoon and spreads its wings like a colourful butterfly. The Posthotel Achenkirch invites its guests to discover their potential, to discover new approaches and new freedoms, with a wide range of retreats and seminars.
Using mindfulness to find oneself
“Auf dem Weg zu sich selbst und dem inneren Kompass” (Finding yourself and your inner compass): on this four-day mindfulness retreat at the Posthotel, certified Professional of Positive Psychology and wilderness coach Stefan Spiecker helps participants to discover their strengths, their potential and their natural resilience. The course focuses on self-confidence, self-empathy, dealing with emotions, confidence and inner balance. (Dates: 20-24 November 2016, 18-22 January 2017, 31 May–04 June 2017)
Discovering lightness – the playful way to discover new approaches
Trainer, consultant and coach Christian Maier accompanies his protégés on a journey to discover more playfulness. Different pieces of equipment, exercises and sports will be used to discover one’s own sense of playfulness, depending on the weather and time of year. Simply let things happen instead of pushing and striving for them; possible activities include “Cross-country, skiing and the art of stylish slipping” or “Nature as a classroom – from Walk to Talk to Grapevine”. Everyone can find a way to become more playful through input and dialogue, exercise and rest, playfulness and contemplation. (Dates: 08-11 December 2016, 02-05 March 2017, 18-21 May 2017, 17-20 August 2017, 30 November–3 December 2017)
The power of sight
The photo seminars with Dr. Günter Zöhrer and Nima Soraya are aimed at people who love exercise, nature and creativity and want to express this through the medium of photography. Participants also learn how “de-stressing” photography can be. The mountains around Achenkirch are the perfect setting for “photo walks”, which focus on the human aspect in addition to the theory and craft of photography. “Take time, learn to see, be creative” is the Carinthian photographer, architect and qualified ethnologist’s explanation of how he achieves beautiful photographs. Feng Shui master and communications designer Nima Soraya takes a dedicated and passionate approach to holistic photography. (1-day seminar dates: 12-15 January 2017, 09-12 March 2017, 06-09 April 2017; 2-day seminar dates: 07-10 September 2017, 05-08 October 2017, 19-22 October 2017).
All yoga roads lead to India
Yoga retreats with various instructors who teach different styles are held throughout the year. Veronika Rössl teaches classic hatha and healing vinyasa yoga, a mix of strengthening, challenging and gentle asanas. (Dates: 18-20 November 2016, 16-18 December 2016, 27-29 January 2017, 24-26 March 2017, 28-30 April 2017). Astrid Diane Jordan focuses on prana, the breath of life. Prana yoga combines the practice of asana with conscious, deep breathing in flowing, dynamic sequences. Every retreat is devoted to a different topic, such as “Me time” or “Stress management and yoga”. (Dates: 10-12 February 2017, 20-27 August 2017, 31 August–3 September 2017, 10-12 November 2017) Barbara Vecchi teaches the “yoga of energy”, a form of classic hatha yoga adapted to the needs of Westerners. This style of yoga is suitable for everyone, regardless of age and mobility, and is characterised by careful and individual exercises. (Dates: 17-19 February 2017, 17-19 March 2017) Danielle Bouquet from Aarau in Switzerland wants to convey clarity, joy and playfulness with her ganesha yoga exercises. These contain elements of classic hatha yoga, the flowing vinyasa style and nidra yoga. (Dates: 30 April–04 May 2017) Heike Weyer-Kuckert describes her intensive retreats with sun and hatha yoga as “yoga from heart to heart”. Pranayama, asanas and meditation exercises are tailored to participants. (Dates: 22-27 October 2016, 27 December 2016–08 January 2017, 13-18 April 2017) Click here for further details Photo credits: Christian Mair from Innergames, Veronika Rössl