Everyone who knows me is well aware any travel conversation with me always ends with me fondly spewing a love letter to Austria, and today my affair with this country just reached another milestone.
I’m overjoyed to announce that I’ll be co-hosting a magical summer alpine yoga retreat in Sölden, Austria this August alongside the brilliantly talented Shari of Sole Yoga Holidays. Together we will host a week of wellness, yoga and pure alpine wanderlust at storybook chalet Grünwald Resort. The Ötztal Valley of Austria is Europe’s ultimate fairytale destination, and Sölden alone is brimming with magical alpine nature, pristine mountain air and creative energy that will rejuvenate your imagination. I’m beyond excited to show a group of yoga-loving jetsetters the reasons this dreamy destination is one of the most beautiful gems in the world.
The group will be led through some of the Oetztal Valley’s most enchanting summits – from cascading turquoise waterfalls, sunset mountaintop picnics, Austria-inspired poetry readings to farm-to-table brunches overlooking the Austrian Alps…our goal on this retreat is to reconnect you with your mind, body and soul. Here are a few of the breathtaking moments on the itinerary:
Imagine the summer backdrop of endless green pastures and snow-dusted Austrian Alps as a yoga studio…it doesn’t get better. My past retreats with Sole Yoga Holidays (Santorini and Zanzibar) are always life-changing, but combine Shari’s yoga expertise with the breathtaking backdrop of the Alpine nature and you have the experience of a lifetime. Guests will be taking part in twice-daily Vinyasa or Resorative Yoga sessions on our chalet’s mountain summit which offers a stunning panoramic view of the valley.
I discovered the alpine gem purely by fate when I needed to find a last-minute place to stay for a spontaneous Austria trip. Grünwald Resort initially caught my attention because it shared my last name (no, I’m not related by family), but it has since captured my heart for a million other reasons. I’m thrilled to bring guests into this sports-driven storybook Austrian chalet that transports you to the summit Austrian tradition and hospitality.
You can read the full resort report on this magical alpine hideaway right here.
I’m overjoyed to host an evening which won’t be soon forgotten. We’ll be taking blankets, Austrian treats and our imaginations to one of Sölden’s most breathtaking mountaintops to watch the sun set on this incredible adventure. Expect no shortage of local Austrian nibbles, champagne toasts, creative exercises and getting lost in alpine-inspired daydreams.
Optional: Having a Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music moment by twirling around in the green grass and Edelweiss flowers.
Treat yourself to three full hours of pampering at one of the Alp’s most gorgeous and Instagram-worthy mountain spas (you’ll see why). Massages, facials and other body treatments are on the menu if you wish, and the entire experience is followed by a heavenly Austrian buffet.
From fairytale waterfall hikes to discovering the history, traditions and culture that makes Austria one of the most enchanting travel destinations in Europe…I can’t wait to guide you through your own Austrian love affair. This town is truly a hidden hideaway and one of the rare mountain towns that capture the heart of the original alpine culture.
There is so much more on this adventure’s menu. For the full detailed itinerary, prices and booking, please visit the official booking page on the Sole Yoga Holidays website. Official dates are August 12-18. This retreat is limited to only 10 people, so be sure to add this to your 2018 travel list ASAP! For any questions regarding this retreat, don’t hesitate to send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – and we’ll make sure all your alpine questions are answered.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in the Alps!