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Zürich: Yoga Social and Thai Bodywork

 Zürich: Yoga Social and Thai BodyworkA YOGA SOCIAL EVENT. More community, more fun! Discover the powerful synergy and healing potential of yoga, bodywork, and yoga assists. Improve your health, learn new skills, meet new friends, relax, and have fun! Optional: join the group for dinner after class! In good weather we will enjoy a picnic by the lake, otherwise a nice vegetarian restaurant! Details will be announced at the event.

Karl Straub has more than 12 years teaching experience in these topics, and has been featured in yoga festivals and teacher trainings in more than 10 countries around the world.

Pre-requisites: a basic familiarity with yoga, and good physical health.

Extra benefit for Yoga Teachers: Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available for this course!

Mark your calendar for all the dates in this series, you can attend any or all 5 Saturdays:
Apr 12 / May 31 / June 28 / Sep 13 / Nov 29

Please bring with you: a yoga mat and a big towel or small blanket.

13:00 doors open for checkin.
13:30 class starts punctually ; )
– Jivamukti Yoga class (all levels)
—Vegan snack & juice pause. (included for full participants)
– Workshop Thai Healing Bodywork (+ elements of yoga assists!)
17:00 course ends…
… then we go out for dinner and drinks (optional), just for fun! The dinner location will be announced at the workshop, so don`t miss it! If the weather is nice we might suggest a picnic by the lake together.

Location: Karl der Grosse Hall, Kirchgasse 14, Zürich.
Our beautiful venue has a huge skylight, beautiful wood floors, and it is next door to Grossmünster, pictured above. Very central location! Easy walk from Zürich main station, Stadelhofen, Bellvue, etc.

Optional: Participants who successfully complete all sessions are eligible for credit hours toward Thai Healing Bodywork, Level 1, Certificate of Completion (after completion of a few additional practice assignments) and will have a working knowledge of basic Thai Bodywork techniques suitable for treating friends and family, or if you are already a certified massage therapist, you could integrate some of these elements into your practice.

Zürich Yoga and Thai Bodywork

Zürich Yoga and Thai Bodywork Workshop with Karl Straub

 
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Yoga in Zurich, Zollikon, & Erlenbach

Jivamukti & Hatha Yoga in Zürich, Zollikon, Erlenbach – Switzerland

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Classes / Events / Retreats with Karl Straub

 Yoga in Zurich, Zollikon, & Erlenbach

pictured: Hotel Eden du Lac
Karl Straub Yoga is next door.

Karl Straub Yoga – NEW studio – near Bellevue!
1 block from Opera Haus and Tibits
Utoquai 37, 8008 Zürich
(In NUYU Gesundheitzentrum)
Entry door facing Seehofstrasse.
Mon / Wed @18:30 small group open class — intermediate/advanced level.
Mon / Wed / Fri  by appointment private/semi-private all levels (email karl@karlstraub.com)
Central location short walk from Bellvue, Opera House, and Tibits. Next door to Hotel Eden du Lac  (pictured). Entry is on Seehofstrasse at corner of Utoquai, inside NUYU Gesundheitzentrum.  It is a quiet elegant setting perfect for small group and private sessions.  register 

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AthaYoga, Zollikon

 

Seestrasse 53
Zollikon, Switzerland
Jivamukti Yoga open classes.
Mon / Wed / Fri  @ 9:30

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Seeschau, Erlenbach

 

Seeschau
Seestrasse 106
Erlenbach, Switzerland
Hatha Yoga open classes.
Tue / Thu @ 9:00 &
Thu @ 19:00  Yoga & Chocolate. : ) Celebrate life!
register: corinne.treffer@seeschau.ch

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AirYoga, Zürich

 

Fabrikstrasse & Oberdorfstrasse
Zürich, Switzerland
Hatha Yoga open classes.
rotating schedule

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Grossmünster, Zürich
Karl der Grosse hall is next door.

Kirchgasse 14, Zürich
Yoga & Thai Healing Bodywork
Immersion & Training Course, 5 Saturdays:
Apr 12 / May 31 / June 28 / Sep 13 / Nov 29
13:30-14:30 Yoga Class – CHF 30
14:30-17:00 Thai Bodywork training – CHF 80
(or CHF 100 both)
Participants who successfully complete all sessions plus 5 reviewed practice sessions will receive Thai Healing Bodywork, Level 1, Certificate of Completion.
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Felsentor Retreat Center

Mt. Rigi, Switzerland (near Lucerne)
Yoga Wellness Retreat
May 19-25, 2014
Full week retreat from CHF 995 per person includes everything: room, 3 vegetarian meals per day, and the course program.
My 4th year at this amazing place!
*Only a few places left…. register.

 Yoga in Zurich, Zollikon, & Erlenbach

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colorado
July 11-14, 2014
My 7th year presenting at this beautiful venue. It is worth the trip!   A magical alpine wonderland filled with great people, teachers, and yogis from around the world.  more info

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Sonoma County, California

Sonoma County, California

July 17-20, 2014

What can I say?  You have to see it to believe it.  Nature lovers brace yourself.  This might be overload. Huge redwood trees surrounding the retreat center, (formerly a private training center for elite pro athletes), 15 minutes to the Pacific Ocean, heavenly climate, and vineyards dotting the mountains of Sonoma County.  All the comforts of home (maybe more) in your luxury private cottage with whirlpool bath and private deck.  Your visit will be something to remember for a lifetime.  Perfect for couples or friends traveling together.

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Yoga Wellness Retreat Switzerland – May 19-25, 2014

 

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Mt. Rigi (near Lucerne)
May 19-25, 2014

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This is my 4th year to conduct a retreat at this amazing place which draws guests from around the world.  Don`t miss it.  Your heart may skip a beat when you behold the incredible view over Lake Lucerne (even from the dining tables).   And check out the low price for 7 days, 6 nights including course fee, room, and 3 chef-prepared vegetarian meals per day:

CHF 995 – elegant dorm lodging

CHF 1145- double room

There are only a few rooms left, so register now!   Our guests also get a 50% discount on the incredible and historic Rigi Bahn, the beautiful historic train that spirits you up the side of Mt. Rigi to our retreat destination. This is a retreat that you will never forget.

Description:  7 days, 6 nights at a beautiful world-class retreat, one of the most beautiful settings on earth.  Price includes 3 chef-prepared vegetarian meals per day, lodging, and daily program of yoga, meditation, and Thai massage practice!  An intelligent and luxurious investment in your well-being.

Exclusive retreat center high up on Mt. Rigi with sweeping views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.  Gourmet vegetarian meals, clean rooms in a beautiful lodge with warm wood floors, comfortable beds, and fine details.  The entire place is so clean and polished the building itself seems to glow.  Modern bathrooms with showers and polished granite counter tops (separate one for men and women) for guests` shared use on each floor of the lodge.  Daily yoga, meditation, and Thai massage in a stunning hand-built Zen temple.  This spot on Mt. Rigi is one of the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland.
You are welcome to bring a partner or friend so you can practice together and you can share a room if desired.   Double rooms have good privacy since each room has two comfortable single beds for greatest flexibility.  All baths are extremely clean and modern with showers. Each floor of the lodge has separate modern bathrooms and showers for men and women.
Enjoy world-class yoga retreat facilities, one of the most beautiful settings in Switzerland (and on the earth) chef-prepared vegetarian meals, and a healthy and relaxing program.  You’ll never forget this experience.  This will sell-out.

Participants all lend a hand to help with daily tasks to keep the retreat center and gardens tidy; approximately 60 minutes per day.

Arrive: Monday May 19, 2014, after 4:00 PM, first group activity is dinner 6:30 pm.

Depart: Sunday May 25, 2014,  after lunch

Daily schedule (example, subject to change):
7:15 meditation (zazen)
8:00 breakfast
8:45-9:30 community work garden/kitchen/etc.
10:00 yoga class
12:00 lunch
…personal free time (read, journal, hike, nap, etc.,)
16:00 gentle yoga & Thai massage practice
18:00 dinner
20.00-21.00 meditation/overtone chant/Thai massage
21:00–9:30 silence

TRAVEL:
Part of the fun is the journey!  You can expect a very pleasant and beautiful journey to the yoga retreat.
Click SBB.ch and enter your departure location (for example Zurich Airport).
Enter destination: Vitznau, AND enter via: Lucerne.
Select a route with a ship for a wonderful experience.
When you exit the ship at Vitznau go the the ticket window for the historic Rigi Bahn.  Let them know that you are a guest at our yoga retreat at Felsentor, and you will automatically receive a 50% discount on the Rigi Bahn.  As you board the Rigi Bahn tell the conductor that you wish to get out at Romiti/Felsentor (about 15-20 minutes).  You will ascend the mountain, a trip you will likely never forget.  The views are astonishing (see photo below).   The retreat is a 10 minute hike along an alpine trail away from all motor sounds.  No cars, no trains, only the sounds of nature.
Plan to arrive at Felsentor between 3pm and 6pm.
Rigi-Bahn, final part of your journey to the yoga retreat of a lifetime at Felsentor.

More about the Rigi-Bahn: www.RIGI.ch -or- +41 (0)41 399 87 42.   See you there!

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Yoga Bellevue Zürich

utoquai+37+interior 1 Yoga Bellevue ZürichKarl Straub Yoga near Bellevue in Zürich at Utoquai 37.  A short walk from Bellevue and Stadelhofen, 1 block from the Opernhaus and Tibits restaurant.  Across the street from Zürichsee!  Entry is on Seehofstrasse.

Seefeld ambiance, Bellevue convenience!
Elegant historic building, 3.5 meter high ceiling, natural light, facing a quiet courtyard, parquet wood floor, never crowded, group size limited to 8.

Showers, lockers, towels, mats, refreshments all included in the price. Exclusive student-teacher ratio means you will be personally supported and guided by the instructor to fine-tune your experience safely and optimize your progress toward your personal goals.

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Yoga Bellevue Zürich

Yoga Bellevue Zürich, private sessions available by appointment, contact karl@karlstraub.com

 
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California Yoga Retreat, July 17-20, 2014

Redwoods & Yoga Retreat Sonoma County, California

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 US $ 750.- per person.  Price includes: deluxe cabin w private whirlpool bath and deck, 3 vegetarian meals per day, 2x daily yoga.

Perfect for couples!  Stay in a luxurious private cottage with private bath, and deck, set in hilltop forest of giant redwoods!  Complete privacy.

Location: A quiet mountaintop, pure air and water, and surrounded by giant redwoods  100 miles north of San Francisco.  Reaching the retreat is part of the fun. The drive takes you along coastal villages and incredible Pacific Ocean vistas.  Plan extra time to stop along the way for photos or a picnic.  This is a place you will never forget.  Walk from your cabin into the giant redwoods that surround us, or drive 15 min to explore some of California’s most beautiful and untouched coastline in nearby Salt Point State Park.
Architecture: Soaring spaces of massive timber and natural stone form a mountain-top retreat center of unique beauty and serenity: a reception lounge with huge fireplace, regal dining hall, spectacular meditation/yoga hall, cozy library, and your own private luxury cabin— each cabin has its own private Jacuzzi bath and deck!  Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, and you can choose to bring a friend or spouse and occupy both bedrooms for total privacy, or come on your own and we will fill the separate bedroom with another participant.

personal%2Bretreat%2Btriad California Yoga Retreat, July 17 20, 2014Accommodations:  Romantic cabins are all separated from each other for absolute privacy.  Each cabin occupies its own unique setting with  views, organic cotton sheets, wood floors, whirlpool bathtub, and your own private living room and deck looking out into the mountains and redwood forest.  Each cabin is just a short stroll to the yoga and dining halls.  The cabins are spacious, sophisticated, modern, and luxurious.  Perfect for couples or for anyone looking for comfort, quiet, and privacy.

The Food: excellent chef-prepared vegetarian meals 3x per day!  Included in the price.

Activity Schedule: (example schedule, subject to change) 7:15 morning meditation, 8:00 breakfast (silent), 10:00-11:30 yoga, 12:00 lunch, Free Time,  4:30pm gentle yoga, 6:00pm dinner.  Evenings free for walking reading, etc.

Activities and Attractions:  Ample free time presents an opportunity for you to follow your heart.   Maybe one afternoon you just want to rest, read, or soak in your private Jacuzzi tub.  Another day take a walk in the redwoods around the retreat.  Or take the short and stunning drive through the redwood forest 15 min to the Pacific Ocean!  Explore Salt Point State Park, or walk the beautiful coastal trails.  Maybe you would like to visit the quaint shops in the nearby town of Jenner or drive to some of Sonoma County`s famous vineyards and wine estates.   There are plenty of natural outdoor delights, to complement the sanctuary of your cabin and the yoga retreat.
The Yoga: Yoga classes are guided by Karl Straub.  Group size is limited to 12, so personalized instruction will be possible, and all levels are welcome.
Transportation: Fly to San Francisco (SFO), rent a car.  The drive is part of the attraction.  This is one of the most beautiful costlines in the world.  The total drive time from SFO is about 2 1/2 hours.  So it is best to start your drive before 3pm so you will arrive at the resort easily during the daylight hours.   Here are the step by step driving directions.
Note for yoga teachers: Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits are available upon request.

 

 
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Leukerbad Switzerland – Hot Springs Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, 31.Aug – 7.Sept 2014

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Karl presents a special program of asanas, pranayama, meditation and blissful relaxation to maximize your natural healing and energizing potential.  All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome to enjoy yoga twice daily.  Karl is very keen on the power of nature – as his yoga students around the world can attest – so be sure this retreat will focus on the “nature in you!” Some of Karl’s techniques you may experience while soaking in Leukerbad`s naturally heated thermal baths (33°C). Not least, delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals by acclaimed chef Annia add up to make this an event you will not want to miss.

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Karl Straub is an American-born certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, graduate of Duke University, former competitive swimmer, IT consultant, and dolphin communication researcher. In 2004 he left his apartment and IT job in New York City and began an odyssey of eight years in which he studied and travelled the world with only the bare essentials and no fix domicile to stay. He met some wonderful yoga and meditation teachers, and eventually began teaching himself.

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You’ll find everything your heart desires in Leukerbad. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sports mad, a wellness fan, in search of peace and quiet or looking for something more family orientated: Leukerbad offers you a whole range of opportunities to relax, unwind or get active in the heart of the magnificent mountain landscape of the Valais.

Accommodation and Nutrition in the Hotel Bristol in Leukerbad, Switzerland

Stay at the full-service Four-Star Mercure Bristol Hotel in a quiet south-facing location with a large thermal bath complex complete with hot springs, indoor and outdoor pools, grotto, biotope, sauna with panoramic window, steam bath, and gym. Free W-LAN. Please check out www.bristolhotel.ch

Panchakarma August 31 – September 10, 2014 withHarish Gunputh http://www.airyoga.ch/de/ayurveda 10 day special hotel arrangement

Living in Balance Yoga ProgramAll classes (taught in English)2 healthy vegetarian meals based on Ayurvedic principles, snacks, tea
Yoga mats, blocks and straps will be supplied for you.

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Cost 7-Day Yoga Program: CHF 1185.- per person

Tuition for all Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama classes
Snack and beverages before and after class
Access to all Wellness and Spa areas at Mercure Bristol Hotel
You are welcome to rent an apartment: judith@energizeyoga.ch
Breakfast and Dinner with the group at the hotel at a costof CHF 65.- per person and day, lunch CHF 20.-.

•7-Day/7-Night Yoga Program at Mercure Bristol Hotel:

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CHF 1890.- per person, for double occupancy

CHF 2270.- per person, for single occupancy (limited)
Ask for the Family Package

2-Day/1 Night at Mercure Bristol Hotel Option: CHF 570.- 

per person (double occupancy)

• 3-Day/2 Night at Mercure Bristol Hotel Option: CHF 875.-per person (double occupancy)

Tuition for all Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama classes

Accommodation (children up to 6 yrs old free in parents’room)

Healthy Breakfast Buffet and Vegetarian Ayurvedic Dinner

Access to all Wellness and Spa areas at Mercure Bristol Hotel

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Snack and beverages before and after class

How to get to Leukerbad?
Leukerbad is conveniently located in
Valais canton, in the south west of Switzerland.www.leukerbad.ch/en/page.cfm/Ausflug/Flugzeug

 

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