Naturhotel Forsthofgut in Leogang, Austria, has created six new yoga shalas deep in the forest, and offers special yoga breaks in September (between 11th and 30th) and November (between 6th and 30th).
The new platforms are made of local spruce wood – the perfect giving surface – and positioned to give inspiring mountain views and absolute tranquillity, with birdsong and the scent of pine in the air. It’s an idyllic setting in which to recalibrate mind, body and soul in harmony with nature.
One forest shala is large enough for a teacher with four students, another is reserved for individual sessions. The others vary in size to accommodate between two and four people. They can also be used for waldSPA treatments or privately booked for a romantic breakfast or picnic.
Prices for the 3- to 5- night Yoga Special packages start from €825 (£700) per person, based on two sharing, and include ¾-board, yoga sessions, equipment (mats, pillows, blocks), a yoga-themed gift, and a Saalfelden-Leogang card for complimentary use of local transport and free or discounted entry to local attractions. For reservations: www.forsthofgut.at/en / + 43 6583 8561.
Throughout the year, guests are invited to take part in the hotel’s complimentary daily activities programme which includes four yoga sessions per week for all abilities. Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Power Vinyassa Flow offer breathing exercises, meditation and movement. Popular on the weekly schedule is ‘woodcamp’ when trainers teach guests to embrace the energy of the forest by swapping treadmills for forest trails, dumbells for tree trunks and gym rings for branches. Inspired by the Japanese Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) Naturhotel Forsthofgut introduces guests to their own waldSPÜREN (feel the forest) ethos.
Extensive 5-star facilities throughout the hotel’s celebrated forestSPA include steam baths, saunas, in- and outdoor relaxation areas and a natural swimming lake and infinity pool with sublime mountain views. In less favourable weather, the hotel’s beautiful yoga studio has space for up to 18 people as well as panoramic mountain views.
At the heart of nature in Austria’s spectacular SalzburgerLand region, Forsthofgut is the perfect Alpine retreat, offering an unrivalled choice of healthy activities and 100% organic cuisine. The recently added Japanese Restaurant, Mizūmi, has a large terrace overlooking the swimming lake and offers a traditional Japanese menu and Austro-Japanese fusion dishes.
The hotel also provides free childcare 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. All prices are subject to availability.
The Naturhotel Forsthofgut is a 5* family-run, family-friendly luxury hotel situated in the heart of nature beneath the Asitz mountain in Leogang, SalzburgerLand, Austria. One of Austria’s top destination hotels, developed by generations of the Schmuck family from a forestry station dating back to 1617. Exquisite dining - sustainable, organic (produce from the hotel’s farm), vegan and Japanese menus. Speciality cocktail bar. Wine tastings twice weekly. The world’s first forest Spa: Lakehouse Spa for adults and waldSPA Family & Kids for families; extensive water features, multiple pools, saunas, treatment rooms; Onsen bath and washhouse, infinity pool, natural chemical-free swimming lake, floating Finnish sauna and natural plunge pool. Kids’ playground with petting zoo. Animal feeding visits every week. Ski-in/ski-out in winter, 200m from the nearest lift. Ski nursery and in-house ski shop/equipment hire. Daily complimentry childcare from 9am to 9 pm. Programme of weekly excursions, year-round. Hotel open all year.