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Yoga Retreat Österreich - Why This European Destination is a Gem

Updated: May 15


When looking to practice yoga, Wien, also known as Vienne or Vienna, is a perfect place to find yoga classes and even do a yoga retreat. Did you know that you can find authentic Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga right in the city center? Wien is peaceful, safe, beautiful and full of art, which is one of the reasons why its such a great place for yoga classes, yoga workshops or yoga retreats.


Yoga Retreat in Europe


When we think of yoga retreats, Wien might not be the first place you think of. But there are many benefits to taking yoga classes in Vienna, Austria! Although it is lovely to be off the beaten path for a yoga retreat, when you are in a place like Vienna, you can find all kinds of other wonderful things to do while you are there. And your experience will still be peaceful and serene.


And if you're a European local, Vienna is a great place for a staycation. You can travel close to home and explore something new without the hassle. So, if you find yourself typing "yoga near me" into that search bar, don't forget the beautiful city of music as a possible destination.



Wien is a Great Location for Yoga Classes, Trainings and Workshops



The beautiful city of music and culture is easily accessible from the Vienna airport. Just hop on the S-bahn and connect to the metro and you’ll be in the city center for a few Euro within 30-45 minutes depending on the train schedule.


In addition, there is a huge selection of Vienna museums to choose from. If you have a day off during your visit, yoga workshop or yoga retreat, you can wander around the many cultural landmarks. From Klimt, to Schiele, Durer and more, you can endlessly surround yourself with amazing works of art.


And after your yoga class, once you’ve worked up a great appetite, enjoy a plethora of Vienna restaurants. You can find traditional Austrian cuisine, but also have plenty of vegan, vegetarian and organic options to choose from. And if you’re feeling adventurous, check out the selection of international cuisine. From Asian to Turkish and American, you’ll never run out of options.


There are also many beautiful Vienna hotels if you want to spend a little more time in this cultural city. They are centrally located near the many flourishing public parks. From the Volksgarten to the Rathaus, you can wander for days and never get bored basking in the sun or enjoying the shade of the many trees.


What’s more, everything is also located near the Vienna university, so there are lots of students and fun things to do.



Enjoy Traveling to Other Countries From Wien


Whether you are in Vienna for a short time for yoga classes, longer for yoga workshops and yoga retreats, or really looking forward to a longer stay such as for a yoga teacher training, Wien is a great place from which to travel to other parts of Europe. Not only is the Vienna airport so convenient, but there are many trains or car sharing/car rental options available for you. And Wien is basically close to everything!



Yoga Studio in Vienna and How to Find the Best One




There are many yoga studios in Wien that offer different types of yoga classes and trainings. For Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga, you will discover very authentic teachings at Matsya Yoga. These classes integrate real yoga philosophy, mantras and breathing techniques in addition to the asanas. And classes are intimate, convenient and bi-lingual.


Matsya Yoga also offers Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainings as well as a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Certified Extension Program) chakras workshop, all of which are very popular. Because it is a Yoga Alliance certified school, Matsya Yoga can offer a RYT 200 hr or RYT 300 hr kundalini teacher training certificates. The programs take 4-6 weeks and can be a wonderful part of your summer in Europe!


And if you don’t have that much time, the chakras workshop is only 5 days long. Or, of course, you can always pick and choose your yoga classes as you wish and according to your own schedule.


Why Matsya Yoga is the Best Yoga Studio in Wien



Matsya Yoga is like a family, and whether you are taking single classes or participating in the Kundalini yoga teacher trainings, you will always feel at home. You will find peace and serenity in the beautiful studio and will be only steps away from all of the sightseeing Vienna has to offer.


So, don’t forget Vienna when booking your next European vacation! And be sure to make your yoga practice at Matsya Yoga a part of your visit! Wien welcomes you, and you will be glad it did!







The Matsya Yoga Kundalini Teacher Training


So, if you're considering Vienna for your yoga retreat, sign up for the Matsya Yoga Kundalini Yoga teacher training. You'll enjoy daily classes and courses and walk away ready to teach yoga. Ready to check out all of our offerings, from classes to yoga mats and more? Check our our beautiful shop! And to see our class schedule click on yoga classes near me!



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