Sandra Ehlers is a yoga meditation teacher, retreat & workshop facilitator and Reiki therapist based in the Austrian Alps. She teaches the entirety of traditional yoga, focusing on creating foundations for joy, compassion, equanimity and present-moment awareness, aiming for the direct experience of Yoga (read more).
Retreats and courses 2020
7-10 May: Awakening Retreat, co-hosted with Lucie Minne
June, July: Joys of Mindfulness Workshop
June, July: Courage & Confidence Workshop
August: Courage & Confidence Tween Retreat
15-25 Oct: Foundations of Meditation Retreat
December: Sacred Space Workshop
Riederalp retreat center, Immenstadt, on the northern rim of the Alps, where "Awakening Retreat" and "Foundations of Meditation" take place in 2020.
Mastering the mind is true empowerment. Yoga can teach us how to free ourselves from the limiting chatter of the mind, so that our inner joy becomes increasingly independent on life events. Precious attention is free to experience a richer awareness of life. Not only the sensory experience deepens with presence, but also our love for life and the understanding of ourselves.
Understanding who we are beyond conditioning is only part of our work. When knowledge is backed by direct experience, we begin to embody our understanding with new behaviours; by acting, speaking, and being from deep self-honesty. We start to live & breathe love and compassion.
In this yogic work, mountain environments, with their natural intensity and sacred beauty, can elevate our practice. We benefit from nature's capacity to hold us connected and true to ourselves, to enhance our experience, and to help break limiting beliefs. All my workshops based in the Alps are created with this intent.
Mountain meditation, photo Sandra Ehlers
Through my experience as a Reiki therapist on the mind-body connection, I can also attest to the benefits of energy work done properly. Especially highly sensitive persons may benefit greatly from learning to regulate their energy. A gateway between external and internal, energy work can both help increase personal body-mind control, enhance awareness and help bring us deeper in meditation. In yoga retreats, I teach energy work in combination with Yoga Nidra to go deeper into ourselves.
Born in Sweden and resident in Austria, a former physicist turned web dev, author, mountaineer, spiritual mentor and yoga teacher, my path has been one of countless unexpected twists and turns. For a decade, yoga and meditation has been my cornerstone to cope with uncertainty, and has slowly unveiled how my underlying driving force in every twist and turn was always the same – the search for truth and truthfulness, Satya, and a life in full alignment with my own true values.
If you feel this drive too, let’s connect. I deeply value true connection and really look forward to hearing from you!