overview

Location: Sölden, Austria

Sole Yoga Holidays is overjoyed to bring you on a very special alpine yoga and wellness holiday in the exquisite mountain town of Sölden, Austria.

Sölden is located in western Austria, within the state of Tyrol and home to the country’s second highest mountain – Wildespitze – reaching to the sky at over 12,000 feet. The town is surrounded by fragrant and flowering alpine meadows and clean mountain air. And for all those James Bond fans the film Spectre was also shot here.

accommodations

Our retreat takes place at a gorgeous resort, where nature is right outside our door. We will be in the most ideal location above the Sölden village center and approximately 1,500 m above sea level so it will be peaceful and quiet for our special holiday. From our sunny plateau, we will have a picturesque and panoramic view of Sölden and on the Nederkogl peak (3,168 m). Our chalet with private bedrooms and baths is also fully equipped with a kitchen, living room, balconies and verandas with sensational views and our own private sauna to soak in post-yoga and hiking!

food and dining

A delicious and catered breakfast is included daily at our wonderful location. We will be served fresh fruits, pastries, cheeses, eggs, juices and more. You can choose to eat inside in our private dining area or we can take our yummy meal outside for spectacular views while we dine. One morning we will head to a very special hut in the mountains for our breakfast filled with traditional Austrian flavors and the freshest eggs and milk you will ever have! Three delicious and hearty dinners are included as part of the package. You will be captured by the time-honored Tyrolean dishes and international fares. We can’t wait to try Kasspatzln, Austria’s heavenly version of mac and cheese! Please note: we will have plenty of vegetarian options, but this retreat will be challenging for those practicing a strict vegan diet.

activities

Twice daily we will practice yoga at the lodge or at the top of the mountain surrounded by the freshest mountain air. Your host, Shari will guide you through a vinyasa flow and during the week we will include a special restorative session. As always, Shari will listen to what the group needs and adjust accordingly for the best yoga experience!

There are 3 incredible excursions on our special alpine retreat:

WATERFALL & NATURE HIKE: Our host, Kortney of The Modern Jetsetter will lead us on a fairytale hike along picture-book trails, with views of idyllic pasturelands and crystal clear Alpine lakes and the most stunning waterfalls cascading from the mountains. It will be an all-levels, leisurely hike so we can take in all of the gorgeous scenery.

THERMAL SPA DAY & LUNCH: We will head to a gorgeous spa where we can soak all of our cares away! It is wellness at the highest level surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop. We will spend 3 hours in the spa followed by a heavenly buffet and music.

SUNSET PICNIC & POETRY EXCURSION: Time to twirl like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music as we traverse over green meadows and enjoy a glorious picnic of local cheese, bread, fruit and wine. As we watch the sunset, we will all partake in a special poetry reading using the surrounding beauty as our inspiration.

OPTIONAL Activities & Excursions:

Massages or Treatments at the Spa

Tennis

Mountain Biking

Professional photography session

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $3,310 - SHARED ROOM/ BATH & SAUNA EN-SUITE

Check In

3:00 PM

Check Out

11:00 AM

Directions

Transportation included day of/departure day from Ötztal train station. Plan on arrival appx. 3pm on Aug 12. Other options will be provided outside of pick-up and extra fees may apply. Please contact us with any questions. Travel insurance is always recommended for any retreat. PLEASE consult your travel agent for the best policy. Upon booking, other information will be provided including packing lists, and other important info on Austria.

Terms and Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of $888 usd is required at booking to secure space. Final amount is due 30 days prior.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

accommodations 6-nights, large comfortable chalet with bath, sauna en-suite, kitchen
yoga twice daily vinyasa & core yoga
meals Daily Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, lunch at spa, special breakfast via hike
transfers Transportation to/from Ötztal station
taxes
fitness classes
group excursion Spa Day, Guided Hikes, Sunset Picnic
airfare
alcohol
tips Gratuities not included

Testimonials for Shari Hochberg

From the moment we walked outside the Marrakesh airport, I knew this trip was going to be magical. Shari welcomed us with the biggest hug and smile and it was then I knew. Fate drew me to her! She is the most wonderful, kind hearted soul you will meet in this life. She set up gorgeous accommodations in Essaouira to start our Moroccan adventure. The riad is off the sea, with the most amazing rooftop terrace for views. We had breakfast here after yoga each morning, and boy did we need the yummy amlou and croissants after Shari’s power yoga!! We shopped with a personal shopper, navigating us through the souks, teaching us the tricks of bartering. It was divine!!! Shari also set up a wonderful camel ride on the beach. What I love about this kind soul is she only works with locals that treat animals kindly. We took a private transfer to this ranch where there were gorgeous horses and camels. Our guide had been working with camels for over 15 years. This was truly a special day. In Marrakesh she arranged for our group to have the entire riad to ourselves!! We all felt so well taken care for the entire time. I am on the plane leaving this beautiful country and I am already plotting on how to get back. Thank you Sole Yoga Holidays for knowing exactly what clients need and want for a lovely yoga vacation!
D. Neiman

The magical Morocco trip was truly life-changing. From start to finish, Shari planned out a one of a kind experience including fresh, amazing food; a unique, personal shopping experience and high-quality, personalized yoga. I tend to become overwhelmed with shopping however I felt so empowered and excited! I credit this empowerment to Marlene for her expertise and Shari for organizing the shopping experience with Coco Morocco. I now have a beautiful rug for my home that will remind me of this trip! I’m someone who is very critical of yoga instructors and Shari is one of the best. She’s knowledgeable of the body, and demonstrates a genuine interest in every person. As someone whose job includes giving to others on a daily basis, it was wonderful to have someone personally invest in my health and strength. I became so strong (mentally and physically) in just a week thanks to Shari! I also went on this trip with one of my best friends. Not only did I deepen a beautiful friendship with my travel buddy but I gained a new friendship as well! I’m already scheming when I can go on another Sole Yoga Holiday retreat with my friend, her husband and my boyfriend. Sole Yoga Holidays is unlike any other yoga retreat out there. Shari creates customized, adventure based experiences that are personalized and enrich your soul.
B. Theodore

The Zanzibar retreat is one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. Working in the humanitarian field, I was in desperate need of rest and relaxation. Shari was so helpful leading up to the retreat, making sure I had all the info I needed for seamless travel. When I arrived at Casademare, I was truly in paradise. The facilities were absolutely stunning and so comfortable; the staff were so warm and welcoming; the food was out of this world, with delicious fresh and healthy seafood, fruit, etc; the yoga was at the perfect level, with Shari being sensitive to everyone's injuries and abilities (she even helped to fix a tight shoulder and some lower-back issues I was suffering from); and the company was truly inspiring, with great conversation and so much fun and laughter. This was exactly what I needed and, while I will be sad to go, I am re-charged to continue my work and know that I have strengthened my yoga practice and met some kindred spirits who will be friends for life, with memories that will always make me smile.
K. Dalrymple

I knew that I wanted and needed to take some time for myself and away from my hectic schedule. A yoga retreat seemed like the perfect fit. Honestly, I was a bit nervous about embarking on what felt like such a huge trip without personally knowing the yogi who was organizing. But, as soon as I emailed Shari with questions, instinct told me that this was going to be an incredibly revitalizing and just plain fun experience. From that first email to the very end of the retreat, Shari not only put my mind at ease, but offered immediate personal connections, empathy and affirmation. I was a member of this year's Moroccan retreat and every detail of the trip itself was planned to perfection. The people were lovely, the laughs were intense and the adventure was worth every penny. In terms of the yoga practice, I'm still quite new and Shari offered some suggestions that drastically changed my entire flow. She was comfortable guiding all levels of practice and always open to the group needs and desires. I cannot recommend this experience enough. I'll be back for more!
L. Bell

I'm currently in-between jobs and was looking for a getaway to get energised and inspired to start my new job search. The sole yoga Positano retreat was just what I needed and more: a stunning scenery, great group of people with different stories, delicious and healthy food and, of course, an introduction into the wonderful world of yoga. I had no prior experience with yoga before signing up for the retreat, but Shari's practices were able to join the different levels of experience within our group, with attention for everyone's needs and working points. The organisation of the whole week was perfect, but what's more I found that Shari was committed to making sure we all had a great time - with genuine care and infinite patience. ;) Thanks again Shari for the amazing experience!
J. Vanhaeren

Where do I begin? If you are searching for an incredible yoga experience (with SO much personal attention) and a sunny adventure at the same time, look no further. Shari ensures every detail of your retreat is a stress-free, exceed-all-expectations wellness dream. It's a true life-changing experience from start to finish. I had the pleasure of doing her Zanzibar retreat this year and am already searching my calendar to make space for another one of her yoga adventures...I can't recommend it enough. Plus, spoiler alert: you'll make lifelong friendships on top of all.
K. Gruenwald

Just got back from an amazing week in Positano, Italy!!! If you've been thinking about doing a yoga retreat, DO IT!!! Such an amazing experience and I met so many wonderful people. Shari was absolutely amazing and so helpful with any questions/concerns along the way!:) Such a great retreat, thank you so much Shari!!:)
S. Martini

I have been on several of Shari's yoga retreats in Italy including Florence and Positano and enjoyed my experiences tremendously. What I love the most about Sole Yoga Holidays is the balance of arts and culture, yoga, food and fun. The meals were absolutely fabulous as Shari took us to charming places that only locals would know about. She meticulously looks after all her guests and is a pleasure to be around. I met wonderful like-minded women from all over the world and truly enjoyed myself while pushing myself physically. I look forward to going on my next retreat with her in the near future.
L. Eder

I'm two weeks back from my yoga retreat in Portugal with Sole Yoga Holidays. I wish I was back in Lisbon with Shari. This was my second retreat with Shari and Sole Yoga Holidays. I have no complaints. Shari takes the time to plan a retreat that is the perfect combination of yoga and sightseeing. My first retreat was Santorini, Greece in 2016, and by first, I mean first ever. I was a little worried that it would be too bohemian for me, but Shari is so laid back and non-judgmental, that I felt comfortable. No judgment if you drink alcohol, no judgment if you eat meat, or if you are a vegan. Shari encourages you to be who you are and enjoy the time. Shari's spirit attracts like people. Last year I attended with my sister and 2 friends and met the nicest people. This year my sister and I attended "alone". But, you are never alone with Shari. A great group of ladies in Portugal, and we enjoyed our time together. So thank you to Sole and Shari for planning the perfect retreats. Looking forward to next year and being a test pilot in Cinque Terre or another new spot with my sister. Annual sisters' vacation = a yoga retreat with the hospitable Shari! (Let's not mention what a wonderful yoga instructor she is!!!!) I highly recommend Sole to everyone. Be like Nike, JUST DO IT!
T. Bower