Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat

15-18 June 2023
Merano, South Tyrol, Italy

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Soul Luxury for Gourmets, Romantics and Wellness Lovers.

An invitation to receive the gift of time and space.

Immerse yourself in a tranquil, soulful yoga retreat in the unspoilt, majestic landscape of South Tyrol.

You’ll receive the deep level of inner peace and renewal that comes from slowing down and learning to trust what your body and mind needs to thrive. We’ll sync to the rhythms and cycles of nature, finding wisdom and beauty in a simpler way of being. We’ll ease into a varied, rich fabric of practices incorporating yoga, breathwork, and meditation interweaving ancient wisdom and tradition with modern science to reawaken and connect to a healthier, nourished self. 

My intention is for you to find inspiration and clarity through awareness, embodiment, energising and restorative movement, and self-reflection so that you leave the retreat feeling refreshed, expansive and whole.

Men, women, and all experience levels are welcome. Previous knowledge of yoga is recommended, although this retreat is designed to be accessible with individual modifications and variations offered as needed.

Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat

Spoilt by countless hours of sunshine the Relais & Chateaux Castel Fragsburg is nestled in a 50,000 m2 garden beneath its very own 17th-century castle. A luxury hideaway situated on a private hill high above the fine spa town of Merano, surrounded by glorious, pristine nature. You’ll sense a special ambiance – an invitation to breathe, settle and arrive. 

Castel Fragsburg not only stands out for its own style but lives by its own philosophy – the art of fine living. A place that sensitively combines down-to-earth, Alpine comfort with Mediterranean sensuality, a sense of  “joie de vivre” that feels limitless. Mindfulness and respect for other people and nature, appreciating the past, consciously living in the present, and being open-minded about the future are the cornerstones of life and work at the Fragsburg, owned and run by the third and fourth generation Ortner family.  The values they live by are very much in tune with my own philosophy, where we can ease into a space that reminds us that life and nature are sacred and where we can flourish from the inside out. 

The retreat offers elegantly furnished suites that emphasize their unique and historic charm. We’ll share delicious, leisurely meals together and delight in chef Egon Heiss’ Michelin-starred gourmet creations made from the best locally sourced ingredients.  Fruits, vegetables, and herbs come direct from their Soul Garden.  There are many wonderful ways to experience your time here. Relax in the enchanting garden, enjoy hiking, biking, outside fitness gym, holistic treatments and massage, cool waterfalls and so much more!

This magical place lies within easy reach of the charming spa town of Merano and the pristine and powerful Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat

Program Includes

 Package Includes

  • 3 nights in a suite of your choice
  • Welcome aperitif on the pan0moric terrace
  • Morning and late afternoon yoga practices
  • Daily pranayama and meditation
  • Breakfast Royale with fragrant bread, freshly baked South Tyrolean pastries, selection of exquisite cheeses and antipasti, muesli,  freshly squeezed juices or teas made from the herbs and flowers from our garden, prosecco.
  • Every evening a 5-course dinner in the Restaurant Orangerie with mineral-rich spring water from Fragsburg’s private fountain.
  • Finnish sauna, herbal bio sauna, Turkish steam bath and infrared sauna.
  • Relaxation room with a small library and fresh fruit
  • In the afternoon, herbal lounge with freshly brewed herbal teas, crystal water elixirs and apples in the Healing Spa.
  • Stroll in the enchanted castle garden, which equates to 1,000 m² per guest
  • Heated outdoor pool and whirlpool with views of the surrounding vineyards and fruit trees.

Facilities & Service: 

  • Gourmet Restaurant Prezioso
  • Restaurant Orangerie
  • Panoramic Terrace
  • 1st Alchemistic Healing Spa Castellum Natura
  • 50,000m2 garden
  • Heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and natural bathing pond beside the castle
  • 4 saunas (Finnish, herbal bio,  infrared, Turkish steam room) and relaxation room
  • Personalised treatments and massages
  • Sanctuarium treehouse
  • Library
  • Castle
  • Helipad

What Is Not Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Travel arrangements
  • Travel insurance. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance.
  • Optional excursions and holistic therapies

Transportation Details:

  • Fly to: Innsbruck and Verona, approx. 90 minutes from Castel Fragsburg by car.
  • Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Venice and Munich, approx. 3 – 4 hours from Castel Fragsburg by car
  • Bolzano, approx. 30 minutes from Castel Fragsburg by car.
  • Train station: Merano and Bolzano. We are happy to organize a private transfer from the train station to the Fragsburg.
  • Drive to: Via Labers
Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat
Program
 Thursday 15 June 2023

From 14.00: Check-in

16.00: Greeting and Welcome Drink

17.00-18.30: Restorative Yoga

18.45: Evening Meal

20.15-21.00: Evening Meditation, Reflection, Q & A

 

Friday 16 June 2023

7.30-8.15: Meditation, Pranayama

8.30-10.00: Energizing Morning Yoga

10.00-11.00: Brunch

11.00-16.00: Free Time (hiking, biking, outside fitness gym, holistic treatments,                massage, excursions, reading, relaxing …)

16.00-18.00: Mindful Yin Yoga

18.30-20.30: Evening Meal

Saturday 17 June 2023

7.30-8.15: Meditation, Pranayama

8.30-10.00: Energizing Morning Yoga

10.00-11.00: Brunch

11.00-16.00: Free Time (hiking, biking, outside fitness gym, holistic treatments, massage, excursions, reading, relaxing…)

16.00-18.00: Mindful Yin Yoga

18.30-20.30: Evening Meal

 

Sunday 18 June 2023

7.30-9.30: Gentle Yoga Practice & Closing Circle

10.00-11.00: Brunch 

11.00-12.00: Safe Travels Home

Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat

All prices include room, meals and yoga practices. Additional activities may be arranged at additional fees. Please email karen@karenkurzmeyer.com with any questions. A deposit of 30% is required to confirm your booking. A minimum of 6 participants is required for the retreat to take place. This will be communicated to the guests up to 1 month prior arrival.

Meet Your Teacher

Karen Kurzmeyer
Karen Kurzmeyer
Karen Kurzmeyer

As a driven and over-worked business owner, I tried yoga to help relieve stress and regain strength and flexibility. I never looked back and sold my company to dedicate my career to inspiring others to prioritize their health, well-being and stress relief through yoga.

Since 2014 I have completed 1100+ hour yoga teachers training at Centered Yoga, Samahita in Thailand, am certified by Yoga Alliance RYT 500 and regularly attend continued professional development in philosophy, anatomy, movement including alignment and somatic practices, pranayama (breath work) and meditation. I specialize in teaching private clients as well as offer coaching, holistic immersion programmes and lead retreats.

In 2020, I became a certified Integral Facilitator through Ten Directions Integral Facilitation Program led by Diane Musho Hamilton, a master facilitator, mediator and Zen Roshi. The training combined leading insights from the fields of developmental psychology and Zen awareness together in an Integral approach has had a profound effect on the way I connect to the world around me and approach my work and life.

I’m currently studying a Mastery program with Suzanne Anderson, psychologist, author, executive coach and transformational facilitator having completed her 15-month in-depth integral leadership development program for women in December 2022. This deep work explores the powerful evolutionary capacity for women to live, love and lead with a whole new level of consciousness and leadership capacity.

My background as a professional ballet dancer, teacher and business owner plus being a mother of 3 sons and living in a foreign country all contribute to my strengths as a teacher, allowing me to help clients who are looking for a way to integrate their whole beings and awaken to their innate wisdom, courage and potential.

 


Find inspiration and beauty in a simpler way of being.

Retreat is limited to allow for specialized attention.

Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat
What others are saying about the Yoga and Self-Care Retreats.

Yoga and Self-Care Retreats with Karen Kurzmeyer

“The yoga retreat was very much what I had expected as I have practiced with Karen before. I’ve noticed that I am much more relaxed and more confident in my strength and abilities as far as my yoga practice goes. I felt so good taking all that time just for myself and my own mental and physical health and wellbeing. It felt like a gift to myself.

What I liked most about our retreat was the instructor and how much thought and care Karen put into making every moment and every participant count. The wonderful women who were part of the retreat – it felt like a warm cocoon of women power, kindness and support. And, the location, the delicious brunches and vegetarian dinners.

Karen is such a gifted instructor. Her voice is so calming and she makes everyone feel like they are doing enough regardless of their yoga or meditation experience. She has such a unique way about her and is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. She shines with a light so bright it makes you light up too.”

Kara Forte


“I already had “high expectations” :), but they were even exceeded and the retreat was more than fantastic, in every way: the pranayama, meditation and the movements – a lot of it was new to me which I really appreciated. I realised how little effort it takes to pay more attention to my breath in my daily life, that was probably the most “aha” moment.

What I liked most about our retreat was time to pay attention to things one does not do in daily life, chat with like-minded people, and Karen, you have been the best teacher and host I could have ever wished for. I really appreciated our little chats and your way of sharing tips.”

Nicole Lenz

Yoga and Self-Care Retreats with Karen Kurzmeyer

Yoga and Self-Care Retreats with Karen Kurzmeyer
“I enjoyed the variety of practice, breath work, meditation, silent mornings, shared meals, and time alone. The benefits I felt included practicing gratitude and understanding the reasons why, asking for and offering forgiveness. I also had a heightened awareness of MY personal yoga.

What I liked most about our retreat was the daily structure; confidence in Karen guiding and holding the group and sessions; opportunities for walks, talks and shared meals.

Karen knows her work, prepares thoughtfully and thoroughly allowing flexibility in process. Go with an open mind and heart. Have your own awareness of little self care practices to draw on when challenges arise. There is no need to hide nor over-share/connect with everyone.

Gift wrap THIS experience – it cannot be repeated, retain the qualities of it within.”

Travelling Guest


Replenish your body, mind, and soul in South Tyrol.

Retreat is limited to allow for specialized attention.

If you have any questions, please contact me at karen@karenkurzmeyer.com or +41 78 732 25 51 and I’ll get right back to you.

Castel Fragsburg Yoga Retreat

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m Not Flexible Can I Still Participate?

Definitely! This retreat is for everyone, and one of the many benefits of the practice is learning how to gain greater flexibility and ease in the body as well as relieving head, neck and back strain from repetitive motion and your sedentary work environment.

 

Do I Need to Take a Yoga Mat?

Please bring your own yoga mat and 2 yoga blocks or I recommend purchasing them. This will help you stay accountable, build your confidence and make progress so that you can practice after the retreat has finished. If you have any other favourite yoga props (e.g. cushion, blankets, bolster) that will help you feel more comfortable please bring these as well. Straps will be provided by the teacher.

I Have Pre-Existing Pain and/or Injuries, Can I Still Practice?

Yoga and Mindful Movement practices are often advised to those dealing with pain or healing from injuries. However, please be sure to receive your doctor’s permission to begin any new physical activity. It is essential you tell me if you’re experiencing pain or recovering from any injuries, so I can help guide you through a safe practice.

Should I Eat or Drink Before I Practice?

Try not to eat anything heavy before you practice. It will make breathing and your movements that much easier on an empty stomach. Try to avoid drinking during practice. 

Please bring your own water bottle. 

Travel and transfer Information

Please find information here: 

https://www.fragsburg.com/en/hideaway/location-arrival/

I Have a Question, Where Should I Ask?

Please email me at karen@karenkurzmeyer.com with your questions and I’ll get right back to you.

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