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Reawaken your mountain spirit


Mountain Wellness Retreat:
A mental health week in the Alps 

About the Retreat

Join the Center for Nature Informed Therapy on a hiking retreat in the magnificent German/Austrian Alps in the glow of autumn. Stay in a traditional rustic mountain hut, savor Austrian cuisine while taking in the divine regional landscapes. We set out from the quaint town of Grafrath, Bavaria and navigate our way up to higher elevation near the German/Austrian border, before ending our journey back in Bavaria. We will visit a breathtaking mountain lake framed by snow-capped peaks. The mountains will help us unplug while leaning closer to nature’s beauty. Besides daily hiking excursions, we will learn ways to improve our well-being while practicing Tai Chi/Yoga and meditation. Let us roam wild and free with nothing weighing us down beyond a light backpack with necessities. Our spirits will be high, and our hearts open. Join us for a life changing experience. 

Dates: September 10th, 2023 to September 16th, 2023 

Location: Munich, Germany & Austrian Alps 

Available spots: 8 

Introductory Cost:  $1700 for double occupancy or 

                               $1850 for single occupancy

Registration opens on Jan 15th, 2023.  

More details

Going on a retreat is a gift. However, this Peace in the Wild Alpine edition is a unique gift in many ways. We are not a tour company. We are a nature informed mental health organization who have personal connections in the Alpine Region of Germany/Austria.  This small group experience is led by a licensed mental health professional who will focus on reinforcing your well-being while leading exercises to help you connect to self, others, and the natural world. Furthermore, a native guide will organize all the trip details and facilitate any travel logistics. This trip will explore small villages that are off the beaten path ensuring an exceptional experience. Furthermore, this trip is capped at 8 participants safeguarding the friendliness of a small group community. To date, there is more interest than available spots. Registration will open on January 1st, 2023, and is first come first serve via our website. 

The introductory Cost Included: 

  • 7 nights accommodations 

  • Ground transportation including to/from the airport

  • 7 Breakfasts and 6 dinners 

  • Bike rental

  • Guide service 

  • Boat tour 

  • Local guide 

  • Mental health expert led activities 

  • All materials, maps, folders, and journal 

You Need to

  • Book your own flight but you must be present on pick-up day by 1 pm.  

  • You may enjoy adding personal travel time before 9/10 or after 9/16. In fact, the famous Oktoberfest begins on 9/16. Please reach out for suggested itineraries.  

  • You must have a current passport for international travel.

  • You must have enough Euros to purchase lunches and for optional excursions. Closer to the date we will reach out with a suggested cash amount. 

  • Hiking can be strenuous; please make sure that you engage in an active fitness plan at least 3 months in advance. 

  • We will supply you with a packing list. Please make sure to follow the list closely to ensure your comfort.

PIW Alpine Reg

Sample Day Agenda

Day 3: Nature Walk or Hike   

September 12th; choose between an easy/moderate 1–2-hour nature walk or a more moderate to strenuous 3–4-hour hike with elevation gain. 

  • Both groups depart at 9 am for a day of alpine hiking. There will be a lunch stop at a mountain pasture eatery. 

  • The Nature Walk group will return early in the afternoon, allowing plenty of downtime and rest.

  • The hiking group will return later in the afternoon.  

  • Community Dinner & Evening Programming 



Topic: KEYS TO WELL-BEING. This week we will connect with the ten building blocks of individual and community well-being — the behaviors that research suggests will support your health and happiness and foster positive connections with others.  #1 Mindfulness practice and mental health.

Therapeutic Activities: Yoga/Tai Chi; Best Possible Self Exercise & Small Group Discussion. Podcast. Council. Journaling prompts # 2.


Hike/Walk Descriptions: 

Option # 1 : Nature Walk - Almwanderung Alpengasthaus Karwendel Bärenbadalm. 2 miles. It takes about 90 minutes to complete. 

Option # 2: Hike - Dalfazer Waterfall & Alm 

A 4.7-mile out-and-back trail near Eben am Achensee, Tyrol. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 57 min to complete.

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