Yoga and yo­delling, Zell am See, Aus­tria

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If you thought this quiet town hi­ber­nates through sum­mer and comes alive only when the avid skiers de­scend, then you couldn’t be more wrong. Come July, and this town of less than 100,000 peo­ple hosts thou­sands of tourists who are at­tracted to its unique charms. And there is no dearth of it. From heart­pump­ing ones to lung­ex­pand­ing and thigh-burn­ing ones, Zell am See’s event cal­en­dar is so packed with ac­tiv­i­ties that there’s a great chance of you and your fam­ily ex­tend­ing your stay to catch it all. One of the most ex­cit­ing is per­form­ing yoga while stand-up pad­dling on pic­turesque Lake Zell: Try to con­cen­trate on your asanas while try­ing to stay on top of your surf­board. The wa­ter is crys­tal-clear – and re­fresh­ing – so don’t worry if you do fall in. If this is too ex­treme for you, then ex­er­cise your lungs while moun­tain yo­delling. Ev­ery Thurs­day un­til Au­gust, Thomas Reit­samer, a yo­delling in­struc­tor, takes a group of peo­ple on a hike up the scenic Sch­mit­ten­höhe moun­tain for an hour and a half of breath­ing ex­er­cises and some se­ri­ous ho-lo-di-yo-ing. After such an ac­tion-packed day, catch the le­gendary Mag­i­cal Lake Zell show, which is a com­bi­na­tion of wa­ter, light, mu­sic and laser el­e­ments. This 20-minute long spec­ta­cle takes place at 10pm ev­ery night un­til Au­gust.

Yoga on wa­ter takes place ev­ery Sun­day in July and Au­gust from 10am to 11.30am dur­ing which qual­i­fied yoga teach­ers will take you through your wob­bly work­out. Go to zel­lam­see-kaprun.com.

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