Centre yourself with the power of nature!
01.09. – 31.10.2020

Active and healthy year round: From September 1st to October 31st, a premiere series of events and workshops themed around wellness and relaxation will be taking place. Assisted by the helping hand of nature, they offer a sublime time-out for body and soul and the opportunity to amass your energy stores for the coming winter.

: The events, walks and guided tours take place from 1 September to 31 October 2020, and are suitable for both adults and children from the age of 14 and up. To take part in these events, you must first book at the tourist offices of the Alpe di Siusi holiday area. All guestes, locals and interested persons are welcome! For our guests the participation is free of charge (except "Buckwheat – the definitive guide to South Tyrol’s native plants") - it's our pleasure to make the reservation for you!

Mental strength, from forest and roots
Seis am Schlern / Tuesday: 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 September; 6, 13, 22 and 27 October 2020
14:00 - 18:00 p.m.

Just as plants absorb the nutrients they need for winter through their roots, we humans stock up on our energy resources through the warming rays of the sun. At the “Karlottenkofel” hill, a power-site in Siusi allo Sciliar, Monika will show you how to get your energy for the winter by “forest bathing.” Nearby, Elias lives a self-sufficient life at his farm, the Furscherhof. He will be telling us about how nature and the seasons affect his life. After a guided tour on the farm, you can look forward to a tasting of his own regional products in the barn.
Meeting point: Siusi allo Sciliar, fountain in the village centre at 14:00 p.m
Registration: at the tourist offices until 18:00 p.m. on the day before the event
Participation fee: 10.00 euro a person – free of charge for our guests
Experts: Monika Malfertheiner and Elias from the Furscher farm

Buckwheat – the definitive guide to South Tyrol’s native plants
Seiser Alm / Wednesday: 9 September and 7 October 2020
14:00 - 19:30 p.m.

On this hike through the autumnal countryside from Compatsch, past the Ritsch Schwaige restaurant and on to the Gostner Schwaige restaurant, Martha will tell you all the tales of the autumn traditions, sagas and legends of local lore. During the hike, participants will gather autumn herbs and learn all there is to know about the Butter Witches, the wild Saligen fairies and the sorcerer Kachler Hans and his legendary love of buckwheat dumplings. We’ll be stopping off at the Gostner Schwaige hut for refreshments, prepared using the herbs we have gathered on the way. To round off, we will be helping award-winning chef Franz to prepare mouthwatering dishes of South Tyrol tradition: When you try these culinary specialities, you will see exactly why buckwheat is a recurring theme in so many sagas and legends in the holiday region Seiser Alm.
Meeting point: Seiser Alm, Information office in Compatsch at 14:00 p.m.
Registration: at the tourist offices until noon on the day before the event
Participation fee: 50.00 € a person (in the price are included: the guided hike, an aperitif and the meal with starter and main dish, drinks and the taxi back to Siusi (valley station of the Seiser Alm cable car).
Max. number of participants: 20 persons
Experts: Martha Silbernagl and Franz Mulser

The magic of the morning – movement in the autumn countryside and a healthy, alkaline picnic breakfast
Kastelruth / Thursday: 3, 10, 17 and 24 September; 1, 8 and 15 October 2020
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Early in the morning, we take the Marinzen lift to the Alpine pasture of the same name, towering on high above Castelrotto/Kastelruth. The breath-taking, sweeping landscape is the perfect place to recharge your batteries, especially in the morning sun. Surrounded by larch trees - the trees of light and grounding - we charge our energy through breathing exercises. During the following phase, a retreat ritual, we store the energy of this power site within us, storing up the strength to see us through winter and enhance our stamina.
To round off, we feast on healthy alkaline-based appetizer at the picturesque lake and gather a series of tips and snack ideas to use at home.
Meeting point: Parking space at the Marinzen chairlift in Castelrotto at 8:20 a.m
Registration: at the tourist offices until 15:00 p.m. on the day before the event
Participation fee: 10.00 euro a person – free of charge for our guests
Expert: Monika Malfertheiner

Schüttelbrot, Vinschgerlen & Co. – Bread-making course at the Oberprantacher Bakery
Thursday, 3, 10, 17 and 24 September; 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2020
from 15:00 - 17:30 p.m.

Learn how to bake the traditional breads of South Tyrol together with Klaus the baker at the Oberprantacher Bakery in Siusi allo Sciliar. You will learn how Schüttelbrot rye flatbread got its name, and the right way to shape the “Vinschgerlen” pair-bread. The baker will demonstrate and explain the difference betweeen the variety of grains used in bread making, and provide you with a host of useful tips on baking bread. After the course, you can go home with your own homemade Schüttelbrot and hand-shaped Vinschger Paarl.
Meeting point: Bakery Oberprantacher in Siusi allo Sciliar at 3 pm
Registration: at the tourist offices until 6 pm on the day before the event
Participation fee: 10.00 euro a person – free of charge for our guests

Fit-walking with "Bergler" refreshment

Tiers / Friday: 4, 11, 18 and 25 September; 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October 2020
14:00 - 16:00 p.m.

Fit-Walking is stamina hiking, health training, stress-relief and healthy movement in the open air, all rolled into one. Beginning with a power-walk start from the set-off point in Lavina Bianca/Weisslahnbad in Tires/Tiers, we decelerate to a slow-walk speed as we approach the Wuhnleger lake, with the Catinaccio/Rosengarten reflected in its waters, and then take a loop-route back to Tires. When we move both our arms and legs while walking, numerous muscles are brought into play; breathing becomes deeper, blood circulation improves and oxygen supply increases. The aims of this technique are, above all, to banish stress, to bond with the earth and nature, to find peace and to breathe properly.
Meeting point: Parking space Bagno di Lavina Bianca in S. Cipriano/Tires at 14:00 p.m.
Registration: at the tourist offices until 18:00 p.m. on the day before the event
Participation fee: 10.00 euro a person – free of charge for our guests
Experts: Rudi Brunner and Egon Zuggal

Strengthening workout at the Völser Weiher lake

Lake Völser Weiher / Saturday: 5, 12, 19 and 26 September; 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October 2020
08:45 - 10:15 a.m.

When the days get shorter, the woodland takes on a golden hue and all the countryside lies down to rest, the instinct to stock up on our energy for the coming winter gets ever stronger. Gentle running training at the natural swimming lake of Fiè with integrated Functional Fitness Training to strengthen your body – Core Training – will give you all the stability and balance you need for day-to-day life.
Functional Fitness comprises movement patterns which train multiple joints and muscle groups at the same time. The aim of this type of training is to improve the body’s stability and tension and employ targeted training techniques to develop the core muscles of the body, between the diaphragm and hips. Core training helps to enhance athletic performance, prevent injury and counter back pain and bad posture.
Meeting point: Info point at the parking space at the Laghetto di Fiè Lake at 08:45 a.m.
Registration: at the tourist offices until 6 pm on the day before the event
Participation fee: 10.00 euro a person – free of charge for our guests
Experts: Rudi Brunner and Egon Zuggal

Our Balance experts:
Rudi Brunner is a dedicated runner and mountain sports enthusiasts. He has won, amongst other, the 2010 Vienna half marathon, and is also a trainer for endurance sports and performance diagnostics, orthopaedic technician and leader of running groups. Rudi will accompany and supervise runners from beginner level right through to advanced.
Egon Zuggal has set himself the goal of spreading joy and sport. As a sports group leader, Functional Fitness trainer and outdoor sportsman, giving people lasting memories through healthy movement in the open air is particularly dear to his heart.
Monika Malfertheiner is a professional and dedicated InnerFitness®, Five Tibetans® and health trainer who is working with aspects of Nature Response®. During her sessions, she aims to impart a conscious awareness of body and spirit in relation to nature to her participants.
Elias Profanter grew up on the Furscherhof and worked there already as a young boy. Today he runs the 300-year-old farm, which has been passed down from generation to generation. He attaches particular importance to nature-conscious agriculture.
Klaus Oberprantacher has been baking in his own bakery for 20 years, and in 2019 he completed his master’s degree in food technology at the University of Innsbruck. In addition to traditional methods of baking South Tyrolean breads, course participants will learn a wealth of fascinating information about the procedures and processes involved in bread making.
Martha Silbernagl, also known as Martha the Witch, will accompany you on your journey through the world of herbs.
Cornelia Mulser: Under the guiding hand of Cornelia Mulser, each and every plant thrives and flourishes at the Pflegerhof farm, where over 500 herbs are cultivated and prepared with love.
Franz Mulser, Head Chef and host of the Gostner hut, serves the very best of his Alpine cuisine, enriched with tastes from forest and field, herbs and flower petals.


More information: www.seiseralm.it/balance

Good to know:

During the Balance weeks in our house you'll find South Tyrolean apples at your disposal!
And for a deep, healthy and indisturbed sleep during the night the WIFI will be switched off.