About the hotel

The Sonnhof

Origin of the hotel & progression to European Ayurveda®

EUROPEAN AyurvedA® Resort Sonnhof
a story of love and life

It is our history and our own experiences that shape us into who we are. They are part of our life and make it exciting. We walk over rough and smooth, stumble from time to time and then - at some point - you find a path that makes sense. A path that fulfills you and makes you happy. That's how it was for us.

Our history dates back to the year 1987. Brigitte and Johann Mauracher bought the Gasthof Sonnhof - a very traditional Tyrolean business. After a short time already emerged the desire to progress further. Four years later 15 rooms were built and in 2006 another 15 rooms were added. But that was not all. One year earlier a wish expanded in Brigitte's heart, which quickly developed into an idea: Ayurveda. It was a completely new path. Exciting and coherent at the same time. A feeling that cannot be described. The feeling that now, finally, everything is as it should be.

A vision became reality. The AyurvedaCentre with yoga and massage rooms, a doctor's room and sauna area was built. The starting signal for a new life. Our new life. At our side: Ayurveda specialist Gaurav Sharma and his whole team. The traditional healing art from India was reborn in Tyrol.

We are consistently pursuing this path: In the spirit of sustainability and regionality, we have also been running our own small farm at Lindhof - not far from our Ayurveda Resort - since 2016. In this way, we combine our Tyrolean roots with Ayurvedic ones and harmonise Tyrolean traditions with Indian ones. Because both are united by a common credo: the preservation, development and teaching of the "knowledge of life". And so our guests receive fresh vegetables, fruit and honey and much more from the Lindhof every day. Processed according to the wholesome recipes of European Ayurveda cuisine.

Brigitte Mauracher still accompanies us in our hearts at every step. Her strong-willed spirit, her unstoppable energy and spiritual connection with nature made her a pioneer in the development of European Ayurveda®. Thank you.

Together we build a new world. Live differently.

Because I'm doing really well.

Elisabeth Maurachers' Story

CEO, VISIONARY & PIONARY OF EUROPEAN AYURVEDA® Entrepreneur, Female Coach & Expert for European Ayurveda, Healthy Leadership & Modern Spirituality
woman doing yoga pose warrior on purple yoga mat in back yard in nature
Portrait of Smiling Man and Woman

Your hosts Elisabeth Mauracher and Helmut Naschberger

When I was young I had a big dream: to create a magical place of power and a lighthouse on earth that helps to bring people back into balance.

A place where people meet and where healing also happens tangibly. But the journey is the destinationl. At the beginning of my 20s I was at a point where I had almost no life energy and clearly felt: I MUST change something in my life. It was an intense time for me in which I learned that as human beings we only have one life available to us. We should realise that we are the creators of our own lives.

This is a situation that many people inevitably find themselves in at one time or another. I too was in a life situation where I was just functioning and didn't know who I was and was unique about me. I just didn't feel good enough and found myself in a hamster wheel until I delved deeply into the magic of holistic teachings like Ayurveda, yoga and personal development. Because the goal of Ayurveda is to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life and that's exactly what I wanted.

I found myself on a JOURNEY to myself. A metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. Ayurveda and its holistic approach were my companions and led me more and more to my true self. This is and was also my deepest desire. I wish that as many people as possible find peace within them and strength to live their full potential and to simply shine from within. Because you are worth it.

European Ayurveda® is a suitable and spiritual tool to achieve this. It brings you back on track and helps you to recognise who you are. European Ayurveda® for me is an attitude towards life that helps us to lead a sustainable life - for us and our children, always in harmony with nature.

I am convinced that we are allowed to enter new pathways to make life here on earth more sustainable. I am also in favour of us taking tourism in a more sustainable direction and making a greater commitment to ourselves as human beings and to nature. Nevertheless, we are allowed learn to value ourselves and to take care of ourselves independently.

This is where European Ayurveda® comes in to provide the key to a healthy and happy life.

Eithere locally in the Resort or "online": The knowledge of "life and longevity" will accompany and guide you in the long run, helping you to be your true self and fully live out your potential.

Lots of love

Yours, Elisabeth Mauracher

Management, visionary & pioneer of European Ayurveda®


Hotel philosophy

An eternal school of life - Our philosophy

Ayurveda looks for the origin of disease patterns, worries and problems. Pervasive regeneration, new energy and inner balance: your new life companions. Because that's how you will feel really good. 


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What makes us different

The European Ayurveda® Lifestyle

Ayurveda: Much more than a healing method. Much more than a new trend wave. Ayurveda is a way of life. A philosophy that not only perceives the outside, but above all the inside. Perceive, accept, live. Bringing body, mind and soul into balance. To feel yourself and your inner world. To be in harmony with nature and to be  completely at peace with yourself. In your personal truth. Feel your health - the dynamic balance of your body elements. You don't live in perfect health until you feel this purity within yourself. Ayurveda helps you to find this place of power within you. Because Ayurveda not only focuses on the imbalances, but also looks for the cause behind the facade. It looks for the origin of disease patterns, sorrows and problems. Ayurveda not only cures on the surface, but restores your personal harmony with individual treatments and cures. Pervasive regeneration, new energy and inner balance: your new life companions. Because that's how you will feel really good. 

Ayurveda Centre & Rooms

The Indian divinity within you - Experience the AyurvedaCentre with all your senses

European Ayurveda: Tyrol meets India. Two worlds meet that could not be more different. But despite all the contrasts, they complement each other to a harmonious perfection. Like the two deities Shiva and Shakti. The masculine and the feminine. A symbiosis that accompanies you on your journey to yourself. In the Ayurveda Centre you will experience an uplifting and relaxed atmosphere that leaves room for reflection and feeling.

Opposites meeting in perfect harmony. Feel the power in the moon or sun sauna. Surrounded by the gentle scent of honey and powerful onyx. Strengthen your self-confidence and feel the new life energy flowing through you.Feel the power of Indian gods in our treatment rooms. They make sure energy flows unhindered and true power spaces develop, the spirit being transmitting to you. For a moment of peace and mindfulness the Shiva Shakti Lounge is always open for you. Feel yourself.

Ayurveda Lounge
Panorama indoor swimming pool
"Get power" fountain
Heat therapy
Relaxation room Swasthya

The Ayurveda Centre

At a glance

The sauna area is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the panoramic indoor pool from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This is how our guests are living European Ayurveda®

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