Health is our most valuable asset.
The experience of vitality makes the difference between living in mediocrity and living in perfection. My spiritual guide and mentor, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, inspired me to start the soma project.
With soma we create the ideal environment for health, vitality, regeneration and zest for life. This project is the fulﬁllment of my concept of humane, modern medicine, which I developed during my many years of practice.
Dr. Wolfgang Schachinger, M.D.
Geboltskirchen, Upper Austria, near the Bavarian border. The peaceful location and gentle slope offer a sweeping view of the scenic Hausruck district. The Hausruck Forest at the doorstep of the Hotel is the largest contiguous forested area in Central Europe: a natural jewel of inestimable (recreational) value!
Autobahn A8: Exit Haag am Hausruck, 5 km; airports: Linz 55 km, Salzburg 80 km, Munich 215 km, Vienna 260 km; train stations: Haag am Hausruck 4 km, Wels 40 km
“Health and seminar tourism, clinic, and scientiﬁc research.” In all, 10 buildings can be constructed on the Property, 3 as residential buildings with multiple residential units.
Construction of the ﬁrst soma, building, 1,360 m2 with physicians’ consulting rooms, treatment rooms, thermal bath, guest rooms, seminar and yoga rooms, restaurant, training kitchen and shop.
soma - House of Health
Physicians’ consulting rooms
Maharishi AyurVeda Therapy Unit
5 guest rooms
Restaurant and shop
Phase I: about € 4 million, including start up-costs.
July, 28th, 2020: Laying the foundation-stone
July, 17th, 2020: Digging the first spade
The environment is a decisive factor in successful treatment. Therefore, we place high value on an ecological design and contemporary, bright, clear aesthetics – implemented with natural materials: wood, glass, bricks and stone. We strive for the greatest possible healthful efﬁciency. By taking into account the structural laws of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, i.e. Vedic architecture, we are building in harmony with nature.
The comfort and pleasant smoke-free environment ensure a high “wellness factor.” At the soma restaurant, we prepare vegetarian and vegan haute cuisine using regional organic produce.
... by using water from nearby thermal sources to provide CO2-neutral heat to the buildings and by only using green energy.
To round out our holistic therapeutic approaches at soma, we encourage you to avail yourself of our whole range of health-enhancing, cultural and sports amenities.
The region surrounding the Health Center and Spa Hotel offers not only a broad spectrum of sports and leisure activities, but also many attractive sightseeing destinations in the surroundings:
Maharishi AyurVeda pulse diagnosis provides information as to which AyurVeda cure is best suited for you. We recommend a “customized” treatment plan – individually tailored to your personal needs and problems.
soma offers advanced medical services from East and West. To regenerate and improve the vitality of all those who, due to their current life situation, desire a new start in order to obtain greater happiness and become more ﬁt. For this purpose, we use the following methods of integrative medicine:
To promote and restore vitality:
Strengthening through the 5 pillars of vitality:
Relaxation – Exercise – Nutrition – Detoxiﬁcation – Life Goals. We will assist you in retaining the vitality gained from your stay during your everyday life through personalized followup care.
70% of working persons feel stressed, 30% of them are in or near a state of burn-out. The trend is increasing. We offer efﬁcient strategies for prevention and treatment through yoga, Transcendental Meditation™, AyurVedic applications and behavioral therapy.
SPA – „sanus per aquam“ – „hydrotherapy“.
For therapy soma also uses the natural, positive effect of warm water on the body, which was already recognized millennia ago, in the form of spas* with the thermal waters from deep wells in the neighboring Haag am Hausruck. soma's right to use the Haag thermal water is recorded in the Land Register.* During the ﬁrst phase of the project as tub baths in the whirlpool.
Holistic regulating therapies.
State of the art medicine.
AyurVedic synchronized massage.
Vastu wood construction architecture.
Harmony of body, mind and spirit.
A natural jewel of inestimable value.
April 30th, 2021
Preparations for the second floor ceiling
April 2nd, 2021
The outer walls for the 1st floor
March 21st, 2021
Preparations for the first floor ceiling
March 12th, 2021
The outer walls for the first floor are in place
Winter-break on the construction site.
From the first snow to the finished concrete work of the bed-plate.
The base is already taking shape.
October 16th to November 1st, 2020
The excavation work on the site has started. Step by step, the construction site is set up, material is delivered and everything is prepared for the bed-plate.
July 31st, 2020
According to Vedic tradition, a new building should begin with laying the foundation-stone at a suitable, auspicious hour.
This tradition was done on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 8 a.m. in the presence of around 70 guests. As part of a short ceremony, the ground- and corner-stones were set according to a traditional pattern on the north-east corner of the future building. The planner, architect Herbert Schrattenecker, and the staff-members of Bau-Mayr company installed the foundation in a precisely measured position.
Before the central-stone was laid, Dr. Wolfgang Schachinger - with the active support of his wife and children Dr. Valeria, Mag. Alexander and Jana - hides a bowl with symbols of success and health in the ground. At the end of the ceremony participants let raining petals and good wishes on the foundation.
July 17th, 2020
Digging the first spade for soma House of Health, Geboltskirchen/Austria