Soma - Ayurveda and traditional European medicine

soma - vitality medical & thermal spa

vitality medical & thermal spa
Maharishi AyurVeda and modern medicine - the best from East and West

"Making the incomplete complete,
providing refreshment to man,
let the rain descend from heaven, oh soma"

soma - vitality medical & thermal spa

Soma is a term from Vedic literature. It describes the natural law which raises individual intelligence to the level of its highest holistic development. Among the celestial bodies it is the moon that represents the cooling and nourishing qualities of Soma. As a mystical medicinal plant in the Himalayas, Soma also has medical relevance. Soma revives the fighter’s waning courage. It gives men the strength to live. It acts on one’s inner essence by enlightening and expanding the seeker’s inner eye which searches for truth. The effects of Soma strengthen the body, invigorate the heart and clarify the mind.


Soma - Ayurveda and traditional European medicine



Wolfgang Schachinger, M.D. & Valeria Schachinger, M.D.
Initiators of soma
Wolfgang Schachinger, M.D. & Valeria Schachinger, M.D.

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.

Wolfgang Schachinger, M.D.

  • Pionieer of AyurVeda in Europea
  • Medical director at „House of Health“ in Ried/Austria, a health care institution offering modern medicine and Maharishi AyurVeda.
  • Member of board, German AyurVeda Association (DGA - Deutschen Gesellschaft für AyurVeda)
  • Deputy director and instructor at Deutschen AyurVeda Akademie (German AyurVeda Academy)
  • Teaching AyurVeda to health professionals and general public all over Europe
  • Author of several books on AyurVeda
  • Since 1983 a general practitioner in Ried i. I., Upper Austria, with focus on AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine to optimize vitality

Valeria Schachinger, M.D.

  • General Practitioner, trained in hospitals in Austria and abroad (e.g. in Taiwan, Hamburg/Germany and Seychelles)
  • Trained as AyurVeda massage therapist
  • Postgraduate training in AyurVedic medicine with Deutschen AyurVeda Akademie
  • Postgraduate training and diploma in orthomolekular (functional) medicine with “Ärzteplattform”


The most important information about soma - house of health at a glance!
Soma - Ayurveda and traditional European medicine


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!

Location - the planned soma in Geboltskirchen

Transportation connections

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

Transportation Connections

Property size

4,3 hectares



“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.

Development plan

soma - House of Health

Physicians’ consulting rooms
Maharishi AyurVeda Therapy Unit
Thermal bath
5 guest rooms
Seminar rooms
Restaurant and shop

soma - House of Health

Investment amount

Phase I: about € 4 million, including start up-costs.


Construction progress

July, 28th, 2020: Laying the foundation-stone
July, 17th, 2020: Digging the first spade


Only complete knowledge can truly heal, only wholeness can merge the parts into one. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Soma - Ayurveda and traditional European medicine

Vastu construction architecture with biologically high quality materials

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.

Hospitality & cuisine

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.

Environmentally friendly energy ...

... 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.

Leisure time, sports, excursions …

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:

  • An El Dorado for golfers: In the Innviertel Region alone there are five 18-hole golf courses. The “Maria Theresia” Golf Club in Haag am Hausruck is only a five-minute walk from the soma health center
  • A dense network of bicycle and hiking trails
  • The Goruck Forest high rope course in Haag am Hausruck
  • The Geboltskirchen hiking trail
  • In the summer, small ponds invite visitors to a leisurely swim
  • Cross-country skiing opportunities in the winter
  • Summer toboggan run
  • Schmiding Zoo near Wels
  • Riders will find a varied, high-quality infrastructure nearby
  • Cultural jewels that are quick and easy to reach include the Salzburg Festival, the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, historical monasteries and castles, and the picturesque old towns of Schärding, Passau and Ried im Innkreis.


Soma - Ayurveda and traditional European medicine


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.

State-of-the art medicine from East and West

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:

  • Modern laboratory diagnostics
  • Classical European Spa therapy with local thermal water
  • Optimization of mainstream medical therapy
  • Supplementation of vital substances according to test results
  • Holistic regulating therapies from Maharishi AyurVeda and traditional European medicine

Therapeutic indications

To promote and restore vitality:

  • Preventive healthcare and treatment for
  • Imbalance of the autonomic nervous system
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system
  • Menopausal complaints
  • Disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract
  • Joint and spinal diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Skin disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Detoxification
  • Regeneration for burn-out syndrome

Optimization of health and 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.

Stress management and burn-out therapies

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.

Thermal spas

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.


soma - Ayurveda und moderne Medizin


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


January, 2021

Winter-break on the construction site.


December, 2020

From the first snow to the finished concrete work of the bed-plate.


November, 2020

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


Contact us
Soma - Ayurveda and traditional European medicine

soma GmbH (LLC)

Soma GmbH (LLC), c/o Wolfgang Schachinger M.D., Bahnhofstraße 19, 4910 Ried im Innkreis, AUSTRIA