All Inclusive Weekend Retreat Holiday

Spring Nature and Yoga Retreat Holiday in the Swiss Alps

6-8 May 2022

Gstaad Valley, Switzerland

From 990CHF per person

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What awaits you on this holiday?

Take time to recharge and slow down in a magical mountain setting. Explore and connect to springtime nature that is slowly reawakening from the winter sleep and blooms in all colours. Enjoy delicious vegetarian food, hiking, forest walks, indoor yoga & meditation and the comfort of a beautiful authentic Swiss chalet.

This Awakening Nature and Wellbeing retreat has been created with an intention to offer you realising the true nature of your own Self, finding inner integrity, grounding within it and re-connecting to mother Earth. The retreat is open to all levels.

Forest Walks and Hiking

Awaken your senses with meadows of spring alpine flowers, mountain streams full of water and chirping birds.

Explore nature connection practices, such as hiking (beginner friendly) and forest therapy, allowing yourself to return to a basis of health and happiness.

While exploring the outside environment, we will reconnect with our inner world.

Indoor Yoga & Meditation

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced yogi, this program will help you to open the doors to self-compassion, kindness and love.

Discover your inner potential through movement and breathing practices such as Hatha Flow & Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Guided Meditations and Chanting bowls sessions, led by our qualified yoga & meditation instructor.

Cheese Fondue Campfire

On Saturday night we will take our dinner Outside (weather permitting). We will settle on the top of the mountain and have a traditional alpine cheese fondue at the sunset. This outdoor meal experience will allow us to explore being back to the raw beauty of Nature and ourselves!

Private Spa with Mountain Views

Allow yourself to relax completely and enjoy our private Spa: indoor sauna and outdoor jacuzzi with stunning mountain views.

What's Included

2 NIGHTS OF ACCOMMODATION

You will stay in a private single room with bathroom, in an authentic & private Swiss chalet located in a pristine and wild Chateau D'oex - Gstaad Valley, a place still full of traditions and original lifestyle.

ALL MEALS

Fuel the body and mind with our local vegetarian delicious (2) breakfast, (3) lunch and (2) dinner, prepared by our in-house chef.

YOGA & MEDITATION PROGRAMME

Begin your day with an indoor morning yoga class that focuses on waking up the body, stimulating the harmonious flow of energy in the muscles, joints and organs. The evening class of Yoga Nidra or chanting bowls offers a restorative and relaxing state of mind. Yoga equipment is provided.

GUIDED HIKES & WALKS

Enjoy the mountains and get back to nature as you explore the valley and forests of the Swiss Alps together with a certified mountain guide.

PICK UP SERVICE*

There is a free optional pick up service from the local train station, called Château-d’Œx, to the accommodation. The pick up time is flexible, and must be booked in advance with a retreat organiser.

SPA ACCESS

Allow yourself to relax completely and enjoy our private Spa: indoor sauna and outdoor jacuzzi with stunning mountain views.

What's Not Included

Transfers (details below)

Travel Insurance

Personal Expenses

How to get here

From Geneva / Zurich

The chalet is in 1h 40min drive distance from Geneva and 2h 50min drive distance from Zurich.

If you travel by car, you can find the chalet by GPS / Waze. Rte de la Frasse 57, 1660 Château-d’Œx, Switzerland. There is parking outside.

Exclusively for our guests, there is a free optional pick up service from the local train station, called Château-d’Œx, to the accommodation. The pick up time is flexible on the arrival day, and must be booked in advance with a retreat organiser.

The Chalet

You will stay in an authentic & private Swiss chalet located in a pristine and wild Chateau D'oex- Gstaad Valley, a place still full of traditions and original lifestyle. Chalet is surrounded by the mountains and forest of the gorgeous Pays d'Enhaut region. This valley is reachable by public transport (gorgeous belle epoque train) and it's 1h 40min drive from Geneva and 2h 50min drive from Zurich.

On a day when you might not feel like hiking, you may just relax on a long comfy chair and watch the mountains. Immerse into Swiss life while staying in this beautiful jewel chalet which has full comfort, the charm of 200 years and even a private SPA.

The Leader

Ruta

Ruta Mikulenaite did her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the indoor- office environment but rather outside.

This made her realize that she was missing something important in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time she spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the forests, parks and other natural places. She has become hiking ‚guru‘ and is now passionate to share the most beautiful places in the Swiss Alps with the others. Retreat participants often say that Ruta's passion for Nature is contagious.

Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). Ruta is also a qualified mountain leader by Association of Swiss Mountain Guides.

By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development. Be Outside Coaching delivers immersive and holistic Nature experiences in the different corners of pristine the Swiss Alps.

Yoga Teacher

Sahara

Sahara is a 500h+ Yoga trained teacher.

She did her first 200h training in Norway, before she decided to go travel the world. She taught yoga wherever she could before landing in Costa Rica to do her 300h Hatha Vinyasa training.

Apart from Hatha and Vinyasa, Sahara also teaches Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yogastrology. Her love for yoga came from her background in Dance. While in school she felt like she needed a practice to balance out her training and yoga became her best friend. Over the years Yoga has taught her so much more than just the physical benefits of the practice. It’s showed her how to bring balance back into her life and live from a place of Peace. It has taught her how to reconnect to Nature and appreciate the ebb and flow of the seasons around her.

It showed her the power of unifying her love with the patience of the Earth. Now Sahara teaches Yoga and Meditation in Private settings, allowing each student to get the most out of the practice that are tailored to them. All she wants is to share with the world the Magic Yoga has taught her, hoping that her teaching will inspires someone like it has inspired her.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Our guided walks are combining beginner and moderate levels: some hiking experience is preferable although not essential. The hike includes easy to moderate climbs and descents, and requires the hiker to have a basic level of fitness and wear comfortable waterproof boots and clothes.

Absolutely! During this retreat you will be introduced to morning yoga and evening meditation sessions that are suitable for all levels, including beginners. We recommend you consult with us before booking if you are pregnant, have an injury, are recovering from a disease or have a heart or blood pressure condition, or mental health issues.

The yoga classes and guided hikes will be led in English.

During this retreat, the chalet will host a maximum of 14 guests, which ensures everyone experiences the space they need to relax.

The chalet is fully equipped with towels, toiletries and yoga mats, we also provide snowshoes and poles. Bring comfortable clothing for on and off the yoga mat.
For outdoors we'll suggest bringing breathable warm inner layers, waterproof outer layers, waterproof hiking boots and hiking socks, a reusable water bottle, a small/medium-sized rucksack to pack your personal items, a hat, high-factor sunscreen and sunglasses.
Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit to enjoy the hot tub.

You can expect healthy, nourishing and tasty vegetarian meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be packed full of natural, fresh local ingredients as much as possible. If you have any allergy please notify the organiser while booking the holiday.

Most of our guests are solo travellers and we highly recommend it for many reasons. It’s a great opportunity to create sacred space for yourself, to take a break from daily responsibilities, to make new friends, to gain a fresh perspective and even get to know yourself better. Typically our guests range in age between 25-65 and many are excited to be travelling by themselves for the first time.

All clients need to be adequately insured for all activities they are taking part in. Insurance must include repatriation and details should be provided at the beginning of each trip.

All European clients should obtain a European Health insurance card (EHIC), however, this is not a substitute for travel insurance.

To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before the 15th of April.
Cancellation policy: 2 weeks before non-refundable.

Ready To Book?

Please Note...

This Retreat is organised by Be Outside Coaching.

Your enquiry will be sent directly to the organiser.

Yoga in the Alps is not responsible for any of the events presented on the website.

Thank you for understanding and enjoy your Retreat!

Read Terms & Conditions

    Standard private room: 990 CHF / personSuperior private room: 1,090 CHF / person

    Terms & Conditions

    Terms and Conditions (updated Jan 2019) – All trips are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions (hereinafter T&Cs). 

    1. Insurance

    All clients need to be adequately insured for all activities they are taking part in.

    All European clients should obtain a European Health insurance card (EHIC), however, this is not a substitute for travel insurance.

    2. Health and fitness

    Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. In order to assist with this, all trips are graded and we welcome the opportunity to discuss trip details/answer questions in advance of your reservation. Trip members must be in sufficiently good health to undertake the trip, and if unsure seek medical advice in advance. For your own safety, you need to inform us of any medical conditions in advance or at the start of the trip. Trip members are also required to bring adequate clothing/equipment as advised in the pre-departure information.

    3. Dietary Requirements

    We endeavor to work with clients and accommodate their dietary requirements. We fully encourage you to contact us in advance to discuss your requirements then we have every opportunity to explore options thereafter.

    4. Cancellations and Fee Schedule Per Person

    up to 60 days before arrival – full refund, minus booking fee of €250
    up to 30 days before arrival – 50% refund of cost.
    up to 14 days before arrival – 20% refund of cost.
    less than 14 days before arrival or no-show – no refund.

    Fees are calculated from the date we receive written cancellation notice which can be via email. If clients are unable to access email and cancel over the phone we will confirm in writing the cancellation.

    If you cancel 60 days or more prior to departure, it may be possible to transfer to another trip without occurring any fees. Please discuss this with us in the first instance.

    With specific departures, there may be an increase in cancellation fee if the accommodation provider T & Cs mean we are liable for payment.

    5. Complaints

    If you have a complaint, please contact us as soon as possible, in the first instance your leader is often your obvious point of contact. This ensures we have every opportunity to explores solutions to the problem(s) arising and we will do all we reasonably can to resolve the complaint. You must tell us within 4 weeks after your holiday of any complaints that you feel have not been dealt with properly.

    6. Alterations By Us

    We will tell you as soon as reasonably possible if we must make any alteration to your holiday. Most alterations are minor, but very occasionally we might have to make a major alteration. A major alteration is a change of location or to a lower standard of accommodation for a substantial part of your holiday, a change in start/finish dates or necessary price rise in your holiday caused by rises in costs (e.g. exchange rates, internal transport etc). You may then choose as follows:

    • To accept these alterations
    • To withdraw from the holiday, in which case we will repay all monies paid to us including your deposit and this is the sum of our liability to you
    • To accept an alternative holiday that we may propose to you, in which case if the proposed holiday is a lower price we will pay you the difference and if it is a higher price we may ask for the difference.

    You must inform us of your choice as soon as possible after we contact you.

    7. Your Responsibility

    Mountain holidays by their very nature are adventurous, with a certain level of risk is undertaken. Individuals need to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner at all times; responding to advice, guidance, and instruction that may be given by the group leader / experienced professional and take all reasonable actions to eliminate accidents or injury.

    8. Our Responsibilities

    We will take all reasonable care to ensure that the information we give to you is accurate, including on our website, in your schedule and information pack. We will do all that we can to provide the service as described in the information we give to you. We are not liable if any failure is:

    • Attributable to anyone other than us
    • Attributable to a third party unconnected to us, and unforeseeable or unavoidable
    • Due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and could not have been avoided even if all due care had been taken
    • Due to an event which even with all due care we could not foresee or forestall

    9. Cancellation By Us

    Yoga In The Alps reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistics problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all land payments received shall relate Yoga In The Alps from any further liability.

    Yoga In The Alps must normally make substantial payments to its suppliers far in advance of the scheduled trip departure date. If a trip is canceled due to force majeure; (acts of God, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding etc), Yoga In The Alps will promptly refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible. However, Yoga In The Alps does not guarantee recovery of any or all of the advance payments made.

    10. Additional Costs

    Yoga In The Alps shall not be liable for (a) expenses such as additional nights and meals not specified in the individual trip itineraries, but which may required to get to from a trip start or end; expenses due to the delay of a trip for any reason (e.g. bad weather, trails conditions, land slides, flooding, sickness etc); (c) expenses occurred in recovering lost luggage by airlines, belongings left behind on a trip or in shipping purchases or other goods home from abroad; (d) visa and other incidental costs.

    Yoga In The Alps reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any trips, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes without payment.

    This was the perfect break - refreshing, relaxing and recharging!!! Everything was perfect from organisation and logistics point of view, Jackie was a wonderful yoga teacher and so willing to share additional perspective and learning, the lodgings and food were outstanding and Polly and Reuben were the perfect hosts. Thanks a lot and see you next year!

    Ruth, 3-7 Aug 2018

    We had a really great experience with Yoga in the Alps. I convinced my husband to join me for a 5-day yoga retreat. Polly & Reuben put all their heart and soul into this retreat and did it amazing. Daily yoga, walking meditation and more. The chalet was very cosy and the nature around went perfectly well with yoga experience. Estelle, has lovingly cooked us balanced, varied and delicious meals. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the different cultures from all over were very inspiring. We can fully recommend this yoga retreat to anyone who’s looking for active relaxation and a mindful time out.

    Susanne, 12-17 July 2018

    Fantastic journey I had with fantastic people, amazing nature and professional teacher️! Thanks to high level of yoga classes I went deeper into the practice, refreshed my mind, found the balance in my thoughts, emotions and body. It was a perfect time to take a moment just for myself, reuniting with nature and community. Polly & Reuben are organising the retreat perfectly, thinking about every small detail so just choose your retreat and let it happen. Waiting for the schedule of your next retreats for next year...

    Alena, 19-23 July 2018

    Thank you so much Polly and Reuben for this incredible week. We had excellent yoga classes, thanks to Julia, excellent food and comfortable room in a really nice “maison suisse”. We spent the week, practicing yoga, relaxing, walking in the Alps and enjoying the present moment. I strongly recommend this yoga retreat!!!!!

    Sonia, 17-21 Aug 2018

    Polly & Reuben are fantastic hosts! This was my first Yoga Retreat ever so I was rather anxious about how it would all turn out. However, my expectations were greatly exceeded! The organisation was excellent - we were picked up from Geneva Airport. The schedule worked out really nicely with yoga mostly practiced outdoors so we got to enjoy the beautiful French Alps air and views! The atmosphere that was created was also so conducive for relaxation. New friendships were made here and that’s so wonderful to be connecting with so many people from different walks of life. I had a really wonderful time and highly recommend this retreat!

    Lester, 19-23 July 2018

    Cette retraite a Morillon a été très bien organisée, du début a la fin, aucune fausse note....
    Accueil chaleureux, hébergement plus que confortable, cuisine excellente, cours de yoga impeccables.... Pendant 5 jours, « nothing to do, nowhere to go »! On revient plein d’energie positive, comme après un voyage.

    Isabelle, 17-21 Aug 2018

    I loved the thoughtful, unpretentious, generous, and self-loving approach to a yoga retreat. Every detail was considered and the entire experience was lovely. I look forward to attending another retreat in the future.

    Christy, 27-31 July 2018

    This summer I had the privilege to spend an amazing few days in Morzine attending one of the yoga retreats Polly and Ruben hosted. I had the most amazing time from the first moment till the very last. Polly and Ruben made sure we had the most relaxing and fulfilling experience ever. I can't wait to visit again.

    Eszter, 27-31 July 2018

    This was the perfect getaway! Very well balanced between relaxing and active experiences. Loved everything! The yoga classes, the place, the food, and the wonderful group gathered from around the world. Polly and Ruben made it so beautiful and inspiring, they truly deliver the experience you see in the pictures. Hope to book again next summer.

    Bat Chen, 19-23 July 2018

    Organisation parfaite, prof de yoga de grande qualité, une nature à couper le souffle... de beaux moments privilégiés que je vous recommande vivement!! Merci encore Polly pour cette expérience magique.

    Marine, 3-7 Aug 2018

    The best yoga retreat I’ve ever been to!!! A magical combination of yoga with the amazing teacher Jackie, the breathtaking French Alps and the awesome hosts Polly and Reuben. Looking forward for the next year retreat!

    Dina, 19-23 July 2018

    Loved everything about this retreat! Had wonderful days in a diverse international group. Estelle, the owner of the chalet we stayed in, made spectacular meals. Nice balanced yoga classes from a professional teacher. And the mountains...

    Marte, 7-11 Aug 2018

    Tout était parfait.
    Le yoga, les actuvités, le temps de repos, le chalet, la nourriture, l’atmosphère du groupe...

    Sophie, 3-7 Aug 2018

    What an experience, this was really a inspirational trip! The organisation and attention to detail was fantastic,
    combination of Yoga, Trekking and Food was spot on. I was challenged just enough, never hungry and always relaxed. Extended expectations and I can not wait for next year to do it all again!

    Danielle, 7-11 Aug 2018

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