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.
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.
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.
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!
Allow yourself to relax completely and enjoy our private Spa: indoor sauna and outdoor jacuzzi with stunning mountain views.
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.
Fuel the body and mind with our local vegetarian delicious (2) breakfast, (3) lunch and (2) dinner, prepared by our in-house chef.
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.
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.
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.
Allow yourself to relax completely and enjoy our private Spa: indoor sauna and outdoor jacuzzi with stunning mountain views.
Transfers (details below)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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!
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