9-11 october 2020 in the Swiss Alps bilingual retreat, retraite bilingue Français/English
The Best of Human Nature is revealed in Nature
This nature retreat is designed having in mind what the modern human being needs. Awe, presence, self-care, connection to nature and oneself. Autumn. Nature. Swiss Alps. 🍁🍂🌲 Would you like to be a part of this immersion and experience nature in a 'Natural open air painting gallery' where alive paintings are blowing your mind away? Designed for a small group of individuals to keep intimacy, authenticity and calm. Wake up in the authentic Swiss cabin in the middle of the forest, next to a wild mountain river. There Awe reaches your soul for good. This time of the year is known as the most beautiful one in the Alps, when nature turns into pure art.
By including yoga, meditation and breathing practices in this journey, we offer the opportunity to explore deeper and open the doors to self-compassion, kindness and love. By enjoying the daily practice and detox in a pristine alpine environment, you will learn to truly take care of yourself and expand the experience back home, nourishing the connection you’ve built. We accompany you in an in-out journey: go outside to connect with yourself and with nature, go inside (via yoga and breathing exercises) to unite with your true nature, thus enabling a much wider and more conscious connection with the world around you. The specificity of our approach is bringing awareness in every step, combining interrelated activities that give you a wider and deeper approach to who you are: increase body-awareness and self-care, love for the environment and self-love, celebrate your link to mother earth and explore your own creative nature.
The Yoga practice is open to all levels. The morning class focuses on waking up the body, stimulating the harmonious flow of energy in the muscles, joints and organs. The evening Yin Yoga class, by going deeper into the stretch, helps inner focus and settling the mind and the body in a quiet state.
Ruta, nature therapy guide and Vanessa, yoga teacher combined their unique experience and energies. They invite you to explore infinite beauty of nature to reconnect with your true self.
Activities during retreat:
Forest & Nature Therapy Walks (Shinrin Yoku)
Yoga and Mindfulness
Chanting bowls concert
Exploring 5 senses and inner-outer connection
Local high quality food
Intimate experience: small group - max 8 participants
Included, 3 days, 3 nightsPrice: Single Superior room Room with a private bathroom: 795 CHF - Double Superior room: 745 CHF
All activities during retreat: facilitation by professional forest therapy guide and coach as well as yoga and mindfulness teacher. Chanting bowls concert.
2 breakfast and 2 diner- local high quality swiss food from the valley
3 Lunch picnics during retreat (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies); mountain snacks, tea and coffee
All activities during the retreat Drinks during breakfast and lunch: coffee, tea, softs High Quality authentic Swiss Accommodation and setting Not included:
Transportation to and to from the retreat location (advice available upon request, reachable by Swiss public transport)
Travel, cancellation, personnal and health insurance
Alcohol and other drinks during dinner
Possible extra nights before or after the retreat
Location We will stay in an authentic Swiss houses- all rooms have been newly restaurated. The feel of time in a high quality setting. A feeling of mountains even when you are in your room.
Ruta did her first hike back in 2013- she then realised that the real life is not happening in the office but rather outside.This made her realise that she was missing an important connection in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time is spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the 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 others. Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development.
Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You.
Personal coach and certified Yoga teacher, Vanessa combines her multiple assets and professional experiences to accompany individual and groups on their path to self-awareness. After working over a decade in a corporate company, she set up her own business 12 years ago as a coach and art-therapist before integrating Yoga, breathing techniques and mindfulness into her approach. Vanessa, mother of 2, has a multi-cultural background, and is passionate about nature, art (sculpture, mosaic), people and exploring the wonders of the world via diverse means: hiking, kayaking, diving...
"The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.“ Khalil Gibran, The Prophet.