13-16 May 2021 in the Swiss Alps bilingual retreat, retraite bilingue Français/English
The Best of Human Nature is revealed in Nature
In these special times, we need more than ever to take care of ourselves, find ways to relax, nourish our bodies, our minds and our souls. Nature is the most direct gateway to reconnect with yourself, get a deep feeling of well-being, open your senses, and at the same time, reinforce your immune system.
We welcome you in a typical Swiss chalet, surrounded by a pristine alpine environment. Come and enjoy the awakening of spring energy, while dipping into a hot tub after a full-day outside!
The specificity of our approach is to bring awareness in every step, celebrate your link to mother earth and explore your own creative nature.
Nature connection practices are pathways to returning to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring the outside environment- nature, one can reconnect with oneself. 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.
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 class (Yoga Nidra or chanting bowls) is aimed at offering a deep and relaxing state of mind.
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:
Hiking (all levels)
Nature connection through forest and mountain therapy
Includes accommodation, food and retreat facilitation, accompanied by two highly-qualified professionals. Single rooms with private bathroom 1250 CHF – Superior room: 1350 CHF Early bird (til end of March): 1150 CHF – Single superior room 1250CHF To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before the 10th of April. Cancellation policy: 1 month before non-refundable.
Included · All activities during retreat · Carefully selected and prepared hiking routes in the local area · 3-night accommodation in a single room, with private bathroom, at the local Chalet · 3 breakfasts, 3 diners (at the Chalet) and 4 picnic-lunches (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies) · Mountain snacks, tea and coffee · Drinks during meals: water, coffee, tea Not included: · Transportation to and to from the retreat location (a WhatsApp group will be created to help getting organized, car-pooling etc…) · Insurance: travel, cancellation, liability and health… · Alcohol and other drinks during dinner · Possible extra nights before or after the retreat (possible to arrange)
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 spent 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 others. Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). She is currently studying to become a professional mountain guide in Switzerland. By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development. ‘The best of human nature is revealed in Nature’
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.