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6 Days Bespoke Yoga Retreat in Switzerland

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Switzerland

Welcome to the exciting new year with Gymanda. Practice yoga and meditation, enjoy mountain walks, try skiing or snowboarding, or enjoy a husky experience in a beautiful surrounding of Swiss Alps. Get away from usual routine, feel healthy, invigorate, and learn how to set positive intentions for the year ahead. Start the new year with a new you. Go and grab your mat and join this retreat to start a new year 2017!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Special new year goal setting and visualizations
  • Group dinner and stargazing night
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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Accommodation

During the retreat, you will stay in a beautiful split level chalet (single and bunk beds) in Les Masses, Heremence, Switzerland. There is also a double on the mezzanine level with its own television and chill area, two bathrooms, and two loos. Cable or satellite television, washing machine, and fully fitted kitchen facilities are available.

The chalet

Live like a local in this quaint and remote village but please respect the family chalet, report any breakages, and leave it as clean and tidy as possible throughout your stay. The chalet is equipped the heating controls which is available downstairs. There is a television (local channels only) and free Wi-Fi available.

Ground floor

On this floor, there is a double or twin room by entrance, bathroom with shower, and toilet opposite. The hallway leading to open plan kitchen or lounge area. The floor is heated if required for yoga practice. There is also a lounge or dining area leading to three large balconies offering stunning views across three valleys.

Kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with electric oven, kettle and coffee percolator, raclette dish or set for six people, and small fridge with a small freezer. There is also an array of glasses, plates, bowels, cutlery, and cooking utensils which you can use during your stay.

First floor

On this floor, there is a double and triple room with shower room and toilet and open plan landing looking to the ground floor. There is a coat hanging facility to hang clothes, ski outfits, and other equipments upstairs.

Outside

Outside the triple room, there is a decked area which can be used for a hammock and there are three balconies from the lounge with lovely views over three valleys.

Basement

There is a sauna and washing machine in the basement which take CHF coins.

Gymanda Switzerland Yoga Retreat Program

This yoga retreats tighten your soft spots and soften your weak spots using a variety of personal training, yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques. Local activities will be offered or you can just chill on your own space in the villa or chalet. This is a relaxed retreat. You can come and go as you please and attend yoga as you wish.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Herbal tea gentle wake up
  • 08:00 Yoga practice to warm muscles and awaken the mind
  • 09:00 Energy filled breakfast prepared by yours truly
  • 10:00 Day on the mountain, ski lessons, and all excursions arranged for you
  • 17:00 Relax, afternoon tea, and holistic treatments
  • 18:30 Wholesome and detoxing evening meal
  • 20:00 Yoga and meditation to unwind and lengthen muscles
  • 22:30 Lights out

Instructors

Amanda York
YMCA Yoga Alliance UK (Yoga)
Amanda York is a personal trainer, yoga coach, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner, holistic health presenter, and writer operating in London. Recently, she won a bikini competition in the over-40 categories and have just completed a mindfulness diploma. Next, she will be studying relationship psychology. Her ultimate mission at Gymanda is to create a fun yet effective, holistic, and bespoke training program to help you develop optimum healthy habits for the rest of your life.

Retreat location

The yoga retreat will be held in Les Masses, a part of Verbier ski lift pass and ski area. The apartment is situated 300 meters above the entry point for the resort where there is an access to ski pass and ski lift system. Snow in January should be excellent. There is a local shop nearby for your basic needs and there are supermarkets in Heremence and Lees Collons.

Nearby places

  • Sion Airport (SIR), 22 kilometers
  • Sion train station, 18 kilometers

Food

During the retreat, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner. You will be also provided a daily wake up hot lemon, ginger water, or fresh water with lemon slice. Eggs, porridge, yoghurts, cereal, or breads will be the typical breakfast menus. For dinner, you may have low glycemic index grains, veggies, pulses, chicken, Swiss cheese, pizza, salad, or fish. Drinks such as herbal tea, lemon or ginger water, and fresh water will be provided in the chalet during your entire stay.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Brush up on French with the locals
  • Experience husky walks
  • Holistic service (one-on-one yoga, meditation, and mindfulness or relationship psychology)
  • Reading and relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Trip to the neighboring resorts for shopping, restaurants, and bars
  • Walking to explore surrounding areas
  • Watching movies

Spa treatments

At an additional cost, indulge yourself by taking a massage available on site or locally and sauna at the chalet.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 11 yoga classes
  • Daily green and black tea in the chalet
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Linen and cleaning charges
  • Orientation tour on first day
  • Return transfer on the last day to Sion

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Holistic services
  • Laundry
  • Lift passes
  • Lunches
  • One group dinner out
  • Optional activities
  • Optional treatments
  • Sauna CHF coins
  • Ski hire and lessons
  • Towels

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Please take the train to arrive at Sion train station. Transfer from and to this station is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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