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Escape yourself from your daily hectic life to the beautiful Switzerland! This retreat offers you wonderful experience: Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises. Andrea Pride and Sebastian Smolyn will guide and support you in practicing yoga twice a day. In addition, the picturesque and perfect retreat location will refresh your mind and relieve your stress. You will have a beautiful view of Lugano, along with the mountains and the lake.
Accommodation will be in double rooms with a private bathroom and most of them are with balcony. A small swimming pool and a terrace with panoramic view invite you to linger.
Hotel Panorama has 30 beds in cozy rooms. Most of the rooms are facilitated with bathrooms, toilet, balcony, and flat screen TV. The hotel also features a restaurant with panoramic terrace, pergola, and a kitchen with freshly prepared Ticino specialties and wines from the region.
Around the hotel, there is a small swimming pool with hydro-jet, lawn, and a fantastic view over the lake and Lugano. This is everything you need for a romantic Ticino holiday. Parking spaces and Wi-Fi are also provided by the hotel.
Hatha yoga is a part of yoga, which is probably best known in the western world. It consists of body-oriented exercises (body positions / asanas), breathing exercises (pranayamas), as well as exercises for deep relaxation.
You will have 5 yoga practices in the morning (2.5 hours each day) and 5 yoga practices in the evening (2 hours each day) during this retreat. You will be guided by two yoga teachers who will make individual challenges and support for you.
The yoga style will be Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. The yoga is practiced with vitalizing sequences where endurance and strength are strengthened and renewed with breathing exercises and meditations. The exercises will be constructed accordingly so that all participants can benefit from them.
Sebastian Smolyn was born in 1975 in Poland. Since 1998, he has been practicing Hatha yoga according to the method of B.K.S. Iyengar (Iyengar yoga) and Vinyasa yoga (Ashtanga yoga and Shadow yoga). His most significant yoga teachers were Shandor Remete (Natanaga Zhander), Claus Grzesch, Ali Dashti, Faeq Biria, Wilfrid Schichl, Sharon Gannon, and David Life. Sebastian has been teaching yoga since 2003 amongst others in Musikhochschule Zurich and Musikpark Mannheim (Pop Akademie).
Besides yoga, music has always been his great passion. He studied classical music in Luebeck, Weimar, Basel, Zurich, Winterthur, and Marseille. After several years of playing in numerous orchestras in Germany, France, and Switzerland, he focused on his own improvised / experimental music.
After studying comparative literature, Andrea Pride was involved in diverse activities including dramaturgy, press and public relations activities, Soufflage technique, and theater pedagogy. In 2007, she became a certified yoga teacher after finishing education in Hamburg from the Yoga Alliance. Since 2013, she teaches yoga classes in Paris at Faeq Biria. She was intoxicated by yoga flow, from the surf of the breath, the heat in the body, and the silence in the mind.
Hotel Panorama in Pugerna is located in an enchanting and quiet area, a typical Mediterranean landscape of Ticino, with a fantastic view of the entire gulf of Lugano and a wonderful area for walking.
You will be served daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner with Ticino specialities.
When you arrive in Arogno, take the road to Pugerna / Caprino. Do not go to Vissino.