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3 Days Effortless Thinning Yoga Retreat Switzerland

  • Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Dorfstrasse 65, CH-6377 Seelisberg, Switzerland


Ayurveda and Yoga Switzerland

You are invited to visit Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum to join the "Effortless Thinning" program. The health center is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Swiss Alps where you will enjoy traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Your stay starts with an Ayurvedic health check-up. In addition to your massages and treatments some time remains for rest, outdoors activities, walking in nature, yoga, meditation, evening lecture, listening to Gandharva-Veda music, and many more.


  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Udvartana and Svedana treatments
  • 2 consultations with Ayurvedic doctor
  • Abhyanga and Shirodhara treatments
  • 6 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The rooms for guests are situated in the main building and the Vastu chalet. Both houses are connected by a hallway. The range of rooms covers basic rooms with a sink (WC and shower in the corridor) up to 3-room apartments with bathroom.

The main building

The health centre is located in the small hotel, Pilgerheim, now operating as a boarding house with emphasis on simplicity and conviviality. The guests appreciate the comfortable and family-like atmosphere, the peaceful environment.

The Pilgerheim offers some very nice rooms with a good view over the mountains and the lake to the east and south. On sunny days, balconies are the ideal spot to relax while enjoying the view.

The Vastu Chalet

The rooms in the Vastu Chalet - new building in the background, mountain side - are more quiet and exclusive. The meals are taken in the dining room, on a self-service basis. At lunch and dinner an Ayurvedic buffet, prepared mostly with organic ingredients, awaits you there.

In summer, take a tray and enjoy your lunch outside on our terrace, or at a table on the vast garden-terrace of the Sonnenberg: beautiful view of the Urnersee and its nautic activities, surrounded by magnificent mountains - some of them culminating at 3000 meters .

The health center is located in the small hotel, Pilgerheim, in the beautiful surroundings of the Swiss Alps. It is located 850 meters above sea level in the mountain village of Seelisberg. Enjoy the impressive panorama of the mountains and Lake Lucerne outside your window.

During your stay you can enjoy a quiet afternoon on the garden terrace, or take a stroll through the nearby woods. Below the house, on the shores of the lake, is the historic Rütli where the Helvetic Confederation was founded 720 years ago.

In the summer nothing compares to a boatride on one of Lake Lucerne's famous, nearly 100 year-old paddle steamers. The dock is comfortably reached using the Treib-Seelisberg cable car.

If you feel the pull of the mountains, a cable car brings you above the "Seeli", the little lake, to "Alp Weid" (1300 meters) where you may like to drink a tea from fresh mountains herbs. From Emmetten, the next village, a cable-car eases the way to the Niederbauen which offers a beautiful panorama at 1575 meters altitude.

You will be served 6 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals.

  • Enjoy the impressive panorama of the mountains and Lake Lucerne
  • Listen to Gandharva-Veda music
  • Relax on the garden terrace
  • Take a boat ride to Lake Lucerne's steamers
  • Take a cable car to the Alp Weid or Niederbauen
  • Visit the Rütli
  • Walk in the nature

The following treatments are included in the package:

  • Abhyanga
  • Shirodhara
  • Udvartana
  • Svedana

Treatment rooms

Treatment and consultation rooms are close to living rooms, in connecting buildings: you can access them without having to step outside. Most treatment rooms are located in the Vastu Chalet, behind the main building (the Pilgerheim). These rooms are special for their quality of silence.

Each treatment room has its own resting room and bath room, increasing the experience of comfort. The general atmosphere is very regenerating. Equipment is simple and functional. The pastel shades easily induce relaxation.

  • 1 Abhyanga session
  • 1 Shirodhara session
  • 2 consultations with Ayurvedic doctor (1 hour and 15 minutes in total)
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 2 Svedana sessions
  • 2 Udvartana session
  • 6 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
  • Dietary and life style recommendations
  • Pulse diagnosis


Once you have reached Seelisburg, you may ask Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum to pick you up.

Itinerary information

Arrival from Monday to Saturday. Treatments are offered 7 days a week. No consultation on Sunday.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Driving directions from Highway A2

  • On Highway A2, after Lucerne (Luzern) take direction Gotthard.
  • After 15 to 20 minutes drive, exit Beckenried-Emmetten-Seelisberg. Be careful to not miss the exit, the next one is 40 minutes further.
  • Go to Emmetten and continue up to Seelisberg (6 kilometers). The health center is the building immediately after "MERU", on the left side of the street. Parking is in front of Hotel Sonnenberg (MERU).

Arrival by airplane

  • Land at Zürich Airport (ZRH), then take the train to Lucerne. The train station is located in the airport, trains leaving for Lucerne every half-hour, duration about 1 hour 15 minutes; one train out of 2. Changing trains at Zürich main station (Zürich Haupt Bahnhof) is necessary.
  • From the Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, take the bus to the train station in Basel, then take the train to Luzern.

Arrival by ferry

From Luzern, beside the train station, take the boat to Treib. It takes about 2 hours but can be very nice in summer. From Treib, take a cable car to Seelisberg (10 minutes). From there, it is a 15 minutes walk up to the health center or take the postal bus (in general every hour). Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum could also pick you up.

Arrival by taxi

The journey from Lucerne to Seelisberg by taxi costs about 120 CHF and is about a 30-minute drive.

Arrival by train

  • Destination Stans via Lucerne (Luzern): Change in Lucerne. At Stans station, take the postal bus for Seelisberg (last about 40 minutes). In Seelisberg, make sure to get off at the Sonnenberg stop (the village is 6 kilometers long). The health centre is the next building just after "MERU".
  • Destination Brunnen: At least 15 minutes walk from the train station to reach the ferry station, short crossing of the lake on the ferry boat to Treib, then cable car to Seelisberg. From there, it is a 15-minute walk up to the health center or take a postal bus (in general every hour). Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum could also pick you up.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum an inquiry.

Seelisburg, Switzerland

Maharishi Ayurveda Gesundheitszentrum is a health center situated in the beautiful and magical Swiss Alps. They specialize in traditional Ayurvedic treatments.

from US$1,548

3 days / 2 nights


The vacation is available all year round with arrival from Monday to Saturday. Please select an arrival date below.

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