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7 Days Spiritual Yoga Retreat Switzerland

  • Felsentor, Romiti, 6354 Vitznau, Lucerne, Switzerland


Magical Yoga Switzerland Retreat

Allow yourself a timeout in one of the most beautiful and magical spiritual centers in the world, in the heart of the Swiss mountains, with one of the most appreciated and competent yoga teachers of the time. The accommodation is fabulously embedded in the midst of the mountains with sensational views down to Lake Lucerne and across the alps rising up around you. The often changing light will capture you. It is a mystical and magical place indeed!


  • Yoga Nidra sessions
  • Asana and pranayama practices
  • Mudra, bandha, and meditation sessions
  • Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, or Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • Teachings based on philosophical aspects
  • Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay either in the beautiful zen temple, built in original Japanese style, where you can sleep in a dormitory on a futon and tatami, or in the newly renovated main building in a double or single room. These rooms have very high standard and state of the art.

From most of the rooms, you can enjoy superb views. The entire complex here was built with a lot of love, sensitivity, and visionary leadership. It is an excellent place to recuperate from the stresses and strains of daily life.

You will enjoy meals in the liberally built living room in the main building decorated with beautiful orchids and Japanese traditional paintings with superb views down to Lake Lucerne and the alps surrounding you. To dine in the midst of such magical nature will not only quicken your appetite but also stimulate your senses.

Yoga shala

The exquisite zen temple built with Californian cedar wood is the heart of the oasis. It was built with 100% natural materials. No chemicals, not even glue, were being used. You can even smell the essential oils of the wood.

To be able to practice yoga in such a natural environment and atmosphere is indeed a rare privilege and simply paradisiac. The extraordinary tranquility, power, and amenity makes it a perfect place to practice yoga.

In this retreat, you will have a 6-day course that is divided into 3.5 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon each day. There is 1 afternoon off available for you to relax. You will also have regular yoga practice in one of the following traditional yoga styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, or Vinyasa flow.

Pure Yoga with Bruno Dietziker will dedicate the practice to a correct approach working with asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, yoga Nidra, and meditation. Special attention will be paid to correct alignement according to anatomical and physiological principles.

Additionally, you will chant mantras and kirtans from the yoga and Tantra traditions. The teachings also include philosophical aspects, dealing with texts, such as the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, and the Gita.

What you will do

  • Experience yourself all new in your yoga practice completely detached from your daily routine at this extraordinary powerful place with unhindered splendid views to one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland and the majestic snow-capped mountains
  • Dive deep into yoga in such a fabulous environment, saturated with stillness and harmony, to experience deep inner peace
  • Breathe in fresh and invigorating mountain air
  • Be surrounded by mystical and pristine nature in the heart of Switzerland
  • Marvel at the mountain panorama that rises up in front of your eyes
  • Enjoy a sensational view down to one of the most beautiful lakes in the country and be enchanted by the dancing stars’ on the waters
  • Stock up healthy mountain sun
  • Be astonished by the local wildlife, perhaps even spotting deers
  • Treat yourself to delicious food

Typical daily routine

  • 06:30-07:00 Meditation
  • 07:15-10:15 Traditional Hatha, Iyengar, or Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice followed by yoga Nidra
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 16:00-18:00 Asana adjustments (detailed work in groups), pranayama, mantra-chanting, or philosophy
  • 18:30 Dinner

Felsentor is located in central Switzerland on Lake Lucerne on the Rigi at an altitude of 1,130 meters (3,707 feet) above sea level. Far from the bustle of everyday life, Felsentor is a 15 minute’s walk on a mountain path from the Rigi-Bahn station.

The much acclaimed, excellent, and versatile vegetarian dishes, lovingly prepared by Pure Yoga with Bruno Dietziker’s master cook Susanne and master pastry chef Stephen, will delight your palate. Meanwhile, their recipes have found expression in their own cookery book which you can bring home with you after the retreat if you wish.

At your leisure, you may hike on the lonesome mountain trail.

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Asana and pranayama practices
  • Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • Mudra, bandha, and meditation sessions
  • Nidra, Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, or Vinyasa yoga sessions

Driving directions from Vitznau

  • Take the motorway A4 and take the exit Küssnacht am Rigi.
  • From here follow the traffic signs for Weggis / Vitznau.
  • Follow this road along the lake until you arrive at Vitznau about 10 minutes later.
  • You can park your car here for 8 CHF per day.
  • From Vitznau, you take the Rigi-Bahn cogwheel train to the Felsentor.

Arrival by train

You can reach Felsentor by boat. Firstly, you have to take the train for the boat cruising:

  • Take the train to Lucerne.
  • Opposite the railway station is the landing stage for the boats cruising on Lake Lucerne.
  • Take the boat to Vitznau.
  • Just opposite the landing stage, you will find the Rigi-Bahn cogwheel train. Take this train to the Felsentor.

You can also reach Felsentor from Zurich and Lucerne:

  • From Zürich, you take the train to Rotkreuz. From here, the bus to Küssnacht am Rigi (be sure that it is Küssnacht am Rigi; there are other Küssnachts in Switzerland). From here, you take the bus to Vitznau.
  • From Lucerne, you take the train to Küssnacht am Rigi. From here you take the bus to Vitznau.
  • Just opposite the bus station, you will find the Rigi-Bahn cogwheel train. Take this train to the Felsentor.

Important information for the Rigi-Bahn cogwheel train ride from Vitznau to Felsentor:

  • The train only stops at Felsentor if there are passengers getting on or off. Therefore, be sure to inform the conductor or driver that you would like to get out at Felsentor.
  • People (without a Swiss-Halbtax-Abo) who are attending a multi-day course at Felsentor, the Rigi-Bahn offers a 50% reduction. Therefore, please mention when you purchase your ticket at Vitznau, that you will be attending a course at Felsentor. They will have a faxed list from Pure Yoga with Bruno Dietziker with the names of all course participants.
  • To receive the reduction, you must buy the ticket for the Rigi-Bahn at the Rigi-Bahn station in Vitznau.

For train, bus, and boat timetable, you can visit


  • Rigi-Bahn station - 15 minutes on foot
For information about the booking conditions, please send Pure Yoga with Bruno Dietziker an inquiry.


  • Review by A traveler

    "For some time now I have been receiving massage therapy from Bruno Dietziker. Having tried a number of practitioners over the last few years. I have found Bruno to be the one who has been of most help to me. He uses a combination of yogatherapy incorporating Traditional Thai-Massage. Coupled with this his use of Shiatsu or Acupressure techniques and Chiropractic manipulations have been extremely beneficial to me. Having experienced the combination of techniques used by Bruno I would not wish to change to another practitioner. He is the one who has been most useful to me and in whom I would have most confidence."

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  • Review by A traveler

    "“…it was the way you spoke in class (philosophy), your adjustments are amazing, your energy, the chanting/mantras, your voice, your playfulness. Your classes have everything that I ever wanted in one. I go to one teacher to get the philosophy and chanting, one teacher for the adjustments and creativity, another teacher for the energy. You have it all in one! I have never been to such a soulful ashtanga class as yours!”"

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  • Review by Elma from Switzerland

    "Bruno conducts the best yoga courses I have had anywhere. He has a great rhythm from start to finish and cover a very enjoyable and challenging range. I also find his guidance meticulous and very precise while his informative talks are very inspiring. I look forward to another Pure Yoga with Bruno Dietziker retreat."

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    "I am always coming back to Pure Yoga with Bruno Dietziker. No words needed."

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  • Review by Christian Braun from Bremerhaven, Germany

    "Right at the beginning of the workshop, Bruno had profoundly touched me in a unique way. Through his composed, relaxing, and highly inspirational manner to teach, Bruno was able to influence my thinking and the way I do things so positively. If one would not know better, one would think that Bruno is not from this planet. My way of conducting classes has changed a lot. My students noticed it as well and asked me what had happened over the weekend. I have been teaching in a much quieter and more conscious way and I am letting them feel my heart a lot more. I want to express my gratitude to Bruno for this wonderful experience and look forward to be meeting him soon again. I am very tempted to say Om namah brunaya."

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  • Review by Anne Marie from Ireland

    "The presentation given by Bruno was excellent. Bruno's individual style of teaching asanas was very effective with emphasis on holding positions for long periods allowing integration of mind / body / breath to happen naturally, thereby allowing one to experience a greater feeling of inner peace and harmony. I am so in touch with myself. The afternoon session incorporated a talk on the philosophy of yoga with reference to Patanjalis yoga sutras."

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  • Review by A traveler

    "The following hours working were amongst the most enjoyable and beneficial I have ever spent at any yoga seminar. I am a self-confessed seminar junky for the past 20 years. Bruno's posture work is a mixture of formal and fun work. I liked the effortless pace and the tiny adjustments for better stretch. I also love the specific directions for each individual and encourage each individual all the time to get the maximum benefit."

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  • Review by Franziska Haeller

    "You showed me the essence of yoga and taught me in a very deep going way. Thanks Bruno."

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  • Review by Brigitte Jauch

    "Bruno is the best teacher I've ever met. It's wonderful to practice yoga with Bruno."

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  • Review by A traveler

    "Eine wunderschöne und intensive Yogawoche in der Rhön liegt hinter mir. Danke Bruno"

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Arrival: Monday May 8, 2017
Departure: Sunday May 14, 2017

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