welcome to 'WILD and FREE' Mountain retreat
August 22-26th, 2020 in the wilderness, switzerland
'With alpenstock and knapsack light,
I wander o'er hill and valley;
I climb the snow peak's flashing height,
And sleep in the sheltered chalet,-
Free in heart -happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
The city's dust I leave behind
For the keen, sweet air of the mountain,
The grassy path by the wild rose lined,
The gush of the living fountain,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
High above me snow clouds rise,
In the early morning gleaming;
And the patterned valley beneath me lies
Softly in sunshine dreaming,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.'
Alpine Song, W. Wiliams
Welcome to the Majestic Bernese Oberland
Are'nt you tired of a city noise and pollution?
The noise that does not even allow you to hear yourself anymore📱📢🚛🚗🏭🏢🧱
Would you like to immerse into Peace, Discovery and Exploration in one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Swiss Alps?
We have designed this Hiking retreat for you- who is looking for awe, coming back to nature, self-discovery, endless adventure and to test your ‘mountain mindset’🌲⛰️🌲
About 'Wild and Free' Nature Retreat
Designed for fit hikers and anyone who would like to discover mountain in a safe but wild environment. Every day we will hike for 6-7 hours with a stable pace, taking time for being, enjoy the views, practice mindfulness and eating outside. During 5 days we will hike, explore mountain lakes, glaciers, valleys and ourselves.
This retreat is for participants who have a strong physical shape and are not scared of heights. The terrain is not difficult but has some steep terrain and exposure therefore firm feet is a must. The participant need to be in a very good health and physical condition and being able to walk up to 10-15km/day with 1000m+ of elevation gain. Total km to walk during 5 days: 40-50km
Are you looking for exploration, adventure a self-immersion? Then this mountain retreat is for you.
We will stay in a magnificent and authentic Swiss mountain huts in the middle of the nature wilderness. Each cabin is different and authentic in its own way. There Awe reaches your soul for good.
A place where awe reaches your soul
Stay in authentic Swiss Mountain Cabins
It's not just a rock! Look closer and you will see mountain cabin there
Can't be more Swiss than this...
Enjoy sunset straight from the mountain cabin...your soul will thank you
We will start in Lauterbrunnen village and finish in Kandersteg. Have you ever dreamed of crossing the entire mountain range and end up in a completely different place vs where you have started? It’s time to get it done!
One of the glaciers that we will explore on the way..
What we will be doing during this mountain retreat?
• Hiking for participants with very good physical condition
• Nature Connection practices: nature and Forest Therapy practices (shinrin yoku)
• Sharing circles and neuro-coaching on reframing/mindset/emotions
• Free time for personal reflection/relaxation
• Intimate experience: this retreat is limited to 6 participants max
• Night Hiking and Milky Way Observation
• Cow bell concert 😊
Ready for a Swiss Therapy?- cow bell concert
Typical day during this retreat
07.00 am Morning exercise/mindfulness
07.30 am Breakfast
08.30 am Hike Start
09.30 am Break / snacks
10.30 am Hiking hiking and hiking
12.00 pm Lunch Outside
02.30 pm Arrival to mountain cabin
03.00 pm Time for Yourself
04.30 pm Coaching/relaxation
07.00 pm Diner
10.00 pm Star gazing
On the trail: hike, hike and hike again!
Price and Logistics details
What is included in the price
All meals during retreat (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, excl alcohol). All meals will be made in the mountain huts- mostly local and high quality products. We will, of course, taste the Swiss fondu during this retreat 😉
All activities during the retreat: hiking, exercise, nature therapy, coaching, yoga/pilates
Accommodation during retreat: in an authentic high-quality mountain cabin
What is not included in the price
Your flight or train tickets from home country to Switzerland;
Transportation to Lauterbrunnen (meeting point of the retreat)- possible advice/organisation of transportation for an extra fee
Alcoholic drinks during retreat ( not recommended anyway);
Possible extra nights in Geneva or Zurich before or after the retreat
Need to be in Lauterbrunnen by 11am on August 22d, 2020
We will finish retreat at 4-5pm on August, 26th in Kandersteg
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
There will be a departure from Geneva at 6.42am on August 22d- possibility to join for group departure.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the retreat.
The rest needs to be paid until May 15th.
50% is refundable until 1st June 2020. After this date- its non refundable.
What Be Outside Coaching nature retreat participants say?
'To be in nature means to experience everything: the sounds, plants, trees- to touch, to feel how everything is changing. It's amazing to see how much nature gives to us. We must experience this again and again. I am so happy that i found out about the Be Outside Coaching. What Ruta does in those Nature Retreats is amazing and i wish to everyone to experience it.'
Jurgita, teacher and school coordinator
'The best of human nature is revealed in the Nature'.
Be Outside Coaching
Ruta Mikulenaite has done her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the office but rather outside.This made her realize that she was missing something important in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time she spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the 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. Her last big adventure was in Kyrgyzstan in summer 2018 when she with other team members has climbed some alpine peaks which have never been climbed before- above 4000m. In 2017 she packed her mountain bag and went trekking alone in Himalaya, Nepal. In 2015 she made one of her dreams come true- she climbed Mont Blanc.
Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development.