welcome to 'Mountain Mindset' Nature retreat
August 15-19th, 2020 Lauterbrunnen valley, switzerland
Since the Antique times, it has been recognized that a man is a miniature of the Nature. What exists in Nature, exists also in a Man, just to a smaller scale. In order to develop, create, evolve and be healthy a man needs to be connected to Nature.
However, in today’s modern society humans are being subjected to more and more pressure to perform and contribute to an ever-growing culture consumption. This kind of lifestyle creates a baseline of stress within our bodies that makes it very challenging to sustain mental and physiological health.
Nature connection practices, such as hiking, and forest therapy are pathways to returning to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring outside- nature, one also explores thyself and opens doors back to the a self-compassion, kindness and love.
The infinite beauty of Nature will show you your inner beauty.
This Nature retreat has been designed having in mind of what the modern human being is in need. Awe, presence, self-discovery and self-understanding, connection to nature and thyself.
Would you like to experience something unique? Get Outside and connect with your authentic self.
This retreat explores Nature as a key tool to balanced, joyful and peaceful pathway of life. Welcome to the endless magics of life!
Be outside. be authentic.be you.
Welcome to the Majestic Lauterbrunnen Valley
Activities during retreat:
Morning Yoga and Meditation
Hiking (suitable for beginners)
Swimming in natural alpine lakes
Free time for personal reflection/relaxation
Coaching on Mountain Mindset (useful tools even after the retreat based on neuroscience + possible preparation for your other mountain trips)
Hike in one of the most impressive valleys on this Planet
'Mountain Mindset' retreat details
Dates: August 15-19th . 4 nights, 5 days.
Place: Switzerland, authentic village in the mountains located in Lauterbrunnen Valley- one of the most spectacular places in Switzerland
Participants: Max 7 to keep the authenticity and intimacy
Who can participate in this retreat?
Designed for beginner hikers and anyone who would like to discover mountain in a very safe environment. It’s also an amazing opportunity for those who are interested in forest/nature therapy and are looking for intimate and authentic experience in nature.
This retreat has been created with lot’s of attention to detail for those who are looking for an authentic immersion, peace and quality. Furthermore, it’s an excellent way to discover Switzerland, possible to combine this trip with other travelling plans (expert advice available upon request:))
The participant need to be in a good health condition and being able to walk up to 7-10km/day with 300-500m of elevation gain.
Information about the venue
About Lauterbrunnen Valley
Lauterbrunnen lies in an impressive alpine valley between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland with 72 roaring waterfalls, including the Stabbach Falls, which plunge almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face. Lauterbrunnen is known for it’s secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns.
The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was hiking in this valley, and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit song over the waters’. Wow, what a place!
Rediscover nature with the 'open eyes' and heart
Discover some of the stunning waterfalls of the valley
About Mountain Chalet
Lauterbrunnen lies in an impressive alpine trough valley between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland with 72 roaring waterfalls, including the Stabbach Falls, which plunge almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face. Lauterbrunnen is known for it’s secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns.
The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the most famous being the Staubbach Falls. Plunging almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face, they are one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was hikinh in this valley, and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit song over the waters’.
Inside the chalet
One of the hiking places during retreat
Stay in authentic Swiss chalet full of comfort and suprises
Lazy to go hiking? Enjoy the incredible views directly from the chalet
One of the bedrooms in the chalet
A terrace of your wildest dreams- in the chalet
Inside the chalet
Price and Logistics details
Price per person:
Standard double room: 1200 CHF/person
Superior double room: 1350 CHF/person
All prices are per person.
What is included in the price:
- All meals during retreat (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, excl alcohol).
All meals are high quality and mostly local products, incl Swiss fondu
- All activities during the retreat: hiking, exercise, nature therapy, coaching, yoga, meditation
- Possible preparation on your other mountain trips/trekking
- Trips by local train to the nearby villages
- Accommodation during retreat: in an authentic high-quality mountain cabin with a stunning
view to the famous Lauterbrunnen waterfall
What is not included in the price:
-Your flight or train tickets from home country to Switzerland;
-Transportation to Lauterbrunnen (meeting point for the retreat)-
possible advice/organisation of transportation for an extra fee
-Alcoholic drinks during retreat ( not recommended anyway);
-Possible extra nights in Geneva before or after the retreat
Meeting point: in Wengen (village above Lauterbrunnen at 10am on August15th, 2020
We will finish retreat at 3-4pm on August, 19th
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the retreat.
The rest needs to be paid until July 15th.
50% is refundable until 1st June 2020. After this date- its non refundable.
What do our retreat participants say?
'I would like to thank Ruta for this opportunity to know myself better and even finding out again who I am. For a very long time i was standing like a wall and looking for excuses...during this retreat with the support of Be Outside Coaching i have discovered things that I would have never discovered by myself. Ruta supports you wholeheartedly and guides you in a way that you open your eyes fresh and start seeing things that you have never seen before. My 5 days with Ruta in the Swiss Alps have been unforgettable. Ruta gives more than one would think is possible. I am just so happy that i could participate in this journey of personal-discovery.'
Erika, worker in services
About RETREAT FACILITATORS
Ruta has done her first hike back in 2013- she then realised 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. She also enjoys time in a complete wilderness and often sleeps in the mountains alone underneath the stars.
Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Theraphy, USA). By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development.
'The best of human nature is revealed in the Nature'.
Be Outside Coaching
Christina Eggenschwiler is an experienced Yoga and Meditation Instructor. Also being a certified Outdoor Guide, she finds great value in reconnecting the outside nature with our true inner being, which ignites healing processes. Christina has experienced herself and with her clients, that Yoga, Meditation and nature are medicine for body, mind and soul. Her sessions are characterized by lightness, playful journeys of discovery and sensitive guided sequences, which lead to self-contained strength, vitality, calmness - and to a holistic well-being in life.
Christina has more than 14 years of experience in teaching. As a consultant for functional anatomy and physiology, she is involved in various Yoga teacher training courses in Switzerland and abroad. She gained the technical knowledge in her training as a yoga teacher at Yoga Medicine, at Anatomy Trains in Motion, in spiral dynamics and in various specializations (CAS sports and exercise therapy, Pilates, health promotion, injury prevention, pain therapy and more). As Lic. Phil. hum. Sports scientist, she has a thorough understanding of the body and mind in movement.