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AlPINE flower July 5-7th, 2024 

‘Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.’
Hans Christian Andersen
Mountain and Alpine flowers
View  from the Loetchental Valley with it's famous mountain- Bietchorn

Imagine taking one step further.

A step to explore the wonders of Nature in a pristine Alpine environment.

A step to travel through the vibrating sounds of wild rivers and streams.

A step to feel, relax and delve deeper into your body.

A step closer to self-care and self-knowledge.

A step to meet Ruta who will accompany you in this extraordinary journey to Nature and yourself.

 

I invite you to a 3-day unique experience, allowing you to enjoy, take the time and bring awareness in each and every step.

In a pristine Alpine environment, Switzerland.

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Alpine valley, nature, river
Some vitamin 'N' from the valley where we will hike

activities during 3 day Hiking & Mindfulness experience

  • Hiking (all levels) – discovering the wonders of the surrounding valleys

  • Deep Nature connection through forest and mountain therapy based on Japanese Shinrin Yoku

  • Discovering variety of Alpine Flowers that you have never seen before ( with a qualified Mountain Leader)

  • Opening-up to your creative expression

  • Time for yourself

Note: event will start at 11 am on July 5th and will end at 4pm on July 7th. 

Nature Connection Practices

Forest Therapy (japanese Shinrin Yoku) is an art of connecting with nature with your senses.

It's a research based framework for supporting healing and wellbeing through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Experience this practice in the forest and in the mountains.

alpine lake, tea cups, ready for gathering

Wild Flower Workshop Outside

As we walk, we will discover rare wild flowers on the way. This valley is known for it! You will find out medicinal benefits,

stories and interesting facts about them.

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Glacier Exploration

At we end of the valley we have a chance to touch the glacier and look for the precious crystals. What an experience!

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about the place where we will stay

Our basis is a pristine alpine village- we will stay in an authentic historical hotel which due to it's deco and natural surroundings feels like Home. And is more than 100 years old. The feel of time in a high quality setting. A feeling of mountains even when you are in your room.

Loetschental Valley is a resourceful place for human beings in search of inspiration, relaxation and communing with nature. Majestic summits seem to embrace the surrounding villages nestled in larch forests. Tumbling streams and tranquil lakes add the finishing touches to this idyllic décor. The village is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by majestic summits and with a panoramic view of the Löetschental Valley. The region is quickly and easily accessible but, at the same time, is also far from stress and noise.

We will stay in an authentic Swiss houses- all rooms have been newly restaurated and every participant will have it's own room and private bathroom. Hotel, with it's unique location and traditions is vibrating local culture- this is also reflected in the gastronomic delights of it's restaurant. This unique place is a hide away and you will receive full details about it once you register.

room to sleep
interior design, room
local house
Loetschental valley is still full of  authentic and local life
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food
Table, ready to eat

walking is a meditation, soaking in vitamin 'N'

people walking, hiking, nature, trees

experience Creator

woman, retreat leader

About Ruta

Ruta has done her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the indoor- office environment 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 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 the others.

Retreat participants often say that Ruta's passion for Nature is contagious.

Ruta is a professional mountain leader ( Association of Mountain Guides in Switzerland), 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. Be Outside Coaching delivers immersive and holistic Nature experiences in the different corners of pristine the Swiss Alps.

Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You

Ruta, mountain leader, nature therapy guide & coach
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your Inner BlooM

During those 3 days you will discover unique & astonishing variety of Alpine flowers. Loetschental Valley is known for its pristine Nature that is very rare to find anywhere else. Once you see such beauty in front of your eyes, you also start blooming.

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‘If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.’
Gautama Buddha
woman and alpine flowers

PRice, logistical details And Conditions

Includes accommodation (room with private bahtroom), food and retreat facilitation, accompanied by two highly-qualified professionals.

Standard room (single bed) private bathroom: 890  CHF

Shared room (2 twin beds) private bathroom: 790 CHF per person

Superior room (double big bed) private bathroom (only 2 available): 1,090 CHF

Retreat place: 3h from Zurich, 3h15min from Geneva, 2h from Sion.

To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before the 5th of June.

Cancellation policy: 2 weeks before non-refundable. 1 month before 50% refundable

Included

  • All activities during retreat

  • Carefully selected and prepared hiking routes in the local area

  • 2-night accommodation in a private room, with private bathroom, at the local high quality accommodation

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 diners and 2 picnic-lunches (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies)

  • Mountain snacks, tea and coffee

​Not included:

  • Transportation to and to from the retreat location (a WhatsApp group will be created to help getting organized, car-pooling etc…)

  • Insurance: travel and health.

  • Alcohol and other drinks during dinner

  • Possible extra nights before or after the retreat (possible to arrange)

Testimonial From previous outings

Alena, mother of 2 and business owner from Switzerland
woman in the mountains

'This year has been so hard and I have felt a terrible urge to escape my daily life, the uncertainty and the heavy routine. Joining Ruta's Autumn retreat was one of the best things that happened to me in 2020.

Ruta's carefully chosen location for the retreat was beyond what I could have imagined.. She is madly passionate about nature and outdoor living and she transmits this passion and to everyone around. I have discovered forest bathing, mindful hiking, participated in many activities I've never heard of before, I have let myself follow the rhythm and it was incredibly calming, nurturing and emotional experience.

I'm impressed with Ruta's facilitation skills too.

We were a group of 12 women with 12 different nationalities, cultures, backgrounds, personalities and expectations sharing this 3-day experience. Ruta managed all that diversity and strong emotions coming out with ease. She created an inclusive and safe environment for all of us to feel comfortable, heard and supported. Through many different activities, each of us could find a way to share (or not) that one was comfortable with. She managed to keep us motivated and outdoors even when the weather was difficult, during those 3 days we had sun, rain and even snow!!

The retreat was well planned, the sessions were well prepared with little surprises that went straight to the heart of each participant (I can't name as it would be a spoiler for next participants!)

I loved the place so much that I have prolonged my stay by an additional day and I'm already looking forward to next year!!'

Read More testimonials here or on Google ( tap Be Outside Coaching): 
https://www.beoutsidecoaching.com/testimonials-1

An experience that will stay with you as a painting..
 

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can't wait to see you in the mountains!

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