AlPINE ROSE July 2-4th, 2021
‘Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.’
Hans Christian Andersen
View from the Loetchental Valley with it's famous mountain- Bietchorn
We invite you to take one step.
A step to explore the wonders of Nature in a pristine Alpine environment.
A step to travel through the vibrating sounds of chanting bowls.
A step to feel, relax and delve deeper into your body.
A step closer to self-care and self-knowledge.
A step to meet with careful and attentive professionals that will accompany you in this extraordinary journey.
We invite you to a 4-day unique experience, allowing you to enjoy, take the time and bring awareness in each and every step. In a pristine Alpine environment, Switzerland.
Some vitamin 'N' from the valley where retreat will take place
activities during retreat
Hiking (all levels) – discovering the wonders of the surrounding valleys
Deep Nature connection through forest and mountain therapy (Japanese Shinrin Yoku)
Body movement via Hatha & Yin Yoga, and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) (all levels)
Chanting bowls concert
Opening-up to your creative expression
Time for yourself
Note: retreat will start at 10.30am on July 2d and will end at 4pm on July 4th. It's 3 Full Days.
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.
The Yoga practice is open to all levels. Morning class focuses on waking up the body, stimulating the harmonious flow of energy in the muscles, joints and organs. The evening class (Yoga Nidra or chanting bowls) is aimed at offering a deep and relaxing state of mind.
Chanting bowls reaching shamanic times and creative experiences invite you to dwell into the deepest parts of yourself.
We will also create an offering to mother Earth and involve into other creative experiences during this Retreat.
about retreat venue
Our retreat basis is Fafleralp village- we will stay in an authentic hotel which due to it's deco and natural surroundings feels like Home. The feel of time in a high quality setting. A feeling of mountains even when you are in your room.
Fafleralp 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.
Is this your room or a forest...?
Fafleralp- village full of authentic and local life
Culinary delights and setting of the restaurant where we will be eating during retreat
walking is a meditation, soaking in vitamin 'N'
Walking through green forest of larches
Ruta, nature therapy guide and Vanessa, yoga teacher, combine their unique experience and energies. They invite you to explore the infinite beauty of nature and reconnect with your true self. After excellent outcome and participants feedback, this will be already the 4th retreat that Ruta and Vanessa co-create.
Ruta, nature therapy guide & outdoor coach
Vanessa, yoga teacher
Ruta did 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.
Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). Ruta is currently studying to become a mountain guide in Switzerland.
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
Certified Yoga teacher, art-therapist and forest-bathing guide, Vanessa combines her multiple assets and professional experiences to accompany individual and groups on their path to self-awareness. After working over a decade in a corporate company, she set up her own business 12 years ago as a coach and art-therapist before integrating Yoga, breathing techniques and mindfulness into her approach.
Mother of 2, Vanessa has a multi-cultural background and is passionate about nature, art, people and exploring the wonders of the world via diverse means: hiking, kayaking, diving...
PRice And Conditions
Includes accommodation, food and retreat facilitation, accompanied by two highly-qualified professionals.
Single rooms with private bathroom
Early Bird (Until May 15th):
Standard room 950 CHF ; Superior room: 1150 CHF
Standard Price (after May 15th, 2021)
Standard room 1150 CHF ; Superior room: 1300 CHF
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before the 15th of June.
Cancellation policy: 1 month before non-refundable.
If retreat needs to be cancelled because of Covid, the 100% amount will be reimbursed to all participants.
All activities during retreat
Carefully selected and prepared hiking routes in the local area
3-night accommodation in a single room, with private bathroom, at the local high quality accomoation
3 breakfasts, 3 diners (at the Chalet) and 4 picnic-lunches (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies)
Mountain snacks, tea and coffee
Drinks during meals: water, coffee, tea
Transportation to and to from the retreat location (a WhatsApp group will be created to help getting organized, car-pooling etc…)
Insurance: travel, cancellation, liability and health…
Alcohol and other drinks during dinner
Possible extra nights before or after the retreat (possible to arrange)
Testimonial From Last Retreats
Alena, business owner from Switzerland
'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!!'