Welcome to 'AWAKEN YOUR TRUE NATURE' Retreat.
APRIL 8-10th, 2022 Chateau D'OEX - GSTAAD VALLEY, SWITZERLAND
And just like that…Winter opened
cold bleary eyes to the newborn colors of spring.
After a long hibernation, in springtime nature in the mountains finally comes back to full life, the temperatures rise and the sun shines! The nature is slowly reawakening from the winter sleep and blooms in all colors.
Awaken your senses with meadows of alpine flowers, mountain streams full of water and chirping birds.
Awakening Nature and Wellbeing retreat has been created with an intention to offer what humans may need the most at the moment: realizing the true nature of one's Self, finding inner integrity, grounding within it and re-connecting to mother Earth.
Nature connection practices, such as hiking and forest therapy, are pathways allowing to return to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring the outside environment, we can reconnect with our inner world.
By including movement & yoga, meditation and breathing practices in this journey, we offer the opportunity to explore deeper realms of inner reality which will open the doors to self-compassion, kindness and love.
By enjoying these practices daily in a pristine alpine environment, true mental and physical detox will take place. You will learn to truly take care of yourself and expand the experience back home, nourishing the connection you’ve built.
3 experienced wellbeing professionals will take care you and invite you to create your own self-care habits.
'If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.'
Your Well-being package:
Nature connection and exploration: Forest/nature Therapy, connect with 5 senses, explore the 5 elements (Japanese Shinrin Yoku)
Hiking (all levels, suitable for beginners): waterfall, hike like locals
Discovery of spring flowers & mindful walks
Hatha Flow & Yin Yoga
Chanting bowls sessions
Carefully prepared vegetarian and plant based food by a private chef
Private Spa with Mountain view: sauna and outdoor jacuzzi
Intimate experience: small group - max 12 participants
Discover Nature connection practices & forest bathing
Immerse into local beauty of Nature
Connect with different elements & yourself
Go off-line and enjoy 'only your time'
Yoga and Meditation practice
Chanting bowls session
about retreat venue
You will stay in an authentic & private Swiss chalet located in a pristine and wild Chateau D'oex- Gstaad Valley, a place still full of traditions and original lifestyle. Chalet is surrounded by the mountains and forest of the gorgeous Pays d'Enhaut region.
This valley is reachable by public transport (gorgegous belle epoque train) and it's 1h 40min drive from Geneva and 2h 50min drive from Zurich.
On a day when you might not feel like hiking, you may just relax on a long comfy chair and watch the mountains.
Immerse into Swiss life while staying in this beautiful jewel chalet which has full comfort, the charm of 200 years and even a private SPA.
Retreat place- authentic 200 years chalet surrounded by Nature
Enjoy mountain views directly from the garden of the chalet
SPA area- sauna and heated jacuzzi
Private Relaxation Area
Rooms at the Chalet- enjoy mountain views directly from your room or even bed!
food during retreat
The food will be created by Debora- a private and experienced retreat chef.
Food will be vegetarian and plant based.
Feed your body with nourishing food
Develop a healthy relationship to food & eating
Learn to eat healthier and more balanced food
retreat facilitators- Soulful creators
Ruta, mountain leader,
nature therapy guide & outdoor coach
Christina, yogini ,meditation teacher
& outdoor guide
Debora, vegan chef and psychologist
Ruta Mikulenaite 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. Retreat participants often say that Ruta's passion for Nature is contagious.
Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). Ruta is also a qualified mountain leader by Association of Swiss Mountain Guides.
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.
Christina Eggenschwiler is an experienced Yoga and Meditation Instructor. Being a certified Outdoor Guide she finds true value in reconnecting the outside nature with our inner being, which helps ignite healing processes. Christina has experienced herself and with her clients, that Yoga, meditation and nature are medicine for body, mind and soul. Her yoga and meditation sessions are characterized by lightness, playful journeys of discovery and sensitive guided sequences, which lead to a self-contained strength, vitality and calmness. She is convinced that there are many healing effects in yoga, breathing practices and meditative exercises that are linked nature and that they lead to 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.
After her masters in psychology, Debora went on a multi-year journey to find out how else she could positively influence the mental and physical health. Nutrition and meditation in particular caught her attention.
In addition to her further education as a holistic nutrition and health consultant, she also integrates principles of Ayurveda and focuses on gut health. She loves helping people to eat healthier, more varied and more enjoyable.
Price and booking policy:
Retreat dates: April 8 -10th, 2022 and will start on the 8th at noon.
All rooms are for single use with a private bathroom.
Standard room: 990 CHF/ person
Superior room: 1,150 CHF /person (only 4 available)
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid 1 month before retreat (March 8th).
2 weeks before retreat: non-refundable
1 month before retreat: 50% refundable
If retreat has to be cancelled due to Pandemics, 100% amount will be reimbuirsed
What is included in the price?
Accommodation in a local Swiss Chalet (bed linen, cleaning, private bathroom)
Facilitation & all activities included in the retreat program: yoga, meditation, hiking, coaching, forest bathing- by experienced and professional well being specialists
All meals prepared by the private chef(breakfast, lunch/snack & dinner)
Pick up at the train station
What is not included in the price?
Soft drinks during diner
Alcohol during retreat (not recommended anyway)
Transportation to the retreat venue
Personal travel to Switzerland & accident insurance
Testimonial From Last Retreats Participants
'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.'