Narcissus bloom Retreat May 17-20th, 2024
I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud
'I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.'
Meadow where Nature Connection practices will be taking place
Welcome to 'bloom ' Retreat.
May 17-20th, 2024- Montreux Riviera, SWITZERLAND
May is the month of bloom in the Alpine Meadows.
Swiss Alpine flowers in full bloom are one of the loveliest sights you can see in the Alps mountain range.
The best time to see the Alpine flowers of Switzerland is late spring to mid-summer, when bright blossoms will surround you in the meadows and high rocky ground of the mountains.
The Narcissus Bloom retreat welcomes you to the exceptional place of Montreux Riviera.
Wild narcissus bloom in May and transform the meadows above Montreux into immaculately white, perfumed landscapes. As soon as the snow melts, the leaves of the narcissi (narcissus radiiflorus) shoot out of the earth and unfold the energy stored in their bulbs to burst into bloom precociously.
This narcissi bloom is known since Belle Epoque as ‘May Snow’.
Perfumed, white, flower abundant trails invite us to admire the most beautiful meadows and breathtaking landscapes.
This retreat is exceptionally focusing on Nature: the astonishing outside world as well as your inner naturalness and your authentic Bloom.
While experiencing the abundant spring flower fields, the incredible mountain views, you will fully immerse into yourself.
Nature connection practices, such as hiking, forest therapy and natural mindfulness, are pathways allowing to return to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring the outside environment, you will rediscover and reconnect with our inner world.
activities during retreat
Nature connection practices: Forest/nature Therapy, connect with 5 senses, explore the 5 elements (Japanese Shinrin Yoku). And an exceptional opportunity to do this in the meadows of Narcissus
Mountain Therapy - a mindful way of hiking and connecting with your senses (Ruta is the only guide doing this in Switzerland)
Hiking ( all levels welcome): carefully selected trails with maximum views to Narcissus and Lake Leman
Natural Mindfulness: Guided Meditations in Nature
Creative experience: mandala drawing, land-art
Plant Forging and learning what you can eat from Nature
Yoga: different styles
Intimate experience: small group - max 12 participants
Tea ceremony after Forest Bathing
Walking, hiking and Nature Connection Practices
donata - retreat chef inspired by nature
Donata creates food with love & passion. She is a nature lover and gets her main inspiration to cook from the nature - using natural products. Aesthetics of food is part of her style and spoils multiple senses of the one who tastes her food.
immerse into incredible beauty of nature. AWE!
about retreat venue
You will stay in an authentic & private Swiss chalet located at 1100m 30min from Montreux. It's an authentic hide-away and only registered participants will get the details of the location.
The retreat place is surrounded by the forests, mountains, on a sunny day one can enjoy the views to lake Leman directly from it's terrace. Most of our hiking routes and nature activities will be reachable directly from the chalet.
Retreat location is accessible via public transport and it's 1h 50min drive from Geneva and 3h drive from Zurich.
Narcissus fields- at the foot of the retreat location
After Good Day in nature relax in a beautiful alpine room
Welcome to the gorgegous Montreux riviera......
retreat Creator & Leader
Ruta, qualified mountain leader, nature therapy guide and outdoor coach invites you to explore infinite beauty of nature to awaken and reconnect with your true self.
What a beautiful time to do this in the beginning spring while the alpine meadows are blooming!
Ruta lives in Montreux Riviera and will share with you the hidden germs of this region during retreat and for your extra travels before / after retreat.
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. 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). She has also recently become a certified Yin yoga instructor.
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
kotryna - meditation & yoga teacher
Kotryna, a certified yoga and meditation teacher, encourages and invites you to listen to yourself & follow your heart's guidance, cultivate self love and be your own best version on the yoga mat and off the mat. To explore your inner landscape Kotryna uses three yoga modalities: asana, breath (pranayama) and meditation. Kotryna loves teaching HATHA yoga with slow vinyasa style. She shows different variations and movements to make sure her classes are beginner friendly and also interesting for 'seasoned' practitioners.
Kotryna has a business background and came to yoga from the Swiss corporate world. Her analytic mindset threads nicely with yoga and meditation practices, therefore she loves sharing with her students WHY we do what we do on the mat and chooses science-based yoga approaches.
Kotryna lives in Villeneuve, a commune extending Swiss Montreux riviera, with her little family:
lovely husband and two amazing kids.
Discover more about Kotryna: https://www.samauyoga.ch/pages/about
Testimonial From Last Retreat
'Ruta is a fabulous guide and retreat host. She's friendly and super caring. She knows very well what she is doing, wants to provide and what to do. I enjoy doing hiking without worrying about which direction to take, when to take my train, and all the planning. I trust that everyone will have soul-opening and mind-boggling experience with Ruta if you let her kindly take your hands and lead you into the woods or over the hills.'
Trinh, finance specialist from Switzerland
Read More testimonials here: https://www.beoutsidecoaching.com/testimonials-1
Price and booking policy:
Retreat dates: May 17 -20th, 2024.
Prices- All Included:
Private Room Double Bed Private Bathroom 1,490 CHF / 1550 EUR (only 1 available)
Private Room Double Bed Shared Bathroom 1,390 CHF / 1440 EUR
Private Room Single bed Shared Bathroom 1,290 CHF / 1340 EUR
Shared Room for 2 single bed Shared Bathroom 890 CHF / 930 EUR ( 1 final available)
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid 1 month before retreat (April 17th).
2 weeks before retreat: non-refundable
1 month before retreat: 50% refundable
If retreat has to be cancelled due to any Force Majeure, 100% amount will be reimbursed
What is included in the price?
Accommodation in a local and high quality Swiss Chalet - private to our group
Morning & Yoga classes ( total approx 9 hours of yoga)
Facilitation & all activities included in the retreat program: meditation, hiking, coaching, forest bathing
All meals: breakfast, lunches, snacks and diner ( a la carte)
Carefully selected hiking paths with a maximum exposure to the Narcissus fields
What is not included in the price?
· Transportation to the retreat venue
· Personal travel to Switzerland & accident insurance
· Train ticket to nearby village