End of the Year Self Care Retreat
December  10-12th, 2021 

,It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's a necessity.'

We are sorry, this retreat is

Fully Booked

Please check our February and March Retreat

MANDY HALE

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COVID-19 Rules

Every participant will have a private room with a bathroom, yoga room allows to keep at least 1m distance. Most of the activities will take place Outside.
If retreat has to be cancelled due to Pandemics, then the total amount will be reimbursed to the participants.

This end of the year, give yourself a true gift of self-care. By practicing yoga 2 times a day and walking outside, you will strengthen your body, meditation will empty your mind from the noise, and hustle of your every day life. Nature connection practices will ground & relax you and set a clear space in preparation for next year. You will slow down and re-learn how to take care of yourself in an authentic environment and will be taken care of wellbeing professionals. The exclusive end of the year program also will contain adventures on Glacier 3000. No worries if you are a beginner into this. All adventures will take place in a safe environment and you will be taken care by professional mountain leader.

We invite you to a 3-day unique experience in a kind and caring small community of human beings in an authentic and pristine Alpine environment.

Meet you at les Diablerets, Canton Vaud, Switzerland.

About the Venue

We have  privatized an entire Swiss Historic Hotel located in the heart of the Vaud Alps, near the Glacier 3000. It's an exceptional site built back in 1880s but well maintained and offers its guests a charm, cosines and style.  

Hotel has been referenced as the Most Beautiful Hotels in Switzerland, by Swiss Heritage, top of historic hotels by Europe Guide and even selected by Relais du Silence guide- just to mention a few. Each participant will be able to have its private room with a private bathroom.

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Hotel  Pillon in les Diablerets where traditions and style are still alive

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Dining Room, just like the rest of the hotel is exclusively booked for our End of The Year Retreat

Rooms...
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You will stay in one of the beautifully decorated rooms- all of them reserved for a single usé

activities during retreat

  • Winter hiking & mindful walking (easy level)

  • Outdoor/indoor Nature connection practices (based on Japanese Shinrin Yoku)

  • Body movement via Hatha & Restorative yoga, and deep relaxation (all levels)

  • Meditation

  • Chanting bowls 

  • EXCLUSIVE: walk on glacier 3000 & suspension bridge as well as dog sledding activity

  • Inner-purpose workshop

  • Pamper with private chef-  seasonal  and carefully selected healthy food- vegetarian and/or plant based

Nature Connection Practices

Forest Therapy (japanese Shinrin Yoku) is a sensorial experience and mindful way to connect with nature.

This research based framework supports healing and wellbeing through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Experience this practice in the forest and in the mountains.

Ruta is a certified Shinrin Yoku guide and will be inviting you to experience it Outside and Inside. 

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Yoga Practice

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 (Yin Yoga or restorative one) is aimed at offering a deep and relaxing state of mind.

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Chanting Bowls

Chanting bowls reaching shamanic times invite you to dwell into the deepest parts of yourself.

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Inner Purpose Workshop

In those shaky times its more than ever to tune in yourself to understand your inner purpose, your inner ,Why,? It does not matter – weather you are business owner, corporate worker, mom or artist- tuning into your inner Why is a powerful way of grounding, coming back to what matters to you and align your life to it.

A specially curated for this retreat neuro-science based workshop will allow you to realize your purpose and leave retreat having it clear and perhaps even with few actions in mind.

Winter hiking & mindful walking

Open your eyes, activate your ears, slow down your feet and walk. When you re-learn how to walk mindfully, you will never walk and see nature in the same way again. Be Outside Participants love this and share that this is life changing experience!

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Glacier 3000 Experience EXCLUSIVE

Glacier 3000, located at the highest point of the Vaudois and will leave you speechless with its stunning views and Nordic experience. We will take time to walk on the suspension bridge, on the glacier and depending on the conditions-Ice cave.  And, oh wow, we will have a chance to enjoy Dog sledding during our Adventure time on Glacier 3000.

This is a very safe environment suitable for beginners but gives you a feel that you are on another planet.

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You will walk on one of the most impressive hanging bridges in Europe

An Exceptional dog sledding Activity

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Food during Retreat

End of the year deserves pamper! This is why we will have a private chef who will cook  for us some deliciuos seasonal food. Vegetarian and/or plant based. Yes!

Glacier Fascination

Meet Coralie our Retreat chef 

Coralie Rognon holds a Master degree in Food Science and Nutrition and worked for several years developing healthy products for international food companies. 

Passionate about cooking since she was a child, she followed several courses to become a chef and she decided to focus on plant-based food to act for the planet.

Coralie was born in a tiny village in the mountains of French Jura. She is very sensitive to the beauty of nature and connects with it through hiking or skiing and through cooking.

For her cooking is a way of grounding in. She transforms, with lots of respect,  fresh and quality ingredients into delicious and healthy dishes.

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retreat facilitators

Ruta, mountain leader, nature therapy guide & coach and Sahara, yoga and meditation teacher, combine their unique experience and energies. They invite you to explore the infinite beauty of nature and reconnect with your true self. 

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Ruta, mountain leader, nature therapy guide & coach

About Ruta

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). 

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

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Sahara, yoga teacher 

About Sahara

Sahara is a 500h+ Yoga trained teacher.

She did her first 200h training in Norway, before she decided to go travel the world. She taught yoga wherever she could before landing in Costa Rica to do her 300h Hatha Vinyasa training.

Apart from Hatha and Vinyasa, Sahara also teaches Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yogastrology. Her love for yoga came from her background in Dance. While in school she felt like she needed a practice to balance out her training and yoga became her best friend. Over the years Yoga has taught her so much more than just the physical benefits of the practice. It’s showed her how to bring balance back into her life and live from a place of Peace. It has taught her how to reconnect to Nature and appreciate the ebb and flow of the seasons around her.

It showed her the power of unifying her love with the patience of the Earth. Now Sahara teaches Yoga and Meditation in Private settings, allowing each student to get the most out of the practice that are tailored to them. All she wants is to share with the world the Magic Yoga has taught her, hoping that her teaching will inspires someone like it has inspired her.

Logistics Details

Retreat will start on Friday, December at 11am.

Reaching the place: 3h 50min from Zurich and Basel, 2h from Geneva, 1h 45min from Sion, 1h 30min from Lausanne

PRice And Conditions

Includes accommodation, food and retreat facilitation, accompanied by two highly-qualified professionals.

Superior room with private bathroom: 1,250 CHF

Shared Room with private bathroom: 1,050 CHF per person

Couple's special package: 1,700 CHF

To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before November 31st.

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.

Included

  • All activities during retreat

  • Carefully selected and prepared hiking routes in the local area

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

  • 2 brunches, 2 diners and 3 snacks (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies)

  • Tea and coffee

  • Drinks during meals: water, coffee, tea

​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, 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

'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!!'

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Alena, business owner from Switzerland
Read More testimonials here or on Google business: 
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,In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks., John Muir
We can not wait to see you in December!
Ruta, Sahara and Coralie