Narcisse's Therapy Retreat May 22-24th
Meadow where Nature Therapy will be taking place
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.'
Welcome to 'Narcissus Therapy ' Retreat.
May 22-24th, 2021 Caux- 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 Narcisse’s therapy retreat welcomes you to the exceptional place of Montreux Riviera.
Wild narcissi 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.
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( medium level): carefully selected trails with maximum views to Narcissus
Natural Mindfulness: Guided Meditations
Creative experience: mandala drawing, land-art
Sacred traditions practices: text reading, gratitude jar, sharing circles
Time for yourself
Intimate experience: small group - max 7 participants
Tea ceremony after Forest Bathing
Walking, hiking and Nature Connection Practices
Enjoy the 'Belle Epoque' Funicular Ride while going to one of the Narcissus sites
about retreat venue
You will stay in an authentic Swiss chalet/hotel located at 1100m in Caux village, above Montreux. The chalet 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.
This valley is reachable by public transport and it's 1h 50min drive from Geneva and 3h drive from Zurich.
The chalet/hotel and it's premises
Sunset directly from the chalet
Welcome to the gorgegous Montreux riviera......
Enjoy local Alpine delights
After Good Day in nature relax in alpine room
Ruta, 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 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. Her last big adventure was in Kyrgyzstan in summer 2018 when she with other team members has climbed some alpine peaks which have never been climbed before- above 4000m. In 2017 she packed her mountain bag and went trekking alone in Himalaya.
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
Testimonial From Last Retreat
'After 3 weeks I still close my eyes and find myself immersed in a powerful experience in nature leaded by Ruta.
I'm a nature lover and explorer yet the wonderful retreat had layers of experience that I did not expect. I would do this again any time, and I recommend anyone who would like to let themselves be guided both in the outside and inside for a little while, to join one of Ruta's retreats. I went there with the intention of simply do what I was told, without questioning or wondering why. I just did it and gave myself to it and it was really wonderful. Thank you Ruta, hope to see you again!''
Barbara, business owner and coach from Italy
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Price and booking policy:
Retreat dates: May 22 -24th, 2021
All rooms are for single use with either lake or mountain view. The rooms are normally for double use - but have been made exclusively available for a single use during the retreat.
Early Bird (until April 1st)
Alpine Chic with lake view 890 CHF
Alpine Chic with mountain view 815 CHF
Alpine room with shared bathroom (only 1) 745 CHF
Price after April 1st, 2021:
Alpine Chic with lake view 990 CHF
Alpine Chic with mountain view 915 CHF
Alpine room with shared bathroom (only 1) 845 CHF
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid 1 month before retreat (April 21st).
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 reimbursed
What is included in the price?
· Accommodation in a local Swiss Chalet (bed linen, private bathroom)
· Facilitation & all activities included in the retreat program: meditation, hiking, coaching, forest bathing
· Breakfast, lunches and snacks
· Train/funicular ticket to a nearby village during retreat
What is not included in the price?
· Diner on Saturday and Sunday nights
· Soft drinks during diner
· Alcohol during retreat (not recommended anyway)
· Transportation to the retreat venue
· Personal travel to Switzerland & accident insurance