Narcissus bloom Retreat May 20-22d, 2022

Montreux Riviera

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
William Wordsworth

Welcome to 'Narcissus bloom ' Retreat.
May 20-22d, 2022- 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.

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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.

  • Nature focused workshop: Unleash your creativity through Nature‘ by Zizi from xixifloralprints.com

  • 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 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

  • Intimate experience: small group - max 8 participants

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Tea ceremony after Forest Bathing

about Nature focused Workshop 

With this very special workshop, you will unleash your creativity through nature. 

The time you will spend in nature during the hike led by Ruta you will find a moment to slow down, observe and see things from a different angle. You will pick flowers and leaves (what's available without disturbing nature) to use later at the workshop.

Zizi will share with you how to take the imprint of flowers and leaves on paper. After that, you will design and create your own unique botanical cards. This workshop is planned for 2 hours and will take place after the hike at the retreat place. 

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Walking, hiking and Nature Connection Practices
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ABOUT ZIZI

Inspired by the beauty of nature, Zizi captures the true essence of a flower or leaf on paper to bring joy, calm, and magic into a piece of artwork. She creates curated collections of floral and botanical art prints, cards, and stationery as well as offers workshops to learn how to print with natural materials. 

 

Her workshop participants almost always arrive apprehensively and leave fascinated with what they can actually create. They find Zizi's workshops inspiring, therapeutic and they feel connected to nature and to their inner-selves.  

 

To learn more about Zizi and her work you can visit:

https://www.xixifloralprints.com/ 

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immerse into incredible beauty of nature & get inspiration to create

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about retreat venue

You will stay in an authentic Swiss chalet/hotel 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.

This valley is reachable by public transport and it's 1h 50min drive from Geneva and 3h drive from Zurich.

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Narcissus fields- at the foot of the retreat location
Sunset directly from the retreat location
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Welcome to the gorgegous Montreux riviera......

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Enjoy local Alpine delights
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After Good Day in nature relax in the deluxe alpine room

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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!

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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). 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

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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.'

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Trinh, finance specialist from Switzerland

Price and booking policy:

Retreat dates: May 20 -22th, 2022

All rooms are for single use with either lake or mountain view. The rooms are normally for double use - but have been exclusively made available for a single use during the retreat. You can also book a room for 2- however you need to book it with your friend/partner.

This retreat is designed for a small group of people- max 8 participants.

Prices- All Included: 

Alpine Chic room with lake view (private room & bathroom) 1275 CHF (FULL)

Alpine Chic room with mountain view (private room & bathroom) 1090 CHF 

Alpine room with mountain view (shared bathroom) 890 CHF

Alpine Chic with lake view for 2 (you need to book together- with your friend or family member): 895CHF/person(FULL)

Alpine Chic with mountain view for 2 (you need to book together- with your friend or family member): 750 CHF/person

Alpine room with mountain view for 2  (shared bathroom) 650 CHF

To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid 1 month before retreat  (April 20th).

Cancellation policy:

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 and high quality Swiss Chalet - authentic spacious private room with private bathroom

  • 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

  • Train/funicular ticket to a nearby village during retreat

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

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