May 13-16th
‘Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.’
Hans Christian Andersen

In these special times, we need more than ever to take care of ourselves, find ways to relax, nourish our bodies, our minds and our souls. Nature is the most direct gateway to reconnect with yourself, get a deep feeling of well-being, open your senses, and at the same time, reinforce your immune system.


We welcome you in a typical Swiss chalet, surrounded by a pristine alpine environment. Come and enjoy the awakening of spring energy, while dipping into a hot tub after a full-day outside!


The specificity of our approach is to bring awareness in every step, celebrate your link to mother earth and explore your own creative nature.

Nature connection practices are pathways to returning to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring the outside environment- nature, one can reconnect with oneself.

By including yoga, meditation and breathing practices in this journey, we offer the opportunity to explore deeper and open the doors to self-compassion, kindness and love.

activities during retreat

  • Hiking (all levels)

  • Nature connection through forest and mountain therapy

  • Yoga (Hatha & Yin Yoga), meditation, relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

  • Chanting bowls concert

  • Creative experience

  • Local vegetarian food

  • Typical Sauna, hot tub

Nature Connection Practices

Forest Therapy is an art of connecting with nature with your senses.

It's a research based framework for supporting healing and wellbeing through immersion in forests and other natural environments.


Yoga Practice

The Yoga practice is open to all levels.  The morning class focuses on waking up the body, stimulating the harmonious flow of energy in the muscles, joints and organs. The evening class (Yoga Nidra or chanting bowls) is aimed at offering a deep and relaxing state of mind.


about retreat venue

You will stay in an authentic 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 keep watching it. This is what Swiss do when they do not feel like hiking :)

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.

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Private Wellness Area in our Retreat Place
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retreat facilitators

Ruta, nature therapy guide and Vanessa, yoga teacher, combine their unique experience and energies. They invite you to explore the infinite beauty of nature and reconnect with your true self. After excellent outcome and participants feedback, this will be already the 3d retreat that Ruta and Vanessa co-organise.

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Ruta, nature therapy  guide & outdoor coach
Vanessa, yoga teacher 

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. 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

About vanessa

Certified Yoga teacher, art-therapist and forest-bathing guide, Vanessa combines her multiple assets and professional experiences to accompany individual and groups on their path to self-awareness. After working over a decade in a corporate company, she set up her own business 12 years ago as a coach and art-therapist before integrating Yoga, breathing techniques and mindfulness into her approach.

Mother of 2, Vanessa has a multi-cultural background and is passionate about nature, art, people and exploring the wonders of the world via diverse means: hiking, kayaking, diving...

PRice And Conditions

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

Single rooms with private bathroom

1150 CHF – Superior room: 1250 CHF

To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before the 13th of April.

Cancellation policy: 2 weeks before non-refundable.


  • All activities during retreat

  • Carefully selected and prepared hiking routes in the local area

  • 3-night accommodation in a single room, with private bathroom, at the local Chalet

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 diners (at the Chalet) and 4 picnic-lunches (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies)

  • Mountain snacks, 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

'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.'

Erika, service worker

Looking forward to seeing you in May