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                  Pays D'en haut- Gstaad Valley

May 6 - 8th, 2022
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This retreat is an invitation to take care of yourself, slow down, find ways to relax, nourish your body, mind and soul.

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!


This retreat will open doors for you to bring awareness in every step, celebrate your link to mother earth and explore your own 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 session

  • Creative experience

  • Local vegetarian food

  • Private Sauna and  hot tub with Mountain view

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.

During retreat we also apply this approach while hiking.

Experience the healing power of Forest Bathing

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.

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Yoga and Meditation practice

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 just watch the mountains.

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 the Retreat Venue
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Food during retreat

Food will be local and vegetarian. We opt for plant based cuisine as much as possible, applying local and creative touch.

The menu is always adapted according participants personal diet habits.


retreat creators- soulful leaders

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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

Sahara, yoga & meditation 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.

PRice And logistical details

Retreat will start on May 6th at noon with the welcome lunch and tea. Retreat will end on the 8th of May at 4pm.


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

Single rooms with private bathroom.

Standard private room with private bathroom: 990 CHF all included

Superior private room with private bathroom: 1,090 CHF all included

To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before the 15th of April.

Cancellation policy: 2 weeks before non-refundable.


  • 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 Chalet

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 diners (at the Chalet) and 3 lunches (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies)

  • Mountain snacks, tea and coffee

  • Drinks during meals: water, coffee, tea

  • Pick up service at the local train station

​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)

testimonials from previous retreats

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Trinh, finance specialist from Switzerland,
participant of Narcisses Bloom Retreat, May 2021

'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.'

Read More testimonials here:
Testimonials on Google: see - Google and then Be Outside Coaching


Looking forward to seeing you in May in the infinite beauty of nature

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

Previuos Retreat experience- watch below

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