Imagine yourself spending time in the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Switzerland - discovering secluded and pristine nature. Disconnecting to Reconnecting. Allowing yourself to truly thrive by moving your body with yoga and on hikes. Finding calmness and clarity in your mind through meditation.
Picture yourself bathing in the forest, foraging mountain flowers, bathing in a picturesque and refreshing mountain lake and finding deep relaxation. Feel yourself being inspired and blooming from the inside. Treat yourself with care, eat healthy & natural meals all the whilst staying in beautifully renovated former barns where history meets comfort.
And see yourself meeting like-minded women and entering into a community where you can be yourself and where you feel supported to THRIVE.
Alpine Meadows next to our Mountain Chalet
This retreat is for you if.....
you work a lot and are are looking for an experience that helps you relax & thrive again
you are very driven and have very high standards for yourself, but you are starting to feel burned out
you always have a very busy calendar and are always trying to please everyone’s need, but you rarely find time for yourself
you are looking forward to discover Swiss Alps in a most authentic way and love being in secluded & exclusive places
YOU ARE READY TO STEP INTO A THRIVING VERSION OF YOURSELF
what you will experience
Forest bathing and nature connection practices
Swimming in the mountain lakes
Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and hikes are suitable for all levels, especially good for those who are beginners and want to discover Switzerland in a most authentic way
Nature Connection Practices
Nature is the best healer. Nature never judges. Nature accepts you the way you are. Through nature immersion practices you get to come home to yourself and nature. Come home - and thrive.
During retreat you will get to know
Forest Therapy (japanese Shinrin Yoku). It 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. Experience this practice in the forest and in the mountains.
You will also practice an EcoNidra- a way to relax in Nature.
Yoga & Meditation Practices
Yoga is union and connection. Yoga allows you to connect to yourself on all levels, to let experiences and emotions flow through you and find freedom within.
We will practice energizing pranayama (breathing) exercises in the morning and will tone our bodies in Vinyasa flows. In the evening you will get to relax - through Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra you will learn to soften into your body & life and find peace in any situation. You will experience the power of breath, the power of movement and the power of using your mind to create what you want - and thrive.
Every yoga experience level is welcome. Yoga is not about how flexible or advanced you are - it is about your experience and finding connection to your body and yourself.
A retreat is always a co-creation. You can bring the whole of yourself and your life to this retreat and connect to like-minded women on this journey.
Together we will celebrate you & life.
We will dance, laugh and share real life together. We will chant & sing. Everything is welcome and ok in this space of full acceptance, because with accpetance comes space - space to thrive.
You will walk away...
feeling inspired & lit up
with a refreshed body & mind and a strong vision forward
filled up with memories of nature and sharing this journey with like-minded women
with a newly gained thrive to take care of yourself and go for what you really want in life
with concrete tools of wellbeing from yoga & nature that help you reconnect, re-energize & thrive
Your experience guides
RUTA - Outdoor & Forest Therapy
Guide, Neuro-Science Coach
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
donata - retreat chef inspired by nature
Donata creates food with love & passion. She is a nature lover and gets her main inspiration to cook from the nature - using natural products. Aesthetics of food is part of her style and spoils multiple senses of the one who tastes her food.
Eat Nature. Be Nature.
You will eat healthy & natural food prepared by Donata. Allow your body to energize with seasonal & local goodness. Find joy in eating the rainbow on your plate and feel yourself becoming more grounded and feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Your Home during the 5 days
Anako Lodge - a unique place where history meets comfort
ANAKO LODGE consists of different 400 years old mountain huts that have been beautifully renovated on the inside allowing you all the comfort that helps you settle in and feel at home immediately. On the outside of the barns the historical look has been preserved.
Your home is a secluded & magical place in the middle of nature and with beautiful 360 views on the surrounding mountains. The lodge will be completely private for our group. To relax you can sip a coffee, lose yourself in a good book or immerse yourself in the warmth of the hotpot.
Val d’Hérens - an off the beaten track valley
Discover stunning valleys, pristine mountain flora & fauna and blue mountain lakes. Immerse yourself in nature and find space, so much space to relax & just be.
Ruta will show you hidden gems & corners of the valley and take you on the favorite trails of the locals.
Wild & Authentic Val d’Hérens Valley
Logistics & Price
4 nights in a unique location and modern mountain chalets
natural & healthy food freshly prepared by a private chef (all meals included)
snacks, tea, coffee
all retreat activities: yoga, nature activities, hiking etc.
Authentic hiking routes carefully explored & prepared by Ruta
welcome goodie bag
your travel expenses to and from Anako lodge
Deluxe private house with private bathroom (only 1 available): 1,850 CHF/ 1950 EUR
Small Private house with private bathroom (only 1 available): 1,750 CHF /1820 EUR
Superior room (double bed) with shared bathroom: 1,650 CHF / 1720 EUR
Standard small private room (single bed) with shared bathroom: 1,390 CHF / 1450 EUR
Standard shared room with shared bathroom (only 2 available): 1,270 CHF / 1350 EUR
Payment in 3 installments
Bring a friend/ relative and get 50 CHF off on the total retreat price
Previous Retreat participant Testimonials
'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
'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.'