'Winter Fairy' deluxe Retreat
January 25-28th, 2024, VAl D'Herens
4 days in the off-beaten track of the swiss alps
With longer nights, snow covered and leafless trees, in winter the story is not obvious. It is for you to create one!
Walking through snow caped 400 years old houses, where perhaps still some fairies live, indulging into the winter landscape, snow shoeing surrounded by Swiss famous peaks, they are reaching high…
Leave the busy city life behind and come to enjoy the peacefulness of this place, incredible landscape and give self-care time for yourself. The Magnificence of winter and the Swiss alps in the off-beaten track place.
During day time we will snow shoe, immerse into the wilderness and enjoy the local landscapes. Experience the softness of the snow and plunge into some adventures. Adventure is where you meet yourself.
In the afternoons we will integrate this experience through the practice of Yin Yoga, curling by the fire place with a cup of tea, snuggling up with a blanket. All top upped with the local delights prepared by our private chef Coralie.
As the darkness will be spreading early in the evenings, we will take care of ourselves- drink tea, take a Nordic bath watching the stars directly from them…
Our Retreat Venue is authentic and deluxe
activities during the 4 day retreat
Winter hiking- snow shoeing
Mindfulness & Nature Connection practices
Discover of authentic villages and local life
Hatha & Yin yoga
And most importantly- sharing the same experience with other humans, creating memories and having fun!
Winter Forest Bathing & Mindfullness practice
Snow shoeing in an Authentic place and having fun.
Yin Yoga Practice
After the active time Outside (Yang), we will practice passive and restorative yoga - Yin.
In winter, its important in particular to nurture the passive part as our bodies need more rest than during other seasons.
In the Val d’Hérens valley rich of patrimony and culture, one can find 200-300 old houses called ,grenier’, ,raccard’, ,mayen’, some preserved, some getting demolished and lost.
The place where we will be staying has saved 6 of them and created a tiny village, this is where we will be staying- this is an exceptional place, old from outside, creative and limitless inside. This is a completely private retreat place which includes not only amazing mountain views directly from the bed, but also private Nordic Hot Tubs. You will get full details of the retreat location once you register.
Deluxe Designer Created Accomodation
Logistical details,PRice And Conditions
Retreat will start on Thursday at 12pm and will finish on Sunday at 4pm. Detailed program and list of things to take will be shared once registered.
Includes accommodation, food and retreat facilitation, accompanied by leading Nature Retreats Initiative in Switzerland.
This is a very special accommodation that has been organized to host participants as best as possible with the private rooms. There are 3 different types of rooms and private houses.
Prices (all included):
Deluxe private house & bathroom double bed 1,550 CHF
Standard private house & bathroom 1,450 CHF
Superior Private room Double bed shared bathroom 1,350 CHF
Standard Private Room Single Bed shared bathroom 1,190 CHF
Standard Shared Room ( 2 people) shared bathroom 890 CHF ( choose only when you come w a friend)
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid before 31st of December.
Cancellation policy: 1month before 50% refundable, 2 weeks before non-refundable.
All activities during retreat
Carefully selected and prepared snow shoeing routes in the local area
3-night accommodation in an authentic, designer created, deluxe accommodation
3 breakfasts, 3 diners and 3 picnic-lunches (meals will be adapted according your key habits and possible allergies)
Mountain snacks, tea and coffee
Drinks during meals: water, coffee, tea
Advice about the local area for your possible travels before/after retreat
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
food during retreat by Donata
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. Retreat participants love her food and often want to come back to our retreats only to be able to taste her food again. Get your senses spoiled for good!
retreat Creator and Leader
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
Ruta, mountain leader, nature therapy guide & coach
Testimonial From Previous Outings
,Ruta is an experienced hiker and mountain leader. She offers diverse workshops and retreats to connect with nature (and yourself) which are interesting, beautiful and inspire mindfulness. She cares about making her clients happy and is keen to learn and grow. I highly recommend her products and guidance. I will certainly join her again!,. Pilar Gomez
,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., Trinh Nguyen