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Ayoga Global Yoga Retreat

Swiss Alps Edition

Get ready to retreat in one of the dreamiest winter destinations in the world. Ayoga welcomes you to this magical winter wonderland yoga retreat experience, a unique transformational 6 days that will leave you feeling inspired for life and rejuvenated.

Welcome to the world of Ayoga, where yoga, wellness practices and adventure combine, to inspire all towards a joyful life. Our mission is to share the teachings and wisdom of yoga, with integrity and joy, providing unique, life-changing and transformational yoga experiences.

Get out of your comfort zone, live your adventure!

Take the opportunity for this life-changing, transformational experience, where you will learn, evolve and grow, and become empowered to create and live a joyful and harmonious lifestyle. Small steps make big differences. Let’s take them together.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Two daily yoga asana practices daily
  • Meditation and pranayama practices
  • Ayurveda workshops
  • Yoga philosophy workshops 
  • Self-development/NLP techniques
  • Wanderlust to the beautiful Swiss alps
  • Hiking trip
  • Certificate of completion

Ayoga Community

Participating in this retreat grants you exclusive access to the Ayoga community.

Levels

All levels are welcome. General good health. This retreat is not suitable if you are pregnant.  Please inform us if you have any medical conditions

Styles of Yoga

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Restorative Yoga

Food

  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • Please inform us of any special dietary requirements you may have

Instruction language

All the classes of this retreat will be in English

Meet your teacher

Miriam Indries
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ABOUT THE VENUE

Discover the Chalet-Hotel Alpenland: A Haven of Swiss Tradition and Culinary Excellence in Lauenen near Gstaad. Nestled in the picturesque Bernese Oberland, this charming hideaway offers a perfect spot for yoga retreats amidst breathtaking scenery. Immerse yourself in Alpine authenticity while indulging in gourmet delights and embracing nature’s serenity. As a proud member of the Private Selection Hotels & Tours association, your stay promises unforgettable moments in the heart of Switzerland’s renowned Gstaad region.

FACILITIES

  • Balcony
  • Nespresso coffee machine with capsules and water kettle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Minibar (alcohol-free drinks included)
  • Bathroom with bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV / telephone
  • Snack in the afternoon (excl. beverages)
  • e-charging station from evpass in the garage (payment)
  • Depending on the season, we rent out e-bikes or snow shoes and cross-country skies

EXAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

6am-8am – Asana practice, pranayama
8am-9am – Breakfast
9am-11am – Free time
11-1pm – Workshop
1pm-3pm – Lunch & free time
6pm-7pm – Yoga class
8pm – Dinner and free time

* This may change. Everyday there will be activities and we will adjust the schedule accordingly

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Visit to Gstaad

  • Explore the famous Swiss Alps village Gstaad
  • Discover the Swiss culture & tradition
  • Enjoy the boutique shops and art galleries
  • Stroll around the magnificent scenery
  • Indulge in traditional cuisine from the local market or
  • quaint food places
INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Hiking Adventure

  • A beautiful adventure in nature
  • Explore this wonderful walking trail of Gstaad, a hiking paradise
  • Enjoy the fresh air of the Swiss Alps
  • Discover the deep gorges, alpine valleys, high
  • mountaintops and the beautiful Alpine restaurants

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

Chocolate & Cheese Tour

  • A delicious visit to the famous MAISON CALLER
  • Explore the traditional Swiss cheese delight at Gruyere cheese making factory, La Maison du Gruyère
  • Duration approximately 6 hours
  • Includes transfers, tickets and a guide
  • Starts after breakfast time

Cost per person: 130€ (min 8 person)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

Glacier 3000

  • A truly unique experience for those who love an outdoors winter-wonderland adventure
  • Visit to the incredible Glacier 3000. Reach the peak with lift or take Ski lessons (individually not included in the package)
  • Duration approximately 6 hours
  • Includes transfers, tickets and a guide
  • Starts after breakfast time

Cost per person: 140€ (min 8 person)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

Golden Pass - Interlaken

  • One of the most well-known and sought after experiences in Switzerland
  • Take this charming and famous journey of the Golden pass train to the gorgeous town of Interlaken
  • Duration approximately 7 hours
  • Includes transfers, tickets and a guide
  • Starts after breakfast time

Cost per person: 150€ (min 8 person)

Explore yoga journey

In this retreat you will learn to develop consistency in your practice with two yoga asana classes daily led by our highly experienced lead teacher and co-founder, Miriam Indries. Known for her intuitive style of teaching and vast knowledge of yoga philosophy, Miriam has trained over 700 students to become yoga teachers. Every practice will be a journey of self-discovery and a spark of inspiration for you. Meditation classes and pranayama sessions will be taught daily.

Educational workshops

Discover the wonderful world of the ancient holistic life science, Ayurveda! Find out your personal dosha as well as get helpful tips to maintain a harmonious lifestyle according to Ayurvedic principles. Take in the wisdom of the yoga philosophy and new ways of unveiling your life mission; as well as incredibly useful NLP techniques to live empowered and with clarity.

Channel into your inner strength – Mat Pilates classes

There will be some additional mat Pilates classes to develop strength and work on Manipura, the solar plexus chakra which is our inner fire to have clear vision, confidence and the will-power to take action towards your dream lifestyle.

Get in touch with us

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Miriam Indries

Lead yoga teacher

Miriam Indries is an internationally certified E-RYT 500 & Ε-CYT 500, YACEP yoga teacher trainer. Known for her inspirational & intuitive teaching style with a deep focus on yoga philosophy, she has trained hundreds of individuals in becoming yoga teachers. Miriam is the trainings creator and lead teacher at Ayoga, leading yoga teacher trainings all year around. With many years of teaching experience, she has acquired just under 10,000 teaching hours, has been nominated for “Favourite yoga teacher award”, by Om Yoga Magazine, featured on the cover and has been published in many international publications including Yoga Journal, Yoga Magazine, Om yoga magazine and Mantra wellness.

She is devoted to her mission and service of sharing the yoga philosophy through her teachings. Interested in the holistic wellness field, Miriam studied Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga and qualified as an Ayurveda Practitioner, completing her Certification as an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and then graduating with a Diploma in Ayurveda and Panchakarma. Additionally, she has academic qualifications in Psychology (B.A) and certification in NLP (neuro linguistic programming), focusing on behaviour techniques and strategies for self-development. 

She is devoted to the wisdom and teachings of yoga both in her personal and professional life and continues to remain open to being a student of life.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact us, we look forward to hearing from you. An unforgettable yoga retreat experience awaits you!

ACCOMMODATION

Discover our charming mountain getaway in the Bernese Alps. With 24 rooms, each featuring a private balcony, immerse yourself in breathtaking panoramic views and cozy interiors crafted with warm wood and beautiful fabrics for a comfortable stay.

CULINARY experience

Experience culinary excellence at Hotel Alpenland Restaurant, awarded 13 Gault Millau points. From morning to night, delight in a tantalizing array of Swiss-inspired dishes with international influences. Perfect for gourmets and wine enthusiasts alike, prepare for an unforgettable dining experience

Your questions, answered

BOOKING PROCESS

Yes, a 30% deposit is required upon booking. This deposit is fully refundable up to six months prior to the start date of the retreat. The remaining balance must be settled 90 days before your scheduled arrival.

Yoga props are provided but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you prefer.

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.


PayPal options are also available, please contact us directly for this.

In case you need to cancel your spot, you are eligible for a full deposit refund if you cancel your reservation up to six months prior to the retreat start date. For cancellations made within six months of the start date, your deposit can be transferred to another Ayoga retreat.

TRAVEL

Yes a shuttle service is included in your package from Gstaad train station to the hotel. Please inform us of your arrival time to Gstaad so we can arrange your transfer and be sure to read the next question for your travels to Gstaad.

If you are traveling to Switzerland from another country, you can fly to Geneva or Zurich airport. From here you will need to take the train to Gstaad where the shuttle service will take you to Apenland hotel. The train tickets are included in your package and trains run frequently every day. Please inform us at least one month in advance at which time of the day you prefer to travel to Gstaad on the 9th of December. If you are traveling from within Switzerland, you can travel directly to Gstaad for the shuttle service provided on the arrival day of the retreat.

ACCOMMODATION

For this retreat, we provide single and twin shared rooms. You can select between two style rooms. The Valley room is north facing of Lauibach and Lauenen village and has a balcony with beautiful river views. The Panorama rooms which are slightly bigger, provide a superb view if the Lauenen mountains.. All rooms offer a balcony.

Yes you can enjoy complimentary WI-FI.

FOOD

Included in your package are a delicious breakfast and 3 course dinner. The breakfast is buffet style and the dinner includes a starter, main course and dessert. The meals can be catered for specific dietary requirements; please let us know ahead of time so we can arrange this for you. There are always fresh fruit available as well as some small and light sweet or salty bites as little snacks.

For breakfast, there are coffee, tea, water and fresh fruit juices available and included in your package.