Zurich

Yoga & Hiking in the Upper Engadine with Valérie Lutz

The location of Sils is a proven place of abundant life energy and power. Poets and philosophers such as Hesse and Nietzsche praised the location and returned again and again. Unique in its fantastic lighting and vast landscape, this is truly a magical place.

Surrounded by this intense natural backdrop, we will dedicate ourselves to yoga and our inner space in the morning and in the late afternoon. On our hikes we will integrate the experiences on the mat into our experience of nature. In the spa and in the swimming pool we will dive in and relax our bodies and minds. In the evenings we will be spoilt with an à la carte 5-course menu from the outstanding and fresh kitchen of the Hotel Waldhaus.
An enjoyable weekend in a stylish but informal, casual ambience, with yoga, lots of movement outdoors, and time and again moments of contemplation and peace.

To allow space for the individual experience, this mini-retreat is limited to a small group of minimum 4, and maximum 10 participants. Basic knowledge of yoga are recommended but not required for participation. Valérie will teach in German. Yoga mats are available for your use.

Valérie Lutz is a trained language teacher and journalist. She attended her first yoga classes more than 25 years ago with Indian master Selvarajan Yesudian in Zurich. As co-founder of AIRYOGA, she has been fortunate to experience many different yoga traditions and to learn from wonderful yoga teachers since 2003. Stephen Thomas has been her main teacher for many years now.
In 2008, Valérie successfully completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training; in 2013 the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training course at AIRYOGA. The knowledge that she has gained over the years in many hours of continuing education (including but not limited to Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga), in intensive trainings and retreats flows naturally into her practice and teaching. She teaches flowing Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, adapting it to the needs of her students.

Sils and the region of Engadine has been Valérie's second home for over 30 years. She knows the area in all of the yearly seasons and continuous to be fascinated anew by its beauty and uniqueness.


Valérie Lutz will lead this Yoga & Hiking Weekend from Thursday, October 12, to Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils-Maria in the Upper Engadine.

Accommodation
The architecturally outstanding Hotel Waldhaus is currently in the 5th generation of family ownership and sits perched on a hill overlooking the Lake of Sils. It is a relaxed Grand Hotel of character with a highly regarded cultural events program. The cuisine is varied and flavorful, and makes use of regional and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. The à la carte 5-course menu always features fish and vegetarian dishes to choose from.
with its 1400 square meters, the recently opened spa (Winter 2016/17) offers plenty of space for relaxation and wellness, as well as a large swimming pool. Massage and other treatments can be booked directly at the hotel. Two sand tennis courts and a mini-golf course can be used free of charge.
To find out more about the Hotel Waldhaus and its facilities please visit www.waldhaus-sils.ch


Program
Thursday, October 12, 2017:
till 3:00pm: Arrival and check-in
3:00pm: Meet & greet in the hotel lobby
4:00pm to 5:30pm: Dynamic Yoga practice
afterwards free time/wellness etc.
approx. 8:30pm: Candle-light dinner with live music

Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 15, 2017
7:30am to 8:00am: Outdoor walking meditation/pranayama (depending on weather)
8:00am to 9:00am: Yoga practice (asana)
afterwards buffet breakfast
approx. 11:30am to 3:00pm: Guided hike/tour
4:00pm to 5:00pm: Gentle Yoga practice (restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra)
afterwards free time/wellness etc.
approx. 8:30pm: Dinner (à la carte 5-course menu)

Sunday, October 15, 2017
7:30am to 9:00am: Yoga practice (pranayama/asana)
afterwards buffet breakfast / check-out (till 11:30am)
approx. 11:30am: Closing walk on the Chastè peninsula
approx. 2:00pm: Departure


Price per person
CHF 290.- for the entire Yoga- & Hiking program (approx. 8 hours of Xoga, 3 guided hikes/tours)
Participation on the hikes is voluntary, however there will be no price reduction for those not participating.

Not included are
• trip to/from Sils-Maria
• accommodation and meals at the Hotel Waldhaus
• individual expenses (drinks, food, tickets for bus, train etc.) during the hikes/tours


Arrival / Departure
The Hotel Waldhaus is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Transfers from the hotel to/from the train station St. Moritz or Sils-Maria Post stop will be provided by the hotel's own shuttle service.
The retreat ends on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at about 2:00pm.


Booking and further Terms
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at valerie@airyoga.ch


Once we have confirmed your participation, please book your preferred room directly at the Hotel Waldhaus: mail@waldhaus-sils.ch or phone +41 81 838 52 00.
For an overview of the rooms and prices see here...

A few single and double rooms in the “small” category have been pre-reserved for our group at a rate of CHF 232.- per person and night including half-board. The cancellation policy of the Hotel Waldhaus applies for all reservations.

For the Yoga & Hiking program, a non-refundable deposit of CHF 100.- per person is required. 
The remainder is due by September 1, 2017 latest. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.

All outdoor activities are weather dependent. Changes in the program and daily events may apply.

This retreat is offered in collaboration with Yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz. The Yoga & Hiking program is subject to the general terms and conditions that will be provided (in German) to each participant upon registration.