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Awaken your Power – A Yoga Retreat with Claire Dalloz at Sutra House

Towards the end of the year our inner batteries seem to run on low.
Come and join Claire Dalloz in the beautiful Sutra House in Riehen near Basel, to reawaken your physical and mental strenght, to revitalize and take time for yourself.

We will begin the day in silence and move gradually into breath consciousness (pranayama). These moments of peacefulness and stillness will support you in your endeavour to connect to your inner essence.
After a short tea break we will enjoy a two hour dynamic asana practice - be ready for some powerful flows.
The yoga sessions in the late afternoon will be of a more restorative nature, commencing with connection to sound through mantra and then moving into a yin/restorative class.
During the breaks between the Yoga sessions you are free to enjoy some time to either just relax, read a good book, walk in the woods nearby, have a sauna, steam bath or massage.

To participate in this yoga weekend, a regular yoga practice of at least two years is recommended.
Claire teaches in German.

The ‚Awaken your Power’ Retreat will be offered from Thursday afternoon, November 10, through Sunday noon, November 13, 2022 at Sutra House in Riehen near Basel.

The Teacher
Claire Dalloz has been teaching and learning about the vast practice of yoga for over 25 years. Her aim is to share her experience and joy of the practice with you. She first came into contact with Hatha Yoga during her student years in Bath, South-West England. Some years later she discovered Sivananda Yoga in New York and Iyenger Yoga while back in England. In the 90’s, when she moved to Switzerland, Claire was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Claire’s Yoga Path has been influenced and supported by many experienced and significant Yoga teachers, especially Glenn Ceresoli, Lance Schuler, Bruno Dietziker, Stephen Thomas and Dr. Ravi Ravindra. Her most important teachers in daily life are her students and family. Yoga has given Claire a lot of joy, balance and curiosity for life and what might lie beyond. It has supported her in all aspects of her life especially during the often challenging years of bringing up three children.
Claire is recognised by Yoga Alliance as an experienced internationally-trained Yoga teacher on the 500 hour level (E-RYT 500). She is also a trained medical Masseuse, a Hypnosis Therapist and since 2021 a Yoga Therapist with a Diploma from the Swiss Yoga Union. Claire teaches in her studio, YogaTopia, located in Herrliberg, Switzerland, as well as in various teacher training teams. She offers regular retreat in Switzerland and abroad.
Find out more about Claire >

The Sutra House
The Sutra House in Riehen above Basel in Switzerland has been designed by the Basel architect Nicolas Hünerwadel in close collaboration with AIRYOGA teacher Stephen Thomas and opened beginning 2020. A sanctuary for contemplation and connection, the space consists of an old, converted part and a modern new building elegantly connected to it. Eight individually designed rooms and one suite of 50m2 offer space for up to 20 guests.
The spacious yoga room on the ground floor, the sky-lit meditation room under the high roof with large open views to the east and west for sunrise and sunset as well as the gathering/salon room with fireplace form the core zones of the house. You can also relax in the quiet garden, on the terrace or in the cosy library or enjoy the private outdoor pool, the sauna, steam bath or a massage. For a walk in the green, the forest is just a few minutes away.
The Sutra House is a heart- and soulful piece of architecture, a unique place that will make your stay a lasting experience.
Read about the Sutra House in the ‚Wohnrevue’ >

The Program (changes may apply)
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm: Arrival and Check-in
4:00 pm: Meet and greet in the fireplace room
afterwards until 6:00 pm: dynamic yoga practice
6:30 pm: Dinner
afterwards Opening Circle

Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, 2022
8:00 to 8:30 am approx: Pranayama, Meditation
afterwards short tea break
afterwards until 10:45 am: dynamic Asana practice
11:00 am: rich breakfast/brunch
afterwards free time to rest, go for a walk, sauna, steam bath, massage/energy work
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Mantra, Yin/Restorative Yoga
6:30 pm: Dinner

Sunday, November 13, 2022
8:00 am to 10:30 am approx: Pranayama, Asana practice, Closing circle
afterwards rich breakfast/brunch
until 12 noon: Check-out and departure
The pool, sauna and steam bath can still be used until 2:00 pm.

Price per person
CHF 890.- with accommodation in a 3-bed room (3 person)
CHF 990.- with accommodation in a double/twin room (2 person)
CHF 1’250.- with accommodation in a double room for single use (1 person) - first come, first served
All rooms with private shower and toilet

Included in these rates are
•  3 overnight stays in the selected room category
•  Vegetarian half board (breakfast/brunch and dinner)
•  snack before the morning practice (dried fruits, nuts, smoothie etc.)
•  tea, tap water and fruits at any time
•  all yoga classes
•  use of yoga mats and props (cushions, blankets, blocks, belts)
•  use of the private outdoor infinity pool (not heated), Turkish steam bath and Finnish sauna
•  WLAN

Not included are
•  travel to/from the Sutra House
•  drinks and snacks from the house bar
•  massages / energy work

Energiearbeit / Massages
There is the possibility to book a energy work session with Derya Kara and/or a massage on the free Friday afternoon and/or Saturday afternoon between noon and 3:30 pm. The participants will get further information on the treatments directly.

Travel
The Sutra House in Riehen near Basel is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The participants will get detailed information on how to get there.

Booking / further terms and notes
You can register for this retreat directly via the online form on the yoga-to-go website

For all questions please email Valérie Lutz


Upon receipt of your registration, yoga-to-go will confirm your participation, and the registration is binding from that date on. At the same time, yoga-to-go will invoice you the retreat cost. The amount is due within the time limit stated on the invoice.

The retreat needs a minimum of 12 participants to take place.

Changes in the program and daily schedule may apply.

Insurance is your own responsibility. We recommend a travel insurance including coverage of cancellation costs and travel incidents.
The facilitator/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the facilitator/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

This retreat is organized and accompanied by yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz in collaboration with Claire Dalloz and the Sutra House. The General Terms and Conditions (AGB) of yoga-to-go apply.  


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