Listen to your Heart: A 4-Day Yoga-Retreat with Elisa Malinverni
We live in a world that mostly rewards the more masculine qualities: being fast, smart and shrewd, being tough and guided by the intellect. The feminine qualities - such as being gentle and loving, letting creativity flow and listening to one's own intuition - are often left behind. The hard shell we cover ourselves with prevents us from feeling truly connected to ourselves and to others. Even if we are always on the move and applauded for our successes we are still not balanced and satisfied.
Getting involved with your body and breath, singing mantras, cultivating little rituals, writing and sharing our experiences with others are wonderful instruments to take a step back and listen inwards. As we commit zu pausing, we might also discover heartfelt desires or long unanswered needs?
This long weekend at Sutra House allows us to reestablish the communication with ourselves, to listen to our heart, perhaps even set an intention to make our hearts wishes come true.
To participate in this retreat, basic yoga experience is recommended.
The classes will be taught in German and English, depending on the requirements of the group.
This Yoga-Retreat will be offered from Thursday afternoon June 25, through Sunday noon, June 28, 2020 at the new Sutra House in Riehen near Basel in Switzerland.
Even as a child, Elisa Malinverni felt that she was able to express her heart's essence through the body and movement. After graduating she moved to New York to be a dancer. First she only took yoga classes to recover from her rigorous dance routine. But she realized quickly that in this world, which encouraged self-reflection and compassion, she felt much more at ease. In 2009 she completed her first teacher training with OM Yoga New York.
After she moved back to Switzerland, she settled down in Zurich, where she taught for AIRYOGA and continued her yoga education. After a year of teaching in Taiwan, she returned to Berne, her hometown, where she has been living and teaching ever since.
Elisa's influences come from her mentor of many years, Stephen Thomas, and from her yin yoga teachers Sarah Powers, Josh Summers and Mirjam Wagner, and also from her soulsister Manuela Peverelli. Her teaching is sophisticated and smart, but always a chance to pause and connect with oneself. Elisa's brand “Way of the Mother Bern” (WOMB for short) is symbolic of being a good mother/father to yourself so you can be there for others, as well. Elisa is convinced that we can only find peace and balance when we learn to be gentle with ourselves.
More info on Elisa’s website www.elisamalinverni.com and www.womb.ch
The Sutra House
The Sutra House in Riehen above Basel has been designed by the Basel architect Nicolas Hünerwadel in close collaboration with AIRYOGA teacher Stephen Thomas. 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 21 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 dining room form the core zones of the house. You can also relax in the quiet garden, on the terrace or in the cosy library with open fireplace, or enjoy the heated 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. With its creative play of light and shadow and a careful eye for details, this place will make your stay a lasting experience.
Photos and website to follow soon.
The Schedule (changes may apply)
Thursday, June 25, 2020
until 3:30 pm: Arrival / check-in as from 2:00 pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Grounding yoga practice
6:30 pm: Dinner
8:00 pm: Opening Circle and evening meditation
Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, 2020
7:30 to 8:15 am: Mantra, Pranayama, meditation
afterwards until10:00 am: Asana practice
10:30 am: Breakfast/brunch
afterwards free time (resting, swimming in the pool, sauna, going for a walk in the woods etc.)
3:30 pm: Tea and small snack
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Yin yoga, Pranayama, Mantra, group discussions, rituals and yoga Nidra
6:30 pm: Dinner
Sunday, June 28, 2020
7:30 am to 8:15 am: Pranayama, Mantra, meditation
afterwards until 10:00 am: Asana practice, closing circle and farewell ritual
10:30 am: Breakfast/brunch
until 12:00 am latest: Check-out and departure
Price per person
CHF 690.- with accommodation in a 3-bed room (3 person), with private shower/toilet
CHF 790.- with accommodation in a double/twin room (2 person), with private shower/toilet
CHF 950.- with accommodation in a double room for single use (1 person), with private shower/toilet (limited number)
With accommodation in the Suite (50m2) for 2-4 person, with private shower/toilet:
CHF 720.- with quad occupancy
CHF 790.- with triple occupancy
CHF 930.- with double occupancy
Included in these rates are
• 3 overnight stays in the selected room category
• Vegetarian half board (breakfast/brunch and dinner)
• small snack in the afternoon
• tea, tap water and fruits at any time
• ca. 15 hours of yoga
• use of yoga mats and props (cushions, blankets, blocks, belts)
• use of the private outdoor infinity pool, Turkish steam bath and Finnish sauna
Not included are
• travel to/from the Sutra House
• drinks and snacks from the house bar
• massages and treatments
Travel / Transfer
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.
If desired and at extra cost we can organise the transfer from the main train station Basel to the Sutra House and return.
Booking / further terms and notes
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline is on May 15, 2020.
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, you will be invoiced a deposit of CHF 200.- per person which is due within 10 days. The remainder is due by May 15, 2020.
The retreat needs a minimum of 10 participants to take place. 18 participants max.
Changes in the program and daily schedule may apply.
Insurance is your own responsibility. We strongly 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 the Sutra House.The General Terms and Conditions (AGB) of yoga-to-go apply. These will be sent to the participants upon registration.