Mountain Love & Heart Connection Yoga & Mindfulness with Natalia Knuchel & Tanja Forcellini in Vals - FULLY BOOKED
On this extended weekend we will take time and space for the conscious perception of the body, observe the movements of the mind attentively and become aware of the qualities of the heart. This holistic experience will have a positive impact on your overall well-being and reverberating into your everyday life.
Every morning we will start with mindfulness exercises and sitting in silence with Tanja. This is followed by a dynamic asana class guided by Natalia. Every breath and every movement are worthy of intimate observation; with every aspect of your Yoga practice, you tread another piece of the path on your journey to yourself.
During the day we will have enough time and opportunity for walks, hikes, a visit to the famous thermal spa or for a few quiet hours in this beautiful accommodation. In the evenings we will seek stillness and depth with breathing exercises and a gentle practice with the releasing quality of restorative postures from Yin Yoga. Dinner as a group takes place all evenings either at Brücke49 or at a restaurant in Vals and is included in the price.
This time-out over Ascension allows Yoga beginners as well as experienced Yogis to take an active break from everyday life, to pause and explore body, mind and soul with the tools of Yoga. If you want to refine and enrich your practice in a holistic way and would like to be supported by the power of the mountains and the thermal water, you are at the right place and we warmly welcome you.
All classes will be taught in German, alternating between Natalia (Yoga classes) and Tanja (Meditation, Mindfulness, and Breathwork). Both teachers are fluent in English and German, for questions or exchange outside of class times.
This Yoga and Mindfulness weekend over Ascension will be offered from Thursday afternoon, May 26, through Sunday noon, May 29, 2022 at Brücke49 in Vals in the Grisons.
Natalia Knuchel completed her Theatre and Dance education in Zurich after her Primary school teacher education. She then moved to Amsterdam to deepen her studies in contemporary dance at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development), consequently performing in dance theater productions in Germany and Switzerland.
Throughout her journey as a professional dancer, Natalia has been influenced and inspired by Yoga Asanas, Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation and Thai Chi. Her desire to share the gift of Yoga with others led her to attend the Teacher Training at AIRYOGA with Stephen Thomas in 2013. Within the whole spectrum of dance, meditation and yoga, Natalia has been particularly influenced by David Zambrano, Frey Faust, Simone Aughterlony, Denise Lampart, Ivan Wolfe, Doug Keller, Anya Porter, Manuela Peverelli and Stephen Thomas. Currently, Natalia is continuing her education in anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga International.
Natalia’s classes are dynamic and powerful. She emphasizes precise alignment and a steady connection to the breath. Natalia offers verbal and hands-on adjustments to support her students in a gentle manner. Her classes help students find balance on and off the mat and integrate it in their daily lives.
To find out more please visit www.yoga-mit-natalia.com
Tanja Forcellini discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga during one of her journeys to the Far East in 1999. Yoga has led her to find answers to the many questions she has encountered on her personal life journey - answers that lay hidden deep within herself. Tanja attended the Yoga Teacher Training in 2004 at Centered Yoga in Asia, where she received certification as a Yoga instructor recognized by the Yoga Alliance. After her pregnancy in 2008, she also attended the Perinatal Yoga Training at Birthlight UK. After that time, life guided her more and more towards silence, and silence moved her from Yoga to Meditation. The loving and conscious contact with, and careful perception of one's own body are the focus of Tanja's classes, as well as the connection of breath and movement. In addition, she completed the Hormone Balance Teacher Training with Salome Noah. Tanja regularly attends trainings on mindfulness meditation and resilience and is currently in training as an energetic practitioner with Andrea Stäger.
For more information, please visit Tanja’s website www.yogatanja.com
"Mix in a portion of taste and lots of love" - this is written about the Brücke49. The pension with rooms and a large cozy living area is the heart of Brücke49. Right next door is the Lodge with apartments and a dignified boutique on the ground floor.
These two over 100-year-old houses are centrally located close to the village square in the idyllic village of Vals. The owners have carefully renovated them and transformed them into real jewels, with lots of love and a sense of good taste. For the furnishings, they placed emphasis on an eclectic mix of old and new, time-honored pieces of furniture, design icons and quality in the details. A place to stay, to recharge your batteries, for inspiration and to cultivate self-care.
These gorgeous accommodations are reserved exclusively for us during the retreat. We will be treated to brunch at the pension with healthy delicacies from the region. The dinners will take place either in the Brücke49 or in a restaurant in Vals and are included in the price.
All classes will take place in the new Zentrum Glüs, which is located a few minutes’ walk from the Brücke49.
More information and photos of the Brücke49 can be found at www.brucke49.ch
Up to a maximum of 11 participants can be accommodated in double and single rooms in the pension and the Lodge. These two houses are right next to each other. Bathrooms and toilets are shared between two rooms.
Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)
7:30 to 8:30 am: Mindfulness and Meditation with Tanja
8:45 to 10:15 am: Dynamic Yoga with Natalia
Afterwards Brunch and free time
4:15 to 6:15 pm: Breathwork und Yin Yoga
7:00 pm: Dinner
Cost per person in Swiss Francs
CHF 1’190.- until 1’260.- with accommodation in a single room
CHF 990.- with accommodation in a double room
Price in triple room on request
Included in the price
• 3 nights of accommodation in double or single rooms (shared rooms on request)
• Daily Brunch
• 3 dinners at Brücke49 or in a restaurant in Vals
• all classes
• tea, tap water and fruits at any time
• reduced admission to the thermal bath in Vals
Not included are
• travel to/from Vals
• drinks and snacks from the house bar and drinks at dinner in the restaurant
• energy work with Tanja
In addition, individual sessions in energy work with Tanja can be booked during the retreat. These are not included in the price and are to be paid directly on site.
Check-in / Check-out
The Brücke49 is located in the mountain village of Vals, at the very back of the Valers and is easily accessible by public transport as well as by car. Parking is available free of charge. If you arrive by public transport, you can take the Rhaetian Railway through the impressive Rhine Gorge - one of the natural spectacles of the Alps.
Participants can check in as of 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2022. All participants are expected at 4:00 pm at the latest for the welcome round and the first Yoga class at Zentrum Glüs. Afterwards the common dinner will be taken either in the Brücke49 or in a restaurant in Vals. All dinners during this retreat are included in the price.
On Sunday, May 26, 2022 the retreat ends after the morning Yoga class and brunch. The bus to Ilanz leaves at 10:35 am or 12:35 pm from Vals, with direct continuation by train through the Rhine Gorge to Chur.
Bookings / Further Terms
For more information or to book please email Tanja at firstname.lastname@example.org
FULLY BOOKED - There is a waiting list.
The non-refundable/non-transferable payment of the total amount is required to secure the space. Cancellations will not be refunded.
Changes in the program and daily schedule may apply.
If the teacher is unable to lead the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to replace the teacher with an equivalent one.
The Corona protection measures and regulations at the time of the retreat 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.