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Taking Care of Your Self – A Yoga Weekend with Frank Schmid

Experience a long weekend of self-awareness and self-care together with AIRYOGA teacher Frank Schmid.

In the morning, we practice an opening and invigorating Yoga. Afterwards, we enjoy a healthy vegetarian meal. You can retreat into solitude or spend time with other participants, or use the various facilities (swimming in the heated outdoor pool, sauna, steam bath, massages) or go for walks. In the evening body, mind and perception will be relaxed during a Yin Yoga class. 

The classes will be taught in German and/or English, depending on the demands of the group.


This Yoga weekend will be offered from Thursday afternoon of March 19, through Sunday noon of March 22, 2020 at the Sutra House in Riehen near Basel in Switzerland.


The teacher
Frank Schmid started growing in the Swiss Alps, then Zurich, New York and San Francisco. He lived in Vancouver, Canada, for 10 years. He received his Hatha Yoga teacher training from Ifat Erez in Canada and at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India and he studied Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley. 
Frank’s daily practice reflects in his classes which he leads with a strong sense for detail, individual safety and fun. For those who take his classes, it is a quiet lesson in self-exploration, opening up body and soul to accept and work through the practice, which at times mirrors the challenges of life. 


The Sutra House
Opened beginning of 2020, the Sutra House is a space for Meditation, Yoga, Nutrition, Therapy and Healing Arts, a sanctuary where one can re-connect to the inner life and explore the “nature of things”.  
Set into a forested hillside near above the Rhine valley and village of Riehen, Switzerland, the Sutra House has been designed by the Basel architect Nicolas Hünerwadel in close collaboration with AIRYOGA teacher Stephen Thomas. The space consists of an old, converted part and a modern new building elegantly connected to it.
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.
Besides Yoga and healthy food, a heated outdoor pool, a sauna, a steam bath, massages, walks in the forest and a lot of coziness await you in this beautifully decorated house with a crackling fireplace and a library, with a great selection of books on Yoga and spirituality.
During our stay the Sutra House with its own sauna, steam bath and pool is exclusively at our disposal. 
Website and more photos will follow soon. 

Accommodation 
Up to 17 participants can be accommodated in double and single rooms. Shared rooms on request. The tastefully furnished rooms are all flooded with light and have their own bathroom.


Daily schedule (subject to change)
7:45 a.m.: Tea and snack
8:15 to 10:15 a.m.: Yoga
10:30 a.m: Brunch 
afterwards free time (resting, swimming in the pool, sauna, steam bath, massage, walking etc.)
3:30 p.m.: Tea and light snack 
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.: Yoga
6:30 p.m.: Dinner, followed by meditation, wellness or free time


Price per person
CHF 910.- with accommodation in a single room, with private shower/toilet
CHF 760.- with accommodation in a double room, with private shower/toilet
CHF 650.- with accommodation in a shared room, with private shower/toilet (on request)

Included in the price 
• 3 nights of accommodation in double or single rooms (shared rooms on request)
• 2 vegetarian meals and 2 snacks per day
• tea, tap water and fruits at any time
• all classes
• yoga mats and props
• use of the heated outdoor pool, steam bath and sauna
• WLAN

Not included in the price
•  travel to/from the Sutra House
•  drinks and snacks from the house bar 
•  massages and treatments 


Massages / treatments
Sutra House offers various massages. These are not included in the price and are paid directly on site. 


Check-in / Check-out
Participants can check in as from 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. All participants are expected at 3:30 p.m. at the latest for the welcome round, the first Yoga class and the following opening dinner. 
On Sunday, March 22, 2020 the retreat ends after the morning Yoga class and brunch; latest release of the rooms is at 12:30 p.m. The pool, sauna and steam bath will be available for the group until 2:00 p.m. on that day.


Travel / Transfer
The Sutra House in Riehen near Basel is easily accessible by car and public transport. Participants will receive directions on how to get there.
On request and for an additional fee, a transfer can be arranged from Basel SBB station to the Sutra House and back.


Bookings / Further terms
For more information or to book please email Tanja at tanja@yogatanja.com


The non-refundable/non-transferable payment of the total amount is required to secure the space. Cancellations won’t 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. 

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.