WildLotus Yoga & Pranayama Retreat with Mirjam Haymann
You don't have to travel far. The new Sutra House in Riehen near Basel will be our beautiful destination to retreat out of daily life. Doing so over a few days we have the time and space to expand our Asana and Pranayama practice and to grow the nourishing dialogue with ourselves. Through consistent practice, delicious vegetarian food, deep rest, spa and massages, we will establish healing stability. This seems more valuable today than ever before.
The courage to pause our daily life, the investment to take time to listen inwards, often results in new discoveries. Discard what is not necessary, stripping away what we no longer need so that the strong roots can blossom anew.
We will start each day with a deep, energizing and strengthening Asana practice of two hours progressing over the course of the weekend. We will then continue with an introduction to Pranayama in the stunning Meditation space of this location. After that we will enjoy a healthy and wholesome lunch.
The afternoons are for rest, walks, time in the spa or to be together. We will have a late afternoon session of Asana and some contemplation and introspection to check in with ourselves, our intentions, goals and re-arrange our perspective. We will conclude each day with a vegetarian dinner.
This get-away is for Yogis who already have a basic understanding of Yoga, who want to deepen their practice, are willing to grow and receive the healing effects of a steady Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation practice, combined with wholesome food and plenty of time to rest. All classes will be taught in English.
This Yoga and Pranayama Retreat will be offered from Thursday afternoon November 19, through Sunday noon, November 22, 2020 at the new Sutra House in Riehen near Basel/Switzerland.
The Teacher – Mirjam Haymann
Hong Kong - ever-changing, competitive and hectic, created an exciting stage for Mirjam to dive deeply into the studies of Yoga. She feels blessed to have completed several Anusara teacher trainings and immersions with Patrick Creelman, a highly inspiring and profound teacher. After giving birth to her baby girl, Mirjam further attended a pre- and postnatal teacher training program with Jean Byrne and Michelle Papa. The intensive mentoring with Rinat Perlman, the managing teacher of the Pure Studio Hong Kong, is essential.
For Mirjam, yoga presents the opportunity to strengthen the body, to abandon limiting behavioral and thinking patterns with a clear mind, and to confront herself and others with love.
Mirjam was born and raised in Zurich. She studied law at the University of Lucerne, is working as a part-time editor and lives with her husband and their three children in Zurich.
For more information please visit her website www.mirjamhaymann.com
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.
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.
The schedule (changes may apply)
7:30 am: Tea and snack
8:30 to 11:30 am: Yoga & Pranayama
12:00: Lunch and free time
3:00 pm: Tea and snack
4:30 to 5:45 pm: Yoga
7:00 pm: Dinner
Price per person
CHF 980.- with accommodation in a single room, with private shower/toilet
CHF 780.- with accommodation in a double room, with private shower/toilet
CHF 680.- 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 fruit at any time
• all classes
• yoga mats and props
• use of the heated outdoor pool, steam bath and sauna
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 9:00 am on Thursday, November 19, 2020. All participants are expected at 10:00 am at the latest for the welcome round, the first Yoga class and the following opening lunch.
On Sunday, November 22, 2020 the retreat ends after the morning Yoga class and brunch; latest release of the rooms is at 12:00 noon, before lunch. The pool, sauna and steam bath will be available for the group until 2:00 pm 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 email@example.com
A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of CHF 300.- per person is required at the moment of booking.
The remainder is due on October 1, 2020. Cancellations after October 1, 2020 won’t be refunded.
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.
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.
AIRYOGA, yogatanja and 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.