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Yoga, Qi Gong & Forest Bathing in Flims

Enjoy the end of the summer in the historic Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof and return home with a backpack full of energy.

During these four days in the Swiss mountains, you will activate and harmonize the flow of energy in your body through Vinyasa Yoga and Qi Gong and discover a new source of healing through Shinrin Yoku, the forest bathing.
Shinrin Yoku means 'to take a bath in the atmosphere of the forest'. This method originates from Japan, recognized to promote health there since 1982. The forest is not only a therapy and health center, it is also a source of joy and inspiration. In Shinrin Yoku, we consciously perceive the forest and nature with all our senses and open ourselves up to it. In doing so, you can leave the stress of everyday life behind, lay aside your assigned roles, and be truly yourself - without rush and without a specific goal. And as a bonus, you are given a strengthened immune system.

Nowhere is it easier to breathe and to gain mental clarity than in nature - that is why, when weather permits, we will practice our morning Qi Gong al fresco, on the roof terrace with a view of the mountains.
On the two free afternoons you can rest, hike in the 'Swiss Grand Canyon', bike, bathe in the turquoise Lake Cauma or use the indoor natural stone pool with Grander water and the varied spa and massage facilities in the hotel.
In the evening, the Schweizerhof chef and his team will delight our taste buds with contemporary, seasonal and regional dishes in the Belle Epoque restaurant.

To participate in the Qi Gong and Forest bathing sesssions, no prior knowledge is necessary. For the yoga, basic experience is recommended.
Kimi and Sandra will guide their sessions in German.


The Yoga, Qi Gong & Forest Bathing Retreat will be offered from Wednesday afternoon, August 31, through Saturday noon, September 3, 2022 at the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Flims-Waldhaus in Switzerland.



The Teachers
Kimi Fiebig has been performing on stage as a career dancer for more than 20 years. 17 years ago Kimi came across yoga while searching for a supplement to her daily dance training. She quickly came to realize that Yoga is not just about physical postures on the mat, but also adresses the mental and spiritual level.
In 200, Kimi successfully completed the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training and in 2013 the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training, both at AIRYOGA. These were followed by further educatations and trainings in different styles of yoga (with Katchie Ananda, Shiva Rea and Max Strom among others).
Since 2008 Kimi teaches at AIRYOGA in Zurich. Her teaching style is dynamic and embraces aspects of Vinyasa Yoga. Alongside the wisdom and teachings of Yoga for health, healing and bodily well-being, is the emphasis of a conscious and deep breath. 
Kimi has been playing the violin since childhood, she regularly practices Qi Gong and has been trained in Jikiden Reiki, the traditional Japanese Reiki method, since 2020. These three gifts complement Kimi's wide knowledge and will further spice her retreat in Flims.

Born in Germany as a hunter’s daughter, Sandra Schmidt has spent a major part of her childhood in the woods. To live in the Swiss mountains and close to the big forest of Flims today, is a great gift to her.
Her goal is to pass on the bond between nature and man to others and to find her way back to herself through mindfulness in nature.
Sandra is leading the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof together with her family. Since 2016 she has beenoffering mindful forest walks.
"We already have everything we need to be happy within us - we can learn again to draw from the full. One of the keys may be the forest".


The Hotel
The history of the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Flims goes back 116 years. The hotel is currently managed by the 4th generation of the founding family. The house offers 48 charming and comfortable double and single rooms. The modern, spacious and well-equipped yoga room with a fantastic view of the mountains is located on the top floor.
The art nouveau atmosphere of the hotel, excellent food and attentive service guarantee that you will soon feel at home in the Schweizerhof.
→ See pictures of the hotel.


The Program (modifications may apply)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
until 3:30 pm: Arrival / check-in / rooms are ready as from 3:00 pm
4:00 pm: Meet and greet in the hotel lobby
afterwards until 6:00 pm: Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga
7:00 pm: Dinner
afterwards Opening Circle an short evening meditation

Thursday, September 1, 2022
7:00 am to 9:30 am approx.: Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku) - takes place in all weathers
afterwards rich breakfast buffet
afterwards free time to rest, hike, swim in the Lake Cauma, wellness at the hotel etc. (depending on availability)
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Qi Gong and Vinyasa Yoga
7:00 pm: Dinner

Friday, September 2, 2022
7:30 am to 9:30 am: Qi Gong and Vinyasa Yoga
afterwards rich breakfast buffet
afterwards free time to rest, hike, swim in the Lake Cauma, wellness at the hotel etc. (depending on availability)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Vinyasa Yoga
6:00 pm: hotel tour with stories (optional offer from the hotel)
6:30 pm: Guest apéro in the hotel lobby (optional, offered by the hotel)
7:00 pm: Dinner
afterwards evening meditation or chanting (participation is optional)

Saturday, September 3, 2022
7:30 am to 9:30 am: Qi Gong and Vinyasa Yoga / Closing circle
afterwards breakfast buffet
until 11:00 am: Check-out



The Cost
The Yoga, Qi Gong and Forest Bathing Program costs CHF 390.- per person.


This rate includes
• Yoga, Qi Gong, Pranayama, Meditation and Chanting in the morning and late afternoon
• guided Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku - introduction and practice, approx. 2.5 hours)

Not included are
• travel cost
• accommodation and meals at the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Flims
• massages and treatments (upon availability)
• visitor’s tax (CHF 5.- per person and night)


Wellness / Massages / Treatments
The Hotel Schweizerhof offers a wide range of massages and treatments.
Please book your appointment in advance by e-mail or phone 081 928 10 10.
On the departure day, the spa area can still be used until 3 pm.
As of spring 2022, renovation work is planned at the Schweizerhof. Therefore, the wellness and massage services may be limited.


Travel
The Hotel Schweizerhof in Flims is easily accessible by car or public transportation. How to get there and Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) time table

 

Booking
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at valerie@yoga-to-go.ch


Once we have confirmed your participation, please book your preferred room directly at the Hotel Schweizerhof via e-mail or phone +41 81 928 10 10.

A few rooms in these categories have been pre-reserved for our group:

  • Ambiance double room for 2 person for CHF 179.- per person and night, or CHF 249.- for single use
  • Solitude single room for CHF 199.- per person and night
  • Minuscule single room for CHF 219.- per person and night

The number of rooms is limited. The rooms are available on a ‚first come-first served’ basis. We therefore recommend to book early!
Extra nights on request and subject to availabilty.
The cancellation policy of the Hotel Schweizerhof applies for all room reservations.

Included in the room rate are:
• breakfast buffet with regional products
• dinner buffet/menu
• water, tea and fruits before and after the yoga classes
• use of yoga mats and props (cushions, blankets, blocks, belts)
• use of the indoor swimming pool and wellness area (depending on availabitly)
• use of the hotel’s own mountain bikes (E-bikes with extra charge)
• outdoor parking place
• WLAN in the entire hotel
• Tickets for the mountain railways


Further Terms and Notes
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 cost of CHF 390.- per person for the Yoga, Qi Gong and Forest Bathing Program. The amount is due within the time limit stated on the invoice.

The retreat requires a minimum of 6 participants to take place.

Our outdoor activities are weather dependent. 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 Kimi Fiebig and the Hotel Schweizerhof. For the Yoga, Qi Gong and Forest Bathing Program, the General Terms and Conditions (AGB) of yoga-to-go apply.

The Covid-19 protection measures and regulations in force at the time of the retreat apply.