Yoga & Hiking Retreats in the Engadine with Valérie Lutz
The location of Sils is a place of abundant life energy and power. Poets and philosophers such as Hesse and Nietzsche praised the location and returned again and again. Unique in its fantastic lighting and vast landscape, this is truly a magical place.
Surrounded by this intense natural backdrop, we will dedicate ourselves to yoga and our inner space in the morning and in the late afternoon. On our hikes we will integrate the experiences on the mat into our experience of nature. In the spa or in the swimming pool we will dive in and relax our bodies and minds. In the evenings we will be spoilt with an à la carte 5-course menu from the outstanding and fresh kitchen of the Hotel Waldhaus.
A highly enjoyable, long weekend in a stylish but informal, casual ambience, with yoga, lots of movement outdoors, and time and again moments of contemplation and peace.
To allow space for the individual experience, these retreats are limited to a small group of minimum 5, and maximum 10 participants each. Basic knowledge of yoga is recommended but not required for participation. Valérie will teach in German.
Valérie Lutz is a trained language teacher and journalist. She attended her first yoga classes in the late 1980ies with Indian master Selvarajan Yesudian in Zurich. As co-founder of AIRYOGA, she has been fortunate to experience many different yoga traditions and to learn from wonderful yoga teachers since 2003. Stephen Thomas has been her main teacher for many years now.
In 2008, Valérie successfully completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training; in 2013 the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training course at AIRYOGA. The knowledge that she has gained over the years in many hours of continuing education (including but not limited to Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga), in intensive trainings and retreats flows naturally into her practice and teaching. She teaches flowing Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, adapting it to the needs of her students.
Sils and the region of Engadine has been Valérie's second home for over 30 years. She knows the area in all of the yearly seasons and continuous to be fascinated anew by its beauty and uniqueness.
Valérie Lutz will offer the Yoga & Hiking retreats at the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils-Maria in the Upper Engadine on these dates:
Retreat 1 - from Thursday, September 6, to Sunday, September 9, 2018
Retreat 2 - from Thursday, October 18, to Sunday, October 21, 2018
The architecturally outstanding Hotel Waldhaus is currently in the 5th generation of family ownership and sits perched on a hill overlooking the Lake of Sils. It is a relaxed Grand Hotel of character with a highly regarded cultural events program. The cuisine is varied and flavorful, and makes use of regional and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. The à la carte 5-course menu always features fish and vegetarian dishes to choose from.
With its 1400 square meters, the recently opened spa (Winter 2016/17) offers plenty of space for relaxation and wellness, as well as a large swimming pool. Massage and other treatments can be booked directly at the hotel. A mini-golf course and two sand tennis courts outdoors can be used free of charge as well as the indoor tennis hall.
To find out more about the Hotel Waldhaus and its facilities please visit www.waldhaus-sils.ch
till 2:00pm: arrival and check-in
2:00pm: meet & greet in the hotel lobby
3:00pm to 5:00pm: dynamic yoga practice and opening circle
afterwards free time/wellness etc.
approx. 8:30pm: candle-light dinner with live music
Day 2 and 3
7:30am to 8:00am: outdoor walking meditation (depending on weather)
afterwards till 9:15am: dynamic yoga practice
afterwards buffet breakfast
approx. 11:30am to 3:30pm: guided hike
4:30pm to 5:30pm: gentle yoga practice (restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra)
afterwards free time/wellness etc.
approx. 8:30pm: Dinner (à la carte 5-course menu)
7:30am to 9:30am: yoga practice and closing circle
afterwards buffet breakfast / check-out (till 11:30am)
11:30am: closing walk
approx. 2:00pm: departure
Price per person
CHF 290.- for the entire Yoga- & Hiking program (approx. 9.5 hours of Yoga, 3 guided hikes)
It is possible to only participate in the yoga classes. Cost on request.
Not included in this price are
• trip to/from Sils-Maria
• accommodation and meals at the Hotel Waldhaus
• food and drinks during the hikes/tours
• massages and treatments
Arrival / Departure
The Hotel Waldhaus is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Transfers from the hotel to/from the train station St. Moritz or Sils-Maria Post stop will be provided by the hotel's own shuttle service.
Booking and further Terms
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have confirmed your participation, please book your preferred room for the desired date directly at the Hotel Waldhaus: email@example.com or phone +41 81 838 52 00.
For an overview of the rooms and prices see here...
A few single and double rooms in the “small” category have been pre-reserved for our group at a rate of CHF 232.- per person and night including half-board. The cancellation policy of the Hotel Waldhaus applies for all reservations.
For the Yoga & Hiking program, a deposit of CHF 100.- per person is required. This deposit will only be refunded if the retreat is cancelled due to too few registrations.
The remainder is due by August 1, 2018 for retreat 1, respectively by September 1, 2018 for retreat 2. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.
All outdoor activities are weather dependent. Changes in the program and daily events may apply.
This retreat is offered in collaboration with yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz. The Yoga & Hiking program is subject to the general terms and conditions that will be provided (in German) to each participant upon registration.