Yoga & Hiking 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.
In order to arrange the weekend according to your personal needs, all parts of the program are optional.
Accompanying persons are also welcome.
To allow space for the individual experience, these retreats are limited to a small group of max 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, a journalist, and since 2008 a yoga teacher. She attended her first yoga classes in the late 1980ies with charismatic 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.
Valérie successfully completed both the Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour and 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training courses at AIRYOGA. The knowledge that she has gained over the years in more than 500 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 19, to Sunday, September 22, 2019
Retreat 2 - from Thursday, October 17, to Sunday, October 20, 2019
The architecturally outstanding Hotel Waldhaus is currently in the 5thgeneration 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 Waldhaus is regularly ranked among the best hotels in Switzerland.
The cuisine is varied and flavorful, and makes use of regional and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. The à la carte 5-course menus always feature vegetarian dishes too to choose from.
With its 1400 square meters, the modern spa offers plenty of space for relaxation and wellness, as well as a large swimming pool with a view of the larch forest. Massages 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, the indoor tennis hall at a reduced fee.
To find out more about the Hotel Waldhaus and its facilities please visit www.waldhaus-sils.ch
Program (subject to change)
till 2:00 pm: arrival and check-in
2:00 pm: meet & greet in the hotel lobby
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: dynamic yoga and opening circle
approx. 7 pm: aperitif at the hotel bar (offered by the Hotel Wladhaus)
approx. 8:30 pm: candle-light dinner with live music
Day 2 and 3
7:30 am to 8:00 am: outdoor walking
afterwards till 9:15 am: dynamic yoga
afterwards buffet breakfast
approx. 11:15 am to 3:00 pm: guided hike (about 3 hours)
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm: gentle yoga/Yoga Nidra
approx. 8:30 pm:Dinner (à la carte 5-course menu)
7:30 am to 9:30 am: yoga and closing circle
afterwards buffet breakfast / check-out till 11:30 am
11:30 am: closing walk/hike
approx. 2:00 pm: departure
Price per person
CHF 290.- for the entire Yoga- & Hiking program (approx. 9.5 hours of Yoga, three 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 and date directly at the Hotel Waldhaus: email@example.com or phone +41 81 838 52 00. It is also possible to book additional nights before or after the retreat.
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 238.- per person and night including half-board. The cancellation policy of the Hotel Waldhaus applies for all reservations.
For the Yoga & Hiking program, a non-refundable deposit of CHF 100.- per person is required.
The remainder is due by August 1, 2019 for retreat 1, respectively by September 1, 2019 for retreat 2.
The retreats need a minimum of 5 participants each to take place.
Registration deadline is on August 25, 2019 for the September retreat, on September 25, 2019 for the October retreat.
All outdoor activities are weather dependent. Changes in the daily program may apply.
Insurance is your own responsibility. The company/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 company/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.
This retreat is organized by yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz. The Yoga & Hiking program is subject to the company’s General Terms and Conditions which will be provided (in German) to each participant upon registration.