Retreats

Ignite your Inner Fire – A Yoga Retreat with Claire Dalloz at Sutra House

Towards the end of the year our inner batteries seem to run on low. A long yoga weekend is just what you need.

We will begin the day in silence and move gradually into breath consciousness (pranayama). These moments of peacefulness and stillness will support you in your endeavour to connect to your inner essence.
After a short tea break we will enjoy a two hour dynamic asana practice – be ready for some powerful flows.

The yoga sessions in the late afternoon will be of a more restorative nature, commencing with connection to sound through mantra and then moving into a yin/restorative class.
During the breaks between the Yoga sessions you are free to enjoy some time to either just relax, read a good book, walk in the woods nearby, have a sauna, steam bath or massage.

DATE
Thursday, November 21, 2024 from 4:pm through
Sunday, November 24, 2024 noon

LOCATION
Sutra House in Riehen near Basel/Switzerland

TEACHER
Claire Dalloz

LANGUAGE
German / explanations in English if needed

COST
as of CHF 1’090.-

INFO
This retreat is recommended for yogis and yoginis with a regular yoga practice of at least two years.
To book or for any questions on the retreat, please contact yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz

Read what previous participants say about retreats at Sutra House…

the sutra house

The Sutra House in Riehen above Basel in Switzerland has been designed by the Basel architect Nicolas Hünerwadel in close collaboration with AIRYOGA teacher Stephen Thomas and opened beginning 2020. A sanctuary for contemplation and connection, the space consists of a converted family house and a modern new building, elegantly connected to it. Eight individually designed rooms and one suite of 50m2 offer space for up to 18 guests.

A spacious yoga room on the ground floor and a sky-lit meditation room under the high roof with open views to the east and west for sunrise and sunset are both ideal for practising yoga.
In between the sessions the guests can chill in the quiet garden, on the terrace, gather around the fireplace in the cosy library or enjoy the private outdoor pool, the sauna, steam bath or a massage. For a walk in the green, the forest is just a few minutes away.

The Sutra House is a heart- and soulful piece of architecture that will make your stay a lasting experience.
Read about the Sutra House in the ‚Wohnrevue’ >

the teacher

Claire Dalloz has been teaching and learning about the vast practice of yoga for over 25 years. Her aim is to share her experience and joy of the practice with you. She first came into contact with Hatha Yoga during her student years in Bath, South-West England. Some years later she discovered Sivananda Yoga in New York and Iyenger Yoga while back in England. In the 90’s, when she moved to Switzerland, Claire was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Claire’s Yoga Path has been influenced and supported by many experienced and significant Yoga teachers, especially Glenn Ceresoli, Lance Schuler, Bruno Dietziker, Stephen Thomas and Dr. Ravi Ravindra. Her most important teachers in daily life are her students and family. Yoga has given Claire a lot of joy, balance and curiosity for life and what might lie beyond. It has supported her in all aspects of her life especially during the often challenging years of bringing up three children.

Claire is recognised by Yoga Alliance as an experienced internationally-trained Yoga teacher on the 500 hour level (E-RYT 500). She is also a trained medical Masseuse, a Hypnosis Therapist and since 2021 a Yoga Therapist with a Diploma from the Swiss Yoga Union. Claire teaches in her studio, YogaTopia, located in Herrliberg, Switzerland, as well as in various teacher training teams. She offers regular retreat in Switzerland and abroad.

Find out more about Claire >

the program

The Program (changes may apply)

Thursday, November 21, 2024
Between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm: Arrival and Check-in
4:00 pm: Meet and greet in the fireplace room
afterwards until 6:00 pm: dynamic yoga practice
6:30 to 8 pm: Dinner
afterwards Opening Circle

Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, 2024
as of 7:30 am: Tea in the library
8:00 to 8:30 am approx: Pranayama, Meditation
afterwards short break (tea and small snacks)
8:45 am to 10:45 am: dynamic Asana practice
afterwards until 12 noon: rich breakfast/brunch
afterwards free time to rest, go for a walk, sauna, steam bath, massage
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Mantra, Yin/Restorative Yoga
6:30 to 8 pm: Dinner

Sunday, November 24, 2024 
as of 7:00 am: Tea in the library
7:30 am to 10 am approx: Pranayama, Asana practice, Closing circle
afterwards rich breakfast/brunch
until 12 noon: Check-out

prices, terms and notes

Price per person

CHF 1’090.- with accommodation in a double/twin room (2 person)
CHF 1’250.- with accommodation in the 50m2 suite

If available:
CHF 1’290.- in a double/twin room for single use (1 person)
CHF 1’490.- in the 50m2 suite for single use (1 person)
There are only a few rooms available for single use. They are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Triple room on request.
All rooms with private shower and toilet

Included in these rates are

  • 3 overnight stays in the selected room category at Sutra House
  • Vegetarian half board (breakfast/brunch and dinner)
  • snack before the morning practice (dried fruits, nuts, smoothie etc.)
  • tea, tap water and fruits at any time
  • all yoga classes
  • use of yoga mats and props (cushions, blankets, blocks, belts)
  • use of the private outdoor infinity pool (not heated), Turkish steam bath and Finnish sauna
  • WLAN

Not included are

  • travel to/from the Sutra House
  • drinks and snacks from the house bar
  • massages

Booking / further terms and notes

To register and for all questions on the retreat please email Valérie Lutz

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 retreat cost. The amount is due within the time limit stated on the invoice.

The retreat needs a minimum of 12 participants to take place.

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 Claire Dalloz and the Sutra House.

Massages

There is the possibility to book a massage on the free Friday afternoon and/or Saturday afternoon. Retreat participants will get further information on the treatments directly.
Massages are not included in the retreat price and have to be paid to the therapist directly.

Travel / Check-in and Check out

The Sutra House in Riehen near Basel is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The participants will get detailed information on how to get there.

Check-in is on Thursday, November 2024 between 2 and 3:30 pm. The Sutra House cannot welcome any guests before that time. Please arrange your arrival accordingly.
Check-out is on Sunday, November 24, 2024 after brunch until 12 noon.