Switzerland boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world with its high-peak Alps and vast lakes. Naturally, most people visit this European country for the fabulous ski resorts. However, the stunning mountainous backdrops and zen vibe also make the perfect environment for a yoga holiday.
Suppose you dream of meditating on a mountain top or rolling out your mat with a view of the Alps. In that case, you’ll love the experience of practicing yoga in Switzerland. Here are five yoga retreats in Switzerland that are guaranteed to take you into a state of deep relaxation and peacefulness.
Best Retreats in Switzerland
Whether you have your heart set on the Swiss Alps or you’re keen to explore Valais, here are the hand-picks of the most unique yoga retreats in Switzerland.
Starting from: $1,393
This 6-day retreat is ideal for yogis who are also avid hikers. On this yoga holiday, you’ll trek a 74-kilometer hiking route through the Bagnes Valley, staying in Swiss mountain cabins.
Each day begins with meditation and sun salutations before starting your daily hike. Once you arrive at your accommodation, you’ll stretch out your tired legs in your evening yoga session. For food, you’ll enjoy a hearty Swiss breakfast before setting off each day and then feast on a farm-to-table dish with local wine each night.
As this yoga vacation involves a fair amount of hiking, it’s recommended that you have some experience. You may be walking for up to 7 hours each day and tackling steep ascends and challenging terrain. So, if you’re looking for a challenge, adventure, and yoga vacation, all rolled into one, this is it!
Starting from: $723
This 3 day weekend in Bern is one of the best yoga retreats in Switzerland for anyone who has an interest in Ayurveda and holistic health. This retreat takes place in the mountainous region of Schönried, which is full of wildlife and gives magnificent views of the surrounding glaciers.
The retreat consists of daily yoga and meditation, along with Ayurveda workshops, self-care practices, and cooking classes. You’ll also have the chance to do mindfulness walks in the beautiful natural surroundings. During this trip, you’ll stay in a cozy mountain lodge and eat home-cooked ayurvedic vegan food.
Starting from: $657
The annual easter yoga immersion by Yogaherz is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Switzerland. It’s a go-to for European yogis in need of a self-care holiday. On this yoga vacation, you’ll practice Hatha, Kundalini, and Yin yoga twice a day and hike through the gorgeous forests of Ganden Chökhor.
You get to stay at a historic Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center on this retreat that’s less than 2 hours from Zurich. Immediately, you will notice the spiritual energy of this place, and you’ll fall in love with the picture-perfect swiss mountain backdrop.
Starting from: $4,241
If you’re seeking solitude or quality time with a loved one, opt for some private yoga in Switzerland with this 4-day luxury retreat. This unique spot in Bern combines urban city life with untouched Swiss nature. This means you get to stay in one of the most high-end spa hotels in town but get plenty of time to hike in the hills and swim in the river Aare, too.
On this private retreat, you’ll have personalized classes of Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, or Restorative yoga, as well as guided meditations tailored to you. The package also includes 2-hour access to the spa along with breakfast and dinners at the luxury hotel.
Starting from: $4,090
Switzerland is not only an ideal location for a yoga retreat, but it is also perfect for a yoga teacher training course! If you’re ready to take your practice to the next level, check out Tantra Yoga and Shamanism training program in Schloss Glarisegg.
This YTT allows you to fully immerse yourself in Tantra yoga and meditation, undergo a personal transformation, and learn how to share the practice with others, should you wish. You’ll also learn Shamanistic rituals, walking massage, and creative dance. During the course, you’ll stay as a group in a large guest house overlooking Lake Constance. Plus, in the summer there is an option to camp.
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