October 2019

Cyprus Yoga Retreat with Claire Dalloz

7th to 14th October 2019

Cyprus

 

Cyprus is all about APHRODITES, the island's goddess. The third largest Mediterranean island with over 300 sunny days a year, Cyprus looks back on a more than 10,000 year old cultural history. It offers all art and culture lovers as well as all sun worshipers a restful, interesting and unique stay. Cyprus is a green island, rich in forests, and has  fantastic, sprawling beaches with a bright blue sea. The legendary hospitality of its inhabitants make Cyprus a special experience.

 

The Aphrodite Beach Hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle, right on a fine pebble beach with crystal clear water. Gregoria, who learned hotel management in Switzerland, her family and the entire crew make it easy to enjoy, relax and recharge your batteries indulging all your senses.

 

All the guests are spoiled here with Cypriot charm and warmth. The nearby Akamas peninsula gives the place its special charm and makes it a truly "powerful place”. All in all an ideal place for people who are looking for something special: peace, tranquility and the desire to discover themselves and the island on their own.

 

During this intense yoga week (5 hours practice per day) we will enjoy a holistic practice. In the morning session we begin in silence with a meditation and pranayama practice and then move into a dynamic Hatha Flow practice. In the evening session we sing mantras and wind body and mind down with a restorative practice. 

 

You have the opportunity to leave daily life behind and to dive deep into your yoga practice, connect to your essence, restore your energy and create a healing space within you. This connection to your essence enables you to feel a sense of freedom on all levels: physical, emotional, spiritual. It allows you to come home to the Self.

 

Claire offers an integrated, holistic practice that awakens consciousness on all levels. Through moments of stillness in meditation, moments of concentration in pranayama (breath work) and the precise practice of asanas (yoga poses) consciousness is awakened and transformation can take place.

 

Price: € 965.– per person

 

Included in the price:

  • accommodation (7 nights) in a double room (double rooms may be used for single occupancy at a slight increase in price)
  • delicious breakfast buffet and 3-course vegetarian evening meal using local fresh products
  • all yoga classes
  • shared taxi to and from the airport

Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible.

 

More about the hotel:

www.aphrodite-beachhotel.com

 

More about the organisation of the journey there:

www.yogaferien.ch

 

Registration or for more information please email Claire: info@clairedalloz.ch



** ONE PLACE LEFT **

100 hour Hatha Yoga Immersion and Personal Development course

January - June 2020

  • Are you a yoga teacher?
  • Have you just finished a teacher training course and are asking yourself "now what"?
  • Do you want to feel like you own "your yoga practice?"
  • Are you a serious yoga practitioner who has been practicing yoga for several years and would like to experience yoga on a deeper level?
  • How does the philosophy of yoga apply to you in your daily life?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then this might be just the course for you!

 

From January - June 2020 Claire will offer a process-oriented course that will deeply transform you and your understanding of the practices of yoga. The organisation of the course will be on a modular basis located at YogaTopia in Herrliberg. The 5th and final module will take place during a week's retreat in a beautiful location in Italy. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure maximum individual attention and to keep the group as a harmonious whole. 

 

Module 5 - the Retreat

7 day retreat in the beautiful, newly-renovated Boutique Hotel Country House Montessino, Italy. In the distant past on one of the picturesque hills of the Monferrato, the hamlet of Montessino belonged to a large Italian wine-growing family. In 2016 Claudia and Alessandro acquired one of the historic houses (built 1850) and restored it with great passion and care for detail. This is where we will spend our final week of the 100 hour immersion course together. This is truly a place to “lean back and enjoy the pleasures of life in harmony with nature, following the motto Carpe Diem” as they say on their website.

 

For more information on the boutique hotel:

www.bnb-montessino-piemonte.com

 

For teachers this course will be recognised by Yoga Alliance as further education. 

 

Dates:

Module 1: 10th - 12th January 2020

Module 2: 7th - 9th February 2020

Module 3: 13th - 15th March 2020

Module 4: 3rd - 5th April 2020

Module 5: 30th May - 6th June 2020

 

Location:  

Modules 1 - 4: YogaTopia, Geissbüelstrasse 21, 8704 Herrliberg

Module 5: Italy, see above

 

Price for 5 Modules of Yoga:

CHF 1,900.- early bird price till 31.07.19 thereafter CHF 2,100.-

This covers all the yoga classes and printed handouts.

 

Not included in the price are travel expenses and board and lodging in Italy for Module 5. 

 

Price for Italy Retreat:

CHF 1,100.- includes:

  • welcome drink
  • double room with en suite bathroom
  • brunch with fresh local and homemade produce
  • 4 vegetarian evening meals in house, including wine and mineral water
  • 2 vegetarian 3 course meals in various restaurants (Agroturismo), including mineral water,  in the area
  • 1 meal including mineral water, in small, family-run Pizzeria. Only uses organic flour. Homemade deserts.
  • 3 x transport to and from the restaurants
  • water, tea and fruit
  • rooms cleaned every second day
  • free use of salt water swimming pool, whirlpool, yoga room, fitness room, sauna, Zen island
  • free wifi
  • free car park

Excluding:

  • massage
  • sauna towel (3 Euros)
  • bath towel (5 Euros)
  • pick up from Turin, Milan Malpensa airport or train station Alessandria or Asti

Payment:

Once your application has been accepted please pay in the full amount (yoga and board and lodging in Italy) to the following account:

 

Konto Nr: 87-686575-8

IBAN: CH 88 0900 0000 8768 6575 8

Claire Dalloz, Säntisstrasse 19, 8133 Esslingen

 

If you wish to pay in instalments please write to us on info@yogatopia.ch or info@clairedalloz.ch.

 

This course will be mainly taught by Claire Dalloz along with various guest teachers. 

 

We will hold an information evening on Friday, 31st May 2019 - 19:00 at YogaTopia. Please sign up if you would like to join - info@yogatopia.ch.

 

For further information please contact Claire or Rachel info@yogatopia.ch.



October 2020

Radiant Soul Yoga Retreat with Rachel Sundström

19th to 25th September 2020

Ibiza

 

Extend your summer on the magical Island of Ibiza.  Join Rachel on a journey that will set your soul free and connect to your inner radiance.  This retreat will include a daily integrated yoga practice, free time to relax or explore and afternoons that focus on different creative aspects and practices.  You will also have the opportunity to enjoy SUP Yoga, meditation walks and a special closing circle overlooking the magical Es Vedra at sunset.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Chettinad Retreat, a 400-year-old finca nestled on 25.000 square meters of private land. The finca is a peaceful haven in the hills overlooking the rural Sant Agusti valley and located on the south west of the island. The pure, clean air and the view of distant peaks piercing through the morning mist is a perfect way to start off the day.

 

The geodesic yoga dome is a luminous and tranquil interior with views of the beautiful countryside to enhance a sense of well-being during our yoga and meditation practice. It is fully equipped with yoga mats and props so no need to bring anything.

 

The hillside retreat features a traditional farmhouse, one adobe cottage and two detached stone dwellings. When guests are in need of finding their own private space there are six outdoor terraces and patios to choose from. Natural rock landscaping with beds of fresh herbs, trees bearing almonds, figs, pomegranates and oranges, and hammocks dotted around the property give guests many options to choose from when in search of a chill zone or a secluded place to reconnect with nature or one’s self.

 

This yoga retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioner, beginners are welcome. All classes will be taught in English. 

 

Included in the Retreat:

  • 6 nights, all inclusive accommodation
  • locally sourced, healthy, nutritious plant based brunch and dinner
  • tea, water, fruit and light snacks
  • daily meditation, pranayama and yoga practice of 3 to 4 hours
  • sunset meditation walk overlooking Es Vedra
  • SUP yoga class or yoga at the beach weather permitting
  • WiFi
  • bath towels (please bring your own towel for the pool and beach)

Excluded in the Retreat:

  • flights, airport transfers
  • car hire (not essential but a great way to explore the island)
  • travel insurance
  • holistic therapies: massage, aromatherapy, reflexology
  • optional local wine with dinner

Daily Schedule (subject to change):

  • 08:00 to 09:00: morning rituals - kriyas / meditation / pranayama
  • 09:00 to 09:30: silent bliss - tea and fruit break
  • 09:30 to 11:00: Dynamic Yoga Flow
  • 11:00 to 12:00: delicious plant based brunch
  • 12:00 to 17:00: free time - pool / beach / explore the island / holistic therapies
  • 17:00 to 17:30 light snack, fruit, tea
  • 17:30 to 19:00: varied schedule will include workshops on holistic health / creative mala design / yoga nidra / restorative yoga / sunset meditation walk / plant based cooking workshop / local wine tasting
  • 19:30: delicious plant based dinner

Exceptions to the schedule:

  • Wednesday, 23rd September, weather permitting, we will become one with the ocean as we take our morning yoga practice onto the paddle board - SUP Yoga No afternoon activity/practice so feel free to spend the day at the beach
  • Thursday, 24th September we celebrate our last evening together with an earlier dinner and enjoy a spectacular sunset over Es Vedra
  • No yoga on arrival and departure days
  • Check-in from 16:00 on Saturday 19th September 2020
  • Check-out by 10:00 on Friday 25th September 2020

Investment:

Shared rooms starting at € 1,125 per person

Single rooms starting at € 1,575 per person (spaces very limited)

 

ROOM CATEGORIES

 

Early Bird Price:

20% Reduction if booked and paid for in full before 31st March 2020.

 

Bookings from 1st April 2020:

To secure your booking a non-refundable deposit of € 500.- is required.

The balance is payable by the 11th July 2020.

 

Please ensure that you have adequate health and travel insurance.

 

To register or for more information please contact Rachel via email: rachelsundstrom@yogatopia.net.