100 hour Hatha Yoga Immersion and Personal Development course

January - May 2023


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 - May 2023 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:



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



Module 1: 13. Jan – 15. Jan 2023

Module 2: 10. Feb – 12. Feb 2023

Module 3: 17. März – 19. März 2023

Module 4: 14. April – 16. April 2023


Module 5: 13. Mai – 20. Mai 2023



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 31.08.22 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 1,180.- 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


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


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 contact Claire.


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


For further information please contact Claire info@yogatopia.ch



Sunday, August 27, 2023

10:00 - 17:00 (lunch break 13:00 - 14:30)


Bhagavad Gita with Ravi Ravindra at YogaTopia



The teaching of Yoga is a science par excellence for a radical inner transformation of a searcher who is called to undertake the relevant practices with the ultimate aim of finding one's unity with the mysterious ONE that has created the entire cosmos.  We will focus on the heart and purpose of yoga as expressed in the classic text the Bhagavad Gita.


The God incarnate Krishna  in the Bhagavad Gita says that no action can be right unless the actor is right; and that in order to be the right actor and fulfil his responsibility (dharma), a searcher must practice the discipline of yoga. 


But the discipline of yoga cannot be practiced without engaging in yajña (sacrifice). We will explore what is the right actor according to Krishna and the various forms of yoga taught by him.  The main yoga that Krishna teaches in the Bhagavad Gita is buddhi yoga, the yoga of awareness. Awareness is the mechanism of transformation, and gradually a searcher moves from reaction to response, from loving Krishna to being loved by Krishna and becoming an instrument of Krishna's will.


Ravi Ravindra, originally trained as a scientist, is an extremely learned man in the fields of Eastern and Western spirituality. He has written several books on the subject - some of which will be available for purchase at the seminar.


For years Ravi has traveled the globe to educate his audiences about the need for spiritual transformation. He is a clear, humorous speaker who speaks with a voice full of compassion and hope. His own search has led him to important figures such as Jiddu Krishnamurti, the teachings of Gurdjieff, and others.


"Whenever I meet Ravi Ravindra I am reminded of Krishnamurti .... Having known Ravindra for a long time I admire his honest spiritual quest. He is indeed a true sadhaka, a rare and true sanyasi. Enjoy his spiritual journey. He not only practices yoga but communicates it so well. Now he has clearly and admirably presented the yoga sutras. It will raise many questions for thoughtful readers. Highly recommended. (TKV DESIKACHAR)


He is the author of numerous books, including Science and the Sacred, The Yoga of the Christ, The Wisdom of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras, and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life.  For more information, visit his website at www.ravindra.ca.


Suggested schedule:

10:00 -10:30 Meditation

10:30 -11:45 The Bhagavad Gita and Buddhi Yoga as the main yoga.

11:45-12:00 Bio break

12:00 -13: 00 Other Yogas in the Bhagavad Gita

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 -16: 00 The meaning of Bhagavad Gita for modern seekers

16:00 -16:30 Discussion of some topics in small groups of six or seven people

16:30-17:00 Closing remarks, questions and sharing


Price: Fr. 155.


Course language: English with translation where necessary


For further information please contact Claire info@yogatopia.ch


Sunday, 5th November 2023

12:00 to 17:00 - Mala Creation

14:00 to 16:30 - Bracelet Creation


Creative Mala & Bracelet Workshop with Rachel Sundström at YogaTopia, Herrliberg


Be inspired and get creative, a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  Design and create your own mala/bracelet or bracelet from inception to the finishing touches using mindfulness, meditation and a good dose of patience.  You will be guided through each step of the mala/bracelet making process during this workshop lasting approximately 2.5 to 5 hours.  



Bracelets: CHF 60.- (2.5 hours from 14:00 to 16:30)

Bracelets: CHF 35.- if you have previously attended one of our workshops (2.5 hours from 14:00 to 16:30 limited spaces)


Malas: CHF108.- if you are attending our workshop for the first time (5 hours from 12:00 to 17:00)

Malas: CHF  75.- if you have previously attended one of our workshops (5 hours from 12:00 to 17:00 - limited spaces)



To reserve your space please book via www.malatopia.ch 

For further information email info@malatopia.ch


Minimum 6 and maximum of 10 participants. Kindly note that reservations for workshops are binding. A workshop can only be cancelled/postponed due to illness or accident and if a medical attest follows the cancellation/postponement.