We are still on the south side of the Alps in a valley on the border with Ticino. Discover this wonderful, and natural place, walk barefoot across the meadow and at night you can see stars in the sky on a clear day. The Centro Arte Retreat Centre cordially invites us to stay in one of their lovingly designed rooms, and to enjoy the time in the naturally kept surroundings.
The Centro is made up of a group of listed stone houses and a pavilion with a yoga room. Let the charm of the typical, historic stone houses and the wild natural surroundings of southern Switzerland transport you into a world of your own. Care is taken to preserve the original character – the buildings and the newly restored dry-stone wall are considered objects worthy of protection. You can discover the surroundings and experience the beautiful scenery, swim under the waterfall, hike to the terraced village of Verdabbio or simply relax. The warm-hearted and easy-going team at the Centro provides that extra touch of comfort during our stay. Maybe you would like to extend the yoga retreat with a few days of leisure in Ticino. (Bellinzona 20 min; Locarno, Lugano 40 min each).
We devote each morning to meditation that brings balance, abundance, and mindfulness into your life. Weather permitting, meditation will take place outside – a wonderful opportunity to cultivate sensitivity and receptivity. This is followed by using techniques from traditional Hatha yoga such as breath work and mudra techniques. The asana practice is slow, with detailed work to activate the deep muscles, which helps us to safely ‘target’ more powerful postures. Through the subtle and small movements as well as the noticeable connection between breathing and movement, the entire body tissue is activated. Once prepared, we then flow into a vitalising and invigorating yoga flow practice that brings heat, vitality, flexibility, and strength. The yoga sessions bring momentum to your body yet are practiced with ease and playfulness. Body and mind are charged with vibrant energy, making them permeable and supple – experience the deeper levels in yoga. The morning session is a concentrated routine and is specifically focused on cleansing (detox).
The afternoon is oriented towards Restorative / Yin Yoga classes. The entire connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons are allowed to loosen. We create a relaxed space of stillness where emotions, intuition and creativity can develop. Special kriyas, in which we synchronise breath, movement and mantra, have excellent purifying effects and activate prana, the life force. Your radiance as well as the feeling of boundlessness can expand. Tap into the energy of your body and open yourself to the energies of the world. The afternoon practice proceeds with attention to the quality of your energy and to nourish your focus. The evening ends with Yoga Nidra or meditation. With Yoga Nidra, the deep relaxation for body and mind, you are allowed to let go and let the experience sink into deeper regions.
Yoga Nidra can give your life a positive direction and strengthen the structure of your thoughts. Get closer to your TRUEself and slow down, create space and room for your VISION. Look forward to beautiful and luminous moments of inner strength and awakening during this yoga retreat.
07.30 – 08.30
08.30 – 10.30
16.30 – 18.30
(Nature) Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra
Asana detail work, Vinyasa Yoga
Vegetarian brunch – buffet
Time for bathing, walking, relaxing
Hatha/ Yin/ Restorative Yoga deep & long, Meditation
Vegetarian dinner – buffet
Yoga Nidra/ Meditation
The cuisine during the Retreat is focused on the preparation of healthy and organic dishes. We will be spoilt with all kinds of delicacies from the varied organic and vegetarian cuisine. A substantial vegetarian breakfast brunch and a scrumptious vegetarian evening buffet. Water from the fountain, tea and fresh fruit are available throughout the day. All the selected dishes are prepared with organic, local, seasonal ingredients and with much love. We either eat outside or in the light-filled conservatory under the covered pergola.
Arrival: Sunday 14. 05. 2023, check-in from 4 pm.
Departure: Thursday 18. 05. 2023, check-out 10 a.m.
Thema: Follow your Vision Retreat – Vinyasa/ Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Yoga Nidra
Course Teacher: Fauzia Mughal
Course level: all Levels
Price yoga course: CHF 480.- (all Yoga sessions, ca. 5hrs/ day)
Price per night/per person/incl. food:
Not Included: individual arrival and tourist tax
Please reserve your room directly with Centro Arte!