‘Awaken your true nature’ Retreat

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07 - 10 Apr 2023


CHF 1,390.00


3777 Saanen, Switzerland

After a long hibernation, in springtime, nature in the mountains finally comes back to a full life! The temperatures rise and the sun shines! Nature is slowly reawakening from the winter sleep and blooms in all colors.

Awaken your senses with meadows of alpine flowers, mountain streams full of water, and chirping birds.

Awakening to Nature and wellbeing retreat has been created with the intention to offer what humans may need the most: realizing the true nature of one’s Self, finding inner balance, grounding within it, and re-connecting to mother Earth.

Learning how to reconnect with thyself, with nature around us as well as how to deepen and expand awareness.

This event is hosted and led by Ruta Mikulenaite, one of our Touring Monkeys’ partners.

What’s the plan?

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Nature connection practices, such as hiking and forest therapy, are pathways allowing to return to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring the outside environment, we can reconnect with our inner world.

By including movement & yoga, meditation, and breathing practices in this journey, we offer the opportunity to explore deeper realms of inner reality which will open the doors to self-compassion, kindness, and love. By enjoying these practices daily in a pristine alpine environment, true mental and physical detox will take place. You will learn to truly take care of yourself and expand the experience back home, nourishing the connection you’ve built.

3 experienced well-being professionals will take care of you and invite you to create your own self-care habits. Ruta Mikulenaite is a mountain leader, nature therapy guide & outdoor coach; Danielle is an experienced Yoga teacher and Coralie Rognon, a certified Food Science and Nutrition chef

Well being package

  • Nature connection and exploration: Forest/nature Therapy, connect with the senses (Japanese Shinrin Yoku)
  • Explore the 5 elements through activities in Nature and yoga practice
  • Mountain Therapy – a mindful way of hiking and connecting with your senses (Ruta is the only guide doing this in Switzerland)
  • Hiking (all levels, suitable for beginners): waterfall, hike like locals, alpine river
  • Yoga: vinyasa flow, hatha & yin
  • Guided Meditations
  • Creative experience: mandala drawing, land-art
  • Sacred traditions practices: text reading, sharing circles, fire ceremony…
  • Time for yourself
  • Spa Time: sauna and outdoor jacuzzi
  • Intimate experience: small group – max 12 participants

Food during retreat

The food will be created by Coralie Rognon, who holds a Master degree in Food Science and Nutrition and worked for several years developing healthy products for international food companies.

Coralie was born in a tiny village in the mountains of French Jura. She is very sensitive to the beauty of nature and connects with it through hiking, skiing and cooking.

For her cooking is a way of grounding in. She creates food with lots of respect, fresh and quality ingredients. The outcome is always delicious, creative and healthy dishes.

The retreat venue

You will stay in an authentic & private  Swiss chalet located in a pristine and wild Chateau D’oex- Gstaad Valley, a place still full of traditions and original lifestyle. Chalet is surrounded by the mountains and forest of the gorgeous Pays d’Enhaut region.

This valley is reachable by public transport (gorgegous belle epoque train) and it’s 1h 40min drive from Geneva and 2h 50min drive from Zurich.

On a day when you might not feel like hiking, you may just relax on a long comfy chair and watch the mountains.

Immerse into Swiss life while staying in this beautiful jewel chalet which has full comfort, the charm of 200 years, and even a private SPA.

How to get there

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:

Friday 7 April 2023

Zurich HB 08:32 – 11:55 Château-d’Oex (via Fribourg, Bulle and Montbovon)

Monday 10 April 2023

Château-d’Oex 16:03 – 19:28 Zurich HB (via Montbovon, Bulle and Fribourg)


The price for this event is:

  • CHF 1’390/person for a standard room
  • CHF 1’490/person for a superior room

All rooms are for single use with a private bathroom.

A 10% non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. We will then contact you and send you the details for the payment of the balance.

Included in price

  • Accommodation in a local Swiss Chalet (bed linen, towels, private bathroom)
  • Facilitation & all activities included in the retreat program: yoga, meditation, hiking, forest bathing, access to sauna & jacuzzi
  • Vegetarian & plant based creative food (breakfast, lunch/snack & dinner)
  • All transfers to & from the hikes
  • Pick up from the train station if you arrive by train
  • High quality SPA facilities

Not included in price

  • Alcohol during the retreat (not recommended anyway)
  • Transportation to the retreat venue
  • Personal travel to Switzerland & accident insurance

Group size

Min. 4 participants|
Max. 12  participants

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to the cancellation policy:

  • Up to 1 month before retreat: 50% refundable
  • Up to 2 weeks before retreat: non-refundable
  • If retreat has to be cancelled due to force majeure events, 100% of the amount will be reimbursed


07 - 10 Apr 2023


CHF 1,390.00


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


3777 Saanen, Switzerland

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