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June 11th till 15th 2020
Hotel Hoheneck & SAMiRAYOGA welcome you to Engelberg, a small mountain village nestled in the Swiss Alps. Breathe Deep as we explore the mountains during our mind altering hikes, practice yoga and allow your whole body to succumb to wellness and relaxation.
You will be a part of a small group of humans, exploring the beautiful mountains of Engelberg.
You will wake up with a beautiful morning yoga flow, to help your body and aching joints to open up and be mountain ready. You will be served a nourishing breakfast at Hotel Hoheneck; where you will be staying. Hoheneck is the oldest hotel in Engelberg, quirky and unique with friendly staff and cosy beds with fluffy duvets and pillows, it also has a small sauna.
Together we will explore the terrain, one day we might hike up to a beautiful lake and enjoy our picnic there, next day we might take the train down the mountain and hike up from a small village, past waterfalls, surrounded by forest and stunning wildlife. If the weather gets bad, we may go to Hotel Waldegg and enjoy their amazing wellness spa, infinity pool, sauna, steam room and thermal baths.
All in all a wonderful way to spend the weekend, you’ll come back refreshed and inspired.
4 nights stay at Hotel Hoheneck, you can opt for single occupancy or share with others.
Twice daily yoga & meditation for all levels.
Daily guided hikes, exploring the stunning landscape of Engelberg.
Delicious nourishing meals all your food will be sourced as much as possible from local organic farms.
Laughter, exploring of old idea's transformed into new ways and you'll leave with lots of creative inspiration.
Whats not included;
Your travel and any transportation, such as local gondolas or train journeys. Any equipment we might hire, day trip to the wellness spa at Hotel Waldegg, in case the weather is bad (cost would be around 42chf).
What our previous guests have to say about MoveMountains;
"Thanks for helping me to fly, high!! What an absolutely incredible yoga teacher you are. Teaching us to have the confidence to try the things we thought were unachievable and then helping up to reach goals we didn't even knew we had! I'm missing the stretching and relaxing, the mountain views and most of all, I'm missing you!" ~ Karen Oliver, Entrepeneur
"Thank you for your beautiful practice, your words, the hikes, everything you do and say comes from the heart and I love it. I thoroughly enjoyed my retreat with you. If I had the time I would come to the next one like a shot!" ~ Jo Heckett, Artist
£649 Single Occupancy
£625 per person Double / Twin Room
£599 per person based on 3 people sharing a room
Flights are around £120 with SWISS
"Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do."
~ Brian Tracy
7.30-9 R I S E & S H I N E
9.30-10.30 B R U N C H
Healthy hearty brunch
Whether you are up the mountain hiking or snowshoeing (weather depending) or spending a day at the spa, together we will move some inner mountains...
15-17h R E F L E C T I O N
time to read a book cosy up by a fire, sitting in the sauna or have a well deserved nap.
17-18h M E D I T A T I O N
sitting together letting our busy minds do their thing whilst we tune in and see if we can soften back to our origin...sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. But even when you have so much on your mind, to just sit with that- is worth gold.
18.30-21h D I N N E R
Delicious locally sourced vegetarian food, if you have special dietary requirements please let us know when you're booking.
These times are approximate, but we will make sure you have plenty of time for rest if that is what you need.
Arrival Thursday evening from 18h onwards and departure Monday morning.
If you would like to join the retreat for one or two days only, it's 150chf per day and you can book yourself in and pay on the BOOK A CLASS section of this website.
The mountains are calling you!
Things to bring;
Hiking boots (at least a size bigger than you would normally get for going down hill so you don't get sore toes, your feet will swell going up hill. I recommend going to a shop where they can advise you and you can try them on rather than buying online...)
Rain proofs, best goretex shell jacket or equivalent and a light down jacket for underneath.
Hiking trousers (water resistant) & Shorts, it could be hot...
Layers, for when it's hot I recommend merino t-shirts that help with getting rid of moisture and warmer things for when it is cold.
Beanie (it can get cold up on the mountain) l
Suncream 50+ we are high up
All these things can be re-used on your future walking adventures.
September 10-14th 2020
Engelberg, Swiss Alps....
A long weekend to gather together and harvest all that we can pick, but also symbolically speaking in the form of meditation and beginning an enquiry within.
Yoga, hiking and relaxation are part of the programme, as well as delicious locally sourced food and a chance to work in a group format on questions that arise in our daily life, that we normally spend too little time contemplating... Finding inspiration through listening to each other and inspiring one another to become more creative and lead a more fulfilling life.
You'll be staying at Hotel Hoheneck...Our favourite hotel in the centre of town, it is one of the oldest hotels here, with lots of charm and quirky details, the beds are comfy and cosy and the staff very friendly, you'll have a very enjoyable time with plenty of space to retreat yourself back, if you need some time to yourself.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would gladly answer any questions you may have.
We are looking forward to having you!
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS RETREAT
How was your hotel? 1-10 9
Any feedback; room / staff / location
Staff was just lovely room warm and super comfy bed- a bath would have been lovely after the hikes!
What did you think of the food? 1-10 9
Did you have enough/ too much? Just enough filling and delicious
Were you happy with the menus? - perfect
Did your Yoga Experience live up to your expectations?
I am not a super experienced yoga person- I really enjoyed all the classes. Samira really helped with the poses and I have left feeling it’s benefitted me so much I would love to practise more in my everyday life.
Was there anything missing in the style of yoga we practiced?
What would you liked to have more of?
Maybe bit more meditation?
What would have liked more / less of?
Gorgeous hikes and amazing views- I would say ensure people have exactly the right clothing if they are not experienced walkers especially boots etc. I did suffer from blisters, which was frustrating as my boots were old and ill fitting!!
How affordable was the retreat for you?
Really good value – feel you could charge it more to be honest.
Will you recommend the retreat to your friends?
Most def!!! All of them.
"Samira is a rare breed in her world of not taking herself too seriously even though she is an amazing calm and none judgemental teacher (so important if one is unsure of many yoga poses!) This makes her so much more real and her knowledge of her craft is wide/meaningful and so well researched.
From the moment we had our first class on arrival I started to unwind my knotted exhausted body and mind-the first meal that evening was a delicious veggie soup all so well thought through even down to the healthy sweet treats at the end. This was the first of many delicious and healthy meals.
The hikes were exhilarating and the views beautiful- Samira has an in-depth knowledge of the local area and took us on the best hikes!!
All in all I just could not recommend this retreat more – I arrived feeling frazzled and mentally exhausted- I am leaving feeling light mentally focussed and so rested.." - Fiona Bell owner of fashion brand Their Nibs