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Jivamukti Swiss Alpine Retreat

Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad, Switzerland

  • Available between May and September for 6 or more guests
  • 5 days


This retreat is available for a group of 6 or more guests

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Slow down, quietly reflect and cultivate a stronger connection with your true self on the Jivamukti Swiss Alpine Retreat in Gstaad, Switzerland. Be in the presence of a world away from the ordinary, where the steep verdant slopes hug the winding trails. Stirring curiosity and issuing a call for daily outdoor adventure that revitalise the body and mind.

An outstanding feature of this programme is Jivamukti Yoga. Taking place each morning, Balance Holidays is pleased to be one of few retreat companies to offer this practice in Europe. Guided by our expert, Nicole von Grünigen, integrate breath with movement, flowing along a gentle sequence of poses, uplifted by the radiant energies of the impressive scenery. Though lesser known in Europe, Jivamukti Yoga has a history dating back to 1984 and is a popular style amongst celebrities in America. It is a physical, ethical and spiritual practice and while it can improve strength, flexibility and confidence. It is also a method to help build and develop relationships. Leading to a sense of interconnectedness, discovery of contentment and spontaneous joy.

Close contact with nature is conducive to reconnecting and restoring wellbeing. Treat the senses through a guided mountain hike. Embraced by heart-stirring views that are backed by the towering Swiss Alps. A source of Swiss pride. Explore the diverse landscapes of the wilderness further with two guided E-Bike tours around crystalline lakes followed by an outdoor picnic, and a Wild Herbs Foraging Cooking Class. For a well-rounded, authentic Swiss-Alpine experience, a complimentary 50-minute Bespoke Botanical Blend Herbal Massage is also included. Attending guests are welcome to idle and indulge in one of Switzerland’s largest and most beautiful thermal spas throughout their stay. Inspired by the fresh, fragrant botanicals and proud Swiss Alps, Le Grand Spa is the prime spot for spending free time to further promote harmony between the body and mind.

Keeping to traditional Alpine and Swiss culinary concepts, using locally sourced, seasonal organic ingredients. Settle into the evenings with an exquisite gastronomic offering from a special menu designed by Balance Holidays and the property. On the last evening, a typical Swiss dinner is included in this programme.

Draw close to each day in the stylish and contemporary suites of Le Grand Bellevue. Tucked away from the frenzied promenade, Le Grand Bellevue was originally built in 1912 as a Cure House and Spa and stands as Gstaad's oldest palace hotel. Having recently undergone renovation works, it preserves and enhances its reputation as the epitome of Alpine excellence, Swiss sophistication and elegance.

What's included

- Daily Jivamukti Yoga
- Guided Mountain Hike
- X2 Guided E-Bike Lake Tours with Outdoor Picnic
- Wild Herbs Foraging Cooking Class
- Traditional Swiss Dinner
- One Complimentary Bespoke Botanical Blend Herbal Massage
- Access to Le Grand Spa
- Gourmet Alpine and Swiss Cuisine
- Accommodation and Toiletries
- Private shuttle service to and from Gstaad train station

Transportation Costs To and From This Retreat

Food and cuisine

Meals at Le Grand Bellevue hold a heavy emphasis on seasonal, organic ingredients and added awareness to foraging. Teamed with dedication and Alpine and Swiss traditions, spun with a modern twist, the end results are delightful. Pretty and flavoursome, each dish is prepared fresh in the kitchens, ready to satisfy guest’s whims, carrying a wealthy nutritional profile. *Please notify us of any dietary requirements and allergies.

The experts

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    Nicole von Grünigen

    Having been exposed to the likes of dance and athletics at a young age, which later stemmed into aerobics, fitness and body forming, Nicole von Grünigen took her first yoga class at Pilates school. From that point onwards, she realised that Yoga and Pilates are the two areas she wanted to focus and specialise in. In the year 2000, Nicole gained her certification in Power Yoga Teacher Training, followed by her qualification as a Sivananda Yoga Teacher in 2008, before obtaining the title as an ‘Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher’ in 2016. The underlying principles behind her classes are to help her students integrate body and mind and heighten the feelings and sensations of joy. Find Nicole on the Jivamukti Swiss Alpine Retreat.

Accommodation and prices

Binding together noteworthy components of great Swiss heritage without neglecting the majestic outdoor settings. Experience a true touch of elegance and refinement at Le Grand Bellevue throughout your stay. Feel instantly removed from the events of the day and key into the indulgence of rest and relaxation in the light-filled rooms, where you can feel entirely at home.

  • Chic Room

    Spacious and stylish, the Chic Room at Le Grand Bellevue is composed of a neutral base, accented in soft pops of maroon, gold and caramel. Industrialist-style lamps, paired with plaid curtains and patterned cushions, the sleek and elegant interior design will provide a cosy and calming space for guests to enforce self-care. At the turn of a new day, begin with a soothing bubble bath or linger in a plush bathrobe with a cup of warm herbal tea, overlooking the mesmerising views from a nearby window. Each room is installed with a double bed, bathtub and shower combination, TV, Wi-Fi and safe. Other amenities include complimentary soft drinks, and juices (replenished daily), Nespresso machine, fruit basket, robes and slippers and essential toiletries.

  • Available between May and September for 6 or more guests
  • 5 days
  • Available between May and September for 6 or more guests

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