Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad, Switzerland
Recognise and appreciate pure sounds and vibrations on the Swiss Alpine Sound Bath Retreat, an experience enabling a connection to natural elements that create a safe space to let go of any unwanted stress, emotions and limitations. Tune the mind with the inner voice and feel free to express and release what is held within.
The standout feature of this programme is the daily water sound healing, a water floatation session featuring sound therapy. Held in an indoor heated pool, be immersed in an array of frequencies, sounds and vibrations, created using singing bowls and special equipment as you float in the water. The warmth of the water complemented with the element of sound will guide guests into a deeply nourishing, meditative state, encouraging the withdrawal of untoward energies, thoughts and emotions, and into an environment of kindness, compassion and trust. Water sound baths are unique in a way because each individual can experience a different outcome from the same session, based on their personal life-journey.
A combination of yoga practices, personal bodywork sessions, breathing exercises, and self-reflective talks will equip you with the knowledge and tools to deepen your experience in each session. Morning yoga, alternating between Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga with singing bowls, will gently awaken the body. Set a positive intention framing and guiding you into the day through an opening ceremony before relaxing, feeling grounded and inspired to continue a path of connection, love and joy in Guided Meditation and Yoga Nidra bookending the day.
Designed to provide each guest a personalised, mind-opening experience while being in a group setting, group workshops will take place everyday covering a variety of topics to provide tools of knowledge and practice applicable to daily life. Each guest will also experience two one-on-one extensive sessions with each expert during this retreat. The session with Muayad will empty the mind and heightened connection with inner-self, while the session with Banu facilitates the realisation of emotions, how to process them and to create a space of love and compassion.
Bringing it all together, integrate a moment to be still and silent during free time. Silence carries the same weight as sound on the body and mind because it allows energy to resonate, activating self-reflection and focus. Being enveloped by the pristine spectacle of nature offered by Gstaad, Switzerland, a spell of silence is an instinctive task.
Throughout the stay, indulge in a delicious taste of Switzerland, courtesy of our carefully designed menu. Holding dear admiration and fondness towards seasonal, organic ingredients, eloquently teamed with Alpine and Swiss traditions, each meal will transplant the idea that food is not only a provider of nutrition, but of pleasure too!
Draw a close to each day in the refined suites of Le Grand Bellevue. Tucked away from the frenzied promenade, Le Grand Bellevue is Gstaad’s oldest palace hotel, originally built in 1912 as a Cure House and Spa. Having recently undergone renovation works, it preserves and enhances its reputation as the epitome of Alpine excellence, Swiss sophistication and elegance.
Specialising in the art of Tibetan Singing Bowls and a certified Yoga teacher, massage therapist and Reiki practitioner, Muayad Najemmeddin is compassionate about holistic approaches to daily lifestyles and needs. Whether it is a gentle yoga session or a sound bath workshop, Muayad will guide each individual into a deeper layer of rediscovery and relaxation, enveloped in an array of different frequencies, vibrations, arousing new sensations.
Raising awareness, uncovering freedom by unbolting unexplored thoughts and feelings and generating consciousness to personal wellbeing are just some of the areas Banu Alagoz specialises in. Having studied Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, Taoist healing arts and Aquatic Bodywork/Watsu, Banu will integrate her expertise and knowledge in each area to help individuals create a comfortable and safe space to experience love; an area that is directly correlated to emotional wellbeing.
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 styled 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.
Le Grand Bellevue’s inviting spaces extend into the communal areas too. Staff at the 24-hour concierge desk are friendly and helpful. While other amenities, an impressive cinema, well-equipped gym, tennis court, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, bar and lounge, and not forgetting the artful Le Grand Spa, the showpiece of the hotel, are extra options for spending time with each other.
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.
Detox begins at the very first breath of fresh, Alpine air, inhaled beneath the towering mountains, besides sublime and beautiful lakes. Discover the varying layers of beauty, challenged only by the dense Alpine forests, high moorlands and undulating, lagoon-like tarns. Counteracting the tedium of city life, the easy-going charisma of Gstaad, Switzerland is a prime-draw for the time-hungry guest looking to disconnect and reboot.
Widely known for the steep slopes and cross-country trails that extend hundreds of kilometres, Gstaad, Switzerland is not just another opulent choice to escape the city clamour. Situated in the South Western region, slotted between the soaring Swiss Alps, the unbeatable positioning honours the sweeping scenery, host to a diverse range of outdoor activities. Take in the full view from above in a cable-car ride at Rinderberg, a simple 30-minute drive away from the hotel. The closest airport is Geneva, with various modes of transport conveniently available.
The closest airport is Geneva. Inside the airport, a train service is available, bringing you directly to Gstaad station within 2 and a-half hours. Trains depart at regular intervals and a ticket can be purchased through the following website: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times/geneva-to-gstaad. From outside the station, the hotel shuttle bus will pick you up and bring you directly to the property.
Alternatively, if you wish to hire a taxi or rent a car, quote the below address to bring you directly to the estate. Total journey time if local conditions permit will be approximately 2 hours.
Le Grand Bellevue
An arrival and welcome ceremony begins at 5pm therefore we suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport to the estate. As a general rule, guests will be allowed to check-in from 3pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure, this programme has activities scheduled until 2pm. However, you are welcome to depart earlier to suit your personal agenda.
For more information regarding check-in and check out, please contact us.
Guests will be allowed access to the estate’s swimming pools, Spa extensive facilities, gardens, lounges and tennis court throughout the full duration of your stay. Additionally, outdoor activities, daily yoga sessions and a complimentary massage is included as part of this programme therefore, we recommend bringing some comfortable workout clothes, a bathing suit and a small backpack to carry your personal belongings.
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