There is something about Switzerland – perhaps the ruggedly beautiful landscape or serene alpine lakes – that simply exudes relaxation and inspiration. Add a touch of luxury, daily yoga, and ample opportunity to explore the mountains and our Switzerland yoga retreat becomes a deeply rejuvenating experience.
Our 2016 Switzerland Yoga Retreat begins in just a few weeks! If you are in need of some time to tune into your true Self, this might be your perfect opportunity. Read on to learn some fun and interesting things about Switzerland that will hopefully inspire you to explore the Swiss Alps with us!
- According to consistently high rankings in global reports, Switzerland is one of the happiest countries in the world. It came in first place in 2015 and just barely slipped to second place – behind Denmark – this year. Out of 156 countries, Switzerland has been ranked the best country in which to be born and live (according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) most recent ‘Where to be Born Index’). No wonder we feel such an instant sense of calm when we arrive in Verbier, our Switzerland yoga retreat location!
- Are you familiar with the retreat approach we call healthy hedonism? One of the things we love to mindfully indulge in while in Switzerland is chocolate. And we fit right in! Because, in fact, the Swiss eat more chocolate than any other nation in the world – a whopping 11.3kg per person each year. Just 18 Swiss chocolate companies made over 172,000 tons of chocolate in 2012! Of course, some of it was exported. But you can look forward to enjoying as much Swiss chocolate as you please on our Switzerland yoga retreat.
- Another thing we love to enjoy on our Switzerland yoga retreat (well, any of our yoga retreats!) is wine. Did you know that the smallest vineyard in the world is located in Les Amis de Farinet in Switzerland’s Valais region? With a total area of only 1.67 square meters, there are only three vines growing. And here is a bonus ‘interesting thing’ – the Dalai Lama owns it! Although his Holiness chooses not to imbibe in alcohol, we sure like to mindfully enjoy a glass with dinner.
Yoga, chocolate and wine – what could make you happier than that?? How about luxury accommodations, healthy gourmet meals, excursions in the heart of the stunning Swiss Alps and plenty of downtime to enjoy the pool and spa? Our Switzerland yoga retreat is sure to cultivate and inspire a deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
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