SWITZERLAND YOGA RETREAT • AUGUST 7—12, 2017
SUMMER IN THE ALPS!
LUXURY YOGA RETREAT
Surrounded by stunning alpine scenery and spectacular hiking trails, step into your peak season of health and fitness with a revitalizing week of yoga and meditation— and enjoy luxurious spa services, sun-bathing, the swimming pool, fitness centre and gourmet restaurants—or add altitude and adventure—with hiking, biking, paragliding or even heli-sightseeing! Luxurious accommodation at the 5-star W Hotel in Verbier in the heart of the alps!
You’ll be on top of the world ~ and feel like it!
FLOW OF A DAY
MORNINGS Start your health-filled day with a meditation and yoga practice, followed by a healthy breakfast in the W’s restaurant to prepare you for a day of hiking, spa and relaxation!
AFTERNOONS are free to create your own Alpine adventure—whether exploring one of the area’s stunning hiking trails, soaring above the mountains with a paraglider, or living it up on the beach at Place Blanche. The hotel offers a range of the latest beauty and detoxification therapies and chromeotherapy in its 800 m² spa, so book yourself in and unwind. Late afternoon we re-convene for a relaxing and rejuvenating restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation session.
EVENINGS see the sun set over the snow-capped peaks with an aperitif, followed by a menu of Swiss and Mediterranean flavors, delicious healthy food and great company! Take a stroll around town or watch the stars from the hotel terrace, or climb into bed early with a book—our retreats provide the the perfect setting for you to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired—in the way that fits for you!
YOGA CLASSES WITH SYLVIA FERGUSON
THE W HOTEL AT VERBIER • A PEAK LOCATION
Daring contemporary design meets serenity and sophistication at Switzerland’s new 5-star W Verbier Hotel & Residences. The W Verbier invites you to experience the ultimate escape into nature, fresh air and pure pampering luxury—where they’ve thought of everything: savor Chef Sergi Arola’s modern, locally inspired menus; recharge and detox at the beautiful AWAY® Spa; stay in shape with yoga and work-outs in the FIT gym; take a dip in the stunning indoor/outdoor WET® pool; enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine on the deck or in front of the fire.
INCLUDED ON THIS 2017 AUGUST YOGA RETREAT
- Five nights in the state-of-the-art luxury design W Verbier Hotel & Residences
- Spacious single or double Wonderful Room (36 m²) with Signature W beds, balcony, climate control, hi-speed internet
- Daily brunch buffet in the hotel’s stylish restaurant
- 1–2 yoga classes daily with Sylvia Ferguson (depending on hiking excursions)
- Morning silent meditation (optional)
- Free access to the spa and fitness center during the stay
- Five dinners (four dinners at W Hotel, one dinner out at a wonderful local restaurant in Verbier)
- Two 3–hour hikes (no guide)
EXCLUDED ON THIS AUGUST YOGA RETREAT
- Transport to Verbier
- Spa services
- Lunches (breakfasts are large; you may just want a snack mid-day)
BOOKING | TRAVEL | FAQ’S
Retreat Dates & Times
AUGUST 7–12, 2017
Reservations & Cancellation
Which airport to fly to?
For all overseas flights. . . we strongly encourage you to arrive a day early. This extra day assures that travel delays do not cause disruption to your retreat.
General Information & FAQ’s
Yoga holidays inspiring you to see the world differently!
WHY THIS RETREAT?
It was a fantastic week! I loved every minute of every day: powerful yoga sessions, stunning hikes, spa moments and delicious gourmet dinners! The mix of people, Gayle's warmth as host and teacher, and the beautiful W Hotel made all the difference! Will definitely do another retreat with Exotic Yoga Retreats!— Elizabeth Press, UK
5-star W Hotel Verbier, Switzerland
AUGUST 7—12, 2017
CHF 2,295 per person ~ Shared CHF 2,795 per person ~ Single
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
Best retreat ever. . . 10/10! —Nicola Sepel, Australia
I'm leaving the retreat feeling the happiest and freest I've ever felt!— Naseem Nikoo, Iran
Life changing, eye-opening and deeply inspiring! This retreat 'reset' my life. It was beyond what I envisioned was possible in one week! —Saige Rutherford, USA
My mom and I enjoyed the trip very much...every day was perfect!—Jane Srivastava, Russia
This is, without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. I have made connections with people and myself that I never would have expected. Those connections will be in my heart and help me be a better version of myself for the rest of my life.—Brent Vanlyke, Canada
This was my first yoga retreat and I didn't know what to expect... and it blew my mind! I would recommend this experience it to anyone!—Ale de Rienzo, Mexico
Absolutely amazing boat and crew, and food and cleanliness were excellent. I had so much fun! I will definitely do another retreat with you and your company. —Lana Ferguson, USA
This retreat was exactly what I needed... a week long oasis focused on self-care. Gayle did an awesome job of breaking down the poses and focusing on alignment. She built intensity and also relaxation in the practice. I loved her teaching tips for the few teachers on the retreat!—Alia Allison, Yoga Teacher
Thank you for bringing together wonderful people from all walks of life and from around the world! The connection and friendship that we shared has inspired and changed my life.—Chinwe Nwazota
Gayle is an extraordinary teacher who makes everyone feel empowered, strong and special!—Christine Costello, USA
Gayle is everything I needed in a yoga instructor. Someone to push me try new things (headstand, arm balances) while making me feel completely safe. I did old poses with completely new eyes due to her instruction. She was warm and inviting and made me able to have the most amazing experience of my life. I loved the program. I’d do it ten times over! I feel the best I have in my life. Refreshed and ready to take on whatever I have to deal with at home.—Kara Ellis, Canada
Thank you and Gayle for such a life changing experience. I feel so open in my body and mind. I became more devoted to my yoga practice experiencing the various styles of yoga you teach so effortlessly. The amount of hands-on guidance and adjustments helped me develop new appreciation for the postures and new appreciation for my body! —Nicole Hernandez, USA
Everything about this retreat was special. I have the most beautiful memories, new friends and experiences that I will cherish! The retreat combined the perfect blend of yoga, meditation and fun excursions. I also enjoyed the flexibility in our daily schedule... I had time for myself, to re-align and reflect on my life; as well as meet great like-minded people. Meeting Gayle has been a true delight. Her loving and positive energy was very present and made this retreat a real joy for me. I recommend this retreat to anyone looking to 'switch-off', re-balance and have a lot of fun!—Hala Darwazeh, Jordan
Healthy hedonism" set the tone for a playful week of yoga and mindfulness, laughter and connection. Each morning, Gayle guided us through blissful meditation, followed by a combination of vinyasa flow and stretch sequences. She really took the time to tailor the class to each of our needs so it felt more like one-on-one tuition a lot of the time. I'll never forget the energy we created as a group or the peace, joy and friendships which blossom there.— Joanne Joseph, Australia
Hands down, the best retreat I've ever been to (and I have been to many)! Perfect combination of leisure, relaxation, cultural immersion, and exceptional food! Gayle's yoga has an incredible depth of knowledge, from her anatomical references, to her deep teachings of asana and pranayama. The best is her acceptance of all levels of practice, respecting each individual's body and level of practice. Can't wait to join another Exotic Yoga Retreat!—Tricia Desvarieux, Haiti
I love the personal attention Gayle gave to her students, providing not only awesome instruction, but reminding us to be ever present and mindful.—Chrissy Coleman, USA
The perfect healing at the right moment! I feel another person since this week... a more comfortable one! I hope to do another retreat soon to feed my curiosity!—Maria Paula, France
Gayle inspired me to try new things and gave me confidence in incorporating touch and adjustments in my classes. It feels great to give and receive authentic touch to connect.—Ina Yeijnen, Yoga Teacher in Holland
Gayle has the unique ability to be kind and caring while pushing your yoga practice to the next level. She creates a flow that is beautiful, feels amazing and challenges you to become stronger. This program will forever be life changing. The experiences I have had this week will be cherished forever.—Julie Cameron, Canada
Gayle very clearly is a remarkable teacher because she transmits the essences of mindfulness and balance in enough dimensions so you actually get it!—Jerry, USA
I love Gayle’s loving style of teaching. I appreciated the emphasis on various breathing techniques and the balance between physical intensity, relaxation and meditation.—Michael Neria, Israel