Luxury Retreats
by Gayle Olson
Our personal brand of luxury retreats blend yoga and inner discovery with sensory experiences of visual beauty, healthy sumptuous cuisine, cultural enrichment and outdoor adventure.


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



August 7—12, 2017

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! Join our luxury yoga retreat at the 5-star W Hotel in Verbier in the heart of the Alps!

Flow of the Day

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!


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.


Inquire here   |    (+1) 415-361-3396  |

“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

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We offer you the services or our wonderful travel agent, Justin Harrison. He will meet or beat any airfare you see online, be available to help if your travel is delayed, book hotels with upgrades, arrange transport, offer trip insurance., and can even suggest day tours for your stay prior to or following the retreat!  

+1. 917.2168136  |

Retreat Dates
August 7—12, 2017
Arrival Day
3:00 –5:00 pm Check-in 
5:30–7:00 pm Opening Yoga & Orientation
7:30 pm Welcome dinner
Departure Day
8:00–10:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Check out
Help Booking Travel

We offer you the services or our wonderful travel agent, Justin Harrison. He will meet or beat any airfare you see online, be available to help if your travel is delayed, book hotels with upgrades, arrange transport, offer trip insurance., and can even suggest day tours for your stay prior to or following the retreat!    {+1. 917.2168136  |}


Overseas Travel

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.


For directions, contact the W Verbier Hotel:

(+41 ) 27 472 88 88
Directions: Click here


Distance to Verbier from Geneva & Zurich

Geneva: (160 km) Driving: 1 hour 50 minutes
Zurich: (280 km) Driving: 3 hours




Travel Visa:

Please check that your passport is valid for AT LEAST 90 days from arriving date. Depending on your nationality, you may or may not need a Visa to travel to Switzerland. You can check via this Switzerland Visa Information link.


Weather in Verbier, Switzerland

August is a fantastic time to be in the Swiss Alps. The average daily temperatures are in the mid 70’s and there is sunshine, with chances for rain. This is the perfect time to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and hiking! The evenings can cool down so be sure to bring a layer for dinners outside. For current weather conditions, view this weather link.


Money | Credit Cards

The Swiss franc (CHF) is the official currency in Switzerland; however, you can pay with Euros in many shops, hotels, rail stations and gas stations in Switzerland. We recommend you bring a bank card and an international credit card (that does not charge you for each charge you make). A great way to get cash is to use your card at ATM machines which will give you currency in CHF. The W hotel will accept all major credit cards for spa services and other additional amenities purchased at the hotel.



There is Wi-Fi in your room as well as on the W Hotel Grounds. Please keep digital devices in your room. We STRIVE to keep our common spaces free for relaxing and socializing. This is an opportunity to let your digital devices go to sleep, so you can wake up!


Cell Service

Yes, there is cellular service in Verbier.


Tips & Gratuities

There is no obligation to tip anybody in restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels. Swiss Federal Law requires all service charges be included in published prices. Waiters here are paid decent salaries, and so do not depend on tips for their livelihood.
However many people in Switzerland do add a small tip, but not the 10-20% common in other countries. If you are satisfied with your meal feel free to round up the amount to the nearest five to ten francs. If you are really delighted with the service or you are in a larger group, add a little more. For a single coffee or a beer, the Swiss will add .50c to 1FR or so.


Yoga Props

The W Verbier hotel has yoga mats and props, so you need not bring a yoga mat unless you have your own favorite!

Price per Person (prices are in Swiss Francs, close to the value the US dollar)

2,295 CHF – Shared Room for a couple, with 1 king bed, ensuite bath, terrace
2,295 CHF – Shared Room for (2) solo travelers or (2) friends, two double beds, ensuite bath, terrace
2,795 CHF – Single Room for 1 person, king bed, ensuite bath, terrace

  • 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) 
Not included
  • Transport to Verbier
  •  Spa services
  •  Lunches  (breakfasts are large; you may just want a snack mid-day)
Delighted you will join our Exotic Yoga Retreat!


  1. First review our Payment & Cancellation Policy.
  2. Click here to book online with credit card. Inquire to pay by check or bank transfer.
  3. Book travel right away to get best fares – contact our travel partner.
  4. Questions?   (+1) 415-361-3396  |

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