Hike, Spa & 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. There’s also time to enjoy luxurious spa services and gourmet cuisine — or add altitude and adventure with hiking, biking, paragliding or even heli-sightseeing!
Flow of the Day
Start your health-filled day with deep breaths of fresh mountain air at our morning Hatha yoga class and mindfulness meditation session. Our EYR teacher leads us in a yoga flow that accommodates all levels, while soothing, centering and improving focus. As always, we emphasize safety, awareness and intelligence. Afterward, we enjoy a healthy brunch in the resort restaurant to prepare you for a day of hiking—or simply for spa time and utter relaxation!
Create your own alpine adventure, whether it’s exploring one of the area’s stunning hiking trails, soaring above the mountains in a paraglider or living it up at “The Beach,” our resort’s summer-only outdoor lounge. Indoors, you can unwind at the hotel’s 800-square-meter spa, which offers the latest beauty and detoxification therapies. Or you can simply lounge by the pool, read a book and enjoy the view down the green valley. In the late afternoon, we reconvene for a second yoga and meditation session with Sylvia, this time focusing on restorative poses, pranayama and yoga nidra, to bring you to a perfect state of relaxation.
Enjoy an aperitif as the sun sets over the snow-capped peaks, then sit down to a menu of delicious healthy Swiss and Mediterranean food and great company! After dinner, take a stroll around the picture-perfect town or watch the stars from the hotel terrace. Or stay in and chat by the fire, or climb into bed early with a book. Our retreats provide the perfect setting for you to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired—however you prefer it!
5-Star W Verbier
State-of-the-art alpine luxury
One of Europe’s finest ski destinations, the quiet-cool village of Verbier is also a beautiful summer getaway, with green hillsides and snow-capped peaks almost close enough to touch. Long summer days give ample time for hiking, exploring the town, enjoying a massage—and for those yearning for a thrill, you can paraglide off the mountain peaks! Evening temperatures are perfect for a cozy drink by the fire back at the resort. Our hotel, the W Verbier, is a daring contemporary design where serenity meets sophistication. Along with single, shared or couple’s accommodation, our package includes an amazing brunch buffet and a healthy gourmet dinner prepared by chef Sergi Arola — with a glass of wine, naturally. On our last night. we enjoy a special meal out on the town in Verbier!
Yoga & Fitness
Exotic Yoga Retreats Program
All our Exotic Yoga programs are designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. We emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence — and the joie de vivre of yoga!
August 5—10, 2019
LUXURY RETREAT PACKAGE
- 7-day / 6-night luxury alpine yoga retreat
- Sleep and dream: five-star W Verbier hotel and spa resort
- Expand your practice: two yoga classes daily with mountain views
- Center: mindfulness meditation sessions
- Explore: two three-hour hikes, one with a local Verbier guide
- Savor: daily gourmet meals in the hotel’s stylish restaurant and in Verbier
- Treat yourself: add-on spa treatments and try the fully equipped fitness center
- Experience: fresh air and new personal heights!
PRICING & LOGISTICS
Rue de Médran 70
Switzerland Tel: (+41) 27 472 88 88
Geneva is 2-3 hours by train to Verbier.
We welcome 10 to 15 people from around the globe—men, women, couples, friends, solo travelers and families. The more internationally and culturally diverse we are—the more our world is opened!
On all of our retreats we strive to perfect the balance between personal time and group connection.
- 5-night/6-day luxury yoga retreat package at the W Verbier
- Spacious 'Wonderful Room' (36 m²) with Signature W beds, balcony, climate control, wifi, full amenities
- Daily gourmet brunches and dinners in the hotel’s stylish restaurant
- Farewell dinner out at a local restaurant
- Glass of wine with dinner
- Two 3-hour hikes
- Free access to the spa and fitness center
- Exotic Yoga Retreats program with Sylvia Ferguson
- 2 yoga classes daily
- Mindfulness meditation sessions
- Transport to Verbier
- Lunches (breakfasts are large; you may just want a snack mid-day)
- Alcoholic beverages (we serve one glass of wine at dinner, anything more is on your hotel bill)
- Spa services (15% discount off massages)
DEPOSIT – $1,000
Reserve your spot with a $1,000 deposit. The deposit is non-refundable, however should you cancel your reservation 90 days or more in advance of the start of the retreat, you may apply your deposit toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat occurring within 12 months from the date of the initial retreat that you registered for.
FULL PAYMENT DUE 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE
Full payment is due 90 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
IF YOU CANCEL YOUR RETREAT
–90 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months.
–31-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.
–0-30 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.
To officially cancel, you must send an email TO EYR stating that you wish to cancel to.
IF WE CANCEL THE RETREAT
We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Exotic Yoga Retreats must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Depending on the type of Travel Insurance, it can protect you in case of:
–you cancel your participation in the yoga retreat
—the retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
–medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured