LUXURY SWITZERLAND RETREAT
VERBIER, SWISS ALPS
JULY 5-10, 2020
AUGUST 9-14 2020
HIKE, SPA & YOGA RETREAT
Step into your peak season of health and fitness with a revitalizing week of yoga and meditation, and nature immersion. Our Alpine luxury location for this retreat is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and spectacular hiking trails. There’s also time to enjoy luxurious spa services and gourmet cuisine. To complete your elevated Swiss experience, why not add in some altitude and adventure with hiking, biking, paragliding or even heli-sightseeing!
GLORIOUS ALPS IN SUMMER
One of Europe’s finest ski destinations, the quiet village of Verbier is also a beautiful summer getaway, with green hillsides, balmy afternoons, 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.
5-STAR W VERBIER HOTEL
Our hotel, the W Verbier, is renowned for its daring contemporary design. Discover how it has the perfect blend of serenity and sophistication. It also offers the very best in Swiss spa facilities. 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!
FLOW OF THE DAY
Start your health-filled day with deep breaths of fresh mountain air in our morning Vinyasa yoga session. Exotic Yoga Retreats teacher, Nina Butler, leads us in a mindful yoga flow that accommodates all levels with playfulness and good humour, 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. In the late afternoon, we reconvene for a Yin Yoga and meditation session with Nina, focusing on restorative, relaxing poses and pranayama.
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 - do what pleases you! Take a stroll around the picture-perfect town, watch the stars from the hotel terrace, or climb into bed early with a book and enjoy the deeply restful sleep after a day of fresh mountain air! Our retreats provide the perfect setting for you to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired—however you prefer it!
YOGA ON THIS RETREAT
Well-traveled nomad, Nina Butler, weaves breath, strength, flexibility and awareness into a moving meditation that accommodates beginners and advanced practitioners. While her practice is strong, her teaching is sensitive and heart-oriented, supporting students to move within their personal pace and rhythm. Nina also shares mindfulness practices, meditations, and soul-soothing yin sessions to cultivate the perfect balance on your retreat between uplifting flow, and introspective restoration. Nina is a keen and avid hiker, with experience in the high elevations of the Alpine range.
RESERVE WITH A DEPOSIT
A $1,000 deposit will reserve your place. All prices in USD.
SINGLE ROOM - $3,800 per person
Enjoy a lovely room all to yourself! It is a “Wonderful Room” category with a king bed, large en-suite bath, full amenities, and private deck. (Price per person).
SHARED ROOM - $2,800 per person
Share a room with someone of the same sex with 1 or 2 beds. Great for friends or solo female travelers. The room category is “Wonderful Room”with a large en-suite bath, full amenities and private deck. (Price per person).
A ROOM FOR TWO - $5,600 per couple
A room for two in the “Wonderful Room” category with a king bed, large en-suite bath, full amenities, and private deck. (Price per 2 people).
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
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 every dinner
Two 3-hour hikes
Free access to the spa and fitness center
Two yoga classes daily, led by Nina Butler
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
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)
Travel and Dates
Fly to Geneva airport. There is a 1hr45min hour train between Geneva and Martingny. In Martingny change to a regional train to Les Châble. From Les Châble, take the cable car to Verbier. The W Hotel will be right in front of you as you arrive by cable in Verbier. Alternatively, arrange an airport shuttle pick up with the W Verbier directly:
W Verbier, Rue de Médran 70, Verbier, 1936, Switzerland Tel: (+41) 27 472 88 88, http://www.wverbier.com/
Depart on the cable car from Verbier to Les Châble. In Les Châble, catch the regional train to Martigny, where you transfer train platform to catch the train direct to Geneva airport. Alternatively, organise private shuttle services through the hotel for your onward journey.
If you are coming from overseas, we highly recommend you arrive in Switzerland at least one day prior to the start of the retreat to avoid travel delays. There are likely other solo travelers you can meet up with in Geneva or Verbier for dinner or sight-seeing.
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