FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 3, 2019: MAGIC MOUNTAIN WINTER RETREAT

DAVOS PLATZ

from 1049 CHF | | 3 nights | English & German

Inhale fresh mountain air, soak in the Alpine sun, enjoy winter at its fullest and find new inspiration in your daily yoga practice. We are spending a long weekend high above Davos on the «Magic Mountain» – at the legendary Schatzalp hotel with its unique art nouveau architecture, reminiscent of the times when the building used to be a famous Alpine sanatorium. The views from up here are simply stunning, and you don’t need to be spiritual to feel the healing powers of this very special place on Earth. Our morning practice is strong and deep, in the afternoons we ease stress and tension with a relaxing Restorative/Yin Yoga session. We hike as high up as we can at this time of year and gaze over the splendid panorama of snowy mountain tops.

REQUIREMENTS: All yoga levels welcome (basic knowledge is of advantage), stamina and gear for (winter) hikes

PROGRAMME

Thursday, February 28

10.30 Arrival in Davos

We leave our luggage at the valley station of the Schatzalpbahn and take the bus to the Sertig valley, where we enjoy a tasty lunch at the rustic Bergführer restaurant. After lunch we take a stroll to the picturesque waterfall at the end of the valley and take the bus back to Davos Platz. The Schatzalpbahn takes us to the hotel high above the city of Davos where we check in and then meet at the Chalet for our Yoga practice.

17.30 Restorative Yoga

19.30 Dinner

Friday, March 1

8.00 Morning Pranayama/Yoga/Kriya

10.00 Breakfast

Noon/afternoon: (Winter) hike and stop at an inn. If the weather and snow situation allow for it, we hike up to the Strela pass and enjoy the splendid panoramic views. Or we take a less demanding route, should the weather not be in our favour. You are of course free to leave your hiking boots in the closet and just relax at the sauna or on the hotel’s historic terrace.

17.30 Restorative Yoga

19.30 Dinner

Saturday, March 2

8.00 Morning Pranayama/Yoga/Kriya

10.00 Breakfast

Noon/afternoon: Leisure time – Relax on the terrace with a book, visit the hotel’s sauna area, sledge down to Davos or follow the traces of Thomas Mann on the themed Höhenweg.

17.30 Restorative Yoga

19.30 Dinner

Sunday, March 3

8.00 Morning Pranayama/Yoga/Kriya

10.00 Breakfast

Departure – feel free to go hiking/skiing for the day. Your can leave your luggage at the hotel and pick it up from the valley station in the afternoon.

Accomodation & Prices

The historic Schatzalp hotel was built as an Alpine tuberculosis sanatorium on an artificial sunny plateau high above Davos between 1898 and 1900. It first rose to fame when Thomas Mann mentioned it in his famous novel «The Magic Mountain». In 1953 the sanatorium was transformed into a hotel, but many of its original features have been preserved until today – on the terrace, in the dining room and in many of the guest rooms. The hotel’s exceptional architecture and its breathtaking views have even seduced Hollywood – parts of the movie «Youth» with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel were filmed on the Schatzalp, as well as «Mal de pierres» with Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard.

You can choose from a stunning selection of rooms – a single or double room with historic features and a balcony with a view in the hotel’s main building, or a modern double room with spacious bathroom and a rustic atmosphere at the chalet directly next to the hotel where we will be practicing yoga. The chalet was originally the oldest building on the Schatzalp, but was completely rebuilt from wood in 2008.

Retreat package with accommodation in a double room for single use with french bed (140x200cm), balcony and nostalgic sun loungers: 1249 CHF

Retreat package with accommodation in a double room with twin beds, balcony and nostalgic sun loungers p.p. 1049 CHF

Retreat package with accommodation in a modern double room (twin beds) at the chalet p.p. 1049 CHF

(Double rooms at the chalet for single use & superior double rooms at the hotel: price on request & according to availability)

 

Included in the price:

  • 3 nights in the booked room category
  • Half board with breakfast & dinner
  • Bus ride from Davos Platz to the Sertig valley and back
  • Lunch on Friday
  • 6 yoga sessions with Katharina at the Schatzalp chalet
  • Guided walk to the waterfall and winter hike (according to weather conditions)
  • Davos Klosters guest card
  • Unlimited travel on the Schatzalpbahn during your stay
  • Access to the sauna area, the Slow Mountain ski resort on Schatzalp (depending on snow conditions) and the Schatzalp sledge run
  • Access to the indoor pool at Hotel Europe next to the valley station of the Schatzalpbahn

Not included in the price:

  • Journey to/from Davos
  • Drinks with dinners and with the Friday lunch
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

YOGA

Our morning practice is a gentle but powerful Hatha Flow, leaving enough time to take a close look at each asana and find our individual expression in the poses. In the evenings we relax through a mindful restorative practice, complemented with breath work and meditation.

This retreat is suitable for yoga newbies and experienced yogis alike. Katharina follows a mindful, low impact practice that can be adapted to suit your individual needs.

ATTENDANCE & BOOKING

This retreat will take place from a minimum number of 8 participants, regardless of the weather conditions.

Your spot can only be confirmed after we have received your deposit of 400 CHF. This deposit is non-refundable. The remaining payment is due until January 28, 2019. All services are subject to the terms and conditions of rinneke gmbh.