Snow & Flow
from CHF 645 | 2 Nights | English & German | FULLY BOOKED – waiting list
There will be only ONE Yoga & Cross-Country Retreat in 2020, and it will be EPIC! A magical winter weekend at the perfect location – the beautiful and luxurious 4* Hotel Waldhuus in Davos, situated at the edge of the Alpine forest, right next to the cross-country centre and the night trail. You will not only be treated to rich breakfasts and four-course dinners, but can also enjoy its 700sqm spa area with indoor pool, saunas, steam bath and fitness centre. There will be an option for beginners to attend cross-country skiing classes, and the more advanced ones can join the daily tour or head off on their own to explore the superbly prepared trail network.
A winter wonderland…
And there will be YOGA! Be prepared to take a deep dive into a variety of yogic practices – meditation, pranayama and asana. Let me facilitate your yogic journey, let me inspire you and guide you on your path.
Our practice will draw from various styles and traditions; alignment-based and studded with anatomy and biomechanics, inspired by somatic movement, embodied practices and therapeutic yoga, deepened by non-dualist philosophy and ancient teachings. I will offer daily morning sadhana as well as morning and evening classes that will enhance not only your practice on the mat, but also your flow on the cross-country skiing trail.
The perfect location…
Friday, January 31
from 15.00 Arrival
Move into your beautiful and spacious chalet-style Superior Room at the 4* Hotel Waldhuus. The «Langlaufzentrum Dario Cologna» is right across the road from the hotel, and cross-country skiing trails head off in all directions. If you arrive earlier than 3pm, you can leave your luggage at the reception desk and take a few laps before we meet for our first practice.
16.30 Welcome Ceremony and Yoga
The cross-country skiing night trail is located right next to the hotel and open until 21.30 – take a few laps if you’re still up for it!
Saturday, February 1
Advanced: Katharina will suggest a route for the day. You can head off on your own or join the group (classic style), and we will all meet at a typical mountain inn for a drink and/or lunch snack. The route will be designed to suit both classic and skating styles. After the tour there will be enough time for you to enjoy the spa before yoga.
Beginner: You will meet your instructor at the reception desk and take a beginners’ class (classic style, 2 hours), after which you can try out your new skills or just relax at the spa.
The cross-country skiing night trail is open until 21.30 – take a few laps if you’re still up for it!
Sunday, January 2
Advanced: Enjoy a few more laps on your cross-country skis. You can head off on your own or join the group (classic style), and we will all meet for a drink and/or snack. The route will be designed to suit both classic and skating styles. You can leave your luggage at the reception desk and will have access to the spa all day so you can shower and relax before heading home.
Beginner: You will meet your instructor at the reception desk and take another class (1 hour), after which you can try out your new skills and join the rest of the group for a drink/snack. Your luggage can be left at the reception desk, and you will have access to the spa all day so you can shower and relax before heading home.
There is no fixed departure time; please feel free to leave earlier or later. Katharina can also assist you in booking an extra night or two at the Waldhuus, should you wish to extend your stay.
…with a beautiful spa
Accommodation & Prices
The 4* Hotel Waldhuus is built in typical Swiss chalet-style with lots of timber and characterised by a cosy, rustic yet elegant atmosphere. You will be staying in a spacious Superior Room (25 sqm), fully equipped with balcony or terrace, en suite bathroom (walk-in shower & bathtub), coffee machine, free wireless internet, minibar (extra charge), HD TV and safe. The use of the hotel’s 700 sqm spa and pool area is included in your stay, as well as a rich buffet-style breakfast and a delicious 4-course dinner at the hotel’s restaurant on both evenings.
Retreat for two, sharing a Chalet Style Superior Double Room: 645 CHF per person
Retreat for one in a Chalet Style Superior Double Room for single use: 795 CHF
Please note that we don’t sell single spots in shared double rooms. Shared rooms are only available for couples/friends/siblings etc. who carry out their booking together.
The cross-country skiing trail network in Davos encompasses over 75 km of classic trails and over 50 km of skating trails across all difficulty ratings. All of them are superbly well prepared.
Advanced: Those who are able to master an easy to medium level trail (both classic and skating styles are welcome) will be given tour suggestions. Katharina will accompany a classic style group on both days, but you are free to take a different route or head off on your own. There will be no formal instruction or guidance for advanced skiers, but Katharina will be happy to organise a private class for you at an additional cost on either of the two days.
Beginner: A private instructor will be taking care of our beginners’ group (classic style, 2 hours on the Saturday, 1 hour on the Sunday, maximum 4 people – the exact timetable for these classes will be announced asap). The additional cost for the beginners’ classes package is 80 CHF. Before and after the classes you are free to try out your new skills, explore Davos or relax at the spa.
Equipment: Cross-country skiing equipment can be rented locally (5 min walk from the hotel). Prices range between 48 and 63 CHF (complete set of skis, poles & boots) for the duration of your retreat, depending on the desired performance level of your equipment.
Eager to share not only her practice but also the beauty of nature, the Swiss mountains and her hometown, Katharina has been offering yoga retreats in Davos since 2017. She is the owner of the local studio «Davos Yoga» and has over 700 hours of training as a yoga instructor (Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certified). Her trainings include a variety of styles, from Vinyasa to Yin, Therapeutic Yoga and Yoga for Trauma. Having trained with master teacher Mark Stephens in California, she considers herself a bit of an anatomy geek, but is also very much inspired by somatic movement, embodiment practices and non-dualist philosophy.
Katharina’s teachings are based on her love for the human body-mind, her own experiences with healing trauma and injury through yoga and a focus on safety and alignment. Rather than attaching a certain label to her retreat classes, she encourages students to observe the sensations in their body-mind, be it during a flow sequence or a long hold, and to allow for moments of pure awareness and connection in their practice. You will be given the opportunity to explore breathing and meditation techniques, as well as various styles of postural yoga, during your retreat.
Classes are all-level, and no prior yoga experience is needed, although we do encourage you to take a few introductory classes before your retreat.
Chalet style rooms
Included in the price:
- Two nights at the 4* Hotel Waldhuus
- Two rich buffet-style breakfasts & two four-course dinners at the hotel’s restaurant (vegetarian options available; vegan/gluten free/lactose free etc. must be requested at least 14 days in advance)
- Access to the hotel’s 700 sqm spa area (pool, fitness centre, steam bath & saunas). Treatments and massages can be booked at an additional cost.
- Two morning sadhana sessions and four yoga sessions with Katharina
- Davos Klosters guest card
Not included in the price:
- Journey to/from Davos
- Drinks with dinner
- Optional beginners’ classes package (CHF 80)
Daily yoga & sadhana
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 200 CHF. This deposit in non-refundable. The remaining payment is due no later than 30 days before the start of your retreat. All services are subject to the terms and conditions of rinneke gmbh.