Foto by Valentin Luthiger
!! Retreat 2023 is unfortunately cancelled due Sanna’s horse riding accident !!
Come join us for breathtaking views of swiss alps, beautiful hikes and yoga.
We will stay in the comfort of Hotel Seeblick overlooking the lake and the mountains. We will have two hiking days and yoga practice daily to care for your body after the trekking days and access to the wellness center. Therefore on you can enjoy the sauna, pool, and gym if you like.
Time & Location
5 Oct, 12:00 – 8 Oct, 16:00
Hotel Seeblick -Seeblick Höhenhotel, Hugenstrasse 24, CH-6376 Emmetten, Switzerland.
Check in/Start date: Thursday 5 October – The retreat will commence with a welcome drink after the arrival.The first yoga practice is on Thursday afternoon.
Check out/Last date: Sunday 8 October- The retreat will be wrapped up with a midday yoga practice after the breakfast. Afterwards you will have time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before your transfer starts towards to the airport.
About the event
Friday & Saturday are reserved for hiking. We will experience breathtaking combination of gentle, idyllic mountain meadows overlooking the lake, mighty mountains, small mountain villages and traditional Switzerland. And all this combined with beautiful autumn colors. This Retreat will be lead in English.
Hikes are T2 & T3 mountain hikes (*see the SAC Mountain and Alpine hiking scale on the Honigberg downloads). Routes are not difficult but good balance, surefootedness and some fitness are required. Hiking time per hike is about 4-6h plus breaks along the way, and about +/- 1000m altitude meters up and down. Exact routes will be decided according to the weather conditions. We will use some lifts and local transportation. As we are however away from mass tourism places, costs for lifts are not high.
On hiking days yoga focuses on releasing the tension in the body and taking care of the muscles after the hike. On the day of arrival, we will practice Flow Yoga to prepare our bodies for the hikes. And on the day of departure, to open up and get ready for the plane.
Your guides for the retreat
Liisa Laine is a Marketing Professional, Mental Trainer, Mountain Biker, Bike Park Instructor (FMBIA), and Yoga Alliance certified Teacher. Liisa uses the methods of positive psychology, sports psychology, yoga, and movement work to allow people to reach results both in physical durability and mental strength. Liisa is originally from Finland, but she has traveled wide and far. She has lived, studied, and worked in England, Australia, and Canada for over a decade. Liisa is fascinated by the human body’s intelligence, the healing power of the mind, and our existence as a whole. Yoga and meditation have always been her way to seek balance in life: In contrast, when she had a career in marketing and business development, but also to maintain the well-being of the body and the mind, yet to prevent injuries when she was a professional ski- and bike park patroller in Canada. More about Liisa you can find on her Dirt & Diamonds Website: liisalaine.com
Sanna Laurén is a founder of Honigberg.ch and a Mountain Leader with a Swiss Federal Diploma, UIMLA certification and T4, Alpine Hiking training. Sanna is originally from Finland but has lived in Switzerland since 2013. Sanna lives with her partner and hiking goats up on the Urner mountains, in a small mountain village called Isenthal. Before Switzerland Sanna worked 10 seasons in Chamonix, France and Niseko, Japan as a ski tour guide. Mountains and animals are her great passion. Beside Honigberg and goats, Sanna works with tourism and at the local hiking association, and also helps his partner with beekeeping and produces yummee mountain honey.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a yoga mat and two tennis balls with you, as we will use them for myofascial release practices. For the hikes, good hiking shoes are essential! As mountain weather can change rapidly, be prepared for all weather conditions by wearing multiple layers and preferably water-resistant gear. Bring a small backpack for the hikes to carry water, snacks, and lunch. It can however be as well still very warm, so pack also your swimsuit with you.
– Delicious breakfast is included, with a large selection to choose from.
– Accommodation is included for three nights in the chosen room option. You can sign up to share a Twin room with someone else. Or, if you prefer to have a space to yourself or there is no person to share the room, a single supplement of CHF 200 per person will be added to the room price.
– Transfers from/to the Zürich Airport (from the given Finnair flight times*)
– Access to Hotel’s Wellness area
– 4 x Yoga sessions with a certified yoga instructor
– 2 X guided full day hikes with Swiss certified mountain leader.
WHAT’s your expenses
– Lunch and dinner is not included, however the restaurant spoils the guests daily. You can select your favorite dish from Seeblick’s lovely menu. And their seasonal 4-course menu, which is particularly popular with the guests, is available for dinner. You can also check out the other offerings in the village.
– On the hike days, we will enjoy picnic style lunch in the mountains. There is a grocery shop in the village where you can purchase lunch and snacks for the hikes.
– Flights are not included, however we have recommended a Finnair flight to you if you come from Finland. Please scroll down in the end of the page.
– Possible transportation or lift costs in the destination, insurance and any own expenses.
Twin-Shared Room CHF 995 (around 1000€)
Single Room CFH 1195 (around 1200€)
*Upon request, you can guarantee the lake view and/or balcony at an additional cost of CHF 60-120 per room.
Min. 6 participants, max. 12 participants
Kindly notice that special booking conditions apply for this Hike & Yoga Retreat.
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully to ensure you agree with all the details. If you do not understand any of the terms or have any questions, please discuss them with us. Please proceed with the booking if you have read and understood the terms and agree with them. The retreat booking will be confirmed once the payment is received in full. By sending the amount through (PayPal, Depid, or credit card), the Terms are binding upon you, and the fee may not be refundable.
You are warmly welcome
We are so excited about this epic hiking and yoga retreat in the most beautiful setting with nature and a bit of luxury on top of that, which Hotel Seeblick will offer us. On this retreat you got to experience also a piece of beautiful and traditional Switzerland, away from mass tourism places.
Please sign up and choose your option of accommodation below. You can pay over a debit or credit card or PayPal account. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at Sanna(at)honigberg.ch.
Recommended flights from Finland
Airport transfers are organised from/to Zürich Airport according to these flights: