September Yoga and Wellness - at Sutra House, Riehen, Switzerland
SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2023
YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT w KARL STRAUB
Sutra House, Riehen, Switzerland
Friday - Monday. 4 days, 3 nights, chef prepared vegetarian/vegan meals included.
Cost: 750 CHF dbl per person / 895 CHF single
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• 3 nights accommodation
• delicious vegetarian half board (brunch + dinner)
• tea available all day
• yoga program 2x daily w Karl Straub
• use of the in-house outdoor pool, steam bath and sauna
• WiFi is available, but you are encouraged to stay offline as much as possible.
• Massages available (additional cost) by our own personally approved experienced therapist.
Sutra House recently opened in 2020, and lies on a wooded slope near the Rhine, above the village of Riehen near Basel. Designed by Basel architect and yogi Nicolas Hünerwadel in close collaboration with my friend and colleague Stephen Thomas. Sutra House features a dedicated yoga shala with wood floor, a meditation room with high gable roof and windows east & west (for sunrise & sunset), a dining room, cosy fireplace area, quiet garden, private terrace, heated outdoor pool, sauna, and steam bath. Massage is available by appointment, and nature walks are easily reached by foot in the nearby forest. For your comfort and privacy, every bedroom has private bathroom and shower. During our stay, the house is available exclusively to us.
Daily Schedule (subject to change)
2:00 - 4:00 pm Arrival / check-in
4:30 - 6:00 pm Yoga asana practice
6:30 - 8:00 pm Dinner
8:30 - 9:15 pm Welcome / meditation / relaxation
9:30 pm Silence & digital detox (until brunch)
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 am Tea
7:30 - 8:00 am Pranayama/ meditation
8:00 fresh-pressed juice shot
8:15 - 9:45 Yoga asana, vinyasa, 90 min
10:30 Brunch, vegetarian/vegan
Free Time (rest, enjoy pool, sauna, steam bath, forest walks, etc.)
4:30 pm Restorative/Yin yoga, 90 min
6:30 pm Dinner, vegetarian/vegan
8:00 pm Meditation
9:00 pm Silence & digital detox (until brunch)
7:00 am Tea
7:30 - 8:00 am Pranayama/meditation
8:00 - 9:30 am Yoga asana & farewell circle
9:30 - 10:30 am organize for departure
by 12 pm: check-out/ departure
12:00 - 2:00 pm afterglow bonus: pool, sauna, steam bath can still be used until 2 pm.
Travel / Transfer
The Sutra House in Riehen near Basel is easy to reach by car and public transport. The participants will receive directions. Upon request and for an additional fee, a transfer from SBB Basel station to Sutra House and back can be organized.
Make space for your journey. Find quiet. Learn. Celebrate. Relax. Renew.
Indulge your body and mind in 2x daily asana and meditation, some pranayama, chanting, guided relaxation, restorative/yin, yoga nidra. Special topics may include asana assists, philosophy, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, voice and breath exercises, and storytelling. We have fun, learn a lot, and stay light and relaxed. Everyone is welcome of all levels. Instruction is adapted to each person as needed. Welcome all levels from beginners to teachers. Non-judgemental atmosphere. Feel at home among friends. G
We will keep quiet hours, also known as mauna (sacred silence / digital detox) 9pm-10:30am (no electronics, no talking) for a restorative calm atmosphere to rebalance and renew! Thank you.