4 DAY VINYASA RETREAT WITH OPTIONAL YOGA TEACHER'S MODULE
Join myself and my True North Vinyasa partner Lisa Andersson Rhodiner for a 4 day fully loaded immersion in beautiful Valais in the Swiss Alps, only 2 hours from Geneva. The full program is a True North Vinyasa continuing education course and gives you 25 hours of Yoga Alliance credits.
RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Daily morning Vinyasa and afternoon Asana Workshop (all levels)
Daily Yoga Teacher's Module covering sequencing and theming (optional)
Charming and unique venue
Stunning yoga space with hardwood floors
Amazing location with natural beauty and trails all around
Relaxed vibe and healthy vegetarian food
Possibility to bring non-yoga teacher friends/family along (limited spots)
Opportunity to add private coaching sessions
••• WHO THIS IS FOR
The full program was created for yoga teachers longing to explore their practice and boost their teaching skills. Joining the full program will give you a certificate of completion and 25 hrs of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.
The retreat is open to and customisable to suit non-yoga teachers as well. These guests can opt to join morning practice and/or afternoon workshop (all levels are welcome), or not join any yoga class at a discounted rate (limited amount of spots). Rates begin at EUR 1395. For non-yoga participants/part of the program participants please deduct EUR 200. TNV graduates enjoy a 10% community discount.
SPECTACULAR YOGA SPACE
The retreat begins on Sunday September 25 with check-in from 4 pm and welcome circle plus an evening yoga class at 5 pm. The retreat ends Thursday September 29 with a final morning yoga class followed by breakfast and check-out. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday follow a schedule as below:
7–9 am | Morning Vinyasa Flow 9–10 am | Breakfast 10 am–12 noon | Yoga Teacher's Workshop (optional) 12–4.30 pm | Time for rest, hiking or self-study, private coaching available* 4.30–6.30 pm | Asana Workshop 7 pm | Dinner
MORNING VINYASA FLOW 2 hour themed vinyasa practice with Lisa or Elin, carefully designed to suit all levels. Class includes meditation, pranayama, a many opportunities to deepen and challenge your yoga practice, wherever you are. If you haven't taken our classes before, try our free sample classes here ››
YOGA TEACHER'S WORKSHOP 2 hour workshops for yoga teachers with any level of teaching experience. We use the morning classes as examples, aiming to develop your sequencing as well as your theming skills. You will learn how to sequence creative, unique vinyasa flow classes around what we call a peak pose. These skills combined will help you evolve and stand out as a yoga teacher. Using the platform and the tools of the True North Vinyasa class planning methodology, you will learn 3 different ways to sequence and theme vinyasa, such as mandala and ladder/progressive flow.
ASANA WORKSHOP 2 hour workshops for anyone wishing to explore their asana practice on a technical level and take on more challenging poses. We will use the walls, different props and work in pairs. You will learn drills, tricks, efficient prep work, hands-on assists and other ways to approach arm balances, inversions and backbends.
PRIVATE COACHING If you wish to maximise your retreat time, you have an opportunity to book one-on-one coaching sessions with Lisa Andersson Rhodiner and/or Elin Jensen. We offer experience and expertise from years of teaching vinyasa flow, working with marketing and branding, running retreats, workshops as well as educating and mentoring yoga teachers. Read more about Lisa ›› and Elin ›› Private coaching is €129/hour. Some of the areas we can help are:
How to define your direction and personal manifesto: your yoga teacher brand How to define your target group/target groups How to plan and facilitate a retreat or workshop How to structure your website and/or social media channels How to create a visual style for imagery and marketing material Further sequencing and theming support
FREE TIME Our venue is situated in the mountains, high above sea level. There is an abundance of trails for hiking, trail running and mountain biking right around the corner. To find out more about the hikes, the area and if you need to rent equipment, begin here ››
RETREAT RATES Shared multi room (3-4 persons sharing): EUR 1395 per person Shared twin or double room: EUR 1495 per person Single room: EUR 1695 for one
The rate is the same whether you join the Yoga Teacher Module or not. For non-yoga participants, a €200 discount is offered to a limited amount of people. Please inquire. TNV graduates and their travel partners enjoy a 10% community discount.
RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES 4 nights' accommodation* 4 x 2 hr Morning Vinyasa 3 x 2 hr Asana Workshops 3 x 2 hr Yoga Teacher Modules Daily breakfast buffet Daily lunch package (take to the trails or onsite) Dinner every night Coffee, tea and fresh fruit throughout the day Yoga mat to borrow if needed
Does not include travel costs or drinks
*Please note, all rooms at the hotel have shared bathrooms, located in the corridor of each floor. TRAVEL This retreat takes place at Hôtel-Pension Beau-Site, a historic and beautiful venue located 1150 m above sea level in the Swiss Alps, region of Valais. If you want to get here by air Geneva is the closest airport (2 hrs away) followed by Zurich (3 hrs away). To arrive by train, Martigny is the closest station.
The retreat begins on Sunday September 25 with check-in from 4 pm and welcome circle plus an evening yoga class at 5 pm. The retreat ends Thursday September 29 with a final morning yoga class followed by breakfast and check-out. Ready to book your spot? You'll be directed to True North Vinyasa's website. See you in the mountains!