Mt Rigi Switzerland: Yoga Retreat May 27-June 2, 2019

Yoga Retreat at Felsentor Retreat Center on Mt. Rigi!

Best all-inclusive price in Switzerland! Jivamukti Yoga, Zen meditation, vegetarian meals, incredible views. My 9th retreat at this amazing venue!

You gotta see it to believe it. Your heart may skip a beat when you behold the incredible view over Lake Lucerne – even from the dining tables!  A very low price includes yoga program, clean cosy room, and full-board with delicious chef-prepared vegetarian and vegan meals! It is definitely the best retreat value in Switzerland. Book now while there is still space.

May 27 – June 2 16-22, 2019  ➜  REGISTER  

PRICE all inclusive:
CHF 1080.- elegant shared room in Zen Temple!  see photos below…
CHF 1290.- double room
CHF 1500.- single room (limited, please be prepared to share a double room if necessary).

Estimated prices. Actual prices might vary slightly if the retreat center updates their room and board rates.

 

This amazing place draws guests from around the world, and number of guests is limited to 22, so please register early to ensure your place.

Our guests also get a 50% discount on the incredible historic Rigi Bahn, the beautiful historic train that spirits you up the side of Mt. Rigi to our retreat destination. This is a retreat that you will never forget.

Description:  a beautiful world-class retreat, one of the most beautiful settings on earth.  Price includes 3 chef-prepared vegetarian meals per day, lodging, and daily program of yoga, meditation, and intro to Thai massage practice!  An intelligent and luxurious investment in your well-being.

Felsentor is an exclusive retreat center high up on Mt. Rigi with sweeping views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.  Gourmet vegetarian meals, clean rooms in a beautiful lodge with warm wood floors, comfortable beds, and fine details.  The entire place is so clean and polished the building itself seems to glow.  In addition tot he beautiful lodge and dining hall, there is a lovely outdoor cafe, and a stunning hand-built Zen temple which is the site of our group  yoga, meditation, and Thai massage activities.  This spot on Mt. Rigi is one of the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland.  You’ll never forget this experience.

Arrive: first day after 3:00 PM, first group activity is dinner 6:30 pm. Depart: final day around noon.

Example daily schedule (example, subject to change):

6:00 wake up, tea
7:00-7:45 meditation
8:00  breakfast (Silent)
9:00-10:00 Samu (meditative work, gardening/kitchen/cleaning/etc.)
10:15-11:45 vinyasa yoga class
12:30 lunch
–free time to read, journal, hike, nap, visit Rigi Kaltbad thermal baths (optional)
16:15 gentle yoga or Thai bodywork practice
18:00 dinner
20:00 meditation
20.30-21.30 evening program or free time
21:30 mauna (sacred silence)
22:00 (approx) bedtime

TRAVEL:
The journey is part of the experience. Some great views along the way.
If you will be traveling by air or train, here are details to help your planning. Zürich airport has a convenient train station directly at the airport (no taxi needed). Purchase electronic train tickets online here: sbb.ch (within 30 days of travel date), or buy your ticket at the station (automated ticket machine or ticket office) before boarding the train (otherwise Fr. 100 fine applies.)
Suggested journey details: For the most scenic route, I recommend you search sbb.ch for connections like this
From: <your preferred starting point>, To: Vitznau, Via: Lucerne.  
EXAMPLE—> From: Zürich Airport; To: Vitznau; Via: Lucerne

This will produce a list of possible itineraries. Choose one with code “BAT” (code for BOAT).

When you exit the ship at Vitznau you are at the foot of the mountain, Rigi. Very close to the ship station you will find the historic Rigi Bahn. It is a funicular (special cogwheel train that travels a steep track up Rigi). Go to the ticket window and tell them you are part of our group staying at Felsentor. The ticket agent will give you 50% discount on your round-trip Rigibahn ticket (under CHF 40). You can pay with card or cash.
As you ascend the mountain on the Rigi Bahn the views are exciting, so you must listen closely to the station announcements. Do not miss your stop which is Romiti/Felsentor.  Now you follow the trail to the West (that is to your right if you stand facing downhil toward the lake). Follow the trail 10-15 minutes to the retreat.
 The retreat is a 10 minute hike along an alpine trail away from all motor sounds.  No cars, no trains, only the sounds of nature.
Plan to arrive at Felsentor between 3pm and 6pm. Please inform info@felsentor.ch if you plan to arrive later.
More about the Rigi-Bahn: www.RIGI.ch -or- +41 (0)41 399 87 42.   See you there!

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

1) Tuition Deposit: CHF 225 (non-refundable)
payable today to:
Karl Straub Yoga
IBAN CH31 0900 0000 2564 8320 5
or BIC POFICHBEXXX

2) Tuition balance: CHF 250
Pay in cash at the retreat, or pay in advance by bank transfer as you prefer.

3) Room & Board: You will receive an invoice from Felsentor about two weeks before the retreat.

ARRIVAL / CHECKIN
Check-in between 3:30pm and 6pm so that you can be settled in before dinner. Karl’s course will begin on the first day with dinner at 6:30pm. In consideration of staff and resident meditators at the center please do not arrive at Felsentor for checkin before 3:30pm. Checkout time: last day after lunch, about 1:00pm

EARLY DEPARTURE
You are welcome to leave early if needed. Just keep us informed. Please be advised we cannot offer partial refunds for unused days or meals.

MEALS
All meals are provided, included in the price. Meals are chef-prepared and vegetarian, and some dishes may include egg and dairy. Special dietary needs can be considered only to a limited extent, and only by advance arrangement at least two weeks before the retreat to: info@felsentor.ch

ROOMS
If you requested a single room, please be advised that we will do our best to accommodate your request. However if the retreat nears full capacity, all beds may be needed, and in that case, we may ask you to share a room with a nice roommate, same gender. Of course your room price would be reduced accordingly. I think you will be pleased with any of the rooms.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Yoga mat, warm clothing, sturdy walking shoes or boots and a flashlight (torch). The 15 minute walk from the Romiti train station to Felsentor is unpaved, steep, and not suitable for luggage with wheels. We suggest bringing a backpack or duffel bag with shoulder strap. For meditation, comfortable clothing in muted colors. House shoes and work clothing will also come in handy.

WHAT IS PROVIDED
The retreat provides you with towel and bed sheets, yoga mats, blocks, and straps. However you might like to bring your own mat. ; )

WORK AS A MEDITATIVE PRACTICE
Approximately 1 hour of work per day in the house or garden is an integral part of our courses.

FITNESS
For the participants of all events at Felsentor, physical and mental health is presupposed. Our courses are not intended as a substitute for any necessary medical or psychiatric treatment.

PETS
No pets allowed at the retreat. We love animals, however the retreat center cannot accommodate pets.

In the event that a course must be cancelled for any reason, including illness on the part of the course leader, we will refund all fees already paid by the course participants. Other miscellaneous expenses (i.e. train or airline tickets) cannot be reimbursed. The courses are (with a few exceptions) offered only as a complete unit. Course fee reductions or reimbursements for late arrival or early departures are not possible. If a participant cancels their registration the CHF 225 deposit is not refundable.

CONTACTS
Karl Straub (retreat activity leader): karl@karlstraub.com
Felsentor Retreat Center: info@felsentor.ch
Felsentor telephone +41 (0)41 397 17 76.
Felsentor website: www.felsentor.ch

Thank you! See you at the retreat!

Register today  ➜  register 

after you register, here are the PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS and other details:

1) Tuition Deposit: CHF 225 (non-refundable)
pay within 5 days of your registration to hold your place:
Karl Straub Yoga
IBAN CH31 0900 0000 2564 8320 5
or BIC POFICHBEXXX

2) Tuition balance: CHF 250 you can pay in cash at the retreat, or pay in advance by bank transfer as you prefer.

3) Room & Board: You will receive an invoice from Felsentor about two weeks before the retreat for room and meals.

ARRIVAL / CHECKIN
Check-in between 3:30pm and 6pm so that you can be settled in before dinner. Karl’s course will begin on the first day with dinner at 6:30pm. In consideration of staff and resident meditators at the center please do not arrive at Felsentor for checkin before 3:30pm. Checkout time: last day after lunch, about 1:00pm

EARLY DEPARTURE
You are welcome to leave early if needed. Just keep us informed. Please be advised we cannot offer partial refunds for unused days or meals.

MEALS
All meals are provided, included in the price. Meals are chef-prepared and vegetarian, and some dishes may include egg and dairy. Special dietary needs can be considered only to a limited extent, and only by advance arrangement at least two weeks before the retreat to: info@felsentor.ch

ROOMS
If you requested a single room, please be advised that we will do our best to accommodate your request. However if the retreat nears full capacity, all beds may be needed, and in that case, we may ask you to share a room with a nice roommate, same gender. Of course your room price would be reduced accordingly. I think you will be pleased with any of the rooms.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Yoga mat, warm clothing, sturdy walking shoes or boots and a flashlight (torch). The 15 minute walk from the Romiti train station to Felsentor is unpaved, steep, and not suitable for luggage with wheels. We suggest bringing a backpack or duffel bag with shoulder strap. For meditation, comfortable clothing in muted colors. House shoes and work clothing will also come in handy.

WHAT IS PROVIDED
The retreat provides you with towel and bed sheets, yoga mats, blocks, and straps. However you might like to bring your own mat. ; )

WORK AS A MEDITATIVE PRACTICE
Approximately 1 hour of work per day in the house or garden is an integral part of our courses.

FITNESS
For the participants of all events at Felsentor, physical and mental health is presupposed. Our courses are not intended as a substitute for any necessary medical or psychiatric treatment.

PETS
No pets allowed at the retreat. We love animals, however the retreat center cannot accommodate pets.

In the event that a course must be cancelled for any reason, including illness on the part of the course leader, we will refund all fees already paid by the course participants. Other miscellaneous expenses (i.e. train or airline tickets) cannot be reimbursed. The courses are (with a few exceptions) offered only as a complete unit. Course fee reductions or reimbursements for late arrival or early departures are not possible. If a participant cancels their registration the CHF 225 deposit is not refundable.

CONTACTS
Karl Straub (retreat activity leader): karl@karlstraub.com
Felsentor Retreat Center: info@felsentor.ch
Felsentor telephone +41 (0)41 397 17 76.
Felsentor website: www.felsentor.ch

Thank you! See you at the retreat!