Best Yoga Retreats In Switzerland (Relax & Reconnect)

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If you practice yoga and meditation, you know the sense of peace and well-being it brings. Imagine indulging in your passion at a yoga retreat in Switzerland. The fresh alpine air, shimmering emerald lakes, and stunning scenery will provide a serene setting that will take your yoga session to a new level.

Our list of the best yoga retreats in Switzerland has a variety of options from accommodations in a 5-star hotel to quiet hostels that focus on spiritual needs, and even hiking through the countryside from cabin to cabin.

Reconnect with your physical being, senses, and nature at one of these best yoga retreats in Switzerland.

3-Day Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Veysonnaz, Valais

Yoga in Veysonnaz, Valais
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This 3-day yoga retreat takes you to the spectacular and wildly popular 4 Vallées ski area a stone’s throw from Sion and the Rhone Valley. You will stay in a double room at a 5-star lodge high in the Alps (1,400 meters) called the Chalet Haut de Cry in the resort of Veysonnaz.

The chalet is luxurious and equipped for comfortable and you’ll enjoy peaceful views of the Rhone Valley and the Bernese Alps. Facilities at the Chalet Haut de Cry include a hot tub, jacuzzi, and garden. Healthy and delicious dishes are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You will begin your days with a morning yoga class at your skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) followed by breakfast. Then you’re ready to go and reconnect your inner self to the natural world with a guided walk along the Bisse de Vex, a picturesque stretch between Veysonnaz and the Mayens de Riddles. In the evenings, you’ll become transcended with a meditation session to the sound of Tibetan bowls followed by dinner.


6-Day Yoga and Hiking in Morcote at Lake Lugano

Yoga - Morcote at Lake Lugano
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Return to your inner self in Morcote at Lake Lugano in the sunny Italian-speaking Ticino region. Yoga sessions are conducted in small groups at every skill level followed by long idyllic walks and time for yourself. The Italian flair and healthy, delicious Mediterranean cuisine will transport you to another world.

Your accommodation will be at the Palazzo Gritti, a noble house with several private studios in varying styles. The apartments accommodate single, double, and multiple occupants on the second floor, a loft on two floors, or an attic flat divided into two rooms. All are stylishly furnished and have lake views or views of the church of Santa Maria del Sasso.

Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a welcome drink and an introduction followed by a 90-minute yoga session at a restaurant along the lake. Each morning and afternoon, you will have 90-minute yoga classes interspersed with hikes such as the Morcote circular hikes, hikes to Vico Morcote, Torello, and boat trips to Lake Lugano.

Finish with a final 90-minute yoga session followed by breakfast on the day of departure.


5-Day Ready, Steady, Flow Yoga Retreat in Zermatt

Yoga Retreat in Zermatt
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This 5-day yoga retreat in Zermatt takes you 1600 meters above sea level where you can perfect your yoga techniques surrounded by mountains, forests, and a view of the famous Matterhorn. The multi-session yoga classes are conducted in Vinyasa style at all skill levels.

You’ll have accommodations at the new Schloss Hotel Zermatt in comfortable rooms with your choice of modern or rustic style. The rooms have Jenson beds, a bathroom with a tub, a minibar, and a private balcony. You’ll have access to a gym, sauna, spa, steam room, indoor swimming pool, and fireplace. Don’t miss the new CBD spa, the first of its kind in Switzerland with a view of Zermatt’s mountain landscape.

Enjoy excursions to Gornergrat or the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and a walk up to the village of Ried with a grounding yoga session outdoors followed by tea and fruit. One excursion will take you on a hike to Lake Grünsee for balance and breathing exercises in the open air, a picnic, and perhaps wild swimming in the lake. You’ll also have free time to explore Zermatt on your own.


4-Day Luxury and Nature Retreat with Yoga and Hiking in Bern

Yoga and Hiking in Bern
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Align your body and spirit in high-end luxury overlooking Bern’s Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage Site. The hotel and spa are close to the River Aare and are surrounded by hills, mountains, and the Nature Park Gantrisch.

You’ll stay in the 160-year-old Schweizerhop Hotel where Grace Kelly and other celebrities once stayed. The chic boutique hotel is recently renovated with luxuriously appointed rooms. And there’s a rooftop terrace with views of the Alps. Make your reservation 2-3 months in advance. However, if you miss out, no worries, Yogaschool Young will find you other accommodations at a 4 or 5-star hotel in Bern.

The retreat and yoga classes are suitable for 1-5 participants. At the hotel, you’ll enjoy a gym, health club, sauna, spa, and indoor pool. A bar, terrace, and restaurant are also onsite. Yoga sessions are conducted on the yoga deck or inside in inclement weather.

Experience joy and balance with two yoga sessions per day. Classes are taught in the Hatha, Power, and Vinyasa styles at all skill levels. The afternoon yoga session is followed by deep meditation. Afternoon programs include hiking and swimming.

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Check out and say goodbye with breakfast on day 4.


6-Day Hiking & Yoga Holiday in the Swiss Alps

Yoga in Swiss Alps
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Life doesn’t get better than hiking in the Swiss Alps and yoga classes and meditation sessions in the height of summer in the Val de Bagnes. You’ll begin your 6-day hiking tour in the stunning ski resort town of Vervier and climb your way up to Glacier de Corbassiere before ending at Lac Mauvoison.

With nothing but the weight of your backpack, your spirits will soar among breathtaking snowcapped peaks. You’ll stay in one of five mountain cabins that were discovered by the instructor herself. The 19th-century cabins are run by local farmers or families. The cabins are especially remote and sit at an altitude of 2000 meters. You’ll enjoy local farm-to-fork foods and sip on divine wine harvested in the nearby valleys.

Each morning, you’ll begin your day with a breakfast of cereal, cheese, fruit juice, preserves, and freshly baked bread hot from the oven. Then pack your backpack with a lunch you ordered from a cabane the night before.

Over 6 days, you’ll cover 74 kilometers with an ascent of 5000 meters in total. The hiking paths vary from forests to barren rock, glaciers, and grassland. Participants should be in relatively good shape for this retreat.


6-Day Nature, Waterfalls, and Yoga Holiday in Vallemaggia, Ticino

Yoga Holiday in Vallemaggia, Ticino
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Learn to practice yoga in an authentic way near the crystal-clear waters of the river Maggia, Locarno, and Ascona at this 6-day retreat. The classes are designed to adapt to your individual needs in a safe way.

You’ll stay in your choice of a private or shared room at the Eco-Hotel Cristallina with or without a terrace or balcony. The rooms are basic, standard, or standard plus and can accommodate single, double, or even triple occupancy. The owners of the hotel promote a healthy, harmonious, and sustainable lifestyle with minimal energy consumption. TVs and radios are purposely left out of the rooms to promote sociability among guests.

You’ll participate in morning and afternoon 90-minute yoga classes tailored to your needs. Yoga Nidra, pranayama, meditation, and Tibetan bell relaxation sessions are also offered. Organic breakfast and dinner are served daily.

This retreat is also filled with exciting excursions to Maggia Valley, Valle Calnegia, and Ticino’s highest waterfall.


5-Day All-Level Yoga Retreat in Centovalli, Ticino

Yoga Retreat in Centovalli, Ticino
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This 5-day 4-night Mahashakti yoga retreat takes place in Centovalli, a quiet valley in Ticino in the south of Switzerland. The daily yoga program, lodging, and vegetarian meals are included in the price. The retreat is healthy and restful while emphasizing a spiritual way of life.

You will be given accommodations at the Mahashakti Hostel. One single room, one double room, and a 4-bed room are available and there is a dormitory for mixed genders. The dorm and rooms have Wi-Fi and shared indoor and outdoor showers. You can request bedding or bring your own sleeping bag.

A typical day begins with a silent morning walk followed by Chakra meditation, pranayama, and a mantra chant. Hatha, Yin yoga, and Vinyasa are practiced at all skill levels. Quiet, picturesque walks are a part of the day. You will walk to a hidden waterfall for a swim. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore nearby Locarno and Ascona.


4-Day Move Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Bernese Highlands

Yoga in Bernese Highlands
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Sparkling Yoga is a 4-day yoga and meditation retreat in the inspiring Bernese Highlands. The program focuses on your physical and mental well-being through several yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Nidra at all skill levels. You will spend time outdoors amid the fragrance of fir trees and wild herbs. You’ll come away with a stronger and more toned body and a sharper mind.

Accommodations are provided in a beautiful alpine chalet hotel near a glacier lake with the use of the hotel’s spa. The rooms are cozy and comfortable with their own private bath. The rooms are large with a sitting area and mountain views. Three restaurant dinners with your choice of gourmet or vegetarian dishes are included and a generous breakfast buffet is served each morning.

Free time activities at the retreat include hiking, dips in the lake, restful naps, and time at the sauna.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Switzerland a perfect destination for yoga retreats?

Fresh air, mountain views, and a Zen vibe make Switzerland the perfect destination for yoga retreats. 

When is the best time to go for a yoga retreat in Switzerland?

Late spring, summer, and early autumn are the best times for a yoga holiday in Switzerland. 

Can beginners participate in yoga retreats in Switzerland?

Yes, the yoga instructors in Switzerland conduct sessions at all skill levels. 

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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