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Mon, Aug 05


Karuna Haus



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Time & Location

Aug 05, 2019, 3:57 p.m. – Aug 08, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Karuna Haus, Ennethur 818, 9657 Alt St. Johann, Schweiz

About the event

Our world consists of the polarities of Yin and Yang, and they merge harmoniously, as symbolized in the Yin and Yang sign.

The combination of Yin and Yang Yoga is unique. Yin represents the resting, female energy - Yang the active, male energy. Our everyday life is often dominated by the Yang principle: working, performing, speed, rhythm, being active... Relaxation, a soft and intuitive approach, recharging our energies are often neglected.

During these four days we aim to bring the energies and power of Yin and Yang into harmony. In Yang Yoga, we strengthen our physical and mental concentration, building up strength and flexibility through active and attentive movement sequences. In Yin Yoga, we experience the feminine, passive, strengthening and meditative aspect of movement. In a meditative practice, Yin Yoga primarily stimulates the fascia tissue, which connects everything in our body, down to the smallest cell. Yin Yoga helps us to step out of the stress and worries of everyday life and to bring body and mind back into balance and harmony: inner strength combined with outer flexibility.

When Yin and Yang are balanced within us again, satisfaction and joy can accompany our everyday life.

To participate in this retreat, basic knowledge of yoga is recommended. The classes will be conducted in German or English.

Teacher: Stefania Maria Bernet


The Karunahaus is situated in the hills above the small village of Unterwasser in the valley of Toggenburg, close to nature at the foot of Mount Säntis at 1068 m.a.s.l. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Churfirsten mountains and the valley. The large terrace, various outdoor seating areas and shady trees invite you to enjoy the peace and quiet outdoors. Guests can also use the organic swimming pond, which is perfectly integrated into nature. A spacious barrel sauna can be used for a fee.

The guest rooms are bright, simple and functionally furnished. Shared toilets and showers are located on the floor.

The Karunahaus offers a fresh, rich vegetarian cuisine with mainly organic products, most from the region. The house is non-smoking and alcohol-free.

To find out more please visit

Program (changes may apply)

Thursday, July 25, 2019:

till 2:30 pm: arrival / check-in as from 2:00 pm

3:30 pm: Opening Circle

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Yin & Yang Yoga

6:30 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm to 9 pm approx.: Meditation (with introduction)

Friday, July 26, 2019:

7:00 am to 7:30 am: guided, meditative walk in silence

afterwards till 9:30 am: Yang Yoga

10:30 am: Brunch

afterwards free time (relaxing and resting, swimming in the organic pond, Sauna, hiking etc.)

4:00 pm: Tea and small snacks

4:30 to 6:00 pm: Yin Yoga

6:30 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm to 9 pm approx.: Meditation (optional)

Saturday, July 27, 2019:

7:00 to 9:00 am: Yang Yoga

10:00 am: Brunch

afterwards free time (relaxing, swimming in the organic pond, Sauna etc.)

optional: guided hike

4:00 pm: Tea and small snacks

4:30 to 6:00 pm: Yin Yoga

6:30 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm to 9 pm approx.: Meditation (optional)

Sunday, July 28, 2019:

7:00 am to 7:30 am: guided, meditative walk in silence

afterwards till 9 am approx: Yin & Yang Yoga & Closing Circle

10:30 am: Brunch

afterwards (until 12 noon latest): check-out and individual departure

Price per person

CHF 650.- with accommodation in a shared room

CHF 690.- with accommodation in a two bed room

CHF 790.- with accommodation in a single room (limited number)

Included in these prices are

• 3 overnight stays in the selected room category

• half board (brunch and dinner)

• tea and snacks in the afternoon

• tap water and fruits at any time

• approx. 15 hours of Yoga

• one guided hike

• use of the organic swimming pond

• WLAN in the entire house

• visitor’s tax

Not included are

• trip to/from Karunahaus

• drinks and snacks from the house bar

• use of the barrel sauna (CHF 50.- per use, will be divided among the number of sauna visitors)

Travel / Transfer

The Karunahaus is easily accessible by car from Zurich wihtin 90 minutes or by public transportation. See how to get there here...

For participants arriving by post bus, a free transfer from the bus stop 'Post' in Unterwasser to the Karunahaus will be organised.

Booking and further Terms

For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at

Upon receipt of your registration, yoga-to-go will confirm your participation, and the registration is binding from that date on.

At the same time, you will be invoiced a non-refundable deposit of CHF 200.- per person which is due within 10 days.

The remainder is due by June 1, 2019.

The retreat fee will only be refunded if the retreat is cancelled due to too few registrations. A minimum of 8 participants is needed for the retreat to take place.

Changes in the daily schedule may apply.

Insurance is your own responsibility. The facilitator/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

This retreat will be organized and accompanied by yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz in cooperation with Karunahaus.The General Terms and Conditions (AGB) of yoga-to-go apply. These will be sent to the participants upon registration.

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