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Val Müstair

YOGA & SNOWSHOEING WEEKEND IN ENGADIN

Spend a weekend immersed in the winter wonderland of Val Mustair, with a pair of snowshoes to explore the mountains, your heart full of Yogic peace, your mind free and quiet, your body nourished by delicious healthy food and all in the company of an amazing group of people to share the experience.

YOGA & SNOWSHOEING WEEKEND IN ENGADIN
YOGA & SNOWSHOEING WEEKEND IN ENGADIN

Time & Location

08. März 2024, 17:00 – 10. März 2024, 17:00

Val Müstair, Valchava, 7535 Val Müstair, Switzerland

About the event

Reconnect to Yourself and Nature in the Winter Wonderland of Val Mustair. Yoga and  snowshoeing experience in the quiet and authentic surroundings of  Valchava, a charming little village nestled in the heart  of Lower Engadin and close to the Italian border, with an unreal  atmosphere and mountains. 

This experience is led by Giada Rocca (Yogalpina) yoga teacher, and Celine Kahn (Touring Monkeys) mountain leader, two passionate ladies who love to share their combined passions and inspire others to collect memories.

 

What’s the plan? 

Join us for this Yoga and Snowshoeing experience in Valchava, a place  that stands still in time with its typical Engadin houses, gorgeous  mountains and plenty of cozy vibes.

Our home for the weekend is Hotel Central, an authentic mountain  hotel built in the 17th century as a farmhouse, and converted into a  hotel in 1910. Hotel Central has two saunas, incredibly charming rooms and is famous for the amazing food that they serve. Most importantly, we will have exclusive  use of the beautiful Yoga room, featuring wood paneled walls and slanted ceilings, which create a truly calming setting for the Yoga practice.

We start the weekend with a meet & greet of the whole group, a short introduction from Giada & Celine, a meditation and candlelight ceremony on Friday evening followed by an early dinner and restful night. On Saturday and  Sunday, we wake up with an energizing morning Vinyasa Yoga practice and  welcome the day with sun salutations. After a delicious hearty breakfast we go for a snowshoe hike through the forests and meadows  surrounded by the gorgeous mountains of the valley, embracing the challenge as we immerse ourselves in nature, drinking it in and  recharging our batteries. Picnic lunches with amazing panoramas and great company.

Late Saturday afternoon is for restorative yoga practice and to explore  the deep relaxation benefits of Yin Yoga asanas & pranayama breathing exercises.

Join us for this rejuvenating journey where adventure meets serenity.

Technical information Saturday hike 

From Lü to Ofenpass

We start with a short bus ride from Valchava to Lü, our starting  point of the day. From there we hike up through the forest and meadows,  and after a nice picnic with panoramic views we start our hike back down  to Valchava. Snowshoeing down in powder snow is a lot of fun, which for  sure makes our inner children come back to life!

8km – 350m ascent – 900m descent – 4h walking

Sunday hike 

From Fuldera to Valchava

We start with a 5-minute bus ride from Valchava to Fuldera, our  starting point of the day. From there we hike up to Alp Sadra, a  beautiful hut just above the tree line, which offers wonderful views of  the entire Val Müstair. From there we have several options which will  depend on the group motivation and fitness, and of course the weather  and snow conditions. We can either hike down and go back to Valchava,  which is already a lovely day, or we can push a bit more and keep going  up to Lai da Chazfora and come down further North. Return to the hotel  on Sunday afternoon to pick up the luggage and say goodbye, with the  head full of wonderful memories.

11km – 400m ascent – 600m descent – 4.5h walking

Please note that these hikes are subject to change, depending on the  weather and snow conditions, as well as the fitness level of the group.

Requirements 

No previous snowshoeing experience is needed to join this event. The  hikes require a good fitness but are accessible to all. The yoga  sessions will be adapted to all levels.

Insurance 

It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident  insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).

 How to get there 

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:

  • Zurich HB 12:38 – 16:06 Valchava, cumün (via Landquart, Sagliains and Zernez)
  • Valchava, cumün 15:39 – 19:22 Zurich HB (via Zernez, Sagliains and Landquart) – depending on the time the event finishes

If you are traveling by public transport, please let us know so we  can send you the guest card which will enable you to travel for free in  the entire valley (between Zernez and Valchava).

If you are traveling by car, you can park your car for free at the hotel.

 Kit list Day clothing essentials 

  • Winter hiking boots
  • Base layers
  • Hiking or skiing trousers
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Thin gloves
  • Thick gloves

 Yoga essentials 

  • Yoga outfit
  • Yoga mat if you prefer to use your own, however yoga mats are available at the hotel

 Technical gear 

  • Hiking backpack (30-40L)
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
  • Snowshoes and poles: can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”
  • Avalanche set: transceiver, probe and shovel: can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”

 F&B 

  • Water
  • Thermal bottle for tea
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunches for 2 days (you have the possibility to buy packed lunches from the hotel)

 Pharmacy 

  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

 Equipment rental 

You have the possibility to rent the following equipment, directly from your mountain guide:

  • Snowshoes and poles: CHF 30
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe: CHF 50

You will receive an email with a form to fill in a few days before  the event, where you can inform us about which items you’d like to rent.  These can be paid by cash or Twint on the event day.

Pricing 

The price for this event is CHF 700 in a twin room or CHF 750 in a single room.

Early Bird discount -5% for registrations by December 31st, 2023 - use code: "EarlyBird" when signing up.

 Included in price 

  • 2 guided snowshoe hikes on Saturday and Sunday, by a certified mountain leader
  • 3 yoga lessons (2 morning vinyasa flows and 1 evening restorative class), by a certified yoga teacher
  • 1 guided visual meditation and candlelight ceremony
  • Basic avalanche training to make sure everyone knows how to use the equipment
  • 2 nights of accommodation at Hotel Central Valchava, in twin or single rooms
  • Yoga mats and accessories
  • Access to sauna
  • Val Müstair’s guest card to travel for free in the entire valley from Friday to Sunday
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

 Not included in price 

  • Transport to/from Val Müstair
  • Packed lunches
  • Drinks & snacks
  • Equipment rental

Group size 

Min. 6 / Max. 10 participants

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

 Cancellation policy 

If the Participant cancels his/her booking:

  • 30 days prior to the Event start date, a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the Event cost applies.
  • less than 30 days prior to the Event start date, a cancellation fee equivalent to 100% of the Event cost applies.

The Participant can sell his/her booking to another interested party  who meets the fitness requirements of the particular Event. In this  case, the Organiser is entitled to an Administration Fee of CHF 30.

The Organiser reserves the right to cancel any Event for any reason  whatsoever. In the event of cancellation by the Organiser, the  Participant will be offered an alternative Event or a full refund.  However, this will not apply for cancellations due to force majeure  (adverse weather conditions, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding,  epidemic, etc). The Participant is responsible to have adequate  insurance to cover these circumstances.

 Event changes, and cancellation by the organiser 

The Participant is aware that the conduct of outdoor events depends  on uncontrollable external factors particularly weather conditions. In  this regard, the Organiser has the full right to change the itinerary  prior to or during the Event or to cancel as deemed necessary for  reasons of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns  for the health, safety, enjoyment, or comfort of the Participants of the  Event. Any changes are at the discretion of the Organiser.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Giada Rocca

Call / Whatsapp: +41 78 240 80 30

Email: giadarocca@gmail.com

OR contact Celine Kahn.

Call / Whatsapp: +41 78 210 93 61

Email: hello@touringmonkeys.com

 

 

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