5 Elements Yoga Retreat

a deep dive into the 5 elements

June 22 - 26 2022


Join us for a 5 day in depth immersion into yoga. We will nest ourselves in the beautiful summer mountains and discover the qualities of the five elements together -the groundedness of earth, the fluidity of water, the combustion of fire, the dynamics of wind and the openness of space. Each day will be dedicated to one of the elements and we will explore their diverse qualities in movement, meditation and conversation.


Every morning, Lars will offer an extended yoga session which will include meditation, pranayama and asana. In the afternoon there will be themed workshops, at least one afternoon will be a relaxing yin yoga class. The afternoon workshops will be selected based on the interests of the group. Past examples were: Holistic Breathwork, AcroYoga, Handstand, backbends, Yin Yoga or the question “What is spirituality?”.


During your time off you can enjoy the stillness of nature, go for a session in our panoramic sauna or hang out in the library or the cozy cinema room. Your optional program can further include a spiritual movie night, a hike and swim in one of the nearby lakes or relaxing and journaling at home.


During your stay you will be treated with delicious and healthy food by our holistic chef Melanie. She will provide you with a nurturing ayurvedic & vegetarian brunch buffet and dinner. In between you can treat yourself to tea and some light snacks. All the food will be organic and where possible sourced locally.

Other goodies:

During the retreat you can treat yourself to these special offerings:

  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Private Yoga
  • Personal Consultation
  • Please get in touch if you are interested in any of these topics.

    Example daily schedule*:

  • 07:30 – 09:30 Morning Practice
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:30 – 16:00 Activity and/or free time
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Yoga workshop
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 – 21:30 Activity and/or free time
  • *Subject to change. All classes are optional and voluntary, you only attend what you want to attend.


  • Double Room: 750.-
  • Single Room: 850.-
  • In case the retreat is canceled due to Covid your money will be refunded no questions asked.

    Discounts available for returning students, we also offer discounts for people in financially difficult situations. Maybe you have a way of contributing to the retreat or have some other skill that you would like to share. Please get in touch for special arrangements.

    Included in the price:

  • 4 overnight stays
  • Brunch and dinner
  • Tea, fruits and snacks
  • All yoga and mindfulness practices
  • Wifi in the entire house
  • Upon receipt of your registration, we 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. Please check the terms and conditions on my website for further information.

    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 or injury.

    Travel & Transfer:

    The retreat center is easily accessible by car. We will organize car sharing between the participants. Participants arriving by public transport, please book your ticket to “Zweisimmen” and we will arrange a transport up the mountain. For further questions please get in touch.

    For all questions please email Lars Eckmann at info@larsekm.com

    About the teacher:

    Over the years, Lars had many deeply inspiring teachers who led him along the path of yoga. He is a certified yoga (500h) and acro yoga teacher and has had a regular yoga practice for over 8 years. Lars has spent large periods of his life abroad and has had the opportunity to learn from many very talented and diverse teachers. What all of these teachers have in common is their love and dedication to the practice of yoga, they don’t take themselves too seriously and probably most important, they love to have fun and do things differently. Their ways have shaped and defined Lars’ personal practice and his way of teaching and you can expect to get challenged both physically and mentally but you will always leave his class with a smile on your face.

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