The Art of Living

Join Lars for a four day immersion in a beautiful Resort at the foot of the famous Piz Buin. Together, in small group of like-minded people, we will explore our body, mind and nature.

24 Mar - 27 Mar 2022

This retreat is meant to awaken your spirit and your body. The spring season is when nature returns from a deep sleep. In that same natural flow, we want to awaken our own bodies and our minds. We will take you on a journey to internally and externally enliven.

We will visit the beautiful valleys of Graubünden that offer some of the most picturesque views that Switzerland has to offer and from this larger perspective we will easily explore some deeper questions of life. What really matters to you? What are your values and why do they matter?

This is why we wanted to invite you to this beautiful 4-day yoga retreat.
The retreat will take place from Thursday afternoon (16:00) to Sunday noon (12:00) in Graubünden, Switzerland. It will be conducted in English or German, depending on the participants.No previous knowledge of yoga is required to attend the retreat. The content of the retreat will be tailored to beginners and advanced yogis.

💖 Daily asana practice

Every day you will have a morning and evening yoga class. The morning Sādhanā will include a movement practice (asana) and be complimented by meditation, journaling and/or pranayama. These sessions will form the bedrock of the retreat.
The two afternoon classes will be themed classes one around a gentle yin workshop and the other will be a breathwork workshop. We will adapt to the present needs.

💖 Meditation
Every day we will begin with a short meditation sequence to set our intentions and focus our minds. This will be done within the Sādhanā sessions.

💖 About the teachers

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.

Born and based in Amsterdam. Koen combines his experiences in extreme environments with awareness cultivating breathwork and meditation. Getting people in touch with their essence to lead their lives from a place of freedom and authenticity. Koen joined the dutch Air- Assault brigade at eighteen. In his sixteen-year army career, he served in Afghanistan and western Africa as a platoon leader, and special intel officer. Breathwork and meditation helped him integrate these experiences. As experiences are energy the breath can help these move through and find their place. This he shares in his workshops and ceremonies. His current mission is to inspire people in staying more true to themselves and show tools to live more healthy and happy in alignment with their environment.

💖 Accommodation

The beautiful Meisser Resort is situated in the historic village of Guarda, the jewel in the Engadine. The village is situated on a high plateau, surrounded by the Engadine mountains, in the midst of enchanting nature and a magnificent mountain panorama. The Meissen Resort is the perfect place to stay, disconnect from the busy life and reconnect to yourself. The resort is a place of cordiality, tradition and lived hospitality – since 1893!
At 1,650 meters above sea level, at the end of the village, lies the Meisser Lodge. With a fresh breeze, loving details and a large portion of passion, they have created an alpine vacation home in a casual, informal atmosphere. Enjoy their newly interpreted, regional dishes and let the kitchen team spoil you with beautiful 3-course menus as part of the package. A small sauna and steam bath serve to relax after an active day. The beautiful hotel garden at Hotel Meisser invites you to relax and daydream.
The Meisser Gym right next door ensures functional fitness.
For more information please visit: Meisser Resort Guarda

More about the beutiful Graubünden: Graubünden Tourism

💖 Pricing (in CHF)

Single Room: 850.-
Double Room: 700.-
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:
− 3 overnight stays
− Brunch and dinner
− Usage of the Spa (sauna & steam room)
− All yoga and mindfulness classes
– Outdoor activities
− WLAN in the entire house

💖 Travel / Transfer

Hotel Meisser is easily accessible by car and by public transport. For participants arriving with public transport make sure to book your ticket to Guarda, Cümun. From there it’s a 2 minute walk to the hotel.

💖 Booking and further Terms

For all questions please email Lars Eckmann at

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. The remainder is due three weeks before the retreat.

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.

💖 Example daily schedule (subject to change)*

− 7:30 – 09:30 Sādhanā
− 09:30 – 11:00 Brunch
− 10:30 – 16:00 Activity and/or free time
− 16:30 – 18:30 Yoga workshop
− 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
− 20:30 – 21:30 Activity and/or free time
*all classes are optional and voluntary, you only attend what you want to attend.

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