The Art of Living 2022

Come and join Christina and Lars for a four day immersion at the beautiful Meisser 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

In joyful anticipation Chris and Lars invite you to immerse yourself in 4 days of nature, movement, meditation and delicious food.
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?

A beautiful quote by Gandhi summarises it all:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in alignment.

This is why we wanted to invite you to this beautiful 4-day yoga retreat.
The retreat will take place from Thursday afternoon (15:00) 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 yang style 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.

With great passion, Chris has been teaching yoga and other mindful practices for the past 10 years. As a Sports Scientist her access was firstly through movement but soon became deepened with the understanding of philosophical and spiritual aspects of the practice. She loves to support her students to reconnect with their bodies, minds and souls, as this leads them to a life with more happiness, joy and appreciation. Chris is also a certified Outdoor Guide and treasures the healing powers of nature, which is why she believes it matters greatly to reconnect people to the teachings of the natural world. Chris often receives the feedback that she has the ability to support people to go deep by asking the right questions, whilst rekindling their sense of humour to overcome times of difficulty.

💖 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: 975.-
Double Room: 850.-
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 or Chris Eggenschwiler 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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