Its Alpine ambiance blended with Eastern flair has appealed to hotel's guests as well as residents. In positioning itself as a leading spa destination, The Alpina Gstaad has also offered special areas of wellness and therapies – like sophrology – new to some American travelers. This year through March 20, the award-winning luxury hotel is offering another new innovative program and the popular yogic sleep program and the Tibetan Healing Retreat will return.
• From March 7 to 9, a Tibetan scholar and teacher will lead guests through a three-night, three-day Silent Retreat. After studying for 17 years at India's Sera Monastic University, Lharampa Tenzin Kalden Dahortsang gained the title of Rabjampa and reached the highest level of the Gelug tradition, the Lharampa. He will conduct a one-hour meditation session twice a day in English. The retreat also includes detox yoga classes, Kundalini back treatment, flotation therapy and Tai Chi. Guests who choose to replace speaking with silence, wear the Silent Pin or Bracelet. (4,555 CHF or US$4,525 in a single room.)
• The hotel's acclaimed therapist, Antonis Sarris will lead a two-day Tibetan Healing Retreat featuring Hor-me therapy, an ancient remedy to relieve stress, fatigue and even panic attacks. Tiny poultices of nutmeg and cumin seed in oil are applied to pressure points of the body. Also included: Tibetan yoga, a session with Tibetan signing bowls, Ku nye massage using salt packs, cups or stones and mediation. (2,565 CHF or US$2,545 per person, double occupancy, and 3,500 CHF or US$3,475 single occupancy.)
• The Yogic Sleep Program was so popular with guests, it is back for a second year. By combining yoga nidra, an ancient relaxation practice, with gentle stretching yoga poses and pranayama (breath regulation), guests arrive at a deep state of well-being. A selection of calming and energy balancing treatments works to ensure a better and more restful night’s sleep. The three day, three-night program starts at 3,190CHF or US$3,140 per person, double occupancy and 4,555CHF or US$4,485 single occupancy.
All rates include accommodations in a Deluxe Room Schönried, daily breakfast, 100 CHF culinary credit, all taxes and VAT plus all activities, instruction and spa treatments as outlined above.
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