Grand Hotel Kronenhof is inviting guests to escape for a little peace and quiet on its new socially-distanced spa platforms at one of its Yoga Summits; the first takes place from 7 to 9 August, the second from 4 to 6 September.
The two-night, three-day Yoga Summit gives yogis a chance to find inner calm through meditation, Hatha and Yin Yoga classes, while being at one with nature in the unique Engadine landscape. The view from the spa platforms down across the valley and the sound of the river Flaz gurgling below, plus the scent of the wild flower meadow, provide a wonderful, soothing and inspiring setting that guests can take away to use as an effective visualization tool at times of stress when back home.
The Summit’s Vinyasa Flow morning classes start at 7:30am so that the group can experience the first rays of sunlight touching the platforms at around 8:30am. During these morning classes, nature lies fresh and pristine all around, creating a special energy and atmosphere that provides strength for the day ahead. The late afternoon Yin Yoga sessions with Meditation start at 5:00pm, so that participants can witness the “golden hour” with the slow setting of the sun and, weather dependent, a local phenomenon called the ‘Maloja snake’, a stream of wispy white clouds that float through the valley; a super relaxing way to end the day.
The Yoga Summit is led by Alessandra Stecher (https://www.yogaengadin.com/), a qualified yoga, Pilates, gymnastics and contemporary dance teacher, who focuses on flexibility, body awareness and deeper relaxation through conscious breathing. The hotel’s motto – “come up (to the mountains) to slow down” – perfectly summarizes the benefits of this long weekend programme. And, with a maximum of just six participants per Summit, each guest is guaranteed individual attention as and when they need it.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof summer rates start from CHF455 (approx. £390) for two people sharing a double room on a half-board basis. Participation in the Yoga Summit costs CHF160 (approx. £135); book online at www.kronenhof.com or call +41 81 830 3030.