Yoga and Fitness with an Alpine Twist at The Alpina Gstaad

Yoga and Fitness with an Alpine Twist at The Alpina Gstaad
In addition to its 21,500-square-foot Six Senses Spa, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Hammam, Himalayan Salt, Flotation and Color Therapy Rooms, guests can choose from among a variety of relaxing or intensive programs. New this summer at the luxury hotel, are three yogic programs to rejuvenate the mind and body and an invigorating Boot Camp Privé that will get guests' figures in shape fast.

Ideal for yogis of all levels, the Yogic Sleep Retreat aims to induce a deep state of relaxation by combining yoga nidra with gentle stretching yoga poses and pranayama (breath regulation). Yoga nidra is a powerful ancient relaxation practice that uniquely unwinds the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and induce restorative sleep. As a meditation technique, it engenders a deep sense of well-being. A selection of relaxing and energy balancing treatments works to ensure a more restful night's sleep. The three-night retreat costs 1,800 CHF (Swiss Frances) or about US$1,820 in a Deluxe Room (single use).

Yogic Detox combines aspects of asanas (hatha yogic postures), pranayama, meditation and a balanced diet along with sat kriya (movement and breath exercise). A variety of detox and energy treatments complement the program. Ideal for yoga aficionados and guests looking for less punishing detox regimes, the ultimate goal is to detoxify the body and mind in a controlled and safe manner.

Discover Yoga is perfect for complete novices looking for an alternative body and mind practice. Private sessions of hatha yoga, meditation and pranayama are combined with Six Senses signature treatments and plenty of Alpine activities. Guests will develop an understanding of how the body engages in each posture as the yoga master guides awareness to specific areas and aspects of the practice to enhance the body's natural intuition.

The Alpina Gstaad created the six-day, five-night Boot Camp Privé as a customized program for its discriminating guests who want a personal one-on-one fitness regime. Beginning with a body composition analysis, guests are evaluated by the trainer and spa director who then develop a workout routine and dietary program based on the guest's needs and fitness level. Early morning runs, intense Alpine workouts, TRX suspension, weight training, and hiking, climbing or even running in the Swiss Alps are some activities offered in the Boot Camp. Group classes of yoga, Pilates and Tai-Chi are included as are boxing lessons with Coach Ezequiel. Guests may choose the Alpina Life Cuisine menus or a Detox program. That is, if they can resist the tempting dishes in the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sommet. At the end of each day, participants will appreciate the deep tissue massage and foot acupressure at the Six Senses Spa to relieve their aching muscles. The Private Boot Camp costs 3,365 CHF (Swiss Francs) or about US$3,405 for five nights in a Deluxe Room (single use).

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