Schwarzsee black lake


A new venue for my Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Switzerland

Schwarzsee lakeI discovered a new location to hold my Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat Weekends in Switzerland, and it’s fantastic!  Introducing the Hostellerie Schwarzsee, a great spa hotel in stunning and tranquil surroundings.  The perfect location to recharge your batteries, relax, and disconnect from technology for a weekend, with 11 meditation/yoga/mindfulness sessions for you to choose from.  Jump to the page with all the retreat info HERE, or keep reading below.

The Retreat Venue

As you can see from the photos, the Hostellerie Schwarzsee is right on the lake.  In fact it is almost the only building around the lake, as the rest of it is surrounded by trees, a path and a waterfall.  Schwarzsee is a quiet little village, with stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.  Boasting an indoor pool, saunas, steam room, beautiful en-suite bedrooms with balconies, and a fantastic panoramic restaurant, this peaceful location is perfect for a physical and mental detox.  Triple, double/twin and single bedrooms are available, and their extremely comfortable beds will help you get a great night’s sleep!

Included in the retreat price

  • Accommodation in a private en-suite bedroom
  • Meals:  Breakfast, 2-course light lunch, 4-course vegetarian dinners & tea/coffee breaks
  • 11 x Meditation/Yoga/Mindfulness sessions (in English & all optional)
  • Schwarzsee lake & waterfall mindfulness walk
  • Use of the hotel Spa area (indoor pool, saunas & steam room)
  • Parking
  • PLUS a packed surprise gift bag!

The Meditation & Yoga Program


  • 16.30 – 17.45     Retreat intro & Yoga class
  • 19.00                  4-course Dinner
  • 21.30 – 22.00    Basics of Mindfulness & Meditation


  • 7.20 – 7.40     Meditation & Kriya
  • 7.45 – 9.00    Yoga class
  • 9.00 – 10.00  Breakfast
  • 11.00 – 12.45 Lake & waterfall walk with mindfulness exercise
  • 13.30              2-course Lunch
  • 17.30 – 18.15 Movement & Mindfulness
  • 19.30              4-course Dinner
  • 22 – 22.30     Meditation


  • 7.20 – 7.40    Meditation & Kriya
  • 7.45 – 9.00   Yoga class
  • 9.00 – 9.20   Headstand & Crow pose workshop
  • 9.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
  • 11 – 11.30      Meditation

Not included in the retreat price

  • Yoga mat – please bring your own for hygiene reasons
  • Spa treatments can be booked directly with the hotel
  • Transport to the hotel – I strongly suggest driving to the hotel and making the most of the free parking.  Alternatively you can take the direct 50 mins bus no.123 to Schwarzsee from Fribourg train station, which stops right next to the hotel.
I hope to see you on Lake Schwarzsee for an unforgettable weekend!
For dates, prices and all other info click HERE.


Charlie began practicing yoga over 27 years ago as a recommendation for her severe anxiety, and has been teaching for over 15 years to people of all ages and abilities. With over 1300 hrs of training and 22,500 hrs of teaching, she is also the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga 200 hrs YTT & RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Courses, having certified over 400 students worldwide.  She is the voice of the ‘Yoga and Mindfulness Program’ on British Airways long-haul flights, has spoken at many seminars and corporate workshops, and runs exclusive yoga and meditation retreats during the year.

Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled  in Switzerland with her husband, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.

Over the years Charlie has trained with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.

Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.

The focus of Indiv Yoga™ is to provide the benefits of yoga to every type of individual, using its teachings to achieve physical and mental balance, and diminish the anxieties of modern life for adults and children.

Read her online testimonials and qualifications for a feel of her knowledgeable and friendly professionalism.

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