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Meditation & Yoga Retreat Switzerland

Recharge your batteries on our Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat in Switzerland

Disconnect from daily life, relax & re-balance

Disconnect from technology and daily life and recharge your batteries on our Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Weekend Retreat in Switzerland.  Learn meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing exercises) & yoga techniques that you can take home with you, for a calmer and healthier life. Take the opportunity to indulge in a mental and physical detox, away from daily stresses and your busy life on this short meditation and yoga vacation.  Enjoy delicious healthy meals, lake views, mindful nature walks to a beautiful waterfall, and relaxing in the spa. Cultivate your meditation and yoga practice to fit into your busy life, with 11 sessions over the weekend, held by Charlie Stewart-Brown founder of Indiv Yoga Switzerland.

The retreat will be in English with a maximum of 14 participants. Appropriate for beginner and intermediate practitioners.

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Included in the Price

  • En-suite accommodation (see bedroom options below) & parking
  • Meals:  Breakfast, 2-course light lunch, 4-course vegetarian dinners & tea/coffee breaks
  • 11 x Mindfulness/Meditation/Yoga sessions (all optional)
  • Schwarzsee lake & waterfall mindfulness walk
  • Use of the hotel Spa area (indoor pool, saunas & steam room)
  • PLUS a gift bag full of goodies!


Hostellerie Am Schwarzsee is a beautiful hotel right on the lake, with an indoor pool, saunas, steam room and a fantastic panoramic restaurant.  Schwarzsee is a lovely peaceful village, with stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains, perfect for a physical and mental detox. All bedrooms have balconies, very comfortable beds, tea/coffee facilities, WIFI, television, radio, safe and en-suite bathrooms with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Retreat Timetable

(all activities optional)


  • 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


Prices from Fr. 695.  Please click on View Details in the box below to see the prices for the different room options.

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Not included in the price

  • Transport to Schwarzsee
  • Drinks at lunch, dinner or from the bar
  • Yoga mat (please bring your own for hygiene reasons)
  • Optional spa treatments (to be booked directly with the hotel)

Additional Information

Arrival/travel information

Hostellerie Am Schwarzsee is a 2 hrs drive from Zurich, Basel & Geneva, 1 hr drive from Bern and 30 mins from Fribourg.

Arrival by car

Leave the freeway A1 Fribourg – Berne at the exit in Düdingen. Continue on the main road leading to Tafers – Plaffeien – Schwarzsee. It takes you about 25 minutes to get from Düdingen to Schwarzsee


We offer our guests the possibility of parking in front of the house (parking ticket available at the hotel reception) or in the garage of the hotel (bell a few meters before the garage door).

Arrival by public transport

You can reach us comfortably from the train station in Freiburg with bus no. 123 to direction Schwarzsee in 50 minutes. The bus stops directly in front of the hotel at the stop “Schwarzsee, Hostellerie”.

Spa & pool opening times

Swimming pool 7.00 – 21.00

Spa 15.00 – 20.00

Retreat will be held in English

Retreat Host: Charlie Stewart-Brown ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, YCEP

Charlie began practicing yoga over 25 years ago and has been teaching for over 14 years to people of all ages and abilities. With over 1300 training hours, 22,500 teaching hours, she is also the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga RYT 200 hours & 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 and has give a presentation at the Annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on the ‘Importance of Implementing Mindfulness in the Education System’.  She also runs an exclusive yoga retreat every year which teaches people to apply simple principles of yoga and mindfulness in their everyday lives.

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 and meditation. 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.

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

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