Escape with Maison Zen
Restore your calm & joy
End of Summer Zen Weekend
25-27 Sep, Nottwil, Switzerland
Join our exclusive retreat to get away from it all to a remote location surrounded by nature. Restore your mental and emotional balance, recharge and get your joy back.
This is a women-only retreat, featuring an exclusive Women's Circle.
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Join our exclusive retrea to get away from it all to a remote location surrounded by nature. Restore your mental and emotional balance, recharge and get your joy back.
Exclusively at End of Summer Zen retreat
Sacred Women's Circle
Women's circle is a sacred guided experience to bond with other women. It is a spiritual and communal practice. We will breathe, meditate, journal and share.
Yoga & Meditation
Under a guidance of our experienced Zen masters you will calm the mind and tone your body with a selection of physical and mindfulness practices for all levels, including Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Pranayamas (breathing) practices and different types of meditation.
Reconnect with the nature
Our retreats have very strong focus on reconnecting with the nature. Only 65km away from Zurich, we will be in a secluded remote location with direct access to nature.
Enjoy walking barefoot, lying under a tree or watching clouds. Together, we will go on a mindful hike, meet farm animals and practice yoga with wonderful lake views.
You will arrive after 5pm, at a time that suits you. You can easily reach the location with public transportation. If you are driving, plenty of free parking is available on site. We will kick off the retreat with a gentle Yin-practice and a light organic dinner, where you can meet your new friends.
You will start the day in silence with a guided meditation and a gentle yoga practice, followed by the organic breakfast made of local produce. We will continue the day with a mindful walk and a picnic lunch. In the afternoon you will have time to yourself. You can read, journal or enjoy a sauna onsite. We will end the day with an exclusive event - a Sacred Women's Circle - a communal practice, followed by a light organic dinner.
You will wake up rejuvenated and inspired. Starting the day in silence, you will meditate and practice yoga under a guidance of one of our experienced teachers. Over organic breakfast our Zen masters will share tips & practical strategies for how you can take your weekend zen home and remain calm in your daily life.
I was so desperate to just get away and carve out time and space to just be. Maison Zen was just the escape I was looking for. Everything to the last detail was about calm. I couldn't believe I could feel so much better in just 2 days.
Maison Zen is all about calm, community, reconnecting with the nature, holistically - across your mind, body and soul. I met wonderful people, learned new things and started sleeping again.
What is a Women's Circle?
Women for centuries have been coming together to celebrate the highs of life, overcome the difficulties, and generally strengthen the bonds of sisterhood through conversation and shared experiences.
What is women's circle?
Women's circle is a spiritual and communal practice. It is a place of connection, self-care and support, where women can come together to have fun, engage, and empower one another. It is a safe space where women of all ages can come to share their life stories, express their full emotions and embrace their feminine energy.
What are the woman's circle activities?
We will breathe, meditate, journal and share. This is the place to bond with other women, explore and share our identities and reconnect to our deeper selves.
What shoud I wear?
Anything you will be comfortable sitting cross legged in.
What to bring?
We ask you to bring an object for the altar, like a piece of jewellery or a crystal, or any other object that has spiritual meaning to you. You will take it back in the end of the event. Please also bring a notebook or a journal and a pen.
Who will lead the circle?
The circle will be led by Natalya, who is a yoga teacher, Vipassana meditator, an artist and a life coach. She is passionate about mental and spiritual health and female empowerment.
Your Zen Masters
We are here to guide your zen
Yoga & Meditation teacher,
co-founder of Maison Zen
Natalya spent years in a corporate career in London. Until the day she decided to follow her heart - and help people be more calm and fulfilled. She is a certified professional yoga teacher, Vipassana meditator, an artist and a life coach.
She is passionate about mental and spiritual health and female empowerment. Her vision for Maison Zen experiences is to bring people together and share a beautiful practice to connect and feel better individually and as a group.
Guest Yoga Teacher,
Yin & Hatha
Petra is a yoga teacher, a life and leadership coach. She is a successful businesswoman who spent many years as a VP Marketing at a large international FMCG company.
She is a certified professional yoga teacher, health & fitness instructor and Vipassana meditator. Petra loves challenging her students, teaching them new exciting asanas. At the same time she tailors her classes to all levels and abilities.
Organiser & Host,
co-founder of Maison Zen
Elena is a successful businesswoman, who understands first-hand the importance of staying calm & balanced, especially in the world where everything accelerates faster than ever.
She is the evangelist of super high-quality experiences and believes that the devil is in the detail. She co-founded Maison Zen with the vision to offer exclusive, hand-crafted local experiences to help city dwellers disconnect, regain their calm and joy back.
About the location
End of Summer Zen Weekend will take place on a secluded farm surrounded by the lake, mountains and meadows. It is the perfect place to relax from the hectic pace of everyday life.
You will stay in a single or double room and will have access to a fully equipped terrace and a sauna onsite.
The farm is conviniently located only 65km away from Zurich (~50 min drive) and only 20km away from Lucerne (~20 min drive).
There is plenty of parking space if you are arriving by car. If you arrive with public transport, there is a connecting bus from the train station that stops 200 m away from the farm.
Included in the price
2 nights of accomodation on a remote private villa
Organic meals made of local produce
Guided yoga, meditation & breathing practices
Facilitated communal practice of a sacred women's circle
About Maison Zen
We realise how important it is to have a safe space and dedicated time for disconnecting from the daily grind. Maison Zen provides our participants with opportunities to recharge their body, mind, and soul with positive energy and reconnect with themselves.
We are confident that our picturesque locations, first-class hosts, and committed community will inspire a life-changing experience.