2020 Workshops & Retreats

Teacher Trainings

January – December 2020. Ongoing Teacher Training 200h and 300h with Yoga Veda Schweiz.
April – October 2020. Ongoing Teacher Training with AIRYOGA, Zürich

Meditation and philosophy evenings with Martine Burgy

Every last Wednesday evening of the month.
Registration: up to the Monday evening.
Time: 19.00 – 20.30 / Price: Fr. 50.-


  1. 26th February 2020 (Aeschemittwoch)
  2. 25th March 2020
  3. 29th April 2020
  4. 27th May 2020
  5. 24th June 2020
  6. 29th July 2020
  7. 26th August 2020
  8. 30th September 2020
  9. 28th October 2020
  10. 25th November 2020
  11. 30th December 2020

If you respond to the question of meditating with "Yes, I know, I should practice, but ..." or you simply say: "Meditation? - That's not for me. My mind is too restless,” then the last Wednesday evening of the month, is a good opportunity to consolidate your practice and calm your restless mind. In addition to meditating together in a group we will also be looking at one aspect around the theme of meditation during each meeting. There will also be room for questions and discussion if you wish.

Previous knowledge or experience of meditation is not necessary. Everyone, who is interested in the topic of meditation and yoga philosophy is warmly welcome.

The aim of these evenings is to establish a regular practice and to build a solid foundation for you in order to be able to meditate regularly at home.


Yoga Teacher Mentoring Programm

The life of a yoga teacher can sometimes be very lonely and often there is a lack of exchange between us as well as a lack of growing together. Thus the idea came about to offer this 20 hour programme. According to the group’s needs I will adapt the content but definitely included will be the following:

  • Detailed alignment with functional anatomy for a better understanding of various bodies
  • Hands-on adjustment techniques and practice on various bodies until we feel confident we really know what we’re doing
  • Deeper understanding of certain philosophical aspects of the practice
  • According to the groups needs we can cover other topics including: use of precise language in a class/how to create a workshop or retreat/time for personal questions/time to exchange personal visions and aims/how to nourish one’s own spiritual practice…

15 December 2019
19 January 2020
2 February 2020
3 May 2020

Time: 10.00 – 16.00
Place: YogaTopia, Geissbüelstrasse 21, 8704 Herrliberg
Price: Fr. 540.- for the whole programme
Fr. 150.- for individual days (priority will be given to those who can attend the whole programme). Register:

15 Dec, 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 3 May

100 hour Hatha Yoga Immersion and Personal Development course

  • Are you a yoga teacher?
  • Have you just finished a teacher training course and are asking yourself "now what"?
  • Do you want to feel like you own "your yoga practice?"
  • Are you a serious yoga practitioner who has been practicing yoga for several years and would like to experience yoga on a deeper level?
  • How does the philosophy of yoga apply to you in your daily life?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then this might be just the course for you!

From January - June 2020 Claire will offer a process-oriented course that will deeply transform you and your understanding of the practices of yoga. The organisation of the course will be on a modular basis located at YogaTopia in Herrliberg. The 5th and final module will take place during a week's retreat in a beautiful location in Italy. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure maximum individual attention and to keep the group as a harmonious whole. 

Module 5 - the Retreat

7 day retreat in the beautiful, newly-renovated Boutique Hotel Country House Montessino, Italy. In the distant past on one of the picturesque hills of the Monferrato, the hamlet of Montessino belonged to a large Italian wine-growing family. In 2016 Claudia and Alessandro acquired one of the historic houses (built 1850) and restored it with great passion and care for detail. This is where we will spend our final week of the 100 hour immersion course together. This is truly a place to “lean back and enjoy the pleasures of life in harmony with nature, following the motto Carpe Diem” as they say on their website.

For more information on the boutique hotel:

For teachers this course will be recognised by Yoga Alliance as further education. 


Module 1: 10th - 12th January 2020

Module 2: 7th - 9th February 2020

Module 3: 13th - 15th March 2020

Module 4: 3rd - 5th April 2020

Module 5: 30th May - 6th June 2020


Modules 1 - 4: YogaTopia, Geissbüelstrasse 21, 8704 Herrliberg

Module 5: Italy, see above

Price for 5 Modules of Yoga:

CHF 1,900.- early bird price till 31.07.19 thereafter CHF 2,100.-

This covers all the yoga classes and printed handouts.

Not included in the price are travel expenses and board and lodging in Italy for Module 5. 

Price for Italy Retreat:

CHF 1,100.- includes:

  • welcome drink
  • double room with en suite bathroom
  • brunch with fresh local and homemade produce
  • 4 vegetarian evening meals in house, including wine and mineral water
  • 2 vegetarian 3 course meals in various restaurants (Agroturismo), including mineral water,  in the area
  • 1 meal including mineral water, in small, family-run Pizzeria. Only uses organic flour. Homemade deserts.
  • 3 x transport to and from the restaurants
  • water, tea and fruit
  • rooms cleaned every second day
  • free use of salt water swimming pool, whirlpool, yoga room, fitness room, sauna, Zen island
  • free wifi
  • free car park


  • massage
  • sauna towel (3 Euros)
  • bath towel (5 Euros)
  • pick up from Turin, Milan Malpensa airport or train station Alessandria or Asti


Once your application has been accepted please pay in the full amount (yoga and board and lodging in Italy) to the following account:

Konto Nr: 87-686575-8

IBAN: CH 88 0900 0000 8768 6575 8

Claire Dalloz, Säntisstrasse 19, 8133 Esslingen

If you wish to pay in instalments please write to us on or

This course will be mainly taught by Claire Dalloz along with various guest teachers. 

We will hold an information evening on Friday, 31st May 2019 - 19:00 at YogaTopia. Please sign up if you would like to join -

For further information please contact Claire or Rachel

January – June 2020

Corfu Yoga Retreat

The path to freedom

Week 2 is fully booked. There is a waiting list.

Beautiful golden light, silvery-shimmering Olive groves, hidden beach coves with a turquoise-blue sea and long stretches of sandy beach - these are all perfect ingredients for a Yoga holiday away from the stresses and strains of daily life.

You will stay in the newly-opened Club Mythos Corfu situated in the picturesque village of Arillas. Centrally situated and yet peaceful and quiet. The beach, cafés, bars and little shops are just a 5-minute walk away. The hotel is surrounded by olive groves and offers its guests the opportunity to relax on the beach or enjoy long walks to hidden coves or old mountain villages.

For more information and to see pictures of the center please check-out

“In the first week we will enjoy an extended morning practice of 3 – 3.5 hours. At daybreak we will greet the new morning in silence with a meditation, kriya and pranayama practice. After that we will flow in a dynamic asana practice in which the focus is on the precise placement of the body so that body, mind and soul, as a team, become one-pointed in their focus. In this way we create conscious awareness, restore balance and connect to our inner essence. Allow yourself to be inspired!
In this first week the afternoons are free for you to enjoy the beautiful beaches, walk in the cool olive groves, or simply treat yourself to a massage and relax in a hammock in the shade.
This week can be visited together with week 2 or they can be booked separately.

During week 2 we will practice 5 – 5.5 hours a day. The morning schedule is the same as during week 1 but in the evening we will enjoy 2 hours of restorative/yin yoga in addition to mantra practice. Thus week 2 is an intensive yoga week.

Claire is a passionate yoga teacher and has been a yoga student for over 24 years. Her teaching style is clear, purposeful, humorous and engaging. Her focus is on correct alignment in order for optimal breathing and flow of energy to take place. Each and every moment on or off the mat is an opportunity to live and breathe freely - it begins with conscious placement of the body, evening out imbalances and ultimately finding peace of mind! Claire adapts her classes to suit the needs of the participants and where necessary provides modifications of positions so that each participant is able to practice at his level of experience and deepen his experience.

Included are:

  • Accommodation (7 nights) in a double room in ‘Haus Hoys’ or an apartment. (Double rooms may be used for single occupancy at a slight increase in price.)

  • Delicious breakfast buffet and vegetarian evening meal using local fresh products

  • All yoga classes

  • Shared taxi to and from the airport

Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible.

Week 1: 04.07.20 – 11.07.20
Week 2: 11.07.20 – 18.07.20

Retreat: Yoga in Cyprus

Come home to the Self

During this intense yoga week (5 hours practice per day) we will enjoy a holistic practice. In the morning session we begin in silence with a meditation and pranayama practice and then move into a dynamic Hatha Flow practice. In the evening session we sing mantras and wind body and mind down with a restorative practice.

More details:
During this week you have the opportunity to leave daily life behind and to dive deep into your yoga practice, connect to your essence, restore your energy and create a healing space within you. This connection to your essence enables you to feel a sense of freedom on all levels: physical, emotional, spiritual. It allows you to come home to the Self.

Claire offers an integrated, holistic practice that awakens consciousness on all levels. Through moments of stillness in meditation, moments of concentration in pranayama (breath work) and the precise practice of asanas (yoga poses) consciousness is awakened and transformation can take place.

Cyprus is all about APHRODITES, the island's goddess. The third largest Mediterranean island with over 300 sunny days a year, Cyprus looks back on a more than 10,000 year old cultural history. It offers all art and culture lovers as well as all sun worshipers a restful, interesting and unique stay. Cyprus is a green island, rich in forests, and has fantastic, sprawling beaches with a bright blue sea. The legendary hospitality of its inhabitants make Cyprus a special experience. The Aphrodite Beach Hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle, right on a fine pebble beach with crystal clear water. Gregoria, who learned hotel management in Switzerland, her family and the entire crew make it easy to enjoy, relax and recharge your batteries indulging all your senses.

All the guests are spoiled here with Cypriot charm and warmth. The nearby Akamas peninsula gives the place its special charm and makes it a truly "powerful place”. All in all an ideal place for people who are looking for something special: peace, tranquility and the desire to discover themselves and the island on their own.

More about the hotel:
More about the organisation of the journey there:
For more information or to register please contact:

Date: 4th – 11th October 2020
Price: € 965.– per person
Included are:

  • Accommodation (7 nights) in a double room. (Double rooms may be used for single occupancy at a slight increase in price.)
  • Delicious breakfast buffet and 3-course vegetarian evening meal using local fresh products
  • All yoga classes
  • Shared taxi to and from the airport
Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible.

4th – 11th October 2020