2019 Workshops & Retreats

Teacher Trainings

January – December 2019. Ongoing Teacher Training 200h and 300h with Yoga Veda Schweiz.
April – October 2019. Director of 200h Teacher Training with AIRYOGA, Zürich

Meditation evenings with Claire

The proceeds will be donated to Machtheater, a theatre group supporting the integration of handicapped actors and actresses. Donations welcome.

Claire will offer three meditation evenings on the following dates:
16th January 2019 19:00 – 20:00
6th February 2019 19:00 – 20:00
6th March 2019 19:00 – 20:00

Sign-in basis. Please sign in by the Monday prior to the evening.
or register via email:

September – November 2018

Meditation with Martine Burgy, Yoga with Claire Dalloz.

The concept of Meditation has become so well known that almost everyone has an idea of it. What, however, is meditation really? What is it not? What are the benefits? And for whom is meditation suitable? What obstacles can appear? These and other questions based on the tradtition of Sri Patanjali will be addressed during this workshop. In between we will use pranayama and asana to stretch, strengthen and relax the body.

Further information on:

Date: Sunday 3rd February 2019
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
Location: YogaTopia, Geissbüelstrasse 21, 8704 Herrliberg
Price: Fr. 160.-
Included in the course fees: Introduction to Meditation 4 h (Martine), Asana and Pranayama about 2h (Claire), Tea and a small snack
Registration: or 078.722.52.18

3rd February 2019

Alignment Workshop

Awakening the subtle body through correct alignment.
Alignment and the correct use of props in Yoga.

Correct alignment of the body and appropriate and correct use of props are two vital aspects of a lifelong injury-free yoga practice.
During this workshop we will learn how to appropriately adapt alignment techniques in order to fit a pose to an individual body and not force a body into a picture book pose. We will also learn the use of props to help deepen a pose and improve our understanding of its effects.

“Props allow us to unfold the space of an asana and acquaint us with certain asanas that may otherwise be too difficult to practice.
Props create an understanding of the correct gesture (mudra)
and attitude (bhava) of asana.
Props let us stay longer in an asana, thus permitting deeper penetration
of unexplored bodily regions.” (Christian Pisano)

Date: Sunday 17th February 2019
Time: 09.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 17.00
Location: Yoga Studio Luzern, Werkhofstrasse 18.
Price: Fr. 150.-

17th February 2019

Yoga for a healthy back

“Sthiram sukham asanam”. PS 2.46
This is the only Sutra by Patanjali that refers to Asana (the seat). It expresses the essence of asana: it should be steady and at the same time at ease and relaxed.

During this workshop we will get to know the balance of flexibility and strength with special reference to back care.

  • How much strength, how much action is needed in order to support a healthy back?
  • Where do I need to apply strength in my body?
  • Where do I need to let go?
  • How much stretching is necessary? What is too much?
These and other questions will guide us through this 3 hour workshop.
At the end each participant will have a sequence to take home for home practice.

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Place: Das Yoga Haus, Zürich
Price: Fr. 150.-

23rd February 2019

Retreat in Sri Lanka with Claire Dalloz and Nico Luce

The Wisdom Weaver – A Yoga Retreat with Nico Luce & Claire Dalloz
Join Nico and Claire to take part in their Yoga retreat at the Boutique Hotel Jasper House at Hiriketiya Beach in South Sri Lanka from April 27, to May 7, 2019. A unique combination of excellent Yoga teaching & diving into the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras in a tropical location, where you’ll stay in an open-concept Villa and wake up to the sound of monkeys and exotic birds in the surrounding coconut groves. During this quality time together, you will gain deeper insights and refinements about the practices of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and, the Sutras. Be immersed in your Yoga practice, in your experience of living the Yoga Sutras with Nico Luce & Claire Dalloz, eat delicious vegetarian food, swim in clear waters, surf and relax on the lovely beach.

Nico and Claire invite you to take part in this unique opportunity to step out of your daily life and reflect upon it from a distance. The Yoga Sutras, the most authoritative classical text of Yoga, is a teaching from the highest spiritual vision, that of a still mind. These "threads" of wisdom, which also include the well-known “eight limbs of Yoga”, offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life. Learn more about the Sutras and how they can help you in your own life. This will enable you to gain a better perspective of the greater picture and support you in moving forward on your journey in a more balanced, sustainable and joyful way - On and off the mat.
For eleven days, Claire and Nico will be offering a complete Yoga program in which you will be able to observe and practice with two unique teachers, who come from different backgrounds. Their slightly different perspectives in their practice and teaching will support you in your desire to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of Yogi, except for absolute beginners.

Nico Luce and Claire Dalloz will teach this Yoga Retreat from Saturday, April 27, to Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Jasper House in South Sri Lanka.

Jasper House
The Boutique Style Villa has twelve beautiful bedrooms: triple, double, twin and a limited number of single rooms. The rooms have been designed with an open concept; their large windows (mostly open spaces, no glass…) and open-air en suite bathrooms have views of the ocean and vast coconut groves. All the rooms have a mosquito net, polished concrete floors with a cooling effect, in addition to the ceiling fans. The rooms are fitted with locally produced furnishing and fittings mixed with antiques and art deco features. The villa has a huge rooftop with views out onto the bay. Tastefully furnished with sunbeds, sofas and alfresco dining area, this is a highlight of the location and the perfect spot to enjoy sunset and quite moments. The villa has a small lap pool surrounded by sunbeds and a relaxation deck.

The villa owners have deep roots in Sri Lanka and their respect for the local culture and natural environment is integral to maintaining a spiritual, harmonious location. Yogatanja uses local staff and guides so that your trip will directly contribute to the local economy.
You can check-out Jasper House and see photos under

Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)

  • 7:00 am to 8:15 am: Meditation, Kriya, Pranayama
  • 8:15 am to 9:00 am: Tea and fruit break
  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Dynamic Yoga Practice
  • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Brunch afterwards free time
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Snacks/fruit
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Yoga Philosophy and Spirituality discussion
  • 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm: Hatha-Yin-Restorative Yoga Practice
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner
All classes will be taught in English, alternating between Nico and Claire. The teachers are fluent in German, French and Spanish, in case of Q&A in between the classes.

Price per person in USD

  • USD 2450.- in a single room (limited numbers with garden view)
  • USD 1950.- in a double deluxe room (slightly bigger rooms with sea view)
  • USD 1820.- in a double standard room (smaller rooms with garden view)
  • USD 1690.- in a triple room
Included in the price
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 vegetarian meals and a snack per day (mainly vegetarian)
  • all classes
  • purified water
  • the use of Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, straps, meditation cushions
  • free Wi-Fi in common areas
Not included in the price
  • trip to/from Sri Lanka
  • transfers from/to the airport or train station to Jasper House
  • massages
  • juices, smoothies, coffee, tea and soft drinks
Please bring your own Yoga mat/rug if possible.

Arrivals / Departures
Check in is possible as from 2:00 pm. We are unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize travel arrangements accordingly. Please arrive at Jasper Hose at the latest on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm for the opening-dinner followed by a meet & greet. Your first class will be the following morning.
On the last day, Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 the departure is latest at 12:00 noon.

Travel / Transfer To get to Jasper House you will need to fly to Colombo or the much smaller Airport of Matalla. Airport transfers to Jasper Houser (Colombo 4 hours / Matalla 1,5 hours) can be arranged by us for the cost of USD 120.- (Colombo) / USD 55.- (Matalla).

The closest train station is located in Matara, a 45 min / 1 hour drive away from the retreat center. The costs for a taxi transfer to Matara is USD 15.-. The price for a tuk tuk is USD 9.-.

We recommend arriving a few days earlier in Sri Lanka to get over the Jetlag before the retreat starts. If some students plan to spend the first couple of days in Colombo (we have been told that the Galle Face Hotel is great to arrive.….), we might organize a group transfer from this one hotel to the retreat center in the morning of Saturday, April, 27, 2019.

If you choose to be picked up from the airport/train station or if you are interested in this group transfer, please let us know on the application form.

Booking and further Terms For more information or to book please email Tanja at

A non-refundable/non-transfer-able deposit of USD 600.- per person is required. The remainder is due on March 1, 2019. Cancellations after that date won’t be refunded.

If one of the teachers or both teachers are unable to lead the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to replace the teacher(s) with (an) equivalent one(s).

Insurance is your own responsibility. The company/the teachers shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

Date: 27th April – 5th May 2019

27th April – 5th May 2019

Whitsun weekend

in the beautiful Chateau Gottrau

During this long weekend we will dive deep into the practice of yoga, enjoying moments in silence in meditation, moments of flowing movement in the asanas and moments of restoration of body and mind in the evening sessions. In between the sessions we can enjoy the Chateau and its beautiful, lovingly tended garden. The Chateau serves fresh organic home-made food.

Dates: 7th June – 10th June 2019
Fr. 400.- Yoga
Fr. 420.- per Person (in Double/triple room)
Fr. 510.- per Person (in Single Room– only 2 available.)
Included in the Price:
3 vegetarian meals(Breakfast buffet, Lunch and dinner)
Exclusive: Wine und Snack Bar

Registration & more info:
To be noted:

  • Number of participants is limited, please reserve on time.
  • Once confirmed, reservations are definite.
  • Costs of the weekend cannot be refunded unless a suitable replacement is found.
Schedule: 5 hours yoga daily except on day of arrival and departure.

The stylish Château-Gottrau in the canton of Fribourg is set in a beautifully renovated 16th-century building. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world located in a quiet village. The huge well-kept garden invites you to linger and relax and the Chateau itself has beautiful bright rooms with period furniture. Each room has wooden floors, a seating area and views of the garden. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

Claire Dalloz: has been an enthusiastic yoga student since her studies in the 80s in England and a passionate yoga teacher since the 90s, when she returned to Switzerland.
Claire's teaching style is clear, purposeful, humorous and engaging. Her focus is on the correct alignment of the body so that each participant learns to live and breathe optimally. Only a body without pain finds peace of mind! Therefore, Claire guides each participant to find his/her optimal position in order to achieve personal progress. Claire offers you an integrated practice that creates awareness at all levels. All this through moments of silence in meditation, moments of concentration in pranayama (breathing work) and through the precise practice of asanas (yoga exercises).

Daily program:
Arrival day Friday 07. June 2019: Arrival as from 17.00
17.30 - 18.30 Welcome Yoga Flow Class
19.00 dinner
20.15 Introduction to the weekend

Saturday and Sunday: 7.00 – 8.00: Breakfast
08.15 - 09.15 Walk in silence in the surrounding area (optional)
09.30 - 12.30 Yoga (meditation, pranayama, asana)
13.00 lunch

Free afternoon

16. 30 - 18.30 Mantra Singing, Restorative / Yin Yoga
19.00 dinner
20.30 meditation / film / questions and answers round (optional)

Morning is the same as Saturday and Sunday
After lunch a short final session
3 pm departure

7th June – 10th June 2019

Corfu Yoga Retreat

Get inspired!

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

The schedule offers five hours of integrated yoga practice daily: In the morning, three hours dynamic Hatha Vinyasa Flow including meditation and pranayama - in the evening two hours restorative and Yin Yoga.

Claire’s teaching focuses 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.

The fee is € 980.– per person.

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.

13th – 20th July 2019

Strength vs. Flexibility

“Sthiram sukham asanam”. PS 2.46
This is the only Sutra by Patanjali that refers to Asana (the seat). It expresses the essence of asana: it should be steady and at the same time at ease and relaxed.
We will play with the balance of steadiness and ease in this workshop.

  • How much strength, how much action is needed in order to find stability?
  • What part of my body needs to be strong and active?
  • What role do the bandhas play?
  • Where can I completely let go?
  • How far do I need to stretch? What is enough?
These and other questions will guide us through this workshop and enable each participant to find a healthy and balanced approach to the asana practice.
Since we will be working with arm balances and inversions this workshop is not appropriate for beginners.

Date: 29th September 2019
Time: 9.00 – 17.00
Place: Yoga Studio Luzern, Werkhofstrasse 18
Price: Fr. 150.-

29th September 2019

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.

Date: 6th – 13th October 2019
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.

6th – 13th October 2019