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:
08th May 2019 19:00 – 20:00
19th June 2019 19:00 – 20:00

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


Whitsun weekend

in the beautiful Chateau Gottrau

Fully booked. There is a waiting list.

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

Strength vs. Flexibility in relation to a healthy back

85% of the population occasionally has back problems. If these back pains are due to a sedentary lifestyle and lack of movement we can greatly alleviate them with the correct practice of yoga. Yoga works against such pains by helping to stretch, strengthen and relax the appropriate areas of the body. Shortening of muscles and tension in the back can be greatly relieved with yoga by knowing which asanas to practice and more importantly how to practice them: which muscles to strengthen, which muslces to relax, what modifications or props are necessary etc.

In this workshop we will deepen the learning covered during the first workshop and carry on to focus on the role the legs and the hips play in maintaining a pain-free back.

Participants who missed the first workshop are welcome. We will begin by summarizing what was covered in part 1 before moving on to the content of this workshop.

Date: Sunday, 23rd June 2019
Place: Das Yoga Haus, Zürich
Price: Fr. 90.-
Registration and more information:

23rd June 2019

Corfu Yoga Retreat

Get inspired!

Two spaces left!

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.

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: 7th – 14th 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.

7th – 14th October 2019

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