Nature Retreat 

Replenish your reserves with forest bathing. A form of therapy long recognised in Japan and a current health trend. Experience the flow of energy during the River Flow. Immerse yourself in the diverse flora and fauna with Barbara Uhl. Being outside becomes an intense experience that allows for deep and lasting relaxation.

The retreat will be held from 23 to 27 October 2024. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

Barbara Uhl

Barbara Uhl, trained nature guide
nature pedagogue

A mountain girl! Born in the Salzburg municipality of Pinzgau, (Austria), right at the heart of the heavenly mountains. As a trained nature guide and instructor for the Tyrol region, I have an eye for detail and am constantly inspired to discover what new wonders nature has to offer.

Why forest bathing?
Forest bathing takes you to a heightened level of sensory awareness. Your senses are open to the diverse and intricate nature of the forest. We also soak in a bath containing terpenes. These are a chemical medium trees use to communicate with each other. Terpenes have been proven to assist in relaxing our body, lowering our stress levels and strengthening our immune system. Forest bathing is a Japanese practice known as Shinrin Yoku. It has long been used there as a recognised therapy for burnout symptoms. Each of my forest bathing excursions is unique. I tailor the program to suit the needs of the individual. But the aim is always the same: deep and long-lasting relaxation.

Please note: 
My forest bathing practice does not include any esoteric elements. As a nature guide, my ultimate goal is to experience the wonder of nature.


Your packages service per person:

+ 4 nights in the room category of your choice
+ 1-2 nature experience units daily
(forest bathing, river flow, starry skies, medicinal herbs etc.)
Entry to the 3,700m2 wellness oasis
ERMITAGE gourmet board

4 nights in a twin room facing north from CHF 1'250.- 
per person sharing / in a single room facing north from CHF 1'310.-.

Book now: 1 person

Book now: 2 persons 

What you can look forward to:

Deep, lasting relaxation within a few days
Reduction of stress levels
Strengthening of the immune system
Moments of awe in nature
Letting go of things that burden us
New awareness of the body by living with all senses
Courage and confidence for new tasks
Impulses for healthy nutrition
Knowledge of medicinal plants in nature and their use in cuisine
Creative design in nature
Easy tricks for everyday positive thinking

The daily programme for the Nature Retreat is presented below.


17:00 Welcome and introductions
17:30 "Walk and Arrive in Nature"
19:00 Dinner

Day 1
from 7:30 Breakfast
10:00 "The Power of Trees". Easy hike to the spruce forest
13:00 Small lunch, then free time for wellness, small hikes, etc.
from 19:00 Dinner
21:00 "Under the starry sky"

Day 2
from 7:30 Breakfast
10:00 "In the flow on the river"
13:00 Small lunch, then free time for wellness, small hikes, etc.
17:00 "Finding my peace" - meditation in the hotel park
19:00 Dinner

Day 3
7:00 "Magic of the early hours" -
morning walk followed by breakfast
10:00 "Land-Art" - creative art in the nature
13:00 Small lunch, then free time for wellness, small hikes, etc.
19:00 Dinner

Departure day
from 7:30 Breakfast
10:00 “Forest bathing – Me time”
approx. 13:00 Common conclusion


* Programmes are subject to change. Explanations are provided at the beginning of the Retreat. All meals can be taken together if desired. There is time each afternoon for wellness, excursions, massages and treatments in the hotel.