New Years Retreat

Fully alive into the New

30 December 2020 - 3 January 2021

Yoga | Breathwork | Medicine Music | Fire Ritual | Drum & Dance | Cacao Ceremony | Sauna






Escholzmatt, Switzerland.

Fully alive into the new!

Let’s end this year with coming together, to reflect, be, play, enjoy and bring aliveness into our system for those special last days of the year. We will spend time in a wonderful traditional Swiss house in the biosphere of Entlebuch. Our wonderful hosts, Monica and Schang will be lovingly taking care of us in their home and blessing us with delicious vegetarian/vegan meals for happy bellies. Coming together in this time is very precious, as we can consciously transform the old and focus on new intentions.

This retreat shall be a journey from our hearts to yours, a space for ceremony, ritual and celebration, a play ground where we invite you to loose control, to be spontaneous and open, a space of no concepts, an energy field for grounding and for flying high and going deep into your own magic.

We will share many different practices with you, with the intentions to drop from the head into the heart.

ALIVENESS & GRATITUDE are our key words throughout this journey, becoming alive, feeling ourselfs fully, exploring curiously and practicing gratitude to our lifes, to our gifts and to our beautiful mother earth.

We integrate all 4 elements into this retreat.

Through daily morning yoga/meditation classes you have the chance to nourish your body and mind, to awaken the cells and bring more life energy (prana) through your system. We will integrate the beautiful nature surroundings, with going on walks in this stunning area, exploring rhythm in nature and playing with all nature elements.
And of course not to forget the yummy food with ayurvedic influece. The Cacao will help us with its beautiful components of the Anandamin to come into a heart space and close the year with a heartful ceremony.

There will be a fire ritual for the new years night, to transform and cleanse/ detox and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing yurt sauna (optional)

Playfulness & Flow is something so important. We many times forget to be playful, so we invite all beings to bring in games, instruments, laughter and joy, as we will put a conscious effort onto awaken our inner child. And we will create the flow and space for some other magical creations to happen.

Being in this area, we will be able to enjoy nice crispy winter air and on the last day of the year, we will include breathwork, a powerful tool to release and transform old pattern and beliefs, to bring in more aliveness. Also trhoughout all these days we practice deep listening.

We, Mela & Miguel are combining our favorite work, the best of our gifts, lifting each other up.
Together we empower each other and hold a beautiful space for us to become more alive and to share gratitude.


Escholzmatt in the «Wild West of Lucerne» is a part of Switzerland’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve. The Entlebuch biosphere encompasses precious moorland with rare fauna and flora considered of international importance. Beautiful water meadows lie alongside the Kleinen Emme. The Escholzmatt municipal district extends to the Schrattenfluh, one of the most impressive karst landscapes in the pre-Alpine region.

The house (Galleli) is a tipical swiss house, beautifully renovated. It has 2 yurts, one for guests or workshops and 1 yurt sauna.

For sleeping there are 2 dorms with each 8 beds.  The third room is our beautiful yurt that can host 6 people. We can host max 22 people.

How to get here:

From Lucerne, it is a 40min train ride to Escholzmatt. From the local trainstain a 8min walk to the house.

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We love food and we love you, having a conscious and sattvic diet is important for us, as food shall be nourishing and healthy. So we are super happy to have Monika and Schang who will be cooking delicious vegetarian/vegan ayurvedic influenced meals for us, with gluten free options.

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace”

Program and Daily Schedule

28th Arrive & Connect

Arriving after 1pm latest at 3pm.

4.00pm Opening Circle

6.00pm Dinner

8.00pm Chakra Dance and Sound Journey (with live music)

29th Slow down & breathe

8.00am – 9.30pam Hatha Yoga
9.30am – 10.30am Breakfast
10.30am – ca 13.00pm Nature Sound & Silence Walk (exploring natural rhythms) please bring appropriate weather cloths, raincoat, ect. just in case
2pm Light lunch & break
4.00pm -6.00pm Breathwork & Sound Medicine Ceremony
6.00 pm Dinner
8.00pm Sound journey / concert with Miguel

30th Explore & Expand

8.00am – 9.30pam Hatha Yoga
9.30am – 10.30am Silent Breakfast
10.30am – ca 13.00pm Let’s play! Awake your inner child and play
2pm Light lunch & break & Sauna
5.00pm -7.00pm Express your voice, Chanting Circle (Mantras & Medicine Songs)
7.00 pm Dinner
8.30pm Open to our flow and what we need

31th – let go & celebrate

8.00am – 9.30pam Hatha Yoga
9.30am – 10.30am Breakfast
11.30pm -4.00pm Cacao, Breathwork & Sound Medicine Ceremony
Snack, Rest, Relax & Sauna
6.00 pm Indian Buffet
8.00pm Tribal Dance with live music & midnight fire ritual

1th – embrace the new

9am -10.30am New years meditation and morning ritual
10.30am  Brunch
12am – 2pm closing Circle
2.00 pm Light Lunch
3pm Good Bye

Our workshops offer high-quality material and are facilitated by international teachers. Our teachers bring variety and a background of many years of working with people. This retreat is suitable for beginners in yoga  and also helps to develop advanced practitioners.

We will create a sense of being at home and being held in a sacred space to allow transformation to happen.

Check out our teacher profiles to get a better picture about the facilitators of this retreat. In this retreat Mela Mariposa and Miguel Anumano will be the main facilitators . Feel free to ask us any questions.


The full retreat (5 days/4 nights)

in a 8 Bed- Dorm is:  760.- Chf

in the beautiful yurt (6 beds) : 790.- Chf.

This includes, accomodation, ayurvedic food, sauna and all the classes.


New Years Celebration:

1 Night 190.- (starts at 31.12 at 11.30 am)

Includes: Cacao & Breathwork Ceremony, Tribal Dance, Fire Ritual, 1 Night in a 8- bed dorm, Food (dinner, breakfast & light lunch), morning ritual and closing circle

We only have a limited amount of beds available – inquiries for the full retreat have priority.

Please email us to book your spot.

Breathe Deeply And Say YES!