Ikigai in Nature

Finding Purpose and Fulfillment

6 - 11 Sept, 2024|6 days|Zermatt, Switzerland

About the event

Escape to the breathtaking landscapes of Zermatt for a transformative retreat that seamlessly blends the beauty of nature with holistic self-discovery. Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Matterhorn and the serenity of the surrounding forests. This is more than a retreat; it’s a soulful journey towards purposeful living. In Zermatt, experience the enchantment of nature, as one moment finds you surrounded by swooping forestry, only to be followed by the breathtaking awe of the Matterhorn in the next.

The purpose of this retreat is to guide you to come closer to your soul’s purpose through different somatic and mind exercises. Our hope is to offer the appropriate inspirations and lessons to realize your personal essential role in the whole of humanity. We envision a retreat where the community will discover a safe space to connect and be willing to create beauty inspired by nature. Your retreat leaders, Niki Smirni and Kremena Yordanova, will be accompanied by the co-author of the bestselling book “Ikigai,” Francesc Miralles.

3600€/per person

About the retreat leaders

Francesc Miralles: Francesc is a lecturer and award-winning author of bestselling books in the areas of health and spirituality. Born in Barcelona, he studied journalism, English literature and German philology, and has worked as a translator, editor, art therapist and musician. His novel Love in Lowercase has been translated into 28 languages. Along with Hector Garcia, he is the author of the bestselling Ikigai: the Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

Niki Smirni: Niki a global explorer, entrepreneur, and mother of twin boys, is the creator of Travelgems and an ambassador for the Global Wellness Institute. With over 20 years of international experience in corporate strategies, she’s renowned for successful marketing stories and innovative projects. Niki’s ARGOODAKI project has benefited over 4,500 kids and families. A mentor and frequent speaker at conventions, she covers topics such as strategic mind growth, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship well-being, and tourism.

Kremena Yodranova: Kremena blends her extensive corporate experience with the ancient practices of yoga and meditation. Her realistic, grounded, attentive approach to leadership and mentoring brings the true art of conversation and community to life. She’s organized international retreats, workshops and leadership programs. Her work supports freefoodkitchen and she lives in Amsterdam.

About the destination

With much of the country covered by the Alps, Switzerland is one of the highest countries in Europe. The amazing mountains, heaps of lakes, and beautiful landscapes are considered to be what makes the country the perfect destination for vacationing and exploring new cultures.

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, and as a year-round resort, it commands some of the finest views in Switzerland. This car-free town offers tranquility and luxury. Surrounded by clear lakes and majestic peaks, Zermatt invites exploration and unforgettable moments in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

About the hotel

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Zermatt, CERVO is the gateway to the mystical mountain world of the Alps. With a deeply rooted sense of the extraordinary, of the highest quality, and of authentic hospitality, this five-star property invites its guests to explore the impressive nature around us. A holistic design with lots of loving details and casual luxury. A place to celebrate and enjoy with friends. A place of power at the foot of the mystical Matterhorn for body and mind.

Indicative shedule

Day 1

Arrival at Cervo Mountain Resort

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Community Gathering: Gather with the community for a warm welcome and introductions.
  • 7:30 pm: Welcome Community Dinner at Bazaar Restaurant

Day 2

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Morning Yoga session with Kremena at Ritual Room
  • 9:00 - 9:45 am: Rooted Wisdom with Niki: Self-Awareness through nature lessons
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Breakfast at Bazaar Restaurant
  • 11:00 - 1:00 pm: Self-Reflection Time
  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm: Free Time to Indulge in Personal Activities and Explore the magic of Zermatt
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Restorative Yoga Session with Kremena
  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm: Gratitude Circle with Kremena & Niki
  • 7:30 pm: Community Dinner at Bazaar Restaurant

Day 3

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Morning Yoga session with Kremena at Ritual Room
  • 9:00 - 9:45 am: Rooted Wisdom with Niki: Self-Awareness through nature lessons
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Breakfast at Bazaar Restaurant
  • 11:00 - 1:00 pm: Hiking
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm: Silent Walk in the Mountains
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Barbeque by the lake
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Free Time
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Book Reading and discussion with the co-author of the bestselling Ikigai, Francesc Miralles
  • 7:30 pm: Community Dinner at Bazaar Restaurant

Day 4

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Morning Yoga session with Kremena at Ritual Room
  • 9:00 - 9:45 am: Rooted Wisdom with Niki: Self-Awareness through nature lessons
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Breakfast at Bazaar Restaurant
  • 11:00 - 2:00 pm: Ikigai Workshop with Francesc Miralles: A soul adventure to live a purposeful life
  • 2:00 - 5:30 pm: Free Time for Reflection and Explore
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Ikigai Workshop Q&A
  • 7:30 pm: Community Dinner at Bazaar Restaurant

Day 5

  • 9:00 - 11:00 am: Breakfast at Bazaar Restaurant
  • 11:00 - 2:30 pm: Explore the serene beauty of Schali Lake—a perfect time to unwind. You may also choose to indulge in a delightful lunch accompanied by the soothing music and melodies of a DJ.
  • 2:30 - 6:00 pm: Free Time to Unwind, Reflect, and Explore. Optional Activities; Paragliding / Explore Zermatt Village: take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Zermatt, surrounded by stunning Alpine scenery, and witness Zermatt’s goat parade.
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Restorative Yoga Session with Kremena
  • 7:30 pm: Farewell Community Dinner at Bazaar Restaurant

Day 6

  • 7:00 - 11:00 am: Breakfast at Bazaar Restaurant
  • 11:00 am: Check-out / Departure
    End of the Retreat

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Event Highlights

5-night accommodation at CERVO Mountain Resort

All breakfast meals & dinner meals

All sessions with Kremena, Niki & Francesc Miralles

Hiking

Barbeque by the lake

Exploration of Schali Lake

Prices

3600€/per person

in Double Occ. room

Prices

4700€/per person

in Single Occ. room

Flexible payment plan
available

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation at CERVO Mountain Resort
  • All breakfast meals & dinner meals
  • All sessions with Kremena, Niki & Francesc Miralles
  • Hiking
  • Barbeque by the lake
  • Exploration of Schali Lake

what’s not included

  • Airtickets to/from Switzerland – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets and flights with fewer carbon emissions to contribute to environmental protection, as it is our responsibility to safeguard our environment
  • Airport and Land Transfers
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Soft drinks, water, beverages
  • Lunch meals
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets and flights with fewer carbon emissions to contribute to environmental protection, as it is our responsibility to safeguard our environment

 

Payment Plan: Available – contact info@travelgems.com

Language: English

Land Transfer: Available upon request – contact info@travelgems.com

Cancellation Policy: 30% Deposit amount is non-refundable. | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or any other restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Transport: We suggest that you book flights to and from Milan Airport (MXP) as it’s the most convenient one and the closest to the resort. In order to make your arrival to and departure from Zermatt as smooth as possible, we can arrange for you a private transfer from/to Milan Airport at an extra cost.

Additionally, kindly note that we can arrange for you private transfers from other airports as well! Please contact us if you would like more information at info@travelgems.com

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