Discover Yoga Nidra in the Alps with Swami Yogaratna Saraswati:




Connect with your higher consciousness:

Find Sanctuary in the Heart of the Alps


Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life


Immerse Yourself in Serenity:

Join us for an exclusive retreat at the serene Chalet Cerises, led by the esteemed Swami Yogaratna Saraswati. This unique opportunity offers a holistic journey to inner peace, combining traditional Yoga Nidra with modern relaxation techniques.

What You Will Experience:

  • Comprehensive Yoga Nidra Sessions: From foundational practices to advanced techniques, tailored to enhance your mental and physical well-being.
  • Guided Meditations: Explore deep meditative states and awaken your inner consciousness.
  • Holistic Activities: Participate in sound baths, mountain hikes, a Kirtan celebration ceremony, journaling, and chakra exploration.
  • Organic Living: Enjoy nutritious, vegetarian, organic meals and participate in cooking classes.
  • Luxurious Wellness Amenities: Unwind with our sauna, steam baths, and jacuzzi. Enhance your relaxation with optional massage and reflexology treatments.

Benefits of Our Retreat:

  • Stress Relief: Learn effective methods to manage and alleviate stress.
  • Enhanced Sleep: Practice techniques to improve sleep quality and rejuvenation.
  • Spiritual Connection: Deepen your spiritual awareness and connect with your higher self.
  • Close to Nature: Reconnect with nature through peaceful surroundings and mindful practices.
  • Enhanced Focus: Improve mental clarity, focus, and productivity.
  • Physical Relaxation: Alleviate physical discomfort and promote overall well-being with comprehensive wellness amenities.


Tell me more about Swami

Connect with Yoga, Nature, and Your Inner Self




Yoga Nidra, the practice of conscious relaxation, is the cornerstone of our retreat program. Under the expert guidance of Swami Yogaratna, you will embark on a profound journey of self-exploration and inner awakening. This practice teaches you to quiet the mind, release tension, and tap into a deep reservoir of inner peace. After a week of immersive learning, you will be equipped to continue your practice at home, experiencing the lasting benefits of this ancient discipline.

Learn to transition from the outer world of sounds and activities to the inner depths of your subconscious. 

  • Grounding to let go and feel secure
  • How to relax the body and the mind
  • Use of listening to switch off the mind
  • Experience of opposites for equipoise
  • Breath focus for letting go and going deep within
  • Visualization for mind control and uplifting your moods
  • Body scan for sensitizing awareness, energizing and healing
  • Sankalpa – positive intention for achieving our life’s aspirations
  • Ishta Devata – spiritual symbol for connecting to our Higher Self
  • Chidakash – inner mind screen – exploring the mysterious subconscious
  • How to get good sleep with Yoga Nidra; How to stay awake in the Yoga Nidra
  • Knowledgeable theory; easy, systematic practice; answers to all your questions
  • 12 hours over 6 sessions of deep Relaxation Meditation, Psychic Sleep, Yogic Dreaming

Chalet Cerises is more than just a retreat

It's a luxurious and serene retreat location nestled in the heart of nature. It offers a perfect blend of comfort and tranquility, providing guests with stunning views of Mt Blanc. The chalet is equipped with modern amenities including a sauna, steam baths, and a jacuzzi, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. Guests can also indulge in optional massage and reflexology treatments, enhancing their wellness experience. Chalet Cerises serves as an ideal setting for our Yoga Nidra retreat, promoting deep relaxation and a closer connection to nature.
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Indulge in Luxurious Comforts, Embrace Simple Pleasures


While our surroundings may exude luxury,

our focus remains firmly on guiding you back to the simplicity of being. Each day unfolds with sunrise yoga flows, journaling, hiking amidst nature’s splendor, and meditation classes to realign the spirit. Meals will be taken in the chalet or packed lunches will be made to eat during hikes. We will also enjoy Indian and French cooking classes using fresh, locally sourced vegetarian ingredients. Indulge in the sauna overlooking the mountain range or rejuvenate in the jacuzzi before joining us for a traditional Kirtan celebration. And when the day draws to a close, our cozy chalet beckons you to unwind by the fire, savoring the warmth of community and the beauty of shared experiences.

Join Us on This Journey

Room Options

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The “Mont-Blanc” Suite

Three single beds


The rustic chic atmosphere of this room becomes soft and reassuring as soon as the lights are switched on. The flames of the wood stove complete the cosy atmosphere of this master bedroom with its breathtaking view of the mountains.

A large balcony facing the Mont Blanc range provides outdoor access. Located on the first floor, this 35m2 room has a hammam cabin with a multi-sensory shower.


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The “Aravis” Suite

Two single beds


 Located on the first floor, the country-chic spirit reigns in this holiday rental. The emphasis is on raw materials such as wood, straw and feathers.

The natural light is filtered by fine white linen curtains. The woven hanging lamps create a muffled atmosphere. But it is at night, in the light of candles, that this 30m2 room reveals all its softness. The window opens upwards onto the pastures of Haute-Savoie.


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The “Warens” suite

One double bed


Located on the ground floor, this room with its Italian shower on the same level is oriented North/East, it has a view on the Massif des Aiguilles Rouges. You will find a separate Japanese toilet nearby.

With its 180 cm bed, this suite is ideal for a couple, without having to go upstairs.

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The“Aiguille Rouge” Suite

Two single beds

Behind a carved door from the turn of the last century is the chalet's fourth suite. With its thick stone walls, this room is the ideal place for a natural escape from the summer heat.

Located on the garden level, this cosy room with its bath/shower faces north-east. It has a magnificent view over the garden and the peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges.


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The Mountain Corner

One single bed


Located upstairs, on the landing, this extra room has two sliding barn doors to isolate it from the noise and light.

The 90cm bed allows us to welcome our guests in a very cocooning atmosphere.


The optional extras are:

👉 Optional full body massage or reflexology.

👉 Optional half-day visit to Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi to see Mt Blanc up close

👉 Optional half-day visit to Megeve and the boutiques


Experience the Wisdom of Swami Yogaratna Saraswati


Swami Yogaratna Saraswati, a sannyasin from the esteemed Satyananda Bihar Yoga tradition, brings over 35 years of expertise in yoga and meditation. She has mastered various forms of yoga, including asanas, pranayamas, shatkarmas, and advanced meditation techniques. Swami Yogaratna is particularly celebrated for her Yoga Nidra teachings, having developed advanced courses and teacher training programs. Her extensive experience also includes yoga therapy, stress management, and specialized yoga for diverse groups.

Swami Yogaratna can usually be found at her ashram, The Shankar Prasad Ashram, located near Gokarna on the coast of Karnataka. It features an organic farm, a play school for local children, and various community projects such as an animal care center, beach afforestation, and waste management initiatives.

Having Swami Yogaratna in Europe is a rare and valuable opportunity to learn from a renowned Yoga Nidra expert without traveling to India. Deepen your practice and spiritual understanding with her transformative guidance in a more accessible location.


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