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Sparkling Yoga

Zurich, Switzerland

Sparkling Yoga offers world-class yoga retreats led by highly experienced teachers. Their retreats are created to ensure guests are supported, nourished, and inspired throughout their yoga journey.

Reviews 5

  • Donna Williams Sri Lanka

    November 2017, BookYogaTeacherTraining

    Location was incredible, hotel beautiful and yoga fantastic

    Everything was fabulous

  • Sylvia USA


    I have only positive things to say about Elena and the retreat. Everything was lovely. The location/setting, her lovely way of teaching/guiding the yoga and meditation practice, the food, etc were all top rate. I'm already planning my next retreat with Elena.

  • Tim Atkins

    BookYogaRetreats website

    This experience exceeded my expectations by a long way. I booked it thinking I just wanted a different setting to challenge my body in, in a focused week of yoga. Firstly, the location is like a dreamland or a model toy town, especially when you get up in the mountains either side of the Engadin Valley and take a look at your surroundings. It is simply breathtaking. The people are friendly and the Hotel Arnica was fantastic, with incredible views (make sure you ask for the side that you can see the mountains out of your room from, as the other does not have windows). The staff at the hotel was extremely sweet, and one of the staff, Martina, drove back to one of the yoga studios for me to get a water bottle I had left behind after a session.

    The people in our yoga group also hiked around the valley in smaller groups and ate at the local restaurants together (not cheap, but lovely), which created a nice bond and conversation between us. The other ingredient that pulled the class together was the instructor, Elena. She is a delight and a skilled teacher and practitioner. Group dynamics can be difficult to manage sometimes, but her non-judgmental approach and warm demeanor made the class feel relaxed and I believe we all benefited from her style. At times, the physicality and postures were really tough for me, but that is what I was looking for, to step out of my comfort zone and stretch my body and begin to understand yoga from a different level (I had about nine months under my belt by this time).

    Since the retreat, I have taken the practice and lessons into my day and week, rising earlier and doing an (almost daily!) 45-minute routine before work. I do not think I would have had the motivation to do it without attending the retreat. I will certainly be back to Switzerland again and most certainly, I will be attending another location with Sparkling Yoga. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Line Fjord Denmark

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I had a wonderful yoga retreat with Elena and Sparkling Yoga in Morocco. Surrounded by a calm Berber village and a blue sky, the Tigmi resort is the perfect spot for yoga. Elena is a professional yoga teacher, always ready to guide and answer our questions. She is present, interested, and a very nice person to be around. I look forward to taking another retreat with her in the near future.

Testimonials 5

  • Malene Denmark

    Sparkling Yoga website

    ​Elena has a very intuitive approach towards her students, individually and as a group.

    Her unique way of integrating a range of yoga elements into morning and evening practices brings me back to her retreats again and again.

    It was a very good - perfect! - combination of classes. Very good mix in every session. I have stopped bringing my expectations to the retreats, instead I enjoy leaning into your guidance and practice.

    The place was amazing!

  • Katherine UK

    Sparkling Yoga website

    ​Uplifting, open-hearted, grounding, holistic approach.

    Elena conveyed a spirit of wellbeing though manner, words + actions, which has bearing on students.

    The retreat has encouraged me to practice more consistently + to allow it to be integrated into my lifestyle.

  • Gemma UK

    Sparkling Yoga website

    ​I really got a lot out of the retreat, so I just wanted to say thank you again.

    I was so happy that as a beginner, I was able to follow Elena's instructions. Also she is very intuitive and so I felt comfortable to trust in starting to practise and being able to ask for help if I had needed - or she was able to see immediately if anyone needed guidance.

    I was very happy with the mix and amount of classes.

    I was still able to participate fully as a beginner - but also challenged so I felt an achievement at the end. I will now seek to practise yoga as part of my life - am very grateful for this introduction.

    The hotel was beautiful, comfortable, fantastic.

    The mix of meditation, restorative and active yoga at the retreat was perfect for me as I have long been wanting to become more in the habit of meditating - and also it was great for my body to have some physical challenge and to start to build some all over strength. I really appreciated your method of teaching as I could always follow your guidance clearly and you seem to have a great intuition, for example reminding us to take away our expectations on ourselves and not to allow our practice to be affected by a busy mind. I will definitely continue in the practice of yoga and am really grateful for having the best introduction possible!

    Thanks again and hope to see you on another retreat.

  • Snjolaug Iceland

    Sparkling Yoga website

    ​The teachers were very good. The good things were many, I loved all the classes and the teachers were always there if you had questions. They worked well together. Elena for me is more calm and her classes evolve around strength while Lauren was more upbeat with intense flow.

    The retreat inspired me to keep up a regular practice at home. It also taught me a lot about the foundations which makes me more confident in my self practice.

    Everything was perfect. The food, the service and facilities were amazing. The staff is super friendly and accommodating.

  • Steinunn Iceland

    Sparkling Yoga website

    ​Teachers: inspiring, open and giving; a good balance between them. They were great.

    I had a great time with a wonderful group of people and teachers. Would definitely do it again and hope Elena and Lauren do another retreat together at an exotic location!

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