Our resolution: more time for ourselves

Too many New Year’s resolutions are all about self-restraint. We believe that, rather than doing without, we should all simply do MORE in 2023: experience more, feel more, travel more. Our Pillow & Pepper Mountain Yoga Retreat in the unspoilt alpine world of Vals will let you take a short break from your day-to-day routines, revive your spirit, make you experience nature afresh, and give you a chance to have some good clean fun. 

You will be very active, eat healthy food, laugh a lot, and in the process rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Take some time out to take good care of yourself for a change!

Reset and connect in Vals 11 – 14 May 2023

Intense yoga, balancing pranayama, silent meditation, but also guided tours through the alpine world of the Grisons, gourmet ‘clean eating’, and time spent together in a wonderful group – all of these will give you ample opportunity to pamper yourself on all levels. Our teacher Jan Leys knows how to create direct connections between yoga, meditation and day-to-day life. 

The body and the way it functions have always fascinated Jan Leys, a former dancer from Antwerp. He studied movement under Loyd Williamson. It marked a fresh start on his journey, whose theme had so far been the question: «How do I develop the body into a tool that supports my life?»  Working with Loyd Williamson changed the question to: «How do I develop the body into a tool that actually helps me live?» 

The subtle, yet significant, difference prompted Jan to familiarise himself with yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The philosophies underlying these types of movement greatly influence the Hatha yoga he practices. Jan Leys has been living in Switzerland since 2011, teaching in Herrliberg and Zumikon

The 7132 Hotel in Vals treats you to the amenities of a 5-star luxury hotel, whereas the 7132 House of Architects offers you inspiring rooms designed by world-class architects, and the thermal baths make you feel like an explorer discovering a mysterious world of stone and water. Even urbanites who are hard to impress tend to be filled with awe when entering the monolithic building by Peter Zumthor that consists of 60’000 slabs of Vals quartzite.

Boiling things down to their essence, and investing each piece of furnishing with the spirit of the whole. At the 7132 Hotel and the 7132 House of Architects, each room is an aesthetic treat for design aficionados, and the architectural theme runs like a thread through the entire hotel complex. 

Everything for your well-being

The Pillow & Pepper Mountain Yoga Retreat will give you a wonderful chance to leave your everyday cares behind and to find back to yourself. The retreat in Vals will also be attended by Ekaterina and Joanna, the two founders of Pillow & Pepper who are avid yoga enthusiasts in their own right.

Pillow & Pepper Mountain Yoga Retreat in Vals

11 - 14 May 2023

Our package for you:

  • 3 overnight stays in a room category of your choice
  • 6 yoga sessions of 90 minutes each
  • guided hike to the Zervreilasee reservoir
  • 3 gourmet breakfasts
  • 1 Mediterranean dinner at the 7132 Red restaurant
  • 1 surprise menu at the 7132 Silver restaurant  (2 stars Michelin)
  • 1 rustic night in the centre of the mountain village – at the           7132 Glenner
  • free admission to the 7132 Thermal Baths
  • night-time soak at the thermal baths on Friday
  • 30 % discount on any treatment at the spa
  • Pillow & Pepper on-site coordination
  • service charge and VAT included

Starting at CHF 1’835 per person

Suitable for all yoga levels. The group is limited in size to 16 attendees. The available slots will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis. Act quickly to secure one of the slots by registering at: concierge@pillowandpepper.com

By combining yoga, meditation, mindfulness, fine dining and recreation, this retreat offers many ways to enhance your personal well-being.

Here in Vals, pressing the reset button, taking it easy and finding peace of mind is the easiest thing in the world. Are you ready to grab your yoga mat and do some yoga with us?

We can’t wait to see you!