Yoga & Detox Retreat

with Nicoletta Mastropierro (TCM therapist acupuncture)

The Retreat

Immerse yourself in the lovely Appenzellerland, treat yourself to a break from hectic everyday life and detoxify your body during five days. With two daily yoga sessions, ample opportunities for relaxation in the "Well & See Spa", excursions, a low-fat diet and the detox program of Forever® will replenish your body and mind’s energy levels. The 4-star Hotel Heiden, high above Lake Constance and not far from the beautiful city of St. Gallen, is our home for six nights.

The yoga classes, which take place in the morning and in the late afternoon, will be guided and supervised by me, Barbara Kern. This retreat is for everyone: for experienced and occasional yogis, as well as for beginners. I teach an attentive flow yoga in which we listen to our body and take the time to correctly perform the asanas (poses). But we also try to feel our limits. All lessons are based on Hatha Yoga, incorporating many different styles of yoga such as vinyasa, yin and chakra yoga, as well as pranayama and meditation.


Nicoletta Mastropierro

Nicoletta Mastropierro is a certified TCM therapist acupuncturist, tuina masseuse and has a diploma in traditional Chinese medicine. Additionally, she has trained her skills in back therapy, reflexology and Reiki massage in Dorn-Breuss.

Nicoletta will advise and accompany the retreat participants individually during the detox week in health matters. Problems such as headache, constipation, etc. can occur, which can be treated easily with Chinese medicine. An acupuncture treatment strengthens the body and helps accelerate the detoxification process.

In addition and upon request, Nicoletta will give you diet tips based on the teachings of the 5 elements, as well as health and holistic advice, so you can easily incorporate the lessons learned into everyday life.

Acupuncture sessions can be booked directly with Nicoletta on the day of arrival or during the Yoga & Detox Retreat.


The 6-day retreat includes:

  • 6 overnight stays at the Wellness & Lifestyle Hotel Heiden**** in a room category of your choosing
  • 4 course gourmet dinner on march 16th (incl. mineral water & coffee)
  • 9 day detox diet (days from march 23rd until march 25th individually, see detailed programme for information)
  • 3 dinners on march 19th, 20th & 21st (incl. mineral water)
  • 12 yoga lessons
  • yoga mat and addtional aids
  • luxurious bathroom amenities (incl blow drier)
  • free access to the «Well & See Spa» (1000m2) with panorama swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and a small gym
  • bathrobe & slippers (on loan)
  • hotel WiFI
  • parking spot
  • guest tax

Not included:

  • journey to and from destination
  • annullation & travel insurance
  • room with lake view (add. CHF 40.- per room and night)
  • accupuncture treatment (may be covered through individual supplementary health insurance)
  • excursions, activities and spa treatments