Kandersteg panorama

Yoga based on Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Hiking + Yoga + Meditation in Swiss Alps

Hatha Yoga and Asthanga Yoga will give us the balance in body, soul and mind, even a healthy stability for hiking at day time and relaxing probably at evening by dinner. It is just amazing to do Yoga in the mountains of Kandersteg in Switzerland! Here is everything natural, pure and wonderful to explore with open-minded consciousness extended by Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama techniques.

Our yoga & meditation instructor Heera Lama was born in Nepal and since 2006 teaches in Thun, CH
Surya namaskar in the mountain, Heera Lama 20 August 2017
Heera Lama

My name is Heera Lama,

and I come from south-west of Nepal, near to the birthplace of the Buddha.

I’ve begun teaching in Thun, Switzerland since 2006, and have practised for many years - I began when I was 10 years old in the school.

I am a Spiritual soul from my childhood, and always had some connection with spiritual energy. This is why my teaching is based with a spiritual focus - something you may not find easily in yoga teachings in the West. Consciousness gives you power and the ability to be whoever you want to be.

I give Ashtanga Yoga and Meditation as I have learnt from my guru. In 8 years, I had a high level of Natural energy with the Blessings from my Guru and began helping people with Natural Medicine and Tradition Healing Treatment, along with Yoga. Pranayama is one of the best keys to success.
I also do little Numerology, Horoscope analysis, Singing Bowl Healing, and Fengshui.

Yoga is the Best key for Life to turn any hard moments into harmony and peace.
Yoga helps heal for many different sickness - both mental and physical.
It gives much power and motivation, self confidence - if you can do yoga every day you can see your life changing dramatically.

Enjoy the life with Yoga and have more fun. And be Happy.
You can Visit me In Switzerland Bern Thun anytime.

During hikes, small pranayama sessions for expanding lung capacity and breath intake can be used to facilitate rest periods and make hike comfortable.

The five Hatha Yoga Groundings

- based on Swami Sivananda Saraswati - are:

(1)  Shavasana - deep relaxation

(2)  Pranayama - breathing technics

(3)  Asanas - body postures, sun salutations

(4)  Balanced diet - vegan / vegetarian food

(5)  Thinking power - concentration, meditation

By Krishnananda.org - Own work, Public Domain, Krishnananda and Sivananda, circa 1945

Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayma and Meditation

Heera Lama, traditional healing, Thun

Baddha Konasana - Bound Angle Pose
Padmasana - Lotus Pose
Hanumanasana - Monkey Pose
Vrikshasana - The Tree Pose
Adho Mukha Vrksasana - Handstand
Utthita Hasta Padangustasana - Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe
Padangusthasana - Big Toe Pose
Padma Mayurasana - Lotus in Peacock Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward-Facing Dog
Bhujangasana - Cobra Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana - Upward-Facing Dog Pose
Upavistha Konasana - Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend
Ardhakati Chakrasana - Half Waist Wheel Pose
Chakrasana / Urdhva Dhanurasana - Wheel Pose
Mayurasana - Peacock Pose
Salamba Sirsasana - Supported Headstand
Paripurna Navasana - Boat Pose
Vrschikasana - Scorpion Pose
Salamba Sirsasana - Headstand Pose
Anjali Mudra - Salutation Seal
Chin / Jnana Mudra - Consciousness / Wisdom Seal
Yoni Mudra
Kapalabhati Kriya - Cleansing Breath
Anuloma Viloma - Alternate Nostril Breathing
Brahmari - Humming Bee Breath
Upavistha Konasana - Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend




Yoga shows the path of harmony in duality, like diversity in unity.

Yoga healed my spine to a miraculous degree.

SwissHike and AlpenRetreat yoga teacher Jan Tomas

Hiking + Yoga & Meditation INTRODUCTION (beginner) - Hiking, Yoga and Meditation

Hiking + Yoga & Meditation INTRODUCTION (beginner) You will have a professional, creative and smooth guided yoga session middle in the magical Swiss Alps, twice a day.

You will learn the 5 points of Hatha Yoga with all basics of grounded integral hatha yoga techniques; the mindful breathing, different concentration methods, breathing exercise, full body relaxation, specific yoga diet, will be taught. And as well as the "effects & benefits" of yoga practice will be focused on this course. In the end, you will get a small file with documentation of remaining and improving your practice.

Hatha Yoga technics ...

Hiking + Yoga & Meditation HARMONY (intermediate) - Yoga, Meditation and Hiking

Hiking + Yoga & Meditation HARMONY (intermediate) A wonderful way to improve your yoga practice here in the Swiss mountains

Here you will get a full rounded Hatha Yoga session twice a day and with lots of creative ways of doing Integral Yoga. With many variations of postures and breathing techniques, basic mindful breathing in asanas and meditation, the integral practice of yoga and meditation in a natural environment of mountains, with delicious food and the company of other mindful practitioners, will harmonise and inspire your body, mind and spirit.

Simple living and high thinking, the power of thoughts.

Hiking + Yoga & Meditation INTENSIVE (advanced) - Yoga, Meditation and Hiking

Hiking + Yoga & Meditation INTENSIVE (advanced) Intensive practical training of advanced hatha-yoga, to get further to your destination.

Advanced Hatha Yoga sessions, variations, long term asanas, and relaxation techniques, twice a day and 1-hour advanced Kundalini Yoga practice with specific breathing techniques, Mudras, Bandhas and Kriyas. An opportunity to connect to your intuition, awaken your life energy and enhance your personal aura.

The integral practice of yoga and meditation in a natural environment of mountains, with delicious food and the company of other mindful practitioners, can harmonise and inspire your body, mind and spirit. A stay in the mystic valleys of Kandersteg for spiritual sadhana can enhance your strength, joy and positive outlook on life. It can lead you to deeper inner self-knowledge.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Muggenseeli lake near the HOTEL DES ALPES / SwissHike Dorda, 27 July 2017
Yoga meadow near a lake Oeschinensee: Petr Ducháč / Olomouc CZ, 6 July 2016
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