This experience exceeded any and all expectations. The mental clarity, energy, friendships, and strength I'm taking home with me are beyond words. Thank you for enriching my life and the lives of so many wonderful individuals.

Sabrina, US. February 2017


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Hello, and welcome!

I am Elena, the founder of Sparkling Yoga Retreats – a small retreat company in Switzerland. Myself and my little team have been handcrafting outstanding yoga retreats and adventures of a lifetime for the past 8 years.

I create retreats because I know that yoga and meditation can help you live a better life with a sense of calm, inner strength and purpose.

My task is to make sure these benefits are flawlessly delivered in a retreat form: with expert guidance, in a mindblowing handpicked location, and with a dash of adventure.

Based on 85+ retreats I have led to date, I promise that by the end of the retreat, you’ll be feeling rested, fit, inspired, and dreaming of your next yoga escape with Sparkling Yoga.

I can’t wait to meet you.




1. Slowing down

Yoga holidays offer time and space to slow down, reflect and realign priorities in life. Both simple weekend yoga getaways and luxury escapes offer the space of calm and tranquility so that you can really hear what is happening in your body, mind and heart.

2. Deepening your yoga practice

Having two long yoga sessions per day as a part of the retreat programme that evolves from one day to the next, helps to take your practice to the next level.

3. Brain and Body Biochemistry Boost

Regular and extensive yoga and meditation practices during the retreat boost your body biochemistry and enhance the production of feel-good hormones as proven by scientific research.

4. Commitment to Eating Healthy

The amazing healthy food at the retreat helps you to cleanse and nurture the digestive system and inspires you to keep up a healthy diet upon your return home.

5. Stress Relief

While you are on a yoga retreat, you tend to drop the stressful thoughts and feelings by immersing yourself into the rhythm of the retreat that is calm, safe and supportive.

6. Really Relax (without technology)

Best yoga retreats happen when you don't check your phone or e-mails for days! During yoga vacations our guests often go on a digital detox, leaving behind mental and physical tensions associated with compulsive use of technology and minimising the digital stimulation.

7. Connect with Yourself and Others

Going on a yoga retreats you can choose to spend time re-connecting with yourself, or to build a deeper connection with your friend or partner if you are attending the retreat together. And if you are traveling solo, you'll have a chance to meet a bunch of amazing like-minded individuals or even make friends for life.

8. Charge Your Batteries

Our retreats take place in breathtaking pristine areas that are perfect for hikes and walks that both ground you if you are overwhelmed, and help you charge your batteries if you are tired or depleted, as well as replenish your reserves of energy, health, glow and radiance.

9. Better Health

During the retreat you get inspired to change your lifestyle for the better as you integrate the new habits like daily yoga, good nutrition and nature explorations that help you create a happier healthier lifestyle upon your return home.

10. Discover The World

Yoga retreats offer not only the benefits of a yoga intensive programme, but also enrich your world as you discover extraordinary new destinations that we have curated for you!


I enjoyed the symbiosis between Karina's + Elena's teaching styles which made a perfect match; trust + accessibility + openness + expertise. It was the perfect mix: challenging yet relaxing, animating + inspiring, yet leaving enough personal space.The entire staff was the epitome of loveliness.Thank you for opening our bodies and minds!
From the bottom of my heart: Thank you so much for this week filled with magic. Thank you not only for the warm, inspiring, elevating + insightful yoga classes - I am convinced that every single participant learned something new about their bodies + minds, grown clever with themselves so to say, but also thank you for being you so entirely and sincerely. It was a huge pleasure to share this experience with you and with the rest of the group, and I look forwarding to carry it with me wherever I go.

Katrin, Germany. Morocco Yoga Retreat. Mar 2018

Thank you Elena for another beautiful retreat! All on point: room, food, staff, facilities are great.
The interplay of Elena and Karina, personality wise and yoga wise. Very nice and complementary.
Elena & Karina truly created some magic, held space and guided us so creatively, playfully and with experience. You two were a great team, keep it up!

Elena, your retreats allow to dive deep, to detach from the every day life at home but also to gain new tools to implement back home.
Thank you for your great work, for sharing your knowledge, your spark and your passion!
To many more retreats together!

Verena, Germany. Morocco Yoga Retreat. Mar 2018

I enjoyed your capacity to adapt to the group with the programme that is always varied. This is an amazing place for a yoga retreat! Hotel, the landscape, yoga space, everything is perfect. This second time participating in the mountain retreat was just an great as the first. You are a unique person with a set of talents that allow you to bring forth your own style of yoga (professionalism, tone of the voice that mesmerizes, your own music) We couldn’t be happier to have had the possibility to join this retreat and can’t wait to come back in July. Namaste!

Tuula and Andrea, Switzerland. Switzerland Winter Magic. Jan 2016

The retreat in Morocco with Sparkling Yoga was my first ever experience with yoga. I had worked a lot for a long period of time, and felt like relaxing and getting a bit out of my comfort zone. The experience was extremely positive. Elena created a warm and relaxing atmosphere, where both beginners and more experienced practitioners felt welcome, and she was really good at adjusting the training to the groups different levels and the mood of the day. Overall I can say without a doubt that it was the most relaxing holiday of my life, and I came back after a week feeling happy and full of energy. Thanks for a great time, I will definitely come back another time.

Rune, Denmark. Morocco Yoga + Meditation Retreat. Feb 2016