On Friday I’ll be in Zurich for a long weekend to study with John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga. Since the last urban yoga workshop I attended left me a bit frazzled, rushing to see old friends and waking up at 5:30am every day, I researched where in Zurich I could replicate a yoga retreat feeling : calm, serene, connected to nature, and delicious and indulgent vegetarian / vegan food.
Photo credits, clockwise from top left: deliciousness at Hiltl, Lake Zurich by zoonabar, Luxemburgerlis by andres_colmen, Zurich at night by aforeo
♥ A place to sit down and eat
the world’s first vegetarian restaurant Hiltl
♥ A casual cafe
tibits (yes, the lower-case is on purpose)
♥ Unique snacks to buy
Camille Bloch Ragusa Noir, a chocolate filled with whole hazelnuts
Appenzeller Bärli-Biber, a gingerbread cookie filled with sweet hazelnut or almond paste
Tete de Moine cheese (literally translated from the French: monk’s head cheese!), which must be shaved like a pencil with its own specific machine–and you eat the shaving like it’s a flower
♥ for when I take a walk in nature
around the Zurich Lake on its Panoramaweg
If you’ve been to Zurich, have you any other recommendations for me? Or what else would you need to make an urban setting a retreat? Tell me in the comments section!