Yobaba Lounge offers award-winning yoga and meditation retreats hosted in stylish quarters, complemented by outrageous vegan food and a deeply healing practice.
Gertrud is a retired international athlete, a qualified massage therapist, and a Reiki practitioner. She teaches the ancient wisdom traditional use of ujjayi breath, mindful movement, and visualizations to reach a deep state of meditation and awareness of inner space. She will use common yoga postures as part of this practice. Gertrud does not have any formal yoga teacher qualifications but she has studied different approaches to meditation and mindfulness and has changed her life through the comprehensive healing practice, which she shares on the retreats.
from Bahrain, August 2018
"The Trip That Changed My Life"
This was a long waited trip however it was worth the wait, such an eye opening experience!
When I arrived at Gertrud’s door steps I was heavy smoker with unhealthy eating habits, and most importantly lost emotionally!
Gertrud listened to me in depth, took my hands, and put me on the right path. She helped me design my life and become a better and a stronger person. I enjoyed the silent mornings which guided me to rejoin with my inner self and think deeply of what I really want to achieve.
Gertrud taught me how to dance with my breaths while practicing yoga and I loved her Ujjayi breathing techniques, which assisted in increasing the oxygen levels that I damaged by smoking! While practicing yoga with Gertrud I often felt my spirit leaving my body and flying to the seventh heavens, such an amazing feeling!
In addition to all the above, Gertrud is a great cook! She makes the best vegetarian dishes and cooks with love, passion, and art! She puts so much effort in choosing the best quality of healthy ingredients and the presenting them gorgeously. I enjoyed every meal she prepared for me and craving for it while writing this review.
I left the five days program healthier, smoking free, determent to do what is the best for me, and attach free from toxic habits including people!
I can’t thank you enough Gertrud and I will see you in October for the advance level!
from Switzerland, July 2018
L'atmosphère, les volumes spacieux et l'aménagement de la maison qui invitent à la contemplation. Les plats vegan gais et très savoureux. Le yoga shala accessible en tous temps, et qui donne sur les toîts, l'enseignement très personnel de Gertrud et la chance d'être la seule résidente lors de mon de séjour et de pouvoir bénéficier à la fois d'une grande attention et de moments de totale tranquillité. Le jardin inspirant et la possibilité de marcher jusqu'au lac de Montbel pour m'y baigner.