Retreats for Sound Healing, Yoga & Meditation




Summer Mind, Body & Sound Retreat
Ticino, Switzerland
21 – 27 August 2022

The hills are alive with alchemy crystal sound

Lama Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden will gently guide you at this mountain retreat in beautiful Malcantone, Ticino. Arise to gentle flow morning yoga followed by sonic meditation practice. Enjoy a delicious vegetarian brunch before resting, a mountain hike, or treating yourself to a massage. Afternoon tea is followed by meditation and relaxing yin yoga. Then you will end the day with the healing soundscapes of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls®. Get just the right balance of personal practice, stillness and movement, sophisticated and practical teachings, and plenty of space for me time. All levels of experience are welcome.

Why this retreat?

Three practices uniting body, mind and spirit create the foundations for a renewed life. We have developed yoga, meditation and alchemy crystal sound healing to help you energise and reinspire, shake off old habits and revision life. The foundational view is that we are already perfect, pure and full of rich potential. Through knowing how to practice we can manifest all our inherent best qualities in all directions of our lives. The results are both immediate and long term. We discover joy in this very moment, and how it is the best way to travel our life path. Join like-minded people and share an unforgettable experience with Lama Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden.


Arrival Day – 21 August 2022
14:00-16:30 Check in
16:30 Greetings and welcome drink
17:30 Opening Circle
18:30 Dinner

Daily Schedule
7:00 Gentle Flow Yoga
8:30 Guided Sonic Meditation
10:00 Brunch
11:30 Free time
16:00-18:00 Meditation, Yin & Sound Healing
18:30 Dinner

Departure Day – 27 August 2022
7:00 Gentle Flow Yoga & Meditation
9:00 Room check-out
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Closing Circle
11:30 Safe Travels

Extra Activities

  • Swimming & relaxing at
  • Lake Lugano in Caslano, Magliaso or Agno
  • Swimming in the river rock pool with “al Maglio” waterfall
  • Adventure climbing tour in Magliasina
  • Swimming & relaxing in the “Laghetto d’Astano” bathing lake 
  • Pedal boat/pedalo, rowing boat and motorboat in Caslano and Lugano
  • Spectacular adventure climbing park at Monte Tamaro
  • Wine tasting in wine cellars and vineyards
  • Boat excursion on Lake Lugano
  • Visit the gold mine and gold mining museum in Sessa
  • Typical markets in nearby Italy, strolling and shopping under arcades in Lugano
  • Falconry in Locarno
  • Massages

(Prices per person – subject to change)

  • Guided bike tour (approx. 4-5 hrs., min. 2 pers.) incl. e-bike or mountain bike hire CHF 200.00
  • Sauna day in Roman thermal baths and brine baths in Cademario (only Mon-Thu) CHF 25.- or in Rivera “Splash & Spa” CHF 50.-
  • Stand Up Paddle, incl. board (60 min.) CHF 30.-
  • Lesson Stand Up Paddle Yoga, incl. board, (75 min., min. 2 pers.) CHF 70.-
  • Qi Gong private lesson with Stefan (75 min., min. 2 pers.) CHF 75.-
  • Guided Lama Trekking Tour (approx. 4-5 hrs., min. 4 pers.) CHF 50.-
  • Horse riding in Curio, Astano or Sessa (1-2 hrs) CHF 50.-
  • Pottery course (approx. 2-3 hrs, min. 4 pers.) with Giusy CHF 60.-
  • Tandem paragliding flight from Monte Lema (incl. train ticket & insurance) CHF 250.-/CHF 300.-

What’s Included

  • 6 hours of daily practice
  • Daily alchemy crystal sound bath
  • Simple and tastefully appointed rooms
  • Yoga mats, props and cushions
  • Lots of niches in and around the hotel for reading, discussions and quiet time
  • Hearty vegetarian brunch with home-made breads, jams and tasty treats
  • Herbal and black teas, capuccino/espresso throughout the day
  • Fresh fruit throughout the day
  • Homemade cakes for afternoon tea
  • Ticino Ticket for free public transport, and discounts on mountain cable car and boats on the lake
  • Parking close to hotel

Book your spot

Terms and Conditions


1) Book your spot by paying Teaching Fee: 595€
Your spot is reserved upon receipt of teaching fee.

2) Book your room with Casa Santo Stefano.
[email protected]
Tel: +41 (0)91 609 19 35

Rooms and price per person per night
Large suite with private bath CHF 100 / €100
Double room with private bath (separate beds) CHF 85 / €85
Single room with private bath CHF 95 / €95
Double room/single use, common bath CHF 115 / €115
Double room with private bath (Category A) CHF 135 / €135
Double room with private bath (Category B) CHF 125 / €125

Guest tax
per person/day CHF 4 / €4

3 Vegetarian dinners at the hotel CHF 105 / €105
3 Dinners at local restaurants CHF 105 / €105

Please ask the hotel if you have any questions about transport, accommodation, food, activities and massage.

Book your spot

Terms and Conditions