Eastern + Western Well-Being Retreat

From east to west, from sunrise to sunset, join us a on a wisdom and well-being discovery path for tired Leaders–

a treat-yourself weekend retreat in the green hills of Swiss countryside. Ayurveda massages and catering included.

September 11-12, 2021 | Basel, CH


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Do you feel unwell? Burnt out? Have you lost your purpose? 

Before you answer, consider what it means to be “well.” Well-Being is something that goes beyond physical health. True well-being is the balanced awareness and health of body, mind, and spirit.

Our Eastern & Western Wellness Retreat was inspired by ancient teachings from the eastern as well as western worlds, and utilizes centuries-old healing methods of Ayurveda & Ancient Wisdom. The retreat takes place at Athena Growth & Resilience Institute at the gorgeous Leuenberg Hotel, strategically located in the Swiss countryside.

This weekend retreat is an opportunity for leaders to invest in themselves and to have space to ponder the question of meaningful and purposeful work in their future. The course is based on a blend of well-being (Ayurvedic massages, yoga and more), teachings from ancient wisdom, and elements from MIT’s Business Framework Theory U. It includes healing Ayurvedic catering and a stay in a green and spacious offsite location, a mere one-hour drive from Zürich or twenty minutes from Basel.

Why Attend?

● A chance to disconnect from the pressures of everyday life and invest in your health and happiness

● Connect yourself with nature, life, energy, and wisdom for your mind, body, and spirit

● Designated time for you to rejuvenate while balancing your life energy

● Take a break and relax with Eastern + Western Wellness Retreat at Athena Growth & Resilience Institute at Leuenberg Hotel

For business executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs


Our facilitators are internationally recognized health & wellness experts and business executives.

Simone Junod

Simone Junod

Founder and CEO

Athena Growth & Resilience Institute

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Ali Zulfikar Shaikh

Ayurveda Expert

Athena Growth & Resilience Institute


Imagine a day where the only thing on your calendar is caring for your body, mind, and spirit. Each attendee will have the opportunity to choose from a menu of self-care options to complement their daily sessions. The only task on your to-do list? Take care of you. You can choose between Ayurveda or Ancient Wisdom sessions. 

Here’s what your time with us could look like:


9:00am - 10:00am  

Check In & Refreshments (During this time, you can decide which sessions to attend: Ayurveda or Ancient Wisdom programs)

10:00am - 10:30am  

Ayurveda Dosha test of your Mind, Body and Spirit (results will be analysed and discussed 1 to 1) will be followed by Chakra energy test

10:30pm - 12:30pm  

CHOOSE BETWEEN Introduction to Ancient Wisdom or Ayurveda Abhyanga massage session

12:30pm - 2:00pm  


2:00pm - 4:00pm  

CHOOSE BETWEEN Ancient Wisdom & Science (Quantum mechanics; epigenetics; neuroscience) & Eagle ritual or Ayurveda Abhyanga massage session

4:00pm - 5:00pm  

Relax time with complimentary tea and snack break with free time to interact

5:00pm - 6:30pm  

Open for 1 to 1 Chakra energy test of your Mind body and Spirit, results can be analysed and discussed through the evening.

6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Ayurveda based vegetarian dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Chakra & breathing techniques and restorative yoga

9:00pm - 9:30pm  

Guided Meditation


7:30am - 8:00am  

Morning Yoga

8:00am - 9:30pm  

CHOOSE BETWEEN Expanded Awareness meditation, Intro to Theory U case clinic or Ayurvede Massage

9:30pm - 10:30pm  


10:30pm - 11:00am  

Session on Ayurveda herbs and spices and its benefits - taking place during the brunch

11:00am - 1:00pm  

CHOOSE BETWEEN Case clinic experienced - Journaling - Guided meditation or Ayurveda Massage

1:00pm - 1:30pm  



During these sessions, you will learn to:

● Free yourself from energy blockages

● Access your inner power

● Increase your awareness and intuition

● Become more self-confident and assertive

● Access awareness, perception, and intention

After your time at the Ancient Wisdom sessions, you will know what awareness, perception and intention are. By working with these new capabilities, you will learn about the source of your existence and how to further develop your intuition. You will experience the theory of listening and the technique of journaling, as well as case clinic (from MIT’s Theory-U) and apply them during the retreat. You will be able to eliminate destructive patterns in your life through shamanic drum rituals from Mongolia.

 Theory-U is a well-known framework that was developed at MIT and aims at fostering new kinds of leaders. The framework focuses on increasing listening skills and teaches the participants to act from their deepest source in order to materialize the future that is waiting to emerge around them and within their companies. The methods learned will allow for new and innovative perspectives, thinking ‘out of the box’, a boost of creativity as well as for new inputs through novel ways to communicate and collaborate.


Ayurveda is the mother of all healing arts. It is one of the world's oldest sciences with roots in ancient India dating back over 5000 years. Ayurveda and Yoga are considered sister sciences: Ayurveda is the science of life and living well and Yoga is the science of self-realization. Together they bring us into balance with ourselves and nature, offering a pathway to good health and happiness.

 In our Ayurveda-focused course, you will balance your health by understanding your body's basic constitution, or dosha. The ancient health science of Ayurveda is built around the five elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The unique combination of these elements come together to make up the doshas, or constitutions - vata, pitta, and kapha. Each dosha has a number of corresponding qualities that are expressed in the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of one’s being.

 All of us have some aspects of each dosha, but one or two doshas tend to dominate, informing everything from our digestion to our emotions.


After completing your Ayurveda Dosha test and meeting with our experts, we’ll provide customized lifestyle and health recommendations based on your specific needs. This two-day retreat will include personalized massages, meditation and yoga, educational sessions and workshops, and a multi-step cleanse to aid in the release of toxins. You’ll learn how to take a life-changing, well-rounded approach to your total wellness that will last long after the retreat is over.





Welcome to nature

Nestled near Basel, Athena Growth & Resilience Institute at Leuenberg Hotel is devoted entirely to well-being and education. Our stunning natural surroundings are perfect for taking time for yourself and your body to relax deeply and restore your energy. The Institute's peaceful location on top of a mountain creates an ideal setting for deep cleansing. Add to this the tranquil atmosphere of the retreat, and you have a relaxing place to get deep rest.


All inclusive Package Pricing

We offer an all-inclusive package price for this 2-day retreat. The price includes all massage treatments, lectures and classes, special meals, and juices, plus accommodation in a private guest room, which is complete with a shower, toilet, hair dryer with view to surrounding nature. Instead of the original price of €1100, avail this special offer at 50% off.

Limited slots only! We're only offering 7 slots for women & 7 for men.


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