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a transformative weekend retreat

28. - 30. April 2023 (Spring Edition / fully booked)
22. - 24. September 2023 (Autumn Edition)

We invite you to join these transformative weekend Retreats in its second consecutive year in Badenweiler, a power place in the Southern Black Forest.

The two extended 'Ground & Elevate' weekends is for everyone willing to take a journey  deep within, and subsequently integrate the insights and methodic tools acquired in their daily lives.  

In these three days we strive to reconnect with our true Self; through Transpersonal Sound Journeys, Breathwork Ceremonies, Shadow and Inner Child Work as well as Morning Yoga, Breath and Meditation Practice we will activate our self-healing powers and cultivate the here and now. Additionally — there's an opportunity to benefit from the various detox and anti-stress related treatments at the Hotel. Either way, this integral weekend aims to bring balance to the emotional as well physical plane. 

We, Marc and Valérie, accompany you during these three days and give you the space for your individual process, while also celebrating the collective energy of the group in the ceremonial setting. Carried by the premises of the Balance Revital Hotel amidst the idyllic and picturesque landscape of the Southern Black Forest, a transforming weekend awaits you, and will take you to the healing silence that is within yourself. ​

Spring vs Autumn edition

While the two editions do not differentiate from one another in its core, the spring Retreat is lead by Marc only. It aims to give the participants a valuable set of breathing and meditative practices that are easily applicable in their daily lives for both burnout prevention but also the creation of a new way of life.

The autumn edition is co-lead by Valérie who brings an additional layer of 'grounding'  just in time for the winter months in her beautifully executed Yoga Sessions and is also present as co-facilitator in the Sound and Breathwork Ceremonies. We also dive into the hidden shadows of ourselves in the quest of Inner Child Healing Work.

As both editions aim for the integration of the experiences in daily life, the Retreats can be either seen as cohesive back-to-back Retreats but also as transformative stand alone weekends.

"I got to be part of the deeply nourishing, enchantingly choreographed retreat in Badenweiler (September 2022). Valérie and Marc touch and guide, keep space and accompany with a lot of dedication, experience and competence. It was glorious. So-so gladly again." - Denise Petrikat

"What a wonderful atmosphere you have created for reflection, true grounding and transformation. Thank you so much! I can only warmly recommend your retreats." - Heidi Hauer

"Wonderful retreat...careful construction. Powerful sound journeys that set the inner vibrations in motion and trigger healing impulses. Deep, carefully accompanied breathing work. Supported by clearly guided gentle yoga sessions that helped to indulge in the process through inner expansion. Sufficient time and space for exchange and processing at your own pace. Lovingly furnished family hotel with fine food in beautiful surroundings.

I learned a lot, could relax and recharge my batteries. A lot of nourishing moments from the precious moments still resonate in me: thank you so much Marc and Valerié." - Simone Lanthemann

Marc Grüninger Valérie Grüninger Sacred Ways


The idyllic spa town of Badenweiler lies at the foot of the Southern Black Forest. A mere hour and a half drive away from Zürich, one can enjoy an impressive natural landscape with a mild climate.


Badenweiler, with its Spa Park and Cassiopeia Therme, invites you to sit back and rejuvenate. ​On the foundation of the Roman baths (75 years AD) the first public bath was built in 1875; balneological therapies soon followed. Doctors at home and abroad were enthusiastic about the beneficial effects of a cure in Badenweiler, sent their patients here to recover and thus Badenweiler's rise to one of the most well known spa towns in Germany took its course.


Today, Badenweiler no longer only welcomes spa guests from all over the world but has meanwhile become a popular vacation spot for active and wellness vacationers, nature and culture lovers.


Balance Revital Hotel

The Balance Revital Hotel, which is located next to the spa park, has established itself as a health house in Badenweiler over the years. The hotel was awarded the environmental seal of responsibility towards nature and the environment; a technology against electro-smog helps people to get a good night's sleep.

The Hotel is a place to just be and may temporarily completely forget everyday life. We are invited to spend a well-deserved break in this lovely environment, surrounded by an idyllic natural landscape. The hotel places great importance on a well-balanced vitality breakfast buffet, which inspires us with creative variety. The evening cuisine is mainly vegetarian; with a rich selection of herbs and spices, the dishes are light and wholesome.​


For more information and impressions: 




11:00 - 13:30 pm

Individual Check-In and 'Arrival' in Badenweiler | Optional lunch in town 

14:00 - 17:00pm

Opening Circle |  Yoga (Autumn) &  Transpersonal Work

18:00 - 19:00 pm


20:00 - 21:30 pm

Cacao & Sound Meditation


7:45 - 9:15 am

Yoga ( Autumn), Breath (Spring) & Meditation Practice 

9:15 - 10:15 am

Bio-Vital Breakfast

11:00 am - 13:00 pm

Transpersonal Work (modalities differ in Spring and autumn Retreat)

13:00 - 18:00 pm

Optional Lunch, leisure time, nature, thermal baths, massages etc.

18:00 - 19:00 pm


20:00 - 22:00 pm

Breathwork Ceremony


7:45 - 9:15 am

Yoga & Meditation Practice

9:15 - 10:15 am

Bio-Vital Breakfast

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


After 12:00 pm 

Optional leisure time in town

*Please note that the schedule might come with slight adjustments.


What to expect

Included in the retreat price:

  • Two morning Yoga- and Mediation-Sessions with Valérie (autumn), Friday Afternoon Intro-Yoga-Session (spring)

  • Two morning Breath- and meditative Sessions with Marc (spring)

  • Transpersonal modalities, Inner Child & Shadow Work (autumn), meditation and mindfulness with Marc

  • Cacao Sound Meditation and Conscious Energy Breathwork Ceremony with Marc and Valérie

  • Two nights at Balance Revital Hotel

  • 2 x Balance-Vital-Breakfast | 2 x Vegetarian Dinner

  • Water, Tea, Nuts & Fruit

  • In-House Sauna

  • Enough time to spend time in nature or in town as well as time for 1:1 conversations 

Not inluded:


  • Travel to Badenweiler, Massage Treatments, Detox foot bath and other treatments, additional drinks and snacks, admission price to the thermal baths

Price per person:*

Spring Edition:

Single Room: Sfr. 620.-

Double Room used alone: Sfr. 645.-

Double Room: Sfr. 580.-

Comfort Double Room: Sfr. 600.-

Autumn Edition:

Single Room: Sfr. 690.- 

Double Room used alone: Sfr. 720.- 

Double Room: Sfr. 620.- 

Comfort Double Room: Sfr. 640.- 

Suites may be available upon request 

*though the prices includes everything stated above, the individual charges for the Retreat and Hotel incl. meals will be settled separately by Sacred Ways Healing Arts and Balance Revital Hotel.

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