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Giardino Seerose

Mediterranean Ayurveda in Switzerland

In a world that is becoming more and more hectic, we need spaces to restore our power, mindfulness and tranquillity. Only in this way can we maintain our personal health over the long term. This is exactly what the “Ayurveda by Giardino” programmes in Ascona and St. Moritz offer. “Ayurveda by Giardino” has two aims: activating the body’s self-healing powers and having a lasting effect you can feel when you return to everyday life.

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Ayurveda by Giardino


The “Ayurveda by Giardino” philosophy is based on ancient Far Eastern wisdom adapted to Western needs and standards. Guests are provided with holistic well-being for the body and mind which goes far beyond the classic concept of wellness.

Just like the hotels themselves, the ayurvedic programmes, individual treatments and nutrition counselling in “Ayurveda by Giardino” are based on a Mediterranean dolce vita. Enjoyment and a sense of ease are part of every stay. The special programmes consist of individual tri-dosha meals, specially tailored therapeutic treatments, guided yoga and mindfulness sessions. This all serves to remove detrimental toxins, stimulate the body’s self-healing powers and rejuvenate the tissue, restoring balance to both the body and mind in a completely natural way. Following the stay, guests are shown how to integrate what they have learned into their everyday lives, in order to ensure lasting effects.

Areas of effectiveness of Ayurveda

Medical history

Special retreats and treatments

Ayurveda by Giardino

“Ayurveda by Giardino” programmes can provide preventative, regenerative and lasting help with physical health issues and disharmonies in the body such as acidosis, weight issues, back and joint pain, excessive stress, digestive problems, sleep disorders, menopause-related issues and allergies.

Our experience has shown us:
To work most efficiently,  during the progammes and ideally a week before it starts, alcohol, coffee and other stimulants should not be consumed.

Areas of effectiveness of Ayurveda

Medical history

Therapists and specialists

The Team

The Giardino team, consisting of the Ayurveda specialist Florence Steger and Ayurveda therapists offers professional retreats and health programs, which can help you achieve lasting well-being in the case of sensitivities and health disorders.

Ayurveda specialist Florence Steger cares for guests at the 5-star hotels of the Swiss Giardino Group in Ascona and St. Moritz. With a Bachelor’s degree in Complementary Therapy and expertise in Complementary Therapists’ examinations, she established her foundation through a four-year education at the European Academy for Ayurveda and the Heilpraktiker School HPS in Lucerne. Her focus includes healthy eating, detox, weight reduction, and holistic therapy to guide guests during health weeks, promoting self-awareness for sustainable changes in their daily lives. Her motto: live mindfully.


Yoga lessons and retreats

Yoga therapy

Healthy mind, healthy body. Yoga and Ayurveda are twin philosophies that complement and complete one another. Ayurveda is a holistic and preventative healing system that can be integrated into everyday life, and can also help to alleviate and cure illnesses. Yoga asanas were originally stances and sitting positions that improve and strengthen the natural energy flow of the body and release blockages. The body functions perfectly in asanas that are held for extended periods, and the yogi can concentrate on meditation and spiritual development.

The yoga therapists at Giardino are experts in this ancient knowledge. During the morning yoga sessions, strength-building and stretching help to strengthen the musculoskeletal system and get energy flowing, while the accompanying breathing exercises help to activate the lungs and balance the nervous system. This holistic fortification for the body and soul is great for yoga enthusiasts, but it can also give anyone the power to get through daily life easily.

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Yoga and meditation

Relaxation techniques and meditation


It is important to act mindfully in a world that is moving ever faster. Relaxation techniques and meditation can help us to do exactly that. Dealing with stress in a healthy way and properly using our own physical and mental resources is becoming ever more important in the modern world. Research has shown that, even with the challenges life throws at us every day, regular use of relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques can help to keep the nervous system in balance. Even short, regular sessions have been shown to have a lasting effect.

During a stay, meditation and mindfulness techniques offer an insight into the full range of different techniques and provide the opportunity to find the most suitable option. Our experienced therapists in the Ayurveda and yoga teams are always on hand to help anyone who wishes to explore these methods more deeply.

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Time out is always something to celebrate – whether it’s brunch, the holidays or simply an after-work drink, our upcoming events provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind. For hotel guests and locals alike.


Work and holiday combined! The perfect combination at the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland.


Pure relaxation! For those looking to fully unwind. Pamper your senses, enjoy fine dining and feel relaxed every minute of the day. True bliss.


Get active! Take a boat out on the lake, hit the trails on a bike or paraglide down a mountain. A bit of adventure never hurt anyone.


Challenge your fitness! Build strength, increase your endurance or set new personal bests. Focus on sport and benefit from optimum nutrition.


Be your best self! Discover the potential of your body and mind and use it to the full. Improve your athletic and everyday performance through professional advice and good nutrition.


Improve your health! The health programmes sustainably strengthen the body and mind. Whether back issues, weight problems or stress: we can improve and protect our health.


Unwind from head to toe! The time has come to focus on finding your centre. Breathe deeply, eat consciously and improve your well-being with invigorating treatments. You will feel fantastic for it.

Seasonal offerings

Ayurvedic specials

The arrival to the Ayurveda programs is always on Sundays and the program always starts on Mondays. The exact time periods can be found in the respective offers.


To add on or try out

Modular treatments

Ayurveda by Giardino offers complete programmes (available seasonally) as well as individual treatments. All treatments have a profound effect, and guests are therefore recommended to visit one of Giardino’s Ayurveda specialists for a consultation in advance. The following modules can be booked as an addition or to try out:


Modular treatments

Ayurvedic treatments

The areas of effectiveness and goals of Ayurveda

Western Ayurveda

Ayurveda is based on a holistic healing system and, as a therapeutic health programme, goes far beyond the classic concept of wellness. It can provide lasting improvements for health issues such as acidosis, weight issues, allergies, back pain, joint pain, burnout, digestive problems and sleep disorders. Here you can find out more about the different areas of Ayurveda and the effects they can have.

Each ayurvedic programme begins with a medical history consultation where the individual’s personal constitution and health issues to be treated are determined. A personal treatment plan is put together based on this analysis.

Areas of effectiveness and goals of Ayurveda

Personal consultation

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