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Yoga and Skiing Retreat in the French Alps, 17 – 24 March, 24 – 31 March

This retreat has a special offer on when you book through Soul Seed Travel – receive a complimentary massage worth £38. Fill in the enquiry form to send your request. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

Description

Yoga and Skiing Retreat in the French Alps

After running our yoga and skiing retreat since 2006 (our first ever adventure!) we know that the key to a fantastic ski or snowboard and yoga experience is; an equal emphasis on the yoga, the skiing/boarding along with plenty of relaxation too.

Alongside nutritious and filling Vegetarian or vegan meals, this unique combination is guaranteed to help you feel invigorated on the slopes helping you ski all day without feeling a lag of energy in the afternoon (this has been tried and tested!) and free from strain or injury if you haven’t skied for a year.

Our ski area is La Rosiere, French Alps, which is joined with La Thuile in Italy making up the Espace San Bernado. It’s a fun and extensive ski area great for all levels.

This yoga and skiing retreat is suitable all levels of skiers, La Rosiere is a great resort to learn and also for those who love off-piste. It is also perfect for intermediates as the ski area is large and you can ski to Italy for a bigger adventure! All levels of yoga are welcome in our yoga shala. Non-skiers are welcome there are plenty of activities on offer.

Retreat schedule

7.15am: Yoga Power Hour! To warm muscles and awaken the mind
8.15am: Energy filled Vegetarian breakfast
8.45am: Get ski ready to get to the slopes at La Rosiere
9.15am – 5pm:The minibus will take you for your day on the mountain. Lessons/guides arranged for you
5pm: Pick up from mountains at prearranged place (can also be before and is discussed on the day)
5pm – 6.30pm: Relax, afternoon tea, holistic treatment, hot tub and sauna time
6.30 – 7.45pm: Yoga to unwind and warm down achy muscles
8pm: 3 course wholesome vegetarian evening meal with local wines
10pm: Bedtime!

Yoga

Morning Yoga – 1 Power Hour

Prepare for your day of snowboarding or skiing with a dynamic yoga class to awaken the mind and bring heat to cold muscles. These sessions pay special attention to warming the body, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your turns and powder runs. The yoga class will be 1 hour, so we can get up to the slopes early too!

Evening Yoga – 1.5 hours Relax and Revive
After your full day skiing or snowboarding, return to your mountain yoga retreat to unwind and relax tired bodies with a restorative evening yoga class.

This gentler, slightly longer session will vary each evening and include pranayama and meditation to help mind and body really let go and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation after a hard day on the mountain.

Afterwards, pamper yourself with a massage, have a well-deserved sauna or simply enjoy a good glass of wine in front of the fire while we make you a hearty dinner.

Teacher

Laura’s classes are playful, creative, delicately balancing effort with ease and influenced by her wide experience of practicing with many inspiring teachers over the past 15 years .

Cuisine

Healthy and wholesome vegetarian brunches and Vegetarian / Vegan3 course evening dinner with local wine

Accommodation

Our accommodation is a beautiful private chalet near La Rosiere with 180 degree views of the tarantaise Valley below. The chalet is situated at 1850m and is an idyllic Alpine chalet in the Savoie region of the French Alps.

It is the ideal location for an invigorating ski week away during the winter months, where you can ski the famous resorts of Les Arc/La Plagne, St Foye and La Rosiere, all of which are no more than 20 minutes drive.

The chalet is perfect for our ski yoga holidays, with 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 people, 5 of which are full en-suite. There is a large frontal garden and corner terrace, both of which offer sweeping views of the valley below. A large lounge with seating for the whole group, huge open fire place, a large dining area and baroque style drinks bar open up onto the garden allowing the space to breath.

There is a sauna and a serviced outdoor hot tub and our beautiful yoga space which is on the top floor with glass windows opening up to the views of the whole valley. It is simply breathtaking.

If you decide to drive there is lots of parking.  Boot warmers and ski racks help to defrost and warm your boots ready for your next day on the slopes.

Retreat Price

Our chalet has a choice of single, twin/double and triple rooms so that you can choose a price option to suit your budget.

Triple room:
Super early Bird: £945pp
Early Bird: £1045pp
Standard price: £1145pp

Twin Room:
Super early Bird: £1095pp
Early Bird: £1195pp
Standard price: £1295pp

Single Room shared bathroom:
Super early Bird: £1295
Early Bird: £1395
Standard price: £1495

Single room En-suite:
Super early Bird: £1345
Early Bird: £1445
Standard price: £1545

Super early bird expires: 15 weeks before the start date of the holiday: From October 20th 2018

Early bird expires: 12 weeks before the start date of the holiday: From the 8th December 2018

Includes

* Eight days cosy chalet accommodation with stunning views of the Tarantaise valley
* FREE transfers from Bourg St Maurice rail station or Geneva airport (if you arrive on recommended flight times)
* 1 power hour of yoga each morning to prepare for the slopes (1 morning off)
* 1.5 hour evening restorative class to soothe achy limbs (1 evening off)
* Sauna and hot tub to soothe any aches and pains
* Vegetarian Breakfasts: Delicious brunch after yoga – with granola, delicious local breads and croissants, eggs, juices and fruit
* Vegetarian / Vegan Dinners: 3 course vegetarian dinner with wine on 6 nights
* Unlimited local wines while dinner is being served
* Healthy and delicious Après ski afternoon tea on 7 days
* Free in resort transfers to La Rosiere twice a day
* Transport to and from dinner out on one night when it’s chef’s night off
* Hosts: Experienced and friendly AdventureYogi hosts to look after your every need

Not included

* Treatments with our in-house healing team
* Flights and insurance
* Ski hire, ski pass
* Ski or snowboard lessons if required
* Lunches
* Dinner out one night at local restaurant

What past guests have said

”I was nervous about combining yoga and skiing but it turned out to be the ideal blend. Wonderful bunch of people. Would do it again in a heartbeat.”

I felt I have come away transformed healed and really connected to myself, nature, my body through yoga and connected to others I formed great relationships with over the time of this retreat. I feel really happy and content, unwound and very, very grateful to have been part of this. Luke – Cambridge, UK

”Skiing and yoga in one trip with a great bunch of people makes for a fantastic holiday! 100% recommended.” Jane – Oxford, UK

What to pack

•    Shawl or thin blanket for after yoga – important in case you get chilly in relaxation
•    All ski/snowboard wear/equipment that you have – don’t forget your sunnies and goggles
•    Water bottle and small back-pack for taking things up the mountain.
•    Camera
•    Good book
•    Sun screen and lip block
•    Slippers or crocs

Getting there

Plane options:
The transfer airport is Geneva. We require at least 4 people per minibus and a maximum of 8. The transfer will depart at 2pm (or as soon as everyone is through from arrivals in the event of flight delays) on arrival day. Your flight should therefore arrive no later than 13.30.

The meeting point is in front of the Hub café to the left of the arrivals gate.

Departure transfers:
You will be dropped-off at or before noon on departure day so flights can be any time After 13.30pm from Geneva.

Day train to Bourg St Maurice
You can also travel by day on the Saturday and arrive at around 5pm.

Train times: TBC
Transfers are included in the price.

Booking

To book your place on this Yoga and Skiing Retreat in the French Alps, fill in the form below. You can also email the team on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions. All bookings through Soul Seed Travel receive a complimentary massage.