alpine yoga walking holidays & short breaks
|Join one of our full board alpine yoga holidays for a stimulating break combining mountain activities and yoga. Give your mind and body a boost with lots of fresh mountain air, exercise and delicious healthy food.|
From: August to October 2014 (see dates below)
Duration: 4 or 7 nights (Weds to Sun, or Sun to Sun)
Type: alpine yoga & walking holiday, full board + airport/station transfers
Level: yoga beginners & intermediates (but experts are welcome too)
During this active yoga holiday in the French Alps, suitable for all levels, you’ll combine self-guided walks with tailored yoga sessions that will help improve your core body strength and overall flexibility. By the end of your stay, you’ll feel the benefits both mentally and physically, returning home feeling fitter and revitalised.
|4 night yoga break|| 7 night yoga holiday|
|August||27th to 31st||-|
|September|| 24th to 28th|| 21st to 28th|
| 28th to 5th Oct|
|October|| 1st to 5th|| 5th to 12th|
| 8th to 12th|| 12th to 19th|
| 15th to 19th|| 19th to 26th|
| 22nd to 26th|
Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 7 people.
About the holiday
Ease into your day in the mountains with a dynamic early morning yoga session with a focus on asanas that help build strength, and improve your balance and overall flexibility. Fuel up on a healthy breakfast, and then head out into the fresh air and mountains.
You walk at your own pace on one of our self-guided walks from the house into the surrounding meadows and forests. We also offer the option of a minibus drop off/pick up service that will allow you to explore the Vanoise National Park, famous for its ibex, bearded vultures and rare alpine flora, and other lesser known walks in this beautiful area.
If you fancy more of an adrenalin buzz, you can also try white water rafting, mountain biking or cycling – all within easy reach of the chalet (extra charges apply).
On your return, unwind on a deckchair in the garden, or for a bit of extra indulgence, take timeout in the sauna, or book a massage and spa treatment in your room. In the late afternoon, join a restorative yoga session to help your body rest and repair itself more effectively. After that, you have some more free time before sitting down to a delicious vegetarian dinner at the communal table prepared where possible using produce from our organic garden (wine optional!).
It’s an intensive, invigorating combination of walking and yoga that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for anything.
7 night yoga holiday: 675€ pp catered (shared room occupancy), or 895€ pp catered (single room occupancy)
- 4 night yoga short break (Wednesday to Sunday): 475€ pp catered (shared room occupancy) or 695€ pp catered (single room occupancy)
Friends or partners are also welcome to join you. Deduct 15% from the price if they don't wish to participate in the yoga activities.
2 yoga sessions each day as described in the timetable (except the day of arrival and departure, and the rest day if you stay a week)
Use of yoga studio (mats & props provided), sauna and chalet facilities
4 or 7 nights’ accommodation in an ensuite room
Healthy continental breakfast every day with hot option
Picnic lunch bag (except arrival and departure day)
3 course evening meal each night (wine optional)
Selection of self-guided walks with maps & notes
Return airport transfers from Geneva (set pick up and drop of times - check with us before you book your flights), or station transfers from Bourg Saint Maurice (10% discount for train travellers)
Your yoga instructor
The sessions are led by our qualified yoga instructor, Sylvia Fairclough RYT 2009. They are designed to complement mountain sports activity by increasing your flexibility and strength, as well as enhancing your focus and sense of well being. She teaches Hatha Flow (Vinyasa) Yoga. This type of yoga uses the breath to link one yoga pose to another, creating a smooth flow. Sylvia's nursing background means she places a lot of importance on proper body alignment, and uses props as necessary to help your body move into the poses with stability and confidence. She can adapt the sessions to suit all levels from beginners to seasoned practitioners.
Equipment hire, flights and insurance are not included in the holiday price. Holiday cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Please bring outdoor clothing suitable for the alpine environment.