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18 – 25 January 2020
25 January – 1 February 2020
1 - 8 February 2020

Skiing, Snowboarding
& Yoga Holidays

Price from £710 per person per week

Dreaming of yoga, skiing and snow-boarding this winter season? Rockin’ the slopes and carving some inspirational yoga into your holiday? Outside there is ice, snow, powder and breathtaking mountains. Inside the beautiful stone and wooden chalet there are log fires, bespoke rooms and congenial communal spaces lit by candles, warm smiles and tall tales of mountain adventures. Delicious vegetarian meals, home made breads, juices and house wines are served daily as the sun rises and sets over the mountains of the Oisans ranges.

This is an ancient village where time has been preserved in the twists of the timbers that support the tumbling tiles and wood piles high beside the cow shed door and yet.. we can potter up the road and with one ski-lift are deposited into the heart of one of Europe’s favourite ski areas, Alpe D’Huez. Pumping pistes and a rock and roll aprés ski make this an area that offers both peace and passion for the ultimate ski-yoga getaway. This is one of only a few yoga ski holidays that is offering single accommodation.

This is our forth successive year at this incredible venue. The last few years have been sold out, so if you are considering joining us, then please get in touch soon.

This offers you

  • An experienced retreat teacher who has organised yoga specific holidays for over fifteen years
  • 7 nights accommodation in a bespoke, eco-friendly, boho chic chalet in an haut village, within 10 minutes walk to the first ski lift
  • Single, double or twin rooms subject to availability
  • 4 daily morning sessions of yoga
  • 4 evening restorative practices of yoga rooms subject to availability
  • All yoga equipment
  • 7 mornings of healthy brunch
  • 7 afternoon teas with cake
  • 6 evenings of hors d’ouvres and pre-dinner drinks and delicious evening meals – three courses of vegetarian specialities
  • Selection of wine available in the evenings
  • Unlimited tea, filtered coffee and herbal teas with optional soya or almond milk available
  • Crabtree and Evelyn ‘La Source’ soaps
  • Ski orientation over three days to familiarise you with this awesome ski area – optional of course
  • Help with organisation of ski, board and snow shoe hire.
  • Help with organisation of ski tuition, lessons are with the ESF ski school in the village
  • Help with organisation of lift pass purchase
  • Secure ski storage and boot drying facilities
  • WIFI
  • Replacement of any feather bedding on request from guest for allergy reasons
  • Massage or physio therapy treatments available to purchase and enjoy in the chalet
THE YOGA

The yoga is inside a lovely hall space. Whilst practically it will be tailored to the needs of a skier or snow-boarder, yoga retreat is also a time to deepen other aspects of your practice. Daily meditation in serene silence, pranayama the science of breath, enjoying the purest of air. Sweet strong intuitive hatha yoga flow to start the day and a shorter quieter evening practice of restorative sahdana to cultivate stillness every other evening. A loving yogic enquiry into the essence of you through a powerful cocktail of asana, mindfulness and breath, this practice has grown from and is inspired by the teachings of Mr. Iyengar, Ashtanga and Swami Sivananda. The shala space looks over the mountain, the eyes drawn towards the rising sun and then to the heart.

THE TEACHER

I am a keeper of words and a lover of stories, philosophy and poetry. My yoga offers clarity, suggests precision, offers strength whilst suggesting softness. Mornings will be dynamic and flowing and evenings restorative. I am senior yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, I am a teacher of teachers and my quest is that of the pure spirit, my guides are integrity and joy. A strong skier who loves the mountains, this is a dream coming true to offer the clarity of yoga in the serenity of the alps.

ACCOMMODATION

A bespoke spacious chalet, this venue has homely elegance in a traditional building surrounded by snow covered mountainous vistas. It is a converted 200 year old traditional Oisans stone barn which faces south with panoramic uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. Snuggle, cocooned in the warmth of this comfortable homely hideaway where there are 6 bedrooms with either en-suite or private facilities and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Log fired sitting rooms and libraries offer plenty of nooks and corners to rest with a hot chocolate steaming in your hands. There is also wifi and massage available. Eco friendly the chalet generates its own hot water on sunny days. It is a five minute walk to the slopes or there is a free navette bus.

The food

Traditional skiing food is hearty and plentiful. I have requested a wholesome and healthy brunch type breakfast to propel you up the slopes. The evening meal will be vegetarian, have three courses and pay homage to some local specialities. Meals are available in the chalet every evening except one when we will eat in the village.

Skiing and Snow-boarding

The village is a spring board into the ski resort of Alpe D’Huez – one fast lift takes you into the heart of the ski area. If you are new to skiing, you can book ski school or private instruction and can enjoy staying local as you learn this exhilarating sport. More experienced skiers might choose to buy a lift pass for the whole resort and we will offer a ski orientation tour for the first three mornings for those who like to ski in a group and would like to get to know what the mountain can offer. Boots, skis and boards can be hired through us and picked up and dropped off in the village. Ski guides can be hired for off-piste adventures.

ACTIVITIES

The walking around these mountains is soul affirming. Snow shoeing is fun and doesn’t require a lift pass. There is dog sledding from Alpe D’Huez and a swimming pool that your lift pass gives you access to. There are cultural information tours around the village, whilst adrenaline seekers might fancy a paragliding trip or to learn to snow-kite. There is a also a cross-country ski area. A six day pass also gives access to Les Deux Alpes which can be driven to or a helicopter trip can be arranged.

travel advice

We recommend certain flights to ensure straight forward cost efficient group transfers. Flights are to and from Grenoble with Easy Jet or British Airways. From here transfers of one and a half hours to the resort need to be arranged, details can be shared on enquiry. You could also be green and choose to travel by train, from St Pancras London to Grenoble with a change in Paris gives total trip time of between 6:40 hours and 7:30 hours. The advantage of booking early is to ensure very cheap flights and trains.

PRICES

18 – 25 January 2020
25 January – 1 February 2020
1 – 8 February 2020
£
710
Shared double / twin occupancy
7 days

with shared bathroom - only two rooms share the bathroom

£
760
Shared double / twin occupancy
7 days

with en-suite or private bathroom

£
1035
Single Occupancy
7 days

with shared bathroom - only two rooms share the bathroom

£
1085
Single Occupancy
7 days

with en-suite or private bathroom

RESERVE PLACE
Booking can be secured with a £250 non returnable deposit

Included in the price is accommodation half-board, yoga, afternoon tea, pre-dinner nibbles, wine, ski area orientation and assistance with transfers, assistance with your lift pass purchase, assistance with your ski and board hire and assistance booking your ski tuition. Not included in the price is travel, holiday insurance, lift pass, equipment hire and one evening meal in the village.

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Testimonials

“Emma is a truly inspiring teacher, strong, brave and compassionate, she intuitively knew how to find the best in all of us, pushing us to physical limits with real kindness. The yoga was magical, the chalet, Villard Reculas and skiing were a dream – a peaceful unspoilt mountain village with no lift queues but access to one of the biggest ski areas in the French Alps. Really it couldn’t have been better!”
- Hannah 2018

Testimonials

“An amazing snow, ski and yoga holiday. Emma is a wonderful and passionate yoga teacher and I learnt a great deal from her. The combination of skiing and yoga was brilliant! The group was fun and I feel wonderful…. Thank you and see you again!”
- SAMEETA 2018

Testimonials

“We so enjoyed absolutely everything during the week we spent with you in the mountains. It was all just perfect – I can’t think of anything I would change.”
- JANE 2017

Testimonials

“We both had a fabulous time. I loved your style of teaching – such strength and beauty and I look forward to more yoga with you in the future.”
- SANDRA 2017

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