Yoga & Hiking Holiday

14 - 21 July 2024

prices from £999 per person

Join Emma for a rejuvenating retreat nestled in the heart of nature with 'Yoga With Emma' – a serene blend of yoga and hiking amidst the grandeur of the Ecrins, one of Europe's last untouched wildernesses. Our yoga holidays and retreats are designed to give you wholesome adventures to beautify places. The raw beauty of the Ecrins National Park is natural sanctuary where high mountain passes, lush alpine meadows, and timeless mountain villages become the backdrop to your transformative yoga experience.

Discover the beauty of practicing yoga in the tranquil La Source chalet, located in the old village of Villard Reculas, perched at an altitude of 1450m. Our retreat offers a harmonious blend of rustic charm and bohemian elegance. We practice on the spacious deck for an immersive yoga practice, gazing out at the awe-inspiring vistas of the Muzelle, Belledonne, and Taillefer mountain ranges as you flow through your asanas, the perfect escape for those seeking a yoga holiday with a view.

Every day at our retreat promises an adventure, with carefully curated hikes through lesser-known trails that meander through the high pastures, facilitating space to revel in the alpine splendor and the stillness that only true wilderness can provide. Whether you're an avid yogi or simply a lover of nature, "Yoga With Emma" welcomes you to experience the perfect summer getaway where mindfulness and natural beauty meet.

And for those who find their zen in different ways, we extend a warm invitation. Cycling enthusiasts will find joy in exploring the iconic mountain passes of the area, and we offer a special discount for guests who wish to soak in the mountain atmosphere without participating in the yoga sessions.

Immerse yourself in a unique yoga holiday where each moment is an invitation to explore, relax, and rejuvenate. Book your retreat with "Yoga With Emma" today and embark on a pilgrimage to a more expansive way of being amidst the tranquility of the Ecrins.

This offers you

  • An experienced retreat teacher who has organised yoga specific holidays for over twenty 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
  • Meditation, pranayama and morning asana practices
  • Evening restorative practices of yoga
  • 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
  • Daily guided hikes with one day off
  • Opportunity to hike independently.
  • Help with organisation of cycle hire if requested.
  • Help with organisation of via ferrata if requested
  • Help with organisation of lift pass purchase
  • Use of sauna
  • 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 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.


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.


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 mountain 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.


Summer or winter, 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 the most beautiful out door swimming pool. Adrenaline seekers might fancy a paragliding trip or to learn to snow-kite, or in the summer do some guided rock climbing or via ferrata. There is a also a cross-country ski area. Summer guests also enjoy the iconic cycling challenges that this epic area facilitates..

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.


Shared double / twin occupancy
7 days

with shared bathroom in large attic apartment

Shared double / twin occupancy
7 days

with en-suite or private bathroom

Single Occupancy
7 days

with shared bathroom in large attic apartment

Single Occupancy
7 days

with en-suite or private bathroom

Booking can be secured with a £300 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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“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


“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


“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


“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