Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps
- Type: Retreat
- Location: La Thuile, France
- Dates: Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020
- Host: Soul Seed Media
- Price: From £989 GBP
If you are a lover of the mountains and enjoy being in the great outdoors this is the hiking yoga holiday for you. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding or wild swimming.
The hiking yoga experience is unrivalled here. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home! There’s nothing like a hiking yoga holiday to exhilarate and enliven body and mind.
Stay in our beautiful rustic Chalet style accommodation nestled on the mountainside surrounded by alpine pastures. Start and end the day with yoga to stretch out your hiking limbs, and soothe them with a sauna and hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage.
Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.
After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels.
Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding or white water rafting, or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. Or simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book.
You will have 2 x 1.5 hour yoga classes per day (with one day off to rest mid week). One in the morning and 1 in the evening.
Our alpine yoga morning classes are held in the yoga studio of the Auberge- with incredible views of the mountains. Awaken your body, paying special attention to warming those muscles, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your day exploring the breathtaking environment.
After your full day hiking, white water rafting or parapenting, return to the Auberge to unwind and relax tired bodies with a restorative evening yoga class. This gentle 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.
This is one of the highlights of the trip! Wake before dawn and bask in a silent group hike in darkness through mountains that feel your own, with no inhabitants apart from you and the marmots. Roll out your mats at one of the most overwhelming areas of beauty in Europe, and enjoy a full flow class, feeling the heat of the sun warming your body as the sun rises behind the mountain. A true once in a lifetime experience that’s not to be missed.
Each day we have something exciting in store for you!
Day 1: Day hike from the chalet to get those hiking legs activated. With packed lunch included.
Day 2: Day off and relax at the chalet, go for a walk from the chalet.
Day 3: Day hike with packed lunch to 2000m to see views of Mont Blanc – enjoy a wild swim.
Day 4: Day off and relax at the chalet, go for a walk from the chalet.
Day 5: Sunrise Yoga up the mountain followed by early morning hike and afternoon to relax or go paragliding.
Day 6: White water rafting, mountain biking, swimming or shopping in Bourg St Maurice, day off, treatments.
Day 7: Home time.
Please note that this schedule is all optional – it is your holiday so you can be as active or relaxed as you like. If you feel like you need a day off to relax at the chalet, have a hot tub and sauna, a snooze and a massage then do it!.
Your meals will all be freshly prepared by our in house chef Will, who is Cordon Bleu trained and is highly-talented.
He has taken on the challenge to create wheat, dairy, sugar, gluten free food to a Cordon Vert standard and has succeeded. Be prepared to be thoroughly spoilt with your 3 course evening meal, beautifully presented and delicious.
Brunch is buffet style, offering a selection of juices and homemade smoothies, a selection of cereals, including homemade granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs, freshly baked hot croissants and bread with homemade marmalade, jams, and local honey, washed down with freshly brewed tea, herbal teas or coffee.
The chalet for our yoga and hiking retreat is beautifully finished with a large yoga shala and plenty of outside space for relaxing or if you take a day off there is a hot tub, sauna and relaxation area downstairs on the lawns.
There are 6 bedrooms, 4 of which are with ensuite bath/shower rooms. There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor. One single room has an ensuite, and the other shares a bathroom with a twin room.
All the bedrooms are decorated in a Savoyard style to reflect the surroundings and are cosy and tranquil.