FULL MOON SKI YOGA RETREAT ~ 23-30 JANUARY 2016
Updated: Apr 15, 2020
We have three skiing and yoga retreats in 2017 for you to choose from:
7-14 January 2017 ~ New Year Skiing and Yoga Retreat
4-11 February 2017 ~ Live Piano Ski Yoga Retreat
11-18 March 2017 ~ Deep House Yoga and Skiing Retreat
Join us for a Full Moon Ski Yoga Retreat like no other at Chalet Rosière this January!
From the 23rd – 30th January our idyllic rural hideaway in the French Alps will host a week that will ground you in the realisation of your own potential and the magic of our wild surroundings. Our carefully curated retreat has been designed to nurture your mind, body and soul with yoga, meditation and healing vegetarian cuisine; to ignite your sense of curiosity and connect you with new friends with unexpected adventures; to help you improve mountain skills like skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing; and to give you a space to dream in at the commencement of the new and important year ahead.
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Saturday – Travel Day
Early bird train arrivals at Bourg-Saint-Maurice will be ferried up the mountain and greeted with healthy hot chocolate and pastries at Chalet Rosière followed by a forest walk. You will then be taken up to La Rosière resort to have your equipment fitted before the main rush, and will have an opportunity to explore. A light lunch will later be served at Chalet Rosière.
Airport arrivals will be greeted at Grenoble Airport (Grenoble-Isère) at 2pm. The drive is approximately 2 hours long. The entire group will come together on your arrival for teatime and introductions.
Ease out travel knots with an outdoor hot tub session before the retreat commences with a welcome meditation, after which an early dinner will be served for hungry travel tummies.
Sunday – Grounding Day
Having hosted many city weary friends over the years, we know that taking a day to adjust to the altitude and a change of pace is essential if you want to get the most out of your mountain experience. That is why Sunday is a strictly no skiing day.
Laure Thorne of Love Lemon Tree Yoga, our talented yoga teacher for the week, will ease us in with an extended warm up yoga session followed by a delicious healthy breakfast.
Guides will then appear at Chalet Rosière to fit our snowshoes and take us on a forest adventure. Wild snowy forests neighbour Chalet Rosière. We find exploring this local Narnia to be a wonderful way to regain a sense of place, and snowshoeing is a great way to train for more strenuous activities to follow.
After a late lunch and some hot tub time Laura will lead an extended mountain sport preparation yoga session followed by healthy dinner.
Monday – Mountain Day
We’ll be up with the birds this morning for an early yoga session followed by a hearty breakfast and a shuttle up to the resort.
After getting your equipment sorted and booking lessons for beginners you’ll be all set to tear up the mountain until the return shuttle late afternoon. After tea time you’ll have a chance to unwind or book in a massage treatment with our talented masseuse Rebeka Coverdale. We offer a choice of Sports, Thai, Indonesian, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Indian Head or Facial Massage. A luxurious 45-minute treatment is included in your retreat price.
Weekdays will follow a similar format. A shuttle up to the mountain for a day of skiing or snowboarding will follow yoga and healthy breakfasts in the mornings. Morning yoga sessions will focus on pre sport stretching to help the body move more fluidly on piste and to protect against injury.
After a full day of high-octane mountain fun a shuttle will return you to Chalet Rosière for late afternoon teatime. Early evenings will be free for you to enjoy massage treatments, the hot tub or our extensive library and the open fire. Evening yoga sessions will focus on post sport muscle recovery and post adrenaline relaxation, while improving strength, balance and flexibility to help you take your skiing/snowboarding to the next level the following day. A delicious healthy vegetarian dinner will follow.
Variations to the Daily Schedule
Tuesday evening is movie night
Wednesday morning is clear of yoga for a mid week lie-in
Wednesday evening you will be whisked off on a secret mountain dining adventure
Friday night is celebration time
Saturday – Home Day
After an early breakfast airport transfer will be leaving Chalet Rosière for Grenoble at 6.30 am. The journey is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes but this can vary greatly with changeover day traffic so we advise participants to book return flights home from 12 noon onwards. Any earlier may be risky.
Travel to Bourg Saint Maurice train station will also be provided on Saturday morning.
Laura Thorne of Love Lemon Tree Yoga will teach daily yoga and meditation. Laura is a passionate and inspirational Yoga Teacher who qualified in India. She specializes in Hatha & Vinyassa Flow Yoga. She has a deep personal knowledge of the power of yoga for self-healing and growth.
Each yoga class on this ski yoga retreat will take pupils on a journey. Classes will encompass a range of breathing exercises to release all tension. Together we will focus on a range of postures, building up to a more dynamic energy flow towards the end of the class. The classes will be adapted to suit all levels, from complete beginners to seasoned yoga veterans.
Talented chef Iain Ross will be cooking up a storm in the Chalet Rosière kitchen. We will be serving delicious, hearty, detox vegetarian meals that will be both healing and enlivening. There will be no shortage of healthy sweet treats and snacks available to quench those post ski hunger pangs. Produce will be fresh and local and we will happily accommodate any vegan, gluten free or other dietary requirements.
7 nights £1,060.00 per person.
5 nights £725.00 per person.
Ski shuttle from Chalet Rosière to La Rosière
Luxury twin room accommodation with outdoor hot tub (couples’ doubles available)
5-day ski pass (7 night option)
3-day ski pass (5 night option)
All mountain equipment hire (boots, skis/snowboard, poles, helmet if required)
Food – breakfast, teatime, snacks and dinner
Daily yoga and meditation instruction
All yoga equipment use (mats and blocks)
45 minute holistic massage treatment of your choice
Snowshoe equipment, lesson and guided tour of our surrounding forests
Secret mountain dining adventure
Incredible peace, tranquillity and natural beauty
Incredible mountain views
What’s Not Included?
Travel insurance – You must purchase insurance covering all activities
Ski/snowboard lessons – But we can arrange these for you
Ski/snowboard attire – Thermals, outerwear, gloves and goggles
Additional massage treatments – But we can arrange these for you
Lunch on piste – You will be able to take snacks from breakfast
Alcohol – You will be able to purchase wine from our extensive cellar but feel free also to BYO
10% discount for booking in pairs
10% cash back on arrival if you travel by train to say thank you for choosing a low carbon travel option
These offers may be used in conjunction
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We hope you can join us for this magical week at our wellbeing chalet.
Alex and Philip Volkers
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