26th January - 2nd February
Modern life is challenging, and can often become overwhelming, but whatever is happening externally, you can start to cultivate a sense of inner calm by changing the way you approach life. Our Moon energy is connected to the cooler, softer side of our personality, which can help us feel connected and ultimately more focused. We thought it the perfect combination to balance this exploration of a softer energy with some exhilarating time spent on the slopes of Morzine!
Our aim during this week is to help you explore the strength in the Lunar energies of slowing down, being more mindful and nurturing your bodies. We always have plenty of opportunity to exercise the Sun qualities of will, power and ego, and you could say that you’ll need that energy to support you during your time on the slopes. But It may be interesting to see how your technique improves by practicing mindfulness on the mat, by balancing with more attention to Lunar energy, you could see your abilities improve.
Slow doesn't mean easy, we will simply be exploring different ways to challenge your mind and body that will help you leave stronger, more focused and ready to approach the challenges of life more easily. As on all of our retreats, we you to feel you’ve gained valuable tools you can take home to help you navigate everyday life.
Our venue is a beautifully renovated 18th century Farmhouse with traditional features and full of character. The high ceilings and spacious lounge with log fire makes the perfect ambiance of a classic alpine ski chalet. There is a sauna and a sunken outdoor hot tub which is the perfect place to soak away the aches and pains at the end of an active day with a glass of bubbly. The open plan kitchen allows you to take a sneak peek at what the chef is preparing for your four-course dinner.
The Farmhouse is situated close to Morzine town centre (a 15 minute walk or five minute bus ride). The Prodains Gondola is a five minute bus ride in the opposite direction. The bus is free and stops just outside the chalet. It operates daily (every ten minutes between 8am-6pm and then every hour until 9pm).
7.30am 90 minute vinayasa style class
During the day you have the option to hit the amazing slopes of Morzine, stroll through the beautiful town, or simply enjoy the mountain views from the hot tub.
2pm Afternoon Tea
6.30pm 90 minute evening yin yoga class
Lolo's classes combine a powerful yet nurturing energy with a mischievous sparkle - balancing out strength with flexibility and hard work with playfulness. With the emphasis on connecting breath and movement, she enjoys challenging her students to find a deeper level of practice that transcends the physical asanas.
Growing up, she was told by every wanderer and hippy that she was a natural born healer, but the feisty little girl, full of rebellion, dismissed those crustys as loons and set off to be a rock star. However they were soon proved right, when she found herself drawn into a world where she was running around in scrubs, saving lives with nothing but a biro, duct tape and a piece of hose pipe! Lolo enjoyed being a nurse, but was constantly reminded of the limitations of western health care, prompting her to close the conventional medical door and train in Ayurvedic medicine – complete with massage, herbs and funky food habits. The yoga just kind of happened.
Having closely observed the consequences of inactivity and a poor lifestyle, Lolo is passionate about getting people on the mat – happy, raging, crying or laughing she’ll take whatever you’re bringing!
from £1250 per person*
(*£1450 after July 26th, book now, pay just £95 a month)
Included in this price:
2 daily yoga classes
Accommodation for 7 nights
Continental breakfast with a daily hot breakfast special
Afternoon tea and cake everyday
Complimentary teas, coffee and hot chocolate
A pre-dinner drink and canapés
4 course evening meal on 6 nights cooked by a professional Chef
Wine and beer during the course of your evening meal
Use of the sauna and hot tub plus extra towels for hot tub use
Daily lifts to and from the slopes
Flights (approximately £100) fly to Geneva
Transfers from the airport - £60pp
Lift pass - £230 for 6 days
Ski & boot hire - from £86 for 6 days
Only £400 deposit required to secure your place drop us a line here