SnowYogi – skiing and snowboarding yoga holidays
- Sunday 9th – Sunday 16th March 2014 French Alps
SnowYogi: Yoga holidays in the snow
Skiing/snowboarding and yoga holiday outline
Here at AdventureYogi we believe that yoga with skiing or snowboarding is the perfect match. After running our SnowYogi yoga and ski holidays now for many years we know what our guests want, we know that the key to an amazing yoga ski holiday is an equal emphasis on the yoga and the skiing/boarding and plenty of relaxation too. With this unique combination you are guaranteed to feel invigorated on the slopes and wonderfully relaxed, energized and invigorated when you get home.
Our SnowYogi holidays are run in the winter for a week from Sunday to Sunday. Individuals or groups are welcome. Maximum group size is 14 – so spaces are limited.
The classes are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. Everyone is welcome. We have a range of very experienced teachers who are the best of the best and are well practiced at adapting the class for everyone’s level. Whether it be Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin or others, all classes cover pranayama, asanas and meditation to help increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity and a peaceful mind.
Prepare your day of snowboarding or skiing with a dynamic yoga class to awaken the mind and bring heat to cold muscles. These sessions pay special attention to warming the body, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your turns and powder runs. The yoga class will be 1 hour, so we can get up to the slopes early too!
After your full day skiing or snowboarding, return to your mountain yoga retreat to unwind and relax tired bodies for a restorative evening yoga class. This gentler, slightly longer 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 after a hard day’s exhilaration. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a massage, have a well deserved hot tub or simply enjoy a good glass of wine in front of the fire while we make you a hearty dinner.
If you need to hire all the skiing/boarding kit we can arrange this for you.
We will also book any ski/boarding lessons you require, and organize getting your ski pass.
Our food is as important to us as our yoga. The AdventureYogi chef will create delicious brunches in the morning after yoga and exquisite gourmet dinners in the evenings. The food will be fresh, nutritious, vegetarian, and hearty. Brunch is a choice of granola, fabulous local breads and croissants, eggs, juices and fruit, and Dinner is a three course veggie feast with local wines. Dinner is served over 6 nights other than Thursdays ( chef’s night off!)
Our mountain chalets are carefully selected for their comfort, tranquility and convenience to all the amenities. Our chalets are cleverly tucked away, but near the action, with breathtaking views of the mountains. The yoga spaces are spacious, light, and airy, and the main living areas are relaxing, homely and inviting, and don’t forget hot tubs and saunas to really soothe the body.
There are experienced massage therapists on hand to soothe any aches and pains and help you to relax. If you come by train there’s a free half hour massage included in your stay. Otherwise treatments are at an extra cost.
Why combine Yoga with snowboarding/skiing?
Read our articles on yoga for skiers and yoga for snowboarders
here and see you on the slopes!
The Daily Schedule
7.15am – yoga to warm muscles and awaken the mind
8.15am – energy filled breakfast
8.45am sharp! – lift up to the slopes for early birds and ski lessons
9.30am – lift to the slopes for relaxed snowyogis!
9.30am-5pm – day on the mountain. Lessons/guides arranged for you
5pm – pick up from mountains at prearrange place
5pm-6.30pm – relax, afternoon tea and holistic treatments
6.30pm – 7.45pm – yoga to unwind and warm down achy muscles
8pm – 3 course wholesome vegetarian evening meal with local wines
10pm – bedtime!
“10/10 for the location, La Rosiere is beautiful and the chalet was wonderful.The views were out of this world!”
“Stunning, spacious and decadent chalet with amazing views”
“Great yoga and fab food. I left feeling stronger and more supple. Thank you for creating such a warm, friendly and relaxed space for us all”.
“I had a truly great time with you and have been eulogising about the experience to everyone I have met over the last week”
“I was feeling apprehensive about coming on a skiing holiday on my own but Claire, Jo and Michelle were fantastic hosts and we all felt really looked after. The week was non-stop laughter”
If you have anymore questions about our SnowYogi holidays, please read the holiday destination page or contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.