Yoga and Skiing in the French alps 2019
|La Rosiere, French Alps, France|
|17 - 24th March 2019 (Sunday - Sunday, 7 nights)|
|24 - 31st March 2019 (Sunday - Sunday, 7 nights)|
Here at AdventureYogi, we believe that yoga skiing or snowboarding is the perfect match. After running our yoga ski holiday since 2006 (our first ever adventure!) we know that the key to a fantastic ski or snowboard and yoga experience is; an equal emphasis on the yoga, the skiing/boarding along with plenty of relaxation too. Alongside nutritious and filling Vegetarian or vegan meals, this unique combination is guaranteed to help you feel invigorated on the slopes helping you ski all day without feeling a lag of energy in the afternoon (this has been tried and tested!) and free from strain or injury if you haven’t skied for a year. Our ski area is La Rosiere, French Alps, which is joined with La Thuile in Italy making up the Espace San Bernado. It’s a fun and extensive ski area great for all levels.
Book this retreat
£945.00 – £1,545.00
About the teachers
Laura’s classes are playful, creative, delicately balancing effort with ease and influenced by her wide experience of practicing with many inspiring teachers over the past 15 years .View teacher profile
About the yoga
Morning Yoga – 1 Power Hour
Prepare for 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!
Evening Yoga – 1.5 hours Relax and Revive
After your full day skiing or snowboarding, return to your mountain yoga retreat to unwind and relax tired bodies with 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 on the mountain. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a massage, have a well-deserved sauna or simply enjoy a good glass of wine in front of the fire while we make you a hearty dinner.
Learn more about the benefits of yoga for skiing and here are 11 apres-yoga poses for your post skiing wind down. Get started at home to get those ski legs ready!
SuitabilityThis ski yoga holiday is suitable all levels of skiers, La Rosiere is a great resort to learn and also for those who love off-piste. It is also perfect for intermediates as the ski area is large and you can ski to Italy for a bigger adventure! All levels of yoga are welcome in our yoga shala. Non-skiers are welcome there are plenty of activities on offer.
- All ages
- Men & Women
The ski schedule for the week
La Rosiere is a fantastic quaint French ski resort and is ideal for all levels. It is a part of the Espace San bernado, which sisters with the Italian ski resort of La Thuile. It’s great for beginners because there are lots of gentle runs on the la Rosiere side so you won’t get bored and you can meet up with the more intermediate skiers or boarders for lunches on the mountain. For intermediate/advanced it is a fun resort, and for those who favour off-piste, it is a hidden gem, a playground of trees and wide open bowls. You can also ski over to Italy – so enjoy a chocolate chaud in Fance in the morning and La Pizza e caffe in Italia in the afternoon!
The Espace San Bernado ski area is big enough to get to know it and know your favourite runs, and discover the off-piste. It is nice because you can all arrange to meet for lunches if you wish, so that everyone is included in the group. We will brief you in the morning with a piste map of each ski area so that you can explore the slopes with confidence.
The weekly ski pass for la Rosiere is €222 for the week, which is much cheaper than surrounding resorts.
Things to do
Non-skiers will find plenty to enjoy too. There are well-marked trails for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing or simply hiking which offer breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. You could also choose to try your hand at dog-sledging with your own sledge pulled by a team of huskies.
The less active can while away the day soaking up the sun with a chocolate chaud, a glass of vin chad or perhaps a beer on one of the mountain restaurant terraces or be pampered at, enjoy our hot tub and sauna and relax with an in-house massage.
We can arrange
- Ski or snowboard hire – we ask for your sizes closer to the holiday
- Ski or boarding lessons – same as above
- We offer massage treatments and energy healing with our fantastic team of in-house AdventureYogi therapists. Treatments are at an extra cost. £38 for half an hour, £65 for 1 hour, £90 1.5 hours.
You will be met at the airport by our drivers and arrive at the chalet at about 5/6pm depending on traffic. You will be shown to your room and have some downtime before the welcome meeting and dinner. Departure will be early on Sunday morning in time for flights for 2pm onwards.
- 7.15am: Yoga Power Hour! To warm muscles and awaken the mind
- 8.15am: Energy filled Vegetarian breakfast
- 8.45am: Get ski ready to get to the slopes at La Rosiere
- 9.15am - 5pm: The minibus will take you for your day on the mountain. Lessons/guides arranged for you
- 5pm: Pick up from mountains at prearranged place (can also be before and is discussed on the day)
- 5pm - 6.30pm: Relax, afternoon tea, holistic treatment, hot tub and sauna time
- 6.30 - 7.45pm: Yoga to unwind and warm down achy muscles
- 8pm: 3 course wholesome vegetarian evening meal with local wines
- 10pm: Bedtime!
We make sure you are well looked after on your holiday with top class and experienced mountain hosts, yoga teachers and guides to make your yoga ski holiday with us exceptional.
- Eight days cosy chalet accommodation with stunning views of the Tarantaise valley
- FREE transfers from Bourg St Maurice rail station or Geneva airport (if you arrive on recommended flight times)
- 1 power hour of yoga each morning to prepare for the slopes (1 morning off)
- 1.5 hour evening restorative class to soothe achy limbs (1 evening off)
- Sauna and hot tub to soothe any aches and pains
- Vegetarian Breakfasts: Delicious brunch after yoga – with granola, delicious local breads and croissants, eggs, juices and fruit
- Vegetarian / Vegan Dinners: 3 course vegetarian dinner with wine on 6 nights
- Unlimited local wines while dinner is being served
- Healthy and delicious Après ski afternoon tea on 7 days
- Free in resort transfers to La Rosiere twice a day
- Transport to and from dinner out on one night when it’s chef’s night off
- Hosts: Experienced and friendly AdventureYogi hosts to look after your every need
- Treatments with our in-house healing team
- Flights and insurance
- Ski hire, ski pass
- Ski or snowboard lessons if required
- Dinner out one night at local restaurant
Our accommodation is a beautiful private chalet near La Rosiere with 180 degree views of the tarantaise Valley below. The chalet is situated at 1850m and is an idyllic Alpine chalet in the Savoie region of the French Alps.
It is the ideal location for an invigorating ski week away during the winter months, where you can ski the famous resorts of Les Arc/La Plagne, St Foye and La Rosiere, all of which are no more than 20 minutes drive.
The chalet is perfect for our ski yoga holidays, with 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 people, 5 of which are full en-suite. There is a large frontal garden and corner terrace, both of which offer sweeping views of the valley below. A large lounge with seating for the whole group, huge open fire place, a large dining area and baroque style drinks bar open up onto the garden allowing the space to breath.
There is a sauna and a serviced outdoor hot tub and our beautiful yoga space which is on the top floor with glass windows opening up to the views of the whole valley. It is simply breathtaking.
If you decide to drive there is lots of parking. Boot warmers and ski racks help to defrost and warm your boots ready for your next day on the slopes.
The transfer airport is Geneva
We require at least 4 people per minibus and a maximum of 8. The transfer will depart at 2pm (or as soon as everyone is through from arrivals in the event of flight delays) on arrival day. Your flight should therefore arrive no later than 13.30.
The meeting point is in front of the Hub café to the left of the arrivals gate.
You will be dropped-off at or before noon on departure day so flights can be any time After 2pm from Geneva
The group transfer is included in the price and takes about 2.5 hours depending on traffic.
Our chalet has a choice of single, twin/double and triple rooms so that you can choose a price option to suit your budget.
Triple room: £945pp
Twin Room: £1195pp
Single Room shared bathroom: £1395
Single room En-suite: £1445
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any availability?
Most retreat will show the availability on their specific page. If you are unsure or need to book for a larger group, you can always contact us before placing your order.
Whats the booking process like?
To reserve your space we ask for a £150 (UK) or £250 (abroad) deposit immediately, paid online on the page of the retreat you want to join, or over the phone by credit or debit card. We will then send you out your final invoice, your booking form and ask your room preference. We then ask you to pay the full amount 6 (UK) or 8 (abroad) weeks before the retreat or holiday. You can pay online, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card. Two weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack via email, and help you iron out any concerns you may have.
How do I pay for my retreat or holiday?
Firstly, pay your deposit online on the page of the retreat or holiday that you would like to book. We will send you a confirmation and your final invoice to pay. You can pay online by card, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal.
I haven’t done much yoga before, can I come?
We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are very experienced and are more than capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly, and we set up our business to spread the incredible word of yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before. So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.
What is included in the price of a yoga holiday?
You will find everything included by looking under "what's included" tab on this page. If you have any particular request or requirements, feel free to contact us.
Do I have to attend all the Yoga sessions?
Of course not, we understand we all want different things. Our two-hour sessions normally also include meditation or mindfulness, so it's worth giving it a go.