TRIKA RETREATS

French Alps Yoga Retreat

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Our ski, board and yoga immersed week is at an amazing boutique luxury chalet in the French Alps.

Being in the mountains is an amazing experience - all that crisp fresh air, travelling all day with your body, relaxing in the evenings with gorgeous hearty food, and simply taking some time off in these breathtaking surroundings.

 

DATES & locations

• Saturday 7 - 14 March 2020

Expect to be delving into a considered and tailored yoga week in our own private yoga room with breathtaking views out to the Vanoise National Park. A total of 450km of pistes await you for the week in the massive Paradiski area of Les Arcs and La Plagne combined for your daily snow fun. Come back to the chalet to the outdoor hot tub experience in this tranquil area or enjoy the relaxation room that hosts the sauna! Stretch out the days ski / board legs with your yoga evening session and relax before your evening meal. Hearty, delicious food with local French wines to be ready for you when your class ends.

 

TEACHERS

Your teachers will be Charlene Lim and Jessica Fellows from Trika Yoga; both of who have a strong connection with and love for the mountains and snow. Charlene's morning wake up warm up classes will be fun, strong, dynamic yet soft and kind with the body and finding meditation through breath and movement. Jess leads the evening classes and  brings her Hatha and Restorative dynamic to the retreat. Wind down in the evenings with her relaxing, body melting sequences in a beautifully held space.

 

THE CHALET

Our chalet is located in the village of Nancroix, just a short hop from the charming village of Peisey Nancroix in the massive Paradiski area and on the door step of the Vanoise Express, linking Les Arcs and La Plagne to make one of the largest ski areas in the world. It is a stunning chalet with a hot tub and separate relaxation room with indoor sauna, with views over the Vanoise National Park. Made up of 3 floors, it has 6 en-suite bedrooms plus our own dedicated Yoga space with views to the National Park.

Upon entering the chalet, the hallway leads to high wood beamed ceilings in this open plan living & dining area. Warm up by the fire, snuggle up and watch movies, read, journal or if it is warm enough the balcony is a great sun spot for more of that fresh mountain air! There is also 1 double en-suite bedroom on this floor. The top floor hosts 1 double en-suite bedroom and 1 triple en-suite room.

The bottom floor hosts 3 double en-suite bedrooms, the relaxation room with indoor sauna, exit to the outdoor hot tub, and our dedicated Yoga room, with floor to ceiling windows with direct views straight down the valley. The perfect view to wake up and wind down the day to.

 

THE ITINERARY

(subject to slight changes!)
Saturday
• A R R I V A L   D A Y
• 7pm: Canapes
• 7.30pm: 3 course evening meal with wine, followed by cheese & Port

Sunday
• 7.30am: Morning Yoga with Charlene
Nurture and ease into movement and building up energy for this first practice. Ending in a refreshing relaxation for you you fully settle into the start of your holiday.
• 8.40am: Breakfast
• 9.30 - 10am: Private shuttle up to the pistes
S K I   &   B O A R D   T I M E !
• 4 - 4.30pm: Private shuttle back to chalet
• 4.30 - 5.30pm: Hot tub & Sauna time
• 5.45pm: Evening Yoga with Jess
A Yin Yang practice that will aim to stretch you out after the first day on the slopes and restore you for the next day.
• 7pm: Canapes
• 715pm: 3 course evening meal with wine, followed by cheese & Port

Monday
• 7.30am: Morning Yoga with Charlene
Chest openers, strength in grounding through the legs and free-ness in the upper body.
• 8.40am: Breakfast with hot option
• 9.30 - 10am: Private shuttle up to the pistes
S K I   &   B O A R D   T I M E !
• 4 - 4.30pm: Private shuttle back to chalet
• 4.30 - 5.30pm: Hot tub & Sauna time
• 5.45pm: Evening Yoga with Jess
Hatha flow that builds up in energy and ends with some Yin postures to stretch and relax.
• 7pm: Canapes
• 715pm: 3 course evening meal with wine, followed by cheese & Port

Tuesday
• 7.30am: Morning Yoga with Charlene
An Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa Flow. Heat building, strengthening flow with time to twist out and cool down at the end.
• 8.40am: Breakfast with hot option
• 9.30 - 10am: Private shuttle up to the pistes
S K I   &   B O A R D   T I M E !
• 4 - 4.30pm: Private shuttle back to chalet
• 4.30 - 5.30pm: Hot tub & Sauna time
• 5.45pm: Evening Yoga with Jess
Starting off with breath work (pranayama), we move into a Gentle Flow and slowly release tightness in the body with a Yin practice.
• 7pm: Canapes
• 715pm: 3 course evening meal with wine, followed by cheese & Port

Wednesday
• 7.30am: Optional Self-Practice Morning Yoga time
Option to be at the Yoga space for a Self-Practice morning along with Charlene & Jess & anyone else!
• 8.40am: Breakfast with hot option
• 9.30 - 10am: Private shuttle up to the pistes
S K I   &   B O A R D   T I M E !
• 4 - 4.30pm: Private shuttle back to chalet
• 4.30 - 5.30pm: Hot tub & Sauna time
• 5.45pm: Evening Yoga with Jess
A true wind-down evening after half a week of snow legs! A Yin practice to it's fullest.
• 7pm: Canapes
• 715pm: 3 course evening meal with wine, followed by cheese & Port

Thursday
• 7.30am: Morning Yoga with Charlene.
Twists, dynamic stretching, longer holds in postures and using the wall as a prop for scrumptious stretches this morning.
• 8.40am: Breakfast
• 9.30 - 10am: Private shuttle up to the pistes
S K I   &   B O A R D   T I M E !
• 4 - 4.30pm: Private shuttle back to chalet
• 4.30 - 7.30pm: Massage slots
• No Evening Yoga today; the chalet hosts day off too!
• 8pm: Evening meal can be organised at a restaurant as a group, or you can have individual time off too

Friday
• 7.30am: Morning yoga with Charlene
The last of our morning sessions together. Breathwork to center, a dynamic flow sequence and ending in a meditation.
• 8.40am: Breakfast with hot option
• 9.30 - 10am: Private shuttle up to the pistes
S K I   &   B O A R D   T I M E !
• 4 - 4.30pm: Private shuttle back to chalet
• 4.30 - 6.30pm: Hot tub & Sauna time
• 5.45pm: Evening yoga led by Jess
A fun, spirited class of trying new things and ending with a gorgeous savasana with essential oils
• 7pm: Canapes
• 7.15pm: Last evening meal

Saturday
• D E P A R T U R E   D A Y
• 8am: Breakfast
• You can ski / board today too with bags left in the chalet if your departure time is later in the day

Note: This is an example of a schedule, which may change according to the groups needs on the retreat!

 

WHATS INCLUDED?

• 7 nights accommodation
• Welcome drinks on arrival
• Daily continental breakfast with a hot option
• Afternoon tea including freshly baked cakes
• 3 course evening meal plus cheese & Port on 6 evenings
• Locally sourced French wines and beers each evening with dinner
• Linen, towels and toiletries
• Separate Yoga space
• WiFi
• Games console, books, DVDs in the living room
• Laundry room
• Heated boot storage
• Daily shuttle service to and back from the ski lifts
• 10 1-hour Yoga sessions
• A 35 minute massage pp

 

HOW TO GET HERE

Plane
Flights are frequent to Geneva Airport. After you've put your deposit down, we will contact you about our recommended flights so that we can help with coordinating a transfer from Geneva Airport to the chalet. Transfers cost roughly EUR100 - 105 pp for a return trip to Geneva Airport. The transfer will take roughly 3 hours in regular traffic and up to 4-5 hours if heavy traffic! If you wish to arrange your own transfers from the airport, please let us know.

Rail
The Eurostar goes direct from Kings Cross St Pancreas Station, London to Bourg St Maurice, France from £149 - £229 for an overnight train. This may be the best option if you are travelling from London and do not wish to fly.

From Bourg St Maurice station, hop on a bus and get off at Landry, then take a 2nd free bus from Landry to Peisey Nancroix. This bus will stop at the road at the bottom of the chalet. If you prefer, a taxi will also easily take you up from Bourg St Maurice to Peisey Nancroix for only EUR40 - 50 for the taxi. 

You can get 1 extra ski day in the beginning of the week (the first Saturday!) if you are taking the sleeper train from Kings Cross St Pancreas to Bourg St Maurice. Alternatively, enjoy a walk around the village or simply sit back and enjoy the chalet upon arrival!

 

SKI / BOARD HIRE

You can either bring your own board or skis or hire your equipment for the week. Simply preorder your rentals and they will arrange with you to deliver and fit your gear at the chalet. Order for yourself or your whole party in just a few ticks. You just need the height, weight and shoe size details of your party members.

We recommend:
http://rentalrepublic.co.uk/ (deliver to chalet)
https://www.skimium.co.uk/store/peisey-vallandry-sport-557 (deliver to chalet)
http://www.intersport-peisey-vallandry.com/

There is a heated boot room to ensure even your shoes and mitts are toasty before your day out on the pistes the next day!

 

PRICING & BOOKING INFO

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• £1145 per person
+ 35 minute massage at the chalet
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E A R L Y B I R D   O F F E R S •
£985 per person
+
35 minute massage at the chalet

(This offer is valid until 31st July 2019)
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• 11 spaces available only on retreat!!
• Book your space with a deposit of £200 per person. This deposit is non refundable.
• If you would like to come and can commit but need assistance in paying monthly, please email us at contact@trikayoga.co.uk to discuss.

 

NEW TO YOGA / SKIING?

Don't worry, having a small group of 11 with two yoga teachers present in all classes means that you will get the attention you need. Either Charlene or Jess will always be assisting each class, so you can expect lots of help with suitable variations given to you to modify your practice.

Equally, do not be worried if you have never been on before! We can organise lessons for you. Simply let us know if you would like this arranged for you.
 

 

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