Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Samoens
The Chalet Apassion yoga retreat creates a calm space of restorative activity, far away from the pressures and demands of daily life. You'll participate in meditative yoga sessions and, if you like, life-coaching sessions whilst staying in a fully catered, luxury chalet in the stunning alpine village of Samoens.
Every aspect of the retreat is designed to let you relax and explore, removing the stresses and barriers which block your vitality and imagination in normal life. Clear your mind with a morning yoga session, facing the Le Criou and Les Dents Blanches mountains. After a nourishing breakfast, you're free to explore or simply relax in the luxury of the chalet.
You could visit the medieval village of Samoëns, the awe-inspiring Giffre Valley or the Sixt Passy National Park. Or you could venture further afield, to the historical town of Annecy, the vibrant town La Clusaz or the Col de Joux Plane, a favourite stretch of the Tour de France with stunning views of Mont Blanc. Alternatively, you can ease your muscles in the sauna and hot tub, invite a masseuse or a beauty therapist to pamper you and relax every aspect of your being on the expansive terrace of Apassion Chalet.
In the afternoon, you'll receive afternoon tea and cakes before a second yoga session, building upon the morning session to further increase your flexibility and focus. Each day ends with a delicious two course meal and complimentary wines, taken on the balcony surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Your instructor, Michele Willmot, is a fully qualified Sivananda Yoga teacher - Sivananda is a form of yoga propagated by a Hindu spiritual leader, Sivananda Saraswati. She is a fully certified Professional Life Coach and has gained experience with America’s Number 1 Success Coach, Jack Canfield. She combines the wholly spiritual Eastern practices with more Western, goal-orientated techniques, allowing students to unlock their own potential, expanding their mind and soul to improve their personal well-being. She uses a variety of styles, from the flowing sequences of Vinyasa, to Partner yoga and restorative Yin yoga. Each style uses the breath to develop each stretch and teaches you to focus on your internal world, promoting a deep sense of calm and relaxation.
A weekend at the Chalet Apassion Yoga retreat costs just £399 and includes:
- 3 nights staying in Chalet Apassion, with hot tub, sauna and huge terrace overlooking mountains (see pictures below)
- Breakfast and afternoon tea with cakes
- Two-course evening meals with complementary wines
- 5 yoga sessions hosted by Michele Willmott
- Optional life-coaching session
- Mats, blocks, blankets and other equipment required for the yoga sessions
- Transfers to and from Geneva airport (if you don't need a transfer, the price drops by £45)
The last Apassion yoga retreat of 2013 is on the 13th-16th September but you can arrange an exclusive trip at a time to suit you, just contact Chalet Apassion for prices and further information. Retreats start next year in May. There are also week-long yoga retreats available, visit the Chalet Apassion site for further details.