SSHHH - TOP SECRET 2020 LAUNCH!
Boutique Skiing and Yoga Retreats in the glorious French Alps
Exciting News: For 2020 we’ve finally found a Chalet which is up to Soulshine’s very high standards and is also in resort, offering you so much more freedom on your mountain break. WOOHOO! Even more exciting, Soulshine Founder Soulla is back teaching and hosting the retreats. It’s going to be so much fun!
Bookings for 2020 are on a first-come, first-serve basis as we are running just TWO weeks of retreats (we normally run 4 weeks and always sell out!). Before opening to all our enquiries (we’ve had a truly bonkers amount this year), we’re offering first dibs to you lovely Soulshiners to grab your spot with this secret launch.
So, if you fancy joining Soulla in the mountains in March for an unforgettable week of skiing, snowboarding, Yoga, meditation, breathtaking scenery, log fires, hot-tubs, hammans, massages, delicious meals, hot chocolates, homemade cakes, new friends and snow, snow, snow then get in touch to hold your spot right away.
Enquiries open to the public on XXX November. Hold your spot with a 400 euro deposit now…
Invigorate your mind, body and soul with an unforgettable week of skiing, snowboarding, Yoga, meditation, breathtaking scenery, log fires, hot-tubs, hammans, massages, delicious meals, hot chocolates, homemade cakes, new friends and snow, snow, snow on a Luxury Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure…
2020 Soulshine Luxury Snow Yoga Adventures
With just two retreats this season, all lead by Soulshine Founder Soulla, places are extremely limited for 2019 and expect to sell out immediately…
Voted 'Top 50 French Breaks’ by The Times Travel, top Mountain break by the Telegraph & recommended in...
The perfect place to let your soul shine...
Invigorate your mind, body and soul with an unforgettable week in the Alps. From our years of experience running exceptional Mountain retreats, we’ve put together an experience jam-packed with loveliness to encourage you to leave the hubbub of daily life behind.
Our deliciously holistic week of Yoga, meditation and snow sports will help you relax and enjoy your time in the mountains to the max. Expect fun-filled days on the slopes, Yoga and meditation to soothe the muscles and mind, delicious cuisine, hot tubs, gorgeous views, log fires and laughter with like-minded souls.
Soulshine Snow Yoga Retreats provide the ultimate opportunity to pause from the crazy pace of daily life, rediscover your true nature and let your soul shine.
Our Soulshine Skiing, Snowboarding and Yoga Package
In order to provide the perfect adventure for you, we've created a package that includes all of the following...
7 nights accommodation at our brand-new Luxury Chalet L’Aiglon in La Rosiere. Located just 200 metres from x2 Free Resort Shuttle Buses, delivering you to the slopes in 5-minutes and offering you complete freedom during your retreat.
Daily 60-minute Morning Yoga session to awaken the body and mind for a day on the slopes
Daily 75-minute Relaxing Yin Yoga and Meditation evening session to unwind and stretch out the body, avoiding any aches and pains and staying supple and strong on the slopes as well as ensuring deep relaxation
A 30-minute included pampering massage treatment to ease the body and soothe the soul
5 yummy healthy morning juices to get you set up for a day on the mountains
5 mornings of delicious continental breakfast with a healthy twist
6 nights of gourmet 3-4 course Vegetarian meals with one glass of wine included (bottles of wine available to purchase). One free night to explore the village.
Homemade cakes with tea every afternoon
A private spa boasting Hot-Tub, Hamman Steam Room and Massage Area
Complimentary transfer from Geneva Airport to our Soulshine chalet*
Concierge organisation of ski passes, on-site ski/snowboarding equipment hire and classes
All Yoga equipment
x1 Daily morning shuttle into resort (under 5-minute drive) for those attending ski school.
Gorgeously small groups of under 12 students for maximum attention both on and off the Yoga mat
An onsite Soulshine Team to look after your every need. You’ll feel totally pampered and looked after!
Check out this Soulshine film from previous years to get a sneaky-peak of our much-loved Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure…
NEWSFLASH: A whole new ski area opened in La Rosière in 2019 offering a massive 5 new pistes with the highest point at 2800 metres. Woohoo!
YOUR WELLNESS EXPERIENCE
The perfect place to breathe deep
We’d so love for you to join us no matter your level of Yoga, skiing or snowboarding. Our retreats are small (under twelve guests), so we have plenty of time to give you oodles of personal attention and provide a bespoke experience to suit your personal needs.
Our highly experienced and passionate Yoga teachers will guide you on a deep journey of the mind, body and soul. We’ll make sure everyone is gently challenged with adaptations and options whether you are a beginner or experienced yogini.
We greet the day with a dynamic Vinyasa flow session to warm up the muscles and awaken our minds for a day on the slopes. When we return to the chalet we treat those well-worked muscles to a mindful practice of healing Yin and Restorative Yoga. We find these restorative poses help minimise those morning aches, so familiar after a day on the slopes (be gone heavy morning legs!). The evening practice incorporates deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra and guided meditations for a truly soul-soothing experience.
BEGINNERS: You are so welcome and we really encourage Beginners to join. We provide different levels and options in each class to keep everyone gently challenged and constantly learning. It’s a fantastic way to build a strong foundation if you are new to the practices of Yoga – so you can continue practicing on your return home.
Massages and Pampering
Included in your holistic package is a 30-minute deliciously pampering massage. The perfect treat for those muscles after a day on the slopes!
CHALET L’AIGLON - OUR NEW LUXURY ALPINE HOME
The perfect place to enjoy chalet life
As with all Soulshine Retreats, we want to provide maximum pampering and care in the most gorgeous surroundings. That's why we’ve handpicked brand new Chalet L’Aiglon situated in La Rosière resort for our Alpine home.
Set a 10 minute walk from the pistes and the centre of the village of La Rosière, Chalet L’Aiglon offers a high level of comfort with easy access to the slopes. Perched on the mountainside overlooking the beautiful Tarantaise valley and with gorgeous views and boutique standards, Chalet l’Aiglon is just perfect for indulging in some serious relaxation.
We have carefully chosen this chalet for our Yoga retreat experience as it provides the perfect space to unwind and relax away from the hubbub of the world, allowing you to take the time to truly engage with your surroundings and the stunning nature of the Alps. Our aim is to provide you with the time and space to totally relax so that you can let go of any worries and stresses and have a relaxing, restorative and fabulously fun break, whilst being totally spoilt by our dedicated chalet team in gorgeous surroundings.
What to expect at Chalet L’Aiglon
6 sumptuous bedrooms with daily housekeeping
Glass Mezzanine Yoga space with stunning views for our twice daily practice
Hot-Tub & Hamman (Steam Room) Spa area overlooking the mountains and valley
Dedicated pampering Massage Room
Gorgeous shared living spaces
Delicious luxurious toiletries
Surrounded by nature and 200 metres from two resort buses (and 10 minute walk into resort)
With daily house-keeping, sumptuous linen, gorgeous bath products and a meticulous attention to luxurious detail, your Chalet Rosière experience is guaranteed to provide high levels of comfort and pampering. We have six rooms for you to pick from during your Soulshine stay.
Cerf - Master double room, small balcony + ensuite
Le Loup - Double room + ensuite
Aigle - Twin room with balcony + ensuite
Sanglier - Twin room + ensuite
Hibou - Twin room + external private bathroom
Chamois - Twin room + shared bathroom
Travelling Solo? Never fear, the vast majority of our guests are solo travellers. We're so proud that we seem to attract just the loveliest people and have seen many a beautiful friendship flourish on retreat.
Get in touch with our Bookings Team for the detailed lowdown on each of the room options available...
DELICIOUS ALPINE CUISINE
The perfect opportunity for healthy indulgence
Working with Chalet l’Aiglon we’ve devised a menu that includes hearty vegetarian Alpine fare with a healthy twist of wholesome ingredients to balance out the temptations of the traditional French and Italian cuisine that you’ll be able to feast on during your days on the slopes!
Breakfast includes cleansing fresh juices and smoothies, a continental spread and hot options. After a hard day on the slopes we make sure you’re treated to lovely homemade healthy treats and tea to boost your energy levels. Dinner is a feast of deliciously filling, freshly prepared Vegetarian home cooking served your choice of a pre-dinner Aperitif. On one night you’ll also have the chance to try out a local restaurant in resort (not included). Our team are pretty amazing at accommodating dietary requirements so do let us know your needs and we’ll do our best!
YOUR DAILY SNOWGI SCHEDULE
7:00 - 8:00 | 60-minute Dynamic Vinyasa Flow class to warm up our bodies and minds and get us raring to go for a fantastically fun-filled day
8:15 | Delicious breakfast to stoke our energy for the day ahead on the slopes
8:45 | x1 Resort transfer for Early-Birds heading to Ski School
9:30-17:00 | Fun times on the slopes. As we are now in resort with two resort buses just 200metres from the chalet, you can come and go as you please
16:00-18:30 | Time to relax, unwind, perhaps grab a cheeky massage and enjoy some homemade cakes and tea
18:30-19:45 | 75-minute restorative Yoga session to unwind the body and mind
20:00 | Time for our wholesome and delicious Vegetarian evening dinner feast in the company of old and new friends
2020 Soulshine Luxury Snow Yoga Adventures
With just two retreats this season, places are extremely limited for 2020. Enquire now to nab your spot before bookings open to the rest of our enquiries on XXX.
Your Soulshine Teacher & Host
Soulla Demetriou - Founder of Soulshine Retreats
Soulshine Retreats was founded by Soulla Demetriou in 2013. Since discovering Yoga on a South American adventure, Soulla has been fascinated by the powerful physiological, psychological and spiritual effects a Yoga and Meditation practice can offer. It was the incredible impact that these practices had on her own life that lead her to give up a career in marketing and surrender fully to a beautiful journey of learning and self-discovery.
As someone who suffered from Anxiety and Depression for many years and has navigated the bumpy terrain of a major life overhaul, Soulla has journeyed deeply, and often through the 'shadow side' to explore, experience and discover practices that support us in our pursuit of happiness and peace.
It was through her own journey, the highs and the lows, that the desire for Soulshine Retreats and all that it encompasses was born. She is an ardent believer in cultivating a compassionate approach for taking our happiness and our destiny into our own hands in order to live life fully and joyfully and believes that we all hold the innate potential for healing. Sometimes we simply need someone to lend a supporting hand and guide us.
Soulla holds a deep desire to share the skills that she has learnt on her journey in an utterly digestible way to hopefully help others in their pursuit of peace, fulfilment, joy and happiness. She hopes to provide the skills through her work and that of her dedicated and passionate Soulshine Team to bring positive transformation into the world so that each and every one of us can embrace our full potential and find the happiness and freedom that exists within us all. Quite simply, to shine bright!
What to expect
With over 800-hours of training, Soulla offers both dynamic and flowing Yang yoga and healing and restorative Yin yoga. Her classes fuse breathwork, meditation, dancing, poetry, intention setting, music, and lots of giggles. Her slow-flow Yang flow classes bring together sequences of postures in a powerful practice, developing strength, flexibility and awareness, as well as detoxifying the system. Yin and Restorative classes focus on providing a pause in life to create a deeply healing and relaxing space.
SKI & SNOWBOARD LA ROSIERE, FRENCH ALPS
The perfect place to play in the mountains
Although our days start and end with Yoga, the daytime is all about snow. La Rosière is a charming alpine resort at an altitude of 1,850m with a wide variety of runs. It also enjoys heavy snowfall and lasting conditions but do expect lots of sunshine because with its south facing locations, La Rosière is an especially sunny resort! Our season runs through February-March and we’ve teamed up with reputable ski school ESF and a local equipment provider to make sure your snow experience is top notch.
Our chalet team provide private transfers to the slopes, which are just 10 minutes away and on-site facilities include ski hire and fitting, so it’s completely hassle-free. If you are travelling alone or not sure you can keep up then please don’t worry, the group tends to meet for lunch or hot chocolate stops throughout the day. And if you want to brush up those skills with a few lessons just let us know and we can arrange those too. Whether you are looking for gentle runs, exploring the region, off-piste adventures or heli-skiing we can help arrange it all.
Beginners: Complete beginners will soon make quick progress on the green runs by the Clarines and Lievre Blanc lifts. The wide open blue pistes just above La Rosière are then perfect for finding your feet and getting to grips with the turns, especially under the guidance of the expert local ski school. This is a fantastic beginners resort!
Intermediates: This international ski area is ideal for intermediates that wish to clock up some mileage. Ski up to the Petit Saint Bérnard Pass and the area around La Belvedere where there are some great blue and red runs. Take the Nouva and San Bernardo runs, a total of 11kms, down to the village of La Thuile for a pasta lunch in Italy before returning via the Belvedere chairlift, back to France.
Advanced: There are a total of 12 black runs in the international ski area as well as a fully patrolled off piste snowzone for experienced skiers and boarders. On the Italian side it is also possible to do heli-skiing (usually January to April) on the Ruitor glacier or the Miravidi for any skier who relishes a challenge.
NEWSFLASH: A whole new ski area opened in La Rosière in 2019 offering a massive 5 new pistes with a highest point at 2800 metres. Woohoo!
The perfect place to be utterly looked after
Our aim at Soulshine HQ is to spoil you absolutely rotten! That’s why you will have a dedicated Soulshine Team to ensure that every stage from your booking enquiry to the organisation of ski classes, purchasing of ski passes and arranging equipment is totally hassle-free. During your retreat you can expect to be utterly cared for by our specialist on-site Soulshine host, who will ensure the smoothest running of your retreat. That’s in addition to the on-site chalet team who will be keeping your Soulshine home for the week in tip-top condition and preparing a stream of delicious meals to keep bellies happy! As anyone who has experienced Soulshine knows, as a team we have one intention, and that is to wrap each and every guest up in as much love as possible. And we believe that this is why our much-loved Soulshine guests return again and again each year.
We're so proud of what our lovely Soulshiner 'Snowgis' have to say about their experience...
Frequently Asked Questions
You don’t need to travel with a friend to benefit from the room-sharing prices, as the vast majority of our guests are independent travellers and choose to share with a like-minded Soulshiner (same gender of course). We are very happy and proud to say that we attract the loveliest people and have seen many a friendship grow and flourish on our Soulshine Retreats.
Don't fancy sharing?
Never fear, please get in touch with our bookings team to discuss solo occupancy options.
Our season runs from late February through March 2019 and we’ve teamed up with a fantastic Chalet company to make sure your snow experiences are top notch. All our retreats are Sunday to Sunday and we offer a hassle-free transfer* service from Geneva airport.
IMPORTANT: Please note, in order to benefit from the included airport transfer, you will need to arrive and depart between specific times. As a guide:
ARRIVALS: Guests to land at Geneva Airport by 12pm on the Sunday. Ready to leave Geneva Airport by 12:45pm
DEPARTURES: Departure flights from 1pm from Geneva Airport on the Sunday. Arriving at Geeneva Airport by 11am / leaving resort at 7am / 7:30am (snow conditions dependant)
All levels welcome?
Beginner on the slopes or yoga mat? Never fear, you are so welcome. Our Yoga classes are enjoyed by all levels and we will always offer options to keep everything nurtured and challenged. And La Rosiere is a fantastic spot to begin your snow adventures, be it skiing or snowboarding. Don’t let being a beginner put you off as it’s the perfect opportunity to set the foundations for a practice both on the yoga mat and on the slopes – all within a fabulously fun environment.
2020 will be our 7th year running skiing and yoga holidays in France. We're super proud to be the most established snow Yoga retreat provider. Check out some photos from our many years running mountain retreats...
Photography by the amazing Mar Photography