SKIING AND YOGA RETREATS In The french alps

Snow Yoga Adventures From Soulshine Retreats

 

January to April 2017 - La Rosiere, France

Invigorate your mind, body and soul with an unforgettable week of skiing, snowboarding, Yoga, meditation, breathtaking scenery, log fires, hot-tubs, massages, saunas, delicious meals, hot chocolates, homemade cakes, new friends and snow, snow, snow on a Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure.


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The perfect place to… let your soul shine

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. No less thrilling are skiing and snowboarding: whether you are a beginner or an expert, there are few better ways to feel truly alive than by breathing in the fresh air as you make your way down a mountain beneath crisp blue skies.

A Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure offers a unique chance to practice Yoga and meditation against a backdrop of life-inspiring, adrenalin-pumping mountain sports.  Expect fun-filled days on the slopes, Yoga and meditation to soothe the muscles and mind, delicious cuisine, hot tubs, saunas, gorgeous views, log fires and laughter with new friends and like-minded souls.


This retreat has completely fulfilled my hopes and dreams of a yoga & skiing holiday. Thank you so much Soulshine Team – I will most definitely be back
— Cathy
I’ve been converted to a SNOWGI!! I love the combination of Flow Yoga, skiing and Yin Yoga. The retreat has deepened my Yoga practice and my skiing has also improved as a result of the yogic preparation. My heartfelt gratitude and appreciation goes out to the Soulshine Team for making this such a magical week.
— Mark

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 in the rural tranquillity of a traditional chalet surrounded by woodland, perched on the cliff overlooking the beautiful Tarantaise valley and with 180 degrees of panoramic views
  • 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 in front of a log fire to unwind and stretch out the body, avoiding any aches and pains and staying supple and strong on the slopes as well as deeply relaxed
  • 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
  • 6 mornings of delicious continental breakfast with a healthy twist
  • 6 nights of gourmet 3-4 course meals with selected wines (and a free night to explore the village)
  • Homemade cakes with tea every afternoon
  • A private sauna and hot-tub
  • Complimentary transfer from Geneva Airport to our Soulshine chalet
  • Conciege organisation of ski passes, on-site ski/snowboarding equipment hire and classes
  • All Yoga equipment
  • Daily and evening shuttle service to and from the resort
  • Gorgeously small groups of under 10 students for maximum attention both on and off the Yoga mat
  • An onsite Soulshine Team to look after your every need in addition to our on-site Green Rides chalet experts. You’ll feel totally pampered and looked after!

 

 

Check out this Soulshine film to get a sneaky-peak of the Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure…

 

The perfect place to... breathe deep

Yoga and Wellness Experience

 

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 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 Yoga in front of the log fire. 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 also incorporates deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra guided meditations for a truly wonderful combination.

 

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.

 

The perfect place to… enjoy chalet life

 

Our Soulshine Chalet

We want to pamper and care for you so we’ve handpicked the beautiful and traditional Chalet Montperron, set in rural tranquility, surrounded by woodland, perched on the cliff overlooking the beautiful Tarantaise valley and with 180 degrees of panoramic views. Over 150 years old, the chalet is full of character and charm yet incorporating modern luxuries to ensure the most comfortable and relaxing of stays.

Our chalet is full of original features, with an open fireplace, classic Baroque stone, exposed beams and views from most of the rooms revealing the stunning vista of Bourg St Maurice. There is even a sauna to ensure maximum unwinding and relaxation after a day on the slopes and your yoga mat!

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 both a relaxing, restorative and fabulously fun break, whilst being totally spoilt by our dedicated chalet team.

 

Daily Schedule 

The following is a guide to our schedule during the 7-night retreat:

  • 7:15 - 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 - First run to the ski lift for the early birds keen to get on the mountain
  • 9:30 - Second run to the ski lift for those running on a slightly more relaxed pace!
  • 9:30-17:00 - Fun times on the slopes
  • 17:00 - Collection from the ski lift to return to the chalet (earlier collections can also be arranged)
  • 17:00-18:30 - Time to relax, unwind, perhaps grab a cheeky massage or sauna 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 evening dinner feast in the company of old and new friends
 

  • Retreat Lowdown

    The perfect place to… treat yourself

    We’d love you to join us no matter your level of Yoga, skiing or snowboarding. Our retreats are small, under ten guests, so we have plenty of time to give you oodles of personal attention and provide a bespoke experience to suit your personal needs.

    We pride ourselves on creating enormously friendly and social experiences and we’re very happy and proud to say that we really seem to attract some of the loveliest people. Many of our guests choose to travel independently and we’re so proud of all the friendships that we have seen flourish on retreat.

    The Soulshine Team create the time and space so you can let go of any worries and stress and have a wonderfully restorative, relaxing and fun break from your everyday life. The entire Soulshine team shares one simple intention – to spoil you rotten!



  • Culinary Delights

    The perfect place to... eat well

    We’ve devised a menu that includes hearty Alpine fare with a healthy twist of superfoods and wholesome ingredients to balance out the temptations of the traditional French and Italian cuisine (that you’ll be able to feast on during your day on the slopes!).

    Each day you will be served a cleansing fresh juice and continental breakfast with delicious hot options to stoke your energy for a day on the slopes. On your return from a hard day having a fantastic time on the mountain, home baked afternoon cake and tea will await you. And following our deliciously restorative and relaxing evening Yoga session (and perhaps after a cheeky visit to the sauna and hot-tub or a massage!), a hearty three-course dinner will be served, complete with selected local wines.

    You will enjoy one night in the week free from dinner in the chalet, providing the perfect opportunity to venture into the nearby town of La Rosière and experience more delicious fare at our favourite local restaurant.

    Our team are pretty amazing at accommodating dietary requirements so do let us know your needs and we’ll do our best!


  • Your Soulshine Team

    The perfect place to be… utterly pampered!

    Our aim at Soulshine HQ is to spoil you absolutely rotten! That’s why you will have a dedicated Bookings Officer ensuring every stage from booking enquiry to travel is hassle free. During your retreat you can expect to be utterly cared for by our specialist Soulshine host, who will live on site and ensure the smoothest running of your retreat. That’s in addition to the on-site chalet team who will be keeping your home for the week in tip-top condition and preparing a stream of delicious meals to keep bellies happy!


    Soulshine Wellness Team

    Having been on a long journey of healing, learning and transformation herself, Soulla - the founder of Soulshine Retreats, has a keen eye for exceptional healing talent. We’ve brought together a Soulshine Wellness Team comprised of passionate, highly qualified, incredibly authentic and caring Wellness Experts – all sharing the intention of providing the most nurturing, healing and transformative bespoke Soulshine Retreat experience to each and every guest.

    Our on-site Wellness Team is comprised of Yoga & Meditation Teachers and incredible body-workers – who will be taking you on a journey to soothe body, mind and spirit during your time in the mountains.

    Read Yoga & Wellness Package to find out more about what you can expect during your time...



  • About La Rosiere

    The perfect place to… stretch those muscles

    Although our day starts and ends with Yoga, the daytime is all about snow. La Rosière is a charming alpine resort at an altitude of 1850m 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!

    Your six-day ski pass also gives you access to La Thuile in Italy. We love popping over there for a delicious Italian lunch. Whether you are looking for gentle runs, exploring the region, off-piste adventures or heli-skiing we can help arrange it all.

    If you are travelling alone or not sure you can keep up then please don’t worry, we tend 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.



  • All About The Ski Area

    The perfect place to… enjoy Alpine living

    Our season runs from January to April and we’ve teamed up with Green Rides to make sure your snow experiences are top notch. Our chalet team provide private transfers to the slopes, which are just 12 minutes away and on-site facilities include ski hire and fitting, so it’s completely hassle free.

    Be it that you are a complete and utter beginner or veteran to the slopes, you should find the run to suit your needs on this retreat. The ski area around Chalet Montperron has a wide range of runs, catering to all levels. We are a mere 15 minute run to the closest lift and our chalet team will provide a private transfer service to ensure the greatest ease in accessing the slopes (and getting home in time for your afternoon cake and tea!).

    Our chalet is based in the only resort in the Savoyard to offer an international ski area of over 150m pisted runs - you can even ski or snowboard your way over to La Thuile in Italy to continue your mountain adventures. Whatever you are looking for, from relaxed and gentle runs, to off-piste adventures or even heli-skiing, your needs can be met. There really is something for everyone. And don’t worry about being left out. On these retreats it is natural that there will be a comfortable divide in the group between levels and we will ensure that we arrange times to come back together for example to meet for lunch. For more information about the ski area, please visit www.skilarosiere1850.com.


    The following guide demonstrates the full range of runs available, no matter what your level:

    • 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.
    • 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 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 also possible to do heli-skiing (usually January to April) on the Ruitor glacier or the Miravidi for any skier who relishes a challenge.
  • Ski Passes, Equipment and Classes

    Ski Passes

    We will organise the purchase of a ski pass before your Soulshine break. The cost is to be confirmed for the 2017 season and includes Carte Neige (mountain rescue) insurance. This ski pass allows you to ski the whole area of La Rosière aswell as the ski area of La Thuile in Italy.

    If you are a very experienced skier, you might want to explore the whole region and journey a little further afield to explore all the areas available such as St Foy (20 minutes by car), Les Arcs (20 minutes to the chairlift to take you to the area), Val D’Isere or Tignes (30 minutes by car). The options really are endless!

    If you are interested in exploring a wider range of slopes, we are happy to help you arrange the appropriate pass to upgrade from your included ski pass.


    Ski Hire

    If you don’t have your own equipment then we will happily organise ski hire in advance of the holiday. There will be a session to fit the equipment when you arrive at the chalet, so you’ll be all ready to get on the slopes ASAP on the Monday!

    If you have your own equipment then you’re also very welcome to store it in our warm and secure boot storage at the chalet. Just don’t forget to add ‘Sports Equipment’ on to any travel bookings!

    Guide Price: Ski hire costs range from around £95-150 per person (dependent on your level of experience and requirements).


    Ski or Boarding Lessons

    We recommend using the ski/boarding school ‘Ecole du Ski Francais’ in La Rosière for your coaching requirements. Our chalet team can help us to pre-organise everything from beginners to improvers to off-piste lessons – both on a group and individual basis. You can check their website at http://www.ski-school-larosiere.co.uk/ for further information and to work out your requirements for your time in France.

    Guide Price: you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £150 for a week of group classes.


Dates, Availability and Bookings

General bookings are now open with all early-bird offers now sold out and certain weeks sold out, or almost full. 

 

Please make an enquiry with our team below for full details and availability. 

We're on hand for any questions you may have... 

Dates Make An Enquiry
Sunday 26th February to 5th of March
SOLD OUT
Sunday 5th to 12th of March
SOLD OUT
Sunday 12th to 19th of March
One Place Remaining
Sunday 19th to 26th of March
One place remaining
Sunday 26th March to 2nd of April
One male yogi place remaining

Prices February & March Retreats

Twin Room Shared: €1,540 (Approx. £1,340)

Triple Room Shared: €1,390 (Approx. £1,190)

We also have a limited availably of solo rooms, please enquire for details. 

 

Prices Last Two Weeks March

Twin Room Shared: €1,390 (Approx. £1,190)

Triple Room Shared: €1,240 (Approx. £1,080)

We also have a limited availably of solo rooms, please enquire for details. 

 

Bookings

If you would like to make a booking straight away, please click here to go to our online bookings page and secure your spot with a €290 deposit. 

 

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Client Testimonials

We're so proud of what our clients have to say... 

After feeling a little apprehensive about my first solo holiday, the holiday exceeded all my expectations. I made new friends and had so much fun. The Soulshine Team made me feel safe and secure at all times and I had a wonderful feeling of being totally nurtured! I look forward to my next trip
— Sue, Snow Yogi
I needed to escape London life and I couldn’t have come to a more welcoming and fulfilling place to do so. Soulla is truly an inspirational teacher, who creates a relaxing, warm and inviting environment to practice yoga and be yourself. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and I cannot wait for the next one!
— Emily, Property Consultant, Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure guest

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Room sharing?

    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, you can pay an additional 50% charge for sole occupancy (limited availability)

  • Travel?

    Our season runs from January to April and we’ve teamed up with Green Rides to make sure your snow experiences are top notch. All our retreats are Sunday to Sunday and we offer a hassle-free transfers* 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. We will provide all the necessary information on enquiry and booking and will be on hand to assist with any logistic queries before you book your flight.

  • All levels welcome?

    Beginner on the slopes or yoga mat? Never fear, you are so welcome. Our Yoga classes are welcome to all levels so 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.


Client Photos

This is our fouth year running skiing and yoga holidays in France, therefore we're proud to be the only established and first snow yoga season centre. See our photos gallery below...

Latest photos by the amazing Mar Photography.


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