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Our Winter 2016 Yoga Retreat Centre

Package prices from £990 per person

 

January – March 2016

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.

 

Don't miss out

Bookings Open on the 1st of October with the first twenty places getting an amazing offer of a free-ski pass worth £175. 

To book first and receive the Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure brochure, please register an interest with your email below: 


The perfect place to… let your soul shine

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 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 Chambery, Grenoble and Lyon airport or Bourg-St-Maurice train station to our Soulshine chalet
  • 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…


Your Yoga Teachers

Soulla - Founder of Soulshine Retreats

Yogini, dream-chaser, explorer, meditator, eternal student, ocean-lover and founder of Soulshine Retreats, Soulla’s goal is to inspire people to embrace their full potential and find the happiness and freedom that exists within us all - to shine bright! 

Teaching Sunday 3rd to 10th January

  • More about Soulla

    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 successful career in marketing and surrender fully to a beautiful journey of learning and self-discovery. This journey has taken her around the world on many a wild adventure, during which time she has clocked up over 800-hours in Yoga Teacher Trainings encompassing Mindfulness, Yin Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Mood Management.

    As someone who suffered from Anxiety in her twenties and went through the very bumpy terrain of a major life overhaul in her early-thirties, Soulla has journeyed deeply, and often through the 'shadow side' to explore, experience and discover practices that support us in our pursuit of happiness. 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.

    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 in 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 dynamic 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. 

    Her inspiration

    Sarah and Ty Powers of the Insight Institute, Pema Chödrön, Tara Judelle, Leila Sadeghee, Katy Appleton, Bridget Woods Kramer, Judith Lasater, Amy Weintraub of Lifeforce Yoga, Jivamukti, Claire Missingham and all things Anusara.

 

Donna McLoughlin

Lead Snow Yoga Teacher, Reiki-Soother and Holistic Life coach

Teaching all other weeks

  • More about Donna

    A true dream-chaser, Donna has taken the enormously brave step to escape the corporate world and follow her heart. Having asked the question ‘why shouldn’t I do something that I love every day’, she is now living what was once the ‘desert-island dream’ and flourishing as a Yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra expert, Reiki practitioner and Holistic Life Coach.

    Donna’s goal is to help others to learn how to re-connect to body, mind and spirit. Having experienced the reality of working in a fast paced and stressful environment for many years, Donna understands how hard it is to put your wellbeing first and make the time for yourself. She hopes to use her teaching and Holistic Health Coaching to empower people to develop the habits that support and work around their busy lifestyles – helping them to ultimately feel less exhausted, stressed and down on themselves and more in control and aware of what will nourish them and help them feel content with their lives.

    Not wasting those exceptional organisational and management skills from years working in the PR world, Donna is also our on-site Manager and Host, ensuring the smooth running of all things in our Alpine Retreat Centre to provide the best possible experience during your stay and spoil you rotten.


  • 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!



  • Our Soulshine Chalet

    The perfect place to… enjoy chalet life

    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!

    After a full-filled day on the slopes you might want to sneak in a sauna, a dip in the hot tub, enjoy your free 30-minute massage, or maybe just lounge with a book and another cuppa in front of the fire before the evening Yoga session.

    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.



  • 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...



  • Yoga and Wellness Package

    The perfect place to... breathe deep

    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.


    YOUR 30-MINUTE MASSAGE

    Included in our holistic package is a 30-minute deliciously pampering massage with options to upgrade to 60 or 90 minutes. The perfect treat for those muscles after a day on the slopes!



  • 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


  • 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 March 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 12 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 £175 per person 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.

  • How To Book

    Step One

    Please confirm your interest in booking or any questions you may have by emailing the Soulshine Team at hello@soulshineretreats.com or click 'Enquire Now' on a specific retreat on the calendar.


    Step Two

    Once you’ve (hopefully) decided to book, you will receive information on how to pay a £250 deposit and the Terms and Conditions. Once this deposit has been paid and you have returned your signed Terms & Conditions, your place will be guaranteed on the retreat (hurray!). Full payment will be required 7 weeks ahead of the retreat.


    Step Three

    Once your place has been confirmed, we will provide all the information on when and where to travel so you’ll be able to book your flight. Exciting! We’ll also send all the information to purchase ski passes, book equipment hire and organise any classes or extras that you might need (such as dietary requirements).


    Step Four

    Holiday time! Pack your ski socks and thermals, join us in the gorgeous Alps and have a brilliant Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure!


Amazing Early Bird Savings

 

First 20 Bookings - Free Ski Pass Worth £175

First 20 Soulshiners to book will receive a FREE ski pass worth £175. An insane saving! Definitely not one to miss out on. With the ski pass included, your package effectively ends up working out as £905 Twin Room / £815 Triple Room / £1445 Sole Occupancy. 

Second 20 Bookings - £100 Brochure Price Saving

We’re offering a gigantum £100 saving on the second 20 bookings. With a £100 discount, your package works out as just £980 Twin Room / £890 Triple Room / £1,520 Sole Occupancy

Third 20 Bookings - £50 Brochure Price Saving

And finally, you’ll receive a mighty £50 discount on your retreat if you’re one of the lucky third 20 bookings. With a £50 discount, your package works out as just £1,030 Twin Room / £940 Triple Room / £1,570 Sole Occupancy. 

Remaining Bookings

Full price package at £1,080 Twin Room / £990 Triple Room / £1620 Sole Occupancy. 


Dates and Prices

Our Soulshine Snow Retreat Chalet has four gorgeously cosy and rustic bedrooms. They are all ensuite with stunning views over the Tarantaise valley. 

Date Twin Room Triple Room Sole Occupancy Enquire Now
Sunday 3rd - 10th January £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 10th - 17th January £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 17th - 24th January £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 24th - 31st January £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 31st January – 7th February £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 21st – 28th February £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 28th February – 6th March £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 6th - 13th March £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 13th - 20th March £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now
Sunday 20th - 27th March £1,080 £990 £1,620 Enquire Now

Client Testimonials

We're 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)

  • Bringing a friend?

    Book together and you’ll both receive an upgrade to a 60-minute massage (woohoo!)

  • Travel?

    Our season runs from January to March 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 or from Bourg St-Maurice Train station.

    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 third 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 client photos below...


Don't miss out

Bookings Open on the 1st of October with the first twenty places getting an amazing offer of a free-ski pass worth £175. 

To book first, please register an interest with your email (message optional) below: 

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