Our History and People

I have never been anywhere where you feel so at home straight away. I will always remember this week.’

Eva, Paris

La Source started running sustainable adventure sports and yoga holidays in 2007 from an eco renovated farm in Samoens.

Within a few months, there were articles about La Source in the The Guardian and The Independent, Elle, Marie Claire, etc.. We ran trips back to back and were full every week! Guests often had powerful experiences and some came back several times in one season.

The founder, Saskia, an Outdoor Educator, Yoga Teacher and filmmaker, brought together her love of Nature – Adventure – Healthy Living and a strong sense of Community.

In 2011, the eco-lodge was sold and La Source expanded its locations and venues and continued to run life enhancing holidays.

Saskia Anley, the founder of La Source, is a mother of 2 and lives in Kent, England where her 2 children are at a Steiner/ Waldorf School. She is a filmmaker and makes films for leading progressive, holistic educational projects and schools around the world. www.schoolfilms.co.uk. Saskia has been practising yoga for over 20 years. She did her Yoga teacher training in India in 2007 and blends Hatha Vinyassa Yoga with Insight Meditation in spontaneous and intuitive classes.  In her 20′s, Saskia spent many years working for Outward Bound running personal and professional development expeditions and workshops in the USA, Costa Rica and South Africa. Saskia  is adventurous, insightful, warm and open.

Natalie Fasano, is a founding member of the La Source team. Sometimes you meet people and feel that they have a magic about them. Natalie is one of those people. She managed a Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada before becoming and student advisor at Sheridan University, Tornoto. She is a passionate and dedicated Yogi and trained in India at the Shivananda Ashram in Kerala. Natalie is young, free spirited, fun, light hearted, deep, wise and full of love!

Dan Ludevig also spent a lot of time living and working at the La Source eco-lodge. He is a professional dance teacher from New York and runs Move Leadership, a professional development dance company from Berlin. Dan is articulate, talented, intelligent, interesting, fun, and thoughtful.

Olly Scott is a warm, adventurous soul with a heart of gold. He is a pied piper amongst children and always has time to listen. Olly has lived in the Alps and speaks fluent French. He is Head of Exports at Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame and takes time out of his busy schedule to join us on any trip he can.

Marianne Grove and Winnie Elliot run our Circus Skills. They run an extremely successful and busy little circus company called Circorumbaba and have performed for Her Majesty the Queen! They bring along their Unicycles, Juggling Equipment, Diablo’s and compere the Spectacle at the end of our Half Term Ski Yoga and Circus Camp Week.

We all very much look forward to welcoming you to the La Source community!