Dates: Friday 18th-25th July, 2014
‘What you are doing here is very special. I leave revitalized and refreshed!’ Lorna, USA
Cost: £1145 if you are happy to share a room or £1295 for your own room.
The Trip Includes:
- 7 x nights at 5* Eco Lodge in Samoens, The Alps
- 5 x delicious healthy organic dinners w/ wine at the Lodge
- 6 x hearty organic breakfasts at the Lodge
- 4 x picnics on climbing/ hiking days
- 6 x 1 hour hatha vinyassa Yoga Classes
- 3.5 days facilitated rock climbing days incl. equipment
- 2 days hike and an overnight at a mountain refuge with a hearty dinner and breakfast included
- Free Geneva Airport transfer and local shuttles
This yoga and rock climbing holiday is a totally unique holiday that combines wonderful scenery, delicious organic food, yoga, stunning hiking, rock climbing and a night in the high mountains. It is based at the ‘Best Eco-Lodge in the Alps‘ The Guardian, a stunning chalet overlooking the Vallee Vert in Samoens, the The French Alps. Samoens is a hidden gem of an Alpine village an hour from Geneva. It is a mountain paradise set amongst stunning scenery.
La Source holidays have a powerful effect on people. Surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, a Yoga & Rock Climbing Holiday challenges you and raises consciousness on many levels and is a way to deeply re-Source. The yoga practice artfully enables you to realign with your highest potential. The Rock-Climbing will stretch you physically and mentally, the awe-inspiring alpine environment brings you peace. The healthy organic food nourishes you and by the end of the week you are ready for anything – physically, mentally and emotionally!
The Yoga and Rock Climbing:
Who is it for? For people who like yoga, rock climbing and the outdoors. To get the most out of the week, we recommend that you have some experience of yoga and climbing. This week is run in parallel with a Yoga-Hiking week. We only take on 4 climbers so that there is a low ratio of climbers to instructor so that you can really progress during the week. We need a minimum of 4 climbers in order to run the trip. We try to bring people who are a similar climbing level together. This week is very communal as we practice yoga with a larger group and join the Yoga-Hikers on the stunning hike up to the mountain refuge.
Saskia, your host and yoga teacher has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She is a spontaneous and insightful teacher. Her yoga style is drawn from Hatha Vinyassa although she brings Insight Meditation into the practice. She likes to practice in the majesty of nature, so often we walk to a nearby alpine meadow for our morning practice.
We welcome many solo guests on this week and some couples and friends. Our guests are always lovely and interesting people from all over the world!
Our accommodation is a beautiful Eco-Lodge above Samoens village. It is very spacious and has a wonderful open plan communal living area. Most of the bedrooms are en suite. The Eco Lodge has featured in many design magazines.
The food and communal meals are one of the highlights of this trip. Our chef, Jess takes great care to cater to everyone’s tastes and dietary requirements. Whether vegetarian, or dairy free, the food you will be served is fresh, healthy and delicious. Jess sources local and organic products where possible. Breakfast is served every morning after yoga between 9am and 10am and dinner at 7pm
Getting here, Location and Local Transport:
We offer a free transfer to and from Geneva Airport at 4.30pm on the arrival day and 10am on departure day (book flights home after 11.30am) and provide local shuttles. The Eco Lodge is about a 30 minute walk from the village centre so if you prefer a lot of independence you can hire a car for around €150 a week.
Saskia Anley is hosting this trip. She set up La Source (and designed the La Source Eco-Lodge) in 2007 when living in the Alps and ran a full time yoga and adventure sports lodge for 4 years. She currently lives back in the UK with her partner and 2 children and comes over to the Alps to run her favourite trips! She is a qualified Yoga Teacher and spent 5 years as an Outward Bound Instructor in America, Costa Rica and South Africa.
The climbing instructor will soon be selected from a pool of talented and experienced fully qualified climbing guides. Watch this space!
Other Options This Week:
The Yoga Hiking Holiday is also available the same week and shares the same accommodation, meals and refuge trip.