4 Days Trekking, Mindfulness, Vitality, and SUP Yoga Retreat in France

  • Chalet Bernadine, 31 Impasse Du Charnier, France

Mindfulness Adventure Yoga Retreat France

Alpine Action Adventures and Ocean Flow Fitness have joined forces to offer you an energizing, health boosting, and a stress relieving alpine yoga retreat, where you can get away from your hectic daily life to reconnect with nature for a long weekend of land and water-based activities in the great outdoors of French Alps in France.

Highlights

  • Morning Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • Evening multi-style yoga classes
  • Mindfulness workshops and activities
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and TCM through the 5 elements
  • Stand-up paddle yoga and guided mountain treks
  • Daily healthy and nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Intimate group sizes
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is a traditional alpine lodge that can host up to 10 people. There are two twin or double rooms and a quadruple room. The chalet boasts an outdoor hot tub and a sauna surrounded by breathtaking mountain views that can be enjoyed from the veranda spaces.

Throughout this diverse weekend experience, you will have two daily yoga sessions on offer to start and finish your day. Using the five elements as the basis for the retreat’s program, you will explore earth, water, fire, air and space through a diverse range of yoga practices including: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, SUP yoga, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and Partner yoga. The five elements will also be used as a starting point to introduce you to Ayurvedic and yoga philosophy and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

You will be energized, soothed, and inspired by the retreat’s stunning alpine location, with its exciting heritage spots for yoga practices that will feed your soul and ignite your practice. Every day, you will have an exciting range of alpine activities on offer including, guided mountain treks, a walking tour of a beautiful local lake, the chance of experimenting with some stand-up paddle yoga, a river hike, local sightseeing, and some wonderful mindfulness experiences to further connect you with nature and yourself.

Typical daily schedule

Day 1, Friday

  • 11:55 Airport pickup at Geneva Airport (GVA) followed by settling in, welcome teas, and room allocation
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Treatments or extra activities, such as walk around Morzine with free time and drop off or pick up
  • 17:30 Evening yoga at the Abbey
  • 19:00 Dinner followed by optional post dinner journal writing workshops

Day 2, Saturday

  • 07:30 Breakfast smoothie or herbal tea
  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 09:45 Breakfast picnic by the lake
  • 10:30 Stand-up paddle yoga
  • 12:30 Pick up to go back to chalet
  • 13:00 Lunch at the chalet followed by option to book therapies or activities such as paragliding and free time
  • 18:00 Evening yoga
  • 19:15 Silent walk to the waterfall viewpoint

Day 3, Sunday

  • 07:30 Breakfast smoothie or herbal tea
  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast at chalet
  • 11:30 Trekking with picnic lunch followed by free time
  • 17:30 Evening yoga at the Abbey
  • 19:00 Dinner at chalet
  • 20:30 Fire pit night

Day 4, Monday

  • 07:30 Breakfast smoothie or herbal tea
  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast in Morzine
  • 10:30 Walk back to chalet along river from Morzine
  • Alpine lake for picnic
  • Mountain treks
  • Sightseeing in Morzine
  • Stand-up paddle yoga
  • Yoga in a medieval Abbey
  • Emma Wall

    Emma is a fully qualified 500hr Multi-style yoga teacher with Indian based training in Yin and Yang yoga & the 5 elements. A keen surfer, paddle boarder, and trekker, she loves nothing more than the good vibes and energy that she gets from being at one with nature. Her creative multi-dimensional approach to yoga has a strong Vinyasa flow element to it, along with a focus on balancing strength and flexibility, building anatomical awareness. She also believes that both yoga and nature can be tools to help you connect with the essence of your true self and to find an empowered and liberated you.

The lodge is based just outside of the beautiful alpine village of Morzine in the French Alps. Morzine is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest linked mountain areas in the world. All activities and classes will be held around this area.

A specially-selected and delicious home-cooked vegetarian menu by a trained nutritionist will be served daily to compliment your yoga classes and mountain activities. Daily three meals and morning superfood smoothie will be provided. All tea, coffee, wine, and beer will be complimentary when in the lodge.

Various massage therapies are available at additional cost and upon request.

  • 3 daily meals
  • 3 nights accommodation in a traditional alpine lodge
  • Airport Transfers from and o Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • All bed linen and towels
  • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Free Wi-Fi and welcome pack
  • Guided treks,SUP yoga experience, mindfulness exercises and evening activities
  • Smoothies, teas, coffees, wine, and beer
  • Transfers to all locations around the area

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Alpine Action Adventure will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the chalet; it will be a 55-kilometer journey.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Grace Chinn from Switzerland

    A magical weekend yoga retreat in the gorgeous Alps

    CONS Cons: Nothing - it was really wonderful and I can't fault anything!

    PROS Pros: I can honestly say I loved everything about this retreat!! The weekend was planned to perfection, with just the right amount of planned activities and free time, dynamic yoga and relaxing yoga, and nutritious food with the odd yummy cake, croissant or beer thrown in. The yoga was brilliant: I learned so much in each of the classes and I thought that Emma's corrections and tips were spot on. She was able to cater for different levels in the group and safely helped us to get into new postures and deepen our practise. All the different classes were great but the SUP yoga was the absolute highlight of the weekend! Cassie and Simon were fantastic hosts and the chalet was comfortable and very homey, with lovely views and a very relaxed vibe. They really made us feel at home and nothing was too much trouble. Hats off to Cassie for preparing meals that catered for gluten-free and dairy-free guests and were delicious to boot. The whole experience was just great and I've come away feeling . I'll be back!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    Organizer response: It was an absolute pleasure to host your Yoga weekend Grace. We hope we see you out here again some day. Thank you for your lovely review. Cassi, Si and Emma

    2017-Jun-08 06:00:26

Testimonials

  • Review by Peter Davis
    10 out of 10

    "Awesome, comfortable and welcoming chalet. Child friendly environment, mountain walks and climbing made for a memorable half term!"

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  • Review by Sue
    10 out of 10

    "Just had a fantastic weekend being looked after by Cassie and Simon, who were the most wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful chalet, food, hot tub, views and walks. Leanne my daughter had been there previously and said I would love it and she was right. Thanks. Will be back!"

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  • Review by Gareth Roberts
    10 out of 10

    "Just back from a brilliant weekend. Simon and Cassie are perfect hosts. Excellent food, great chalet, and a rather nice red wine...loved it! Thanks for having us!"

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  • Review by Naomi Wells
    10 out of 10

    "The hugest thank you to Simon and Cassie for making us feel so welcome. The food was amazing (I am still dreaming about the spicy wings) and nothing was too much trouble, even though we were outnumbered by kids! We had the best week and will miss you both. Ellie misses the smell of Cassie's cooking!"

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  • Review by Jo Gosden
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing hosts, can't do enough for you to make it a great holiday. Food and accommodation are just perfect. The kids had a wonderful time, in my daughter's words... "Absolutely loved it" ! We will definitely be back!"

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  • Review by Sarah O'Flaherty
    10 out of 10

    "A place where dreams are made. Five-star luxury accommodation, food, the craic was mighty, Simon and Cassie are legends; two wonderful people running this amazing experience Since leaving just under two years ago to celebrate my 21st birthday, it's all I've ever thought about since. I cannot wait to go back. Wait for me!"

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  • Review by Jimmy from Portsmouth, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Returned again. Such a relaxed and beautiful place in perfect settings. From fresh breakfasts through to cracking evening meals. Relax in the outdoor hot tub or grab a book and relax by the log burner. Pretty sure if you visit you'll return too!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Portsmouth, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Back now for a third time round first time for a winter ski holiday break. Can't fault anything! Superb all round! Perfect hosts! Delicious three-course meals and great breakfast. Can't wait to come back. Definitely home away from home! Thanks Simon and Cassie!"

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  • Review by Sue Roberts from Portsmouth, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful chalet and location. Superb service, cleanliness, and lovely en-suite rooms. Very friendly champagne welcome. Gorgeous food. Simon and Cassie go out of their way to ensure that everyone is catered for in the most comfortable setting. The sauna, hot tub, and stunning views are just the icing on the cake."

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  • Review by Trevor Silvester
    10 out of 10

    "Over the last 30 years, I've spent many weeks skiing in resorts across the Alps, however last July was my first time in the Alps during the summer. My son, his girlfriend, and I stayed with Cass and Simon, the owners of Alpine Action Adventures based in their lovely chalet in Morzine, we could not have been happier with the two weeks we spent there. Our host could not have been more accommodating, the chalet was lovely and well situated, and there was so much to do including climbing, hiking, paragliding, whitewater rafting, and more. I look forward to returning to Alpine Action Adventures as soon as possible to ski the wonderful Ports du Soleil area. Winter or summer, I would recommend anyone to try Cass and Simon's hospitality."

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  • Review by René from Haguenau, France
    10 out of 10

    "Très bon accueil. Chalet très bien situé, très confortable et propre. Chambres claires et spacieuses. Cassie et Simon étaient aux petits soins pour nous. Les repas étaient excellents. Malgré la barrière de la langue Cassie et Simon se donnent la peine de parler français. Nous recommandons le chalet Bernadine et nous y reviendrons."

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  • Review by Prisca from Morzine
    10 out of 10

    "Mes parents sont restés une semaine pendant l'intersaison et n'ont pas été déçus. Nous avons dîné deux soirs chez Cassie et Si. Nous avons été enchantés par l'accueil des hôtes, par leur gentillesse et par la cuisine proposée par Cassie. Le chalet est magnifique, et on s'y sent rapidement comme chez soit. Bravo à tous les deux, au plaisir de vous revoir !"

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  • Review by Paul et Martine
    10 out of 10

    "Nous avons séjourné 5 jours chez Alpin Action Adventures, accueil chaleureux, on se sentait comme à la maison. Un grand merci à Cassie pour sa cuisine qui était tout simplement délicieuse. Chalet propre, douillet, calme et reposant. A conseiller sans hésiter, malgré un peu de difficulté pour la langue mais Cassie et Simon ont fait des grands efforts pour nous parler en français, donc aucun problème pour la clientèle française, les propriétaires sont fantastiques, à conseiller vivement et nous on reviendra sans hésiter!"

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Saint Jean D'Aulps, France

Alpine Action Adventures offers fun activities and retreats specializing in winter and summer alpine at Chalet Bernadine, in St. Jean D'Aulps, Morzine, France.

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4 days / 3 nights

Departure:
Monday July 31, 2017
(4 days / 3 nights)

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