Bluerise Retreats are really excited about this retreat which promises to be a great combination of excellent yoga, incredible mountain hikes (take it from them, the views from Chamonix’s hiking trails will blow you away) and plenty of relaxation time with on-site massages and a full day at a fantastic spa just over the border in Italy. On this retreat you will enjoy deep flowing morning yoga sessions that interlace body and breath, as well as develop your understanding of movement patterns and personal play. In the evenings indulge in a restorative class, allowing you to unwind and move into connecting deeper with breath, which will include mindfulness and yoga Nidra.
The beautiful Chamonix chalet is situated high above on the valley floor, with stunning views of the magnificent Mont Blanc mountain range. The chalet has seven bedrooms, all designed and equipped to a very high standard. All bedrooms can be shared twins or doubles with a super king size bed and all have an en-suite bathroom, LCD TV, and DVD player. The rooms also have a south facing balcony where several of the rooms have a swing chair and sun lounger.
The chalet has its own spa with a steam and sauna room, treatment room for the on-site massages, huge living area with double height picture windows, and the ideal yoga deck, complete with Jacuzzi and pool. The chalet is surrounded by breath-taking scenery.
During your retreat, there will be an excellent full-time chef, chalet host, and driver providing catering, cleaning, driving, and 24-hour assistance.
During the meet and greet, Bluerise Retreats will go over the schedule and weather report for the week so the schedule can be adjusted a little bit if necessary (hiking on sunny or slightly overcast days). Bluerise Retreats will fit the massages around the schedule.
The wonderful and encouraging instructor for this retreat, Holly Warren, expertly deconstructs each student’s existing yoga knowledge and rebuilds them again - layer by layer - with new levels of sophistication and understanding that propel their practice forward. Holly’s teaching focuses on awareness and sensation of breath. As well as developing healthy body mechanics, alignment, postural strength and vitality through movement and mindfulness.
Holly is a creative facilitator with twelve years' teaching experience. Having had the pleasure of learning with Yoga Master Sri OP Tiwari, Director of Kaivalyadhama, Paul Dallaghan and Adyashanti she recently undertook the Mindfulness Meditation facilitation program with Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist Michael Stone. Her passion rests with keeping it simple and the investigation of the basics in her own practice.
This retreat will take place in Mont Blanc, France. Few sights on earth compare to the awesome spectacle of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, the highest peak in Europe. The scenery surrounding the luxury chalet in the Chamonix valley is stunning. Just looking at it stills the mind.
The quality of the food on this retreat is very important to Bluerise Retreats. You will enjoy healthy and nutritional meals that are carefully chosen by the chef to complement the retreat perfectly. The food will be absolutely delicious and mostly vegetarian or vegan but you can opt for fish or meat when booking your retreat. Organic and local produce is used where possible.
Please contact Bluerise Retreats to include your dietary requirements.
Chamonix is a paradise for extreme sports such as skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, trail running, walking, cycling, mountain biking, paragliding, wingsuit flying, and more. But, many people come here just to admire the spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers, wander around the shop-lined streets, and enjoy the warmth of a nice coffee shop or restaurant.
In this retreat, you will have enough free time to explore Chamonix and experience all the cool stuff it has to offer. The main attraction being Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe at 4,810 meters. The views of the Mont Blanc massif are spectacular from the valley floor.
Bluerise Retreats recommends viewing it from the highest cable car in Europe, the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters). Here, you will find ‘Step into the Void’, one of Chamonix’s most recently added attractions. It is a glass-sided box with a view of Mont Blanc to your left and a 1,000 meters drop beneath your feet.
Another popular place to visit is the impressive Mer de Glace glacier (sea of ice), which is accessed by the Montenvers funicular train. From the top, you can descend to the ice caves via cable car and a series of walkways and steps.
One free full body massage and a full day at a wonderful spa just over the border in Italy are included in the price. You will also have free use of the hot tub, pool, steam room and sauna at your chalet.
Please book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Bluerise Retreats will pick you up from the airport.
Geneva Airport (GVA) is the closest airport to Chamonix. Once your flight is booked, forward the details to Bluerise Retreats and they will book your transfer for you. It only takes one hour and a quarter to arrive at your accommodation by transfer from the airport.
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