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4 Days Women's Intensive Coaching and Yoga Retreat France

  • Villa Rose Samoëns, 74 Place des Sept Monts, Samoëns 74340, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Overview

Individual Coaching and Yoga Retreat in France

This is an opportunity for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life and enjoy some pampering and well-deserved ‘me-time’. You will be staying in luxurious boutique accommodation located in a stunningly beautiful and healthy environment. Here, you will have the full attention of your own personal coach, yoga teacher, and massage therapist who will do their very best to ensure that you leave feeling revitalized, energized, and inspired.

Highlights

  • Private coaching sessions
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 3 breakfasts and evening meals with wine
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 1 full body massage
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in king or queen size bed room at Villa Rose, in the heart of the authentic Savoyard village of Samoëns. Set in a charming private garden in the heart of picture-perfect Samoëns, it is a boutique hotel and luxury catered villa in the contemporary Belle-Époque style. Re-imagining the traditional idea of a mountain break with bold modernity, the villa has been designed with every comfort in mind. Elegant yet intimate, the convivial atmosphere is enhanced by an impeccably personal service.

This light-filled 1900s period property is recently renovated and beautifully restored. The grand, four-storey villa offers five large, individually designed en-suite bedrooms (four king or queen bedrooms, and one suite with a king bedroom and twin room), and comfortably welcoming up to 12 guests.

The finest Italian linens and towels as well as Frette bathrobes, handpicked toiletries, and plush slippers are only a few of the many amenities that you will find in this stylish accommodation. Guests can benefit from high end services in a cozy and contemporary atmosphere. The highly personable, extremely flexible, and well-informed hostess and chef are on hand to offer an individually tailored approach to every aspect of your stay.

Villa Rose is open most of the year, giving you the opportunity to enjoy each season with the different activities that this stunning valley with seven mountains can offer you. A variety of activities for all tastes are available during each season.

Facilities

  • Salon
  • Sunroom
  • Dining room
  • Ski room
  • Garden
  • Parking lot

The participants on this individual VIP retreat generally arrive looking to address certain issues in their life, from work life balance to relationship and career issues. There is a desire to feel more aligned with who they really are and the way they really want to live their life.

This retreat aims to provide you with the support, understanding, and empathy to help you feel seen and heard. Together you will look at areas which might not be working or you would like them to. There will also be an emphasis on celebrating what is working (something you rarely stop to do) and learning to be kinder and more accepting of yourself as an individual, which is key to help you transform the current situations that are not working.

Before you book this retreat, Inspired For Life recommends that you speak to Michele via Skype so that you can discuss your requirements and your situation in full. This will help you get a better sense of whether this retreat break is for you.

Inspired For Life also recommends that you need an open and curious mind, and a desire to want to learn more about yourself. It is found that every individual leaves feeling inspired and excited, with a greater sense of strength, confidence, and self acceptance, as well as a clearer idea about their next steps in living a life that feels true to who they really are.

Benefits

  • Get clear on what you really want and how to make it happen
  • Understand what patterns of thought and behavior have been getting in your way so far
  • Connect with your resourceful, strong, and confident selves that will help you take the necessary steps to create what you want in your life
  • Be able to enjoy the feelings that life is supporting you and that you don’t have to hustle to get what you want
  • Feel relaxed, recharged, and pampered
  • Be able to access greater feelings of balance, happiness, and aliveness
  • Learn stress management tools alongside crucial tips and strategies to help you move forward positively and successfully

Program

Private coaching sessions

Each day you will have two private coaching sessions with Michele (1 x 90 minutes and 3 x 60 minutes). The sessions will give you the opportunity to take stock of where you are right now in your life and to celebrate what is working as well as explore areas of your life you would like to change or improve.

Michele will help you to get to the bottom of what has been holding you back from creating or attracting what you really want, whether it's a more fulfilling career, a new relationship, or an improved one. She will also help you reconnect with the resourceful, confident, and positive parts of you, the parts that know that life is too short to settle and that will help you stay committed and strong on your path to follow.

To help you keep on track with any change you would like to make once you return home, you will have access to 2 follow-up Skype coaching calls with Michele (60 minutes).

Yoga and meditation

You will enjoy two morning yoga sessions to replenish and revitalize. Your sessions will be led by Yoga Alliance certified teacher, Julia Barnes (co-founder of O Yoga). Julia will adapt your sessions according to your fitness level and capability. She can make it as dynamic and invigorating as you wish, or on the other hand, you may like to enjoy something slower and more restorative.

  • Michele Willmott

    Michele Willmott is the life and relationship coach and therapist for VIP yoga and personal development retreat. Michele has lived in Samoens for 8 years and is a Co-active Professional Coach (CPCC), and fully certified through the ICF (International Coach Federation). She is also an Imago Relationship Facilitator and specializes in working with professional women who want to enhance their working life or their relationship.

  • Julia Barnes

    Julia is co-founder of the studio O Yoga in Lyon, and teaches vinyasa and prenatal yoga in Lyon and Haute-Savoie. Living in the Alps, Julia is passionate about movement, whether it’s yoga or roaming around exploring her mountain home. Julia’s approach is playful yet thoughtful, combining a creative flow with a focus on alignment and mindfulness that invites you to find space, freedom, and joy for yourselves.

This retreat will take place in Samoëns, which is located in the Giffre Valley in the French Alps. The French Alps are a beautiful and inspiring location for a weekend getaway. The fresh clean alpine air, peace, and quiet are a wonderful recipe if you would like to feel refreshed and relaxed. You may choose to completely relax, get stuck into a good book, and take a nap, or if you are feeling more energetic you may like to go on a walk along one of many of the great trails.

Nearby places

  • Geneva - 1 hour
  • Chambery - 1 hour and 15 minutes

During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfasts, evening meals, and wine.

  • A visit to The Jaysinia Botanical Garden
  • Additional yoga sessions
  • Canyoning
  • Caving and potholing
  • Climbing and mountaineering
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback trekking
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Hydrospeed and water sports
  • Lift passing
  • Mountain biking
  • Paragliding and parapenting
  • Skiing
  • White water rafting

You will enjoy 1 full body massage during your stay.

  • 1 90-minute morning coaching session and 3 60-minute afternoon coaching sessions with Michele
  • 1 full body massage
  • 2 follow up 60-minute sessions via Skype after your stay
  • 2 yoga and meditation sessions
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts, evening meals, and wine
  • Transfers from and to Cointrin Geneva International Airport (GVA)

Driving directions from Mont Blanc tunnel

  • Take Exit 18, Cluses / Scionzier, and follow the D907 “Route des grandes Alpes”.
  • Villa Rose is a 15 to 20-minute drive from the autoroute.

Driving directions from Verchaix

  • Turn left before Morillon, sign posted Verchaix / Samoëns.
  • At the roundabout in Verchaix, follow the signs for Samoëns.
  • Follow this road straight into Samoëns, you will find Villa Rose just after the hotel Gai Soleil on your left, before the pedestrian zone.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Cointrin Geneva International Airport (GVA). Inspired For Life will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by train

Cluses is 15 minutes from Samoëns and is the nearest SNCF / train station with direct trains from Lyon, Paris, Lille, and Brussels. The Eurostar connects the TGV (France's intercity high-speed rail service) in Paris and Lille.

GPS

  • N 46.084300
  • E 6.722800
For information about the booking conditions, please send Inspired For Life an inquiry.
  • Review by Suzanne from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "It is a real mind, body, heart experience. There is something on the retreat to nurture all the aspects of the whole person. Beauty, nourishment, time, and touch. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Suzanne from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "A fantastic retreat in beautiful surroundings, with pampering, relaxation, self-exploration, a charismatic group and lasting revitalization. Michele is warm-hearted and easy to open up with. She is encouraging and accepts you for who you are!"

    Inspired for Life, edited

  • Review by Alison from London, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Michelle is extremely open and warm and therefore created a comfortable, trusting and safe environment for everyone. She is also a very generous host making sure all our needs were catered for. I thoroughly enjoyed the yoga sessions with Tess and Michelle (there was no pressure to attend them all) and am delighted to have learnt the 'Dragon Dance'. The morning and evening sessions were very different which provided a welcome contrast.I found the group and 1:1 coaching sessions very informal and insightful. I did some great thinking during the week and came out feeling much stronger and clearer about my next steps and overall happier and more accepting of myself. There were some magical moments during the week that made me cry with laughter - I hadn't done that in a while.I must also mention the accommodation which was perfect and the food was plentiful and delicious! I'll always have a special place in my heart for Tess, Michelle, and all the wonderful ladies who shared this experience with me. If you're reading this feeling a bit sad, down or lost, my advice would be; take a leap of faith and embrace this experience."

    BookYogaRetreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Lucie from Cardiff, UK
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga, group/individual coaching, scenery, trips, food, and accommodation were amazing. But more importantly, Michele, Tess, Caroline, and Kate and all the wonderful members of the group were brilliant. I would recommend it to anyone Inspirational! Thanks Michele."

    Inspired for Life website, edited

  • Review by Sophie from Geneva, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Michele has fun yet effective coaching practices, which allow everyone to participate without feeling exposed or threatened."

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  • Review by Simone from Lausanne, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "It was wonderful to have the time and space to deal with some difficult topics, whilst also spending some time on gratitude and appreciation. This weekend made me feel much better about myself and gave me guidance and answers about where to go from here. Michele is a very warm, welcoming person and a wonderful coach. I can recommend her and her retreats to all women needing a break and some re-focus or guidance."

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  • Review by Glenna from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for leading a wonderful weekend. I've enjoyed myself so much. When you coach you are incredibly present and engaged. It is clear you are listening carefully and really making an effort to provide responsive and thoughtful feedback. This weekend has helped me further imagine and move toward the life I want and my own potential."

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  • Review by Jill from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "I'd really like to hold on to the energy I got from last week, not to mention, the sleeping better and generally feeling a lot less creaky and stiff. It was the perfect start for me in every way so many thanks to you and Michele for getting me on this new journey."

    June 2015. Inspired For Life, edited

  • Review by Moira from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "Michele and Annick have combined forces to create a nurturing, positive environment where everyone irrespective of level of fitness or knowledge of yoga can have an amazing week amongst new friends."

    June 2015. Inspired For Life, edited

  • Review by Jill from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "I think yoga and walking in the Alps is a fabulous combination of activity with just the right balance of both. Although I am a yoga beginner, Annick is a wonderful teacher, the classes were relaxing, sometimes challenging, but always really enjoyable. I feel genuinly energised by the week and the time I spent with Annick, Michele and my fellow yogi's."

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  • Review by Caroline from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I would highly recommend this holiday to a regular yogi or a person who has never tried yoga before. Annick is a great teacher and gets involved with the group. She is warm and friendly and very easy to get along with. Michele is lovely, so easy to talk to and have a laugh with. The rest of my group were a lovely bunch of people. I'm sorry to be leaving."

    June 2015. Inspired For Life, edited

  • Review by Kelly from USA
    10 out of 10

    "What made this yoga retreat so special is how much care both Annick and Michele showed to everyone. The connections and how personable they are, showed that they were truly interested in taking care of us and knowing us. The location is breathtaking, the yoga designed around the group's needs and interests and the hiking was challenging, yet accomplished. I am so happy i decided to come on this yoga holiday."

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  • Review by Petra from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "I had a very pleasant yoga holiday, from the moment Matt picked us all up at the airport. After one hour drive, we were welcomed by charming Michele who showed us our flats with ensuite bedrooms for each. The flat has a well equipped kitchen where we made ourselves tea or coffee (for free). My flat mate really enjoyed the icecrushing machine. We did not have to cook for ourselves. We had gorgeous 2 course dinners and lunches and packed lunches on the hikes which took us to some amazing scenery in the Alps.Yoga sessions in the morning and before dinner were excellent, adaptations to the asana's were shown or explained, so nobody felt excluded. We all made progress in our yogapractice. It was a trip to never forget. Thanks Annick and Michel for this inspired, well-organised trip."

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  • Review by Louise from Redditch, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I found the few days I spent at the Retreat the perfect me time. Although I had come out of a long term relationship 16 months ago, this was the first opportunity I had to actually stop and assess what I wanted from life, without any outside distractions. I came away feeling refreshed and ready to deal with things in a more positive manner, oh and the food was amazing!"

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  • 10 out of 10

    "Michele is one of the best yoga instructors I have ever met! I had done barely any yoga before I went to this retreat. My body is not very flexible and I have not had any luck finding a good yoga instructor in London even though I have shopped around.Michele was incredibly helpful and encouraged me to work at my pace even though the rest of the class was much more advanced than me since the sessions were small (5-8 people), it gave Michele the opportunity to monitor and guide everyones technique.One of the things I loved most about the yoga sessions was that Michele would start every session with an inspiring quote for the day or something profound to think about which I think incredibly added to the experience.Michele is very knowledgeable about yoga and taught us several different techniques of yoga and meditation. She would also alter the sessions according to time of the day so whereas our sessions in the morning were invigorating, the sessions in the evenings were very calming."

    October 2011. Inspired for Life website, edited

Samoens, France

Inspired For Life specializes in yoga, meditation, and activity retreat holidays in the beautiful French Alps.

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4 days / 3 nights

Availability

This retreat is available daily until December 31st 2017.

 

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