RETREATS

18-20/12- 2019 and 9-11/1-2020

Join us for 3- Day Freeride/ Ski Touring & Yoga retreat in the Chamonix mountains. Guided on skis by our wonderful mountain guide Johanna Stålnacke, and on your yoga mat by registered Vinyasa yoga teachers Riina Laitinen and Ebba Sydow.

Ski touring is a unique way to experience these magnificent mountains, get away from the crowds and find the best snow. Yoga practice is a beautiful way to connect to your body – And meditation offers you a chance to turn your attention inwards, discovering your inner mountains and lakes. We will push ourselves gently and experience the magnitude of the Mont-Blanc Massif – whilst finding stillness and silence in mind and body on our mats at the refuge “in the middle of nowhere” – yet center of the universe.

Our 3 Days & 2 Nights accommodation will be at Refuge de Lognan by the foot of the Argentiere glacier in Grand Montets, where we will practice morning and après-ski yoga and enjoy our meals together.

The retreat starts i the afternoon of the 9th where we meet at the Grand Montets car park and go to the Refuge together to practice our first yoga and mediation lesson, set our intentions for the retreat and have dinner together. We will meet our mountain guide Johanna in the morning for two days of amazing skiing.

You can be new to yoga and ski touring, but have to be a confident skier off piste in all conditions, meaning you can ski varied snow like powder, crust, ice – in a safe way. Please contact us for more information or to clarify the level required.

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PRICE for this Retreat is 550€.

This includes your accommodation at Refuge de Lognan for 3 Days & 2 Nights, 2 days of guided skiing with a certified mountain guide, 2 x Breakfast & Dinner at the Refuge (packed lunch available for an extra fee) as well as yoga and meditation lessons every morning and afternoon.

Please read through the following instructions & terms.

Full price (100%) to be paed at the start of your Retreat.

Cancellation Policy – A payment of 50% of your Retreat price will be charged & invoiced from you in case of cancellation within 14 days or less from the starting day of your retreat. Bookings made 7 days or less before the start of the retreat will be charged 100% in case of cancellation after signing in.

PLEASE NOTE – Ski touring equipment is NOT included in the price. If you don’t own a set, let us know and we can help you to organize the equipment rental from one of the ski rentals in the Chamonix valley. Lift pass up to Grand Montet is also NOT included, but as we will be mainly touring you will only need a “one-way” ticket up to the hut from where we will start our touring days from. How ever, prepare to buy a day pass in case the weather doesn’t allow us to venture far from the resort.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Our mountain guide is in charge of choosing our daily skiing destinations. Weather plays a crucial role on this, and her aim is to always keep everyone safe. Please do not get upset if our objectives change – it is only to guarantee the safest, most enjoyable day for all participants. We reserve all rights to change the schedule and location of where each days’ touring takes us.

Note that we will be staying up in the mountains for 3 days. There is fresh drinking water & toilets at the Refuge. Pack light, as we will be carrying everything up ourselves between the short distance from the lift to the Refuge – And we will be skiing down with all our belongings on our last day. For yoga – you don’t need fancy clothing, as long as you have a comfortable, dry baselayer & warm socks/jumper. Yoga mats, blankets, etc. are provided.

WHAT TO PACK? Your full ski touring set, including skis, boots, poles, skins, Avalanche safety kit, (This can all be rented if you don’t own a set) helmets, a head torch & goggles/sunglasses. 1-2 Extra base layers to change and keep you dry & warm. 2 pairs of extra socks. Extra pair of gloves. Warm jumper. A waterproof layer. Down Jacket/ other insulation. Your personal hygiene products/ other belongings. One backpack where this all fits in.

It is advised to check with your insurance company if your insurance covers this kind of activity in the mountains. We do not take responsibility in your insurance coverage. If you have any health issues, injury or restrictions in your movement always consult your doctor about the suitability of this Retreat & it’s activities for you. We do not take any responsibility for your health during the retreat.

Yor are participating at your own responsibility & by booking in we expect you to have read all this, acknowledging and agreeing with all the information mentioned above.