La Source Holidays offers truly unique, great value, eco, vegetarian Retreats and Family Adventure Holidays in the French Alps. This year marks La Source's 15th birthday. Saskia, the founder, or one of the original team, host every trip.
Founded on principles of community, sustainability, inter-connection, personal growth, and a Joie de Vivre, La Source Holidays and Retreats are designed to enable you to tune into your own beat and ‘be’!
All of our trips are based in and around Samoëns, a stunning heritage village in the French Alps, 1 hour from Geneva. In the summer we run Summer Family Adventure Holidays. In the Spring and Autumn we run Mountain Mindfulness Retreats and in the Winter we run Winter Mountain Mindful Retreats.
Come and join our Sourcey Community!
My biggest passion is seeing people connect to their Source and reach their highest potential!
Saskia Anley-McCallum, Founder and Host
Founder, Host & Yoga Teacher
Hello... I am Saskia Anley-McCallum and I founded La Source in 2008. I still host many of the trips. Part of what I love about running these holidays, is meeting all the amazing people who come on the trips. I love seeing our guests empowered and on fire! One guest coined it 'Being Sourced!'
I am a Dutch-Australian world nomad who grew up on 3 continents. I studied film and Anthropology in London and then travelling across America, I came across a loving community passionate about serving humanity... They had a base camp in the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains. I fell in love with the people, place and ethos, and worked for Outward Bound for 5 years instructing personal development and wilderness adventure courses across the East Coast of America, Costa Rica and South Africa. I was making films along the way and at 28 felt ready to move back to London and get a 'proper job'! I spent the next 10 years in the rat race, paying a mortgage and making a living directing and producing corporate films.
In 2006, I moved to the French Alps with my young family and we designed and built La Source, the first Eco Lodge in the Alps, a renovated 18th Century Farm House which opened its door to guests in 2008. It quickly became a hip yoga and adventure sports venue and got a lot of attention in the British and French Press. The Eco Lodge was sold in 2011 and since then we have been free to find the most suitable accommodation for each trip.
Alongside running trips, I make films around my passion projects; education, environment and personal development. I have made many films for the Steiner Schools movement as well as mental health and Earth Activist films. I have just completed a 10 part series on personal development skills for primary school aged children with Emma Willis called Happy Confident Me.
Running La Soure is a passion project... when you put nature, adventure and a loving community together, Quantum Magical ripples spread across the earth!
I really look forward to meeting you!
My trips are about unfolding a new perspective on the world around. Immersing ourselves in nature's hidden majesty awakens something deep within us!
Agnieszka Warszawska , International Mountain Leader, Climbing, Canyonning Instructor and Tree Whisperer
Host & Mountain Guide
Hello... I have lived in the Giffre Valley for 25 years and know it very intimately. I am totally in love with it! My greatest pleasure is inviting you to immerse yourself in this abundant and glorious mountainous landscape and experience the sweetness of the forest and the hidden Universe we are so intimately a part of.
My trips are very much about reintegrating with Nature, something we can feel so separated from if we have busy, urban lives. The adventures we share in these mountains will, I hope, reconnect you with nature and the very nature of your being!
I am a mother and a grand mother; an Elder. I speak Polish, French and English.
I very much look forward to journeying with you along wild rivers, past waterfalls of the Cirque du Cheval, a Wonder of France, through verdant forests and to mountain lakes. We will pass suspended mountain pastures and navigate cliffs with improbable shapes and learn about the richness of the flora and fauna, and expereince the magic of these lands.