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
The 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 so now I am free to find the most suitable accommodation for each trip.
Alongside running trips, I make films that educate. I make 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.
When you put nature, adventure and a loving community together, Magic happens!
I really look forward to meeting you!