CALL OF THE WILD YOGA RETREAT
SAMÖENS, THE FRENCH ALPS
5-12th September 2020
A Yoga Retreat for Women in France
The journey starts from 3.30pm with a pick up at Geneva Cornavin Train Station. The drop off is 10am the following Saturday.
7 nights in a stunning 5* chalet with a garden and eco swimming pool
Free local transport all week in a mini bus and transfers to and from Geneva Airport
delicious and healthy organic vegan or vegetarian meals
Daily yoga - movement classes with mats and blocks provided
24/7 hosting with a Mountain Guide, Medicine Woman and a Yogi
Daily facilitated nature immersion initiatives and outdoor adventures into the Alpine wilderness
A Temazcal or Sweat Lodge
£950 Sharing an ensuite room with 2 to 4 people
£1100 Sharing a twin en suite room room
£1400 Sole occupancy of a double en suite room
See photos of accommodation here.
We offer up to 2 bursary places for £650 on application.
5% of all trip profits goes to Tree Sisters to plant trees to support rebalancing our ecology.
- Getting to and from Geneva Cornavin Train Station
- Any optional additional activities such as White Water Rafting (€35) or Parapenting (€75) provided by local companies and guides.
Travel Insurance (essential)
1 dinner and 1 lunch on our chefs day off so we can explore the local restaurants and shops.
"This was the best trip of my life."
This unique trip goes well beyond a traditional Yoga Retreat. We do stay in a luxury Alpine chalet with an eco heated pool, and we eat delicious and nurturing vegan and vegetarian food, and we do daily yoga. But this alpine retreat weaves majestic nature, magical adventure, and an inspiring community into magical unfolding journey that invites us to tune into our own beat, and flourish.
The Dalai Lama says that it is Women who will change the world. Although we may resonate with this truth, it is often difficult to feel ourselves evolving when surrounded by the relentlessness of modern life and the many commitments that Women carry. This retreat is a space for you, to take a breathe, to feel into yourself and remember who you are, to try new challenges and to let yourself blossom and see how best to contribute to creating a better world for all.
The week is gently held to take us on a journey into connection with nature and our essence, reminding ourselves that we are everything that we need to be. Initiatives, adventures, song, ceremony and talking circles flow from one experience to another. There will be plenty of time to breathe and pause and you are always welcome to take time out for a solo; perhaps by the pool.
All La Source trips are strongly based around community. We attract inspiring people and a loving sense of unity is created amongst our guests. Magical bonds are created by sliding down leafy banks and sharing stories around the fire as the sun sets over the mountains. Our weeks are very inclusive with women of all ages from 16 up.
Each day starts with yoga or movement meditation. Saskia has been teaching yoga for over 12 years and practicing for over 30. The class can be restorative or invigorating according to the group's needs each morning. We may spend time mindfully walking barefoot in the morning dew, saluting to the sun or mastering the perfect head stand.
We'll have a healthy light breakfast to fuel us for the next part of the day.
With three of us facilitating, we are able to really customise the week. If we are planning a challenging alpine hike, there will always be the option for a more gentle stroll.
You'll be exposed to parts of the magical valley that few people get to see. We will delve into all the elements; water, earth, fire and water.
We'll connect with water through wild swimming, dipping in waterfalls and the river. We will connect with the earth and air through various activities, including barefoot walking, forest bathing, hiking, and sleeping on the earth by the river. And we have the unique experience of building our own Temezcal or sweat lodge under the guidance of our Medicine Woman where we connect with the Fire Element.
We stay in one of the few beautiful 5* Chalets in the Samoens Valley with a large flat garden and it's own private eco heated pool. There are 6 en suite bedrooms and guests can choose if they would like their own room, or to share.
We indulge in healthy lovingly-prepared delicious meals sourced as locally and organically as possible. All our meals are vegetarian or vegan and dietary requirements can be catered for. Our chef is a therapist, nutritionalist and accro yoga instructor and he is always happy to share his culinary secrets.
We ask everyone to arrive at Geneva Cornavin Train Station by 3.30pm on Saturday the 5th September. We encourage everyone to come by train to lessen our impact. We offer a free mini bus pick up for everyone who can arrive by 3.30pm. We will do our best to accommodate your travel schedule so let us know if this is not possible. There are public transfers available after this time (which may incur an extra cost).
We will get you back to Geneva Cornavin Train Station by 10am on Saturday the 12th September, 2020
Please look into the travel before booking. Contact us if you have any questions before completing the on-line booking form by clicking on the Book Now button on this page.
We are taking bookings but no payments until we are through the Covid-19 challenges.