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Samoëns, France

Join the most wonderful retreat set in the stunning and peaceful French Alps

Eat, hike, yoga

An unforgettable experience to spend time surrounded by majestic ice-capped mountains in the summer sun.

Yoga, hiking and delicious local food made with love from our private chef.

Accommodation

We will stay in the charming ‘le dojo’, a previous farm house, converted into a beautiful chalet. Le dojo boasts its very own private Yoga Chalet, where we will practice every day.

With views over the quaint village of Samoens and surrounded by the sublime French Alps we believe this is one of the most magical places in the world.

Le dojo has 2 twin rooms, 3 rooms of 3 and a room of 6, some en suite and some shared bathrooms.

Please let us know which room you would like. We will only reserve it once the payment is made in full.

Some reasons why Samoëns is 'tres magique'

It is a natural heritage site!

Samoëns is the only French mountain resort classified as national heritage. Daily life revolves around a picturesque marketplace, whose centrepiece is an imposing lime tree, Le Gros Tilleul, planted in 1438.

Tree in Samoëns

Easy to Get to, Easy to Explore, Easy for Everyone.

You can fly direct from Stockholm with Easy Jet or SAS and direct from London with Swiss Air, Easy Jet or British Airways.

At just one hour (55km) from Geneva Airport, and under eight hours from Calais you can enjoy a beautiful drive to our destination.

Lakes and waterfalls

We are surrounded by pristine lakes and over 30 sparkling waterfalls to swim in and step into natures bath.

Fly in the sky or fly down a river

For those of you that like to pump some adrenaline around the body there are options to paraglide over the mountains, the sport was invented in this area, or whitewater raft down the river rapids.

Parasailing Samoens

The local vegetables

Samoens tomatoes

Times and Rates

Retreat rates include six-night and 7 days of meditation and yoga, accommodation and 3 vegan meals a day.

The dates are from 29 June 2019 arrive 15pm to the July 6 depart 13pm.

Prices from 899 Euros and up depending on accommodation options.

A Typical Day on Retreat

We rise and shine early in noble silence and roll into a therapeutic yoga class with a specific theme, eg correct breathing techniques, and finish the session with a calming meditation. Then it’s time to sample the delicious breakfast and tea. This is followed by some downtime to mingle, digest and energize then its a more active class followed by lunch and then the afternoon to explore the magical surroundings. We meet again in the afternoon for a softer practice, delicious and nutritious dinner and a final talk to round off a perfect day of nature, movement, and meditation.

Other top tips!

  • It can get a bit cooler hiking in the mountains or at night, so bring something warm to snuggle around your body.
  • If you want to hire a car so you can get around easier in the afternoons let us know and we can give you some recommendations.
  • If you are into photography we really recommend bringing your camera as the scenery is breathtaking!
  • Marie is a magnificent masseur and has her very own massage room in the chalet. So if you want to treat yourself to an ayurvedic, Hawaiian, Californian, hot stones or foot Thai reflexology let us know and we can book a spot.
  • Last but not the least, don’t forget your swimwear for the lakes, the waterfalls….. and the hot tub under the stars!

Get in touch to ask any questions or to book a spot and experience this magical yoga retreat in the mountains!

Refund Policy

Please note that all deposits paid are non-refundable.

If you are unable to attend the retreat you have the option to transfer your deposit to a future retreat, subject to notifying us of your cancellation at least 8 weeks in advance.