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  • Mountain Yoga Wellness Weekend
    Thu, 26 Aug
    Chalet La Cinteria
    A nurturing wellness weekend set in the heart of the Chartreuse mountains, Savoie, France . Immerse yourself in your yoga practice, then hiking in stunning local forests to beautiful waterfalls. It is a time to indulge your senses, relax your mind, reconnect with laughter, friends & nature.
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Why book this wellness weekend?

(Maximum 6 Yoga students) 

 

Look forward to an all-round wellness experience in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Chartreuse mountains in France. You will enjoy a long weekend of revitalising yoga, as well as hiking in the stunning green forests to the most spectacular cascades and stunning lookouts. There will be plenty of time to relax at the chalet, take in the view from the balconies and in the evening around the garden fire-pit.  Meals will be home-prepared, delicious and healthy, making use of the local produce.

 

This is all about finding YOUR balance and whatever YOU feel like is fine by US.

 

Treat your body with two yoga sessions per day 

Learn about this natural environment you may never have visited 

Indulge yourself with local delicious food and wine

Fuel your soul with fun & laughter

 

What to look forward to?

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Yoga classes every morning & evening - Suitable for beginners & intermediate levels 

 

Staying in a beautiful wooden chalet surrounded by nature and fabulous views

 

Picnic lunches in stunning locations

E-bike tour of countryside

Hike (moderate level) through stunning mountain forests

(extra short walks to accompany Lizzi the dog are open to anyone interested!)

Restaurant dinner at 'La Table du Moulin 1733'

 

Suzie's honey tasting and bee workshop

 

Spending time with like-minded, inspirational girlfriends

 

Your Hosts

Suzie, born and raised in Sydney, fell in love with a Frenchman and then when they moved to France in 2000, she fell in love with France !  While their home has been Valbonne where she has been very invested in the local community, their second home is in Philippe's homeland Savoir. Building and renovating the chalet has been a past time for over 15 years which has been balanced out by enjoying the mountains and all that they offer in every season.  Sharing her home and food is one of her passions.  You'll appreciate her natural, friendly and energetic character and 'bee' warned, she can talk your ear off about bees !

 

Suzie will be co-hosting with her good friend Tina who will be helping particularly with the meal preparation.  Tina is a nature-loving mother of 4, with a great sense of humour who has an amazing ability in the kitchen (and the garden!).

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Elkie is a focused, caring & inspiring yoga teacher with a wonderful sense of fun. After many years practicing various styles of yoga as a hobby, she became certified in India & has brought all these qualities along with her innate serenity to her yoga training & yoga classes. As a mother & business entrepreneur, yoga has always been her go-to, the foundation that keeps her healthy on a physical & mental level, nurturing her everyday well-being. 

 

Her passion for this holistic ancient practice & the well being of her students is felt in every session. She currently runs yoga classes for individuals & small groups of all levels on the Cote D'Azur, where she has lived for the last 20 years. 

''Be kind to yourself & then let your kindness flood the world.'' 

 

When & Where?

      Thursday 26th August to Sunday 29th August 2021

Entremont - Le - Vieux, Chartreuse, Savoie - France

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The 'Wellness Weekend' is based in the beautiful Chartreuse Mountains situated between Chambéry, Grenoble and Lyon, in the 'Pre-Alpes' of France. Suzie's very comfortable Chalet La Cinteria is where you will stay and the yoga will take place.  Due to limited space (3 double rooms) this Wellness Weekend will be reserved for ladies only, willing to share rooms.

 

Accommodation

 Chalet La Cinteria - Savoie - France

Chalet La Cinteria is 10 minutes walk out of the small village of Entremont-le-Vieux.  In a large private garden with many trees, it enjoys views of the surrounding mountains.  A flat lawn area will be our outdoor yoga setting.  There are 3 generous double rooms and 3 bathrooms, a large living room, and 2 balconies giving indoor and outdoor dining possibilities as well as plenty of space to relax.

 

From Valbonne, the drive is about 5 hours (suggested itinery via Sisteron) and is quite beautiful !

Chambéry is the closest major city (train station 35 mins drive to Chalet)  Lyon and Grenoble's airports are 1 to 1 ½ hours drive away.

 

Food & Drinks

The meals served at the Chalet will showcase local products while steering away from the cliché Savoyard Fondu and Raclette !  They'll be plenty of fresh fruit, salades and vegetables to balance out the  fabulous local meats and cheeses. The world reknowned Chartreuse liqueur will ease every ache ! An excellent bakery in the village will provide fresh bread croissants, and patisseries daily but otherwise meals will be gluten-free.  Other special needs can be catered to if needed.

Thursday 

Welcome Drinks & Buffet style BBQ Dinner  

Friday  

 Continental Buffet Breakfast with Tea,Coffee & Juice

Picnic Lunch after hike to Cirque de St.Meme cascades 

Dinner at local Restaurant 'La Table' MOULIN des CHARTREUX 1733 

Saturday

Continental Buffet Breakfast with Tea,Coffee & Juice

 Picnic Lunch at 'the Chateau' lookout during E-bike tour

Dinner at the Chalet, possibly fresh trout fished by yourselves at local farm!

Sunday

Cooked Brunch Breakfast with Tea,Coffee & Juice

 

What about the Yoga? 

You will be practicing Hatha & Vinyasa yoga - all levels & experience are welcome to join. We will have classes every morning & evening. A daily combination of restorative guided meditation, breath work, sun salutation variations & all the main yoga poses.

A time to reset & reconnect with body & mind, a time to escape & rejuvenate.

 

Weather & What should I bring 

The chalet is located at 900m surrounded by mountains of 2000m to 3000 m altitude so although the weather is usually still warm, it can change quickly.  Shorts and T'shirts, good walking footwear (but big boots not necessary) and something warm for 'just in case' should be good for during the day. Something warmer for the evenings.  Items to bring : Yoga clothes (4 days)  , yoga mat & large towel for the grass - walking shoes & clothes, rucksack -  smart /casual clothes for restaurant  – sunglasses, cream and hat.

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Getting There

TRAIN

 

TGV from Paris 3hr to Chambéry (then 35 mins by car) car hire possible

Chambéry is the closest major city (train station 35 mins drive to Chalet) 

FLIGHTS

 

Closest airports are Lyon and Grenoble. Approx 2hr flight from London Airports

Lyon and Grenoble's airports are 1 to 1 ½ hours drive away.

 

CAR

 

Very hard to arrive without a car but car-sharing a must!  

From Valbonne, the drive is about 5 hours (suggested itinery via Sisteron) and is quite beautiful !

 

What does it cost - How do I reserve & pay ?

TO RESERVE - DEPOSIT €150 

(Maximum 6 Yoga students ) 

 

Cancellation with full refund can be made up to 30 days (27th July)

 We will also give a full refund if unable to travel due to Covid 19 - lock-down.

SHARED ROOM

€465

4 Day/3 Night - Wellness Weekend 

 

Shared Double Bed 

Shared Bathroom

Delicious Homemade Meals 

Wine & Soft Drinks included 

Daily Meditation & Yoga

Bee & Honey Workshop

Cycle Trip 

Local Hiking

Costs & When to Pay

Daily Meditation & Yoga

Paid on booking reservation ( €150 )

 

Accommodation - Chalet La Cinteria  ( €60 )

 Food and wine at the chalet ( breakfasts/picnics/dinners/afternoon tea) ( 170€ )

To be paid by bank transfer 1 week before arrival

Restaurant 'La Table' Moulin des Chartreux 1733 – allow 50€ (on the evening)

 

E-Bikes - on the day 35€ 

''Caring for yourself is not an indulgence,

it is self preservation''

Audre Lorde

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