From our base in Morzine, in the Portes du Soleil region of the French Alps, we comb the Alps for unique and beautiful places to host our yoga retreats. We bring you properties in inspiring locations, with spacious indoor and outdoor areas ideal for yoga practice, relaxation and rest.
Today we are doing a photoshoot in a Chalet in Morzine area, meeting Estelle, the chef & owner and showing you why we chose this Chalet specially for you.
It’s less than 15 minutes drive from Morzine to a small village called Saint Jean d’Aulps up in the mountains. Morzine area is perfect for a yoga retreat, with stunning views, walks and mountain peaks you can easily reach with a chairlift, as well as Lake Montriond where you can do yoga on a SUP, swim or just relax.
The Chalet is located at 1,000m, and sits peacefully above the traditional French farming village of Saint Jean d’Aulps; just 10 min’ from Morzine and 75 min’ drive from Geneva airport. A beautifully renovated old school, the architecture incorporates new wooden beams with the ancient stonework of the building.
The interior of the chalet is designed for relaxation. The spacious bedrooms are all ensuite with newly fitted bathrooms; a unique dining hall with a wooden knights table is perfect for sociable mealtimes; comfy indoor and outdoor seating areas provide hidden areas to relax; balconies present stunning mountain views; a large terrace and garden offer a wood fired hot-tub; and the ground floor hosts a secret yoga studio away from the main areas of the chalet.
Step out the front door and within a few metres you can be on a forest trail hiking to one of the impressive viewpoints of the area, such as La Tête d’Eléphant for views of St Jean d’Aulps, the Roc d’Enfer and Mont Blanc.
Estelle comes from a French family of foodies; her great grandmother, grandmother and mother were all very keen cooks, and her mother is also a dietitian. Estelle followed their footsteps into the kitchen and emerged with a love and passion for healthy cooking. She also took her passion to the classroom to gain a degree in nutrition. For us, food is one of the most important aspects of a yoga retreat, and we can’t wait to share with you Estelle’s delicious creations. During this retreat, you will receive nutritionally dense, artfully prepared, plant-based food that will fuel your body and delight your senses. The chalet has a large dining room where meals will be served three times per day, either inside or on the balcony. Estelle will happily tailor the menu to suit specific dietary requirements, such as gluten-free or vegan. Please mention your requests while filling out the Personal Details Form that will be sent to you after booking. As a part of this yoga retreat we introduce our students to the practice of mindful eating. This fun exercise focusses on the simple, biologically natural, pleasure of eating as we take notice of the many sensations and thoughts that are present when we eat, and will help you rediscover a healthy and joyful relationship with food.
We are happy with the photos we’ve done today! We hope now you’ve got a clearer idea where you going to stay this summer. Can’t wait to see you here soon!
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