We'll start the day at 10.00 in the morning with an energizing indoor Vinyasa yoga practice with Julia Barnes, to wake up and stretch the body and clear the mind. Yoga class will be followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch artfully prepared by Suesanna Molony from The Floral Kitchen, mixing the flavors of the season in a healthy, nourishing and tasty meal. Event hours: 10.00 - 13.00. Yoga open to all levels.
Chalet Forest is a 60 minute drive from Geneva. If you travel by car, you can find us by GPS / Waze. Search for:
D104, 74440 La Rivière-Enverse, Haute Savoie, France.
Originally from Scotland, Julia fell in love with yoga while living in New York. After arriving in France, she co-founded O Yoga, Lyon’s first Vinyasa yoga studio, in 2011, where she taught and co-managed the space for several years before leaving the city for the mountains. Living in the Alps, Julia is passionate about movement, whether it’s yoga or roaming around exploring her mountain home.
Julia’s approach is playful yet thoughtful, combining a creative flow with a focus on alignment and mindfulness, that invites us to find space, freedom and joy for ourselves.
Her weekly classes and the community of yogis in the Valley are her anchor, but she also leads retreats and workshops elsewhere. Julia occasionally works with Yoga Journal France, and helps to organise the new Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval Yoga Festival.
With a passion and natural creativity for both food and flowers Sue draws on the local countryside and her own kitchen garden for inspiration using wild & seasonal flowers and home grown produce wherever possible. With more than 20 years’ experience including 10 years in London running her own successful private catering company Sue, longing for the slower pace of a mountain lifestyle moved to Morzine France in 2003. She has built up a loyal clientele solely by word of mouth, for her inspired floristry and cooking.
Chalet Forest is a 60 minute drive from Geneva and just a few minutes drive from the authentic villages of Morillon and Samoëns, ideally located for peace and tranquility, and yet close to all the amenities and convenience of the villages. Spacious living room has 25 foot fireplace with massive stone hearth, antique and modern decor; A bright dining hall with a big knights table is perfect for sociable mealtimes; Close to the lifts and ski domain, lakes, hiking trails, rivers, and everything the valley has to offer in winter and summer. Take a drive to enjoy the stunning scenery of Sixt and the Cirque du Fer a Cheval, or spend a day in Morillon with its fabulous leisure facilities at Lac Bleu.
Environmentally rich and unique, the magnificent Alps are one of the largest and highest mountain ranges in the world. Dynamic and diverse, here you can feel nature shifting around you. Snow and ice runs off the mountain peaks to make crashing rivers; waterfalls explode from rock faces; whilst deep in the valleys wild flowers blanket meadows and green forests stretch as far as the eyes can see.
A truly restorative place to practice meditation and yoga: as you open your lungs to breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak up the sights and sounds of your surroundings, you will automatically feel more present.
La Rivière-Enverse and its neighbouring villages serve as the starting point for many well-known hikes in the spectacular Mont Blanc region.
Yes, you can. All levels are welcome on this yoga class. Julia’s approach is playful yet thoughtful, combining a creative flow with a focus on alignment and mindfulness, that invites us to find space, freedom and joy for ourselves.
Julia is leading the class in French and English.
This chalet may host up to 13 guests, in order to let everyone enjoy their own space.
You can expect delicious vegetarian brunch artfully prepared by Suesanna Molony from The Floral Kitchen, mixing the flavors of the season in a healthy, nourishing and tasty meal.
We would highly recommend to join this event by yourself for many reasons. It’s a great opportunity to create sacred space for yourself, to take a break from daily responsibilities, to make new friends and gain a fresh perspective. Typically our guests range in age between 25-65 who are also excited about this experience!
This event is organised by Julia Barnes. Contact Julia by filling the form to reserve a spot, as places are limited.