Develop strength, flexibility, balance and the ability to stay present. Wellbeing for body & mind in the great outdoors, at the heart of the mountains. The sessions can be adapted to all levels, whether you are a beginner or more experienced climber or yogi (maximum climbing grade 6a). Absolute beginners are welcome. The price includes tuition and equipment rental (harness, helmet and yoga mat). Event hours: 14.00 - 18.00.
Sixt Fer A Cheval is a 75 minute drive from Geneva. If you travel by car, you can find us by GPS / Waze. Search for:
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, 74740, 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.
A former member of the French National Climbing Team, François was a professional climber for 10 years. During this time he participated in world cups and international competitions and travelled the globe to discover the best climbing spots and most extreme routes. François then developed a passion for improv theatre and Vipassana meditation. A blend of climbing, theatre and meditation has helped him to learn how to be present, let go, and have a better connection with his body and mind. François is a state-registered climbing instructor and has been a member of the "Bureau des Guides de Samoëns” for 20 years now. He teaches climbing at the Club Alpin Français de La Roche Bonneville. He has been practicing yoga with Julia for the last two years.
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.
The name Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval comes from the shape of the natural amphitheatre ("Cirque du Fer à Cheval") which, from above, looks like a horseshoe. Located in the Natural Reserve of Sixt, the Cirque du Fer à Cheval is classified a Grand Site de France and its neighbouring villages serve as the starting point for many well-known hikes in the spectacular Mont Blanc region.
Yes, you can. This session can be adapted to all levels, whether you are a beginner or more experienced climber. Maximum climbing grade 6a. Absolute beginners are welcome.
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.
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.