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Retreats

Crawley Yoga has found a great venue for Yoga Holidays and Retreats. We are being given the chance to enjoy a fabulous Alpine chalet set in the iconic valley of Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France under the majestic Mont Blanc! This valley floor sits high up in the mountains and is renowned as one of the very best ski areas in Europe and also as the hiking capital of the world.

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Where:

Chamonix itself is a pretty town full of character, proud of its ancient traditions yet accommodating a large tourist population, with everything from high end shops to weekly local markets. For those not so keen on snowsports, they can try snowshoeing or walks on the valley floor, take the historic rack and pinion railway to visit the stunning Mer de Glace, one of several accessible ancient glaciers, ice skate or watch the French ice hockey champions the Pionniers play or swim in the Olympic pool. You could even take the local mountain pass train to nearby Martigny in Switzerland for yet more mind blowing scenery!

Accomodation:

The large chalet is in the style of an Alpine farmhouse over 4 floors and is recently renovated, with an eye to keeping the buildings’ style and original character whilst bringing a modern feel and light to the living spaces in particular. There is space for 10/11 guests (as well as the owners and our Yoga teacher!) with 2 King size bedrooms with ensuites, a twin room with ensuite and a double room and triple room sharing a bathroom (second loo nearby!).

The 1st floor has a large living room and dining area looking out over Mont Blanc itself, with a beautiful 3 sided fireplace and a snug area for anyone needing space. On the bottom floor there is a sauna and a second TV room with a small kitchen to save walking upstairs for refreshments.

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Outside there is a large patio and garden, the perfect place in the good weather to do your ’down dog’ facing the highest mountain in Europe and it’s snow-capped sisters. Many local walks for all standards start from here. The garden also backs onto a great green/ blue ‘Debutants’ area in the Winter, perfect for those wanting to give snowsports a try and the lifts for the world famous Grands Montets ski area are less than a 5 minute walk.

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The holidays (8 days/7 nights) and retreats (5 days/4 nights) would include in the price:

Yoga Classes - 60 minute morning & 90 minute evening yoga classes, tailored to the day's activities. Suitable for all levels.

Local self - guided walking maps.

Voucher to use local buses for free.

Walking/Yoga holiday also includes 2 local guided walks.

Discount at local ski hire shop.

Use of chalet Bootroom for skiers/snowboarders.

In chalet Wi-Fi and printer etc available for those work addicts amongst you!

Use of in chalet sauna.

Group afternoon transfer from the airport on arrival and from the chalet on departure.

Selection of branded toiletries for men and women – save on luggage space!

Not included in the price but available as extras:

Private yoga sessions – to be arranged directly with Lucy.

Flights

Extra Activities - see below

The chalet owner can also advise and arrange other activities, which if booked in advance will avoid possible disappointment, save precious time and take the stress off you!

Parapenting

Helicopter rides around Mont Blanc

Ski passes /Ski lessons in advance – this will particularly save you a lot of time!

Trips to the Mer de Glace glacier and the World beating visitor’s centre at the top of the Aiguille de Midi.

18 hole golf course.

Canyoning and white water sports.

Mountain Bikes.

In chalet massages.

Time/treatments at the top class Q Terme Spa.

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The plan would be free time to do any of the above or whatever else you fancied between around 10.30am after breakfast and 5pm, apart from the 2 days of guided walks. There is of course also the option to read a good book in the Snug or on the patio on a sunny day – it’s your time!

Chamonix is within an 8 hour drive from Calais or more easily accessed by a flight of only 1 hour from Gatwick to Geneva with up to 7 great value flights a day on Easyjet or BA and a 1 hour transfer. At the time of writing, Easyjet prices are approx. £70-£100 return.

Home Cooked Food, with a Vegetarian & Meat Option

Welcome aperitif / pre dinner get together on arrival day.

Breakfast & Hot / Cold Drinks

Three course dinner, always a meat or vegetarian option.

Two packed lunches during the 7 nights holidays for skiers/walkers.

Wine & Beer or Soft Drinks every night with dinner.

Chef's night off, a chance to eat out in one of the many restaurants.

Mountain Food

Retreat Booking

There are several dates for retreats throughout 2020, with the possibility of one late 2019, if interest is shown.

Crawley Yoga clients’ bookings would get a 10% reduction on full price, using a given code.

Any Other Questions?

Please email us with any questions & book your classes online, we look forward to meeting you.