Mindful Mountains, founded by John Arnold in 2010, initially provided private ski coaching, mindful skiing and off piste guiding across the Alps. The Company now operates from Champoluc near Aosta, Italy where the winter skiing programme takes place in the Monterosa mountains near the Italian border with Switzerland.
The programme has expanded to include summer activity mountain holidays and during the autumn, mindfulness mountain retreats. Our Holidays feature Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Yoga and Singing and our Retreats feature Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spiritual and Shamanic practices.
We aim to provide affordable Holidays for people to play outdoor sport and enjoy the mountains and provide Retreats which rejuvenate the body, mind and soul in nature and within the context of mindfulness.
It’s our mission to engage people in outdoor well-being activity which promote the benefits and methods of being healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The vision we have is that everyone will experience being in nature and through movement and stillness, with awareness, know themselves deeper and become connected to their caring, compassionate self. This vision motivates us because we believe in the benevolent nature of the natural world, the cleansing effects of movement, the healing power of stillness and the insight which arises from awareness.