Awareness – Mindful Skiing.
23 – 30 March 2019.
This week is about applying mindfulness principles to learning and improving your skiing. The coaching is designed to move you into mindful learning where self-awareness of body and mind are increased. Coaching is all day, Monday through to Friday, and early evenings are spent reviewing the day and learning about the applications of mindfulness to skiing. For those people who enjoy yoga there will be some yoga and mindful movement sessions, on some days, before and after skiing.
Prior knowledge and a practice of mindfulness is not essential, during the week I will share some background information on mindfulness, meditation practices and visualisation. Skiing ability levels will be around basic paralleling on reds, intermediate, however with small group size maximum 8 people, we can cater for skiers above this level within the group. The focus is on exploring mindfulness in the skiing mountain context and not on high level all mountain skiing. Read more here about the methods.
Many people have heard about mindfulness and of its benefits in calming the mind and focusing attention. In these 5 days you will learn how to apply the principles of mindfulness to your skiing and improving you skiing and learning abilities. We will explore and nurture the mind set which will enable you to enjoy the learning and improve your skiing. The coaching blends traditional methods of learning sports skills with the principles of mindfulness. There is a short video clip below which gives a flavour of the week.
The package cost is £1300 and includes:
- Return airport transfers (Geneva, Milan, Turin).
- 7 nights’ half board hotel accommodation.
- 6 days Monterosa Ski lift pass.
- 5 full days of coaching.
- In resort services from Ski 2.
- One entry to Champoluc Spa.
Flights, insurance and equipment hire are not included.
The Hotel Castor is a traditional family run hotel in the centre of the village 500 metres from the main base lift station. The interior is full of character, old wood panelling, a cosy bar and lounge and a wonderful restaurant serving local produce and an appetizer salad, cheese and meats buffet. The rooms have their own bathrooms and all the comports required. There is a games room and a yoga studio where weekly classes are offered.
We have used this Hotel numerous occasions and guests have always enjoyed their stay here.
For more details see here.
Contact Ski 2 and make your booking and payments to them. They will advise and guide you through the straightforward bookings process.
Also send an email to us at Mindful Mountains through the contact form letting John know the numbers in your group, names, skiing levels and meditation / mindfulness experience.