19th – 26th September 2020.
Immerse yourself in six days of restorative yoga, mindful walking and an introduction to mindfulness in beautiful natural surroundings. As well as yoga there are guided mindful walks and mindfulness teaching in Nature. There is also a wonderful spa available, swimming pools, mountain biking on forest trails and a host of cultural activities, including wine tasting if you wish.
Treat yourself to a little luxury staying at the 4-star Hotel Charmant Petit Lac, a new Hotel, designed and operated on Ecohotel principles. The hotel has its own Spa and pool and is in the heart of Champoluc with wonderful view of the Valle D’Ayas and the Monterosa mountain range. Full board is provided with dinner in their outstanding restaurant. For more details about Hotel Charmant Petit Lac see here.
Alternatively, you can stay at the Hotel Castor which is a traditional family run hotel also in the centre of the village. The interior is full of character, old wood panelling, a lively bar lounge and a traditional restaurant. The rooms have their own bathrooms and all the comports required. For more details about Hotel Castor see here.
The Yoga will be led by highly experienced teacher, Corinne Favre. There is both structured and informal teaching in Five Elements Yoga and Mindfulness sessions outdoors each day. The teaching is down- to-earth and practical, so that those participating will acquire a set of take-home skills to apply in their daily lives.
Corinne grew up in the mountains of the Aosta Valley and learnt form an early age how to ‘be’ in the mountains and to treat the natural outdoor environment with humbleness and respect. Through her extensive training she has developed a way of Yoga which draws from and energises the Five Elements and the bodies Chakra’s. See here for more information about Corrine.
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether are the five elemental building blocks of our body, energy, constitution, and the Universe. According to Vedic tradition, each of the five elements corresponds with a kosha, a level of being. The practice of Five Elements Yoga invites us to find the balance and harmony between our energies and the rhythm of nature, connecting to the five elements energy into our body, mind and spirit.
The Mindfulness and meditation are led by John Arnold, a mindfulness teacher and great fan of the outdoors and nature to help restore the body and minds balance. See here for more information about John.
When our internal elements are balanced, we are in greater harmony with the seasons and natural world. When our elements are out of balance, we feel our equilibrium disrupted, life may be a struggle, and our poise lacking. Balancing our elements allows our natural constitutions to come into harmony so that we may enjoy increased health and inner peace
Through the practice of asanas, breathing techniques, meditation, mindfulness, mantras and Yoga Nidra we will experience viscerally the qualities of rooting, fluidity, clarity, compassion and freedom.
The schedule for the week, whilst flexible, will be:
- 7am – 8.30am Yoga.
- 10.30am – 3pm Mindful walking, Mindfulness in Nature.
- Afternoon tea.
- 5pm – 7pm Yoga.
- 8pm Dinner.
The package cost for the week staying at Hotel Charmant Petit Lac is £1700 and staying at Hotel Castor is £1200 and includes:
- Return airport transfers (Milan or Turin).
- 7 nights’ Dinner, bed and breakfast.
- 6 days of taught Yoga sessions.
- Guided mindful walking.
- Mindfulness teaching.
Flights, insurance and lunches are not included.
Travel and Transfers
A Mindful Mountains representative and transfer vehicle will meet you at either Turin or Milan Malpensa airports, we have transfers available from each of these airports. Both airports have daily flights from various UK airports so this increases your choice of flights. Transfer time from Malpensa 2 hours and Turin 1.5 hours. On arrival day the transfer vehicles will be departing airports at 2pm and on departure day will arrive at airports by 12 noon, please arrange flights to coincide with these times. If you are unsure please speak with us before booking your flights.
In the first instance contact Mindful Mountains through the Contact form on this web site, informing us of the number of people, names, preferred arrival airport (Turin or Milan) and preferred arrival / departure days. We will get back to you and provide further details of booking, cost and confirmation.