Let us spoil you with on-site massages in a luxury Alpine chalet and it’s very own spa, delicious healthy food, a wine tasting evening and daily excursions to the slopes.
In the mornings you can expect dynamic and uplifting Vinyasa Flow classes perfect for the yoga virgin, rookie and pro. The evening classes will be more restorative; Yin / chilled flow to stretch and unwind after a day on the slopes.
If you would like ski / snowboard instruction we can book this in for you with a fully qualified English speaking guide. Please see below for prices. We will also help you to organise any equipment hire you need, so there is nothing for you to worry about except enjoying yourself in the sun and snow surrounded by breath-taking scenery.
THIS RETREAT INCLUDES:
- A full body welcome massage
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in a beautiful Alpine chalet
- Unlimited use of the spa facilities (hot tub, sauna, steam room, swimming pool)
- Delicious Food! Breakfast, healthy packed lunches to enjoy on the slopes, snacks and dinner (apart from 1 free evening to experience Chamonix’s local restaurants)
- Daily healthy smoothies and fresh juices
- Twice daily yoga classes (check the retreat schedule for detailed info)
- Transfers to and from Geneva airport
- Daily transfers to the slopes and back
- Day trip to a local Italian spa in the center of Chamonix
- A wine tasting evening
- All yoga equipment (mats, blocks, bricks, eye pillows, straps, bolsters and blankets)
- A welcome pack full of goodies
- Half day ski or snowboard lessons (in a small group of fellow retreaters) €200 per person for the whole week
- Full day ski or snowboard lessons (in a small group of fellow retreaters) €400 per person for the whole week
- Private half day ski or snowboard lesson – €200
- Private full day ski or snowboard lesson – €400
- Equipment hire – approximately €50 per day
If you’d like us to book in lessons for you please let us know. You can pay for any of the optional extras while you are here on retreat.
Our beautiful chalet is nestled in the mountainside, high above the valley floor, with stunning views of Mont Blanc.
The chalet has 7 bedrooms, all designed and equipped to a very high standard. All of them have French doors leading out on to a South facing balcony overlooking the Chamonix valley and directly opposite the magnificent Mont Blanc mountain range. The bedrooms can be shared twins or doubles with a super king size bed and all have an en-suite bathroom, TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Several have sun loungers just outside on the balcony.
The chalet has its own spa with a sauna, steam room, walk in shower and treatment room for the on-site massages. The terrace is the ideal place for yoga, complete with Jacuzzi, outdoor pool and breath-taking panoramic views of the French Alps. We also have a secluded indoor space for yoga and meditation, in case of rain.
The living area has large floor to ceiling windows to capture the valley scenery. A stone open fire place plays centrepiece to the sunken lounge and dining area, making it an inviting and sociable area to relax. There is also a cinema room and games room at the chalet to enjoy in your free time.
During your retreat, there will be an excellent full-time chef, chalet host and driver providing catering, cleaning, driving and 24hr assistance.
The quality of the food on our retreats is very important to us. Your absolutely delicious meals will be carefully chosen by our chef to complement the retreat perfectly. The food will be healthy, nutritional and mostly vegetarian or vegan but you can opt for fish or meat when booking your retreat. Please include your dietary requirements in the section provided at checkout. We use organic and local produce where possible.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR AND FAT BUDDHA YOGA
Fat Buddha Yoga was founded in 2013 by your awesome yoga instructor Jessica Skye (Nike Ambassador and international DJ) as a ‘Modern approach to the ancient art and science of yoga for the next generation of urban yogis’.
The FBY mission is to clear the mystique around yoga by providing an accessible and fun approach for all levels with a huge emphasis on music and ambience with tailor made mixes to suit everyone.
Proliferating good vibes, Jessica never takes yoga (or life) too seriously but teaches it as a tool to look after your mind and your body. Keeping the balance in our modern lifestyles to the backdrop of bumping beats. Expect creative sequences, to strengthen your core and release tension, designed to leave you feeling energized with a heap of zen.
Jessica’s website: www.fatbuddhayoga.com
All social handles: @fatbuddhayoga
WHAT TO BRING
Chamonix Mont Blanc is the most beautiful Alpine region in Europe but as with all mountain regions, the weather is unpredictable. It can be extremely hot on sunny days in the middle of winter and occasionally very cold even in summer, so it’s always a good idea to check the weather report right before you travel.
We recommend bringing any snow gear you have, sun cream, a bathing suit (for the hot tub, pool and spa) and flip flops or slippers to wear on the deck. We will help you organise any ski equipment hire you may need, just let us know in advance so you don’t miss out on any skiing time. There are plenty of shops in town where you can rent equipment or buy clothes etc if you need or forget anything.
The yoga classes will take place on the decking outside the chalet surrounded by the stunning Mont Blanc mountain range but we do have an indoor room to use on cold days. We provide all the yoga equipment (mats, blocks, bricks, eye pillows, straps, bolsters and blankets).
We provide towels and bathrobes at the chalet so no need to bring your own.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
In light of recent events, our diligent staff have been retrained and now implement updated health and safety procedures in line with government guidelines. It is now obligatory for our staff to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). We will also provide masks for our guests to use and there are hand sanitising stations in place.
We now have a lower maximum number of clients (10) and if you opt for a shared (twin) room you will be in one of the two largest rooms, with daily thorough cleans of the bathroom and each guest having their own sink, products, towels and bathrobes. There will be a top to bottom disinfection of the property between retreats, extremely thorough cleans between use of sauna / steam room (only one person at a time and 30 – 40 minute slots), regular disinfecting of surfaces, no sharing of yoga equipment, general social distancing rules which we will go over with you on arrival and whenever possible we will practice yoga on our spacious deck in the fresh mountain air.
Please try to social distance as much as possible for 2 weeks BEFORE the retreat and check your temperature on the morning of travel. If you are feeling in any way unwell, stay at home. It may be possible to reschedule your retreat at no cost to you but please take out cancellation insurance to avoid any disappointment.
‘This was truly one of the best experiences, from beginning to end! The accommodation was 5 star, a beautiful chalet in the middle of the mountains with everything you could want. Was so tranquil! The food was really out of this world, the chef was excellent and really accommodated everyone’s needs. The massage was the best massage I’ve ever had!!! These are only a few of the highlights of this trip. It was absolutely brilliant. Thank you for the amazing experience’ – Olivia Lannon
‘Best holiday in a decade. Highly recommended.’ – Kerem Özbaș
‘Had an unforgettable retreat. Nothing could have prepared me for the magnificence of the surroundings, the standard of accommodation, food was out of this world, hikes were stunning, massages were sublime, staff couldn’t have done more for us and so much love has gone into creating the most wonderful experience. Every little detail thoughtfully taken care of. This is how retreats should be done and I hope to get back soon. It’s hard to convey how special this retreat actually was. Thanks so much!‘ – Avril Egan