Mountain yoga week

19 – 24 September 2021
with Doreen McCurdy / Green Birds Fly
(instruction in English)

A week in the mountains with yoga, hikes, feel good food and plenty of ‘you-time’ in Parc National de Vanoise in the French Alps.

  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • single or shared room
  • feel good food
  • 6 days / 5 nights
  • add extra nights
  • mountain walks and hikes
  • sauna, hot tub and heated pool
  • one complimentary massage
  • add extra massages
  • cooking workshop “fresh veg”
  • plenty of free time
september 2021 – yoga

A week in the mountains with hikes, yoga and plenty of ‘you-time’ 

The 6 days consist of yoga classes, mountain (picnic) walks and hikes, a massage and plenty of ‘you time’. None of the activities is mandatory. We’d like you to feel as free as possible. A week in the French Alps, a fantastic place. Enjoy your free time with a book, star gazing or walk in silence.

Your booking is from 19 until 24 September 2021 with classes scheduled very day bar the departure day. Do you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer? You can! You only pay 75€ per extra night which includes breakfast and dinner. Should you stay longer, you’re welcome to join us on a one-day trip to Italy. We cross the Col de Petit St Bernard, a mountain pass connecting France and Italy. A pizza and a gelato in Italy and a mountain hike on top of the pass on our way back. Or you use your extra day(s) reading a book, lazing by the pool or going on solitary mountain walks. All is possible.

programme

Daily schedule guideline – the exact day-to-day programme* will be presented on the arrival day

Morning
there is coffee/tea and a snack/shake to wake up
yoga
ight breakfast buffet
free time or activity

Afternoon
lunch
free time or activity
tea/snack/fruit
yoga

Evening
l’apèro – the French sun-downer
diner
free time / bed time

During the week we will be exploring the following forms of yoga:  Yin/Restorative, Gentle flow, Vinyassa flow, Yoga Nidra, meditation and breath-work.  Our instructor for the week is Doreen McCurdy, yoga teacher. Read all about her on her website.

On the 19th we start at 4pm, so we would like for the whole group to be complete by then. We’ll have a tea/introduction round, a bit of yoga and then drinks&dinner. 

We offer you a complimentary 30-minute massage. All massages are scheduled on one day, before and after lunch. Stephanie and Kieran will massage 2 people per time block. There is enough free time should you wish to book an additional massage, please contact them directly. All extra massages are to be paid in cash — €35 (30min), €50 (45 min), €65 (60min), €90 (90min).

*The programme is subject to change and weather dependant. All classes take place on the terrace of Chalet la Grange d’Alice. In case of bad weather we provide an alternative indoor space. There is enough space to keep the French 1m Covid-distance.

catering

Feel Good Food:

We only work with fresh, local products and produce. Martijn’s specialty. Meat comes from the organic, local butcher who only works with his own animals. We believe meat and fish fit in a healthy, balanced diet, especially if the product is of organic origin. Vegetarian, vegan and other dietary wishes are possible.  All meals are light, well balanced and easily digestible. 

During diner wine and beer are included (fair use). And coffee/tea and fruit are complimentary during your stay. We work with an Honesty Bar system for further drinks and snacks (cash at the end of your stay). 

At some point during the week we will organise the cooking workshop ‘Fresh Veg’ in which you will learn some fun seasonal vegetable dishes and prepare that day’s meal together with Martijn. Martijn owned his own restaurant in Amsterdam and has a passion for simple dishes in which seasonal vegetables are the center of attention. 

travel

Self drive:
You self drive. Travel from Amsterdam is about 10 hours including stops. A good overnight stop is here :  Novotel Nancy Laxou.

Fly to LYON
flight AMS dept. 09.20 –>   Lyon (LYS) arrival 10.55 on 18 September 2021 (the flying schedule and transfer has been set to sept. 18, due to popular demand)
flight Lyon (LYS) dept. 18.20 –> AMS  arrival 20.05 on 24 September 2021

If you use one of these flights you can use our transfer. We pick you up and drive you to Lyon Airport.  Costs are €60 return pp (cash payment). Alternatively you can hire a car at the Lyon airport : www.rentalcars.com

If you want different flying times/days, you can arrange your own transfer with : Cool Bus or 4F Transfers .

Direct train TGV AMS –> Bourg Saint Maurice
*) Travel times will differ.  We offer the possibility to arrive a day early and stay longer at €75 (incl. breakfast/diner) per night. We collect and drop you at Bourg Saint Maurice train station (10 minute drive from the chalet). Time table to be found here.
*) On www.klm.com you can find tickets from AMS –> Paris CDG –> train Lyon Part Dieu (XYD) the Lyon train station. From there you can book a train to Bourg Saint Maurice.
*) Another itinerary is to fly to Lyon from AMS and book a connecting train to Bourg Saint Maurice.

All train information can be found on this website.

Travellers from the European space must present a negative PCR-test less than 72h old to come to France.

Chalet la Grange d'Alice

NOTE : This travel information is from 3 June 2021. These flight times may be subject to change and we take no responsibility if the airline makes changes in their schedule. The week will go ahead as scheduled as we have reached the threshold of 8 participants. 

Conditions

Accommodation:
2-pers. room – single use – own sink, shared toilet and bathroom on landing  > € 660 (full)
2-pers. room – single use  – own sink/shower, shared toilet on landing               > € 675 (full)
2-pers. room – single use – ensuite shower room & toilet                                        > € 690 (full)
2-pers next-door apartment (bathroom&WC/separate beds)                                > € 615 per person (full)

Arrive a day early and/or stay longer? Any extra night at 75€, this includes breakfast and diner. 

The chalet La Grange d’Alice  is an old refurbished farm in the hamlet of Les Granges, municipality Bourg Saint Maurice in the French department Savoie. At 1240m altitude you have amazing views over the Tarentaise Valley.

Included in the price
:
* 6 days/5 nights accommodation;
* all meals – wine/beer included during dinner (fair use)
* coffee/tea – fruitbowl;
* all yoga classes;
* materials such as bolsters, straps and mats;
* 1 massage;
* train/airport transfer costs will be charged extra on your invoice

Not included in the price:
travel costs, travel insurance, PCR-tests in NL and FR, cancellation insurance, extra excursions or lunches which you undertake in your own free time.

Cancellation policy:
* to confirm your booking we ask a 30% deposit to be paid within a week of receiving the invoice;
* the deposit is not refundable if you cancel the booking yourself *);
* the remainder 70% is to be paid on September 1st (3 weeks before the retreat).

*) Regarding your stay, our Covid-19 cancellation policy applies

Bring:
* proper hiking boots, rain and mountain clothing
* your own mat and/or materials should you wish so
* warm clothing (layers) and house slippers or cozy socks
* extra cozy blanket 

Physical condition:
The hikes are a beginner / intermediate grade. By participating in this week you declare to be healthy and in good condition. 

 Questions? Call Maartje at +31 647 146 515

To book: