Are you in love with the mountains, but not in love with that feeling when you come back from a ski trip and feel like you need another holiday just to recover from the knocks, falls and après? Well, us neither.
The Yeh Yoga Co just so happens to be run by two of London’s friendliest yoga instructors, both of whom are avid skiers who know a thing or two about how to upgrade your next ski trip into a magical ski retreat, that will send you back home again having had an epic time on the slopes and leave feeling relaxed and reinvigorated by the magic of the mountains!
As avid skiers ourselves, we could not be more excited about this retreat - The Magic of the Mountains Ski & Yoga retreat in Morzine. Join Connie and Emily, co-founders of The Yeh Yoga Co, for a week of life-affirming alpine skiing, twice daily yoga and luxury catered Chalet accommodation in central Morzine. This is an opportunity to kick 2020 off in the best possible way - reconnecting with yourself whilst immersing yourself in the stunningly majestic French Alps!
We’ll start the day with energising, ski-focussed vinyasa yoga to warm up the body for a day on the slopes and end the day with a relaxing and rejuvenating ski-rehab yin yoga class. Each class will be suitable for all levels - rest assured that Connie and Emily will make sure that each class has something for everyone, whether you consider yourself more of a beginner or are looking to deepen your yoga practice.
On our chalet host’s evening off, we plan to sub out one evening yin yoga practice for an evening of après ski followed by dinner in Morzine.
Our chalet for the week is The Ark, our accommodation partner’s flagship luxury chalet! Right in the centre of Morzine, this luxury chalet is the perfect backdrop for our inaugural ski & yoga retreat. With bespoke en-suite double and triple rooms, hot tub, yoga mezzanine with panoramic views of the mountains and plenty of space to unwind after a beautiful day in the mountains, we could not be more excited about our stay here!
Located in a prime position on Rue Du Bourg in central Morzine, the chalet is well placed for shops, apres bars and the slopes, with Super Morzine and Pleney lifts being less than a 5 minute walk away.
The Ark offers 5 large, light-filled bespoke en-suite bedrooms with Egyptian cotton linen, rain showers, fluffy towels, MALIN+GOETZ toiletries, waffle bathrobes and extra hot tub towels.
Any and all dietary requests can be catered to, and we’re excited that we’ll be offering a slightly ‘lighter’ menu, not in volume (there will be SO much food!) but in offering slightly more healthy options (but still with an excellent level of Savoyard cheeses!), to help with that post i-need-a-holiday-after-my-holiday feeling.
Group transfer from Geneva with arrival at the chalet from 4pm, followed by our first practice, an opening circle, welcome drinks and our first dinner together.
Typical day in the mountains
7:15am Rise & Shine vinyasa flow practice
8:30am Sumptuous breakfast
9:30am Departure for skiing (daily mini-bus pick-up and drop-off service in resort!)
5pm Afternoon tea in the chalet and time for a soak in the hot tub
6:30pm Ski rehab yin yoga practice
8pm 4 course evening meal with wine
On departure day, we will finish the week with our final yoga practice and closing circle followed by breakfast and departure at 10am.
The Portes Du Soleil Ski Area boasts 12 different resorts within 1 ski pass… across 2 countries. Getting the best of both world’s of skiing in France AND Switzerland, Portes Du Soleil has 195 lifts, 30 snowparks and boarder cross areas, countless incredible runs and breathtaking views everywhere you look.
As an ex-ski-seasonnaire, I’m more passionate than your average Londoner about skiing, I racked up 4, almost 5 seasons (ask me about it!) across France and Japan, and as such, I won’t settle for skiing in boring resorts with no soul, après or decent lift system! I’ve been skiing Morzine/Avoriaz and the whole Portes Du Soleil area for the past 3 winters and am not bored of it yet!
There’s something for everyone, with perfect beginner runs, to plenty of hidden stashes for ski-pros to boost through on a powder day. Before and on the trip, we’ll help you with your questions on where to get ski hire, lessons and lift-passes (we’ll sort them all closer to the start-date of the holiday as sometimes the resorts put out last minute deals depending on how busy they are etc) and can also help arrange any number of other extra activities (from trips to the pool, snowshoe tours, paraponting… there’s so much to do!) - this is genuinely a sick resort and I’m so excited to introduce you to it.
BONUS - Morzine is one of the easiest and fastest resorts to get to in the whole of the French Alps, it’s a short 45 min transfer from Geneva Airport, which in turn is only 1hr20mins flight from Gatwick.
Daily Transfers - Our chalet hosts will also be providing us with an amazing mini-bus service, so that each morning, we’ll be taken by mini-bus to wherever we decide to ski for the day and then, at the end of the day, we’ll be whisked back home for afternoon tea. It’s up to you how much apres you partake in - the chalet team are happy to bring normal shoes to any bar in town after the end of the day’s skiing, so each evening is an opportunity for a few post-ski beers or Aperols if that’s your thing (and don’t worry, it’s our thing too!)
Shared triple room with en-suite: £1295 for early bird, £1495 thereafter
Shared twin room with en-suite: £1395 for early bird, £1595 thereafter
The above pricing includes yoga, 7 nights of luxury catered chalet accommodation (except for chalet host days off due to French law), return shared airport transfers and daily minibus transfers to and from the slopes and Morzine Tourist Tax.
Our early bird discount will be running until 15 September! To book, all we need is a £250 non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the holiday price will be due 6 weeks in advance of the retreat aka 1 December 2019. Payment plans are available - just ask!
Evening restaurant meal in Morzine
Lunches on the mountain
Equipment hire and ski or snowboard tuition
Spaces are limited to 10 (plus room for 2 non-yogis so get in touch if you have a partner/friend who’s not as keen on yoga as skiing!), so make sure to get in touch to arrange the payment of your deposit sooner rather than later if you’d love to join us!
UPDATE: This will be the only ski & yoga retreat we will be running in 2020. The next one is scheduled for 2021.
We cannot WAIT for this trip! To secure your spot and pay your deposit, please email Hello@theyehyoga.co
Em & Connie x