Winter Wellness Wonder

06 Jan 2020
2 min read
Taking to the slopes for its second year, Our Retreat – a luxury retreat brand with balance at its heart – has announced a new set of dates for its esteemed ski-based escape in Chamonix.

The six-day retreat, set in a luxury Alpine chalet in the foothills of Mount Blanc, includes an expertly curated itinerary of mobility lessons, meditation sessions, skiing, snowboarding and a menu of nutritious meals, personally prepared by the private Chef. This year, two-time Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller will guest co-host a retreat alongside Strength and Mobility coach and Head of Circuit & Mobility at Core Collective – Tom Cleminson (or Coach Clem), offering guests the once-in-a-lifetime chance to snowboard with a Team GB champion while being taught animalistic flows and stretching by Clem. This will empower guests to connect with their movement and set them up perfectly for a day on the slopes.

Alongside Aimee Fuller, world-class trainers and fitness experts Shona Vertue, Richie Norton and Emily Cohen will host one of the four retreats working with Founder, Lisa Carolan, to create a bespoke programme that nourishes the body and prepares the muscles for ski. Deeply rooted in balance, Our Retreat doesn’t limit calorie intake and promote hours of intense exercise. Instead, guests will be guided through dynamic mobility and stretching routines, followed by skiing on the French Alps, while afternoons include conditioning, mobility training, Yin Yoga, guided hiking trails, meditation, wellness workshops and sound healing sessions. One afternoon guests are also invited to unwind in the chalet’s private hot tub and on an afternoon trip to the stunning thermal bath spa, to ensure they make the most out of their tranquil setting.

Upon arrival, everything is taken care of by the expert Our Retreat team, from fitness classes and accommodation, to ski pass, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Using seasonal, local ingredients, Our Retreat’s private chef whips-up healthy, nutritious meals that don’t hold back on taste; shared with fellow retreaters, meals are sociable and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine. The chef will even prepare hot, healthy lunches for retreaters to take onto the slopes.

Founded by Lisa Carolan, Our Retreat offers opulent fitness, nutrition and wellbeing breaks for adventure-lovers, first-time retreaters, budding yogis and solo travellers – from the heart of Somerset to the beaches of Ibiza. Meet new people, enjoy delicious food and bespoke fitness classes, taking the time to leave the worries of everyday life behind.

2020 Our Retreat Chamonix can be booked from £1,250pp on Our Retreat’s website, and runs until March 2020.