5 calming experiences in Les 3 Vallées
Being on holiday gives you chance to take your time. Once you’ve hurtled down the slopes of Les 3 Vallées, stop and catch your breath.
Take a little time for yourself, to get in touch with your emotions, your body and nature.
There are many yoga enthusisasts out there. Combining poses and breathing exercises, it’s a great way to enhance both your physical and mental well-being, and it’s something you can do all over Les 3 Vallées, both inside and out. Have you ever dreamt of placing your yoga mat in the snow, and doing your sunsalutation facing the snow-covered mountaintops?
And if you fancy something a little more challenging,
you can give snowshoe yoga a go in Val Thorens.
WHERE CAN YOU DO IT?
In Courchevel, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle.
A sylvotherapy session
Being on holiday also gives you time to reconnect with nature, and Sabrina’s sylvotherapy sessions help you do just that. Stemming from yoga and meditation, it uses the energy and positive waves emitted by trees. This walk through the forest is just what the doctor ordered to fight stress and boost your energy levels.
Catch your breath and admire the view!
With your feet warm and dry inside your snow boots, head off for a walk outside. Far from the ski lifts, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the beauty of the snowy landscapes. Catch your breath, get a good dose of fresh mountain air and take the time to fix your gaze on the mountain ridge in front
of you. Our favourite spots for a total change of scenery, like something out of the film ‘Into the Wild’, are Lac de la Rosière in Courchevel Moriond or the Tueda Nature Reserve in Méribel Mottaret. For something a little more challenging,
put your snowshoes on.
WHERE CAN YOU DO IT?
All over the footpaths in Les 3 Vallées
A ski touring and Qi gong session
Caroline Vincent is both a ski instructor and a practitioner of Chinese medecine. She runs half day ski touring and Qi gong sessions in Val Thorens. It’s an original activity to say the least, with ski touring being quite a physical sport. Caroline’s approach is almost meditative, based on breathing and contemplation with lots of breaks factored in, on the way up the mountain and at the end of the session, to do Qi gong exercises and improve your inner calm.
Make the most of it for a whole week
«Yogiski» is an ode to slow attitude.
Over the course of a week, enjoy a little skiing and a lot of relaxation. On the programme: free sophrology, laughter yoga, Vinyasa yoga and sylvotherapy workshops, as well as Qi gong and reflexology sessions open to all…
Did you know?
- From the 9th of February to the 5th of April 2021, the tourist office in Saint- Martin-de-Belleville will be running free «nature and mountain» sessions, combining a gentle activity with the discovery of the natural heritage. On the programme: snowshoeing and yoga, Qi gong, sylvotherapy, Nordic walking with a guide from the Vanoise National Park…
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- Hitting the slopes for 7 days in a row when you haven’t skied for over a year is no mean feat. The ESF French Ski School in Courchevel Village gives their customers the opportunity to make the most of a free fitness programme called Shapen, a coaching video that helps skiers and snowboarders carry out muscle strengthening exercises to suit their level (beginner, advanced and expert). If you’re in good shape when you arrive, you’ll really be able to make the most of your holiday in the mountains.
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