Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Italy

Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Italy
Location Lo Grand Baöu, Valle d'Aosta, Italian Alps
Open 4-9 September 2016
Activities Yoga and hiking
Prices From EUR 630 (approx £535) pp full board, sharing room
Ideal for Yoga - Meditation - Hiking - Massage - Solo travellers
Contact > For dates see their website
> Ring Italy +33 695 572 521

Offer Mention Nea's Yard Holidays to receive 1 free 45-minute massage, worth EUR 60

Wild Alps welcome you to Landscapes of Elation. A retreat where the skillful teaching of Juliette McConachy and the guided hikes with Nigel Higgins stimulate every aspect of your mind, body and soul in a stunning alpine setting. A space for tranquility and reflection while creating your own 'landscapes of elation'.


Lo Grand Baöu (1866m), Valle d'Aosta, Italy. Best arrival airport Geneva (CH), transfer to Chamonix, then transfer to retreat. Alternative airport Milan then travel to Aosta/Courmayeur then transfer to retreat.
Val Vertosan is set in a pristine, high Italian alpine valley, surrounded by rugged peaks approaching 3000m. The beautiful lakes, waterfalls, flora and fauna offer a rare tranquillity.

Activities and Prices

Juliette McConachy will be teaching Embodied Flow™ yoga and guided meditation.
Nigel Higgins will take you on guided hikes and to extraordinary settings in which to practice and meditate.
Movement classes, and massages are also available.

Price: Early-bird place in en-suite double EUR 700 (£595); place in double en-suite room EUR 735 (£625).
Early bird place in 3 person room EUR 665 (£565); place in 3 person room EUR 700 (£595).
Early bird place in 5 person room EUR 630 (£535); place in 5 person room EUR 665 (£565).
All prices are per person for 5 nights full board, including soft drinks, tuition and guiding.
Book before 1 August 2016 to receive early bird discount.

For dates see above web link for full programme, or check availability by email, or phone.

Accommodation and Food

You'll stay at Lo Grand Baöu (, a superbly renovated high mountain farm. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. There are 14 places available, 3 x en-suite doubles, 1 x 3 person ensuite room  and 1 x 5 person ensuite room (1 or 2 double beds).
Lo Grand Baöu has a renowned restaurant and a beautiful outdoor area with a large garden. There is very limited disabled access.

The food will be vegetarian and vegan, much organically grown on site and locally produced. Gluten free options are available.
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Child policy

Children can be welcome but no child care and no discount can be offered.

Green footprint

What can I do?
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How ethical is the holiday?
- Acts with respect, honesty and fairness towards guests and staff
- Is owned or part owned by locals
- Employs locals
- Fosters real relationships between guests and locals and ensures that the local community benefits

How environmentally-friendly is the holiday?
- Produces some of their own green energy
- Collects rainwater for use in gardens and uses water saving devices
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Composts organic waste


Guest reviews to follow.
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