|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'.
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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.
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.
You'll stay at Lo Grand Baöu (Lograndbaou.it), 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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Children can be welcome but no child care and no discount can be offered.
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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