Escape to the French Alps to reconnect with and re-balance your mind and body. Discover the foundations to good health and well-being through nutrition and mindfulness.

This summer Peak Adventures and Alpine Escapades are joining forces to bring you a mindfulness retreat. They will be taking place in chalet Saskia where there is ample space, wonderful uninterrupted views of the valley and incredible staff who will be on hand to ensure you have the most incredible time.

Alpine Escapades combine the power, serenity and beauty of the mountains with UK-based, experienced practitioners to offer 5-night retreats. Based in the quiet and beautiful village of Vaujany, we help you to:

  1. Understand the links between nutrition, mindfulness and movement and how they affect both the mind and body
  2. Learn new relaxation, mind and mood management techniques and how to put them into practice to feel more confident and in control of various aspects of your life
  3. Make a plan which is relevant and suitable for your life and how you want to live it. We teach you how to take control of your own health so you can decide which foods and lifestyle habits are best for you
  4. Feel recharged, nourished and rejuvenate

Workshops and optional one-to-one consultations with our experts mean you not only learn the science and techniques behind what you eat, and how you de-stress, but leave with a plan which is right for you and doable too.

We aren’t about the latest superfood or detox diet, our focus is on helping you reach the levels of wellbeing, energy and health you are looking for.

Whether you are looking for ways to control anxiety and stress, wanting to feel more confident or wondering how to get the balance right in a world of over-information, this retreat is for you.

Meet The Course Team

Nicola Preston Ball

Nicola's passion is helping you to find solutions and embrace strategies to cope with everyday life with vonfidence. She’s an experienced hypnotherapist, mindfulness and meditation practitioner and has been working with clients in Sussex for over 10 years.

Sally Rawlings

Sally is a registered Nutritional Therapist, trained in the latest evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle practices. She takes a collaborative approach, using nutrition as a foundation to support a healthy lifestyle and tackle any underlying complaints.

Henrietta Bennett 

Hen has been running Vaujany Ski Chalets and Alpine Escapades for the last 2 years, knows the area inside-out and will make sure your trip to the Alps is one to remember. She will lead your daily walk and help you discover everything this area has to offer. 

A Typical day

The retreat can be taken at your own pace and your downtime is tailored to you, whether that means curling up with a book in the sunshine or paddle-boarding on the lake.

Our morning programme includes:

Nutritious breakfast to start the day and give you maximum energy

Morning walk in the mountains – we encourage you to make the most of our location and join our daily guided walk, taking in the forests, rivers and waterfalls of the Alps, so you can connect with nature and feel invigorated, while getting to know others on the retreat. We also encourage you to explore on your own, to enjoy the mountains, scenery and fresh air and can give you details of routes if you wish to explore further

Nutrition or mindfulness workshop with Sally and Nicola, who will guide you through the foundations of healthy eating and techniques to allow you to feel more confident and in control of various aspects of your life. They will help you work out what this means for you and lasting changes you can make to your lifestyle. All participants are asked to fill in a questionnaire before joining the retreat in order that we can understand a bit more about you and tailor the workshops accordingly

Lunch is laid out for you to help yourself to

Our afternoon programme includes:

Optional one-to-one nutrition, mindfulness or hypnotherapy sessions with our experts (subject to availability and additional charge). Make the most of the expertise on hand to discuss your own plan in more detail and any personal underlying issues

Space and time to do your own thing. Everyone has different ways of switching off and this setting provides an ideal back-drop to do so, whether you want to sit on the sun-drenched balcony looking out at the mountains, go for a swim or kayak on the lake, it is all on your doorstep and we will help organise any activities you wish to do

Balanced and healthy evening meal, based on a traditional alpine diet with locally sourced food, and a chance to discuss nutrition in more detail

Evening mindfulness session to unwind, let go and facilitate a good night’s sleep 


Accommodation And Prices

Available retreats:

  • Sunday 23 June to Friday 28 June 2019
  • Sunday 15 September to Friday 20 September 2019


Super-king or twin room with shared bathroom

€1,600 per person (additional €200 for single occupancy subject to availability)

En-suite super-king or twin room

€1,850 per person (additional €200 for single occupancy subject to availability)

What does this include:

  1. 5 nights luxury accommodation
  2. Breakfast, lunch and supper
  3. Transfers to/from Lyon airport
  4. Daily workshop
  5. Daily meditation/mindfulness session
  6. Daily guided walk

Various airlines fly into Lyon from across the UK and we offer 2 transfer times on your arrival and departure day to coincide with the majority of routes. We would be happy to talk to you about the best options for flights.

Optional extras:

  1. 1:1 nutrition or mindfulness sessions with our experts (£60 per hour)
  2. Hypnotherapy (£60 per hour)
  3. Testing and learning about blood sugar levels
  4. Activities, including swimming, kayaking and climbing

Master-classes and optional one-to-one consultations with our experts mean you not only learn the science and techniques behind what you eat, and how you de-stress but leave with a plan which is right for you and doable too.

For further information on retreats or cycling camps please contact us at:

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Our accommodation
Chalet Saskia
Chalet Saskia
A delightful spacious chalet for groups up to 25 people
MAISON Rostaing
MAISON Rostaing
As big as it gets, with a large garden
Chalet Rostaing
Chalet Rostaing
Perfect for families wanting space
Chalet Lucette
Chalet Lucette
Bright, warm and simply lovely
Chalet Dibona
Chalet Dibona
The cosiest place to stay

We offer Vaujany chalets which are of the highest standard. All of our chalets ooze character yet feel like home away from home. Our staff will take care of you from the moment they meet you.

Extra Services

We will always try to work around your schedule. As a small specialist tour operator exclusively providing luxury holidays to Vaujany, we have the flexibility often missing from larger companies.

Be it to organise a quick second break, a weekend get-away for a large group or perhaps a corporate weekend, we can tailor make a break that meets all your requirements.