Winter thoughts of an alpine wonderland beckon our group to Valais, Switzerland where we’ll find snow capped peaks, mountain lakes, eerily beautiful glacier tunnels, regenerative thermal spring baths, and southern facing “stepped” vineyards! We’ll soak in the beauty around us daily with yoga and meditation to start us off before we venture out for an activity (downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, glacier visit, local food and wine tasting). Back home we’ll gather for communal cooking, nutritional talks and dining by the fireplace overlooking the sparkling lights of the town below us.

And for New Year’s Eve we’ll hike to the Eco-pods to ring in the new year!

I will be your afternoon guide. I’ll fill you in on the history of the site we’ll visit and navigate us to and from our base camp.

Our Garden chef will prepare all our meals at our home for the week.

I cherish the time we have all spent together over the years at The Garden. Through simple, beautiful and wholesome experiences of space, body and food we have made connections and are strengthened through community. This will be an intimate small group of 6 to 8 guests.

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Location & Cost:

With its unique and diverse landscape, the Valais is a land of contrasts: In the mountains majestic four-thousand-meter-high peaks and in the valley along the Rhone sprawling vineyards and unspoilt side valleys.

Our base camp is near the village Chamoson and Saint-Pierre de Clages. For several centuries, the Mayens de Chamosons was the ideal place to keep cattle in the early spring, before it reached the alpine pastures of higher altitude. Today, the Mayens-de-Chamoson is a quiet and peaceful place to stay. Located near the village of Ovronnaz (2.8 km), known for its ski resort and thermal baths.

Cost: $1800 / per person

Included: 6 nights accommodations, 5 excursion days, 5 yoga & meditation classes, meals (breakfast and dinner), our group cooking classes and nutritional talks.

Not included: Travel, Lunch.

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Accommodations:

Modern and comfortable chalet near Ovronnaz - in the heart of the Valais
- Three bedrooms. .
- Two (shared) bathrooms.
- A majestic living room with panoramic views of the Valais Alps.
- An open kitchen, new and modern fully equipped overlooking the dining-room, the living room and the balcony.
- Two large dining tables, inside and out.
- A beautiful, remarkably sunny wooden balcony with ample space.


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Itinerary:

Friday: Arrival Day (rest day) ,12:00 - 1:00 lunch, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - walk around the neighborhood, visit shopping market, 4:30 - 6:00pm - restorative yoga, 6:30pm - dinner.

Saturday thru Friday: 8:00 - 9:00am - coffee and teas, 9:30am - 10:30am - yoga and meditation, 10:30 - 11:00 breakfast, 12:00 - 5:00pm - afternoon excursion (skiing, cross country skiing, snowshowing, hiking, local vinyard visit and wine tasting), 7:00pm group cooking, nutritional talk and dining.

Saturday: Departure Day, 8:00 - 9:00am - breakfast.