Want to be a better skier? Try Yoga.
Practicing yoga while flying down a mountain on skis may sound daft. But we’ve discovered that ‘ski yoga’ is not only good for your technique, it’s great for your mind too. For the thrill-seeking yogi this invigorating mix will not only help you warm up and cool down, it will actually help you stay in the moment – making you a better skier, and a happier human.
by STACY MORRIS
Bodhi Adventure – Meribel, France
Ski holidays are all about excess. Early mornings, first lifts, tough slopes, apres-ski and four-course meals. But you can now enjoy the same luxuries without that common feeling of exhaustion, thanks to Bodhi Adventures. With a combination of three daily yoga sessions, delicious and energising food, mountain air and a cosy luxury chalet, they make your ski holiday more than the run of the mill. Embracing the vitality of the mountains their winter retreat is all about rekindling energy levels, and allowing your mind to quiet itself in an environment of wellbeing.
Yoga Ski Run – St Moritz, Switzerland
The Paradiso ski piste near St Moritz claims to be the word’s first dedicated snow yoga location. The slopes are divided into four fixed areas for your practice. You’ll focus on consciously slowing down and achieving a different, calmer skiing rhythm. The aim is to have a super-intense ski experience – to be present to every twist and turn, to every movement.
Soulshine – La Rosiere, France
A Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventure offers a unique chance to practice Yoga and meditation against a backdrop of life-inspiring, adrenalin-pumping mountain sports. Expect fun-filled days on the slopes, Yoga and meditation to soothe the muscles and mind, delicious cuisine, hot tubs, saunas, gorgeous views, log fires and laughter with new friends and like-minded souls.
AdventureYogi – St Foy, France
Having organised Yoga and Ski holidays since 2007 AdventureYogi know the key to amazing adventure holidays. With a unique combination of yoga, skiing/boarding and relaxation you are guaranteed to feel invigorated on the slopes without feeling tired.
Now you don’t have to choose between being a ski bunny or a yoga bunny. Be both!
Been on any amazing snowy retreats you’d like to share? Let us know!