Couple’s Getaway Retreat

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Couple’s Getaway Retreat

31 January 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm
| $475 – $575

Mountain Getaway – a Couple’s Weekend in the French Alps

Spend a weekend in the natural beauty of the French Alps, re-energizing and reconnecting to your partner.

After a very successful Weekend Getaway for Couple’s last year, we are happy to announce the sequel event. Here is what one participant from last year had to say:

Just returned from a lovely Couple’s Retreat at Lauvitel Lodge. What a great weekend with great food, awesome ambiance, and good company. A lovely time of sharing and connecting with some great folks. Lots of snow this morning in The Winter Wonderland. Special thanks again to Caroline Purkhardt for hosting such an awesome weekend” – Janette Buba

Take a break from your hectic schedule and come to Lauvitel Lodge to rest, recuperate and have lots of fun together with your partner.

Join us for a magical weekend of total reconnection and fun where you can enjoy peace and relaxation by the fire, spending time in nature, and being active at the intensity level that is desired by you. Enjoy connecting with the beautiful, serene nature of the French Alps.

Whilst at the Lodge, you will be have the opportunity to:

  • Take time to laugh & love.
  • Show your appreciation.
  • Have a change of scenery and everyday routine.
  • Breathe lungfuls of fresh air.
  • Rekindle your dreams.
  • Slow down… slow right down.
  • Share an experience with your partner that will lead to new memories and a strong bond.

The idyllic setting of Lauvitel Lodge offers you both peace & tranquility but also fun and adventure, whatever your couple is longing for at the moment. It’s a location that is stress-free, yet surprisingly stimulating.

On the agenda: guided moving meditation (even for skeptics), energy dynamics with T’ai Chi; skiing, hiking, snowshoeing or magical forest walks; sharing humor and experiences with a group of like-minded couples. Of course, sleeping, just sitting by the fire, and getting a massage are all available options to you as well.

A nature holiday like this offers you the space to relax and unwind with your partner. There is no research to be done, no lengthy discussions to have, nor decisions to be made. We’ve done all of the work for you.

Simply sign up, show up, and leave the rest to us!

Last year the Couple’s Weekend was an opportunity, close to nature, to spend some quality time as a couple and unwind away from day to day pressures. Caroline and her team provided the perfect atmosphere to relax and to work on strengthening our relationship via many sportive and spiritual activities. The culinary delights were the added unexpected bonus! Can’t wait for next year!” – Robin Adams

Retreat Programme

Here’s a little preview of what the weekend will look like:

Thursday (optional)

  • Arrival between 4 pm – 6 pm
  • 7:30pm – Dinner


  • Burn Your Legs Off Ski Day (optional)
  • Arrival between 4pm – 6pm
  • 7:30pm – Dinner


  • 8:00 – 8:30 – Guided Moving Meditation (even for skeptics)
  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Breakfast
  • 10:30 – 2:30 – Nature Hike or Snowshoeing & Picnic Lunch
  • 2:30 – 7:30 – Rest, tea & drinks, free time (massages available if scheduled in advance)
  • 7:30 – Dinner & Evening surprise tasting (alcohol may be involved!)   🙂


  • 8:00 – 8:30 – Guided Moving Meditation
  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Breakfast
  • 10 – 1:00 –An enlightening blend of T’ai chi and movement – all you need is a willingness to be surprised, either by yourself or by your partner
  • 1:30 – Sunday lunch
  • 3 – 5pm – Departure

About Caroline

Caroline Purkhardt

PhD Social Psychology, Transition Coach, T’ai Chi Master

Caroline Purkhardt has been running Lauvitel Lodge for over ten years now. During that time, she organised and led multiple group and personal retreats focused on personal development, creative leadership and spiritual growth. She has recently published a book called Stillness in Action, which is an actionable manual of her coaching methods.

Having a PhD degree in Social Psychology, and at the same time being a certified Reiki Master, T’ai-Chi Kung Teacher and Life Coach, Caroline combines recent scientific findings with experiential practices of moving meditation and energy work. She believes that drawing on our connection with Nature is one of the best short-cuts towards self-realization.

Caroline’s ultimate mission is to bring body wisdom and spiritual connection into busy workplaces and organisations.

About Lauvitel Lodge

Lauvitel Lodge is a mountain getaway in the heart of the French Alps: the Oisans valley famous for cycling and skiing. It is a place for family gatherings, holidays with friends, as well as a base for well-being retreats which are held here on a regular basis.

The Lodge provides a comfortable place to rest and relax in between various mountain adventures. You can enjoy a fresh and delicious meal, coffee, or simply use one of our terraced gardens to read a book or nap in a hammock. There is a wide offer of wellbeing services, too: massage, Reiki, Tai-Chi and wellness coaching.

The beautiful natural surroundings of the Lodge are comprised of magnificent mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, running rivers and pristine forests. The exceptional landscape makes it a perfect place to reconnect with your true self and simply take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

How to get there?

Lauvitel Lodge is located in a small hamlet of La Danchere, about one-hour drive from Grenoble, which is also the closest train station. If you are travelling by plane, the closest airports are Lyon, Geneva or Turin. You can contact us directly if you need help with travel arrangements.

Fees & What’s Included

Lodge accommodation with linens & meals, nature hikes, and activities facilitated by professional coach, T’ai Chi and Reiki Master, Caroline Purkhardt. Prices range from 475 -575 euros per couple depending on the number of nights.

  • 2 night stay: €475 per couple for the entire weekend
  • 3 night stay: €575 per couple for the entire weekend

The first 3 couples who register will have an en-suite bathroom in their room.

Extra costs: optional ski day, snowshoe rental, massage, alcoholic beverages

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing for Tai-chi/Reiki sessions
  • A pull-over for chilly evenings
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for hiking
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Journal and/or a good book
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sun cream

We will provide yoga mats, meditation pillows and blankets if needed. To check what else is available at the Lodge, please feel free to contact us directly.