Mountain Getaway for Couples

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Mountain Getaway for Couples

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - January 26 @ 3:00 pm

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

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, peaceful and serene nature of the French Alps in winter.

What’s on the Programme?

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: Burn-Your-Legs-Off ski day on Thursday (optional), energy dynamics with T’ai Chi (even for skeptics), hiking, snowshoeing and magical forest walks, depending on the weather; 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.

How will you benefit?

Throughout the Retreat, we will use nature-inspired coaching as a means to uncover your innate strengths, natural limitations and habitual ways of interacting with your partner.

Nature-inspired coaching uses real experiences in the physical world (such as snowshoeing to a lake) to let you observe your feelings, reactions and choices and then transpose these powerful insights into something immediately applicable in your everyday life.

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!

Single Tree

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

About Caroline

Caroline Purkhardt

Author, Doctor of Social Psychology, Transition Coach, T’ai Chi Master

Caroline Purkhardt has owned Lauvitel Lodge for over ten years. She has 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: the 7 elements of success for leaders.

Caroline combines recent her personal wisdom with recent scientific findings and experiential practices such as T’ai Chi, meditation and energetics. She believes that drawing on our connection with Nature is one of the best short-cuts towards personal insight and self-realisation.

Caroline’s ultimate mission is to bring body wisdom and spiritual connection into busy work places and large 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.

Your mountain adventure happens from the tranquility of Lauvitel Lodge. We make sure that there is ample opportunity to rest in the spacious gardens, to enjoy the comfort of home and to share in the delicious food that is served in the restaurant.

Practical Info

Number of participants: up to 10 people

Dates: 23rd – 26th January, 2020

Your investment (per couple): 

2-night stay:
Food & lodging: 360€
Retreat participation: 200€
Total: 560€

3-night stay (includes a 60€ discount):
Food & lodging: 450€
Retreat participation: 300€
Total: 750€

Provides access to all group activities and practices.

Early Bird Special: the first 3 couples to sign up will receive a room upgrade with an en-suite bathroom!

Reserve your place now with a deposit of €200.

What’s included:

  • Lodging at Lauvitel Lodge
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Full board (All meals plus tea, coffee and fresh drinks)
  • Guided activities included in the program

Price does not include:

  • Insurance
  • Travel costs
  • Any extra activities throughout your stay
  • Alcoholic beverages (available at an additional charge)

Please tell us in advance if you have any health issues that might influence your participation in the retreat activities.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know well ahead of time.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing for Tai-chi/Yoga sessions
  • Warm clothes as well as summer clothes
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for hiking
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Journal and/or a good book
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag and mat (if you have your own)

To check what else is available at the Lodge, please feel free to contact us directly.

Retreat Registration

To reserve your place, click the register now button to pay the deposit of €200.

Once we have received your registration we will contact you to confirm your choice of accommodation from the options available. The remaining balance is due no later than 15 days before the date of the Retreat.