Thrive Gathering – August / September 2022

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Thrive Gathering – August / September 2022

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 3 @ 2:00 pm


30th August to 3rd September 2022

We invite you to join us for this year’s Thrive Gathering, from the 30th August to 3rd September, in the French Alps.

This will be the first of its kind – no leadership except our own.

Following the unexpected loss of Kyle Newman, we wish to honour all that he gave to us and to many others.  Kyle was incredibly committed to creating community so we are choosing to be in the same place at the same time, simply to be together: joyfully, consciously, adventurously.  Jude Jennison, Jacek ‘Skyski’ Skrzypczynski and Caroline Purkhardt are igniting this event simply by showing up.  We invite you to join us, to show up, just as you are.


We are excited to be offering this opportunity for you to join us.  This year, in August and September 2022,  we will experience the joy of being together, amidst breath-taking mountain scenery and a diversity of natural environments that can be nurturing and challenging.  In addition, the purpose built Stillpoint Space will guide us, bringing healing, learning and a deeper connection with ourselves, with each other and with nature.

For me (Caroline) there is a sense of gently growing us for our forward journey, with a few surprises along the way -;).

For Jude it’s an invitation to relight the conscious community that Kyle began many years ago and expand together beyond the known.

For Jacek it is a cherished opportunity to connect with what is deep inside of us and among us, as well as with the wonderful nature of the Ecrins National Park.



Simply arriving at Lauvitel Lodge is an experience in itself. The majesty of the mountains has to be seen to be believed; they are awe-inspiring and imposing. They call for power and strength, with an in your face presence. And they are also incredibly gentle, soothing, nourishing, relaxing.  They offer the healing of earth and forest, cleansing of mountain streams and lakes, stillness of bird song and silence.  The energy is palpable. It is vibrant, powerful, yet very grounding. Once you feel it you’ll know you’re here for a reason.


Lac Lauvitel

Who Is It For?

You and Me.   This gathering is an opportunity to recharge, resource, plug back into our community, giving yourself the gift you give to others all the time.  Four days totally focused on you, your life, and your wisdom!  Four days of being out in nature or resting around the fireplace.  Four days of inspirational conversations,  stimulating connections and enriching experiences.  

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.

Price:  650 euros

This includes full board and everything we make up together.

(It does not include transport, although we are happy to pick you up from Bourg d’Oisans, where buses arrive from Grenoble).