Events and Retreats

Stillness in Action Retreats

Lauvitel Lodge is an amazing place to be on retreat.

Lauvitel Lodge is an ideal venue for your next retreat.

Nestled in the hamlet of La Danchere in the French Alps, you will receive a warm welcome and feel right at home in the tranquil house and gardens of Lauvitel Lodge.  You may be planning a Personal Retreat, looking for the perfect place to Host your Group Retreat or joining us for one of the Lauvitel Retreats.   Whatever brings you here, you will find the time and space to reconnect with yourself, to receive the support and guidance you need, and to come away with an extraordinary experience.

Our retreats and workshops combine wellbeing practices such as yoga and t’ai chi, mindfulness and meditation, or reiki and massage with being outdoors in nature and benefiting from the stillness, power and beauty of the mountains.  Situated at the gateway to the Ecrins National Park, close to Bourg d’Oisans and Venosc, we are in easy reach of Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva, but far enough away to make you feel like you have found a small corner of paradise, a sanctuary or haven, that is the perfect place to be on retreat.

Inside the Lodge, you will enjoy being in the light and spacious principal room with panoramic views of the mountains and open fireplace, as well as tea and coffee facilities, piano and music system.  For break out groups, there is a second atmospheric communal room with vaulted ceilings that can be used either as a dining room or an activity room.  And when you want a quiet corner, there is as a small, secluded, upstairs sitting room.

We take special care to prepare fresh, delicious food that is right for you, taking full advantage of the large, fully equipped profession kitchen that has recently been completely renovated.  This kitchen is an ideal space that can be used for a group activity or team building exercise or simply sharing in the preparation of good, healthy food.

When the day is over, you can withdraw to the comfort of your bedroom, enjoy a relaxing shower or bath and be assured of a good night sleep.  You will wake to the soft sounds of running water and bird song or the gentle laughter from those doing morning practice.   The property has a total of 10 bedrooms so that you are able to select what suits you best, with 4 bedrooms with ensuite luxury bathrooms, 2 bedrooms with private shower and 4 bedrooms with shared facilities.  And for those planning a group retreat, the Lodge accommodates between 6 and 24 people.

Retreat Accommodation

In the Gardens of the Lodge, you will be able to take full advantage of the tended gardens for eating outside, an open lawn for group activities or playing games, the stretch deck for yoga or t’ai chi, an Abbingdon labyrinth for liberating old ideas, table tennis for those with a competitive spirit and a fresh water plunge pool for those with a desire to be seriously refreshed.  And when there is free time, you can rest in the hammock, sit by the fountain, enjoy a cool drink in the shade of the lime trees, retreat to the private garden or simply relax on the front terrace and soak in the extraordinary scenery that surrounds the Lodge, with its ever-changing light and colours.

Beyond the Lodge, you can explore the small, picturesque hamlet of La Danchere, surrounded by alpine meadows, running waters, deep forests and high mountain peaks.  You will find ample choice of experiences available to you right on your doorstep.  This may be simply wandering gently in the meadows, walking along the rivers or following the forest trails.  Or you may want to try something more challenging, living out on the edge of your comfort zone:  hiking up to Lauvitel Lake, white water rafting on the Veneon river, climbing the via ferrata at Saint Christophe-en-Oisans or paragliding from the ridges of Les 2 Alpes.

In Brief:
  • Individual and Group Retreats for up to 20 people
  • Healthy food aligned with your event
  • A selection of indoor and outdoor spaces adapted to different activities
  • Close proximity and easy access to a varied natural and cultural experiences
  • A extraordinary beautiful and peaceful environment
  • Well-being services including Massage, T’ai Chi Kung, Reiki and Meditation
  • Knowledgeable and sensitive guidance
  • Support services that are designed specifically for retreats

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