A Holistic Retreat for Yoga, Spa and Alternative Holidays

A warm welcome to the Mountain Sanctuary. Here in the French Alps we have created this unique haven through a desire to make a difference and to share the incredible resources and breath-taking scenery we are blessed with here at the foot of Mont Blanc. Collaborating with highly qualified professionals we bring to our clients a meaningful and life-changing experience in this incredible location. Whether you wish to fill your time pampering yourself with luxury spa treatments, align your mind, body and soul with our Yoga and Tai Chi retreats, or simply explore the mountains and bask peacefully in the sun-soaked garden of our chalet, one thing is for sure - you will feel both inspired and invigorated.

Holistic Retreat for Yoga, Tai Chi & Spa Holidays in France

Our Philosophy

Everyone is unique. Until now, we were yet to find a retreat that tailors holidays and activities to suit each and every client individually. Here at the Mountain Sanctuary, we work with you to fulfil your own objectives whether they are spiritual, mental or physical, providing a professional service and an incredible experience that is unique for everyone. All our therapists and instructors are well qualified and tailor programs and sessions to suit your needs. This is your opportunity to handpick in advance, or even during your retreat, exactly what YOU want from our long list of holistic treatments and activities, choosing to do as much or as little as you like.

Nature is the best healer. Surrounded by this stunning, fairy-tale, snow-capped mountain range, lucky enough to find ourselves in the most beautiful place we could imagine, we are united here through a love of nature, these mountains and the activities they provide. There is not a more fitting backdrop for a retreat of this kind. You will have plenty of free time to lose (or find!) yourself amongst the Alpine flowers, trees and wildlife. Get away from the hassles of everyday life and enter into the present moment and a refreshing new world, creating time to reflect, gain new insights and renew the soul whether you are hiking, mountain biking or relaxing in the hot tub, soaking up the sunshine whilst gazing at the distant peaks.

You are greater than the sum of your parts. We hold a truly holistic view of every one of our clients. At the mountain sanctuary you can expect quality time to reconnect with the real you. Our goal is to provide you with new skills and practices that will help you to continue with a happier, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

The Team

Mountain Sanctuary Holidays Tai Chi retreats in Chamonix, France

After studying Art, Eleanor travelled extensively, mainly throughout Europe and Asia, experiencing many different cultures and studying Buddhist philosophy in Nepal. Continuing to travel, learn and paint she arrived in Chamonix in 2002, originally for the mountain sports, she met many wonderful people (including her husband), decided to stay and is now a proud mum. Following a compassionate urge she studied Life Coaching, becoming a certified coach and has worked with many wonderful clients since. Now utilizing her skills at the Mountain Sanctuary Eleanor continues to coach, paint and enjoy the mountains.

Sarah has a strong personal interest in Holistic Therapies, believing them to be a key factor in her recovery from a long term illness 15 years ago. She followed a career in the UK for a number of years before deciding she needed to give herself more time to really enjoy life. This prompted her to move to Chamonix, a place she has always loved. Three years on, she is the owner of a successful winter holidays company, and life is filled with dog walks, mountain sports and much more time for the soul! Sarah is also a qualified Reiki Therapist, and has been practicing for 5 years.

Below is a list of some of our partner sites:

Luxury Ski Chalets Arctic Beaver are the leaders in luxury ski holidays based in Chamonix Mont Blanc
Chamonix Transfers The number one transfer company for shuttles from Geneva Airort to Chamonix
Underfloor Heating The best system for DIY underfloor heating