Mountain Movement Retreats

SNOW | STRENGTH | RELEASE

Body-focused retreats at altitude
Invite yourself to take a deep out-breath and refill your lungs with mountain air.

Focusing on releasing tightness and activating core power, our twice daily movement sessions will be tonic for tired and exerted bodies. With no retreat schedule or constraints, your time is yours to enjoy the week you crave.


Our retreats are flexible to you, and include:
| Two movement classes daily, combining pilates, yoga and fascia release |
| A private ‘Body Mapping’ consultation, to establish your healing or strengthening focus for the week |
| 7 nights in a spacious, luxury chalet. Fully inclusive of Fish&Pips’ catered experience, expect delicious fine dining, with a healthy twist |

Sink into the comfort of a week in Chalet Cerf Rouge. With views across Meribel Valley and quick piste access to Courcheval/Meribel ski areas, you will be perfectly placed for whatever down time you desire.

This Retreat is for anyone:

  • Who loves an active, fresh-air, movement filled holiday
  • Seeking time out to recharge, without stringent schedules or detoxes
  • Who wants to level-up their snow sports with the support of daily strengthening and stretching
  • Who feels constantly tight, or wants to re-tune to their bodies
  • Seeking a week of deep relaxation and full enjoyment in the high perspective of the mountains
  • Wishing to re-energise in friendly, like-minded company

What’s included:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a beautiful high-end chalet
  • Dedicated chef, hosts and driver
  • Daily breakfast, afternoon tea and 4 course dinner (6 nights), handpicked wines and soft drinks included
  • Daily morning ‘Power Up’ movement class and juice shot
  • Daily evening ‘Warm Down’ movement class
  • 1 x private ‘BodyMapping’ consultation (using pilates reformer equipment)
  • Further private reformer or mat pilates sessions available upon request
  • Huge sun terrace, hot tub and Hammam steam room 
  • Ski locker with bootwarmers
  • WIFI, UK television, Apple TV, Sonos, board games

Options to add via concierge service:

  • Transfers to resort
  • Ski passes and ski hire, delivered to the chalet (10% off ski hire)
  • Alpine Ski/Snow Boarding/Nordic Ski lessons, guided tours, guided treks, excursions and activities
  • Wellbeing treatments, private training sessions
  • OR just enjoy the downtime!

Dates
Winter week – 26 Jan to 2 Feb 2020
Spring week – 22 to 29 March 2020 

The chalet has large en-suite bedrooms, available as doubles or twins.
When booking please let us know your room preference. If joining us solo, you have the option to take a double booking, or we would be delighted to pair you with a fellow male/female to share.

Per person in a twin/double room – £1,695  
(£500 deposit to be paid upon booking, full payment due by 1stNov 2019)


FAQs

Who will be teaching the movement classes?
Please scroll down to read my ‘About Me’ section

What time will the daily classes be?
I find that each day can be quite different during a ski week – mostly dependent on weather, but also on the group’s collective plans. The rough timings will be 8am for the ‘Power Up’ session before breakfast/first lifts and early evening for the ‘Warm Down’ session, before canapés, apres and dinner. Exact timings for the next day will be discussed with the group, ensuring you can rest longer if poor weather is forecast – and remember there is always the option to miss class should you wish to rise earlier or stay out for apres on piste! We are very relaxed.

What might a day on the retreat look like?
There are no daily schedules, so you do (or don’t do) as much as you want to. Many of our guests will book snow sports or plan activities and walks, but ultimately the time is yours to be as active or restorative as you wish.
I’ll be heading up the mountain with skis or by foot with our rescue dog, Luka, everyday – and I’m always keen for company!

Can the Chalet cater for my dietary requirements?
Yes – absolutely. Fish & Pips are known for both their fine catering and hand picked wine selections. This season, all of their chefs have had training from Michelin starred restaurant, Trinity, in Clapham, and they’re eager to get their aprons on and create just the kind of food you love, whatever your diet.

Do I need pilates/yoga/fascia release experience?
No – I will ensure all levels accommodated within the sessions. I teach with a layered approach, starting with the fundamentals, then adding more challenging options for those who would like them.

Can I join you with injuries or if I am pregnant?
I’m afraid the classes will not be suitable for those who are pregnant or have disc issues/osteoporosis.
If you have an injury, or have undergone an operation within the last year please feel welcome to contact me to discuss this on 07700 770021 or at lunapilates@icloud.com

I’m a solo traveller, can I join you?
Yes please! We have a number of awesome solo travellers and would welcome more!

I’ve never skied/it’s been forever since I’ve skied, can I still come?
Of course! All snow sports are entirely optional. There are so many activities in the mountains for non-skiers: hiking, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, paragliding, biking… or just enjoying some you time!

Will everyone know each other? What is the mix of the group?
So far, we have two lovely mixed groups developing, with varying ages, home locations and skiing ability. Most people won’t know each other, so it’s a lovely opportunity to get to know some new like minded people.

Are flights included?
Unfortunately not – the price is solely for the Chalet experience, including the daily movement sessions and private consultation.

How can I arrange my ski pass, hire, transfers, treatments, etc?
The cost of the retreat includes a concierge service to arrange all of these for you. Upon paying your deposit, you will be put in touch with them. Once Fish & Pips have details of what you require, everything will be arranged so you arrive to passes and ski fitting at the chalet, with the wood fire lit and a glass of champagne in hand!

For any further questions, please feel welcome to contact Jenna on 07700 770021 or email lunapilates@icloud.com

About Me – Jenna Lamorna McCabe

Hello! I’m Jenna and I’m so excited to be running Mountain Movement Retreats this winter!

I’m a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor, with a passion for teaching healing and empowering movement. I started reformer pilates and yoga in my early twenties to help with running (tight legs and weak knees!) and have been progressively mastering my own body ever since.

My partner and I spend some time in the Three Valleys each winter, which has added skiers and boarders to the large range of sportspeople I work with.

I set up the first group reformer pilates and private training studio in Jersey, Channel Islands three years ago, and since have added specialism in pregnancy/post natal recovery, as well as expanding my learning into myofasica release and yin yoga.

I love how pilates empowers my clients to heal, realign and become stronger than ever.