Yoga pampering this August au Pays du Mont-Blanc!

These summer holidays are whizzing by . . . and if you are feeling weary after a month of family activities (I am!), and in need of some yoga-pampering, there are lots of really great yoga classes & workshops to choose from here au Pays du Mont-Blanc over the month of August.  Yoga and nature go hand-in-hand, and we have some stunning locations on offer (mountains, lakes . . .) . . . and there are some yogis in our environs offering you yoga in some choice locations: yoga by Lac de Passy, beginner’s yoga at the Jardin des Cimes, yoga & stand-up paddle boarding, yoga & brunch, rando-yoga . . . or you could even try some yoga en famille!

Family Yoga

Combloux«Yoga Famille» with Christelle, every Tuesday, until 22nd August / price: adults (16+ years) 10€ (16+ years), children (11 to 15 years) 9€ and (6 to 10 years) 8€ / tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 60 49 / address: chemin du Plan d’eau biotope, Le Perret, 74920, Combloux;

 Megève – next session on Saturday 12th August, from 10h to midday at Le Palais / price: 20€ for the whole family / address: 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève / tel: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;
Yoga en Famille at Le Palais in Megève © megeve.com

Free Yoga!

Summer holidays are expensive . . . so at least there are lots of FREE activities au Pays du Mont-Blanc, including some yoga!

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – a FREE yoga session on Monday 14th Augustfrom 18h30 to 19h15, with Ingrid Bott on the esplanade Marie Paradis;


Beach & Lake Yoga/Pilates

Lac de Passy – Murmure Yoga at Lac de Passy (les criques) – on Wednesday mornings, from 9h to 10h30, Charly offers a yoga class / price: 15€ (and forfaits available) / murmureyoga.com / FB page;

Savasana at Lac de Passy © murmureyoga.com

Combloux (Plan d’Eau Biotope)Pilates – on Mondays from 9h to 10h until 21st August / price: 10€ / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 58 60 49 / address: chemin du Plan d’eau biotope, Le Perret, 74920, Combloux;

Les Contamines-Montjoie – on Fridays at 18h at Lac du Pontet (in the Parc Patrice Dominguez) / price: 10€ and included is entry to the small lake;

Beach Yoga © ingridbott.com

Yoga at Les Granges d’en Haut (workshop at this lovely spa in Les Houches)
Murmure Yoga enjoying nature © murmureyoga.com

On Sunday mornings over August, Charly from Murmure Yoga is offering a yoga workshop (with a different theme each week) at the lovely Les Granges d’en Haut spa in Les Houches from 9h to 11h / price: 20€ (or +5€ on forfait) / entrance to the spa for 19€, instead of 29€, with this workshop! / Charly also offers lots of different yoga classes up and down the valley / for more information and weekly planning: murmureyoga.com / FB page;


Rando Yoga / «High Up Yoga»

Chamonix  «Aloha Tuesday» – every Tuesday from 8h45 to 12h30 (until 29th August), Blanche de Marion (founder of Chamonix Yoga Festival) and Sébastien Lopez (accompagnateur en montagne) will take you for a hike and allow you to practise yoga in our beautiful nature / price: 45€ / RDV: Boardriders, 31 rue Joseph Vallot, 74400, Chamonix;

«Aloha Tuesday» in Chamonix © Aloha Tuesday

ComblouxRandonnée Yoga with Marie-Claude – on Wednesday 16th August from 9h to 15h / price: adults 25€ and children (8 to 15 years) 15€ / address: 49 chemin des Passerands, 74920, Combloux;

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains«High Up Yoga» with Ingrid Bott at the Col de Voza – on Fridays – 8h to 9h – either walk, take the Tramway du Mont-Blanc or head up in 4×4 (7h15 from Parking de Bionnassay) / yoga mats provided / price: 12€ with possibility of breakfast at Village APAS for 8€ / reservations: contact@ingridbott.com or tel: +33 (0)6 79 64 17 30;

© ingridbott.com

Gardens & Park Yoga

Jardin des Cimes au Plateau d’AssyWednesday mornings at 9h  no hiking involved here, but beginner’s yoga facing Mont-Blanc, in the lovely Jardin des Cimes gardens / donations for teacher welcome! / the perfect opportunity to enjoy the gardens or sit down for lunch at the Café du Jardin / confirmations: +33 (0)4 50 21 50 87;

Yoga with this view at the Jardin des Cimes © montblancfamilyfun.com

Le Parc Thermal in Le Fayet – next session on Wednesday 16th August from 18h30 to 19h45 / with Ingrid Bott / price: 10€ /  address: Le Parc Thermal, 355 allée du Dr Lépinay, Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / tel: +33 (0)6 79 64 17 30;


Stand-Up Paddle Yoga
Stand up paddle yoga with Ananda Yoga Studio © Ananda Yoga Studio

Lac de Passy – Stand Up Paddle & Yoga – with Ananda Yoga Studio Chamonix  from 9h to 11hprice: 30€ / for all levels / departure from Chamonix 8h30 and return 11h30, or meet at lake / limited to 8 people / reservation required, see Facebook page;


Yoga Brunch

Chamonix  one Sunday per month, Blanche of Ananda Yoga Studio Chamonix teams up with the lovely Lisa Murgatroyd of Peppered Strawberry, to give you «Yoga Brunch» / an invigorating yoga session, followed by a delicious vegan brunch! / a chance to exercise and then to chat! / the next «Yoga Brunch» is taking place on Saturday 19th August (Lisa will be away for this session) / address: Ananda Yoga Studio, 283 montée Charles Bozon, 74400, Chamonix;

Yoga Brunch in Chamonix © Ananda Yoga Studio and Peppered Strawerry

«7 Jours en Inde» festival in Les Houches from Thursday 10th to Wednesday 16th August
© «7 Jours en Inde»

As well as Indian music, dance, chant, films & food, there will be some FREE yoga sessions offered at this event in Les Houches over the course of the week / Parvis de l’Espace Animation (or Espace Olca in the event of rain) in Les Houches / see www.7jourseninde.info for full programme and details about yoga sessions;

Yoga Programme:

  • Friday 11th August at 11h – an introduction to yoga with Hubert / Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa Yoga;
  • Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August at 11h – Sophie is offering a Kundalini Yoga class;
  • Monday 14th August at 11h – Sandrine is offering a Hatha Yoga class;
  • Tuesday 15th August at 11h – Charly is offering a Vinyasa Yoga class;
  • Wednesday 16th August at 11h – Hubert is offering a Vinyasa Yoga class;

* Please do DOUBLE-CHECK the running of all of these events before turning up (for most of them, you need to book anyway!) . . . in the event of bad weather/low numbers signed up/sickness, some of the events may cancel! *

* This is not a FULL LIST of all of the yoga classes this August au Pays du Mont-Blanc . . . just a selection of some tried out (and enjoyed!) by MBFF! *

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