The Ultimate Yoga Getaway in the French Alps

Meribel, France

Carra Sutherland
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May 5 - 11, 2018
Group size: 6-16
The Ultimate Yoga Getaway in the French Alps
Meribel, France

Carra Sutherland
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Deposit: €900
May 5 - 11, 2018
Group size: 6-16

About this trip

A one-on-one with nature at « La Ferme de mon Grandpère » in Meribel

Méribel is a ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps, near to Courchevel and Moutiers.

La Ferme de mon Grandpère is a stunning chalet immersed in nature. You will be able to wind down and contemplate nature whilst partaking in 5 hours of physical activity daily including mountain hikes, yoga (vinyasa, hatha, yin, nidra...) core training, meditation, personal development workshops & a whole range of wellbeing experiences.

The chalet hosts a fully equipped spa with sauna, jacuzzi, gym and we offer a range of massages and beauty treatments in the chalet.

The Ultimate wellness experience

Rev up your health & boost your metabolism with 5 hours of physical activity daily!

Yoga, Mountain hikes, core training.... on this retreat you will literally kickstart your health!

The Happy Sport & Detox Team is made up of nutritionists, sports coaches, pilates and yoga teachers as well as therapists in reflexology, acupuncture, massages, Reiki, EFY (Emotional Freedom Technique - to free oneself from emotional blockages, addictions ...), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Processing - to free oneself from fears and phobias)

When you go home you will be surprised to see just how much your physical and mental health has been transformed.

The Chalet

There are 8 comfortable suites in the chalet. Each suite has its own private bathroom, flat screen TV and Wi-Fi connection.

The chalet includes a sauna, a jacuzzi, a yoga room, a gym, a massage room, a large sitting room, a dining room and many relaxation areas.

How to resist this escapade designed to fill you from inside and outside?

The Happy Sport & Detox team

Our Amazing Team

With our team of professionals from the world of Health Sport wellness and alternative therapies we propose you THE RIGHT SOLUTION for your specific needs.A sports challenge, a general well-being, health problems, a stressful life ... Whatever your objectives, our team will be attentive and offer you your personalized program allowing you to meet your expectations and your needs.

Frederic Choukroun, Renowned Yogi, Sports Coach & MentorPartner of Happy Sport & Detox Retreats

« "The body is a marvel of adaptation! "
"The body is shaped and deformed according to our activities: we ask or body for a lot? Our body answers and gives us even more!I'm 50 years old and I have been witness to this miracle of vitality for 20 years: I have taught combat sports and for 15 years I have been teaching yoga and have come to the same conclusion: we are all exceptional beings!The practice of yoga has led me to know we are all capable of being an actor of our own well-being;it just takes regular & gentle practice.What I I teach today is both simple and practical: How to become aware of your body and the way it functions, through the use of a limited number of body techniques (or asanas) and / or respiratory exercises chosen specifically for each individual person; My objective is very down-to-earth to offer mobility for those who need it and to propose areas of reflection / improvement for those who want to delve deeper into themselvesMy personal practice evolves with time; age has brought with it humility: I know little about yoga and I am better at staying focused on what I know; I am inspired by different types of yoga - Bikram, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Yin - which have all proven to be complementary for me; I have attained equilibrium thanks to this, step by step, every single day; it's a lifestyle, its my lifestyle : and I feel good. "

Lorelei Rodrigo 

Yoga, Sport, Personal Development and Founder of Manalaya Project

She thinks, she loves, she lives. A local girl, mountain roots and Latin blood; Paradox of a reasoned and passionate life. Intrigued by the secrets of the human body and those of the forces of nature, it draws inspiration from living beings to create its courses and workshops and adapt them to each individual according to his individuality. She is trained in Vinyasa yoga with Gérard Arnaud, teaches children, high level sportsmen, holidaymakers and organizes stays in nature close to the elements. With her State Certificate of mountain guide she guides you between the reliefs, meeting the trees, the fauna and the inhabitants. She continues her learning towards sophrology, the science of the serenity of the mind in search of a form of physical and psychic balance.

Marcela Bemposta 

Yoga and Personal Development

Marcela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lived and finished her studies as an English-Spanish teacher / translator.Sensitive to the call of nature from a young age, she finally settled in the Alps in 1987. She became a ski instructor and later a yoga teacher, after four years of training at the Yoga School of The energy of Evian.Always motivated by the search for a meaning to life, she is currently pursuing her studies in the field of psychotherapy at the Ecole du Soin founded by Nicole Bar in Albertville, Savoie. In parallel, in science and spirituality, it forms a quantum approach in the understanding of reality.

Cler Fiorelli 

Ayurveda, Natural Beauty, Dance

A personality who loves the art of living! Cler, Brazilian, has Italian-Spanish origins and is passionate about body, movement and touch since childhood. Dance has been part of her life since the age of four.She began her training in nutrition, Ayurvedic massage and Brazilian cultural dances in São Paulo, her hometown. Her curiosity and adventurous spirit will take her to Europe in 2001. A traveling and perpetual student she regularly travels to India to deepen the techniques of Ayurvedic body therapies and yoga.Shambhalla, his personal project, is born in 2012 with services dedicated to the best living. She continues her training in Ayurveda, massages well-being of the world, dances and natural beauty.

Julie Delias

Individual counseling in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic therapist and personal development

Sharing, exchange and love are the three essential elements of her life. Born in Annecy, lover of the lake, mountains and more generally of nature. This passion for nature will lead her to study in the field of sports and tourism. The reading of several "philosophical" books will also lead her to reflect on life and its meaning.Following a first trip to India, she began her journey in Ayurveda and yoga. Since then, she has trained  in France and in India and workshops, lectures, and cookery are now part of her daily routine.Passionate about these two disciplines and a liver of life to the full, she wishes to share and accompany people to find their path.

Susan Oubari

Reiki Training

Usui/Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher et membre du International Center for Reiki Training.

Susan was born in California in 1968 and raised in Massachusetts. In 1990, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Colby College, and then moved to Paris to study fashion at ESMOD. Since then, Susan has lived in Milan, Casablanca, Paris and Vancouver, working permanently in the fashion industry as an art director, photographic agent, producer, consultant, and as a sales associate . When Susan discovered Reiki, she not only began incorporating it into her daily life but also became a certified Reiki Master. In 2012, Susan opened her own Reiki Studio in Paris, where she began sharing her energy work with fashion colleagues, but quickly developed her business to help clients from all walks of life gain clarity and Self-confidence. Today, Susan is certified Usui / Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher in Paris, where she lives.

Beatrice of Possess

EFT Therapist & EMDR

After a journey in company in multinationals, Béatrice is oriented towards the coaching then forms during 8 years to tools of personal development. Passionate about the study of emotions, she is more specifically trained in EFT, Hypnosis and Ritmo (EMDR)She embarks on the accompaniment of change to the rhythm of the emotions that guide life. By accompanying on emotional blockages, it is possible to free oneself from the past and regain the joy of the present.It will help you to pass waves, to guide you in forgotten or unknown roads to navigate between the body and the mind at your own pace but keeping your course.

Alcaline Diet

An alkaline diet prepared with love by the Gaelle, allowing you to enjoy a balanced diet whilst shedding some extra pounds. Menus are rich in essential nutrients to boost your metabolism and your immune system and you will notice a distinct change in both your complexion and your energy levels.

Getting there

By train

Méribel is located 18 kilometers from Moutiers train station (25 minutes).

  • TGV Paris / Moûtiers: 4h15
  • EUROSTAR (direct line) London / Moûtiers: 7h15
  • THALYS (direct line) Belgium / Moûtiers: 6h
  • THALYS (direct line) Netherlands / Moûtiers: 8h

By plane

  • Chambéry Airport: 95 kilometers - 1h20
  • Geneva International Airport: 135 kilometers - 2 hours
  • Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport: 185 kilometers - 2h15
  • Grenoble Airport: 120 kilometers - 2h
  • Annecy Airport: 90 km - 1h40

By car

  • A43 motorway to Albertville
  • RN90 (2 × 2 lanes) to Moûtiers
  • D90 for 18 kilometers to Meribel
  • The chalet is located at the entrance of the village of Méribel

We can organize:

Airport / train transfers by:

Private transfer with chauffeur driven car

What’s included

  • Accomodation
    Luxury room with private bathroom and toileteries
  • Full Board
    3 alcaline meals daily & non alcoholic beverages
  • Daily Activities
    5 hours of physical activity daily
  • Transport
  • Extras
    massages, beauty treatments, private coaching & wellness sessions

Available Packages

Double room for single use

Luxury private suite with flat screen TV, private bathroom, bathrobe, toileteries, safe for valuables

Available until May 1st8 left
Deposit: €900
Shared double room
Available until May 3rd8 left
Deposit: €700
Deposit: €900

Double room for single use


A typical day

Energizing Yoga Session or Morning Miracle
Scrumptious, healthy Breakfast
Hiking in the mountains with a guide
Lunch in the chalet or picnic lunch in the mountains
14h15 to 17h30
Free time to relax, enjoy the spa, take a nap...
Yoga, Pilates or core work session
Divine dinner
Workshop / Themed discussion or evening meditation

Your Organizer

Carra Sutherland
I am Irish and have lived in France for 25 years. I am the mother of a gorgeous little boy and married to a wonderful Frenchman. I grew up in the Irish countryside surrounded by horses in a family for whom sport was and still is a driving force in everything. Having practiced sports since my earliest years (horseriding, swimming, water skiing, running, hockey, tennis ...), this passion for sport and wellbeing has stayed with me all my life. After studying business and marketing I spent two decades working in the fashion business in Paris. I'm passionate about personal development and well being. I have taken training courses in positive coaching, sports coaching and mental leadership. As a sportsperson, foodie, mother and busy professional, I decided to set up Happy Sport & Detox, to create the type of sports and detox retreat of my dreams - one that combines sport, a balanced, tasty and generous diet (because I simply HATE diets!), fun, leadership and mental coaching sessions.