Back2Roots Retreats ~ French Alps

  • Le Dojo De La Piaz Le Dojo De La Piaz
  • Le Dojo de La Piaz, 1115, rue de la piaz F-74340 Samoëns la France
  • Jul 8 - 14, 2018 (7 days)
  • EU€1,547

Event Highlights

  • As well as daily dunks in the local waterfalls surrounding Samoëns and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, we will be going on a full-day pilgrimage to Chamonix Valley and traversing up the sheer white heights of Mont Blanc, the 'Monarch of Mountains' via cable car. From its height of 3,777m, the 'Aiguille du Midi' and its laid-out terraces offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
  • A place where the vast and mysterious beauty of our planet literally leaves you awestruck.
  • A must-visit destination on the bucket list. (And we'll make sure to leave the steaming wooden hot tub brewing for our soak under the stars on our return.)


7:30am - Vinyasa Yoga
10am - Brunch
11:30am - Workshop (AcroYoga/Zen Thai Shiatsu Massage/ Traditional Practices) OR Adventure
1:30pm Lunch and Free Time
5pm Yin Yoga
7:30pm Dinner
8:3pm Sound Journey with Live Music

About This Event

The foothills of the French alps in summertime is nothing short of the most sensational fairytale picture book come to life.
Come fall down the rabbit hole with us...

8-14TH JULY, 2018

From roaring glacial rivers to heart-pounding waterfalls, mighty snow-capped mountains, ancient pine forests and wild-growing strawberry fields, this will be our playground.

Join facilitators Lara Zilibowitz, Brooke Elliston and special guests for six nights and seven days of dynamic yoga, Tantric meditation, live music, ceremony and of course wilderness adventuring...

“Many people may think that a good yoga retreat is a simple formula - start with yoga classes, add in healthy food, throw in a beautiful location, make sure the beds are comfortable and give your guests plenty of down time. This isn’t a retreat. This is a nice holiday. What they don’t realise is to make it a success and more than JUST a holiday, you also need to include passion, real life lessons that can be taken off the mat, encouragement and enthusiasm along with a healthy dose of solid and approachable spirituality that makes everyone feel comfortable and loved not alienated or overwhelmed. And this is exactly what Lara and Brooke have achieved with not only their practices, but with Back2Roots. These retreats are therapy for the soul - like a steaming mug of home made pumpkin soup that warms you up from the inside out and lines your insides with the goodness and energy you need to face the everyday world. Lara and Brooke’s passion, love and rock-solid approach to facing life and everything it comes with is something everyone can learn and benefit from. I’ll continue to come back for more!” — Sariyah, Senior Account Manager

Venue Highlights

Our lodgings will be in Le Dojo De La Piaz a breathtaking converted farmhouses equipped with a private Yoga Shala and panoramic views over the valley, the village of Samoëns and the majestic French Alps.


Depending on your sleeping preferences and budget there are options for twin, triple and dorm-style bedrooms.


  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free


You will be nourished from the inside out with the most delectable and nourishing farm-to-fork meals, celebrating the abundance of locally foraged and sourced fruits, vegetables and fragrant herbs. Our Chef de Cuisine is the exquisitely talented Lina Bou, Swedish-born nutritional therapist and passionate plant-based healer with an artist's eye for detail, texture, flavour and masterful presentation.

Whet your tastebuds with recipes and updates from Lina's creative cookery via her blog, My taste of Health.


If you are planning to drive from somewhere in Europe, perhaps you can be of service by carpooling with others in your area!

If you are flying, Geneva is the closest international airport. We will provide shuttle service from Geneva International airport to Le Dojo on the 8th July.

If you are taking the train, the nearest train station is Cluses. W will also arrange a pickup from Cluses train station on the 8th.

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