Black Crows athlete and Scottish backcountry skier Amy Marwick ran a successful second year of Yoyosno Ski & Yoga retreats last winter and plans for Yoyosno 2020 are well underway.
Looking for a ski holiday that will leave you feeling supple, rejuvenated and more confident on the slopes? Yoyosno combines first-class ski tuition, mindful yoga practices, delicious vegetarian food and peaceful luxury accommodation in a mountain hideaway.
Guests stay in a converted 19th-century barn, complete with hot tub, home cinema and log fire. It’s set on the mountainside above Morzine, with skiing across the 12 linked resorts of the Portes du Soleil ski area.
Daily ski instruction in small groups and yoga practices are thoughtfully designed to link movements on the mat to development on the slopes. This could be subtle awakening and awareness of certain muscles or simply a shift in perspective.
Co-founder Amy Marwick said:
So much of skiing comes down to our mental capacity to overcome obstacles. All the chatter in our minds affects how our bodies perform, whether we’re tackling a steep slope or correcting a technique problem. By combining yoga practice with ski development, we initiate progression by altering attitudes.
Amy is a top-qualified British ski instructor and yoga teacher who has collaborated with Lauren Anderson, ex-Royal Ballet dancer and Yoga, Barre and Pilates teacher and Jacob Mellish, high vibing, surf thriving Edinburgh based yoga teachers to create a holiday that is all about performance progression, relaxation and fun.
The team enlisted the expertise of specialist chefs to devise an energising vegetarian menu inspired by cuisines from around the world: think chocolate-chilli energy balls, Thai rainbow coconut curry or mango and lime raw cheesecake.
Douglas Wilkie, a guest on Yoyosno’s inaugural trip in January 2018, who returned last year and is all booked for 2020, said:
Yoyosno delivers the perfect combo. The evening practice in particular helped to soothe a persisting knee injury. A truly memorable holiday, one of the most relaxing yet energising, confidence inspiring weeks.
This winter’s trips will run 11th – 18th January and 21st – 28th March.
Dates: 11th – 18th January 2020 /// 21st – 28th March 2020
Prices include: 7 nights half board in luxury chalet accommodation, afternoon tea, airport transfers, full PDS area 6 day lift pass, daily ski tuition and yoga practice, ski performance video analysis and a Yoyosno goodybag. Prices are based on shared-occupancy of a twin or double room.
The retreat is suitable for intermediate skiers upwards and groups will be organised on an ability basis to make the most of time on the slopes with instructor.