Retreat to the alps with Virgin Limited Edition’s wellness getaways

27th January 2020

Those looking for a luxury break with a difference in 2020 can head to the Swiss Alps for an unforgettable wellness getaway at Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat, The Lodge.

For the ultimate yoga, ski and holistic wellness getaway, enjoy a bespoke four-day retreat led by Larah Davis, founder of Ibiza Retreats and Wholeycow Verbier from 15th March. The retreat will focus on looking after the mind, spirit and body, empowering guests to replenish and revitalise. Guests will be able to enjoy a three-night stay at The Lodge in Verbier, for a wellness journey like no other, as well as experience the luxuries of one of Verbier’s most exclusive lodges.

Rates are priced in Swiss Francs for three nights and start from CHF 3,765 - (£2,955 based on today’s current exchange rate) per person based on double occupancy.

Guests will be able to spend their days meditating, practising yoga and skiing in the snowy mountains. Between working on their strength, balance and well-being, they can retreat back to The Lodge to relax and unwind. The brand-new outdoor hot tub makes for the perfect spot to ease muscles after a daily workout, as well as the steam room and a masseuse on hand for a well-deserved massage or therapeutic treatment recommended by the wellness coach. In the evenings, the Michelin trained chefs will prepare fresh and healthy meals using locally sourced ingredients.

What's included?

For those preferring a summer break, a four-day wellness getaway will be led by Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats, who are highly experienced in delivering tailored fitness and wellbeing retreats in the mountains. Guests will be able to enjoy a three-night stay at The Lodge, where they'll embark on their own fitness and wellbeing journey.

The wellness retreat is available over two dates this summer – 18th-21st June and 17th–20th September. Rates are priced in Swiss Francs for three nights and start from CHF 2,637 – (£2,100 based on today’s current exchange rate) for single occupancy.

The programme is incomparable to any other and is varied, fun and designed to test all aspects of fitness that will challenge the body, change perspective and refresh the mind. Guests will start with a pre-arrival consultation where they’ll each set personal goals to immerse themselves in a mind and body transformation. Group sizes are kept small, allowing sessions to be customised to make sure guests keep on track.

The days will be spent immersed in nature, with the stunning Swiss mountains as a picture-perfect backdrop. The altitude of the Swiss Alps will test guests physically but balances nicely with daily yoga and fresh delicious food (prepared by The Lodge's award-winning trained chefs), leaving guests feeling revived and energised.

Between working on fitness and well-being, whether that's hiking or practicing yoga, guests will be able to retreat back to The Lodge to relax and unwind. Chefs will prepare healthy balanced meals using locally sourced ingredients and guests will be able to continue to enjoy the fresh mountain air with the choice of al fresco dining.

What's included?

For bookings please call: 0800 716 919 (UK toll free) or +44 208 600 0430. Alternatively e-mail enquiries@virginlimitededition.com.

For further information please contact:

Naomi Moreno-Melgar – naomi.moreno@virginlimitededition.com / Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0468
Or
Charlotte Devenish - charlotte.devenish@virginlimitededition.com /Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0472

Notes to Editors:

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca.
Please visit www.virginlimitededition.com for more details.

About Ibiza Retreats
Founded by Clinically trained Yoga Teacher/Therapist and Holistic Life Coach Larah Davis in 2008, Ibiza Retreats is now an internationally renowned holistic wellness retreats organisation. Specialising in both tailor-made transformational retreats and uplifting yoga escapes for individuals, groups and Corporate teams. Enjoy authentic, heart-felt care, within carefully crafted journeys to empower, revitalise and inspire body, spirit and mind in Ibiza’s most exclusive retreat locations and now The Lodge, Verbier.www.ibizaretreats.com

About Wholeycow Verbier
Make your health a lifestyle with Verbier’s homegrown yoga, fitness and wellbeing studio and their talented teaching and therapeutic team. Welcoming yogis and fitness first-timers alike, both onsite and in and around Verbier, they offer private and bespoke yoga, personal training and massage and therapy packages and, in March 2020 have collaborated with retreat industry leaders Ibiza Retreats to offer Alpine Glow – tailor-made yoga and wellness to balance ski-time. www.wholeycow.ch

About Mountain Beach Fitness
MBFR’s ethos is about outdoor fitness, variety, natural movement and fun, making the most of this incredible natural environment. MBFR are the leading retreat specialists in their flagship location, Verbier, with expert local knowledge and a passion for the mountains. They pride themselves on small groups sizes, tailored fitness training and being accessible for all levels. All of their locations have been hand picked, allowing you to step out into the most inspiring outdoor gyms. MBFR believe in the healing powers of nature and immersions in the outdoors, this is then complimented by nourishing food, massages, mindfulness time and relaxation in the spa, to ensure you have a truly transformative experience. Other locations include Norway, Sri Lanka, Sardinia, Tuscany, Cornwall and Devon. Please get in touch for more information about these and other private bespoke retreats.
www.mountainbeachfitnessretreats.com

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