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7 Days Yoga and Vegetarian Cooking Holidays in France

Vegetarian Cooking Holidays and Yoga Retreats France

The vegetarian cooking and yoga course has been designed to combine learning about healthy, delicious, and balanced vegetarian cooking with developing your yoga practice. It is suitable for beginners and more advanced yoga students. Your vacation will also include some meditation sessions and optional Alpine hikes. Take the next step into a healthier life and join this unique course in the French Alps!

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Emma & Mariza
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  • 5 hands-on cooking sessions
  • Learn the basics of veggie cooking
  • Dinner at L’Impossible Organic restaurant
  • 4 yoga sessions and a workshop suitable for all levels
  • Enjoy a relaxing thermal spa visit
  • Daily delicious meals with wine
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Geneva Cointrin International Airport
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The chalets where you will be staying are of a very high standard, with modern bathrooms and spa facilities. They are beautifully restored Savoyard farmhouses with ambiance and style. Your courses will be run from one of these luxury Alpine chalets: Chalet Vieille Savoyard, La Forge, Chalet Schuss, or Chalet Caro. You will be staying in a double or twin room with a private or en-suite bathroom.

Chalet Caro

Chalet Caro is a tastefully renovated Savoyard farmhouse, dating from 1835, located in the heart of the village of Les Houches. The chalet has five en-suite bedrooms and a sixth bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room with a French range cooker, a wood burning stove, and large farmhouse table that accommodates 12 people. There is also a professional second kitchen. Chalet Caro has an enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue facilities and a hot tub.

Chalet Schuss

Chalet Schuss sits in its own woodland just above the village of Les Houches. It enjoys some of the best views in the valley and boasts a large, sunny balcony and enormous floor to ceiling windows. The chalet has five bedrooms with private bathrooms, an open-plan sitting and dining area, a separate television and games room, a sauna, and an outdoor hot tub.

Chalet Vieille Savoyard

Chalet Vieille Savoyard is a tastefully renovated Savoyard farmhouse dating from 1781, located in the heart of the village of Les Houches. The chalet has five en-suite bedrooms, a hot tub, treatment room with massage table, and a sauna. There is also satellite television, Wi-Fi, and a garden.

La Vieille Forge

La Vieille Forge is a tastefully renovated blacksmith, set next to a small stream, located in a tranquil setting just above the village of Les Houches. The chalet has seven en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living room with an oak floor, and leather sofas and chairs.

It also features a wood-burning stove, and open-plan to a charming wood-panelled dining room. There is also a hot tub, a treatment room with massage table, and a sauna. The chalet also has satellite television, Wi-Fi, Wii games, and a lovely garden.


This vegetarian cooking and yoga course, is suitable for both beginners and more advanced yoga students. With small groups, personalized attention can be given to those who need it. Meditation sessions and optional Alpine hikes will make your week in France a memorable one.

This course is run by Chef Emma Lawrenson and an experienced yoga teacher. Emma and her team are flexible in their approach and can integrate any existing dietary or exercise requirements you have into your schedule, in addition to introducing you to some new ideas. Their main aim is to ensure you have an enjoyable and interesting holiday that returns you back to your day-to-day life re-invigorated and re-inspired.

During this week, you will enjoy four yoga sessions and one yoga workshop, as well as a relaxing thermal spa visit. One evening, you will have dinner at L’Impossible Organic Restaurant. With your cooking classes, you will learn about the basics of veggie cooking, sourcing and cooking with veggie proteins, super seeds and grains, lentils, beans, pulses, meal combinations for essential amino acids, Omega oils, and vitamins.


Emma Lawrenson
Emma is a private and fine dining chef based in Chamonix, in the French Alps, providing private catering and hospitality services. The summers in the French Alps are so stunning and the produce is so exciting that Emma sets up Holiday Cookery Courses to introduce and share with clients the culinary delights of the region.
Mariza Smith
Mariza is a yoga instructor with experience in Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Jivamukti yoga. She also has experience in Gait therapy.


This yoga and cooking holiday will be held in the village of Les Houches in Chamonix Valley, France. From the chalet, you can easily travel throughout Chamonix Valley, as well as to Italy and Switzerland. Les Houches is ideal for both long weekend cookery holidays and week cooking courses.

Nearby places

  • Geneva Airport (GVA) - 1 hour


All meals for the duration of the holiday are included, either in the accommodation or at a restaurant when specified on the itinerary. Wine is provided with lunch and dinner. Also, tea and coffee are available in the accommodation anytime.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

As optional extras for this culinary holiday, you can get a class on Asian or Indian veggie classics. There will also be optional Alpine hikes.

Spa treatments

On your culinary holiday, you will enjoy an included thermal spa visit. Also, the chalets where you will be staying have spa facilities available.

What's included

  • 1 dinner at L'Impossible Organic Restaurant
  • 1 yoga workshop
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 4 yoga sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers to and from Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • All tuition, ingredients, and equipment
  • Basics of veggie food cooking session
  • Essential amino acids, Omega oils, and vitamins cooking session
  • Linens, towels, and bathrobes
  • Sourcing and cooking with veggie proteins cooking session
  • Super seeds and grains, lentils, beans, and pulses cooking session
  • Tea and coffee
  • Thermal spa trip
  • Transportation to activities in the itinerary
  • Wine with lunch and dinner

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Optional extras
  • Personal, travel, and holiday insurance
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Holiday Cookery Courses will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Geneva Cointrin International Airport Airport transfer included: Geneva Cointrin International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.
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