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When we found about DaysAway Adventures special Snowshoe & Menopause Wellness Retreat, we caught up with Vivien to find out more. We wrote an article about Vivien and Jason Day a few years ago at this link.

What has changed in the last 2 years concerning Days Away Adventures?
We have grown, both personally and professionally and have not only built a solid and returning client base, we have formed personal relationships, bespoke experiences and discovered more of this beautiful area. We offer not just snowshoeing but snowshoeing with an experience such as yoga, lunch at a mountain restaurant, sunset snowshoe walks, birthday parties and corporate events. In the summer we offer hiking around the area, often joining up with partners such as a local artist to do Art in the Mountains and the local Farm - la Ferme du Caly to do an afternoon walk ending at the Alpage to see the cows being milked and have Apero with a selection of cheeses, meats and wine...! We have also partnered with Serac-montagne which means we can now offer packages such as multi-day retreats.

Why menopause?
Vivien has been going through the 'joyful' symptoms of peri-menopause herself over the past few years and has been feeling a bit lost about it all. Last winter, a neighbour, whom we hadn't met before contacted her to come on a snowshoe walk. Her email footer was 'Menopause Coach.' The conversation started there and developed over coffee. There are many women 'at that time of their lives' and we are all having both similar and wildly different symptoms. Many women on our snowshoe walks seem to be having the same conversations and so I asked some of them if they would like to attend some coaching sessions. The resounding answer was yes!


What should participants expect?
A beautiful luxury chalet in the lovely small village of Essert Romand on the outskirts of Morzine in the French Alps, just 1h20 from Geneva. This is our base for the week where we will have a mixture of formal group workshops and coaching sessions in the chalet, snowshoe walks to get the benefit of the mountain air and exercise mixed with informal chats.

One lunchtime we will also take fondue ingredients with us and make our own cheese fondue in the snow. We also have a yoga teacher coming to do 2 different sessions including a bespoke bedtime sleep session!

What is the outcome of the workshops?
Navigating this phase of life can be overwhelming and dim our sense of thinking but this retreat will enable you to explore your inner self, set and achieve goals and ultimately become the person you aspire to be.

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What else do you have coming up?

  • This winter we will be offering our popular Open Group snowshoe sessions that anyone can join - it doesn't matter if the rest of your group have gone off skiing, you can come and enjoy the snow too - explore beautiful snowy landscapes, enjoy coffee and cake with a view and make new friends too. We will be running beginner sessions on Mondays, intermediate sessions on Wednesdays, afternoon sunset sessions on Thursdays and social snowshoe walks on Fridays. 
  • We also have plenty of space for private group snowshoes if you would like to enjoy something different with your group.
  • In the spring (March/April 2024) we will be running a Snowshoe and Yoga Retreat in the same location with a wonderful local snowshoe teacher.

Snowshoe & Menopause Wellness Retreat
18-21 January 2024
Based in a beautiful luxury chalet in Essert Romand, on the outskirts of Morzine in the French Alps. Retreat information.

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Vivien and Jason Day

DaysAway Adventures
International Mountain Leaders in France
Vallee d'Aulps, Morzine, Les Gets
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