“Because it is high in the mountains that I can hear my Soul speak”

By Larah Davis, Founder and Co-Director of Ibiza Retreats

It is a dream come true to be invited to teach at the first INSPIRE Yoga Festival in the magical mountains of Verbier, Switzerland this August 30th – Sept 1st 2019.

The achingly beautiful nature, visual majesty and sense of spaciousness around the alpine village of Verbier, opened my heart wide and oh-so sweetly soothed my mind last summer.  Perhaps due to the mountain’s timeless stillness, my own yoga and meditation practice deepened – and I encountered a new sense of peace.

And now, you too, can explore the timeless tranquillity of the mountains as INSPIRE offers an intimate, yet liberating retreat-style festival, embracing yoga, meditation, sound healing as powerful conduits to reconnect, revitalise and enjoy a life-changing ride!

We are delighted to offer you a 20% discount off the full price – just click on the button at the end of this blog and use Discount Code IYFIRR10

INSPIRE – Retreat-style – exclusive yet inclusive  – Verbier residents and Yogi-co-creators, Claire Wardle and Kim Taylor, of Wholeycow Yoga Studio in Verbier, have created INSPIRE for ALL who want to be inspired by the magic of the mountains – and all are welcome!

Come Yogis and seekers, meditators and hikers, come mountain-bike loving husbands (and wives!).  Come lovers of all-things-outdoors, as well as those dedicated to continuing the journey within.

Children can enjoy childcare for all ages – and all ages can connect with themselves – and with nature through myriad  other complimentary activities.  Offering a tailor-made service for both single travellers as well as groups of friends, couples and families, Claire and Kim have all the local know-how to help you personalise your stay and your festival journey so that you can always choose to feel connected…. or to set your spirit free!


Rest your head in an alpine bed

You can choose to book a beautiful private chalet, or stay at INSPIRE’s partner Hotel de La Poste  with very special prices and breath-taking alpine views – AND the mountain-air ensures deep sleeps guaranteed!

Begin your day with Sunrise Yoga and meditations

Either in the yoga ateliers or outdoors in nature amidst the flowers and butterflies – kick-start your self-practice then revitalise with a special healthy breakfast or sip detoxifying juices as you explore the food culture of Verbier eating at INSPIRE partner-café hubs, where the festival community congregates, catalyses and celebrates!

Choose the classes and workshops which resonate for you

Whether you feel called to bathe in the evening Sound Baths, dive deep into transformational pranayama practices or investigate inversions, the INSPIRE team will help guide you.

I am so excited to be able to contribute, offering restorative and therapeutic evening experiences as well as mindful Glow and Flow classes alongside some of my own favourite teachers – Jeff Phenix and Lisa Nicholas. 

Connect and Share with new friends – in our Friday & Saturday Evening Sangha Suppers

Bask in the glow of a new community of like-minded friends, yoga and mountain-lovers

Creating an authentic “Kula” community, just as on retreat, catalyse ideas, and cultivate insights as you connect and meet new friends, with the evening festival feasts.

Delicious sharing platters, long tables, expect a high vibes ambience as everyone is there to share the experience, enjoying the freshest local produce, and delectable vegan and vegetarian cuisine.

Make the most of your mountain-time – for body-soul and mind

Outdoor activities and more extreme sports can excite those who love to live life “on the edge” (literally). Whilst those seeking the in-roads to inner-peace can enjoy massages, horse-riding, hiking and holistic therapies – or awaken new ideas for the future through “divining” your dharmic path with Spiritual Counselling from our much-loved Elaine Collins from Ibiza.

From the White Island to the White Mountains… 

INSPIRE is inspiring us to develop winter retreats that enable us all to continue to journey together on the mat…. and in the mountains. where ski, snow and asana dance together as one.

Come join us at Inspire and watch this space for Yoga-Ski-Wellbeing too!