Stillness in Action Retreats are designed around three key experiences: 

  • Connecting with Nature

  • Listening to body wisdom

  • Restoring your spiritual awareness


You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of group and individual activities that invite those experiences, including guided walks, Tai-Chi, and nature-inspired coaching.


By providing a mix of both quiet reflection time and exciting mountain activities, our intent is that you return home feeling rested and peaceful – but also full of new insights, ideas and inspiration.



Winter Retreat

Being Still, Hearing Silence: Meditation, T’ai Chi & Calligraphy in the Mountains 

29 January - 2 February, 2020

Spring Retreat
Reiki in the Mountains: Connecting to Spirit

9 - 14 June, 2020

Summer Retreat
Delighting in Meaningful Action

16 - 23 August, 2020

Autumn Retreat
Inviting Gratitude and Appreciation

22 - 25 October, 2020



Each Stillness in Action Retreat is inspired by the natural cycle of the seasons and tailored to the specific needs of its participants.


Group and individual activities, include:

  • Daily meditation

  • Chi Kung and Tai Chi practices

  • Guided mountain hikes

  • Nature activities (such as rafting, climbing or wild swimming)

  • Group workshops

Free time is built into each Retreat program to allow ample opportunity for personal  reflection, journaling or forest walks.

You will also have the option to book additional individual sessions, including massage, Reiki or 1:1 coaching sessions.

To ensure an optimal experience, we purposely limit the number of participants to 6-12 people per Retreat. 

The magic of Stillness in Action is it makes clear that the greatest skill we can cultivate is not our capacity to maintain our awareness on the present moment, but our capacity to recover when we have lost that focus.



Our Stillness in Action Retreats take place at Lauvitel Lodge, an extraordinary place situated in the small hamlet of La Danchere in the heart of the French Alps. Peaceful and secluded, the lodge remains easily accessible and provides all the comforts of a family-run hotel.

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Caroline Purkhardt

Lauvitel Lodge

La Danchere, 38520 Venosc, France

Sense & Sensibility

2 Rue de la République, 38000 Grenoble, France