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Spring Retreat
Reiki in the Mountains: Connecting to Spirit

9 - 14 June, 2020

Experience peace of mind and give yourself an energy boost

The Stillness in Action Spring Retreat gives you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself and channel the spring energy into your life, healing old wounds and invigorating new projects.  The Retreat will be led by certified Reiki Master and accredited life coach, Dr Caroline Purkhardt.

Whats on the Programme?

This 5-day Retreat takes advantage of the beautiful surroundings of the French Alps.  The activities are structured around the 5 natural elements, revealing your ability to connect with, use and enhance their distinctive energies. Each day will be dedicated to exploring one of the following themes:


  • The Elements of Earth and Sky: Being grounded, connected and centered.

  • The Element of Air: Transforming duality into unity.

  • The Element of Water: Living in the unknown.

  • The Element of Wood: Finding your voice and creating from there.

  • The Element of Fire: Passionately engaging in action.

Throughout the Retreat we will:


  • learn the traditional Japanese art of Reiki, including the Reiki I attunement

  • use T’ai-Chi and Chi Kung moving meditation to assist you in finding your inner balance

  • enjoy the exceptional natural surroundings of Lauvitel Lodge, including walks to mountain lakes, through rich forests, over granite boulder fields, along cool running rivers, and through restful alpine meadows.

How Will You Benefit?


The Retreat will leave you feeling more peaceful, lighter in spirit and empowered in action.  You will take away simple meditation and Reiki practices that will help you stay balanced and positive far beyond your trip to the Alps.  


The Stillness in Action Retreat is designed to help you restore mind-body connection, attune you to the rhythm of the natural universe, and support you in living a richer and more meaningful life.

In June 2016, I discovered Lauvitel Lodge during a Reiki retreat. This was an amazing experience: Tai chi, chi gong, meditation, hiking, initiation to Reiki, amazing food, super comfortable room, great views, peaceful garden and most of all: extraordinary people running the place. I have travelled all over the world but this is one of my top 5 best places on earth. I've come back a different person. Thanks Caroline for having given me more faith in myself. I'll never ever forget that first stay (of many to come) at Lauvitel Lodge.

-- Céline Maginel

For those who like to know more

Each day starts with a morning practice on the deck. This will include Moving Meditation and T’ai Chi Kung practices and an introduction to the day's theme.


Following breakfast, the morning session (1,5-2 hours) will focus on learning Reiki.  We will be gradually introducing practices such the Reiki Scan, the Reiki Boost, Auto-Reiki for yourself, and giving Reiki to others.


The afternoons will be the time for walks, taking advantage of the extraordinary surroundings of La Danchere. The possibilities are numerous and include The Lake Walk, The Forest Walk, The River Walk, The Meadow Walk or a trip to Venosc, Saint Christophe en Oisans or La Bérarde.  All hikes can be adapted according to your fitness and preferences.


The evenings will provide the  opportunity to experience the meditation practices and visualisations that accompany Reiki training. 


The dinner and the time after is intended for socializing, self-time, rest and simply enjoying the warmer summer evenings.


The program, although rich in activities, also leaves some free time for yourself. This is when you can walk, exercise, read a book, journal or simply spend time with others in the garden. You may also book a massage session with Katie or a private Reiki, T’ai Chi or personal coaching session with Caroline.

What to Bring?


  • Comfortable clothing for Tai-chi/Yoga sessions

  • Warm clothes as well as summer clothes

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for hiking

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Hiking boots

  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet

  • Journal and/or a good book

  • Water bottle

  • Sunglasses and sun cream

  • Small rucksack


We will provide yoga mats, meditation pillows and blankets, if needed. To check what else is available at the Lodge, please feel free to contact us directly.


Retreat Participation​


per person

Provides access to all group activities and practices.

Food & Lodging

€425 - €650

per person


Single or shared room with
private or shared bathroom. 

Price includes:

Lodging at Lauvitel Lodge (5 nights) • Bed linen and towels • Full board (3 meals a day plus tea, coffee and fresh drinks) • Guided activities included in the program • Transport to the pre-planned activities.


Price does not include:

Insurance • Travel costs • Any extra activities or well-being services purchased throughout your stay • Alcoholic beverages (available at an additional charge)

To reserve your place, click the register now button to pay the deposit of €450.


Once we have received your registration we will contact you to confirm your choice of accommodation from the options available. The remaining balance is due no later than 15 days before the date of the Retreat. 



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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