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    Its not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

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    In the stillness we see who we are

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    For there to be peaks there must be valleys

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    Experience the journey fully envision the destination lightly

Mindful Mountains offers summer and winter holiday vacations to the Monterosa Mountains, Valley D'Ayas, Aosta region, in the north west Italian Alps. In the summer we lead walking, hiking, yoga and mindfulness meditation holidays and in the winter we go skiing off piste, back country and lead tours through the Monterosa peaks and valleys.

The summer holidays and retreats are based in Champoluc and the Mountain Refuges high above the village. Deep in nature and the natural environment of forest paths, alpine meadows, rocky trails and mountain rivers we explore our connection with natures energies. Through movement of walking, hiking and yoga we exercise the body learning how to move mindfully with purpose. Daily meditations inside and outdoors we practice with awareness to gain greater clarity of ourselves and how we relate with others and nature. Read about our Summer weeks here.

A special week on this summer programme is during September when Dr William Bloom is teaching Beyond Mindfulness - 'The Shambhala Experience.' William is one of Britain’s most experienced meditation teachers with a wealth of experience in the field of spirituality and health. The heart of his modernising approach and inspiring courses is to help people discover their own best way to connect with the wonder and energy of life, and then support them in developing a regular spiritual practice. We are looking forward to welcoming William back to Champoluc, read more about his week with us here.

The Monterosa area has many activites and festivals both in summer and winter, and has a designated web site showing them all, read more here www.visitmonterosa.com

If you wish to be guided by John outside of the course dates during the summer or enquiring into a bespoke, tailored week please contact him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The winter skiing trips are also based from Champoluc in the heart of the Monterosa Ski. We offer off piste all mountain coaching and guiding for all levels of skier and ski touring for the more adventurous. We specialise in mindfulness coaching approaches and experiential learning, improving your skiing and learning about mindfulness and yourself, at the same time. We incorporate yoga and meditation into some of our ski trips to help clear the mind and improve focus on skiing and the mountain environment. Read about our Winter holidays here.

Our partner ski tour operator is Ski 2, an Abta bonded company who deal with all our clients hotel and travel arrangements. Get to know Ski 2 here

Bookings for winter week long courses are made through this web site before travel to Champoluc. If you are a Ski 2 client then booking in resort with the Ski 2 office is possible for single or multiple days. Read more details here.

I look forward to welcoming you to Champoluc and to the Monterosa Mountains.

John Arnold

Mindful Mountains Ltd.