Slow-down stays

Yoga - Meditation - Nature - Music - Acupressure - Silence

A tailor-made program just for you!

Slow-down stays at Centre AMATA are ideal for all those who long for a meaningful off-time without an intense schedule. Beneficial activities such as hatha yoga, meditative walks in silence, conscious contact with nature, elevating music, self-treatments with acupressure points and silent sitting meditation are tools we like to work with during our sessions. It does not matter how flexible you are or how it looks - anybody can follow the exercises. What really matters is being present and using the guided exercises as a way to connect to the stillness that is always there within each one of us. Total beginners as well as experienced practitioners are welcome!

 

A very comfortable accommodation, healthy organic vegetarian food and a serene and calm atmosphere will make your slow-down stay a truly amazing and replenishing experience for body and soul. And the best thing about it?

 

You define your program! You choose: 

  • The date
  • The duration
  • The activities
  • The language (sessions are available in English, French, German or Swiss- German)

How does it work?

You book your stay with us on a half-board basis (with organic vegetarian breakfast and dinner). Over lunchtime, the kitchen of the guesthouse is available for a self-catered lunch or snack. (Please note that the kitchen is only available for guests participating in at least 1 slow-down session per day. It is not available for B&B guests.)

 

You can come alone, as a couple or as a group. The sessions are available for 1-8 persons. Other guests might join the sessions. 

 

During your stay, you can choose from the sessions presented below to define your program (1-2 sessions per day). Sessions need to be booked latest 24 hours in advance. 


Slow-down sessions

Meditative Yoga Session

A Meditative Yoga Session may include any of the following elements:

  • Traditional meditative Hatha Yoga
  • Self-treatments with relaxing acupressure points
  • Shiatsu exercises for meridian harmonisation 
  • Deep relaxation and yoga nidra
  • Meditation in movement (Tandava)

These sessions are and essential part of a slow-down stay and should not be missed out on. 

Duration: 90 min

Price per session for 1-4 persons: 80 €

Any additional person: 10 €



Conscious walk at Centre AMATA

During this silent guided walk we use our senses to connect with our deeper Being and the nature around us. It is an excellent way to ground us in the body and calm the mind.  

Duration: 40 min

Price per walk for 1-4 persons: 40 €

Any additional person: 10 €



Silent sitting meditation

These sessions are an opportunity to focus on the core of Being where we find stillness, peace and love as our essence. 

Duration: 40 min

Price per session for 1-4 persons: 40 €

Any additional person: 10 €



Stunning panorama walk

This guided silent walk takes us up on the hills behind Centre AMATA from where we have a breathtaking view of the mountains including Mont Blanc as well as the beautiful blue lake, the "lac de Paladru". We somehow feel closer to the sky up there and can experience a feeling of freedom and spaciousness.

 

This walk requires a 5 minute drive by car up to the hill. If you don't have your own car, we can take you in ours, but the space is limited to 3 people. 

 

There is the option to walk back to Centre AMATA on your own after the guided walk. Maps can be provided. 

Duration: 90-120 min

Price per walk for 1-4 persons: 120 €

Any additional person: 10 €



Magical forest walk

This guided silent walk takes us on the Camino de Compostela to a place called the Sylve Bénite, the blessed forest. There was an ancient monastery there where monks of the Chartereuse order were living in silence for 6 centuries. Is it their prayers or the thousands of pilgrims that have passed by on their way to Santiago that give this forest such a magical vibe?

 

This walk requires a 5 minute drive to Le Pin. If you don't have your own car, we can take you in ours, but the space is limited to 3 people. 

 

There is the option to walk back to Centre AMATA on your own after the guided walk. Maps can be provided. ... And there's a bakery on the way :-)!

Duration: 90-120 min

Price per walk for 1-4 persons: 120 €

Any additional person: 10 €



What to do in your free time?

Centre AMATA programs deliberately leave plenty of free time to enjoy the beauty of this place, relax, take a dip on the pool, sit in nature, contemplate, meditate, go for walks etc... If you wish to explore the area, there are beautiful walks and hikes waiting for you at our doorstep! We have two old-fashioned bicycles our guests can borrow to visit the nearby villages. The lake "Lac de Paladru" and its beaches can be reached in 7 minutes by car. On the shore of the lake sits the sweet little tourist town of Charavines where you find the tourism office, some grocery shops and restaurants. The river Rhone and the lake "lac d'Aiguebelette" can be reached in about 30-40 minutes. To get to the mountains, it takes 45-60 minutes, depending on where you go. 

We encourage our guests not to overload their days at Centre AMATA with too many activities and instead to enjoy relaxing and simply being!

How to book?

Click the button below and send us an e-mail indicating:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • The number of persons coming and what room type you need (single, double or triple). Also let us know if you want to sleep in double- or single beds.
  • The sessions you plan on taking. (Changes can be made up to 24 hours in advance, e.g. according to the weather)
  • The language in which you wish the programs to be guided. 

We will then calculate the price for you and send you a confirmation message. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write to us or call us. 


What to bring?

Please bring along:

  • A set of clean and comfortable clothes including socks that you will wear only for your yoga and meditation sessions. Mats and pillows are provided. 
  • A blanket or shawl to keep you warm during relaxation and meditation.
  • Outdoor shoes and clothing for the walks
  • Some snacks for your lunchtime

Important to note

We do not serve any alcohol at Centre AMATA and we kindly ask you not to cook any meat or fish in our kitchen. Centre AMATA is a smoke-free place and smoking is not allowed during any of our programs. The consumption of drugs is strictly forbidden. 


Slow-down stay examples

3 days, 2 nights, 3 sessions

Day 1:

Arrival between 15:00 and 18:00

19:00 dinner

 free time

Day 2:

8:00 meditative yoga session

10:00 breakfast

or

8:00 breakfast

10:00 meditative yoga session

free time and self-catered lunch

16:00 conscious walk at Centre AMATA

19:00 dinner & free time

Day 3:

8:00 silent sitting meditation

9:00 breakfast

10:30 checkout and departure


And this is what it would cost (incl. all sessios and half-board acommodation):

1 person 324 

2 persons in a double room 390€  (195  per person)

4 persons in two double rooms 620€  (155  per person)

6 persons in three double rooms 910€  (151  per person)

5 days, 4 nights, 6 sessions

Day 1:

Arrival between 15:00 and 18:00

19:00 dinner

 free time

Day 2:

8:00 meditative yoga session

10:00 breakfast

or

8:00 breakfast

10:00 meditative yoga session

free time and self-catered lunch

16:00 conscious walk at Centre AMATA

19:00 dinner & free time

Day 3:

8:00 meditative yoga session

10:00 breakfast

or

8:00 breakfast

10:00 meditative yoga session

free time and self-catered lunch

16:00 conscious walk at Centre AMATA

19:00 dinner & free time

Day 4: 

8:00 breakfast

9:30 Stunning panorama or magical forest walk

free time and self-catered lunch

19:00 dinner & free time

Day 5:

8:00 silent sitting meditation

9:00 breakfast

10:30 checkout and departure


And this is what it would cost (incl. all sessions and half-board accommodation): 

1 person 728 

2 persons 860€  (430  per person)

4 persons 1320€  (330  per person)

6 persons 1900€  (316  per person)

Centre AMATA

99, Chemin de Brézin

38730, Valencogne,

Isère, France

+33 4 37 05 29 33

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