Welcome! 

Whether you are looking to develop your mobility, reduce stress, raise energy levels or relax your body, mind & spirit – Heidi’s classes invite you to practice yoga in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Ease into yoga with slow movements, long stretches, breathing techniques & music.

Class language is English.
Welcome to beginners & all practice levels. Come as you are.

Heidi lidholm

Yogi, Herbalist & Adventurer.

“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves”
― Joseph Campbell

Please sign up for class on the schedule below:

Yoga Class:  Every Wed & Thurs 5.30-6.30 PM

Sound Bowl Session:  Every Thurs 6.30 - 7.15 PM

Location: Home Studio in Chamonix Sud
(you will be emailed exact address)

You can pay for each class individually or buy 8 class pass. 

Buy 8 classes and save €10 to honour your commitment.

Hi, I'm Heidi & I'm delighted that you're here.

For me, yoga continues to be the gift that keeps on giving ~ in fact, yoga saved my life, twice. After a snowboarding accident in 2010, it wasn't until I started attending a yoga class that I realised I had PTSD - not only did I resolve the PTSD, I began to deepen my understanding and reverence for the mind, body and spirit connection.

Want to hear the best part? The woman who rescued me in Whistler Ski Patrol, ended up being my yoga teacher, completely coincidently, 5 years later. My rescuer and yoga teacher, Tina Pashumati is also who I later studied with for my 200hr Shantiseva Yoga Teacher Training.

Your body is your greatest adventure and it would an honour and a pleasure to assist you in sharpening some tools for your adventure.

Interested in a Private Yoga Class or Yoga Therpay Massage?

FAQ

Is the yoga class for beginners?

Yes beginners are welcome. The class is a slower pace than a vinyasa (flow) class. Some poses will be more challenging than others - as we do intend to develop strength, balance and stamina, along with breathing deeply in each asana (poses).
Breathwork is the cornerstone of every yoga class.
Assists and variations for asanas (poses) will be offered. Please tell Heidi or any injuries or physical concerns or if you're pregnant before the class. Please read the Customer Waiver Form in order to be comfortable with taking responsibility for your physical and medical health. 

Can more experienced yogis benefit?

Asanas will be a combination of Hatha and Yin yoga, and taking inspiration from the different schools of yoga that I have studied. These classes are aimed at developed mobility and stamina in mountain folk - so while this might be the most asana-challenging class for you as an experecienced practitioner - if you've had a day on the mountain or want to improve mobility for the mountain - these classes can certainly benefit you. I would highly recommend coming for a Reiki Sound Bowl Session on Thursday evenings too!

Do I bring my own mat?

Yoga mats are supplied in the studio; there will be a yoga mat here for you. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat. 

What type of yoga is it?

The yoga is Hatha-based with Yin / Restorative asanas. Breathwork is the cornerstone of every class. "Après Ski Yoga" includes slow movements, long stretches, breathing techniques & music. Après ski yoga" is designed for mountain folk who want longevity and vitality in their body and mind. It is for those who want to develop mobility and stamina through stretches, strengthening and balance exercises - as well as breathing and sound methods for deepening relaxation and body/mind restoration. 

Customer Waiver Form

When booking your place in class, before payment you are required to a tick a box which is the Customer Waiver Form. By ticking the box, YOU are signing this waiver in agreement and understanding of the following:


1. The practice of yoga has certain hazards and risks and by which it requires physical exertion that may cause physical injury. By ticking this box and paying for the class, I accept full responsibility for my own physical body and injuries.

2. Yoga is not a substitute for medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult with a medical physician prior to joining a yoga class, workshop, or any session if you require medical advice.


3. In case that instructors provide physical adjustments or massage, I understand that I have the option to opt-out by letting my instructor know my wish to not have physical adjustments or massage.


4. I hereby release, waive, discharge and hold harmless the person, business, owners of the building, its directors, staff, volunteers, affiliates, and partners from any and all liabilities arising from any untoward incident in my participation to any class, workshop, and relevant sessions which may result to injury, loss, damage, or death. 


5. In the event that any dispute arises out of this agreement, and in the event that the dispute could not be resolved amicably, I agree that the dispute shall be resolved by mediation before a mutually agreed and selected mediator by both parties. In the event that a mediation proceeding fails to resolve the dispute, the matter shall be resolved with an arbitrator. 


By ticking this box, I hereby represent and warrant that I am physically fit and capable to participate for yoga classes, workshop, or activities. 


I agree and legally bind myself, with full understanding to the contents and meaning of the provisions above. I declare that I am over 18 years of age and fully capable of giving my consent.

What is the Reiki Sound Bowl Session?

Prepare to let go, feeling a sense of clarity, like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. 

Heidi is a trained Reiki Master who likes to combine reiki enegery healing during the crystal sound bath. The crystal bowl is attuned to 432Hz which is the mathematical tone fundamental with Nature.

Reiki Sound Bath is a way of achieving a deep, relaxing meditative state without having to master the practice of meditation.

Heidi's reiki sound bath has been said to

=> Increased flow of life force, initiate/accelerate healing

=> Raises vibration - feelings of bliss, lightness and floaty ease 

=> Assist in processing challenges faster

=> Relieve stress (fluid, peaceful influence on body and emotions)

=> Ability to shift personal pattern you want to resolve (listen once or twice a day until resolved)

=> Promote creative thinking 

=> Assists with dissolving resistance

=> encourage a deeper dream consciousness state and more vivid dreams (aka a epic night’s sleep)

Reiki is a mastered form of energy healing that transmits Pure Light Energy. Sending reiki via the sound bowl allows the body to deeply connect with the healing energies through the sound, integrating in your body to create 

=> deeper relaxation

=> to help quicken or intensify healing

=> reduce pain, and decrease other uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.


Studies have shown that Reiki increases the white blood cell count, giving a much needed boost to the immune system, and has also been shown to relieve pain, depression, anxiety , insomnia and more. When one gives or receives Reiki their brain moves into an Alpha state causing a deep relaxation!

Please wear warm, relaxing, loose comfortable clothes. 

In the session you can lie or be seated. 

A relaxing herbal tea will be served on entry.


I look forward to facilitating this healing space for you.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation 24 hours before can be fully refunded. There is no refund for cancellation within 24 hours. Please understand I am a small business owner who must pay for the room regardless of the number of people in class. 

Does après ski mean there is alcohol?

No, après ski yoga offers an alternative to the typical après ski. "Après ski yoga" is designed for mountain folk who want longevity and vitality in their body and mind. It is for those who want to develop mobility and stamina through stretches, strengthening and balance exercises - as well as breathing and sound methods for deepening relaxation and body/mind restoration. If having a beer before class brings you to class, then, bring yourself to class. Next time, you might come to class without the incentive.