Quintessence Sports and Health Retreat
Quintessence Retreats - France

Escape to Quintessence Retreats in Courchevel, France for an unmatched fitness boost with a touch of luxury. Achieve your wellness goals amidst the snow-capped mountains with challenging training sessions, nutritious meals and much-needed relaxation. The cool mountain air, cosy accommodation and amenities like the garden jacuzzis assure to make your getaway a true retreat experience. Explore the serene surroundings on a Nordic walk or guided hike, and later increase your sense of balance with outdoor yoga. Enjoy some free time by the fire sipping on herbal tea or reading from the library to build your knowledge on various healthy practises that you can take home.

What's included

7 nights accommodation
Meal Plan Full board (Delicious and nutritious menus)
Transfers Return private transfers (included, but optional)
Flights Flights available on request

 2018 Retreat Dates:

30th June - 17th August
26th August - 1st September

- Initial and end fitness consultation including measurements for: body weight, body fat, water, BMI, muscle mass with recommendations and feedback.
- 1 x Personal health coaching session (30 min)
- Morning lift protocol
- Jogging
- Nordic walk
- Hatha yoga
- Vinyasa yoga
- Pilates
- Stretching class
- Hiking
- Aquabiking
- Aquaboxing
- Cooking class
- Health coaching session
- Discovery course

- 1 x Complimentary bottle of drinking water provided per person per day
- Complimentary access to fitness centre
- Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages including smoothies, juices, herbal teas and naturally infused waters.
- Complimentary transfers to Courchevel golf course

Example Day
07.00am - Morning lift protocol (warm up) followed by Nordic walking/jogging
07.30am - Healthy breakfast
09.00am - Guided hike with a local mountain guide and expert coach (energy boosting snacks and beverages will be served)
12.30pm - Healthy lunch
13.00pm - Free time (massage, jacuzzi or nap)
15.00pm - Dynamic aquabiking
16.00pm - HIIT class
17.00pm - Energy boosting snacks and smoothies served
17.30pm - Pilates, yoga or stretching class
19.00pm - Healthy dinner
20.30pm - Sunset protocol (free time to enjoy your herbal tea, sit by the fire place, listen to music or read at the in-house library)

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • 1 x Complimentary 60 minute massage
  • 1 x Afternoon complimentary access to Aquamotion Courchevel, Alps Spa (swimming pools, Hammam, sauna, sensations showers and jacuzzi)
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Location Overview

Quintessence Retreat boasts a privileged address set in Courchevel, the world’s largest ski area, which spreads across 3 valleys amidst 5 different altitudes. The retreat runs from June until September, when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities with warmer days encouraging you to spend your time exploring untouched trails. Even though the programme will keep you busy for most of your day, take some time off to enjoy breath-taking views of the expansive French Alps.


After every action-packed session, head to the social dining area for your healthy meal, specially curated by the retreats in-house chef. Relish on a variety of nutrient packed treats which are gluten and lactose free. Fuel yourself through the day with a wide variety of energising snacks and beverages available throughout the day, including smoothies, juices, herbal teas and naturally infused waters.

Facilities & Services


- Fitness centre 
- Treatment room
- Yoga and meditation room
- Jacuzzi
- Courchevel Golf Club with 9-hole course 
- Aerobics room 
- Luggage storage
- All room options are non-smoking
- Complimentary pool towels
- Complimentary natural bathroom products
- Salon services 
- Lockers 
- Tea-bar 
- Library
- Garden
- Safety deposit box


- Additional laundry and dry-cleaning services (at an extra cost)







Getting there

Request for a transfer from Geneva airport and train station (2 hour drive) or from Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport (2 hour 15 minutes drive).

Freelance therapists can be arranged on demand to offer osteopathy and physiotherapy massages and beauticians to provide beauty treatments, manicures and pedicures.

Group Classes

- Morning lift protocol (warm-up)
- Jogging
- Nordic walk
- Hatha yoga
- Vinyasa yoga
- Pilates
- Stretching class
- Circuit training

Diet & Nutrition

Quintessence Retreat prides itself with its healthy, delicious and beautifully presented cuisine. Every dish is crafted using only locally sourced, organic and fresh ingredients keeping in mind the healthy lifestyle the retreat encourages. The chef can cater to the following dietary requirements:

- Gluten free
- Dairy and lactose-free
- Wheat free
- Vegan (on request)
- Vegetarian (on request)
- Refined sugar
- Alcohol free

Wellness Facilities

- 1 x Treatment room
- Yoga and meditation room
- 2 x Jacuzzi
- Fitness centre
- Aerobics studio
- Salon services

Wellness Centre

The retreat is designed to incorporate the picturesque surroundings of Courchevel as a fitness centre, with most of the activities conducted outdoors. However, every guest has complimentary access to the in-house gym which is open 24 hours. The yoga and meditation studio, treatment room for massages and outdoor Jacuzzi’s are some of the other facilities available.

List of Equipment

- Mats
- Swiss balls
- Fitness weights
- Elliptical
- Training bikes
- Treadmill
- Exercise machine

Wellness Approach

Quintessence retreat ensures you have a transformative fitness experience, based on the foundation of active sessions, appropriate nutrition and giving time to recover and unwind. The programme offers challenging circuit training, HIIT and TRX training sessions, restorative yoga and Pilates, and relaxing massages fuelled by delicious yet energy boosting meals. Every guest receives personal attention, with the maximum number of participants at any one time being 12 people. The programme is designed to suit individuals with varying well-being goals and will end with a follow-up personal consultation to help you incorporate the healthy practises into your lifestyle once your return home. Tailored spa treatments and massage therapists are available.

Accommodation Overview

The two charming chalets offer 9 cosy and well-equipped rooms. Each of the chalets are designed to high standards from locally sourced materials and offer uninterrupted views of the mountains and Courchevel valley.

Comfort room

Standard room

Superior room

Deluxe room

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • 1 x Complimentary 60 minute massage
  • 1 x Afternoon complimentary access to Aquamotion Courchevel, Alps Spa (swimming pools, Hammam, sauna, sensations showers and jacuzzi)

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