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Learn from world-renowned yogis at the Inspire Yoga Festival in Verbier, Switzerland this summer.

The festival will see an impressive roster of yogis and wellbeing gurus come together in the Swiss alpine village from 30th August to 1st September.

They will hold classes and share their practices and life experiences with yoga.

It's a place where guests can learn about different yoga disciplines from around the world as well as sound healing, meditation and life coaching.

The festival's instructors and speakers include former World Cup skiers, lifelong yogis, founders of Balearic spiritual retreats, holistic life coaches and qualified physiotherapists.

This event is organised by Verbier-based yoga and well-being centre, Wholeycow.

Inspire Yoga FestivalWholeycow and the Inspire Yoga Festival

Verbier is south-facing so festival goers will enjoy the Swiss summer sun in all its glory.

A three-day pass to the The Inspire Yoga Festival costs from £237pp.

This is a 20% reduced price as a Super Early Bird discount.

How to get there, where to stay:

A three-night stay at the 3* Hotel Mirabeau, from 29th August 2019 costs from £204pp, based on two people sharing a double room on a B&B basis.

Return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva cost from £121pp with easyJet.

Car hire for four days from Geneva airport costs from £104 with autoeurope.

To find out more about the area, visit the Verbier website:
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PlanetSKI loves a bit of yoga to counteract the skiing.

Well, some of us do...

Winter or summer, Senior News Reporter Katie Bamber always manages to find somewhere to practice.

"Practicing yoga outside is something really special," Katie says.

"Especially in such a dramatic landscape as up in the mountains.

"The peace, the complete isolation from the normality of life - for me in the city - the quiet and connection to nature;

"There's nowhere better.

"And at altitude you can get a good rush from the yoga with some extremely powerful effects on the mind and body."

Check out our pieces on yoga done in Les Gets:

PlanetSKI explores the corners of the Portes du Soleil on skis with a night in each big resort. But first a day 'acclimatising':
Yoga on Mont Cheri in Les GetsYoga on Mont Cheri in Les Gets

Savasana at altitudeSavasana at altitude

At Sun Valley, Idaho USA:

The rush of doing yoga outdoors is huge, & infinitely more so when practicing at 2,800m

- Is it the altitude or just the scenery?
Yoga in Sun ValleyYoga at altitude in Sun Valley USA

If you'd like to combine a few days of respite and yoga, learning from the best, with a few extra of days of activity read our experiences below.

Editor of PlanetSKI James Cove travelled to the Swiss resort for mountain biking and adrenaline:
There's also the annual Verbier E-Biking Festival.

And if you're thinking more about the skiing, check these out as James Cove writes up his thoughts 10 years after leaving Verbier where he lived:
Otherwise, hopefully we'll catch you at the Inspire festival this summer to recharge & rebalance.

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