• Caitlin Kennedy

Yoga with Altitude


photo credit: Christopher Hassle Photography

Bonne Santé Alps is a physiotherapy, health and well-being company that has been a specialist in the prevention and treatment of alpine injuries for over 20 years.

For the past few seasons the company has been providing yoga classes in both Val d’Isère and Tignes. The senior teacher, Rose (@roseyposeyyogi), is on an ongoing mission to show how the practice can provide many benefits for those wanting to get the most out of their time in the mountains.

It’s no coincidence that some of the biggest names in skiing and snowboarding include yoga in their lifestyle. Jenny Jones, Lindsey Vonn, Travis Rice, Jamie Anderson, Bode Miller, Chemmy Alcott, Hannah Teter, Hermann Maier, Ed Leigh (of BBC Ski Sunday fame) and Amie Engerbretson all work yoga into their training regimes, to name but a few.

For winter sports fanatics, yoga offers countless benefits to performance: from refining your technique to improving balance, injury prevention to the ability to fly (and return safely to the ground!). Off the mountain, it assists in curing a fuzzy head after one too many pints. But the real USP for your average holiday maker/seasonaire/fun time sender is RECOVERY! We have a tendency to pummel our bodies into the ground whilst out here and yoga is an incredible way to recover from minor injuries and chronic stresses.