Why a retreat?

If you’re so busy you have no time to think, you’re not performing to your full potential. Non-stop data bombardment clouds our insight, creativity and reasoning. It also limits our ability to resolve complex issues, particularly those involving people.

Our mindfulness retreats in the French Alps give you space to stop, reflect and focus on ‘being’ rather than doing. In one of nature’s most beautiful places, your mind has time to process. You see more clearly. Your energy, attention and motivation are recharged. You feel more productive and creative.

You’ll leave our retreats with tools and techniques to sustain this in your everyday working life.

What we do

Our unique approach integrates executive coaching and mindfulness in an inspiring location. For a modest investment of time and money, you can expect a big return.

Some of our retreats have fixed dates, others can be at any time from May to November. All can be adapted to specific individual or team needs.


Please contact us.

Who we are

Sally-Anne Airey

Executive and mindfulness coach, retreat leader and Alps Retreats founder.

Carroll Macey

Executive coach, specialising in performance and change management.

Jan Brause

Executive coach, working with head and heart to impact performance.

Where we are

The chalet

Maison La Cerisaie combines traditional Alpine charm with contemporary design.

The area

The chalet is surrounded by waterfalls and spectacular scenery.


The words “vegan mindfulness retreat” conjure an image of Spartan cells, raw tofu, and severe gurus. My experience of the Transitions retreat was the antithesis of that. Maison La Cerisaie is a beautiful, comfortable chalet and the food was creative, varied and delicious. Under Sally-Anne and Carroll’s gentle guidance, the retreat fed my spirit, mind and body, enabling me to re-charge and re-focus in a stunning corner of France.

Stephen Burt, Owner, GibsonStarr Ltd

Sally-Anne’s Transitions retreat gave me the comfortable space I needed to step back, relax and reflect on what’s important. What better way to do that than in this wonderful environment in the French Alps. I don’t stop very often and it’s been a real joy to take time for myself. I urge everyone to do the same.

Vicki Evans, Founder, Walk Mill Botanics

When to come

Prefer other retreats or different dates?

Please contact us.

Retreat Dates Status
Developing Resilience 17-21 October 2017 One place left Book now
Mindful Skiing 18-21 January 2018 Places available Book now
Transitions 12-16 June 2018 Places available Book now
Mindful Presence 18-22 September 2018 Places available Book now
Developing Resilience 16-20 October 2018 Places available Book now