Art of Walking practical course in the Bauges

Duration : 2 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : for all

from 100 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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I'd like to offer you two wonderful days to discover and/or practice conscious walking and Afghan walking, in the spirit of the "École de la Marche" (Walking school). These two days take place in Savoie, in the Bauges massif, near the village of Jarsy.

You'll have the opportunity to discover through your senses, rather than words, what conscious walking is all about. It's a wonderful way of finding yourself through movement and action. To walk is to move forward. To walk consciously is to stop and consider what I'm doing, what I'm experiencing in the moment. It's being present. There's no goal to reach, no summit, peak or refuge, each step is the goal.

Walking is the oldest way of moving, the one most in harmony with simplicity. It leaves more room for feeling than for understanding, for mental questions. Here, there's no need to know when you've arrived or where you're going, because the invitation is to listen to yourself. To listen to your body and accompany it in this movement.

It encourages breathing, the key to life, and oxygenates the whole body. Among other things, this nourishes the brain, enabling it to function more efficiently and think more clearly and quickly. It leads us to discover the space around us, to contemplate the generous beauty of every part of the Earth, and to feel fulfilled by this generosity, this grace.

It brings attention and awareness to what I'm doing: I'm walking, I'm breathing, I'm gently touching the ground. It's a way of being that, back in everyday life, I can transcribe into every act of my life. It's an apprenticeship to rediscover my values, my talents, to find myself.

About hiking:

  • Maximum positive altitude difference is 500 meters.
  • They are accessible to all, no level is required.
  • The itineraries are in medium-mountain.
  • In all cases, safety is never neglected, and everyone is respected and accompanied according to his or her apprehensions.

If you're interested in walking, I also offer training in the Art of Walking around Annecy, as well as advanced training in conscious walking and Afghan walking in Haute-Savoie.


D1: Introduction, discovery of conscious walking and overnight stay in a tepee.
Meeting at 8.30am in Jarsy, to take the time for a quick chat. Then it's off for the day's walking. The pace is slow, allowing you to learn and pass on the tools that will change the way you walk, and even your life!
At midday, we break for lunch with a picnic lunch drawn from the bag and shared.
Walking resumes in the afternoon.
Arrival at the site where we'll spend the evening and night.
Collective preparation of the space, modest participation by everyone in the meal and in everything that will make this moment unforgettable.

D2: Day of conscious and Afghan walking.
After a hearty breakfast, we set off on our walk at around 8.30am.
This day is again filled with moments of listening, then putting into practice, to see for yourself the richness of the teaching.
End of the hike at around 4pm, departure from Jarsy around 5pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Teaching by a professional in the art of walking, vice-president of the "École de la Marche".

The price does not include

  • Transport to Jarsy, about 50 minutes drive from Annecy or Albertville.
  • 2 lunchtime picnics.
  • Dinner and breakfast.
  • Snacks.
  • All drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Under tepee.

Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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