Hanging with the locals.
Blessed with Monet skies at the villa every day.
Eat local. Our chef sources the freshest local incrediants from the market every day. Farm to table at its finest.
#tittibhasana is out of the pantheon for the moment while I heal my wrist so here is a Crane that addresses the same flexibility demands and adds #fingertips and core balance & strength elements. I thought I was nailing crane until I saw the first photo. This is not the first photo.
What of the wrist you ask? Well, I broke my right wrist in two different sports accidents both a long time ago. About a month ago it was getting sore and the obvious message was to stay off my hands. I even asked my wrist in a meditation "what do you want from me?" and the answer was "Stop pushing," which was applicable both literally and figuratively in that moment. But instead, like a proper dumbass, I trained handstands for two more days and have had to leave the poor joint alone for the last three weeks.
Whenever I start to get all graspy for an asana, my body rebels. It's a pretty obvious message: Aparigraha - non-grasping, the fifth #Yama from the first of the 8 limbs of yoga. I find I'm greedier with my progress in asana practice than I am in almost any other aspect of my life. I'm not saying improvement is irrelevant, but there are many ways to view progress. Taking a few days off my hands and devoting that time to writing or my business would've shown real development. The pattern is so clear for me but the rut, the Samskara, is deep - I've been this way for a long time so it's a matter of forgive myself and move on to some more important shit. Like doing crane on Instagram. Just kidding. #regram @benjamin.sears
This is the kind of thing you can look forward to if you join the July 21- 27, 2017 Forrest & Vinyasa Yoga Retreat with Erica Mather & Benjamin Sears.
Ready to be filled up! Who says you need a special occasion to celebrate #luxlife
We believe you should have all the support you need. And sparkly shorts if you want. That's up to you. Teaching is a scaffolding system, a way of holding space in a focused way so that students can apply their own raw materials to the job #regram @benjamin.sears
Golden hour at the villa.
Just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean we can't indulge!
Yoga practice can wake up the ability to see what's beautiful about right now. Join us at LUX for a week that should be a vision of what a practice can do for you .
Room with a view.
Yogi excursion! Guests visit the beautiful Tourettes sur Loup
It's a new year - out with the old, in with the new.
Starting 2017 right. Taking in the sunrise, green smoothie in hand.
We have our fire roaring at the LUX villa, keeping guests in cosy luxury today.
Our teachers getting ready for the new year’s retreat. Coming to the villa? lux
Incredible local food with a view.
Unwind. A healthy practice has a beginning, middle and end — a single loop that becomes an upward helix. Finish what's been started, or continue until you know you need go no further.
What would Christmas be without multiple cheeses?! Merry Christmas from the villa, LOVE and LUX.