Returning guests. A recurring thing here at LUX.
Dinner for our guests by the pool because, why not?
We work hard, we hair whip hard. LUX staff having a giggle behind the scenes
Yoga everywhere. Guests stop, drop and asana in Antibes on an afternoon excursion
We meet you where your practice is currently. Beginner, intermediate, or advanced. We then fill your cup with knowledge, technique, encouragement and a little push before you leave again #luxlife
Friendships made here will be some of the strongest friendships you will ever have.
#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
Getting into the spirit.
You really will feel like part of the family on our retreats. Guests having some downtime and getting cosy in the Villa.
Everything is progress but the amount of progress you will see in your practice after just one week as a student at LUX under the guidance of @benjamin.sears is incredible
It's getting to look a lot like Christmas here at the Lux Villa. Our favourite time of year. Reflect on 2016, and bring in the new year with us in our New Years Retreat.
Sweating but still smiling.
Practicing at the villa within a small group allows a beautiful energy exchange between teacher and students. Nothing quite like it.
Our retreats are kept small so that we can give you the attention you deserve in every class.
Our guests enjoy an excursion to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, where we love to visit a small local glacier called Tom's. The village is famous for cultivating violets which are used in the perfumes made in nearby Grasse as well as in specialty confectioner shops in the area. Tom uses the local violets in his ice cream. We recommend trying a cone of violet flavoured ice cream with a crystallized violet garnish.