FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

This is the vacation we always wanted. A profound yoga practice and great food in a beautiful place with other soulful people. In the midst of it all, comfortable luxury and time for yourself. The LUXYOGA programs have been refined throughout the 8 years and more than 50 retreats at the villa. What you will experience at LUX is the chance to dynamically improve your practice in a short time while enjoying a curated balance of cultural excursions and stunning nature. Whether you choose Vinyasa or Bikram, you will leave the villa with a clear vision of how to bring the deep learning from your retreat into your practice and life.

I’ve never done yoga before. Can I come?
Yes - our teaching paradigm is geared towards establishing fundamentals. This helps everyone. We have hosted many first-timers. Besides, this is probably the one retreat in the world that you could enjoy even without yoga. The best place to start is at in immersion where you will be taught the how and the why. 
A note from Benjamin to beginners: This is for you and I really want you to come. Because it's important how you get started in yoga. A focused immersion with teachers who know their stuff and care about your progress and safety will set you on the right track for years to come. The group energy will lift you up. You'll come home supercharged. You won't have to worry about all the stuff that could get in your way at home. We take care of all that. We've hosted so many beginners and hey - my mom did her first retreat and class with us at age 73 - but if you tell her I posted her age online...

I want to master lots of fancy postures. Is this for me? 
Yes, because they are rooted in yoga therapy, our teachers are uniquely positioned to lead you very deep without injury. We are a collection of past champions, teacher training directors,  coaches to contortionists, and general lovers of asana. 

I’m a yoga teacher. Should I do this? 
If you want to have the time of your life and improve your practice and teaching, yes. LUXYOGA is fully tax-deductible for all yoga professionals. It's about going deeper personally and observing the way we guide arcs of student transformation in each class and over the course of a week.

I’ll be traveling alone. Is that ok? 
About 80% of our guests travel solo. We developed the Eurostar booking specifically for single female travelers who want to experience LUX the most economical way possible. So many lasting friendships are made here. Furthermore, we are really proud that on every single retreat since our first one in 2007, we have had at least one returning guest. We have a more than a few guests who have been with us every year for up to 6 retreats. 

How much does it cost? 
We offer 6 rooms at the Villa, 2 off-site Guest Cottages and one yogi’s choice booking in our staff apartment. Rates range from $2450 - $7995 per person at the Villa and Cottages depending on your choice of room/occupancy and vary a bit between retreats, so make sure to check the retreat pages for accurate rates. Our annual January Resolution Retreat is shorter and thus has lower rates. 

Is my retreat all-inclusive? 
Yes, more than you’ve ever imagined possible. 

I have an allergy or a specific dietary requirement. How does that work? 
It works like we have an awesome culinary team that takes care of you. We will communicate before your retreat to clear everthing up.

Can I come with a few friends? 
Yes, you can. If you would like to book a retreat at the villa with a group of 3 or more, please email Benjamin for special arrangements and booking options. We also offer Bespoke Retreats for you to customize your own private luxury yoga experience. Contact our concierge for more options.

Which airport and how do I get to the villa? 
Fly to Nice, France (NCE) and we take it from there. Once you book, send us your flight details. We provide shuttles on your arrival and departure days and will provide the time of your pickup in advance of your retreat. If you would like to book a private driver, email concierge@luxyoga.com to book. 

How’s the weather?
Awesome. We are at elevation, so you will experience brilliant sun and if you’re lucky, an epic rain shower. Winter at the villa is cozy: daytime sunning on the terrace and evenings by the fire. 

Do you have mats and towels? 
Yes, everything you could imagine you might need for yoga is provided. 

What about my laundry?
Your are entitled to one fluff & fold during your retreat. Additional loads of laundry are 35 Euro. 

How do I pay? 
First, pay your 50% deposit right here on the website - that’s how you reserve your space. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours to welcome you and send travel information. Your remaining balance is due 45 days before your retreat. If you are booking within 45 days, select the pay in full option from the drop down menu on each retreat page.  No bookings can be held without payment. All credit card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee.

What are the terms? 
All payments are non-refundable, and no postponements are possible. You may transfer your booking to another person who is a new guest to LUXYOGA and is not already booked on any retreat.