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VINYASA X KATONAH YOGA RETREAT with Brian Nygard & Benjamin Sears


  • SOUTH OF FRANCE, Lux Yoga (map)


LUXYOGA is all about integration; bringing people and practices together for an experience of great pieces that combine to exceed the sum of their parts – and your expectations.

Our September 3-9 retreat will be a long-awaited collaboration between Benjamin Sears, LUXYOGA founder (“one of 15 teachers to study with now” – Yoga Journal 2017) and Brian Nygard, one of a few teachers selected to facilitate Katonah Yoga trainings, and a respected mentor in the New York Yoga community with a diverse resume that spans Vipassana meditation, Hot and Vinyasa Yoga, Wim Hoff Breath-work, and a career as a professional musician. 

These two teachers and friends share a belief in a fine balance between consistency and variation in practice. Teaching what works from different disciplines in a cohesive and connected way empowers students to think for themselves and best express their individual potential. On this retreat, you will improve your practice and awareness by repeating concepts in different applications. By exploring a curated set of movement and stillness variations while centered on fundamentals, you become radiant; up for any challenge, happy in your body, and self-reliant! 

This retreat is open to all levels and ages and counts as 20 Hours of Continuing Education Credit for Yoga Teachers. We have hosted guests from age 15 to 81. All are welcome here.

THE BULLET POINTS
The practical magic of Katonah Yoga • Sacred Geometry Vinyasa Practice Meditation Functional Mobility inspired by Functional Range Conditioning for optimal joint function and fitness Modifications for all levels Strength development for all levels • Legendary LUXYOGA cuisine, villa & service • Biodynamic Wine Tasting • Insider’s South of France Excursions


A DAY IN THE LUX 
Good Morning! 
Each day will begin with variations on Katonah Yoga Practice, Benjamin’s signature Sacred Geometry Yoga Practice, breathwork and meditation. 

Bon Appetit
The legendary LUX Provençal lunch buffet and a little downtime, unparalleled views, pool time. 

Afternoon
Two afternoons will feature excursions that balance the cultural and cosmopolitan side of the South of France with the stunning nature of the hills of Provençe.

The remaining 4 afternoons will feature a second practice that pulls from your teachers’ unique and broad knowledge of body and mind. Some practices will present material from a more common Yoga approach, others will integrate practically scientific mobility, strength, and coordination techniques tailored to ensure that you leave the retreat not only having made significant strides, but also with the tools to continue to work towards optimal health and performance. In a world of fad workouts, depth of focus on the component parts of your body combines with your own best effort for the results you want. Self-knowledge is power and at any level, you can train like the world’s best and/or find a path forward from an injury you might be dealing with. 

Gatsby Vibes
In the evening, guests will gather for aperitifs while the sun sets over the Mediterranean and then savor legendary LUX cuisine and local biodynamic wines. Two optional excursions, time in nature, airport transfers, and the cozy luxury treatment that we’ve refined since 20007 are of course all included.  

We believe that a vacation can change your life, that empowered living is about evolving mind-body practices over fitness fads, that people deserve to eat memorable cuisine that comes from local sources, and that luxury is about giving people the space to connect, make memories, and get clear on what you want out of life when you head back home.

PAYMENT & REGISTRATION
To pay by credit card, use the tool below to make a 50% or full payment. Bookings are limited and are first-come, first-served. Credit card payments are accepted with a minimal processing fee. All payments to LUXYOGA are non-refundable. Cancellations and credits are not possible. To pay your deposit or total via bank transfer, email us immediately at hello@luxyoga.com so you don’t lose your spot. 

Upon your arrival to Nice, your week in the LUXlife begins. Pick-up and drop off to Nice, France airport or hotel is included in your package. Our concierge will be in touch for your flight details. LUXYOGA is not responsible for your travel to and from Nice, France or any travel-related issues or delays. LUXYOGA is tax-deductible for all yoga professionals.

**** PLEASE NOTE: To book within 45 days of the retreat, you must pay in full. Final 50% payment due 45 days prior to retreat

LUXYOGA TESTIMONIALS

“I have taken yoga retreats all over the world and I must say that LUXYOGA is my absolute favorite retreat to date. Not only are Ben and Craig extraordinarily gifted instructors but they are also kind and funny. Every session offered an opportunity to deepen my practice both physically and spiritually. The beauty of the Villa will leave you speechless with its panoramic view and open air dining room.  The food alone is worth coming to Lux. and I must say that I am grateful for all the calorie burning yoga offered during our stay because it allowed me to enjoy each sumptuous meal with delight and gusto! The Villa has a very special guardian (Concierge) named Dan who will ensure that every moment of your stay is both comfortable and luxurious. The entire team at Lux will make you feel at home and like family. I look forward to many more retreats at Lux!”

Alejandra Arguindegui

“As a committed hot yoga practitioner, I found the combination of classes very useful for my hot yoga practice.  Not only did the Sacred Geometry help me realize what areas of my body I am targeting in each posture and gave me some tools to achieve better alignment, it helped me think of the postures and entire practice in a more enlightened way.  My yoga practice has improved dramatically as a result. In fact in my third class back I did full standing head to knee on both sides, something I had never done before (even though I am attempting to become less outcome focused). So in taking on board what I learnt from Sacred Geometry and not trying so hard I have managed to see and feel improvement in all aspects of my yoga practice. Thanks Ben and Tatiana for the knowledge you shared and the care and commitment to teaching you showed us.”

Sharon Levine

Have loved visiting LUXYOGA for many years.  Have been mostly for Bikram weeks but also two vinyasa yoga weeks.  Have also spent both the Christmas and New Year's week at the villa.  Always look forward to meeting the other guests, enjoying delicious food, and the company of Ben & staff.  Its a great week of reflection, real work on my yoga and myself, and I gratefully unplug from my crazy life to recharge and refocus on what is important.  Its unquestionably one of the best things I do for myself and I highly recommend the LUXYOGA experience regardless of your level of yoga fitness.

Marya J. Propis

VILLA BOOKINGS & AVAILABILITY SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2019
Eurostar Share:  $2,950 per guest for the share, female only, shared bath - booked
Eurostar Private: $4285 (1 guest, private room, shared bath)- booked
The Concord:  $5,250 (1 guest), $3450 each (2 guests)-booked
Great Gatsby Suites:  $6,150 (1 guest), $3895 each (2 guests)
The Temple Suite:  $7,450 (1 guest), $5,150 each (2 guests)
Luxury Guest Cottages:  $3,350 (1 guest), ($2,750 each (2 guests)-booked
Yogi’s Choice: $1,850.00- booked
*Groups of 3 or more, email hello@luxyoga.com for special options