Bikram Yoga Retreats
Right away I noticed a significant difference between Ashtanga Yoga retreats and Bikram Retreats. It seems they are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to accomodations.
Bikram yoga retreats- mostly high end luxury accomodations, Ashtanga yoga retreats-very basic and simple accomodations. I think this boils down to the Ashtanga principles of simple and uncomplicated surroundings give you a more focus and relaxed mind. In Bikram-not so much.
An ongoing resort with ongoing Bikram Classes. Beware it's a adult only with lots of nudity and the worst rating I've come across on a yoga retreat....keep reading.
Bikram Yoga Retreats
LuxYoga, South France
At first I didn’t want to put this one on our website and here’s why; to get any information on the retreats you need to subscribe to their email list and that to me is kind of, well I just don’t like it. I think information should be free and easily accessible. But this seems like a really fitting retreat for the small luxury retreat page and the Bikram page. The setting of this yoga retreat is a huge house overlooking Nice, France. They teach a couple different styles of yoga here, Bikram being one of them. The typical schedule is a morning class, and a couple of the days there is an extra posture class. Their Bikram retreats are considered a yoga immersion, even going as far to do a video analysis of your postures. They do allow and serve alcohol here which is a little rare in yoga retreats but staying within the luxury category. The accommodations are beautiful and they have plenty of staff to take of your every need.
Type of yoga: Bikram and “Blend” - a combo of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa.
Child minding available: no
Other Activities (other than yoga) lounging by the pool, exploring the Cote D’Azur area, planned excursions are included in your cost.
Retreats are 1 week long:
Eurostar- the most affordable available, for shared accommodations per for the solo traveller wanting to meet new friends or a couple of friends travelling together-$2850 if you’re willing to share or single occupancy $4285
The Concord- $4825 for single occupancy or $3025 per person for double occupancy. Private terrace, private bathroom, Riveria view
The Great Gastby Suites $5995 single occupancy or $3725 per person double occupancy.
A private Cottage- set a 3 minute drive away from the main house, with transportation provided you can enjoy your own private pool, gardens, kitchens and dining area. These are simple and clean accommodations.Single occupancy: $2750 or for double occupnacy $2250 per person.
The Temple Suite: they call this the most stunning bedroom in Provence. It has a two person spa bath, light controlling shutters, flat screen tv and two private terraces. $7250 single occupancy or double occupancy $4497 per person.
Yogi’s choice: this is an option to stay in the staff quarters for $1800 per person
Non Yogi partners welcome: yes
food: delicious and all included, including alcohol.
dates: August 21-27th, 2013, August 31- September 6th, 2013