Frequently asked questions
I am not experienced with yoga, can I still come to the retreat?
All our yoga retreats offer yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation to people of all abilities. In fact, if you are a beginner, a Yogalaurent retreat is the perfect place to be introduced to yoga and many other new practices. Laurent’s work is generally gentle and mindful and is able to be adapted according to your abilities.
I am travelling alone, do you offer single occupancy rooms?
Each venue has their own policies regarding the amount of shared rooms or single occupancies available. We must follow their rules and apply them equally to our guests. On the front page of each retreat, we list the number of single occupancy rooms available. We offer them on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
My partner does not practice yoga, can I bring them with me?
Absolutely! Each retreat has activities, visits to sights, the sea, the river or the pool to enjoy. We do not follow the strict rules of an Ashram. We want to make sure everyone has a relaxed and enjoyable holiday, even non-yogis!
Do I have to attend every class of the week?
At the start of each retreat, one of the things we always mention during our welcome meeting is that you are not obliged to attend each class. Again, this retreat is your holiday and only you will know if you are up for every single class or not. You are more than welcome to lounge in bed or by the pool with your book instead of attending class. It’s your time to do with as you please.
Can I bring my baby or my children?
I am afraid we do not cater for children under 16 years old. Teenagers from 16 to 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Are the transfers, activities and body treatments included in the price?
Our week retreats abroad all have scheduled transfer included in the cost with the condition that we all arrive around the same time to the airport to be picked up (flights are not included).If you arrive at another time then the transfer will be at your cost. The UK retreats, apart from Wales, don’t offer transfers as included. The activities and body treatments are only included in the cost if specified on the retreat’s page.
I have a food allergy or intolerance to some foods, can you cater for me?
Yes, our very talented chefs are extremely creative and imaginative and will do their best to accommodate your requirements. If they can’t we will let you know and try to find a solution together.
I am not a vegetarian, can I still attend one of your retreats?
The difference between our retreats and our holidays with regards to food and drink are as follows: A yoga retreat has strict rules on being vegetarian only and without alcohol consumption. A yoga holiday has more relaxed rules about what you eat and drink based on moderation. Some of the retreats, like Sicily for example, will offer fish at an extra cost. Vegetarian or vegan options are available on all retreats.No one will judge you or criticise you if you eat meat. We do not tolerate food-shaming. We pride ourselves on accepting everyone tastes without judgement. You can find all the food details on the homepage next to the dates and on each retreat’s page.
Can you help me with flights, travel arrangements and visas?
Absolutely! Our travel expert, Jose is here to help. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens in the event of a cancellation?
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.
How do I reserve and book my room and retreat?
Reserving and booking are thoroughly explained on our ‘How to book’ page.