Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is LILA?

    LILA is a holistic yoga retreat business offering international retreats focused on fostering inner peace, complemented by gourmet meals prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, providing a luxurious and transformative experience for participants.

  • Are LILA retreats suitable for beginners?

    Yes, LILA welcomes participants of all experience levels, including beginners. Our instructors provide personalized attention and modifications to ensure everyone feels comfortable and supported.

  • What types of yoga classes are offered during LILA retreats?

    LILA offers a variety of yoga classes suitable for all levels, including hatha, vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga, led by experienced and certified instructors.

  • How do I book a retreat?

    Visit our booking site here to book!

  • I have more questions, how can I reach out?

    You can reach out by filling out our contact form and we’ll be happy to help!

  • Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?

    No, yoga is for people of all fitness levels and body types. It can help improve flexibility over time with consistent practice.

  • Can yoga help improve sleep quality?

    Yes, practicing yoga before bedtime can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and calm the mind, leading to better sleep quality and duration.

  • Is yoga safe for people with injuries or medical conditions?

    In many cases, yoga can be adapted to accommodate injuries or medical conditions with the guidance of a qualified instructor. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting yoga if you have any concerns.

  • How long does a typical yoga class last?

    Yoga classes can vary in length, typically ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Some studios offer shorter sessions for busy schedules or longer workshops for in-depth exploration.

  • Can yoga help improve sleep quality?

    Yes, practicing yoga before bedtime can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and calm the mind, leading to better sleep quality and duration.

  • Where is the location exactly and the address?

    Elyse is in the same parking lot as Dolce Vita Restaurant in Fairfax. It’s the small building next door. The address to map is 10822 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, Va 22030.

  • What is the parking situation?

    There is plenty of parking. Either Valet in front of Dolce Vita (complimentary, just tip) or in the parking lot in front of Dolce Vita (which doubles as a parking lot for Elyse) or park in the Lutheran church directly behind Elyse by turning on Meredith Ave and then taking a quick left into the Lutheran Church parking lot and walking down the gravel path to Elyse.

  • When are you open and does the menu change?

    Elyse is open for dinner an average of three to four evenings a week only, but not the same evenings each week. Please check the calendar for open dates for upcoming weeks and months. Chef Jon executes a full menu change at least once a month, and sometimes more often.

  • Can we bring our own wine?

    Jon has a small, but very well curated wine list, hopefully with labels you haven’t heard of but will look for in the future. We = also encourage you to bring bottles of wine for you and your guests ($35 corkage for each bottle). 

  • What is the recommended dress?

    Dress is certainly not formal but is “elegant casual.”

  • What is the menu format and pricing?

    Menu formats and pricing change and currently ranges from $110 to $125 for each guest excluding drinks, tax, and gratuity. There is a 20% service charge already added to your check. If you would like to leave more than that, there is a space to do that when you pay. The format is a tasting menu, but with choices on course two of the five courses. 

  • What can you do for food allergies?

    I can try to do limited alterations (talk to your Server and please be patient on the timing of the food) for allergies. 

  • How long is dinner?
    We reserve two hours for each experience, although if you have a reservation at 8pm or later your can linger longer. 
  • Do I need to book my own flight?

    LILA provides full service concierge, no need to worry about your flight.

  • Do I need to book my own accomodations?

    LILA provides full service concierge, no need to worry about your stay.