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2017 Courses

/2017 Courses

Jan / Feb dive offer: book for one person, bring a second person at 50%.

Special offer with Namena Divers: book for one person, bring a second person at 50%.

Tell Me A Story: Writing And Publishing Commercial Fiction April 29 – May 6 2017

COURSE CONFIRMED.What do readers want? A great story, well told with engaging characters and turn-the-page tension. Crafting that story is what this course is all about. In this 6 Day Intensive Writing Course you will learn the secrets to writing a novel readers won’t want to put down. It includes a one-on one mentoring session, and advice based on reading 5,000 words of a manuscript in advance.

Oxbridge Alumni Forum in Fiji August 5 -10, 2017

A gathering of Oxbridge alumni from all around the world – USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Fiji for our fourth long weekend Fiji forum. It’s a hugely enjoyable and wildly stimulating long weekend of talks, discussion – and lots of Fijian food, kava and kayaking, swimming and singing.

Guided snorkeling with marine biology lectures

The reefs around Vanua Levu provide some of the most rewarding snorkelling in the world - a chance to see the famous soft corals of Fiji, swim amongst clouds of sergeant majors, anthias, damsel fish and jack fish, and see sharks, rays and turtles.

Acro and Hatha yoga with Frida Sethman March 24 – 31

No experience of yoga is necessary for this retreat, all that is needed is a willingness to learn and be present in a beautiful location ready to breathe in the fresh air.

Fiji Yoga Retreat: May 14 – 20 2017 with Vivienne Dias

Vivienne invites her students to embrace their limitless potential in life and to connect more fully and deeply with the essence of their own hearts so that they may connect more fully and deeply with others.

Find your inner bliss with Claudia Martinez May 20 – 27, 2017

This retreat is designed to give you the time and the space to slow down, get away from the business of life, and start to nourish yourself.You will have a ninety minutes Vinyasa yoga class in the morning and 60 minutes of Yin yoga in the evening...and 2 hours of special “play” workshops daily.

Fiji Yoga Pilates Retreat: May 27 – June 3 2017 with Deidre-Lee Allen

There is a strong focus on core stability and strength within each session and a positive attitude towards achieving balance and abundance in health and well-being. Every day there will be two sessions of an hour and a half each: an early morning sunrise session, and a late afternoon practice, with a break on Wednesday afternoon.

Yin Yang Yoga retreat with Erika Josa: June 3 – 10

COURSE CONFIRMED. Every morning we will practice a different style of Yoga (Yang) : Gentle flow, Core, Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, all increasing in intensity from day one to day 5. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of yoga styles and, with the Erika’s guidance and help, will be able to explore what suits them and which style they prefer. Afternoon will be our Yin practice, perfect time to slow down and finish the day in a calming and restorative way.

Mindfulness based stress reduction with Nik Welsh and Maggie O’Shea : June 18 – 24, 2017

A thoroughly reinvigorating retreat to rejuvenate your body and mind while immersing yourself in the themes and practices of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course, delivering a greater sense of inner peace and tranquillity.

Mindfulness Movement Creativity Retreat with Kovido Maddick and Suraya Langston : July 2 – 8 2017

During this retreat we will be with reconnecting with ourselves in a gentle, authentic and sometimes humourous ways to uncover the intuitive, loving and creative human-beings that we already are.

Tread lighter on the earth: Therapeutic hatha yoga with Liz Bennett, July 15 – 22

COURSE CONFIRMED. Kids go free. Bringing together a well- tuned knowledge of the body through physiotherapy and hatha yoga, Liz teaches in a diverse and deeply insightful style that encourages you to explore your body and discover your strength and stability through breath and body awareness with movement. During this retreat you will develop skills in your nervous system to feel and integrate your body, breath and mind; to move with more ease, and to nurture your lightness and power as you walk through life.

Nurture and Nourish the Body and Mind Gabrielle Boswell Aug 19 – 26 2017

COURSE CONFIRMED.Whether you are looking to deepen or begin your yoga practice, contemplate where you want to go with your life, explore ways to de-stress or simply take some well earned time out, this retreat is the ideal answer. Explore the balance between ease and effort through gentle asana practice, guided relaxation and meditation with an emphasis on creativity and ease of flow between postures – a moving meditation.

Yoga, Stillness and Dreamwork with Meera Anderson October 7 – 14, 2017

Through a combination of early morning Meditation, Pranayama, dynamic and restorative Asana and Dream exploration, Meera will guide you on a journey throughout the week that leads from the outer to the inner, from the unrefined to the subtle, giving you access to your innate wisdom.

Portraits with David Wells March 18 – 25, 2017

David’s workshops provide you with an exhilarating, rewarding and above all accessible approach to painting portraits, using the medium of pastels. A well recognized painter of considerable ability, he doesn’t like the word ‘talent’ as it suggests that painting has hidden keys that not everyone can unlock.

Deep and Gentle: Yoga retreat with Linda Barry October 14 – 21

COURSE CONFIRMED Linda teaches a gentle Hatha yoga, including meditation, pranayama and relaxation.

Drawing and sketching with Lizzie Connor : May 20 – 27 2017

Creating a drawn or painted image is different for each of us, as we all see and work differently, with different vision. This week will be about opening your mind and refining your techniques to embrace the many aspects of drawing: capturing memories of a great trip, giving expression to a mood in a cafe, or preserving the face of a friend you value.

Drawing and watercolours: Capturing Fiji’s hidden paradise with John Haycraft May 27 – June 3, 2017

COURSE CONFIRMED. John plans to take his students out and about to see and capture scenes from the magnificent Fijian landscape of the northern island of Vanua Levu.

Painting paradise: Seascapes and landscapes with Elena Parashko 10 – 17 June 2017

Elena is a calm, nurturing teacher who takes her students step by step through the process of creating and perfecting the seascapes and landscapes of the rich tropical environment of Fiji. Her demonstrations are constructed so as to really show her class how to achieve an effect, and she stops to give each and every student personal attention on that path.

Yoga Mindfulness Meditation Science: Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and the science behind it: with Susan Spinks and Carol Knaap: November 11 – 18

COURSE CONFIRMED - Two courses for the price of one. Attend all or as many of the sessions as you wish – it’s totally up to you. It’s your holiday!