Balanced Practice Fiji Yoga Retreat with Liz Bennett and Amelia Disspain: 4 – 11 January 2020

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Balanced Practice Fiji Yoga Retreat with Liz Bennett and Amelia Disspain: 4 – 11 January 2020

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Therapeutic hatha yoga.

Liz Bennett has created a special space within her yoga retreat in Fiji to encourage parents to bring along their kids. It’s a wonderful way for mums and dads to embrace yoga within a family holiday, and reconnect with each other, nature and a gentler pace of life.There are special (separate) classes for the children, and they can come along on all the excursions. At the same time, the kids never overwhelm the yoga so if you are not bringing children, don’t worry – the focus of each class is still on the adults.

This year, Liz is running Balanced Practice Family Yoga Retreat together with her friend Amelia Disspain, who is co-director of their Balanced Practice yoga teacher trainings and retreats.

During this retreat, Liz and Amelia will be working with you on a daily basis to explore your capabilities and develop confidence and understanding of your body. They modify the practices for people with injuries, and they will develop a take-home program for you, that you can do on your own (recording it for you, so you won’t forget it the minute you leave the yoga shala).

Special Offer

We’re offering mums and dads the chance to bring their kids aged 11 and under for free – including special kids’ yoga classes! Limit of two kids per adult. Accommodation is in ocean view bures which sleep 2 adults and a child, or one adult and two children.

  • If you’re on your own with one or two children, we’ll charge you the single rate and put both kids in with you, and they will have all meals and excursions at no extra charge.
  • If there are two adults both doing the course, you’ll be charged the twin share price each, and then there’s room for one child in a bed and one in a cot
  • Or if each adult takes a single room, we’ll put you in a double bure with adjoining bedrooms and you can spread the kids out between you however you choose
  • If that still doesn’t fit your family, let us know and we’ll do our best to work out a generous solution for you!
Course Summary

Dates: January 4 – 11, 2020
Title: Balanced Practice Fiji Yoga Retreat
Style: Balanced Practice Yoga- Therapeutic, Hatha,Vinyasa
Programme: Twice daily practices of 1 ½ hours; no practice on Thursday afternoon.
Suitability: All levels.
Excursions and extras: Beach picnic, hiking behind Daku resort, trip to waterfall, tapa making demo.
Food: Mixed menu
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Saturday Jan 4. Retreat starts SundayJan 5 ends Friday evening Jan 10. Depart Savusavu Jan 11.

Pricing Information

Cost per person: 

One single adult (plus up to two children): standard room in rear bure          $2300

One single adult (plus up to two children): room in front bure                        $2550

Two adults doing the retreat plus one child: standard room in rear bure       $4100

Two adults doing the retreat plus one child: room in front bure                     $4400

Two adults doing the retreat plus 2 – 4 kids: 2 standard rooms in rear bure $4600

Two adults doing the retreat plus two kids: garden villa (2 rooms)                $4800

Tread Lighter on the Earth Liz Bennett Jan 4 – 11, 2020

AUD $2,050


Special Offer:

Kids go free.

Kids eleven years old and under go free. Limit of two kids per adult.

  • Traveler and Room Upgrade Options

Meet your instructor.

Liz and Amanda

Meet Liz Bennett and Amanda Disspain.

Amelia runs a community centred yoga studio in Bellingen on NSW mid-north coast, and teaches the ancient art of Yoga in a safe, fun and masterful way, based on a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology, modern medical science and traditional Hatha Yoga. Amelia passionately believes the teachings and practices of yoga are for everyone, and a regular practice not only improves your physical wellbeing but enables you to harness emotional vitality, mental clarity and spiritual bliss.

Liz is a clinical physiotherapist who, like Amelia, has practised and taught yoga for nearly 20 years. She describes her development and expertise in therapeutic hatha yoga as follows:

“Having an early physiotherapy career in the hospital system, then moving into clinical practice, I’ve worked with people in a huge variety of settings. Working in hospitals gave me invaluable insights into the management of acute and chronic conditions. Now, as a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, I apply the principles of yoga therapy which I have studied over many years. A daily yoga practice helps your mind to be clear and your body to rediscover strength, ease and vitality”

4 - 11 January 2020
  • Included
    All Workshop Fees
    Equipment & Supplies
    Lectures & Excursions
    Meals & Drinks
    Transfers from Savusavu Airport
  • Not Included
    Non-Course Activities
    Travel Insurance
Arrive in Savusavu. Transfer from the airport to Daku Resort 10 minutes away.
  • 5:00pm Welcome meeting with Liz: what the week will be about.
  • 6:00pm Fijian welcome ceremony with kava.
  • 6:30pm Happy hour drinks
  • 7:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00amMorning juice
  • 7:30am till 9.00amYoga practice
  • 9:00amBreakfast
  • Free morning
  • 1:00pmLunch
  • 3:50-4:20pm Kids Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Restorative practice
  • 6:30pmHappy hour and dinner
  • 7:00am Morning juice
  • 7:30am till 9:00am Yoga practice
  • 9:00amBreakfast
  • Morning:Trip to Savusavu Town to see local market and shops. We put you in cabs to get into town and then leave you to wander around at your own pace, and let you to take a cab (Aus$) 3or walk back when you’ve had enough.
  • 2-4pm Ayurveda workshop. Learn ways to harmonise your families wellbeing using Ayurveda - the wisdom of life.
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm Restorative practice
  • 6:30pm Happy hour and dinner
  • 7:00am Morning juice
  • 7:30am till 9:00am Yoga practice
  • 9:00amBreakfast
  • Morning:Visit to waterfall – we drive about 30 minutes round the bay to a beautiful waterfall where you can swimming a fresh water pool beneath the cascade. Bring along shoes that you can wear in the water and be ready to enjoy the exhilarating beauty of nature. We’ll get back to Daku in time for a late lunch.
  • 1:30 pm or thereabouts: Lunch
  • 3:50-4:20pm Kids Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pmRestorative practice
  • 6:30pmHappy hour and dinner
  • 7:00 Morning juice
  • 7:30 – 9:00 Yoga practice
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Picnic lunch at Devodara beach. We’ll drive down the Hibiscus Highway for about 20km to the sandy beach at Devodara, where we’ll have a picnic and swim in the warm waters of the ocean and stroll along the beach fringed with palm trees. We’ll get back to Daku around 3:00.
  • 1:00Lunch
  • 3:50-4:20pm Kids Yoga
  • 4:30 – 6:00 Restorative practice
  • 6:30 Happy hour and dinner
  •  7:00am Morning juice
  • 7:30am – 9:30amYoga practice (a slightly longer one today)
  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 10:30am Snorkel trip: we will go snorkeling at a nearby snorkeling spot and see some of Fiji’s magnificent marine life.
  • 1:30pmLunch
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Village visit. Visit to a local village where you will see how Fijians live in extended family arrangements and will be entertained with a lively meke dance. And don’t worry – this is not tired old tourist stuff but a joyful embrace of their timeless culture!
  • 6:30pm Happy hour and dinner
  • 7:00am Morning juice
  • 7:30am - 9:30am Yoga practice (a slightly longer one today)
  • 9:30am Breakfast
  • 1:00pmLunch
  • 3:50-4:20pm Kids Yoga
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pmRestorative practice
  • 6:30pmHappy hour and dinner
7:00pm onwards: breakfast and departures.

Tour Location

Daku Resort, Fiji