Heart of Yoga & Urban Family present

Retreat & Teacher Training
with Mark Whitwell in 2018

25 – 28 July:
Fiji Spirit Gathering (FSG) www.fijispirit.org

29 July – 12 August:
Retreat & Teacher Training

Reserve your spot today by making a deposit:

Heart of Yoga Retreat & Teacher Training

Experience abundance, nurturing simplicity and Mark Whitwell's most thorough teachings during two weeks in Fiji's primordial haven.

We encourage participants to stay for the full two weeks, but if you can only come for one-week, don’t worry! One week provides deep rejuvenation as a retreat and can be used toward your Teacher Training certification to be completed anywhere in the world with Mark. 

You will receive:

  • Opportunity to deeply explore the practice of Asana, including appropriate inversions, twists, forward bends, designed specifically for you and your students
  • Asana, Pranayama and Meditation as a seamless process
  • Krishnamacharya's Five Principles of Practice
  • Exploration of Bandhas in Asana and Pranayama
  • Understanding of Vinyasa Krama, the art of appropriate sequencing
  • The essential principle of Strength/Receiving in Yoga and Life
  • The practice and process of nurturing, regeneration and abundance as a constant
  • Two weeks with a Master Teacher in a tropical paradise!

Pricing & Accommodation options per person*

Ocean View Rooms*:

  • Twin (2 single beds): 
    1 week: $2,999 / 2 weeks: $5,899
  • Single (1 king - private room):
    1 week: $3,199 / 2 weeks: $6,399
  • Double (1 king bed - couples room with both participants doing teacher training):
    1 week: $5,199 / 2 weeks: $9,999

Ocean Front Rooms*:

  • Twin (2 single beds):
    1 week: $3,299 / 2 weeks: $6,399
  • Single (1 king - private room):
    1 week: $3,699 / 2 weeks: $7,299
  • Double (1 king bed - couples room):
    1 week: $5,599 / 2 weeks: $10,999

Course Only (without accommodation or meals):

  • 1 week: $1,599        
  • 2 weeks: $2,899

* Prices are in US dollars per person and are all-inclusive of your shuttles from Taveuni airport (where you fly into from Nadi or Suva, Fiji), three meals (breakfast and dinner at Garden Island Resort, plus lunch will be provided at the Yoga Shala) and snacks every day, accommodation and full tuition.

Register Today!

Contact retreat coordinator Amy for pricing options, questions or registration via email amy@urbanfamily.org or this form:

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Heart of Yoga Ashram

The Heart of Yoga Ashram is a private paradise set among five acres of lush bush on the water’s edge. A beautiful sanctuary with confortable accommodations, the Heart of Yoga Ashram provides a rejuvenating experience for all who visit.

Fiji is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. It is comprised of 332 islands, of which approximately 100 are inhabited.

Taveuni is Fiji’s third largest island and commonly known as “The Garden Island” with its lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and abundance of tropical flowers and plants. But it doesn’t stop there – Taveuni boasts two famous dive spots, rainbow reef and the Great White Wall which are located in the heart of the Somosomo Strait.

Accommodation options:

The Yoga Shala

The stunning coastal property consists of two one-bedroom cottages with en-suite bathrooms. The Yoga space is in a separate house with kitchen, large terrace and another bathroom. There are two private beaches, one on either side, just one minute stroll from the house and cottages.

Nestled into the hillside overlooking the ocean, this is where your yoga classes are held during retreats and trainings.

The Yoga Hall haspolished wooden floors and floor-to ceiling windows all around, an open kitchen, bathroom and large, covered decks that surround the hall. The self-contained units come with ensuites and kitchenettes with stoves.  These can be made into dormitories with bunk beds, individual rooms or a couples rooms with a king size bed. Lodging varies depending on the participants.


Garden Island Resort

Award-winning Garden Island Resort is well known for its excellent dive staff and world class diving location just 15 minutes from the White Wall and 25 exciting dive sites. We are a boutique resort offering excellent personalized service and luxurious comfort in each of our 30 rooms. Our waterfront location provides each room with water views and beautiful sunsets.

The lush tropical garden offers bananas, papayas, pineapples, passion fruit, coconuts, and a variety of citrus fruits seasonally ready for our guests. The ocean front Spa offers pampering and relaxation provided by our well trained staff.

Our property boasts 30 modern Ocean View guest-rooms; 15 first floor (upstairs) Ocean View rooms; with four of these rooms inter-connecting, making it ideal for families. 15 larger Ocean Spa suites each with private outdoor spa.

All are equipped with the essential amenities to ensure your utmost comfort and are located right on the water’s edge giving you sunning views over the straits and to the nearby islands.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and feature either a private patio or balcony. Each room is air conditioned, and is equipped with:

  • private ensuite bathroom
  • flat screen TV with DVD player
  • internet access
  • mini-refrigerator
  • telephone
  • coffee/tea making facilities