Freedivers, mixologists, pentathletes, superstar DJs — only at LUX*
INSPIRING EXPERTS | 2018’s calendar of next-level workshops
At LUX*, we’re lucky to be able to lure some of the world’s brightest sparks and leading creatives to our resorts, to keep our guests inspired when it comes to live music through to master mixology. Best of all, these experiences all take place amid the most spectacular settings, with paradise as your soul-uplifting, life-enhancing classroom.
Experts from different walks of life: click on our calendar of workshops and find out more about their unique skills and stories. From two-hour workshops to more intense courses spread across a few days, keep eyes on the website to discover who’s doing what, where and when. We are always revealing new rare opportunities for intimate learning sessions and creative masterclasses thanks to people visiting us from all over the world, many of whom don’t usually host workshops anywhere else. Last year’s programme resulted in life-changing experiences for guests thanks to mother-to-be yoga masterclasses, tutorials on TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) and professional photography workshops.
WORLD-CLASS EXPERT-LED WORKSHOPS
Train with an Olympian Pentathlete — join silver-medallist Élodie Clouvel on Reunion and learn how to train like a professional athlete. Her coach will help you take insider knowledge and boost fitness levels after only three days. She also has fascinating anecdotes/stories about what it’s like to be in the Olympics, so it’s interesting as well as motivating — a true workshop for mind, body and soul.
Mixology Masterclasses — classes to get you clever at creating world-class cocktails care of Shuzo Nagumo, Japan’s leading mixologist. Founder of the Mixology Group and Spirits&Sharing.inc, Shuzo conjures inspired concoctions using unique techniques. A bartender who likes to play with unexpected ingredients, discover how to work magic with machines such as rotary evaporators and centrifuges and more — blue-cheese-infused cognac, miso gin or foie-gras vodka, anyone?
Master the Art of Freediving — record-holding Beth Neale is coming to Mauritius exclusively to share the secrets to holding your breath for longer. This an exciting chance for guests of LUX* to reach new levels below the sea, and experience new limits of exploration of the underwater world.
Become a Travel Writer — anyone who wants to write about their adventures — whether it’s for a published feature, a blog post or even just an Instagram caption — can steal secrets from bestselling author Imogen Edwards Jones as she shares tips on how to share your stories.
Illustrate your Travel Tales — explore how you can bring stories to life with pictures thanks to the talents of artist Corinne Dalle-Ore. Whether you’re a beginner or have some drawing and painting experience, she trains all in the practical skills of acrylic painting and aquarelles. Bring your Carnet de Voyage to life with abstract forms and figurative images, transforming photographs into watercoloury wonders.
TURN IT UP…
Music maestros are also among our esteemed visitors. DJs, but also masters at creating extra-special atmospheres, these mood-boosting music lovers work their magic by doing a lot more than simply providing a background soundtrack. Expect inspiring environments and state-of-the-art sound quality thanks to DJs such as these superstars…
MOLLY, resident at Rex Club, Paris, brings her special blend of house and techno to Mauritius in March. Combining passion, integrity and talent, as well as having a successful DJ career Molly has produced key releases for labels such as Rekids, All Inn, AKU and Karlovak. She’s played all over the world, including Panorama Bar (Berlin), Concrete (Paris), Space (Ibiza), Amnesia (Ibiza), Circoloco (Ibiza), Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), Weather Festival,
Amsterdam Dance Event and Awakenings (Holland), Piknic Electronik (Canada), Brunch Elektronic (Lisbon & Paris), Into The Factory (Sweden) Amore Festival (Rome).
DAVID JAY will be playing Eighties classics to just-released remixes in April, with JEAN-LUC ROUSSELIN drumming. It’s easy to see and hear why their sounds and percussion skills have made them among Mauritius’ most acclaimed music names.
EMMANUEL SAVANNAH has been filling dance floors since 2001 with hip-hop, house, electro, and tribal beats.
Joined by NEL BUCKTOWAR in May, expect expertly added saxophone sounds served with deep house, tech house, electro and progressive house.
RAIN has a unique ability to combine melody and rhythm when it comes to sharing music from Mauritius' underground, and he’s here with us in June for unique live sets which will no doubt be laced with his inimitable array of improvised loops and fat drums. That's not all — singer and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for jazz, JULIEN MONASIE will be there ensuring it's an evening to remember.
It’s always a privilege to spend time with inspiring individuals who are happy to share their unique wisdom and skills. So it’s with great delight that LUX* Resorts & Hotels invite you to spend time with leading practitioners from diverse, creative and inspiring walks of life at our resorts