Throughout this year at LUX* Resorts & Hotels invites you to try something new. A unique calendar of expert-led workshops has been curated to inspire curious minds – creative artists and leading specialists will be sharing their secrets, all designed to inspire fresh ideas and approaches to life.
The benefits of these LUX* expert-led masterclasses aren’t just about the tips you take away or what you make – it’s about enjoying quality time with friends or loved ones. Make the most of these precious experiences as a couple or family – or make new friends. These special LUX* sessions will produce everlasting memories for all – create souve-nirs, discover hidden talents, enjoy great company, and much more.
Holidays are often when people make life-changing decisions, and this schedule of enlightening experiences aims to shift guests’ perceptions. Can't paint? Sure you can. Maybe you just haven’t tried since you were small. In these dig-ital times, old-fashioned activities and good-for-the-soul hobbies have fallen by the wayside. Would Winston Church-ill still wind down with watercolours today? Chances are, only if he took a LUX* holiday.
LUX* invite you to have a look at its upcoming calendar of workshops and masterclasses planned for the second half of the year, and we hope you feel inspired…
WATERCOLOUR & WINE
With Sally Conwell
Learn about paint application, brush-work, colour-mixing, rendering light and shade – with a nice glass of white or red. Beginners and those practised in drawing and painting will find out the practical skills and techniques used in watercolour painting for illustrative work, typography or fine art in this two-hour class.
June 2017: Mauritius and Reunion Island
THE ART OF TRAVEL WRITING
With Juliet Kinsman
Leave this two-hour travel-writing workshop feeling enthused and full of ideas and insightful tips to fill a travel journal with engaging stories. Write more imaginative, engaging travel stories and learn how to convey your experiences best. Discover how to use language in a more entertaining way, cultivate a more original style of writing and explore how to share stronger travel stories on social media.
July 2017: Maldives and Mauritius
TIBETAN SOUND HEALING
With Phoebe Joel
Understand how to access your intuition and gain confidence in listening to your inner voice through balancing and
grounding your energy using yogic tools. Experience the deep vibrations and soothing sounds of ancient Tibetan
singing bowls during a sound meditation as well as through fun group activities.
August 2017: Maldives and September: Mauritius
DIY KOMBUCHA & HEALTH TONICS
With Gillian Kozicki from Cultured Artisans
Kombucha is a fermented health drink originating from China, which is believed to be the key to improving digestion
and boosting the immune system. Reconnect with the art of fermenting in this hour-and-a-half masterclass, and explore
the benefits of making beet kvass, master tonic and rejuvelac.
August 2017: Maldives; September: Mauritius; October: Mauritius and Maldives.
DIY CHINESE MEDICINE THERAPIES
With the Moxa Punk
This ancient system of health therapies is also a philosophy of maintaining one's own vitality. Tai chi, qigong, and
diet are as much a part of Chinese medicine as acupuncture and Chinese herbs; learn the techniques of cupping
and scraping to relieve aches, pains, and muscle tightness, to help recovery from colds and flu.
November 2017: Maldives and Mauritius and September: Mauritius
With Michelle Lackenby from Paperazzi Design Studio
In this three-hour bookbinding class guests will be trained in binding techniques and make their very own books in
beautiful handmade suminagashi marbled papers. Discover Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch
and tortoiseshell binding and create Japanese journals to use as photobooks and diaries.
December 2017: Maldives and Mauritius
And throughout the year…
THE ART OF MAURITIAN PIROGUE
With Ti Regate
Guests at LUX* Le Morne will have the chance to experience the story of the Mauritian pirogue with specialist boating
instructor, Ti, before enjoying a ride in these traditional narrow boats in the lagoon's turquoise blue water.
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.