For 2017, LUX* 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 at LUX* resorts through-out the year. Discover Tibetan sound healing and stress-busting meditation. Try Vinyasa Flow Yoga combined with mono printing. Steal tips to making the ultimate health tonics. In short: expect uplifting and edifying resort experienc-es like no other.
“Learning never exhausts the mind” – Leonardo da Vinci
Maybe it’s time to give the other side of your brain a workout. The left side is about processing logic, science and mathematics, while the right side handles creativity and the arts. Check the schedule to see which masterclasses will give your grey matter the fresh challenge it craves. Afternoon craft workshops don’t get more satisfying than learning the Japanese art of bookbinding. Want to try an innovative new fitness experience? Never usually have the time or motivation to try write a travel story? Let LUX* make it easy and learn skills to last a lifetime.
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. It’s time all of us stopped poking at our smartphones, and communicated and connect-ed in human form. These special LUX* sessions will produce everlasting memories for all – create souvenirs, discov-er hidden talents, enjoy great company, and much more.
“2017 will see LUX* continue its commitment to creating unique guest experiences and taking hotel innovation and travel inspiration to new levels.” – Dominik Ruhl, COO
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.
We invite you to have a look at the calendar of workshops and masterclasses planned for 2017, and we hope you feel inspired.
INTELLIGENT LUXURY – COMING UP AT LUX*
MEDITATION & STRESS MANAGEMENT
With Dr Kamalroop Singh
Learn daily meditation exercises to prevent stress and to reach a state of deep relaxation and focus. These simple skills, from breathing exercises, stretches and simple meditation will refresh mind, body and spirit. Three 2 hours sessions held on three consecutive mornings: session 1: the science of managing stress, guided relaxation, simple stretches, deep relaxed breathing; session 2: relaxation response, meditation, breathing exercises, maintaining bal-ance and composure; session 3: simple techniques for daily practice, lifestyle choices and stress.
SERENA WATER RELAXATION
With Laurelene Chambovet
The healing effect of water has been celebrated for thousands of years: Aqua Serena takes this a step further, re-leasing stress, tension, muscle fatigue and improving flexibility by floating and being guided by movements in an hour-long water session. Inspired by Atma-Janzu and Aguahara, two beautiful techniques which stem from Janzu, this technique is especially beneficial for individuals who are frightened of water. A 90-min morning session and a 90-min afternoon session especially for women and mothers.
January 2017: Mauritius
YOGA & ART
With Lucy Lawes from NamARTste
Start this two-hour workshop with a vinyasa flow yoga class, then have fun print-making with Styrofoam, acetate and bubble printing so you can take home art pieces and greeting cards.
February 2017: Maldives; March: Mauritius and Reunion Island
With Lola Berry
This practical, hands-on two-hour workshop helps you take better Instagram photos and find out the secrets of how to engage with a community keen to see what you have to show and tell.
March 2017: Maldives and April: 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.
April 2017: Maldives and Mauritius
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
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 ex-plore 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