Fiji Spirit Gathering & Yoga Teacher Training with Mark Whitwell

Fiji Spirit Gathering & Yoga Teacher Training with Mark Whitwell

Fiji Spirit Gathering & Retreat

The Fiji Spirit Gathering (FSG) is a new intimate, interactive learning celebration that combines local tribal leaders with internationally renowned teachers to offer ancient wisdom for modern times.

This pioneer gathering will grow the local and global community with festivities and educationvia yoga, permaculture, live music, organic food, massage, handcraft markets, mentorship, basket weaving workshops, community garden building, and more.

Opportunities for mentorship and long-term partnerships are encouraged. Youth and elders are valued and included. The Fiji Spirit Gathering aligns global activists who desire a new way of creating positive change, relationships and intimacy with all life. No matter the topic of focus, all participants benefit in this gathering.

The long-term goal is to educate and create layers of sustainable infrastructure that support and revitalize individuals, local and global communities. The Fijian partners advise, implement and maintain the projects that are offered during the annual event. In this way, the skills and resources are truly desired and valued, and they build upon these projects annually.

FSG is a new initiative creation of Heart of Yoga & Urban Family Foundation.

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Learn more HERE and sign up now for this amazing retreat in Fiji!


2017 Retreat & Teacher Training
with Mark Whitwell
31 July – 13 August:

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.


  • 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*

Ocean View Rooms:

  • Single in Triple (3 single beds):
    1 week: $2,871 / 2 weeks: $4,442
  • Twin (2 single beds):
    1 week: $2,944 / 2 weeks: $5,835
  • Single (1 king – private room):
    1 week: $3,166 / 2 weeks: $6,296
  • Double (1 king bed – couples room with both participants doing teacher training):
    1 week: $5,653 / 2 weeks: $11,271

Ocean Front Rooms:

  • Single in Triple (3 single beds):
    1 week: $3,218 / 2 weeks: $5,037
  • Twin (2 single beds):
    1 week: $3,166 / 2 weeks: $6,296
  • Single (1 king – private room):
    1 week: $3,608 / 2 weeks: $7,180
  • Double (1 king bed – couples room):
    1 week: $6,096 / 2 weeks: $12,156

Course Only (without accomodation):

  • 1 week: $1,697
  • 2 weeks: $3,394

* Prices are in US dollars 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


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 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.



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

Request more information or register:

Contact Amy, our Teacher Training co-ordinator


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