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Samdhana Yoga offers a traditional Chinese medicine nutritional therapy and Myofascial release teacher training retreat. Food is medicine and understanding your own personal and unique constitution will help you better choose your foods wisely. If you suffer from stress disorders, digestive upset, hormone imbalance, sleep disorders, or simply want to learn more about your personal consitution and the medicinal effects of food, then please join this course!
Leleuvia Island Resort offers two types of accommodation. It has a traditional thatched 28 square meter private Bure’s right on the beach and a male a female dormitory capable of sleeping 20 in each. The newly built bure's are located on the east side of the island granting spectacular views of the Lomaiviti group of islands. Each bure faces the southeasterly trade winds and have been designed to stay cool throughout the year. Each of the bure’s has a queen and a single bed but they can comfortably sleep six people.
Introducing an exciting 50-hour traditional Chinese medicine nutrition and Yin therapeutics course designed as a retreat style teacher training. During this retreat you will learn all the basic fundamentals and theory behind dietary therapy as practiced in traditional Chinese medicine.
You will lear the five elements theory, how to recognize your own signs and symptoms of imbalance, identify general body constitution and food reactions, discuss the thermal and medicinal effects of common foods, review the primary Chinese meridians, and how to moxa and scrape the meridians for organ and meridian balancing. You will earn 50 CEU's, which can be applied towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.
Nutritionist Candice Rubin will offer fun and informative food demonstrations and tips on healthy eating from a holistic Western perspective, also. Personal consultations can be done for an additional cost. Together, Samdhana Yoga will help you cultivate a deeper love and respect for your body and for food and how to best fuel body, mind, and spirit with wholesome, delicious, nutritious "medicine".
Schedule is subject to change. Some days you will take advantage of morning ocean activities. You will have a few evening gatherings in addition to the above schedule.
Rising gently up from the Pacific Ocean lies a sparkling emerald green clad island gem, rimmed by golden sand, between two of Fiji’s most historically prominent cultural mantels, that of Bau and Ovalau Islands. Leleuvia Island Resort provides just the right amount of life’s necessities without spoiling your desert island experience. You’re free to indulge yourself in sensory depravation, far from the stimulus of a modern world. An artist’s retreat, a lover’s escape, a journeyman’s destination, or as a waterman’s playground; Leleuvia can be many things to many people.
All meals are included in the price of the retreat. In the Leleuvia Island Resort, you can also enjoy a fixed daily menu created with a Fijian twist for additional fee. Please notify Samdhana Yoga should you have any food allergies or special meal requirements. They are more than happy to accommodate your needs.
Leleuvia Island Resort has a massage Bure and offers 30-minute and one-hour massages, which can be arranged at the front desk for an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN).
Please arrive at Central Eastern coastline of Viti Levu. Samdhana Yoga will pick you up from the coastline. The pick-up is included in the price. Boat pick-ups to Leleuvia Island are from Bau landing taking approximately 35 minutes.