Fiji Spirit Gathering
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 education via 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 and the earth benefit in the Fiji Spirit Gathering.
Our long-term goal is to educate and create layers of sustainable infrastructure that support and revitalize individuals, local and global communities. Our Fijian partners advise, implement and maintain the projects that are offered during the annual event. In this way, our skills and resources are truly desired and valued, and we build upon these projects annually.
FSG is a new initiative creation of Heart of Yoga & Urban Family Foundation.
Join the tribe!
- 1 day without accommodation (includes meals, etc.) from $100
- 1 day with everything included from $270
- 4 days without accommodation (includes meals, etc.) from $350
- 4 days full FSG experience with everything included from $790
- 1 week: FSG + Create-Your-Own-Adventure* from $1,250
- 1 week: FSG + Retreat & Teacher Training from $2,890
- 2 week: FSG + Create-Your-Own-Adventure* + 1 week Retreat & Teacher Training from $4,250
- 2 week: FSG + Retreat & Teacher Training from $4,490
- 3 week: FSG + Create-Your-Own-Adventure* + full 2 week Retreat & Teacher Training from $5,790
+ Create Your Own Adventure Add-Ons Prices vary from $20 - $300:
- Village & Surf tours
- Natural Waterslide
All package prices include:
Daily activities and yoga classes, accommodation (unless stated otherwise), all meals, and transfers to and from Taveuni Airport.
Prices are in US dollars. * Discounts for Couples, Families & Groups.
Please note: Local Fijians will have free entry to the event. Three representatives from each of Taveuni’s seven villages will participate and return to their village equipped with skills to share to their community. The main event of this gathering, the Saturday's Music Celebration, will be open to the entire local population of Taveuni Island.
Awareness and sensitivity in our cultural exchanges is important to us. This is integral in all of our design aspects. Please take some time familiarizing yourself with the local culture: www.fiji.travel/us/destinations/taveuni
Why are we organizing this gathering?
Yoga teacher Mark Whitwell first came to Taveuni, Fiji, in 2007 and fell in love with the people, culture and land. Since then, Mark has hosted his annual Heart of Yoga Retreat and Teacher Training here. During the past decade, the Heart of Yoga community have developed profound friendships with our Fijian friends and participants who come from around the world to share in this experience. The idea of the FSG was a natural extension of our evolving friendships.
Our relationship with local leaders:
During the past decade, we have become friends with the tribal chiefs, community members and businesses. It is because of them that our annual retreats and trainings continue to be successful. When considering this year’s event, we received the approval of all seven villages’ chiefs to use the Chiefs' Meeting Hall in Somosomo. This is a huge honor! We are humbled by this and recognize that the strength of our mission comes from working with local people.
Modern cultures need to integrate indigenous wisdom to develop truly sustainable, life-enhancing practices. We have come to understand that our exchanges give us new perspectives for leading meaningful, joyful lives. Now we want to go deeper and create a new paradigm for our global community by moving beyond social and cultural limitations.
We believe that through friendships and education, we uplift and support each other. Through the universe languages of yoga, music and interactions plant life and food we can communicate across social boundaries to build powerful exchanges that will help form a lasting community that will help improve living conditions around the world.
Need more information?
Feel free to contact Amy, our coordinator: