We are delighted to now be offering Yoga & Pilates at our remote Fiji Island Resort.
Corinna Seagroatt, our in house wellness practitioner teaches in a diverse and deeply insightful style. Corinna has been a practitioner and teacher for several years, she frequently travels to India to visit her teachers, further her studies and gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Indian tradition. Her classes range from Power yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa to Restorative and slow releasing Yin.
Corinna’s depth of experience and knowledge allow her to create unique classes for all levels and requirements. Whether you need a powerful and dynamic fusion class to start your day, a physiotherapy focused Pilates session or some meditative, tension releasing restorative yoga at the end of the day, Corinna’s experience ensures the best results.
Corinna is qualified RYT 500 (Yoga Alliance certified), BASI Advanced Pilates Instructor.
Here at Maqai, we offer a daily class schedule open to all residents and 1:1 tuition is available on request.
We offer 7 day immersive Yoga/Pilates retreats, details of which are announced periodically. There are never more than 6 students in each class to accommodate the best hands on guidance and adjustment.
We cater for all dietary requirements including purely plant-based vegan meals for those wishing to follow pure yogic practice and cleansing.
Pilates, named after Joseph Pilates, is a body conditioning method based on the fusion of body and mind which results in improved posture, flexibility, strength and the transformation of the way a person’s body feels, looks and performs. Pilates was originally developed as a rehabilitation program for World War I veterans. Joseph Pilates, a boxer and performer, developed a set of exercises known as “matwork” or “contrology” from his studies and apprenticeships in Zen, Yoga and ancient Roman and Greek physical regimens.
Because he believed so strongly in the mind-body connection, his methods were developed with precise movements that emphasized control and form over the entire body. Through awareness and practice of centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing and flow, the Six Pilates Principles & Philosophical Foundations, a person can experience a dramatic whole body transformation. Refreshing, energizing, and fully engaging are some of the words practitioners use to describe the “exercise in balance”.
Yoga is a popular way to increase flexibility, gain strength, and reduce stress. This system of physical and mental practices originated in India roughly 5,000 years ago. One translation of the word “yoga” is “union,” referring to the connection of body, mind, and spirit. There are many different types of yoga that range from gentle to strenuous, but every form of yoga improves your health from head to toe, inside and out. The most common techniques practiced in yoga are poses (“asanas” in Sanskrit), breathing exercises (“pranayama” in Sanskrit), and meditation.
When done regularly, yoga can keep you healthy. It can aid in the recovery from illness and pain; and it can discourage disease. It can also provide greater mental clarity, emotional balance, and overall wellness. The only requirements to learn yoga are proper instruction from a qualified and knowledgeable teacher and a steady practice.