Wellness Sail - 28th April to 3rd May 2019
Selkie Explorers teams up again with Qi Gong Practitioner and wild food forager Camille Dressler and Iyengar teacher for this beautiful and popular slow adventure. We start our voyage from the Isle of Eigg where the Selkie team will meet you as you disembark the ferry on Sunday. We will go for a wander and yoga practice before boarding Selkie for a delicious meal and the start of our navigation.
Each night we will anchor at a remote anchorage where we will sleep onboard. During the day we will explore and sail amongst the Small Isles and Inner Hebrides immersing ourselves through yoga, meditation, swimming and experiences.

These trips are a time for reflection as well as exploration and are full of laughter and friendship. Previous voyages I have come out of them feeling enriched and enlivened both physically and emotionally from spending close and honest time with a group of folk. Each voyage is different and dependent on where the winds take us and what weather we experience. Last year we found ourselves felting with wool from my Shetland sheep sat at anchor during a storm. We made our own Selkie Stones for our Qigong practice. Camille told us stories and myths of the islands while the gale howled over the top of our sheltered bay and Selkie safely cocooned us from the elements. The weather is constantly changing in Scotland and we experience gorgeous warm sunshine and cooler windier conditions to. We make use of all the weather gives us. We hiked up to island summits and practiced yoga and qigong outside, onboard and inside (community spaces, yurts) all in and out beautiful spaces.
We experienced some fantastic sunny sailing days and I taught our guests how to sail Selkie, how to set the sails, helm and plot a course. By the end of our trips everyone feels more confident and comfortable in their knowledge of sailing and the boat.

Prices includes all onboard meals: £875 per person.
Discounts available for couples sharing a double bunk and groups booking entire boat. For more details and to book your place please email Selkie Explorers at info@selkie-explorers.co.uk
Iyengar Yoga Teacher - Elaine Bull

Elaine Bull has 10 years experience of teaching regular yoga classes in the Peak District. The pleasure she has always derived from being active outside led her to seek something to complement and balance all the pursuits she loves. She has lost none of her original enthusiasms, but has found in yoga a pathway to greater fulfilment and wellbeing. Elaine is currently a Junior intermediate Level 2 Iyengar teacher, and sees her development as a teacher, practitioner and person as a continuous journey towards a better state of being. “Of course I love the physical benefits of yoga, but I quickly found that the concentration and focus that a deep yoga practice demands gives me a profound sense of calm and a break from the stresses of everyday life.”
Qi Gong Practitioner - Camille Dressler
Camille Dressler came to Eigg in 1979 to research the island's oral traditions. She was so entranced that she settled on the island, embarking on a life journey that took her through the Eigg community buy-out to writing the definitive story of the island, learning and teaching leadership skills and connecting with islands throughout Scotland and Europe. Throughout, Eastern energy arts fuelled her journey. Moving from yoga to Qi Gong, she has become a passionate advocate of this ancient art. "It adds a new dimension to the fantastic natural environment where I am so lucky to live. I am learning how the Way of Tao is teaching us to harness nature’s energy to sustain our own energy in ways I never thought possible! Silk Reeling practice, in particular, develops remarkable suppleness in muscles and fascia whilst oiling and opening your joints. I love teaching it and seeing people's bodies starting to change and develop a feeling of lightness. While movement keeps our monkey-mind busy, we can begin to develop the calmness and mindfulness that many of us crave in today's world.”
Skipper - Celia Bull
“Always I am drawn by the raw power of landscape. I feel its essence atop a windswept beacon, hands clasping reins and mane, looking out over the Aylesbury vale; clinging to delicate hand holds up on the seemingly featureless rock wall in the Llanberis pass; at the helm, mimicking a wandering albatross skimming a South Atlantic swell. Nature’s pull always too strong for me to deny. I started practising yoga and enjoyed it for the physical challenge it presented me. Gradually I adopted a flowing practice that I was able to take anywhere. Life was aboard the boat, governed by tides and weather. I merged yoga with my outdoor passions and found my enjoyment and experience enhanced. Spiritually and intellectually I felt more complete; emotions pulled into a sharper focus.
"This opportunity to combine two of the things I love in this wonderful place has been a dream of mine for a long time. I hope that you will join us and together we can explore this wonderful world."