Yoga and Pilates retreat

The Ultimate Yoga and Pilates retreat with Heather Thomas Shalabi and Nealy Fischer

24th – 27th May

Four nights dedicated to pampering your body from the inside out. Join Flex co-Director Heather Thomas Shalabi and Nealy Fischer, founder of YogaBeet on a unique, personal getaway. Learn new ways to move, a healthier way to eat and gain inspiration towards transforming into a healthier self.

Biography Heather Thomas Shalabi

Heather Thomas Shalabi became a Pilates devotee ten years ago, after moving to Hong Kong. Her recognition of the benefits of Pilates, and passion for the discipline led her to embark on intensive training with Master Trainer Dawnna Wayburne at IsoFit, with whom she also studied the Gyrotonic Expansion System® of movement. Heather was an instructor at the Aberdeen Marina Club and IsoFit before opening Flex in January of 2005. Pre and Post Natal conditioning through Pilates and the Gyrotonic Expansion System® is an area Heather has studied extensively, having practiced both systems of movement regularly during her first and second pregnancies. Heather's interest in movement and the body stems from her decade-long training in classical ballet whilst a young girl. She is also a dedicated practitioner of yoga, having initially studied at Jivamukti Yoga in New York City for many years, prior to living in Asia. Certified Polestar® Pilates – Mat, Allegro and Studio; Gyrotonic Expansion System® apprentice; and Fusion Fitness® certification.

Biography Nealy Fisher

Nealy Fischer is a passionate advocate for mindful healthy living. As wellness educator she leads yoga classes, food and yoga workshops and luxury retreats across Asia. Her teaching style is dynamic and creative with a focus on the balance between precision and individual expression She aims to inspire students to reach their full potential both on and off the yoga mat.

Nealy's teaching career began 20 years ago in the fitness industry where she taught group fitness classes and personal training in Jerusalem and New York. Her interests then shifted to teaching yoga and she has dedicated the last decade to studying with scholars and educators in the field including Paul Mueller Ortega, Amy Ippoliti, Julie Tupler and Karen Prior. She earned her Anusara yoga teacher certification and is registered with yoga alliance as an E-RYT 500. After the birth of her third child she developed a pioneering prenatal program offered across asia, Preparing to Push (PTP). PTP weaves yoga therapy, nutrition, birth preparation and postpartum fitness.

Nealy's love of healthy food education has led her to travel extensively to study ayurveda and healthy cooking techniques at cooking schools around the world. She offers an indulgent and sought-after cooking program in Hong Kong and is the process of writing her first cookbook. She currently consults with schools to develop healthier alternatives for their daily lunch programs.

She infuses her warm energy and personal attention into all of her endeavors. Nealy lives in Hong Kong with her husband and four children and integrates wellness into their everyday lives.

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