The Cambodia Adventure tour (CA1) begins from Phnom Penh and includes one night at the Sunway Hotel (http://phnompenh.sunwayhotels.com), followed by three nights in Battambang (http://www.stungsangkehotel.com), an important area for wildlife conservation, before travelling on to Siem Reap for four nights at the Sokha Angkor Resort (http://www.sokhahotels.com/siemreap) and back to Phnom Penh for the final night.
As on any Skyros holiday you can do as much or as little as you choose. To find out more about accommodation, food and daily life, and your travel arrangements, just select from the headings above.
Please find below details of our current Cambodia holiday. You will see the session dates, price and a list of courses available. Select the course title and facilitator's name for more information.
On the Exploration Path Mon 27 Jan - Wed 5 Feb 2014 CA1
This is an adventure with the self as well as the environment. Stepping out of the comfort zone of our everyday lives allows us to see our life, and our habits of thought and action, from a new perspective.
While in Cambodia you will have the opportunity to go out into the jungle, stay in a ranger camp all night if you wish. We will travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, and there witness a culture struggling to develop out of a civil war which finished only sixteen years ago. You will have the opportunity to share and debrief your experiences in a supportive group, and make sense of your experiences in relation to your everyday life. You can experience the awe and wonder of visiting the temple complexes surrounding Angkor Wat, some temples still with the jungle growing out of them. You will also have the opportunity to meditate among the ruins, and soak up the lingering spirit of the ancients.
It is an opportunity to gain more understanding of yourself in the presence of others, through the development of physical, mental and spiritual trust.
Michael Eales, psychologist, writer, and leadership coach for 30 years, is one of the leading figures in Humanistic Psychology. He is co-author of The Personal Management Handbook, Implausible Professions and The Coaching Cube and is a management consultant with major organizations. He was part of the staff team of the Human Potential Research Project at Surrey University and has trained many practitioners in the field.
He has written for film and television. He co-wrote and acted in the film Inertia (Dir. Anna Campion), which opened at the London Raindance Film Festival, and Bipolar‚ which premiered in 2006 at the Edinburgh Film Festival. He is currently working with Anna Campion on a film adaptation of a novel. In 2013 he published Sketches of Skyros, a collection of poems illustrated by paintings of the late Manos Faltaits, and Dreams Like Enigmatic Paintings, a translation of the work of Henri Michaux.
Photography & Drawing Mon 27 Jan - Wed 5 Feb 2014 CA1
During our adventure, Kel will guide you through the process of making drawings and taking photographs at the amazing temple complex at Angkor Wat, in street markets and out in the lush jungle.
Whatever your level of skill, from 'non-artist' and absolute beginner to expert, you'll find that helpful advice and feedback will enable you to discover new techniques and processes in drawing and painting and explore ways of getting the most out of your camera in this fantastic country.
Kel is formerly a senior lecturer in printmaking, photography and digital arts; his teaching process is based on working with the individual and helping to expand creativity through projects and exercises with feedback and encouragement. He regularly curates exhibitions and events, working with other artists, groups and communities on projects initiated by his landart collective 'Walking the Land'. These aim to raise awareness of the value of our landscape. Kel's images are exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.