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Holiday Facilitators: Michelle Pitchers

skill, experience, warmth


Joyful and bursting with energy, Michelle uses her teaching skills, positivity and encouragement to transfer her ‘sparkle’ to those who join her classes. 

Michelle currently works in corporate training, where she focuses on assertiveness and confidence building and is passionate about supporting others to harness their own inner strength and self-belief.

With a lifelong career in education and training, supported by counselling and hypnotherapy, Michelle has developed her teaching techniques in a diverse range of establishments including; MOD Training Organisations, Foreign Colleges, Higher and Further Education Institutes and The Corporate sector. 

She has lived and worked in many countries including the UK, Germany and New Zealand as well as teaching in Moscow, Venezuela, South Korea, Estonia and Israel. She gained her BA and MA at the University of East Anglia, her teaching qualifications through the University of Southampton and Cambridge and is currently, studying for her second MA at the University of Glasgow. 

With a background in Leadership, Management and Cultural Awareness, Michelle is capable of leading and inspiring a diverse range of individuals to achieve their full learning potential in many subjects, but her true passion, is dance.

Michelle has practiced Ballroom and Latin American dance since the age of eight. Over the past ten years, she has also practiced, choreographed and performed Belly Dance which she now teaches regularly. 

Michelle says “In work we are often confined to a role, we have to rein ourselves in according to what is required and appropriate. But then when we leave work, we can dance! And then we get to be who we truly are. My greatest joy, is when my work lets me dance.”

What people say about Michelle and her courses

I joined Shelley’s dancing group in Atsitsa halfway through the week and she kindly spent an afternoon teaching me everything they'd learnt so far one to one!  Shelley’s enthusiasm was infectious and the group had so much fun dancing together. I’d love to do it again!

A fabulous, inspirational dance teacher. Shelley's classes are a joy to participate in. You can't help but come away feeling fantastic.

Shelley is lovely and lends a great energy

Shelley is an inclusive, powerhouse - fabulous!

Boundless energy, enthusiasm and patience.

Patient, clear and inclusive.

So fun, so accessible! Another wonderful teacher!


Where does Michelle Pitchers facilitate?

Sat 16 Sep - Sat 23 Sep 2023 (7 nights)

At a glance

Atsitsa Bay is a holistic holiday centre set in a stunning, natural location, right on the bay and surrounded by pine forest. With a wide range of courses and activities and an outstanding team of facilitators, it's the perfect place to be inspired and try something new. Steve Attridge is directing this week in Atsitsa.

Find out more about the courses and activities during this week below in What's On.


Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented approximately 70% are between 35-65. A huge majority - over 80 percent - report that the Skyros holiday experience had a lasting positive effect on their lives. Nearly a third of guests come back again and again - even after they have said that Skyros was the 'holiday of a lifetime'.


Most people choose to live simply and comfortably in twin-shared rustic huts in the gardens. Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability. See more about accommodation in Atsitsa here >>

Inspiring Courses

Courses and activities are introduced to you at the beginning of each week. Choose your favourites from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy and more.

Food & Drink

All meals are included and served as a buffet. Special diets are always catered for. Teas and coffees are available throughout the day. Other drinks and snacks can be purchased at Atsitsa's bar.

Guide Itinerary

07.15: Morning drop-in classes
08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Demos (news of the day)
10.30: Oekos (home groups)
11.15: Mid-morning courses
13.30: Lunch
15.00: Siesta/beach time
17.00: Afternoon courses
19.00: Sunset classes
20.00: Dinner & evening activities

Average Temperature

July and August are the hottest months in Skyros with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees Celcius. Light showers are possible but rare.



Atsitsa Bay, Greece

What's included?

  • More than three courses per day over four to five days each week
  • An unrivalled and vibrant community atmosphere
  • Fun evening activities and events
  • Three delicious Mediterranean meals each day
  • Twin shared rustic accommodation in Atsitsa's gardens


Outbound – Athens to Skyros via coach and ferry

Book your flight to arrive in Athens on Friday 15th September 2023. Spend the night with us at The Dorian Inn or book your own accommodation in Athens.

Our courtesy coach to the Dorian Inn hotel will leave Athens airport promptly at 20.15. Alternatively, take a taxi or the Metro if arriving much earlier or after this time. (Dorian Inn Hotel, Pireos 15-19, Athens 105 52, nearest metro = Omonia)

On Saturday we take you to Skyros island via coach and ferry transfer. The coach will leave the Dorian Inn hotel at 08:30 and arrive in Kymi at 12:30, giving sufficient time for lunch, (not included in the price). 

Return – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Saturday the 23rd of September 2023, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 08:00. In order to leave sufficient time for the journey back to Athens airport and with two hours check-in, flights can be booked for after 15:30.

Alternatively, you can make your own way to Skyros and back, please enquire if you need any travel advice.

Transfer options (book online)

Outbound: Friday 15th September 2023 (overnight) and Saturday 16th September 2023 (transfer day)

  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus single occupancy at transfer hotel in Athens = £190
  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus twin share at transfer hotel in Athens = £150pp
  • Overland transfer only (no accommodation) from Athens to Skyros island by coach and ferry = £85pp

Inbound: Saturday 23rd September 2023

  • Transfer from Atsitsa to Athens airport by coach and ferry = £85pp

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566


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