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Holiday Facilitators: Richard Layzell

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

Richard is an award-winning artist who exhibits and performs worldwide. His expertise includes performance art, photography, sculpture, film-making, design, drawing and creative writing.

With over 20 years experience in group facilitation, Richard regularly runs workshops in creativity in the UK and internationally. He loves working with groups of all kinds – recent highlights include dancers in Taipei, taxi drivers in Shanghai, students in Prague, learning disabled people in Glasgow and nursery school children in Essex. 

He has shown his work at Tate Britain and the South Bank Centre in London. In 2014 he co-directed and designed GLORY, a major commission for the Commonwealth Games at the Tramway in Glasgow. He lectures nationwide, leads a degree course at the University of the Arts in London and regularly works as a mentor to other artists. He has also worked as an artist in business, with the mission to bring more lightheartedness and community spirit to the workplace.

He is known for his playful and irreverent sense of humour and for inspiring creative risk taking. He delights in supporting other people to (re)discover and develop their spontaneity and creativity.

What people say about Richard and his courses:

So patient with Tai Chi, so patient and easy to follow. Very rewarding. 

Richard as director had a calming effect and wonderful art of inclusivity. Love his quirky style. 

Very meditative and healing. Thanks Richard. 

Valued Richard for great leadership and holding of community. 

Tai Chi excellent. 

Effortlessly held the group with fun and ease.

Where does Richard Layzell facilitate?

Sun 29 Aug - Sun 5 Sep 2021 (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. 

About

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'.

Accommodation

Most people choose to live simply and comfortably in twin-shared rustic huts in the gardens. 

Avoid single supplements by allowing us to pair you with another guest. 

Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability.

Inspiring Courses

Choose your favourites each week from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, abseiling, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy, massage 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: Early morning courses
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
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.

Location

Summary

Cost
£795.00
Location
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

Travel

Outbound – Athens to Skyros via coach and ferry

Book your flight to arrive into Athens on Saturday 28 August. 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 at around 20.00. 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 Sunday we take you to Skyros island via coach and ferry transfer. The coach will leave the Dorian Inn hotel at around 13.00 to board the ferry to Skyros island at 17.00 You will then travel on to Atsitsa by coach.

Return – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Sunday 5 September, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 14.00. 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 21.00. 

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

Transfer options (book online)

Outbound: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August

  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus single occupancy at transfer hotel in Athens = £155.00
  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus twin share at transfer hotel in Athens = £120.00 (only available for those travelling with another person, we regret we cannot pair travellers at this time)
  • Overland transfer only (no accommodation) from Athens to Skyros island by coach and ferry = £70.00

Inbound: Sunday 5 September

  • Transfer from Atsitsa to Athens airport by coach and ferry = £70.00

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

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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