Meet The Team


James is a highly experienced RYA Yachtmaster & Instructor and has run sailing trips in the Mediterranean for the past 10 years.   He is a passionate sailor, swimmer and Yogi, and makes all of these activities part of his day-to-day life, enjoying Coastal Yacht racing on the weekends, and many weeks of the year on board yachts organising sailing adventures.  James enjoys sharing his love of the sea and exploration with those on board the yacht.  He knows these sailing grounds well, and although there is always more to be discovered, it does mean that we are able to find the best spots for our yoga practice, or to swim and snorkel, as well as enjoy a delicious meal ashore. 

James and Clair have sailed together in offshore races, and skippered boats on flotillas and adventure sailing weeks.  James enjoys watching people gain confidence and experience on the boat, and is happy to let other people take the helm.  Whether you are an experienced sailor or are yet to discover the freedom of the seas, you will be a valued part of the crew.


Paula is the founder of the Mayura Yoga Studio and Teacher Training Academy in Thorpe Bay.  With over 22 years of experience, she is a Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher and IYN Elder, and also holds the BWY Diploma and Chakra Dancing Diploma.  Paula is a fountain of knowledge of these ancient practices, and finds great pleasure in sharing the benefits of Yoga with others.  Paula had a break from hosting retreats, having lead them for many years.  She is very excited to be back now and join us onboard for the week to teach yoga, guided meditation and breathwork sessions.  The stunning surroundings will ensure this is truly a retreat for the mind, body & soul.  

Paula is able to tailor her classes to suit any ability, and whether this will be your first step onto a Yoga mat, or you have many years of experience, this journey will deepen and strengthen your practice. 


Tracy has been providing holistic therapies for over 20 years and is a qualified Yoga instructor.  This wealth of experience and knowledge means that she really is an expert in her field, providing wonderful treatments such as massage, Reiki and reflexology.  These can be provided on the yacht, the beach, or whichever beautiful spot in nature we are anchored nearby!

Tracy learnt to ski this year while in Chamonix, and embraces the opportunities life gives her.  She is a person who constantly seeks to learn, and is currently studying for her sports massage qualification.


Clair holds a Commercially Endorsed RYA Yachtmaster and Level 4 Sports Massage Qualifications.  She owned and sailed her own boat for many years, covering many thousands of miles and sea.  This  included trips across the Bay of Biscay, through the mediterranean, and living aboard in Greece,  as well as crossing from Antigua to the Azores.  Clair loves adventure, and exploring secluded coves to find quiet beaches is her idea of the perfect pastime.

Clair loves sharing her travel adventures with friends and family, and has loved getting a team together for this trip.  She and James first sailed together on the Fastnet Race, and she met Paula a few years ago when attending a yoga class.  (Paula is now her tutor for her 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training).  Clair and Tracy met through their massage work, and Tracy has been part of the team on previous adventure retreats in Sardinia and Chamonix.  Sometimes, the pieces come together just as they are meant to, and the whole team are pleased to be working together for a week of well-being, great people, new friends, and adventure. 

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