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Paradise Courses

Rosie Scott - Manuscript Mentoring - Writing Workshop in Fiji

How to mentor a manuscript

10 November 2010

Rosie Scott’s course Mentoring Manuscripts took place in August. Afterwards, I took the opportunity of asking her a few questions about the process of teaching a retreat like this. When you are teaching a new group, what are the things you are looking for in your students to help you focus on what they want? [...]

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Discover Yourself – Yoga Retreat

15 September 2010

Sydney Yoga Instructor, Tara Er, who led an Iyengar Yoga retreat at Daku this August entitled “Discover Yourself” shares her experience of the retreat with us below. It was an early morning start Saturday to embark for departure on an 8:10am flight from Sydney to Nadi. At the airport I excitingly met my students as [...]

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Botanical Art Workshop

Botanical Art Workshop

13 September 2010

Last week artist Leonie Norton led a group of artists in a botanical art and holiday sketching retreat. The week was spent at a slow and leisurely pace, painting, sketching and drawing in various locations around Daku Resort and Savusavu in general. The yoga shala again proved its impressive versatility providing a fabulously cool and [...]

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Art Retreat at Daku Resort with Elena Parashko

Painting with Elena Parashko

25 August 2010

Last week Elena Parashko lead a group of artists at Daku Resort. Karen (attending her second art and painting retreat at Daku) writes below: “This is my second time to Daku Resort to combine some learning with pleasure. I left with some concern as to whether the memories I had retained so vividly from last [...]

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Memoir Writing Workshop and Retreat - Patti Miller

Memoir writing

17 August 2010

Patti Miller’s memoir writing course happened in May – I’ve been slow in getting it up but here it is. Melissa, one of the course participants, wrote this account of the week: In May I participated in a Writing in Paradise workshop (Memoir Finding the Story). The course ran for six days and the presenter [...]

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Yoga Retreat with Deidre-Lee Allen

Good Morning Show on TVNZ

16 June 2010

Through the Good Morning Show on TVNZ (New Zealand) we offered two places on DeidreLee Allen’s PureBalance YogaPilates course in the first week of June. The winner was Dannette who brought along her sister – and subsequently wrote this lovely letter of appreciation for the week: I was the winner of the 7-night Yoga Pilates [...]

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The new yoga shala at Daku

Stunning New Yoga Shala

20 December 2009

The yoga shala at Daku has been a work in progress for the last few months, and we completed it in time for Mark Whitwell’s Heart of Yoga course in December. Mark himself conducted an opening ceremony and blessed the shala, in particular thanking the men who had built it – Tomi, Samu, Rupeni, Jorgi [...]

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Singing with Rachel Hore

Singing with Rachel Hore

7 August 2009

A recent guest at Daku Resort writes to tempt you to a Singing Workshop in Paradise… Are you thinking about attending a Singing Workshop as one of the Paradise Courses at Daku Resort? This brief note could help you to decide “Yes, this is my sort of thing.” I am Eric Conley and, with my [...]

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Yoga Retreat

Just blissful – last week’s Kundalini Yoga Retreat

1 August 2009

Last week one of our guests, Wendy, attended the Kundalini Yoga retreat here at Daku lead by Madi Simmons. Wendy had this to say about her blissful time at the retreat: “Yes, I am still feeling the Fiji spirit and the beautiful Kundalini Yoga effects from Madi Simmons’ Kundalini Yoga retreat. The week there, of [...]

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More wonderful courses to come

28 July 2009

Paradise Courses 2009 We’re more than half way through the schedule for this year – but there are some wonderful courses still to come. Art: Kerrie Lester teaches Figures in the Landscape from September 12 – 19; as a 16 times Archibald finalist, her exuberant paintings are very well known. The following week – September [...]

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