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Donna and the Snorkeling Yoginis

So Much More Than Sanskrit and Lentils

11 July 2011

Actually, Donna Gianniotis doesn’t use the Sanskrit names for the asanas in her teaching. She reckons that when people recognise the name they automatically drop into the pose without checking if they are doing it correctly, whereas when she describes the action, they are more likely to get the correct alignment. Hers is a gentle, [...]

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Yoga Retreats in Fiji - John Ogilvie at Daku Resort

Purna Yoga with John Ogilvie

24 June 2011

John Ogilvie is a teacher who challenges and cajoles his students into things they’ve never thought they could do before – and their practice is greatly enhanced in the process. His recent course at the beginning of June had every student doing a handstand by the end of the week – some with his help [...]

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Win a Fiji Yoga Retreat at Daku Resort

Win a Fiji Yoga Retreat

31 May 2011

  In conjunction with Yoga Journal and Albion Minerals, Yoga in Fiji and Daku Resort are offering a wonderful chance for one lucky reader to win one of our 7-night yoga retreats at here at Daku. You’ve probably already seen the ad in Yoga Journal. The promotion is running until the end of August and [...]

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Mark Whitwell Yoga Retreat - Daku Resort, Fiji

Yoga with Mark Whitwell

1 January 2011

A week’s yoga retreat with Mark Whitwell is an intense and exhilarating mixture of philosophy, discussion and practice. Mornings stretch into lunch time as he explains and expounds the thinking behind yoga, and invites questions and responses. Not everyone agrees with everything he says; he talks around the question, offering different ways to understand what [...]

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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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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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Food at Daku

Food, vegetarians and Eileen back in the Kitchen!

6 November 2009

Eileen is back from her six month cooking course at Raki Raki and we’re all enjoying the results. Eileen has been one of our cooks here at Daku for 2 years, and won a scholarship to the hospitality school training programme. She loved the experience, and learnt a huge amount about presentation, serving, and of [...]

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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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