A bit of paradise on a paintbrush

Malcolm was back at Daku in November liberally spreading paint, humour and good cheer.  The sounds of the workshop seesaw between raucous laughter and then deep, silent concentration. Malcolm takes his […]

December 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A bit of paradise on a paintbrush

Mud glorious mud!

The other day a group of our yogis spent a great afternoon at a local natural mud pool. It bubbles up in the back of a small property belonging to a local Fijian […]

December 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mud glorious mud!

Teaching people to paint when they’re excited is easy.

Mark Waller came back to lead his second painting retreat in August. His week is called Discovery, Inspiration, Technique. Here’s his account of how he covered all three:

Coming back to Daku was a little bit […]

October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Teaching people to paint when they’re excited is easy.

If that’s what yoga has given her, I’ll have some more!

Deidre Lee is a person who sparkles.

She exudes a cheerfulness that bounces around and gives off little zings of positive energy.

 

Her yoga retreat combined a morning asana practice that was relatively demanding with […]

August 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on If that’s what yoga has given her, I’ll have some more!

A leap of courage

Gabrielle’s group was  mixed in terms of yoga experience and included a couple of men who were completely new to it. Sent off by their wives as a surprise gift, they approached it at first […]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A leap of courage

Oxbridge Forum in Fiji 2016

Come and join Oxbridge alumni from all around the world – USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand,  Hong Kong and Fiji for our second long weekend Fiji forum. It’s a hugely enjoyable and wildly stimulating long weekend of talks, discussion – and lots of Fijian food, kava and kayaking, swimming and singing. The weekend is being hosted by Oxbridge alumni John and Delia Rothnie-Jones who own Daku Resort and are joint Presidents of the Fiji Oxbridge Society.
July 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oxbridge Forum in Fiji 2016

Fires and photos en plein air

The challenges of painting en plein air  (painting in the open air rather than in a studio) are many – such as preventing your easel from toppling over in the wind, finding a spot on […]

July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fires and photos en plein air

A week of drawing fearlessly

I arrived at Daku on Saturday 26th May, and our workshops started the next day and continued each morning until our last on Friday 2nd May.  We went and created our drawn images in  a number […]

June 24th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A week of drawing fearlessly

Oxbridge alumni forum: What runs faster than a horse……

The Oxbridge alumni forum over the Queen’s birthday weekend  was a long weekend of going back to college life. Talks, lengthy and impassioned discussions, good food prepared at regular times, playtime and relaxation in between […]

June 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Yoga In Daily Life: Hari Om

We have just hosted His Holiness Vishwaguruji Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranand ji and a large group of his followers – who refer to him more simply as Swamiji.

Swamiji is the founder of the worldwide movement Yoga […]

April 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yoga In Daily Life: Hari Om

Heart opening yoga to open the new year

January 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized, Yoga|Comments Off on Heart opening yoga to open the new year

Nia: free-flow mellow to fast paced hard-ass

Sophie Marsh is a phenomenon. She has the energy of a meteorite. She has a smile that lights up dark corners. She has an infectious joy in dance that radiates out from her body as […]

October 24th, 2013|Categories: Dance, Yoga|Comments Off on Nia: free-flow mellow to fast paced hard-ass