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Bird watching with Sicklebill Safaris

19 August 2012

Phil Gregory of Sicklebill Safaris, a highly respected bird watching guide, came to Daku for a week in June. His report of the week follows – or you can open the pdf to see it with pictures.     Fiji Bird Week Jun 13-20 Led by Phil Gregory This was a very enjoyable, laid-back and [...]

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The Laughing Quilters

11 August 2012

When doctors go on holiday, they are all too often beset by other people asking them for a quick opinion on whatever aches and pains they have that day. When quilters go on retreat, it’s a prime opportunity for the rest of us to sidle up to them with rips and tears in our favourite [...]

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Starting the New Year with yoga

4 February 2012

A lovely start to 2012 – a dynamic yoga week with Michelle Jayne. We were up every morning to start the first workshop at 7.30 – and soon sweating hard.  Her practice is influenced by the Power Yoga approach, but her major mentor has been Ana Forrest. She first met Ana when she trained with [...]

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Noah Maze: a gift of confidence

Noah Maze: a gift of confidence

19 December 2011

An extraordinary week with Noah Maze: the experience of learning from him was a daily endorsement of his huge reputation. Noah leads a very strong practice, well beyond the normal comfort zone of at least half the class. But with his meticulous work on the preparation of each pose, and the Anusara based emphasis on [...]

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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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Jan Cornall - Writing Retreats in Fiji

Beating Writer’s Block in Fiji

4 May 2011

Diana Plater attended Jan Cornall’s writing retreat in March and this article appeared in The Weekend Australia on 23 April 2011. The benefits of a creative writing course at a simple resort on the island of Vanua Levu. by Diana Plater TEN years is a long time for a manuscript to sit in a bottom [...]

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Quilting Workshop Daku Resort

The Art of Landscape Quilting

24 November 2010

This one’s all about pictures – an unfolding scrapbook of how to make a quilted landscape picture. Gloria Loughman, the teacher, is an immensely talented quilter who teaches all over the world and creates stunning landscapes herself. This week she was guiding her class as they sat up on the deck of the Villa and [...]

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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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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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