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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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Leonie Norton

April Botanical Art and Holiday Sketching course

7 May 2009

In April we welcomed Leonie Norton and a group of painters to Daku for a very busy week of botanical art AND holiday sketching. The difficult economic times have affected everyone, and we didn’t have enough people for two separate weeks of painting – so we put the two courses together and had a very [...]

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Kerrie Lester at Daku Resort

Kerrie Lester coming to teach painting

8 April 2009

Last Saturday morning I went to talk to Kerrie Lester about the course she’ll be running at Daku in September. We are very excited that one of Australia’s top contemporary artists is coming to Daku – it really is quite a coup for us. What an amazing place she has, full of her artworks and [...]

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Writing Retreat

Island Writers’ Workshop March 2009

3 April 2009

We’ve just had the first of this year’s courses – Island Writers Lab with Jan Cornall – and what a terrific week it was. It was small – we’re seeing the effects of the economic downturn, just like everyone else in the travel business  – but enormously productive. Those writers sure did write! They’d stop [...]

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