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Yoga Retreat

Lotus Sanderson - Yoga Retreat Fiji

Yoga mandalas and general bliss

4 September 2011

The latest yoga retreat was led by Lotus Sanderson, and was a week of great serenity and focus. Lotus brings an extraordinary calm and seriousness of purpose to her practice – and we all came away with a sense of lightness and joy. We learnt that seriousness of purpose doesn’t mean dullness – rather the [...]

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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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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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