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 course, was not long enough. We all became very good friends and the week just flowed with happiness and good energy.
When the little plane landed at Savusavu airport the first person I saw was J-J standing there in his pink shirt and I felt as though I was coming home. Then when we got to Daku, and Kenni and Raj were there to greet us I felt like I was part of the family.
It was apparent to me that the main concern of the staff at Daku was for our comfort wellbeing and entertainment. The weather was a bit contrary so our activities were modified each day. But Kenni and Raj were always on hand to advise and organise our spur of the moment excursions. One day we decided to do a walking meditation and George and Carlo escorted us with refreshments (on ice!) up hill and down dale but they also gave us an insight into the many plants that were used for different purposes and also the Fijian culture passed down through families.
Unfortunately I became unwell with a nasty virus (the razorblade throat that is running riot at the moment) and Oni came to me everyday with an infusion of leaves and vix vapor rub until I was well. I was so grateful for her no-nonsense caring attitude.
The meals were always plentiful and of a good variety. Keni was always encouraging us to eat more.
I loved the little burres that I stayed in. They are very comfortable and the staff kept them very clean and tidy and gave us beautiful fresh flowers each day.
Madi’s course was a magical experience. This was the second time I have done the course and I received so much from it. Words cannot fully explain the feelings of serenity and peacefulness I felt each day when we did the meditation in the yoga room looking over the water at sunrise. It was truly blissful! Madi is a great teacher and encouraged us with patience and lots of humor. I am looking forward to the next retreat.
It was a great week and the people at Daku made us feel as though we were family and welcomed us with hugs and kisses. They were genuinely sad when we all left and made us promise to come back. Raj had all our flight departures organised and nothing was a serious problem for him.
Yes! I will definitely be back to Daku again. Hopefully I will be able to take my grandaughter next time.