A week’s workshop wrapped up in a holiday in Fiji

Daku Resort has been running Paradise Courses since 2004: wonderful weeks of holiday and learning, when people of like minds come together to explore and celebrate their passion – writing, painting, singing, yoga, textile art, quilting, birdwatching… Many of our guests have come back for a second and even third time, finding a unique bond with others during their week and revelling in the welcoming warmth of Daku Resort. It’s been beautifully captured by one of our guests at a singing week:

There was a wonderful feeling of returning to something special. When Raj stepped forward at the airport with the welcoming hug – it really was like coming home. Seeing the many friendly faces – some new, some ‘old’ – made us realize why we had looked forward to it for 12 months!
Michael Mason – Australia

Paradise Courses

Here’s a bit more detail:

What are they? Each course runs for a week. It offers a series of intensive workshops – usually in the morning – in a particular subject. There’s a full description of each course at www.paradisecourses.com – and here’s a list of what we have planned for 2016:

BY DATE (see below for ordering by course subject)

Jan 9 – 16            Enhance your listening: Understanding Music Confirmed.  Susan Deas
Jan  9 – 16              Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures
April 2 – 9              Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures
April 9 – 16           Pastels: a path to wondrous creativity                              Marla Baggetta
April 30 – May 7 Drawing and Sketching  Confirmed.                               Lizzie Connor
May 14 – 20          Yoga                                                                                            Anna Hamilton
May 28 – Jun 4   PureBalance Yoga with a touch of pilates                           Deidre Lee Allen
June 11 – 18        Painting Paradise: Seascapes and Landscapes                  Elena Parashko
June 11  18          Yoga : Dissolving into Bliss                                                      Jani Burdett
June 18 – 25       Gospel a capella singing                                                            Tony Backhouse
Jun 26 – Jul 3    Iyengar Yoga                                                                                 Jyoteeka Cummings
Jul 30 – Aug 6   Painting: inspiration in acrylics                                            Mark Waller
August 6 – 13      Yoga                                                                                               Jeannette McCallum
Sept 7 – 30             200 hour yoga teacher training                                          Sadhana Yoga School
Sept 17 – 24          Painting                                                                                       Kerrie Lester
Oct 8 – 15               Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures
Dec 10 – 17            Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures

BY COURSE SUBJECT

ART

April 9 – 16           Pastels: a path to wondrous creativity                              Marla Baggetta

April 30 – May 7 Drawing and Sketching Confirmed.                                 Lizzie Connor

June 11 – 18        Painting Paradise: Seascapes and Landscapes                  Elena Parashko

Jul 30 – Aug 6   Painting: inspiration in acrylics                                            Mark Waller

Sept 17 – 24          Painting                                                                                       Kerrie Lester

SINGING AND MUSIC

Jan 9 – 16            Enhance your listening: Understanding Music  Confirmed.    Susan Deas

June 18 – 25       Gospel a capella singing                                                            Tony Backhouse

YOGA

May 14 – 20         Nurturing the Tree of Life                                                    Anna Hamilton

May 28 – Jun 4   PureBalance Yoga with a touch of pilates                           Deidre Lee Allen

June 11  18          Yoga : Dissolving into Bliss                                                      Jani Burdett

Jun 26 – Jul 3    Iyengar Yoga                                                                                Jyoteeka Cummings

August 6 – 13      Yoga                                                                                               Jeannette McCallum

Sept 7 – 30             200 hour yoga teacher training                                          Sadhana Yoga School

SNORKELLING

Jan  9 – 16               Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures

April 2 – 9              Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures

Oct 8 – 15               Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures

Dec 10 – 17            Guided snorkelling with marine biology lectures