Nicci McGrath Yoga at Daku Resort
Joy of Yoga with Nicci McGrath at Daku Resort
Nicci McGrath Joy of Yoga at Daku Resort

Retreat

Nicci McGrath leads a hatha vinyasa based yoga and wellness retreat: come for the weekend, or expand your time into a truly relaxing and reviving five night retreat. With plenty of direct flights from Suva there’s never been a better time to come overseas to Savusavu!

Yoga with Nicci is a joyful journey into the body and the mind. She will work within your ability and she will challenge you – and if you collapse in a heap she will embrace the moment for its grace and humanity and make it part of the practice.

“Yoga is about so many things – and for me, staying lighthearted is part of it. All the great yoga teachers look to the joy of the practice and so I try to bring that sense of happiness and fun into my classes.”

The retreat will offer a 90 minute morning practice and a 70 minute late afternoon practice. The mornings will tend to be more dynamic and the afternoons more restorative but this will depend on the energy of the group and Nicci may switch around as she sees most appropriate to the day’s energy.

In between, you have free time to join in optional extra excursions, have a massage, wander into town or just relax.

 

 

 

Accommodation and pricing

Come for the weekend – or for only $200 more, enjoy the extra treat of an extended five night stay.

3 nights / 4 days:
Single $960
Twin share (two people sharing a room)  $625 each

5 nights / 6 days:
Single $1160
Twin share (two people sharing a room) $820 each

Accommodation is being offered in our bures on a run-of-house basis: there’s a choice of front bures with an ocean view or back bures with their glorious outdoor showers looking down on the pool. These will be offered subject to availability at time of booking. All our bures vary slightly and room sizes are not uniform.

A booking for a single gives you your own room. A booking for a twin share gives you a room for two people – yourself and a friend. If one of you is coming for three days and the other is coming for five, there will be a small charge of $75 a night to make up the difference.

You can look at the bures in more detail here.

The exterior of a standard bure at Daku Resort, Savusavu.
An assortment of Ocean Bures at Daku Resort, Savusavu.
Daku Resort Savusavu

Nicci McGrath

An Australian national, Nicci McGrath has been a yoga instructor since 2006. She has been resident in Fiji for 12 years, and is well known on the Fiji yoga scene as managing director and senior yoga instructor at the Suva Yoga Centre from 2009 to 2013. Before that, she was managing director and group fitness instructor at My Fitness, a popular personal training and fitness provider, also in Suva.

Nowadays she combines yoga with motherhood: she has 2 children and is kept on her toes in so many more ways than she expected!

 

Nicci McGrath Daku Resort yoga

The yoga practice takes place in Daku Resort’s stunning yoga shala; a custom built open-sided platform with a spacious deck overlooking magnificent view of the bay creating a feeling of deep tranquillity and peace.

Daily Programme

Thursday July 2
4pm – 5.30pm – Yoga on the Shala Deck
6.00pm – Welcome ceremony
6.30pm – Dinner

Friday July 3
7.00am – Fresh local tea infusions and fruit available
7.30am – 9.00 am Yoga on the Shala Deck
9.0 0am – 10.30 am – Breakfast/brunch
10.30 am – 4pm – Free time to choose from optional activities
4pm – 5.30pm – Yoga
6.30pm – Dinner

Saturday July 4
7.00am – Fresh local tea infusions and fruit available
7.30am – 9.00 am Yoga on the Shala Deck
9.0 0am – 10.30 am – Breakfast/brunch
10.30 am – 4pm – Free time to choose from optional activities
4pm – 5.30pm – Yoga
6.30pm – Dinner

Sunday July 5
7.00am – Fresh local tea infusions and fruit available
7.30am – 9.00 am Yoga on the Shala Deck
9.0 0am – 10.30 am – Breakfast/brunch
10.30 am – 4pm – Free time to choose from optional activities
4pm – 5.30pm – Yoga
6.30pm – Dinner

Monday July 6
7.00am – Fresh local tea infusions and fruit available
7.30am – 9.00 am Yoga on the Shala Deck
9.0 0am – 10.30 am – Breakfast/brunch
10.30 am – 4pm – Free time to choose from optional activities
4pm – 5.30pm – Yoga
6.30pm – Dinner

Tuesday July 7
7.00am – Fresh local tea infusions and fruit available
7.30am – 9.00 am Yoga on the Shala Deck
9.0 0am – 10.30 am – Breakfast/brunch
Checkout: 11.00am

All of our non-motorised activities are free – kayaks, SUPs, snorkeling outside the resort, hiking and of course just relaxing by the pool.For those who are new to Savusavu or even for regular returnees, there are plenty of unique aspects and activities to explore around Savusavu. There will be a selection of tailored activities available, showcasing Savusavu’s best kept secrets; stunning reefs for snorkeling, calm waters for a downwind SUP adventure, cascading waterfalls, visit to the world-famous J.Hunter Pearl shop or explore the exotic palm gardens. A recommended trip is to the KokoMana chocolate farm and factory just behind Daku Resort, where you can hear all about how the cocoa pods are cultivated and then processed into delicious artisan chocolate.

The price for the retreat covers accommodation, brunch and dinner and all yoga sessions. It’s a very special opportunity for locals to explore the wonders of our own country whilst gaining the benefits of a relaxing and calming retreat at a very small proportion of the price (regular 7-night retreats are FJ$2,750 upwards).