We are delighted to welcome you to Paradise Courses.

Once you’ve decided which course you want to book, just click onto that course page (all of them are set out below) : each one has it’s own individual booking form.

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In order to secure your booking, a non-refundable deposit of $400 per person is required.  If there is more than one person on your form, please allow for their deposit as well as yours when you authorise the payment. Our full terms and conditions can be seen here.

At the moment we just ask for a $400 deposit. As soon as we have reached the required minimum numbers we will confirm the course and you can go ahead and purchase your flights. Your deposit is fully refundable if the course does not happen. (We ask you to wait for us to confirm the course because, depending on what class of flight you book, airlines will normally only issue a credit or sometimes no refund at all.)

PLEASE NOTE that all our payments are processed through Flightbiz, Cremorne and if you choose to pay by credit card, your credit card statement will show Flightbiz Cremorne next to your remittance.

Courses.

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Art

Portraits with David Wells March 18 – 25, 2017

David’s workshops provide you with an exhilarating, rewarding and above all accessible approach to painting portraits, using the medium of pastels. A well recognized painter of considerable ability, he doesn’t like the word ‘talent’ as it suggests that painting has hidden keys that not everyone can unlock.

Margarette Looney in Fiji March 25 – April 1, 2017

Margarette Looney is a Sydney-based artist, working professionally for 25 years. She is an enormously experienced teacher; during this week she will be focussing on the magical waters of Fiji.

Drawing and sketching with Lizzie Connor : May 20 – 27 2017

Creating a drawn or painted image is different for each of us, as we all see and work differently, with different vision. This week will be about opening your mind and refining your techniques to embrace the many aspects of drawing: capturing memories of a great trip, giving expression to a mood in a cafe, or preserving the face of a friend you value.

Painting paradise: Seascapes and landscapes with Elena Parashko 10 – 17 June 2017

Elena is a calm, nurturing teacher who takes her students step by step through the process of creating and perfecting the seascapes and landscapes of the rich tropical environment of Fiji. Her demonstrations are constructed so as to really show her class how to achieve an effect, and she stops to give each and every student personal attention on that path.

  • Terri Ford pastels in Daku resort workshop

Pastels: Rich underpainting and luminous light with Terri Ford: July 22 – 29 2017

Join Terri for her inspiring workshop in Fiji and learn how to convey a fresh and impressionistic portrayal of your subjects. She will work with the vibrant local landscape, going to locations and working back at Daku Resort. Her focus on underpainting helps to establish strong value-patterns and compositions so as to keep it vibrant and fresh, and avoid the pitfalls of overworking.

  • Chris Postle Acrylics Daku Resort

Getting Creative with Acrylics : Chris Postle August 12 – 19 2017

Come and be a part of this lifetime experience. A creative holiday in paradise, learning, experiencing tropical Fijian culture, painting some of those tropical scenes with colour and vibrance. Learning from the master and taking home memories and knowledge that will enrich your creative soul forever. A perfectly balanced creative holiday.

Travel sketching with Tony McNeight of ErinHill Sketching September 2 – 9, 2017

Sketching is that quick impression, using a black pen, done in a moment with a dash of colour. We teach you to sketch in whatever time you have. This is why we call it Travel Sketching. Five minutes? Thirty minutes? You can always get an impression. After all, it may be the only chance you’ll have. Tony McNeight, the ErinHillSketching tutor, shows you exactly how to achieve that skill and precisely what to look for when on holiday.

Yoga

  • Pam Badman yoga in fiji

New Year: New Horizons – with Pam Badman Jan 11 – 18, 2017

COURSE CONFIRMED. Special offer: Bring a friend for half price. With the most part of 2016 behind us, 2017 will be on the doorstep before we know it! How has the last calendar cycle been for you? Perhaps a great one (lucky you) - let's build on that! Or if you are in a not so great cycle ... time to look to the future for strength and stability.

Acro and Hatha yoga with Frida Sethman March 24 – 31

No experience of yoga is necessary for this retreat, all that is needed is a willingness to learn and be present in a beautiful location ready to breathe in the fresh air.

200 hour Teacher Training course with Free Style Yoga Alliance April 2 – 30 2017

Free-Style Yoga is a combination of yoga styles, based mainly on Hatha yoga promoting the free and open practice of Yoga without physical or mental limitations, working within your comfort zone then exploring thereafter.

Hatha vinyase yoga: the Journey Within with Vivienne Dias May 14 – 20 2017

Vivienne invites her students to embrace their limitless potential in life and to connect more fully and deeply with the essence of their own hearts so that they may connect more fully and deeply with others.

Find your inner bliss with Claudia Martinez May 20 – 27, 2017

This retreat is designed to give you the time and the space to slow down, get away from the business of life, and start to nourish yourself.You will have a ninety minutes Vinyasa yoga class in the morning and 60 minutes of Yin yoga in the evening...and 2 hours of special “play” workshops daily.

Pacific Yoga Flow with a touch of pilates Deidre-Lee Allen May 27 – June 3 2017

There is a strong focus on core stability and strength within each session and a positive attitude towards achieving balance and abundance in health and well-being. Every day there will be two sessions of an hour and a half each: an early morning sunrise session, and a late afternoon practice, with a break on Wednesday afternoon.

Yin Yang Yoga retreat with Erika Josa: June 3 – 10

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $200 discount if booked by December 31. COURSE CONFIRMED. Every morning we will practice a different style of Yoga (Yang) : Gentle flow, Core, Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, all increasing in intensity from day one to day 5. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of yoga styles and, with the Erika’s guidance and help, will be able to explore what suits them and which style they prefer. Afternoon will be our Yin practice, perfect time to slow down and finish the day in a calming and restorative way.

Iyengar Yoga with Jyoteeka Cummings and Rosie Holland 25 June – 2 July 2017

The Iyengar tradition emphasizes correct alignment of the body: it can be a rigorous discipline and therefore has the tremendous reward of a feeling of wholeness when the pose is mastered correctly. It is a practice that brings a deep release, freeing stiff muscles and opening up areas that were previously locked.

Tread lighter on the earth: Therapeutic hatha yoga with Liz Bennett, July 15 – 22

COURSE CONFIRMED. Kids go free. Bringing together a well- tuned knowledge of the body through physiotherapy and hatha yoga, Liz teaches in a diverse and deeply insightful style that encourages you to explore your body and discover your strength and stability through breath and body awareness with movement. During this retreat you will develop skills in your nervous system to feel and integrate your body, breath and mind; to move with more ease, and to nurture your lightness and power as you walk through life.

Nurture and Nourish the Body and Mind Gabrielle Boswell Aug 19 – 26 2017

Whether you are looking to deepen or begin your yoga practice, contemplate where you want to go with your life, explore ways to de-stress or simply take some well earned time out, this retreat is the ideal answer. Explore the balance between ease and effort through gentle asana practice, guided relaxation and meditation with an emphasis on creativity and ease of flow between postures – a moving meditation.

Ashtanga Yoga with Mark Robberds – Aug 26 – Sep 2 2017

Mark Robberds is an internationally known and respected teacher of Ashtanga yoga. He incorporates the philosophy of yoga into his talks, music and devotional songs, so that the deeper aspects of the yoga tradition can connect people and bring them closer together.

  • Daku-resort-Yoga-contemplation

Yoga, Stillness and Dreamwork with Meera Anderson October 7 – 14, 2017

Through a combination of early morning Meditation, Pranayama, dynamic and restorative Asana and Dream exploration, Meera will guide you on a journey throughout the week that leads from the outer to the inner, from the unrefined to the subtle, giving you access to your innate wisdom.

Deep and Gentle: Yoga retreat with Linda Barry October 14 – 21

COURSE CONFIRMED Linda teaches a gentle Hatha yoga, including meditation, pranayama and relaxation.

Music and singing

Gospel Acappella : Tony Backhouse : July 29 – Aug 5 2017

A week singing with Tony Backhouse will live in your heart for ever. It is one of pure joy as you plunge into the uplifting world of a cappella gospel singing.

Diving and snorkeling

Dive Special

We run a Year Round Diving Special that’s become famous not just for the incredible diving on offer, but for fantastic value for money.

  • Snorkelling with the sergeant majors at Split Rock

Guided snorkeling with marine biology lectures

The reefs around Vanua Levu provide some of the most rewarding snorkelling in the world - a chance to see the famous soft corals of Fiji, swim amongst clouds of sergeant majors, anthias, damsel fish and jack fish, and see sharks, rays and turtles.

Squash

Other adventures – Oxbridge Alumni forum; Birdwatching

Oxbridge Alumni Forum in Fiji August 5 -10, 2017

A gathering of Oxbridge alumni from all around the world – USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Fiji for our fourth long weekend Fiji forum. It’s a hugely enjoyable and wildly stimulating long weekend of talks, discussion – and lots of Fijian food, kava and kayaking, swimming and singing.

Birdwatching : Flexible Course Dates

Birdwatching in Fiji offers the opportunity to see a number of tropical birds in their natural habitat. Our island, Vanua Levu, is home to a large number of birds, including the rare silktail which is [...]