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Yoga retreat with Adriana Cortazzo Oct 31 – Nov 7

Retreat confirmed to go ahead.
Retreat SummaryStyle: Combined Iyengar, Ashtanga and Yoga Synergy schools
Programme: Two daily workshops
Suitability: All levels.
Excursions and extras: free half hour massage; visit to hot mud pool; beach picnic; tapa making demonstration; visit to Savusavu town
Food: Chicken, fish and vegetarian.
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Saturday. Retreat starts Saturday evening at 5.00pm, ends Friday evening. Depart Savusavu Saturday.
Cost: $1700 twin share
$350 single room supplementAdriana Cotazzo Yoga in Fiji 1
Adriana’s first visit to Daku Resort in 2013 left her with the conviction that the yoga room was a truly unique place, an impression confirmed after her next retreat in 2014:
I’ve travelled the world and have practised in many varied and beautiful locations but the yoga shala at Daku is by far the most divine I have experienced. The view is breath-taking… the room is perched high, nestled amongst palm trees overlooking the serene ocean. This is one place I had to meditate with my eyes open. Ahhhh…. perfect! The food is delicious and the staff where happy to prepare vegetarian meals for me. I felt very comfortable and relaxed at the resort. Overall an experience I’m looking forward to repeating over and over again. Thank you to my gracious hosts who took very good care of me and my yoga students… Om shanti…
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The course

The morning sessions will start with breath work (pranayama) and observing silence with guided meditation. From there we’ll start to explore the yoga poses (asanas) and over the week the classes will increase in level of endurance through building awareness with core strength and flexibility. It is inspiring and energizing to work in a group however each person will be guided to work at a pace that supports their own needs.

The afternoon classes will be part discussion and exploration of specific areas of yoga. It will be more remedial work focusing of replenishing energy.

Morning class is up to 3 hours and afternoon practice is up to 2 hours. Bring a towel to all classes.

The style of yoga is based in the Vinyasa Hatha discipline that birthed Iyengar,  and Ashtanga yoga. Expansive. Nurturing. Surprising. Not just a basic yoga class, this is about INSPIRATION to cultivating deep peace through active meditation.

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Prices quoted are per person twin share with private facilities at Daku Resort. Travel is not included: we are happy to advise on itineraries, or have a look at our Getting There page for more information.
The cost of the week is $1700 twin share.
Single room supplement: $350
Non-participating partner: $950
If you have any queries, please email us with the Contact us form, or if you would like to make a booking, please fill in our booking form.

Program Includes

  • 7 nights twin share accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners .
  • Services of a teacher.
  • Course fees.
  • Excursions as indicated.
  • Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.

Program Excludes

  • Airfares to Savusavu
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
  • Optional activities not listed on the program
  • Costs of a personal nature eg laundry, massages, private trips, bar bills
  • Meals in Nadi or taken in transit at the airportAdriana Cortazzo Yoga in Fiji 7

Adriana Cortazzo has been practicing yoga for nearly 30 years and has trained as a teacher in the tradition of Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and in a system known as Yoga Synergy by Simon Borg Olivier. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease which rendered her unable to continue to have any more children. Adriana was so fierce about her discipline of yoga and her belief in holistic therapy that after a three year very strict regime of daily yoga and dietary elimination she not only broke through her ‘mud’ to a life of spectacular well-being, but her ‘lotus’ grew two more children.Adriana’s yoga practice can be best described as understanding and going with the ‘flow’. “Each and everyone of us is moving. How fast, how slow, to what rhythm, is the story we tell… I believe we’re all wanting to find a ‘flow’ that supports our journey of unending bliss.” Adriana has spent nearly two years working with women in a high security prison. “My practice is about feeling the flow of life, ‘prana’ (life force). When you tap into it, every cell of your being is beautifully pulsating, humming sweet tunes of perfect peace”.“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop” : Rumi, 13h century Persian poet and Sufi mystic.

The programme will offer two workshops every day. In between, there will be time to relax by the pool, go into Savusavu town  and enjoy some local excursions. As part of the week’s retreat there’s a free half hour massage, a trip to the beach and the blue lagoon at Devodara, an outing to a nearby village and a performance of a meke (traditional Fijian dance), a tapa making demonstration (the decorated Fijian bark cloth used in ceremonial occasions).

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Daily programme
Arrive Savusavu.
5.00         Welcome to yogis in the yoga shala
6.30         Welcome to Daku Resort
7.00         Dinner


8.00 –10.30    Morning yoga practice
11.00           Buffet brunch followed by free time
3.30         Snack
4.30 – 6.00     Afternoon yoga  practice
7. 00              Dinner

8.00 –10.30    Morning yoga practice
11.00           Buffet brunch
12.00 – 1.00    Tapa making demonstration
1.30 – 3.30    Free time to go into Savusavu
3.30         Snack
4.30 – 6.00     Afternoon yoga  practice
7. 00           Dinner

Savusavu Harbour

Savusavu Harbour

8.00 –10.30    Morning yoga practice
11.00              Buffet brunch
12.00 – 3.00    Visit to waterfall
3.30         Snack
4.30 – 6.00     Afternoon yoga  practice
7. 00           Dinner

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8.00 –10.30    Morning yoga practice
11.00           Buffet brunch
3.30         Snack
4.30 – 6.00     Afternoon yoga  practice
7. 00           Dinner

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8.00 –10.30    Morning yoga practice
11.00           Buffet brunch
12.00 – 3.00    Beach outing to Devodara
3.30         Snack
4.30 – 6.00     Afternoon yoga  practice
7. 00           Dinner

At the beach

8.00 –10.30    Morning yoga practice
11.00           Buffet brunch
11.30 Visit to mud pool
3.30         Snack
4.30 – 6.00     Afternoon yoga  practice
7. 00           Dinner

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Return to Nadi and on to international flight

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