Yoga with Paradise Courses 2016

The practice of yoga in Fiji is one of utter tranquillity. The warmth of the climate makes your muscles relax and you will find yourself settling into poses with ease and grace. The setting of the yoga shala with its sweeping  views over the bay is stunning.

Our offering of retreats in 2016 schedule brings back a number of previous teachers and also adds some exciting new ones.

Come alone or bring a friend – either way, you’ll have privacy when you need it and companionship when you want it. And if you have a partner who wants to come along but not join the course, that’s fine – there’s lots to do.

Yoga

Pacific Yoga Flow with a touch of pilates DeidreLee Allen May 28 – June 4

COURSE CONFIRMED. 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.

Iyengar Yoga with Jyoteeka Cummings and Rosie Holland 26 June – 3 July

FULLY BOOKED. 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 16 – 23

COURSE CONFIRMED. 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.

Yoga Corner – lighting up corners of the mind and body – with Amy Leonard – August 6 – 13

COURSE CONFIRMED. . Amy has the flexibility to cater to both experienced yogis and beginners. She loves the fire and dynamism of a challenging practice – but also values the benefits of a calm, restorative practice. And remember that what is challenging to a beginner is just fine – you never need to feel you should strain yourself to keep up. And for those who love a fast, hot practice – that won’t be a problem. The daily workshops are hatha based, sometimes working with long holds and slow transitions, and sometimes with vinyasa flows.

Nurturing the Tree of Life, Hatha based vinyasa yoga with Anna Hamilton, August 13 – 19

The focus of this retreat is on the immense power of yoga to give a core stability and strength to life. There is within all of us an inner stillness and insight but finding it is often difficult. The mind races, the body creaks, the ego protests! But once you have started to hear its voice, you can feel yourself open to new possibilities. During the week, Anna will teach a daily asana practice that is designed to hear the language of our bodies.

Sadhana Yoga 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training : September 3 – 26

COURSE CONFIRMED. This 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training program will give you much more than a certificate. It will be a personally focused journey that you share with others. We are all on our own path, but that path leads us to the same place. In this way we can support each other through the process.

Yoga Retreat with Adriana Cortazzo, Oct 22 – 29

COURSE CONFIRMED. Adriana’s first visit to Daku Resort left her with the conviction that the yoga room was a truly unique place, an impression confirmed after her next two retreats: "I’ve traveled 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."