Yoga retreat with Carol Knaap: August 17 – 24 2019

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Yoga retreat with Carol Knaap

A week of morning dynamic vinyasa and afternoon Yin and gentle restorative yoga.

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Retreat Summary

Dates: August 17 – 24 2019
Style: Hatha Vinyasa, Yin & Restorative Yoga
Programme: Two daily workshops(except on Thursday afternoon).
Suitability: All levels
Excursions and extras: Beach picnic, hiking behind Daku resort, traditional village visit, tapa making demo.
Food: Mixed menu
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Aug 17. Retreat starts Sunday morning Aug 18, ends Friday evening Aug 23. Depart Savusavu Aug 24.
Food: Three meals a day
Cost: from AUD $1850 twin room / AUD $2250 single room

Yoga Mindfulness and Meditation

Yoga Course

Yoga has been practiced for more than 5000 years and is constantly evolving. In the practice of yoga today, we move in a way that is rooted in anatomy and Yogic science, meeting us where we are. The very essence of yoga lies in attaining mental peace, improved concentration and living in harmony with others and ourselves.

Yoga gives us a chance to slow down, pay attention, savour where we are now and the steps we have taken to get here.  Escape the stressors of life.  We learn the value of time for ourselves. There are many benefits, such as improving physical strength and mobility, cultivating mindfulness, managing stress and finding peace of mind and happiness.

The Retreat

Gives you an opportunity to focus on your Yoga practice, on yourself and enjoy a well-earned holiday. The retreat provides an escape from everyday life, allowing you to return refreshed, relaxed and renewed. With twice-daily practices the outcomes of your practice are amplified. You can attend as many or as little sessions as you wish.  There will also be plenty of free time to relax, absorb and reflect.

Disconnecting is an important aspect of retreating. How far do you want to take it? No media, social media, phone? You might like to set an intention for your retreat, a Sankalpa. A Sankalpa is a powerful resolve when made on a Yoga retreat.

 Our modern fast paced lifestyles can lead to physical and emotional stress affecting our health, posture, breathing and contributing to tension, aches and pains. The number one remedy for stress is relaxation and Yoga can play an important role in reducing stress.

I hope you come and join us. “Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self “ The Bhagavad Gita


During the week I would like to offer workshops that will be a combination of discussion and practical exercises.

  • Practice for your body Type
  • Inversions
  • Life Balance

The Yoga Classes

During this week of yoga Carol will share some of her favourite yoga techniques and skills to empower you to be the happiest, healthiest version of yourself. Recharging your mind and body, leaving you feeling refreshed and with a sense of inner calm. All classes are suitable for every body and levels of experience.

We will explore the 8 Limbs of Yoga, which are practical steps forming the foundation of the path of Yoga. These include:

  • Postures/ Asana to release tension and bring the body into balance
  • Breathing/Pranayama to affect a positive shift in the mind.
  • Turning our attention inwards/Pratyahara, concentration/Dharana, Dhyana/meditation. These are deeper aspects of Yoga.

Discovering deeper aspects of the practice of Yoga provides suggestions for living a better life and enhancing our way of being.

Yoga Mindfulness and Meditation

Morning Vinyasa

This class will strengthen and help to create more freedom of movement in your body. Working with your unique body to find your alignment, learning to search for steadiness and ease in each pose, awakening and preparing you for your day ahead.

Each class will have a strong emphasis “on the breath”, helping you to be more present in your breath and your body.  Going deeper into understanding Yoga and how your body responds.  Learning to honour your whole being, its strengths and weaknesses. Most important is that you have fun and enjoy your practice. Finally, Carol will leave you with a take home practice that you can integrate into your life.

Afternoon Yin and Restorative Yoga

Yin: a simple peaceful practice of long held floor poses. These poses apply a moderate stress to the connective tissue, ligaments, tendons and fascia with the aim of increasing the health and mobility of our joints, tissues and organs. This practice also passively stimulates the meridian lines. We immerse ourselves in the mystery of silence, contemplation, discomfort, ease, grace and everything in between.

Restorative: blissful, gentle, rejuvenating and restful practice to soothe and nourish you on many levels. This practice involves coming into mild variations of classic poses with a focus less on stretching and more on releasing tension. The body is completely supported by blankets, bolsters etc allowing you to stay for longer periods of time. This class is an invitation to just breathe, relax and enjoy the wonders of the present moment. We will prepare the body to relax and relax deeply.

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Cost and Booking
About your Teacher : find out more
Daily Programme: see what you’ll be doing each day

Cost and Booking
Read more about Carol
Daily programme

Cost and Booking

If you want to book for 2 (or more) people attending the course, please

  • Choose whether you both want a twin shared room or a single room
  • Then select 2 (or 3 / 4 etc as appropriate) on the button which says “Add to cart”.

If you want to book for yourself plus a non-participating partner, please select “Travelling with a non-participating partner”. The next stage will automatically calculate the price for that option.

Yoga with Carol Knaap August 17 – 24

AUD $1,850





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Program Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Workshop fees.
  • Excursions as indicated.
  • Airport transfers from Savusavu Airport to Daku Resort by road (approx 10 minutes).

Program Excludes

  • Travel to Savusavu.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
  • Optional activities not listed on the program.
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.

Teacher:  Carol Knaap

Carol has been practicing yoga since 1996 and started teaching Yoga in 2003. With a background in the Health and Fitness industry since 1990 teaching a variety of exercise classes for all ages, she developed a passion for keeping the body/mind healthy through exercise and yoga. After discovering yoga she soon realised the balance that yoga could bring to your body, mind and your life.  Yoga is now so much more than a physical practice on a mat, it is a way of life.

Carol currently teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative and Yin Yoga. Her classes are designed to nurture and inspire “every body”, from newcomers to the experienced yogi.  Dedicated to providing a safe and encouraging space to explore all that yoga has to offer in an authentic and heart felt way.  She teaches in the Sydney inner west area with a large client base of all ages and experience.  Carol’s teaching experience allows her to modify the practice for those just starting out and those with injuries.

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Daily Programme

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Arrive at Daku Resort
5.30 pm Yoga Welcome Ceremony including setting a Sankalpa
followed by a Fijian Welcome ceremony
7:00pm  Dinner

Daku Resort Fiji Yoga Meera Anderson


7:00am- 8:30am  Vinyasa Yoga
9:00am  Buffet breakfast
10am – 11am Practice For Your Body Type Workshop
1:00pm  Lunch at Daku Resort
Free time: relax, explore the gardens, snorkel outside the resort, take a kayak out.
4:30pm – 5:45pm Yin Yoga
6:00pm  Happy Hour (relax, swim, free time or drinks)
7:00pm  Dinner

Tapa cloth


7:00am- 8:30am  Vinyasa Yoga
9:00am  Buffet breakfast
Late morning: Trip to Savusavu Town to see local market and shops. We put you in cabs to get into town and then leave you to wander around at your own pace, and let you take a cab (Aus$3), or walk back, when you’ve had enough.
1:00pm  Lunch at Daku Resort (unless you wish to stay on in town and eat there).
2.00pm  Craft display and tapa (Fijian decorated bark cloth) making demonstration
4:30pm – 5:45pm           Yin Yoga
6:00 pm  Happy Hour (relax, swim, free time or drinks)
7:00pm  Dinner

Devodara Beach Yoga in Fiji


7:00am- 8:30am  Vinyasa Yoga
9:00am  Buffet breakfast
11.30am  Visit to Devodara beach and picnic lunch
Return to Daku around 3.00pm
4:30 – 5:45pm  Yin Yoga
6:00pm  Happy Hour (relax, swim, free time or drinks)
7:00pm  Dinner


7:00am- 8:30am  Vinyasa Yoga
9:00am  Buffet breakfast
10-11am Life Balance Workshop
12:30pm Lunch
1.30 Visit to the waterfall where you can plunge into the pool beneath the torrent of water
4:30 – 5:45pm  Yoga
7:00pm  Dinner

Village meke


7am – 8:30am  Inversions
9:00am  Buffet breakfast
1:00pm  Lunch
4.30 Visit to local village and meke dance display  (no yoga / meditation practice)
6:00pm  Happy Hour (relax, swim, free time or drinks)
7:00pm  Dinner

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7:00am- 8:30am  Vinyasa Yoga
9:00am  Buffet breakfast
11am Mandala Meditation
1:00pm  Lunch
4.30pm -5.30pm Restorative Yoga
6.30pm Closing Ceremony
7:00pm  Dinner

Daku Resort Yoga in Fiji


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