8-Daagse Mindfulness Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Savusavu, Fiji

  • Daku Resort, Lesiaceva Road, Savusavu, Fiji

8-Daagse Mindfulness Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Savusavu, Fiji

  • Daku Resort, Lesiaceva Road, Savusavu, Fiji

Mindfulness Yoga Retreat Fiji

This week is aimed to give you the practices to awaken into presence with daily yoga classes and meditation sessions while discovering Fiji. Join your hosts Susan Spinks and Carol Knaap for daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, mindfulness workshops and guidance. During this retreat designed for all levels of experience, you will understand what is actually happening in your brain when you meditate, and why it is so effective that even companies are implementing it.

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Waarom deze reis?

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 daily meditation sessions
  • Mindfulness meditation workshops
  • Tour to Savusavu and making of a traditional bark cloth display
  • Local village tour and meke dance demonstration
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily healthy meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 dagen met instructie
  • Engels
Verberg alles

During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room at Daku Resort. Daku Resort is on Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu, just outside the small town of Savusavu.

It is in beautiful tropical gardens overlooking Savusavu Bay, which is straight over the road in front of the resort. Behind it, the property stretches up the mountain and you are welcome to walk there and it is surrounded by a wealth of beauty including lush green forests, coral reefs, warm seas, plus the endless warmth of Fijian hospitality.

There are five ocean view bures. Each bure can accommodate from two to three people with private decks, bar refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, and air conditioning. Daku Resort also has three family ocean view bures with two bedrooms, bar refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities accommodating four people.

During this week of yoga and meditation, Susan will show you what mindfulness and meditation are, and understand what is actually happening in your brain when you meditate, and why it is so effective that even companies are implementing it in the workplace.

Carol will share some of her favorite yoga techniques and skills to empower you to be the happiest, healthiest version of yourself, using postures to release tension and bring the body into balance and pranayama (yogic breathing) to affect a positive shift in the mind. All classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

Mindfulness and meditation

There is now a huge amount of research showing the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, memory, thinking creatively and flexibly, and even build more brain cells.

It increases positive emotions, builds empathy and emotional intelligence, makes you less anxious, and more accepting of yourself and others, and leads to better relationships. But have you ever wondered how? If so, this course is for you.

A combination of workshops and practices will teach you the different types of meditation and by practicing each you will discover which are the most effective for you personally.

Guided sessions

  • Mindfulness body scan, awareness of mood, and emotions
  • Mantra
  • Mental image
  • Breath
  • An open-eye, soft-focus practice
  • Meditation for compassion, kindness, and self-compassion
  • Combinations of the above

Workshops and discussions

  • What is meditation and mindfulness
  • Physiology of what is happening in your body when you meditate
  • Living in the present moment
  • What is happiness and the four happy chemicals in the brain
  • How meditation and mindfulness work to make you happy
  • How to become more optimistic
  • Gratitude and kindness

Yoga

Yoga has been practiced for more than 5000 years and is constantly evolving. In the practice of yoga today, you move in a way that is rooted in anatomy and yogic science, meeting you where you are.

The very essence of yoga lies in attaining mental peace, improved concentration, and living in harmony with others and self. Yoga gives a chance to slow down, pay attention, savor where you are now, and the steps you have taken to get here.

Escape the stressors of life. You will learn the value of time for yourself. There are many benefits, such as improving physical strength and mobility, cultivating mindfulness, managing stress, and finding peace of mind and happiness.

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 honor 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 workshops

The workshops will be a combination of discussion, and a Yin and Restorative practice that complements the topic, exploring different yogic techniques and discovering some of the deeper aspects of yoga.

Yin yoga

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 joints, tissues, and organs. This practice also passively stimulates the meridian lines. You will immerse in the mystery of silence, contemplation, discomfort, ease, grace, and everything in between.

Blissful Restorative

Gentle restful practice to soothe and nourish you on many levels. Coming into mild variations of classic poses with a focus less on stretching and more on releasing tension. Completely supported by using blankets, bolsters, and staying for longer periods of time. An invitation to just breathe, relax, and enjoy the wonders of the present moment.

Yoga for stress relief

The modern, fast-paced lifestyles can lead to physical and emotional stress affecting health, posture, breathing, and contributing to tension, aches, and pains. A remedy for stress is relaxation and yoga can play an important role in reducing stress. You will prepare the body to relax deeply.

The eight limbs of yoga

Looking at yogic principals that are suggestions for living a better life, enhancing your way of being. You can take almost any situation in life and consider it from the point of one or more of the Yamas and Niyamas.

Sample daily schedule

Saturday - Arrival

  • 18:00 Welcome ceremony
  • 19:00 Dinner

Sunday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Buffet breakfast
  • 10:00 Mindfulness, meditation workshop, and guided practice
  • 13:00 Lunch at Daku Resort followed by free time
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Mindfulness and meditation guided practice
  • 18:00 Happy hour
  • 19:00 Dinner

Monday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Buffet breakfast
  • 10:00 Mindfulness, meditation workshop, and guided practice followed by a trip to Savusavu
  • 13:00 Lunch at Daku Resort followed by free time
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Mindfulness and meditation guided practice
  • 18:00 Happy hour
  • 19:00 Dinner

Tuesday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Buffet breakfast
  • 10:00 Mindfulness, meditation workshop, and guided practice
  • 11:30 Visit to Devodara Beach and picnic lunch
  • 15:00 Return to Daku Resort
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Mindfulness and meditation guided practice
  • 18:00 Happy hour
  • 19:00 Dinner

Wednesday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Buffet breakfast
  • 10:00 Mindfulness, meditation workshop, and guided practice
  • 11:15 Optional hike to the hill behind Daku
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Craft display and tapa making demonstration
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Mindfulness and meditation guided practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Thursday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Buffet breakfast
  • 10:00 Mindfulness, meditation workshop, and guided practice
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:30 Visit to local village and meke dance display
  • 18:00 Happy hour
  • 19:00 Dinner

Friday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Buffet breakfast
  • 10:00 Mindfulness, meditation workshop, and guided practice
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Mindfulness and meditation guided practice
  • 18:00 Happy hour
  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday

  • Departure

During this retreat, you will enjoy several excursions, that include a visit to Savusavu to see local market and shops, a visit to Devodara Beach where you will enjoy a picnic, and a visit to a local village where you will enjoy a meke dance display.

  • Susan Spinks

    (Mindfulness)

    Susan started a regular meditation practice in 2011, and witnessed a transformation in herself. She realized that the practice of meditation had translated into real life for her in that she no longer held on to emotions or thoughts that would have previously bothered her. Susan is an accredited meditation teacher by the Meditation Association of Australia. She currently teaches mindfulness and meditation classes in Sydney’s inner west. She has past experience of teaching maths in high schools.

  • Carol Knaap

    Carol currently teaches Vinyasa, Prenatal, Restorative, and Yin yoga. She 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 and mind healthy through exercise and yoga. After discovering yoga, she soon realized the balance that yoga could bring to your body, mind, and your life. Yoga is now a way of life.

This retreat will take place at the Daku Resort in Savusavu, Fiji. Fiji has about 300 islands. The two big ones are Viti Levu, where you will arrive when you fly into Nadi airport, and Vanua Levu, where Daku Resort is located. Although whilst Viti Levu has most of the population and gets most of the tourism, Daku Resort is still a sleepy backwater with a small population and a fraction of the tourist numbers.

Fiji is known as the soft coral capital of the world, and the sites around Savusavu Bay and Namena Island offer you an opportunity to explore the fabulous reefs with their profusion of hard and soft corals and myriad fish life.

Nearby places

  • Savusavu Airport (SVU) - 10 minutes
  • Savusavu town, 1.5 kilometers

This retreat includes three daily buffet meals. During the retreat, you will be served a tropical breakfast or a full cooked breakfast. For lunch, you will enjoy salads, wraps, omelets, fish and chips, chicken curry with rice and chutney, or burger and fries.

For a quick snack, you can have a plate of salad or a bowl of fries and for dessert, there are platters of fruit or a bowl of home-made ice cream. The daily menu for dinner is on the board each day.

By request of the teachers, some of the yoga retreats have a vegetarian menu, although most have options for chicken and fish as well. They can also cater for vegan or gluten-free diets. Anytime you want a refreshing drink, there are fresh pineapple juice, soft drinks, and delicious banana or tropical fruit smoothies.

  • Cover yourself with warm, organic mud and then wash off in the nearby river
  • Hike up the mountain behind the resort with kilometers of rainforest
  • Schedule a relaxing spa massage
  • Take out one of the kayaks and paddle along the coast
  • Take part in scuba diving with the local dive operators
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily buffet meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Savusavu Airport (SVU)
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Mindfulness workshops
  • Visit to a local village to enjoy a meke dance display
  • Visit to Devodara Beach
  • Visit to Savusavu to see local market and shops
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN) and take a domestic flight to Savusavu Airport (SVU). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Yoga in Fiji will pick you up from the airport.

  • De betaling wordt niet gerestitueerd als de boeking wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet 90 dagen voor aankomst worden voldaan.

Testimonials

  • Beoordeling van Pamela C. uit Australië
    10 uit 10

    "Just back from a one week stay - for the second time - at Daku Resort. Two and a half years after my first visit the place is good as I remember, the staff just as friendly and welcoming and the food even better. Other highlights were the beautiful water views, fantastic massages and best of all the nightly 'family' dinners with Delia, JJ and other guests all seated around the one table sharing stories. The perfect place to relax and do nothing or get out and see what the island has to offer. I'll be back!"

    TripAdvisor website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van a traveler uit California, USA
    10 uit 10

    "Have been going through SavuSavu for over 30 years and never stayed in town. This place is a gem, quiet and lush with a view of SavuSavu Bay that is unparalleled. My wife and I enjoyed two days just before the May rush, had the place to ourselves. The ocean view bure, with its amenities including thick white towels, was perfect and would recommend this spot to anyone coming to Vanua Levu, the other large island in the Fiji group. Lastly, it is the only time I can remember that a resort owner, in this case JJ, ever drove us to the airport. It gave just the extra touch and allowed for last minute sharing (veitalanoa in Fijian language) that makes the stay special. Thanks to all the staff and we will be back then next time we go to Vanua Levu. Scott and Christina"

    TripAdvisor website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van a traveler uit Israël
    10 uit 10

    "Great place just few minutes out of town. Excellent restaurant and above all the team including the owner JJ and his wife as well as Aubry the manager and others offered the maximum support that one can ask for. Thanks!"

    TripAdvisor website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Elena M. uit Australië
    10 uit 10

    "We stayed at Daku for 7 nights as part of a dive package and had an amazing time. We stayed in an ocean view bure which was down by the water where you could step off the balcony and in 30 steps be in the ocean. The room was clean and well serviced. The thing that I feel really sets Daku apart from any other resort is the friendliness and genuine welcome from all the staff but particularly JJ and Delia. Having lived in Fiji for a long time they are real locals and can tell you about the place and suggest things to do to get the most out of your stay. JJ is great to chat to and seems to know all of his guests, he introduced us to other travellers who were doing similar things, and really goes the extra mile. The resort is a $4 taxi ride or 15 min walk from town, it has a good restaurant or they can suggest other places to eat out nearby. Overall highly recommended."

    TripAdvisor website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Michael Mason

    "A little over a week of absolute magic… In all my working life I have never come across a team of people who gave so much to ensure their guests had the best they could offer."

    Paradise Courses website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Maree Coleman

    "You absorb yourself in the environment without the care of family and day-to-day pressures. What comes from this wonderful atmosphere is a rejuvenated approach to your art – you get into a flow and you understand what it is about art that you love so much."

    Paradise Courses website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Denise George

    "I think the whole week was wonderful. Everyone had an opportunity to share and practise writing pieces and exploring how to write from the heart. I can’t think of anything you could do better. Many thanks for the wonderful opportunity to learn from your wealth of knowledge, wisdom and heart. Will think of this time for a long time to come."

    Paradise Courses website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Jan Newland

    "The course was the perfect chance to clear my head of work and family commitments and release the creative Muse within. There was ample time to write, read, relax and enjoy the ambience and friendliness of Daku in the company of fellow writers. I’ll be back next year."

    Paradise Courses website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Lauriane S. uit Frankrijk

    "I’ve been one week in Daku resort for a yoga retreat, I spent one of my best holidays ever! The staff is fabulous, always looking after your needs, its a friendly and warm atmosphere, they make you feel at home in family. The location is just amazing front of the sea, the ideal place to have a beautiful rest and yoga classes. Everything you need to enjoy Fiji and its culture. Amazing excursion and especially snorkeling and village trip. The owner JJ and Delia are lovely soul people, always smiling and willing to have discussion, lunch or dinner with you. I’ll never forget those holidays and cant forward to come back there. Thanks for all!"

    Paradise Courses website, aangepast

  • Beoordeling van Margie Zea uit Australië

    "Hi Liz, just a thank you note about the wonderful retreat you ran at Daku in Savusavu. I enjoyed all aspects of the retreat: the yoga, the other attendees, the resort, the food, the warm friendly people, and their customs, the excursions - the list goes on and on. Most of all was the benefit I received from the yoga. Your teaching was just fantastic. Your gentle, yet lively manner together with your intuition resulted in wonderful yoga classes. I have returned home full of inspiration to continue to extend and deepen my own practices. Liz, your integrity, ecological awareness, and fun-filled attitude carried on from the classes throughout the whole retreat making it all such a pleasure to be a part of. I hope the other attendees gained as much benefit and enjoyment from the retreat as I did."

    "Thank you and namaste."

    Paradise Courses website, aangepast

Savusavu, Fiji

Yoga in Fiji biedt absorberende retraites gegeven door ervaren en toegewijde docenten van over de hele wereld.

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8 dagen / 7 nachten

Beschikbaarheid

Aankomst: zaterdag 11 november, 2017
Vertrek: zaterdag 18 november, 2017

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