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8 Days Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Fiji

  • Daku Resort, 5 Daku Road, Savusavu, Fiji

8 Days Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Fiji

  • Daku Resort, 5 Daku Road, Savusavu, Fiji

Yoga Retreat Fiji with Mark Robberds

Join Yoga in Fiji for an Ashtanga yoga retreat in the wonderful town of Savusavu. Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). It involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. It is a robust and demanding practice, producing intense internal heat. The profuse and purifying sweat that comes with it detoxifies muscles and organs, resulting in improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Visit to Vuadomo waterfall
  • Craft display and tapa making demonstration
  • Visit to a local village and meke dance display
  • Visit to Devodara beach and picnic lunch
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Your accommodation is in beautiful tropical gardens overlooking Savusavu Bay, which is straight over the road in front. Behind, the property stretches up the mountain and you’re welcome to walk there. You will be surrounded by a wealth of beauty such as lush green forests, coral reefs, warm seas, plus the endless warmth of Fijian hospitality.

Shared twin room

Booking for just one person, participating in the course, sharing a room. You can come with a friend or Yoga in Fiji will find you someone to share with.

Single room

Upgrade to a private room as a single traveller.

The program is structured around morning workshops with afternoons for activities and free time to enjoy a massage, snorkeling, or relaxing by the pool. The order of workshops may vary depending upon weather conditions.

Saturday - August 26, 2017

  • Arrive in Nadi and take connecting domestic flight to Savusavu
  • Transfer to Daku Resort
  • 18:00 Welcome ceremony
  • 19:00 Dinner

Sunday - August 27, 2017

  • 07:30 Tea and juice
  • 08.00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 13.00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 16:30 Yoga practice
  • 19.00 Dinner

Monday - August 28, 2017

  • 07:30 Tea and juice
  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by free time to visit Savusavu town
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Craft display and tapa (Fijian decorated bark cloth) making demonstration
  • 16:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Tuesday - August 29, 2017

  • 07:30 Tea and juice
  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by a visit to Vuadomo waterfall
  • 13:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 16:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Wednesday - August 30, 2017

  • 07:30 Tea and juice
  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by free time to snorkel, have a massage, and relax
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:30 Visit to local village and meke dance display (no yoga practice)
  • 19:00 Dinner

Thursday - August 31, 2017

  • 07:30 Tea and juice
  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Visit to Devodara beach and picnic lunch
  • 15:00 Return to Daku
  • 16:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Friday - September 1, 2017

  • 07:30 Tea and juice
  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 13:00 Lunch followed by free time
  • 16:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday - September 2, 2017

  • Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi
  • International flight home
  • Visit to Devodara beach and picnic lunch
  • Visit to local village and meke dance display
  • Visit to Vuadomo waterfall
  • Mark Robberds

    Mark Robberds has been studying yoga since 1997. He is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher (one of the few certified by KPJAYI) and spent 10 years travelling regularly to India to practice with the late legendary guru Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and the last six years with his grandson R. Sharath of Mysore. He also trained as an apprentice, first with Mathew Sweeney and then with Eileen Hall from 1999 to 2005 at YogaMoves in Sydney.

Daku Resort is on Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu, just outside the small town of Savusavu. Fiji has about 300 islands. The two big ones are Viti Levu, where you’ll arrive when you fly into Nadi Internation Airport, and Vanua Levu. But whilst Viti Levu has most of the population and gets most of the tourism, Vanua Levu is still a sleepy backwater with a small population and a fraction of the tourist numbers.

Nearby places

  • Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, 5 kilometers
  • Savusavu, 1.5 kilometers - 25 minutes' walk
Activities
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Beach
Services
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

You will be served healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners throughout the retreat. Your meals are included in the price. A picnic lunch is also included in the price during your visit to Devodara beach.

Bird watching tours

Yoga in Fiji offers a flexible four-day programme which can be done whenever you want.

Hiking

Hike up the mountain behind the resort, three tough but beautiful kilometers of rainforest.

Kayaking

Take out one of the kayaks and paddle along the coast.

Snorkeling

Soft and hard corals, reef fish, invertebrates, even the occasional turtle or grey tipped shark.

Scuba diving

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.

Thermal mud pool

Cover yourself with warm organic mud and then wash off in the nearby river.

Visit a village

Get a glimpse of traditional Fijian life and thrill to the pace of the meke dances.

Waterfall

Dive into the refreshing waters of a waterfall.

Week-long holiday study courses

Yoga in Fiji also offer fabulous week-long Paradise Courses in painting, singing, writing, and snorkeling.

Melt away your everyday cares and worries and enjoy a blissful massage in Yoga in Fiji’s spa bure. These treatments will truly enhance your Fijian experience.

Banana wrap

This three in one treatment starts with a full body scrub and mask before your body is literally wrapped in fresh banana leaves. Whilst wrapped, your masseurs will give you a scalp massage followed by a rejuvenating full body massage. This treatment costs 170 AUD for two hours.

Fancy footwork

A relaxing treat for your feet. After being bathed in petal strewn water, your feet will be exfoliated with a gentle locally made scented foot scrub. If you wish, your therapist will tidy your nails and cuticles before giving you a foot and lower leg massage. A natural foot mask will then be applied and your feet will be wrapped in banana leaves whilst the skin absorbs the nutrients from the natural foot mask. Once the mask is removed, the feet are then massaged with coconut oil. This treatment costs 80 AUD for 60 minutes.

Fijian bobo massage

A traditional massage practiced in Fiji, a culture deeply rooted in healing rituals. It uses tropical coconut oil combined with long sweeping massage strokes which stimulate circulation and release tension and ends with a final sweeping motion of the body and worries and stress are sent away. This treatment costs 80 AUD for 60 minutes.

Fijian champissage

Head, neck, and shoulder massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy, which is not only safe and simple but is also very effective in providing relief from the aches and pains created and associated with stress. This treatment can help to alleviate the symptoms of insomnia, migraine, eye strain, and sinusitis as well as promote hair growth, all whilst soothing, comforting, and rebalancing energy flow providing a deep sense of peace, calm, and tranquility. This treatment costs 80 AUD for 60 minutes.

Fijian facial finesse

A beautiful combination of cleanse, scrub, mask, and massage to work away the build-up of toxins and help revitalize your skin. This massage utilizes a series of repetitive movements across the skin and facial pressure points to reduce lines, tighten the skin, increase skin elasticity, and promote blood circulation. This treatment costs 80 AUD for 60 minutes.

  • 3 daily healthy meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Craft display and tapa making demonstration
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Visit to a local village and meke dance display
  • Visit to Devodara beach and picnic lunch
  • Visit to Vuadomo waterfall
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, and private trips
  • Optional activities not listed on the program
  • Travel to Savusavu

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Savusavu Airport (SVU). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga in Fiji will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Pamela C. from Australia
    10 out of 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!"

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  • Review by a traveler from California, USA
    10 out of 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"

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  • Review by a traveler from Israel
    10 out of 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!"

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  • Review by Elena M. from Australia
    10 out of 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."

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  • Review by 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."

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  • Review by 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."

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  • Review by 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."

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  • Review by 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."

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  • Review by Lauriane S. from France

    "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!"

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  • Review by Margie Zea from Australia

    "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."

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