Peter will be leading the daily vinyasa classes while Nat shares the practice of Bhakti music/mantra & philosophy during the classes and beyond.
While we provide two daily yoga classes and 3 meals per day, much of this time will be yours to disconnect so you can reconnect with yourself. Between classes, feel free to explore the large retreat center property, adventure off property to beaches, volcanoes, enjoy long drives around the island, or simply spend your time by the pool enjoying spa services or a good book. This is a week for you.
This is an eco-friendly purpose-built retreat center in Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawaii that features a boutique hotel fashioned after 19th century Hawaiian palaces. It strikes this perfect balance between luxury and "home." There is a lovely courtyard, panoramic view of the ocean, salt-water infinity swimming pool, solar-heated hot tub, walking trails, and on-site spa treatments. The facility is located on 50+ acres and produces its own electricity (wind-generated) and organic food: fruits, vegetables, goat cheese and more. Meals are prepared in the fabulous kitchen by professional chefs that use the food grown on the property to create beautiful, delicious cuisine! Get ready. Visit www.hawaiiislandretreat.com to learn more about the retreat center.
In the mornings, we will begin with a short seated meditation, mantra and a mindful practice that will awaken and revitalize your body and open your heart.
In the afternoons/early evenings we will have a second practice that is often more explorative, playful and may involve other aspects of the yoga practice including partner work, Traditional Thai Yoga massage, restorative yoga, pranayama, kriya and more. Each practice will strike a balance between effort and ease--depth and play. It is suggested that you have taken a minimum of 10 vinyasa yoga classes before attending this retreat. You will have at least 1 afternoon off to explore the island on your own.
You will be fed very (VERY!) well with fresh, farm-to-table local ingredients-- most of which comes from the retreat center farm! This is a vegetarian retreat, and there will be vegan options, however eggs, milk, yogurt and butter will also be available. There will be plenty of high protein vegetarian options available daily.
You’ll arrive on Sunday, March 11th and we’ll have an evening practice at 5pm, opening circle and dinner. You’ll depart on Friday, March 16th after a morning practice & breakfast, all finishing around 11am.
ROOM OPTIONS (prices are per person):
-Double occupancy yurt w/ private sink and toilet, shared shower facility (twin beds)
-Single Occupancy Yurt, twin beds pushed together
-Double Occupancy Hotel Suite w/ private bath & queen beds
-Single Occupancy Hotel suite (that's you on your own)
* To reserve your spot on this retreat, please make a $300.00 or $400.00 deposit depending on your room selection. The deposit is non-refundable – however should you cancel your reservation 90 days or more before the retreat starts, you may apply your deposit toward another retreat I host occurring within 12 months from the date of the initial retreat that you registered for.
FULL PAYMENT (due within 90 days of retreat)
When you reserve, you may either pay in full or just pay the $300 deposit. Upon receipt of your payment we will send you a confirmation of your deposit. Full payment is due 90 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Deposits are non-refundable. If we are able to fill your space we will gladly reimburse you, less your deposit and any fees we cannot recover. However, if we cannot fill your space in a reasonable amount of time, no refunds can be given. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance just to be safe.
-5 nights accommodation at an eco-luxury resort on the Big Island of Hawaii-2x Daily Yoga & Meditation
-All Meals- (3x daily amazing farm-to-table vegetarian food)
-Kirtan (chanting), asana workshop and lots of fun
-24 Hour access to infinity pool, solar-heated hot tub, poolside and valley views reading room, media room and exercise yoga room
-55 acres of gardens, wild grooves and ancient valley trails, private ocean access and spectacular panoramic vista views from all over the property
-All prices include taxes
-Transportation to/from retreat center (rent or share the rental of a car!)
-Excursions off property
-Alcoholic beverages and additional food purchases at the retreat center
-Spa amenities (massage, facials, reiki, traditional Hawaiian healing, Ayurveda, etc)
-Additional classes offered by the retreat center
This is you rocking your own Suite! The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. These are decorated with turn-of -the-century-Hawaii furniture. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean.
This is you sharing a suite with a friend/partner. The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. These are decorated with turn-of -the-century-Hawaii furniture. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean.
This is rocking your own yurt, you lucky duck! Think of "yurting" as "glamping." Yurts offer a unique alternative to the elegant boutique hotel for folks seeking more simplicity and economy. Nestled within a needled ironwood grove, the yurt village is adjacent to the Hawaiian eco-spa complex and features 7 spacious yurt bungalows, perfect for couples or shared rooming. Yurts have two single beds or one king, and a private toilet and sink. Showers are nearby.
This is you sharing a yurt with a friend/partner or someone we pair you with. Think of yurting as "glamping." Yurts offer a unique alternative to the elegant boutique hotel for folks seeking more simplicity and economy. Nestled within a needled ironwood grove, the yurt village is adjacent to the Hawaiian eco-spa complex and features 7 spacious yurt bungalows, perfect for couples or shared rooming. Yurts have two single beds or one king, and a private toilet and sink. Showers are nearby.