Hawaii Surf & Yoga Retreat

Kauai, The Garden Island

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Mary Susan Stults
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Apr 28 - May 4, 2019
Group size: 8 - 12
Hawaii Surf & Yoga Retreat
Kauai, The Garden Island

Mary Susan Stults
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9 reviews

$2349
Deposit: $500
Apr 28 - May 4, 2019
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

KAUAI YOGA + SURF GARDEN ISLE SPRING RETREAT


-April 28th - May 4th, 2019-




Explore, experience, enjoy! 


Next spring, treat yourself to 7 luxurious, nature-filled days on the Garden Island for a dose of Hawaiian magic. The north shore and it's countless beaches, surf locales, tropical hikes, and majestic water-fall laden mountains await us. 


We'll slow down to revel in daily yoga practices, guided meditation + pranayam, surfing to our hearts delight, Stand Up Paddleboarding the island's rivers and ocean, SUP Yoga, hiking, beach days, waterfall chasing, and plenty of time to simply BE and enjoy life! 


A wonderful and talented chef will be joining us to provide us with 4 healthy and delicious vegan/vegetarian breakfasts and dinners in, and then we'll get out on the town for two breakfasts, and a dinner or two out at favorite local spots we love. 


Our only worry is that you'll love the island so much as we do that you won't want to come home. Kidding! Kind of:) Kauai has taken up a large space in our hearts and we cannot wait to share all of the natural beauty and island MAGIC wth you next spring. 






Cost: $2,349 (early bird discount available!) Register early by December 31st and save $150 on retreat tuition. 


Retreat Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit 



Space is limited to 12 people. 




Retreat savings: 

Save your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit.




Questions:

Contact thriveyogacolorado@gmail.com or floatandflowllc@gmail.com for more information!





RETREAT LEADERS + COMMUNITY


(Chef)


Bio coming soon.... <3 








MARY SUSAN STULTS 

Southern Utah native Mary Susan Stults has been practicing Yoga for over 25 years since she was a young teen, studying Vipassana meditation for 18 years, surfing for 20 years, and Stand Up Paddleboarding for over 8 years now. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Mary Susan was raised in Cedar City, a town in southwest Utah about an hour from Zion National Park. Mary Susan, an avid nature lover, grew up hiking, climbing, canyoneering, rafting, and exploring the many hiking trails, rivers, rocks, mountains, canyons, and the endless outdoor beauty of Utah and Colorado with her friends and family. Despite growing up landlocked Mary grew up a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and water and that passion has only grown with each passing year.


After moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2001 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, she has made Colorado her home for nearly 17 years. As an outdoor-enthusiast-at-heart, you can often find this nature lover hiking or biking on a trail, paddling, surfing, practicing yoga on the water, camping, climbing, or backpacking in the mountains or desert, or exploring her yoga practice outdoors! Mary Susan loves to share her passion for the outdoors and adventure with those around her, which has led her to plan and lead global yogaretreats and adventure yoga retreats throughout Colorado and around the globe! 


Mary Susan teaches a knowledgable, dynamic, sustainable, refreshing, and compassionate, alignment-based practice that intelligently weaves and blends together the traditions of Ashtanga and Iyengar, while making the most of props! Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing, wise, grounded, and patient style of teaching to be welcoming and supportive. She infuses her Yoga, Meditation, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. 


For Mary, being a student of the practice of Yoga is as important as being a teacher. When she is not working and teaching herself you can often find her in a teacher training or Yoga intensive with her forever teacher, Maty Ezraty with whom she has completed over 800+ hours of formal training, and well over 2000 hours total. Mary Susan will begin assisting her mentor and teacher Maty Ezraty this year beginning with the Pacific NorthWest Yoga Conference this February, 2018 in Seattle, WA and continuing on from there. 


As a forever student, Mary Susan has studied with a plethora of teachers including Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Seane Corn, Annie Carpenter, Schuyler Grant, Jason Bowman, Libba Harmon, Asha Wolfe, Jason Crandall, Carrie Owerko, James Brown, Gillian Gibree, and many more with her studies taking her to India, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Aspen, Boulder, Denver, Utah, San Francisco, San Diego, Mexico, Paris, and beyond. She will be completing another 200hr yoga teacher training with Maty Ezraty and Judith Hanson Lassater in Northern California this upcoming October 14th - November 16th, 2018. 


She hopes to help others delve into what it means to live well physically, mentally, and spiritually, by exploring and developing their own Yoga and meditation practice, and translating the joy, strength, confidence, mindfulness, balance, and grace that we find on the mat, into our lives off the mat!


She leads AYFK Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings several times a year through her company Adventure Yoga For Kids, and will be offering SUP & SUP Yoga Teacher Trainings through her company Float & Flow Yoga & SUP beginning in 2018 (July 27th - 29th / Boulder, CO).. She also offers Yoga, Meditation, SUP, and SUP Yoga privates, small-group classes, corporate yoga classes, workshops, trainings, intensives, and events nationally and internationally.


She wholeheartedly believes that Yoga, Meditation, Stand Up Paddleboarding, & Surfing are for everybody, and is passionate about sharing these gifts, as well as her love of nature, adventure, the ocean, and the outdoors with all ages.






QUESTIONS? 

Email Mary Susan at floatandflowllc@gmail.com anytime and we can't wait to see you on the Garden Isle next Spring! 



What’s included

  • 6 Nights/7 days Lodging
    We'll be staying on Kauai's North Shore -- Share Accommodations (email Mary to inquire if private accommodations are available!)
  • 6 Healthy Breakfasts
  • 6 Healthy Dinners
  • Daily Yoga Practices (2)
  • Guided Meditation
  • Guided Pranayama
  • Surf Board Rental
    We'll have access to surf board rentals throughout the week. You can choose to add extra lessons through our preferred vendor and company if you'd like to.
  • 1 Surf Lesson
  • Opt SUP/SUP Yoga Wrkshp
    Weather Dependent - Optional Workshop - Rental not included
  • Retreat Goodies Bag
  • Adventure 2 Queen's Bath
    Weather/Tide Dependent
  • Hike (1-2)
    If the Napali Coast hike is re-opened by then and in hiking condition, we will hike it! It is currently closed due to the recent storms this past spring.
  • Beach Clean-UP
  • Swim+picnic at Stone Dam
  • Incredible Community
  • Writing Workshop w/Mary
  • Yoga Workshop w/ Mary
  • Workshop/s with Brittany
  • Cooking Workshop/s
  • Art Workshop
  • Beach Days
  • Flights
  • Travel to Retreat Center
  • Lunches
  • Travel Insurance
  • Yoga Mat
  • Tips / Souvenirs
  • Extra Surf Lessons
  • Sunblock
  • Private Yoga Lessons

Your Organizer


MS
Mary Susan Stults
9 reviews
An absolute people person, Mary has taught Yoga for adults, all-ages, family, adaptive, tweens, teens, kids, and tots for over 6 years, and is a 500HR E-RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher, a WPA/Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP Yoga teacher, certified Kids Yoga teacher, certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, and is known by all for her enthusiasm and positive outlook. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing and patient style of teaching to be welcoming and supportive. She infuses her Yoga, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. For Mary, being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher. When she is not working and teaching herself you can often find her in a teacher training or yoga intensive somewhere around the world with her forever teacher, Maty Ezraty with whom she has completed over 600+ hours of formal training.

Reviews

I had an amazing time at this retreat. It was my first retreat experience, and I'm so glad I did this with Mary as the guide. She really knows her way around the location, and goes to every effort to make it a great time for everyone. I learned a lot in group activities, and also had flexibility to explore on my own.
SS
Our adventures in Estes Park, CO were amazing. Not on the scenery was fantastic but the food, hiking, group of women were outstanding. Mary is an excellent SUP yoga instructor and I love that she is always up for an adventure. Mary always had breakfast ready in the morning and was always working with the group to best find the perfect flow of activities for the day. I loved that she allowed us to have flexibility in what we wanted to do. Our group was a bit disappointed in the accommodations for this trip but Mary did her best to accommodate and refund us some money for the inconvenience. I look forward to future yoga retreats with old and new friends.
TW
This trip was WONDERFUL! Telluride is such a beautiful place and Mary orchestrated such a beautiful retreat for us! We did yoga, went on hikes, did stand up paddle boarding at a gorgeous lake in the mountains, and just had a blast. Our condos were beautiful and breakfast was made for us every morning. The Yoga Writing Workshop was fantastic, and so were the meditations. Mary has a gift and I would recommend one of these retreats to ALL women. It was a much needed getaway. I can't wait to do another!
LF
While Telluride was beautiful and we had an amazing trip, it wasn't without some hiccups that could have been avoided had there been better planning and a smaller group. We very much enjoyed the yoga practice (both on & off the water), but we never hiked with the group. The schedule and means for communicating said schedule often changed and we were trying not to be tied to technology. While the accomodations were lovely, our condo was quite small for 4 adult women. We shared one small bathroom and two of us were required to sleep in bunk beds built into the walls (probably better suited for children) in the hallway. Not enough space for us to unpack for 5 days. Our saving grace was that we had an outdoor patio to retreat to. The main house where several of the women stayed was spacious and beautiful and because these ladies were together, I also believe they had a far different and more connected experience than we did. For the cost, the trip did not meet my expectations. With that said, I'd highly recommend for SUP yoga, but personally wouldn't book another destination excursion. I hope this is helpful feedback for future trip planning.
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