Kauai Bliss Yoga + Adventure Retreat

Kapaa, HI, USA

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Outdoor Yoga SF Retreats
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15 reviews
Feb 16 - 21, 2019
Group size: 10 - 18
Kauai Bliss Yoga + Adventure Retreat
Kapaa, HI, USA

Outdoor Yoga SF Retreats
  • Facebook verified
15 reviews

$NaN
Feb 16 - 21, 2019
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

A wild, beautiful, restful adventure!

Friends, students, big hearted adventurers! I am SO excited to invite you to join me for a magical retreat on the island of Kauai.


If you haven’t yet been, Kauai is a lush, beautiful, majestic place.

Spiritual seekers / peeps call each of the Hawaiian islands as it corresponds to one of the seven chakras. Kauai, in particular, is known as the island of intuition, connected with your third eye, the place of inner knowing and clear seeing. 


From the moment I landed there on my first visit several years ago it felt like my heart and mind were syncing up. Like the sync between phone and computer! The outer beauty - insanely gorgeous mountains, streams, crystal waters.. Connected to a very healing, beautiful inner place. Each time I’ve been here has been a transformative trip in that I just arrive however I am (usually exhausted!) and surrender to the healing nature of the island.. 


Each time walking away in awe of my time here.. feeling most alive, radiant and recharged and ready to grow in my life.


The daily yoga and meditation practices offered will come from that place draw on the healing powers of the island… reconnecting to intuition, clear seeing, and inner sanctuary space.  


This is a retreat for women! Lead by me - Julianne And supported by 2 other women teachers and lots of amazing hands on assists. We've all been students of the yoga practice for a very long time, and 2 of us have been teaching for 4 years.


All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome, all backgrounds, all open-minded, kind people seeking an easy, extraordinarily beautiful, and transformative experience. 


I do ask that you have some kind of  regular practice and can make time at home or at a studio to practice at least once a week leading up to the retreat, as this will just make it more enjoyable for you. Most who come on the retreat practice 'a bit' and enjoy yoga, but are not advanced :)


We will leverage the endorphins, strength, ease and wonder that come from moving the physical body with yoga, hiking, meditate walking in labyrinths, surfing.. and plenty of time in my favorite pose - the beach chiller pose for wellbeing, joy and deep rejuvination.

What’s included

  • 5 nights accomodation
    Accommodations are stunning! This retreat center was built with wood shipped over from southern India to create an authentic, spiritual paradise in Kauai. This is a truly one-of-a-kind place.
  • Daily Meditation + Yoga
    20 min morning meditation. 90 min morning yoga session.
  • Travel around the island
    We will have a couple vans to chauffeur you around in style!
  • Beautiful meals!
    Healthy, beautiful food. 95% vegan, and organic whenever possible. Fish included a couple nights, and always amazing vegetarian options! Get ready for amazing healthy food!
  • Evening Restorative Yoga
    Deep sleep + relaxation - yoga nidra sessions with hands on assists.
  • Pool + chaise lounges!
    At house
  • Dinner - 1 night out
    1 night out to dinner locally in Hanalei at a local spot. Around $30 -60 pp.
  • Flights

Available Packages

Queen Bed
Sold Out

In a shared room with one other person. 

$2,299
Deposit: $500
Twin Bed
only 1 left

In a shared room with one or two people.

$2,199
Deposit: $500
King Bed, Shared
Sold Out

Shared with 1 other person. 

You can share with someone you're traveling with, or we will pair you up with someone awesome.

$1,999
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Aloha! ?
Arriving to Kauai

Retreaters arriving in the afternoon. Nothing planned. Just unpack, option to walk, swim, relax by the water. Dinner together + Restorative yoga at night.


The rest of this is a loose itinerary! The structure of the trip is open to change with group input and navigating any weather changes, etc. It's important that you know that even though I have a very high standard for trips and making everything 100% amazing for you in every way. It's simply important to know with a group flexibility and ease important.


Wake up-  leisure and quiet time. Breakfast of fresh juice, coffee + tea, smoothies, fruit, hard boiled eggs and anything else you want will be available in the morning.


7:30 - 8am - Morning meditation. Followed by a short break, then yoga.

Post yoga relax + wash up. Pack lunch for the road (we’ll have a cooler and explore in the afternoon.)

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OY
Outdoor Yoga SF Retreats
15 reviews
I draw on the contemplative traditions of reiki, meditation, yoga, nutrition, positive psychology and integrative wellness to address the entire human experience - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I teach a steady, strong and spirited vinyasa class. Classes are thoughtfully designed to the seasons and time of day. You can expect to chant, sweat, feel your heart come alive and learn new elements of yoga philosophy in each class. I also love teaching restorative yoga and yoga nidra in late afternoons and evenings on retreat.

Reviews

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Ridonculously great. A spiritual journey of growth and self discovery and friendship enabled by a yoga retreat that was a once in a lifetime experience. The location (Blue Osa in Costa Rica) was peaceful, inviting and liberating. The logistics were exceptional, and the communication was clear throughout. I had virtually no hiccups. The yoga sessions we’re wonderful, comprehensive, challenging, but still doable for all levels. Julie and Kirin are an inspirational dynamic duo, and incorporated yoga philosophy in a way that gave substance and foundation to the daily practice of yoga . There also was plenty of time and opportunity for deep reflection throughout. I formed powerful and meaningful friendships in such a short time, as we were collectively and irrevocably bonded by this experience of yoga practice, growth, and ubiquitous healing. After a week, I leave with newfound strength , resilience, flexibility and growth; not just physically but - perhaps even more importantly - spiritually. Would go ahead in a yogi‘s heartbeat. Namaste
By Avi T for Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat on 08 Oct, 2021
What a wonderful vacation. The Blue Osa Retreat center is Amazing. Beautiful, comfortable and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Meals were delicious and very healthy. Loved everything about it. Our yoga instructors, Julie and Kirin, are very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Definitely want to sfo another retreat with them. Highly recommend both the Blue Osa Retreat Center and Julie and Kirin as yoga instructors.
By Shirley L for Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat on 07 Sep, 2021
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Amazing experience. I'd recommend Julie's retreats to anyone. It was the perfect balance between challenging yoga classes, yoga philosophy, connect and adventure. The retreat center was fantastic as well. We were in a remote area of the Osa peninsula in Costa Rica and the retreat center was this hidden, beautiful gem nestled between the ocean and the rainforest. The food was spectacular and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. Julie made it a point to make sure everyone felt welcomed and inspired. She is a wonderful teacher and an even better friend!
By Derek F for Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat on 30 Aug, 2021
What an epic retreat. We sang, we ate the most delicious food, we danced, we yoga'd, we hot tubbed, we hiked, we chatted, we relaxed - we really did it all in one beautiful weekend. Julie is such a talented instructor, her gifts go beyond leading a yoga class, and into chanting, sound baths, breath work, and she's able to lead you into a really magical state of meditation. This was my second year going and I will make it an annual retreat for sure!
By chelsea w for On the Lake: Breathwork + Yoga Retreat on 30 Oct, 2020
I selected this trip after meeting Julianne Aiello by telephone. We spoke and Julianne invited me to share my yoga journey with her and how taking this trip could deepen my practice. I was excited to travel solo and take the chance at meeting incredible people. Everything I could have imagined came to light. Soulshine is an exquisite beautiful place. From the staff who are so helpful, patient and kind to the amazing food we were presented with everyday. My most pleasant memory is doing meditation and all that was heard in the distance was the crowing of roosters. The quietness of the space despite the busyness of guests coming and going was remarkable. Julie made the experience transformative with her depth of knowledge of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. She has the ability to make all participants feel welcome and secure. I am looking forward to many more experiences with this amazing teacher. Dianne Roenicke
By Dianne R for Soulshine on 21 Oct, 2020
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Since returning from Kauai, I have felt a sense of retreat throughout my days. Peace and serenity weave through my day, easing the stress from work and everyday tasks. I am motivated and inspired to continue what I have learned on the retreat and bring it into my daily life. This retreat showed me what it was like to take care of myself and ultimately how that will help me to take care of those around me. From eating healthy meals, to practicing yoga regularly, to calming my mind and practicing kind observations. A huge thank you to Julie for her care and support during the retreat. It was a treat being able to spend this time with her guiding our group. She was prepared and had lots of information and goodies to share, yet was flexible and open to changing the itinerary based on the needs of the group and the weather. Her knowledge of yoga, the island, cooking, and many other great things kept us inspired and in awe. I would recommend a retreat with Julie to anyone with a curious mind, an open heart, and anyone who wants to truly relax and retreat in a healthy and rejuvenating way.
By Hannah E on 30 Sep, 2018
Julie’s yoga retreat in Kauai was absolutely magical. It was obvious she put her heart and soul into every aspect of the trip from bringing together an amazing group of women to cooking delicious meals to leading us on transformative adventures. Experiencing the infectious passion and energy of her yoga classes daily was a powerful force throughout the trip. The memories from our time in Kauai will stay with me forever!
By Stephanie T on 27 Sep, 2018
I couldn’t rave about Julie’s retreats enough. She is the perfect planner and takes all of the hassle out of trip organization and travel with her retreats. From morning practice to meal planning to daily adventures, the February 2018 Kauai retreat went beyond my wildest expectations. Her yoga sessions are the best mix of relaxation and strength. You’ll come away feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and in a state of bliss.
By Mary B on 26 Sep, 2018