Makahiki Retreat on Kauai

Koloa, HI 96756, USA

Dec 12 - 19, 2021
Group size: 1 - 10
Makahiki Retreat on Kauai
Koloa, HI 96756, USA

Dec 12 - 19, 2021
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

We welcome you for a soul-filling adventure + yoga retreat of a lifetime on the beautiful island of Kauai! This transformational week offers the perfect balance of play and restoration – with opportunities to drop into yogic practices that empower self-discovery, reflection + growth. Paired with island adventures and time to simply rest, restore, and experience Hawaiian culture along with the healing powers of this island. With so much chaos and unknown during this past year we invite you to take this time to fuel your mind, body, and soul.

Kaua’i has always been known to be a magical and sacred place for healing, a place to reset relax and restore.  Our retreat is called “Makahiki on Kaua’i” because it happens to align directly with makahiki season. Makahiki season is an ancient Hawaiian ritual that lasts four consecutive lunar months. The focus of this season was a time for men, women and chiefs to rest, strengthen the body, and have great feasts of commemoration (ʻahaʻaina hoʻomanaʻo).  During Makahiki season labor was prohibited and there were days for resting and feasting. The Hawaiians gave thanks to the god Lonoikamakahiki for his care. He brought life, blessings, peace, and victory to the land. It is during this special time that we pay homage to the native Hawaiians and our beautiful island which we call home.


This powerful retreat provides daily yoga and meditation practices, soul healing workshops, boat/snorkeling excursions, hiking adventures and so much more.   Experience Kauai's vast offering of gorgeous beaches, lush mountain waterfalls and stunning sunsets. Savor culturally-inspired farm-to-table meals prepared by a local private chef. Relax and rejuvenate in luxury, private accommodations.  Enjoy an ocean-view massage. Discover the power of self-care and self-nourishment. Connect with yourself and other women in ways you never realized were possible.  Optional workshops will be offrered on chakra balancing, astrology, and Hawaiian culture. There has never been a more perfect time to visit our beautiful island. 

Whether you’re a complete beginner to yoga or an advanced practitioner, this retreat is for you to relax and recharge. Come as you are. 

It's your time to embark on the retreat of a lifetime! 


Kauai is the oldest, least developed, and fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands.   Sometimes referred to as the Garden Island; this is manifested in the vast mountainsides, healing sunshine, tropical rainforests, and tranquil beaches that surround the island.   Kauai is the perfect place to reconnect to your soul, heal, deepen your practice, and set intentions for what your wish to manifest! 


During this retreat you will be staying at Soft Landings, which is a private and spacious home located on the south shore of Kauai in sunny resort town of Poipu.  This home and location provides the perfect oasis of luxury, healing and tranquility.  It is located at the highest point of Poipu on the top rim of an extinct crater, which provides expansive mountain and ocean views.  Enjoy the pool, hot tub and tennis courts on the short walk to three of Kauai's best beaches and hiking trails.  Soft Landings is the perfect home for rejuvinating and resting after a day filled with yoga, ocean adventure and play! 

Home Details: 

  • Mountain and ocean views
  • Expansive, wrap around lanai's
  • Washer/dryer
  • WIFI
  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Yoga Deck
  • Partial AC

What To Bring

  • Yoga mat (Optional- we will have them available for use)
  • Yoga props (optional - block, strap, blanket, etc.)
  • Bathing suit(s)
  • Hiking shoes/sneakers
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Yoga Clothes
  • Layers and multiple changes of clothing 
    • (Think:  warm days, cool nights!)
  • Raincoat/light jacket
  • Basic toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, etc.)
  • Sunscreen + aftersun lotion
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses

About Your Organizers

Aloha from Juice + Courteney!

 Meet the team:

Courteney @courteneymartinyoga is a 500 hour E-RYT yoga teacher. a former college athlete and high school psychology teacher originally from a small island in Rhode Island.  She started practicing yoga regularly to balance her body from a lifetime of competitive sports, injuries, and as a release from the fast paced high-stress environment she had been accustomed to.  

She has spent the last six years living on Kauai and hosting adventure and yoga retreats here on Kauai and around the world that offer a place to explore, reflect, restore, and reset. 

Courteney is a dynamic yoga instructor with over 10 years of trainings and experience teaching a wide variety of yoga styles including vinyasa, power yoga, yin, SUP yoga,  kids yoga, yoga sculpt , and 26 & 2 (Bikram) yoga. Courteney also has a masters degree in education and psychology and has recently become a certified astrologist.  Her passion for happiness and health radiates within her and you will certainly get to know this when you meet her! 

Juice @808juice is a 26 + 2 teacher and just LOVES any yoga in the hot room. as a former athlete and ocean sport enthusiast, yoga has always been a way of releasing any tension from any rigorous strain that goes along with life.  She has always had a passion for a healthy balanced existence, and sharing aloha through her lifestyle, teaching, and her production company. When Juice is not teaching yoga she is busy cultivating and creating with her other business Juice Productions Hawai’i which is a marketing + pr + production + local talent management company. Deeply rooted in culture and sense of place she is happy to share any knowledge with you. 

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. There is a non-refundable $500 deposit. If we are able to fill your space we will gladly reimburse you, less any fees we cannot recover. However, if we cannot fill your space, no refunds can be given. 

We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance just to be safe.

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 2 Daily Meals + Snacks
    Delicious and heathy farm-to-table meals and snacks each day, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients prepared by a private chef
  • 2 Daily Yoga Practices
    Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • Daily Mediation
  • Specialty Workshops
    Chakra Balancing, Sound Bowl Healing, Journal Exercises
  • Mini Astrology Reading
  • Labyrinth Walk
    Maha`ulepu Beach
  • Additional Excursions
  • Additional Food+Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Massage/Spa Services
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation

Available Packages

Twin Bedroom + Shared Bathroom
only 2 left

2 Twin sized beds

Air conditioning


Shared full size bathroom with rain shower (Shared with 1 Queen bedroom) 

Deposit: $500
Queen Bedroom + Shared Bath
only 2 left

-Split the bed with a friend ($1950 each) or enjoy all to yourself ($2400) 

* Message for private room option. 

-Full bathroom with a rain shower (shared with twin bedroom)

-Large lanai

Deposit: $500
Queen Bedroom Suite + Private Bath
only 2 left

-Split the bed with a friend ($2200 each) or enjoy all to yourself ($2800) 

** Message for private room option. 

-Queen sized bed

-Private full bathroom with rain shower

-Private lanai with seating

- In room sitting area. 

-Air conditioning


Deposit: $500
King Bedroom Suite + Private Bathroom
only 2 left

-Split the bed with a friend ($2,300 each). Shared room only. 

-King sized bed

-Private full bathroom with a tub and shower

-Private lanai with seating

-Air conditioning

Deposit: $500
King Bedroom + Private Bathroom
only 2 left

-Split the bed with a friend ($2,500 each). Shared room only. 

-King Sized Bed

-Private full bathroom with jacuzzi tub and 2 rain shower heads

-Large lanai

Deposit: $500

Available options

Kipu Kai Boat Tour10 left
Guide Waimea Canyon Hike10 left
60 minute massage10 left
90 minute massage10 left
Complete Astrology Natal Chart Reading10 left
Surf Lesson10 left


Sample Day 1
Beach and Chakra Balancing Workshop

*All activities are optional.

6:30 am Sunrise Meditation

7-8 am 1 hour Vinyasa Practice

9-10 am Brunch

11- 3pm Poipu Beach Day and Free Time- We set up tent, beach chairs, beach toys, games, and snacks

*Optional Add on Surfing Lesson

4 pm-Afternoon Chakra Balancing Workshop

5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

7- 8 pm 1 Hour Yin/Restorative Practice

Hot Tub and/or Bedtime

Your Organizer