Big Island, Hawaii

12 reviews
Oct 22 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 3
Big Island, Hawaii

12 reviews

Oct 22 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 3

About this trip

Everyone's mind wanders. Wandering is part of the minds job! This can't be a reason or an excuse  not to meditate. Meditate is a form of mind training. Meditation is the practice of learning how to formulate new thoughts, inspired thoughts, creative thoughts, expanded & unlimited thoughts. And, yes, the irony is meditation is both so simple and can feel quite challenging. It's ok. It doesn't take much to make a big difference. 

Even though meditation can feel difficult, challenging and all the things it can also feel refreshing, comforting, enlightening, restful & peaceful. It's also the most direct, effective and life saving tool one can get into. 

This week's retreat is for those who understand the power of meditation and want continued support in developing, fine tuning and getting more comfortable with sitting. Go home with renewed excitement, discipline & creativity with how you practice and experience meditation. 

This retreat is small for more direct attention. Plenty of room for questions, one-on-one time, practice, play, rest, adventure & quietude.

Refund Policy

Full refund minus deposit & any processing fees 60 days prior to event. 

50% refund minus deposit and any processing fees 30 days prior to event

No refund after 30 days

What’s included

  • 3 meals a day
    Jungle to Table meals. Breakfast fruits from the land. Local chefs using home grown ingredients.
  • Twice daily practice
    Morning & Evening practice
  • Kehena Beach
    Black Sand beach less than a mile from the property
  • Hot Springs
    Just at the end of the road are beautiful hot springs heated by the underground lava
  • Time spent on the land
    This could include harvesting of fruit or tending to the farm
  • Airport pick up/drop off
    Pick up offered for those flying into HILO airport. If you fly into Kona you are responsible for getting yourself here.
  • Evening Sound Bath
    Friday night trip to Hawaiian Sanctuary for a 60 min sound healing
  • Flight

Available options


Oct 22 Arrival
Settling in

Check in anytime. Early arrivals may rent a cabin at a discounted rate.

Your Organizer

12 reviews
My inclusive approach to yoga and life enables me to relate with and to hold space for students wherever they are in their practice and their lives. At the same time, my belief in the power of the practice and the potential of each practitioner challenges students to see where they are ready to evolve so that they too can access this transformational tradition as a tool to invoke radical consciousness, wild sovereignty, unwavering self-expression and untamable love. My passions for art, music, and travel lace my teachings with the freedom to create one’s own experience on the mat to embolden students to pioneer their own paths in life. As a Bay Area native, I ultimately promote yoga as a medium to build a thriving community that respects the truths of all.


I had a wonderful time at the Grace and Gratitude trip, and I hope to attend next year as well. I loved the classes. I was pleasantly surprised that I left the retreat with sore muscles. It felt great! I also liked that the yoga classes were long and extended, rather than just taking up a few hours or so each day. It truly felt like a yoga immersion, which is exactly what I wanted. The food that was served was delicious- just one of many things I enjoyed about the Ratna Ling Retreat Center. It was very luxurious and peaceful. I did not mind the rain at all, because it was nice to be cozy inside. I was so glad that we got chant during the retreat- I wasn't sure we would, and my expectations were definitely fulfilled. I love chanting, and it was beautiful to hear all our voices together. Finally, the pranic breathing workshop was an incredibly interesting experience that I will remember for a long time. It definitely was unique, and I'm so glad that I participated. Thank you, Robin, for an amazing retreat! Can't wait for next year
By Katie K for Grace and Gratitude Yoga Retreat on 26 Dec, 2019
This was marvelous retreat. Perhaps the best of the 5 yoga retreats I have attended. Robin sets a very welcoming tone, paces the moving yoga beautifully and enables a highly spiritual, contemplative atmosphere. The members of the group were uniformly lovely.
By Marilyn R for Grace and Gratitude Yoga Retreat on 20 Dec, 2019
This was my first Yoga retreat, and it won’t be my last! The accommodations and food exceeded my expectation, and Robin is an incredible teacher. Thank you!
By Casey G for Grace and Gratitude Yoga Retreat on 11 Dec, 2019
This was such an amazing experience. The retreat is in a secluded area surrounded by nature and wild life. It's so peaceful and serene. Robin is an amazing yoga instructor and everything she planned went super smoothly. I love going on retreats with Robin because it's not just about the yoga it's a full experience from her amazing energy to her beautiful voice, singing, chanting, relaxing, eating well. I feel so nourished from head to toe and from inside and outside. Words won't do her justice. Next year I hope to take my Mother with me on this retreat. Thank you Robin for all that you do for us. I feel like a brand new person after this retreat.
By Parastoo E for Grace and Gratitude Yoga Retreat on 10 Dec, 2019
Robin curates a perfect zen, experiential retreat. She's a gifted teacher, beautiful chanter and musician. She both encourages open/reflective time yet manages to bring the group together with warmth. If you are looking for a transformative weekend, I highly recommend this retreat.
By Danica K for Grace and Gratitude Yoga Retreat on 10 Dec, 2019
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Robin has been my favorite yoga teacher since meeting her. I joined her yoga immersion program and I am so glad and grateful that I did. I was able to deepen my practice of yoga, on and off the mat. I love Robin's teachings, as she teaches yoga way beyond the postures and practice on the mat or during a session. To be able to carry those teachings into the every day life is a blessing and a way to live that I will never forget. Highly recommended!
By Shirley Y on 12 Jun, 2019