ZEN HABITS: Yoga and Writing Retreat
Led by Sonia Roberts
In Hawaii, The Big Island at Kalani Oceanside
August 2-6, 2018
Join us for a yoga retreat in paradise at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center in Hawaii, on the Big Island. Kalani is an educational nonprofit devoted to yoga, wellness, performing arts, nature, and Hawaiian culture. The true meaning of ‘ohana (family) awaits at this yoga retreat center set among black sand beaches, volcanoes, and pineapple coconut ice cream. Kalani offers healthy cuisine, comfortable accommodations, rejuvenating bodywork treatments, recreational facilities, and educational adventures. We invite you to open your heart to the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani.
Learn more about Kalani at www.kalani.com
Slow down and re-connect to the best part of who you are in a beautiful location, bordered by tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean. This retreat is designed to give you time for yoga, writing, reflection, relaxation and adventure. Practicing yoga and writing together can change your life in the most profound and liberating ways. Find the quiet spaces between your thoughts. Practice putting your thoughts into words and your words onto paper. Cultivate a clear vision of what you desire, step into the silent realm where all possibilities exist and let your desires be known. This retreat will offer tools to explore your writing and yoga practice, deepened connection with your voice and shared experience in a group. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer,” combining yoga and putting pen to paper can be a transformative experience.
Practice yoga twice daily, with a vinyasa flow practice in the morning and calming practice in the evening. Each yoga asana session preceded or followed by a meditation and guided writing session.
In addition to yoga, there is time each day to relax by the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, enjoy body treatments or explore the Big Island.
Optional Adventures Include:
- Friday, August 3rd - Explore Pohoiki Beach Park, bring a picnic lunch, go for a swim and enjoy the Pohoiki Warm Springs. This small, volcanically heated hot pond is surrounded by lush vegetation and is located in a lava sink. Then visit Ahalanui Warm Pond, this volcanically heated spring water feeds into a warm pond which mixes with ocean water and is a local favorite.
- Saturday, August 4th - Visit Akaka Falls, see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. This pleasant 0.4 mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns. As you follow the paved footpath, you'll see 100-foot Kahuna Falls and just around the bend you'll see towering Akaka Falls which plummets 442 feet into stream-eroded gorge. Then shop in Hilo Town and Hilo Farmers Market.
- Sunday, August 5th - Relax at Kaimu Hou Coconut Beach. Walk over new lava flows from the 80's, visit the Kalapana photos and news clippings gallery and stroll along the coast.
Check in begins at 4pm on Thursday, August 2nd. Check out is at 11am on Monday, August 6th, the last day of the retreat. *Retreat concludes with lunch on the day of check-out, at 12:00pm-1:00pm.
*Please note: Additional lodging options may be available; please email Sonia if your preferred lodging type is not listed.
**Space is limited. Place $400 deposit or pay in full to secure your spot. ***Balance is due on or before May 15, 2018.
About Sonia Roberts:
Sonia Roberts has been teaching yoga for fifteen years and has a passion for helping others reach their full potential and live a more joyful life. Her classes are challenging, nurturing and integrate mindful movement. Her life as a mother has given her an abundance of opportunity for deepening her yoga practice and living in the moment. Learn more about Sonia at www.soniaroberts.com.