Big Island, Hawaii Therapeutic Yoga Retreat, Nov 22 - 29, 2014

Yoga SalaThis is a rare opportunity to experience a yoga retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii in the lap of tropical luxury.   A private, sustainable ranch will be our home for this therapeutic retreat. The owners have kindly opened their hearts and facilities including 6 hales (bungalows), tenting spaces, dining and cooking pavilion and a beautiful yoga room to us for this week.

The property is off-the grid and sustainable. Originally built out of celebrity's Y2K concerns prior to 2000, this land has its own hydro electrical plant, solar power and organic gardens.  A yoga studio in a lovely room - called the Qi Deck - has hardwood floors and plenty of windows to open to the sounds of the flowing nearby creek. Two round, connected pavilions house a dining table for 14 in one, and the open air kitchen the other.

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About the Hawaii Yoga Ease Retreat, March 2013

Yoga Retreat FlowTwice daily yoga sessions - infused with yoga therapy, restorative yoga, meditation and an introduction to mantra chanting as well as nightly IRest® Yoga Nidra - will be held in the embrace of citrus orchards and organic gardens overlooking the ocean.  We will share excursions to spiritually and culturally significant Hawaiian sites, not found in guidebooks and often on private land, including power centers that once hosted ancient temples and the warrior training grounds of King Kamehameha. Together, we will deepen our awareness of the energy around us and within us. Dine on 'Farm to Fork' goodness of local fish and chicken, organic vegetables, freshly picked fruit and delicious, hearty grains. Hiking and exploring a few beaches - from black sand to white - will allow us to fully receive the abundant gifts of nature as we retreat on the Big Island.

Flow of the Hawaii Yoga Ease Retreat in March of 2013

Yogi Accommodations at Julie's November 2013 RetreatLimited accommodation is available on site, with 6 rustic, cozy "hales" or rooms, including two simple "barn hales' (attached to the barn) - each with 2 double beds and shared bathroom -  and 4 bungalow style hales  - each with 2 double or single beds, a deck and shared bathrooms and outdoor hot water showers. Please inquire if you need a tent rental for this Big Island retreat. 

Delicious and nutritious meals will feature fresh, local and organic products as much as possible. The focus will be on local cuisine with options of  local fish, like 'Mahi-mahi" or "Ono", and chicken. Citrus fruits are available in abundance in the orchard surrounding the dining hale.  Yoga in Hawaii - delicious!

Accomodations and meals at Julie's March 2013 Yoga Ease Retreat in Hawaii

Steps down to side entranceRetreat fees are  $1775 CAD plus gst per-person for 7 nights based on twin share, including 6 retreat days with 3 meals per day, and all yoga and meditation sessions. Excursions are included and transportation will be shared. (see below) Solo travelers will roomshare with their same gender. 

Single Supplement of $750 will apply for solo travelers who wish to secure their own private room. 

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due to secure your space. Accommodation preferences will be considered in order of dates deposits are received.

Balance: The balance of payment is due October 1, 2014. Please purchase cancellation insurance for your protection. 

Refunds: If you must cancel, the $300 deposit is non-refundable. The balance is non-refundable after Oct 22nd, 2014. 

Payment by PayPal to julie@bodymindease.com, or contact Julie directly for direct deposit or cheque details.

Accommodations are in a ‘Hale’, the Hawaiian word for a simple dwelling. The private ranch-style estate is located in North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii and offers an imtimate setting for this small yoga retreat.  6 lovely hales sit among the citrus trees and gardens, with either twin beds, 2 double beds, or 1 double bed. Shared bath houses are situated near the hales, with Bali-style outdoor hot water showers, outdoor sinks and individual toilet rooms.  Each hale is unique, all have a private deck. Hales will be assigned based on the following considerations: order of registration, and bedding to accommodate couples or singles. We will do our best to accommodate requests. 

Maximum retreat participants: 12

Costs of Hawaii Yoga Ease Retreat in March of 2013Check-in between 2 -4 p.m on November 22nd; check out 11 a.m on November 29th.

Special dietary requirements  We will provide gluten-free choices with each meal. If you would benefit by bringing your own snacks, please do so. Special dietary restrictions should be communicated early and a supplement may be charged if necessary.

Not included in costs:

Airfare and local transportation. Car rental is encouraged and starts from about $330 for the week. As some retreatants prefer the flexibility of their own vehicle and this is a small retreat, we will encourage ride sharing to nearby sites and cost sharing. We will also provide an airport pick up and drop off at a set time for $40 each way. 

The retreat begins on Saturday, Nov 22 and ends of Friday, Nov 28. An extra night accommodation is included so you can have additional time to explore the area on your own. Meals are not provided after Friday breakfast. 

Some therapeutic yoga props will be available for sale to take home. Props will be provided for you to borrow at the the retreat, but please bring a yoga mat and a blanket.

Hawaii Yoga Ease Retreat 2013 Getting ThereThe retreat venue is located in North Kohala on the island of Hawai'i, commonly known as The Big Island, at the end of the road amid lush, tropical greenery. A stunning black sand beach is a 5-minute drive, or 25 minute walk away. White sand beaches are also a short drive away. North Kohala is not touristy and is home to the quaint towns of Hawi ("ha-vee") and Kapa'au ("Ka-pa-ow) and significant sacred and historical sites. These towns offer conveniences like a pharmacy, post office, gas stations, a bank, ATMs, restaurant, shops and galleries as well as numerous alternative health care practitioners and conventional medical and dental clinics.

There are direct flights to Kona International Airport at Keahole from the mainland on WestJet, US Air and United Airline as well as others.  (You do not have to go through Honolulu).  The retreat venue is situated approximately one hour from the airport.

 

The Group 2012Space will be very limited, so fill out this form to express your interest as soon as possible. This focus of this retreat is restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, meditation and a holistic approach to wellness in a small, nurturing community.

 
 

 

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