Go ahead, set aside your responsibilities for four days of bliss! Allow us to whisk you away from the Kona airport (or enjoy the drive if you are already on the Big Island), as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Big Island’s western shores, and deliver you to the private and beautiful oasis of Hawaii Island Retreat Center. There you will be shown to a plush boutique hotel room, fragrant with ylang ylang trees growing in the central courtyard. Stay in elegant accommodations in complete harmony with nature. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean. Practice yoga in a spacious, breezy studio to the soothing whisper of the pine trees and the rhythmic sounds of the waves below. Enjoy the vibrant company of our other guests during classes, meals, and scheduled activities; and indulge in personal time as you desire…
This retreat will facilitate relaxation and rejuvenation; provide an opportunity to de-stress, clear your mind, and reconnect; and help you develop the tools to establish peace and perspective in your everyday life through:
About Hawaii Island Retreat Center:
This is an eco-friendly purpose-built retreat center in Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawaii, that features a boutique hotel fashioned after 19th century Hawaiian palaces. There is a lovely courtyard, view of the ocean, salt-water swimming pool, hot tub, walking trails, beach access, and on-site spa treatments. The facility is located on 50 acres and produces its own electricity (wind-generated) and organic food: vegetables, goat cheese and free-range grass-fed beef. Meals are prepared in the fabulous kitchen by professional chefs that use the food grown on the property to create beautiful, delicious cuisine!
All activities are optional, though we highly encourage you to participate in all activities for the best overall experience. Subject to slight changes.
3pm Orientation & Introductions
Make new friends and embrace familiar ones! We will provide a guided tour, discuss itinerary and answer any questions you may have in this orientation. We will discuss the importance of practicing yoga with a high-quality of awareness, integrity, and intention and how this spills over into all aspects of your life which is where the true transformation occurs!
4pm Check-in to rooms
5pm Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
8pm Talk Story with Jeanne, the founder of HIRC
If you have spent much time in Hawaii, you are familiar with the concept of “talk story”…a local term that describes the time spent sitting around with friends telling stories, sharing memories, and generally “shooting the breeze”. Jeanne is a gifted story-teller who will captivate you with many incredible stories about this property! They will fill you with a sense of wonder and spark your curiosity about the mind-body-spirit connection.
9pm Free Time
7-9am Wake-up & Flow Yoga HIRC beach
10am Ayurveda Discussion
11am Guided outdoor meditation
1-4:30pm Free Reflective Time, Spa appointments, Ayurveda consultations, etc
*Optional Excursion to Pololu Valley during free time.
“Sangha” is a Sanskrit term for community; typically a community gathering of a spiritual nature. In these sessions, participants may share their experiences and ask questions; Molly and Amanda will guide the conversations with specific questions, readings, or themes and offer suggestions on how to incorporate the practices we engage in during the retreat into our everyday lives.
5pm Yoga for Balance
You are welcome to provide your own wine or beer during all dinners; please consume in moderation.
8:30pm Talk Story & Free Time
7-9am Wake-up & Flow Yoga
10am Yoga Philosophy Discussion
11am Guided Meditation
1-3pm Free Reflective Time
5:30pm Surprise Excursion (No physical exertion necessary!)
8:30 Talk Story
10-11am Closing Ceremony
12pm-3pm Check-out & Lunch & Free TIme
Click here to sign up for the “Early Bird” discounts!
Included in this Retreat: