A wild, beautiful, restful adventure. 

Friends, students, big hearted adventurers! I am SO excited to invite you to join me for a magical retreat on the island of Kauai.

If you haven’t yet been, Kauai is a lush, beautiful, majestic place. There are 7 islands in Hawaii - each said to be one of the chakras (there are 7 chakras), and of course Kauai is the heart chakra :) it is abundant with greenery, wild and lush jungle, crystal waters. it's truly an unbelievable place. I can't believe it exists on this planet, let alone being so close (relatively) to SF.  It is hard to do justice to the magic of Kauai but I can tell you it is one of my favorite places in the world and I hope to share with you my favorite ways to experience the island. 

Kauai feels like it hasn't changed since the beginning of time, in the best of ways. It is the least developed of the islands, and everything has an easy breezy surfer town vibe here. Celebrities (aka George Clooney and co) do come to hideaway here because it's the most gorgeous and inconspicuous of places.

I have been to Kauai 3 times and in each visit I have been fortunate to meet with locals as my aunt has had a home here for 15 years. I've found magical hidden coves you dream about, and been gifted a rare opportunity to return to an impeccable private meditation cave carved in the volcanic rock along the shoreline. And of course there is hiking to the hidden Shaman up in the hills of the garden island...

This is an adventure, vacation + yoga trip to Hawaii.

We will have a daily morning practice on the deck or in the yoga room, abd plenty of free time to adventure to some of the most magical snorkeling places, hikes on green sand beaches, and get plenty of rest and down time ending each day with restorative yoga in the evening. 

 


Consider joining us

I lead my first retreat to the Big Island this year, with an amazing group of women from SF. It's hard to put into words just how special it is to retreat with intentional, kind, brilliant and big-hearted women and then allow Hawaii to work its magic on you. This trip will be very special.  The kind of people that are drawn to my classes, to retreating, to Hawaii.. its great and we'd love you to be part of it.

Please review the details below! If this is of interest to you, let's talk!

I schedule a phone or in-person meeting with everyone before signing on to make sure this is a good fit. It would be great if you came to a few of my classes before signing on so you know me, my teaching style and can have an idea of what to expect. 

 

 sunset hike

sunset hike

 view from Nopali coast beach

view from Nopali coast beach

Hiking + Beaches

 This is the Hanalei beach - a 10 minute walk/ 2 min drive from the house.

This is the Hanalei beach - a 10 minute walk/ 2 min drive from the house.

 This is the St. Regis Beach. It's public and kayaks, surfboards, and fun water adventure here.

This is the St. Regis Beach. It's public and kayaks, surfboards, and fun water adventure here.

 

The North Coast

Accommodations are stunning, as you can see. This place is often rented for yoga retreats and feels like a spiritual paradise. It's a traditional Hawaiian plantation with some fun modern amenities thrown in. Situated on 5 gorgeous acres with the Namahana Mountain range as the backdrop, fruit and avocado trees all around and a 5 minute walk to spectacular beaches. It's also a short ride to town and around town. 

 

 Backyard pool

Backyard pool

 to the other side of the backyard.. waterfalls + mountains

to the other side of the backyard.. waterfalls + mountains

 Spacious indoor areas to relax

Spacious indoor areas to relax

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 Yoga studio for daily morning practice

Yoga studio for daily morning practice

 More backyard beauty

More backyard beauty


Day Structure

This is a loose itinerary. The structure of the trip is open to change with group input and navigating any weather changes, etc. It's important that you know that even though I have a very high standard for trips and making everything 100% amazing for you in every way. It's simply important to know with a group flexibility and ease important.

Wake up-  leisure and quiet time. Breakfast of fresh juice, coffee + tea, smoothies, fruit, hard boiled eggs and anything else you want will be available in the morning.

8am - Morning yoga + meditation

Post yoga relax + wash up. Pack lunch for the road (we’ll have a cooler and explore in the afternoon.)

 

TUESDAY 

Retreaters arriving in the afternoon. Nothing planned. Just unpack, option to walk, swim, relax by the water. Dinner together + Restorative yoga at night.

Wednesday

Welcome ritual ceremony. Morning yoga + post yoga relax.

Early afternoon 3-6 mile hike @ Nopali coast. 10 minutes from house, out of this world hike along the coast + into rainforest. If you prefer to do a shorter hike that is welcome as well. Any amount of hiking the Nopali coast is breathtaking.

Evening dinner @ house.

Thursday

Morning yoga, journaling, meditation + post yoga relax.

Afternoon beach chill @ St. Regis public beach (gorgeous spot!) swimming, surfing available. also relaxing. 

Evening dinner @ house.

Restorative yoga + meditation after dinner.

Friday

Morning yoga, journaling, meditation + post yoga relax.

Smoothies in Kappa / walk around town.

Open afternoon - TBD

Dinner out in Hanalei

Saturday 

Early morning yoga (7am) +  journaling, meditation.

9am drive to Waimea canyon - about 1 hour - drive through "grand canyon" of Kauai and hike a stunning 4 mile hike.

Get back early afternoon and relax by beach.

Final special dinner @ house.

Evening dinner @ house.

Sunday  

Morning closing ritual + meditation before takeoff 🌺


What the Retreat Includes

loving hospitality.

and 5 nights in a beautiful Hawaiian house.

Daily Yoga!

+ Morning session 60- 90 minutes daily

+  2-3 evening restorative yoga/ yoga nidra

+ 1 workshop on anything specific the group wants to learn about - inversions, ayurveda, playing harmonium, anything!

All meals

+ healthy, beautiful, 90% vegan, and organic whenever possible. We can easily accommodate for your specific food needs and preferences.

+ you will be assigned to help with one or two dinners on the trip along with 2 others :) it will be fun and light work. 

TRAVEL

Includes travel to and from the airport + travel around the island.

It's worth noting that because everything is imported to Hawaii - from building materials to 90% of the food there, it's not a cheap place to visit. So just traveling on your own you would likely spend this amount. And you of course get your whole trip planned, a ton of loving care and support, and high quality food + yoga.

Doesn't include: 1 night out to dinner locally in Hanalei for sushi or local spot. spend around $50 pp.

PRIVATE LESSON

When you sign up for the retreat, a private lesson for you is included! You can use it anytime, and I suggest before the retreat to reconnect to your practice with extra love and support.

 


Accommodation + Rates

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All rates listed per person. 5 days + nights. Includes housing + travel around the island, food, and everything listed below.

Room 1: Master Suite King. Shared 2299. -  booked.

Room 2: King. Shared 1999. - 1 spot open

Room 3: King Shared 1999.  - booked.

Room 4: Queen Shared 1799. - booked.

Room 5: Twins, individual bed, shared room. 2299. - booked.

 


To sign up 

1) Email me to set up a time to talk. Let me know a few times you are available. You can ask me anything and I'll just review with you overview of trip. I want to make sure it's a good fit for you and us as we are all together for 5 days and easy going group energy is very important for the benefit of everyone.

2) To sign up, lease send 50% deposit and your room preference to me on Venmo. As rooms are taken, I will update the site so you can see what is available. Please double check availability with me on rooms before sending!

 

Hawaii was more impactful than you can imagine! It was everything I hoped for and more. It came at such a perfect time for me. I was definitely needing the rest, the play, the exploration and a shift away from work (even though I love it). It was obvious in the flow and ease of the week that you clearly dedicated your time and energy into making this retreat incredibly special. So much gratitude for you, thank you.


So you're booked!! Here's flight info!

Here are flight recommendations. You are of course welcome to meet us at the house anytime after 3pm on Tuesday as well if you are already on the island. If you're flight doesn't align with these pick up and drop off times, you can also take an uber to/from the house - about $50.

Flying in on Tuesday:

United Flight 1111, 9am - 12:48pm. SFO direct to LIH, Kauai.

Hawaiian Flight 11, 8:55am - 12:55pm. SFO to HNL. 2:17pm - 3:02pm, HNL to LIH, Kauai.

*There will be a 1pm pickup and a 3pm pick up on Tuesday.

 

Flying out on Sunday:

United Flight 1152, 2pm - 9:10pm. LIH, Kauai direct to SFO.

Hawaiian Flight 134, 12:10pm - 12:55pm. LIH to HNL. 2:20pm - 9:25pm, HNL to SFO.

*There will be a 10am and 12pm drop off on Sunday.

 

Hawaiian Mastercard Miles!! The other HUGE! travel perk, is that you can essential fly to Hawaii for free if your willing to open a new credit card. To take advantage of this, go to www.hawaiianairlines.com and begin to book a trip. When you get to the payment section, they’ll offer you an opportunity to earn 50k miles when you open a Hawaiian Barclay’s Mastercard. The card costs $89 and you have to spend $1,000 on the card in the first 3 months to earn the miles. The you get to fly to Hawaii free! and you get an extra bonus - 50% off ticket for another trip that year! It’s so worth it. 

 

Mahalo! Can't wait to see you in Hawaii !!