Relax, renew, and rejuvenate with this luxurious yoga retreat located at the exclusive Hawaii Island Retreat Center on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii. When you visit this venue, you will quickly realize the wonder of this sacred land. Here, you may relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails. Enjoy the vibrant company during classes, meals, and scheduled activities and indulge in personal time as you desire. Go ahead, set aside your responsibilities for four days of bliss!
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Hawaii Island Retreat & Eco-Boutique hotel offers twenty elegant suites and yurt bungalows. The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. These spacious suites are 375 - 450 square feet and decorated with turn-of -the-century-Hawaii furniture. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean. The yurt bungalows have valley or garden views.
Hawaii Island Retreat's Hawaiian yurts offer a unique alternative to the elegant boutique hotel for individuals and groups seeking greater simplicity and economy. Nestled within a needled ironwood grove, the yurt village is adjacent to the Hawaiian eco-spa complex and features seven spacious yurt bungalows, perfect for couples or shared living during private retreats.
Yurt Village guests have easy access to the spa's massage bunglalows, movement room, sauna, and infinity pool. Meals are served in the main hotel, where guests can also enjoy our fragrant gardens, open-air living room, theater room, and library.
The yurts have two single beds or one king, and a private toilet and sink. The indoor and outdoor shower options and the spa locker rooms are nearby for showers.
Each room includes thoughtful amenities:
You will also enjoy the following:
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:
During this retreat, you may stroll the sacred valley, sit where royals councils mediated agreements, allow yourself to find peace and resolution with your own conflicts since sometimes the resolution is to simply welcome the uncertainty and discord so that it does not tear you apart. You may meditate overlooking the ocean or relax in the cliff-side salt-water pool or hot tub as you breathe in the view and breathe out the stress.
For an additional cost, you may let a massage therapist pamper you in a serene outdoor cabana or you could finish the book that has been sitting next to your bed for months, as you stretch out in a lounge chair in the quiet poolside reading room. You may also walk up the lane to cheery Hawi, browse the extensive art galleries, enjoy an iced tea or coffee, and sample some of the local fares.
Please take notice all activities are optional, though Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique highly encourages you to participate in all activities for the best overall experience. Activities are also subject to change.
During this time, you make new friends or embrace familiar ones. You will be provided with a guided tour, discuss itinerary, and have answered any questions you may have in this orientation. There will be a discussion of 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.
The concept of “talk story” is 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. The stories will fill you with a sense of wonder and spark your curiosity about the mind-body-spirit connection.
Optional Excursion to Pololu Valley during free time.
“Sangha” is a Sanskrit term which means "community", typically a community gathering of a spiritual nature. During 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 you engage in during the retreat into your everyday life.
You are welcome to provide your own wine or beer during all dinners; please consume in moderation.*
Stroll the sacred valley, sit where royals councils mediated agreements, allow yourself to find peace and resolution with your own conflicts, sometimes the resolution is to simply welcome the uncertainty and discord so that it does not tear you apart. Hikes on property and to secluded valleys and beaches are also included.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Innately perceptive and wildly passionate, Molly applies a level of determination and delight to her yoga instruction that’s truly one of a kind. Her approach is focused and intense; a union of effort and surrender that she believes is key to unlocking one’s deepest level of awareness and joy. While the core of Molly’s teaching is alignment-based flow and Restorative yoga, there is a deep level of therapeutic guidance that governs all she offers, from her public classes, workshops, and private sessions to her ongoing teacher training programs and festival courses.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Her specialty is breaking down asana and Vinyasa into manageable steps to suit each individual, and encouraging you to own your practice as it needs to exist in each breath without comparing yourself to the person next to you, trying to live up to your previous practice, or shutting down when something challenges you. Amanda is also a certified Ayurveda counselor, through the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and often incorporates the ancient holistic practices of Ayurveda into her teaching.
Hawaii Island Retreat Center 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 wind-generated electricity (wind-generated) and organic food.
Hawaii Island Retreat’s organic gardens and orchards are a living tribute to the Big Island's bounty of exotic vegetables and fruits. Hawaii Island Retreat grows the foods used in the hotel kitchen, from salad greens to lychee and sunrise papaya.
It is elegant green travel at it's best. The garden-side dining room opens onto fragrant plantings. Here you will enjoy organic farm-to-table cuisine, as well as seafood fresh from Hawaiian waters. You will find our Hawaiian spa cuisine menu rich with local accents, whole-grain breads, Pacific Rim dishes, and international menus.
Hawaii Island Retreat's chefs are brilliant in the kitchen. When they are not out gathering herbs for an appetizer dish, they are about the region sampling local dishes for new menu ideas. Join them for a spa cooking class or afternoon in the gardens.
During this retreat, spa treatments and massages are available a la carte on site for an extra charge. The distinctive menu includes Hawaiian and other traditional, holistic treatments and massages, from Lomilomi Massage to Organic Herbal Treatments. At Maluhia Spa at Hawaii Island Retreat Center, they magnify and support the natural healing that being in nature supplies. They only use organic herbs and oils, growing many of the fruits, herbs, and vegetables from which they create signature products.
Enjoy linens and robes made from organic bamboo, and fresh country breezes to soothe and refresh. Many of the massage oils and other treatment products are available for home use. In the spa, there are two treatment pathways to your well-being; Kuakini, the path of transformation for body, mind, and spirit; and Ku’ulani, the path of heaven, harmonizing, balancing, and couples massage.
After using muscle testing to determine imbalances within specific organs, muscles, and joints, the applied kinesiology massage corrects, rebalances, and renews. The cost is 30 minutes for 65 USD and 60 minutes for 130 USD.
A lighter-pressure energy massage that relaxes and revitalizes as it balances your chakras (energy centers). The cost is 60 minutes for 130 USD and 90 minutes for 195 USD.
Releases pent-up muscle and joint tension. The cost is 60 minutes for 130 USD and 90 minutes for 195 USD.
The signature facial is a results-oriented treatment customized for your skin type. Essential oils and botanicals clean, tone, exfoliate, massage and treat, ultimately balancing and renewing your skin. The cost is 30 minutes for 70 USD and 60 minutes for 140 USD.
Inspired by the ancient rejuvenation rituals of India, you will begin this 1.5-hour ultimate transcendence with a body mask of exotic herbs and a vigorous exfoliation, followed by a warm herbal-infused oil massage and finish with a steamed towel compress for the whole body. The whole body is realigned. The cost is 90 minutes for 200 USD
Receive a restorative, 1.5-hour massage featuring a special jet lag aromatherapy elixir that alleviates the fatigue, tension, and disorientation that often accompanies travel. The cost is 60 minutes for 195 USD.
Your trained therapist guides a journey to discover self-limiting beliefs and experiences that hinder health and well-being. The cost is 60 minutes for 130 USD and 90 minutes for 195 USD.
A traditional Hawaiian massage is done in a rhythmic, soothing fashion with hands, arms, and elbows. This massage focuses on one’s breath and enhancing awareness of presence. The cost is 60 minutes for 130 USD, 90 minutes for 195.
Using specific hand placement, the spiritual life force energy said to side in all living things pours into the body bringing deep peace and healing. The cost is 30 minutes for 65 USD and 60 minutes for 130 USD.
An ancient therapy used for centuries to restore an inner calm and balance to the emotions. A gentle stream of warm oil onto the third eye quiets the mind and soothes the senses. The cost is 60 minutes for 140 USD.
Thai massage incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep stretching, and rhythmic compression to open muscles and alleviate tension. The cost is 60 minutes for 130 USD and 90 minutes for 195 USD.
Slow down, unwind, and breathe deeply with the remineralizing body wrap, combined with a therapeutic sports massage, which is then topped off with a scalp massage. The cost is 90 minutes for 200 USD
An illuminating experience that includes deep cleansing, microdermabrasion, and extraction, followed by a deep exfoliating mask with lifting benefits. Ideal for every skin type seeking immediate radiance and glow. The cost is 30 minutes for 70 USD and 60 minutes for 140 USD.
Specific aromatic oils soothe both skin and senses. The cost is 60 minutes for 135 USD and 90 minutes for 195 USD.
Nurture body and soul with one or more of the luxurious, deeply soothing baths. Choose from milk and honey baths purify and heal; aromatherapy baths soothe your senses; flower baths, with their own tropical flowers, bring you into harmony; dosha baths (Pitta, Kapha or Vata), are drawn with bath salts selected for your body type; seaweed and sea salt baths re-mineralize and purify and stimulate metabolism. The cost is 30 minutes for 55 USD.
Three hours of bliss begins with flower foot baths for two, then Ahu Pohaku’s signature raw Hawaiian sugar body scrub. Next are your body wraps (your choice of a body butter or spice or yogurt wrap), followed by a couple’s massage, enhanced with candlelight aromatherapy. This luxurious treatment culminates with a flower soak in an oversized tub. Ideal for those celebrating their honeymoon or seeking re-connection. The cost is 60 minutes for 360 USD per person or 3 hours for 700 USD per couple.
A couple’s massage with a signature aromatherapy massage oil, followed by a candlelight aromatherapy bath for two. The cost is 90 minutes for 195 USD per person or two people for 390 USD.
Two therapists plus the two of you equals two great massages for 1or 1.5 hours of the much needed deep relaxation that only massage can bring. The cost is 60 minutes for 130 USD per person and 1.5 hours for 195 per person.
This focused treatment includes a foot soak and Hawaiian salt scrub, followed by a foot and leg massage that stimulates reflexology points to release weariness. The cost is 30 minutes for 65 USD.
A luxurious massage and facial using tropical botanicals and flower essences. The cost is 90 minutes for 210 USD.
Thirty minutes of a luxurious, tropical infused oil treatment that both repairs damaged or dry hair and also protects it from sun, sea and water damage. Includes a relaxing, deep scalp massage. The cost is 30 minutes for 75 USD.
A liberal application of freshly cut aloe vera topped with cooling native ti leaves will reduce the heat and heal the fieriest sunburn. The cost is 30 minutes for 70 USD.
This exfoliating session using their signature raw Hawaiian sugar body scrub is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling fresh, enlivened, and silky smooth. The cost is 30 minutes for 65 USD.
Exfoliate while deeply healing and nurturing the skin with their own roasted kukui nut scrub. followed by a massage with kukui oil. The cost is 60 minutes for 140 USD and 90 minutes for 200 USD.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kailua-Kona Airport (KOA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Allow Yoga Centered School, Studio & Boutique to whisk you away from the Kona airport 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. Hilo International Airport (ITO) is a 2.5 hour drive but also an option for those wanting to extend their trip in the Hilo area.
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