This amazing retreat is specially designed for individuals and couples seeking to begin, expand, or refine their yoga practice. Cultivate your yoga experience in more than one of the many styles that the teachers offer in this retreat. Relaxation, inner balance, self-awareness, and tranquility will be the main focus of this retreat. The many historic trails, the 50-acre land with access to the private coastal line, and the glorious massage program accompanied with the farm to table locally grown food will make you want to return again to this incredibly historic and peaceful land.
Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower, fresh flowers, compact disc player with iPod deck, personal water bottle, laundry and maid service for individual guests, lush organic bamboo robes for use during your stay, organic shampoo, conditioner, lotion for use during your stay, green living card with additional recommendations for living in harmony with the land, and luxurious bedding. These spacious suites are 375 by 450 square feet and decorated with turn of the century Hawaii furniture. The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean.
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 bungalows, movement room, sauna, and infinity pool. Meals are served in the main hotel, where guests can also enjoy the fragrant gardens. The yurts have two single beds or one king size bed, and a private toilet and sink. The indoor and outdoor shower options and the spa locker rooms are nearby for showers. All yurts include personal water bottle, organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion for use during your stay, as well as stunning valley or garden views.
Private or semi-private yoga and meditation class will be scheduled to fit your schedule. A healthy and organic breakfast selected directly from the local farm will be available so you can be fully energized to enjoy your free time activities like taking a walk at the private beach, visiting historic sites, swimming in the salty water infinity pool, enjoying full access to the library, or hiking in one of the many legendary trails of the island. After the afternoon adventures, you may want to enjoy a relaxing massage. Full time adventure, luxurious spa treatments, and organic food are the signature of this awesome retreat.
Hawaii Island Retreat is located near the small county village of Hawi in the historic district of North Kohala on Hawaii's Big Island. It is a 50-acre off the grid eco-boutique with an oceanfront retreat sanctuary organic farm and a spa located within a sacred valley of healing. Hawaii Island Retreat is a leader in green design engineering and sustainable practices. It is located off the grid and runs on solar and wind power. All the yoga rooms are designed to overlook the ocean and bluffs, and the walls slide open to welcome the outside in.
It is a place of intentional peacefulness set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along the north Kohala island. When you visit Hawaii Island Retreat, you quickly realize the wonder of the sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind in the gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails along with the elegant accommodations that are in complete harmony with nature.
Breakfast and lunch are served daily. The organic gardens and orchards of the big island in Hawaii are a living tribute to the bounty of exotic vegetables and fruits. The food used in the hotel kitchen is completely grown in these organic gardens, from salad greens to lychee and sunrise papaya.
The garden side dining room opens onto fragrant plantings where you will enjoy organic farm to table cuisine, as well as seafood fresh from Hawaiian waters. You will find the Hawaiian spa cuisine menu rich with local accents, whole grain breads, pacific rim dishes, and international menus.
The 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.
Hawaii adventure learning path takes you into the big island's wilder side, where you will master new skills for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. You can be lead or arranged for a variety of outdoor activities like, yoga on the beach, mountain workouts, light or challenging hike, ocean kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, mountain biking, outdoor navigation, and survival skills training.
Enjoy the buoyancy and resistance of water in the beautiful salt purified swimming pool for an aerobic and resistance training workout that is fun, cool, and appropriate for all fitness levels.
Based on a 3000 year old tradition, embark on a guided journey to stimulate and open the chakra system to optimally align the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the chakra energy centers.
This 2000 year old series of body movements and breathing calms the spirit and the mind. It has also been shown to strengthen the immune system, to reduce stress, and to improve balance and posture.
The mind-body approach to lifelong fitness includes cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and nutrition. Choose from among the menu of fitness options, fitness room, personal training, Pilates, chi gung, dance, and creative movement training in core conditioning.
A true relaxation and clarity begin when you turn inward, with time tested techniques such as yoga, meditation, chi gung, breathing, and creative visualization. At the Hawaii Island Retreat spa, the inner balance path includes an array of classes, in addition to outdoor contemplative walking paths and meditation gardens.
At Hawaii Island Retreat, your journey to natural eating begins in the organic orchard and vegetable gardens, and then takes you delightfully into creative cooking styles that include Hawaiian, Asia, and international and whole foods cuisine. Cuisine classes includes, organic food gardening and harvesting, storing and preparing a variety of vegetables, fruits cooking styles, vegetarian cooking, and creation of healthy menus.
Immerse into deep relaxation through a mindfulness meditation based on the Hawaiian principle of being enlightened. This half hour guided meditation can be added before or after yoga or on its own.
Walk over one of the many trails in the 50 acres of private coastal lands. Step back in time and explore the herbal tradition of Kohala on an easygoing walk. Learn to identify traditional plant medicine, learn about native customs, hear stories of the area while basking in the tranquility of the valley, listen to the songs of the birds, and among resident Pohaku or sacred stones reconnect with your place in the greater web of life.
Experience life as the ancestors did in deep connection with the land and with the other creatures who share it. Guests can join the staff to visit the goat herd with baby goats being born in January and February. Enjoy luscious fruit picked and eaten right off the tree. Help the gardener harvest vegetables from the organic gardens and traverse the 50 acres of land observing and assisting with other gardens, orchards, and animals. This is a unique experience in sustainable living to help strengthen your relationship with the living world.
Openness, commitment, and shared values lay the groundwork for the process of growth and transformation called relationships. Classes, talks, special seminars in relationship, and couples training are offered.
Spa treatments will be available for booking for an additional cost. Some of the treatments featured are:
This retreat is specially planned to take place during the peak of the humpback whale season in Hawaii, when thousands of whales surround the islands to calve and socialize. Whales begin arriving in Hawaii in November and migrate back to Alaska in late May, but their numbers peak during February. Whale watching from land is one of the best ways to experience the whales.
From Kona International Airport (KOA), turn left onto highway 19 and drive north toward Waimea.
After about 30 minutes, turn left at the "T" on Kawaihae Road toward Kawaihae Harbor.
Drive one mile, then turn right at the sign for Hawi on highway 270.
Continue north on highway 270 for 22 miles until you reach Hawi.
Drive through Hawi town and continue for 1.6 miles toward Kapa'au.
Pass the Aloha gas station on the left.
Look for a white vinyl fence on the left side.
Pass the guard rails, turn left at Maluhia Road, it is a gravel road and there will be shoreline public access and Hawaii Island Retreat signs at the turn. Follow these signs.
Turn left at the T through the tunnel of trees and then turn right.
Bear right when the road splits and enter through the main gate.