This retreat will facilitate relaxation and rejuvenation; provide an opportunity to de-stress, clear your mind and reconnect to establish peace and perspective in your everyday life.

Relax, renew, & rejuvenate with this luxurious yoga retreat located at the exclusive Hawaii Island Retreat Center on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii. When you visit Hawaii Island Retreat you quickly realize the wonder of this sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails.

 

Go ahead, set aside your responsibilities for four days of bliss! Enjoy 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…

LIVE YOUR YOGA RETREAT

WITH MOLLY MASAOKA & AMANDA WEBSTER

OCTOBER 11TH-14TH, 2019

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO

  • 2 daily yoga asana practices, including meditation and pranayama with experienced, sustainabilty minded teachers Amanda Webster & Molly Masaoka
  • Receive 25 hours of continuing education credit recognized by Yoga Alliance from ERYT-500 hour teachers Molly Masaoka & Amanda Webster on the topics of The 8-limb path of yoga & daily and seasonal optimal health practices.
  • Days scheduled according to Ayurvedic ideals and infused with yoga philosophy.
  • Immerse yourself into yoga and Ayurveda philosophy through practice, meditation, pranayama, lecture and discussion. Learn how to incorporate these mindful ways of living in your OWN LIFE!
  • Organic, farm to table, private chef prepared meals (vegan and vegetarian options available and food directly sourced from lush, abundant 55 acre property & surrounding farms)

  • Luxurious, tasteful, old Hawaiian royalty-inspired accommodations with private lanais and opulent bathrooms
  • Access to infinity pool, poolside and valley views reading room, media room, exercise yoga room, yoga room and spa amenities (massage, Ayurveda consultations)
  • 55 acres of gardens, wild grooves and ancient valley trails, private ocean access and spectacular panoramic vista views from all over the property
  • Ancient meeting place for King Kam’s royal counsels, this property oozes with history and culture
  • Local excursions and hikes to near-by secluded valleys, and beaches and historical landmarks
  • Add ons:
    • Ziplining, fluming, horseback riding, atving & shopping excursions near-by
    • Spa services
    • Acupuncture, NET or private massage also available

Schedule:

All activities are optional, though we highly encourage you to participate in all activities for the best overall experience. Subject to change.

 

Friday, October 11th

3pm Orientation & Introductions

4pm Check-in to rooms

4:30pm Sangha

5pm Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

7pm Dinner

8pm Talk Story with Jeanne, the founder of HIRC

9pm Free Time

Saturday, October 12th

7-9am Wake-up & Flow Yoga

9am Breakfast

10am – 12pm Guided Property Tour

12-1pm Lunch

1-4:30pm Free Reflective Time, Spa appointments, Ayurveda consultations, etc

4:30pm Sangha

5pm Restorative Yoga and/or Yoga Nidra

7pm Dinner

8:30pm Talk Story & Free Time

Sunday, October 13th

7-9am Wake-up & Flow Yoga

9am Breakfast

10am-2pm: Pololu Valley Excursion & Lunch in Hawi (not included)

2-5pm Free Reflective Time

5pm: Restorative Yoga and/or Yoga Nidra

Monday, October 14th

7-9am Yoga

9am Breakfast

10-11am Closing Ceremony

12pm Check-out

Accommodations & Pricing

  • Deluxe Yurt Bungalow (Double Occupancy)

    $997
  • Per Person Private Yurt Bungalow (Single Occupancy)

    $1197
  • Hotel Room (Double Occupancy)

    $1297
  • Hotel Room Ocean View (Double Occupancy)

    $1397
  • Private Hotel Room (Single Occupancy)

    $1497
  • Private Hotel Room Oceanview

    $1597

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!

Meet Your Teachers

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Meet Molly Masaoka & Amanda Webster, both ERYT-500 & YACEP

About Molly:

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to study with some of the world’s most influential instructors including my primary teachers Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. I’ve also completed teacher trainings with Don Stapelton from Nosara Yoga Institute, and Annie Carpenter of Smart Flow Yoga. I credit Annie for giving me the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for helping me to find the unity in all things.

Ultimately, Molly believes that the yoga mat is a microcosm for who you are. It’s not about how good you are at handstands or how flexible you are, it’s about how you approach life. Yoga reveals this and so much more. It’s about discovering who you are—in spite of the pose—and finding acceptance right then and there in that very moment. I hope to meet you there soon.  Read more about Molly here.

 

About Amanda:

Amanda loves watching students light up from the practice of yoga! Her mission as a teacher is to help others recognize that mindfulness can take many forms and may be cultivated in a myriad of ways, such as yoga, martial arts, meditation, self-care, or by simply (simply…ha!) being present in everything that you do! She teaches heart-centered classes that range from upbeat to serious, humble to powerful, and everything in-between. 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. She believes that the genuine practice of yoga intensifies when you leave your mat and looks forward to helping you establish this awareness, too, for a healthier lifestyle and more content outlook on life!

PRAISE FOR MOLLY MASAOKA

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