“There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.” Brené Brown
You are lying in your hammock a warm breeze softly caresses your skin…
You feel the weight of the world drop from your shoulders, as you unwind to the soothing sounds of the lush tropical rainforest. As you smell the fresh tropical flowers, you can see the ocean with its sacred black sand beaches which are there waiting for you with all the power of their life giving waters. You are on the Big Island in Hawaii. This is not a dream you are here… feeling absolutely serene after a day spent nurturing yourself with Yoga, Nourishing food and deeply connecting ceremony. You start to remember this special connection to yourself and to Nature as you spend precious moments walking gently on the earth. You are at home in a loving community where you are seen for your unique and amazing gifts. Nourished with local, yummy food lovingly prepared for you.
Testimonial from Spirit of Aloha participant
“I felt a strong sense of belonging and connection. I am energized and hopeful and I look forward to bringing these practices into my daily life. This Retreat has brought me a true feeling of Ohana in a way that I’ve never experienced. Feeling Connection with the space, the land and the people. I needed this so much, it allowed me to deeply connect with myself and with Spirit”. I came with a lot of anxiety and now I feel grounded, peaceful and tapped into a deep inner strength and ability to be myself and let my light shine” Amanda Weir – New Orleans
This is truly a once in a life time experience where you will be gently guided in fully stepping into your true authentic self, shedding the outmoded skin and patterns, truly transforming and returning to your daily life renewed.
So Why Should You Join Us?
Simple. This is the PERFECT environment to spend some much needed You time re-energizing and nourishing yourself with rejuvenating Yoga and breathtakingly stunning untouched Nature.
You’ll feel your body and mind slowly unwinding as you commune with mother nature.
Through sacred sharing circles, Intentional Nature based activities and Nurturing Yoga – You will connect in to Your inner Nature and find clarity on your true purpose.
In a small supported group you will be free to truly be yourself as we develop skills of mindfulness and inner connection to help you deal with the overwhelm of everyday life.
You will feel more balanced and centred and able to tap into your true feelings to allow you to be available for yourself, your relationships and your community.
You will find clarity around your true purpose in life and the courage to make any necessary changes with regards to relationships, career, finances.
You will develop a Yoga practice that you can incorporate into your daily life to enable you to feel more balanced.
You will be Nourished with 3 fresh organic local delicious meals lovingly prepared for you.
You will take home a renewed sense of purpose, empowerment and direction in your life. You will feel rejuvenated, uplifted and calm.
We will be spending six luscious nights at Kalani on the Big Island. As your senses immerse into the relaxing sounds of the jungle all your worries fade away. Or you can relax by the pool, or sip a cool refreshing drink from the luxury of your hammock. Time to unwind and be part of all the natural beauty around you.
As you feel the warmth of the sun, you decide to meander to the pristine sacred black sand beach which is just steps away. You can even view the amazing Pele’s lava flows. Pele’s hair is a form of lava. It is named after Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes… and form tiny droplets, which elongate perfectly straight, from a lava fountain. We will be spending six luscious nights at Kalani on the Big Island. Welcome to the jungle. Steps away from pristine black sand beaches, parks, and viewing points for Pele’s lava flows.
You let all your stresses go as you rest in your beautiful room with large screened walls giving you the sensation that you are outside with all the comforts of home. Soft light filters down on you as you gaze out – you can see for miles. The soft breeze caresses you to sleep. The natural construction of bamboo makes this a place where you can really unplug and let go.
Imagine yourself being called to dinner by the ancient sound of the conch shell. You are reminded of your deep belonging and the daily rhythms of ancestral village life and the rich cultural heritage of the mystical Hawaiian land that we will be fully experiencing. Kalani’s outdoor dining lanai is its central gathering place, where we eat our meals and is often referred to as the “heart” of the centre.
The abundance of Hawaii is celebrated by serving local tropical fruits and vegetables which inspire the chefs to create delicious and healthful meals. The chefs also believe in preparing each meal with Aloha and invest care and love into the cuisine.
One of the many blessings is the meals which are always fresh and inventive. The salad spread is incredible along with the amazing homemade salad dressings. As one past guest says “When I think of Retreats at Kalani, I immediately taste the food, smell the desserts and kiss the sky! The Kalani way of eating – healthy, abundant, creative, green, local, nothing wasted and cooked up with love. Wow, what a treat! Yum imagine yourself sitting down to freshly caught “grilled balsamic-marinated ahi with smoked tomato & dill vinaigrette, or mushroom-stuffed tofu with pineapple teriyaki sauce, smashed potato & parsnips, green beans with roasted red peppers, jicama & sweetpotato salad fresh salad bar with house-made dressings and for dessert fresh Hawaiian mango & macadamia nut crisp.
The Delights – Your Beautiful Week
The Rhythm of the week will follow the elementals of Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Ether.
Each morning you have an option to awaken early and move gently into silent mediation with the rising Sun. You will have an elemental Yoga practice in tune with our the rhythm of the day. Our luxurious open air studio awakens our body, mind, soul and senses.
Our daily practices will include gathering for our intentional work, sacred circles, connecting with nature, water and fire ceremonies, drum journeying, You will have time each day to devote to journalling, spending time on the black sand beach or at the pool. We will have an early morning hike to Pele’s Plume as we honour the Goddess Pele and the elemental of Fire. We will connect with Nature and end the day with a Restorative or Sunset Yin Yoga.
“Drea has so much to offer on a retreat. She is a fabulous yoga teacher and her in depth knowledge of Yoga, meditation and mindfulness in Nature combined with her ability to hold the space for people makes this a special opportunity. Her yoga classes are fun and playful, but also challenging and nurturing. It is amazing experience – do not miss having an in depth experience with Drea.”
- Rejuvenating and re-energizing Morning Yoga classes
- Transformational Group sessions and Sacred sharing circles
- Relaxing and Restoring Evening Yoga Classes
- 6 nights Kalani double or triple occupancy
- Six delicious breakfasts at Kalani
- Six beautiful dinners at Kalani
- One group hike
- Hula Dance class
- Ecstatic Dance session
- Five healthy nourishing lunches at Kalani
- Inspiring Opening & Closing Circles
- Special Gift
***BONUS: Save $500 when you bring a friend – must reserve and pay in full before January 31st
- Flights are NOT included
- Airport Transfers are not included
- Any incidentals, gratuities, spa treatments
- Alcoholic beverages not included
About your Facilitator, Drea Phoenix
As a little girl, I loved to escape reality, I read fantasy books or spent time in my secret spot by the river – I imagined the adventures I would have. I started my Yogic journey when I was 19 and followed my literal dreams all the way to India. My love of travel grew and my path became clear – love of Yoga and guiding people on their highest path. I am grateful for this path as it has served me through very difficult points in my life. One of these the loss of my baby daughter. I would have fallen into the abyss forever had it not been for my ability to breathe in and out and the reminder that we are never alone that we are always held. My journey gave me a greater insight into loss and grief and shone a light of compassion for others.
I am a Certified Senior Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) and I have studied with many teachers including: John Ogilvie, Shiva Rea, Bernie Clark, and Baba G. My Yoga style ranges from a challenging yet nurturing vinyasa flow to a gentle restorative and Yin yoga. My passion is seeing others shine bright!
I live with my partner and my 3 boys in Nelson BC, Canada.
Radiant Wild Yoga Retreats is located in the beautiful Kootenays in Nelson BC, Canada. If you have any questions about the Spirit of Aloha Retreat, I would be happy to speak with you.
You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 1 250 354 0388
“Drea is the reason that I finally stuck with yoga, she is a patient, clear, communicative, hands-on teacher. She instills confidence in you while still pushing you. I appreciate the humor and lightness she brings to her classes; it helps to get through the more challenging poses. I always look forward to her classes and always leave feeling energized.” ~ Erin Bruce
Accommodation Options & Costs
- Ocean Cottage Triple ~ $2299 USD
- Ocean Cottage double ~ $2499 USD
- Ocean loft double ~ $2499 USD
- Ocean Cottage single ~ $2999 USD
Please note, in order to hold your spot a deposit of $500 USD must be paid.
We also offer a payment plan of $500 USD per month (subject to a fee). However Full Payment must be received no later than January 30th, 2017
Payment Options include Paypal, Credit Card, Cheque.
(Please read carefully)
- If cancellation occurs 120 days or more days before departure, there will be no loss of deposit.
- If cancellation occurs between 90-119 days before departure, there will be a total loss of your $500 USD deposit.
- Any cancellation received in writing between 60-89 days will result in in a loss of 50% of the trip price.
- Any cancellation 59 days or less before departure will result in a total loss of funds.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.
Getting to Kalani
Kalani’s physical address is: 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Click here to view our physical location in Google Maps and get driving directions! http://www.googlemaps/kalani
Kalani is located on Kalapana-Kapoho Road, a two-lane road that travels 15 miles along the coastline of the lower Puna District, known locally as “The Red Road.”
Air and ground transportation options
Flying to Hawaii Island – also known as “The Big Island”
Option 1: Fly to Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Fly to Hilo International Airport, the closest airport to Kalani, from other island airports such as Honolulu on Oahu, Kahului on Maui, Lihue on Kauai, or Kona west of us.
Several flights are offered daily with Hawaiian Airlines (1-800-367-5320).
There is one direct flight from Los Angeles everyday on United Airlines (1-800-864-8331).
Kalani offers convenient shuttle.
“Drea does a wonderful job of leading and holding space for people to truly get in touch with themselves” ~ Christine Parton