KAHUNA FALLS, HAWAII
MAY 24-31 And SEPT 28-OCT 5, 2013
So nice we're doing it twice!
Come Embrace the Elements and reconnect with your true nature in the lush richness of the beautiful Big Island.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
The Big Island boasts dormant and active volcanoes. In modern times, Pele has become the most visible of all the old Gods and Goddesses. Dwelling in the craters of the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano, she has been sending ribbons of fiery lava down the mountainside and adding new land around the southeastern shore almost continually since 1983.
The Big Island of Hawaii provides us with amazing opportunities to take our practice off our mats and into nature. Hawaiian culture is steeped in deep respect of the natural world. The Big Island is the youngest of the islands and hosts a natural wonder around every turn--including an active volcano and lava tubes, tropical rain forests and waterfalls, beaches with black, white, and even green sand, and some of the best snorkeling in the world; tide pools brimming with life, vibrant coral and tropical fish of every shape, size and color imaginable. Pranayama takes on a whole new meaning when you're breathing underwater....
RELAX AND ENJOY LIFE, ISLAND STYLE
The Center at Kahuna Falls is set in a lush tropical setting 20 minutes north of Hilo town on the rainforest (East) side of the island.
You will feel as if you've entered a magical new world when you see the abundant and varied flora and fauna--Where the Wild Things Are comes to mind....The coqui frogs serenade you to sleep. Rain and sun seem to be equal partners on this side of the island and the weather is beautifully unpredictable just like the landscape, and can change dramatically throughout the day offering us the opportunity to remain open and attuned to the present moment.
The air is fresh and sweet, scented by wild ginger flowers, green trees, plants, and miles and miles of ocean all around. The skies feel very close---on clear nights the innumerable stars twinkle brightly, the moon smiles down. In the morning the sun floats up out of the sea.
This is a lovely and intimate setting for a retreat. We can only invite 10 students per trip, as the Center at Kahuna Falls is totally off grid, run on hydro power from the falls, and is set up to comfortably hold 10 max (plus a small staff).
$1395 ~ shared accommodations ~ (per person)
$1595 ~ private room/ shared bath (this option is sold out for October retreat)
7 nights accommodations full of aloha charm at Kahuna Falls Retreat Center, three incredible, delicious, healthy meals per day that will blow your mind---beginning with diner on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure: transportation to/from Hilo airport, and ALL planned excursions, (possible excursions--Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls, Richardsons Beach and Kapoho Tide Pools) and two yoga classes per day ( one evening practice day of arrival, departure morning practice will be the yoga of packing.....)
*Airfare not included.
TRACY AND TERILYN
This return pilgrimage to Hawaii will mark Tracy and Terilyn's 4th and 5th yoga collaboration/co-creation/celebration.
Tracy has been teaching yoga for 15 years and practicing for 20. She has led retreats locally, in Canada, Mexico, an Hawaii. Her yoga roots grow from the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions. She is continually fascinated and delighted to witness the alchemy of yoga, helping people to love themselves and to be healthy and strong and thrive at any age!
Terilyn's yogic path has been strongly influenced by her years as a licensed massage therapist and a seeker. Yoga is a way for her to express her spirituality through movement and her desire to share that with others led her to teaching. Terilyn loves the connection and community that yoga creates. Her most influential teachers are her children, her students, and all the teachers who guide their classes with their hearts.
Our intention for this retreat is to experience yoga practice through all of our senses, by embracing the elements in the natural world all around us. Join us as we challenge the common ideas of what practice is, where it happens, and what it looks like.
Experience groundedness while perched on a lava rock. Feel your own blood streaming through your veins while watching a river plunging over cliffs on it's way to the sea. Notice how precious your own breath is as you snorkel in a tide pool, surrounded by water and tropical fish.
Healthy sense of adventure required. Ability to remain open and go with the flow strongly encouraged.
For more information contact:
Terilyn: 206-321-4912 terilynwyre@ comcast.net
Tracy: 406-544-8341 firstname.lastname@example.org