You are invited to a transformative journey: 7 days and 7 nights of Yoga, total rejuvenation and relaxation in paradise.
About the Facilitator(s)
Isabelle Du Soleil
Isabelle Du Soleil is a charismatic certified Yoga teacher based in Los Angeles, California. She is currently teaching at Exhale/ Sacred Movement well known Yoga center in Venice, California. She has created a unique style called Yoga Tantra Flow, which is inspired by her 25 years of studying and teaching Tantra, Vinyasa Flow, dance and healing modalities.
Isabelle will guide through a fluid and powerful vinyasa flow cultivating presence, oneness and core strength energy. Breath, mind and body become one. You will explore and access the energetics of Yoga integrating the bandhas, visualization and sound in the movement flow.
Isabelle plays beautiful world music rhythms and melodies. She has extensively studied with Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea.
Children 3- 12 year old (free under 3-year old) pay $500.
Non Yogis: $225 less
Deposit: 50% of total amount to hold your space (including $300 Non-Refundable deposit)
For Tree House only*: Total amount must be paid upon reservation
Fees per person:
9 - Ocean Cottage
8 - Ocean Loft
7 - Tropical Cottage
6 - Tropical Loft
5 - Tree House Room
4 - Bungalow Room
3 - Lodge Room (private bath)
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
1 - Campsite
Those prices include 5 days/ 5 nights accommodations, 3 meals per day, 3 Yoga classes per day, ground transportation to/ from airport to retreat center per person (with required minimum of 2 people in van) and use of Kalani swimming pool, sauna per person.
Renowned Yoga Teacher and Wellness Expert based in Los Angeles with a background in Vinyasa Flow & Tantra Yoga Energetics, Dance & Medicine, Isabelle has been teaching for 20 years. Her Yoga, meditation and lifestyle teachings integrate tradition with innovation in a profound yet playful way. She created the Energetic Vinyasa Flow™ Yoga School and currently teaches at UCLA and Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. She is the private Yoga Trainer for Los Angeles celebrities. She also tours and leads extraordinary workshops, teacher trainings & retreats throughout the world. Her amazing music playlists will ignite your inner spark and soothe your soul.
RETREAT PARTICIPANT REVIEWS:
Isabelle, I am so glad I had the opportunity to go to your amazing Energetic Vinyasa Flow Yoga retreat in Hawaii -- it exceeded all of my expectations and I will continue to be inspired by you and try to remember what I learned and gained in my tough moments and as I move forward. If I ever have the time/money to do another retreat, I would definitely want to do one of yours. Thank you so much for a transformative experience! Christina Blum M.D., New York City
“My retreat with Isabelle was an important stepping stone in my Yoga journey...Isabelle goes all the way for her Yoga retreats. Her enthusiasm and depth of experience makes her a fabulous teacher. Great planning for maximum coverage of material and in depth practice. She is also expert in reading the group and being flexible with the schedules.”
Catherine Parks from Cove , Oregon
With OPTIONAL WILD DOLPHIN EXCURSION AT YOUR EXPENSE
These prices PER PERSONinclude:
- 7 days/ 7 nights accommodations,
- 3 fresh and delicious meals per day,
- 3 Yoga classes per day with 5.5 hours of daily practice, Philosophy, Tantra, Ayurveda Teachings,outdoor meditations and Yoga Nidra.
- Shuttle ground transportation to/from airport to Kalani (required minimum of 2 people in van) - Use of Kalani Olympic size swimming pool, two hottubs and dry sauna.
Family with children are welcome to attend (Children: free under 3-year old).
Allow yourself to be whisked away on this unforgettable and magical retreat to the Big Island of Hawaii. Led by an eclectic team of YogaWorks’ finest teachers, this retreat to paradise will cater to every level of practitioner- from beginning students to advanced, and even beach bums just looking to get out of town. Each day, multiple classes and workshops will be offered so you can pick and choose what you’d like to take.
About the Facilitator(s)
Billy intertwines the many different styles of yoga he has studied, including Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda Yoga. Drawing from his athletic background, he incorporates poses that help strengthen and create flexibility in order to open the body. An outdoor enthusiast, Billy leads yoga and adventure retreats around the world, combining the benefits of a yoga practice with surfing, hiking and mountain climbing.
Joan is a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner and teaches a vibrant flow class strongly influenced by her core teachers Annie Carpenter and Maty Ezraty. She continues to deepen her practice by opening herself to experiences that help her inner growth: "I have always lived through my heart's intentions and the more I dedicate to my practice, the more I connect to my own divine light."
A nine night, 10 day retreat in Paradise! The energy of Kalani is absolutely magical, the food is just delicious, and we’ll be doing a ton of vinyasa yoga.
About the Facilitator(s)
While practicing standing backbends during an Ashtanga practice in 1997, Shiva nearly knocked me over with a first blast of kundalini. I've been a devoted teacher and practitioner of yoga ever since. I am grateful to all of my teachers, and I enjoy all styles of yoga, but my teaching tends to focus on accurate alignment within vigorous Vinyasa as a means to liberate the breath, prana, and ultimately kundalini, and more simply, as a tool to assist in the continuous learning of the capacity to simply pay attention. Attention heals. This practice is the love of my life, and sharing it is a great joy.
>Chrisandra's teaching draws upon the wisdom of the masters and the sacred knowledge found within dedication to the path of hatha yoga. She is a student of Hatha Yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and Tantra. Her influences are many, though she has been particularly influenced by the work of Andrey Lappa, and by the Shadow Yoga school.
“I first took yoga classes in Berlin in 1994 in exchange for English conversation. I can only imagine that I did it because I thought stretching would be good for me. Seven years later, burnt out from 6 intense years of road bicycle racing, I turned to yoga hoping to find something I could practice for the rest of my life. So far, so good. I’ve practiced with a number of those teachers you’ve seen pictures of or read about in Yoga Journal, but the principal informant to my teaching style and practice is Jamie Lindsay, from whom I’ve taken countless hours of class, and whom I assisted in public classes and at teacher trainings. The practice will be more or less familiar to anyone practicing Krishnamacharya lineage, Astanga vinyasa derived asana, with a helping of Universal Vinyasa, and a side salad of energy and breath work. I believe that the work of the asana practice through the breath can bring light, consciousness and awareness throughout the body, inform the intelligence of the body, and bring equanimity, peace and joy to the mind and spirit.”
According to the ancient Hawaiian Huna philosophy, all illness is a result of stress. Modern medical research continues to prove this relationship – linking stress to everything from high blood pressure to weight gain.
About the Facilitator(s)
Ann Doherty, RN, CDE, Holistic Health Educator
Ann founded Hawaii Health Getaways after she learned how traditional Hawaiian mind-body healing techniques were beneficial both with stress management and as an adjunct to any medical regimen. As the Clinical Director of the Alta Bates Summit Diabetes Center in Berkeley, California, she successfully incorporates stress management and energy medicine techniques taught at the retreat into clinical practice. She will present information on the latest medical advances as well as complementary therapies available to promote wellness.
Annie has a Masters of Science in holistic nutrition and exercise physiology. She is certified in personal fitness training, aerobics, meditation, biofeedback and yoga therapy. She will be teaching a gentle and meditative form of Ananda Yoga, with the focus of higher awareness and inner peace. President of Choose Total Wellness and owner of the Sacred Garden Yoga Studio in Half Moon Bay, California, she has been a wellness consultant for the American Heart and Lung Associations, and the Health Departments of Monterey County and the State of Hawaii.
Serge is an internationally acclaimed teacher of the ancient Huna philosophy and author of numerous books including Urban Shaman, Kahuna Healing, Instant Healing, Healing for Millions and Healing Relationships. He is the Executive Director of Aloha International, a world-wide network of teachers, counselors and therapists dedicated to sharing the Aloha Spirit and healing knowledge of Huna. Through Serge and other Huna teachers, you will learn simple, practical mind-body techniques than anyone can use to relieve tension and bring greater health and harmony into their lives.
Diane, a shamanic counselor trained with Aloha International, will introduce you to the Huna philosophy and healing techniques, Kahi Loa bodywork and the management of stress through breathwork, visualization and healing touch. She will also guide you in healing with nature during adventure excursions on her home island of Hawaii. Trained in natural health at the Vega Institute, she will explain how to eliminate the toxins creating a stress load in your diet, your lifestyle, your home and your workplace, and choose healthful natural foods and personal care products.
Registration Rate of $2,050 based on double occupancy lodge accommodations with private bath. Fee also includes all workshop classes, excursions, meals, and use of the resort's facilities, including pool, hot tub and sauna.
Private lodge room: $350 additional per week.
Cottages (upgrade to a more private setting):
For double occupancy: $110 additional per person.
For single occupancy: $450 additional.
Airfare and ground transportation not included, but group discounts and van service are available.
Inspire your practice in tropical yoga heaven, as you experience the magic and adventure of the Big Island!
Join us as we enjoy a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jared has been living, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past seven years. Originally from the foothills of southern British Columbia, Jared first discovered his resonance with the practice ten years ago through the Ashtanga primary series. Jared received his certification to teach hatha yoga in the fall of 2001 through Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training program. He has felt blessed to be able to also study the art of teaching Vinyasa yoga with Shiva Rea, and has recently been inspired by the teachings of Darren Main, Kathy Elder and Tyler Blank.
David began his personal yoga practice in 1976. He has studied at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David has been deepening his practice at Kalani for the last six years. A Kalani teacher for the past three years, David graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. While at Kalani, he has had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong.
Dennis completed Yogi Bhajan's Self Mastery Kundalini Teacher Training program in May 2005. He began practicing yoga in 2000 and has studied with Gurmukh, Kathy Elder, Sharon Gannon, David Life and Baron Baptiste. He graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in October 2001 and began teaching hatha and Kundalini yoga at Kalani in 2003.
Peter's yoga practice and study started in 1990 at the Yoga Institute in Houston. His yogic journey took him to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1999 to continue his studies under Kathy Elder, where he graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. In 2006 he took his level of study to a deeper level when he journeyed to Varanasi, India to study in an ashram with other yogis on the banks of the Ganges. Peter believes the life science which is yoga has the ability to transform both the individual, and thus society. "Through the practice one unblocks the blockages that prevent and individual from achieving their ultimate human potential"... He teaches both Hatha and Kundalini classes at Kalani.
Melina has been teaching yoga full-time since 1997. Her continual growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by numerous yoga instructors, annual retreats, and sabbaticals to deepen her commitment to personal practice and yoga. She is the Co-Director of the 8 Limbs Teachers’ Training Program in Seattle, and published The Art of Sequencing. www.melinameza.com
Chiara began studying Yoga in 1983 to rehabilitate and strengthen her core after a car accident; she continues to practice and teach yoga to heal the separation between body and mind. She teaches you to breathe, track physical sensations moment to moment and find internal wisdom to inspire our practice. www.chiarayoga.com
This 9-day Residential Training Program in Lucid Dreaming (dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming) and Tibetan Dream Yoga will focus on methods of developing the mental skills that foster lucid dreaming and on directing your consciousness in the dream state towards fulfillment of your personal goals. We will reflect on the nature and value of consciousness in waking as well as dreaming, exploring the nature of "reality" and how our perceptions and assumptions influence our experience of life.
About the Facilitator(s)
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.
Stephen is a world-renowned authority on lucid dreaming. His pioneering studies at Stanford University have brought scientific attention to this potentially illuminating state of consciousness, and his best-selling books Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, have introduced many to the experience. For the past 30 years, Dr. LaBerge has researched methods for teaching people to become lucid dreamers, developing techniques and lucid dreaming induction devices.
Guest Speaker: Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D.
Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. is the author of numerous articles on lucid dreaming, including Experiencing the Divine in the Lucid Dream State, and co-author of Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them. Her integral approach to dreams is informed by her in-depth training in East-West and somatic Psychology, contemplative practices and art.
Come share in an extraordinary adventure with us! Let us guide you on an inner journey of heart-opening, playfulness, expansion and delight with the rich practices of Anusara Yoga, pranayama and meditation. All Levels Welcome!
Each day we'll explore a different quality of heart, culminating in a grand celebration of joy and abundance for our great fortunes in this life.
About the Facilitator(s)
Robyn is a certified Anusara Yoga Instructor and holds certificates from Forrest Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy and Hanna Somatic Education. She has been teaching yoga since 1994 and offering Somatics since 1998. Robyn teaches with deep passion and joy, while emphasizing safety through alignment; mindful and playful practice; and connection to the spiritual heart.
She enjoys continuing her studies each year with Anusara's founder, John Friend, and takes several workshops annually with top Anusara teachers, including Sarahjoy Marsh and Desiree Rumbaugh, among many others.
She is a student of Buddhist and Yoga philosophy and integrates their teachings into her classes. Robyn also offers workshops and private sessions in Anusara Yoga Therapy and Hanna Somatic Education (Somatics), powerful tools proven to release chronic muscle pain, tension, and habituated contraction patterns, while improving overall balance and well-being. See www.innerfreedomyoga.com for more information on her offerings, including local teacher training, workshops on the road, local and international retreats!
Michele Bulgatz is a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher in Eugene, Oregon. On the yoga path since 1987, she embraces completely the philosophy of Anusara, teaching with humor, joy and passion. Looking for the good and beauty in everyone, Michele helps her students to radiate their most luminous light. A student of John Friend (the founder of Anusara Yoga) since 1997, she has completed workshops, teacher trainings, therapeutic trainings and master immersions. Anusara’s combination of heart orientated virtues, precise bio-mechanical alignment and supportive community offers a transformational experience both on and off the mat.
Teaching for the past twelve years, Michele knows she has the best job in the world! She teaches weekly classes, retreats and workshops locally and internationally. As a practicing artist, Michele strives to create beauty in many areas. In 2004 she produced the Loving Kindness Yogathon in Eugene, a twelve-hour celebration of Yoga, Meditation and Kirtan. Participants were invited to co-create a profoundly positive change on every level. She currently links her meditation practice and art by creating quilts expressly for the recipient as a meditation in motion. She transforms worn clothing and textiles for another go around as a warm cuddly blanket. Other passions include; parenting her eleven year old son River, camping, hiking and gardening. Michele is grateful to her teacher John, her family and the kaleidoscopic beauty of life. She welcomes you to the currents of grace and a joyful ride.
Prices are per person, and include 6 nights and days at Kalani, 3 delicious meals per day, 2 yoga sessions and one meditation/pranayama session per day, all taxes, and use of Kalani pool, sauna and hot tub. Transport and extra adventures not included.
Register early to get your first pick of accommodations! Early-Bird Discount: Pay in full by October 1st and save $75!
Kids: $510 each not including yoga sessions (early-bird discount does not apply). Commuter Rate (includes use of Kalani facilitites, but not Kalani housing and meals): $555 Non-yoga participants: subtract $350 from your balance payment (early-bird discount does not apply).
Bryan Harrelson's teaching style focuses on alignment and breath. A regular meditator he sometimes uses meditation to begin and/or end his classes. Bryan teaches an all levels yoga class that will both make beginners feel comfortable and challenge advanced practitioners. He has 380 Yoga Alliance Certified hours in Ashtanga yoga as well as Anusara. He has trained with Sianna Sherman and Noah Maze and practiced under Darren Main, Darcy Lyons, and Kenny Graham. Bryan hopes to help people accept and love where they are so that they can begin to move forward.
Ken Breniman has practiced yoga for over 8 years and became certified with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 after graduating from Yoga Tree's Yoga Teacher Training program in 2006. In the Bay Area, Ken offers a weekly Nude Men's class and a monthly Nude Yoga Social. Ken provides eclectic Non-denominational Hatha yoga guidance, honoring a variety of traditions, such as Iyengar aligment principles, invigorating Kudalini Kriya, and playful Acroyoga-inspired partnerwork. Ken's 'day job' is that of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ken is currently working on his Yoga Therapist certification at the Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa, CA.
Mark Haviland C.M.T. from San Francisco will be joining us at the retreat this year, offering his attuned bodywork to deepen your yoga practice. His heart-felt touch will assist you in exploring the depths of not only your physical practice, it will also allow you to integrate emotional, psychological and even spiritually. He is offering to retreat participants a reduced rate of $75 per hour session 25% off his regular rate. On top of that you can purchase three one hour sessions for $200. For more information about Mark and his work you can go to: http://www.yelp.com/biz/beyond-bodywork-san-francisco