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Vinyasa Yoga Winter Retreat with Stiles + Sturges
Kristen Stiles & Sarah Sturges
February 5, 2012 - February 12, 2012
Join two of Boston’s premier, yoga teachers, Kristen (formerly Darci) Stiles and Sarah Sturges, for a seven-night, eight-day getaway to the nurturing and tranquil beauty of Hawaii.
Each morning will begin with an energizing and invigorating class to stimulate the body, clear the mind and strengthen the spirit. The day is then yours to soak up the sun on the beach or by the pool, schedule a spa treatment, or take a day trip to experience the surrounding volcanoes, tropical fauna, colorful tide pools, and local culture.
Or simply rest and rejuvenate amidst 120 acres of organic agriculture, breathing in the purifying Northeast Trades, known to be the cleanest air on earth.
In the evening we will reconvene for a more lunar-style practice focused on deeper opening and relaxation. All levels are warmly welcome and encouraged. Specific sequencing and personal attention throughout the week will help to grow and inspire your practice, leaving you feeling refreshed, renewed and ready for spring.
“Kalani Honua” means harmony of heaven and earth. For more than 30 years, this retreat center has been a spiritual center of refuge and renewal. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and tropical jungle, Island Magazine rated Kalani's local beach Kehena one of the world's Top 10 secluded beaches.
Let nature be your mirror as you discover Hawaii's spectacular interplay of elements: lava fire, pristine waters, abundant gardens, tall mountains, and cool, scented tropical breezes.
Daily excursions may be booked a la carte and include visits to active volcanos, cascading waterfalls, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and surfing!
About the Facilitator(s)
Kristen found herself on the yoga mat after a life of intensely competitive athletics landed her with knee injuries, a bruised ego, and a clouded mind. The therapeutic benefit of the yoga practice began in her body, spread through her spirit, and over the past ten years transformed her life. Kristen's classes encourage students to cultivate limitless compassion, loving kindness, and ease of mind. She provides alignment cues and hands-on assists with intuitive precision encouraging each unique mind-body to develop its own felt sense of flow. She seeks to share the gifts of the practice, by fostering a deeper connection with your own inner teacher, where softening actually strengthens, slow breathing empowers, letting go enlightens, and deeply rooted tradition spurs spontaneity. Kristen inspires conscious awareness on the emotional and physical levels, laying the groundwork for the therapeutic and healing powers of yoga to transform as she embodies teaching from the heart.
A lifelong health and wellness enthusiast, Sarah has over fifteen years of experience teaching group and private fitness classes. For the past five years she has been teaching various forms of mind-body exercise, throughout the Boston area and has taught internationally in India. Through the healing synthesis of breath and movement, provided by the flowing practice of Vinyasa, Sarah has developed a study and teaching style of yoga which helps to innervate the spirit and nourish the soul. Her classes are always rooted in mindful alignment, set to the cadence of fluid breath. Sarah encourages her students, new and old, to arrive at their mats with nothing more than a sense of compassion for themselves and an openness to what can be. She believes that a well-balanced body and mind come, not from asperity but, from acceptance and that strength is more oft found in stillness, than in activity. Sarah invites her students to work with intention in order to reestablish the mind-body connection bringing a deeper awareness and a sense of great peace into their daily lives.
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Pricing includes seven days/nights accommodations, three, healthy, delicious, and locally-sourced meals daily, two yoga classes per day with Kristen and Sarahand use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.
|Fees per person:||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|6 - Cottage||$ 1725||$ 2425|
|5 - Tropical Loft||$ 1550||$ 2005|
|4 - Tree House Room||$ 1550||$ 2005|
|3 - Bungalow Room||n/a||n/a|
|2 - Lodge Room (private bath)||$ 1305||$ 1655|
|1 - Lodge Room (shared bath)||$ 1195||$ 1445|
Prices subject to change without notice.