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`Ohana Yoga Retreat 2013
Gena Kenny & Kent Cuthbert
The Ultimate Yoga Retreat
Come and experience yoga, adventure, and the spirit of Polynesia all in the most spectacular venue on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Ohana Yoga retreat is much more than simply Yoga, thanks to the energy of this very special island, you will be taken deeper into Hawaiian culture and deeper into your own self then possibly ever before.
The Big Island; also known as “the doorway to the other side”. When you first arrive into this paradise, you can begin to allow certain notions to stir your subconscious mind. Allow yourself to move further into the opportunities that the energy of the big island provides. First we offer our respect to this island, to the legends and myths ( particularly Madame Pele), the people and the land. Pele’s lava is a powerful symbol and the foundation for new beginnings.. Here at the source of creation, where dense solid elements are liquefied, the doorway between dimensions can exist. Part of the feeling you find when you arrive is the ‘loosening of the glue of your reality’.
A place with such incredible energy tends to stir deep emotion from within each of us, it awakens sensory capabilities and intuition. This setting is the perfect breeding ground for myth and for legend. The stories of the island come from many sources, including Hawaiian lineage, legends and belief systems. The living beauty of the Hawaiian islands physically represents the living beauty within us that we can all map out and get in touch with – a beauty of spirit that clearly runs through the universe and is within every one of us. The islands are a personal ‘sojourn’ for all individuals who wish to grow and learn.
Ancient Hawaiian quote
“That which is most precious to our hearts, closest to the truth… that which delights, excites and brings joy .. holds a thread to a greater reality.”
This 7 day retreat will include 2 sessions daily of yoga and meditation as well as adventures and cultural activities. During your time at Kalani, you will learn to paddle an outrigger canoe, take a boat trip to see lava flowing into the ocean and land forming before your eyes, learn the ancient hula dance which is a form of storytelling in Hawaiian culture. You will experience the mystery of ancient caves plus, there are more surprises once you arrive!
But, don’t worry! There is also time to enjoy the quiet of Kalani’s gardens, to immerse yourself in the warmth of the jacuzzi, sauna, and thermal pools, to explore watsu treatments or massage and to be inspired by the dance, music, painting and sculpture of local artists.
spaces are limited so book now by contacting [email protected]
About the Facilitator(s)
Gena has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. Her studies began with Jilda Liddicut of the Gaia School of Yoga. She has continued expanding her yoga studies under the guidance of internationally renowned teacher Donna Farhi. Her teaching focuses on nurturing from the inside – out. This approach allows students of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice.
“My connection to Hawaii and the spirit of Polynesia comes from a twenty year history of paddling outrigger canoes. Through my many travels to Hawaii, I have had the opportunity to discover the magic of the Polynesian Islands and peoples. In essence the spirit of the islands is "Aloha", which means to be kind, nurturing and loving to yourself, to others and to the planet.”
The creation of "`Ohana Yoga" comes from blending this 'magic' and 'spirit' into her own unique style of teaching. Gena has also authored a book and dvd "The Gift of Yoga".
Kent has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. From participating in sports from an early age right up to competing in 5 Ironman Triathlon events Kent has continued to find reasons to be outside. After spending fifteen years as a professional in the corporate world he followed his passion and currently owns and operates Kayak Melbourne a tour business in Australia, and assists Gena as partner in Ohana Yoga & Wellness.
He loves to facilitate helping others get active and have memorable adventures, ensuring his groups have fun filled, safe experiences. He has worked with diverse groups at all levels of fitness and age groups from high school students to Corporate Teams. He has a wealth of fitness related knowledge and is a trained Pilates instructor
|Fees per person:||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|6 - Cottage||n/a||n/a|
|5 - Tropical Loft||n/a||n/a|
|4 - Tree House Room||$ 2200||$ 2400|
|3 - Bungalow Room||$ 2400||$ 2600|
|2 - Lodge Room (private bath)||n/a||n/a|
|1 - Lodge Room (shared bath)||n/a||n/a|
Prices subject to change without notice.