Yoga and Fire Arts Retreat in Hawaii

Judy Louie & Shireen Press

kalani pool

Wake up to the beautiful sounds and sights of the island with an invigorating Vinyasa yoga class led by Judy. Feel energized yet calm, ready to take on the day! The 90-minute class is designed for all levels, with creative flowing movements that will support and nurture you. The practice is to be present with your breath, explore the body, and free your mind!

In the afternoon, shireen will introduce you to circus arts of all kinds. We’ll focus on poi spinning and also explore headstands, handstands, basic gymnastics and partner acrobatics in a fun and supportive environment. No prior experience or equipment needed. You will gain confidence, coordination and balance from these new skills, and have a great time doing it!

Free times are spent exploring the island or relaxing by the pool. Take advantage of the many treatments offered by the professional staff of massage and healing therapists at Kalani.  The center also offers other activities, including hula dance lessons, volleyball, ecstatic dance and more!

Flexible lodging options and 3 amazing meals a day round out the weeklong program June 8-15.

Get $100 off if paid in full by April 1, 2013!

Daily Schedule

breakfast     7:30-8:30am

yoga             9-10:30am

free time     10:30-noon

lunch           noon-1pm

free time     1-4:30pm

circus skills     4:30-6pm

dinner         6-7:30pm

About the Facilitator(s)

Judy LouieJudy Louie

Judy Louie has been teaching yoga since 1995 when she finished her Bikram Yoga teacher training with Bikram Choudhury. After years of practicing and teaching Bikram yoga, she started exploring other styles of yoga. Her passion for yoga brought her to train with many inspiring teachers; Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Paul Grilley, Baba Hari Das and more.

In 1999 Judy opened Bikram Yoga Kauai/Bodhi Tree Yoga and was the Founder/Director for 10 years. The studio was the community center for aspiring teachers of dance, yoga and the arts, hub to many dance jams and music events along with many styles of yoga.

Judy’s classes are taught for beginners and intermediate students. There are always participants that join the retreat who have NEVER done yoga. They leave with a new sense of self confidence and appreciation for the practice. Her passion for yoga, fun and human connection will put you at ease; while her positive attitude and generous spirit will assist you in becoming present and energized. Judy’s classes will safely guide you with knowledge, compassion and experience. Come explore the magic!

shireen press fire dance

shireen press, object manipulatrix extraordinaire!

Shireen has pursued her lifelong interest in movement arts through training in yoga, dance, circus arts and aerial dance. She has been dancing with fire since 1999, and is known for her fluid style, innovative movements and mesmerizing performances.

A multi-faceted performer, shireen can walk on stilts, fly through the air, climb on her friends, light things on fire, and do it all with a smile on her face. She is also a founding member and co-producer of Circus Artemis, and the CEO of Flamebuoyant Productions, Inc.

An accomplished teacher as well as performer, she has taught circus skills, object manipulation and aerial arts to students of all ages from the Portland Saturday Market to the beaches of India to the National Circus School in Cambodia. Her instructional DVDs Poi Spinning Basics with Pele’s Element and Poi Spinning: Focus on Transitions are sold internationally and to great acclaim.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1475 $ 1825
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Lodge room private bath triple occupancy rate: $1405.00 per person.

Prices subject to change without notice.