Hawaiian Volcanoes Elders Retreat 2014! Run by Volcanologist Allison Payne, MS

Allison Payne, M.S. Volcanology

February 9, 2014 - February 15, 2014

Aloha!  Escape the winter weather this February and come along for a fun, relaxing, educational adventure on the volcanically active Big Island of Hawaii!  You will hear dynamic lectures by volcanologist Allison Payne, visit Kilauea Volcano and other volcanic sites, relax in the rainforest resort of Kalani, and make friends with other like-minded adventure seekers. 


      Learn all about Hawaii’s volcanoes

      Visit the active volcanic crater of Kilauea

      Walk on lava flows

      Explore lava tubes

      Hunt for crystals on black sand beaches

      Absorb Hawaiian culture

      Make lasting friendships


The program also includes classes on Hawaiian culture, Hula lessons, yoga, native weaving, natural history, and more.  There will be plenty of time to relax by the pool in the beautiful rainforest surroundings of the Kalani resort, on the southeast coast of Hawaii’s Big Island.


About the Facilitator(s)

 Trip Leader Allison Payne, M.S. is a volcanologist in Anchorage, Alaska.  She has worked as a naturalist park ranger, a research volcanologist, a University instructor, and has worked with Alaskan Elderhostel groups for several  years.  She is also a certified yoga teacher and an EMT.


Workshop Fees

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

Rates for the week: ALL INCLUSIVE

Triple Occupancy $1550

Double Occupancy $1750

Single Occupancy $2250

Rates include top-notch accommodations, three meals/day, transport to and from Hilo, day trips/tours, national and state park entrance fees, and all classes (including geology, yoga, hula lessons, Hawaiian culture, weaving, tai chi, etc.)

To register, send an email to Allison Payne/Hot Lava Retreats at [email protected], or telephone Allison at (907) 632-3422.  You will be sent a registration form to fill out, and will have an opportunity to ask any questions directly to Allison.


50% deposit is due by October 15.

Payment in full is due by December 1.

Payment at this time is by check only.  Sorry, credit card payments cannot be processed.

Checks can be made out to “Hot Lava Retreats” and can be mailed to:


Allison Payne

Hot Lava Retreats

2533 Brooke Drive
Anchorage, AK 99517