Create a Balanced & Healthy Lifestyle:
 Yoga, Ayurveda, and the Alexander Technique

Carol P. Prentice, Michael Frederick,
Chase Bossart & Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart

Immerse yourself in this rare and special opportunity . . .

“If you want to take your personal healing to the next level, this Hawaii Retreat
 is for you.”

~Chase Bossart

Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential for staying healthy and living longer. What Yoga, Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique have in common is that they all work on waking us up consciously into the present moment. They use different tools while the underlying essence is the same.

We know you are doing your best to take care of yourself, your family, and your work. We also know how exhausting it can be. We have all been there. Keeping up with these responsibilities in relation to your own healing, revitalization, and growth can be challenging. Achieving your goals might seem impossible. That’s why we created this unique healing retreat for you.

This 5-day experience in Hawaii is unbelievably helpful for all of us who have busy lives and are feeling overwhelmed and stressed. The truth is we could all benefit from being in a beautiful place with time to rest and relax. We’ve created not only space for leisure time, but also a unique learning experience that helps you unlearn . . . letting go of old patterns that have long since lost their usefulness. We teach you how to apply Yoga, Ayurveda, and the Alexander Technique in a practical way, so when you return home you have useful tools to keep this new, balanced relationship going, not only within yourself but with everyone around you. When this happens . . . Life just gets easier! 

“The beauty of Hawaii is that it slows down time, takes you out of your habitual patterns and brings in the healing aspect of nature.”

~   Carol P. Prentice



    Luxuriate in this beautiful location on the lush side of the Big Island with magical gardens and an ideal climate.

    Enjoy delicious, healing foods (all dietary needs accommodated).

    Learn transformative techniques and practices in all three interactive healing modalities: Yoga, Ayurveda, and Alexander Technique.

    Make the most of the intimate setting by receiving personal attention and time with Chase, Elizabeth, Michael and Carol.

    Experience beautiful opening and closing ceremonies that create a special space, creating for a sense of community.

“I have a very busy work schedule . . . this workshop taught me how I can incorporate a 30 minute daily practice into my morning with asana, breath and meditation that really changes how I act and react in my life. Thank you!”

~ Mary P., Tampa FL.


    Private Alexander Technique lessons

    Personal Breath Assessment, Ayurvedic pulse reading and tongue assessment

    Daily small group classes on postural re-education

    Morning lectures on the Yoga Sutras and how they apply to your life

    Afternoon presentations on Ayurveda and it’s practical application

    Food as Medicine ~ how to create a diet that supports your body

    Aromatherapy and oils for balanced living

    Powerful meditation practices

    An understanding of pranayama and how it relates to you

“I came back to my family and work life with tools to help me in the present moment . . . I am more conscious of my postural habit patterns, my reactions to others and the foods that I am eating. It feels great!”

~ Sara C., Deerfield, MA

“These tools come from a truly profound wisdom.
 They have become a way of life for my clients.”

~Elizabeth C. Bossart


Set Aside Time for Yourself to Do this Important Inner Work

You’ll see who you are and how you’re functioning on so many different levels – you won’t believe how practical and useful this information will be for you in your life.

See How 3 Powerful Paths Come Together to Amplify your Results

This retreat not only offers you an immersion into daily yoga and Ayurveda practices that will support health and well-being. It also gives you a clear understanding of the Alexander Technique. You will learn to think with your body in such a way that allows less tension as you move . . . whether in walking, working at your computer, driving a car, participating in sports or practicing yoga.

“It’s about learning to do whatever you do 
with a little more ease and flexibility.”

~Michael Frederick

Our Workshop is designed for your individual level:

    New Students: Build a practical foundation in Yoga, Ayurveda and Alexander Technique.

    Experienced Students: Deepen your understanding of these three disciplines.

    Yoga/Ayurveda/Alexander Teachers or Trainees: Enjoy advanced training taught by senior teachers with decades of teaching experience.

“Don’t miss this retreat! I came back a different person. It was a huge opening for me, and gave me very real and tangible understanding of how my patterning was keeping me stuck in my job and with my family. I’ve made profound changes in life, both with family and work. I am now pursuing my passion of becoming a nutritionist.”

~Katy, Southern CA

About the Facilitator(s)

Carol P. Prentice

Carol Prentice has a passion for working with and helping others heal themselves. If given the right tools, she believes that you can heal and transform your own life. At a very young age, she experienced a traumatic back injury and was forced to rely on the western ways of surgery and medication to ease her pain. This experience led her to a lifelong pursuit of healing herself and in teaching the Alexander Technique, Ayurveda, and Yoga. Carol graduated from Alexander Training Institute in San Francisco under the direction of Frank Ottiwell in 1986; she furthered her studies with first generation Alexander Teachers Marjorie Barstow, Walter & Dilly’s Carrington, and Marjory Barlow. Carol is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist (Ayurveda Body Therapies) and a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, where she is currently a faculty member. Carol has been a student of yoga since the early 80’s, but it wasn’t until she met Mr. TKV Desikachar in 2009, that she experienced the true healing side of yoga. She is a graduate of the Healing Yoga Foundation in S.F., a 500-hour teacher-training program in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. As Ayurveda and Yoga are the sister sciences to each other, Carol along with her Alexander training has developed a hands-on approach to working with these 3 systems of learning to help empower people in their own process of healing. or

Chase Bossart

Chase Bossart, M.A. is a longtime personal student of Mr. T.K.V. Desikachar. A daily-life practitioner with deep theoretical understanding and a clear, warm and engaging presentation style, Chase uses humor and practical examples to make the teaching experiential and accessible. He has extensive experience in the therapeutic application of yoga in the tradition of S’ri T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. Chase is the former Director of Therapy & Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation ( in San Francisco. He gives frequent workshops on a broad range of yoga topics throughout the U.S. and especially loves to lead experiential workshops demonstrating yoga philosophy’s practical applications in daily life. More can be found on his website

Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart

Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart holds a Masters Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from Mt. Madonna Institute. She completed the 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Healing Yoga Foundation. Elizabeth has a private practice, Sukha Wellness, located on Union St. in San Francisco. She is currently a Teacher Intern for Mount Madonna institute. With a decade of teaching experience, Elizabeth leads and co-leads talks, workshops and retreats in the Bay Area and around the US. More can be found on her website at:

Michael D. Frederick

Michael Frederick is an internationally recognized teacher in the field of Psycho-physical Re-education. He trained as an Alexander Teacher in England with Walter Carrington and in America with Marjorie Barstow, both master teachers trained by F. M. Alexander. Michael studied in the U.S. and Israel as a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Since 1974, Michael as extensive Yoga training in both the U.S. and India with the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar.  He is the founding director of the first three International Congresses on the Alexander Technique and has organized over 150 workshops in the U.S. and Europe since 1978. Michael was voted best Alexander Teacher in Los Angeles magazine’s “Best of LA”.


Workshop Fees

Contact Carol Prentice 
Phone: 800-676-1458 or 530-559-2873

Email: [email protected]

Workshop Fee Information

Important Pricing Information: Our program prices are income-related. When you book, please choose the low, medium, or higher priced list, based on your personal income. The choice is yours. We want to ensure that our course is accessible to people of diverse means. If you cannot afford the lowest program, please contact Carol Prentice. Limited work/study is available as well as a payment plan.

Early Bird Registration Fee
 Tuition only: Paid by July 8

Lower: $975.00, Medium: $1325,  Higher: $1550.00.
(Pricing for Room and Board is separate. Please see list below.)

Late Registration Fee
 Tuition only: Paid after July 8

Lower: $1075.00, Medium: $1425, Higher: $1650.00.
(Pricing for Room and Board is separate. Please see list below.)

Discounts offered:

$200.00 tuition discount for full time students. This applies for students in a 3-year teacher training program, a college or university or high school.

Accommodation fees:

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports their educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.
Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities.
Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

Current accommodation rates:

Includes five (5) nights and three (3) meals per day.
For room descriptions, please visit the Kalani website.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 875 $ 1375
5 - Tropical Loft $ 750 $ 1075
4 - Tree House Room $ 750 $ 1075
3 - Bungalow Room $ 650 $ 875
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 575 $ 825
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 495 $ 675

Prices subject to change without notice.