Couples in Paradise | February 4, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Couples in Paradise

To varying degrees, we all carry negative programming from our past, and there are loving and effective ways to transform this out-of-date behavior into a positive and vibrant celebration of connection. Each person will learn a creative process that will enable past hurts to heal, conflicts to be resolved, and trust to grow.

The workshop will include exercises and practices for the couples to do with each other, therapeutic coaching of each couple by the Vissells, meditations/visualizations designed to deepen the love in the couple, and time for sharing after each practice.

We focus on seeing our partner with new eyes, healing dysfunctional patterns, communication of feelings, enhancing the sexual relationship, and practicing loving appreciation. We have couple meditations, inspiring music, laughter and thrilling sight-seeing – in short, an extraordinary heart-opening experience for you and your partner in the presence of dolphins, whales, giant sea
turtles, a beautiful black sand beach, the nearby lava flow, steam vents, delightful snorkeling, and thermal warm ponds. Open to committed couples of any sexual orientation.

What you will learn:

  • Tools for deeper appreciation
  • Communication building (including healthy communication of feelings)
  • Our partner as a mirror (working with positive as well as negative projections)
  • Understanding and respecting each other’s differences
  • The power of vulnerabilitiy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Healing past hurts
  • Sexual wellness
  • Refilling the cup of love
  • Developing a true inner connection

Typical Daily Schedule:

7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9:30-12 or 12:30 Workshop
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:00 Break (group outings and/or free time, including trips to the volcano, snorkeling, warm ponds, or waterfalls)
4:00-6:30 Workshop
6:00-7:30 Dinner
7:30-9:30 Evening Group Meeting


To Register and For More Information:

Shared Heart Foundation
Phone: 831-684-2299
Email: [email protected]

Retreat Fees

Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
Loft  $2025
Treehouse Room
Bungalow Room
Lodge Room (Private Bath)  $1850
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $1668
Commuter* $1500
Kama'aina Commuter** $1269

*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
  • Facilitated by: Joyce Vissell, RN, MS and Barry Vissell, MD
  • Dates: February 4, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Joyce Vissell, RN, MS and Barry Vissell, MD
Joyce Vissell, RN, MS and Barry Vissell, MD
Marianne Williamson says “Bravo to the Vissells for helping us find the connection between spirituality and relationship.” Ram Dass describes Joyce and Barry Vissell as “a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion.” They are two people deeply in love for 52 years, who have raised three children and “walk their talk.” Their model of relationship and deeply heart-oriented approach have made a unique impact upon many thousands of people’s lives. They are the authors of The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart’s Wisdom, Meant To Be, and A Mother’s Final Gift.
Phone: 831-684-2299
Email: [email protected]