Pono: The Art of Balance, an Oshun Retreat | April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Pono: The Art of Balance, an Oshun Retreat


This retreat we will work with the intention of the art of inner-balance and Pono which translates from the Hawaiian language into "doing what’s right", or Balance.
We will enjoy daily multi-style yoga classes aligning with inner & outer Balance, beginning with kundalini chants and ending in long, luxurious savasana.

These works will be complemented with Hawaiian cultural workshops, a kundalini sound healing bath & more
We will engage in personal & spiritual growth workshops geared toward learning to ground & uplift thru practices of Balance

Our time together includes:

A relaxing soak in a natural geothermal pond refreshed by waves bursting over the rocks
An evening out at old Hawaiian-style open-air market at “Uncle Robert’s” featuring live local music, foods, crafts and arts
Hawaiian language & chants, learning about lei, weaving, hula, and kava ceremony & more NATURE & CULTURE


The theme of Balance (or Pono in Hawaiian) will be the collective intention, strengthening our natural intuition to help us address things that no longer serve us, like internal imbalances, negative self-talk or deflecting.
As we acknowledge our shadows, this will encourage our light on the path of learning to trust ourselves and our intuition. With awareness comes PONO.

Private Myofascial Release sessions:
Judi will be offering a limited number of one on one Myofascial Release bodywork sessions (offered at an additional cost, sign up & pay for sessions under the store option on this website). Everything is connected! All the history of your being is stored and manifested in your connective tissue. Each injury and trauma, no matter how large or small creates twists and restrictions in your connective tissue or “fascia.” Mental and emotional trauma can create holding patterns in the body that eventually become physical restrictions.

Our bodies are amazingly adaptable and we can get by for a time just unconsciously moving away from the restrictions, but eventually, we run out of the ability to adapt. There is no more “give” in the system. That is when we feel pain and restriction of movement.

Myofascial Release works with the connective tissue, or fascia, in your body to unravel that complex history of adaptation, peeling away the layers of built-up restriction, to bring balance to the physical structure. As your body is allowed to fall into a more balanced posture, and resistance is let go, your essence can fully inhabit your body, flowing into every nook and cranny of your being, creating a fully integrated self.

Ipsalu Tantra Journey :
As we enter the Sacred Temple Of Oneness Of Being we will bring back to balance the Shiva & Shakti, the Divine Feminine & Masculine with Kriyas, as we move energy through our Chakras with Intention. Returning to our Innocence, in The Puja ~ Sacred Ceremony Of The Heart Space With Dance, The 5 Tibetan Rites Of Rejuvenation, interacting with every Sacred being In our circle as we Activate our Life Force, calm & Still the Mind, Arouse The Potent Energy Of Infinite Creativity & Sensuality...In Gratitude Of or Bodies, Minds & Hearts...
This will be a ReBirth Of The Fullness Of your Being.

Vinyasa from the Heart:
This daily morning retreat class will embody themes aligning with Satchidananda; being, consciousness, and bliss. Combined with classic hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, a comprehensive focus on alignment and breath. Together we will "bring conscious awareness to our breath, allowing it to become the bridge between our physical body and our spirit, which allows one to feel their true divine essence, to feel this gift of life the way we did as children; in awe, pure love and to sincerely feel the divine inter-connection we have to all things".


To Register or for more information please contact Oshun retreats directly for availability

Website: www.oshunretreats.com

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
Bungalow Room $2206 $1966   N/A
Tropical Loft $2326 $1936   N/A
Lodge Room (Private Bath) $2086 $1846 $1830
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $1846 $1600 $1600

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a Kalani 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.


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.

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: Karilily McClure, RYT,
    Judea Star,
    Judi Nelson, PT ,
    Allison McGonagle, CMT, CIPI
  • Dates: April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Karilily McClure, RYT
Karilily McClure, RYT
Karilily discovered yoga through a mind-body balance program at her high school in Portland, OR at the age of 16. This class allowed her to explore the connection of mind and body thru the "most valuable tool and key to life" as she calls it, our Breath. The practice of conscious breathing has been and continues to be Karilily's greatest teacher in her yoga practice and in all aspects of life. She strengthened her practice and way of life by engaging in yoga & dance instructor trainings, classes & workshops worldwide. In 2009 she co-created and opened the Oshun Yoga & Wellness Center. Then in 2010 began hosting Oshun Yoga Retreats, held in exotic locations such as Costa Rica, Hawaii, Nicaragua and Cuba! Her next step is into the realm of leading yoga teacher trainings based on multiple styles of yoga, for all lifestyles! She since She developed her own signature style that is taught from her heart. She seamlessly combines the classic style of Hatha yoga, fluid and graceful vinyasa flow, woven together with alignment principals and deep pranayama (breath work) practices. She offers public and private classes for all levels including; pre & post natal mothers, kids yoga, yoga for the elderly, yoga to heal injury, yoga to rebalance the mind, deep stress relief, couples yoga, hot yoga, yoga for beginners and workshops. Karilily provides something real that all people can grasp, as she feels that the true wisdom and knowledge we seek is already in one's own heart. Her mission on the mat and in life is to help people re-discover the Love and divine self-knowing that has always been there. Realizing Our Oneness...
Certified Yoga Instructor Healing our Life is a Journey with no expiration date.... enjoying the journey ... without a destination... In 1994 I was lucky enough to step into my first yoga class. As I moved through every pose with breath & Intention as I was being guided, I realized Yoga was a Sacred Dance.... Something Ancient in me woke up and all I could do was let the tears run down my cheeks with every breath I took. In that moment I knew... I was home. I decided to get certified in 2000. ​ Since then it’s been a journey of awakening, receiving certification in Hatha, Raja, Vinyasa Ashtanga, Ipsalu Tantra Kriya & Buti Yoga. I found Theta Healing at a very pivotal time... it was the synergistic key to help me remove all Obstacles, Karma, Ancestral Wounding & Inner Chaos That were Still present. I feel honored to be able to guide others and facilitate their own True Graceful Healing with these two amazing modalities.
Judea Star
Judea Star
I was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1981. My family moved to the United States where I grew up along the St. Lawrence River in northern New York State until 1999. I am half South Korean and of Scottish, French Canadian, and Native American descent from my fathers side. I spent my latter youth traveling the USA until I found myself calling northern California home. I now reside in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. I'm often called a "Jude Of All Trades" by the people who know me well. I am naturally creative and excel at the arts. Creation through visionary art and music are two of my passions and outside of spirit work I am often occupied by a creative project. My art and music are part of my mission to expand consciousness and raise the vibration of this planet as they often reflect my visions and experiences. I woke up to the full potential of my psychic abilities in the year 2000. I had a Kundalini Awakening where the veils between dimensions were dissolved. I could see from the darkest and densest realms to the most high God-Light, and everything you can imagine in between. I could hear the Earth and all her components speaking to me, along with communicating with a multitude of spirit entities from all vibrational frequencies, of our world and beyond. It is like seeing multiple energetic realities on top of our own. I am mesmerised and in awe of what I encounter on a regular basis, and have learned how to navigate my existence in this expanded reality within the normal every day.
Judi Nelson, PT
Judi Nelson, PT
Physical Therapist, Myofascial therapist, Pilates & Zumba Instructor Judi Nelson is a licensed physical therapist, nationally recognized myofascial therapist, pilates instructor and Zumba instructor with 20 years experience helping people feel good in their bodies. Since graduating from Marquette University Physical Therapy school in 1994, Judi has taken the solid foundation in anatomy and physiology she gained there and integrated the holistic philosophies and practices of Myofascial Release and Pilates to help individuals and groups truly come into their bodies and enjoy living there. Judi’s deep compassion and connection to source allow clients to clear physical and emotional restrictions that are impeding the flow of life force within them, and find joy, ease and wholeness in body, mind and spirit. ​ Myofascial release sessions with Judi can be a purely physical, structural experience, helping with specific physical problems. They also can be deeper, emotional experiences that help release long held traumas. You can make you session whatever you need it to be. Sometimes you will find something you didn’t even know you needed, if you allow yourself to be open to the experience. Judi has in-depth, specialized knowledge of women’s reproductive issues. If you are needing help with healing from birthing trauma, caesarean section, hysterectomy, or if you are dealing with pelvic pain, bladder control issues, organ prolapse or infertility issues, we can tailor your session around those concerns. Take this opportunity to care for these issues in a safe, supported environment. You will be glad you did!

Allison McGonagle, CMT, CIPI
Allison McGonagle, CMT, CIPI
Allison offers therapeutic massage using a variety of modalities. Each session is tailored to best facilitate each individuals' healing process. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health and has been a CMT and Instructor since 2007.