The Yoga of Physical Arts | May 15, 2018 - May 20, 2018

The Yoga of Physical Arts

Immerse yourself in Douglas Ridings' renowned style of physically intelligent, dynamic, and precise yoga vinyasa during this six-day retreat in a lush and serene setting on Hawaii's Big Island. This is our third annual Yoga of the Physical Arts adventure in Hawaii! Each day will open and close with a yoga practice focused on asana, alignment, and breath work. Daily workshops will introduce in-depth yoga topics and related movement arts. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the island's natural wonders. This retreat is appropriate for all levels of yoga experience, though a moderate level of physical fitness is recommended in order to take full advantage of the movement arts sessions.

What's a typical retreat day like? Every day we start and end with yoga, venture around the south island on optional midday outings, and usually take an afternoon movement workshop. For days when you feel like staying put, Kalani has beautiful gardens, a swimming pool, massage, and daily classes available as well.

Example day:

6:30 – 7:45 am Morning Yoga and Meditation

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast at Kalani

9:30 am – Depart for Kaimu Black Sand Beach (easy hike with lava view)

12 – 1:00 pm Lunch at Kalani

3-4:30 pm – Yoga of the Physical Arts in Depth (lecture + asana)

5 pm – Uncle Robert’s night market for dinner and shopping (Wednesday nights only)

6 - 7:30 pm - Dinner at Kalani

8 - 9 pm – Wind-down yoga and meditation

Our itinerary is based on attendees' preferences, so if there's something you want to do or learn around the Kalapana area, let us know!


For Retreat and Registration Information:

Amy Horn
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 prorate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.  Prices below include tuition.

$1800 for a Private Room

$1500 for a Shared Room

$800 for Commuters

$500 for Kama'aina Commuters

*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. Kalani Honua’s cancellation policy applies to extended stays.

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’s Cancellation Policy: 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: Douglas Ridings,
    Amy Horn
  • Dates: May 15, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Douglas Ridings
Douglas Ridings
I am a dancer, actor, performance artist, and yoga instructor. I teach privately and at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers and Culture Shakti Dance. Based in Seattle Washington, I have taught and performed in Europe, India, Canada, Latin America and throughout the US. I am a member of the Urvasi Dance Ensemble, performing the classical Indian dance form Odissi under the guidance of Dr. Ratna Roy. I also work with the experimental dance/theater groups Degenerate Art Ensemble and Saint Genet. Other collaborators include DK Pan, Amy O’Neal, Waxy Moon, Lily Verlaine, musician Stephen Fandrich, photographer Steven Miller and artist Mark Mitchell.
Amy Horn
Amy Horn
A world traveler, yogi, and Bellydance teacher, Amy has organized many tours and retreats, including a Bellydance study trip in Istanbul and two previous Yoga of the Physical Arts retreats at Kalani. In addition to facilitating adventures, Amy is a bellydancer and Bellydance instructor, with 15 years of teaching experience in Seattle. She believes Bellydance is a positive means of expression and a safe form of exercise suitable for all people.
Phone: 206-295-0183
Email: [email protected]