Join us in Hawaii and drop into paradise at the gorgeous oceanfront Hawaii Island Retreat and Wellness Spa, an eco-boutique hotel and wellness spa located on Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. With 50 acres of oceanfront tropical forest, organic gardens and ancient valley trails, this is the perfect setting to relax, recharge, reconnect and renew! Feel the ocean breeze, watch the sunrise and sunset at the private cove, and draw on the magical energy of this sacred Hawaiian land.
Enjoy delicious local food from the organic farm on property, stay in Hawaiian decorated comfortable accommodations with ocean or forest views, swim in the solar heated and salt purified infinity pool, relax in the salt purified hot tub, and connect with the rich and beautiful culture and nature.
There will be free time to take local trips to nearby sandy beaches for swimming and snorkeling, local Hawaiian towns and other sites, explore the island, or enjoy activities such as surfing, SUP, kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, zip lining, fishing, sailing, whale or dolphin watching and more! We hope you can make the most of your time on the beautiful Hawaii Island whilst also taking time to relax and recharge, deepen your yoga and meditation practice, and connect with like-minded yogis and friends.
The morning yoga classes will be vinyasa flow yoga for all levels, linking movement with the breath for an energizing yet relaxing flow. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities. You'll have the opportunity to play with some backbends, arm balances, and inversions if you choose, and cool down with some deep stretches to restore the body and mind.
The evening classes will be yin or restorative yoga, with longer held seated and supine postures, stretching, lengthening, releasing tension and creating more space in deeper layers of connective tissues in the body. Yin yoga is also a perfect opportunity to journey inwards and practice meditation. All levels are welcome as we provide options and modifications so everyone feels comfortable.
We look forward to sharing this journey and adventure with you in beautiful Hawaii Big Island!
"Thank you so much for the wonderful Hawaii retreat. We sure did enjoy the gift of Yoga, Meditation and stillness. This was so so so appreciated. YOU did an amazing job as a facilitator. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Namaste!" - Caroleanne, Hawaii, Feb 2017
"I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years and this was hands down my favorite retreat. Sally comes with a wealth of yoga knowledge and experience that she shares in a comfortable and supportive way. Her classes were deep, insightful, nourishing, and energizing. The group was awesome professional women from a variety of backgrounds. I love that we practiced yoga and meditation together but also had time to explore on our own or in small groups. I already signed up for another Body Flows retreat! Thank you Sally." - Angela B
Our Hawaii Yoga Retreat will be held at the lovely eco-boutique Hawaii Island Retreat and Wellness Spa, located on Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. Set on 50 acres of oceanfront tropical forest, organic gardens and ancient valley trails, this is the perfect setting to relax, unwind, recharge, and draw on the energy of this sacred land. As a leader in sustainable travel and green living, Hawaii Island Retreat is has created the perfect sanctuary for living in balance with the land and earth. Throughout the property, there are walking trails to explore ancient Hawaiin sites, organic farm and gardens, and a private cove for whale watching and stunning sunsets. The towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with local boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and farmer's markets, are just 1 mile from the center and well worth the visit for a taste of the local Hawaiian culture.
The closest airport to Hawaii Island Retreat is Kona International Airport (KOA), which is 50 miles and approximately 1 hour drive. The cost of airport transfer to the retreat is not included, however we are happy to help coordinate shared transport in a minivan ($160 for up to 5 people) for attendees that wish to share transport. This will be coordinated approximately 2 months prior. We will also share a list of private taxi companies and drivers with all participants at this time.
Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.
Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils.
She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.
Mayu Langford is a nationally board-certified music therapist, holistic health practitioner and aromatherapist and lives on the Hawaii Big Island. Through interactive music-based interventions, music therapists are trained to provide physical, emotional, mental and spiritual support in a noninvasive and holistic way. In this special collaboration with Body Flows, Mayu will bring musical activities suitable for everyone, even with no prior musical training. The retreat participants will experience increased cohesiveness, both within themselves and with each other, feel more in their bodies, and total upliftment at the end of the session, which will also include a special tea ritual using native Hawaiian healing plant, māmaki. Read more about Mayu.
This is a tentative schedule only! The activities and times may be adjusted depending on availability and scheduling.
One day during the retreat we will coordinate a beach outing to a beautiful local beach, with options for joining a SUP Yoga class, and other watersports for additional cost.
Beach towel, water bottle, alarm clock, flashlight and batteries, walking sandals or shoes, insect repellent and after bite, tea tree oil for bites, sun lotion, swimsuit, comfortable clothes for yoga and hiking, sunglasses, camera, cash for tips, passport and travel insurance documents. You may bring your yoga mat if you wish, or use a mat from the retreat center. Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters will be provided at the retreat center.
Choose from spacious hotel suites with large soaking tubs and separate showers, rustic glamping yurts with valley nature views, or more private and secluded bungalows with stunning ocean views. The hotel suites and bungalows have full bathrooms. The yurts have a toilet and sink. Showers for the yurts are in a separate shower house a short walk from the yurts, shared between the 7 yurts. All rooms are fitted with Hawaiian style furniture, luxurious linens and towels, organic shampoo, conditioner and lotion and fresh flowers.
All participants must be 21 or over.
$100 Discount if you register by January 10, 2024. Use discount code EARLYBIRD at checkout!
A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due by January 10, 2024. You will receive reminder emails a few days prior to your balance due date. If you register after January 10, 2024, the full amount is required.
Rooms with shared beds are for friends or family members signing up together and booking the whole room. If you are traveling solo and would like to be matched up with other travelers of the same sex in a shared room, you are welcome to register for your preferred room type with the agreement that you may need to upgrade if we are unable to fill the room with others closer to the retreat date, subject to availability at that time. If you would like to share a room with a friend who is booking separately please mention their name on your registration form.
Register by January 10, 2024 to secure your spot!
All prices are per person, not per room.
Penthouse Ocean View Hotel Suite with private bathroom, large soaking tub and large balcony (1 available) - Single Occupancy (1 King Bed) - USD $3,095 per person, Double Occupancy (1 King) - USD $2,495 per person
Ocean View Hotel Suites with private bathroom, large soaking tub and balcony (3 available) - Single Occupancy (1 King Bed) - USD $2,895 per person, Double Occupancy (1 King or 2 Beds) - USD $2,395 per person, Triple Occupancy (1 King, 1 Twin) - USD $1,995 per person
Garden View Hotel Suites with private bathroom, large bathtub (6 available) - Single Occupancy (1 King Bed) - USD $2,795 per person, Double Occupancy (1 King or 2 Twins) - USD $2,295 per person, Triple Occupancy (3 beds) - USD $1,895 per person
Yurts with private toilet/sink (showers in shared bathhouse) (7 available) - Single Occupancy (1 King Bed) - USD $2,495 per person, Double Occupancy (1 King or 2 Twins) - USD $1,995 per person
Ocean View Bungalows with private bathroom and oceanfront patio (3 available) - Single Occupancy (1 King Bed) - USD $3,195 per person, Double Occupancy (1 King or 2 Full) - USD $2,295 per person
We look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you in Hawaii!
We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)
"Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life."
~ B.K.S. Iyengar