Upcoming retreats

“Follow your bliss!” yoga retreat

Wake up with yoga in beautiful Hawaii.

We’ve planned five fabulous days at Kalani, Big Island, Hawaii…and we can’t wait!

Tuesday, April 21 – Sunday, April 26, 2015

Five days of yoga, community, adventure, healthy food and pampering.

We’re escaping to the beautiful Kalani retreat center for five days of “me” time!

We’ll be immersing ourselves in the raw elements of nature, yoga, enjoying traditional Hawaiian rituals and downshifting into a peaceful state of flow.

You’ll return home enriched, refreshed, content and ready to rock your life again!

Smell the fragrant ginger.dates

Tues, April 21 – Sun, April 26, 2015

check in/out

Check in is on Tuesday at 4PM. You may arrive a little early, but your room might not be ready till 4pm.
Check out is on Sunday at 11AM. Lunch on Sunday is included before you depart via shuttle back to Hilo town.

getting to Kalani

You’ll be flying into and out of Hilo Airport. If you let us know your arrival time, we’ll arrange to have someone pick you up. This fee is included in the package rates.

Enjoy relaxing pool time with friends.daily schedule

Our daily schedule will be relaxed and low key.

  • 6:00 – 7:15AM: morning sadhana
  • 7:30 – 8:30am: breakfast (see sample menus)
  • 9:30 – 12:00PM: play time (adventure and exploration await!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00PM: lunch (see sample menus)
  • 1:00 – 6:00PM: spa/nap/pool/free time
  • 6:00 – 7:30PM: dinner (see sample menus)
  • 7:30 – 8:30PM: satsanga (could include star-gazing, guided pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation or kirtan—in preparation for your deeply relaxing sleep)

your spa time

Included in the package price is a one-hour spa treatment of your choice. Here’s the amazing menu of possibilities:

  • Hawaiian LomilomiThe massage room at Kalani.
  • Deep tissue
  • Traditional Thai massage
  • Cranio-sacral
  • Foot reflexology
  • Waterdance
  • Aqua-Vecchi
  • Reiki
  • Swedish massage
  • Trager
  • ShiatsuAhhhhhh...relax.
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Sports massage
  • Polarity
  • Healing dance
  • Watsu
  • Aqua-Mouvance

Of course you can always arrange additional treatments during your stay. The rate is $90 per one-hour treatment. Longer treatments are also available.

our planned adventures

Two exciting adventures are included in your retreat…because really, who doesn’t want to have an adventure while on vacation?

The beautiful fish at Kapoho, Big Island, Hawaii.We’ll head out to the amazing tidepools at Kapoho with our rented snorkeling gear (included in your package) for some of the BEST coral structures in the Hawaii island chain, and fish GALORE!

Known officially as the Wai’opae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District, this natural preserve and protected reef  keeps most of the surf out of the tide pools, creating an oasis for Hawaii’s colorful reef fish, as well as a good selection of coral. Gorgeous coral reefs at Kapoho, Big Island, Hawaii.These grounds are especially fertile in the warm Big Island waters than in the cooler waters around the other Hawaiian islands.

There are several large tide pools that are deep enough to snorkel in, as well as many others that you can view from bridges of lava separating the smaller pools.

And if we’re lucky we’ll see an occasional honu (sea turtle) too!

Ziplining through paradise.On another day, we’ll be ziplining over dozens of waterfalls and tropical Hawaiian forest on the longest side-by-side zipline on Hawaii island. It is the ONLY rainforest-canopy-to-raging-waterfall zipline experience, featuring state-of-the-art magnetic braking systems. Woooohoooooo….can’t wait!!!

These adventures are included in the prices listed below, as well as transportation to and from their embarkation spots.

about kalani

The Rainbow Room will host our yoga sessions.For more than 30 years, Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests. Kalani is an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates Hawaii, nature, culture and wellness. Kalani is located on Hawaii Island, aka, the Big Island, and is bordered by tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean.

The beautiful raw, rugged environment is full of prana…the Big Island is the newest of the island chain. Less than a 10 minutes walk away is Ahalanui Park with its natural, protected thermal pool, heated by the volcanoes to about 90 degrees.

check out this video for more on kalani…



Silly selfie!That’s us! Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm…we have a combined 50+ years of yoga experience, having founded and owned Yoga Hawaii in Honolulu for 12 of those years. We’ve trained nearly 400 yoga teachers internationally, and now we just wanna have fun. We both lean a little to the left side of nutty and are clearly not your typical yoga teachers.

During this retreat we’ll be teaching an eclectic mix of styles, from relaxing to vigorous, plus some purification practices to help you feel fabulous, frisky and refreshed. Expect some mantra practice, pranayama and sutra study to keep things interesting!

We are always happy to take special requests if you have a favorite pose you want to work on (headstand, anyone?).

yummy sample menus

Yummy breakfastbreakfast
Scrambled eggs
Oatmeal or other whole-grain hot cereal
Fresh fruit bar featuring papaya, pineapples, berries, and mangoes (as available)
Yogurt, nut and seed selection
Cereal selection featuring house-made granola
Breads, various nut butters, and organic fruit jams

Luscious lunchlunch
Roasted eggplant sandwiches with fresh tapenade, on olive bread
Turkey, avocado and swiss sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli on focaccia
White bean chili
Seafood chowder
Wakame salad
Self-serve salad bar with local organic greens

Delicious dinnerdinner

Grilled balsamic-marinated ahi with smoked tomato & dill viniagrette
Mushroom-stuffed tofu with pineapple teriyaki sauce
Smashed potato & parsnips
Green beans with roasted red peppers
Jicama & sweet potato salad
Fresh fruit salad
Fresh salad bar with house-made dressings
Fresh Hawaiian mango & macadamia nut crisp

Assorted hot and iced teas, caffeinated and decaffeinated
Organic juices and herbal blends
Fresh lemonades and limeades
Kona and Puna coffees, caffeinated and decaffeinated

accommodations and retreat pricing

lodge rooms

Lodge room at Kalani.The three two-level lodges or hales (pronounced ha’-lay, Hawaiian for “house”) have several rooms on each floor with access to common areas on both levels which are sometimes used for classes. They are on the central lawn close to the dining lanai.

Rooms are approximately 200 square feet with twin, queen, or king beds, shared or private bath, fan, and a garden vista.

$1351, per person, double room with private bath*
$1531, per person, single room with private bath*

* Pricing includes 5 nights accommodation, workshop cost, zipline adventure, Kapoho tidepool excursion, 1 hr spa treatment of your choice, all meals, snorkel equipment rental, transfers between Hilo airport and Kalani upon arrival and departure, and all transfers to adventure locations.

tropical bungalows

Bungalow accommodations at Kalani.A bungalow has two double rooms and is located between the Rainbow Room and the Treehouse. Each has high, slanted ceilings and tall screened windows, a queen bed, private bath, fan, mini fridge. Approximately 225 square feet.

$1531, per person, double shared room within a two-room bungalow*
$1831, per person, single room within a two-room bungalow*

* Pricing includes 5 nights accommodation, workshop cost, zipline adventure, Kapoho tidepool excursion, 1 hr spa treatment of your choice, all meals, snorkel equipment rental, transfers between Hilo airport and Kalani upon arrival and departure, and all transfers to adventure locations.

treehouse lodging

Treehouse lodging at Kalani.Treehouse rooms are not actually in a tree, but you may well feel as if they are!

The Treehouse is nestled under the cool shade of a large Monkeypod tree near the Rainbow Room. There are five spacious units, on two levels, enhanced by views of pasture, grazing horses, and glimpses of the sea through a coastal grove of native kamani (mahogany) and coconut palms. They have screened windows, a king bed (or 2 twins), private bath, fan, mini fridge, ocean and horse pasture vistas. Approximately 500 square feet.

$1606, per person, double shared room within treehouse*
$1931, per person, single room within treehouse*

* Pricing includes 5 nights accommodation, workshop cost, zipline adventure, Kapoho tidepool excursion, 1 hr spa treatment of your choice, all meals, snorkel equipment rental, transfers between Hilo airport and Kalani upon arrival and departure, and all transfers to adventure locations.

 ready to join us???

Spaces are limited and you don’t want to miss this!

Registration for "Follow Your Bliss" yoga retreat

  • As soon as you click “Submit,” you’ll be taken to a confirmation page where you can secure your reservation with a deposit of $500USD (we accept credit cards and Paypal). Your reservation will not be held until a deposit is submitted as space is very limited!