Forget everything you've ever heard about yoga. Forget old notions of your mind and body and cross the threshold to Baron Baptiste's Power Vinyasa Yoga. This is a challenging, flowing yoga practice that produces extraordinary results while being accessible to all levels and abilities.
About the Facilitator(s)
Through rigorous study in India and America that began at the early age of 12 years old, Baron has created a yoga practice without boundaries - it is a dynamic combination of strength, sweat and spirituality. It heals, detoxifies and electrifies the body and mind at their deepest levels. With this practice, Baron has knocked yoga off of its pedestal and demystified it by bringing it into people's lives across America.
Come to the Big Island of Hawaii and learn how to teach yoga therapeutically to clients with specific health concerns.
This 12-day Intensive is part of the Ajna Yoga Center’s Certified 500 hour advanced teacher training in Therapeutic Yoga. Taught by Ajna Yoga’s co-founders, Jules Payne & Michelle Schroeder, this Intensive training will examine how to blend a western medical model with a yogic view of holistic health.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jules Payne, ERYT-200, RYT 500, Certified Professional Yoga Therapist
Jules has been training teachers of yoga since 2004 and co-founded Ajna Yoga with Michelle in 2008. Her own training is in Vijnana, Anusara, Ashtanga and Integrative Yoga Therapy.
In her teaching, Jules is most interested in connecting people with the therapeutic aspects of yoga - guiding people to their own internal source of calm through movement, breath and meditation. Her classes combine awareness of alignment, breath and a sense of play. Jules teaches vinyasa flow classes, hatha classes, meditation retreats, chair- yoga and sees clients for private yoga therapy sessions.
In training new teachers to find their voice as a yoga instructor, Jules believes in providing a strong foundation in philosophy, anatomy and alignment. With this full 'toolbox' of knowledge, new teachers have the freedom to find their own voice and own style of teaching.
Michelle Schroeder, ERYT: Michelle completed her Yoga certification through the Chakra yoga center in July 2000. She has been running teacher trainings now for 2 years through Ajna Yoga Center. She teaches many styles of yoga from Hatha, Flow, Power, Pre-natal, Post-natal and Kids yoga. In the last 5 years, Michelle has been drawn to a style of yoga called Vijnana yoga, working from a place of within. She currently studies with Orit Sen-Gupta, Gioia Irwin and her weekly teacher Elizabeth Peckhman.
Join us on an inward journey of spiritual introspection and personal reflection on the Big Island of Hawaii.
About the Facilitator(s)
Molly Lannon Kenny
Molly is an internationally recognized educator in the field of yoga therapy. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist and the founder of The Samarya Center. Molly has provided therapy to a broad range of individuals and is well known in the field as a dynamic and effective therapist and advocate. She has written extensively on the subject of yoga as therapy and is published in multiple editions of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She has been featured in The New York Times, Yoga Northwest and Yoga Journal, the BBC, and MSNBC, and is on the board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Molly is a gifted yoga teacher who enthusiastically teaches all levels of students with humor, gratitude and joy.
Non-Refundable Deposit (To hold your space. Balance must be paid in full by specified date(s) in order to qualify for early registration pricing): $250
*ALL COTTAGE AND TREEHOUSE DOUBLES (limited availability, 2 people must register at the same time, pricing is per person based on double occupancy).
Please see the Kalani site for room specifications. Hale rooms are all priced as shared bath, although a limited number of private baths will be available at the time of check in. Any private Hale baths will be given out in the order registrations were received. All Cottage and Treehouse rooms have private baths.
Pricing includes all retreat activities, all accommodations at Kalani Wellness and Retreat Center, 3 gourmet meals a day (vegan and vegetation options abundant!), and use of all Kalani facilities, including pool, hot tub and sauna..
You are invited to a transformative journey: 7 days and 7 nights of Yoga, total rejuvenation and relaxation in paradise.
About the Facilitator(s)
Isabelle Du Soleil
Isabelle Du Soleil is a charismatic certified Yoga teacher based in Los Angeles, California. She is currently teaching at Exhale/ Sacred Movement well known Yoga center in Venice, California. She has created a unique style called Yoga Tantra Flow, which is inspired by her 25 years of studying and teaching Tantra, Vinyasa Flow, dance and healing modalities.
Isabelle will guide through a fluid and powerful vinyasa flow cultivating presence, oneness and core strength energy. Breath, mind and body become one. You will explore and access the energetics of Yoga integrating the bandhas, visualization and sound in the movement flow.
Isabelle plays beautiful world music rhythms and melodies. She has extensively studied with Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea.
Children 3- 12 year old (free under 3-year old) pay $500.
Non Yogis: $225 less
Deposit: 50% of total amount to hold your space (including $300 Non-Refundable deposit)
For Tree House only*: Total amount must be paid upon reservation
Fees per person:
9 - Ocean Cottage
8 - Ocean Loft
7 - Tropical Cottage
6 - Tropical Loft
5 - Tree House Room
4 - Bungalow Room
3 - Lodge Room (private bath)
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
1 - Campsite
Those prices include 5 days/ 5 nights accommodations, 3 meals per day, 3 Yoga classes per day, ground transportation to/ from airport to retreat center per person (with required minimum of 2 people in van) and use of Kalani swimming pool, sauna per person.
Renowned Yoga Teacher and Wellness Expert based in Los Angeles with a background in Vinyasa Flow & Tantra Yoga Energetics, Dance & Medicine, Isabelle has been teaching for 20 years. Her Yoga, meditation and lifestyle teachings integrate tradition with innovation in a profound yet playful way. She created the Energetic Vinyasa Flow™ Yoga School and currently teaches at UCLA and Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. She is the private Yoga Trainer for Los Angeles celebrities. She also tours and leads extraordinary workshops, teacher trainings & retreats throughout the world. Her amazing music playlists will ignite your inner spark and soothe your soul.
RETREAT PARTICIPANT REVIEWS:
Isabelle, I am so glad I had the opportunity to go to your amazing Energetic Vinyasa Flow Yoga retreat in Hawaii -- it exceeded all of my expectations and I will continue to be inspired by you and try to remember what I learned and gained in my tough moments and as I move forward. If I ever have the time/money to do another retreat, I would definitely want to do one of yours. Thank you so much for a transformative experience! Christina Blum M.D., New York City
“My retreat with Isabelle was an important stepping stone in my Yoga journey...Isabelle goes all the way for her Yoga retreats. Her enthusiasm and depth of experience makes her a fabulous teacher. Great planning for maximum coverage of material and in depth practice. She is also expert in reading the group and being flexible with the schedules.”
Catherine Parks from Cove , Oregon
With OPTIONAL WILD DOLPHIN EXCURSION AT YOUR EXPENSE
These prices PER PERSONinclude:
- 7 days/ 7 nights accommodations,
- 3 fresh and delicious meals per day,
- 3 Yoga classes per day with 5.5 hours of daily practice, Philosophy, Tantra, Ayurveda Teachings,outdoor meditations and Yoga Nidra.
- Shuttle ground transportation to/from airport to Kalani (required minimum of 2 people in van) - Use of Kalani Olympic size swimming pool, two hottubs and dry sauna.
Family with children are welcome to attend (Children: free under 3-year old).
Allow yourself to be whisked away on this unforgettable and magical retreat to the Big Island of Hawaii. Led by an eclectic team of YogaWorks’ finest teachers, this retreat to paradise will cater to every level of practitioner- from beginning students to advanced, and even beach bums just looking to get out of town. Each day, multiple classes and workshops will be offered so you can pick and choose what you’d like to take.
About the Facilitator(s)
Billy intertwines the many different styles of yoga he has studied, including Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda Yoga. Drawing from his athletic background, he incorporates poses that help strengthen and create flexibility in order to open the body. An outdoor enthusiast, Billy leads yoga and adventure retreats around the world, combining the benefits of a yoga practice with surfing, hiking and mountain climbing.
Joan is a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner and teaches a vibrant flow class strongly influenced by her core teachers Annie Carpenter and Maty Ezraty. She continues to deepen her practice by opening herself to experiences that help her inner growth: "I have always lived through my heart's intentions and the more I dedicate to my practice, the more I connect to my own divine light."
A nine night, 10 day retreat in Paradise! The energy of Kalani is absolutely magical, the food is just delicious, and we’ll be doing a ton of vinyasa yoga.
About the Facilitator(s)
While practicing standing backbends during an Ashtanga practice in 1997, Shiva nearly knocked me over with a first blast of kundalini. I've been a devoted teacher and practitioner of yoga ever since. I am grateful to all of my teachers, and I enjoy all styles of yoga, but my teaching tends to focus on accurate alignment within vigorous Vinyasa as a means to liberate the breath, prana, and ultimately kundalini, and more simply, as a tool to assist in the continuous learning of the capacity to simply pay attention. Attention heals. This practice is the love of my life, and sharing it is a great joy.
>Chrisandra's teaching draws upon the wisdom of the masters and the sacred knowledge found within dedication to the path of hatha yoga. She is a student of Hatha Yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and Tantra. Her influences are many, though she has been particularly influenced by the work of Andrey Lappa, and by the Shadow Yoga school.
“I first took yoga classes in Berlin in 1994 in exchange for English conversation. I can only imagine that I did it because I thought stretching would be good for me. Seven years later, burnt out from 6 intense years of road bicycle racing, I turned to yoga hoping to find something I could practice for the rest of my life. So far, so good. I’ve practiced with a number of those teachers you’ve seen pictures of or read about in Yoga Journal, but the principal informant to my teaching style and practice is Jamie Lindsay, from whom I’ve taken countless hours of class, and whom I assisted in public classes and at teacher trainings. The practice will be more or less familiar to anyone practicing Krishnamacharya lineage, Astanga vinyasa derived asana, with a helping of Universal Vinyasa, and a side salad of energy and breath work. I believe that the work of the asana practice through the breath can bring light, consciousness and awareness throughout the body, inform the intelligence of the body, and bring equanimity, peace and joy to the mind and spirit.”
According to the ancient Hawaiian Huna philosophy, all illness is a result of stress. Modern medical research continues to prove this relationship – linking stress to everything from high blood pressure to weight gain.
About the Facilitator(s)
Ann Doherty, RN, CDE, Holistic Health Educator
Ann founded Hawaii Health Getaways after she learned how traditional Hawaiian mind-body healing techniques were beneficial both with stress management and as an adjunct to any medical regimen. As the Clinical Director of the Alta Bates Summit Diabetes Center in Berkeley, California, she successfully incorporates stress management and energy medicine techniques taught at the retreat into clinical practice. She will present information on the latest medical advances as well as complementary therapies available to promote wellness.
Annie has a Masters of Science in holistic nutrition and exercise physiology. She is certified in personal fitness training, aerobics, meditation, biofeedback and yoga therapy. She will be teaching a gentle and meditative form of Ananda Yoga, with the focus of higher awareness and inner peace. President of Choose Total Wellness and owner of the Sacred Garden Yoga Studio in Half Moon Bay, California, she has been a wellness consultant for the American Heart and Lung Associations, and the Health Departments of Monterey County and the State of Hawaii.
Serge is an internationally acclaimed teacher of the ancient Huna philosophy and author of numerous books including Urban Shaman, Kahuna Healing, Instant Healing, Healing for Millions and Healing Relationships. He is the Executive Director of Aloha International, a world-wide network of teachers, counselors and therapists dedicated to sharing the Aloha Spirit and healing knowledge of Huna. Through Serge and other Huna teachers, you will learn simple, practical mind-body techniques than anyone can use to relieve tension and bring greater health and harmony into their lives.
Diane, a shamanic counselor trained with Aloha International, will introduce you to the Huna philosophy and healing techniques, Kahi Loa bodywork and the management of stress through breathwork, visualization and healing touch. She will also guide you in healing with nature during adventure excursions on her home island of Hawaii. Trained in natural health at the Vega Institute, she will explain how to eliminate the toxins creating a stress load in your diet, your lifestyle, your home and your workplace, and choose healthful natural foods and personal care products.
Registration Rate of $2,050 based on double occupancy lodge accommodations with private bath. Fee also includes all workshop classes, excursions, meals, and use of the resort's facilities, including pool, hot tub and sauna.
Private lodge room: $350 additional per week.
Cottages (upgrade to a more private setting):
For double occupancy: $110 additional per person.
For single occupancy: $450 additional.
Airfare and ground transportation not included, but group discounts and van service are available.
Inspire your practice in tropical yoga heaven, as you experience the magic and adventure of the Big Island!
Join us as we enjoy a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jared has been living, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past seven years. Originally from the foothills of southern British Columbia, Jared first discovered his resonance with the practice ten years ago through the Ashtanga primary series. Jared received his certification to teach hatha yoga in the fall of 2001 through Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training program. He has felt blessed to be able to also study the art of teaching Vinyasa yoga with Shiva Rea, and has recently been inspired by the teachings of Darren Main, Kathy Elder and Tyler Blank.
David began his personal yoga practice in 1976. He has studied at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David has been deepening his practice at Kalani for the last six years. A Kalani teacher for the past three years, David graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. While at Kalani, he has had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong.
Dennis completed Yogi Bhajan's Self Mastery Kundalini Teacher Training program in May 2005. He began practicing yoga in 2000 and has studied with Gurmukh, Kathy Elder, Sharon Gannon, David Life and Baron Baptiste. He graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in October 2001 and began teaching hatha and Kundalini yoga at Kalani in 2003.
Peter's yoga practice and study started in 1990 at the Yoga Institute in Houston. His yogic journey took him to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1999 to continue his studies under Kathy Elder, where he graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. In 2006 he took his level of study to a deeper level when he journeyed to Varanasi, India to study in an ashram with other yogis on the banks of the Ganges. Peter believes the life science which is yoga has the ability to transform both the individual, and thus society. "Through the practice one unblocks the blockages that prevent and individual from achieving their ultimate human potential"... He teaches both Hatha and Kundalini classes at Kalani.
Melina has been teaching yoga full-time since 1997. Her continual growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by numerous yoga instructors, annual retreats, and sabbaticals to deepen her commitment to personal practice and yoga. She is the Co-Director of the 8 Limbs Teachers’ Training Program in Seattle, and published The Art of Sequencing. www.melinameza.com
Chiara began studying Yoga in 1983 to rehabilitate and strengthen her core after a car accident; she continues to practice and teach yoga to heal the separation between body and mind. She teaches you to breathe, track physical sensations moment to moment and find internal wisdom to inspire our practice. www.chiarayoga.com