We will explore together how to join in Purpose for holy relationship and experience the simultaneity of time in the Present Moment. This experience is something to sing about, and it will be impossible to hold back the Joy and Glee and sheer Bliss that has been building up inside our hearts and is ready to burst forth anew. There is nothing so inspiring and inviting as true and lasting Happiness, and it is so simple and genuine that it takes your breath away. The lasting Love that radiates from the Heart is born anew in awareness when our desire for God is genuinely single.
About the Facilitator(s)
Gary R. Renard
Gary R. Renard underwent a powerful spiritual awakening in the early 1990s. As instructed by two ascended masters who appeared to him in the flesh, he wrote his first best-selling book, The Disappearance of the Universe, over a period of nine years. He was later guided to speak in public and has recently been described as one of the most interesting and courageous spiritual speakers in the world. Gary’s second book, Your Immortal Reality, was also a best-seller.
Over the past five years, Gary has spoken in 41 states, 13 countries, and was the keynote speaker at the International A Course in Miracles Conferences in Salt Lake City and San Francisco. He is also the most recent recipient of the Infinity Foundation Spirit Award. The award is given to a person who has made a meaningful contribution to personal and spiritual growth. Past recipients include Dan Millman, Ram Dass, Gary Zukav, James Redfield and Neale Donald Walsch. Website: www.GaryRenard.com
David lives the experience of A Course In Miracles, and has discovered that ACIM is a clear, direct path to God. He sees both Jesus and ACIM as symbols of Enlightenment or Awakening. “Enlightenment is to know thy Self. It is a State of Mind that never deviates. It does not dip into unhappiness. There is no sorrow or pain with it. It is natural and present. It has let go of regrets of the past and of all concerns for the future. It is like watching a movie from a State of detachment, knowing that all things are working together for the good. It makes no demands and has no agenda. Many people are always reflecting back to me that I have a childlike sense of wonder. I can look on things with a sense of peace and openness. I have no desire to get anything from anyone and I can see everyone as mySelf. Enlightenment sees no gap or differences that are meaningful. Enlightenment still looks on the world and sees the world, but makes no attempt to judge that world, and this is what makes it a happy dream rather that what it seemed to be before.” For more information about David, please go to his website at: www.awakening-mind.org.
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."
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
"I'm discovering that lots of people were told not to sing as children - can you imagine?! I'm sure many of them heard far more than "Don't Sing"; they heard "Don't Speak. Don't really be." Singing is a very scary experience for many of us - it's so fraught with opportunities to make a fool of oneself.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jon began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree from The New England Conservatory of Music where he also served as Assistant Conductor of Choruses. He also holds an MFA in acting from Smith College, and has appeared in regional theater, Off-Broadway and on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO, Good Morning America and in the film Philadelphia. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he serves as Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House and conducts the 135-voice Outer Cape Chorale which he founded in 2002.
We invite you to an exciting experience of self exploration, personal empowerment and a crazy good time in the spirit of Aloha! We will be taking you on a sacred soul journey through the lush elements of Pele's domain, while learning the art of Cranial Sacral Unwinding on land and in the water. Pre-requisites for this retreat is Cranial l & ll and your willingness to participate.
About the Facilitator(s)
Gary B. Strauss, MS, RPP, PWE
Gary continues to inspire the healing arts community with his approach to well being restoration, honoring the wisdom within and instruction through alignment. His crafted method of Holding Space™ for the client, classroom and practitioner, has stemmed from 30 plus years of experience in energy medicine, nutrition, and natural healing. Those related walk away with an empowerment so personal and self sewn; it’s as if Gary has known them all their lives. He is an incredible and articulate intuitive whose presence and openness allows for transformation, regardless of the relationship. Just ask the thousands he has trained and mentored internationally and in the U.S. His Polarity Therapy and Cranial Sacral Unwinding programs are offered through The Institute of Psycho-Strucural Balancing (IPSB, Los Angeles), The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA, Arizona) The Energy Open Center (Kobe, Japan) and The Open Center (NYC).
Tracy Griffiths, RPP, PWE, CMT
Tracy is the Program Director for Polarity Healing Arts and has been practicing in the healing arts since 1988. She is a graduate of the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing, where she also teaches the APP program. Tracy utilizes and weaves her training in the martial arts, massage therapy, yoga, psychic tools and essential oils into her classes, offering a diverse, integrative and practical approach to his work. Tracy is greatly devoted to sharing her knowledge with others for the purpose of personal deepening and connection to their own inner wisdom.
We are inclusive of age and you are welcome to attend our OpenPaths Retreat in Hawaii. With OpenPaths, you will journey through mid-life and empower the change you need for sustainable meaning, belonging, and pursuit of possibility.
About the Facilitator(s)
Cordelle, the Founder and Director of OpenPaths™, brings his expertise from neuroscience and psychology to your OpenPaths Program. He is the former Research Director of Behavioral Neuroscience for a biotechnology company. Cordelle specialized in preclinical drug trials for recovery cures of stroke. He also coordinated professional development for graduate students at Canada's third largest university.
Cordelle Neufeld is an authority on midlife wellness and well-being, an expert on adult transitions, and a spiritual man who is recognized for his leading-edge hybrid of secular and spiritual practices for holistic identity creation. He facilitates transformational learning that is integrative, imaginative, and sustainable.
An OpenPaths Retreat is an experiential learning opportunity for your personal vision quest. Our retreat in October is a holistic mix of group round circles (or talking circles), bodywork with certified massage therapists, a sweat lodge, rites of passage ceremonies, daily yoga, and elemental adventures. Cordelle's role as leader of this inclusive retreat for women and retreat for men is to encourage the exploration of your inner wisdom in a gathering that supports wholeness, wellness & well-being.
$299 Today, $598 September 1, and $598 October 1 for a total of $1495. 6 nights & 7 days of your OpenPaths Retreat with Cordelle on the Big Island of Hawaii. Arrival is 2pm to 4pm Oct 12, 2009 at the Hilo Airport. Departure is 2pm to 4pm Oct 18. Ground shuttle to the retreat center is included. Shared room is 2 persons and 2 beds. Round trip airfare to Hilo is the responsibility of the retreat participant. Includes 6 nights, 18 meals, 4 elemental adventures, 1 hour massage, airport transfers, and sessions with Cordelle. Limited spots!
Join Arthur Johnsen and friends along the spectacular south-east coast of Hawai'i Island, where native jungle, sea cliffs, crashing waves and distant lava plumes will inspire our art experiments and masterpieces. We'll review oil-painting basics and compositional approaches, and explore techniques for achieving the jewel tones, vibrant light and expressive atmosphere so special to this region.
About the Facilitator(s)
Arthur Johnsen is a well known painter on the Big Island of Hawai'i, with numerous works in private collections and public venues throughout the state. He brings a deep understanding of the islands to his work and teaching, having grown up in Honolulu and having lived for many years in the Puna district of Hawai'i Island. His most famous work is "The Goddess Pele" which hangs at the Kilauea Visitors Center in the Volcanoes National Park.