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New Year’s Men’s Naked Yoga Retreat - Live Your Passion With Self Acceptance and Confidence
Paul Tucci & Ron Stewart
Establish or deepen physical practices, becoming more embodied to meet the life you want with energy and vitality!
Join Paul Tucci (SF, CA) and Ron Stewart (Victoria, BC / Canada) at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Centre on the Big Island of Hawaii for a week of personal development and fun, welcoming the New Year through yoga, meditation, pilates, partner yoga, restorative yoga, massage and community. All designed to strengthen and energize, as you dive into 2015!
This retreat will be welcoming all men, all ages, and all skill levels.
“Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests for more than 30 years.”
-Waking to the scent of sweet tropical air and the sounds of wildlife at your doorstep.
-Sunrise meditations to the thundering sound of the Pacific surf.
-A community of great men, like yourself, open to showing up and celebrating new ideas for a New Year.
From there it’s all yours:
Three to four yoga/ movement classes daily to build heat, strength and help create or deepen personal practices.
Personalized attention in yoga classes to encourage best practices.
Watsu and bodywork/massage classes give the chance to learn offering and receiving touch, relax deeply & inspire self-awareness.
Kalani’s wide range of accommodation choices and fantastic facilities: freshwater pool, hot tubs, sauna and open air dining hall serving three delicious fresh meals daily, buffet style with an amazing variety to fulfill all appetites and dietary needs, are all in support of your retreat experience.
Group Field Trip
While you feel the process of change take place in your body’s power, alignment and spirit, a crater hike at Volcano National Park will provide us with spectacular scenery and an opportunity to witness the geographic process and change which brought these spectacular islands into being.
Harness your intentions for the New Year
Adventures for your free time
Within walking distance you can visit the local, clothing-optional Black Sand Beach where dolphins are often sited. Thermally heated tidal pools, snorkeling pool, local markets, lava tube exploration are a few of the other attractions to enjoy during your free time at Kalani.
More at Kalani
Not included in the retreat package but definitely a magical aspect of the Kalani experience are the range of massage and bodywork modalities on offer: Hawaiian Lomilomi, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Traditional Thai Massage, Shiatsu and Watsu to name a few.
You may decide to arrive early or stay after the retreat (discounts available to retreatants, contact Kalani for details) to take in more of the tropical mystery that Kalani has to offer.
Kalani's mission is to provide a fun, safe and educational retreat village which encourages ALOHA love for life in each person's own deepest way through participation in abundant nature, culture and wellness experiences.
What is included :
A variety of accommodation options, 3 fresh plentiful meals daily, 3-4 yoga / movement classes & workshops, Volcano National Park adventure are all part of your New Years Experience.
What is not included :
Airfare, extra nights (pre & post retreat can be arranged by contacting kalani directly), massage services offered by Kalani staff, ground transportation from airport can be arranged through Kalani, island excursions/adventures outside of Volcano National Park
Do I have to have a lot of yoga class experience for this retreat? This retreat is very beginner friendly, and we will encourage intermediate/ advance students to experience full expressions of the poses. Newer yogis will be guided into poses, or encouraged to modify the yoga poses.
What do I need to bring for the yoga classes? The facility has yoga mats and all the props, however, it is nice to have a personal yoga mat. Water Bottles- There are several places to fill up reusable water bottle around the facility.
Will I be expected to attend all events? All the events, are of course, optional. We encourage you to take full advantage of as many activities that will get the most out of your Kalani experience.
How should I pack? Light ! Remember, it is a naked yoga retreat, and the pool and local beach are clothing optional. Bring clothing items that can easily dry as Hawaii is humid climate. Hats and hooded sweatshirts are nice to wear at sunrise time.
Wifi Connect? There is wifi , but it may be weaker than you have at home.
Should I have a rent a car? Most folks do not need a car. You should rent a car if you need a lot of independence and want to do longer ventures away from the retreat center. Kalani will provide airport /ground transportation at additional cost.
What about other island excursions? If you want to see more of the island, please book tours at the registration desk. Kalani’s website can be a useful tool for finding out more about the facility.
About the Facilitator(s)
Paul worked for years as a bartender and assistant manager at an awesome and popular SOMA (SF) dive bar. Physical alignment issues and a search for his spiritual side led him to the yoga mat. He began to teach hatha yoga in 2007. "Teaching is always inspiring when you see the transformation of the students over the yoga session". His classes are slow flow hatha with a sprinkling of pilates and yin yoga. He likes to say, in class, that his voice is only a guide and that the students should take the responsibility to find what it is they need from their practice.
Paul has studied extensively with Ana Forrest, Erich Schiffman, Les Leventhal, & Tony Briggs. He is currently a big fan of yoga instructor Maria Stanford & Jean Mazzei. He recently took a detour to San Diego to get his Physical Therapy Assistant license, and is ecstatic to be back in the Bay Area. Paul currently teaches at the Sun Room in SF and is looking forward to his 3rd time teaching at Kalani.
Ron Stewart has been performing and exploring movement innovation for 30 years. His professional career as one of Canada’s most prominent male contemporary dancers, directly influences his understanding, and offering of his somatic and bodywork practices.
Having started practicing yoga in 1999, he received 200 hr YTT certification with Kate Potter in 2005 (Namaste Yoga- Vancouver BC). Studies in Somatic Experiencing (current) and Sexological Bodywork (certified 2011), have refined his interests toward the realm of sexual wellness.
Founder of Skyclad Yoga in Vancouver 2005, life’s transitions moved him to Victoria BC in 2009 where he has been building his practice and retreat centre. Ron guides and supports as expansion rises from contraction, light illuminates shadow and breath brings you into the moment. Ron is excited to be teaming with Paul Tucci and Kalani to offer Men's Naked New Years Yoga Retreat.
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|3 - Lodge Room (private bath)||$ 1495||$ 2100|
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Lodge Triple Shared Bath Rate - $995 - SOLD OUT
Prices subject to change without notice.