retreat Itenary ( subject to change)

7 night Retreat Kona Big Island

This unique event is designed to introduce you to the spiritual and cultural aspects of the Big Island of Hawaii.

The island has powerful healing energy and a strong belief in the goddess Pele abounds. Come and be part of our ohana ( family) for this very special retreat. Guided meditations, connection to the elements of the Big Island, discussions on the true nature of Aloha, Ho’o pono  pono , visits to sacred sites and cultural activities are just some of the experiences you will enjoy.

(Activities  are subject to change, transport included, some meals included, Retreat accomodation will be in a vacation home in kona)

Sunday arrive

Welcome and Opening meditation

Sunset and dinner together

Monday

Meditation ( each day will start with a meditation designed to connect you to the Aina and elements of Hawaii)

Chanting ( an opportunity to learn the sounds of the Hawaiian language and a chant )

Field trip to the first petroglyph in Hawaii

Reflection Time

Tuesday

Meditation

Chanting
Field trip to fish ponds, place of early settlement, petroglyphs
Hawaiian cultural activity (Activities with local Hawaiians including Hawaiian cooking, Lei making, Lauhala weaving, talk story with an elder)

luau

 Wednesday

Meditation

Chanting

Snorkel opportunity

Hawaiian cultural activity

Thursday

Meditation

Chanting

Field trip to Coffee farm, a church of significance and a Pu’uhonua

Picnic lunch

Hawaiian cultural activity

Friday

Meditation

Chanting

Hawaiian cultural activity

Reflection time

Saturday

Full  day visit  to the Volcano with time for reflection/ meditation

Sunday

closing meditation

Transfer to Kona airport for Departure

Included:

All transfers to/from airport and house by a private air-conditioned vehicle

Dinner on Sunday, luau on Tuesday, Picnic lunch on Thursday, 2x Hawaiian cooking meals prepared by Retreat participants.

All sightseeing tours  as mentioned in the itinerary.

Ingredients/ supplies for Hawaiian cultural activities

Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.

Bottled water during your airport transfers.

Not included:

Airfare.
Travel Insurance.
Entry Visa to USA if required

meals at house/ restaurants other than those specifically cited as included in itenary
Any optional activities

snorkel equipment rental or purchase

transport to/ from pre or post tour accomodation
Pre or post tour accommodation.
Personal spending.

Tip for our Hawaiian cultural facilitators and tips at all restaurants during tour.  Normally between 10 % to 15 % of meal price.

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