United States·December 10 - 17 2023
A physician-designed health retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii.BOOK NOW
Join us on Hawaii's Big Island in February 2022 as we dedicate eight days to 3D (physical, mental and emotional) renewal. Soak up the rejuvenating energy of some of the newest earth on the planet as we put into practice the self-care we all know is important but can't manage to squeeze into our normal lives - nourishing ourselves with whole foods and beautiful natural surroundings; moving our bodies with daily yoga, walks the beach and a volcano hike; getting plenty of sleep and resting our minds by disconnecting from work, social media and other obligations; and connecting with like-minded people and with our deeper selves. Treat yourself to this empowering and affirming experience and come away inspired, renewed and motivated to incorporate more of these practices in your daily life.
Dr. Kellie Moore, ND and Biatriz Lloret M.A., LPC are licensed health practitioners in their states of residence and work on a daily basis to help women improve their mental, physical and emotional health. Renee Andreasen and Jaimie Wagener have both personal and professional experience in making lifestyle changes and learning to trust their bodies.
Vinyasa, yin, restorative, nidra - we'll be practicing multiple styles of yoga as well as holding space for a daily meditation.
6 days/5 nights at a tranquil forest retreat center nestled between two fingers of the 2018 lava flow, and a 15-minute walk from the coast.
Organic, locally sourced vegan meals (gluten, dairy and sugar free) starting from dinner on the day of arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure.
Practice preparing delicious and healthy meals
Experience the energy of Kīlauea up close by hiking a 5-mile loop in Hawaii's Volcano National Park.
Learn about the art of telling story through dance.
Celebrate our renewal on the last night of the retreat with a bonfire.
Experience a "secret" new beach formed by the most recent lava flow where we'll do yoga and make mandalas to represent our renewal experience.
As a team we have experience in medicine, psychology, yoga and cooking, but most importantly, we have life experience that has lead us to be passionate about creating opportunities for women to learn about themselves and experience health.
Kellie is a licensed naturopathic physician, a registered yoga instructor and the founder of Presh Health. Learn more about Kellie's practice here.
Beatriz is an experienced psychotherapist who is passionate about her work. Her life's calling is to work with people who are enduring challenges in their lives and relationships, offering gentle guidance and empowerment. Learn more about Beatriz's practice here.
Bree is an experienced yoga instructor and owner of Motive Yoga Co. Find out more about Bree here.
Kati (KAATEE) Bridgewater will be our retreat photographer and assistant. She is a 44-year-old Mom to Max and when not on a retreat she is a CNA extraordinaire and manages a Developmental Disabilities Home and Tu Family Country Home elderly home in Castle Rock, WA.
Learn more about Kati here.
Check in and get settled, then join us before dinner for a welcome beverage and conversation. We'll have a delicious meal together and then meet in the yoga hale for some relaxing post-travel yoga-nidra.
Today's focus will be on understanding stress - an underlying factor in all dis-ease. We'll learn to appreciate an appropriate stress response but also the benefits of and strategies for shifting out of stress when it's no longer helpful. We'll wind-down our day with an evening restorative yoga class - perfect for relaxation.
Today's we'll explore the topics of connection and sense of purpose and learn how important they are not just to our mental and emotional health, but our physical health as well. In the evening we'll continue our connection with each other and with the culture of our host island by participating in a Hula lesson, lead by one of the island's most experienced instructors.
Today's focus will be on nourishment. We'll start the day off with meditation and yoga and then dive into workshops on nutrition for whole health (physical, mental and emotional) and intuitive eating. In the afternoon participants will experience a hands-on whole foods cooking lesson.
Today we will focus on movement and venture to Hawaii's Volcano National Park for a 5-mile crater hike. In the evening Bree will guide participants through a self-massage using yoga tune-up balls.
Today we will focus on the lost art of rest. After yoga and meditation we'll have plenty of downtime as well as a workshops on sleep optimization and discover the benefits of simply being rather than doing. Another restorative yoga session will be offered after dinner.
Today's topic will explore optimal gut. We'll celebrate our week of renewal with a bonfire in the evening.
This morning we'll visit a newly formed black sand beach for yoga, breakfast and closing mandala ritual that will symbolize the transformation each participant has experienced.
Daily workshops and activities
Daily yoga classes
Whole Foods cooking lesson
Airport transfer at set times
Additional off-site activities
Shared cabins with large porch and en suite bathroom.
A large and luxurious private cabin with its own bathroom - all to yourself!
Large cabin with private bathroom and lanai, all to yourself.
- Non-toxic bath products and sunscreen - Casual and comfortable clothing - Swimsuit - Beach towel - Walking shoes - Sandals for the beach and communal showers - Warm layer - Rain-jacket (just in case) - An extra pillow if you sleep with more than one. - Flash-light - Non-plastic water bottle - Most importantly, a sense of adventure, openness to new ideas and experiences, and compassion for yourself and others.
- Strongly-scented perfumes, shampoos, lotions, etc. - Bed linens and bath towel (provided) - Yoga mat (provided - unless you prefer to use your own) - Speakers (please use earbuds if you would like to listen to music during your down-time) - Food (may not be kept in the cabins, as it attracts insects and other creatures. Plenty of food will be provided during our retreat, and we encourage you to use this time to stick to the nutritional guidelines we recommend.) - Laptops, tablets and other work (cabins do not have wifi, and we strongly encourage participants to completely disconnect during their retreat) - We encourage you also to leave behind any expectations that you have for yourself or others during your retreat. Allow yourself to go with the flow and be open to the results.
My experience at the 2020 Volcanic Renewal Retreat was... magical. I came into it with an open mind, and ready to embrace all that was planned for us. Little did I know that I’d walk away with so much more. I knew that I would leave feeling recharged, rejuvenated, relaxed, and restored, but I didn’t expect to feel reborn. I feel like this an experience that every woman should have, and also deserves. From the daily yoga/meditation, workshops, connection with other women, clean and delicious eating- I can’t ask for anything more. I allowed myself to be vulnerable, and open with myself. Doing that really opened the door for healing, and transformation. This is an experience I will always hold near and dear to my heart. We all came as strangers, and left as a sisterhood/tribe. Honestly, this retreat helped me to live my authentic self and was probably one of those defining moments in life for me. It’s a special opportunity that can reshape your perspective in life in the best way.
The biggest lesson I got out of the Volcanic Renewal Retreat, is that I deserve to be happy and I should take good care of my self. This event opened my heart and mind to a healthier me, someone I like so much more. This event was a dream. I loved every minute of it and I took home lessons I will treasure for the rest of my life. Exciting is also the fact that this will also benefit continuously my family, friends and even community . I am blessed to have spent this retreat with all of you, grateful for every minute!
This retreat far surpassed my expectations, due in large part to the organizer Kellie Moore, a truly remarkable woman who radiates beauty in her teaching, strength and giving of herself. The retreat gave us time away to think about how we are dealing with life and to make a new path forward. The yoga was moderate but fun and forgiving, encompassing many different types. The closeness to nature was fantastic, with only screens on windows to let the breeze and sounds filter in. I was able to walk to the beach to watch the sunrise every morning. The simple organic food was a real treat, a complete detox for a week, and very much a part of the educational benefits. Workshops on sleep, communication, purpose and meaning were well done, short and concise, with time to discuss and learn. Best part though was women who came - whether to teach or participate. Never have I felt such total acceptance.
This Volcanic Renewal was exactly what I needed in this time of my life. After losing my husband unexpectedly I lost myself. And when I experienced a week with new powerful and beautiful souls, I was able to re-connect into myself and truly feel like me again. Even in the short week you really feel the vibes.
The volcanic renewal was a transformative experience! Delicious nurturing food, amazing and inspiring women, yoga, great workshops, and a loving and accepting vibe in the most vibrant island in the south pacific. It was really an unforgettable experience and I am looking forward to another Presh retreat!
Volcanic Renewal 2020 Participant
A well thought out and scheduled retreat. It made the most of every hour, whether yoga, meditation, group discussion, free time, meals, or planned activities, Kellie, Bea, and Renee pretty much thought of an ideal detox and reset learning experience that also still felt like vacation. It was magical.
Volcanic Renewal 2020 Participant
I came to this retreat with one of my friends with no expectations. I barely even read the emails leading up to the event. Throughout my life, I feel as though I have lead a relatively clean lifestyle but I have never realized the mental baggage that I carry all the time. This week allowed me the time and space I needed to learn how to take care of myself mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally so that I can go forward and enjoy my life to the fullest with my family. As a mother, I have accidentally fallen into the "I will go last" mentality without realizing and because of this retreat and the new experiences I had, I can use the small free time I have at home to the fullest and regain control of my stress and calm my nerves and mind. There were tears of gratitude and stress relief that came from this time where I realized it is okay for Mom to get treated well, it is okay to take a break, I am enough , and I can push forward to be a better believer, wife, mom, friend. I am so thankful for my time at the Volcanic Renewal!
Volcanic Renewal 2020 Participant
Package includes 1 x 12-month membership to Presh Health; 1 x 90-minute 3D Helath and Lifestyle Assessment with Dr. Kellie Moore, ND; 5 x 60-minute 1:1 pre-retreat coaching sessions; 6 x 60-minute 1:1 post-retreat coaching sessions. ...
Contribute to a retreat scholarship for a women who would not otherwise be able to come
Contribute to a retreat scholarship for a women who would not otherwise be able to come
We are looking forward to hosting you at the Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center, near Hawaii's stunning Puna coast. Our group will have exclusive access to this peaceful 10-acre property, now protected by new walls of lava rock from the 2018 Kilauea eruption . Although off-grid, the center has flushing toilets and hot water, with well-appointed and comfortable cabins. Yoga sessions will be held in the open-air yoga hale, with lava-flow and ocean views.
The kitchen staff at Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center have thoughtfully designed a whole-foods, phytonutrient-rich menu with organic and locally sourced foods where possible. Meals will be vegetarian and free of refined sugars, gluten and dairy. If your typical diet is lower in fiber and/or you are not used to eating legumes, we suggest bringing digestive enzymes to help your body make the most of these nutrients!
We will be within a 15-minute tree-covered walk from the ocean, but the closest beach is now covered in fresh lava, which offers a powerful experience but is not ideal for swimming. We will be a 5-minute drive from a newly-formed unnamed beach where we will hold our closing ceremony. We will be only a 20-minute drive from Kehena beach, a beautiful black-sand, clothing-optional beach which lines a small swimmable bay frequented by dolphins.
The Hawaiian Puna coast is renowned for its rugged beauty and black sand beaches. You'll find that within an hour's drive of our location the scenery may change dramatically, from regenerating lava fields to lush rainforest to arid mountains. We encourage you to extend your stay and explore more of the awe-inspiring scenery of Hawaii's Big Island. Here is a list of nearby attractions you may wish to visit in your free time.
Each day will include opportunities for down-time. Some days may have enough down-time for you to take a walk to the coast or even drive to Kehena beach. We discourage you from planning to venture further afield during the retreat as you may miss out on scheduled activities and essential quiet-time. If you'd like to visit sites that are more than a 30-minute drive from our location, please plan to do so before or after the retreat.
State of Hawaii public health policies will be followed at the retreat.
Because retreat participants will have been required to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to arrival on the island, and because all group activities (including meals) will take place in well-ventilated, covered outdoor settings, mask-wearing will be optional at the retreat.
Vaccination will not be required to participate in the retreat - unless mandated by the state of Hawaii for entry.
Rest assured that if the whole retreat has to be cancelled due to a COVID-related change in Hawaii's policies, you will receive a full refund. However, if you are not able to come to the retreat due to a personal COVID-related incident (like testing positive before your flight) we will not be able to offer a refund. For this reason, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance at the time your book the retreat.
We strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to ensure that you are covered in case of any unexpected event. Many events may prevent or interrupt your travels, like personal, professional, medical, environmental or weather related events. Even though those events are rare, they can occur and reinforce the importance of being covered by travel insurance. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. All payments made to Presh Health are non-refundable and non-transferable. TravelEx and World Nomads are two reputable organizations. There is a broad spectrum of policies and options, so make sure you are clear on what exactly is covered.
You may fly into one of the two airports on the Big Island, both within a reasonable drive from our retreat location.
Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kona to the west is a 2-3-hour drive to the retreat venue depending on the route you take. This drive offers the opportunity to explore other parts of the island.
Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Hilo to the east is a 1-hour drive to the retreat venue.
There is also the option of flying into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu first and then taking a short, 35-40 minute flight to the island of Hawaii.
We offer a complimentary shuttle from Hilo airport to the retreat center on February 28th at 3:30pm, and one from the retreat center to Hilo airport on the last day of the retreat on March 7th at 11:30am. Space on this shuttle is limited, so please contact us to reserve.
Renting a car for the duration of your stay will allow you the flexibility to fly into Kona airport and enjoy a longer and more scenic drive to our venue. It will also facilitate optional visits to nearby attractions such as Kehena beach (a 20-minute drive from our location).
If you do not plan on renting a car, you can get to Kirpal by Uber or taxi from the Hilo airport. The ride will be about 60-minutes and the cost is approximately $75 one-way. You will pay your driver directly.
The staff at Kirpal will also arrange airport pick-up at Hilo for $80 one-way. Their vehicle can hold up to 6 guests. This option must be arranged through the Kirpal center and payment will go to them directly. We are happy to put you in contact with them upon request.