United States·February 28 - March 5 2022
A boutique health retreat for women on the Big Island of Hawaii focused on cultivating resiliency to life's changes.BOOK NOW
The surfer can't control the ocean - she can only control how she responds to its waves. Join us on Hawaii's Big Island in February 2022 as we dedicate six days to cultivating our ability to be resilient in the face of change and life transitions. Primarily this retreat provides a space for rest and reflection so that you are prepared to move forward intentionally in your life. Our workshops for this week are designed to support you in coping with change - hormonal health and eating for stable blood sugar and practices around relinquishing control, embracing change and self-compassion. Treat yourself to this immersive self-care experience and come away inspired, renewed and ready to ride life's waves.
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.
Limited group size (18 participants) and women only allows for deeper connections.
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.
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.
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.
Renee is a certified health coach with a mission to help others realize their bodies amazing capacity for self-healing. Learn more about Renee 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 workshops will mostly be lead by our psychologist Beatriz and will focus on relinquishing control, embracing change and self-compassion.
The first half of today we'll provide an opportunity for a snorkeling excursion (snorkeling not included but transport to site is) where participants can experience the meditative aspects of observing life under the waves. In the afternoon Renee will lead a workshop on meditation.
Today's workshops will be lead by our naturopath Kellie and will focus on using the foundations of health (nourish, move, rest, connect) to promote a healthy balance of female hormones throughout all life stages.
Today Kellie and Renee will lead workshops on healthy foods for mood stability and dive into the science of how fluctuations in blood sugar can destabilize our mood and put our health at risk.
This morning we'll be transported to a black-sand beach where we'll meditate and do yoga before creating beautiful mandalas to represent our retreat experience. We'll have breakfast on the beach and then head back to the Center where we'll all begin going our separate ways.
Daily workshops and activities
Daily yoga classes
Airport transfer at set times
Transport to snorkeling site in Hilo on Day 3
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!
- 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
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.
Because Hawaii is so careful about screening for COVID with mandatory testing or vaccines, and because all group activities (including meals) will take place in well-ventilated 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.