VolcanicRenewal

A Whole Health Retreat by PRESH

Join us in February 2021 to celebrate femininity, self-love and renewal on Hawaii's Big Island. Soak up the rejuvenating energy of some of the newest earth on the planet as we dedicate six days to whole health. 

 

Retreat Highlights
 

  • Women’s retreat on the youngest Hawaiian island, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and renowned for it’s healing energy.
     

  • 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 (16 participants) with exclusive occupation of the retreat center during our stay.
      

  • Daily workshops based on our principles of whole health, lead by Presh founders.
     

  • Daily vinyasa yoga with ocean and lava-flow views.
     

  • Daily meditation
     

  • Organic, locally sourced vegetarian meals (gluten and dairy free) starting from dinner on the day of arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure.

  • Hands-on whole foods cooking lesson.

  • Learn the art of story-telling through dance in a 2-hour hula lesson with one of the Island's most experienced instructors. 
     

  • Experience the energy of Kīlauea up close by hiking in Hawaii's Volcano National Park.

  • Partner facials with volcanic clay masks.

  • Black sand beach lava ritual.

  • Optional 30-minute health coaching session 
     

  • Beautiful water-color journal to record your retreat experience.

This retreat was pure magic. Everything I had hoped for and didn’t know I needed and more!

- Volcanic Renewal 2020 Participant

Pictures from Volcanic Renewal 2020

location

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. 

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Ready for Renewal

This Presh retreat includes the following:

  • Lodging

  • All meals

  • Daily whole health workshops and activities

  • Daily yoga classes

  • Cooking class

  • Hula lesson

  • Volcano hike

This Presh retreat does not include the following:

  • Airfare

  • Transport from the airport

  • Massage (may be arranged for additional cost)

  • Additional off-site activities

 

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

See our policies and FAQs (below) for more detail.

Come Away With Us

What to Bring

  • 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 eye pillow and light scarf for restorative yoga

  • A small face cloth with your name on it for partner-facial 

  • Flash-light 

  • Non-plastic water bottle

  • Most importantly, a sense of adventure, openness to new ideas and experiences, and compassion for yourself and others. 

What to leave behind

  • 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. 

FAQ

  • How much does this retreat cost and how can I sign up?

    • The total price of the retreat ranges from $1715 to $2050, depending on the type of accommodation you select. 

    • A non-refundable deposit is required at registration. The remaining balance is due by January 31st, 2019. 

  • What are the accommodations like?

    • The cabins are well-appointed, with natural wood interiors and plenty of windows providing natural light. All cabins have electricity, but not all have bathrooms. Those that don't are a short walk from shared semi-outdoor bathrooms which are simultaneously private yet partially open to nature (pictured above). All bathrooms have hot water. 

    • Cabins may host 1-4 participants, depending on the size. Group cabins will only be filled to a 3-person capacity unless a group of four friends requests to stay in the same cabin. 

    • For examples and more details about the accommodations please visit the Kirpal accommodations page. 

  • What is the price difference between cabins?

    • Our group cabins without bathrooms are the most affordable. Shared cabins with bathrooms and private cabins without bathrooms cost slightly more. The one private cabin with a bathroom is the most expensive option. 

    • Please go to our Registration tab to see the exact price differences.​

  • Can I request a specific cabin?

    • At registration you may select a category of cabin (i.e. private/no bath, or shared w/bath) subject to availability (there are limited numbers of each cabin type) but specific named cabins as shown on the Kirpal accommodations page will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, and with full payment. 

  • How can I be assigned to the same cabin as my friend(s)?

    • We love having groups of friends on our retreats! Please note the name(s) of your friends​ at registration and we will endeavor to room you together, space dependent. We can accommodate up to four friends in the same cabin.

  • Can I share a cabin if I am traveling alone?

    • If you are traveling alone but would like to share a cabin, we will be happy to assign you to one with 1-2 other lovely retreat participants. ​

  • Are all my meals included?

    • Yes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be served on each full day of the retreat. Dinner will be served on the day of arrival and breakfast and lunch will be served on the day of departure. 

  • What is the cuisine like?

    • 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!  

    • The menu is subject to change, but examples include:

      • Breakfast:

        • Acai bowls with assorted toppings and seasonal fruit

      • Lunch

        • Chickpea lettuce wraps​

      • Dinner

        • Baked sweet potatoes with bean chili, cashew sour cream and green salad ​

  • What if I have a food-intolerance or allergy?

    • Please specify food intolerances and allergies at the time of registration and we will endeavor to ​provide foods that you can eat. If you have ever had an anaphylactic to a particular food, please bring an epi-pen as we cannot 100% guarantee you will not be exposed to that substance. 

  • Where will we be hiking and how far?

    • Conditions permitting, our group will be visiting the majestic Kilahuea in Hawaii's Volcano National Park. 

    • The exact route is subject change, but the distance will be approximately 3-5 miles, through rainforest and lava flows. Portions of the terrain may be steep.

    • If you prefer not to hike, we still encourage you to visit the Volcano National Park's visitor center. If you bring your own car you may also drive around the park and visit it's many viewpoints that are accessible by short walks. 

  • Will we see molten lava?

    • According to the National Park Service, " molten lava is no longer present or visible anywhere in the park. The recent eruption saw the disappearance of the lava lake inside Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit and lava flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō have ceased."​

  • How close is the nearest beach?

    • 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.

  • What else is there to do in the area?

    • 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. 

  • How much free-time will I have during the retreat?

    • 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. 

  • What is the cancellation policy for this trip?

    • All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to December 1, 2019 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after December 1, 2019. Presh must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration.

  • Do I need travel insurance?

    • Presh 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 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.

  • Which airport do I fly into?

    • 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.

  • Are airport transfers included in the price of my trip?

    • We are offering a complimentary shuttle from Hilo airport to the retreat center on February 10th at 3:30pm, and one from the retreat center to Hilo airport on the last day of the retreat on February 15th 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. 

©2019 by Kellie Moore and Beatriz Lloret.