Back2Roots big island, Hawaii adventure!

We're off to pulpate our barefoot soles on Mother Nature's richest black soils
and electrify our cells with the charge of her ancient volcanic rock

19 - 24 November 2018

Join facilitators Brooke Elliston and Lara Zilibowitz for an unforgettable yoga immersion on Hawaii Island, commonly known as the Big Island.

Set on 120 acres and surrounded by breathtaking volcanic coastline and tropical jungle, our retreat space is the world renowned Kalani Retreat Centre, Kalani Honua meaning harmony of heaven and earth.

Your five nights and six days will be filled with yoga, meditation, sound, adventure and exploration as well as creativity.


We are beyond thrilled to be joined by incredible Byron Bay based musician, Benny Holloway, whose stirring and evocative tones penetrate like sonic acupuncture into the deepest layers of body and mind. Through live electronic looping and weaving his voice with guitar, Benny has become known for his psychedelic and soothing ambient sound baths ~ inviting listeners on a compelling and often metamorphic introspective journey. We'll come together for a full spectrum of intimate experiences, everything from kirtan by the open fire and blissfully long savasanas, to barefoot shaking under the wildest starry sky.

With the intention of awakening you to new ways of experiencing the world that paradoxically unravel you back to your natural state of being, back to your roots, this immersion has been curated with every bit of heart to nurture your body and soul and deepen your connection to self, the extraordinary surroundings and one other.



Options range from Tree House rooms nestled under the cool shade of large Monkeypod Trees - designed to invite nature indoors and give you an outside-in sensation with tropical breezes and filtered light washing through. Please note the treehouse option is for those who like the sound of literally sleeping in the tree tops! You'll hear all of mother nature and her creatures singing to you through the night and it's an experience like no other ;)  

You can also choose to sleep in bungalow style rooms, which invite a little more quiet and tranquility, or a Hawaiian lodge style room if you prefer the sound of a more affordable, community style (6 people per room) option. 

All the rooms are steeped amongst luscious natural splendour.


The pool area is home to a 25-metre half-Olympic swimming pool, plus heated watsu saltwater pool, both clothing optional ;), not to mention the ceremonial lodge and spoilt-for-choice spaces on the property infused with creative and spiritual energy where we will facilitate our retreat experiences.



You will be nourished from the inside out with the MOST incredibly delicious and wholesome paddock-to-plate meals per day, celebrating the abundance of Hawaiian local tropical fruits, vegetables and fresh caught fish. There is plenty of variety catering to all preferences and dietary requirements, chefs have extensive training, but most importantly the chefs believe that the care and love invested in the food is transmitted to the receiver, and everything is prepared with a good dose of aloha.


THE retreat experience INCLUDES:

  • Relaxing and rejuvenating in one of our diverse accommodation options designed to suit your preference and budget including tree house, lodges or bungalows with private or shared bathroom options. Accomodation options go on a first come first serve basis, so get in touch sooner than later to secure you're preference (*treehouses tend to go quickest!)
  • 3 healthful and delicious buffet style meals per day with seafood and vegetarian options, salad bar, healthy drinks and tea and coffee with specialty milks
  • Daily morning meditation and dynamic asana practice
  • Workshops including ancient yogic philosophy, live sound journey and kirtan
  • Afternoon asana practice with yin or therapeutic focus
  • Evening activity / yoga nidra and sacred ceremony
  • Special adventure to experience the majesty of the Big Island’s active volcano

Shared Lodge (double & triple) with shared bath: US$2100
Shared lodge (double) with private bath: US$2247
Shared bungalow & treehouse (
double & triple): US$2397

NON-REFUNDABLE US$500 DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE! Remainder due 2 months prior to retreat commencement date


If you have questions please feel free to get in touch via the contact form below and we will get back to you immediately. 

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