Yoga Retreat in Oahu, Hawaii
Early November 2012
Venue and accommodation information:
South Shore Oahu, HI. Kahala District.
THE SOUTH SHORE – This coastline is known for its many family beaches like Ala Moana Beach – also, the state’s principal tourism “mecca,” Waikiki. Activities like snorkeling, tide pooling, swimming, and any general ocean recreation are all popular on the South Shore.
The South Shore, which expands from Barbers point to Makapuu Point, encompasses some of the most popular beaches on the island, including legendary Waikiki Beach. Variety is the spice of life, and nowhere else in Hawaii can you find the variety that infuses this island. Oahu, aptly nicknamed “The Gathering Place,” is an unparalleled melting pot ripe with many cultural influences. As Hawaii’s most populated island, Oahu is diversity personified. Here urban and rural communities exist side by side, offering visitors and residents the best of both worlds.
Visit the well-known Oahu beaches offering plenty of activities and then trek to the pristine and secluded tropical beaches surrounded by waterfalls, lush greenery and mountain hiking paths. Snorkel at the well-known Hanauma Bay, frolic with dolphins, or take a deep-sea fishing trip. Play a few rounds at some of the most coveted golf courses in the world, surf Waikiki where the sport of kings originated, or hike up Diamond Head for world-famous views.
During your pleasantly cooled evenings, take a short cocktail cruise around the South Shore, eat at one of Honolulu’s five star restaurants, try an Oahu luau, or enjoy one of the many evening events, from intimate local music shows to entertaining Broadway plays. Whatever your island passion may be, Oahu can accommodate. Oahu is the political and economic heart of Hawaii, the location of the capital of Honolulu and home to nearly 900,000 residents.
Geography and Climate
Oahu has a land area of 607.7 square miles and 112 miles of coastline. Situated just below the Tropic of Cancer, Oahu is 2,390 miles west of San Francisco, California and one of the most remote spots on the globe. Oahu is the 3rd largest island in the chain of 8 major Hawaiian Islands, but it is home to 75% of the state’s total population.
Oahu’s temperatures stay mild year round between 68 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (20-29.4 C). Winter months (November to April) are a bit cooler with more frequent precipitation. Cooling trades work wonders to keeping the island pleasantly comfortable. Visitors love the warm temperature of the coastal waters, which average around 76 to 78 degrees (24.4-25.5 C).
Oahu is home to two monumental mountain ranges, the Koolau Mountains, which reach along the north-eastern side, and the Waianae Mountains which lay to the west.
Jonathan will be heading up this retreat introducing Yoga for Dance.
The emphasis on this holiday is all about the travel, including meditation workshops, music and yoga classes. Enlightenment can be effortless and there is fulfilment and fun to be had. There is a playfulness about the Yoga practice and with the exploration of sound, waves and rhythm you will soon find yourself lost in the motion of nature. We create our reality through our beliefs and the need for gratitude, joy and peace has become secondary in our fast-paced lifestyles.
Let Jonathan take you on a Yogic adventure with this new style holiday and come home with more presence and spirit in your life.
One 2 hour morning yoga asana class suitable for all level of students and a shorter one in the evenings.
During the day there are optional additional classes or meditation sessions held with Jonathan, for those who would like to explore the deeper meanings of silence and sound. These sessions will open you to your creativity using theatrical workshop techniques and will create a childlike presence in the mind. Jonathan’s friendly and fun manner will allow you to access your inner spirit whilst being immersed in beauty and nature at this wonderful venue.
You will have the chance to be a part of Yoga mentoring sessions where you can have personal feedback about your practice.
The “Just Say YES” theme and Zen Tarot readings could help with life confusion and the sound visualisation workshops will unlock your potential to heal yourself.
Kundalini Yoga, Vegetarian breakfast, Hatha Yoga, Picnic Lunch, Beach, Surfing, Hawaii massage and Kirtan chanting.
And if none of that suits you there will also be the following:
Kaneohe Kayak Trip, Surfing lessons, hula lessons, 5 Rythms dance sessions, LomiLomi Hawaiian massage, Vegetarian cooking classes and a Buddhist Temple visit.
The schedule (possibly subject to change at this time due to the weather)
Check-in, light snack. Beach time/massage. Dinner. Evening orientation. Massage. Early to bed.
7am – 8am Silent Meditation/Yin Yoga/Kundalini Yoga.
Daily Schedule following this.
7.15am – 7.45am Meditation/Yin Yoga etc
8am – 10am Morning Practice
11am – 4.30pm FREE TIME/ADVENTURES
4.30pm Afternoon Practice
7.00pm Kirtan/evening check in
Just bring a relaxed attitude to life and some sun cream!
Included in the price:
Accomodation, breakfast, brunch, dinner, Yoga.
Not included in the price:
Flights – Skyscanner is a good place to Google flights.
Transfers to and from the airport