Join Amanda Noga and Marc Laws in Kamakura, where the Cherry-tree forests meet the sea and ancient traditions meet present time in the most natural way.
Through the week we will be dunked in yogic arts, Japanese culture and the healing power of onsen t
and discover our true nature in the reflection of Japan's spectacular natural elements: flowing lava fire, pristine waterfalls, thermal hot springs, tropical jungle and majestic mountains.
Each sunrise and sunset we will dive into yoga practices and meditations, journeying through the chakras, complimented with intuitive live music and ambient soundscapes.
Enjoy daily yoga practice, meditation and sound healing in the open-air yoga shala overlooking the Hawaiian coastline. Over the course of the week, Amanda will guide you through the chakras, drawing inspiration from their corresponding elements; earth, water, fire and air. Morning practice will be an invigorating and detoxifying vinyasa flow. Sunset practice will be a slow, soothing sequences to restore balance on all levels. Each practice will incorporate ancient yogic techniques with creative sound healing, pranayama, and meditation to elevate your consciousness.
You will be provided with all meals over the course of the week. Each day will include healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner. The delicious menu consists of organic, seasonal and local produce.
Kalani cuisine encompasses a variety of styles including Thai, Indian, and Italian. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals.
We celebrate the abundance of Hawaii by serving local tropical fruits and vegetables and fresh caught fish. Seafood is often served at dinner (chicken and beef are served occasionally), and vegetarians options are provided, as well. Most importantly, our chefs firmly believe that the care and love invested in the cuisine is transmitted to the diner, and everything is prepared with aloha.
Kalani's accommodations are simple, outside-in spaces that offer comfort and tranquility. Angular octagonal or pentagonal structures are a contrast to box-based architecture, and invite a departure from routine.
Kalani accommodations are not equipped with heating or air conditioning, as Kalani is situated on the east coast of Hawaii Island, benefiting from the persistent east-to-west Pacific trade wind flow. Windows in our accommodations are screened, maximizing airflow and views, and there are no phones or televisions in rooms.
Book a room in the Hale Lodge with a shared bathroom.
Hale Lodge - pronounced Ha'-lay, Hawaiian for "house" – are two-level Lodges that house contain rooms on each floor with access to common areas and bathrooms on both levels
Bookings before 22 Feb: $1718 USD
After 22 Feb: $1918 USD
ABOUT AMANDA NOGA
Amanda is a highly trained and experienced yoga instructor, with a authentic love of yoga and a knack for bringing together inward reflection and playful expression through yoga. Students often remark they love the balance of strong, dynamic movement and the quality of compassion and softness Amanda brings to her classes. She devours yogic wisdom and has the ability to share this passion in a way that empowers students to remember their own innate wisdom.
Learn more about Amanda here
About marc laws
Let nature be your mirror as you discover Hawaii's spectacular interplay of elements: lava fire, pristine waters, abundant gardens, cultural heritage sites, tall mountains, and cool, scented tropical breezes.
You will have the option to take several organised group trips together and Kalani recommends many established and experienced tour companies to showcase a variety of Hawaiʻi Island natural attractions. Many of these trips will be free of charge, others will have an additional fee which will vary depending on excursion and number of people in the group. You can choose from a variety of activites including:
You will have abundant time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of island life. Kalani has world class facilities, spa treatments, saunas, swimming pools, pristine beach front access and inspiring grounds for you to soak up the healing power of being in nature.
I have wanted to participate in a yoga retreat for quite a few years and I can tell you that this one was worth waiting for. Kerala is a beautiful location and Amanda's retreat experience is a joy. Her practice has a softness and strength to it that is very unique. I felt very supported during the retreat, and I left feeling completely rejuvenated with a calm clarity that I have rarely experienced. No matter what your age, or yoga ability is, this is a very special travel and yoga experience to share with wonderful like minded people
Amanda, I am even more blessed to have met Amanda and experience one of her retreats, first of many I'm sure. She truly has a special gift in creating a profound space helping anyone that crosses her path to bring more gratitude, presence, love & light into their existence. Amanda's patience and wisdom remind us to be gentle with ourselves and honour our truths. I thank you so much for her love, care and the memories.
Amanda's beautiful energy and the way she holds space for flow, inspired connection with yourself and with others and a totally nurturing environment brings out the best in everyone on retreat. So much laughter and lightness was shared in this space and it was a total life recharge and refresh. I will always treasure the connected feeling from the India retreat - I so fully support and recommend Amanda and her offerings
Im a Beginner Yogi, can I come?
Absolutely! Whether you are new to yoga, this is your first ever yoga retreat or you're a junkie for this stuff, you will have a nourishing and rich experience. All levels are welcome and everyone will be fully supported in their yoga journey.
Can I bring my partner?
For sure! This retreat will be super chilled and you will get lots of time to hang out together. If your partner is new to yoga, thats fine! Encourage them to give it a go and remember it's not a competition! PS. There have been numerous conceptions on my retreats in the past so if this is on your agenda - get ready to roll! Or otherwise be careful!
Do I organise my own flights and transfers?
Yep, you can book your own flights, and we can hook you up with an awesome travel agent if you like. You will fly into Tokyo - and its a 2 hour train ride from there.
I'm super picky about food.....
Awesome. So are we. whether you're vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free or have any other requirements, there are plenty of options for you. The food will be beautifully healthy, clean and fresh. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or health challenges that you are concerned about.
What if I change my mind?
We understand that life sometimes throws curveballs, we can offer you a full refund if required up to 3 months prior to the retreat. The places are limited and refunds after this date will not be possible. In the case that you are unable to join us, you can gift or sell your place to a friend or family member.
Ummmm, what about my mobile?
You will have access to wifi at our retreat home, although this may be a wonderful and rare opportunity for a digital detox and a dedicated time off email!
What are the check-in/check-out times?
Check in time is XXXX. You may arrive early, but we cannot guarantee that your room will be available until XXX and please let us know if you will be arriving early to ensure someone will be ready to greet you. Check out time is XXXX.