Kauai Yoga and Wellness Retreat with Marla Ben-Dor 

2018 Dates to be announced soon!

 

Enjoy a one of a kind mind, body, and spirit retreat with yoga instructor, nutrition consultant, and chef Marla Ben-Dor. Stay for five days on a thriving organic farm in Hanalei, Kauai as you immerse yourself in mindfulness, introspection, and self compassion through daily yoga and meditation, nutrition workshops, and cooking classes. 

 

The Experience

  • Yoga and meditation twice daily in exotic locations around the north shore of Kauai

  • Learn about Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of nutrition, and enjoy nightly cooking lessons based on your body type

  • 4 nights accommodations on a seven-acre organic farm in Hanalei valley, Kauai

  • Healthy breakfast and dinner each day included (organic produce grown on the farm)

  • Daily activities and outdoor adventures

  • Hike the first portion of the world famous Na Pali Trail

  • Surf lessons and traditional lomi-lomi massage available (optional)

  • Hanalei Organic Farm gift bag

  • Airport pickup and drop-off

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About Marla

Marla has an immense passion for health & wellness. Hailing from Kauai, Hawaii, Marla has always lived a healthy lifestyle and has been practicing and teaching vinyasa & restorative styles of yoga for many years. Coupled with her passion for the practice of yoga and meditation is her love for nutrition and holistic health. Marla is a natural foods chef that specializes in catering to those with health conditions and food intolerances. She believes in the healing power of food, and prides herself in the use of nutrient dense foods. She applies her knowledge as a certified nutrition consultant (CNC) from the Natural Healing Institute of Encinitas, and would love to share her knowledge and practice with you.  

 

Hanalei Organic, a One of a Kind Accommodation

Hanalei Organic LLC. is working towards creating a sustainable Kaua'i. We pride ourselves on our organic methods of farming & initiatives to keep our harvest in the local community. As Kaua'i becomes more developed, we see a need to give back a place for the community. Currently, the farm boasts many crops including cacao, acai, banana, and guava trees, and as we look to the future we are already in development of a fully sustainable aquaponics greenhouse. Supporting this farm shall help us grow long into the future, and staying with us will give you a unique behind-the-scenes view of how a local farm operates.  

What differentiates this yoga + wellness + sustainable farming retreat is its amazing location. You will live in harmony with nature in a pristine environment while having all the amenities of modern life. You will live in newly built 4 bedroom 4 bath home with a total of 8 people. Each private bedroom has beautiful views of the valley, nature and waterfalls.

Our organic farm is located in an endangered waterbird preserve.  This Property hosts some of the the most endangered water birds in the world, a true bird watchers paradise. You can meditate alongside lotus filled ponds. The sounds of birds, frogs, and the wind blowing through the trees are the only sounds you will hear at this amazing location.  You will be 5 minutes from a world class golf course and Princeville town yet the sounds of cars are not heard.

You will be living at a working farm where chocolate and fruit leather is made. You will learn how chocolate is grown and processed. You may volunteer to work in our organic garden, pick acai, bananas or guava in our fruits orchard, or help gather lettuce for dinner in our aquaponic facility. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared in front of you using local ingredients sourced from the farm. You will learn organic farming techniques and some of our food preparation secrets.  

Yoga classes will be held twice daily and the personalized classes will suit both the novice as well as the highly experienced yoga practitioner. During the day you will participate in farming activities, see wildlife, go surfing, paddling, or hiking at some of our favorite locations.  You will experience Kaua'i from the eyes of a local.  

 

 
 

Tentative Itinerary

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Day 1

Pickup at 1pm from airport, arrive at farm around 2

Intro, check in to rooms

Guided tour of farm

Yoga/ meditation

Dinner

 

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Day 2

Yoga

Breakfast

Meditation at the Kilauea Stone Dam

Hike Okolehau trail overlooking all of Hanalei Bay

Hawaiian style lunch

Stand up paddle (SUP) lesson on Hanalei river from the farm property

Afternoon/evening yoga

Dinner

 

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Day 3

Hike Na Pali Trail

Yoga at Hanakapiai beach

Swim in Haena Cold ponds

Lunch in Hanalei town

Learn about the chocolate making process from bean to bar in the farm kitchen

Evening restorative yoga

Dinner

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Day 4

Meditation & Yoga

Breakfast

Tunnels beach snorkeling 

Hanalei Bay beach and surf lessons (optional)

Afternoon yoga

Raw Cooking workshop

 Dinner

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DAY 5

Yoga/meditation

Breakfast

Final farewell, gifts from Hanalei Organic

Depart to airport/town

 

SLIDESHOW FROM OUR 2017 RETREAT