Where better to explore the “Inner Islands” than on the Big
Island of Hawaii? Islands, in dream work, often indicate parts of ourselves
that we have rejected and pushed out into the waters of the Unconscious.
As we experience life and grow in understanding, we can reclaim these
distanced parts. The deep work of rediscovering these islands of resource
is profound and liberating.
This is an invitation to ten women to join us for eight
days to experience the sounds and silence of personal and collective development.
We will call upon the healing and creative powers of this beautiful island
to assist us in accessing lost territories within. We will use dreams,
meditation, movement, art, story and walks to explore soul and spirit
in the rich Hawaiian nature surrounding us. New depths of Self-awareness
heighten intuition, augment health and increases our ability to handle
Afternoons will be free for trips to the beach or pool, napping, or whatever
your heart desires. There will be optional afternoon adventures to beaches,
spas, galleries, and various parts of the island via our group van. If
you want to explore on your own we advise renting a car.
ACCOMODATIONS We will stay at the beautiful Waikoloa Villas condominium
complex, located just minutes from the finest resorts on the island, but
away from the resort noise and activity. We will stay in Villas adjacent
to one another, all on the second floor with golf course and ocean views.
The Villas are 2 or 3 bedrooms, each has a kitchen and a washer and dryer.
You have a choice of either a shared bedroom with 2 twin beds, or private
bedroom (with queen bed) and private bathroom. Private rooms are $250
more than shared rooms.
Photos of Waikoloa Villas, Available Soon
MEALS All breakfasts and dinners are included. Most meals
will be prepared by our personal chef featuring healthy foods and some
local favorite dishes! We will have all breakfasts and most dinners at
the Villas. We will also enjoy two evening meals at local restaurants
and one traditional Hawaiian Luau.
Lunches will be additional. Participants may opt for
food at the Villas, at nearby restaurants, or at varous locations on our
optional afternoon side trips.
TOURS We will take two trips as a group.
1. South Kona Coast. Our day will include a visit to
a Kona coffee farm and Puuhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge). Place of
Refuge was established during the early 15th century as a sacred ground
that offered sanctuary to those who broke religious law, to women and
children in time of war and to defeated warriors seeking protection. This
beautiful 180 acre park is fringed with palms along the ocean and has
heiau (temples), petroglyphs, and a other ancient structures and artifacts.
2. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Near Hilo, this is a truly magical
place where streams and waterfalls provide background music to an amazing
display of tropical flowers and fauna. On our way we will enjoy a drive
along the lush northeastern coast. Click here for more
information on the Gardens
Additionally, we will offer several optional afternoon
adventures to special locations on the island within an hour of Waikoloa.
Specific trips will be decided by the group, but may include beaches,
galleries, spas, and nature trails.
Photos of some local sights, click here. (coming soon)
Arrange to fly into the Kona airport. Direct flights are available from
LAX and Orange County’s John Wayne airports.
Transfers from the airport to our Waikoloa Villas, approximately
25 miles north of the airport will be provided if arriving on 9/24 and
departing on 10/2.
Private group vehicles will take us on our adventuring.
Note: Group vehicles will not be available for individual
use. If exploring on your own is important to you, consider renting a
car at the Kona Airport.
TEMPERATURE AND CLOTHING
Weather on the northwest side of the Big Island is usually
warm and dry. Temperatures range from 75 – 85 degrees (F) all year
round. Occasional tropical rain lasts for short periods.
Loose, cool, and comfortable clothing will be appropriate
for most of our activities. Bring one or more bathing suits, sandals,
walking shoes, and one or two dresses or pants outfits suitable for going
out to dinner. A light windbreaker or other jacket or sweater is suggested
for trips to the “wet side.”
WHAT TO BRING All retreat attendees should bring a journal or
notebook. Other items that you may want to bring are: Snorkel and mask,
art materials, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, books, camera.
MORE INFORMATION ON HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND Some good websites to learn more about our destination
and it’s sights…
Tours to The City of Refuge, Kona Coffee Farms, Kohala
Room accommodations at the Waikoloa Villas in Waikoloa
30 minuter private session with Tricia and with Robin
All airport transfers
All costs include 11.8% GS tax and tips when with
A. Shared Double Room with twin beds, shared bath
B. Private Room with full or queen bed and private
Deposit of $1,000 is due July 1, 2005.
Final payment is due August 15, 2005.
Deposit minus $100 dollars can be refunded up until August 15, 2005.
If cancellation occurs after this date, the deposit will be forfeited
unless a replacement is found, at which point a full reimbursement less
$100 will apply.
Phone Robin Mullin at (949) 363-6604 or Tricia Kelly at (858) 676-5313
for questions and registration.