Invati Big Island Hawaii Yoga Retreat

Come experience Big Island like you have never experienced it before!

Explore the wonders of land and sea through the lens of mindfulness: a nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness.

Connect your mind, body and spirit the Aloha way.


Makalawena Beach

Come breathe some of the freshest air on the planet, slow down, feel the sun on your face, and open your heart to the beauty all around you and within you. Practice Yoga on the beach and at the retreat center’s yoga studio.

Perfect for beginners to more advanced students.
Mindfulness provides a new framework for exploring your established yoga practice, or a means for observing your experience as you begin a practice. The focus is on waking up to your body and mind and rising up to your highest self.

“There is nothing more powerful than morning meditation and yoga on a beach, while listening to the power of the ocean and birds sing, holding poses together as a tribe under a deep blue sky – and guided by Kelly and Tara.”

November 26th – December 3rd, 2019

Group transportation will depart Kona Airport around 10pm on November 26th. Westjet offers a flight from Kelowna airport that arrives in Kona at 10:35 pm.
The group van will return to the airport on the December 3rd by
9:50 pm for outbound flights. Westjet flight #1883 to Kelowna departs at 11:50 pm. You are welcome to make other flight arrangements. Please note that the retreat price does not include ground transportation described above. Depending on number of people on your shuttle will determine cost of ground transportation. If your flights do not correspond to the group shuttle, you’ll be responsible for your own ground transportation to Hale Kai (approximately $125USD each way). You may also choose to rent a car, as some find it convenient for touring around during your free time. Driving directions to Hale Kai, which is about 30 miles south of the airport, will be provided.


We will be staying at the amazing Hale Kai Retreat Center adjacent to Ho’Okena Beach (pictured) and near Hanoauna Bay on the Kona side of the island. Honaunau Bay has some of the most varied and extensive shallow-water coral gardens in Hawaii, with turtles, coral and fish, and frequent morning visits by dolphins.

The nearest airport is Kona (KOA). Feel free to take a look at my Google Map of the retreat area.



Well, you, of course…and Kelly Craig and Tara Nakashima will guide you through a week of connecting with yourself and your tribe, meditation, asana, restorative yoga and pranayama each and every day. We have 10 students already signed up for this retreat, with 4 spots left!



We will be staying at the Hale Kai, a beach front retreat center in south Kona near Hanoauna Bay, which will be rented exclusively to our group. Hale Kai is an ecologically-conscious, off-grid development that uses 100% solar energy. The property is nestled in a traditional Hawaiian neighborhood 30 miles south of the busy touristy areas of Kona. The Balinese-inspired accommodations include a large yoga studio, tropical gardens, and both private and shared sleeping accommodations. You will be enchanted by Hale Kai; it truly is a magnificent place to unwind and a perfect size to contain our Yoga tribe for the week. Descriptions of the individual rooms are available upon request.



Our meals will be provided by the staff at Hale Kai. All meals are included in the price of the retreat.


We encourage participants to release their focus on time, and go with the flow of each moment. Each day will include pranayama, meditation, asana and restorative yoga practice. Most days will include a little exploration of the Island, experiencing the unique terrains of the Big Island, lava fields, beaches and learning culture while visiting ancient temples and villages.

The schedule allows for your own leisure time in the afternoon to lounge on the beach, snuggle in a hammock, take a nap or do whatever the moment invites.
We will have a group dinner in the early evening.

While we encourage you to participate in the group activities, all of the practices are optional, including the island exploring. We invite you to go with the flow of your experience, cultivating a relationship with your body and spirit, and knowing that however that manifests at the time is perfect.

There will be no group classes on Tuesday December 3rd to allow you to enjoy anything your heart desires as you prepare for integration home. Plan one more day trip or simply unwind at Hale Kai and Ho’Okena Beach.

Night Manta Snorkelling

Imagine having a Manta Ray with up to an 17′ wing span come within inches of you! We will be joining Sunlight on Water for this exhilarating experience.

Manta Rays are beautiful sea creatures that live in our warm tropical waters. They are completely harmless — they have No teeth, No stingers, No barbs. The Manta Ray is one of Hawaii’s most fascinating and stunningly beautiful sights.

This will be at your own cost, $135 per person.  Your choice as to whether you would like to join the group or opt-out.


Complete packages start at $2500 Canadian plus GST and include:
–7 nights ocean-side accommodations at Hale Kai Retreat Center
– 3 meals/day, breakfasts and dinners prepared by Hale Kai staff.
– daily Yoga
– daily exploring to local beaches and parks
– daily Pranayama and Meditation

Detailed information on individual rooms for your selection are available here.
Not included is the cost of your airfare to Kona airport, restaurant meals in Kona on departure/arrival, optional tips for the Hale Kai staff and any equipment rental, e.g., for snorkeling, diving, etc. You may choose to rent a car, if you plan to explore the island independently during your free time. It may be possible to share the cost of a rental car with other participants. Contact Kelly if you are interested in car-sharing, and she will connect interested parties. Availability of the van will be limited to group activities.


To register,
E-transfer your deposit of $1300.00 to:
Your deposit will reserve your space in the retreat; date of receipt of the deposit will mark your place in line for room choices. The deposit is refundable until August 1st, less a 15% cancellation fee.
The full balance is due by September 1st. No refunds can be made after this time.
Credit Card payments can be made by phone or in person to Tara (a 4% processing fee applies).


Please email Kelly and Tara with any questions regarding the retreat @