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Journey to Aloha: An Awakening Retreat
Kauai, Hawaii    11/4/23-11/11/23

Adventures that Await

​Kauai, considered an energy vortex that has been referred to as the Third Eye Chakra of the planet, is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, with the majority of the land being untouched by development.  It is a power spot for more "mana" (Hawaiian for "life force" - called "prana" in yoga) than any other destination on Earth!


~ ​Lauren Quella & Sandi Toppins, co-founders of Grace Under Fire Yoga, will be your retreat guides. 

What to Expect:

~Daily yoga and meditation classes with breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains at our favorite locations on the island

~ Opportunities to discover a better balance within through activating your chakras (energy centers), integrating Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga), and other outlets of creativity

~ Guided oceanside, jungle, and elevation hikes to take in all the stunning scenery of the island

~Extra special gatherings at our favorite places and sights on the island while enjoying the aloha spirit

~ Excursions from sea to sky including the famed Shipwreck's Beach, Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, and so much more!

~ It's hard to believe the Pacific tropical oasis of Kauai is US soil, allowing you to travel to and from the mainland more freely.


*** You will also have plenty of free time to relax, explore, and experience the island ~ all planned retreat activities are optional. ***


Accommodations at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut   Beach Resort


​* Discounted rate for single or double occupancy for resort accommodations based on your choice ~
we can help pair you with another retreat yogi if interested in a shared room. All rates listed below are subject to taxes and a $40 daily resort fee which includes use of bikes for the oceanfront bike path adjacent to the property and beach chair and umbrella rentals, amongst many other perks.


Your Hawaiian Hosts


​Lauren Quella & Sandi Toppins, co-founders of Grace Under Fire Yoga, will be your retreat guides.

Lauren & Sandi have both traveled multiple times to Kauai and explored much of the island. 

It is a dream to be able to offer two of their much loved pastimes ~ Yoga & Hawaii!


Your Home Away From Home

Enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodations and modern-day amenities at the recently renovated Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, located in Kapaa, Kauai. Rest assured that you can return to the comfort and serenity of this centrally located resort after "getting off the grid" and exploring the incredible and vast views throughout the island.  Featured onsite are multiple dining options.  Start your day with a beverage from First Light Coffee + Juice Bar as you watch the sunrise or stroll on the beach, then relax in the afternoon near the poolside bar enjoying Hawaiian style favorites from The Crooked Surf, and ease into the evening with fine dining at Moa Moa Hawaiian Fish House surrounded by tiki torches, glowing lava stone fire tables, and the sounds of the palm trees in the ocean breeze.  There are additional dining options within walking distance along the beach of the resort.


Room Rates

~ Standard View Room ~

Double Occupancy with Two Queen Beds: $185/Night per Yogi

Single Occupancy with King Bed: $369/Night


~ Ocean View Room ~

Double Occupancy with Two Queen Beds: $199/Night per Yogi

Single Occupancy with King Bed: $399/Night


Your Investment

* Retreat fee of $895 ~ Includes all yoga classes offered at inspirational locations, group hiking adventures, photo opportunities, personal recommendations on dining, beaches, sites, and entertainment ~ Sandi & Lauren will be your personal tour guides around the island!​

* Hotel Accomodations based on Single or Double Occupancy


* Airfare ~ Check flights from Chicago for lowest rates if traveling from Midwest

* Car Rental ~This is a must as we will be exploring the island to experience all the beauty and wonder it has to offer! 
Option to share a car rental with another yogi or multiple yogis.

​* Daily food and drink


How do I Sign Up?

*** Registration is open on a first come/first serve basis with limited spots & discounted reserved rooms available. ***

Email to take the next step of making Journey to Aloha: An Awakening Retreat a reality!

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