2017 Kauai Summer Retreat
Yoga, Fitness, Food, Adventure

2017 Kauai Summer Retreat
Yoga, Fitness, Food, Adventure

If you want something you have never had before, you must try something you’ve never done before.

From asana to adventure, cuisine to cruising the coastline, this life-changing retreat embraces all your senses amid the peace and power that is Kauai.

If you want something you have never had before, you must try something you’ve never done before.

From asana to adventure, cuisine to cruising the coastline, this life-changing retreat embraces all your senses amid the peace and power that is Kauai.

During these seven days of transformation you will align your body, reconnect to self and rejuvenate your spirit with daily yoga and fitness classes, fresh organic island cuisine and experience unforgettable excursions to sacred places from your private North Shore home. It is here that you will realize the paradise within surrounded by paradise without – turquoise ocean water, verdant valleys, neon green volcanic peaks, fragrant tropical flowers and the morning calls of tropic birds. You’ll learn invaluable new tools you can take home with you that will continue to gift your body and your life for years to come.

Summertime on
North Shore Kauai is Magical!

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Thank you for making my yoga practices more meaningful, memorable and helping me to be more connected with myself. I cannot express how much gratitude I feel in my heart from being a part of this spectacular retreat.”

– Cassandra –

Josie shares about Yoga and Fitness
on Kauai with Samantha

Sarah shares about Yoga and Fitness
on Kauai with Samantha

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I fly into?

The airport you will fly into is LIH (Lihue, Kauai). It’a absolutely the best little airport ever. Enjoy the warm welcome of aloha as you step off the plane, greeted by the aroma of tropical flowers carried by the refreshing trade winds.

When should I book my arriving and departing flight?

The retreat includes shuttle from the airport on the first day of our retreat at 2:00pm. The shuttle back to the airport on departure day takes place after our farewell ceremony. You will return to the airport (LIH) at noon on departure day.

Depending on where you are traveling from, it may be most ideal for you to come a day early and stay an additional day or two. Reach out to Samantha for recommendations and general advice for your extended stay.

What should I pack for the retreat?

Everything is suggestions, doesn’t mean you will want to bring it all. But if it sounds like you want it, pack it.

beanie hat for cold mornings or nights (winter retreats only)
sweatshirt (it is hawaii, but it gets chilly at night and in the mornings)
rain coat lightweight kine
retracting walking sticks (if you use them on hikes)
bug spray
head lamp
cash for our dinner night out and other spending money you may want.
bathing suit
flip flops / sandals
hiking boots
water shoes
– day hiking backpack
– water bottle
– you may wanna bring snacks if you like to snack like nuts, protein bars, etc.  3 delicious meals will be provided daily tho.
– sarong is nice for hiking to waterfall so you don’t have to carry a big beach towel (towels are at house so no need pack beach towels)
– sun screen
– maybe a sun hat/cap
– sunglasses
– hiking clothes (can get muddy on the wettest place on earth)
– yoga and fitness clothes

What if I have special dietary needs?

Our in-house chef is here to suit your dietary needs and desires!

Food will be delicious and nutritious with an intent to eat as local and organic as possible to bring in the mana (life force) of this aina (land) in fully. It’s not uncommon to receive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free requests, so please let us know what is needed. If you have any special dietary requests then please email [email protected] after you sign up so we can happily accommodate your needs.

Will I have time on my own?

The retreat’s agenda is pretty full with yoga and fitness sessions, meals and daily guided adventures in paradise. I mean, you certainly didn’t come all the way to Kauai to stay in the beautiful rental home right? 🙂 However, we will have time to unwind and integrate our amazing days every evening.

Can I add spa treatments to my stay?

Yes. Samantha works with some of the best therapists and specialist on the island and we can have these retreat extras booked in advance and come straight to the retreat home, at your service, for a well-deserved pampered evening to full support your body and re-treat. Pricing varies upon requests and additional services include:

– massage
– facials
– lomi lomi
– acupuncture

Can I request to stay in a room with a friend?

Of course, once you have signed up, you and your friend can email [email protected] with your request so we can match you together.

What’s included?

All of the following are included in the retreat:

6 night stay in a spacious and private retreat home on the north shore of Kauai.

Transportation to and from airport at posted times.

A opening lei ceremony to honor this land, ancestors and to set our intentions for our week together.

Daily yoga and fitness group classes (1.5-2.5 hours daily) that will uplift and challenge your best to come forth.

Yoga mats, hand weights, resistance bands and other yoga and fitness props for our daily practices.

Daily guided adventures such as biking a beach path, bathing in waterfalls, floating in the salty sea, relaxing on a white sandy beach and hiking the most amazing coastline on the planet.

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners prepared by our in-house chef and nutrition expert, Kari Morin.

2 nutrition and food prep trainings with Kari Morin, inspiring us to be rockstars in the kitchen.

A privately charted sailboat tour of the Napali Coast! Weather permitting.

There is some beach gear at the retreat home including snorkel gear.

Washing machines and beach towels are provided at the home.

A closing ceremony to gift our gratitudes back to this sacred place.

A very special thank you package that will keep the aloha memories alive for years to come.

What’s not included?

To get out of our yoga clothing, bikinis and hiking shoes we will get dressed up and get out on the town one evening for dinner. The house has some snorkel gear and boogie boards, yet anything like surfboards or SUP, kayak or other desired or needed snorkel gear on beach days (if you so desire) are not included.

What are the accommodations like?

We are staying in a private and spacious house on the north shore of Kauai. The house has 6 bedrooms and can house up to 10 participants, single occupancy rooms are also an option in the VIP package. Each room has two beds, a shared bathroom with shower. VIP accommodations include private bath. We have distant ocean views, are neighboring a huge cow pasture and will delight in the retreat feel of being in a private setting, yet not too far off the beaten path. There is a hot tub to enjoy under the stars too! A great way to wind down after our daily adventures.

Is there WiFi?

There is free WiFi where we will be staying.

Is transportation included?

Transportation is included! You will not need a car while here on this retreat. If you are arriving at a time outside of shuttle pick up, contact Samantha to have her set up a taxi service for you. Shuttle times are 2pm on arrival day and noon on departure day and the shuttle ride is included.

What if I’m not in the best shape of my life?

This is an all-levels retreat. Prior yoga and fitness experience is recommended but by no means are you expected to be a seasoned athlete to participate fully on this retreat. Samantha can assist you with some online training if you feel you need that in your preparation.

What are the ages of most people on this retreat?

18 and older. I have had ages ranging from 22-69 on this retreat.

Can men come?

This retreat tends to fill with all women. However, husbands are welcome and they have had the best time ever when they do attend!

When does registration closed?

Sign up closes when the last spot is gone. I expect the retreat to sell out with a waiting list.

What are the dates?

The retreat is happening August 29 – September 4, 2017.

Have a question that’s not listed here? Send us an email at [email protected].

Regular Package

VIP Package

  • All of the regular, plus:
  • Single Occupancy room with your own private bath
  • Samantha’s online yoga course for unbounded potential in
  • both yoga and fitness (a 7-video series).
  • Three weeks of continued support with private Facebook
  • group, custom curriculum and access to over 250 instructional and inspirational videos
  • Three 20-minute phone calls with Samantha weekly to ensure your progress and goal realization
  • Two 45-minute calls with Health Coach Karin Morin for two weeks following the retreat to support healthy lifestyle and mindset
  • A privately chartered sailboat tour on the Napali Coast. *All outdoor activities are weather permitting of course.
  • Cost: $5,555


About Kari


Kari is a certified transformational life and health coach and the
founder of Crave Vitality, LLC. She works with clients teaching workshops in her hometown of Portland, OR and focuses on habit change, intuitive nourishment and memorable meals.


About Samantha

Samantha is the director of Kauai Yoga and Fitness, founder of Love Yoga and Fitness. She holds the highest certification offered through Yoga Alliance. Internationally renowned, she has taught yoga, fitness, dance and gymnastics for more than 26 years and was a personal trainer for Jennifer Aniston on island. Trained as a professional gymnast since age nine, Samantha’s passion for yoga and fitness is infectious.

“The retreat was one of the most awesome weeks of our lives, packed so full with the riches of Kauai.”

– Barranca – 

Tammy shares about yoga and fitness on Kauai, Hawaii with Samantha

Jeanne shares about yoga and fitness on Kauai with Samantha