Hawaii New Year Retreat

December 28, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Join me for five days in paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii for a profound journey of healing, rejuvenation, and intention-setting. The Hawaii Island Retreat Center sits upon a windswept cliff on the West side of Big Island, overlooking colorful meadows and vast ocean, with gorgeous views in every direction.

In addition to daily yoga practices, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time hot-tubbing in the outdoor jacuzzi, lounging at the infinity pool, taking meandering hikes with glorious views through the wooded trails, receiving first-rate massage, and eating delicious food.

This retreat includes:

  • Two yoga sessions per day, one active and one restorative, in an open-air yoga room with view of the ocean (Yoga will be geared toward all levels; newer practitioners will have the opportunity to learn the basics of yoga, while more advanced practitioners will have the opportunity to take their practices to new depths.)
  • Yoga nidra or relaxation meditation each night before bed
  • Accommodation in either a luxurious suite or spacious nature yurt (including all hotel taxes)
  • Two meals per day (brunch and dinner), plus morning snacks
  • Full use of hiking trails, hot tub, and infinity swimming pool
  • Free time to roam, to read, to swim, to meditate, and to rest
  • A unique Kohala Legends and Lore Walking Tour
  • A transformative New Year ritual to integrate the past year and honor what lies ahead

The retreat does not include:

  • Transportation costs (Airfare right now is cheapest on Southwest, from Oakland to Kona. Private taxis to the retreat center cost $100/ each way; a shuttle will also be arranged for those arriving on Dec 28, which will cost about $50/each way. Rental cars are very expensive in Hawaii this time of year, but you can find some good prices on The airport is only about an hour from the retreat center. However, you do not need a rental car! Extra nights can also be purchased at the retreat center at a discounted rate.)
  • Massage (not included, but highly recommended – check out the offerings here! Hawaii is known specifically for Lomilomi massage.)
  • Gratuity for lodging and massage


There is a choice of two accommodations: spacious nature yurts or luxury suites with views.

The yurts have bathrooms and sinks, but not showers. There are very well-maintained shared showers just a short walk from your room. Yurts are spacious and private, and have the feeling of being in nature, with all of the creature comforts of a hotel room! (I stayed in one of these last year – ask me about it!)

The suites are larger, and have either ocean or garden views, full bathrooms, and an oversized soaking tub in each.

All rooms can be configured as a single or double. In the yurt, a double will have two twin beds, while a single will have a king bed. In the suites, the bed configurations differ depending on the room. I will do my best to honor all requests.

You can see more photos of the accommodations here (please note these photos may not be of your exact room).

Final Pricing (Tier 3) Per Person:

*Note: Yurts are sold out! There is one room left. It could be a single or double suite!

Single Private Yurt:  $1950

Double Shared Yurt*:  $1600

Single Suite Rooms (Garden or Ocean View):   $2550

Double Shared Suite Rooms (Garden or Ocean View)*:   $1950  

* to receive a shared room, there must be another person also requesting a shared room, so this option will be subject to availability

All payments for the retreat are non-refundable unless the retreat, for any reason, is cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, you will receive a full refund.


Please email me to register at Please include which type of room you would like, and any other specific requests.

Then send payment via Venmo (@Karen-Macklin), Zelle (ask for my phone number), or PayPal (add 3%).

Your reservation is not complete until full payment is made.

Covid Safety

Proof of vaccination is required for the retreat due to the close proximity in which we will be. At this time, Hawaii requires a negative Covid test within 72 hours of arriving to any of the islands. This may change as the months progress, but please be prepared to take this test. I will keep us all abreast of CDC recommended Covid protocols as we go. Hawaii is a very safe place to travel right now because of their strong protocols for entry.