Hawaii FAQs

Thank you for your interest in joining the four-night / five-day journey inward alongside other women of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, ages and stages in the great outdoor island playground of Kona, Big Island.

Our retreat in inspired by the elements of Earth and Air, and while there is a basic foundation to the daily timeline, we’ll be flowing with the container and the subtle shifts that present themselves whenever we step into co-creation.

The following experiences and workshops will be included in the retreat:

  • Daily yoga and mindful meditation
  • Breathwork and conscious communication exercises
  • Emotional freedom technique (EFT) tapping workshops
  • Futurist visioning workshop series
  • Somatic embodiment and movement explorations
  • Pele volcano tour
  • Deep sea fishing tour
  • Cacao ceremony and ecstatic dance
  • Burn release ceremony
  • Healthy and nourishing meals (daily breakfast, three lunches and three dinners)

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SAMPLE TIMELINE – March 16 to 20, 2022 :: “Earth & Water” Hawaii Yoga Retreat

7:00 AM          Sunrise Yoga
8:00 AM          Meditation / intention setting
9:00 AM          Breakfast
10:00 AM       
11:00 AM Adventure time (beach, town, excursion)
12:00 PM         
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM           
3:00 PM           Workshop “on the go”
4:00 PM            Freetime
5:00 PM            Workshop “on the go”
6:00 PM           
7:00 PM            Dinner
8:00 PM           Dance party / mantra / music
9:00 PM           
10:00 PM          Lights out



EARLY BIRD RATES:
Shared room: $1,999
Private room: Add $350


$600 deposit (Venmo @wildwomentribe) to reserve your spot. Three additional payments by Mar. 5. Email connect@wildwomentribe.net for other arrangements.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

What is the minimum age to participate in the HAWAII YOGA RETREAT?
For now, the retreat age is 21 years and older. We may introduce other retreats in the future to include the young adult or teen/tween Wild Woman in your life to share the transformative outdoor experience!

What sort of precautions will exist in response to COVID-19?
The safety, health and comfort of all participants is of utmost importance — we carefully consider the advice of statewide and national health agencies regarding responses to COVID-19. We will not be implementing mandatory vaccines or mask wearing, however do support participants following their own health precautions that align with their individual needs and comfort levels. “You do you” is the unofficial motto and non-judgement/shame of others’ preferences will be our camp ethics.

Refillable water bottles are a must at the retreat. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be provided. We have a forehead thermometer for your peace of mind and ease of checking should you wish to monitor your temperature.

COVID-19 TEST FOR TRAVEL: Entry into Hawaii without mandatory 10-day quarantine requires pre-travel proof of a vaccine passport or a negative test from an approved provider via the Safe Travels Hawai’i initiative and an approved list of screening partners. Please check with your airline and country’s requirements. More details here (as of 11/08/2021).

What if I don’t have a buddy to attend the retreat with?
Rest assured, that is part of the adventure. While some women attend Wild Women Tribe excursions with a friend, the majority are drawn SOLO to the chance to meet new women who enjoy outdoor pursuits, self development and overcoming challenges. Stepping into unknown territory and newness is part of the magical Wild Women Tribe formula — you will be in great hands and feel accomplished that you conquered your fears in the process! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you form bonds of friendship and solidarity with a tribe of newfound, kickass women.

What makes Kona and Big Island unique?
The western coast of the Big Island is known as the “Kona Side”, and Kailua-Kona is the lively center of it all. This historic seaside town sits in the middle of the Kona coast, a few miles south of the Kona International Airport (KOA). Not too long ago Kailua was a sleepy fishing village. Now, because of its central location and great weather it has transformed into a lively town that is the activity capital of the Big Island. It is the city on the Big Island that is best equipped for tourists.

The weather on this side of the island is almost always dry and sunny and there are many white sand beaches that are perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming – all easy to reach from Kailua-Kona. The seaside town has charming farmers markets, a local seahorse farm, botanical gardens, and tours of coffee plantations.

During the retreat, we’ll explore the summit of Kīlauea volcano within Halema‘uma‘u crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is currently active, and tap into the power of Pele, her primal energy, to move our own desires forward.

How do I get to Kona, Big Island?
Your best bet is to fly into Kona International Airport (KOA), one of two major airports on Big Island on the west coast as it receives interisland, international and overseas flights and is the closest airport to our resort home. Most major airlines fly to Kona, including Alaska Airlines, Delta and American Airlines.

We can put you in contact with other women flying into either airport if you’d like to share transfer costs or split a rental car. Plan on arriving at 4 pm on Wed. Mar. 16 at the Kona house, and checking out by 12 pm on Sun. Mar. 20.

What should I bring?
Big Island tropical beach adventures are all about staying hydrated and protected against the heat and sun. Light, quick-dry fabrics, sun protection, and bathing suits all the way! We’ll send a full packing list to assist you, but plan on bringing your own day pack with large refillable water bottle with Camelbak hydration pack, headlamp, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops, hiking shoes, and a wrap or sarong in addition to active wear to enjoy a few days in the Kona beach climate. Bring a foldable yoga mat! Weather in March should be pleasant and warm — expect low 60s at night and upper 80s during the day. You will receive a full packing list prior to the retreat.

What is the retreat HQ / home base like, and what are the accommodations?
Our home base is a 3,500 square-foot private home with swimming pool and hottub in a gated community in Kona, Big Island. There are three bedrooms with Queen beds plus a cot, and an office with a pull out Queen plus cot. Unless you specify a person, you’ll be paired with a roomie. You may pay for a private room with an additional $350 fee.

Is there cell phone reception and electricity?
Yes, there is WiFi at Zazil Retreat — if you’ve come on a camping retreat, you know this is a treat! For the sake of our retreat container and ensuring we are all present, we encourage airplane mode or limited texting / social media during retreat program hours. We can still “pretend” we’re out of cell service so that we can experiment with the concept of technology “white out” zones – periods without any screen time – so that we disconnect to reconnect. Please check with your mobile service provider about international texting, data and calling plans within Hawai’i.

How will the meals accommodate dietary restrictions?
The majority of the meals will be gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian (with some meat on the side as add-ons). We take into consideration healthy, nourishing and balanced nutrition meals that will sustain us through our adventuring. The retreat fee includes four breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners. One lunch and one dinner will be offsite in town, and not covered by the retreat fee.

What if I’m drawn to some of the activities, and want to opt out of others?
None of the activities is mandatory! They are a framework for which you are invited to step in. If you want to opt out of a hike and sit by the river (it’s truly a gorgeous setting with the red rock surrounding the house) or catch some extra zzzzz’s instead of sunrise yoga……please girl! Be our guest. YOU DO YOU. You are encouraged and invited to listen to that small, still voice within and honor her wishes and inclinations. Zero judgement, shaming or expectations. Please DO tell someone on a hike or excursion if you plan on leaving early or spending some extra time: safety is crucial so we are all accounted for.

What else do I need to know before I travel?
We want to ensure all the bases of safety are covered, so we are requiring that all retreat participants carry international travel medical insurance as a precaution. There are many different agencies you can consult for coverage, including World Nomads (for as little as $70) and Aardy for a comparative quote of several providers. Do your research and find a policy that you’re comfortable with — we’ll ask that you submit it via email before your departure.

What is the cancellation policy?
Wild Women Tribe has a 48-hour cancellation policy. The retreat has a $350 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. If the retreat is full and the spot can be filled with someone from the waitlist, you will receive a full credit towards another retreat or WANDER, otherwise will be charged 50 percent of the rate (the other 50 percent will be issued in the form of a credit to a future WANDER). Rebookings from credit must occur within 30 days. Full terms and conditions here.

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