Yoga is for Every Body Retreat in Hawaii
Kimberly offers this "Yoga is for Every Body" retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii. Through yoga, nature, community and storytelling, Kimberly leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation.
During this 5-day retreat, we'll explore the stories we carry and create in our bodies. We all carry the stories that were given to us, and we create more. Given that we can empower our own stories, it's odd how often we take on cultural definitions and identities. By focusing on pleasure, power and practice, we'll examine our stories and how they relate with others.
Each day includes both active and restorative yoga practices, meditation, writing contemplations, storytelling games and activities (truly: fun, never intimidating).
Whether you're a long-term practitioner or a beginner, this retreat will connect with your highest potential for alignment and restoration. Regardless of one's strength, abilities, size or body type, we all live with cultural messages about the body. Through level-specific instruction, you'll practice the benefits of yoga: strength, balance and flexibility - and learn how to take those concepts into a life full of self-love.
In addition to our yoga sessions, we will also adventure to the most inspiring sites in the region. There will be plenty of time for relaxation or additional yoga classes. Yoga mats, props and blankets are all provided.
Folks of all sizes, abilities and ages are welcome.
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Such a wonderfully held space... Perfect balance of group time and time on our own. Perfect balance of meeting us where we were, and pushing us a bit beyond.
I feel deeply moved and transformed. There are so many reasons why. Thank you Kimberly; your style is extraordinary to me.
The Puna coast, while magnificently beautiful, is not accessible to all. The retreat building and the yoga practice space are each accessed via a short stairway. Lodging can be provided on the ground floor where the yoga room is located. Terrain is uneven as well. For those who can navigate stairs at least once or twice a day, this retreat will be appropriate and we'll include visits to the sea where entry is easy and currents are calm. For those unable to navigate stairs, this retreat won't be suitable.
Similarly, regarding COVID safety, because this is a retreat center where other groups are also gathered, there's no way to control whether others mask, have vaccinations, etc. Touch and distance within our group are possible, but there is risk inherent in this type of setting. Please carefully consider whether this kind of gathering is suitable for you at this time.
No ASL interpretation will be provided.
Please inquire if you'd like to work toward bringing this retreat closer to you, in an accessible format. Kimberly has traveled to provide classes and workshops in accessible venues in the past, and is committed to continuing to helping East Hawaii become more accessible over time.
Kimberly's Style of Yoga
Kimberly uses an Iyengar-style training and more than twenty years of experience with diverse yoga practices to challenge and welcome students of every ability and body type. She has taught yoga styles ranging from vinyasa, yin and restorative, to prop-assisted hatha yoga for people who don't feel comfortable in fitness settings due to size, health or anxiety. Her classes encourage personal sovereignty, inner voice and an entitlement to health and vibrancy at all sizes, ages and abilities.