We are delighted to announce the next Holistic Centers Gathering will be hosted by Hawaii Island Retreat along Hawaii Island’s North Kohala coast, 7 – 12 May 2017.
Connect with your peers
This is a unique opportunity to connect with your peers from other centers and share wisdom and experience in an open and creative way.
We invite you to join us for this valuable experience of learning and support, the practical exchange of ideas, insights and information, and bonding through shared values and intentions.
To preserve the quality and depth of our dialogue this is more of an intimate gathering than large scale conference. To encourage diversity we offer places for a maximum of two people from each organization.
Hawaii Island Retreat is staffed by the very best of Hawaii’s spa therapists, healers, cultural experts, and outdoor guides to make your Hawaii spa vacation authentic and transformative.
Designed as a model of sustainability and elegant earth-friendly living, the 50-acre retreat is owned and operated by Jeanne Sunderland and Robert Watkins.
Jeanne Sunderland is Hawaii Island Retreat’s innkeeper and lead therapist. Respected in the Hawaiian community for her healing energy skills, she has studied with noted Hawaiian healers both la‘au lapa‘au, the traditional Hawaiian art of healing with plants, and lomilomi, traditional Hawaiian massage. She has lived with her family in North Kohala for more than 30 years.
Robert Watkins incorporates complementary medicine into his work, such as la‘au lapa‘au (the Hawaiian art of healing with plants), lomilomi (massage), applied kinesiology and homeopathy. Also a passionate gardener, he is especially proud of his extensive avocado and lychee orchards as well as his healing and other organic gardens around the lodge and Spa. Our spa cuisine features his fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Our eco-boutique hotel offers thirty elegant suites and yurt bungalows.
All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean. The yurt bungalows have valley or garden views.
The special package for the Gathering includes:
- 5 nights accommodation in a yurt, lodge suite or private bungalow
- Ultra-comfortable bamboo bedding and towels
- Three meals daily
Back to Nature Yurts
Listen to the birds in this soft sided, soft top round structure with hardwood floors. There are seven yurts available.
- Intimate room with bed configuration of King or 2 extra-long Single beds
- Small private WC with toilet and sink
- Shower house steps away with private indoor and outdoor shower rooms
- Large windows overlooking our sacred valley
- Fans to enhance our cooling Kohala breezes
$900 per person single occupancy
$635 per person double or occupancy
Lodge Suites and Private Bungalows
Enjoy the elegance of old Hawaii in our spacious, luxury suites and bungalows.
There are ten suites and three bungalows available.
- Spacious room with either two Queen beds or one King bed and one Twin bed
- Private bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower
- Turn-of-the-century Antique furnishings
- Large windows, ceiling fans, and beautiful views
- No air-conditioning available, cooling Kohala breezes instead
$1275 per person in single occupancy
$800 per person in double occupancy
$675 per person in triple occupancy
There are three lodge rooms that can accommodate triple occupancy. We encourage each participant to arrange for their own roommates.
Please note: All rates quotes above are subject to applicable taxes –
Accommodation Tax (9.25%) & Sales Tax(4.16%).
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Kalani Retreat Center are offering a special rate to Centers Gathering attendees who would like to extend their stay in Hawaii, see a different part of the island and visit Kalani.
To register your interest and help us plan the schedule please complete the form below. To book your place, please then email Jeannie Sunderland via directly at Hawaii Island Retreat.
For more details please contact
Christine Lines via
We hope your center can be represented at our 2017 Gathering and we look forward to meeting you in person.
Christine and Jeanne