Activate your power, love and wisdom on the stunning Big Island of Hawaii
with visionary Katalin Koda and yoga teacher Molly McLaughlin.
This retreat offers you a deeply healing and uplifting seven days that include:
~7 nights of accommodation at Kahuna Falls Retreat Center
~All meals and refreshments; organic, local, balanced and exquisite
~Daily yoga and meditation classes
~Ayurveda, nutrition, and self-care workshops
~Sacred teachings and ceremony with the land, waters and fires of Hawai’i
~Healing journeywork, sister circles & Goddess mythology
~Excursions with Kumu Ehulani Stephany
~Kona ocean adventure (opportunity to swim with dolphins)
~Free time to rest, relax, and explore the waterfalls and beaches
The Big Island of Hawai’i is the fiery birthplace of new land and with the lava flowing steadily on the island, we are inspired to create new pathways. This retreat is for any woman yearning to embrace and deepen her connection to the divine feminine, to her body and soul. The goddess Pele is revered here, as the mother of living land where lava meets the ocean.
Inspired by her magical work, we transform our pain and life obstacles into healing, recover inner passion and reclaim our personal power. The Big Island’s natural landscapes of ocean, volcano, caves and jungles is the perfect setting to integrate the beauty and balance of nature to transform our lives into ones of wholeness and fulfillment.
Using the book Fire of the Goddess as our guide, this women’s wellness retreat provides women from all walks of life with a guided path to reclaim the divine self. We work with the tools of the sacred feminine exploring goddess archetypes, ancient myths and co-creating ceremony. Each day is themed around central aspects of the divine feminine: Power, Love, Wisdom and Integration. We explore these themes through women’s circles, daily Yoga, ceremony and shamanic healing work.
THE RETREAT CENTER: Kahuna Falls Retreat Center is serene and beautiful located on many acres of lush and open land with expansive ocean views. The center is located 14 miles north of Hilo on the Big Island, and is nestled next to some of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls. Equipped with pristine and spacious double rooms with private baths, a stunning yoga temple, large kitchen, elegant common areas, gardens, fire circle, and nature paths, Kahuna Falls is truly a place to rejuvenate body, mind and soul.
DAILY YOGA & MEDITATION: Each day we are led in a morning meditation and yoga class with Molly, suitable for all ages, experience, and physical capabilities. Integrating Hatha, Vinyasa, and Therapeutic Yoga, Molly teaches in a way that addresses and benefits each student uniquely. She helps her students experience meditation naturally, and offers beautiful visualizations, breathing techniques, and mantra. She also teaches Ayurveda, and is available for wellness counseling, nutrition guidance, and self-care tips throughout the retreat.
EXCURSIONS WITH KUMU: We are joined by Hula and Ceremonial Master, Kahuna Ehulani Stephany for two profound healing excursions; a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and offering for Pele at Halema’uma’u Crater in Volcano National Park, and a traditional Hawaiian water blessing and cleansing ritual in Puna.
*explore Volcano National Park and sacred water sites with traditional Hawaiian ceremony
*experience ancient Hawaiian kahiko hula, oli and mele (traditional dance, chant and song)
*receive traditional Hawaiian water blessings and cleansing ritual
*make ho’okupu (offering) with la’i (sacred leaf) at the crater, Pelehonuamea
KONA ADVENTURE: We will visit the west side of the island to experience gorgeous beaches, snorkeling in warm Hawaiian waters, epic ocean sunset. This is the place where sea turtles, dolphins and whales make their home and we will have the opportunity to connect with their magical presence!
DATE: February 8 – 15, 2018. Earlybird Price before September 30: $1900
**Price does not include airport drop off or pick up or plane fare to Hawai’i. For travel assistance, please contact Katalin directly.
**This retreat is inclusive of all Woman/Female identified people.
Find out More Information: Contact Katalin at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone or text: 808-769-7645.
Katalin Koda is an author, ceremonialist, intuitive, Reiki Master and healer. Her published works include Fire of the Goddess and Sacred Path of Reiki. She is a passionate explorer of ancient mythology, earth stories and women’s mysteries. Her healing work uses shamanic arts, ceremony, and spiritual mentorship to help clients through transformative life journeys and deep soul level healing. Katalin is the founder of Fire of the Goddess, which aims to honor the divine feminine and illuminate women’s brilliant potentials to affect community and global change through ceremony, archetypal wisdom and the power of story. Find her at KatalinKoda.com and FireoftheGoddess.com
Molly Irene is a yoga instructor, Ayurvedic wellness counselor, and photographer. She channels her many gifts for the purpose of healing and service. Also an avid student of Tantra yoga, she embraces the embodiment of the Dakini through the fiery path of the Goddess. Since 2009, Molly has been teaching alignment-based yoga and therapeutic vinyasa flow. Her classes are deeply rooted and blissfully expansive, incorporating a range of yoga stales. Molly believes that as we awaken our true nature through yoga, we ignite the power within to heal ourselves and our mother earth. She connects retreat participants to the ‘Aina (that which gives) through her role as a wellness guide. Molly finds great joy in connecting the group to the local ecology through knowledge, self-care, sourcing organic foods and healing Hawaiian plants. She ensures a safe, supported, and nourishing experience by attending to the needs of the group and each individual.
Kumu Ehulani Stephany, masterful Hula teacher of the Big Island joins each Fire of the Goddess Retreat to offer her profound wisdom and grace. Known as ‘the voice of Pele’, Kumu Ehulani is the teacher of the Halau Hula (Hula School) ka Makani Hali ‘Alo o Puna (The Returning Fragrant Wind Of Puna). Since receiving the blessing to study under fourteen different kumu hula (hula teachers), Ehulani has been teaching hula since 1990. She has masterfully developed her own unique style of hula by combining the different styles, mana’o (thoughts), information, protocol, and the profound depth of the sacred arts of hula that she received from her teachers. She is also a ali’i kahuna nui (high priestess) and works tirelessly to reclaim the kahiko (ancient) sacred arts of hula, oli (chant), mele (song) and ceremony. Ehulani invokes the true feeling and meaning of ALOHA and spending time with her leaves a deep impression on all who attend Fire of the Goddess Retreats. Connect with Kumu Ehulani Stephany at www.hawaiianhuladance.com
Anon Crystal Shine is a life long Artist and self-taught Wholistic Chef. She puts her artistry into her cooking imbuing it with a deep beauty inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Big Island. She has grown up on this island and has a resonant connection to Her seasons, however subtle. Using locally sourced, organic ingredients she creates gourmet inspired meals that are as delicious as they are heart, soul and body nourishing.