Housing & Tuition
Hawaii Island Retreat Center (HIRC) offers luxury accommodations in elegant Hawaiian style in harmony with nature. Visualize a very special location of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. When you visit you quickly realize the wonder of this sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind in gardens, wild groves, and along ancient valley trails. The 50 acres of private coastal lands provides many opportunities for light hiking, jogging, meditative walks, and quiet time in nature.
HIRC is a perfect location to dive into the teachings of the 200 Hour Hawaii Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training. As an eco-boutique hotel the venue offers a choice of elegant suites and deluxe yurts.
The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean. The yurts have valley or garden views and a toilet and sink in each, with showers located just steps away in a deluxe locker room.
Additionally, the HIRC campus includes a solar heated, salt water hot tub and infinity swimming pool, open air patios and balconies, a private library and theatre room and wireless internet in public areas.
Hawaii Island Retreat is a leader in sustainable travel and green living.
Please visit: http://www.hawaiiislandretreat.com/ for more information and a detailed description, as well as photos, of their rooms and facilities.
Program price includes room, meals, teacher training tuition, and a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual. Prices vary based on housing preferences as follows:
Double Occupancy Yurts: $3997/person
- Triple: $4509/person
- Double: $4849/person
- Single: $6397/person
Registration, Deposit & Tuition Payment Schedule
A $500 deposit will reserve your space in the Hawaii Teacher Training program and will be applied to the full tuition price listed above. Your retreat (room and board) portion of the tuition is due three months prior to the start date of the program or when registering after the three month mark within two weeks of registration. Your remaining tuition payment is due no later than one month prior to the program start date. If you would like to discuss alternate arrangements, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to work something out.
The yoga teacher training program deposit is non-refundable. Due to the logistics involved in planning residential retreat programs, we regret that we are unable to issue retreat and tuition refunds 45 days or less prior to program start date. In the case of an emergency, with written documentation, we will gladly apply the tuition payment, minus the deposit, toward a future retreat/training with Yoga Centered.
Hawaii Island Retreat’s garden-side dining room opens onto fragrant plantings. Here you will enjoy organic farm-to-table cuisine. Their organic gardens and orchards are a living tribute to the Big Island's bounty of exotic vegetables and fruits. They grow the foods used in their hotel kitchen, from salad greens to lychee and sunrise papaya. You will find the Hawaiian spa cuisine menu rich with local accents, whole-grain breads, Pacific Rim dishes, and international menus. Their chefs are brilliant in the kitchen. When they are not out gathering herbs for an appetizer dish, they are about the region sampling local dishes for new menu ideas.
Deluxe Yurt Bungalows
Hawaii Island Retreat's Hawaiian yurts offer a unique alternative to our elegant boutique hotel for individuals and groups seeking greater simplicity and economy. Nestled within a needled ironwood grove, the yurt village is adjacent to the Hawaiian eco-spa complex and features seven spacious yurt hales, perfect for couples or shared living during retreats.
Yurt Village guests have easy access to the spa's massage bunglalows, movement room, jacuzzi, and infinity pool. Meals are served in the main hotel, where guests can also enjoy our fragrant gardens, open-air living room, theater room, and library.
The yurts have two single beds or one king, a private toilet and sink. The spa locker rooms as well as indoor and outdoor shower options are located nearby. All yurts have valley or garden views.
Hotel Room Suites
The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. These spacious suites are 375 - 450 square feet and decorated with turn-of -the-century-Hawaii furniture. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean.