Hawai'i

5-Day Retreat into the Heart of Sound
January 10-14, 2020 on Kaua'i Island

I SAY YES !

Kaua'i Island Retreat

This retreat is a delight-filled offering by internationally respected sacred musician and teacher Anandra George on her beloved island home of Kaua'i.

Join us for 5 days of intimate communion through sound, Sanskrit mantra, Indian classical vocal meditation, devotional kīrtan, and sweet soft yogāsana developed especially for sound-based practices.

Why Sound?

The eternal thread that connects creation with the creator is sacred sound.  All mystic traditions concur, and the direct, tangible, blissful path of pure vibration is accessible to all! No dogma and no experience required; this retreat is simply an invitation into the heart-opening, timeless practices of mantra and music.

Who is This Retreat For?

Non-musicians and musicians, introverts and extroverts, and bodies of all shapes, abilities, genders, ages, religious backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life are welcome.

This retreat counts as a prerequisite for the 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training (offered in India March/April 2020).

"The Heart of Sound is literally the sound of LOVE in a felt, embodied, experiential way. I thank you with all my heart for lifting me up with such skill and compassion!"

Casey Coda
Yoga Therapist, California

Content & Schedule

Featuring sound-based communion practices and teacher training quality skill learning material.

Communion

Find your heart's voice and sing in our daily devotional mantra and music sessions!

You'll experience sound as a vibrant connection to Self, and understand how it transforms all aspects of your being.

Empowerment

Learn sound-based yoga skills to begin, refine, or enrich your home chanting practice!

You'll gain a basic foundation in voice culture, Indian music, harmonium, and Sanskrit mantra pronunciation.

Rejuvenation

Listen to what's deeply alive in you as you tune your precious body instrument.

You'll practice tools for self-regulating your nervous system for physical, emotional, and mental health.

What You'll Learn:

  • Awaken your Sanskrit mantra chanting with the living vibrations of each alphabet and more precise, refined pronunciation
  • Learn tantric, non-dual philosophy of the Sanskrit alphabet as a language of creation
  • Explore the tones of Indian music (Sa, Re, Ga, etc.) and enjoy Indian rāga-based devotional songs
  • Use the creative power of mantra to master your mind, transform old habits, and illuminate new potentials for your life
  • Empower yourself with yoga of sound tools to maintain and deepen connection in your daily life
  • Learn how to set up your own home chant practice space with harmonium and tānpūrā app basics

Sensual Delight Awaits You!

Drop into the luscious island vibe, at a pace of life in tune with the bloom of the hibiscus and the crow of the roosters. We'll celebrate aliveness with all 5 senses:

  • Taste a healthy foodie’s paradise: green coconuts, fresh organic juices, gourmet nut milk coffees with medicinal mushrooms, and an awesome hot/cold salad bar are all available within 10 minutes of our retreat.
  • Touch your toes in the warm soft green earth, frolic in the tropical sea… and get an (optional) massage from your pick of some of the world's best bodyworkers on Kaua'i.
  • See the North Shore's epic beaches during (optional, self-paced) morning walk / swim / surf sessions.
  • Smell the gardenia, plumeria, ylang-ylang, and dozens of other intoxicating tropical flowers.
  • Hear the sound of your own heart’s voice singing in concert with nature and like-minded souls!

Limited Space Available

We have limited spaces available for this juicy retreat into sacred sound. Don't wait!

Morning

8:00 – 9:30
Deep morning Heart of Sound practice with nāda yoga and mantra meditation led by Anandra.

9:30 – 11:30
Your own exercise walk/swim at your choice of great nearby beaches and brunch at a nearby health food store or cafe.

Mid-Day

11:30 – 1:15
Heart of Sound skills training and lecture time with Anandra (optional for those attending solely as a retreat)

1:15 - 1:30
Snack break

1:30 - 2:30 or 3:00
Relaxing yin yogāsana and guided self-massage to tune your body instrument for sound-based practices.

Evening

3:00 Onwards
Each afternoon, there's ample time to repose, listen in, rejuvenate in nature, and enjoy good company in one of the most beautiful places on the planet!

Digital nomads or locals maintaining daily duties can plan work time.

*NOTE: Our 1st day (Jan 10th) starts at 4PM, and our last day (Jan 14th) includes an optional group dinner. See FAQ for details!

Led by Anandra George

Anandra (Heart of Sound Founder) leads our morning chant experiences and offers the primary course content for those attending the retreat as a training prerequisite for the Heart of Sound.

Heart of Sound teaching faculty will offer yin yogāsana.

Current & Aspiring Teachers

Continuing Education: If you're a Yoga Alliance registered teacher, this retreat fulfills your annual requirement of 40 hours of continuing education.

Prerequisite: If you're considering the Heart of Sound 200-hour teacher training, this retreat fulfills the 5-day retreat prerequisite, too!

MORE ABOUT TEACHER TRAINING

Retreat Investment

We have special pricing for the first 10 people who register as well as for pairs of friends or beloveds:

SINGLE

$595

ONE-TIME PAYMENT

Retreat tuition

Extensive course materials (print, web, audio & video) for your ongoing home practice.

Yoga Alliance teachers are eligible for 40 continuing education credits.

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Need a Payment Plan?

We want anyone who's heart is saying Yes! to be able to take part in this divine retreat.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a non-refundable $250 administrative fee. Students will receive a 50% refund of remaining tuition if requested 30 days or more before the course. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days in advance.  Submission of your payment indicates your acceptance of the cancellation policy.

The retreat arrival is between 4 and 4:30 pm on January 10th with an orientation, 5PM group practice and potluck dinner, You'll want to fly in by January 10th morning at the latest.

The retreat ends on the 5th day at 7 PM on January 14th with a potluck dinner/sunset beach party (weather permitting), so you'll want to depart on January 15th. If you need to miss the last afternoon together, you could schedule flights out in the afternoon of January 14th instead.

Lodging is not included in the retreat price, but there are several options very nearby.

We're happy to link you up with others who might like to share a car and/or lodging with you.

Inexpensive options include:

AirBnB in Princeville area

Guest Houses like Green Acres  866-484-6347,

Rent a room in a beautiful, local home by contacting Taj 808-652-3698

There is also camping by permit at Anini beach and other options if you search on  Google

We'd recommend finding something within 10-15 minutes of Waiakalua Road, Kilauea. (Exact location will be disclosed after registration).

Luxury options abound in nearby Princeville, including
Princeville Hotel
Westin Resort, Princeville

To maximize your happiness and consider the budget requirements and food preferences of different participants, we're leaving food entirely up to you.

There are a plethora of great choices at a variety of price points within a 10-15 minute radius. You're welcome to bring your own food and hang out in the picnic areas on the property, too.

On our first dinner on the 10th, after orientation and our first practice, we'll provide a vegan, gluten free main dish for everyone to share, and accoutrements will be potluck style.

On our last dinner on the 14th, we'll also arrange something family-style, TBD.

Yes. Public transportation is insufficient for our purposes, so you'll need to have  a car.

We're happy to link you up with others who might like to share a car and/or lodging with you.

Please register for personal recommendations for inexpensive island rental car companies.

QUESTIONS?

Once you register, we'll send you all of the FAQ via email. Let us know if you need any other assistance.

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