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Sat, Jan 11


Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary

Wild Awakening Women's Gathering

Want to join the Pasifika Wild Women's Retreat for the weekend? Here are the details: $225 for the weekend. 8:30- 4:30 pm (both Days) and camping available Saturday evening. No food provided. The price also includes daily yoga & meditation, women's circles, talks, and sensory games! Space is limited!

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Wild Awakening Women's Gathering
Wild Awakening Women's Gathering

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2020, 8:30 AM – Jan 12, 2020, 4:30 PM

Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary, 73-1865 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

About the event

"He waʻa he moku, he moku he waʻa 

(The canoe is our island, and the island is our canoe) 

We will come together to celebrate and learn deep nature connection: a way of life in Polynesia. We will explore ways to Aloha and Malama Aina (to love and respect the land) through deep nature connection.  Just how the people of Polynesia have done for millennia. 

Our days will be a mixture of:

  • Grounding through storytelling (mo'olele), pule and mele (song) and connection to the elements (Ke Ala o Ka Mahina).
  • Adventuring into the wahi pana (sacred spots) from the mauka (mountains) to the makai (ocean) 
  • Sensory awareness activities and Forest Bathing that develop a closer bond with flora and fauna of Hawaii. 
  • Free time to further unwind or enjoy new friendships
  • Additional extras of learning la'au lapa'au (the Hawaiian healing plants/medicine), Lomi Lomi (massage) and Wayfinding techniques. 

Together we will pause and listen to the earth again (on an island that still rumbles under your feet) and remember the way of our collective ancestors;  this powerful knowing will instill a sense of awe and magic not only for ourselves but for our whole family (or the young learners we work with). This is an opportunity to come together to celebrate our journeys, replenish our life force energy (mana), learn and laugh together!

The price includes  1 night of accommodation (camping), sensory games, daily yoga & meditation, women's circle, talks, and transportation for any activities we do. 

Your mentors who will guide you are:

Mariah Mann (Journeys in the Na'au, Moku o Keawe, Hawaii) Check out my bio @

Katie Earle (Bush Farm School, Aotearoa New Zealand) has been on a quest for meaningful connection with self, others, and nature which has led her on a 15-year journey around the world.  It wasn’t until her Ah-ha moment when she began to slow down and take note of what was happening around her. She was selected to take part in Aoraki Bound, a 15-day journey with Ngāi Tahu, (a tribe of New Zealand). This experience of journeying deeper into place was a huge awakening with immediate repercussions with her work with her clients (young and old) in both Aotearoa/NZ and in Alaska. She is passionate about place-based journeys, living simply and awakening awe and magic to all those who come by. 

Have children? No problem! Journeys in the Na'au Mentors will also be running a Children's Programs both days for youth (5 - 12 years old). Learn more about our Nature Mentors @ 


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