Come join Holos director, Jan Edl Stein, in an extraordinary experience on the Big Island of Hawaii in this 6 night/7 day excursion into the wild and sensual “old” Hawaii.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 through Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This will be a very small group (14 max) experience of nature based contemplations, meditations, elemental journeys, excursions to wild parts of the island, secret beaches and a special intimate swim with dolphins.  We will stay at an exquisite and unique turn of the century real Hawaiian working ranch that has been transformed into a rustic/elegant and most comfortable lodge with swimming pools, organic gardens.  This is a working farm on 35 acres with hiking trails overlooking the north coast (and beyond to Maui).  This gracious and gentle ranch will be our home base for meditation, inner journeys, nature based contemplative practices and group sharing while we enjoy guided expeditions to extraordinary landmarks of original Hawaiian tradition, hidden beaches (the best of the island), local culture and a special excursion that offers a most respectful encounter with the magnificent dolphins.

The week is intended to explore the creative edge where the structures of our human experience gives way to encounter non-human sentience as we let our body-minds open to connection with elements such as wind, sea, the plant world as well as non-human beings such as dolphin, bird, insect, reptile and sea turtle.  In a sense, the experience invites you to “re-wild” your being in an extraordinarily beautiful place.

We will gather as a group at a large open-air pavilion for most daily meditations, journeys and later day meals with many off-site excursions to encounter the deep nature of Hawaii.

As a group we will have several off-site excursions that include a dolphin swim/boat ride, hike at Pololu Valley, visit to local Hawi town, beach time at a secret local beach, possible trip to Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau and some other options.