the art of self-care in hawaii

Treat yourself to a week of relaxation and yoga at a luxurious hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. Spend time building the most important foundation for your well-being: learning how to take care of yourself and practicing it.

This retreat is packed with feel-good activities like yoga, massages and healthy smoothies in warm, lush Hawaii. You'll practice self-care rituals that will nourish and revitalize you physically and mentally. Morning yoga class, meditation and self-care workshops are followed by afternoons free for enjoying a massage, delicious food, or a well-earned snooze in the hammock. Join other women like yourself interested in learning the art of a balanced life. 


This workshop is right for you if are:

  • feeling drained with never enough time for yourself
  • craving time to rest and rejuvenate in a luxurious space
  • wanting a healthier lifestyle but struggling to achieve it
  • placing everyone else's needs above your own
  • struggling to keep it all together 
  • wanting to fulfill your dreams but not sure how to get there

The power to give yourself what you need lies in your hands. We will lead you through a comprehensive process of aligning your thoughts and daily routine with your goal of leading a fulfilling, energized life. You'll leave with the tools and confidence of how to take better care of yourself.

We have carefully chosen a hotel, Hawaii Island Retreat's eco-boutique hotel and wellness spa, as a place of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. When you visit Hawaii Island Retreat you quickly realize the wonder of our sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails. 

Here's an overview of the topics that we'll cover in this beautiful environment:

Day 1:  Coming Home to Ourselves

After some yummy yoga and a peaceful meditation in the balmy winds of Hawaii, we'll assess where you're at right now, e.g., on a scale of 1 to 10, how energized are you feeling? What is and isn't working in your life? What do you most want? We’ll let our heart and mind speak to us through a series of guided exercises. 

Afternoon: Art of Self-Care Ritual #1

Day 2:  Caring For Ourselves

Using creative and time-tested activities, we’ll help you take stock of your current care activities and give you the secret to building revitalizing practices into your daily life, including exercising, conscious breathing or healthy eating.

Afternoon: Art of Self-care Ritual #2

Day 3:  Examining Our Inner Dialog 

We’ll uncover how we talk to ourselves, to make sure that we aren’t the demanding ones. While this might seem like a scary step, it is going through this process that we uncover the power of our own internal self-dialog, and ensure that it is supporting our highest good.

Afternoon: Art of Self-Care Ritual #3

Day 4: Our Aspirations, Our Legacy

What do you want to do in the world? What’s your place in the world? We’ll answer those questions today, working with your belief systems and values as it relates to work, family, career, spirituality and your life goals. We'll create a map that leads us towards our goals. 

Afternoon: Art of Self-Care Ritual #4

Day 5: Supporting Our Journey Forward

We’ll talk about how we bring all the insights and resources that we learned during the week back home and integrate them into our life. We’ll discuss the support systems you can use to keep on track with your new self-care rituals.  

The Art of Self-Care Retreat will be held in a loving and nourishing hotel, with plenty of time for rest, swims at the beach, yoga, massages and time for doing what you know feeds you. We are intentionally creating a structure that is restful, so that you can get to know your own rhythms and better understand what your body needs.

You'll come away feeling refreshed, clear about what you need and how to live a balanced life and have the support systems in place to keep you on track! Join us.

Retreat Leaders


Brianna Jarboe, a local Hawaiian resident and yoga practitioner for over a decade, believes that self-love is the foundation for a balanced and fulfilling life. Her goal is to educate people to integrate wellness & beauty into their lives on a daily basis.

Brianna is a 200hr yoga instructor, a Sacred Yoga prenatal instructor, a doula, a hairstylist, and an Aveda educator. She brings years of experience of being guided in and teaching classes on well-being, loving & honoring your Sacred Self & Ayurveda. She loves teaching workshops & continues to share her knowledge with her clients & students.

Balancing four careers, a personal life, a social life and maintaining a healthy, grounded, flourishing life can be tricky. Brianna's key is self love on a daily basis. She cultivates this in herself and others by practicing mindfulness, honoring feelings, and using affirmations, meditation, yoga, and connecting with nature & self-care rituals. Brianna looks forward to sharing these practices with you so that you may have a healthy, grounded, flourishing life filled with love!

Allison Quaid brings passion and expertise for helping others unlock how to live a balanced life applying 20 years of experience as a workshop and creative healing arts facilitator, Reiki healer, and storyteller. It is through her journey as a corporate executive that she learned the physical consequences of not listening to what you need. She was forced to slow down and re-evaluate her own life, and as a result, created a structured process for giving oneself permission to accept one's needs and ensure they are met. She practices what she preaches by meeting her own needs through creative writing, yoga, and spending time in nature. She believes that we all deserve inner peace, and knows the keys lie in our heart, head and hands. She also loves Hawaii and is happy to share a wonderfully inspiring location with you! Read about her recent scouting trip to Hawaii

Weather and Travel

Get ready to relax in warmth. At Kona, the temperature range is 73ºF - 87ºF. Dress is casual and comfortable.  

The closest airport is Kona, Hawaii. A month prior to the workshop, we will send out a list of the workshop participants who are interested in carpooling to the hotel site. No car is needed during the week. 

Give yourself the gift of relaxation and joy, invite creativity back into your life, and transform your future by claiming your voice. Your time is now.

Dates, Times & Locations

May 27 - June 2, 2018

Hawi, Big Island, Hawaii


Villa photos:



Book by April 15, 2017 and enter the discount code: HawaiiDreaming to save $250

$ 1,750 (book your own lodging)

(view rooms here)

Yurt Room

$ 2,420 (shared hotel bedroom, 6 nights)
$ 2,930 (private hotel bedroom, 6 nights)

Hotel Room
$ 2,745 (shared hotel bedroom, 6 nights)
$ 3,577 (private hotel bedroom, 6 nights)

I recommend emailing us at before choosing a room so I can help you choose (there are also high-end bungalows and opportunities to share a room with 3 people).

Registration fee covers all group activities from May 27th to June 2nd, including daily yoga and meditation classes. It also includes 6 fresh, delicious, locally-sourced organic breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners.

Spa services are not included and must be booked directly via the hotel, Hawaii Island Retreat. 

Photos of the resort here

Video of the Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia, Hawaii Island.

Reserve your seat today by making a non-refundable $500 deposit on the registration page. We offer installment plans where you can make a deposit today, pay the remaining 50% of the fee 3 months away from the date, and then another 50% 30 days before the workshop. Contact us with any questions.

Sample Schedule

Day One

7:00    Optional morning walk/hike

8:00    Breakfast

9:00    Meditation

9:15      Workshop

11:00     Yoga

12:00     Lunch

1:00 - 3:30    Free time for getting a massage, napping, or soaking up the sun

3:30    Workshop continued: Self-care Rituals & Deepening Morning Work

7:00    Group Dinner

“I was immediately drawn to Allison by her genuine warmth, sincere interest in the heart of women and her ability to draw out potential and creativity. Allison possesses a vulnerability, strength of character and sense of humor that makes her a perfect facilitator. This solo journey and being coached by Allison has brought me tremendous growth, confidence and a sense of purpose that has changed me forever.” — Lori Ann d.