Escape..on a yoga retreat
Practicing together- around the world…
Join pranayoga for a unique opportunity for students to combine the wonders of travel and the power of a concentrated yoga experience. Led by some of the most experienced teachers and set in breath-taking surroundings, these exciting, high-quality retreats are designed to enhance your practice and refresh your spirit. From beginning to experienced students and teachers, you will enjoy the company of eachother on these unforgettable journeys, while discovering new ways to deepen your practice and embrace the art of living yoga.
Balance and Bliss 2016 In Molokai’a Hawaii~
January 31-Feb 7th
Practice Yoga, Hike Mo’oula Falls, Meditate in the sacred grove, and simply enjoy the charm of the most unique Island in Hawaii. Enjoy biodynamic organic farm to table foodie experience to nourish your body while participating in and unforgettable yoga retreat to nourish your soul. Take a big body mind EXHALE this January!
PRACTICE. For the Yogi(All-Levels): Vani will offer morning and evening Sattva Vinyasa® yoga practices. Each class will build upon the previous, resulting in a fluid sequence that you can bring home with you! Morning classes will be energizing and full of self-study and reflection, and evening sessions will include meditation, relaxation, lunar flows, and information on Ayurveda self care practice.
NOURISH. For the Foodie: Enjoy Farm to Table Nourishment from the Biodynamic Farm at the Ranch. Breakfast is served after the morning class, lunch in the afternoon and dinner after evening sessions.
REJUVENATE. For those that work hard. Each day will include free time in which you can enjoy hiking, beach time, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing and reading in the rooms at the lodge. Swedish, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, and Hot stone massage are available on site for an additional cost.
PLAY. For those that play hard. We will have a day were we hike to Mo’oula Falls, or you can venture there each afternoon during free time! We will also have a day in which we enjoy a long beach island activity of snorkeling, SUP, Practice Surfing, or touring the island.
Extras Included on the retreat:
-Welcome Dinner and Ceremony
-Local Ukelele and Hula
-Guided Hike to Moula Falls
-Closing Dinner Ceremony
About Pu’u Hoku Ranch
Pu’u O Hoku Ranch is a family-owned biodynamic and organic ranch and farm, rustic retreat center, and vacation getaway on the remote and tranquil east end of Molokai, Hawaii. “Pu’u O Hoku” is true to its Hawaiian name— “Hill of Stars”—surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of protected land, immersed in the transcendent beauty of forest, sky and ocean.Pu’u O Hoku Ranch is a family-owned biodynamic and organic ranch and farm, rustic retreat center, and vacation getaway on the remote and tranquil east end of Molokai, Hawaii. “Pu’u O Hoku” is true to its Hawaiian name— “Hill of Stars”—surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of protected land, immersed in the transcendent beauty of forest, sky and ocean.
Pu’u O Hoku is no ordinary location—it is a place out of old Hawaii, steeped in Molokai’s rich agricultural and ecological heritage. You’ll be staying on a working ranch, enjoying our Hawaiian awa, free-range beef, and a wide variety of vegetables and fruit. At Pu’u O Hoku you can hike, swim, star gaze, surf, and experience renewable energy solutions, conservation and environmental stewardship. Pu’u O Hoku is one of the few places in the islands where you can feel Hawaii as it once was—where the only sounds are the wind and the roar of the ocean, and the only lights are the stars.Pu’u O Hoku is no ordinary location—it is a place out of old Hawaii, steeped in Molokai’s rich agricultural and ecological heritage. You’ll be staying on a working ranch, enjoying our Hawaiian awa, free-range beef, and a wide variety of vegetables and fruit. At Pu’u O Hoku you can hike, swim, star gaze, surf, and experience renewable energy solutions, conservation and environmental stewardship. Pu’u O Hoku is one of the few places in the islands where you can feel Hawaii as it once was—where the only sounds are the wind and the roar of the ocean, and the only lights are the stars.It is made up of beautiful buildings constructed in the 1930s in classic Hawaiian ranch style furnished with Balinese and Hawaiian words and textiles. There are 11 rooms, most sleep two, a few are set up for one; some with private baths and some with shared baths. Rooms will be assigned when full payment has been received. All rooms open to the outdoors.
The Ranch Meals is known for its amazing “foodie experience” with our fabulous homegrown organic and
biodynamic produce and delicious healthy cuisine. Meals are mainly vegetarian, and somewhat
catered for each workshops needs. Living on a remote island, menus are necessarily planned and
shopped for well in advance, and are based on local availability and seasonality of foods. ALL MEALS AT THE RANCH ARE INCLUDED
MOLOKA’A FUN FACT
Pu’u O Hoku has partnered with the state of Hawaii to reintroduce the Nene, Hawaii’s endangered state bird, to Moloka’i. Eighty pair of breeding geese grace the skies and often visit the lodge lawn at Pu’u O Hoku!
Molokai’s only highway ends a few miles past Pu’u O Hoku Ranch headquarters in Halawa Valley, also part of the ranch. The valley is said to be the first home of Hawaiians when the islands were discovered. It holds the famous Mo’oula Falls, swimming and surf beaches, and the beginning of the North Shore cliffs at 4,000 feet from tip to ocean floor … the tallest sea cliffs in the world!!
Important: Retreat Limited to 16 participants
Early Registration Recommended
Cost: $800 deposit holds your space. Final Payments must be made by December 15th. Shared Room: $2250
Single Rooms are very rare, but may be available upon request.
Download PDF Flier Balance and Bliss 2016
Sattva Vinyasa Awaken Retreat: The Study of Raja Yoga with Vani-Sold Out
8 limbed embodiment of Raja Yoga.
Join Dani McGuire(Vani) and Sattva Vinyasa Teachers for a Peaceful Pilgrimage to Menla Mountain Retreat Center in Phoenicia, NY. Join us on an inward journey into the foundation of classical Raja Yoga and Sattva Vinyasa. Enjoy daily morning meditation and sattva vinyasa classes. And afternoon discussion of the yoga sutras. Enjoy your retreat with personal time to hike, journal, and share together.
“Thank you all for a wonderful long weekend! A beautiful leader, great people, fabulous food in scenic surroundings and the added bonus of no cell service!”-Karen O’Leary
“It was a rebirth and awakening, and the beginning of new practice for me – a fantastic retreat! You all are beautiful and awesome – thank you for sharing your space!”-Mike Buszuwski
“Thanks to everyone who shared this beautiful retreat. It will be a treasured memory!”-Haley Sonnigsen
Balance & Bliss Yoga Vacation w/ Vani and James Bailey
March 28th-April 4th, 2015 Join Teachers Dani(Vani) and James Bailey for an affordable, blissful yoga retreat at the happiest place on earth. This vacation will be full of yoga, mediation, bliss talks, whole local meals, relaxation and rejuvenation. Detox your mind by disconnecting from the “i stuff” and reconnecting to the moment. Morning sattvic vinyasa classes with vani will give you a balance start to the day, afternoons can be spent relaxing at the pool, exploring nature, or taking out a stand up paddle board. The late afternoons will include Bliss Talks and Guided Meditations with James Bailey or lunar flow practices wtih Vani.
FIRE AND WATER RETREAT DANI VANI MCGUIRE AND RICH LOGAN
JANUARY 27-FEBRUARY 2, 2013 ENCANTA LA VIDA COSTA RICA
“Flow begins with the body and the breath…when the two emerge…all that flows is love.” Dani
We had such a blast last year that we decided to do it again!! Join us on this Yoga+Music retreat in the beautiful Encanta la Vida resort located in Costa Rica, http://www.encantalavida.com/ Immerse yourself with a week long yoga vacation and enjoy daily practice on the yoga deck overlooking the jungle Delight in delicious fresh, local cuisine, and experience the power of self discovery and intention to ignite your spirit for 2012. Dani’s fluid, creative, and intuitive style of teaching will unleash hidden potential and awaken the student to experience their inner child and contentment. Rich teaches a mindful vinyasa class that interweaves philosophy alignment breath and spirit, and is an amazing acoustic kirtan artist.
Price includes acommodations, 3 meals per day consisting of fresh local cuisine, Yoga twice per day, Evening of Kirtan with Rich Logan, Waterfall hike, and air fair and transfers to Encanta La Vida.
FIRE AND WATER YOGA RETREAT WITH DANI VANI MCGUIRE & RICH LOGAN
JANUARY 14-21, 2012 ENCANTA LA VIDA RAINFOREST RESORT, COSTA RICA
Melt away the winter blues this year with a week of self-renewal and self-discovery. Join us on this Yoga+Music retreat at the beautiful Encanta la Vida Resort located in Costa Rica (encantalavida.com). Immerse yourself with a week long yoga vacation and enjoy daily practice on the yoga deck overlooking the jungle. Delight in delicious, fresh, local cuisine, and experience the power of self discovery and intention to ignite your spirit for 2012. This week will focus on transformation through intention. When we focus our energies how does this change us in the moment, lead us to more concentrated states of being, and unlock our potential for elevated consciousness.
ECO-ADVENTURE YOGA RETREAT WITH DANI VANI MCGUIRE
FEBRUARY 2011 BELIZE
An eco-adventure yoga retreat that began in the rainforest, high in the Mayan Mountains. We enjoyed morning and evening yoga and meditation sessions, and day excursions including a Mayan ruin visit, hiking in the jungle, and a choice of horseback riding or canoeing. We slept in cabanas nestled against the mountainside, listening to over 200 types of birds from our porch.
After four nights, we traveled down the scenic Hummingbird Highway to the coast of Belize, where a boat ride took us to Thatch Caye, a handmade private-island resort. Twice-daily yoga classes were held in one of several beautiful over-water palapas, allowing both sunrise and sunset views. When not lounging with others in the common areas, we relaxed atop our private palapa-covered rooftop patio. Daily snorkeling trips to Belize’s pristine barrier reef was also a highlight of the trip.
A perfect place to cultivate a quiet mind and a healthy body. Combining introspection with activity, relaxation with adventure…we were inspired.