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MARCH 2022

Current Event

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BlessFest Music, Mana and Prana Retreat

on the Big Island of Hawaii with Shiva Rea, Daphne Tse, John de Kadt, Brothers Frantzich, and Yoshi Aono

March 13–20, 2022

Join us for this magical healing immersion in yoga, music, Hawaiian wisdom teachings, and nature at Sundari Gardens Eco Village and Retreat Center from March 13–20, 2022.


This will be a time to slow down, destress, and truly recharge with the masterful teachings of Shiva Rea. Surrounded by an array of beautiful musicians, this retreat will also be a time of heart-opening singing and chanting. We will also learn about the ancient wisdom and ways of the Hawaiian people, while being enveloped in the healing nature of Hawaii. This magical retreat will also include Hawaiian adventures to the volcano and ocean, soaking in natural salt water hot springs, and more.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the local Hawaiian people.

Due to size restrictions, this retreat can only accommodate 25 guests. We recommend that you register early.

Plan extra time before and/or after the festival to discover Hawaii's amazing black and white sand beaches, swim with wild dolphins, see giant tortoises, behold epic volcanoes, snorkel, horseback ride, explore waterfalls, and more.

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Accommodations

On-Site at Sundari Farm & Gardens

All on-site housing will be rented directly from Sundari Farm & Gardens through the Sundari website. Guests staying at Sundari have access to their outdoor spa, sauna, pool, and hot tub. 

 

  • Dorms (Rainbow Shala)
    The more rustic shared dorm space at the Rainbow Shala is $320 dollars for the week. This brings the total 'early bird' price, including all aspects of the retreat, lunch and dinner, access to the spa and accommodations to $1915. (There may be a small additional fee if you choose to go on a boating adventure.) 

  • Private Rooms (Lotus House) 
    Private rooms with a queen-size bed accommodate two people (some with private bath) are $120 dollars per night. The total 'early bird' price including all aspects of the retreat, lunch and dinner, access to the spa and accommodations is $4,030 per couple or $2,435 per individual. (There may be a small additional fee if you choose to go on a boating adventure.) ​

 

 

Off-Site Options

There are limited accommodations available at Sundari; rooms will be rented on a first-come first-served basis. 

If rooms at Sundari are unavailable, or if you prefer to rent your own space, we recommend renting one of the Airbnb properties in these nearby neighborhoods: Lelani Estates, Sea View, Pahoa, Hawaiian Paradise Park, or Kalapana.

Those renting off-site can pay a daily fee to Sundari of $15–20 to access the spa.

 

Guests are responsible for purchasing their own accommodations, either at Sundari through their website (see above) or through local nearby Airbnb rentals.

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Getting There

Flights

Sundari Farm & Gardens is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island has two major airports. We recommend people fly into Hilo Airport and rent cars there, as it is much closer to Sundari. You can also fly into Kona Airport, but it is a 2-hour drive to Sundari.  

 

EVERYONE please check the Hawaiian Government website to obtain info about steps needed to enter the state of Hawaii in regard to Covid.

All guests are responsible for their own transportation.

Retreat Investment

 

Retreat Space is Limited — Register Early!

  • $1,595 per person — EARLY BIRD UNTIL January 1, 2022

  • $1,795 per person — AFTER January 1, 2022

The Retreat Investment Includes

  • Welcome reception

  • Daily Prana Vinyasa Yoga — Solar and Lunar (yoga, meditation, movement, yoga nidra) for inner and outer regeneration with Shiva Rea

  • Live music concerts and special events with guest musicians (Brothers Frantzich, Daphne Tse, Yoshi Aono, and John de Kadt)

  • Meals: Daily nutritious, delicious lunch & dinner

  • Daily access to enjoy and explore the beautiful grounds of Sundari Farm & Gardens

  • The Retreat Investment does NOT include accommodations, air or ground transportation. Please see detailed information about accommodations and transportation above.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy below will apply for all cancellation scenarios, with no exceptions. This cancellation policy has been designed to be as compassionate as possible in the event that plans change. 

If you cancel your reserved space for the Blessfest yoga retreat:

  • Cancellations prior to January 13, 2022 are eligible for a full refund of any payments made toward your retreat minus a $100 administrative fee.

  • Cancellations between January 13 – February 13, 2022 are eligible for a full refund of any payments made toward your retreat minus a $500 administrative fee.

  • Cancellations made after February 13, 2022 are non-refundable. We may make exceptions if we can easily fill your spot, but this cannot be guaranteed.

 

If BlessFest cancels the yoga retreat:

  • In the unlikely event that BlessFest must cancel the yoga retreat due to weather, pandemic, natural disaster, instructor emergency, or political upheaval prior to the start of the event, we will provide a full refund. If the retreat is canceled for any of the above reasons during the event, the amount refunded will be dependent on BlessFest receiving a refund from our venues and community partners. 

  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance can protect participants against participant cancellation, BlessFest cancellation, lost or delayed baggage, medical expenses, and the cost of repatriation should the participant become ill or injured. It is strongly recommended that all participants purchase travel insurance, including a "cancel for any reason" option in order to protect against the rare chance of cancellation. Travel insurance can be purchased at Insure My Trip.

Retreat Changes

BlessFest reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by its team, leaders, teachers, or business partners. 

COVID Safety Practices & Guidelines 

 

We at BlessFest practice safe health and hygiene measures. As is appropriate at the time of our program, we adhere to the requirements of the State of Hawaii and the island of Hawaii.

 

The safety and security of our retreat guests is our TOP priority.

 

Until the COVID crisis is fully contained, we will operate under the following procedures for all of our retreats:

 

  • Require once-daily temperature checks with an infrared digital thermometer.

  • Mandatory mask use in indoor spaces (when not eating or drinking) or while in shared transportation vehicles.

  • Limited retreat numbers in accordance with safety protocols for the location.

  • Classes and concerts will be held in outdoor spaces with plenty of ventilation.

  • We will require proof of at least one of the following for ALL guests:

    • Proof of COVID vaccine card (fully vaccinated)

    • Negative PCR test within 72 hours of retreat start date

 

EVERYONE please check the Hawaiian Government website to obtain info about steps needed to enter the state of Hawaii with regard to COVID.

Music, Mana & Prana Retreat — March 2022