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SAVOR HAWAII RETREAT (Cheese, Wine & Arts in Paradise!) in Kona, Hawaii – SOLD OUT!

October 22, 2022 - October 29, 2022

This event is SOLD OUT but we’re taking names on a wait list.  E-mail if you’d like to be on that list!

Join us for a wonderful culinary, creative, and self-nurturing retreat in Kona, Hawaii that might just change your life!   We’ll be based at the lush and luxurious Ohana Retreat Center set amid acres of palms, flowers and tropical fruits and within walking distance of beaches, restaurants and more.  The week will include cheesemaking classes, wine tastings and pairings, a cooking class, art explorations, yoga, and field trips with several additional options such as massages and ukulele lessons. Participation in any activity is always your choice and there will be enough time off between sessions for you to enjoy the beaches and explore the island a bit.

Co-hosted by Kate Johnson of The Art of Cheese and Alissa Norton of Living Color Coaching

Here’s what’s you’ll enjoy:

  • 7 nights luxury lodging (your choice of a private or shared suite) set on acres of tropical gardens and orchards;
  • 5 days of cheese, wine, culinary, and art activities with enough free time to explore beaches and other island sights;
  • Most meals and snacks included;
  • Use of bikes, kayaks, boogie boards, and other beach equipment;
  • Field trips to nearby attractions such as a coffee plantation, a sea salt farm, and a festive farmer’s market;
  • Relaxing yoga for beginners;
  • Optional extras including in-room massages and ukulele lessons;
  • Transportation to/from Kona airport if needed.


Not included:

  • Airfare
  • A few meals on your own
  • Rental car (you won’t necessarily need one unless you want to see more of the island on your own)

~ See sample itinerary below ~

All suites have King or Queen beds with private bath, lanai, wet bar, refrigerator, and T.V.

This event is SOLD OUT but we’re taking names on a wait list.  E-mail if you’d like to be on that list!

REGISTER HERE for one person in a Private Suite – Total price $2,900 

REGISTER HERE for one person in a Private Suite with a Companion (who is not attending the retreat) – Total price $3,900.  This option is for you to attend the retreat and a spouse or friend who will NOT be participating in retreat activities to share the room with you and enjoy meals and snacks with us.)

REGISTER HERE for one person in a Shared Suite –  Total per person price $2,200.  Tell us who you’d like to room with or we can pair you up with someone – a few roll-away beds are available.) – NOTE:  If a couple or two friends both want to participate in the retreat and share a private suite, they would sign up for TWO spots at this level.

Cancellation Policy:

* 50% of the deposit is non-refundable.

If you must cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.  If we are able to fill your spot at the same level with someone from our waiting list or if you can find someone to take your place, we will give you a full refund (* less 50% of the deposit). If we are unable to fill your spot within 15 days of cancellation, refunds will be given as follows:

100% refund* for cancellations before Feb. 1, 2022

50% refund* for cancellations between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2022

25% refund* for cancellations between May 1 and August 31, 2022

No refunds after September 1, 2022


Sample Itinerary (subject to change based on registrants interests as well as activity availability):

Oct. 22 (Sat.) – Arrival, Check-in and Pool time, Cheese & Wine Welcome Event (light dinner and snacks available self-serve)

Oct. 23 (Sun.) – Breakfast, Cheesemaking Class #1 (beginner cheeses; TBD), Lunch, Free Time, Traditional Lauhala Bracelet Weaving Activity, Dinner, Free Time

Oct. 24 (Mon.) – Yoga, Breakfast, Tour (Salt Farm or Coffee Plantation), Lunch, Free Time (optional massages), Dinner, Evening Cheesemaking Troubleshooting and Q&A Session

Oct. 25 (Tues.)- Breakfast, Free Time, Lunch, Cheesemaking Class #2 (intermediate cheeses, TBD), Dinner, Wine Appreciation with Local Tasting

Oct. 26 (Wed.) – Yoga, Breakfast, Field Trip to Waimea Farmer’s Market for shopping and lunch, then the rest of the day is yours to explore the island or just relax!

Oct. 27 (Thurs.) – Breakfast, Cheesemaking Class #3 (intermediate cheeses, TBD), Lunch, Free Time, Hawaiian Quilt Block Activity, Cooking Class with guest chef Jamie Ryer followed by Dinner

Oct. 28 (Fri.) – Yoga, Breakfast, Free Time/Open Art Studio, Lunch, Optional Ukulele Lessons, Free Time, Final Dinner Luah with Hula Lessons.

Oct. 29 (Sat.) – Breakfast, Check out

Hope you’ll join us!





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