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Advanced Anatomy & Movement Therapies Retreat

March 26 to 31st, 2017

Pāhoa, Big Island, Hawaii

Develop your self-care for yourself and your patients, while deepening your knowledge and your practice! Join us for this all-inclusive, educational and inspiring retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii.

This five-night retreat is for registered massage therapists, yoga teachers and anyone else with a keen interest in movement therapies. With days filled with yoga, continuing education lectures and delicious meals, your time with us in Hawaii will inspire, rejuvenate and restore your body, mind and spirit!

The retreat program focuses on anatomy, kinesiology and bio-mechanical components. Our evidence-based approach combines these topics with tissue-specific identification and injury-based pose modifications. We will review muscles, joints and fascia, reinforcing how compensation in one region causes imbalance in other regions. We will identify prime movers, synergists and antagonists though movement therapies. You will learn to incorporate reciprocal inhibition and relaxation techniques to create greater healing potential in your patients or students.

The primary focus is to identify common musculoskeletal imbalances and ways to correct them. We teach you to apply these to functional movements , poses and in clinical practice.

By integrating professional handouts and resources that you can use with clients and students, hands-on learning, and lots of laughter, this course will be a wonderful balance between education, fun and relaxation.

As we step out of the mind and into the body, we will spend lots of time on our yoga mats linking knowledge and movement into an uplifting, transformative 5-night getaway. 


Your Retreat Includes:

  • 2-days Advanced Anatomy & Movement Therapy course (pending accredited for 14 PE/A2 credits for RMTs thru the CMTBC)
  • All of your meals from Sunday night dinner through to Friday morning’s breakfast
  • Shared accommodations
  • 2 all-level yoga classes a day
  • Program manual and patient handouts

Sample Schedule (M/T/Th/F – Wednesday will be a free/time exploring day):

7:30-8:45am: Morning Yoga Practice

8:45-9:15am: Breakfast

9:15-12:30pm: Morning Session

12:30-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-5pm: Free Time

5:00-6:15pm: Afternoon Yoga

6:30pm: Dinner

7:30pm: Evening Session


Registration & Investment:

Registration: Room Detail: Details: Investment: To Register:
Shared Room – Early-Bird Discount
Single bed within a shared room Sign-up by Jan 15, 2017
$1450.00 Cdn Click here to complete registration form
Couples Room – Early Bird Discount Queen size bed to be shared with a partner Sign-up by Jan 15, 2017 $1450.00 Cdn
Click here to complete registration form
Private Room – Early Bird Discount Your own bed in your own room Sign-up by Jan 15, 2017 $1550.00 Cdn
Click here to complete registration form
Full Retreat Regular Registration If you sign-up after Jan 16, 2017
$1650.00 Cdn


  • Check in to the KMEC Centre will be begin at 3pm on Sunday, March 26th. We encourage all participants to arrive onsite by 6pm so that we can start our retreat with dinner together on Sunday evening.
  • Check out of the KMEC Centre is by noon on Friday, March 31st
  • All meals offered at the retreat will be vegetarian, many of the ingredients coming right from the retreat property with their 11-acre organic orchard.
  • The retreat centre is 45 minutes from the Hilo Airport and a scenic 2.5 to 3 hour drive from the Kona Airport. We recommend participants plan to rent a car to get to and from the retreat centre, as well as to give you the opportunity to explore on afternoon breaks. We will help coordinate contact between participants if people would like to carpool.

Have Questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch! Email us from our contact page