As a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance, we have developed a curriculum to ensure outstanding depth and breadth of knowledge alongside a high level of professionalism. We are also accredited by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia to deliver specific CE courses and are excited to share our passion for anatomy and movement with the massage therapy community.

Big Island Retreat

Advanced Anatomy & Movement Therapies

February 19-24th, 2020

Develop your self-care for yourself and your patients, while deepening your knowledge and your practice! Join Dr. Nikita Vizniak, DC and Dr. Robyn Land, ND, E-RYT for this all-inclusive, educational and inspiring retreat in beautiful, lush, east-side of the Big Island of Hawaii in the midst of the Canadian winter!.

This five-night retreat is for registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, yoga teachers, acupuncturists and anyone else with a keen interest in movement therapies and anatomy. 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:

  • Advanced Anatomy & Movement Therapy course (accredited for 14 PE/A2 credits for RMTs thru the CMTBC)
  • All of your meals. Enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan meals full of tropical treats, many of which are grown right on the property!
  • 5-nights of shared or private “glamping”-style accommodations at the KMEC Centre
  • Afternoons of free time to take an adventure. Go for a swim in the ocean, hike in the Kilauea Volcano Park, visit the cute town of Hilo with its sandy beaches and great markets, or one of the many other adventures in the area.
  • 2 all-level yoga classes a day
  • Program manual and patient handouts

Sample Schedule:

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

8:45-9:15am: Breakfast

9:15-12:30pm: Morning Session

12:30-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-5:00pm: Free Time

5:00-6:15pm: Afternoon Yoga Session

6:30pm: Dinner

7:30-9:30pm: Evening Session

Early bird pricing available until November 1st!

Shared Room

$124900CAD
  • 2 or 3 single beds within a shared room

Private Room

$139900CAD
  • Single bed in a private room

Couples Room

$124900CAD
  • Double or Queen in a private room

*gst is not included in the above prices. prices are listed per person.

Details:

  • Payment plans are available!
  • Check in KMEC retreat centre will be begin at 3pm on Wednesday, February 19th. We encourage all participants to arrive onsite by 5pm so that we can start our retreat with dinner together on Wednesday evening.
  • Check out of the KMEC retreat centre is by 11am on Monday, February 24th.
  • The retreat centre is 55-minutes from the Hilo airport and an amazing 2.5-3 hour drive across the island from 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. However, shuttles are available from the retreat centre for $80 per way from the Hilo airport. We will create a carpooling document through a Google spreadsheet closer to the retreat date for those who would like to ride-share.
  • ProHealth Cancellation Policy: Please be aware many people apply for our seminars and there are often wait lists, by taking a seat and cancelling you are taking a seat from another potential candidate, as such cancellations are transferable but not refundable – no refund but credit will be given for future CE course. If illness or a medical emergency, a doctor note is required. A credit for the full amount of the course may to applied to another RMTBC sponsored course but there is NO refund.