What guests are saying (and singing) about
Star, I wanted to write and thank you and Carl
for letting me step into your little piece of heaven on earth.
The whole experience was just incredible. From the warm hospitality
that I was shown by everyone there, the food, Bali House and most
of all the yoga. You are a wonderful teacher and so wish I could
be your student on a regular basis. Even in my short time there
I feel I made some real progress. I know the next time you see
me,I will have traveled much further down the road of enlightenment
in body,mind and soul. I know the warm memories of my stay, and
an awful lot of pictures, will sustain me through the upcoming
winter. All of you there, should be so proud of the oasis you
have truly created. I feel privileged to have drunk from it's
waters. If you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods, please
give me a call. Please send my deepest gratitude to everyone there,
Linda, Amy and Eugene and to mother earth herself. Namaste and
Aloha, Eric Richards P.S. Thanks for the tip on Shark's Coffee,
I went in and cleaned them out!
Star, I just wanted to tell you and Hayward what
an absolutely amazing week we had with you there! What a magical
space you have. I feel so blessed to have found you guys and learned
so much from the big Island, the yoga (I always learn through
teaching), the ocean, the rain, the sun....Thank you for your
generosity and opening your yoga oasis home to us! The food was
also exactly what we wanted! Home cooked, healthy, and soooo good!
It was probably the best food I've had on all my five years of
leading yoga retreats! Thank you for all your support and warmth!
I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful time that
we had at the Retreat. It was such an incredible, unforgettable
experience! I still dream about peaceful atmosphere of your yoga
room, the sound of the rain outside, the surreal lava landscape,
the turtles in the Champagne pond and all the natural beauty that
we have seen during our trip last week. Thank you for all your
help, inspiration and warm hospitality. I sure hope to be back
one day! Mahalo,
We are back home now ;--( but wanted to let you know how much
we enjoyed our stay at Yoga Oasis. I cant imagine us picking a
better place with better people. You have something very special
happening there and I am glad we could share in it. Our plan is
to come back again for a month early next year – so hopefully
we will see each other again soon. The nadi instruction in particular
was something I really needed and it is helping me still.
I never got the chance to say thank you for the two classes I
attended one with Laura (from Liverpool) and one with Mojo (from
Hedonesia) so Thank You:)
I really enjoyed your style of teaching in such an awesome setting
and appreciated the encouragement you gave me during the classes.
You identified and pointed out my injuries (caused by racing((well
actually crashing not the actual racing)) and now guiding Mountain
Bikes in New Zealand) I have become very aware of my loss in mobility
in the last few years and have tried yoga at a few different studios
but never really felt it was for me. Your style of teaching and
class was fulfilling and fun and spiritually in keeping with my
I am on my way to the UK for a summer there and then back to NZ
for their summer 08/09. If circumstances and finances pull the
correct way I will head back via Hawaii and would love to attend
a more indepth series of classes, hopefully for around 1 month.
I will watch your web pages for classes around October/November.
Thank you again for your inspirational attitude and teachings.
aloha and big mahalo from deena....
having returned to oahu completely relaxed and happy, i must send
out a thank you to you all for making my experience perfect.
you all have to be so happy about the haven which you have created.
its truly wonderful.
its a lovely understated place with a pace of real relaxation.
the yoga room is a heaven haven above the homey headquarters below.
my only concern is: how long do i have to wait until i can
get back there?
thanks to all!
Starina (Heather) and Karl (Heath),
Thank you so much for such an incredible time staying with you
at your Yoga Oasis on the Island of Healing - what a transformative
and transcendent experience it was!!!!!!! I appreciate every moment
of every day that we got to spend together - I just loved it!
You are both so giving and so loving and it was so wonderful to
meet your friends and share the special time together. Words are
truly not enough to express the deep experience I had when I was
with you. And you were so sweet and generous to let me stay with
you in your precious alcove so that I would feel safe and secure
- thank you for your generosity of spirit and presence in being
with me as I journeyed through the experience of "being there".
And Star, your yoga practice is just awesome - I learned so much
and you are just incredible with all that you do in your practice
- beautiful and so connected at all levels - and so comprehensive
- and its so sweet the way you work with everyone individually
as well as collectively. And the profounds dreams that visited
while I was with you and that I got to share with Karl was another
beautiful experience. I know I said this to you before I left,
and I wanted to send you a note as well, sharing my thoughts on
the beautiful time I had with the two of you and your sweet friends!
Lots and lots of love to both of you. I am with you in the dreamtime
in Hawaii. This early morning, about 3am or so, I woke up and
was in a state where I thought my place and your place in Hawaii
were connected and that I was in both places at the same time...
it was a trippy feeling and felt very real at the time... it was
my first night home and I really thought, in that dreamlike state,
that I was in your house and mine at the same time... maybe I
was :) - hmmmmm, mmmmmmmm - very cool....
Lots and lots of love to both of you,
And, I must continue my gratitude... thank you Karl for the turquose
Crocs - I love them - and Star, the elixers, yes - my nails are
so strong now and I think its due to the elixers - I talked to
Jen and Joshua last night and I will be getting elixer ingredients
soon... and the raw cacao experience, and the incredible fruit
thing that I forget what its called that we shared with Daniel
in the kitchen, and on and on and on.... thank you, thank you
, thank you............ xoxoxo
Thank you for sharing your amazing retreat with me! I have not
felt this relaxed and centered in a long time - I only wish I
could have stayed longer. My time with you was definitely transformative
- I'm breathing deeper, stretching deeper, and giving thanks for
this life every day. Needless to say, I will return to Yoga Oasis
as soon as I can, and I will probably bring my husband, sister,
and/or dad the next time!
what an incredible find the yoga oasis was. My son and i were
there for only one night but it was one of our favorite places
we went. Yes i'm back in wisconsin but my son is on the organic
farm he manages in honoka'a. we are lawrence and mary bergner,
our stay there makes me anxious to come back and spend more
time at your retreat. We did so much hiking after i was happy
to be refreshed in breathing techniques primarily when we decided
to summit mona kea on foot. my time on the island won't be forgotten
having been on other islands, I'm so happy my son moved there
because i may have never explored the idea otherwise. so with
thanks and graditude to your staff for our wonderful expierence.
please send info on a good tool sight mary bergner email
Something occurred in my yoga class (in Portland, Oregon) this
thought might interest you: while doing breathing exercises during
had the feeling I was back in Hawaii doing pranayama with you
out on the
lava flows. More than simply a sensation or remembrance, my whole
felt like it could smell the air, hear the sounds, etc. of being
in the open
air of the eastern tip of Hawaii. While I kept my eyes closed
to breath I felt exactly like I did that day. In fact, I have
feeling several times and each time it brings a great deal of
comfort into my heart.
Anyway, my next visit to the Oasis will likely be this December.
is well. Bill Surface - firstname.lastname@example.org
I just got back to the mainland and wanted to thank you for the
experience all of you created at the Yoga Oasis. It truly was
earth...at least I think it was on earth. I dream of being in
cabin every night.
I can't tell you how much I learned from Hayward. What a wonderful
passionate instructor. He taught me more in three days than I've
10 years! Please tell him hi and thank you. I think of him every
breath. Thinking of all of you often. Please say hi to everyone
Love and Blessings, Linda - email@example.com
I had such a great experience at your place.
I'm very happy I met you all. Everything here is great. New England
reminds me of Hawaii everything is so lush and green. I hope to
see you again soon and that all is bright and beautiful in your
Love ya, Steve Munn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yeah! Thanks... I really enjoyed the retreat and have
been making a smoothie every morning since. I just wanted
to write and effuse some more about what a wonderful time I had
during my vacation there – thanks a bunch to your efforts!
Thanks so much for coordinating schedules, my cleanse/fast, and
all the logistics involved in schlepping us all around. It was
so much fun, and I’ve been telling all my friends. Plus,
now I’m about 65-70% organic and raw! I tried reverting
and felt terrible. Eating this way is awesome.
Have a wonderful holiday,
Leslie - email@example.com
A very big thank you to you and everyone at Yoga Oasis for a truly
transformational experience. I had such a good time and have returned
with some wonderful memories and plans to make some big changes.
Four planes and 21 hours later I arrived in London at 10pm, Sunday
night. It is very grey, cold and polluted here and I am missing
I did 45 minutes of yoga this morning and will do the same or
longer tomorrow morning before work.
Please give my best wishes to everyone.
With love, Angela
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at Yoga
Oasis. I really feel it impacted my life in a positive way and
I've already begun to make changes towards a new way of living.
I'm practicing regularly, I have a yoga lift in my bedroom and
I've looked into getting certified as a trainer. I've also booked
another trip to Hawaii at the end of April and will be touch later
regarding my stay YO. Will Dallas be around for surf lessons?
Here are pix to enjoy in the meantime. http://homepage.mac.com/emaiberger/PhotoAlbum1.html
Thank you for all the love and wisdom you shared with me.
Namaste & Mahalo
Om Namah Sivaya!
I wanted to express my gratitude for our group's wonderful stay
at Yoga Oasis. You guys have been marvelous hosts and I really
enjoy the way you have setup the place: being so close to Nature
while respecting it fully.
If I hear of any individual yogis or yoga groups thinking of going
to Hawaii I will definitely recommend Yoga Oasis to them.Om Shantih,
Swami Atma http://www.YogaAdvaita.org/
Life here in NYC is as hectic as ever, but I am maintaining the
bliss I discovered at Yoga Oasis. It's really nice, I think that
I brought some of the peace and tranquility home with me. I must
admit, I am not blissed out all the time, but I can come back
to the relaxed state much more easily than before my vacation.
I have to tell you that I fell head over heels in love with Hawaii!!
Thank you for making my first experience there so amazing. I have
to tell you that once I got back home, I realized that I could
live happily there. It's the first time I could see myself living
somewhere else than NYC. I am telling everyone I know about Yoga
I was so jet lagged that I did not go on that audition I had on
the day I got back to the City and I felt totally okay about it.
I really did have a change happen to me while visiting. I just
do not have the words to express how wonderful it was, how peaceful.
All I can say is thank you so much for your hospitality, professionalism
and loving kindness. You guys rock!!!
I don't know if you need anyone to help out next winter, but I
would love to come and do a work study in either February or April.
Please give my love to everyone and I send Aloha!
Take care, Jeanine
Hello all of you. my
voice has collapsed by telling all the good things i experienced
with you there on this fabulous island. mahalo mucho again. i
am back to be a normal person . thanx to your help. i will be
in USA for 10 more days.
i wish all of you the best from the bottom of my heart and i wish
very much 2 come back to this little piece of heaven on earth.
take care. ALOHA 2 all of u
I just wanted to thank you for creating yoga oasis-as promised
the shift occurred and I will be back many times-can't stop dreaming
about Hawaii I bought Giant Leap when I hit the mainland and the
music has been my constant companion. I love it.
Dear Yoga Oasis,
After a safe return to Vermont, I find that in addition to missing
the yoga and the place and the people, I am also missing the ducks!
Thanks for a great experience.
I got home without any worries. The food that you prepared
for me was nothing short of amazing. Thank you! Please tell
Gary that I loved the cake. If he could spare a moment, could
you twist his arm into sending me the recipe, please? Twisted
gently of course.
Take care of yourselves
Hayward...I am back safe and sound in Los Angeles and quite frequently
find myself reflecting on the magical week at your retreat center.
Thank you both so much. I feel like it was one of the best weeks
of my life. I came back feeling completely rejuvenated, on every
level of my being. You have created an environment that is so
welcoming and warm. I felt completely safe which allowed for a
deeper experience of healing and transformation to occur. I look
forward to working together in the future very soon. Have a wonderful
holiday season. Blessings to you both.
Say hi to everyone...Ira firstname.lastname@example.org
I got back in time for my wedding, a little stiff in the neck but made
it through the day anyway. Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful
time I had at your Oasis Paradise. I really had a chance to relax and
just be... I will be getting my photos back soon, I will send some your
way when I get them scanned in. Hope you got the pig problem taken care
of. Also, a bid thanks to Chris, Heidi and Shawn, they were terrific!!
Aloha, Michael email@example.com
you so much for a wonderful afternoon. Daniel's massage was
absolutely AMAZING . . . Please re-thank him for Renee & I.
We both look forward to coming back & spending a few days
at your beautiful slice of paradise.
All the best, Devik & Renee. firstname.lastname@example.org
To the staff at Yoga Oasis,
Thank you all for your kindness and warmth that made my stay so
enjoyable. To Carl, good luck in making a difference in the world.
Thanks, Ed, for being a friend; and for sharing your home, your
smile, and your kind heart with me; and to Jasmine for being the
most awesome "tour guide" š I enjoyed the places that we went
and the "in-between" times as well.
And to Hayward, not only thanks, but I thought I would share a
bit of the blessing that I got from you. As I drove toward the
airport, I thought about the dinner conversation last night and
how you mentioned your relationship with your father. You called
your father's inability to show you any kind of affection (and
you used the word hatred) a "disease" that has been passed on
from generation to generation. The fact that you shared, not only
your story, but also how you felt, touched me. In a small way,
I could understand how you felt; because throughout most of my
life, I seldom received positive acknowledgement from my father
or maternal grandfather. I saw within you qualities that I rarely
see in men š how to be caring, openhearted, and emotional honest.
It was wonderful to see that in you. It is something that I will
take with me and practice in my work as a counselor and in my
personal life, as well. I am truly grateful for this blessing
as well all the others that I received at Yoga Oasis.
is howling and sleet is banging against the windows while memories
of Hawaii are still lingering.....It took me two days to get home
and a visit to the emergency room with a middle ear infection (Real
fun while flying!) I just wanted to say Thank You Thank you for everything.
I am so impressed with Yoga Oasis; everything is done with love, it
is so obvious. I have a feeling I'll be seeing you all again!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Molly email@example.com
wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much fun Kelly
and I and the group from International School Bangkok had on our
eco-tour. The students couldn't stop talking about the magical
moments they experienced during the week. Next week we'll be exhibiting
for parents the journals the students wrote and showing a slide
show of the photos they took. It was an adventure they won't soon
forget! Please say hey to Kalia when you see her and to Hayward
and Kathleen and all the rest of the staff there at Yoga Oasis.
You are the ones that make Yoga Oasis so special. I hope to make
it back to see you all again one of these days.
P.S. Hayward has inspired me to Start yoga classes here in Bangkok
hopefully when I do get back there I won't still be a beginner.
Om, Although I returned
to the mainland a few weeks ago I still think about being in Hawaii
quite a bit. I really enjoyed my stay at the Yoga Oasis and appreciate
the insights into living outside the matrix. I hope I can return
this summer and stay for an extended period.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Ted
we did Watsu at the warm ponds with Terry, the woman in the video.
Both of us loved our Watsu so much we stayed at the warm ponds two
more hours. Then went back later in the day. I felt , when she ended
my watsu massage session, that I was a little dolphin pup released
into the ocean.
back in Dodge City, Chris (with Hilary)
We want to thank you for being such wonderful hosts during our stay
over New Year's. What a way to usher in 2002.
You've created a magical oasis. How wonderful to have been able
to return to it after our days of island exploration. Like returning
home to friends.
The tentalow was especially unique -our friends are entranced. They
all want to come to stay with you. In fact, we hope to return as
resident workers. Us New Yorkers are pretty handy when put to the
test. Again, we extend our offer to stay with us the next time you
are in New York City. (If someone crosses your path from New York
in the yoga community who you would especially recommend, maybe
you could drop us a line.) We will keep you close to our hearts.
Best wishes. Caroline and Bill.
How are things in paradise?
Things are awesome here in sort-of-paradise, San Francisco. I'm
doing my herbs, eating awesome, working my tail off. Today, I slipped
into pants I haven't been able to wear in 2 years.
I'm also now taking some jarodophilis, and lethicin too. I bought
my first tub-o-spirulina and am making the green goddess every morning.
I'm eating allot of raw food, and made my first raw pesto sauce
a few days ago that I am not only using on salads and such, but
also as a general condiment on my sandwiches. I found a few stores
here that carry sprouted flour breads and such, so I am eating raw
and sprouted too! Last night's concoction was a cuke, shroom, avo
and pesto sandwich on sprouted bread.
You've taught me well, Yoda. :)
Warm Regards, Julie
Dear Yoga Oasis, It's been quite some time since I left your
precious little paradise on the big island. I have been on
the road a lot since, traveled in both Mexico and Europe,
and now I'm back in the USA. I treasure the memory of the
stay in your retreat center dearly and it's often been a
resource enabling me to take a deep breath in moments of
stress. Although it's been a long time, I send you thorough
the ether of the pacific a lot of gratitude and appreciation.
Uma Uma Falls just north of Hilo
I just wanted to send you a big Mahola for the warm stay
I enjoyed at the Yoga Oasis. What a rip-roaring, invigorating
time. I haven't had such a memorable trip in too long - you
all were incredible! I hope all of you are well and happy:)
I look forward to the next time our paths will cross.
LOVE to you ALL Courtney
I am working away, (as usual), but thinking often of the
beautiful paradise that you have created at OasisYoga.
Om Shanti, Love to all! colleen
Straticom Planning Associates Inc.
166 King Street East, Suite 200
we look forward returning again and staying at your beautiful
dream manifested into reality! namaste, anjahni davi - Bay
It was such a treat to spend time with you! You have created
an absolutely beautiful place. Next time I hope to be less
run down when I visit you. It seems that everything in falling
into the right places now here for me workwise. Happy Memorial
Day to you, not that it makes much of a difference in paradise
what day of the year it is. I really love it. I love the
way of life there and really saw what one can do at your
place. I look forward to seeing you when you get to Los Angeles
Many hugs from California!
Thomas Wolski, Topanga, CA
I'm craving a fabulous breakfast at the Yoga Oasis.
Mahalo, Sandra - Northern California
You guys make detoxing fun (on how we make wheatgrass smoothies
at Yoga Oasis)
Jonathen - Seattle, WA.
Thank you both for your warm wonderful and kind hospitality.
Both Odette and I now really miss the Big Island. The
food you prepared for our dinner makes all food over here
seem like astronaut food. -Appropriate for those of us
living on the moon here in LA. Stay in touch and let us
know when you will be coming to the continent.
- L.A, California
I just wanted to say "hello" and to thank you
again for such a wonderful "mini retreat" with
you during my vacation. I think about it often and am
transported back to the warmth and peacefulness of your
place (not to mention the great food!).
I've been telling lots of people about your "Oasis"
- and everyone is very interested!
I have some great pictures from your place, and I'll be
sending you the doubles soon...