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Barry & Joyce Vissell - The Shared Heart Foundation


Couples in Paradise Retreat
at Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii
January 29-February 5, 2012

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We are excited to be leading our 26th Hawaii retreat at Kalani Honua. These retreats have exceeded all our expectations, and have been truly life-changing for each couple that has attended. We focus on seeing our partner with new eyes, healing dysfunctional patterns, renewal, communication, making amends for past hurts, deepening the sexual relationship, and filling the cup of love with our partner. We have couple meditations and yoga, inspiring music, laughter and thrilling sight-seeing – in short, an extraordinary heart-opening experience for you and your partner in the presence of dolphins, whales, a beautiful black sand beach, the nearby active volcano, steam vents, thermal warm ponds, and snorkeling with a kaliedoscope of fish and giant sea turtles.

Happy Couples -- A glowing group!

KALANI HONUA means “the harmony of heaven and earth.” Surrounded by jungle and ocean, it is a place of lush gardens and warm ocean breezes on the Kalapana coast on the Hilo side of Hawaii, the “Big Island.” It is rural, untouristed Hawaii at its best. More info: Kalani Oceanside Retreat.

Barry & Joyce at the Kilauea Lava Flow in Big Island, Hawaii
Most years, we get to take the group to see the lava pouring into the ocean!!


The retreat begins Sunday, Jan 29, with dinner at 6pm, followed by an orientation and beginning session at 7:30pm. Kalani will hold dinner for late arrivals with advanced notice.

The retreat ends Sunday, Feb 5, after breakfast (served 8-9am) because usually a number of couples must catch flights home. However, lunch is included in the package for those who can stay.

For further information contact Mira Vissell (our office manager). Please make checks payable to the “Shared Heart Foundation” and send to: PO Box 2140, Aptos , CA 95001 . Please register as soon as possible to guarantee room and flight availability (great web fares are available if you persist).


Rental Cars: You may enjoy a car for yourselves to sample what the Big Island has to offer. Kalani can arrange to pick you up from the airport, but the round-trip fee is not that much less than a rental car. If you want to save money, you may be able to share a rental car with another couple. Let us know if you are interested in this.

Tuition (per couple): $1950. ($2100 after Jan 15) Call for scholarships or payment plans. Room and Board rates (per couple) include 7 nights lodging and 21 gourmet meals (with vegetarian options) from dinner on Sunday, January 29 through lunch on Sunday, February 5. Camping: $1050;  Lodge Room with shared bath: $1386;  Lodge Room with private bath: $1610;  Guest Cottage: $1820.

Deposit: $300. 50% refundable until Jan 15. Non-refundable after Jan 15. Cancellations within one week of the retreat may require partial payment of room rates.


Couples in Paradise Workshop & Retreat

Music by Charley Thweatt

Charley will be present at both Summer Renewal and Couples in Paradise . He is a multitalented singer, songwriter, and recording artist who has opened thousands of hearts around the world with his musical gifts. His intuitively chosen songs accelerate soul-healing.
Charley Performing


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Barry & Joyce Vissell Enjoying the Hawaii atmosphere

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