The Residential Part of the program is held at Hawaii Island Retreat  located in Kapaau, Hawaii. You are responsible for arranging your own arrival and departure shuttles. If you arrive before or after the scheduled arrival and/or departure days, please email in advance.


Kona International Airport is where you will fly into. Schedule an early flight. Your flight should arrive in Kapaau before 2 PM. More than likely you will need to arrive the day before. This will offer you the opportunity to have a night and morning to yourself in Hawaii before the start of the training. You are responsible for any additional housing. It is about a 1 hour drive from the Kona Airport to the venue. Registration is between 3 PM and 4 PM on Sunday. Make sure to allow yourself time to register and go to your residence before orientation at 4 PM. Schedule your return flight to leave Kona International Airport after 11 am so you have enough time for breakfast and the shuttle ride.

Shuttle Services
Shuttle services will be updated soon. 

250 Lokahi Road / 185
Kapaau, HI 96755
(808) 889-6336 

From Kona International Airport, turn left onto Hwy. 19 and drive north toward Waimea.
After about 30 minutes, turn left at the "T" on Kawaihae Road toward Kawaihae Harbor.
Drive one mile, then turn right at the sign for Hawi on Hwy. 270.
Continue north on Hwy. 270 for 22 miles until you reach Hawi.
Drive through Hawi town and continue for 1.6 miles toward Kapa'au.
Pass the Aloha Gas Station on the left.
Look for a white vinyl fence on the left side.
At the end of the fence, Look for a guard rail 
Take your first left after the uard rail at Maluhia Road – it is a gravel road and there will be “Shoreline Public Access” and "Hawaii Island Retreat" signs at the turn. Follow these signs.
Turn left at the “T’ through the tunnel of trees, turn right.
Bear right when the road splits and enter the Porte Cochere. You have arrived!