Accommodation can be selected from the following:

Writers studio ($175)
1 king-size bed splittable in 2 singles; 2 queen-size beds (accommodates 4)
Lomilomi suite ($200)
1 king-size bed splittable in 2 singles; 2 twin-size beds (accommodates 4)
Alii suite ($200):
1 king-size bed non-splittable; 1 queen-size bed non-splittable (accommodates up to 4)

All suite rates are per night and plus Hotel tax which in Hawaii is +15%

Although 4 to a room sounds a lot,  the rooms are divided so there are 2 people in each space.  Best viewed on their site  Or you can choose to pay the additional amount and arrange for the room to accommodate only 2 people.

Availability on a first come, first served basis, but they are all uniquely different.  
(Please book through me at not with Dragonfly.)

Breakfast is included in this price.
The out door open kitchen is available for use for evening meals.  Some rooms have their own kitchenettes.

Lunches, on the days we have an additional afternoon class will be included in the retreat fee, and provided by Dragonfly Ranch with organic and locally produced products.

I am planning on offering evening meals, catered by a combination of myself, Magali Messac and Chef Barbara Beck.  Those of you who know us, will know the quality of meals we will be providing!:-) (These are optional and not included in the fee. They will be priced separately.)

Areas to search for on Airbnb or VBRO:
Honaunau, Captain Cook, Kealakukua, that is closest- though anywhere Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Keauhou would work as well. Everyone knows the Dragonfly Ranch.

Other accommodation recommendations:

Luanna Inn , Manago Hotel (classic and local!!) , Sheraton , Marriott

I  strongly advise staying on the beautiful property at Dragonfly 5 minutes from the beach, and with spectacular views. 

Car rental is advised  for getting to/ from the airport to your accommodations and for trips to historic and beautiful  spots on your free afternoons.  You can coordinate  with fellow guests.

This is a very special opportunity to continue, or join the retreat in the home of John and Anna on a spectacular estate in upcountry Kula.  Light and airy it is beautifully suited to an intimate retreat.  (The full address will be provided later; meanwhile please use the guide of areas close to them for choosing accommodation..)

Maui is much smaller than the Big Island, so it does not take long to get from anywhere (except maybe Lahaina!) :

Accommodation recommendations:
John and Anna’s friend Todd's Airbnb. It's about a 10 to 15 minute drive to John and Anna’s.

Areas to search for on Airbnb or VBRO:
Makawao, Pukalani, Kula, Holopuni, Kula Highway

Lunches will again be provided on the days there are afternoon sessions.

Car rental is advised.

I am very excited to announce my first retreat for 2020 in Hawaii.  Two new locations on two separate Islands, which can be attended either singly or together.  Pricing for $700 per island or $1,300 for both islands.  Details on what this includes can be found below.

Big Island @ Kona Hosted at Dragonfly Ranch

The Big Island at Kona
March 2nd - 8th

March 8th - 14th



Maui Hosted by John and Anna Impey

Classes will be held in the beautiful illuminarium

Hilary Cartwright

Retreat fee:

$700 Per Island


$1,300 for both Islands

This allows you to customize the retreat to your own budget and comfort level.

To secure a place, a non refundable deposit is required. $300 for one island or $550 for both.  The balance is due January 2, 2020.

Please email me at with any questions.