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Sunrise Yoga at Makai
A unique outdoor yoga experience on the beautiful Princeville Makai Golf course that begins with a short walk to our practice space boasting some of the most exquisite views on the North Shore of Kauai. On a bluff nestled above Queen's bath overlooking Hideaway's beach, with the majestic ridges of the Hanalei & Haena mountains revealing their details in the shifting morning light, we practice a mellow yoga flow catered specifically to the group. Morning birds and ocean waves are the soundtrack to our practice supporting a calm state of mind and a deeper sense of presence. Clouds shape shift against bright blue sky, rainbows materialize, whales breach, albatross’ nest and hatch and fledge, the breeze cools us while the sun vitalizes, and occasionally a light Hawaiian rain offers a refreshing blessing. (It truly is as magical as it sounds!) Class concludes with an invitation to have (yoga) photos taken to playfully capture the beauty of the moment, within you and around you. The experience wraps with a return to where we started, more centered and awake than when we began! Please note- * Class is designed to be accessible to all body types and levels of experience. Beginners & advanced practitioners alike are welcome. Class is uniquely crafted to meet the needs of the students. * Due to COVID 19 safety precautions yoga mats are no longer provided. Bring a large towel.
Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class
We meet at Lydgate beach and I explain the instruments (drums) we're going to play. We start with simple beats and practice as long as everybody gets it. No worries if you never have been drumming before in your life. I also explain what the drums stand for in the community and how they were used in ancient hawaii. After one hour of drumming, we start practicing the firedancing. The boys with the samoan fireknife and the girls with the mauri poiballs. We practice without fire for a while and who ever wants to light it on fire, is very welcome to try it (no worries I'll help you). You can take nice pictures and videos while performing with fire. Other things to note And again, if you are beginners, never drum or played with fire in your entire life, don't worry, in my class are all levels of drummer and firedancer from 5 years to 70 years old!
Bambooforesthike + making instrument
We meet at Makaleha mountain and hike to gather some water from the fresh water spring. We hike another 10minutes to harvest bamboo. I have been making bambooflutes for 20 years so I know exactly what we can use (age, size, color). Every person can pick their own to make an instrument. I explain what is important to know about cutting bamboo. I also explain all the native plants around us - which you can eat or use for healing. I do “La’au Lapaau” which is Hawaiian medicine. I survived 2 years out in the jungle with that knowledge - eating off the land. The hiking part is over and we drive back tomy house, where everybody is making their own noseflute or other instrument. They drill and burn the holes and I help them to find sound. For a snack we serve fresh Kalo (Taro), Sweet Potatoes (Ualaa), Avocados or coconut candy. Opening coconuts, Drumming and weaving optional, if we have some time left and if the guests are interested in doing that. Other things to note It's a short hike on a muddy trail. We also have to cross a river. The hike is not longer than 30min all in all and also kids can do it.
Kauai Nectar Beekeeping Adventure
During the Kauai Nectar adventure... We will spend about an hour exploring the hives, our tasks being dictated by whatever the hives need each day. Including: Collecting Pollen Shifting boxes Examining hives & their occupants You will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, life cycles, and societal structures of the beehives. We will finish the morning with local raw honey and pollen tasting. You'll leave with your very own jar of honey from one of Kauai Nectar’s apiaries. We do have an age limit for this tour, if your child does not meet the requirement, please request a private tour! We are happy to invite younger children to visit the bees, the limit is only to accommodate other guests during a group tour. Other things to note: You will sweat in the bee suit, wear light comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, long socks. We will meet at the Apiary, located in Kapa'a directly across from Kealia Beach. We share the property with multiple local farmers including a functioning Cacao farm that we incorporate into our line of infused honeys. The bee's live shaded under a lush canopy of beautiful old Acacia Monkeypod Trees.
Animal Interaction Tour
You'll have a personalized interactive tour meeting our animals. Bottle feed orphans when available. Offer goats back scratches and belly rubs to piglets! Enjoy a park-like setting with a stream full of life, beautiful fruit trees and plants you won't find anywhere else! Rooted in traditional fundamentals of the Hawaiian culture that creates and encourages stronger connections. Come in as visitors, leave as friends! Make memories that'll last a lifetime​. Other things to note Tours will need to be rescheduled based on adverse weather. Dress comfortably to be on a farm. Bring your camera! Be ready for an incredible lovely experience!

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Pick and taste exotic tropical fruit and organic vegetables
Come with me and enjoy our best offering yet. Gain exclusive access to Hawaii's most diversified organic farm with 1,000 fruiting trees and more than 200 different varieties of fruit and 5+ acres of veggie gardens! We will touch, smell, and taste exotic tropical fruits straight from the orchard trees. Note: Not all fruits are in season all the time. Our walk will weave from garden to garden, from orchard to orchard, exploring rare tropical fruit trees and dozens of varieties of vegetables. Experience the abundance of Ned and Marta's tropical fruit collection of exotic/rare fruit trees. When people taste something really fresh and new, there is a joy shared by everyone! The experience is often indescribable. Throughout the year we can experience Mango (40+ varieties) Papaya (3 varieties) Banana (4 varieties) Avocado (20+ varieties) Jackfruit (3 varieties) Lychee (4 varieties) Rambutan Dragon Fruit Cashew Coconut Mountain Apple Bread Fruit (3 varieties) Jaboticaba Guava Mulberry Rolinia Egg fruit Star fruit Noni Custard apple Chicu Sapote Mamme' Sapote Chocolate Sapote White Sapote Soursop Cheramoya Mangosteen Loquat Coffee Tamarind Bread Nut Kumquat Grapefruit Kafir Lime Tangelo Navel Orange Lemon/Lime Tangerine Pineapple ... And MORE! ... Sugar Cane S. Potato Cassava Taro Kale Cilantro Dill Carrots Beets
Sunrise Yoga at Makai
A unique outdoor yoga experience on the beautiful Princeville Makai Golf course that begins with a short walk to our practice space boasting some of the most exquisite views on the North Shore of Kauai. On a bluff nestled above Queen's bath overlooking Hideaway's beach, with the majestic ridges of the Hanalei & Haena mountains revealing their details in the shifting morning light, we practice a mellow yoga flow catered specifically to the group. Morning birds and ocean waves are the soundtrack to our practice supporting a calm state of mind and a deeper sense of presence. Clouds shape shift against bright blue sky, rainbows materialize, whales breach, albatross’ nest and hatch and fledge, the breeze cools us while the sun vitalizes, and occasionally a light Hawaiian rain offers a refreshing blessing. (It truly is as magical as it sounds!) Class concludes with an invitation to have (yoga) photos taken to playfully capture the beauty of the moment, within you and around you. The experience wraps with a return to where we started, more centered and awake than when we began! Please note- * Class is designed to be accessible to all body types and levels of experience. Beginners & advanced practitioners alike are welcome. Class is uniquely crafted to meet the needs of the students. * Due to COVID 19 safety precautions yoga mats are no longer provided. Bring a large towel.
Kauai Ocean Odyssey
during our summer months (May-Sep) we will be touring the Na Pali Coast the crown jewel of Kauai. we explore sea caves hang out with dolphins ,turtles ,monk seals ,manta rays and during our winter time we do whale watching as well as exploring the Na Pali Coast. in the winter time Na Pali can experience large surf so all activities are weather permitting. but don't worry if the waves are too big on Na Pali we have other places we can go like the beautiful Kipu Kai often called by locals the mini Na Pali where Hollywood has often used as a filming location. Every where I will be taking you is only accessible by boat or Helicopter making it an awesome adventure for nature lovers and thill seekers alike.The main objective for every tour I do is that you guys have the best day of your trip with me.I also offer fully customisable private charters its highly recommend. I have the most comfortable military style zodiac on the Island Ne fitted with comfy cushioned benches and I can accommodate up to 6 passengers at a time the boat is coast guard certified fitted with all the modern safety equipment required.The boat is also fitted with an awesome sound system so we can cruise in style while listening to an awesome play list our your own music of choice. been driving boats commercially for 8 years working on the water is my passion and I can't wait to share my 25+ years of experience.
Surfing for Any Skill Level
Hawaii is special for a lot of reasons. Surfing is one of them. Hawaii is where surfing started and is the top surfing destination in the world! To learn to surf in Hawaii is special, and I want to share the adventure of learning with you. It never gets old seeing someone catch a wave for their first time, or watching an experienced surfer learn a new technique. Surfing in Kauai can be a great experience for most ages and abilities, and I personalize your experience based on skill level. For beginners: Learn how to surf, how to read the ocean, and safely enter and exit the water. For experienced surfers: Learn more about wave riding, refining your technique and improving your wave count. Itinerary: meet at the beach where we will discuss the conditions- tide, wind, waves, etc. There you will change into a rash guard, put on sunblock, and leave your belongings in your bag. Then we start the lesson on land. We will go over how to stand on the board, where to put your weight, safety tips, and what we will be doing in the water. A little practice popping up in the sand and then we'll head to the water to start putting everything you just learned to the test! There I will accompany you in the waves and we'll start surfing! Looking for another date or time? Message me.
Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class
We meet at Lydgate beach and I explain the instruments (drums) we're going to play. We start with simple beats and practice as long as everybody gets it. No worries if you never have been drumming before in your life. I also explain what the drums stand for in the community and how they were used in ancient hawaii. After one hour of drumming, we start practicing the firedancing. The boys with the samoan fireknife and the girls with the mauri poiballs. We practice without fire for a while and who ever wants to light it on fire, is very welcome to try it (no worries I'll help you). You can take nice pictures and videos while performing with fire. Other things to note And again, if you are beginners, never drum or played with fire in your entire life, don't worry, in my class are all levels of drummer and firedancer from 5 years to 70 years old!
Private surf lesson for beginners w/photos
Private surf lesson for a personalized experience for you and your family. The location will be determined by skill level, group size, and water conditions. We’ll start by going over safety and awareness in the water. Then comes the basics of surfing. Paddling, positioning on the board, how and when to standup and how to ride the wave. We’ll be there to help you capture the moment. Photographs are complementary with a 24hr turnaround to get edited Please message me if you have any questions.
Group Ukulele Lesson for Beginners!
You'll pick out your favorite ukulele from our selection, grab your beverage of choice from the local market and settle in to learn the basics of holding and strumming the ukulele! This is set for children 10 and up ! You will be introduced to a few simple chords that will allow you to play around 300 songs from the 50's and 60's. After rearranging those same chords, you will learn how to play hundreds more popular songs from the 70's until the present. We then learn 3 more chords and the blues, which translates to thousands more songs! You'll also learn to solo over these and a beautiful local Hawaiian tune! Each student of ours is always able to take their lesson booklet home with them after the class. This short 'n sweet lesson is also the perfect way to spend a rainy evening in one of the most beautiful places in the world, with one of the best views! (Because we know how much Kauai loves her rain...) Lessons start at 6:00 pm, please arrive early to choose an uke & settle in! Our group lessons are talkative, informative & easy going. We are also available for more hands-on private lessons by request.
Kauai's Local Favorites, a Cooking Class
Join us at the Monkeypod Jam, Provisions Cottage for this hands-on cooking class. Our 1/3 acre homestead is located on Kauai's sunny South Shore, just a few minutes from Koloa and Poipu. The property is surrounded by a pineapple patch, lychee, avocado, orange, lemon, and banana trees. Upon entering our homey, yet modern guest cottage kitchen, guests will be served Hurricane Popcorn as a welcome pupu. All the needed ingredients, recipes and tools will be prepared so we may dive in for a few hours of culinary joy, learning, and tasting. At the end of class, guests will enjoy a truly Kauai meal made by their own hands and with new friends. In true local style, no one will leave hungry! This class focuses on the historical and cultural significance of 4 much loved dishes found at our local, corner stores. - Kauai Style Musubi (Vegetarian Option) - Somen Salad (Pescatarian/Vegetarian) - Ahi Poke Bowls - Mochi (Vegetarian) The desire is that our guests depart with new friends, a further understanding of Hawaii's cultures and the confidence to make the same dishes at their homes. Covid 19 Precautions: Our classes are small groups, no larger than 12. While the Provisions Cottage is indoors, the space is very open, spacious, and breezy. Face masks are left to the discretion of individual guests. Proof of current vaccination is no longer required.
Island Style Adventure
Aloha, join me on a beautiful coastal northshore stroll. This excursion is very unique and truly a hidden gem. Combo of ocean and waterfall experience. Hike will start by going down a steep lush green hill. Leading us through the green, lush jungle, 0.7 mile to a turquoise colored beach. Simply breathtaking. Where we can swim, snorkel, and simply relax in paradise. Next we will hop back on the trail and I will guide us to the next destination, a 15 min walk to a gorgeous little waterfall. Keep in mind that the journey to the falls is off the beaten path because it’s for sure the road less traveled... so being mindful of our steps is important. Some sections we are rock hoping, or climbing up and down. Ending this experience with a fresh water rinse from the ocean ties the whole experience together. True tropical dream come true.
Bambooforesthike + making instrument
We meet at Makaleha mountain and hike to gather some water from the fresh water spring. We hike another 10minutes to harvest bamboo. I have been making bambooflutes for 20 years so I know exactly what we can use (age, size, color). Every person can pick their own to make an instrument. I explain what is important to know about cutting bamboo. I also explain all the native plants around us - which you can eat or use for healing. I do “La’au Lapaau” which is Hawaiian medicine. I survived 2 years out in the jungle with that knowledge - eating off the land. The hiking part is over and we drive back tomy house, where everybody is making their own noseflute or other instrument. They drill and burn the holes and I help them to find sound. For a snack we serve fresh Kalo (Taro), Sweet Potatoes (Ualaa), Avocados or coconut candy. Opening coconuts, Drumming and weaving optional, if we have some time left and if the guests are interested in doing that. Other things to note It's a short hike on a muddy trail. We also have to cross a river. The hike is not longer than 30min all in all and also kids can do it.
Exploring Kauai’s Magical North Shore
We will first stroll along the beach where South Pacific was filmed, then hike into an ancient sea cave. Next we will visit a clear mountain stream perfect for taking a cool dip. The adventure continues as we find one of Kauai’s best spots for snorkeling (conditions permitting). We will cap off a great day by viewing the Na Pali coastline at sunset. Other things to note: Access to Haena State Park and the NaPali Coast trail may be possible from April to October at the conclusion of this Experience. (Commercial activity is not permitted within the state park). All Experiences are CDC compliant. Custom itineraries are available.
Medicinal Farm Tour
Visit our organic medicinal farm on the magical North Shore of Kaua'i. Learn about biodynamic agriculture and medicinal botanicals while enjoying our gardens. Try our teas, tinctures, body products and other formulations which we make on our farm. We will share our deep love and passion the botanical world with you and help you to incorporate them into your daily life practice. Pick the herbs which speak to you from our gardens to take home and brew them for yourself.
Kauai Nectar Beekeeping Adventure
During the Kauai Nectar adventure... We will spend about an hour exploring the hives, our tasks being dictated by whatever the hives need each day. Including: Collecting Pollen Shifting boxes Examining hives & their occupants You will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, life cycles, and societal structures of the beehives. We will finish the morning with local raw honey and pollen tasting. You'll leave with your very own jar of honey from one of Kauai Nectar’s apiaries. We do have an age limit for this tour, if your child does not meet the requirement, please request a private tour! We are happy to invite younger children to visit the bees, the limit is only to accommodate other guests during a group tour. Other things to note: You will sweat in the bee suit, wear light comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, long socks. We will meet at the Apiary, located in Kapa'a directly across from Kealia Beach. We share the property with multiple local farmers including a functioning Cacao farm that we incorporate into our line of infused honeys. The bee's live shaded under a lush canopy of beautiful old Acacia Monkeypod Trees.
Hawaiian Reef Spearfishing Lesson for Beginners
Aloha! Welcome to Pomai's " Under The Sea " Hawaiian - Reef Spearfishing experience. ***This is a Spear Fishing lesson for Beginners, and absolutely NO previous experience is required. You must however know how to swim and snorkel *** On this experience we will conduct Shallow Water Hawaiian - Reef Spearfishing, cultural education, and exhilarating techniques to catch dinner and provide for your Ohana (Family). Meeting place will be at Anini Beach Campgrounds. Dive location could vary based on external factors such as surf and weather conditions. Once united we will begin with a 30 minute safety & educational briefing, then take a restroom break. After that we will walk to our entry point and partake in a Hawaiian Naupaka Cleansing Ceremony. (Optional) Then we will start our 90 minute Shallow water experience to explore Hawaii’s Largest Barrier Reef. If we're lucky we will come home with exciting stories, unforgettable memories, and some dinner for the family :) Mahalo Nui Loa, Pomai
Create A Beautiful Hawaiian Lei Po'o
Create lasting memories when you visit Kauai by learning and embracing Hawaii and it's authentic culture. Join me and learn the beautiful and meaningful art of "lei po`o" (flower crown for your head). During our experience we will sit together and share our stories as you learn to weave your lei po`o. We will talk about Hawaiian culture, local floral and fauna and of course what's going on at the time locally on our island and I will do my best to answer all of your questions. Being a fluent Hawaiian language speaker - I will introduce you to the Hawaiian Language and will help you with pronunciation so you can take some new phrases back home with you (and sound impressive!) You will leave with a gorgeous handmade lei po`o perfect for all of your island photos, luaus, and guaranteed to brighten up your Instagram feed. NO Experience is needed. I will have everything prepared and ready for you including all needed materials, flowers, and foliage. Let us sit together and enjoy the beautiful art of Lei Po`o All are welcome!
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