Bio

Haley Kuntz is an RYT-500 level yoga teacher, natural health practitioner, master herbalist, Reiki Master, and is certified craniosacral specialist (level 1).  She is a pioneering yogini who has led the first-ever yoga retreats to the remote Kalalau Valley, one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Haley leads personalized health and wellness consultations that incorporate multiple modalities including herbs, food, mindfulness and relaxation practices and yoga.

 

Haley received her degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Hawaii Pacific University.  She completed a semester at Sea Education Association through the Woods Hole Institute, which included 6 weeks sailing on a tall ship, conducting research and traveling by the stars.

 

She completed her 200 hour training from the Sivananda Hatha Yoga tradition in Neyyar Dam, Kerala in South India in 2011 and her advanced training with Sivananda in the Bahamas.  She practices in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition and studies with the Venerable Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche.  Haley lives “off the grid” and lives the yoga lifestyle in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

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SCHEDULE

CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-9:30 am

WHERE I TEACH: Hanalei Bay

ADDRESS: Ama Ama St, Hanalei, HI 96714

CLASS IN THE GRASS

CLASS COST: $10-20 by donation

 

Classes are by appointment – call 808-346-8380 to sign up in advance (up until 1 hour before class). Schedule changes often due to weather so be sure to call!

Private classes at hotels, offices and other locations are available by request. Email YogaInKauai@gmail.com for reservations.

 

SIVANANADA HATHA YOGA

A classical form of hatha yoga where the focus is on preserving the health and wellness of the practitioner. Sivananda yoga aims to retain the vitality of the body, and decrease disease by using simple and natural cultivation.  This includes:

Proper exercise: Asanas

Proper breathing: Pranayama

Proper relaxation: Savasana

Proper diet: Vegetarian

Proper thinking: Meditation and a positive attitude

 

Each class includes prayer, relaxation, pranayama, leg warm ups, sun salutations, and asanas.  Classes are usually 1-2 hours.

WORKSHOPS

The transformation that you will receive by attending any retreat or workshop will enhance your life.  Yoga brings balance to the organs, the movement in your body, your relationships, and how you live your life.  By connecting to nature with yoga, you can tap into your highest nature and live the happiest life possible!  Look good, feel good, and cultivate life-long happiness!  Learn all this in Kauai and bring the wisdom with you wherever you go.

 

Each workshop is 2 hours for $40.

 

Exact dates TBA – contact YogaInKauai@gmail.com for details

LEARN SANSKRIT CHANTS

Experience the ancient connection of the world’s oldest language through sound. Feel how the resonance of each word alters your being.

MASTER THE HEADSTAND

Transform any doubt or fears as you learn to come up to sirshasana, the headstand and other inversions!

YOGA IN NATURE

Feel relaxed in your own body practicing yoga anywhere. Balance the heaven and earth within and without as we live yoga outdoors.

PROPER DIET

Vegetarian organic meals never tasted so good with Kauai fresh fruits and vegetable grown locally! Enjoy a sattvic (pure and holy) meal and how to make it at home!

CLEAR LIGHT YOGA HIKING & PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS

Do you love yoga in nature? Do these photos inspire you to do the same? Impress your friends on Instagram and see incredible places.  Practice yoga in exotic locations CAPTURE THESE PRECIOUS MOMENTS!! Get amazing photos of you or your group doing yoga in your private photoshoot.  This is an exclusive service that others do not offer on Kaua’i.

 

5 hr yoga and professional photography session $500

 

Contact YogaInKauai@gmail.com to schedule your session.

RETREATS

WHY KAUA’I?

Kaua`i is a tropical paradise – one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  Nature is abundant here, full of medicinal plants, fresh wild edibles growing, bamboo forests, rivers, ancient stone (pohaku) walls, Kalalau, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” (Waimea Canyon), and world-class beaches.  Relax fully with meditation and yoga classes and experiencing the natural beauty of the Garden Isle.  Slow down and embrace the Hawaiian spirit of Aloha.  Enjoy each breath from the ocean to the forest.  The superb scenery will enchant you with valleys and cliffs that rise a mile high out of the Pacific Ocean!  Experience Kaua`i the ancient way, in the peaceful forests, the way Hawaiians once lived on the land (aina).  Leave only footprints; take only pictures.

KAUAI YOGA RETREAT AUGUST 11-15, 2017

A sacred & adventurous 5 day yoga retreat designed to help you unplug from your computer and reconnect to experience your true nature.  This is a mini getaway – a refresher for you to enjoy life just a plane hop across the ocean to the garden isle of Kauai!

 

The retreat includes:

 

  • Site-specific yoga at scenic locations such as caves, rocks, beaches, forests, waterfalls
  • A traditional Hawaiian lu’au on the first night you arrive
  • Exploring spiritual places such as the Kauai Hindu Monastery
  • Beach & hiking excursions
  • Delicious, freshly made vegetarian food with local fish for omnivores
  • Luxurious accommodations in a private house
  • 2 yoga classes per day with Haley Kuntz (Sivananda hatha yoga)

 

Fee: $1,795 (Includes accommodations, food, excursions – everything except airfare)

Sign up today – space is limited to 12 participants.

 

To make your reservation, a $500 non-refundable deposit via PayPal to YogaInKauai@gmail.com is required by June 1, 2017, with the balance paid by August 1.  Payment plans are available – please contact YogaInKauai@gmail.com for details.

NEW YEAR’S KAUAI YOGA RETREAT

DECEMBER 26, 2017 – JAN 2, 2018

Start the new year off right with a 7-day holiday yoga retreat in paradise!  Learn practices to help you find more inner peace in your mind and ease in your body. This retreat will bring you closer to your true nature, present within always. Embrace the warm sunshine of your heart while feeling the sun rays tickling your skin while practicing yoga on the beach.  Carry the wisdom and healing energy of Kauai with you into the new year.  Don’t just make resolutions – make positive habits you can take with you in this new year’s Kauai Yoga Retreat.

 

This retreat includes:

  • Site-specific yoga at caves, rocks, beaches, forests and waterfalls
  • Traditional Hawaiian lu`au ceremony the night you arrive
  • Exploring spiritual places such as the Kauai Hindu Monastery
  • Beach & hiking excursions
  • Delicious, freshly made vegetarian food with local fish for omnivores
  • Luxurious accommodations in a private house
  • Na Pali coast sunset cruise
  • Yoga classes and mindfulness meditations led daily by Haley Kuntz (Sivananda hatha yoga) and Katharine Bierce (hatha/vinyasa)

 

Fee: $2,995* (Includes everything except airfare)

Sign up today – space is limited to 12 participants.

To make your reservation, a $500 non-refundable deposit via PayPal to YogaInKauai@gmail.com is required by July 1, 2017, with the balance paid by September 1.  Payment plans are available – please contact YogaInKauai@gmail.com for details.

 

*A lomi lomi or traditional Hawaiian masseuse is available for an additional fee.

PERSONALIZED RETREATS

Are you interested in blissing out on a retreat, but unable to attend one of the listed retreat dates?  No problem!  Sign up for a personalized retreat to accommodate your wellness goals and your schedule.  Contact YogaInKauai@gmail.com and let Haley know when you will be on the island.  Let’s make your dreams come true!  Learn yoga one-on-one, get guidance on meditation (beginners welcome!), and find out what a thriving lifestyle might look like for you.  Pricing is $1995-$2995/week.

KAUAI YOGA & SURF RETREAT

Enjoy practicing yoga before your surf session.  This retreat is designed to help strengthen your surf muscles and enjoy the best waves ever!  Surf… yoga…beach…paradise…you let me know when you are ready to enjoy life unlike ever before.

 

 

WELLNESS

CLEAR LIGHT LIFE: HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

As a Natural Health Practitioner and Master Herbalist, I offer safe, effective, plant-based resources to support your health.  The healing environment of the Garden Isle of Kaua’i can assist you on your path to freedom from disease and bring clarity to aspects of life physically and mentally.  LIVE THE CLEAR LIGHT LIFE!

 

Living close to the nature is a part of my everyday life. The forest has shared the many healing gifts I am aware of today. Medicine grows at our feet and I feel responsible to share the knowledge of what can help us. Herbs, plants, flowers, and spices grow everywhere, and it is wise to tap into this ancient knowledge.  Life on a remote isolated island has made me aware of the absolute need to be self-reliant regarding my health and the health of others. Fortunately, native healing plants grow abound as well as invasive and medicinal plants! I am bridging the gap between ancient Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Hawaiian La `au Lapa ‘au. Herbs from the West like the Americas and Europe grow here too. It is an honor to grow practically anything and everything on this tiny rock, and help others alleviate their suffering.

 

I am here to share my mana`o or knowledge on herbal medicine. I am here to serve others and believe that the healthier one is, the happier one is, and therefore supreme peace can be obtained. Seeing others find the answer to their needs all within their own backyard is a liberating experience. I wish to teach people how to grow their own medicine and how to utilize it for their own needs.

 

I am here to help you prevent disease through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living. I will encourage you toward independence and self-direction by enforcing positive behavior patterns!

RATES AND SERVICES

1st visit: Initial 90 minute consultation & individual wellness program: $200

2nd visit or follow up consultation: $50

 

SPECIAL: purchase 8 visits in advance to be used in 12 months and the 9th visit is free

 

SPECIAL: Referring a client will get you $20 off your next appointment or herbal supplement.

Phone Consultations: $100 per hour

 

Medicine Buddha Chocolates: organic non-GMO local and healing herbal chocolates $8 per chocolate (approx. 1 oz)

 

How to Make Healing Herbal Chocolates workshop: $50 per person ($90 for two if you bring a friend or a date!)

 

Ionic Foot Detox Bath: pulls out toxins, parasites, heavy metals, yeast, mold, fungus, & more from the largest pores in our body, the feet. $30 for 30 mins. $60 for an hour

 

Tesla Machine: technology that uses frequency to increase blood circulation to enhance the body in helping itself.  $25 session or pay for 5 sessions for $100

 

Herbal Home Exploration: a personal guided consultation at your house in your backyard to identify plant medicine growing wild or cultivated, how to make home remedies, and juice it! $125 for 2 hours. $50 each additional hour (limited to Kaua`i residents)

 

Herbal Hawaiian Hikes: a guided hike with an herbalist to identify and collect wild edibles and herbs.  $100 per hike (2 hours) for up to 3 people; $50 per additional hiker.

 

Hawaiian Healing Herbs: line of tinctures, tonics, dried herbs, spices, teas, balms, salts, and capsules will be for sale ranging from $10-40

 

*I do not practice medicine, nor diagnose, treat, prescribe, administer, heal, or cure using any methods that a licensed doctor does.

BLOG

Kalalau valley is a sacred remote isolated place 11 miles from any town. Once you hike in or arrive by water, you instantly feel you truly have ARRIVED. Where have you arrived? Easily the most beautiful and magical place on the planet.  Getting here could be a rewarding challenge in itself.  The trail is along the side of a cliff, going up and down, in valleys and across rivers.  For a beginner it takes 8 plus hours or two days, and has been considered one of the most dangerous hikes on earth.

 

For a long term resident like me, it takes about 5 hours barefoot walking joyfully along the scenic trail.  I carry superfoods to fuel me, and drink the fresh pure spring water as I go.  From the start of the trail, the forest is wet, muddy, and full of tourists. The breathtaking views of the Na Pali coast inspire you to keep going further.  Once you get to the first river crossing 2 miles in, Hanakapi`ai, as long as you are able to safely cross, the tourists get left behind.  Only the real adventurers, yogis, and hard core travelers keep on going.

 

After a nice dip in the fresh river, or a swim catching wave session, it is time to move on up. The next mile is up and traversing the side of a mountain.  Once you make it to the end of this mile, you are at Space Rock. This is the steepest vertical drop into the ocean. It is incredibly beautiful, and a lovely place for a snack and just to breathe deeply. Pranayama here will make you feel like you are flying, like a real dakini… a sky dancer.  The view to the right is towards Ke`e where the trail begins, and to the left, what is still to come.

 

Leaving Space rock, or the 3 mile point, you head down into the next valley.  It is full of native plants that are rare.  The ancient trail continues to guide you deeper and deeper into the depths of the ancient forest of the Na Pali Coast.  Then comes Wai`ahu`akua, The Cape of the Gods, or the 5 mile point.  There are rock terraces, timeless walls as far as you can see, going up into the valley, and all the way down.  Springs and a lovely river bless you in here. If you time it right, the native mountain apples may be flowering.  Instead of just black rock or pohaku walls, the hot pink petals of the tree fall off and create a hot pink terrain.  This valley with its forest of mountain apples creates a natural pink phenomena unlike any other.  Your eyes experience a major contrast of tropical greens all day, and then WHAM, hot pink in your face.

 

After receiving magical blessings, it is time to continue walking, chanting, and using your mala. Half way there, at Hanakoa Valley, 6 miles in, things start to change…

CONTACT

Phone: 808-346-8380

Email: YogaInKauai@gmail.com

Let’s talk about how you can live to your highest potential!

Let’s talk about how you can live to your highest potential!

If you would like to setup an appointment send me a message and I will respond back to you shortly!

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