Services offered through Nature Connects

Upcoming Retreats

October 5-7. 2018 at Windward Retreat Center in Kaʻaʻawa, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. 

This retreat will feature daily yoga sessions, hikes, nature connection, ecopyschology lectures, and free time to work on creative projects or catch up on reading and relaxation. More information is forthcoming. 

Past Retreats

May 4-6, 2018
August 11-13, 2017
Windward Retreat Center in Kaʻaʻawa, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. 

This retreat will featured daily yoga sessions, hikes, and free time to work on creative projects or catch up on reading and relaxation. 

Healing Horse Meditation Circles 

Offered occassionally throughout the year or book a private individual/group session. 
Join Lizabeth Kashinsky RYT 200 and Vera-Marie Lee of Equine Assisted Services, LLC to connect with horses and your own true nature. Meditation circles are held outdoors in a pasture with a couple horses that will be free to join us if they wish to. 

We meditate, practice being mindful, and explore what the horses have to teach us. Sharing insights and experiences afterward is optional. After the meditation, we mingle with the horses and take photos. 

No previous horse or meditation experience is required. 

Individual Coaching Sessions

Lizabeth supports individuals who who are going through transitions, who are overwhelmed by ecological devastation, or feeling stuck. She works with clients to connect them with their own inner wisdom through ecopyschology practices, nature, yoga, and mindfulness practices. She is also certified Level 1 with the Purpose Guide Institute.

Contact Lizabeth for a free 1 hour consultation. 

Yoga Workshops

There are no yoga workshops scheduled at this time. 

Past yoga workshops include:
January 6, 2018: Mindfulness Medition at Yoga Hawaii, Kaimuki with Noah Pomeroy, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

June 21, 2016: Mindfulness Meditation at Coffee Talk, Kaimuki 6:30-7:30 p.m.

April 23, 2016: "Yoga for Earth Day" at Still and Moving Center, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

April 19, 2013: "Yoga for the Earth" at Open Space Yoga, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Ecopsychology Workshops 

ON HOLD INDEFINITELY: Monthly Active Hope and The Work That Reconnects (based on root teacher Joanna Macyʻs work) meeting at Yoga Hawaii in Kaimuki. Second Friday every month. Email for more information.

Previous ecopsychology workshops include:

Active Hope and The Work That Reconnects workshop based on Joanna Macyʻs work, Honolulu August 6 and 7, 2016. Presented with Anne Symens-Bucher. Letter from Joel B. Tan, Executive Director

Aloha ‘ohana,

Please accept our deepest gratitude for your love and encouragement as we navigate the lava flow in Lower Puna. In this time of introspection, grief and anticipation, we humbly surrender to Tūtū Pele’s might and give profound thanks for the abundance we have shared in Puna Kai.

Since Tūtū Pele began her dance in early May, several staff and volunteers remained in place to sustain business operations and local community services, while working toward our reopening. Unfortunately, as of June 1, 2018, we are unable to inform you of Kalanihonua’s reopen date, given the lava flow shows no sign of abating.

Additionally, the Kalanihonua Board of Directors have recommended that all staff shall be laid off as of June 2, 2018. This includes all staff who have remained on campus to mālama our grounds and facilities, as well as leadership and including my position as Executive Director.

I have been awestruck, since I came on as ED, by the love and dedication I have witnessed of everyone who plays a part at Kalanihonua. As this chapter ends and another unfolds, I am bolstered by the good work we have done together, and know that we all remain passionate and committed to contributing to the recovery and success of Kalanihonua and Hawaii Island.

Effective, Sunday, June 3, care of Kalanihonua’s next evolution rests with our Board of Directors. Please share questions, suggestions or concerns via

With love and aloha, JBT

Ecopsychology: An Introductory Workshop, Lyon Arboretum, March 7, 2015

Hatha Yoga Classes

Thursday evenings

Peaceful, private studio on Judd St. in Nuʻuanu

6:00-7:15 p.m. 

contact me for directions

Second or third Saturday every month 

Lyon Arboretum

Times vary, but typically 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Gentle hatha yoga followed by optional mindful hike

To register  or for more information, call  808-988-0456 or visit Lyon Arboretum website and click on "education" then "community classes" for the most updated information. 

Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga Hawaii 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Meditation Module April 7 and 14, 2018

Yoga Hawaii 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Meditation Module January 6-7, 2018
Philosophy and Sacred Texts Module February 10-11, 2018


Additional services

Private yoga sessions

Meditation instruction and nature based contemplative practices

Equine assisted coaching and meditation circles

Contact me for rates and location or to schedule private sessions


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