Functional Medicine & Yoga Retreat

November 1st – November 8th, 2018

This 7 day, 7-night functional medicine and yoga retreat will teach and inspire you with knowledge so you can experience increased vitality, energy and joy.

Feeling wired and tired with daily stress?

Difficulty to achieve and maintain a healthy weight?

Struggling to stay on task with self-care?

Finding your self-care routine often gets put aside to get through the day?

Not finding enjoyment in your relationships?

Experiencing nagging health problems like imbalanced hormones, GI distress, fatigue, skin rashes, brain fog, poor memory?

Tired of the same daily grind and not having time for yourself?

Tired of seeing doctor after doctor who keep telling you your labs are “normal” and nothing is wrong?

If any of these sound familiar, this workshop is for you. You will learn the art and love of self care.

Yoga twice daily

Morning yoga will be a gentle flow with individual instruction, support, and guidance.  Evening yoga will be Yin & Restorative & Nidra to support restorative relaxation and sleep.

3 Meals Per Day & Mindful Eating

Farm to the table, organic, most of the food is grown on the resort grounds! Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, most dietary restrictions can be accommodated!  Enjoy fresh juices and smoothies and recipes to take home.

We will explore mindfulness and mindful eating as we explore various native foods on the Hawaiian Island.

Morning Guided Meditation & Chakra Balancing

We will explore Meditation apps and tools for you to utilize in your daily routine after the retreat! We will be using tools like HeartMath and Pranayama (breath work).

We will focus on chakra and energy balancing/restoration techniques throughout the retreat time.


We limit the number of participants in our retreats so that Jennifer can be sure to spend ample time with each participant. Getting to know you, what your obstacles are in your daily life and helping you to create a plan for change is the goal!


Hotel Room (Free Upgrade from Yurt) double or private:

Pricing for double (shared 2 persons): $2000 | Pricing for single/private: $2450

If you desire to book a hotel room, please inquire. Pricing based on hotel availability and pricing at the time of booking. We will be staying at Hawaii Island Retreat in Kapaau, Hawaii. To view the Resort Website CLICK HERE

Resort Amenities: Unlimited access to salt water pool, ability to book massage/spa services at a 10% discount, numerous trails for walking/hiking/ecotherapy.

Daily Functional Medicine & Wellness Education

5 wellness educational topics/workshops including healing modalities (Hormone health, GI health, Heart health, Cleansing & Detoxing, Immune Health). In the workshops, you will explore interventions and create a wellness plan to take home with you.

Island Exploration

We will be taking afternoon island explorations (optional)-explore amazing beaches, snorkeling, hiking trips (easy to moderate level) known as eco-therapy.

Plan For Daily Wellness & Goody Bag

You will receive a Self Love journal in which you will create a wellness plan to take home. You will also receive access to retreat participant closed facebook group.

You will receive a gift from your retreat leaders with samples of health and self care items!

Follow Up Phone Call

One 30 minute phone call with one of your retreat leaders 2 weeks after the retreat to offer support with the daily wellness plan.  The purpose of this retreat is to relax, rejuvenate and create a plan for daily health and wellness. Jennifer wants to ensure you have the tools to create change.

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to and from the airport. Facebook group will help with carpooling.
  • Cleaning room fees if you desire this service.
  • Tipping and baggage service.
  • Incidental charges at the hotel for spa services.
  • Rental car. (if you desire to explore the island on free time.)
  • Additional outings i.e. snorkeling, luau that are optional
  • Spa services


Jennifer Paulson is a family nurse practitioner, mom, wife, yogi, healer, public speaker and small business owner. She is the founder of her private practice Functional Medicine of Bend in Bend, Oregon. She has weathered many illnesses and attributes her healing and vibrant health to functional medicine and yoga. Jennifer is passionate about working intensively with patients to reach optimal health and wellness. Join her on the sacred Hawaiian Island to experience growth, healing, transformation and better yet to experience the love of self care!


Dr. Jennifer Jennings

Dr. Jennings DNP, MS, APRN, FNP-BC is the owner, CEO and Medical Director of Cardea Health Integrative (CHI) in Buffalo NY, an integrative medicine practice specializing in infusion therapy, colon hydrotherapy, educational enrichment and integrative therapies.  Its campus boasts 82 acres of hiking trails; a 3-acre pond and a nature-infused healing space.


no experience is necessary

Yoga-Intro to Yoga, Gentle flow, Hatha, Yin, Nidra (you’ll find the poses that resonate with your body)
Meditation-guided, silent, HeartMath
Wellness Education
Acutonics-vibration healing therapy
Pranayama-breath work with application to specific health conditions/concerns
Reiki-healing energy

Chakra Exploration & Balancing

Ecotherapy-grounding, earthing, hiking, swimming, snorkeling
Nutrition education

Yes, I’m ready to invest in my health!

How do I pay?

We accept MasterCard, Visa, check via mail or PayPal payments.

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What airport should I fly into?

Kona, Hawaii (KOA) is the closest airport

Is transportation provided from the airport to the resort?

No, Participants are required to provide airfare to Hawaii and transportation to the resort.  Once you are registered, you will receive an invite to a closed Facebook group where participants can make carpooling arrangements.

What meals are included?

Breakfast, lunch anddinner meals are included.   There are restaurants and shopping centers nearby and throughout the island.

Does the retreat include any activities?

Your retreat package includes 1 day of snorkeling (basic snorkel equipment provided) at a local beach/bay.  Transportation to the snorkeling site will not be included, but we will arrange carpooling with retreat members.

What additional activities and amenities are available at the resort?

Hawaii Island Retreat has a spa/wellness center, salt-water infinity pool, over 50 acres of gardens, valley trails, and ocean vistas. Retreat members will receive 15% off any spa activities. This is an organic, eco-friendly and sustainable resort on the native Hawaiian land. We encourage you to visit the Hawaii Island Retreat center website to learn more.

How will details of the retreat be communicated with me?

Jennifer has created a closed Facebook group for retreat members. She will post details and updates to keep members up to date.  This will also be a place to get to know your fellow retreat members and ask questions.  Jennifer will share tips on how to prepare for the retreat.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a holistic and comprehensive approach to treating your whole health. It looks at common imbalances like weight, stress, inactivity, toxicity, poor nutrition, genetics, gut health, hormone health. Functional medicine treats the root cause of the symptoms and disease unlike conventional medicine that treats the symptoms.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Cancellations prior to August 31st 2018: refund minus bank fees and $50.

Cancellations after August 31st 2018:  No refunds however, your retreat reservation can be transferred to another individual.  We understand life happens and will work with you to try and fill your spot.

Jennifer Paulson NP/Functional Medicine of Bend reserves the right to cancel retreats due to emergencies, illness, and unforeseen circumstances. In the event, full refunds would be issued to you within 30 days. Jennifer Paulson would not be responsible for any other costs retreat participant incurred such as airfare, etc.  Therefore we recommend you carry cancellation insurance on your airfare reservations.


Reserve with $750 down,

*Final payment due by September 15th 2018 


Double (shared yurt -2 persons): $2000

Single(private yurt: $2450) $2450