Hawaiian Yoga and Wellness Retreat – Class Schedule

Class Schedule 
9/1 – Arrival Day! **Check in anytime after 11 a.m.**

  • Sunset Yoga and Meditation/Meet and Greet with Aromatherapy led by Randi and Erica (75 min)

9/2 – First FULL day!

  • How to use Yoga, Creative Writing and Essential Oils to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself and Food Workshop with Erica and Randi (60 mins)
  • Afternoon Yoga and Hiking Excursion with Randi – The 1871 Trail to Alahaka Bay in Kona (3+ hrs)
  • Evening Restorative Yoga class with Randi and adjustments by Erica (45 mins)

9/3 – Workshop Day!

  • Morning Power Yoga with Erica (60 mins)
  • Yoga and Wellness with DoTerra Essential Oils Workshop with Randi and Erica (120 mins)

9/4 – Last Exploration Day!

  • Morning Power Beach Yoga with Randi (75 mins)
  • Afternoon Yoga and Hiking Excursion with Randi – Kekaha Kai State Park/Beach (Kona Coast State Park) (3+ hrs)
  • Evening Restorative Yoga with Randi and adjustments by Erica (60 mins)

9/5 –  Farewell Day!

  • Early Morning Power Yoga with Erica and adjustments by Randi (45 mins)
  • Farewell Group Meditation and Intention Setting Class (30 mins)

Interested?  Learn more here:  Hawaiian Yoga and Wellness Retreat Info!!!

Want to GO?! Place your reservation here!!!

The life and times of a (mostly) outdoor yoga teacher…

One year ago, I was just starting yoga teacher training.  I knew I wanted to teach yoga and I knew I wanted to teach it outdoors.  At the time, it was just an inkling in my mind to travel, I thought you had to have taught for years and years before anyone would allow you to lead a retreat.  By the time I completed my first 200 hours, I was confident that I could pull this off.  But I didn’t know how. And it had to be after the extensive training, once the main course was completed.   Facebook suggested a company, that I will not name and all I had to do was pick the place and they’d take care of the rest.  Easy enough, right?


Well, it wasn’t so much.  Because, although you pay them to set things up for you, they do NO advertising for your trip.  Unless its almost sold out.  Which doesn’t make sense to me, considering I was constantly seeing emails for someone else’s trip and never my own.  After a few months, they cancelled my trip, due to lack of reservations.  Then sent me a few emails asking if I would like to attend someone else’s retreat.  How bogus is that?   I had three reservations for a place that slept 6.  That little push they so graciously gave others, could have made all of the difference in my retreat.  I was so thrown by the coldness of the people that were so ‘eager’ to help me sell this retreat, after they cancelled the trip without telling me.  But I was NOT discouraged.  I was hosting my damned trip.


I decided to take the planning into my own hands.  I had the dates set,  I knew where I wanted to go and I had guests waiting.  I have been planning my own personal vacations with friends since I turned 21, so what’s so different about this?  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  So, my days became planning out where to teach in the meantime and planning this trip.  I researched about 20 different vacation homes and villas across the island of Jamaica.  I narrowed it down 10, then 5.  All while trying to co-manage a house, a 14 year old, a yoga teacher training extension course with homework and plan a teaching schedule.  When I got the planning down to a top 2, I had my guests choose.  Which was fun for them to feel included in the planning process.  There was just TOO many cool places to choose from!


Over the course of 7 months, I put this together.  I even paid for a few Facebook ads.  All of my hard work will soon pay off.  In less than 2 months, we will be sitting on a private beach in sunny Jamaica.  I will teach one yoga class a day, on the beach and we will spend the day exploring the island and sea.


I have already started to plan my next yoga and wellness retreat in Hawaii.  It is slated for September 1-5, either on the Big Island or the island of Molokai.  I reached out to a fellow yoga teacher and dear friend, to see about co-leading this one with me and she said YES!  I plan for about 2 classes a day (one morning and one sunset) with 1 rest/full exploration day.  There will also be an essential oils workshop and special 90 minute vinyasa class, that will highlight how essential oils can enrich your yoga practice and your life.


I am so grateful that I took the steps needed to fulfill my goals and set up my life to be filled with the things I take pleasure in.  Teaching yoga (any and everywhere!), being outdoors and living my yoga on and off if the mat.  The people that I have been blessed to work with, and learn from have made all of the difference and I am SO happy to have embarked on this journey with a heart filled with love.


When you focus on living to your potential, set goals, work towards them and stay on track, you can accomplish GREAT things!  The sky is the limit, unless you wanna teach yoga in space.  But that will probably be accessible soon too!  If there is something you want to do in life, but think its not achievable, go for it!  Believe in yourself and things WILL happen.  Trust in the Universe and it will provide.


Namaste loves,


Hawaiian Yoga and Wellness Retreat is 6 months!

The location of my Hawaiian Yoga and Wellness Retreat has been decided!  We will be going to the Big Island of Hawaii, in Honolulu from 8/4 – 8/8/2016!  I have had a LOT of requests for a Hawaiian retreat, so rooms are filling up FAST!  Reserve your room/space for $150 minimum!  Final payment is due 7/1/2016.


  • 1 Private Room (King bed) – $702
  • 1 Single Room (1 full bed) – $629
  • 2 Double Rooms (2 queen beds) – $476

All rooms can be shared by 2 people max.

Round trip flights leaving from LAX are only $754!

Let’s go on an adventure together!  Experience a real luau, visit black and white sand beaches, hike in the mountains, see the wild horses that roam the island and swim in breathtaking waterfalls!  And most of all BEACH YOGA!

honolulu black sand



Almost time to buy plane tickets to Jamaica!!! Are YOU coming?! 

The Retreat Finalization Process begins TODAY!! If you’re on the fence or forgot that the deadline was approaching, it’s not too late!!! 
1 space left and it can be ALL YOURS!! Make 2016 a year of self discovery and travel! Join me in Jamaica April 17-22 for 5 days in paradise. Relaxing, resetting and renewing yourself.  

#Jan16SciaticaRelief IG Challenge starts 1/21!

#Jan16SciaticaRelief 1/21 -1/31

Overall goal: To stretch and strengthen the muscles around the spine and correct postural problems that cause or add to the problem.  These poses can be used as a quick form of relief for a minor ‘flareup’.  If there is any extreme pain, please see a doctor.  The goal here is to breathe throughout the asana (pose) and move slowly and with control.  It would be beneficial to add these poses into your daily practice/stretching routine.

Sciatica affects the following:

  • The piriformis – a muscle that provides stability to your sacrum.
  • Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg.
  • Leg pain that is described as burning, tingling or searing.
  • Sharp pain in the low back or leg that inhibits standing/walking.
  • Foot Drop – a condition in which you are not able to flex your ankles enough to walk on your heels.


Most of these poses are to be done while sitting/laying on the floor.

  1. Seated Tadasana/Seated Mountain Pose
  2. Knee to Chest Pose
  3. Supine Leg Stretch 1
  4. Supine Leg Stretch 2
  5. Supine Figure Four Pose
  6. Supine Supported Twist
  7. Fire Log Pose
  8. Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose
  9. Baddha Konasana/Bound Angle Pose
  10. Ardha Savasana/Half Corpse Pose



Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects up to 10 million Americans, most of them women. It was identified in 1816 by a Scottish physician, but wasn’t officially recognized by the American Medical Association as an illness until 1987. It manifests as pain in the fiber of the muscles, often throughout the body, along with unrelenting fatigue, headaches, and sleep disturbances. And it can mimic other ills, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis, which often leaves sufferers spending years seeking a correct diagnosis. Because there is no definitive test for the condition, the diagnosis is tricky and some doctors continue to question its validity.

There is one diagnostic tool available if you suspect that you or someone close to you has fibromyalgia. In 1990, the American College of Rheumatology created a map of 18 “tender points,” or places on the body that are most often tender to the touch in people with fibromyalgia. A person who feels pain in 11 of the 18 tender points probably has it.

Pain points:

  • Front of the neck (above the collarbone, on either side of the larynx)
  • Back of the neck (where the base of the skull and neck meet)
  • Elbows
  • Hips (where the butt curves to join the thighs)
  • Lower Back (very top of the butt, bottom of lower back)
  • Upper Back (where the back muscles connect to the shoulder blades in the upper back)
  • Shoulders (Between the edge of the shoulder and the bottom of the neck)
  • Chest (on either side of the sternum/breastplate a few inches below the collarbone)
  • Knees (inside of each knee pad)

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still a mystery, science is beginning to shed light on the disease. “There are genetic risk factors that make it more likely that you will, under certain circumstances, develop a chronic pain disorder like fibromyalgia,” says Leslie Crofford, an expert in the disorder and chief of rheumatology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. A person may be born with a risk factor, but it will remain dormant until it’s activated by something like a car accident, a repetitive-motion injury or osteoarthritis.

I created this challenge to help bring awareness to pain relief through yoga.  Please pass this along to anyone that may need some relief.


Day 1 of the#jan16fibroflow is Balasana or Child’s Pose: The main point here is to focus on your breath.

  •  Start off on all fours.
  •  Bring your knees as wide as your mat, big toes to touch.
  •  Lower your hips to your heels.
  • Take a deep inhale here, as you exhale, lower your chest/forehead to the mat.
  • Slowly inhale, counting to 4 as you do.  Slowly exhale, using the same 4 count.
  • Stay here for 5 full breaths.  If you have any shoulder issues, bring your arms parallel to your sides with your palms facing up.
  • Keep your tailbone pointed towards your heels to find space along the spine.
  • As you inhale, imagine that you’re filling up your body with air, creating space.
  • As you exhale, pull your belly button to your spine and aim to sink into the space you just created in your body. –
  • For a stretch, work on rounding the back or reach your arms forward to stretch the shoulders.

Day 2 of my#jan16fibroflow is  Tadasana or Mountain Pose.  Most people believe that mountain pose is a passive pose, because it looks like we are just standing with our arms elevated. It’s actually a very active pose.

  • Bring your big toes to touch with a sliver of space between your heels.
  • Engage your legs, by contracting your thigh muscles (imagine lifting your thighs away from your knees).
  • Take a deep inhale and lift your arms overhead, with your fingers pressed together and palms facing each other.
  • Bring your belly button to your spine.
  • Roll your shoulder blades down your back to pull your shoulders away from your ears.
  • Slightly tuck your chin to your chest to elongate your neck.
  • If you’ve any shoulder issues, bring your arms to your sides. But keep the shoulders drawing away from your ears.
  • This will help strengthen the shoulders and stretch the base of the neck.
  • Stay here for 5 deep breaths, imagining you’re filling up your body with each inhale, rooting yourself into the earth on each exhale.
  • As you root down through your feet, lift your energies upwards from the earth to the skies.

Day 3 of my#jan16fibroflow is Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana or Forward Fold/Half Lift

This will help you find space in the lower back (w/bent knees, belly rests on thighs), upper back (breathe into the upper back/imagine you’re inflating your back while inhaling).

 From Mountain Pose, (see day 2) take a deep inhale and bring your palms to touch overhead.

  • As you exhale, hinge from your hips as you fold forward. As opposed to rounding the back.
  • If the stretch is too much on your hamstrings, place a deep bend in your knees and rest your belly on your thighs.
  • Let your head hang heavy and grasp opposite elbows or let your palms rest on the ground.
  • Bring your belly button to your spine.
  • Focus on breathing here.
  • Stay for 5 breaths.
  • Feel free to alternate between lifting and lowering the right and left heels for an active stretch for 3 breaths and finding stillness for the last 2.


Day 3 of my#jan16fibroflow is Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana or Forward Fold/Half Lift

From Forward Fold:

  • Inhale and bring your hands to either your shins or your thighs.
  • Roll your shoulders down your back and bring your gaze straight down.
  • Squeeze the armpits together and towards your bottom.
  • Imagine that your back is as flat as a table.
  • Stay here for 2 deep breaths.

Day 4 of my#jan16fibroflow is Squat and Curl

From Half Lift:

  • Place a deep bend in your knees and place your palms on your mat.
  • Lift your heels as you lower your bottom to meet your heels.
  • Take a deep inhale, tuck your chin to your chest.
  • On your exhale, bring your forehead towards your knees. Try lifting your heels higher to help.
  • Bring your belly button to your spine.
  • Roll your shoulders down your back and away from your ears.
  • Stay for 5 deep breaths.
  • On your inhales, imagine you are filling up upper back muscles and lungs with air, creating space.
  • On your exhales, focus on exhaling out all of your breath while engaging your core.
  • Try to make your ball smaller on each exhale.

This pose helps to stretch the upper back, while the chin to chest connection stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Feel free to combine days 1-4 to warm up the body for tomorrow’s poses.


Day 5 of my#jan16fibroflow is Virabhadrasana 2 and Viparita Virabhadrasana or Warrior 2 and Reverse Warrior.  This pose builds strength in the legs, while creating space in the hips.

From Squat and Curl:

  • Place your palms on the mat, step your right foot forward and your left foot behind you (back foot at a 45 degree angle, toes more forward than to the side.)
  • Press into the outer edges of the feet to assist in engagement of the legs.
  • Place a 90 degree bend in your front knee, making sure your knee is stacked directly over your ankle.
  • Your back leg is straight. If there is a bend in the knee, scoot your leg closer to the front of the mat.
  • Bring your belly button to your spine.
  • Extend your arms to the side, right arm over right leg. Left arm over left leg, palms facing down.
  • Roll your shoulder blades down your back to pull your shoulders away from your ears.
  • Bring your gaze to the tip of your right middle finger.
  • Slightly tuck your chin to your chest to elongate your neck.
  • Remain here for 3-5 breaths. Sink a little deeper into the front knee on the exhales.Day 5 PT. 2 – Reverse Warrior

From Warrior 2:

  • Bring your left hand to touch the back leg and the right hand towards the sky.
  • Roll your shoulder blades away from your ears and down your back.
  • Keep your legs as they were.
  • Stay here for 2 breaths.

Feel free to alternate between both of today’s asanas. Combine all of the previous poses for a fun flow.


Day 6 of my #jan16fibroflow is Garudasana/Eagle Pose

From Mountain Pose (Tadasana):

  • Sweep your right arm underneath your left, connect your palms or give yourself a hug.
  • Put a deep bend in your left leg and cross your right leg over it. (Option here, to wrap your foot around your calf or use your toe as a kickstand.)
  • Bring your elbows and knees into one line.
  • Pull your elbows closer to your knees.
  • Keep your core engaged.
  • Draw your tailbone down towards your heels.
  • Inhale, unwrap your legs.
  • Switch sides.
  • Stay for 4-5 breaths.
  • Find a non moving point in front of you to focus on for balance.
  • Try sinking into your standing leg on each exhale for balance and to potentially find more depth.

This pose stretches the middle of the upper back, strengthens the legs and flushes the body through compression.  Feel free to combine yesterday and today’s asanas to warm up the body for tomorrow’s poses.


Day 7 of my #jan16fibroflow is  Bhujangasana or  Cobra Pose

From Eagle Pose:

  • Unbind your arms and legs.
  • Take a deep inhale, go back to Mountain Pose.
  • Connect your palms over head, exhale, forward fold.
  • Inhale, half lift. Exhale, squat and curl.
  • Press your palms into the mat and come onto your knees.
  • Make sure your shoulders are stacked over your wrists. (You can take this from your knees, if you’re still building up your arm strength, or enter full plank)
  • Inhale, hinge forward on your toes, shifting your shoulders over your fingertips.
  • Exhale, squeeze your elbows towards your body and slowly lower your chest to the mat.
  • Keep your hands here. The tips of your fingers should be in line with your shoulders.
  • Bring the inside of your feet to touch and zip up the legs together. Like a mermaids tail.
  • Press the tops of the feet into the mat, so that the knees and bottom of the thighs lift off of the mat.
  • Exhale out all of your air.
  • Inhale, lift your torso off of the mat. Hands lift too!
  • Roll your shoulder blades together and down your back.
  • Squeeze your elbows towards your body.
  • Your chin is slightly tucked into your throat to elongate your neck, your gaze is straight down.
  • Breathe here for 2 deep breaths.
  • On your second exhale, release and rest with your cheek to the mat.
  • Feel free to bend your knees and windshield wiper your feet to soothe your lower back.

This pose strengthens the shoulders and the upper and lower back while opening the chest.

Day 8 of my #jan16fibroflow is Baddha Konasana or Cobbler’s Pose

From Cobra Pose: Return to Child’s Pose

  • Take 3 breaths here.
  • Press yourself up onto all fours. 
  • Find your seat and move the fleshy bits of your bottom aside to find your sit bones.
  • Press the soles of your feet together. (If this is too much on your hips, place either a block under each knee or a folded up blanket)
  • Grab your feet, sit up tall and roll shoulders down your back.
  • Bring your belly button to your spine.
  • Stay here for 5-6 breaths.
  • If you’ve started off with support under the knees, try removing them after 4 breaths and see how it feels to remove them.

Combine all of the poses for a fun flow that will strengthen and stretch you when and where you need it! The key to these poses is to breathe.


Day 9 of my #jan16fibroflow is Viparita Karanai or Legs Up The Wall 

  • Find a wall and sit next to it, hip to wall.
  • Lie down on your back and turn your bottom to the wall.
  • Scoot your bottom to the wall until it touches.
  • Bring your legs up the wall.
  • Flex your feet and press your lower back into the mat.
  • Bring your hands either to rest on your hip bones or next to you on your mat, palms up.
  • Stay here for as long as you’d like. From 5 breaths to 10 minutes.
  • Focus on your breath.

If you’re having any pain, deep breathing can and will help. Focus on filling up your body w/ air on each inhale and on each exhale settle into your body.

Day 10 of my #jan16fibroflow is Savasana/Ardha Savasana or Corpse Pose/Half Corpse Pose

  • Just relax here.
  • Focus on relaxing each part of the body, starting with the feet.
  • Then work your way up. If there is pain in your lower back with your legs outstretched, enter half Savasana.
  • Walk your feet to the edge of your mat, toes either pointing forward or slightly turned in.
  • Let your knees rest at the center of the mat against each other.
  • Breathe.


Remember to breathe.  Don’t hold your breath during any of the postures.  If you are trying these out because you are in pain, take slow, deep and even breaths.  $-6 counts in, 4-6 counts out.  Always warm up your body.  You are exactly where you need to be, just believe in yourself and your ability to relax.



Randi Evette

My first IG Yoga Challenge starts Monday, 1/4!

I am happy to announce that I, along with my omie Abbey @thefreckledyogini are hosting our first #yogachallenge!! The #jan16fibroflow #yoga #challenge is for #everybody, the goal is to spread #awareness to alternative ways to relieve pain. Be sure to follow/tag us in your photos, as well as use the hashtag #jan16fibroflow. 

The goal is to spread awareness, that’s the prize! The poses chosen have been known to help #relieve #pain points that affect most people with #fibromyalgia. 

Each day we will post a picture of the pose of the day and a brief description. If you know someone with fibromyalgia, please pass this along. The goal is to help as many people as we can, find some pain #relief and #connect with their #breath. 

Starts Monday 1/4! 

#yoga #igyogachallenge #jan16fibroflow #fibromyalgiayogaflow #yogaeverydamnday #painrelief #healtheworldwithyoga #healtheworld #namaste #tagafriend #spreadlove #spreadrelief

Happy Holidays from Yoga with Randi!

Happy Holidays, yogis and yoginis!

Let’s start the year off right by starting/maintaining a consistent yoga practice!  There are PLENTY of opportunities to get started and STAY motivated!  Summer is only 6 months away, but who are we fooling?!  Beach weather starts in the spring here in California, which is only 3 months away!  Let’s start on those awesome yoga beach bodies with a little winter work.

I have my schedule posted here.  If you would like to attend one of the classes listed or to schedule a private class, feel free to visit my Reservation Page and let me know what you would like to do.

New schedule takes effect 1/4/16!  Hope to see you then!



Randi Evette




Rum, Roast and Royals – Jamaican Retreat Highlight 4/2016

This week’s activity highlight is: Our trip to the Rum, Roast and Royals in Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

As we tour the little town of Ocho Rios, we will stop off here to check out some of the things Jamaica is known for in exports.  If you aren’t interested in rum, coffee or cigars, even as souvenirs for back home, there are MANY other shops we will visit and explore.

Rum, Roast and Royals is a high-end duty free store, which sells upmarket Jamaican products.  The title refers to the three main luxury product lines that the island of Jamaica excels in producing.

  • Rum – Made from pure Jamaican sugar cane.
  • Roast – Used to describe coffee beans, which are harvested in the Blue Mountain region. Where the coffee produced is considered by many to be the best in the world.
  • Royals – The ‘Royal Jamaican Cigar’, which some connoisseurs consider to the on par with the famous cigars of Cuba.


In addition to selling Jamaican run, coffee and cigars, the shop also sells handmade arts and crafts and luxury food products from boutique Jamaican producers.  They also sell Cuban cigars and fine wines from around the world.  The shop boasts of a walk-in humidor and air conditioning to keep the cigars in peak condition.




If you’re interested and would like to reserve your space, visit: http://mkt.com/JamaicanYogaRetreat


Sat Nam,

Randi Evette

(I recognize the divinity within you)

Change is good/The thirst for knowledge continues!

In a little over 2 months, 2/23/16,  I will be embarking on yet another avenue of my yoga journey, Power Yoga Teacher Training.  Ironically, it will start almost exactly 1 year after my very first yoga teacher training, at the same studio. SO much has changed in the past year, both inside and outside of the studio.  There’s a new management team, which means there will be all ‘new’ (different) leads during the training.  One of the lovely women I had the privilege of learning with is now managing the entire studio AND leading the training!  All of my original yoga mamas have moved on to bigger things. (one is a new mama, one manages a meditation studio and the other is a regional manager/blessings, blessings all around) Here’s to another 200 hours of learning, growing and connecting with another group of yoga minded individuals.

On my end, I have completed 1-200 hour yoga teacher training and over 100 hours of continued yoga education.  I have also taught over 60 hours as a RYT.  I have gone from being fearful and uncertain about how I wanted my future to look to, planning yoga and wellness retreats in advance.  The vast amount of confidence and self love I have developed throughout this time has inspired me to keep moving forward and learning.  My next big goal is to attend Loyola Marymount and partake in their Yoga Therapy RX program.  There are 4 courses in total.


First course is Basic Yoga Therapy, which is from 8/29-12/16.   The basic program will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee and hip problems. After that I will be able to work with chiropractors, doctors and massage therapists with a better understanding of how the spine works and how to use yoga as a form of therapy.

I am SO excited for the next chapter of my life to start.  My goal is to help as many people find relief from pain through connecting with their bodies and breath, as I can.  I can not wait to start learning again!

Early August 2016, I plan to be back here in Hawaii.  Onwards and UPWARDS!


Sat Nam!


Randi Evette