Lu Jong Tibetan Yoga Retreat

Join me in a tropical paradise to explore the beneficial, self-healing practice of Lu Jong!

July 2 - 7, 2017
Pahoa, Big Island of Hawaii


What is Lu Jong?

Lu Jong is an ancient Tibetan practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana tradition. Rooted in principles of Tibetan Medicine, it is a series of movements developed for the purpose of self-healing. 

With this practice, you will be able to release blockages on the physical, energetic, and mental levels. The result is that you can effectively combat disease and imbalances, transform negative emotions, and increase your vitality.

Lu Jong is accessible to people of all ages, abilities and beliefs. The combination of rhythmic movements and breathing gently massages the body, targeting particular energetic points. 

The Full Lu Jong Level 1 practice includes:

  • The Five Elements Movements (for opening the spine and general balancing)
  • The Five Body Parts Movements (for the musculoskeletal system)
  • The Five Vital Organ Movements (for improving function of the kidneys, heart, lungs, spleen and liver)
  • The Six Conditions Movements (for helping common imbalances such as digestion, senses, mood, and body temperature)
  • The Two Movements for Sleep and Wakefulness (for shifting your energy quickly)
Get grounded and stable with the Earth Element Movement.

Get grounded and stable with the Earth Element Movement.

What You Receive

  • The Full Lu Jong Practice
    A Complete System for Releasing Blockages and Cultivating a Focused Mind
  • A Deep Understanding of Lu Jong's Context & Benefits
    Learn the Principles of Buddhism, Five Elements Theory, Tibetan Medicine and the Subtle Body
  • Morning Practice
    Includes Gentle Movements, Breathwork, Meditation & Relaxation Practices
  • Free Time to Enjoy the Big Island
  • 3 Daily Organic, Vegetarian Meals
  • 5 Nights Accommodation


Kirpal Meditation & Ecological Center
Pahoa, Hawaii Island

This tranquil, tropical paradise is a perfect place to delve into our exploration of Lu Jong! 

Have easy access to the attractions on the east side of Big Island, including a black sand beach, thermal pools, snorkeling, farmer’s markets and more.

About Kirpal

  • An Eco-Friendly Retreat - Nearly 100% Solar Powered
  • Situated on 10+ acres of Organic Fruit Trees, Flowers and Forest
  • Ocean Views & Clear Starry Skys
  • Spacious, Open Yoga Hale
  • Balinese Meditation Pavilion, for quiet moments and small gatherings
  • Thermal Pools and Salt-Water Swimming only a 15-minute walk

Meals & Accommodations

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals
  • Vegan options available, as well as fresh juices and unique desserts
  • Complimentary in-season fruits from the orchard
  • 30+ different trees and herbs provide the produce for our meals
  • Charming cabins, each hand-built and designed to be in harmony with the land
  • Private and Shared options available (more information in the next section)


  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Mats and Blankets Available for Use
  • Full Service Laundry Facility
  • Massage & Healing Treatments with skilled professionals for an additional cost
    (massage, acupuncture, energy healing)
  • Transportation from Hilo airport for a fee



Rainbow Falls near Hilo

Rainbow Falls near Hilo

Arrival & Departure Times

Sunday, July 2

Check-In: after 3 pm
Dinner: 6 pm
Opening Session: 7:30 pm

Friday, July 7

Kehena Black Sand Beach, 10 min drive from Kirpal

Kehena Black Sand Beach, 10 min drive from Kirpal

Final Session: ends by noon
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Check-Out: 2 pm

Airport Transportation

The closest airport is Hilo International Airport (ITO). If you fly into Kona, on the west side of the island, it is about a 2.5 hour drive to Kirpal.

Please inform us of your flight times so that we can help arrange a shuttle for your pick-up for an additional fee. Or you can chose to rent a car.


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SAmple Schedule

7:30 am       Morning Practice
8:30 am       Breakfast
10:00am      Understanding the Benefits & Background of Lu Jong
12:30 pm      Lunch
1:00 pm        Free Time
6:00 pm       Dinner
8:00 pm       Evening Gathering (Discussion & Relaxation Exercises)

Experience an energizing AND calming practice in a beautiful setting.

Experience an energizing AND calming practice in a beautiful setting.


$820 includes:

  • All retreat activities
  • All meals
  • Accommodations in a standard cabin
  • Access to all that Kirpal has to offer, including the gardens, orchards and Balinese meditation hut 

If you are attending with one or more other people, please contact us directly to determine the cost for your group. 

If you would like more time to explore the island, it is possible to extend your stay at Kirpal after the retreat ends. Use the contact form to inform us of your desired departure date. 

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Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary to cancel your participation in this retreat, there is a $75 non-refundable registration fee.

The remaining amount above $75 is refundable until 21 days before the start of the retreat.

If canceling within less than 21 days before start of the retreat, 50% is non-refundable and the other 50% may be applied toward any future Tibetan Healing Movement event. 


About Your Teacher

Farrah Garan has dedicated her life to spreading the deep wisdom of the Tibetan healing arts. Her aim is to make these simple—but powerfully effective—practices widely known so that many may benefit. 

Farrah first learned Lu Jong in 2002 and has developed a deep love for it and the other Tantrayana practices she has received from Tulku Lobsang, including Tsa Lung, Tog Chöd and Tummo. Again and again, she experiences in herself and witnesses in her students the vitality, clarity and joy that is a benefit of these profound methods.

Tulku Lobsang, Farrah's teacher and the pioneer of bringing Lu Jong from Tibet to the West.  

Tulku Lobsang, Farrah's teacher and the pioneer of bringing Lu Jong from Tibet to the West.