Learn the Connection Practice at a beautiful retreat center in Hawaii

Connection Practice Foundations Course (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

November 1st - November 6th

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About the location

In this course, you will stay in a natural retreat center in Hawaii's South Kona. Kona is a place full of positive energy and located where the western slopes of the Hualalai volcano meets the ocean. Filled with sunny weather and white sand beaches, this is a perfect place to fully immerse yourself in the learning of the Connection Practice with 32 people from the US and Japan.

About your teacher

The lead trainer is Rita Marie Johnson, the creator of the Connection Practice. Her book “Completely Connected” won the prestigious Nautilus Book Award in the United States and her practice has been taught to over a 100,000 people around the world. Her basic course has evolved over the past fifteen years, so we recommend that those who have taken Connection Practice courses in the past come to re-learn. 

Master Trainers Keiko Iwabuchi, Kumiko Kawaguchi, Yuki Kikuchi, and Gen Morita will all participate as staff and facilitators, so you can deepen your learning even further. The value of being completely immersed, day and night, with Rita Marie while learning the Connection Practice is immeasurable. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity and make this an experience you’ll never forget.

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Extra accommodations

Stay overnight before or after the course to swim with dolphins, look at the perfect night sky, and enjoy the wilderness and tropical fruits of the Big Island. It is avocado season during this adventure! Please contact us at info@connectionpractice.org and we can meet your accommodations. Whether you want at stay in budget-friendly hotels in the city or lavish resorts near the venue, we are here to help you out.

What people say about the Connection Practice

After sharing the Connection Practice with my daughter, she said, “I’m so glad you are my mom, that I can share anything with you.”
It brings tears to my eyes when I think about it. All the hard times paid for that moment. If you want to be successful and happy in your life, invest in the Connection Practice. Be a master in it. Then, no matter what you do, you will be successful and happy. It’s a life-changing skill that will be with you your whole life.

Yumi Morita

The Connection Practice has given me the tools to deal with problems I face on a day-to-day basis.
"It empowers me to not absorb problems, but rather address them in the moment and let them go. I’m so thankful the Connection Practice is a part of my life.”

Gina Barnert

Even in the hardest conversations with my son, we still feel connected. 
"When, I feel uncomfortable addressing some issues with my son, the Connection Practice helps us  be honest, caring, compassionate, and connected. The Connection Practice is a rope I can trust in walking the path as a parent." 

Ayako Nozawa

The most amazing part of the Connection Practice is that it's so simple.
"It's efficient, scientifically-based, and easy-to-use anywhere. It’s like a tool in your tool belt that you can use at any time.”

Belinda Sloan

If you really want to connect authentically in the moment with during difficult times, use the Connection Practice.
"As a parent, I used to put my needs on the back burner and let the emotions of my child wash over me. Now, even when I’m having a bad day, I know how to stay calm and collected as my child continues to grow their emotional bearings.”

Kelsey Visser

Your Teachers

Rita Marie Johnson

Lead Trainer
CEO of Rasur Foundation International

Yumi Morita

Assistant Trainer
Master Rasur

Gen Morita

Assistant Trainer
Master Rasur

About the Training



The Connection Practice (15 hours)

November 1st | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

November 2nd | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • The “How-To” of Hope: empathy + insight = connection
  • The Empowerment of Empathy
  • Rocking Your World with Insight
  • Connecting the Dots of the Connection Practice
  • Taking the Connection Practice to the World



The Connection Path (15 hours)

November 3rd | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

November 4th | 9: 00AM - 3:00 PM

  • Skillful Empathy Deepens Connection
  • Empathy First: Honesty Second
  • Empathy Under Fire
  • Healing Core Needs on the Connection Path
  • Celebrating Our Transformational Experiences



Connection Mediation (15 hours)

November 5th | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

November 6th | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Skillful Empathy Deepens Connection
  • Empathy First: Honesty Second
  • Empathy Under Fire
  • Healing Core Needs on the Connection Path
  • Celebrating Our Transformational Experiences


CP Boards Course (4 hours, optional)

November 6th | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

* Part-time participation ($700/part) is possible.

Your Options


Parts 1-3 Participation * $400 discount for Rasurs

Partial participation$700 per part
Connection Practice Board Course


$400 (with board)
$200 (without board)
$200 (board only)


Logistics of Your Experience

We recommend that you arrive in Kona no later than the night of October 31st. For non-direct flights and flights from Honolulu, keep in mind it takes time for immigration.

Accommodation and meals are not included. Cost of stay is less than $100 per night but in the case of a small cohort, you may stay in a local B&B or hotel for $100-$150 per night. We plan to make the training camp as cheap as possible.

Once you’ve secured your spot, please send your flight itinerary to and from Kona Airport to info@connectionpractice.org.

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space limited to 16 people (first-come-first-serve)

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