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Maui in May


  • Hale Akua 110 Door of Faith Road HI, 96708 United States (map)

…with Jennifer Reuter, Cecilia Ryan, Sarah Burchard and Kat Michelle

*LIMITED SPECIAL VOLUNTEER RATES AND DAY PASSES AVAILABLE*

Leave your busy world behind and discover the magic of Maui, on a rejuvenating 4-day wellness retreat.  

We will be relaxing and recharging at Hale Akua, a luxurious eco-retreat center and organic farm situated in the jungle of Haiku, Maui overlooking the ocean. Hale Akua, although conveniently located near the airport, historic Paia town and the infamous road to Hana, will be our own private oasis tucked away from it all. 

This retreat is designed to give you the opportunity to just “be” and “be taken care of”.  For you to get back in touch with the “Space of the Heart”, a term that was introduced by the great yogic-tantrik master of Kashmir: Abhniva Gupta (c. 975-1025).  He described this place as a secret place inside you where you feel the most you, that place where you feel the sheer joy of being you.  It is that part of you that stays constant in all experiences throughout your life.  It is the mysterious benevolent field within that reveals itself most readily when we take the time to slow down and just be!

This is an opportunity to “unplug” from daily routines, the digital world, politics and anything else that is cluttering your mind and stressing you out.  The time is yours to do as you wish.  There is no doubt that you will leave feeling replenished, up-leveled and with more inner strength.  

Offerings will include:

– Yoga

– Meditation

– Ayurveda 

– Sound bathing

– Nourishing farm to table meals

– Optional island excursions

– Swimming

– Hiking

– Massage  (price not included)

…and plenty of time for rest and personal time.

 

Yoga:

Invigorating alignment-based yoga postures in the morning, restoring and nurturing yoga postures in the evenings. Offerings will include: breathing exercises, mantra (sacred chanting) practices and philosophical discourses on the ancient tradition of yoga.  This retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga.

Meditation:

Whether you are new to meditation, do it daily or are somewhere in between you will receive the support you need to develop or strengthen your practice. This instruction is for everyone: experienced to beginner. Includes both seated silent practices and guided lying down practices (yoga nidra). 

Sound bathing:

Sound bathing is a form of “Vibrational Medicine” and is based on the scientific principles that all matter, and most importantly, the cells in your body, vibrate to a precise frequency when healthy and to a dissonant frequency when in dis-ease.

Gong and quartz crystal bowls create resonant vibration, rhythms and tones that balance brain hemispheres, stress levels, and even tension in body tissues and cells that have fallen into “dis-ease” or “dis-harmony”.

Massage:

There are a limited amount of time slots open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to book a relaxing 1 hour lomi lomi/swedish massage with our on site massage therapist Kat Michelle. The cost is $85 and can be paid in cash at the time of your massage.

You will be able to select one of these time slots when you arrive to the retreat on Thursday. Booking will be first come first serve.

Fri – 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4pm

Sat – 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4pm

Sun – 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am

Optional excursions:

    • Twin Falls – The first set of waterfalls on the road to Hana. Great for hiking and swimming. There are several falls along the hiking trails and a delicious snack stand that sells local fruit, smoothies and baked goods. – http://mauiguidebook.com/adventures/twin-falls-tips/
    • Historic Paia Town – Boutiques, galleries, health food store, restaurants, gift shops and a relaxed beach meets country hippie vibe. 
    • Ho’okipa beach– A popular locals beach great for swimming,snorkeling, picnicking, watching surfers, windsurfers (Maui is where windsurfing first became popular) and the sunset.
    • Farm tour at Hale Akua – Learn all about organic gardening, farming and edible landscaping. *Please contact us ahead of time if you would like to be included on this tour. 

 

Team Yoga Unplugged:

Deepen your yoga and meditation practice with Jennifer Reuter and Cecilia Ryan, enjoy fresh local food prepared daily by Sarah Burchard (The Healthy Locavore) and an optional relaxing massage from Maui local, Kat Michelle.

 

Tickets & booking your accommodations:

Signing up for Maui in May is a 2 step process:

1st – Buy your retreat ticket on this site using the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.

2nd – Book your accommodations for Hale Akua using this link.

There are 3 types of tickets you can book for this retreat

General admission: $399

Guests who book general admission are in for the full ride. 4 days and 3 nights of yoga, meditation, sound bathing and healthy farm to table meals.

Day pass: $99

There are 2 options during the retreat to just drop in for the day. Friday 5/18 or Saturday 5/19. After purchasing your ticket using the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page, please contact us to let us know which day you will be joining us. Day passes are for guests who do not need accommodations.

Seva (Volunteer): $199

We have 3 tickets available offered at this special 50% off price. Seva tickets are first come, first serve, for those who would like to sign up as volunteers. Guests who purchase a seva ticket will be required to help with daily house-hold duties (for example, washing dishes, simple food prep, taking out garbage, etc.). Please contact us directly for seva tickets.

*Please contact us if you have any food allergies we should know about and if you would like to attend a complimentary farm tour at Hale Akua.

After you have paid for your retreat ticket you can…

BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS HERE

*Rooms and rates are first come first serve and include:

  • Shared rooms from $99-$135/night
  • Private rooms from $165-$280/night
  • The Cliff House (private house with swimming pool & hot tub) $355/night

Hale Akua is a green resort and organic farm situated in the jungle along the slopes of Haleakala, Maui’s dormant volcano, overlooking 30 miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline.The property is cooled by ocean trade winds in the summer and has some of the purest air to breathe on the island, thanks to the negative ions which are emitted from the 150 foot waterfall just below and great distance away from residues from gasoline, herbicides, and pesticides. Because of it’s remote location the moon and stars are gorgeous at night!

There are several luxurious houses to stay in, a solar heated salt water swimming pool overlooking the garden, two hot tubs, an infra-red sauna and state of the art yoga studio.

Hale Akua Garden Farm is in the perfect location for growing organic vegetables and fruits. They also have chickens that produce organic eggs as well.

A complimentary farm tours will be offered on your retreat, where you can learn all about organic gardening and edible landscaping. You can find Hale Akua's organic produce being offered in restaurants such as the Flatbread Company and Maui Kombucha, the local health food store Mana Foods, and at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.