HAWAII YOGA RETREAT
Announcing NEW Retreat Dates!
Awaken and revitalize your mind, body & senses with a luxury retreat on Maui, Hawaii.
Your retreat includes 6 days & 5 nights in a stunning luxury penthouse with a private pool, hot jacuzzi and daily yoga practices – steps away from the beach.
This is the ultimate vacation! Fresh vibrant healthy food is prepared for you daily, workshops & leisure time are enhanced in our wonderfully boutique retreat setting.
Learn about the Spirit of Aloha – living mindfully & joyfully in harmony with nature. Experience the magical beauty of nature in Hawaii.
Open to all levels – deepen your practice with daily yoga and workshops.
We will also explore various aspects of meditation, pranayama and discussions about the heart of yoga philosophy & the spirit of aloha.
You’ll have lots of free time to explore Maui – take a snorkeling & sailing trip, swim at amazing beaches, dine with delicious food, enjoy world-class surfing and if we’re lucky… swim with wild dolphins and sea turtles!
LUXURY YOGA ALOHA BLISS
- 6 days, 5 nights luxury accommodation
- Welcome dinner – fully catered, with fresh, local organically sourced food
- Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Daily 2 x hr yoga practice, guided meditation and pranayama
- 2-3 x workshops to help you explore Yogic & Hawaiian philosophy and deepen your practice
- Pool and hot jacuzzi
- Complimentary tea and coffee provided & fresh local tropical fruit
- Optional group shuttle pick up from airport
- Boogeyboards, beach toys & beach chairs, shade umbrellas available for use
- On our “free” afternoon – transportation into town for activity / shopping / night out will be provided. *On this day – lunch is not included.
- ‘Made with Love’ Gift pack with goodies for you
OTHER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES * additional cost
- Snorkelling & sailing day trip to Lana’i
- Traditional Hawaiian Luau
- Surf lessons
- Hiking & trekking or visit to scenic waterfalls
7 am – 9am – Morning yoga practice & meditation
9:30 am – Fresh + delicious breakfast
11 am – 4pm – Free Time
*Optional: day-trip snorkeling & sailing excursion or surf lessons
12:45 pm – Lunch
4:30 – 6:30 pm – Yoga Workshop exploring yoga philosophy, breath, meditation and discussions or Yin / Chill Flow class to relax
7:00 pm – Dinner & sunset beach walk
8:30 pm – Optional meditation
7 am – Morning yoga practice
9:30 am – Brunch & farewell closing circle
11 am – Check out
Each day you will be guided through a well balanced vinyasa yoga practice designed to help you relax and deepen your practice. Guided meditations, yoga nidra & pranayama breath practices will also be offered.
Our daily yoga practices and workshops will take place in our dedicated private yoga shala on-site. It’s a fully equipped yoga shala – so you can travel & pack light!
Our private chef will provide delicious and nutritious healthy options made with love, fresh local and seasonal produce. Dietary preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan can easily be catered for.
Yoga is a holistic practice of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
We will explore various aspects of asana, meditation as well as discussions about the heart of yoga philosophy, journalling and group work exercises to expand your knowledge of yoga & connect more deeply to your true nature, heart, mind and body.
Located on the gorgeous tropical island of Maui in Hawaii.
We will be staying in a beautiful large private luxury accommodation, in a gated property. Our beautiful accommodation is a penthouse condominium with a pool and hot tub. The beach just steps away!
Full details will be provided upon booking.
Nearest Airport – Kahului Airport
Group shuttle airport transfers can be arranged
THE DEEPER MEANING OF ALOHA
Article by Curby Rule
[In Hawai’i]… it is common for us to use the word Aloha. We use it in greetings and farewells and in expressing love. But the word means even more, it is a way of life [and has many parallels to the deeper meanings and philosophical underpinnings found in Yoga].
Besides these common meanings, the word Aloha holds within itself all one needs to know to interact rightfully in the natural world. These insights describe an attitude or way of life sometimes called “The Aloha Spirit” or “The Way of Aloha”.
The spirit of Aloha was an important lesson taught to the children of the past because it was about the world of which they were a part. One early teaching goes like this:
Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain – it is my pain. When there is joy – it is also mine. I respect all that is as part of the Creator and part of me. I will not willfully harm anyone or anything. When food is needed I will take only my need and explain why it is being taken. The earth, the sky, the sea are mine to care for, to cherish and to protect. This is Hawaiian – this is Aloha!
As the child grew, the need for a fundamental code of ethics was taught. This code is found within a deeper layer of the meaning of the word Aloha. The code is derived from one of the acronymic meanings of Aloha.
A, ala, watchful, alertness
L, lokahi, working with unity
O, oia’i’o, truthful honesty
H, ha’aha’a, humility
A, ahonui, patient perseverance
The kahuna David Bray interprets this code as “Come forward, be in unity and harmony with your real self, God, and mankind. Be honest, truthful, patient, kind to all life forms, and humble.” He also stated that to the Hawaiian of old, Aloha meant “God in us.” [just like in the philosophical system of Yoga]
[…] Aloha, it contains a deeper meaning and explanation of our place in the world and a code of ethics to help us with our interactions in the world. This can be found within the root words that make up Aloha.
alo, 1. sharing 2. in the present
oha, joyous affection, joy
ha, life energy, life, breath [prana]
“To consciously manifest life joyously in the present.”
We can translate this literally as “The joyful sharing of life energy in the present” or simply “Joyfully sharing life”.
[Aloha, similar to Yoga provides answers for] Big Cosmic Question about our existence, which is much easier to contemplate when broken down into smaller parts. The parts are Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Aloha has answered three of these, so far. Who, of course is you and I. What, is the conscious creation of your Reality. When, is Now, the Present Moment, that place between past and future, which is the only place Reality exists. The answer to Where, is Nature. The answer to Why, is because we are here to cherish, protect and take care of this being we live upon, the Earth.
The Hawaiians have no word for “nature” as in the sense of “being outside in nature”. The ancient Hawaiians did not view nature as being something separate from themselves because nature was their reality.[….] Nature is an embodiment of the meaning of Aloha, and vice versa….It is in Nature that we can discover the wonder of our existence here on Earth.
Where else but in Nature is the spirit of Aloha easier to experience?
[Hawaiian nature] beauty is awe-inspiring and energizing and draws you into the present moment, like the feelings brought on by love and joy.
Nature is also where we can gain the wisdom to make responsible choices if we approach with Aloha in our heart. With an attitude of Aloha we can gain from the wisdom of the wind and the wisdom of the water and the wisdom of the soil and the wisdom of the trees and learn from the truths and revelations presented by the non-human community.
So, we’ve seen that Aloha is indeed a way of life, an attitude and it even contains guidelines to help us in our lives. It is most definitely a “word to the wise.”
In closing, I’d like to bring to mind another old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” […] So, the next time you greet a friend with “Aloha,” hold its meanings close to your heart and think of the picture you’re painting. It is indeed a beautiful world.
Yoga deeply aligns with the Hawaiian Spirit of Aloha – both are a way of life and offer a holistic view of our connection to Nature and one-ness with all of creation. Yoga offers practices of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being underpinned and aligned with the deeper meaning of the Aloha Spirit.
Asana workshops focus on technique and alignment – on retreat you will explore various inversions & postures to unlock your hips, shoulders and spine. Feel greater harmony and innate intelligence of the union of mind, body, breath.
Journalling and group work exercises will expand your knowledge, enabling you to connect more deeply to your own natural source of energy, true nature, unlock joy and your innate ability to manifest beauty & abundance in your life!