Hawaii Yoga Retreat

HAWAII YOGA RETREAT

26 September - 1 October 2022

Awaken your mind, body & senses with a Yoga Retreat on Maui, Hawaii.

Your retreat includes 5 nights & 6 days in a stunning luxury penthouse – just steps away from the beach.

Daily yoga, pranayama and workshops are enhanced in our wonderfully boutique retreat setting. All your meals – made with fresh local organic produce are prepared for you, so you won’t have to lift a finger.

We will explore the West coast of Maui on a sailing & snorkeling adventure. And experience a traditional Lu’au. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax and retreat immersed in the Spirit of Aloha.

It’s the ultimate yoga vacation to experience Hawaii and to re-ignite your spark & yoga practice.

Reserve your place to experience yoga & the magical beauty of Hawaii.

LUXURY    YOGA   ALOHA    BLISS

INCLUSIONS

  • 5 nights, 6 days in a comfortable & spacious luxury penthouse condominium
  • Welcome Dinner & traditional Lu’au (Hawaiian feast with entertainment)
  • All Meals – the retreat is fully catered with vegetarian fresh organic locally sourced produce
  • Daily morning yoga practice, guided meditation and pranayama
  • 2 x 2-hour Yoga workshops
  • Half day sailing & snorkeling tour – breakfast, lunch & snorkel gear included
  • Access to beach, pool and hot jacuzzi
  • Fresh fruit, snacks, tea provided daily
  • Yoga props & beach equipment available for use

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation
  • Airfare
  • Offsite transportation, any additional purchases or gratuities

Example Schedule

Morning

Daily morning yoga practice, breath work  & meditation

Fresh + delicious breakfast

Free Time *One day: we will take a snorkeling & sailing excursion (complimentary snorkeling gear included).

Afternoon

Lunch + Free time

Afternoon Yin / Chill flow class to relax; OR Yoga Workshops exploring yoga asana (handstands/ inversions) philosophy and discussions

Evening

Dinner & sunset beach walk

Free time – optional guided yoga nidra / meditation

MOVE WELL

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!

EAT WELL

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.

BE WELL

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.

Maui, Hawaii

Located on the gorgeous tropical island of Maui in Hawaii.

We will be staying on the south west side of Maui near Kihei, 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 is just steps away!

Full details will be provided upon booking.

Getting There

Nearest Airport – Kahului Airport (about a 25 min drive) to our Retreat.

Airfare and transportation are not included. If you’re keen to explore the area, you may wish to hire a rental car. Uber and taxis can also be accessed from the airport.

Please check your local government and destination travel pages for updated travel information or restrictions.

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.

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Source: https://www.huna.org/html/deeper.html

Reserve Your Place

In between yoga classes and workshops you will also have plenty of free time to relax. One day we will take a sailing trip to explore the West coast of Maui, visiting several world-class beaches.

You may also like to explore other areas of Maui, enjoy world-class surfing and if we’re lucky… swim with sea turtles!

This retreat is open to yoga students of all levels. A general level of fitness is required.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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 this retreat we will explore various inversions & postures to unlock your hips, shoulders and spine.

Breath work (pranayama) offers opportunities to increase your energy, improve your focus and experience greater harmony with the innate intelligence of the mind, breath and body.

Journalling and group work exercises will enable you expand your knowledge, connect more deeply to your own natural source of energy. The practices of yoga are designed to unlock joy and your innate ability to manifest beauty & abundance in your life!