“Eh kipa mai ku ‘u lei no kau a kau”
Come to me my beloved for eternity
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Dates: 18 days/nights, January 11 – 29 2020
۞ This journey has been carefully crafted for a select number of courageous souls who consciously choose not to buy into the modern labels attached to yoga. In the Kali Yuga, or age of materialism, it is said that only 1 in 2.5 million dares to honestly tread the spiritual path; most dismiss the ancient science as new age, while many others may read about it or take a handful of classes out of curiosity.
This program won’t fit into neat boxes. It’s not for those with a casual interest in yoga. You won’t learn a trademarked style, or a set sequence of postures. You aren’t going to hear another sales pitch about why this program is superior to others – that isn’t the game we want to play. To us, yoga isn’t just another temporary distraction, but a way of life that should be practiced at least 16 hours a day.
Asana is both helpful and an important aspect of the practice, but it isn’t everything. Our main focus is providing a stage for you to learn to harness the mind, diving deep for the sake of becoming a better human being that can give more to others. To allow you to confront the demons of the mind that stand in the way of your success and happiness. To give you the opportunity to overcome any limiting beliefs that prevent you from thriving amidst the chaos of this dream called life on Earth.
EPY will offer a private retreat nestled in the heart of Maui; a lush, vibrant land where you can actually feel comfortable taking deep breaths! Imagine a space dedicated to ancient yogic practices, holding at this junction of your healing journey. The entire island is renowned as a powerful vortex; a unique energy field emanating peace and harmony. It is no wonder Maui is known as one of the most popular spots on Earth to unplug from the grind, with so many beautiful souls converging in the spirit of Aloha.
❂ Accommodations & Nourishment ❂
The facility is surrounded by lush, green mountainsides, panoramic views of blue ocean waters, and plentiful sunshine. Here it is easy to feel the energies of Mother Earth.
Vegan/vegetarian meals will appeal to a variety of appetites. The chef will take into consideration your individual dietary needs.
Breakfasts are self-serve, with options including: fresh fruits, yogurt, locally baked breads, granola, and local organic eggs. You will have access to the full kitchen to prepare/cook whatever you’d like.
Lunches and dinners are served sit-down style and carefully planned to be suitable for the climate. The food is light and nourishing.
۞ (Not Your) Average Day ۞
7 – 11 am: Guided meditation/pranayama, guided posture (asana), universal chanting (kirtan) with harmonium
11 – 12 am: Yogic discussions
12 – 1 pm: Lunch
1 – 3:30 pm: Exploring poses, group interactions, practice teaching
3:30 – 6:30: Afternoon break (free time for excursions)
6:30 – 730: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30: Satsang with shared readings
☥ Fair Energy Exchange ☥
Early registration: $3,996 (Very limited availability)
Couples discount: 10 %
How to register: Please apply under the registration tab. We review applications once a deposit has been made.
- 18 nights modern, comfortable accommodations
- Self-serve breakfast plus 2 gourmet prepared vegan meals per day; all with vegetarian options
- 18 days of personal instruction and guidance: daily yoga & meditation classes, kirtan (chanting) sessions, and yogic discussions
- Comprehensive training manual (200+ pages), Hardcover copy of the Bhagavad Gita
- Certificate of completion which will allow for RYT registration with Yoga Alliance. (upon finishing all educational requirements)
- Post-training mentor program: opportunities to connect with both the teachers from the immersion, and the community of teachers at EPY
What’s Not Included:
- Transportation costs: Airfare, Rental car (if desired), Travel Insurance
- Other required textbooks and supplies, such as notebooks and pens
- Weekly laundry service
- Any associated costs for outside excursions
- Healing and wellness treatments
- Yoga Alliance registration fees
Scroll down on the main training page page for a program overview, sample day, reading list, trainer bios, testimonials, and more.
Want to connect with former graduates? Send them an inquiry
❂ Frequently Asked Questions ❂
What travel arrangements will I need to make?
To receive our free shuttle service from Kahului (OGG), must arrive by 3:00 pm on (TBA). For departure, the shuttle will leave at approximately 8:00 am on (TBA).
If you need to arrive/depart at a different time, you are welcome to arrange your own transportation. You may choose to travel either by uber, taxi, or rental car. Please be sure to arrive by 6 pm on the first Saturday. The training facility is approximately a 20 minute drive from Kahului Airport (OGG).
What should I bring?
A pair of sandals, hiking shoes, some light pants for hikes in the jungle, a brimmed hat, bathing suit and beach towel, sunglasses, slightly warmer clothing for the evening, natural sun block and bug spray, flashlight, and writing utensils.
How is the weather? What should I wear?
Maui’s year round temperature ranges from 70 – 85 degrees during the day, and 55 – 70 degrees at night. The wet season lasts from December – March, and the dry season extends from April – November. Maui is mostly casual: shorts, tees and tank tops, sundresses and sandals are all appropriate. Light, comfortable yoga clothing is best.
What if I have a special diet?
Though meals are made vegan, we strive to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs. There are no meat or fish options, but we can offer organic eggs, cheese, and dairy upon request.
What activities are available during free time?
The training facility is within reasonable driving distance of beaches, nature hikes, and more.
Are there any other services available?
Yes, there are several massage and bodywork modalities to choose from during our afternoon breaks, for an additional fee. Appointments can be made in advance. The practitioners are independent professionals from all over Maui. Some of their offerings include:
- Massage and Cranio Sacral therapy
- Natal Chart Astrology Readings
Information about Eco-friendly Practices
- We use all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products
- We provide 100% locally produced, organic hand soap, body wash and shampoo in every bath
- We support local farmers, chefs, musicians, and teachers
- We compost all organic kitchen waste for future gardening, and recycle as much
- We grow some of the herbs, fruits and vegetables used in meals in our garden
“E Aloha Aku, E Aloha Mai”
The love that you give is equal to the love that you receive