The Treasure of Being
Hale Akua Eco-Retreat Center, Maui, Hawaii
January 5 - 15, 2020
Retreat Cost: $ 1,350
* Space is limited. 10% Discount for couples. Lodging is booked separate through Hale Akua.
This will be a unique retreat that has many aspects. During the first five days, participants will maintain silence, and will be guided through meditation sessions while sitting, walking, and lying down. Yin yoga classes will also be incorporated during this time.
After the first phase of the retreat, there will be 5 days of integration. In the morning, there will be meditation and yin/yang asana practices, similar to the first 5 days. In the afternoon, participants will have the freedom to choose one of several options: a nature excursion with one of our guides, yin training with a certified yoga teacher for existing/aspiring yoga teachers, free time to simply enjoy the beauty and serenity of Hale Akua, and/or evening kirtan sessions with a variety of musicians.
Our main focus is providing a stage for you to learn to harness the mind, diving deep for the sake of becoming a more conscious human that is more focused and content. We want to allow you to confront the thought patterns 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.
Each room and house on the property is completely unique. Rooms are shared yet large and private, consisting of 2 - 3 guests at most. Participants book their rooms separately through Hale Akua's website, and will be able to choose between a twin or queen bed (according to availability). Visit their website for detailed photos of every available room.
The type of food we eat during a silent retreat directly affects our ability to focus, which affects our ability to experience peace and well-being.
We will share simple, colorful, nutrient dense, vegan meals. Plant-based foods have been proven to be the most readily digestible, and have the added effect of calming the mind. The food we serve is local and organic whenever possible. Also, We add protein options to each and every meal. You will be fed a variety of nuts, beans, grains,
Our head chef will take any allergies and dietary considerations into account when preparing meals.
Breakfasts are self-serve, with options including muesli or granola with nut milk, fresh fruits, and a variety of locally baked breads (gluten free options will be available)
Lunches and dinners are carefully planned to be suitable for the climate. The food is light, yet savory and nourishing.
During afternoon breaks, we will offer a mid-day snack: typically a power-packed smoothie and some type of energy ball or bar, in case you need an extra boost! Tea and a variety of fresh fruit will also be available throughout the day.
The facilities at Hale Akua include: a yoga studio, salt-water pool, jacuzzi, pools and grassy areas for meditation, and a working farm. What's more, the property is surrounded by lush, green mountainsides, panoramic views of blue ocean waters. A giant waterfall on the cliffs directly below the property feeds the property with negative ions year-round, creating a pristine environment for spiritual pursuits.
Reconnect with Nature
Maui is one of the most beautiful islands on Earth. What’s more, Hawaii is the most remote island chain in the world: over 2,000 miles from the nearest land mass! During the second half of your retreat, each afternoon you will have the opportunity to take a group excursion with a local guide to get out and simply be in Nature. Maui has so many beautiful beaches and hikes, and this will be a perfect opportunity for you to integrate the benefits of your silent practices in a regenerative atmosphere.
This will be a private retreat nestled in the heart of Maui; a lush, vibrant land where you can actually feel comfortable taking deep breaths! The entire island is renowned as a powerful vortex; a unique energy field emanating peace and harmony. Maui is known as one of the most popular spots on Earth to unplug from the grind.
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E aloha aku, E aloha mai
The love you receive is equal to the love you give