SHAMANIC RETREATS & LODGING HAWAII (CERTIFICATION OPTIONAL)
Looking for more than a "touristy" vacation?
Want to rest, recharge and get in touch with your Inner Shaman?
Muaisa Hale Pule is a sanctuary without walls. Our address is literally "The Great Outdoors." People generally find their way to us when they are in the early stage of awakening, ready for something new, looking to experience more authenticity in life or no longer certain of their outer purpose in a seemingly convoluted world. They see the madness in our modern day society and feel a sense of alienation from the culture around them. Our focus is to invite all who study and/or stay with us to partake in our healing venues, to honor their own life's purpose, to progress in the healing of habitual, self-depleting behaviors, and to begin anew the process of developing the highest form of worship: the ability to enjoy life on life's terms.
10-NIGHT SHAMANIC 'LIFE PURPOSE' QUEST (HEALER CERTIFICATION OPTIONAL)
This one-on-one tutorial with Shaman 'Golden Feather' is geared to assist you in moving beyond the mindset of "WHO you are, making a living" to that of "WHAT you are, living your making." It involves shamanic counseling, Medicine Card readings, an all-day mystic tour/eco-adventure, and a once-in-a-lifetime 9-totem 'Life Purpose' reading with Shaman. Upon completion of these initial 6 steps, you will be given an opportunity to create your own Scared Bundle and Medicine Wheel Ceremony, to request spiritual adoption from the New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC) and to become certified as a NHNAC Healer/Medicine Woman/Medicine Man. (Minimum suggested donation: $2335 US, includes private lodging, customized training, and donations to NHNAC for the filing and processing of 2 certificates plus photo ID card)
7-NIGHT AWAKENING THROUGH ART (CERTIFICATION OPTIONAL)
This is a fun and insightful, 8-day/7-night art & design tutorial with professional artist and shaman, Jack 'Golden Feather.' Culminating in an optional certification as an NHNAC Healer through expression in art, it opens the opportunity for you to access your emotional body, open your Third Eye, and explore your inner landscape through skillful guidance, geared to your specific level of previous art experience (or lack thereof). (Minimum suggested donation: $2335 US, includes private lodging, one-on-one instruction, all art supplies + donations to NHNAC for the filing and processing of 2 certificates plus photo ID card)
4-WEEK OR LONGER VOLUNTEER INTERN PROGRAM (VIP)
Our Volunteer-Intern Program (VIP) takes place with emphasis in the following disciplines: Earth Medicine (i.e., landscaping, gardening and yard work), skill trades, screenwriting, videography, grant writing, website design, IT tech, healing arts, or any pre-approved combination of these areas. This is an opportunity for people to come here to live, work, contribute and learn alongside our shaman, guests and natural healing practitioners, to experience first-hand our eco-natural lifestyle in the pristine majesty of Hawaii, and to take this experience with them to share with others in their own place in the sun. (Minimum suggested donation: $1335 US per every 4 weeks + 12.5 hours of volunteerism weekly includes lodging and working alongside Shaman)
• MAKAI SUNSET: Lodging for our 3-night and 10-night programs is in "Makai Sunset,"our double guest room with private parking/circular drive, en suite private bath, separate entrance/deck, elevated ocean view and in-room coffee-maker, mini-fridge and micro wave oven.
• MAUKA ALOHA: Volunteer-Intern accommodations are in "Mauka Aloha," our single guest room with adjoining shared 1/2-bath, separate entrance/deck and garden view.
• GUEST PRIVILEGES: All guests and visitors enjoy free WIFI and access to our outdoor rainforest shower, suntan area, labyrinth, and group kitchen replete with fridge/freezer, laundry facilities, gas-burning range and propane-burning barbecue grill.
• HOUSE COURTESIES: All guest and volunteer lodging is located in our 1600 SF cedar wood residence at a pleasant 1600 ft elevation, a private home which is surrounded by ranch land and is filled with original artworks and no televisions. In an effort to conserve resources, create an environmentally friendly environment, and reflect the needs of today's world, we do our best to put attention on respecting the `aina (land) and will, upon your arrival, invite you to join us in living responsibly in accord with the environment.
For the health and enjoyment of everyone on property, we ask that, throughout the duration of your stay, you refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, and use of recreational drugs -- both on- and off-premises -- and that you bring your own "ear buds" if you wish to listen to music, speaker phones, DVDs or any other electronic sound while here.
Imagine awakening in the morning to the call of island songbirds and going to sleep at night to the serenade of coqui frogs. Just breathing in the moist, earthy, aromatherapy of the surrounding Hawaii mountainside reduces stress and blood pressure and increases the activity of the immune system.
Studies show that as little as 2 hours of being out in nature each day reduces stress hormones up to 800% and activates 500-600 DNA segments responsible for healing and repairing the body. Phytoncides (the essential oils that trees and plants produce to ward off decay) stimulate powerful anti-aging and cancer-fighting natural killer (NK) cells in the human system.
✿ Come heal, rejuvenate, and take care of your deepest needs.
✿ Care for yourself to the same degree you ordinarily care for others.
✿ Soak in an outdoor flower petal tub or bathe under the nighttime sky.
✿ Jump into the ocean and swim with the dolphins in Kealakekua Bay.
✿ Accompany our knowledgeable shamans on educational nature walks.
✿ Luxuriate in the moist, fragrant, Hawaiian air with its many medicinal essential oils.
✿ Feel more at peace, more accepting of yourself, and more in touch with the earth.
✿ Perform sacred ceremony in the center of a "crop circle" or by the sea in an ancient Hawaiian settlement.
✿ Get your hands into the nutrient-rich soil, and let the earth's healing microorganisms enhance your inner biology.
✿ Recharge in the hyper dimensional energy at 19.5 degrees latitude, a unique "star gate portal" with an energetic predisposition for inter-dimensional experience.
✿ Eat from an abundance of organic tropical fruits at your doorstep. (Depending on the season, we are surrounded by a bounty of guavas, oranges, mangoes, bananas, papayas, avocados, coffee beans, passion fruit, mountain apples, edible Hawaiian ti plant berries and more.)
What makes our location most spectacular is that we are situated at 19.5 degrees North latitude on an erupting island. This area, known to Hawaiian elders as "The Golden Triangle, " is the geographic location at which the apex of a star tetrahedra contacts the earth's surface when one of the apexes is positioned at the south pole.
The 19.5 parallel on the Big Island connects Mauna Loa, the worlds' largest volcano/mountain when measured from the ocean's floor, to Kealakekua Bay, the #1 marine life sanctuary in the state of Hawaii. Researchers have identified this position as a "signal in the noise" -- a "'message" left here by some intelligence, a planetary "stargate vortex."
It is at 19.5 degrees latitude that pods of spinner and bottle-nose dolphins come to rest, feed, and nurse their calves. Here, light codes enter the energetic matrix of the Earth and then "broadcast" prayers and/or intentions made here to the world.
This is a dynamic place of manifestation, a spot where things "come up." Those who come here to find themselves or to seek direction, generally receive that; others, who come in denial or resistance to their own gifts, tend to co-create a dozen reasons to take exception and/or to feel bothered. Rather than experience what you fear or what you desire here, you are more apt to clearly experience who and what you are.
Purified spring water hot tubs and Hawaiian, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage are all just a 1/2 mile walk downhill. Cafes, gear rentals, several banks, 2 post offices, an amazing grocery store and fruit stand, and the Sunday farmer's market are all within 1.5 miles in either direction. Three miles down slope (6 miles by car), Napo'opo'o Park provides easy access to Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook first discovered Hawaii in 1778. Here. in the State of Hawaii's #1 marine life sanctuary, pods of spinner and bottle-nose dolphins come almost daily to feed, rest, and nurture their calves.
Situated just above the 111 mile marker on Highway 11 in Kealakekua, our house is conveniently located just 11 miles from the tourist/commerce center of Kailua-Kona and 30 minutes from Kona International Airport.
The "Hele-on Bus," which can be flagged down at the bottom of our hill (a 0.4 mile walk), operates a regular, daily schedule of intra-Kona bus routes and Monday through Saturday R/T service between Hilo and Kona. A covered bus stop with seating is another 0.25 miles up the road.
The Hele-on Bus, however, is designed to service local workers, not tourists;. It tends to travel along main arteries rather than stopping at places of leisure, and it does not service either of the island airports from our location at times that are conducive to most people's itineraries. It is recommended that anyone arriving directly from KOA or ITO airport arrange for a taxi, Speedi Shuttle, or a rental vehicle for pick up. Phone numbers and recommendations will be gladly provided upon request.
NOT FOR PROFIT
An official 501(c)(3) Chapter of New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC), we are not-for-profit and do not engage in commerce. Neither are we a hotel, a B&B, a school or landlords. Rather than charge "fees" for our services or lodging, we rely solely on volunteerism and donations, donations which are paid in exchange for the spiritual benefits of our programs. Based on our costs, and on the number of people we serve, the suggested donation amounts listed in this post reflect examples of the minimum dollar values we need to collect in order to break even.
There are no set start and stop dates for any of these programs. Depending upon availability on both sides of the equation, you create your own schedule. For the greatest chance of availability, we recommend advanced planning. Lodging is limited, space tends to fill quickly, and we operate on a first-come-first-served basis. Summers and the winter holiday months are our busiest seasons.
✿✿✿✿✿ "This is a fabulous place to stay, to get in touch with nature and to refresh your soul. It is in an idyllic part of the island where temperatures are pleasant and you can still get easily into town, go to the beach, or drive around the rest of the island. Mostly, I enjoyed staying with (practitioners' names). Their energy and the work we did together felt like the answer to a prayer." -- Violet, Nevada, USA
✿✿✿✿✿ "I feel so blessed to have come to Hawai'i and especially to Muaisa Hale Pule. So many transformations have been taken place within me. My stay at this wonderful place has caused some profound changes in me, and I feel that I have entered a new stage of my life." -- Sonja, Munich, Germany
✿✿✿✿✿ "Thank you for inspiring me. It's been a long, hard journey, and Truly you played a big hand in my transformation! I learned to go within and find my own Peace. I now know it's ok to just be myself. I love all the people of the World and I accept our differences. There truly is nothing greater than love for all! What a beautiful Planet we live on. I'm so happy to be here, and making a difference in just one person's life makes it worthwhile. You made a difference in mine, and I will always be grateful to you for that. Wishing all the best to you in your endeavors!" -- Chris, Florida, USA