Yoga Unplugged Maui in May
- Hale Akua Garden Farm & Eco-Retreat Center at Maui, Hawaii
- 110 Door of Faith Road, Maui, Haiku, HI 96708
- May 2 - 5, 2019 (4 days)
- Waterfall House - $1,419.00 Queen Bed Shared Accommodation - $430.00 Twin Bed Shared Accommodation - $322.00 Queen Bed Shared Accommodation - $430.00 Twin bed Shared Accommodation - $322.00 Private Room - $635.00 Queen Bed Shared Accommodation - $
About This Event
Take four days out of the year just for you…
Imagine waking up to the sounds of gentle rain tapping against broad banana leaves and a rooster faintly crowing in the distance. As you get out of bed, sliding into your comfiest clothes, the sun peaks out and warms your face. You grab your journal and head outside to a grassy clearing, that overlooks a big blue ocean and one of the most incredible waterfalls you’ve ever laid your eyes upon. A wooden lounge chair under a tree lures you over for your morning meditation, alone, with no interruptions. It’s the first effortless meditation practice you’ve had in months. When you are finished you make some notes in your journal and head off to a nourishing breakfast. Towers of sliced Maui pineapple, apple bananas, mango and papaya cascade around trays of freshly toasted bread, local farm eggs, delicate baby greens and creamy avocado. The smell of freshly brewed coffee is intoxicating and water with lemon wedges and charcoal sea salt has been laid out to assist in your daily detox. After breakfast you saunter over to listen to a talk on yogic philosophy while you digest your meal, preparing for an invigorating yoga flow to follow. Reenergized from practice you head back to your room, throw on your bathing suit and take a dip in the pool before lunch. After a delicious farm-to-table feast you join the others for a tour of the property’s farm, where the ingredients you have just eaten are grown.
…laying down for a relaxing massage. The fragrance of plumeria flowers fills the air as a gentle breeze passes through. The only thing you are enjoying more than the massage in this moment, is the thought of taking a nap in that hammock you’ve been eyeing outside. Feeling rejuvenated after your siesta, you sit in on an afternoon lecture covering the basics principals of Ayurveda called: Radiant Health. Inspired, you jot down some tips in your journal to incorporate into your daily routine once you get home. From there, you stretch your body back out with a gentle asana flow followed by a blissful yoga nidra meditation practice. As you lie on the ground, covered in soft blankets you fade in and out as you are guided through enchanting visualizations by the soothing voice of a highly trained meditation expert. When you finally come to, feeling like you have melted and re-solidified just enough to slowly ooze out the door, you notice the enticing smells wafting out of the kitchen as a hearty Indian-spiced vegetable and lentil stew simmers on the stove and a crunchy green salad is being garnished with fresh cilantro, basil and mint. As dinner lingers on, a light discussion is initiated and coffee mugs of warm chai-spiced golden milk are passed around. Feeling all warm and fuzzy inside you walk back to your room giggling after almost tripping over a frog who is now looking back up at you like a deer in headlights. Ribbit! You smile and say goodnight to the frog, thinking to yourself, this has been the best day ever.
· – Four days of thought provoking discussions centered around the theme of: Samkalpa
· – Daily yoga asana and guided meditations.
· – Three energy providing breakfasts designed to jump start your day.
· – Daily Mantra, Chanting and Kirtan to encourage healing.
· – Three soul satisfying lunches outside by the pool or inside with the chef.
· – An afternoon educational farm tour.
· – Three dinners followed by inspiring evening pow wows over a hot beverage.
· – An introduction to Myofascial Release utilizing therapy balls to release muscle tension.
· – A primer to Ayurveda and how to use it for Radiant Health.
· – Two blissful Yoga Nidra sessions.
What’s not included:
o – Accommodations. Well, sort of. We provide the retreat center, but it is your responsibility to choose and book your room. You can do that here.
o – Your round-trip airfare to and from the retreat.
o – Transportation from the Airport to Hale Akua Farm & Eco-Retreat Center.
o – Massage treatments.
o – Additional meals not listed above.
o – Off premise excursions.
o – Yoga mats and props.
o – Water bottles. You should bring your favorite one, so you can stay hydrated!
o – Journals and pens. We encourage you to bring these!
Twin Falls – The first set of waterfalls on the road to Hana. Great for hiking and swimming. There are several falls along the hiking trails and a delicious snack stand that sells local fruit, smoothies and baked goods. – (contact info blocked)
Historic Paia Town – Boutiques, galleries, health food store, restaurants, gift shops and a relaxed beach meets country hippie vibe.
Ho’okipa beach– A popular locals beach great for swimming,snorkeling, picnicking, watching surfers, windsurfers (Maui is where windsurfing first became popular) and the sunset.
Farm tour at Hale Akua – Learn all about organic gardening, farming and edible landscaping. *Please contact us ahead of time if you would like to be included on this tour.
Team Yoga Unplugged:
Deepen your yoga and meditation practice with Jennifer Reuter and Cecilia Ryan, enjoy fresh local food prepared daily by Sarah Burchard (The Healthy Locavore) and an optional relaxing massage from Maui local, Kat Michelle.
Hale Akua includes an introductory course in Organic Farming and Permaculture as a part of any stay.
Accommodation bookings are only taken AFTER you have signed up and paid tuition to Yoga Unplugged. Please visit (contact info blocked) prior to securing your accommodations.