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Immerse yourself in this healing yoga retreat in Maui, Hawaii, with Nalu Yoga Retreats. The retreat is a perfect combination of daily yoga, pranayama, meditation, organic meals, and wellness workshops as well as island adventures to different beaches, towns, and scenic hikes. This will be your opportunity to come back to the present moment, to your body, and to yourself. Let the present moment become your home again.
The maximum participants in the group is 10.
During your retreat, you will be accommodated in Nalu’s retreat space in Paia Town. The accommodation options include shared rooms with twin beds or a queen size bed and shared bathroom, private rooms with a queen size bed and shared bathroom, and private rooms with private bathroom.
The yoga in this retreat will be a fusion of alignment-based and flowing asanas. Asana will help you to detoxify the body while improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Pranayama (breathing exercises) is the key to yoga and is a focus at this retreat.
At Nalu, you will relearn how to use your breath muscles in order to purify and energize the body and mind, release old emotions, and break up stagnant energy. Pranayama will help bring you to the deep, conscious relaxation of savasana and meditation. This deep, conscious relaxation is the key to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
The teachers will focus on the heart of yoga, union, through encouraging reminders - to sink into the breath, release tension patterns, and open the heart, the gateway to joy and love. Partner poses and gentle adjustments are incorporated throughout the classes to raise body-mind awareness and sink deeper into the practice.
To enjoy a Nalu yoga retreat, you need only an openness to embrace the benefits of yoga.
In this retreat, you will have the opportunity to participate in wellness workshops in the evening. The topics can include:
In this retreat you will enjoy island excursions. No rental car needed as you will be provided with ground transportation that will take you for your trips to the best spots on Maui.
Elena has her bachelor of arts in mind-body health. Her studies include Ayurveda, positive psychology (somatic, mindfulness-based), nutrition, and stress-management. She studied Ayurveda and mind-body healing with the Chopra Center and took the Five Mindfulness trainings at Deer Park Monastery. Elena has been teaching yoga for seven years in Bellingham, Wenatchee, and Maui. She trained with the deeply spiritual and accomplished teachers of the Hatha Yoga Center of Seattle. She also practices massage therapy and is a graduate of Maui School of Therapeutic Massage.
Cori is an artist and an inspired spirit. She did her yoga teacher training at The Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California, and embodies the openness, acceptance, and love of a true yogi. She also took the Five Mindfulness trainings in Deer Park Monastery, practicing "Reverence for Life", "True Happiness", "True Love", and "Loving Speech" and "Deep Listening".
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Cindy is Elena and Cori’s mother. She’s a passionate teacher for over 30 years in many realms including yoga. She studied with Deer Park Monastery in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master. She is registered with the national Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level and currently teaches yoga in Wenatchee.
This retreat will take place in Paia, in the island of Maui, Hawaii, USA. Paia Bay is a beautiful sandy bottom beach just 15 minutes from Paia town. The water is blue, warm, and inviting. With north swells, it is a great place to body surf as well.
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During your retreat, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner. The meals feature Maui’s local and organic fruit, vegetables, and fresh herbs. Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request.
Aside from yoga and exciting excursions to the nature and towns, you are welcome to book an Ayurvedic consultation on your free time.
Ayurvedic consultations take into account your whole self - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. If any one aspect is out of alignment, it affects all other aspects of the whole self. In this consultation, you will discover what is your unique body-mind constitution and what imbalances there may be within your personal constitution.
The practitioner will address physical, mental, and emotional blockages or patterns that can contribute to chronic pain, tension headaches, digestive disturbances, stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Through the wisdom of Ayurveda, one of the world's oldest healing systems from India, you will be supported on your journey to self-healing and well-being.
The cost of the consultation is 40 USD per hour.
For an extra fee, on-site massage will be available to deepen your healing yoga vacation. Modalities include Lomi Lomi, Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and Reiki.
Please book your flight to arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) where you are advised to take a domestic flight to arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Nalu Yoga Retreats will pick you up from the airport.
"we did not have a good experience at all. the advertised house on your website was not the house where the retreat took place, so we left an hour after arriving and seeing that it was not a nice or acceptable house. we later discovered that the advertised house we saw on the website in december was the beautiful kuau inn but the retreat was taking place in the very dumpy 35 luna lane."
"we have received a partial refund but we are demanding a full refund. we are still owed $800. we gave the organizer until the end of the week (3/5) to complete the refund before taking this up with the credit card company and the better business bureau, but she emailed back today and said she refuses to refund us the $800. we will not rest until we have gotten the full refund which we deserve."
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"I did have a different location then my last retreat, which were the photos on my site and the ones I approved for bookyogaretreats.com"
"The new location was of comparable price, with a less desirable yard, but a much more desirable location. I sent Ethan pictures of his actual room and bathroom before the retreat. I offered him a different room in the retreat house, very comparable to the photos originally posted. They left without any attempt to experience any of what we offer at our retreats; yoga, food, excursions. He also happened to know one of the other retreat goers, and the abruptness of his wanting to leave left me wondering if their previous engagement had anything to do with their withdrawal from the retreat. I offered him a refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit as stated in our policy, and he accepted."
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"The Nalu Yoga Retreat transported us to another world - an island paradise where we left the daily grind behind and allowed ourselves to play. Our hosts provided an ideal setting for inner and outer exploration. We set our daily motivation with yoga, breathing and meditations punctuated by ever present morning rainbows. The excursions quenched our appetites for physical exercise (hiking, swimming, snorkeling) while enjoying the ocean, beaches and mountain views. We also explored the unique towns and cultural offerings of Maui and shared healthy, home cooked meals with local ingredients including granola and breads made from scratch. The best part of the experience was the feeling that we were welcomed among long lost friends. We're already planning our next retreat with Elena, Cindy, and Bart!"
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"At the Maui Nalu Yoga Retreat, Elena passionately and seamlessly blended yoga, science and meditation, then interspersed interesting hikes, town excursions and beach adventures, so we soon felt deeply connected both to each other and the island. Bart's home cooked, healthy and locally-based meals ensured a family attitude quickly engulfed us as we enjoyed the retreat house. Cindy's evening yoga sessions integrated the day's activities and always started with some gentle, refreshing and invigorating movement called the Qi Gong. Elena also effectively assuaged a 10 month-old shoulder injury I had with a therapeutic massage. This is a complete retreat, I'd like to repeat!"
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"Your yoga classes brought a beautiful energy to the students who attended. You were an inspiration to go more fully into the yoga practice myself."
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