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7 Day Lu Jong Tibetan Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Maui, Hawaii

Hale Akua Garden Farm and Eco Retreat Center, 110 Door of Faith Rd, Haiku, Hawaii 96708, United States

Yoga Meditation Retreat in USA

Rooted in Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Buddhism, this is a movement practice to heal body and mind. Combining movement and deep breathing, Lu Jong improves spinal health, releases blockages and harmonizes the flow of energy. While it has very practical health purposes, its meditative movement also provides deep relaxation and focus. Join Farrah Garan of Tibetan Healing Movement invites you to come to this tropical paradise to experience the self-healing practice of Lu Jong. If you'd like to learn an accessible, meditative practice that systematically heals and balances your body, and develop more body awareness and more mental calm, then this retreat is for you! Learn Lu Jong in a paradise of the five elements, and then take it home with you to reap the benefits for years to come.

Meet the instructors

Farrah
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Highlights

  • Daily morning practice to enliven the body
  • Clear instruction on the 21 movements that comprise the Lu Jong system
  • Learn the movement to address the spine, joints, vital organs, and common imbalances
  • Learn the rich context of this path: Tibetan Buddhism, the subtle body, the five elements
  • Enjoy the salt-water lap pool, infrared sauna, ocean-view hot tub, gardens, waterfalls
  • Guided relaxation techniques and contemplations to deepen your experience
  • Meals of organic, local ingredients prepared by Chef Kyra Bramble
  • 6 nights at the gorgeous Hale Akua eco-resort on Maui

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

At Hale Akua, all structures are thoughtfully designed to blend with the land and offer the maximum opportunity to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. The group will also be using the Villa, a gorgeous house set on the edge of the ocean cliffs greeting the morning sun. With vaulted ceilings, grand marble fireplace, loft area, and outdoor hot tub, you will be awakening your senses as well as your body, and mind!

Hale Akua Eco Retreat Center

Hale Akua means “Home of the Divine” in the native Hawaiian language. Overlooking 30 miles of untouched Hawaii coastline, it is a magical, idyllic place chosen and designed to create a natural, supportive environment in which to relax, renew and restore. Deep thought and consideration were given to the placement of every structure in order to remain at one with the ‘Aina (spirit) of the land.

Set on top of ocean-side cliffs and above a 150-foot waterfall, the fresh air is filled with healthy negative ions energizing every cell.

Amenities

  • Gorgeous east-facing ocean views
  • Large salt-water lap pool
  • Infrared sauna
  • Ocean-view hot tub
  • Beautiful tropical grounds sitting on top of the ocean cliffs
  • Fresh air filled with negative ions from the 150-foot waterfall just below the property
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Free laundry facilities (4-9 p.m.), soap included
  • Forested bamboo-filled jungle hikes
  • 20-minute drive to the famous Ho’okipa Beach

Program

Lu Jong is an ancient Tibetan practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana tradition. Rooted in principles of Tibetan medicine, it is a series of movements developed for the purpose of self-healing.

With this practice, you will be able to release blockages on the physical, energetic, and mental levels. The result is that you can effectively combat disease and imbalances, transform negative emotions, and increase your vitality.

Lu Jong is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and beliefs. The combination of rhythmic movements and breathing gently massages the body, targeting particular energetic points.

Lu Jong Level 1 Practice includes:

  • The Five Elements Movements (for opening the spine and general balancing)
  • The Five Body Parts Movements (for the musculoskeletal system)
  • The Five Vital Organ Movements (for improving the function of the kidneys, heart, lungs, spleen, and liver)
  • The Six Conditions Movements (for helping common imbalances such as digestion, senses, mood, and body temperature)
  • Two Movements for Sleep and Wakefulness (for shifting your energy quickly)

Schedule

Arrival day - Sunday, April 26, 2020

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Check-in at Hale Akua begins and you can access your room
  • 18:00 Dinner together
  • 19:30 Welcome and orientation

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Morning practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Morning teaching
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Free
  • 16:45 Evening teaching
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Reflection and relaxation (every other evening)

Departure day - Saturday, May 2, 2020

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Morning practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Closing
  • 12:00 Lunch

Instructors

Farrah Garan

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Hale Akua Garden Farm and Eco Retreat Center, a retreat center located in Maui, Hawaii, USA. This exclusive, intimate garden retreat offers wonderful healing energy in a spectacular natural setting—the perfect place to delve into your exploration of Lu Jong!

Food

All meals are catered by Kyra Bramble, owner, founder and head-chef of MorePleaze. Fresh, organic ingredients are prepared in innovative ways, honoring the local bounty of Maui and the Hale Akua gardens.

Kyra has a Le Cordon Bleu degree, a Wild-crafter Certification from Earth Medicine Institute, an Ayurvedic Chef certification from Hale Pule, and a 1000+ hour Holistic Nutrition certification through Hawthorne University.

Omnivore, vegetarian and gluten-free diets are accommodated. All meals are infused with wellness, intention and the deep desire to support you on your healing journey.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Available on site for an additional cost:

  • Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Reiki
  • Acupuncture Massage

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Morning practice of gentle movement and meditation
  • Full Lu Jong practice
  • Breathwork, meditation, and relaxation practices
  • Principles of Tibetan Buddhism and medicine, Five Elements, Subtle Body
  • Use of retreat center's facilities

What's not included

  • Travel from your home to Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG)
  • Tansportation from the Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG) to the retreat center

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Hana Highway

  • From Hana Highway, turn left on Door of Faith Road ½ mile after the right hand Mile Marker 3
  • Landmark – On the road there is a large green bus shelter to the left and mailboxes. Follow the paved road (be careful of the potholes) down to the stop sign.
  • Take a left at the stop sign to continue on Door of Faith Road. Driving at 5 mph, go over several speed bumps (please go slowly for the sake of our neighbors) a few driveways up until you see the Hale Akua Garden Farm sign on the right hand side.
  • Turn right into the driveway marked Hale Akua Garden Farm.
  • You will see the Hale Akua Garden Farm sign at the entrance of the driveway on your right. Follow the driveway straight up the hill to the parking area in front of the office.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG). Transfer from the airport is not included. From the airport, choose to take a taxi or bus or carpool with other participants. There is a possibility that the Tibetan Healing Movement team would arrange a shuttle if many people in the group arrive at similar times.

Hale Akua is a 35 to 45 minutes' drive along the northeast coast. More information and options will be given after registration.

Please note that it is important to arrive before 5 p.m. on arrival day.

Arrival by bus

Take the Upcountry Islander Bus to Haiku and then take a taxi from there to Hale Akua, which is 13 minutes from Haiku.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 23% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday October 17, 2020
Departure: Friday October 23, 2020

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