Past Trips

Reviews

KK
I was so well taken care of. The meals provided were incredible, the host and hostess so warm and inviting, and the experience in yoga and personal sessions provided respite and grounding for my mind, body, and soul. I loved the accommodations in which I had a darling personal bungalow. The hosts provided guidance on what and where to explore on the island and I had a blast! Top notch getaway wit
I had a wonderful time learning yoga, getting to know the others on retreat, and working with Heather and Donny on my goals for the week. They are very dedicated and focused on helping you accomplish your goals, whether it be exploring Maui, trying aerial yoga, or encouraging you to journal and explore yourself. The location is very relaxing and the perfect place to get away and reset.
My wife and I had a great time. It was definitely an out-of-the-box experience for us. Heather and Donny are super nice and caring people. We really felt at home. We didn’t really know what to expect with the yoga and only eating a vegetarian diet for a few days. But it was fantastic. They are excellent cooks and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back again one day! I definitely recommend booking the treehouse with a private bathroom. It made things a lot easier especially at night.
Heather and Donny are wonderful hosts! Thank you for a great experience!
Wonderful experience! I was hesitant to attend given I hadn't tried aerial yoga before but the yoga swings were easy to work and Heather's instruction was simple to follow and patient. The stretches you get from the swing are amazing. Even better than the yoga stretching is the mindfulness practice that Heather and Donnie provide each day. So powerful and transformative. If you're thinking of doing this retreat - do it - the universe is talking to you!
SS
I have only done a few yoga classes in my life. I am 62, and I was nervous to place myself in a yoga retreat for seven days. But I went for it and I am glad I did. It was a fantastic experience, well beyond what I could’ve hoped for. So if you are sitting on the fence, not sure something like this is a “up your alley“, trust me, jump in. Heather and Donnie bring a very unique Experience that is a mix of verbal journeys that are beautifully matched with musical background sound effects. It is an adventure for sure and life-changing. There is truly magic there. You just have to be open to catch it!
Amazing! Felt very welcoming from the start of arrival. Donny was waving me in as I pulled in. He showed me where I can park my rental and gave me a tour. Heather and Donny were kind enough to let me get settled in before dinner and the welcoming ceremony. This was my first yoga retreat and I am so happy to have chosen Black Swan Temple. The food that Heather prepares is delicious. I loved my little sleeping cottage, prefect for a solo traveler. I took this retreat to find healing within. Between Heathers guide through yoga and Donny's music, I found ways to practice my healing and find peace. Thank you Heather and Donny for unforgettable journey into the mystical alchemy and the power of sound. Mahalo nui loa!! Brittany
Such a wonderful time!!! Heather and Donny are amazing. Heather is also a wonderful cook! I has a great time and the yoga is amazing. I wish I could do it everyday!
My sister-in-law, Mary, and I had a wonderful, healing retreat. We are both breast cancer survivors. I’m a metavivor and this fabulous, mystical, magical place makes me feel rejuvenated and restored each time I come. I’m certain it helps me heal and release emotional baggage I no longer need. Mary said so, too! Vegetarian food was delicious, nutritious, farm-fresh and plentiful. Yoga was just the right level for all of us - some easy, some more challenging, but all doable. The live music really makes the experience complete. I love everything about this place, including Heather and Donny, and can’t wait to go back!
This trip was amazing! It was my first solo trip, and first yoga retreat. It is the perfect place to connect with nature and your soul. Heather and Donny are such gracious hosts. The vegetarian meals were delicious! The aerial yoga/sound sessions were so fun yet relaxing. I would highly recommend this retreat.
SA
We had a lovely experience at the Black Swan Temple retreat in Maui. We were there for 3 nights for an aerial yoga and sound healing mini-retreat. We each had our own little cabins (not air conditioned but the fans worked well). I loved the mosquito net around my bed. The temple grounds are tropical and lush. The meals (breakfast and lunch) are home made and often home grown, plenty of it and delicious. The morning yoga sessions were wonderful, gentle floor yoga, followed by aerial yoga, then sound meditation. I didnt really want to do the aerial yoga when i arrived, but by day 3, I was the flying dragon! Heather is a talented and compassionate teacher, and under her skill and direction, I pushed past my fear of flying! There swings are also top of the range, which helps. Donnys live music is a perfect compliment to the classes. The rest of the day after lunch is left free for you to travel maui. (I would have like to have a short sound meditation in the evening to put us to bed). I definitely recommend this retreat . blessings Soraya
This was exactly what I needed - to unplug and reconnect with my practice. Heather and Donny and al the people I met at the retreat we’re incredible. Locals were friendly. The venue is unpretentious, the food is wholesome and delicious, and the yoga/sound healing can be potent if you’re open to possibilities.
I had an amazing time. Donny & Heather were wonderful hosts and I loved getting to know Ashley & Christine whom also provided great hospitality. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for a magically, relaxing, healthy, refreshingly beautiful experience. Thank you!!!
I had a genuinely relaxing and unplugging time with Heather, Donny, and all Black Swan Temple people. Heather's cooking was one of my highlights together with the aerial yoga experience and the meditation I got to learn. The atmosphere was super welcoming, calm and safe. My cabin was one of the most beautiful and unique​ places I ever slept at and I am seriously missing it already. Thank you all for having me last week. I will benefit from this time for all my life!