Hula Retreat | Come dance with us!

Kaaawa, HI, United States

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Mind Body Aloha Retreats in Hawaii & Beyond
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Jun 19 - 24, 2017
Group size: 8 - 18
Hula Retreat | Come dance with us!
Kaaawa, HI, United States

Mind Body Aloha Retreats in Hawaii & Beyond
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$625
Deposit: $300
Jun 19 - 24, 2017
Group size: 8 - 18

About this trip

This hula retreat is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hawaiian culture and dance.  Kumu Hula Pattye Kealohalani Wright, our lead facilitator, has been teaching hula in Hawaii since 1973, and she will graciously share her extensive knowledge, expertise, and wisdom.  The retreat takes place at the Windward Retreats Center which is nestled between the lush mountains and breathtaking shoreline of Ka'a'awa, on East Oahu.  Beginners and dancers of all levels are welcome!


In this retreat you will have the opportunity to :

    ~ Learn 2 styles of hula, traditional and modern hula, from Kumu Kea

    ~ Practice hula with experienced dancers

    ~ Learn simple oli (chants)

    ~ Gather materials from forest to make kalaʻau (stick implements)

     ~ Learn how to make various kinds of lei

    ~ Visit cultural sites and hear legends of the area

    ~ Relax at the beach & hike the mountains, both a short walk from the center

    ~ Experience a lomilomi massage (appointments for an additional charge)

    ~ Receive a beautiful handmade pareo (sarong)

    ~ Reconnect with nature and your vitality for life

    ~ Live the Aloha Spirit so that you may share it with others.

What’s included

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES INCLUDE: 

- 5 nights of shared lodging*

- 3 delicious, healthy meals

- Daily instruction from Kumu Kea, a traditional hula teacher with 40+ years of teaching experience, and other experienced hula dancers

- Additional instruction in lei-making, Hawaiian chant, history, and native traditions

- All materials for lei-making, hula implements, etc.

- Optional outdoor adventures (guided mountain hikes, Stand up Paddle boarding, snorkeling, beach time, etc.)

- Handmade island pareo (sarong) to dance in/take home

- Opportunity for on-site lomilomi sessions (for an additional price)

*To learn more about the Windward Retreat Center, CLICK HERE.

Not included

- Airfare

- Transportation to and from the retreat center

Limited shuttle service upon request for an additional fee. 

The retreat center is accessible by public transportation.  For details click here.

Before You Go

Please visit www.mindbodyaloha for travel information and more details. 

E-mail Leialoha at cmahuka@hawaii.rr.com if you still have questions or would like to request a detailed schedule.

Available Packages

HULA WORKSHOPS ONLY - Come for the day!
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Are you an Oahu resident or a visitor staying off-site? Join us for the workshops and lunch daily.

This package includes does NOT include lodging.

$625
Deposit: $300
Shared Room (Single Occupancy)
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This all-inclusive package includes tuition and 5 nights lodging - a twin bed in shared room* with a large shared bath at the beautiful Windward Retreat Center in Ka'a'awa, Hawaii (Oahu).

The package also includes 3 delicious, healthy meals each day and all materials.

*The shared room has 3 twin beds total. Participants selecting this option will share a room with 2 other retreat goers.

$1360
Deposit: $680
Migrated traveler
$0
Resident Without Workshop Participation
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This package includes 5 nights lodging - a twin bed in shared room* with a large shared bath at the beautiful Windward Retreat Center in Ka'a'awa, Hawaii (Oahu).

The package also includes 3 delicious, healthy meals each day.

*The shared room has 3 twin beds total. Participants selecting this option will share a room with 2 other retreat goers.

$590
$625
Deposit: $300

HULA WORKSHOPS ONLY - Come for the day!
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Mind Body Aloha Retreats in Hawaii & Beyond
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Mind Body Aloha Retreats was founded by Susan Pualani Alden in 2010. The Mind Body Aloha team is a collaborative of world-class healers, teachers, artists, musicians, yogis, spiritual leaders, indigenous cultural practitioners and visionaries. Our mission is to empower people to heal, awaken & discover new pathways of inspiration. ​Our home base is Windward Oahu (Hawaii), but we offer retreats and workshops around the globe. Mind Body Aloha Retreats are unique experiences grounded in timeless native wisdom in the midst of nature's beauty. Learn more at www.mindbodyaloha.com.

Reviews

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Really enjoyed the workshop with my long time kumu. Enjoyed all the ladies that were there. Great experience with my new hula sisters! Lunch everyday was excellent and a couple of the dinners that we were treated to. Loved learning to make lei po'o and ti leaf leis (2 different kinds). It was very well planned out and loved the teaching and all the activities. We didn't sleep there, but I noticed that the bedroom area was very nice and welcoming, also nice to have two bathrooms available. We had to stay off site in two different hotels (Paradise Bay Resort and Courtyard by Marriot next to the Polynesian Cultural Center) as we were too late for a private room, but since there wasn't air conditioning at the retreat center, it was a better choice for my husband, Jan. It was quite a bit more money doing it that way, but I understood as Hawai'i is mostly fans and slatted windows to let the air in. It was very hot dancing for several hours. I would have preferred ac for dancing. We were surprised at the high cost of renting a car for a week ($1500.00 at Hertz). We used Hawaiian Airlines, which is our favorite. We were able to get two seats together in the comfort seat area (You get 6 inches more of space). All and all it was a wonderful time, and I'm so glad we did it. I would have missed a lot of important teaching by my kumu if I had stayed home and just bought the materials from her.
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