Welcome to our Seva Retreat, a week-long journey, inspired by the principles of Karma Yoga. "Seva," Sanskrit for selfless service, forms the core of our retreat experience together.
Our retreat, guided by the experienced leadership of Robin Duryea, draws inspiration from "ohana," a Hawaiian term symbolizing a profound sense of belonging and connection that extends beyond biological family.
In addition, Robin skillfully integrates aspects of her time in the ashrams of India, fostering a delicate balance between the individual and collective self. Join us for a retreat experience that not only embraces the principles of unity, loyalty, and cooperation but also cultivates a harmonious equilibrium between personal growth and collective well-being. This is an invitation to a transformative journey that combines the wisdom of diverse cultures for a truly enriching and holistic experience.
Calling on ten individuals ready to immerse themselves in a week of communal living on the enchanting Big Island! Join Robin for a co-collaborative experience as we collectively care for the land, space and each other.
We are seeking individuals with unique skills and interests to ensure the success of our communal venture. Here's a clear outline of the roles we aim to fill:
In addition to these specific roles, we welcome any individuals with a desire to participate in creating a memorable week where we will all be supporting each other and sharing roles as needed.
Embrace the spirit of Seva, where everyone has a unique contribution, and together, we'll weave a tapestry of shared growth and joy.
Bring your unique gifts, talents, and willingness to contribute, and let’s co-create a week that celebrates community, selfless service, and the simple pleasures of being on the land.
Welcome to the serene haven of Kualoli Retreats, an off-grid butterfly sanctuary and fruit farm nestled along the historic Red Road of the Puna coastline.
This Seva Retreat unfolds on three lush acres adorned with a vibrant tapestry of fruit trees, including limes, grapefruits, tangerines, coconuts, papaya, banana, ulu, starfruit, cacao, avocado, cashew trees, and more. Here, nature reveals itself in all its splendor, showcasing the island's diverse elements.
Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the land with two daily yoga classes, led by Robin Duryea, that harmonize body and spirit. This retreat isn't just about self-discovery; it's a chance to give back to the land through communal work, fostering a sense of connection with nature, the joy of Seva, and appreciation for our shared humanity.
Engaging in the labor of tending to the earth holds a profound healing power. As hands connect with the soil, there's a visceral exchange of energy that transcends the physical act of cultivation. The rhythmic cadence of planting, nurturing, and harvesting aligns one's spirit with the natural cycles of growth and renewal. Amidst the array of fruit trees at Kualoli Retreats, each moment spent working on the land becomes a meditation, a therapeutic dance between human and nature. The healing unfolds not only in the tangible fruits that blossom but also in the quiet moments of reflection, fostering a deep sense of connection to the Earth and an internal harmony that resonates long after the work is done. The act of tending to the land becomes a symbiotic journey of healing, where the soul finds solace in the embrace of the earth's nurturing embrace.
A percentage of the proceeds go to the families of Maui.
Inspired by my transformative experiences in the Ashrams of India, I am excited to integrate elements of that profound atmosphere into our Western retreat culture. Our retreat center is uniquely situated as a private property, generously shared for its magical elements. The architectural blueprint and design embody a communal spirit, reflecting Hawaii's 'ohana culture, where the ethos is that we are all family, interconnected across the globe.
In addition to our standalone jungalows, experience a unique stay, where a handful of like-minded individuals come together to share the main house—a spacious villa that fosters a sense of communal living. Our commitment goes beyond personal well-being; it extends to the stewardship of both land and people, echoing the essence of Aloha. This profound understanding emphasizes that caring for the land and its inhabitants lies at the heart of our concept.
In this open and expansive environment, we welcome everyone to share and partake in the abundance that surrounds us. At our retreat, we celebrate the belief and understanding that there is more than enough for everyone, creating a harmonious space for shared experiences and connection.
Group Land Care: 11:30-1:30pm
Free time + Optional Activity + Land Care: 2:30-4pm