Ukulele Retreat | July 2017

Kaaawa, HI, United States

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Mind Body Aloha Retreats in Hawaii & Beyond
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Jul 11 - 15, 2017
Group size: 8-20
Ukulele Retreat | July 2017
Kaaawa, HI, United States

Mind Body Aloha Retreats in Hawaii & Beyond
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$575
Deposit: $288
Jul 11 - 15, 2017
Group size: 8-20

About this trip

This retreat features instruction by some of Hawaii's best including Kimo Hussey, an internationally renowned ukulele virtuoso and master teacher; Zanuck Lindsey, a professional musician, bandleader and composer; and Keale, a soulful Native Hawaiian entertainer and teacher who brings forward the legendary sound of his uncle, Moe Keale and his first cousin, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ("Braddah IZ"). Also joining us is Cory Mau, a gifted musician and FUN teacher who's been playing uke since the age of 5 and has studied with ukulele master Roy Sakuma. 


Listen and learn more about our instructors Keale, Kimo, Zanuck, and Cory Mau & Ke'Olu.

This retreat is suitable for ALL levels. Each participant will receive both whole group and small group instruction and have plenty of time to jam with the retreat ohana. 


Whether you're a local needing a stay-cation or a visitor looking for a unique way to experience Oahu, the Windward Retreat Center, nestled between breathtaking shoreline and lush mountains, provides the perfect setting for our ukulele retreat. In addition to the workshops, on-site participants can enjoy the peaceful surroundings, nightly kanikapila, hula, lomilomi massage (appointments available for an additional cost) and more.​


All-inclusive options include tuition, 4 nights lodging, and 3 meals / day and start at $1192. Shared rooms with twin beds are $1192 per person, single occupancy private rooms with queen beds are $1392 per person, and double occupancy private rooms with queen beds are $1272 per person. All rooms have a large, shared bath. 


Local resident? Staying off-site? Come for the day -- join us for all workshops and a daily catered lunch! 


Still have questions? Just e-mail Leialoha at cmahuka@hawaii.rr.com.

What’s included

- 9+ hours of ukulele instruction

- Kanikapila (Hawaiian style jam sessions)

- Solo practice time while you relax at the center or in the surrounding natural beauty

- Opportunities to enjoy lush mountain hikes

- Nearby beach adventures- snorkeling, swimming, Stand Up Paddleboarding

- Delicious, healthy meals

- Optional yoga and meditation classes

- Endless opportunities to learn, laugh and smile

- The ever-flowing, authentic Spirit of Aloha 

Not included

- Airfare
- Transportation to and from the retreat center (limited shuttle service upon request for an additional fee)

- Optional lomilomi / Hawaiian massage (individual sessions by appointment for an additional charge)

Before You Go

Retreat schedule


Check in between 4:00-5:00 pm on July 11.

Retreat ends by noon on July 15.

Workshops for day participants from 9am-4pm.


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


Travel information


Visit MindBodyAloha.com for travel tips and helpful hints. 

Available Packages

Ukulele Workshops Only

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.

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$575
Deposit: $288
Shared Room

This all-inclusive package includes 4 nights lodging in a twin bed in shared room (with three twin beds total; 3 guests per room) at the beautiful Windward Retreat Center in Ka'a'awa, Hawaii (Oahu). The room has a large shared bath. The package also includes tuition, 3 delicious, healthy meals each day and all materials.

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$1192
Deposit: $600
Private Room (Double Occupancy)

Note this must be booked IN PAIRS (i.e., select "2 travelers" per reservation). There are two rooms available for two people each.

This all-inclusive package includes 4 nights lodging in a private room with a queen bed at the beautiful Windward Retreat Center in Ka'a'awa, Hawaii (Oahu). The room has a large shared bath. The package also includes tuition, 3 delicious, healthy meals each day and all materials.

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$1272
Deposit: $600
Private Room (Single Occupancy)

This all-inclusive package includes 4 nights lodging in a private room with a queen bed at the beautiful Windward Retreat Center in Ka'a'awa, Hawaii (Oahu). The room has a large shared bath. The package also includes tuition, 3 delicious, healthy meals each day and all materials.

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$1392
Deposit: $600
$575
Deposit: $288

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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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