The island of Molokai, Hawaii is the only undeveloped island in the Hawaiian chain. This raw and natural environment is a place to unfold, release, and renew your spirit. I have taught twice at this retreat center (The Hui Ho'Olana) in both 2014 and 2015, and have continued to grow from the transformative and powerful space that this island holds. Here is a poetic testimonial from Stephen, who joined us in 2015:
“Last night I must’ve had a dream. I was on some tropical island far away from home. There were all of these people there, each one totally different from the other. I suspect they were all just different versions of me, split off so that in a circle, we could all discuss what it means to be alive. Whether the inside and outside were the same thing or not. I remember we laughed a lot. We enjoyed copious amounts of food, sights, and smells. It was never ending. When we slept, it was that deep, restful sleep. There wasn’t really time as we know it. It seemed more like an eternal standing wave, just balanced perfectly between past and future. I don’t know what to make of it just yet, but it certainly felt like home. Just like it did back when we were little. It’s a place I’d like to return to every night.”
-Stephen Elledge, photographer
Morning yoga in a sacred space to warm the body and heart.
Meditation practice periods to cultivate silence and stillness in order to listen deeply.
Walking, hiking and feeling the red earth of Molokai as it massages your bare feet.
Daily writing and journaling to help unblock creative channels.
Tasting food grown from wild Hawaiian earth that enlivens every pore as a way to practice nourishing the body richly.
Free time to sit by the pool, bike around the island or smell the ocean air as it intermingles with the rain atop a high cliffside.
Exploring the native flora and fauna to connect with our sensorial world, expanding the enjoyment of sights, sounds, and smells.
Guided practices to enjoy the 5 senses and the breath through the natural world.
Seeing more stars than you have ever seen before.
Transportation to and from the retreat center included.