Offered only a few times a year, these exclusive retreats offer you a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time investing in YOU! Karin has dedicated her life to the practice and study of yoga and the yogic lifestyle that supports health, well-being and inspired living and she looks forward to sharing her passion for the practice and the North Shore Maui lifestyle with you!
THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU IF:
- You’ve always dreamed of going to Maui – or have been before and just need an excuse to go back because you loved it so much!
- You love Yoga! You would love to spend time with a small group of other practitioners looking to deepen their practice in a breathtaking setting right on the ocean.
- You would enjoy spending time with one of Maui’s top yoga teachers and her team of Wellness Experts to learn tips and tools that support your “go-to-wellness ritual”
- Your Motto for 2020 is Self Care is the new Health Care! Taking a well deserved break from the busyness of life you will get to enjoy the slower pace of the North Shore of Maui. With just the right mix of down time and playtime you will relax and recharge.
- You need a yogic infusion and are yearning for a big dose of inspiration in your life!
For 7 days and 8 nights we will be gathering at our beautiful Retreat House, right on the ocean, on the famous “North Shore” of Maui. Your day will include 2 yoga classes/day with Karin, 2 90 min Treatments from her Wellness Team, 2 freshly made meals a day and lots of free time to enjoy the sights of Maui or simply kick back by the pool, watch the ocean and relax!
We will start our 90min morning practice at 9am on the deck by the pool overlooking the ocean. Rinse off with a quick swim before enjoying a delicious freshly made brunch made with local ingredients that will leave you refueled and ready for the rest of your day! Your day will end with a gentle sunset Yin/Restorative class at 5.30pm. We will gather after dinner to once again enjoy a delicious candelit dinner on the deck.
Free Time is an important part of “Me Time”. In between our morning and evening practices you are free to spend your time as you wish. Pai’a is a fun little town with some great shopping as well as it beautiful beaches! Ku’au Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Paia Bay, Baby Beach are all good swimming beaches. Take a beach chair and sit on the grass embankment about the famous Ho’okipa beach and watch the windsurfers and kite boarders riding the waves!
Or stay put at the Retreat house, kick back on a deck chair, read your favourite book and order in your 90 min Treatment! Choose from any one of our massage services and/or book an eye opening Ayurvedic Consultation and learn what is your yogic Dosha (constitution).
Take a leisurely drive up Baldwin Avenue to Makawao Town. The winding drive affords you amazing views of the Valley Isle and a chance to spend time in this cute, artist, “cowboy” town.
If you feel more adventurous head out for a gentle hike up Ioa Valley or Twin Falls.
Although we love the North Shore the whole of Maui is a treat to be explored. Drive up and enjoy the 10 000 foot views of the island from the peak of Haleakala. Head up through Kula, stop at the Lavendar Farm or take in a a wine tasting at Ulapalakua Wine Estate.
Head South side and visit the bustling strip of Kihei with its own unique energy and continue on to Wailea with its beautiful hotels and beach side walks.
Heading Westward you can book at boat cruise of the Maalea Harbour or continue on to Lahaina Town to see the magnificent Boabab Tree, sip a cocktail at an oceanside restaurant and take in some great retail therapy!
Early Bird: $1800 (payment 6 weeks or more prior to retreat)
- 7 morning yoga classes with Karin
- 7 evening Yin classes with Karin
- Arrival Dinner
- 6 dinners (no dinner Wed night – you are free to “eat out”)
- 7 Brunches
- Farewell breakfast
- 2 x 90 min treatments (massage, acupuncture, shiatsu, Ayurvedic consultation)
$1000 non refundable deposit secures your space.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:
9 – 10.30am Yoga Class with Karin
11am Brunch by the Pool
5.30 – 6.45pm Sunset Yin Class on the lawn overlooking the ocean at our Retreat House
7pm Dinner on the deck overlooking the ocean
Viasa & Airfare
Car Hire/Travel costs
Meals (unless specified)
Having the freedom to choose your own accommodation means you can create the perfect experience to suit your budget and travelling style! But to make your daily schedule easier we do suggest staying in or close by to the Paia, Kuau, Spreckelsville areas. A 10 -15 min drive away is Haiku or Upcountry (Makawao and Pukalani)
These are some local favourites close by:
Mamas Fish House Restaurant & Inn
As you will be having free time during the day, hiring a car is always a good idea. There are many car hire companies right at the airport – check out the “FAQ” section for more information.
We look forward to having you join us!
Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information email@example.com
Should you be joining us from outside the United States then first step is making sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months before expiration date. If you already have a US Holiday Visa you will not need an additional one for Hawaii.
- TRAVEL INSURANCE
If an illness, accident, or other unforeseen circumstances forces you to cancel or interrupt your travel plans, you face two potentially major financial losses—money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments and flights as well as medical expenses that in many instances may not be covered by health insurance. Travel insurance can be relatively inexpensive, especially when you consider how much you could lose if something goes wrong before or during your trip. There are many companies that supply travel insurance, you may want to shop around.
- WHICH AIRPORT DO I FLY IN TO?
You will need to fly into Kahului Airport. Paia, is a short 10 minute drive from the airport.
You can either hire a car from the airport or arrange a ride with Lyft or Uber to your accommodation booking! We do suggest that you do hire your own car as there will be time during the day to explore the island on your own.
Maui is very safe but it is always advisable to travel with your credit card so that you do not have to carry too much cash on you at any particular time. Remember to notify your bank before leaving that you will be travelling!
Maui has a well established banking system that will allow for foreign currency exchange inside the bank and at airports (you will need proof of identity). You can always change out some currency at the airport on arrival so that you have some initial cash on you for your taxis, tips, first day expenditures.
- WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE AT THAT TIME OF THE YEAR
Maui has a very mild climate. Winter on the North Shore can be a bit cooler and wetter. Summers are hot and windy. The average temperature is around 75- 80 Fahrenheit. Sunrise is around 5.30am and sunset around 7pm.
- HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
This is not a yoga bootcamp! If you are a regular Yoga practitioner you will be fine. Should you be new to the practice or have any old or new injuries please inform Karin beforehand. And always get clearance from your doctor. We will make the practices as inclusive as possible at all times! The morning practice will be workshop style, but Maha Yoga is well equipped with all props and you will be offered variations and modifications to suit your needs. Our evening Yin practice is suitable for all levels and we will get to enjoy some guided pranayama and meditation.
You can make this retreat as active or relaxing as you want in your free time. There are stronger hikes to do, or shorter more gentle ones. You can hire bikes and go cycling or relax by the pool!
If you have any health concerns please check with your doctor and notify Karin well in advance of the retreat.
- ARE ALL ACTIVITIES COMPULSORY?
This is YOUR TIME! Nothing is compulsory! But please note that should you choose not to join us for a yoga class, lunch/dinner or presentation or to make use of your complementary massage/acupuncture/Shiatsu/Ayurvedic consult you will NOT be refunded in part or full.
- FOOD OPTIONS
Breakfast is up to you! All refreshments between lunch and dinner are on your own tab, as is any alcohol.
Lunch and dinner will be provided as well as a farewell breakfast on te last day. There will be light non alcoholic refreshments at lunch and dinner. Please note that lunch and dinner will be raw, vegan meals. This will offer your digestive system a chance to take a well needed break.
If you have any dietary allergies please let us know as soon as you pay your deposit.
- ACCOMMODATION SUGGESTIONS/OPTIONS
Please note that we are in no way affiliated with the establishments we have listed. There are many more options to choose from but we have chosen these as they are in close proximity.
- WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING
Bring suitable yoga attire for our morning practice and something a little warmer for evening yin practice. Yoga mats and props will be provided.
We suggest you pack a “travel bag” for the day with a change of clothes for after your morning practice and swimwear should you wish to stay by the pool.
You will see that most activities are pretty laid back – lots of time outside walking, sightseeing, on the beach and being in nature. When out and about during the day you will need comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towel, swimsuit, etc. Always have a light jacket as it can get colder if you head upcountry.
Our dinners are the retreat house are where you relax under the stars. Wear what feels most comfortable! Eating out at most restaurants in Maui offer a “casual dining” experience. Most restaurants are fine with open footwear (slippers) but we suggest men wear a sleeved shirt for evening dinners out. But always have a pair of closed shoes for a “just in case” situation where you are required to wear closed shoes.
If the wind comes up at night it may be a little cooler so a light jacket and a pair of relaxed pants/longer dress are always a safe bet.
If you are going to go up the Volcano you will need a pair of warm pants and a jacket, especially if you are choosing to go to watch the sunset!
Maui is a photographers dream so a camera is a must!!! Remember to bring all your chargers! And extra batteries! You don’t want to go flat mid shot!! If visiting from outside the US, remember to bring your international adaptors so that you can charge your phones, cameras, laptops etc.
In urban areas tap water is usually of high quality and safe to drink. It’s quite safe to have ice in drinks and to eat salads. To be on the safe side avoid, drinking water from streams and rivers, especially in areas where there is human habitation. But if you encounter an unpolluted mountain steam, a drink should be most refreshing. Where possible use your own water bottle – throw away plastic bottles are so not cool!!!!
- WHAT IF I WANT TO STAY ON LONGER?
Should you wish to extend your stay (or arrive earlier) to explore other parts of the islands there are many great travel companies to advise you!
- STAYING HEALTHLY
Maui has a well-developed healthcare system. There are public hospitals and emergency treatment centers. But be sure to top up on medical insurance before leaving home. Well-qualified doctors, dentists and other specialists can be found in the main centers but you will have to make an appointment to see one, unless it’s an emergency and that can get expensive as you may end up at the hospital.
Personal medication: There are pharmacies all around the island and many everyday medications, such as painkillers, are available over the counter.
If you have a specific medical condition, it’s wise to carry the relevant doctor’s prescription with you. In the event of you losing your medication, a qualified pharmacist should be able to source a replacement, even if the trade name differs in the United States.
- SAFETY / SECURITY
Maui is safe but like anything done outdoors please always take care if you are going for a hike, or even a short walk.
Let others know where you are going
Take your cell phone and make sure it is charged
Take a full bottle of water and a light jacket.
Wear proper shoes. Some of the walks are on volcanic rock which can cut through your slippas in short order!
Always wear a hat and a good sunscreen. The sun is strong on Maui and heat stroke could ruin your holiday!
Leave valuables locked out of sight in your car and keep your keys on you and and carry a map in case you should get lost.
If you’re in doubt about a place you wish to visit speak to us first!!!
Drive slowly and carefully. The roads on Maui are narrow and winding! There are often cyclists and runners and many properties are open to the road leaving pets free to run across the road!
Wear your seatbelt. Drinking and driving is taken very seriously in the US so be warned!
- TERMS OF SERVICE
Upon your enquiry you will be sent a copy of our Terms and Conditions of Service detailing payment terms, cancellation policies etc.