Knowledge is power…
Q: What does the retreat price include?
• 7 nights in our cozy and rustic, community~living / shared guest house
• 2 meals a day ~ breakfast: fresh coconuts, fruits n self serve foods / evening meal: healthy ayurvedic dinners (vegan and gluten-free friendly)
• simple, grounding ~ daily morning meditations + Venus Pools Ocean Swims
• 1.5 hour optional morning yoga classes, suitable for all levels + addition evening yoga
• daily excursions to local waterfalls, beaches, ocean pools, bamboo forest hikes and weather permitting, star gazing night hikes
• pick up / drop off from Maui airport with waterfalls stops along the famous Hana Highway and at Coconut Glen’s Vegan Ice Cream
Q. How is the weather?
A: You never can tell what the weather will be like in Hana. November-March are pretty much our “rainy season”. Maui has been in a drought situation for the last few years and so it’s very hit or miss. Hana does happen to be in a rain forest and those showers are enhanced during the winter months. The neat thing about the rain in Hana is that it will make the waterfalls flow like crazy. This is when they are at their best.
Plan for hot days and cool nights, and always check the weather closer to your travel date.
Q: What should I pack?
Q: Is there a local doctor?
A: Yes, there is a doctor at the Hana Health Center in the town of Hana, about a 10 minute drive away.
Q: How will I get from the airport to Hana-Maui Yoga Institute?
A: Once we receive your flight information, we will organize a van to pick you up from the airport at a certain time. You will receive this time before hand via e-mail. Once you arrive in Maui and after retrieving baggage, outside the airport you will see a sign ‘Hana Maui Yoga Institute’. That is your ride!
Q: Are vaccines required to travel to Hawaii?
A: No, no vaccines or medication are required or recommended for travel to Hawaii.
Q: Is there wi-fi at Hana Maui Yoga Institute?
A: Yes, there will be wi-fi available at the Hana Maui Yoga Institute. Because of the remote location of our retreat there can be times when the Internet goes down but this is rare.
Q: Will my cell phone work to make calls?
A: Most likely, but we cannot guarantee it. Verizon works best in the Hana area and the signal can vary depending on whether and location. AT&T and Sprint do not work as well. We have a phone that can be used free of charge for long-distance calls to the USA and Canada.
Q: Where will I be sleeping?
A: We offer a variety of accommodations to meet your budget and housing preferences during your stay with us. All of our offerings are within a 5 minute walk or on-property on the institute grounds. Please see our Accommodation section for more information.
Q: Will I be sharing a room?
A: Most of our accommodations are shared rooms either double or triple. We have a limited amount of single occupancies available upon request on a first come, first come basis. Please see our Accommodation section for more information.
Q: Can I camp?
A: Yes, we do have camping spots available on the property. Please see our Accommodation section for more information.
Q: Is there a washer/dryer onsite?
A: Yes, we do have a washer / dryer available on property.
Q: Will I have access to a kitchen?
A: Yes, we have a shared kitchen in the main guest house we will all share, however since at many retreats we will have an onsite chef, public storage space in the fridge may be very limited, and during meal prep times guests will not have access to the main kitchen.
Q: What kind of food is served?
A: We believe that it is essential to nourish ourselves in all ways possible. While during all of our retreats, we source our food locally and always prepare it with love, for some retreats we bring a more intimate focus into nourishing the body with local abundant food, lovingly prepared. We accommodate all types of diets.
Q: Do you make accommodations special diets?
A: Yes, please tell us about what you need! Most of our food is vegetarian, and we are very accommodating to gluten-free and vegan diets.
Q: Is lunch included?
A: Lunch is not included, only breakfast and dinner; however, there are many wonderful road side stands and food options within driving distance that we will venture to together. We want you to have an experience to explore some of what Hana has to offer, off retreat grounds, to enrich your retreat and acclimate you to the pristine surroundings.
Yoga and Meditation
Q: Where will be doing yoga?
A: We will be holding our classes at a local yoga studio down the street from our property and also outside on our property and on the ocean cliff across the street weather permitting.
Q: Can beginners come?
A: Yes, our retreats are geared towards all levels of yoga, and since our retreats are so small and intimate, rest assure you will have personalized assistance!
Q: I have an advanced practice, will I be challenged enough?
A: Our yoga teachers are fantastic and have experience teaching / gearing the yoga classes to challenge all levels of yoga, since our retreats are so small and intimate, rest assure you will have personalized assistance!
Q: Do I need to bring my own mat, block and/or straps?
A: Our yoga classes on the retreats do not require blocks. We encourage you to bring your own yoga mat if you have one but we can also supply you with a mat.
Q: Are the activities mandatory?
A: No, all the activities are optional. You are more than welcome to opt out for personal or rest time whenever you would like as long as you do not interrupt the planned activities.
Q: What style of yoga will be offered?
A: Our yoga instructors will be teaching a variety of yogic techniques, suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners. Vinyasa, restorative, and alignment-based yoga with attention on breathing practices will be taught… along with sweet tunes.
Q: I’ve never meditated. Is it a religion?
A: Meditation is not a religion. It welcomes everyone from every background. Meditation is a technique of relieving stress and letting go of the burdens of every day life to take a deeper look at yourself, finding peace through stillness. Meditation has been proven to support the immune system, relax the central nervous system, increase energy levels, and more. Our meditations are short and easy for beginners, used to bring body and mindful awareness to your experience. Please read more about our meditation offerings.