OVERVIEW"Joy Matters" Transformational Retreat for Women: Empowering You during 'The Change' of Perimenopause and menopause. Relaxation techniques, gentle exercises, connecting with nature and Hawaiian culture, group circles and guided meditation help you find your inner peace, clarity and direction - letting go of old patterns to live a full and joyful life.
Come and join the next group retreat "JOY MATTERS"™ in Maui, Hawaii - going through the Change together, sharing with other women. The power of the group setting will assist you in the transformational process, making a leap in self-empowerment, freeing the full expression of the unique beautiful woman that you are. Located in a stunning, luxurious, oceanfront setting with beach access and amazing sunset views.
Let-go of old patterns
Vibrate and shine your light
There is deep knowledge in the Hawaiian culture, and the nurturing energies of the islands and its people open it up for you. Aloha is a greeting of love. It contains the Hawaiian words alo-presence and ha-breath ~ sharing the breath of life together. That is what we do during our one-week group retreats. Greeting the sun with a Hawaiian chant, gentle easy Yoga postures and Hula movements, gathering at the ocean, creating a flower lei, receiving a lomi lomi massage, evening get-togethers, group sharing, calming breathing techniques and guided meditation ~ with the focus on a joyful breakthrough in the transformational process of 'The Change'.
You will also have free time to further explore the beauty of the islands, relax on the beach, go snorkeling or shopping; or take part in optional tours.
We specialize in small intimate retreats, allowing personalized and individual attention for each participant. Delicious food by private catering will be provided for breakfast and dinner, with fruits and light snacks during the day. Optional double or single accomodation.
The fee of $2,790 includes the retreat program, seven nights double accomodation (upgrade available) in a private beachfront estate on Maui, 7 breakfast and dinner meals (vegetarian unless requested otherwise – dinner on Oct 20th arrival, breakfast on Oct 27 departure), free WiFi, one Lomi Lomi massage, and airport transfer (shared) to and from the estate.
A deposit of $500 reserves your space for the retreat.
Airfare, optional excursions, gratuities and Hawaii state taxes are extra.
Early-bird Special (Bookings before 7/1/2013) receive a $150 DISCOUNT.
The next “JOY MATTERS” group retreat takes place in a private beachfront estate Bali style, with pool and hot tub on the sunny west side of Maui, Hawaii. Oceanfront luxury in paradise, with beach access and snorkeling right at the doorstep, offering views to the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai with amazing sunsets. The estate is surrounded by lush tropical foliage for ultimate privacy. Views of the ocean galore: from the deck where we gather for group meals, to the garden lawn where retreat sessions will take place, and nearly all of the bedrooms (all single bedrooms have full ocean-views with direct ocean deck access).
The women only retreat offers a choice of double accommodation, single accommodation with shared bath, and single accommodation with private bath; subject to availability.
Stores and outside restaurants are in walking distance. Historic Lahaina town, the resort village of Ka’anapali, and famous Kapalua bay are all just 15 minutes driving distance. Optional group excursions will be offered to lush Iao Valley, and the mountain crater of Haleakala (House of the Sun).
Free shuttle service (shared) is provided to and from the Kahului airport: pick-up in the afternoon of 10/20, return in the morning of 10/27. Please let us know your arrival/departure times and airline.
If you arrive outside of the general retreat times, or wish to rent a car: the main Maui airport of Kahului is about 45 minutes driving distance from the retreat center. A smaller local airport (Kapalua) is about 10 minutes driving distance. Both airports have rental car agencies on-site.
Guiding the group as a facilitator will be Govinda Leopold. Born and raised in Germany, Govinda has been a practitioner of the spiritual yoga path with meditation since over 25 years, constantly striving to refine herself to become a tool for divine expression for the benefit of others. Govinda is author and co-developer of the Vivid-Process™ , a self-help technique based on guided meditation and imagery; and has guided groups and inviduals on their soul path for many years. A resident of Maui, she is a dedicated student of hula and Hawaiian culture. Govinda's approach is with loving kindness and light-heartedness; allowing your true light to shine forth, gently assisting you in recognizing and letting go of patterns that are no longer of a benefit. Her personal guidance are H.H. the Dalai Lama for meditation practice and Kumu hula Ualani Smith Maka'ike in hula training. She is following the words of the Dalai Lama in applied kindness as her path; and her Kumu in hula and graciousness as a way of life, and that the learning never ends. Regarding life itself as the ultimate teacher; Govinda's intention is to assist you in connecting with your higher self, finding answers and direction from within.
Guiding values for the retreat are laulima (cooperation), ho'ihi aku, ho'ihi mai (respect towards each other), 'olu'olu (friendly speech), aloha (loving kindness), 'oia'i'o (truth), ola kino (healthy body), lokahi (unity).