Aloha, Grüß Gott & Namaste,
This 7-day retreat offers an opportunity to step back from the course of your daily life and enter into the unconscious parts of you, while held in a safe space. This is an invitation to give yourself the time to welcome all there is to you and your being in this world in this lifetime. As some of you know, my teachings are embodied experiences, so your activities will include daily meditations, movement lessons, yoga, journaling, guided listening and speaking, as well as deep relaxations and guided journeying, using the Chakra System as a map. Maybe a shift in perspective can occur, when life is simplified, supported by a caring environment and guided by truth and love? “How can I be myself while in relationships & community?” This is a question which we will live with during this week together. The Hui allows us space to deeply dive into the practice of being centered within ourselves while contributing our special selves to actively help build community, sangha, and family. We are social beings after all! Do we have to hide and pretend we are something else, just to survive and earn our right to be here and be loved?
I have personally visited this very unique non-profit Retreat Center, that has been in the Cooke family for over 100 yrs. It is comprised of 65 lush acres dedicated to creating a safe environment for inspiration and growth by nurturing the creative spirit. I am so excited to have been offered a week to teach in their busy calendar and to be able to invite you along! I am confident that we will be supported in the work we will be doing together on all levels. Physical needs will be met with simple, comfortable accommodations in a lodge and cabins, indoor and outdoor showers and tubs, abundant nature, gentle tropical climate, cozy gathering spaces, a pool to relax in, plus lovingly prepared, well-balanced meals by professional chefs. An organic garden, a native nursery which supports a reforestation project and 3 miles of trails, where you may encounter axis deer, providing enough space for active exploration outwardly and inwardly.
Besides individuals, couples are very much encouraged to attend! Although this is not a relationship retreat per se, by learning how to self-relate, one seems to relate to others naturally in a more compassionate way. Additionally, any caregiver, who has the feeling of burn-out and is in need of a recharge, will really benefit from this Retreat as well.
While this Retreat is a serious, courageous undertaking, I promise you our time together will have lots of laughter and sharing in the richness of each other’s gifts. The time will be balanced between classes and free time, guided silence and socializing, talking, learning, integrating, growing and playing. However, this will not be a “typical Hawaiian vacation”. The Hui is in the center of Molokai on a hill where we have a wonderful view of the ocean and island of Lanai. I highly recommend adding a couple of days in the beginning or at the end of your trip to explore this small, oft-overlooked, precious island on your own. I am happy to assist you with info. I truly believe that Hui Ho’olana is a perfect location to restore, heal and reconnect with yourself. If this resonates with you, please, join me on this one-of-a-kind retreat this coming October.
Location: Molokai, Hui Ho’olana – Retreat Center, family owned and operated, it feels like a home! Hui.ho.org
Dates: October 14th – 21st, 2017
Total workshop fee including accommodations and food: $2,300
- (Sign up deposit) – $500 now
- First installment – $900: due February 1st
- Last installment – $900: due June 1st
Includes: 7 nights accommodation, 2 people sharing a room or cabin; 3 well-balanced meals a day, workshop fees and use of lodge, teaching-facilities, pool and grounds.
Does not include: Airfare to Molokai and transport from Molokai airport to the Retreat Center (15 minutes). Bodywork is offered on location by licensed local massage therapists, optional and by appointment.
Small group size: 12 – 18 participants.
Intention for this Retreat: “Having the life you want by being present to the life you have.” ~Mark Nepo
Teacher: Elisabeth Lentz, is a Bavarian women. She has a degree in Child Development and Social Work, holds a journey-man degree in fiber arts and is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. She studied with Stephen Gilligan, trained in generative coaching and self-relations, and takes part in his yearly supervision courses. She is experienced in transformative work through Selene Kumin-Vega, currently enrolled in the Embodied Life School Mentorship program with Russell Delman, she also studied the psychology of the Chakras and is certified in Chakra Therapy through Anodea Judith. Elisabeth owns Restore Balance Today, a private business in Park City, where she holds small group classes and sees private clients. She also guides meditative hikes in the Bavarian Alps
Assistant Teacher: Rona Yellow Robe is a Cree/African American Woman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy, Montana. Rona is a multi award winning Native American Music Award winner for Flutist of the Year. She is also a Diverse Spiritual Healer and teacher through her gifts as a storyteller, Native American flutist, voice, sound healing, as well as an inspirational speaker.