We are the Hidden Jewel on the North Shore of Huelo and once you find us ~ you have found Shangri-la ~ the lost paradise.
The Opua house is flawlessly decorated and maintained to embody divine beauty. Each uniquely adorned room shares a common dining room and gourmet kitchen, where souls commune and new friends are made. It has four individually rented rooms. Single or double occupancy. The room rates are between $120-155 nightly, check website for further information.
This is an extraordinary place full of genuine Hawaiian Mana (blessings). It can be felt the moment you set foot on our lush green land. Whether you are seeking sanctuary, looking to write the next chapter of your life or are simply on vacation, come explore sustainable living on Maui's 5-star certified Eco-Retreat, voted 'The Greenest Spot on Maui' and the proud recipient of TripAdvisor's 'Platinum Green Leadership Award 2013'.
We believe if you found us you are meant to be with us. At our place you can escape from the places that are filled with tourists. Yes, this is the old Hawaii you have been looking for: exotic, wild, waterfalls, hiking trails, lush and bamboo forests next to the ocean and yet only 15 min away from shopping centers and restaurants. Get ready to embrace yourself to explore an inner and outer journey.
Choosing our place, you automatically setting off your carbon footprint. Yes, with staying with us, you are contributing to the sustainable green living movement, that is expanding daily. Thank you for considering our place.
Parents: We are not the perfect place for small children. Children older than 5 years enjoy learning 'living ecologically safe' and we welcome their participation in the garden.
At our Maui Retreat you'll enjoy: Solar power, we are completely off the grid, delicious well water, secluded oceanfront property with amazing water-fall trails ending at a lagoon for swimming, temples to meditate,create or relax in. Simply a very romantic setting. We offer luxurious and unique accommodations. Close in proximity to the picturesque beach town of Paia. We are proud of what we have achieved in the past 25 years consciously carving and creating out of raw jungle a template for future sustainable living.
Well, are you ready to embark on a journey off the beaten path and discover the elegance of sustainable living?
For over 25 years we have tended to this land and respected the Hawaiian nature and ancient way of living in harmony with Mother Earth.
We are specialized in structural bamboo - the lumber of the future. We have been taking care of this sacred land since 1988 and we are environmental-spiritual activists. We have designed all the structures with ecological and sustainable lumber mostly using bamboo and recycled materials. We have imported many of the stone and wood carvings from Asia. Our entire retreat is designed in a temple style perfect to blend Hawaiian design with Asian architecture. Our bamboo farm is an invitation for agriculture tourism and contributing to the new consciousness of alternative energy and living organically and ecological sustainable. We invite you to watch our feature length movie 'The Dance of Earth and Spirit'.
There are 10-acres of grounds surrounded by 13 acres of state land, featuring natural swimming lagoons, meditation spaces, dramatic ocean front, and hiking trails. Organic coconuts on-site and tropical fruits are available when in season.
How to find our Maui Retreat:
We are only located 15 miles from Kahului airport on the North Shore near the town of Haiku and Twin Falls.
What makes us sustainable:
We are 100% organic and apply the Premaculture method (Permanent Agriculture for a Human Base Eco-System).
We provide natural well water on property for drinking and water catchment’s for landscaping. 50% of our buildings are constructed from Bamboo or recycled materials. We recycle ours and our guests' waste including glass, cardboard, paper, plastic and aluminum cans. We feed our food waste to the worms and our eight meditative chickens and the rest goes into the compost station.
We provide a guest book with many great informational pages on how to be sustainable and historical tips of the land and its surrounding.
We are an spiritual artistic community family and educate young people who are interested in sustainable living. We are ready to serve you and provide you with an unforgettable experience of living elegantly green!
When you are ready to book this magical journey, call us and also take some time to explore our website. This will invite you to find out even more of what we have to offer as a spiritual, artistic, creative musical family of kindred spirits. We welcome the new dawn of the Eco-Traveler ~ YOU!
Keywords: House, perfect for singles, couples, and honeymooners who enjoy to be 'off the beaten path'
Yoga & Qigong Practitioners, Meditative Retreat Setting.
~Designed Elegantly for the Artist in You~
Raphael is a world famous musician and composer. He is an Embodied Spirituality Teacher and offers Qigong classes and private sessions. Raphael especially loves to support those who seek to find their creative voice and talents. He is available for private session and he teaches once a week an evening class in his studio.
Kutira is an author, musician, spiritual environmental activist, social entrepreneur, teacher and creator of Embodied Spirituality and founder of the Kahua hawaiian Institute. She is a mentor to many students and teachers around the world. Kutira dedicates a big part of her life, empowering women and organizations, which support ecological awareness and health education. Her groundbreaking work in sustainable living is globally acknowledged.
Together they are a very dynamic team and have created many wonderful projects. Their land is scared and they guard the precious 'Aina' with their hearts. As famous artist Alex Grey once said: 'What I paint, Kutira and Raphael build. Truly magical temple builders of Mother Earth.'
This land was known as 'Resting Place of Mature Souls' by the ancient Hawaiians. This area has always been a special place to leave your daily schedule behind and escape into a world of fast manifestation, where spirit can hear you and your questions get answered.
And, we did not choose, the land chose us. We do not own ~ the land owns us!
We are only the care takers for our short time on this planet. We are committed to leave a legacy to our children so they can carry forward what we have been given from Mother Earth... the rights to have clean water, fresh air, healthy soil and living in harmony with nature and each other.
Exploring an elctro-magnetic free field lets you discover deeper and resting sleeps, dreams and you may experience an exhilarating feeling of wellbeing in a few days. Our bodies will receive the deserved rest from the hectic and constant buzz around us. Your soul can rest in a tranquil environment that has been held in a spiritual way for many years. Simply, come and experience. As Albert Einstein once said 'Knowingness is nothing but experience'. We are ready for you.