Frequently Asked Questions

MAUI, HAWAI’I RETREAT {OCTOBER 19-25, 2017}

Yes! Your all-inclusive rate includes room and board, programming, our private day trip, and more.

What extra expenses should you be aware of? Massages, extra excursions (i.e. volcano visit, surf lessons, etc), national park entrance fees, alcoholic beverages, additional food, your airfare to Maui, and transportation to/from the airport or optional rental car.

Get excited about:

IMMERSION RETREAT PROGRAM + LUXURY BEACH VILLA
Beautiful nightly accommodations for 7 days/6 nights with beach access, ocean sunset and mountain views, all yoga classes and meditations, all workshops and all expertly-crafted group programming.

HĀNA AUTHENTIC HAWAI’I ADVENTURE
Our private guided and once-in-a-lifetime group full day adventure to remote Hāna with waterfall hikes, a visit to a gorgeous black sand beach, lunch and a sacred heiau (temple) tour with a Hawaiian spiritual and cultural practitioner. Bring your camera!

100% ORGANIC, DELICIOUS, LOCALLY-SOURCED MEALS
Enjoy healthy daily brunch, dinner and a light breakfast snack with Maui-grown coffee. Our private chef will whip up ono grinds (delicious food) with local tropical flavors including homemade nutmilks, juices, fish, poultry and amazing desserts.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO RETREAT
Soulful seva (service) project to engage with and help the local community, Gaiam yoga mats, blocks straps and bolsters for your use on-site (no need to pack!), tax, gratuity and more.

Becuase it’s pure magic (and who doesn’t love magic?) Maui is renowned worldwide for many things: its beauty, its atmosphere, its history, and its never-ending supply of pristine beaches, waterfalls and gardens – just to name a few. Many people famously say, ‘Maui no ka oi’ which means, ‘Maui is the best’ – and for good reason.

The “valley isle” is in one of the most remote island chains in the world! You’ll love the high energy and mana (life force) of this transformative place. Some folks even say it resonates to the vibration of the second chakra.

Our host, Wailea Inn, is a luxury private estate nestled in the lush Hawaiian landscape. Located just 100 steps away from sunny South Maui’s world class beaches our group’s private retreat center is the perfect place for rest or adventure (or a little of both).

Relax by the heated pool, unwind in the jacuzzi with friends and reconnect on the yoga deck or serene indoor yoga studio. Adventure out to the local farmer’s market, shops, cafes, or spend a few hours exploring stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling or world class surfing, all within walking distance.

Wake up early or sleep in late, with a mix of luxury suites, economical tropical lofts and private garden lanais you’ll relish your time in paradise.

We’ll send you a packing list in your welcome packet. With lows arond 70 and highs in the 80s, you’ll enjoy a perfect mix of cool nights and sunny days. You’ll want your swimsuit, beach hat, tennis shoes (for mild to moderate hiking), comfy and breezy yoga clothes for lounging, a journal and a camera. We provide Gaiam yoga mats, blocks, straps and more so you can leave your gear at home.
Absolutely! Everything is better with friends. Did you know that when your friends join you on this retreat you will each receive a special swag bag and up to $100 credit for a future retreat for your referral?

While some of us prefer solo retreat time (and who doesn’t need a little escape from the stresses of everyday life?), many retreaters choose to invite a friend. If you RSVP with a friend, please let us know so we can prepare this special welcome gift for you both.

I think we would all agree that most things are more fun with friends however you can absolutely travel by yourself! If you choose a shared room we will match you up with another solo traveler, just expect to come home with a new BFF.

On a personal note, we’ve fallen in love with every one of our retreat participants so we’re pretty certain you’ll be in excellent company.

This is so much more than just a yoga retreat. Yoga is just one tool in the mind, body, soul experience you will have on this retreat. But have no fear, prior yoga experience is not required at all. Our expert teachers specialize in making yoga accessible and fun in an all levels atmosphere where all students, from beginners to advanced students will feel welcome and supported.
The Maui Hawaii Soul Work & Sacred Yoga Retreat is located on a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean! You’ll book a flight into Kahului Airport (OGG). You can choose to share a rental car or take a cab/Uber to the retreat center. Once you’re registered we’ll send you detailed flight and driving directions.

Our host in South Maui is only about 30 minutes from the OGG, which has nonstop service to all major domestic and international airports. We’ve been seeing flights for $600-$850 from major East Coast airports.

You betcha! Shari and Mandy are super excited to be partnering with acclaimed yoga teacher trainer and retreat leader Scott Feinberg of Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter, FL to lead this immersion retreat.

Our destination retreats are (almost) always open to all genders. Often women who love the Women’s Weekend Retreats bring their husbands on the tropical retreats. It’s a blast getting to know everyone and adventuring together.

P.S. This retreat has a great couples suite and flexible programming, so please feel free to bring your significant other!

With years of experience in multiple styles of yoga, your hosts have created an exciting immersion for you. Our classes at this yoga retreat are appropriate for all ages and all levels (even beginners). Along with deep soul work, yoga is an important part of our retreat, so you’ll have the chance to sample Taoist yin yoga, vinyasa, bowspring, restorative, yoga nidra and everything in between.

Mandy’s classes are often a sweet and sweaty celebration. She loves to embody playfulness on the mat, gently exploring and encouraging poses to challenge and empower her students to keep learning, growing (and falling).

 

In Scott’s classes, emphasis is placed upon slowly awakening the body and subtle energy system through gentle stretches and mindful awareness of the breath. Ample time is given to the joints and connective tissues. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, centered and ready to embrace the day with a clear mind.

You’ll enjoy 100% organic meals made with local ingredients. Our private chef will take all food allergies, sensitivities and preferences into account when planning our meals. (We totally understand how important this is. Really.)

Our menu will feature fresh, organic local produce, homemade nutmilks, tropical juices, heirloom grains, fish and poultry, and local flavors with hints of exotic spices. From fresh vanilla-beans to macadamia nuts and a long list of tropical foods, our personal chef is excited to share the culinary abundance that Maui has to offer.  

The Enneagram is a system of self-discovery that melds beautifully with yoga, and it enlivens and deepens much of the Soul Nourish programming. The Enneagram works by providing insight into your intimate relationships (including your relationship to yourself!) through a personalized map for growth and freedom. It studies human nature and personality as a key to unlocking your gifts. It works hand-in-hand with practice of mindful Presence, empowering us with the tools we actually need to live life fully engaged — and to be kind to ourselves.

As teachers Don Riso & Russ Hudson explain: “The Enneagram is a profound and comprehensive system for understanding yourself and other people in your life with new depth and clarity. Because understanding yourself and others is so important, this knowledge has the power to change your life.”

Seva simply means selfless service in Sanskrit (An ancient Indian language most commonly associated with Yoga). While helping others is always beneficial for the greater good, it’s also believed that acts of service elevate the spiritual growth of an individual. As a part of this retreat experience our group will have the opportunity to participate in a Seva project through local organizations that will directly benefit the locals. To make the most impact more information on this element will be forthcoming as we approach closer to our retreat date.

WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT {seasonal}

Yes! Your all-inclusive rate reserves your nightly accommodations, all of the yoga, group events and workshops, nature trails, and use of the jacuzzi, as well as healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We provide hot tea and coffee, water and yummy snacks, too. Booking a massage or spa treatment is optional, and rates and times will be available after you register.

We’ll spend the weekend enjoying a gorgeous retreat & wellness center in Dahlonega, GA, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll love the fresh air and colors of nature. Traditionally Cherokee land, its name is derived from the brilliant, sparkling gold in its soil. The mountains of North Georgia are home to waterfalls, wineries, art galleries and forests:

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.” -John Muir

We’ll send you a packing list in your welcome packet. Bring your yoga mat, a journal, your bathing suit for the jacuzzi and your favorite cozy blanket for yoga and bodywork. Plan on feeling comfortable and letting your self shine!
Absolutely! While some of us prefer solo retreat time (and who doesn’t need a little escape from the stresses of everyday life?), many women choose to invite a friend. We’ve seen mother-daughter weekends, best friends celebrating a bachelorette yoga weekend, and sisters’ weekend getaways—all of whom deepened their beautiful relationships on retreat. If you RSVP with a friend, please let us know so we can send a special welcome gift for you both.
The Soul Nourish Women’s Weekend Retreat is 1-3 hours driving time from Greenville, SC · Columbia, SC  · Knoxville, TN · Charlotte, NC · Greensboro, NC · Winston-Salem, NC · Athens, GA and Atlanta, GA. Once you’re registered we’ll send you detailed driving directions.

Flights are available to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (about 1.5 hour easy commute to Dahlonega Spa & Resort) with nonstop service to all major airports including Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Newark, New York, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

When we say yoga, we mean, “Yes, You!” Sometimes our yoga is our community, our sharing, our breath. Sometimes we move and flow. Sometimes we dance. We believe all life is an opportunity for a sacred union with your self.

Our classes at this retreat are appropriate for all levels (even beginners). Along with deep soul work, yoga is an important part of our women’s weekend, so you’ll have the chance to sample vinyasa, bowspring, restorative, yoga nidra and everything in between.

P.S. We’ve had women ages 17-71 attend our retreats, and it’s always perfect!

That’s what we’ve heard, too. We’re thrilled to be paving the way for a new kind of retreating…One the is offering deep soul work, honest conversations, real growth and a connection to spirit.

The Enneagram is a system of self-discovery that melds beautifully with yoga, and it enlivens and deepens much of the Soul Nourish programming. The Enneagram works by providing insight into your intimate relationships (including your relationship to yourself!) through a personalized map for growth and freedom. It studies human nature and personality as a key to unlocking your gifts. It works hand-in-hand with practice of mindful Presence, empowering us with the tools we actually need to live life fully engaged — and to be kind to ourselves.

As teachers Don Riso & Russ Hudson explain: “The Enneagram is a profound and comprehensive system for understanding yourself and other people in your life with new depth and clarity. Because understanding yourself and others is so important, this knowledge has the power to change your life.”

SOUL NOURISH MANIFESTO

Honor aliveness. Enjoy savasana. Believe in joy, compassion and second chances. In the power of showing up.

Be bold. Be bright. Because you are interesting. You are magical.


You have a spark, a soul, that is all your own. You are part of one big love and you are cared for, unconditionally. You are beautiful. You are here to make a difference.

Your presence matters. You are divine.