Testimonials

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“When I arrived in Maui I was welcomed into a large bamboo house which had a porch overlooking the ocean.  I was quite ill, and I fully recuperated because of the healing energy of that house.”

Ram Dass - Spiritual Teacher

“A sustainable environment, where we can be in harmony with nature.”

Deva Premal & Miten - World Renowned Musicians

“Staying with Kutira and Raphael at the Maui Eco Retreat is better than a big hotel, they hold spirit and the land is alive with what makes me sing and dance”

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) - Thai Hale

“Staying at the Bamboo Temple at the Kahua Institute is among the most glorious retreats that can be experienced.  The entire mandala house [Bamboo Temple], with its complete amenities, is built around a magical octagonal bed in front of which is a window, as wide as the horizon.  The panorama includes shoreline, ocean and sky framed like dramatic curtains by palm trees on one side, and tall papyrus reeds on the other.  Tastefully paradisiacal.  Balinese statues of lovers peak in at the window as the guests take a cue from the mating whales whose tails flip up in the panorama.  Creativity fairly seethes in this ideal tropical environment. At the Kahua Institute, all of the residences are superb.   No wonder you feel so vividly alive here.  There are no interfering power lines.  The founders, Kutira and Raphael have been off the grid with their eco-sustainable technologies for years.  World famous teachers in the sacred art of Tantra, Kutira and Raphael are also acclaimed musicians with numerous albums of original music that is etherial, energetic, and uplifting. We recommend gifting yourself and a loved one with two weeks or more at the Kahua Institute taking advantage of all that they offer and have one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime.”

(picture above was painted by Alex Grey during his stay at Maui Eco Retreat)

Alex & Allyson Grey - Bamboo Temple

We spent three lovely days at the retreat over the New Years holiday. It was a welcome respite from our very busy lives. We stayed in the Lotus Room in the Opua House, a spacious comfortable room with its own bathroom and very affordable. At night we left the doors open so we could listen to the frogs on the pond and the ocean waves beyond, and nothing more! It was so incredibly restful. All of the staff were super friendly and interesting. It was also quite fun to meet and spend time with other guests at the Opua House, where sharing a kitchen and dining room gave us lots of opportunities to socialize. It’s also big enough to be adventurous! My husband and I hiked all over the property, enjoying a long outing climbing down the path to the rocks overlooking the gorgeous cove, swimming in the secluded pond above the waterfall, and admiring the wonderful bamboo structures built all over the property. Plenty of privacy to be found! We also really enjoyed getting to know Kutira and learning more about the amazing and diverse projects that she and Raphael have undertaken. My husband and I certainly look forward to returning and staying in touch.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple

Linda B. - California

“Maui, in essence, is an island of enchanting beauty –and the eco-tourism retreat center instantaneously taking your breath away, with a backdrop that could be considered an artist’s paradise.  Each shared experience can be dubbed with fascinating names as it is a place nourished by an authentic culture of conscious awareness. It’s identity is simply a blend of lush natural beauty, an abundance of blessings felt immediately, loving energy, and pure magic.  I am humbly grateful for this surreal experience.  It is the best I have ever encountered in my life journey as a world traveler.”

Vanessa Ouinones - Dolphin Room

“This place will be in our hearts and souls – a place to return to with our feelings and thoughts – always there. One day I hope we will return in person again. Thank you for sharing this very special place, it has been a blessing to stay here.”

Armin Anderson - Gainsville, Florida

“To me this is real Maui, tucked away in the deepness and ancientness of nature. Living in bamboo I felt my nature alter. This was a unique experience, even though we just briefly touched the surface of your lovely life style. Thank you for your vision of a better way of living. Much love for now and the future.”

Jude - Australia

“I came here to renew and find my heart’s center and found so much more. You have created a place and space of beauty that is truly in harmony with our Mother Earth. The peacefulness is not just in the air but resonates from the land itself. It is because of this place of peace, the “grounded-ness”, that my spirit was allowed to fly where it willed. This was the perfect place for my spiritual renewal. Mahalo.”

Kathy - Indiana

“Thank you for building this beautiful and magical place, we are so glad to have been able to experience the wonderful closeness to the ocean, the sun the moon, and stars! This retreat was exactly what we needed! Mahalo”

Ching Wei & Olivia - Oakland, CA