Maui Eco RetreatWe welcome you as your hosts. We are a couple that has lived on Hawaii since 1985 and our names are Kutira and Raphael.
We have been involved with this sacred land since 1988 when we first bought it. At that time, it was just a piece of jungle with no roads, no water, no electricity, mostly weeds and no support from the county. Up to this day, it remains secluded and “off the grid”. After more than twenty years and with great vision, perseverance and many volunteer students, we have created a place that brings its visitors happiness and joy, and awakens a much-needed awareness of cultivating sustainability.
We host conscious eco-travelers, as well as people from all over the world who come to study the art of Embodied Spirituality and Sustainability with us. If you would like to find out more about our other activities as teachers, artists, and musicians, please click here. You may even be inspired to come back for a three-month internship program in exploring yourself and learning to live sustainably, where you are invited to stay with us and feel the spirit of the land and breathe in the “Aloha” of Hawaii.
We look forward to welcoming you and invite you to participate in the activities of our artistic spiritual community, or to simply be in your own quietness. We know you will have a fulfilling visit that nurtures your body and soul. The culture of Hawaii is rich, and the location you have chosen is in tune with the rhythm of the old ways.
We as your hosts are dedicated to making your stay a memorable experience. On behalf of all who are currently blessing us with their presence, we welcome you!
KUTIRA and RAPHAEL
Family and Staff
and Mochi & Dawa our Tibetan Angels See more events in this venue
Are you ready to immerse yourself into an enrapturing journey of body, mind, and spirit?
We invite you to a 7- day journey to our ecological-sustainable retreat center in the tropical ambiance of Maui.
Our land is known by the ancient Hawaiian’s as “Resting Place of Mature Souls”.
It is a sacred land with a history of many miracles. It is a place where people come and experience their own power in a dynamic way and make decisions about their life.
“Kahua” means “To Empower the Wisdom from Within”.
The embodiment of source is your homecoming to deepen your sense of being. In giving and receiving love in an essential way you will activate the unique signature of your own inner wisdom and passion.
Kutira and Raphael have a unique talent for teaching deep and profound Eastern and Western techniques in a fun and pleasurable way. They are also known for teaching in a clear and simple way:
Simple meaning ~ easy to duplicate
Clear meaning ~ easy to understand.
In the arms of Mother Maui, we will explore specific meditation techniques, mindfulness training, breath-work, conscious sensory awakening, listening and speaking from the heart in an authentic way that supports a transformational opening for self-examination.
We will create a sacred space with live music that enhances our exploration of the vast landscape of our mind, body and soul.
This inner wisdom is within you, ready to be awakened, so you can live fully in the present.
In this weeklong retreat you will discover new and valuable insights and practices that will allow you to engage with life in new spontaneous and creative ways. We invite you to explore radical shifts in your perception of reality.
Are you ready to immerse yourself into the mystery of your soul?
You are the central heartbeat of creation. You are the hologram of the whole, connected to every living thing. When you live with that awareness, it creates a chain reaction that breaks through all limited thinking.
First we fine-tune our hearts. We listen to and open our hearts. We allow the creation of new opportunities to transform our lives with a deeper and more mature love for ourselves, our families and our community.
Through the heart ~ the Eco Soul awakens.
Through the heart ~ the Divine feminine and Divine masculine are emerging to redefine our human experience.
Through the heart we learn to protect and restore balance to nature, and cultivate sustainability and healthy living on this precious planet, called Mother Earth.
Join us ~ and birth the consciousness of the Eco Soul that propagates the ever-widening circle of sustainable consciousness on this planet.
Raphael has a unique talent for helping you tap into your personal, one of a kind, awesome expression of your soul’s purpose. You will feel a sense of freedom, liberation and universal connection with life that will be yours to keep. Click here to full biography
Kutira’s intuitive energy work helps you detect limiting beliefs and release them. She helps you enjoy a new way of embracing yourself that will bring you more joy in this self-discovering journey of your own inner world. Click here to full biography
Come join us in this Hawaiian Program.
Explore the 5 Rhythms of life
Dive into your 5 senses
Dance your life’s story
Discover the music within you
Investigate your beliefs
Create the new you
Enjoy Yin Yoga
Learn Chinese Taoist Techniques of using primal life energy for health and longevity
Practice soul to soul communication for cleansing and increased intimacy
Meditate with nature at the most amazing
Places ~ on our land
… and explore some of the best kept secrets on Maui…
Every sensual delight awaits you!
You may find yourself surrendering to hidden sacred pools, white sand beaches, and the lotus-blue waters of the Pacific. Partake of this tropical paradise with swaying palm trees and ancient volcanoes. Feast on the thick and smoldering scent of sweet tropical flowers. Drink a fresh coconut, pick a banana from the tree, squeeze a ‘lilikoi’ ~ passion fruit into your mouth and feed your coffee grinds to our Earth worms. Let your entire being resonate with the healing power of this island.
All programs are designed for both individuals and couples.
Our retreat center space is limited. We encourage you to make your reservation early and take advantage of the Early Bird Special ~ $2450 - After September 1st, $2650
Included: accommodation based on shared room, 3 meals a day, tea and coffee, transportation on Maui, airport pick up, guide, classes and Hawaiian taxes.
Not included: airfaire, massages, counseling or other services the Kahua Hawaiian Institute provides. For a single room there is a surcharge of $500 (single rooms are limited)
A non-refundable, transferable deposit of $300 will secure your participation.
Upon registration you will receive valuable information how to prepare for this journey. We are looking forward to host you with us!
Join us this winter at our magical home we call the Maui Eco Retreat. Let Maui welcome you with open arms as you explore your true self for the first time.
: Kutira Decosterd
Raphael Sharpe - Musician, Teacher, Psychic
As a boundary breaker Raphael composes from a space of deep meditation and silence.
Coming from a lineage of an honored psychic mother and a ragtime piano player father, he began composing classical concertos at the age of 13. Brought up by nuns and an American Indian healer called Chief Bushy Head, he went on to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he was soon performing professionally in dance companies, churches and symphony orchestras ~ as a choir director for Handel’s Messiah, as a rock ‘n roll band leader, a concert pianist, a ‘gypsy’ violinist, a juju drummer for an African dance company, among many other musical venues. Directing his church choir for many years and accompany musically the service was a highlight for Raphael and many church visitors. Truly a communion with the Divine.
From 1972 to 1984 Raphael was a leading part of the American New Age movement, creating new music with innovators such as Dr. John C. Lilly, Gabrielle Roth, Alan Cohen, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson and many other well known healing and spiritual leaders that awakened the consciousness of oneness.
Known as a visionary musician with a deep commitment to service, he continues to touch and transform people’s lives.
His album “Music to Disappear In” is world renown and extensively played as a healing tool for Yoga, massage, guided meditations in hospitals and even rituals exploring life after death.
For over 35 years, Raphael has been easily and gently bringing people into higher and deeper states of awareness throughout the world in the form of private sessions either in person or with Skype. These sessions may include Intuitive Readings (time travel), Relationship counseling, (macrocosm communication), Transformational Music Lessons or Psychic readings set to Music,” If you were a piece of music, what would you sound like? Some people are a symphony, or a dance or a song or a simple flute piece.”
Together with his wife Kutira he has led many seminars, retreats and workshops on the art of relating (Tantra) and artistic expression. Raphael’s passion is his daily Qi Gong practice for over 20 years. For the past 45 years one of his dearest meditations is based on the I-Ching. He has a deep reverence for the ancient Taoist teachings.
Raphael’s music can be sampled and purchased on the Internet at: www.KahuaRecords.com
He is presently preparing to release his latest creation called: “Life After Death”~ a musical journey. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Kutira Decosterd - Author, Teacher, Musician, and Artist
Born and raised in Switzerland, Kutira traveled to the East, where she apprenticed with many great masters beginning in the 1980’s. Meeting with Osho immersed her life into a deeper understanding of her being. This was to be the start of her mystical journey searching for deeper meaning and living life to its fullest potential.
In the West, Kutira studied transformational psychology. Using both Eastern and Western traditions enabled Kutira to work holistically with spirit/mind and body. Living in intentional communities has greatly influenced the way she designs her projects. She has been working Internationally with people for over 30 years. The essence of her teaching is presented through her work of Embodied Spirituality and Sustainability- the Awakening of the Eco Soul.
Kutira lives with her husband Raphael, an Internationally recognized musician, in Hawaii/USA. They are co-creators of the Maui Eco Retreat, a sustainable organic paradise in Hawaii, where they offer a deepening of their transformational work and teachings. Their students come from all over the world to practice the art of sustainable living and visitors are welcomed for a beautiful vacation.
Kutira has been a mentor to many students and teachers. Her ability to empower women and organizations, supporting ecological education and innovation, has been globally acknowledged.
Kutira is an entertaining speaker and presenter, as well as an accomplished teacher and seminar leader. Her guided meditations and self-help tools are widely used and loved by her students. She enjoys sharing her expertise with entrepreneurs, the corporate world, non-profit organizations and people committed to making a difference in the world.
Kutira is well known as a ‘Master of Ritual’, creating sacred space for celebratory events and life passages. Studying with various Shamans opened her deep understanding of our interconnectedness to Oneness Consciousness.
There is a certain “specialness” when she officiates weddings, land blessings, rituals, concerts and more. She has a natural talent for bringing a mature love into a ceremony that everybody can relax in.
She has been a student of Kumuhula Auli’i Mitchell, learning ancient Hawaiian music, chants, dance, and arts.
Her Sacred journeys to Bhutan and Bali empower and celebrate the divine feminine spirit. Her involvement with Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan has inspired her in supporting the Nuns of Bhutan and in bringing the sacred teachings to establish a direct lineage of women to women through difficult lifetimes. As a nurturer of the earth, she calls herself an “environmental spiritual activist”. She is passionately involved in supporting green buildings and the expansion of sustainability in America and Asia. She is a board adviser for the Himalayan Alliance for a Clean and Sustainable Environment in Nepal, a Green Dragon Protector of Bhutan and a founding member of Bamboo Technology.
Kutira embodies and teaches the Divine Feminine, this wisdom is important at this time and belongs to both men and women. Meeting with this remarkable women will awaken your Eco Soul.
“The Eco Soul remembers we are all one, interconnected to the web of life, honoring this precious planet we all share.” Kutira See more photos and other events by this presenter