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Our Maui Upcountry Yoga Retreat Program
Experience the magic of Maui, daily yoga, meditation and sound alchemy with Jennifer Lynn, ERYT-500 and Jenna Goode, ERYT-500. Your retreat includes nature adventures, sacred ceremony, Hawaiian teachings and local farm-fresh meals prepared by culinary experts. Our Upcountry Retreat Center is equipped with a pool, hot tub, expansive lawns, flower-filled gardens, and plantation-style buildings. White sand beaches and cool rain forest hikes are just 10 minutes from our retreat center.
The moment you land in Maui, we are there to greet you and treat you like family. We can meet you at the airport, slide you into an air conditioned vehicle, put a cool drink in your hand, and drive you to our upcountry retreat center just 15 minutes from the airport. You are also welcome to rent a car and drive yourself. There is plenty of parking at the retreat center. Just after sunset on our first day we meet in the dining room for dinner and orientation.
Our first day closes with a gentle yoga class to ease your travel-weary body.
Each day begins at sunrise with coffee, tea and fresh pressed juice. Enjoy a quiet sunrise or walk the beach as you sip your morning brew. At 8AM we meet on the mats for an energizing morning yoga practice with one of the Wisdom Flow Yoga teachers. After class we gather for a hearty brunch and plan the adventures for the day. You are free to join group adventures or stay on site to swim, soak in the sun, schedule a massage or settle into a hammock for a good read. We meet back at 5pm for gentle yoga with pranayama (breathing exercises), followed by dinner and evening events.
A balance of group adventures and personal free time make this retreat rich and engaging and yet deeply relaxing. Our group adventures may include organic farm tour with farm-to-table lunch, waterfall hike and swim, rain forest hike with upcountry sunset picnic dinner. Special events may include hula dance performance and Hawaiian Wisdom stories, Celestial Navigation and astronomy talk. Events are always scheduled based on weather conditions and the desires of the group.
Even though the retreat center can hold many more, we accept only 15-20 students per retreat. We believe the intimacy of the group plays a huge part in the joy of the journey. We also want to assure that each person gets plenty of personal space and personal attention. Apply early to assure your spot.
"The beauty of Maui, the warmth of the people, the healthy happy flow of each day restored my heart. The yoga classes, the ocean adventures, and the lovely new friends melted away the stress of city life. I feel restored!"
Banyan Tree Retreat Center provides a beautiful environment for healing, rejuvenation, personal growth and inner peace. When we gather here, we connect more deeply with the earth and deepen our connection with our own true nature. It is so easy to do this in a gorgeous environment with spectacular views, very clean ion-filled ocean air and lush, organic fields and gardens. Guests have a choice of accommodations
Double Occupancy Room: Share with a friend - $3300 per person (includes everything but airfare)
Private Room and Bathroom: Total Privacy - $3900 per person (includes everything but airfare)
note: shared rooms are for known friends and couples only. solo travelers must choose a private suite.
Baldwin Beach in Paia gives you a taste of the local vibe.
Join happy people gathering to witness spectacular sunsets.
Meet Your Retreat Hosts
Jennifer Lynn - ERYT 500 and founder of Wisdom FLow Yoga School, Jennifer was raised by nature-loving parents. She learned early on that the wisdom and glory of the divine are alive in nature, and we would be wise to follow the wisdom of nature in all we do. After a battle with level 4 cancer at age 28, Jennifer radically changed her life priorities and started a path of karmic clearing and joyful growth. Her first yoga class brought a profound out-of-body experience that awakened her sleeping soul. She has been on a path to share the gift of self-realization through yoga ever since. Jennifer believes it is through the reverant exploration of our brilliant bodies that we discover our divine roots. Jennifer has taken over 2000 hours of trainings and workshops with masters like Richard Freeman, John Friend, and Desiree Rumbaugh. In the Wisdom Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings Jennifer teaches alignment principles based on the sacred geometry of the body and sees our practice as a means to align more deeply with body, planet, cosmos and Love.
Diana DespineresERYT 500, Ayerveda Practicioner
Diana has been teaching Vedic and kirtan chanting, hatha yoga, vinyasa and meditation since 2003, with a foundation in Advaita Vedanta, Asthanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner who teaches and guides people in healthy Ayurvedic living. Her personal yoga asana practice is dynamic, restorative and therapeutic, and is deeply influenced by the Iyengar method and her teacher Sri Louise. She is currently working towards gaining an Iyengar Level I & II certification under the mentor-ship of Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Holly Walk Kostura. Diana believes yoga, meditation and Ayurveda are available to anyone—young or old, rich or poor, religious or non-religious. She says that however you identify, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda can bring you into balance and well-being.
Jenna Goode - ERYT 500
Jenna Goode sees Yoga as a path that shows us how. Jenna says, "I want my community to know that I didn't grow up spiritual or even healthy. In fact, you could say it was the total opposite." But a bad breakup and the loss of a close friend woke Jenna up. As a safe space to process her grief, someone recommended yoga. Evenings that were previously spent at bars trying to escape pain, slowly transformed to early morning yoga and meditation classes. Jenna began to reawaken her natural well being and joy. Excess weight and grief began to shed, and her natural glow retrurned. The regular yoga routine brought steady empowerment and eventually led Jenna to India on a path of deeper self-discovery. It was there she learned Traditional Hatha Yoga and meditation; and most importantly, self-love. After six months of travel and self-exploration, Jenna returned with a sense of renewal and a deep desire to share this path of empowerment with others.
Lawrence Duran - Master Chef and Yoga Teacher
Lawrence Duran was born and raised in Miami, Florida and moved to Maui at the end of 2018 as a new restaurant Chef at the Grand Wailea. His love for food and community sparked in his early years while being a part of large family parties, dancing, and family celebration. Lawrence decided to move on from hotels to work for Maui Bees Farm. His love for serving people through food was steered in a different direction while learning about organic farming, soil composition, animal husbandry, and honey farming. With this change in pace a curiosity for yoga and the path of union was born. After completing his Yoga Teacher Certification he has grown more eager to share his energy through nourishing food and joyful healing movement.
Katie Paradiso - Massage Therapist
Katie Paradiso is a proud graduate of Makawao School of Therapeutic Massage and has been cultivating her craft over the last decade. Her modalities include Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Sarga Bodywork, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and Cupping. Katie believes in the body's natural intelligence and impulse to heal itself. Her detail-oriented sessions will help facilitate the body's natural healing. Katie has worked in clinical settings developing valuable protocols and procedures for addressing sports and overuse injuries as well as emotional healing. With Katie as your Massage Therapist you can expect to receive effective, therapeutic bodywork, a professional experience and excellent customer service. Licensing: MAT# 12617 / MAE# 3542
After years in the tech industry, a yoga retreat in Maui, Hawaii changed my life forever. It awakened my adventurous spirit and rekindled my love of nature. With focused desire and the help of friends, I moved to Maui and started a business doing what I love: yoga in the beauty of nature. I founded Wisdom Flow Yoga - MAUI in 2006 and have been offering classes, retreats and teacher training programs ever since. I am blessed to live this magical life and look forward to sharing part of it with you.
Wisdom Flow Yoga was founded in 2007 by Jennifer Lynn. With an engineering background, Jennifer appreciated the inner engineering outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The Wisdom Flow style blends precise physical and mental alignment with free and joyful flow of spirit through the asanas. Structure must align with the divine laws of nature in order to be strong and sustainable, yet too much dogma can pinch off the organic flow of joyful growth. Wisdom Flow Yoga embodies a balance of precise alignments and core-centered movement with a playful dynamic flow that keeps the pathways clean, clear and strong, and the song of the heart coming through. Our classes and trainings offer a set of elegant alignment principles based on the sacred geometry of the human body. We learn to balance these principles in all poses. We learn to ride the flow of breath as the vehicle of awareness to keep us revealing and sharing deeper layers of our true nature. Wisdom Flow Yoga embraces all expressions of love that rise from inclusion, compassion and unity.
"If your goal is to become a yoga teacher who leads with confidence, clarity, and heart, Wisdom Flow Yoga is the training for you. The program has you practicing teaching and voicing from day one to build courage and skill. Jennifer Lynn provides the framework and ongoing support to help you understand the nuances of yoga philosophy, deepen your alignment and get the most out of your personal practice - all of which will help you become an excellent teacher."
- Lisa Avramenko, Nova Scotia CA
Graduate and owner of HappyFit Studio
"Although I had received other forms of yoga training, nothing quite compared to the training at Wisdom Flow. Jennifer’s level of professionalism is outstanding. She has a deep desire to bring out the absolute best in her students and her style of mentoring (both during and after the training) gives you the skill, confidence and passion to take the seat of the teacher. I’m now teaching regularly within my community and loving every moment of the journey."
-Rachel Holding, Queensland, AUS
Wisdom Flow Yoga Graduate
"Wisdom Flow yoga provides a framework for studying all aspects of the practice, breath, postures, meditation, and philosophy. This framework can be used as a universal key to take into all types of movement practices. The structure of this training supports the yogi as they explore their own experience of expanding consciousness and helps them move towards purpose in life that is authentic to them."