Thank you so much for this life altering experience. Anyway who has the chance to go to you two should jump at the opportunity.
It was amazing! I enjoyed my time healing with Heather and Donny. I grew emotionallyand spiritually. My favorite parts were the sound healing, yoga, and having a personal little hut. It was everything I needed.
There’s a little haven in Maui that most will not visit, however, if you have the time to take a yoga class, you will be WOW’d by the Black Swan Temple. Heather leads the yoga and Donny’s singing & music accentuates the flow. And the unique part of this yoga is the Sound Healing. I can’t describe it but it is a kind of therapy that bathes your senses. I slept 11 hours after my Welcome Ceremony & most of it was in deep sleep. The lodging is so quaint and different than anything you’ll find on the island. Think Balinese cabins in undeveloped natural lush. The organic breakfast & lunch are also a treat. It’s made fresh and I just feel so good nourishing my body with whole, delicious foods. Overall, I would recommend Black Swan Temple to anyone who wants to decompress, unplug and get back to self.
“I had an incredible experience at the Mystical Alchemy Retreat in Maui. Heather and Donny are amazing hosts, opening their sanctuary and grounds to those that are looking for support, growth and love. I had no idea that I would experience so much self-discovery during my stay, and I certainly attribute those findings to the experience they have so carefully cultivated. The food was absolutely delicious, the aerial yoga classes were fun and challenging and the sound healing broke through mental walls that I hardly knew existed. I came to this place and was asked to set intention – not knowing that I would learn so much over the course of my stay. But every day their conversations of support, their guided meditations and sound healing acted as valuable tools in breaking through that intention – where I ultimately found strength and peace. I was especially grateful for the physical healing that took place – as the aerial yoga/mat work was able to heal my sciatic nerve, leaving me pain free. My body was grateful for the fresh fruits growing on the property and the way they were used in my meals. My mind was clear – and thankful to be able to let so much go. There truly is a mysticism around these grounds. It is a beautiful connection that Heather and Donny create with the land, the island history and their guests. I would not have changed anything about my experience except I am kicking myself for not attending the sound healing workshop where Heather was teaching everyone to play the bowls! I am so thankful for the experience and would recommend this retreat to anyone interested in self care and self discovery!”
“A fantastic experience! It brought me to a deep place of stillness and healing. My favorite parts were Aerial yoga, Donny’s music and Heather’s cooking
Thank you from the inner most part of my heart for all that you have graciously given me on this trip. You are both beautiful human beings and I will forever be grateful that our spirits crossed paths. Heather, I will never forget how nurtured I felt from the moment I arrived by your kindness, your compassion and your gentle way of being. You’ve given me so many tools as a future aerial teacher but also within my own practice. I will never forget your words of guidance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually during our yoga and sound healing practice. You have a gift! I will also never forget your amazing food.
The retreat over all was fantastic! I fall asleep to the sound of soothing rain fall, woke up to birds sings love songs and everything in between was pure magic! I felt so at home with Heather and Donny. It was like I was visiting family; priceless experience. I loved the music! Donny is great on the keyboard and I love the songs he sings. It’s apparent that he loves creating beautiful music. Heather and Donny’s sound Baths were unbelievable! I was bathed in such loving and coherent energy. It was perfect for me. I’m an earlier riser and love a light and yummy breakfast. we had fresh pineapple, apple bananas, steel cut oatmeal, boiled eggs, Heather’s “Chocolate Superfood Coffee,” Lemon water, fresh nuts, and more! I used the far infrared sauna after breakfast followed by 2 hours of yoga and sound baths. By the time lunch rolled after I was starved and ready to chow down on yummy meals. We had great conversations and they pretty much planed out my days. They sent me to the coolest places and I didn’t really have to think about much of anything for 8 whole days! What a gift! The Hatha yoga on the mat was a great warm up before the yoga swing work. My body was loose and ready to rock. The Aerial Yoga Play was the most fun workout I’ve ever had! Once I learned to trust the swing I was free to play and explore how far I could take it. I look forward to continuing. I love you both and look forward to returning.
My stay at Maui Mystical Alchemy Retreat was exactly what I needed to start my healing journey. Heather and Donny are amazing hosts. I had the privilege of staying while Heather’s mother was visiting and she was such an inspiring beautiful person, just like her daughter. At first I was nervous since I was traveling alone and new to yoga. They all welcomed me with open arms and calmed my anxieties. Each day I learned more about nourishing my body and practicing mindfulness. Heather is a very talented and patient yoga instructor; she is able to cater to all different levels. I was completely new to Aerial Yoga and she made me feel like a pro! I had a blast learning new poses and by the end of the week I was the veteran in the class. I also challenged myself to complete the Athlete’s Transformation Cleanse and Heather was there to guide me every step of the way. The delicious vegetarian lunch was my favorite part of the day. The itinerary leaves plenty of time for sightseeing and exploring the lush and beautiful area. I had fun adventures, met kind and generous people and learned so much about myself. I ended my stay with my confidence soaring, a healthy body, and tranquil soul. I can’t thank Heather enough for all the love and support!!!
“On the Island of Maui i spent a week at the Black Swan Temple doing yoga, sound healing, aerial yoga and a vegetarian athletic cleanse. It was such a different experience from what I’m use to. And I would highly recommend exposing yourself to the different ideas and practices that are out there.”
I was looking for a retreat where I could take my 16 year old daughter and have an experience that would be memorable. This retreat met our expectations and more. Heather and Donny are wonderful and were enjoyable to visit with in addition to providing amazing music during our yoga sessions. Heather’s yoga instruction was smooth and easy to follow and the aerial yoga was a great new experience! I would highly recommend this retreat!
I was very pleased to have had the chance to return a second time to Maui and to the Black Swan Temple to visit Heather and Donny and enjoy another wonderful Yoga Retreat. Heather and Donny’s place is very beautiful, lush and green, palm trees, papaya trees, colorful flowers and Donny’s little pineapple plantation. Coming from a life in town, it is just so nice to be at this place, to relax and enjoy the nice garden. The Yoga practice is a great experience as well. Heather is a wonderful and experienced teacher, you just feel well cared for. And Donny’s music is awesome. They are both very lovely and warm-hearted. Meals are delicious and the accommodations are very nice and lovely arranged. I can definitely recommend it to everyone who is looking for a retreat to calm down, refill energy, try out a playful yoga practice, likes music, prefers a retreat that includes great food or is just open for new experiences.
I attended a workshop in February 2017 with Heather and Donny. We were cordially received by Heather. The place is very wonderful, a lovely garden, a nice yoga room – a place were you just feel at ease. It was my first Aerial Yoga Play workshop and I had respect for doing it. Heather is a wonderful yoga teacher with a warm-hearted charisma. She primed us very gently for the yoga in the swing. First with a Hatha Yoga practice, which helped with grounding. After that she has guided us very well through the practice in the swing. It was a wonderful experience. Heather is a very experienced, competent and affectionate yoga teacher with a wonderful charisma. Donny accompanied the lesson with his music, which I really liked. The deep relaxation in the swing at the end was like a delicate dessert after a rich meal and we received yogassage which was super great and the sound healing was beautiful. A very big thank you to Heather and Donny. I can really recommend you, it was such a nice experience with you!
I had a wonderful experience with Heather and Donny. They made sure I was more like a family member as opposed to a tourist which was greatly appreciated as I was traveling alone. I learned a lot about Maui and I experienced sound healing for the first time which wasn’t overwhelming or anything. I got goosebumps every time. It was nice. If anything, I wish I would have taken more notes during the sound healing experiences but I was in my yoga cocoon. I learned that life isn’t about waking up to go to work everyday, doing something that you don’t enjoy. Heather and Donny are doing Exactly what they love. They are doing something that they are good at, in a place that they love! It’s truly paradise. My eyes are open and I’m definitely saving money to make a future life change! I plan on coming back next year hopefully!
Steve and I can’t thank you enough for all that you did for us — the delicious meals, lovely accommodations and the private yoga class. It was all a little surreal and beautiful. You have a wonderful place of tranquility and Donny’s (live musical) accompaniment to the class was such a special gift to us. You are both very kind, generous and a very talented team and we are sure the word will spread quickly!
Hello dear friends and life teachers! Thank you for every second … for the time and all these beautiful moments I could experience. I especially loved the food, the salad dressings, the yoga even with the sunburnt back, the relaxing and mind expanding sound healing’s, the different and interesting guests, the conversations, my animal neighbors, and the simplicity of living!
Thank you for hosting my stay. It’s been a rough few months leading up to this so I appreciated a respite in the jungle and to concentrate on yoga. Really appreciate all the help and support!
Thanks soooo much for your hospitality! Sound Healing was amaaaazing. I feel so refreshed and reset.
Still blissed from yesterday’s cosmic session of aerial yoga, accompanied by ethereal live music, followed by beautiful crystal bowl sound healing, a little yogassage and finished with a delicious, vibrant feast (we ate kale from Oprah’s garden)! Today, as the blessings continue, these words of wisdom, from High Priestess/Sound Healer/Yogini Heather Salmon, fill my soul: “the Technology of Gratitude!”
Love you beautiful people. Harbin retreat 2014. I am still resonating from the crystal bowl meditation session!
I just wanted to tell you how much I love you and appreciate all of your ceremonies. They have healed me in such a way that I cannot put words to. I can only process them through my heart as I continue my healing. I feel your blessings so strong and my life is so gracious and my angels surround me with all that I need to grow stronger and wiser. I passed through the portal of death and I am blessed in so many ways. This is so not my life at all. I am but a channel and a servant of love sent to be this messenger from Heaven. I am reverent in my calling and oh so compassionate in my delivery. My heart is forever changed, Mahalo Heather for holding me so tenderly in Maui and everyone present. My love spans the ocean for you and all who have been present, for I have felt your light.
It was an awesome retreat. Great value, very lovely accommodations, beautiful surrounding at the palm farm, so green and lot of natural sound that suited very well to the retreat, the yoga and the sound healing. I learned how to integrate the nature more in my life. As I’m living in the city/town I don’t feel all the time connected with the nature or I forget how healing it is. The stay in the retreat, and the sound healing (which often reminded me also of sounds in the nature), showed me, how nice it is for the body and how I sometimes forget to spend more time in nature. The yoga for my body and mind was the right intensity, as I like the Hatha Yoga. The Aerial Yoga Play was something new and wonderful. It showed me that my body can exercise without pain (thank you so much for that). The Sound Healing was definitely healing, as it made me feel very comfortable and I could switch off my mind many times and just let go.
Thom and I really enjoyed the retreat, we found the yoga and sound healing sessions very relaxing and the food was wholesome and delicious.
Heather and Donny are amazing! Aerial Yoga Play, Live Sound Healing, Meditation and Haiku Beauty! And of course Jen Healy’s amazing Yoga Swings! AWEsome experience!!! Mahalo Nui Loa!!
I wanted to get myself out of busy environment of SF. My goal was to refresh myself and rejuvenate in Hawaii. I landed in Hawaii on an afternoon, the evening was New moon ceremony which was an out of the world experience. Very calming. I have been told that everyone can have different experiences during sound healing but for me it was like I was in a lucid dream. I could not think or fall asleep. It was music and nature and some state of mind that I have only achieved during meditation. Very relaxing. Next day morning after breakfast, we did yoga and sound healing again. Food is made fresh for lunch from the vegetable harvested from garden. Like home, we used the left overs from lunch for dinner if we were hungry. Unlike what I thought, I was actually not hungry at all in between meals or after dinner. Unfortunately during my stay at Black Swan Temple, weather was bit tricky and it rained a lot which restricted my access to pretty much anything outside. That was a big learning experience considering I was traveling alone and it gave me a chance for me to come closer to myself. Living in midst of jungle with sounds of birds, rain and trees was something I had never done and it definitely was out of my comfort zone, but I am glad I did. Heather and Donny are two very kind individuals and I enjoyed my stay very much.
Heather & Donny are wonderful people with an amazing setup for yoga, mindfulness and relaxation. They were very accessible and accommodating, dedicated to making the experience exactly what their customers wanted. The infrared sauna was a very special addition which I used 2x per day and feel like it helped with my overall relaxation/rejuvenation. I learned a lot with the aerial yoga and sound healing as well – both were new to me! I would definitely go back and hope for less rain!
I could do my retreat with Heather and Donny over and over again! They are two kind-hearted and talented souls opening up their home in a most comforting and welcoming way. It was like a home away from home! The food was so tasty and delicious … and healthy! I would like to pack Heather in my suitcase and bring her home to Australia to cook for me
I had the most amazing time. Heather and Donny were so welcoming and are wonderful hosts. The structure of the program was quite good because it felt like there was flexibility and freedom to sight see and wind down. The welcoming ceremony was divine. The aerial yoga was so much fun but the cocoon time was so relaxing. I also loved the cabins. They were so gorgeous and it was heavenly to see that one of those was my home away from home after 3 flights!
It was beautiful, mystical, warm-hearted, challenging at times, and all in all a great experience that I can highly recommend. Definitely good value! The food, as well as yoga and sound healing, the offered extra sessions, and the beautiful cabins were terrific. I thought that the sweetness of Donny, and the power of Heather were very inspiring.
I thought the retreat really was so beneficial and nurturing towards being able to focus on finding gratitude, space, and love within yourself and for the people in your life. Heather and Donny have an incredible place and the ways that they share what they have to give really shone throughout my stay, from sound healing to sharing ideas, teaching what they know and being full of support. The structure of the days were perfect in that the yoga practice and sound healing – and all the delicious meals – were in the morning, then you could spend time reflecting in the garden or go for a walk in the afternoon. Heather is magnificently kind and so willing to share what she knows, it was great to learn a different kind of style of yoga and the sound healings were always interesting and each had their own individual focus. Aerial Yoga Play is AMAZING. The Retreat really is conducive to spending some time with yourself, every day I discovered something new about the garden that I hadn’t noticed before. The cats, delicious food, and even the sauna were all surprise added bonuses that really made my stay special!
Amazing! A life-changing experience!!! I really enjoyed learning Aerial Yoga Play. The Sound Healing journeys were amazing. I got to meet my spirit guide. I got to do a lot of internal work and checking in with myself. I had some valuable piano lessons from Donny too. The itinerary was perfect and it was definitely great value for the money and the life lessons I received were invaluable!
Thank you for the amazing Sound Bath. It was so tranquil and
inspiring. I consider myself a professional Sound Healer and Meditation
Facilitator. Mystical Alchemy is the best I’ve experienced. The two of
you are truly anointed.
Pure magic!!! This is the experience that Heather and Donny create during their sound healing ceremonies. Whether they are hosting events at the Black Swan Temple, Lumeria Retreat Center, or any other venue, they always offer a safe and sacred space to connect deeply with mind, body, heart, and soul. I feel uplifted and soothed at the same time by the power of sounds they produce and the love they share. They shine their light brightly to inspire true healing, wellness, and joy in individuals and the world. I am honored to be blessed by their community and friendship.
Heather and Donny create such a powerful sacred space for healing and transformation to take place. I’m always brought to deeper places within myself. I always travel higher and stretch wider than I can even imagine. They are extraordinary together. The work they do is out of this world.
I have been recently on a Mystical Alchemy retreat for the 8 days-7 nights program. I have been soaking in with so many new things: aerial yoga, sound healing, nutritious and delicious food that infused so much energy in me! It’s very original and it exposes to experiences that rarely one could get in one retreat. Heather and Donny are incredibly welcoming, and they know where to bring you in the island to take your breath away. Thanks to them I visited the most incredible places, and got a “locals” perspective on the island. I realized I brought home so much for this experience! I found a lot of value in being exposed to things I have never really done in the past, being in an environment that promotes being technology free the most that you can. I also liked to learn from Heather about nutrition: I brought all those suggestions home and I already changed some of my habits. My body has been energized and infused with prana by yoga, sound healing and the amazing food. My mind has been nurtured by some many interesting point of views on nutrition and life. My heart has been hugged by the island and filled in with beauty during the excursions. Thank you Mystical Alchemy!
Heather and Donny’s retreat space is a hidden treasure, an eco-oasis of peace and rejuvenation! They welcomed us graciously into their goddess sanctuary where they blessed us with a beautiful and powerful sound healing meditation that we received on a deep cellular and soul level. Heather also prepared a delicious organic meal for us and offered us fresh fruits from the garden. Mahalo, Heather and Donny, for sharing your divine gifts with us and for your dedication to Spirit!
It was a really enjoyable experience, located in an amazing part of Maui with a real natural and peaceful feel to it! Heather, Donny and their staff were absolutely awesome, making me feel so welcome from the minute I arrived which created such a comforting, relaxed and loving environment. The Sound Healing was something special for me and it’s something that I’d like to continue in the future! I loved the live music and yoga! Really amazing!! I also enjoyed listening to Donny’s thoughts, beliefs and wisdom on life and I have definitely taken it home with me.
I would like to share my gratitude for Heather Salmon and her Black Swan Mystery School. I had been praying for a mentor, someone to 13654251_10153587163171415_3994341134496472389_nteach me how to use the gift of healing and to access the things I know but had forgotten. Heather Salmon guided me to connect with a deep inner wisdom through a variety of practices. I began to awaken to my potential. To tune into my inner voice and clearly express my outer voice. I learned many tools for many different purposes. These include tools for grounding, protection, neutrality, intention setting, releasing, energy work and peaceful communication. Exercising these practices empowered me by refining my energy. The practical application of these tools is how I learned to harness the Mystery. I have since transformed into the woman I’ve wanted be, the woman I AM.
I have been attending the beautiful sound healing meditation for the full moon and new moon on a monthly basis. As a channel for spirit I know how important it is to the spirit realm to hold a regular schedule to meet with spirit, to honor our ancestors and to acknowledge the cycles of time. I truly appreciate Heather and Donny’s commitment to host these ceremonies every month and allow me and others to participate. The music is uplifting to our vibration and not only benefits those who attend but the world through the prayers and songs they offer. Mahalo Donny and Heather
An amazing New Moon ceremonial journey opening to deeper levels of personal healing and awareness. This was awesome, thanks Heather and Don!
Excellent I would rate it a 10/10 this exceeded any expectations I had. This was the most extraordinary experience, Heather and Donny are the most gracious and welcoming couple and the sound healing is exceptional. Being close to nature in an eco environment is also very healing. I spent loved spending 8 nights and 9 days inmy Balinese Hut, listening to the bamboo in the wind at night and the rain at night so peaceful. The two hour yoga, aerial yoga and sound healing each day was to powerful and healing. The aerial yoga was fun and helped me with upper body strength and overcoming my inversion aversion. Heather cooked fabulous vegan meals for me with organic vegetables, I had fresh coconut water from their coconut tress.. I saw the sun set at Haleakalā National Park which was magical and visited IAO Valley when it was raining and just so peaceful and went to Hana and saw so many beautiful waterfalls and lovely coastal scenery. So many lovely places to see that I would not have gone to as a tourist. The new moon ceremony that Heather and Donny created at Lumeria was exceptional. I could go on and on. The main point is this is a fabulous retreat if you are looking to reset, heal or just relax as a single person, couple or friends this could be perfect for you.
Heather and Donny are amazing humans in their community and having them as tour guides and hosts raised our vibration to another level that has shown me another path to life I believe I’d like to walk… So too as we heal ourselves do we heal the world. Eternally grateful for this peace of heaven. I loved the intimate feel of the grounds but that we went out every day to see sights after our grounding morning. The Sound Healing was amazing…. a real treat… another level for sure. Heather’s cooking was also galactially nutritious and delicious! The nightly saunas and shower before bed allowed us down time to read books and seriously detox our body, mind and spirits from the day. Personally my experience was too much to be able to put into mere words but to say i am a changed person after attending the Maui Mystical Alchemy experience is an understatement…. next level of my soul for sure. When you feel the vibration you just gottta surf sometimes…. AMAZING!!!
Everything about my experience was life altering. The love and nurturing I received was amazing. Many mahalos to Donny and Heather for bringing love and guidance back into my life. Sound healing became so important to my process of rebuilding. I experienced times of total bliss and sadness but all worth it. Made for a wonderful journey. I was lost but now I’ve been found and Hawaii is calling me home.
Heather and Donny provided such a safe space for me to let go of what I was wanting to let go of. On our first night they asked us about our intentions and I feel like they kept that in mind the whole time we were there. I really enjoyed how the days were laid out. We had lots of yoga and sound healing, lots of adventures but also a lot of space to have personal time. The sound healing really took me to a whole other level. Every time I would go to another world … either I would fall asleep because it was so relaxing but the days I could stay awake I benefited a lot from. I especially noticed a big difference in my body after the organ healing. I also loved that we got a very local experience of the Island, that in itself had HUGE value for me as I wanted to really feel what Maui was all about. Heather spent so much time with us as well and showed us things, events, shops that we would have never experienced in a resort vibe. I loved every aspect of this retreat and will definitely be back SOON!!! The lessons and the messages from having a clear mind that came through were life changing!! My new found happiness, freedom, self confidence and self love are invaluable! My vision for beauty and my passion for life has been ignited once again. Thank you to the beautiful women along this journey and especially our Mother Earth for showing me the purpose and beauty of life once again.
I needed to tell you Thank You again and share a bit about my personal experience at the Kundalini Yoga Healing Circle. It’s funny, looking back at it, all the things which aligned for me to attend this most auspicious divine occasion. I ended up, quite by “accident” across from a partner I hadn’t known long, but was already rooting and growing deep seeded feelings in me. Over the course of a couple hours, I found my self moving my spine, connecting with eye contact, and honestly, working up quite a sweat across from some one who was right there with me doing the same. I’m not sure when it happened, but you helped create an environment that allowed me to open my heart in a way I haven’t done in years, if ever. This workshop has literally changed my life and I can’t tell you in words what it feels like to be in love like this. Attendees BEWARE: this stuff is For Real! Through doable techniques, and especially ending on the humming vibrations and lavender sensations of the sound healing, we were transported to another dimension where loving was so obvious, easy, free flowing, and abundant. I beg to bring us back to the next one. It couldn’t be more worth it! I humbly thank you. You helped me reach the deepest loving me.
At Maui Mystical Alchemy Retreat you will be immersed in a cocoon of caring. Heather and Donny provide a nurturing space for their guests to heal and to rejoice in an exploration of possibilities. In the mornings, I was treated to a beautiful musical performance of keyboard, voice, and crystal bowls while being guided through gentle yoga, aerial yoga and sound therapy sessions. In the afternoons, we explored amazing Maui. I chose to be driven to the top of Haleakala Volcano to watch a spectacular sunset, to tour an animal sanctuary, to visit an extraordinary organic farm, and to mingle with Maui residents at the Earth Day Festival. I also enjoyed delicious and healthful food prepared by Heather and the privacy of my own cabin. My time at Maui Mystical Alchemy Retreat was a real pleasure and truly transformative; my vision has expanded and my heart is full of happy expectation. Maui Mystical Retreat offers a unique experience with two kind and generous hosts who also happen to be two of the coolest people you could ever hope to meet.
It was undoubtedly a good way to rejuvenate and reset. Full of nature and heartwarming personalities of Heather and Donny made the retreat an excellent venue for me. I’m very glad I did this as I believe I accomplished so much in just 3 days. I loved the sound healing sessions. Heather’s customized guided sessions with Donny’s live music were spectacular. Don’t think this perfect combination is readily available elsewhere. I highly recommend for busy people. I think I felt an energy shift.
The retreat was really wonderful! My favorite parts were being present for the full moon celebration, being able to record a song with Donny, the yoga and sound healing sessions, especially the yoga swing! The aerial yoga was really amazing. I was nervous because I thought I weighed too much and would break it…. But I didn’t and it ended up being some of the best parts of my sessions. I also really enjoyed getting out and seeing the island. I learned a lot about what I am capable of, endurance and strength wise and I have a new sense of self-worth.
I had really good time, thank you! My favorite parts were the yoga, the delicious food and trips! The sound healing was completely new experience for me and I liked it!
Heather Salmon and Donny Regal are amazing alchemists with music. I had the great pleasure of hearing their crystal bowl concert at Lumeria Maui Retreat Center, and I was so moved by the beauty and magic of their presentation. They opened the sacred space with grace and Divine intention and then provided an alchemical and mystical spiritually moving guided meditation. Heather’s gifts are truly Divine and her service to Mother Earth and humanity is evident. I am so grateful for the experience and highly recommend their music and events. My partner Master Cat Puddah accompanied me to the concert and truly enjoyed it as well. She offered a message for the group at the end of the concert and acknowledged Heather as a true aspect of the great Goddess Isis.
I believe Sacred Sound to be at the foundation of creating higher success. And the potent qualities of sacred sound is especially powerful when led by two healing artists like Heather and Donny. The transformative environment they create allows us to transcend the boundaries of limited thoughts and move into the place where our creative imaginings can take flight! It’s pure ALOHA!
The Sound Healing journeys were the most magical and spiritual experiences of my life. It was the most amazing experience ever! Each day I left the studio in such a state of mind that I had to take a nap! I will recommend anyone who wants to reconnect with themselves to try it. I’m back already, but I’m homesick … I miss Maui! Thanks so very much for having this type of experience at my fingertips!
I loved how personal the experience was and the peacefulness of the accommodations. The itinerary was flexible enough to consider what I was in the mood for that day and they had excellent suggestions on what they thought I would like. I saw a glimpse into a very different perspective from Heather which will always stay with me. I also learned a lot about yoga, sound healing, cooking, healing practices and I especially loved the aerial yoga and swimming in the pool at the top of the waterfall.
Heather and Donny are the Yin and Yang of the retreat. Together they create a whole experience and environment in which reconnecting with the divine can take place. The sound healing journeys open pathways to our Higher Selves and our re-alignment of our multi-faceted beings. With yoga as a precursor and amazing food at the other side of the sound journey, the experience is exquisite!
We were looking for a retreat that offered yoga and spirituality. The Maui Mystical Alchemy Retreat offered both and a whole lot more. Each day Heather prepared a healthy breakfast and a variety of delicious lunches. The yoga and sound healing sessions allowed us to be sensitive to our bodies and surrounding environment, and gave us introspective time to look within and consciously work on developing our awareness of chakras and how energy flows through the body with the aid of music. In the afternoon’s we were taken on an excursion to a different part of the island each day. One thing we enjoyed was the personal attention given by Heather and Donny and their desire to provide an amazing experience for us. We loved every aspect the retreat provided, and we were truly inspired to see the way Heather and Donny live, and intend to incorporate their type of lifestyle into our own. We had a magical time at their place and are sincerely grateful for everything we experienced. We would definitely recommend this 8-day retreat to anyone seeking to get in touch with nature, the food they eat, and themselves while in the company of two wonderful hosts. Mahalo and thank you!
The Black Swan Temple was truly an amazing experience. Heather and Donny have really made this into a special and inviting place. After working and traveling through multiple countries and cities the last 7 months, it was the right time go on a jungle escape and disconnect whilst enjoying everything that Maui has to offer. Heather and Donny’s Sound Healing classes, along with the yoga and everyday excursions (snorkeling, waterfalls and hiking) were awesome fun, and I have taken away with me some very fond memories. The stunning grounds, and Heather’s amazing vegetarian meals made it very hard to leave such a beautiful and welcoming place. I really hope to get back there again someday!
Having done one of these healing retreats with Heather and Donny, I’d highly recommend it! Beautiful space. The work they do is amazing.
We spent our honeymoon at the Black Swan Temple and had an amazing time. Our accommodations were beautifully rustic, spiritually grounding and comfortably rainy – a great mix of the best of what the northern side of Maui can offer. We were surprised to find ourselves appreciating our early morning wake up calls from nearby roosters and it was great to stay on the fresh (and wet) side as evenings with the rain started to feel a bit romantic mid-way through our honeymoon stay! In fact, the dry sunny side felt boring and one-dimensional and we enjoyed being so close to Hana and Paia. In Chinese Culture, Grasshoppers and crickets are a good luck sign, and so it was nice to see them as well. Anything that could potentially be on the downside–ended up being really refreshing and a new adventure! Our favorite experience was the New Moon Ceremony, along with guided meditation and astrological sharing, stunning multi-media visuals, and a blissful Cacao ceremony.
My first nights and days on Maui were deliciously cocooned here. Donny and Heather have created a beautiful, comfortable haven upon truly sacred land. Their joy and creativity are obvious in everything they offer. Staying with them is a gift you give yourself. Aloha
I love your place and really enjoyed my time with Heather and Donny! Very refreshing, quiet and transformative! I highly recommend your center. PEACE awaits.