It is hard to put such a place and experience into words. This is truly a beautiful example of how we, children and stewards of this planet, can live together in harmony. I did a Purpose Spark retreat here lead by Dayton, OH native Gregory Bogard. It was an absolute life changing, heart opening experience. The sisters & brothers at Aloha made me feel welcome the moment I stepped foot onto the property. Each meal was divinely delicious. The bathroom & showers were amazing! 100% sustainable. The garden and projects on the property are so inspiring. The lodging is cozy, safe, and equipped with break taking views. The temple is such a powerful creation. Special hearts and minds are brought to this place. I am thankful for my time shared here!
We ended up here on a recommendation from La Pacha in San Gil (also a great place to stay). We only stayed a night but would have liked to stay longer. We had a loft room, which is comfortable though not super private if you're after that. The view over the mountains was genuinely one of the most beautiful things I've seen. There's a lovely family feel in the hostel. Everyone knows each other's name, helps out and joins together for (really delicious) meals. We also had a cacao ceremony the evening we were there, which was fun even though we didn't have much musical ability or songs to contribute. There isn't a huge amount to do in the area apart from hikes and walks to vantage points and so on, but it's such a beautiful and relaxing place that if you have the time I'd recommend staying a while and volunteering.…
When you come to Aloha Ke Akua, you don't come to a hostel, you come into a family. Everyone I know wanted to stay there for just a few nights and ended up staying about a week. This is what the place does to you! The view from there is amazing, it's super quiet and the food is awesome. They offer free yoga classes every morning and in the evening there often is a bonfire and somebody is playing the guitar! A place where you can feel like home, away from home.
Love loved loved our time at Aloha Ke Akua! This space is so special, with so much incredible thought and intention going into all of the buildings, the permaculture projects, the food, and just the space as a whole. Amazing spot for some peace and quiet, great conversations, to immerse yourself in nature, and for stunning sunsets. Can't wait to go back someday :)
Beautiful Retreat on the Top of on of the Mountains in the Sierra Nevada wherefrom you have an amazing view over the the Sierra and even down to the sea. All the People living there are wonderful characters and will treat you with homemade vegetarian food cooked with lots of love. One of my Favourites where Showers and Toilets with a view down the forest jungle. If you Feel like eg. Cacao Ceremonies, Yoga, Permaculture Knowledge or as well other Treatments there is every few weeks some workshop going on, check for programme in advance writing them over their facebook. If you look for a great place to relax this is it!