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Earthsong has served as a destination nature retreat on the island of Hawai’i for over 30 years. The Earth Ashram is immersed in lush tropical vegetation providing an inspiring place to learn and a peaceful place to relax. Here, the guiding spiritual force and our greatest teacher is the āina (the land). Earthsong welcome people of all cultural, socioeconomic, and spiritual backgrounds to attend and host retreats and trainings that emphasize bringing people into harmony with nature. Here is some more information on what a retreat or training at Earthsong entails:

Earthsong is a Nature Retreat. We receive power from the sun and the wind. There is no Wi-Fi on the property and attending an immersion here is an invitation to take a break from technology to tune into deep ecology. All of the rustic structures are weaved into the food forest and you will be exposed to the earth’s song in wind, rain, birds, geckos, bugs, frogs, and cows.

View of Earthsong Foundation's lodging buildings and a colorful direction sign - Earthsong Foundation Hawaii
Adults jumping from a cliff into the ocean in Hawaii. Earthsong Foundation Hawaii

Ka’u is the most rural, least populated and largest district on the Island of Hawai’i. Earthsong is located in Ka’u at the Southernmost point known as Ka Lae. Excursions while on retreat or training may include visiting both Green Sands Beach and Black Sands Beaches, jumping off cliffs into the Pacific ocean, hiking ancient Ohia forest, or bathing in spring water (all within 20 minutes driving).

Permaculture education both theoretical and practical, is included as a part of any program offered at Earthsong. We encourage all participants to give back to the land that holds them and feeds them, and to experience the nourishment available to us in the soil.

Outdoor classroom setting with a blank chalkboard. Earthsong Foundation Hawaii
Exterior view of the temple building with the sun shining through the trees at Earthsong Foundation Hawaii

The residing Goddess of the land at Earthsong is the Wind! It is rare that there is no breeze to be felt. Usually the trade winds from the nearby ocean are flowing at 15mph, which helps keep mosquitos at bay and a continual feeling of renewal. It is best to come prepared with appropriate clothing and an open heart whose element is air.

In this video we documented a month long 300 hour Yoga & Permaculture Teacher Training. It is narrated by the participants and they give a glimpse into what it’s like to learn and live at Earthsong for a training or immersive retreat. When available we can offer this type of video documentary as an added service for training and retreat groups.

For more information on our permaculture program see our Permaculture page.

Check out what retreats & events we have coming up:

For more information on hosting or to apply to host a retreat or event please click the button below and complete the “Retreat / Event / Training Hosting” portion of the application form.

Application Form

Submit your portfolio via your website URL or a link to a shared folder on Google Drive / Dropbox / Microsoft OneDrive (enter below) with your form submission.
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Earthsong has capacity for up to 15 guests. Our accommodations and venue include:

Hale Jungle: A 650 square foot two bedroom stand alone cabin with a full fridge, full propane range oven, kitchen sink, and enclosed 3 piece bathroom with septic tank fush toilet, and outdoor shower. Situated at the front of the property with an old growth Mango tree, mature avocado tree, lilikoi vines, bananas, and malabar chestnut. Also, a front porch lanai perfect to sit back and relax.

Sleeps 4 with 2 pairs who can share a bed or 2 with each having their own bed.

This cabin is solar powered and has Wi-Fi.

Hale Mandala: A quaint 10-sided one bedroom cabin featuring a built-in king sized bed, with attached lanai, outdoor shower, and outdoor covered 2 piece bathroom with cesspool
flush toilet. The cabin has a two burner propane cooktop and a medium
sized efficiency fridge with freezer. The open living room shares the kitchen space and
features a two-person table and chairs, full futon pullout couch.

Nestled into a fragrant plumeria forest and surrounded by fruit trees (Rollinia,
Avocado, Papaya, Lilikoi), this cabin has been a guest favorite for privacy and
comfort. There is a pathway that leads to a stone Watsu pool.

Sleeps 2 who can share a bed or 1 in the bed and 1 on the futon.

This cabin is solar powered and has Wi-Fi.

Sol: Upstairs from the kitchen is a spacious room featuring a king size bed with a built-in desk perfect for writing with wind powered lights and outlets. The desk looks out over the farm and south point ocean view. There is a small covered lanai outside the door, and is just a few steps away from the flush toilet bathroom.

Sleeps 2 who can share a bed.

Shakti: Nestled up a pathway on the other side of the stone pond above a row of palm trees.

Features a ground floor double bed. A second single bed is located in the loft above, with a window leading out to a small deck overlooking the farm and south point ocean view.

Sleeps 2 people.

Shiva: Up a few steps from the green tara room with wrap around windows overlooking the farm. Features a queen sized bed with small closet, and a walk-in mud-room and second twin bed.

Sleeps 2 people.

Treehouse: The treehouse is nestled into a sweet spot at the back of the property on the farm. A wrap-around covered deck features a million dollar view of the south point and ocean.
Surrounded by old growth iron wood trees and backed up to a mac-nut orchard.

The structure is built up on ancient Ohia wood posts and features a bathhouse on the ground floor with solar heated shower and wood fired tub. A double sized bed in the small second story bedroom, leads to a third story loft with another twin bed and lookout window to the south point. There are 2 compost toilets next to the treehouse.

Sleeps 2 people.

The treehouse is solar powered and does not have Wi-Fi.

Meditation Nook: This little room with a BIG view is situated above the temple with large windows and a small deck overlooking the view of the ocean and garden. It offers a simple twin mattress for lounging and sleeping and is solar powered with two outlets. There’s enough room to stand but we prefer to spend time in this space sitting in meditation or curled up with a journal writing while taking in the inspiring view.

Sleeps 1

Yoga Shala / Healing Temple: The Yoga studio is a beautifully constructed octagon structure with acacia floors in the middle of the farm situated on the high side of the property. The wrap around deck overlooks the farm and faces the south point with ocean view. Above the hallway is another small room that is used as a private meditation nook, with an ocean view.
We provide sound healing instruments including gongs and singing bowls, as well as yoga mats, blocks, straps and bolsters.

The shala can fit up to 10 people on yoga mats for asana, with spots for a few more if for seated practice/satsang/lecture/ceremony/meditation.

The wrap around deck and outside open garden that is mostly flat is a great place to hold classes/events under the sun or stars and can accomodate more people.

In front of the shala are many fruit trees, veggies, and herbs growing as well as a large fire pit built by an iron stone mason perfect for fire ceremonies and gatherings.

Yellow Submarine Kitchen: The Yellow Submarine kitchen's story is magical, of course! Upon diving deep into the many treasures hidden at EarthSong, the stewards discovered many artifacts of The Beatles which inspired them to honor their legacy when remodeling the communal kitchen. They displayed the artifacts and invited an artist to paint the walls with lyrics from the song "The Yellow Submarine" that invoke warmth and peace which is perfect for such a cozy space to hold many meals and gatherings! The mural includes koi fish and lotus flowers to match the beautiful pond which can be seen from the kitchen's lounge. The entire space is decorated with art collected in India, further adding to the nod to the Beatles who were heavily influenced by their journeys east. There's space for cooking, dining, and lounging while enjoying a snack, reading a book, sipping a hot beverage, playing an instrument, having an enlightening conversation, or simply being with the art and the sounds and sights of the surrounding EarthSong forest just outside the window.

The 30 foot (9 meters) large yurt serves as a multi-purpose learning and movement space for the community. Groups here on retreats and trainings can access this space for ceremony, dance, lecture, and lounging. The Yurt can fit 25 yoga mats, and many more bodies for seated, standing, or dancing.

Hale Aloha View From Outside

Hale Jungle: A 650 square foot two bedroom stand alone cabin with a full fridge, full propane range oven, kitchen sink, and enclosed 3 piece bathroom with septic tank fush toilet, and outdoor shower. Situated at the front of the property with an old growth Mango tree, mature avocado tree, lilikoi vines, bananas, and malabar chestnut. Also, a front porch lanai perfect to sit back and relax.

Sleeps 4 with 2 pairs who can share a bed or 2 with each having their own bed.

This cabin is solar powered and has Wi-Fi.

Front View Hale Mandala

Hale Mandala: A quaint 10-sided one bedroom cabin featuring a built-in king sized bed, with attached lanai, outdoor shower, and outdoor covered 2 piece bathroom with cesspool
flush toilet. The cabin has a two burner propane cooktop and a medium
sized efficiency fridge with freezer. The open living room shares the kitchen space and
features a two-person table and chairs, full futon pullout couch.

Nestled into a fragrant plumeria forest and surrounded by fruit trees (Rollinia,
Avocado, Papaya, Lilikoi), this cabin has been a guest favorite for privacy and
comfort. There is a pathway that leads to a stone Watsu pool.

Sleeps 2 who can share a bed or 1 in the bed and 1 on the futon.

This cabin is solar powered and has Wi-Fi.

View of front entrance of Sol with a cat on one of the steps at Earthsong Foundation Hawaii

Sol: Upstairs from the kitchen is a spacious room featuring a king size bed with a built-in desk perfect for writing with wind powered lights and outlets. The desk looks out over the farm and south point ocean view. There is a small covered lanai outside the door, and is just a few steps away from the flush toilet bathroom.

Sleeps 2 who can share a bed.

Shakti Residence view of front entrance and lanai - Earthsong Hawaii

Shakti: Nestled up a pathway on the other side of the stone pond above a row of palm trees.

Features a ground floor double bed. A second single bed is located in the loft above, with a window leading out to a small deck overlooking the farm and south point ocean view.

Sleeps 2 people.

White Tara

Shiva: Up a few steps from the green tara room with wrap around windows overlooking the farm. Features a queen sized bed with small closet, and a walk-in mud-room and
second twin bed.

Sleeps 2 people.

Treehouse

Treehouse: The treehouse is nestled into a sweet spot at the back of the property on the farm. A wrap-around covered deck features a million dollar view of the south point and ocean.
Surrounded by old growth iron wood trees and backed up to a mac-nut orchard.

The structure is built up on ancient Ohia wood posts and features a bathhouse on the ground floor with solar heated shower and wood fired tub. A double sized bed in the small second story bedroom, leads to a third story loft with another twin bed and lookout window to the south point. There are 2 compost toilets next to the treehouse.

Sleeps 2 people.

The treehouse is solar powered and does not have Wi-Fi.

Meditation Nook View Looking Out

Meditation Nook: This little room with a BIG view is situated above the temple with large windows and a small deck overlooking the view of the ocean and garden. It offers a simple twin mattress for lounging and sleeping and is solar powered with two outlets. There’s enough room to stand but we prefer to spend time in this space sitting in meditation or curled up with a journal writing while taking in the inspiring view.

Sleeps 1.

Yoga Shala with Yoga Mats

Yoga Shala / Healing Temple: The Yoga studio is a beautifully constructed octagon structure with acacia floors in the middle of the farm situated on the high side of the property. The wrap around deck overlooks the farm and faces the south point with ocean view. Above the hallway is another small room that is used as a private meditation nook, with an ocean view.
We provide sound healing instruments including gongs and singing bowls, as well as yoga mats, blocks, straps and bolsters.

The shala can fit up to 10 people on yoga mats for asana, with spots for a few more if for seated practice / satsang / lecture / ceremony / meditation.

The wrap around deck and outside open garden that is mostly flat is a great place to hold classes/events under the sun or stars and can accomodate more people.

In front of the shala are many fruit trees, veggies, and herbs growing as well as a large fire pit built by an iron stone mason perfect for fire ceremonies and gatherings.

Yellow Submarine Kitchen Amenities

Yellow Submarine Kitchen: The Yellow Submarine kitchen’s story is magical, of course! Upon diving deep into the many treasures hidden at Earthsong, the stewards discovered many artifacts of The Beatles which inspired them to honor their legacy when remodeling the communal kitchen. They displayed the artifacts and invited an artist to paint the walls with lyrics from the song “The Yellow Submarine” that invoke warmth and peace which is perfect for such a cozy space to hold many meals and gatherings! The mural includes koi fish and lotus flowers to match the beautiful pond which can be seen from the kitchen’s lounge. The entire space is decorated with art collected in India, further adding to the nod to the Beatles who were heavily influenced by their journeys east. There’s space for cooking, dining, and lounging while enjoying a snack, reading a book, sipping a hot beverage, playing an instrument, having an enlightening conversation, or simply being with the art and the sounds and sights of the surrounding Earthsong forest just outside the window.

Interior view of yurt at Earthsong Foundation Hawaii

Yurt: The 30 foot (9 meters) large yurt serves as a multi-purpose learning and movement space for the community. Groups here on retreats and trainings can access this space for ceremony, dance, lecture, and lounging. The Yurt can fit 25 yoga mats, and many more bodies for seated, standing, or dancing.

Meal Plans for Retreats:

There is an option for us to provide vegetarian/vegan/gluten free meal plans for an additional charge. A large portion of ingredients are grown here on the farm or sourced from our neighbor’s farms, so the menu will be determined by what is in season. We tend to follow the Ayurveda approach to diet including light breakfasts and lunches, incorporating lots of medicinal spices and herbs, and a mix of raw and slow cooked meals.

Here are some sample meal options and eating schedule would include:

Tea made from medicinal herbs growing here such as moringa and tulsi with a piece of fresh fruit to start the day and fuel your morning practice.

Breakfast post morning practice: Fruit and vegetable Smoothies with papaya, banana, avocado, kale, spinach, plus added “crunchy” stuff to amp up the health of your smoothie: spirulina, chia and flax seeds. Fresh fruit plate served with oatmeal, muesli, and/or granola. Side of homemade nut butter.

Lunch: Fresh salad from the garden with arugula, kale, and spinach mixed with tomatoes, carrots, and cabbage served with a homemade dressing. Raw green papaya salad served with peanut sauce. Avocado toast and a cup of butternut squash soup.

Dinner: Vegetable curry including many spices, fresh veggies and coconut milk served with mung beans or green lentils.
BBQ Jackfruit Stew.
* Deserts including homemade fruit pies, rice/chia pudding, and raw chocolates upon request.
* Snacks such as dehydrated fruits and our homemade nut butter can be purchased a la carte.

If you are a retreat/event host and would like to bring your own chef or cook for your event you can use our communal kitchen and all the supplies/tools that come with it plus some of our fresh produce and herbs.

Additional Information:

Our Location:
We are located in Ka’u, the largest and least populated district of the Big Island. Visit our Locations page for detailed information about this very unique, diverse, stunning, secluded, and sacred area of the earth.

We are about 90 minutes from both Kona and Hilo which both have airports. There is a bus stop 1 mile from the center at South Point road, with a limited schedule. For additional fees we can provide some transportation and excursion assistance, to be discussed upon your booking.
Nearby excursions include: South Point cliffs aka Ka Lae ,Green Sands Beach aka Papakolea (15 minute drive), Black Sands Beach aka Punalu’u (30 minute drive), Volcano National Park (50 minute drive).

Holistic Offerings:
We offer a range of wellness practices that can be customized into a personal retreat or offered to guests at group events. Visit our Holistic Offerings page to see our full list of services.

Eco-Living:
Choosing to attend or host a retreat, event, or training at Earthsong requires one to possibly move far beyond their comfort zone if living off grid is a novel experience. We ask that all of our guests agree to our eco-practices during their stay that promote living harmoniously in nature. We will provide a list of ways to prepare upon all reservations. Our hope is for our guests to leave inspired and empowered in their ability to live simply, consume less, and give more back into the earth.

For more information or to apply to host a retreat or event please click the button below and complete the “Retreat / Event / Training Hosting” portion of the application form.

Application Form

Submit your portfolio via your website URL or a link to a shared folder on Google Drive / Dropbox / Microsoft OneDrive (enter below) with your form submission.
Please provide 2 references below: