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MADAME PELE'S GIFT
Unlock Next-Level Personal Power & Connections

Hawai'i Island
REGISTRATION OPEN

August 1 to August 10, 2024

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If you are a woman ready to stop playing small and want more confidence in all parts of life, join us for this intensive where we will create the future you desire.

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It’s late in the day. The sun is making its journey toward sunset, and a stunning bright full moon is rising in the sky. The landscape smells of sulfur. All you can see is dark red and black charred trees, ash, and hardened lava rubble for miles.

Below your feet are small bright green plants in the hardened lava, woven with vines of fine volcanic glass, referred to as “Pele’s Hair”.  All of this creates a swell of reverence in your heart as you witness proof that a volcano’s destruction is followed almost instantaneously by a bursting forth of life. 

As you walk forward there are deep fractures in the earth. It's truly stunning. You follow your guide up Ahuʻailāʻau, the 164 foot cone created by the eruption. 

You have prepared for this moment. For the last three days, you have opened to the deepest parts of yourself and faced emotions that were keeping you guarded and playing small. 

 

All of that feels far away now as you carry a banana leaf pouch filled with statements of forgiveness and wishes for healing that you will surrender to Pele for transmutation and “plant” the seeds of intention for your future.

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THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!

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Do you have a hard time shifting gears from the directness and intensity you need for work to a softer more relaxed you outside of work?

 

Are you often disappointed in other people and wondering why they don’t live up to your expectations?

 

Will you sometimes choose to hold back so that others don’t think you are too much?

Feel the satisfaction of being validated, in control, and confident in all parts of your life, not just work.

 

Imagine the immense relief as you let go of the resentfulness and anger that you’ve been holding from situations that didn’t work out.
 

Accept a new freedom as you silence your inner critic and trust people, and know that everything is working out perfectly.

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I'M READY!

The Venue

Experience Healing in Heart of the Pacific

Your home for this intensive is The Center at Kahuna Falls, a retreat perched on a scenic ridgeline above the Pacific Ocean, at the edge of the rainforest, on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Thoughtfully located on 46 acres of conservation 'Aina (land), the property is abundant with flowing power and healing energies.

We intentionally chose this space, far from noise and air pollutants, where you would be in a cocoon: a haven for rest, contemplation, and transformation in the midst of the last vestiges of old Hawai'i.

 

The buildings are laid out in a square formation, with two 3-bedroom living structures on each side of a gathering space (which includes a fire pit and flower-filled courtyard).  Each living area has a lanai to enjoy the fresh air while hiding from the sun or enjoying the fragrance of a rainforest-style afternoon storm.  Because our program is designed to enable “deep work, fast,” we limit the number of participants to 8.  This will allow for both privacy and freedom, access to your coaches, and the ability to socialize when you feel like it and retreat when you do not.

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The main lodge and temple space, respectively, form the other sides of the square.

Inspired by our stunning natural surroundings, the Main Lodge was designed for open-air dining to complement our setting and elevate the guest experience with world-class ocean and wildlife views.  With a large commercial kitchen and on-site chef quarters, the place is well-equipped to support our chef and staff as they care for you.  

 

This homestead is “off the grid,” built with its self-sustaining hydroelectric system. The fantastic staff will show us how to respect the limited resources and land sustainably and comfortably.  Wifi and cell service are limited, perfect for a complete mind and body detox.  It’s important to appreciate that this amazing venue was built to welcome guests with a sense of Aloha: your home away from home. Unlike a resort or hotel, you will not encounter crowds, and there isn’t a gift shop, pool, or room service.

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WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

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The CUISINE

Your meals will be the highest quality,
and always made with lots of love. 

We are proud to partner with Jasmine Silverstein and her team from HeartBeet Catering.  Our two designated live-in professional chefs will spoil you with 9 days of nourishing meals, prepared fresh each day in our on-site commercial kitchen.

Our mouthwatering, health-supportive menu will be integrated with Ayurvedic cooking techniques, both gluten, and dairy free, without compromising the beautiful island flavors and textures.

Imagine savoring each bite of a delectable Buddha Bowl with layers of quinoa and marinated chickpeas, fresh ripe avocado, sautéed greens, and a surreal cream sauce.  You won’t believe this delicious and beautiful food is also super healthy and nurturing.

Once registered, we will clarify your personal health and dietary restrictions and preferences to ensure this intensive supports all parts of your personal transformation – mind, body, and spirit.

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YOur Journey

Protected in our sacred temple space overlooking the ocean, you will breathe, free of all stressors and distractions.

 

You have nothing to do but follow the guidance of your coaches and healers as you call forth deep emotions and memories and allow everything to present itself for clearing and release.

 

This will bring immediate healing on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. This simple and elegant experience will open your psyche and soul, helping you discover what you did not know was there.

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Imagine being immersed in a safe environment to explore personal truth without interruption, judgement, or distractions.

 

We will start each day with a combination of breathwork, guided and non-meditation will release pent-up, stuck emotions enabling you to let down your guard, face your deep fears and start living more freely.

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FULL IMMERSION IN PARADISE

Your journey will include unique Hawaiian excursions to connect deeply with this sacred place and aid transformation.

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Hawai'i Volcano National Park

You will be guided in the Hawai'i Volcano National Park, where we will witness the Goddess Pele in her home, the active Kilauea Caldera, and then explore the magnificent Lava Tubes, a testament to the destruction, rebirth, and regeneration cycle unique to this island sanctuary.

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Ahu'aila'au

For the deepest personal connection to the earth, you will explore Ahu’aila’au.  Locals will share their experience of the magnificence of the eruption. You will feel their heartfelt spiritual journey into prayer, belief, courage, and acceptance as they watched helplessly as the destruction and rebirth unfolded before their eyes. You will be moved by the traditional Hawaiian chant of protection and blessings before hiking up to participate in a grounding ceremony at the summit, at a naturally formed altar.

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Water Cleansing

Water is a key element in Hawaiian rituals representing the cleansing of the old and the watering of seeds of intention as you rebirth.

You will have planned and unplanned opportunities to experience both healing and cleansing in the divine pristine waters of Hawai'i Island. This includes daily immersive rain forest showers, meditating near clear running streams, the sound of magnificent jungle water falls and floating in the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. 

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GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION...

Be immersed in the magnificent beauty of a remote retreat nestled in the stunning Hawaiian rain forest, created as an intimate, healing sanctuary for you and other successful, smart women.

 

In this sacred space, you will drop the “armor” and embody your own deep, powerful presence that will effortlessly engage, influence and uplift your loved ones, co-workers and potential partners whenever you are around.

Through personalized coaching and intimate group sharing, you’ll gain the tools and new perspective you need to drop blocks and connect with others in new ways.

  

Come bring forth the most powerful version of yourself in pursuit of a life that is no longer run by old, unconscious programs.

So tell me, is this you?

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  • You crave the freedom to recharge and nurture yourself

  • You long for a protected, uninterrupted time, away from your busy life and work, to contemplate what you really want

  • You feel ready to release old resentments and stuck emotions so that you can drop your armor and move on

  • You want to balance your intensity and “edge” with more happiness, relaxation, and fun

  • You want to feel confident, validated, and in control outside of work

  • You long for friends and a partner that truly “get” and value you

SAVE MY SPOT!

Inclusions
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Whats Included

  • Discovery Call

  • Pre-trip Inner Group Circle Preparation Class

  • One hour Pre-trip Zoom coaching session with Chris

  • All materials and supplies to support your transformation

  • Private Facebook Group

  • Transportation to/from The Retreat Center and HILO International Airport

  • Amazing accommodations for nine nights

  • Each of the nine days you will have:

    • First Light fresh squeezed juices, coffee, and local tropical fruit 

    • A delicious spa breakfast

    • A flavorful fresh lunch

    • Mouth-watering, relaxing group dinner

  • All scheduled adventures are totally on us, including transport, our guides and entrance fees. 

  • Exclusive Access to a portal (for retreat attendees only) with audio and video recordings of all the practices and processes we use during the intensive to support the use of all the tools back at home.

  • A copy of The HeartBeet Cookbook to enable participants to recreate healthy menus at home.

  • AVVI Premium Membership which includes exclusive events, content, early access, and discounts on products to support the integration of all your intensive learning in real life.

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Whats NOT Included

  • Your round-trip airfare to/from home

  • Personal, medical, and trip cancellation insurance

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TRIP LEADER

Christine Grimm

I have spent my life learning to be a powerful woman in a crazy, upside-down world. The easy part was 26 years of coaching corporate leaders and aligning global teams. The hard part was learning how to be a strong woman, a role model for my children, a connected sister, an unconditionally loving partner, and a true heroine. I’m still working on the latter. 
 
My coaching for AVVI is designed to help you find a balance in how you live, moving away from an imbalanced masculine approach to life and work and creating a path that is fulfilling, inflow, and joyful - without the need to wear “armor” and control everything.

 

I’ve spent the last 8 years studying Archetypes, the Heroine’s Journey, and Breathwork, along with Ho’oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian forgiveness and reconciliation practice. These immensely powerful tools, integrated with the models, concepts, and materials I designed and used in my corporate executive coaching, provide a solid foundation for me to meet you where you are and help guide you to feel whole, authentic, and in your full power.

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WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?

FAQ

  • Is this retreat for me?
    If you are a woman ready to feel fulfilled in all parts of your life and try new ways of thinking and being to achieve it, this 9 day intensive is for you. This is not for you if you just need a short break, a girls trip to Hawaii or a standard yoga retreat. All of those experiences can be wonderful but this is not what we are offering.
  • What is the itinerary?
    This experience is intentionally designed to provide a mind and body detox from noise, air pollution, technology and time distractions. Your room is a sanctuary for nightly restful sleep in the darkness and natural sounds of a rainforest. Each morning we will start with a “first light” session of breathwork, meditation, intention setting and yoga. After a freshly prepared breakfast, serviced by our on-site chef, we will convene for group coaching and discussion in our temple space. Following a healthy vegetarian lunch, each afternoon will be dedicated to energy work, observance of silence, journaling, a hike around our 46 acre paradise or a nap! A few of the days we will leave our retreat center to meet Madame Pele at her volcano home, near the shoreline or other special locations.
  • What is included in my registration?
    Discovery Call Pre-trip Inner Group Circle Preparation Class One hour Pre-trip Zoom coaching session with Chris or Karuna All materials and supplies to support your transformation Private Facebook Group Transportation to/from The Retreat Center and HILO International Airport Amazing accommodations for nine nights Each of the nine days you will have: First Light fresh squeezed juices, coffee, and local tropical fruit A delicious spa breakfast A flavorful fresh lunch Mouth-watering, relaxing group dinner All scheduled adventures are totally on us, including transport, our guides and entrance fees. Exclusive Access to a portal (for retreat attendees only) with audio and video recordings of all the practices and processes we use during the intensive to support the use of all the tools back at home. A copy of The HeartBeet Cookbook to enable participants to recreate healthy menus at home. AVVI Premium Membership which includes exclusive events, content, early access, and discounts on products to support the integration of all your intensive learning in real life.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    A $500 deposit is required at time of registration. Deposits are refundable until April 1st. All registration deposits made after April 1 are 100% non-refundable. 50% of your total payment is due by June 1, 2023 and is refundable until August 1, 2023. Any cancellations after August 1st will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Final payments are due by September 1st and are non-refundable at that time. Any cancellation made between September 2 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit will be refunded in full). Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended whenever making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.
  • Can I bring my kids/partner?
    No, this intensive is designed to be a personal development experience for you alone. We do not allow partners, friends or any other travel companions to be a part of this event.
  • Where do I fly into?
    Please plan to fly into Hilo International Airport (ITO). This is on the Big Island of Hawaii and will most likely require you to fly from your home city to Honolulu, or Maui (OGG) and then transfer to Hilo. Please plan your travel to arrive in Hilo no later than 3:00 PM Hawaiian Standard Time on Sept. 26, 2023. We will greet you and provide ground transfer to the retreat center. Please avoid flying into Kona, which is on the same island, but more than two hours drive from the retreat center.
  • Is there transportation from the airport to the retreat venue?
    Transportation to and from the Hilo International Airport is included in the cost of the intensive.
  • Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    Yes! We are thrilled to have our own dedicated chef from Heartbeet Catering on-site with us for all 9 days of this intensive. Once you are fully committed to the trip (paid 50% or more of your fees) the chef will provide you with a Dietary Information Form for completion. Please note that in support of our mission to include Arevedic principles and healing techniques and ingredients, our menu will be gluten, alcohol and dairy free for everyone.
  • Is it safe to travel to Hawai'i?
    Yes, it is safe to travel to Hawai’i Island. Hawai’i Island, often referred to as “the Big Island”, is a part of the State of Hawaii and is protected under all the laws and protections of the United States of America. There are 5 volcanos on this island, two of which are active at this time but not threatening to structures or people. Our retreat center is located on the rain forest side of the island and out of natural lava flow paths.
  • What is the weather like?
    Tropical! Hawaii Island has over 30 micro-climate areas. We will be on the rain forest side of the island, approximately 40 min. North of Hilo, the rainiest city in the US. Visitors experience temperatures as low as 65F and as high as 80F. This is a high humidity environment and the trade winds can make it little cool at night.
  • What do I pack?
    Shorts that will dry quickly Tank top/T-shirts A cotton dress or caftan for our closing dinner Yoga pants/work out clothes Rain/Wind breaker Casual flip flops Flip flops Hiking or walking shoes that can get dirty and wet Swimsuit Cover up or sarong Mineral-Based Sunscreen UV-Protective Sunglasses Water-proof Backpack A hat with a brim that can get wet Natural Bug Repellent Light sweater, shawl or casual indoor jacket
  • What should I leave at home?
    This high humidity environment isn’t ideal for make up or hair styling products that you might normally use in city or suburban environments. The venue also does not supply or recommend hair dryers or other styling appliances. Please use this intensive as an opportunity to be completely authentic and free from all of these practices and products we all use to cover our real selves up! This is the perfect place to leave all that behind, put your hair in a pony tail or put on a baseball cap and relax. Also please note that the Hawaiian islands are a fragile ecosystem. Please make sure that you have removed all raw food products, such as fruit or nuts, plants (or animals!) from your bags.
  • Can I bring my computer and other connected devices?
    Please leave your laptop at home. Connectivity is limited and this intensive is planned for full disconnection from work and stressors of home. You may bring your phone and smart watch on to the property but please note that you’ll be asked to leave them turned off, in your room, during each days programming. We support using your phone as a camera, but will ask as a part of your commitment to yourself that you take a break from technology notifications, text, email, social media and calls during our time together.
  • Is there wildlife on the property?
    We will definitely enjoy the sounds of frogs, birds and crickets during our stay. The homestead also has wild pigs roaming the property and adjacent rain forest. They are usually not interested in interacting with humans, so please don’t feed or approach them. Like all tropical environments we will also see geckos, small ants and an occasional mosquito. We are advised to keep food and beverages sealed in your bedroom and the temple space. Critters will come if we invite them!
  • Can I speak with my family while I’m at the intensive?
    Yes, you can speak with and/or text your loved ones while you are at the retreat. Cell service and wifi are limited so you may need to identify a place where you have more than one “bar” if you need to receive or make a voice call. We highly recommend that you limit communicating with people off island for early morning and evening after the intensive activities of the day have finished. We recommend you take a full break from communicating with anyone in your life that might be toxic or distract you from the intensive’s purpose. We also will ask that you commit to yourself that you will be refraining from communicating with your boss, work colleagues and customers. This is a detox and an investment in your own reset, and you are worth protecting that commitment.

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