Volunteer-Intern at Shamanic Eco-Lodge Hawaii

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Muaisa Hale Pule ("As I Aum" Sanctuary)
990 Halekii Street #2334
Kealakekua, HI
Posted: June 05 2015
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Experience personal growth and awareness when you live and work alongside our shaman and natural healers at Muaisa Hale Pule. An official 501(C)(3) chapter of New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC) in Hawaii, we offer a unique spiritual experience to students, teachers, seekers, creatives, visionaries and travelers from around the world.

Every day, we recreate the sacred and promote personal awakening via counseling, mystic tours, vision quests and shamanic training. Our tranquil ¾ acre slice of paradise is infused with the Spirit of Aloha. Nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa and off the beaten path, it envelops nature everywhere.

We are approximately 11 miles from downtown Kailua-Kona on Hwy 11 at the 111 mile marker, 19.5 miles from Kona Airport (KOA), and 3 miles (6 miles by car) from the pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay, the State of Hawaii’s #1 top marine life preserve where Captain James Cook first discovered the island in 1778, and where pods of dolphins come almost daily to rest, feed, and nurture their calves. This is a perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, kayaking and more.

Off-island and out-of-town interns, who are interested in staying with us for a month or longer are invited to apply for this program. The suggested donation for a private single room is $1200 per month plus 12.5 hours of volunteerism weekly. Accommodations are well-appointed, guest-quality, "comfortably rustic" and private with towels, soaps and linens provided. Each room enjoys its own entrance, deck space, unlimited free WIFI, adjoining shared half-bath, access to our outdoor rainforest shower/bath, and unlimited use of our suntan area, labyrinth and group kitchen replete with refrigerator, gas range, laundry facilities, propane-burning barbecue grill and covered picnic/dining area. A 5-star bistro, a convenience store, hot tubs, massage therapy and kayak rentals are just a 1/2 mile walk downhill. Cafes, several banks, 2 post offices, a MacDonald's, an awesome grocery store and fruit stand, and the local Farmer's Market are all within 1 1/2 miles in either direction.

For information on the program and to download the materials listed below, please visit our website at http://www.muaisa.org and click on the "Volunteerism" tab/pull-down menu along the upper right-hand edge of any page. It is advisable to view the website on a laptop or PC whenever possible as viewing it solely on a smart phone will leave gaps in the information and will require that you download all the following materials in order to get a full understanding of the program and logistics.

• 12-page VIP Info Pack
• 14-page VIP Programs Menu
• VIP Application Form

We recommend applying 2 to 4 months prior to the time you wish to join us as lodging is limited, we intentionally keep only 2 guest rooms available, space tends to fill quickly, and we operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. A hui hou! (Until we see you!)


All interns must be at least 21 years old and be capable of being responsible for their own punctuality and attendance, for maintaining interest in their duties, and for their own mental, emotional and physical welfare at all times. Based on your interests and skill set, you create your own work schedule in areas such as housekeeping, skilled labor, healing arts, landscaping, gardening/yard work, web site design, creative writing/screenplay writing or a pre-agreed upon combination of these areas. It is expected that everyone on property will maintain an adequate level of physical and emotional and mental health, and that each person's general health will allow them to fulfill the responsibilities they choose to undertake. Every is responsible for their own health care treatment and costs. Prior to arrival, all interns will be required to demonstrate that they have health insurance coverage. IMPORTANT: Muaisa Hale Pule cannot be held responsible for any accidental damages or injuries caused by actions contrary to our stated policies.


Muaisa Hale Pule is committed to diversity. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 80 is invited to apply regardless of race, gender, social standing, spiritual belief, national origin or sexual orientation. This is an exceptional opportunity to engage on premises alongside our shaman and Doctorate-level counselor/advisor. It is also ideal for health practitioners of all modalities and for vital and active retirees, who may wish to participate in community living and offer support and experience to others. Interns are accepted on the basis of availability, experience, compatibility, skills set, eagerness to contribute and enthusiasm for what we offer. No previous experience is necessary. Meanwhile, for the health and enjoyment of everyone here, smoking, drinking alcohol, and use of recreational drugs both on and off premises are prohibited. There are also no televisions here. You are invited to come equipped with your own laptop, iPad, other technology and "ear buds" if you wish to listen to music, speaker phone, Internet videos, DVDs or any other electronic sound while you are here.

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