Moloka’i, Hawaii 2022

  • Moloka’i, Hawaii 2022

Hui Ho’olana, Moloka’i, Hawaii

March 5 - 15, 2022

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Facilitated by Stewart Cubley

25th Year of The Painting Experience at Hui Ho'olana!

We've cancelled our 2021 annual retreat, but we're looking forward to returning in 2022. Register early to reserve you place in this one-of-a-kind experience at the beautiful Hui Ho'olana Retreat Center.


The Molokai Intensive provides the rare opportunity for total immersion in the timeless presence of process painting. The foundation of the retreat is nine uninterrupted days of deep relaxation and creative awakening. The painting process, the nurturing environment, the small group interactions, the quiet, beautiful surroundings: The combination of all of these help to quiet the heart, soothe the soul and allow for an opening to the unknown on many levels.

The Moloka’i Intensive, Stewart's longest and most personalized group program, has proven to be a powerful catalyst for change by all who've experienced it.

Tuition: $2200 ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, nine days of facilitated painting sessions with Stewart Cubley, daily group discussion circles in a small, supportive community, video presentations in the evening that support the painting practice, one or two planned group excursions, your paintings mailed home for you after the workshop, a followup email circle to make your post-retreat experience as rich as possible.

Room & Board is extra: see Accommodations below.

Hui Covid Protocols

Hui Covid Protocols
Covid specific response to questions we have been asked:
We have not had anyone at the Hui with covid to date;
Currently all visitors to the Hui are required to be vaccinated;
We are asking all visitors to not travel if they are experiencing covid symptoms;

If anyone should become ill after traveling to the Hui:

~ the first step is to isolate them at the Hui while making arrangements to relocate them to an off campus facility.
~ due to the nature of our facilities (shared bathhouses, family style dining) we require the guest(s) to move to Hotel Molokai or an Air BnB for their quarantine period (at their own expense);
~ the Hotel has private rooms and a restaurant on site which would be able to provide meals during their quarantine.
~ his personal health care would be the responsibility of the participant, we would gladly help organize.
~ if any participant in the group contracts covid, the entire group would be required to ‘quarantine’ at the Hui until the end of the workshop to reduce exposure to our island neighbors.
~ getting a home covid test at the Hui will be made required shortly after the workshop start.

Hawaii Travel During COVID

Hawaii travel guides regarding COVID:
Anyone traveling to Hawaii will want to log on to the state travel portal:
You create a log in account where you are able to register your trip to Hawaii. You will be able to upload the information on your COVID vaccination. This allows you to easily process through when you land in Hawaii. If you do not pre-register on the Hawaii state site prior to arrival, you will be required to log in and do it before you are allowed out of the holding area. Many airlines will gladly pre-screen you and provide you with a wrist band that allows you immediate access to the terminal upon arrival.
1. Create your log in at Hawaii state travel site (link above)
2. Register your flights on the site
3. Register your vaccination QR code on the site
4. Within the 24 hrs before your flight, get on site to answer health questionnaire
5. When you arrive at your departure airport, your airline may offer a pre-arrival
review that will allow you to wear a wrist band for ease of transfer upon arrival; if
that is not offered, there is a quick line when you arrive if you have completed all of
the requirements on line before departure
6. If you do not get the pre-registration complete prior to your flight, you will be
required to complete it in a holding room before being allowed into the general
terminal area
This information is being provided as a courtesy only. For any questions regarding
these instructions, please go to the Hawaii travel site above, to get a better
understanding and to be aware of any changes.


Workshop Schedule

Arrival Day: Saturday

Arrive between 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm. We'll gather for dinner at 6:30 pm.

Daily Schedule: Sunday to the final Monday, Depart Tuesday by midday

Breakfast: 8:00 am

Meditation and Discussion Circle: 9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Morning Painting Session: 10:00 am -12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Personal Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Painting Session: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Evening Gathering: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The painting studio is always open.

       Departure Day: Tuesday March 15 by noon.


The fee for accommodations and meals is $220/night per person. This is for shared accommodations (two people per room), all meals included. 

Accommodations are provided in two locations: You will stay in one of the comfortable rooms on either the first or second floor of the historic hunting lodge that was originally part of the Cooke family estate; or in one of the numerous double-occupancy cabins between the lodge and the painting studio, surrounded by tropical rain forest.

Accommodations, in both the lodge and the cabins, are shared with one other person. All bathrooms are shared. (Requests for private accommodations are assigned based on space availability; the cost for private accommodations is double the cost of shared).

Hui Food Service

Professional chefs prepare the exquisite food at the Hui. The menu is exceptional! Fresh tropical fruits and vegetables from the organic gardens are featured, as are native fish, homemade desserts and other exotic specialties that have become such a memorable part of the Hui experience. The lodge serves coffee that is grown right on Molokai, as well as a selection of teas and juices. Soda and alcoholic beverages are not provided, but you may bring your own. (There is a good wine store in town).

  • We distinctly do NOT attend to special dietary needs.
  • We do offer a very fresh, healthy menu that is primarily vegetarian. Typically 3 meats (1 chicken, 1 grass fed beef and 1 fish) are offered during a 7-day workshop.
  • Homemade yogurt, granola, breads, deserts, etc.-
  • Fresh produce from our garden and the local farmers
  • We do provide GF options, but not always for each meal
  • Generally speaking, participants will weave through the buffet line (there are tent signs by the dishes) and select from the foods they can eat.
  • For those that have more restrictive diets, we encourage them to bring items to supplement the Hui’s offering. The capacity for providing refrigeration for guests ‘dietary’ items is extremely limited so that needs to be considered when planning;

We do not have an allergen free kitchen for life threatening allergies such as peanuts or seafood. We do our best to prevent any cross contamination if we are made aware of allergies in advance.  These are questions asked of each participant in their online enrollment. It is important that all participants complete this enrollment form at least a month prior to the workshop. We need to purchase any foods that are to be shipped by barge to arrive in time for the workshop. Organizing food on an island as small and isolated as ours does require extensive pre-workshop planning

Continuing Education Credits

38 CE Credits are available for MFT, LCSW and RN. Learn more.

About Moloka'i

  • In general the residents of Molokai are a friendly, welcoming community. During covid we have had very few travellers to our island and have just opened up this past summer. You're showing respect and compassion by wearing masks whenever you are in public areas (inside and outside) is appreciated. Some of the families on island do benefit in some small ways financially by the island visitors and are grateful for this.
  • A lot of the typical visitor attractions remain available with discretion being advised when it comes to numbers of people in an area. We have several beautiful beaches that often have very few people on them. Keeping space around other people or groups is highly recommended for all.
  • Unlike other Hawaiian islands, Molokai does not have a lot of tourist attractions. The visitors that come to our island do so more to experience the lack of development and quiet, slower lifestyle here. Activities such as surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, diving, fishing, whale watching and hiking are what the locals do for activities. There are often vendors who can facilitate these activities. You will need to confirm the availability of these types of activities if your workshop has provided time to go off property.

About Hui Ho'olana

The Hui Ho’olana (referred to simply as "the Hui"), provides a magical experience of "old Hawaii". Visitors from the local community - shamans, musicians, dancers and storytellers - make their way to the Hui during our workshop to share their inspiration, music and wisdom. We're the only group in residence during this ten-day period, and we're welcomed like family by the down-to-earth Hui staff who are devoted to providing a quality experience on all levels.

In between painting sessions, we'll go on excursions to the untrammeled beaches of Moloka'i and into the small town of Kaunakakai to browse local shops. We build in plenty of quiet time as well, so you can enjoy everything this gorgeous, seventy-five acre property has to offer: go for a swim in the pool, soak in one of the outdoor claw-foot tubs, hike one of the trails through the Hui Ho'olana's native botanical garden, book a bodywork session, curl up with a book on the wrap-around, ocean-view deck or take a nap in the organic vegetable garden.

The Hui, situated in a lush part of the island at 1300’ above sea level, offers an expansive view of the islands of Maui and Lanai and always seems to be graced by a nearby rainbow. Though the views of the ocean are spectacular, we are 30 - 45 minutes from the nearest safe swimming beaches. We coordinate at least one half-day beach excursion as a group and a rental car (possibly shared) can help in making additional excursions on your own.


Hui Ho'olana, Mile marker 3, Kalae Highway, Molokai, HI 96757


On Hwy 470, head uphill toward the Kalaupapa Lookout.

At the 3 mile marker, take a right. The driveway says "private drive" and is lined with short palms.  Drive to the end.

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The Painting Experience staff is happy to support you in making your travel arrangements, so your arrival and departure are as easy as possible and your travel experience is worry free. You will be personally greeted at the Moloka’i airport with the traditional plumeria lei and will be transported to and from the Hui Ho’olana retreat center.

Travel to the island:
• We encourage all travellers who will be flying 6 or more hours on their way to
Molokai to consider an overnight stay either on Molokai at Hotel Molokai or on the island they fly through. This would be Oahu or Maui. Many of our guests have
shared how nice this extra step has been as it allows them a private time to refuel
their energy, sleep in if desired, see a little of another island. This will make it
easier to arrive at the Hui after 2 pm (when the Hui is ready to receive guests) and before 6 pm (when opening circle starts);
• There is only one small airline that serves Molokai at this time. It is Mokulele Air run by Southern Airlines. All of the planes seat 8 passengers and fly out of Terminal 3 on Oahu and the interisland terminal on Maui. It is highly likely that there will be
several Hui workshop guests on the same flight due to the limited flights during
that window of time.

ARRIVAL: You're welcome to arrive at the Hui Ho'olana anytime after 2:00 PM (no early arrivals, please). You have two options: you may choose to rent a car and make the ten minute drive to the retreat center on your own. If you'd like to come and go as you wish throughout the retreat, this may be a good option for you. A rental car is not required, however - we will have a vehicle and we will pick you up at the airport, drive you into town as needed during the week, drive together on group excursions and bring you to the airport again on departure day. If your flight to Molokai arrives prior to 2:00 PM, you may take a taxi to the hotel Molokai and we will gladly pick you up there.

DEPARTURE: Check out is by 12:00 noon on your departure day. We will take you to the airport any time on Departure day, whether your flight leaves before or after 12:00 noon.

Directions From Hotel Moloka'i

Hotel Molok'ai is on Route 450 a few miles east of the main town, Kaunakakai.
  • From the Hotel, follow 450 to Kaunakakai
  • It then becomes 460
  • Turn right on 470
  • Just past Mile Marker 3 turn into the driveway and follow it to the gate
  • Pull up and hot the button to open it from the driver's side and go to the end of the road
  • You're there!


A rental car is not needed. We pick you up and return you to the airport. If you want more flexibility to explore on your own, rental car agencies are listed below.


Molokai Outdoors  Please call for current rates: (877) 553-4477


Cancellation Policy

If you pay in full when you register you will receive a full refund minus a 15% handling fee if you cancel before September 30, 2021. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

If you choose a payment plan to reserve a space in a workshop, your payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Before each installment payment is due, you will receive a reminder email with instructions on how to make your payment online. If an installment payment is not received on or before its due date, you forfeit your spot in the workshop.