Address: 1813 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768
Toll Free: 1‐855‐579‐8877
General Manager: Markus Schale
Owner/Developer: Xorin Balbes
Original Construction: 1909
Square Feet Buildings:
Design Firm: Temple Home
Opening Date: January 1, 2012
Lumeria Maui is a luxury educational retreat center on Maui’s north shore, offering
classes, programs and retreats in yoga, meditation and watersports with luxury
Architecture & Design
Originally built in 1909, the 26,000 square feet complex has been completely restored
and renovated beyond its original sensibility with luxurious amenities. The architecture
of the complex is Craftsman; however, the buildings are embellished with an eclectic
mix of neoclassical and vernacular Japanese details. The original structures were
designed by Honolulu architect H. L. Kerr, who designed many of the famous and
noteworthy early 20th century structures in Hawaii. It consists of five lodge buildings
connected by continuous covered lanai.
Temple Home, a Los Angeles and Maui‐based architecture and design firm, completed
the restoration of Lumeria Maui in 2011.
Temple Home was established 13 years ago, and is known for a number of historic
restorations and renovations. Projects have included: Sowden House, a Lloyd Wright
design; Cedar Hurst, the 1926 home of Norma Talmadge; and 1859 Doheny Drive, the
“ultimate bachelor pad” according to Esquire Magazine.
Xorin Balbes, one of the founders of Temple Home, is an interior designer whose book
SoulSpace was released in September 2011. The SoulSpace 8‐step Process for Design
Transformation was incorporated in every step of the restoration of the buildings and
property. Xorin’s appreciation for the beauty and history of the sacred land of Maui was
central to the inspiration behind the restoration process. The result is evident in the
beautiful, elegant and gentle renovation of the physical structures and grounds which
provide a serene and meditative retreat environment.
Classes & Programs
Rooms & Amenities
Lumeria Maui offers a variety of options for accommodations including guest rooms,
suites and private bungalows. Categories include:
• Courtyard View King
• Ocean View King
• Ocean View One Bedroom Suites
• Ocean View Ali`i Suite
• Ocean View Bungalows
The rooms have spacious floor plans with king beds and double queen beds. Select
rooms include an additional Indonesian style twin size daybed. All rooms feature
restored hardwood floors, ceiling fans, a plantation style desk and chair, as well as
refrigerators, iPod docking/radio, WiFi, robes, hairdryers and in‐room safes.
The Ali’i Suite and bungalows feature full‐size kitchens stocked with cookware, china
and glassware. Bungalows include a private parking.
Bathrooms feature walk‐in Japanese designed showers with rain showerheads and river
rock shower floors. Cabinetry is Japanese‐designed tansus. Furnishings vary from room
to room with an eclectic mix of Indonesian, English, Japanese and plantation style and
antique furniture. Each room has a furnished lanai (some covered and some not) and
most rooms feature ocean views.
Our farm‐to‐table dining experience features produce from Lumeria’s organic gardens
and other local farms. Meals are organic and nutritious, and guests may participate in
harvesting food for their meals. Chef Ben presents a food experience supports the
nourishment and clarity of mind and body, enhancing the transformational potential of
a stay at Lumeria Maui.
The Lumeria Glow Cleanse is available for guests on a cleansing journey. Cleanse Chef
Craig King understands the importance of periodically detoxifying the body and has
designed this program to sustain health and well‐being during the cleansing process.
Throughout Lumeria’s six acres are meditation gardens and areas for relaxation,
reading, meditation and gathering. Most meditation areas are designed along a gulch,
facing vast sugar cane fields and ocean views. Eight meditation gardens focus on a
specific step of the 8‐step SoulSpace Process.
Talk Story & Entertainment
Hawaiian musicians and other artists will share their talents with our guests on a
weekly, ongoing basis, providing a form of engagement called transformational
entertainment. An example of transformational art is a Tibetan master who has
mastered the art of Tibetan singing bowls for the purposes of entertainment and
transformation – opening and activating chakras and energy centers in the body.
To honor the land that SoulSpace is on, we have connected with Hawaiian elders and
spiritual teachers on Maui and other islands to share the wisdom of the Hawaiian
culture with our guests. The Hawaiian spiritual tradition, called Huna, imparts a deep
understanding of our connection with the earth, each other, and the spirit that
surrounds us. Visitors will learn traditional crafts, games, hula, and sustainable practices
of the Hawaiians. We will offer a Hawaiian sunrise and sunset ceremony to begin and
end each day, as well as the opportunity to Talk Story with local kahuna (spiritual
teachers) by the fire pits on Friday evenings.
SoulSpace Sanctuary will offer tours to sacred destinations on Maui. We are designing
these tours to deepen and enhance the experience of visiting these sites. Through
understanding the history and the ritual that took place at these destinations, visitors
can embody and integrate the history of Maui and the wisdom of these sacred
destinations. In addition to these tours, we will offer opportunities for hiking, zipline
excursions, and water sports including swimming, paddle‐boarding and surfing.
The SoulSpace Institute, which will launch in the first quarter of 2012, will be an
organization to further personal and spiritual growth at SoulSpace Sanctuary.
The SoulSpace Institute will offer workshops, classes and programs in all aspects of
yoga, water sports, metaphysical studies and the transformation 8‐Step SoulSpace
Process. Our guests are offered a complimentary yoga class daily in addition to sunrise
and sunset meditation. Other classes and individual programs are offered throughout
the day for an additional fee.
Our yoga studio is a peaceful place for practice. The studio is 700 square feet and
features simple zen‐quality design. Seasoned and skilled practitioners will offer a wide
range of yoga therapies. The styles offered will include Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa,
Kundalini, and Sadhana. The studio has its own control system for music and a small altar
space. Yoga can also be practiced outdoors on our 10,000 square foot lower terrace.