Connect, Renew, and Explore On Beautiful Maui 7 Day Retreat with
Bhante Sujatha and Inward Bound, November 17th-24th 2019

We invite you to join us on the beautiful island of Maui November 17th-24th 2019 for a wellness retreat rooted in loving kindness and gratitude. Hosted by Venerable Bhante Sujatha, founder and head monk of The Blue Lotus Temple, Anna Ottolino, ERYT200, Owner of Inward Bound and Founder and former owner of The Yoga Effect, and Jennifer Sullivan, local Maui specialist.

Enjoy the beautiful accommodations at Lumeria Maui, a luxury educational retreat center and stunning oasis of tranquility that connects people with the sacred ‘aina and mystery of Maui. Lumeria is located on six magnificently landscaped ocean view acres, just outside the seaside village of Paia on Maui’s north shore. With a group of less than 20 participants, you can expect to experience the sights of Maui in a small group setting. Many times the most casual conversations with Bhante can be the most impactful. Bhante is available
to schedule one on one time with you throughout the week, and Anna is happy to share her knowledge and love of yoga and healing. We will be experiencing so much of what Maui has to offer with daily excursions; so pack your hiking shoes and your mala beads because you will be connecting with your spirit and your sense of adventure for an unforgettable week!

Bhanta Sujatha

Bhante Sujatha, a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focused on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand. A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. He is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head
monk/abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, Il. Bhante believes that his purpose is not only to teach meditation , but also, “teaching people how to be happy.”


Anna Ottolino

ERYT200, Founder and current owner of Inward Bound, Founder and former owner of The Yoga Effect, Certified Reflexologist Trained Reiki Practitioner

Anna is fascinated by the mind/body connection and loves to use yoga, meditation, and other healing modalities to support her clients on their journey, and to find more meaning and purpose in their lives. She is an avid and adventurous traveler and loves to see friends and clients experience the beauty of a new destination. A mother of three teenagers, Anna’s first passion is her family. She thrives to soak up as much precious time with her growing kids as possible and works hard to experience life in the present moment. Anna received her training from Martin Kirk, author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated, in 2009 and continues to study to deepen her knowledge and practice. She is grateful for all her many teachers, especially Bhante Sujatha for his continued love and support.


Jenny Sullivan

Certified Hand and Foot Melt Method Instructor, Travel enthusiast, Founder of JS Consulting

Jenny Sullivan, Business Strategy Consultant and travel enthusiast, originally from Canada, has lived on the Island of Maui for the past 11 years. In Toronto, Jenny worked in the corporate world and spent 10 years in travel and tourism, sales and management. This was a great fit for her since from a young age she had a passion to see the world and loved igniting that desire in others. As Maui became the destination of choice for family and friends from around the world, Jenny became a “local expert” leading tours and sharing her passion for the island. Jenny loves helping people through the healing powers of the Melt Method and practices yoga regularly.She believes that attracting opportunities to encourage a healthy balance of love and living by your highest values, is the path to success. She is looking forward to showing you the hidden gems on this beautiful Island.

  • Daily Yoga with Anna (Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative and Reiki Restorative)
  • Daily meditations with Bhante
  • Dharma Talks with Bhante
  • The Road to Hana
  • Sunset 10,000 feet above sea level at Haleakala Crater
  • 3 Of Maui’s most beautiful hikes
  • Spectacular waterfalls
  • Several Beach excursions
  • Free time in Paia (great food, shopping and a great hippie/surf vibe)
  • Enjoy the beautiful grounds at Lumeria Maui with a pool, labyrinth, meditation garden, nightly campfires and more
  • Enjoy 17 included meals, prepped daily with the finest local and organic ingredients(special diets can be accommodated)
  • All transportation to and from the Airport as well as to all excursions provided.

(Air fare not included)
Double Occupancy: $3,800
Single Occupancy: $4,950
Due to limited space, rooms will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis by making a 50% Deposit.

Please make checks payable to: Inward Bound, mail or drop off 58 S. Lake Street, Grayslake, Illinois 60030

For more information contact: Anna at (847)561-7443 or by email at