About Serenity

About Serenity

The Retreats

We are a Healing and Wellness Retreat Centre offering both a deeply nurturing and healing environment to rest, restore and unwind in, plus we offer a unique approach and selection  of healing practices that bring about effective and lasting change, giving you the capacity and tools to heal through trauma and reduce stress.

With 28+ years of experience and study, Luannah has developed her own modality of healing, integrating many schools of knowledge, thought, wisdom and techniques that empower and nourish the receiver on all levels of Body, Mind and Soul: The Aloha Method.

Restoring a sense of wholeness and inner congruency to be able to manifest the life of your hopes and dreams is the focus. You accomplish this by deeply encountering yourself to meet the wounded aspects you carry, that we all carry,  that interrupt the sense of purpose, fulfillment and happiness we long for.

Accompanying this process is  the application of healing practices to revitalize your heart, body and soul. These could be Massage, Lomi Lomi, Traditional Hawaiian Healing, Ho’oponopono, EnergyHealing, Expressive Dance, Sound Healing and more.

Science has shown that 95% of all our choices are influenced by our subconscious mind. When we do not know what programs are running and filtering how we perceive ourselves others and life, we have no conscious capacity to direct and affect our life the way we want to.  We need knowledge and tools to uncover our subconscious mind and build our conscious mind. Luannah shares this knowledge and the most effective tools she has encountered to increase resilience, self-mastery and self-love.

In the work Luannah offers you are invited to explore and uncover some of the subconscious patterns that are not working in your favour that were created by past unresolved events, traumas and pain. You embark on a deep inner journey to  ‘Know Thyself”. Knowledge is power, once we understand the underlying mechanisms of our subconscious mind and the habits that developed from them, we can make better conscious choices that change our life for the better.

The retreats are created to be very fluid. Healing is a creative process that can not be restricted by time, there needs to be flexibility to allow time to integrate and rest and choose the timing of each session based on the ‘readiness’ of your unique healing process.

Therefore, when you are here I am available to you from noon on each day to 7 pm for you to choose the timing of each session organically.

The basic rate of the Retreat is dependant on the suite you wish to stay in and how many days you will be here. Then you choose what sessions you would like to incorporate in the retreat. Minimum retreat time is 2 nights, 3 days.

The Property

The magic, natural charm and elegance of Serenity by the Sea has touched many hearts and brought healing to those who were open and seeking it. It is a rare and unique property.

Built 33 years ago by Shera Street and her partner Chidakash, it is a truly magical place. The vision, love and care, with which they designed and built Serenity By The Sea, the breathtaking architectural and views from every angle in every suite impresses everyone who visits. There is no other place on the planet like it!

Instead of coercing Nature to fit their plans they instead let nature guide and inspire them. They built Serenity to fit the nature around them, which is no easy feat on a waterfront cliffside property! They created a true architectural masterpiece that inspires awe and wonder.

My husband and I are so honoured to have been chosen by Shera to be the new owners and stewards of this most magical place. There were many offers, but she chose us. Our life has never been the same since.

We are now in our fifth year and gratefully still growing strong. Every year we upgrade different aspects of the property and embellish the suites more. Being a 33 year old home there is never a shortage of items on our todo list. :)We love building upon the beauty and services the original owners created, making Serenity our own and improving the experiences of our guests.

We have put a lot of attention to upgrading the suites with high quality organic bedding that is silky smooth and so pleasurable to sleep in and Serta Sleep technology mattresses for a heavenly nights sleep. New furniture and appliances, hypoallergenic bedding and pillows and upgraded kitchen utensils and spices so our guests have everything they need to prepare delicious meals during their stay. The suites also now have smart tv’s with Netflix included.

We have many more things in our vision of Serenity that we will be continually upgrading and designing!

Is Serenity by the Sea right for you ?

The guests who absolutely love Serenity are Nature Lovers, seekers of soul, serenity and meaningfulness in life.

If you love nature, including all it’s critters that roam the land… if you are comfortable with silence… if you enjoy the adventure of being in a somewhat rustic and raw natural environment*… if you are looking to decompress from the hustle and bustle and stress of modern life and looking to heal and reconnect to what is really important in life: rest,  your heart, your joy, relationships, love, kindness, beauty, and goodness… to be nourished by nature, then Serenity by the Sea is the perfect place for you.

As beautiful and majestic as Serenity is, there are some who are challenged by such a raw and natural environment, which is understandable, we want to be fully transparent. If you have mobility challenges, our uneven  terrain is likely not suitable for you.

That being said, to be very clear, please know that we are not a B&B or a Marriot style Hotel.  We are in the rain forest on a cliff, on the waterfront where the terrain is not polished. This is important for you to know so that you don’t come with expectations that can not be fulfilled.

We invest our heart and soul to offer you the best experience possible. We love meeting new people and sharing meaningful moments.

We are at your service and will do all we can to create the best experience for you.

We look forward to sharing the magic that is Serenity by the Sea and meeting you! The land and we welcome you whole heartedly.

Luannah and Juan

Navigating in times of Covid

We are taking extra care in cleaning and sanitizing the suites as we re-open after the Covid Lockdown.

We want you to feel safe and we want to feel safe too as we live here. This is our home.

If you have any symptoms before or when you arrive please do the responsible thing and cancel. We will not charge any fees when cancelling for that reason.

We are now doing Self Checkins and Check outs as the suites are completely private. No one will enter your suite during your stay. Payments will be done via etransfer or paypal to avoid the need of using payment terminals. Hand Sanitizer  and cleaners are in each suite.

The Jacuzzi is unfortunately closed until next year. There are no breakfasts at this time either.

Working together to keep each other safe is essential to flattening the curve. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

*Please note again that if you have any mobility challenges all our pathways are of brick, natural earth and stone, there are no paved roads or paths. There are also some stairs to ascend to get to all of the suites. 

Also, being on an Island many unexpected situations can arise such as wind, rain and snow storms that can cause a tree to fall on a power line on the main roads causing a power outage. BC Hydro is really efficient in getting the power up and running as fast as they can, but it does mean that temporarily we are left without water and electricity. A disposition of patience and acceptance in this kind of situation is essential. This can happen mostly in the winter and spring season but can occasionally happen in the summer as well. We provide lanterns and there is bottled water to navigate the interim. Welcome to the adventure of being on an island!