Audio Alchemy Retreat | May 2, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Audio Alchemy Retreat
Audio Alchemy is the application of alchemical principles to the process of electronic music production.
The retreat provides 7 days of stimulating workshops and lab-time, 3 adventure days to let loose and explore, and a collaborative micro-festival on graduation day.
Each day of the retreat focuses on a specific phase of the creative process, equipping you with a revolutionary new workflow to make music in any style.
Check out the Audio Alchemy website to learn more.


To Register for Workshop: Andy Freist

Email: [email protected]
Website: Online Application Form

Phone: (206) 612-6807

To Register for Lodging: Kalani Retreats Registrar

Phone: 808-965-0468 x120
Email: [email protected]
Online Registration Form

Kalani Retreats Registrar is accepting room reservations via phone or the online registration form at the link below.

Pricing varies depending on room type, listed below.

Retreat Accommodation Fees

Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.

Kalani retreat lodging rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
 Cottage $3256 $2101 $1551
 Loft N/A N/A N/A
 Treehouse Room $2431 $1716 Sold Out
 Bungalow Room $2211 $1551 N/A
 Lodge Room (Private Bath) Sold Out $1441-1 Male Space Sold Out
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath)  Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out
Commuter* $825
Kama'aina Commuter** $462

*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.

Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
  • Facilitated by: Steve Young - Hedflux,
    Andy Freist,
    Maura Garland
  • Dates: May 2, 2018 - May 13, 2018
  • Website:
Steve Young - Hedflux
Steve Young - Hedflux
Steve Young (aka Hedflux) was born in Scotland, and has been DJing and producing electronic music since the early 90s. From 1996-2004 he studied a masters degree and PhD in Theoretical Physics, where he developed a passion for scientific enquiry, teaching and mentoring. After 5 years working in the tech industry, Steve finally left employment in 2010 to pursue his love of music as a full time career. He has been privately coaching people in music production for most of the last decade, and also giving talks and workshops at festivals and music schools across the world. In 2013 he linked up with Andy Freist (Opulence) - a DJ, multi-instrumentalist and internet entrepreneur based in Hawaii. The two started a "mastermind" agreement, and met every week on Skype for 3 years to help each other develop and grow. In 2016, Steve received a long term visa for the USA, and moved to Hawaii where he and Andy started the Audio Alchemy Retreat.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Steve Young - Hedflux
Andy Freist
Andy Freist
Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ, producer, event creator and entrepreneur based on the Big Island, Hawaii. He is the co-founder of Audio Alchemy, alongside Steve Hedflux. By approaching modern electronic music from a instrumentalists perspective, he has turned the modern producer's studio into a highly playable instrument, thus opening up profound levels of self expression. His mission is to utilize the power of sound to shift our world into a harmonious and resonant consciously created reality. He believes that the best way forward for our species is to cultivate a strong and tight crew of audio alchemists who view and craft music as medicine. Through our solidarity, we have to power to inspire an incredible new world beyond our wildest dreams.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Andy Freist
Maura Garland
Maura Garland
Maura is the Audio Alchemy master of ceremonies, bringing along decades of experience in guiding groups through transformation. Her work invites us to explore the alignment of voice, spirit and body - allowing us to reach ever-deepening states of creative flow. As a DJ, yogi, author, and vocalist, her mission is to invoke the full potential of the human organism both individually and collectively. During the retreat she will be offering a potent daily practice to reconnect with our bodies and sharpen our minds.

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