Here is one report from someone that will remain unnamed. I mean think of how bogus these 'spiritual leaders' are when people that they abuse want to remain silent?
I went on the Big Island retreat this past year and was extremely disappointed in what occurred at this event, mostly due to the actions of David Wolfe. I would not write to complain if his actions had not occurred. I would eat the money and never go on another NFL retreat. However, I feel violated by David Wolfe in a way I never imagined possible, having previously looked up to him with gratitude prior to this Big Island retreat.
David Wolfe on camera, while Parsley was filming, rubbed his head all over my breasts at the black sand beach, I was appalled and embarrassed and didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to ruin this retreat because like most Americans, I commute two hours a day to work forty hours a week, receiving only two weeks vacation. I had planned eight months in advance to attend this retreat besides all the money I spent, when I only earn $17 an hour. The feeling of being disappointed was not what I wanted to experience but it befell me anyway. From this moment on I felt violated and couldn’t believe David Wolfe would do this to someone who had paid an exorbitant amount of money to stay in a room that reeked of mildew and was fed only tasteless barley type cereal and ill tasting noni on many mornings for breakfast. When I mentioned to David Wolfe that my room had a mildew stench, he said and did nothing, not even telling me to report this to Kerrie Cushing. Kalani also made little effort to accommodate me to a more pleasant room.
On one of the days during the retreat when we came back from seeing the town of Hilo, David Wolfe invited me into the house he was staying in at Kalani. I believed this to be a friendly gesture and I liked the idea of getting to know David Wolfe, having read almost all of his books. He massaged my back, which was very gracious until he bluntly asked me,
“Can I see your boobs?” I was utterly shocked and appalled at how completely belligerent a question this was being directed at me, a female, especially a paying member of the retreat! After he asked me this, I left as politely as I could not wanting to make a scene but I was dying inside because I hate being disrespected by men, unbelievably, by David Wolfe!
Further, on New Year’s Eve, at the costume party, he grabbed my butt and squeezed it. After he did this I left soon after not wanting to be near him anymore.
For the rest of the retreat I avoided David Wolfe, and could hardly wait for it to be over and to be out of a room with a mildew stench. I am deeply a nerved by what happened to me. It makes me sick to think I spent $1,795 plus $750 on airfare to do something that mentally and physically harmed me and made me feel inferior. For someone like me spending this amount of money to be deeply hurt and dissatisfied is a big blow. It took me a long time to save up this money for an endeavor that was not rejuvenating at all.
Thank you for your attention.
Bloody ell! That's terrible! What a shock! I'm serious! David Wolfe's a &*(^.
He's way out of order. Thanks for posting this durian, so as females everywhere won't go to his retreat and be tormented..
and to think we live in an enlightened age! HARK!
I hear where Prana is coming from. The angle I see it from is that you want to believe your guru's aint sleazy snake oil crew so you let initial things slide and hope they make up for it later.
Does that make sense? Its like you dont want to think you made a bad judgement call so you give the person more chances, yet they keep breaking your trust and taking advantage of your ability give people a second chance.
Thats how I see it.
YES, I THOUGHT IT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL.