Events This Month

Saturday, November 28

Great Films for a Great Cause: Yoga, Inc.

8:00pm - 9:30pm
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The Great Film: Yoga, Inc.

Some would like to see yoga accepted as an olympic sport. Others have copyrighted their styles and demand that teachers pay for using patented sequences. Yoga has become big business, but can it survive with it's Karma intact?

The Great Cause: Project Hawai'i, Inc.

The mission of “Project Hawaii” is to enhance the lives of homeless keiki (Hawaiian for “baby” or “child”. Literally it means “the little one”) while helping them to escape the cycle of poverty. You can make the difference through donations, sponsorships, volunteering and supporting efforts to continue their programs.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Suggested Donation, $5 to $10. All proceeds will go to Project Hawai'i, Inc.

Would your nonprofit cause like to be a beneficiary of our Great Films for a Great Cause movie series? Send an email to [email protected] for more info on this fundraising opportunity.

Sunday, November 29

Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 29th 2015

10:30am - 12:30pm
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Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a conscious, non-verbal celebration of life and movement in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase from our food truck, daily from 11AM-6PM.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: $10 kama'āina, $15 regular suggested donations, gratefully accepted at the door.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

01-Nov: YinSanitY
08-Nov: Maura Starr
15-Nov: Shamans Dream
22-Nov: Uplifter
29-Nov: Avani

- Move however you wish.
- Refrain from verbal communication in the space.
- Refrain from drug and alcohol use in the space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Observe respect for self and one another's space.
- Use sensitivity when engaging with one another

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Friday, December 4

Bless: A Hafla staring Belly Dance Superstars Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Join us as we celebrate our love for dance!!

Dancers from around the world have gathered to study with belly dance super stars Kami Liddle and Zoe Jakes in a week long intensive comprising of 40 hours of dance study at the Kalani Retreat Center.

This line up of performers are students who have participated in this intensive. Enjoy the diversity of Belly Dance and the creative and personal ways individuals have chosen to fuse other dance forms and influences into this dance we adore!

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
$10 at the door

Sunday, December 6

Top Bar Hive Split Making Tutorial Workshop with Jen Rasmussen

1:30pm - 4:00pm
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~ Learn how to multiply an apiary using natural queen cells ~

We will be multiplying the hives at Kalani using natural queen cells and starting new hives with the original queens. We will cover the biology and life cycles of the honeybee and how it contributes to hive health and hygiene.  Bees swarm and multiply as a way to cleanse their hive.  By simulating a swarm we are able to start new hives and grow more bees

The workshop will consist of approximately one half hour of introductory discussion before participants proceed to the Kalani educational bee yard. There, Jen will walk the class through a hands on demonstration of hive division using natural queen cells and top bar hives. Come bee a part as the Kalani apiary grows.

Jen Rasmussen started Paradise Nectar Apiaries over six years ago. What started out as an intrigue for honeybees and their sweet honey has evolved into an always expanding treatment-free beekeeping company that currently offers honeybee packages, queens, healthy brood combs, pure hive products, educational workshops, and much more. Jen Rasmussen is a mother, beekeeper, farmer, musician, and teacher. She came to Hawaii to live more as indigenous people and live in a sustainable way with the land. With a focus on education and healthy honeybee practices she has spread her message and honeybees around the Big Island.

~All proceeds will benefit the bee-keeping efforts at Kalani~

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: $50
Guests, $40 Kama'aina, $10 Kalani Volunteers
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected].

Friday, December 11

Rhythm Meditations with Deborah Masterson

2:15pm - 4:15pm
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Rhythm Meditation is for anyone wanting to develop
 awareness and deepen understanding of rhythm. Immerse yourself in this form of moving, musical meditation where rhythm is the object of contemplation. People at all levels come together to transform
their relationship to music, to each other, and to life. No instrument required.

During a rhythm meditation, we vocalize, step, and clap simultaneously. Gently held and supported by the group, we weave different rhythms on several levels. Our experience of repeatedly falling into chaos and then re-emerging into a higher level of organization translates naturally into an awareness not only of music, but also of learning and life. Wear comfortable clothes and bring an open mind. Yoga mats are available for your use.

Deborah Masterson, a certified advanced TaKeTiNa rhythm teacher, began to train with the founders, Reinhard and Cornelia Flatischler in 1998 and continues to do so. Her fascination with the mystery and power of rhythm was ignited when, in 1988, she attended a Samulnori (Korean folk drumming) concert. For many years, she concentrated on Korean percussion and dance, both in Honolulu and in Korea. More recently, her explorations have included West African dundun, Cuban and Congolese congas, dumbek, and frame drum.

Location: Kalani. Rainbow Room
: Donations gratefully accepted.

Sunday, December 13

Hare Krishna Seminars & Kirtan with Bhakti Swarup Sridhar Maharaja

7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Bhakti Yoga is the process of reconnecting the soul (or self) to the Super Soul, Krishna (God) with love and devotion through mantra meditation and Harenam sankirtan, the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra. Bhakti Swarup Sridhar Maharaja will be leading lecture and Q&A about this practice followed by a kirtan with chanting, dancing and singing. Come early to enjoy some traditional Indian treats before engaging in this inspiring and thought-provoking discussion.

Bhakti Swarup Sridhar Maharaja is a disciple of Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami Maharaja, the Founder Acarya of the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission, and disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada. 

He is an accomplished sanskrit scholar, bona-fide practitioner of the Bhakti-yoga process, and is known for his deep and uncanny realizations of the Vedic scriptures, clear, enchanting and precise speaking style, genuine humility, and kindness, friendliness and compassion for all.

He is a powerful and potent preacher, whose genuine love and affection, and knowledge and understanding of the Vedic scriptures is palpable, real and awe inspiring.

Location: Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd., Pahoa HI, 96778
Donations Gratefully Accepted
Reservations: No reservations necessary

Wednesday, December 16

Open Mic - December 2015

7:30pm - 10:00pm
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Kalani is excited to host our monthly Open Mic, a great place to share live music, readings, and performances. Hear new and old musical favorites, listen to stories and poetic verse, and be entertained by the extraordinary talent in our community.

We ask performers to sign up at the entrance and perform one song/piece only at less than 5 minutes. We request live performances only.

Hosts: Tina Tuohy & Tiffany Jentsch.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: Free / Donations gratefully accepted at the door.

Saturday, December 19

Secrets of Your Erotic Body: The Anatomy & Energy of Arousal with Amara Karuna

1:30pm - 5:30pm
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Presentations, Practices, Discussion

See the intro video here.

* A fascinating slideshow presentation on our amazing and complex erotic structures, both physical and energetic

* Taoist reflexology zones hidden in the genitals, used for health and vitality

* Energetic techniques to balance excess heat in the genitals or the head,
and control ejaculation, and heal the prostate

*Some little known tibits from our cultural sexual history

* Exploring our own experiences and attitudes toward our sexual areas

No nudity or sexual activity in this class. A great way to meet interesting people and have an open, honest discussion!  No experience needed.

Check it out on Facebook!

Amara Karuna lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and has studied alternative healing since 1978.  She began studying Tantra and Sacred Sexual Healing work, on Maui in 2003, and has since studied 6 different methods of pelvic bodywork.  She teaches on the west coast of the mainland and across Hawaii, providing classes in sexual healing and education, women's groups, peer counseling, and Tantra Pujas.
 Amara developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant-self using cradling and hypnotic journeying to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding & loving closeness as an infant.  She is the author of "Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing Our Hearts Together".  See

Location: Kalani, Rainbow Room
$45 Guests & Kama'aina ($25 if you pre-register by 12/18/2015)
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected].

Friday, December 25

Full Moon Drum and Dance with Chris Berry

7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Take Back Christmas Solstice Celebration!

For thousands of years drum and dance has been used for healing and expansion. Join us for a Full moon Kasha in which we dance to ancient rhythms with the intention of burning blocks away and expansion with rhythm and dance into our greater selves.


Chris Berry was initiated as a master drummer at the age of 19 and  spent over 30 years playing in AFrica and internationally. Now based on the Big Island Chris Brings his healing rhythms to the Aina to be shared every Friday closest to the full moon at Kalani.

Location: Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd., Pahoa HI, 96778
$15 Guests, $10 Kama'aina
Reservations: No reservations necessary

Friday, January 29

Local Author Class & Book Signing - True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment

7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Based on her new book, True Yoga, Jennie Lee presents an experiential class of asana, pranayama, meditation and more, weaving in the teachings of the Eight Limbs of Yoga in a pragmatic, down to earth style. As a result, you will take home strategies for cultivating a deeper level of happiness and spiritual fulfillment through daily life practices, reflection exercises, and affirmations.  There will be opportunity for personal questions and application of the material to real life examples. Book signing follows. Program is free and books will be available for purchase on site.

Jennie Lee is an author and Yoga Therapist with 20 years experience teaching classical yoga & meditation. Her new book True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment releases in January 2016. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other yoga and wellness related publications. Focused on making the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras applicable to daily challenges, Jennie helps students find the practices that will move them toward positive personal change. She coaches in-person on the island of O’ahu, and by phone or Skype internationally.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Donations gratefully accepted at the door.
No registration is necessary.