Arts and Creativity

Findhorn Sacred Song and Dance Retreat on Hawaii

Ms. Barbara Swetina, Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki

October 17, 2017 - October 24, 2017

This retreat is designed to increase universal peace and joy through music and dance in order to heal, uplift and connect us with the realms of Spirit. Using Dances of Universal Peace, Taize Songs, sacred harmony chants from Findhorn, Hawaii and other sources we will also include meditation,  being in nature, creativity and times of pure delightful fun.

About the Facilitator(s)

Ms. Barbara Swetina

Barbara Swetina is a passionate musician, plays many instruments and has a wide repertoire of songs and dances. Her skill and experience help to create an atmosphere of fun, ease and laughter in which people feel free to express their innate musicality. Within minutes a group can be transformed into an impromptu choir, creating rich and beautiful harmonies. Barbara has lived in the Findhorn community in the north of Scotland and shares her love of music with audiences worldwide. She has produced CD’s and songbooks and is the author of the MusicTrain Method.

Email Address: [email protected]
Web Address: http://sacredsongs.net

Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki

Organizer & Facilitator,  Peace Makin’ Labo, based in Tokyo, Japan. She promotes awareness for growing seeds of World peace in one’s heart through a unique self-development tool called Transformation game, and workshops related with body-mind-spirit integrity. She is acting as one of the Resource Persons of Findhorn Foundation in Japan to introduce the essence of Findhorn to Japanese people through various ways.  Every year, Mana organizes a Japanese group for the “Experience Week”, one of the core programs of Findhorn Foundation. Mana loves the arts and is a Flamenco Dancer and Caligraphy artist. 

Email Address: [email protected] for all applications
Telephone Number: +81903438068

Contacts

To Register:

Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki

Phone:+81903430268 (English/Japanese)
Email: [email protected] (English/Japanese)
Website: http://manahouse.jp/

For More Information:

Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki

Phone:+81903430268 (English/Japanese)
Email: [email protected] (English/Japanese)
Website: http://manahouse.jp/

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

For people wishing to arrive a few days early, rooms at special rate can be reserved on request.

IMPORTANT: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS

Register by April 1, 2017 and receive a $200 discount off listed prices.

Register by July 1, 2017 and receive a $100 discount off of listed prices.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 2145 $ 2565
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2075 $ 2425
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1893 $ 2145

Prices subject to change without notice.

Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.

Kamaʻāina Commuter: Please inquire with Mana for pricing
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $1725
Commuter rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Awaken Your Wild, Wise, and Wondrous Woman

Rev. Carole Thomassy, PhD

Carole’s Fabulous 9 day Retreat, begins with 4 days of ‘dropping in’ to self-nurturing experiences, and Indigenous Hawaiian Healing Ceremonies, at the Luscious Kalani Retreat Center, and continues for 4 more exciting days at the Luxurious Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort, including ‘Swim with the dolphins’ and encompassing the dramatic Land contrasts on this Magical Big Island!

About the Facilitator(s)

Rev. Carole Thomassy PhD 

Carole, has an extensive background in the Healing Arts, and has offered Sacred Site Journeys, and workshops of transformation for decades. As a Visionary Artist, Poet, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Certified Intentional Creativity Teacher, she provides guidance to help access your inner Creative Self, and provides a safe and supportive environment for your physical and spiritual well-being. Carole’s invitation is to step into an opportunity of rare adventure, revitalization, spiritual growth, and pure FUN!

Guest Kahuna: Kumu Leina’ala Brown
Leina’ala is a Kahuna Kumu Lemurian High Priestess, a Spiritual/Intuitive/Healer, Lemurian Wisdom Keeper and Soul Celestial Channel of the Laka/Lono Order, who is the direct descendant to Pele, the Blessings she carries from her divine grand lineage. She carries the royal blood of a pure Lemurian Mu Keeper of the Lemurian Magali’i Pleiadian Gold Celestial Star Mana Ka Oia’o Truths.

peacewarriorprincessleinaala-kapoeaohiwa.org

808-967-7781

Contacts

To Register:

Rev. Carole Thomassy, PhD
Phone: 
203-964-8130

Workshop Fees

Full Details of Itinerary, Pricing, and Registration: http://carolethomassy.com/hawaii-retreat/

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Pele's Fire: Write to the Core

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Bhanu Kapil, Elena Georgiou

March 21, 2017 - March 27, 2017

About the Facilitator(s)



Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
Reiko is interested in truth-telling, and the transformative power of writing. "We are the stories we well," she says, "and in telling our truths, we can literally change the world." She is the author of the memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning, and the novel, Why She Left Us.  She has received an American Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, and the U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. She is the Associate Editor of  The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City.

Reiko has appeared on The Today Show, 20/20, and The View, among others, and her articles have been published globally, including in the L.A. Times, Guardian UK, CNN Opinion and Salon, and through the Progressive Media Project. She teaches at Goddard College, and is the advisor of the national literary journal, Clockhouse.  She is a Hedgebrook alumna, where she has taught master classes and at the Vortext Salon. Reiko was raised on the Big Island.



Web Address: www.rahnareikorizzuto.com
Twitter: @r3reiko

Bhanu Kapil
Bhanu Kapil is a writer interested in how to make fragments attract. Bhanu believes the classroom "is an incubator and laboratory for spiritual and practical experiements, philosophies and becomings of all kinds. I think of it as a place where the 'tender broken heart of everything' becomes the thing that's at stake." She teaches at Naropa University and at Goddard College, and also in retreat settings, such as A Room of Her Own Foundation at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, and the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado. Bhanu is the author of five books, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (2001), Incubation: A Space for Monsters (2006), Humanimal [ a project for future children] (2009), Schizophrene (2011) and Ban en Banlieue (2015.)

Born and brought up in the UK by Indian parents, Bhanu now makes her home in Colorado. She travels widely to read from her work and perform at the invitation of different communities.

Website: http://jackkerouacispunjabi.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @thisbhanu

Elena Georgiou
Elena Georgiou is a writer, teacher, editor, and lover of islands. She will encourage you to mine the details of the world you are exploring, to deepen your work by creating vibrant imagery and by delving into the places where risk bubbles up to the surface of the page. She has published two poetry collections: mercy mercy me, and Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrant, and is coeditor of the anthology The World Within Us. Her forthcoming book is a collection of short stories, The Immigrant’s Refrigerator.

Elena has received a Lambda Literary Award, an Astraea Emerging Writer Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Award, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship, and her work has appeared in BOMB, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, Gargoyle, Lumina, MiPoesia, and Spoon River Review, among others. Elena is the Director of the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program.

Website: http://elenageorgiou.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Rolling admission until December 15th or until full. Apply today!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2295 $ 2925
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Triple Occupancy Available:
Cottage (private bath): $1995

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $1299
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. 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 a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

For registration and cancellation policies, please refer to Pele's Fire website.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Hula Heritage Festival 2017

Kumu Ehulani Stephany, Likeke Koob, Kuane Cariaga, Lynda Tu'a and the Kalani Team.

April 18, 2017 - April 24, 2017

About the Facilitator(s)



Ehulani Stephany is kumu of a Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with mission to: "support and encourage our men and women with the growth and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian Culture through Pono (Hawaiian Protocol), Pa'a (secure/strong/right) education in Hula (Hawaiian Dance) and Oli, (Hawaiian Chants), and in the participation of ancient ceremonies and rituals"; and purpose "E Ho'omau Ka Ha O Ka Hawai'i" ("To Perpetuate the Culture of Hawai'i").




Richard Koob
, Kalani co-founder, has been a Hawaiian culture enthusiast for 42 years, has studied with 13 kumu, has an MFA in Dance degree from the University of Hawai'i, and loves to share hula, chanting, and Hawaiian mythology.   He has attended the distinguished annual, international Merrie Monarch Festival for four decades. The dream and reality of Kalani, the largest retreat center in Hawaii, has always included Hawaiian culture in its values and education.



Tiki DeGenaro
, Kalani’s General Manager, has been involved in Kalani’s Hula Heritage Workshop Week and has attended all nights of the annual, international Merrie Monarch Festival for 10 years. Tiki is a regular hula student and an enthusiastic supporter and student of Hawaiian culture. 

Richard and Tiki have developed a Hula Heritage week program which includes Hawaiian culture classes as well as attending all nights of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Come be a part of a new family/’ohana and take away some beautiful memories of the essence of Hawaii.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1360 $ 1990
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1150 $ 1540
4 - Tree House Room $ 1150 $ 1540
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.

Kamaʻāina and commuter tuitions are both available for this retreat – inquire for details. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Big Island Dance Camp: Immerse Yourself in a World of Dance - WEEKEND PASS

Frey Faust, Miriam Peretz, Amy Secada, Nomad Dance, Karin Moriarty, Michal Carrillo, Ardas Wright, Maura Starr

November 30, 2016 - December 3, 2016

 

             

About the Facilitator(s)

Urban Roots Workshop
with Amy Secada

A transformational dance workshop that focuses on implementing influences from Capoeira and African dance into a primal free form flow.

Learn to ground your personal freestyle and explore floor work with ease and grace.

Accompanied by live musical inspiration, the Urban Roots technique goes beyond movement to guide you deeper into thoughtless improvisation, energetic awareness, breath control.

Contact Improv with Karin Moriarty
1. Surrendering to The Unknown: Contact Improv
A deep exploration of the basic elements and skills that sustain contact improvisation will be the emphasis of this class. Special focus will be placed on balance, use of energy, force, and directionality. For example, how we can become more efficient with our movements and choices as we move and enter into a dance with others? Students will be guided through a series of exercises that lay the foundation of understanding the interplay between physicality and emotional sensations, in order to create movement, while in concert with a partner.

2. Project Dance:  "Movement Exploration and Emotion”
The class combines elements from Action Theater, modern dance, ritual performance, and Karin’s own unique approach to creating poignant movement for dance pieces. We will travel on an inward journey that may be difficult or uncomfortable at times. But eventually we will arrive at a soothing and safe destination into the past. Bringing our memories alive into the moment, we will replay the emotions and physical sensations we felt at a particular point in our lives. We will tap into these emotions embodied in our memory bank, and reproduce the sensations that we once felt, which may compel us to move now in a particular way! Abandoning the literal meaning of what the circumstances were all about, we will deconstruct the moment, and convert what we find into instruments of movement for our dance.

Frey Faust - Axis Syllabus
In this Axis Syllabus informed session, we will develop oddly poetic and physically and mentally challenging movement studies that will offer an array of subtle gestural qualities as well as athletic demand, while we review or discover the grammar, syntax and etymology, or environmental context, composition, abilities and limitations of our bodies.

The Axis Syllabus is a growing collection of bio-mechanical information that serves a global community as a resource for understanding, preparing and training the human body for moving.

Frey will be offering the following topics:
1. Fascia Nation / Democratic Motion
The intersecting points of the more rigid aspects of our bodies act as indicators for risk assessment and resilience, while their lengths provide the scaffolding for the active, gel and cable-like masses of muscles, nerves, veins/arteries and organs. The study of these meeting points, where so much is at stake, provides us with a powerful lens for evaluating personal needs and qualifying alignment.

2. Down to the Bone Carriage - alignment /  NVM - non-violent movement
The intersecting points of the more rigid aspects of our bodies act as indicators for risk assessment and resilience, while their lengths provide the scaffolding for the active, gel and cable-like masses of muscles, nerves, veins/arteries and organs. The study of these meeting points, where so much is at stake, provides us with a powerful lens for evaluating personal needs and qualifying alignment.

3. Kinetic Highways - energy sources - sustainable movement
The human body offers certain possibilities in order to create and recucle kinetic energy. The three "proximal motors": the pelvis, torso, and head; and the four "peripheral motors", the arms and legs, can be dropped towards the earth or tipped of balance in order to create momentum. The resulting energetic exchange from core to periphery and back propels the body through space, sparing effort and injury. In this class we will work with a sequential activation and release of these motors to augment, conserve and deploy kinetic energy while moving.

Sacred Dances of the Silk Road with Miriam Peretz


1. Dance Art Sanctuary
A highly ritualistic, fluid, ethno-contemporary class focused on exploring ways to embody prayers and intentions through movement and dance while opening the senses and awareness to the space and to each other. We search for spirals in the body, moving from the center, finding deeper breath in movement, and using dance as a healing art. Movement style is ethno-contemporary with influences from various world dance traditions. Each class offers a theme based on a soul trait (character refinement,) that inspires an improvisational element exploring personal story and process. The class also draws heavily on Miriam’s choreographic repertoire.

2. Sacred Dance of the Silk Road
Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices.This unique workshop form developed by Miriam Peretz, offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. The session begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence within the group and space, becoming fully present, and connecting with community in the sacred circle of dance. Then moving onto an intensive contemporary inspired warm-up, focusing on the spirals of the body, fluidity in the spine, contract/release, and getting the blood flowing. Then the class moves into traditional techniques of either Persian or another Silk Road dance form, culminating in short combinations and or choreography. This workshop also focuses on numerous styles of Central Asian turns.
3. Turning Towards the Heart
A journey in creating devotional dances through turning, poetry and heart. In the sacred circle of community we will meet each other face to face, and join our hearts in breath, song, dance, and prayer. With whirling at the core of our movement, we will explore different ways to move through space in circles and spirals. By incorporating elements of focused breath-work,
various turning practices, ritualized movement, and intentions, we will create personally meaningful and interpretative dances.

Cocrea Partner Fusion with Wren and Antje of Nomad Dance

Experience a deeply connected practice in embodying presence and integrating your movement with others in an emergent folk dance. In these 1.5 hour classes, we’ll explore concepts and techniques in connection, intimacy, sovereignty, and creative expression within the framework of traditional social partner dance with two major differences – no steps to learn, and no set genre of music. Just your kinetic genius, and your partner’s, in conversation. In the Cocréa CommunYum Jam, journey through a loosely guided experience winding ever closer into unity consciousness and physical connection with your Big Island Dance Camp community.
Viewing life as a dance, Cocréa is a continually evolving holistic movement modality intended to bring individuals into strong, empowered, expressive relationships with their bodies. Cocréa blends the connected, structural integrity of social partner dance, with the organic, blissful expression of free dance. Together, we learn to listen and respond in every moment to co-create spontaneously and practice presence to move together as one. Weaving the threads of collaboration, cross-pollination and consciousness, Wren and Antje’s focus is on how dance can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and transpersonal co-creation and transformation.

West African Dance - Guinean Rhythims with Michal Anna Carrillo

In this class you will go through a series of stretches  and warm up movements to ready your body for the energetic and powerful dance of Guinea, West Africa.

You will be exposed to two rhythms with focus on one rhythm, breaking down movements and moving them across the floor.

This class will challenge your right- left brain coordination and be a joyful experience of drums, self expression and cultural immersion

Kundalini Yoga with Ardas Wright

 Breathe in truth, swim in your heart and shake your chakras. Kundalini Yoga is the science of awareness, through breath, mantra, mudra and asana we will connect with our true identities, that of peace, tranquility and service.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Pricing available at the Big Island Dance Camp website.

Registration will close on November 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Please make sure to purchase your tickets prior to this date and time to ensure your participation in the event!

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Second Annual Permaculture Design Course at Kalani

Tracy Matfin, John Schinnerer, Scott Laaback

November 16, 2016 - November 30, 2016

           

About the Facilitator(s)

Tracy Matfin is an educator turned farmer, mother and permaculture instructor. She is a founding member of La’akea Community, www.permaculture-hawaii.com, where she has been living and experimenting with sustainability for more than ten years. Tracy grew up in the San Francisco bay area in California. She studied enviromental science at U.C. Berkely, and went on to be a high school science teacher for a decade.

Tracy excels in making education meaningful and retain-able through her use of real life examples and hands on projects.  She has been teaching permaculture since 2010. Tracy loves sitting with trees, communing with the “weeds” she is removing from the garden and laughing with her daughter, Aia’ala, friends and family.

"Tracy's passion comes through in her teaching. Her positive, engaging energy transformed the group & kept us alert and ready for more."                  - February 2013 PDC Participant

John Schinnerer is a whole systems design consultant, teacher, and facilitator focusing on cultural and ecological design, with a Master’s degree in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University, Seattle. Since 1996, he has studied, worked, taught and published in the realms of human relatings, governance and decision ­making systems, ecological design and appropriate technology. His easygoing style and insightful approach support an optimal learning experience. John has collaborated with Tracy and Zach in designing and leading permaculture design courses at La’akea. He has taught with Claude Genest and Peter Bane at Green Mountain Permaculture in Vermont, and been a guest instructor at courses in Hawai’i and Washington state. He also leads workshops at conferences and convergences, and public and private trainings in organizational design and governance. John is principal of Eco-Living Whole Systems Design Services and Governance by Design and a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group.

Scott Laaback, Permaculture Manager at Kalani

Since November 2014, Scott Laaback has spearheaded development of Kalani’s Permaculture Program. His diversity of experience - including a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Oregon, nearly a decade as a wildland firefighter and forestry technician, culinary work, edible landscaping, and many years of farm work - give him a powerful and unique perspective into permaculture design and landscape management.

Scott will be an assistant facilitator at this year’s workshop.


Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Financial aid is available for Kalani lodging and campus access fees. Please click here to download an application; completed applications and questions may be sent to  [email protected].

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals*, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

*Meals begin with dinner on Sunday, November 15 and conclude with lunch on Saturday, November 28. Students will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, feasting on an abundant, locally grown dinner prepared by Kalani chefs and volunteers.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2490 $ 3190
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Cottage Triple: $2070

Loft Dormitory: $1860

Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $730
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, lunches, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $1020
Commuter rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, lunches, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Early Bird Registration: $150 off tuition if registered by September 7, 2016

Learn more about getting here.

Yoga is for Every Body

Kimberly Dark

              

About the Facilitator(s)

 Kimberly Dark is a master facilitator who has led groups to awareness and understanding on three continents over the past twenty years. In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, she’s a writer and storyteller whose work has been invited to hundreds of colleges, universities, theaters, festivals and conferences. Through the body and stories, she leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly for Decolonizing Yoga and Ms. Magazine and is also a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition Leadership Team, in addition to coordinating the Yoga Program at Kalani, one of Hawaii’s largest retreat centers. (Find out about her two annual Yoga and Story retreats at Kalani here.

Kimberly uses an Iyengar-style training and more than twenty years experience with diverse yoga practices to challenge and welcome students of every ability and body type. She has taught yoga styles ranging from vinyasa, yin and restorative to prop-assisted hatha yoga for people who don’t feel comfortable in fitness settings due to size, health or anxiety. Her classes encourage personal sovereignty, inner voice and an entitlement to health and vibrancy at all sizes, ages and abilities.

Here are a few videos where Kimberly talks about yoga, the body, fitness and the good life.

 


Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Early Birds!
Participants registered by August 15 will receive a rate of $999 for triple ocupancy booking!

Participants registered by August 15 in single or double occupancy will receive a $300 discount!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1675 $ 2000
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1600 $ 1900
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1550 $ 1800
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1420 $ 1600

Cottage Triple Occupancy also available: $1600

Kama`aina Commuter Rate - $560 - all-inclusive and provides access to retreat activities, meals,  and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Commuter Rate - $1050 - Commuter rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Note: Though the retreat is meant for every body, the Kalani campus is not accessible to people with all disabilities. As a nature retreat, the terrain is uneven and walking is required to access many parts of the campus. If you have a disability, please get in touch to discuss options. We may be able to accommodate you.

Yoga is for Every Body

Kimberly Dark

              

About the Facilitator(s)

 Kimberly Dark is a master facilitator who has led groups to awareness and understanding on three continents over the past twenty years. In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, she’s a writer and storyteller whose work has been invited to hundreds of colleges, universities, theaters, festivals and conferences. Through the body and stories, she leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly for Decolonizing Yoga and Ms. Magazine and is also a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition Leadership Team, in addition to coordinating the Yoga Program at Kalani, one of Hawaii’s largest retreat centers. (Find out about her two annual Yoga and Story retreats at Kalani here.

Kimberly uses an Iyengar-style training and more than twenty years experience with diverse yoga practices to challenge and welcome students of every ability and body type. She has taught yoga styles ranging from vinyasa, yin and restorative to prop-assisted hatha yoga for people who don’t feel comfortable in fitness settings due to size, health or anxiety. Her classes encourage personal sovereignty, inner voice and an entitlement to health and vibrancy at all sizes, ages and abilities.

Here are a few videos where Kimberly talks about yoga, the body, fitness and the good life.

 


Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Early Birds!
Participants registered by August 15 will receive a rate of $999 for triple ocupancy booking!

Participants registered by August 15 in single or double occupancy will receive a $300 discount!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1550 $ 1800
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1420 $ 1600

Lodge Triple (shared bath): $1370
Lodge Triple (private bath): $1450

Kama`aina Commuter Rate - $560 - all-inclusive and provides access to retreat activities, meals,  and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Note: Though the retreat is meant for every body, the Kalani campus is not accessible to people with all disabilities. As a nature retreat, the terrain is uneven and walking is required to access many parts of the campus. If you have a disability, please get in touch to discuss options. We may be able to accommodate you.

Yoga is for Every Body

Kimberly Dark

              

About the Facilitator(s)

 Kimberly Dark is a master facilitator who has led groups to awareness and understanding on three continents over the past twenty years. In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, she’s a writer and storyteller whose work has been invited to hundreds of colleges, universities, theaters, festivals and conferences. Through the body and stories, she leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly for Decolonizing Yoga and Ms. Magazine and is also a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition Leadership Team, in addition to coordinating the Yoga Program at Kalani, one of Hawaii’s largest retreat centers. (Find out about her two annual Yoga and Story retreats at Kalani here.

Kimberly uses an Iyengar-style training and more than twenty years experience with diverse yoga practices to challenge and welcome students of every ability and body type. She has taught yoga styles ranging from vinyasa, yin and restorative to prop-assisted hatha yoga for people who don’t feel comfortable in fitness settings due to size, health or anxiety. Her classes encourage personal sovereignty, inner voice and an entitlement to health and vibrancy at all sizes, ages and abilities.

Here are a few videos where Kimberly talks about yoga, the body, fitness and the good life.

 


Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Early Birds!
Participants registered by February 15 will receive a rate of $999 for triple ocupancy booking!

Participants registered by February 15 in single or double occupancy will receive a $300 discount!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1550 $ 1800
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1420 $ 1600

Lodge Triple (shared bath): $1370

Kama`aina Commuter Rate - $560 - all-inclusive and provides access to retreat activities, meals,  and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

Note: Though the retreat is meant for every body, the Kalani campus is not accessible to people with all disabilities. As a nature retreat, the terrain is uneven and walking is required to access many parts of the campus. If you have a disability, please get in touch to discuss options. We may be able to accommodate you.

Big Island Dance Camp: Immerse Yourself in a World of Dance

Frey Faust, Miriam Peretz, Amy Secada, Nomad Dance, Karin Moriarty, Michal Carrillo, Ardas Wright, Maura Starr

November 27, 2016 - December 3, 2016

 

             

About the Facilitator(s)

Urban Roots Workshop
with Amy Secada

A transformational dance workshop that focuses on implementing influences from Capoeira and African dance into a primal free form flow.

Learn to ground your personal freestyle and explore floor work with ease and grace.

Accompanied by live musical inspiration, the Urban Roots technique goes beyond movement to guide you deeper into thoughtless improvisation, energetic awareness, breath control.

Contact Improv with Karin Moriarty
1. Surrendering to The Unknown: Contact Improv
A deep exploration of the basic elements and skills that sustain contact improvisation will be the emphasis of this class. Special focus will be placed on balance, use of energy, force, and directionality. For example, how we can become more efficient with our movements and choices as we move and enter into a dance with others? Students will be guided through a series of exercises that lay the foundation of understanding the interplay between physicality and emotional sensations, in order to create movement, while in concert with a partner.

2. Project Dance:  "Movement Exploration and Emotion”
The class combines elements from Action Theater, modern dance, ritual performance, and Karin’s own unique approach to creating poignant movement for dance pieces. We will travel on an inward journey that may be difficult or uncomfortable at times. But eventually we will arrive at a soothing and safe destination into the past. Bringing our memories alive into the moment, we will replay the emotions and physical sensations we felt at a particular point in our lives. We will tap into these emotions embodied in our memory bank, and reproduce the sensations that we once felt, which may compel us to move now in a particular way! Abandoning the literal meaning of what the circumstances were all about, we will deconstruct the moment, and convert what we find into instruments of movement for our dance.

Frey Faust - Axis Syllabus
In this Axis Syllabus informed session, we will develop oddly poetic and physically and mentally challenging movement studies that will offer an array of subtle gestural qualities as well as athletic demand, while we review or discover the grammar, syntax and etymology, or environmental context, composition, abilities and limitations of our bodies.

The Axis Syllabus is a growing collection of bio-mechanical information that serves a global community as a resource for understanding, preparing and training the human body for moving.

Frey will be offering the following topics:
1. Fascia Nation / Democratic Motion
The intersecting points of the more rigid aspects of our bodies act as indicators for risk assessment and resilience, while their lengths provide the scaffolding for the active, gel and cable-like masses of muscles, nerves, veins/arteries and organs. The study of these meeting points, where so much is at stake, provides us with a powerful lens for evaluating personal needs and qualifying alignment.

2. Down to the Bone Carriage - alignment /  NVM - non-violent movement
The intersecting points of the more rigid aspects of our bodies act as indicators for risk assessment and resilience, while their lengths provide the scaffolding for the active, gel and cable-like masses of muscles, nerves, veins/arteries and organs. The study of these meeting points, where so much is at stake, provides us with a powerful lens for evaluating personal needs and qualifying alignment.

3. Kinetic Highways - energy sources - sustainable movement
The human body offers certain possibilities in order to create and recucle kinetic energy. The three "proximal motors": the pelvis, torso, and head; and the four "peripheral motors", the arms and legs, can be dropped towards the earth or tipped of balance in order to create momentum. The resulting energetic exchange from core to periphery and back propels the body through space, sparing effort and injury. In this class we will work with a sequential activation and release of these motors to augment, conserve and deploy kinetic energy while moving.

Sacred Dances of the Silk Road with Miriam Peretz


1. Dance Art Sanctuary
A highly ritualistic, fluid, ethno-contemporary class focused on exploring ways to embody prayers and intentions through movement and dance while opening the senses and awareness to the space and to each other. We search for spirals in the body, moving from the center, finding deeper breath in movement, and using dance as a healing art. Movement style is ethno-contemporary with influences from various world dance traditions. Each class offers a theme based on a soul trait (character refinement,) that inspires an improvisational element exploring personal story and process. The class also draws heavily on Miriam’s choreographic repertoire.

2. Sacred Dance of the Silk Road
Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices.This unique workshop form developed by Miriam Peretz, offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. The session begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence within the group and space, becoming fully present, and connecting with community in the sacred circle of dance. Then moving onto an intensive contemporary inspired warm-up, focusing on the spirals of the body, fluidity in the spine, contract/release, and getting the blood flowing. Then the class moves into traditional techniques of either Persian or another Silk Road dance form, culminating in short combinations and or choreography. This workshop also focuses on numerous styles of Central Asian turns.
3. Turning Towards the Heart
A journey in creating devotional dances through turning, poetry and heart. In the sacred circle of community we will meet each other face to face, and join our hearts in breath, song, dance, and prayer. With whirling at the core of our movement, we will explore different ways to move through space in circles and spirals. By incorporating elements of focused breath-work,
various turning practices, ritualized movement, and intentions, we will create personally meaningful and interpretative dances.

Cocrea Partner Fusion with Wren and Antje of Nomad Dance

Experience a deeply connected practice in embodying presence and integrating your movement with others in an emergent folk dance. In these 1.5 hour classes, we’ll explore concepts and techniques in connection, intimacy, sovereignty, and creative expression within the framework of traditional social partner dance with two major differences – no steps to learn, and no set genre of music. Just your kinetic genius, and your partner’s, in conversation. In the Cocréa CommunYum Jam, journey through a loosely guided experience winding ever closer into unity consciousness and physical connection with your Big Island Dance Camp community.
Viewing life as a dance, Cocréa is a continually evolving holistic movement modality intended to bring individuals into strong, empowered, expressive relationships with their bodies. Cocréa blends the connected, structural integrity of social partner dance, with the organic, blissful expression of free dance. Together, we learn to listen and respond in every moment to co-create spontaneously and practice presence to move together as one. Weaving the threads of collaboration, cross-pollination and consciousness, Wren and Antje’s focus is on how dance can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and transpersonal co-creation and transformation.

West African Dance - Guinean Rhythims with Michal Anna Carrillo

In this class you will go through a series of stretches  and warm up movements to ready your body for the energetic and powerful dance of Guinea, West Africa.

You will be exposed to two rhythms with focus on one rhythm, breaking down movements and moving them across the floor.

This class will challenge your right- left brain coordination and be a joyful experience of drums, self expression and cultural immersion

Kundalini Yoga with Ardas Wright

 Breathe in truth, swim in your heart and shake your chakras. Kundalini Yoga is the science of awareness, through breath, mantra, mudra and asana we will connect with our true identities, that of peace, tranquility and service.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Pricing available at the Big Island Dance Camp website.

Registration will close on November 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Please make sure to purchase your tickets prior to this date and time to ensure your participation in the event!

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

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