Nature and Adventure

English Conversation Class in Hawaii

Glenn Hopkins

kalani pool EVERY STUDENT CAN BE A TOURIST EVERY AFTERNOON.
Private or small group tutoring also available.

Price INCLUDES three delicious meals a day, two-hour morning, English-only "heart circle", camping space, showers and hot tub at The beautiful KALANI OCEANSIDE RETREAT. Upgrades to rooms and cottages available.

About the Facilitator(s)

Glenn HopkinsThis year nominated by his fellow-teachers of Westside Community Adult School (link) for the prestigious Platinum Apple Award for Teaching Excellence (given by the teacher's union, United Teachers, LA) , Glenn Hopkins recently received this note from his evaluating Principal, Mr.
Jim Chacon: "Your students are engaged and happy and obviously learning. It's always a pleasure to observe you."

And through the years his students from all over the globe have sung his praises:

"At first I was shy and 'tongue-tied.' But we of the international class became friends and really learned from each other." --Yaping Chen, China

"You're the only teacher who ever explained the 18 vowel sounds...and it's the most important thing to know about American pronunciation.  Once I began pronouncing correctly I started to understand so much better what Americans talking fast to me were saying." --Thomas Geist, France

"He explains everything properly and clearly, and answers everyone's questions patiently. We all learned a lot not because he forced us to learn, but he made us learn by keeping the atmosphere of the class lively and friendly." --Asadullah Pashtun, Afghanistan (January 20, 2011)

And from a recent visitor to the level one (beginning, low) class:
"He exudes warmth and erudition...I consider his students lucky to have him." --Lucy Hahn, Master's Degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language.

"A familiar figure on the Los Angles theater scene, Glenn Hopkins has written over twenty plays melodramatic and hilarious, brash and sensitive, frustrating yet ultimately rewarding.Hopkins writes from the heart, exploring human verities as well as human foibles. His integrity and purpose shine through."  -Dramalogue Magazine

What better setting for telling about our afternoon adventures on the gorgeous Big Island of Hawaii than a morning "heart circle" of new international friends with a trained (but unobtrusive) instructor of English to Adults with over 30 years of experience in moving people forward in their confidence and fluency?

Send your check indicating the dates you want to attend to our office in California today. You don't have to be in tent. You can up-grade to a room or your own cottage.

Glenn has told me he would be open to putting a little show together for performing in the evening at Kalani. Don't be shy! Take that dream vacation/class this summer !
-Ernest Harding , Associate Producer
The Venice Mootney Company

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Kalani Men’s Summer Retreat

Kalani Staff

July 11, 2011 - July 17, 2011

Kalani Gay Men's RetreatJoin a vibrant circle of men as we immerse into Kalani nature, culture, and wellness, creating the space for the emergence of a more vital you. You’ll enjoy several small-group activities, receive professional body work, relax, renew, and frolic in Hawaii's volcanoes, waters and forests while building new friendships.

About the Facilitator(s)

This event is presented by Kalani staff, including Richard Koob and others. Please visit the About section of our website for more information about Kalani and our staff.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

IGLA Men's Retreat Sunset DanceKalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, selected tours and classes.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, airport transfers as required, and offsite meals (bag lunches can be provided upon request.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170

Additional nights can be added on to the end of this package at our special IGLA a la carte rates. Click here for rates and details.

Kalani Women’s Summer Retreat

Kalani Women

July 11, 2011 - July 17, 2011

Kehena Beach Women's RetreatJoin a vibrant circle of women as we immerse into Kalani nature, culture, and wellness, creating the space for the emergence of a more vital you. You’ll enjoy several women-only activities (as well as some mixed-group activities), receive professional body work, relax, renew, and frolic in Hawaii's volcanoes, waters and forests while building new friendships.

About the Facilitator(s)

This retreat week will be led by a group of women from Kalani staff and community.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani Women's Retreat HawaiiKalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, selected tours and classes.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, airport transfers as required, and offsite meals (bag lunches can be provided upon request.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170

Additional nights can be added on to the end of this package at our special IGLA a la carte rates. Click here for rates and details.

Big Island Adventure (Post-IGLA Itinerary)

Kalani Staff

July 11, 2011 - July 17, 2011

This itinerary is for the post-IGLA Big Island Adventure. For the pre-IGLA itinerary, click here.

Hawaii Adventure GroupThe Big Island is one of the most incredible places on earth. Thirteen of the world’s fifteen ecosystems thrive here – and so does traditional Hawaiian culture.

About the Facilitator(s)

This adventure is led by Kalani Staff, including our lead tour guide Tim Lawson and Kalani founder Richard Koob.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, noted tours, and classes.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, airport transfers if arriving outside the group arrival/departure times, and offsite meals (bag lunches can be provided upon request.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1720 $ 2380
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1590 $ 2110
4 - Tree House Room $ 1590 $ 2110
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1540 $ 1960
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1480 $ 1840
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1299 $ 1570

Additional nights can be added on to the end of this package at our special IGLA a la carte rates. Click here for rates and details.

Big Island Adventure (Pre-IGLA Itinerary)

Kalani Staff

June 29, 2011 - July 6, 2011

This itinerary is for the pre-IGLA Big Island Adventure. For the post-IGLA itinerary, click here.

Big Island Adventure - Dolphin SwimThe Big Island is one of the most incredible places on earth. Thirteen of the world’s fifteen ecosystems thrive here – and so does traditional Hawaiian culture.

About the Facilitator(s)

This adventure is led by Kalani Staff, including our lead tour guide Tim Lawson, and Kalani founder Richard Koob.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, noted tours, and classes.

Not Included: Flights to/from Kona and Hilo airport, airport transfers if arriving outside the group arrival/departure times, and meals before we reach Kalani (June 29th – July 1st.)

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1920 $ 2580
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1790 $ 2310
4 - Tree House Room $ 1790 $ 2310
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1740 $ 2160
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1680 $ 2040
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1499 $ 1770

Additional nights can be added on to the beginning of this package at our special IGLA a la carte rates. Click here for rates and details.

Hawaii Blue Hands: A Yoga and Massage Retreat for Men

jaRed Sam

hawaii blue hands yoga massage retreatRelax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise. Join jaRed for yoga, healing touch and tropical island adventures in the company of like-minded men.

About the Facilitator(s)

jaRed Sam

jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past thirteen years.  He first discovered his resonance with yoga through the ashtanga primary series with Pamela Richardson in the summer of '97.  He graduated from Kathy Elder's original yoga teacher training in 2001, and has since deepened his understanding of teaching vinyasa flow yoga through intensives with Shiva Rea.  

He has felt honored and inspired by the teachings of many and holds gratitude for all of his teachers, past and present He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude, yoga and love in his weekly classes at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.  www.jaredsamyoga.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including clothing-optional pool, hot tub and sauna.
Not Included:  Flights to/from Hilo airport, and airport transfers from Hilo airport to Kalani. United Airlines has a direct flights from Los Angeles to Hilo (ITO). 

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1325 $ 1575
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1375

Lodge Triple Shared Bath Rate:  $995 per person
Cottage Triple Private Bath Rate:  $1575 per person
Opening circle begins at 8pm on Tuesday, March 31st after dinner.   Final yoga class will be Sunday morning (April 5th) YIN YOGA from 8:30am-10am, with optional Ecstatic Dance and aloha lunch included.   Check out by 11am.    

Poetry on the Big Island: a Poetry and Nature Adventure Workshop

Ray McGinnis

Malama Ki

Come play with words and discover poetry as a pathway connecting your heart and soul. 

About the Facilitator(s)

Ray McGinnis

Ray McGinnis

Ray is a poet and workshop facilitator. Since 1999 he has taught over 900 workshops in settings across North America. He has had poetry published in a variety of chapbooks and journals. A member of the Advisory Board of The Institute For Poetic Medicine, based in Mountain View, California, Ray has hiked extensively across North America and enjoys leading poetry and nature adventure retreats. He has also taught journal writing workshops. Ray enjoys creating community and a spacious setting for people to gather and rediscover how to express their own truth and authentic voice through writing. Ray lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Included in this 6-day/5-night retreat are: daily poetry sessions, 5 nature adventure excursions, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s facilities including Olympic size pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires a $100 non-refundable deposit.  

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1095 $ 1395
3 - Bungalow Room $ 995 $ 1295
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 895 $ 1195
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 795 $ 995

*** Airfare, car rental and incidental ground travel expenses are not included in the price of this retreat. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer, you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the place of your choice with the staff at Kalani. 1 800 800 6886.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations include a $30 fee. 
 
Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth. This retreat setting is located on 19 coastal acres of tropical beauty on the SE coast of Hawaii. Dramatic lava cliffs provide a haven for sunbathers, stargazers, whale watchers and those seeking a deep connection with the earth and sea. 

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawai’i Family Yoga & Eco-Adventure Retreat

Liz Heffernan, Darius Kalvaitis, & Omkar

July 10, 2011 - July 15, 2011

About the Facilitator(s)

Liz Heffernan, MA, RYT-500 is an experienced yoga teacher of 14 years. Her journey with yoga began as a teenager when through a seemingly random yet auspicious opportunity, she took a yoga course at a nearby college. In Savasana (corpse pose) she recalls experiencing a profound sense of peace and well being, a feeling both unknown yet incredibly perfect. Ever since, her life has been a journey seeking that deeper connection to the magic and effulgent soma true yoga offers. She is certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Kripalu Yoga, has completed Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Tim Miller and is currently immersed in the study and practice of Anusara Yoga. As a teacher, she weaves together a practice, which invites her students to dive inside and shift their limiting self-perceptions to access their joyful center. Through clear instructions in alignment, a strong focus on the breath and the heart expanding philosophy of tantra, she inspires her students toward greater degrees of freedom in body, mind and in spirit.

Darius Kalvaitis, Ph.D. is a long time elementary educator and outdoor adventurer. He is current an Assistant Professor of Education at University of Hawaii –Hilo, a specialist in Children’s Ecopsycology and a No Child Left Inside Advocate. Darius is also the Director and Innovator of the Hawaii Island Coastal Education and Stewardship Project and is a contributing author to Green Teacher magazine. Always fun and engaging, Darius, is a natural; inspiring all ages to find joy in nature.

Omkar RYT-200 has been inspired by yoga since his grandmother introduced him to it in the early 70’s. In the mid-90’s, yoga helped him overcome debilitating back problems caused by stress. After retiring from corporate America in 1997, yoga became an integral part of his daily life. He completed his Yoga Alliance certified Sivananda teacher training in 2005. In 2006 & 2007 he made pilgrimages to India to expand and intensify his knowledge of yoga. He teaches Yin, Kundalini, Restorative and alignment-based yoga practices. Presently, he is studying Anusara Yoga; its universal principles of Alignment and associated Kashmir Shaivism philosophies. He loves all types of yoga practices.

Contacts

For More Information:

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1675 n/a
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1550 n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1550 n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1450 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1375 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1295 n/a

Prices are per adult based on room occupancy of 2 adults plus 2 children, surcharge may apply for rooms with lower occupancy. Children under 12 are half the adult rate.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Men's Yoga Retreat- Fall 2011

David Sanders, Dennis Dehler, jaRed Sam & Maxwell Starkhouse

yoga on the beachNamaste!  Join a group of men exploring daily yoga in one of the most pristine, tropical environments you could imagine on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We will practice a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.

About the Facilitator(s)

David Sanders

David Sanders

David began his personal yoga practice in 1976. He has studied at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David has been deepening his practice at Kalani for the last nine years. A Kalani teacher for the past six years, David graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. While at Kalani, he has had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong.

Dennis Dehler

Dennis Dehler

Dennis agrees with Pattabhi Jois' statement in the movie Enlighten Up that the main goal of yoga is to discipline the mind. Dennis feels that Kundalini Yoga is one of the most effective, fun and quickest methods to practice the art of disciplining the mind.  His approach is gentle and focuses on opening up the energy centers in the body with Kundalini Yoga exercises. He has studied with Kundalini master Gurmukh and completed Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Teacher Training. His classes are invigorating, grounding, intuitive, fun and leave you feeling centered, calm and smiling.

jaRed Sam

jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past nine years. He first discovered his yoga body through the ashtanga primary series with Pamela Richardson in the summer of '97. He graduated from Kathy Elder's original yoga teacher training class in 2001 and has since deepened his understanding of teaching vinyasa flow yoga through intensives with Duncan Wong and Shiva Rea.  He has felt honored and inspired by the teachings of many and holds gratitude for all of his teachers, past and present.  He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude, yoga and love in his weekly classes at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.

Maxwell StarkhouseMaxwell Starkhouse warrior

Maxwell is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since. He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga , Restorative Yoga , Capoiera, Tai Chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1710 $ 2310
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1560 $ 1950
4 - Tree House Room $ 1560 $ 1950
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1440 $ 1710
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1350 $ 1650
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 999 $ 1470

The price for offsite/tuition only (no meals or lodging) is $700. This rate includes a Kalani pool pass for the week.

Rooms are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Transits of the Outer Planets & Moon’s Nodes

Tom Lescher

PlanetThis is a rare opportunity on the Big Island to receive in depth, personal astrological information as either a foundation for further study or to deepen your already existing astrological background.  This Intensive is part of the larger River of Stars astrological convention happening at Kalani from January 20-24 where over 100 astrologers from around the world will be gathering.  This special post-conference intensive, offered by Tom Lescher will cost $31

About the Facilitator(s)

Tom LescherTom Lescher blends his rich intuitive insights with over 30 years of astrological background to make each reading a life-changing event for his clients. His leading edge approach to healing spirit, mind, and body through emotional release and kundalini yoga adds a new dimension to astrology. In addition to personal readings he brings astrology to everyone through international lectures, experiential workshops, writing and teaching. He lives at Yoga Oasis ( www.yogaoasis.org ) on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

$310 tuition includes workshop, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Does not include meals or accommodations.

Prices subject to change without notice.

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