Nature and Adventure

Hawaii Summer Bliss - A Full Moon Yoga Retreat

jaRed Sam & Dennis Dehler

August 15, 2016 - August 20, 2016

hawaii full moonWe invite you to join us in Hawaii for yoga, relaxation, adventure and rejuvenation.

About the Facilitator(s)

jared sam jaRed sam

A wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii, jaRed is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, while offering grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats.  



jaRed is co-creator of Hawaii Full Moon Yoga and Hawaii Blue HandsRetreats, and brings over 13 years of teaching experience to assist in peaceful yoga  gatherings that feature intuitive body movement with delicious, organic meals and favorite island spot excursions. Since 2003, he has facilitated friendships and community through a variety of yoga and massage retreats, and approaches the honor of being your yoga guide with care and enthusiasm.  



In his free time, jaRed may be found enjoying time at the local beach, cooking up a new recipe, practicing yoga with friends, and/or cherishing quality time with his partner Dennis and cat Oliver in their Big Island home.

www.jaredsamyoga.com

Dennis Dehler

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It involves exercises to open the the energy centers of the body (chakras) while strengthening the central nervous system and stimulating the internal organs and glands. It is both relaxing and invigorating, and you will leave class with an open heart and a smile.    

Dennis completed "The Master's Touch" Kundalini teacher training in 2005 with Gurmukh. He also completed Don and Amba Stapleton's Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. He currently enjoys the teachings of Lynne Minton.

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 $ 1825 $ 2350
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1575 $ 1875
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1175 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1045 $ 1575

Triple Occupancy Available!
Cottage - $1575
Lodge Room (shared bath) - $995
Lodge Room (private bath) - $1075

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.

Call for Heroes

Christian de la Huerta

February 20, 2016 - February 27, 2016

Dive into the transformational fire of Love. Unleash your passion. Burn away what no longer works: thoughts, beliefs, behavior patterns that are no longer a match. Cleanse and purify in the comforting and healing Hawaiian energies and waters.

What does it mean to be a hero—to live heroically—in these times? Have you known or even suspected that you had a role to play as teacher, healer or spiritual activist?

About the Facilitator(s)

For more than 20 years, Christian de la Huerta has been dedicated to facilitating personal transformation, to helping people tap into their Soulful Power—that deeper sense of purpose that lives within each and every one of us. An award-winning author, Christian is a respected teacher and sought-after speaker whose unique Self-Development Programs have been experienced in university lecture halls, non-profit organizations, houses of worship, corporate boardrooms and retreat venues around the world. His role can be described in a variety of ways: leadership consultant, group facilitator, relationship counselor, spiritual coach and beyond. Although his dedication manifests in a variety of ways for a diverse audience, all of Christian’s work shares a common result: profound personal and global transformation.

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 $ 1995 $ 2730
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1750 $ 2205
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):  $1645

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.

Awakening Adventure Retreat

Hope Johnson and Jill Walton

About the Facilitator(s)

Hope JohnsonHope Johnson
Hope Johnson is an intuitive, loving and carefree individual who has experienced total life transformation by following the voice of wisdom that speaks through her.

When hope first recognized that voice, she felt victimized and experience conflict in All of her relationships, she felt overworked, under appreciated and generally miserable.
While Hope still has a family, a business, plenty of friends and a robust schedule of activities, the tension and conflict between herself and other people has been totally dissolved, and her work and day to day activities are performed with beauty, passion, purpose, inspiration and love.

Hope is very open about her personal experiences of awakening, easily accessible and available throughout the retreat.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 808-937-8440
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/TheWayToTheWay

Jill Walton
Jill was born with an intuitive gift and a desire to be of service. At a young age she was sought out as a confidant and adviser. Throughout the years, Jill discovered that everyone had, within themselves, the abilities they needed to resolve their problems.

So she began focusing on helping people uncover their inner wisdom in order to empower them to become masters of their own wellbeing. With deep trust in her Guidance, Jill brings her experience, complete attention, full-bodied focus and keen intuition to every situation.

She offers a loving, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment to foster true and deep sharing. Jill presents new perspectives and possibilities that often open the way to empowerment, change, renewal, and inspiration.

Email Address: [email protected]

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.

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) $ 1875 $ 2225
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1693 $ 1945

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath):  $1735
Lodge Room (shared bath):  $1623

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.

Birth Professionals Retreat

Kerry Tuschoff and Carole Thorpe

September 28, 2015 - October 3, 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

Kerry Tuschhoff, founder and Director of Hypnobabies LLC, is a nationally renowned speaker and writer on a wide range of women's pregnancy and childbirth concerns.  Her interests include prenatal and childbirth choices, medical informed consent issues, health and low-risk status concerns, comfort in childbirth and midwifery advocacy.  She has developed many educational programs for birthing mothers, medical and childbirth professionals and hypnotherapists. These efforts have become immensely popular and have started a chain-reaction of interest to change the way women give birth, how newborns are treated, and the way natural childbirth is perceived by the general public as well as the medical community.

Carole Thorpe is the Vice President of Hypnobabies LLC, a Hypnobabies childbirth hypnosis instructor and a hypnotherapist as well as a DONA certified doula and Hypno-doula. She has assisted with over 550 births in hospitals, birth centers and in people's homes, and she is also a lactation educator and counselor. Carole’s experience and deep understanding of women’s needs during pregnancy and childbirth has helped her positively shape the outcomes of many births she has attended as well as help thousands of expectant mothers throughout the world.

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.

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) $ 1345 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1195 $ 1405

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.

Wild Souls Hawaii: Wild & Free in the Land of Madame Pele and the Sacred Star Stones with Stacey Demarco

Stacey Demarco

October 26, 2015 - November 1, 2015

Come with me into the deep healing power of the ancient land and sea of Hawaii and change yourself forever! 

Come with me where we will weave the energies of heaven and earth, sea and stars, fire and water, lava and ice, aloha and magic!

Come along and have an adventure where it is all about YOU and your expansion.

We invite you to immerse yourself in deep nature from sun to snow in a place known for its welcoming hea

About the Facilitator(s)

Stacey Demarco is an internationally respected spiritual practitioner, Metaphysicist, Witch, author and teacher who hails from Sydney, Australia.

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.

All prices listed in USD.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft $ 3560 $ 3950
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 3470 $ 3830
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 3710 $ 3410
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Lodge Room (private bath) triple: $3290

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.

Hawaii Blue Hands: A Yoga and Massage Retreat for Men

jaRed Sam & Dennis Dehler

Relax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise.  Join us for daily yoga, healing touch and tropical island adventures in the company of like-minded men.  This retreat includes 1 complimentary massage, 2 daily yoga classes, a coastal hike, beach adventure, farmers market excur

About the Facilitator(s)



jaRed Sam

A wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii, jaRed is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, while offering grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats.  

jaRed is co-creator of Hawaii Full Moon Yoga and Hawaii Blue Hands Retreats, and brings over 13 years of teaching experience to assist in peaceful yoga gatherings that feature intuitive body movement with delicious, organic meals and favorite island spot excursions.  Since 2003, he has facilitated friendships and community through a variety of yoga and massage retreats, and approaches the honor of being your yoga guide with care and enthusiasm.  

In his free time, jaRed may be found enjoying time at the local beach, cooking up a new recipe, practicing yoga with friends, and/or cherishing quality time with his partner Dennis and cat Oliver in their Big Island home.

www.jaredsamyoga.com

Dennis Dehler

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It involves exercises to open the the energy centers of the body (chakras) while strengthening the central nervous system and stimulating the internal organs and glands. It is both relaxing and invigorating, and you will leave class with an open heart and a smile.    

Dennis completed "The Master's Touch" Kundalini teacher training in 2005 with Gurmukh. He also completed Don and Amba Stapleton's Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. He currently enjoys the teachings of Lynne Minton.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1575 $ 1875
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1175 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1045 $ 1575

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath):  $995 per person
Lodge (private bath):  $1075 per person
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.

Wild Women Awakening: Release, Renew, Rejoice!

Christy Ceraso and Kelley Linn

A Gentle Clearing, Deeply Rejuvenating, and Creative Visioning Retreat for Women, specially designed to help you begin your New Year with Renewed Clarity and Vitality! Enjoy 6 nights, 5-days at Kalani, during which you will:

About the Facilitator(s)


Christy Ceraso
Christy has been a healing arts practitioner and bodyworker for over 20 years. She has focused her studies on human development, somatic psychology, and spirituality, and is currently earning an MS in Counseling. She is the co-founder of Wild Women Awakening, a retreat program that incorporates eco-psychology and expressive art therapy. 

Christy cultivates relationships with the elements of nature, widening the scope of connections that can help us reclaim awareness, empowerment, and authentic self-expression. Her work facilitates personal insight into how our wise bodies express our deepest feelings and needs and are the foundation of our spiritual connection and renewal. Her specialties are healing past traumas that block our energy and inhibit us from fully living life, creating clarity out of confusion, and supporting the graceful navigation of challenging life transitions.

 

Beth White Mountain

Beth received her yoga teacher's training in the Sivananda Vendanta Yoga Tradition in 1997. She has also been a Massage Therapist for 20 years specializing in Ayurvedic Bodywork. She wild-crafts herbs in her area for both ceremonial and medicinal uses. Beth is a hand drummer and lover of sacred songs.

Beth’s yoga classes bring body, mind, and spirit into harmony through breath, asana and meditation. As a mother and healer Beth intimately understands how the stresses of daily life can interfere with our ability to contact the sacred that is always within our selves. Beth assists women to connect with and unfold their divine feminine selves by creating a space to go within.  It is here that we find that sacred place that always resides in ourselves but often is neglected due to external stress. 

Beth currently resides on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where she teaches yoga at Sitting Bull College and has a private massage practice. She is also the co-founder of The Natural Law Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to reservation community projects that inspire relearning our connection to the natural world. She and her husband have been creating community gardens & orchards on the reservation and host gatherings for ceremony.

 





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 $ 2010 $ 2640
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1800 $ 2190
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

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.

Designing for Abundance: A Thanksgiving Permaculture Course at Kalani on Hawai'i Island

Tracy Matfin & John Schinnerer

November 15, 2015 - November 28, 2015

Join us for a two-week permaculture immersion! Engage your mind in creating a surplus for yourself and the earth. The sustainability concepts presented range from designing your own kitchen garden to understanding efficient patterns for city planning. 

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, 

leads the Permaculture Team at Kalani and is a food system philosopher, sustainable-living expert, and locavore chef. Scott has resided on Hawaii Island for over 8 years, and has been a student of food cultures and traditions for more than 20. After giving up his career in land management and forestry - serving as a wild land firefighter, Scott has lived and worked on numerous small farms while studying and practicing alternative agriculture. 

Scott also serves as the Director of Programming and Lead Designer at the Kumukoa House in Hilo, HI, where resident students live and work together, while creating and maintaining an urban permaculture model, intentional community, and alternative living skills learning center. During ‘Design for Abundance’, Scott will be teaching about his first-hand experience of integrating permaculture into pre-existing systems.

Guest Instructor:

Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group
One part ecologist, one part horticulturist, one part land planner, Zach’s work and education in ecological design have taken him across the Hawaiian archipelago, the US mainland, and beyond. Born and raised on Hawai’i Island, he is intimately familiar with the different microclimates and multifunctional plants of our unique island home. In addition to his extensive training in permaculture design, Zach holds an undergraduate degree in environmental science, and a masters in ecological land planning and design. As Secretary of the East Hawai’i Chapter of Hawai’i Farmers Union United, Zach helps to advance regenerative agriculture practices at the neighborhood, island, and state levels.  He is also a close collaborator of AMA, coordinated by master farmer Clive Cheetham.

Malaika Maphalala is a Financial Advisor with Natural Investments, a national SEC registered Investment Advisory firm specializing in exclusively socially and environmentally responsible investments for over 25 years.  With an office in both Hawaii and Oregon, Malaika works with individuals and institutions across the country to craft investment portfolios that reflect her clients' personal and ethical values while remaining financially competitive with conventional portfolios.  Her areas of special interest and expertise encompass investments in sustainable agriculture, community development, clean and renewable energy, cooperative businesses, and microfinance, a critical tool in addressing global poverty.  
Malaika lives in East Hawaii, her home for over 20 years. Originally drawn to the Big Island to learn about and practice Permaculture, Malaika has been involved in sustainable agriculture, community building and rural homesteading ever since. Prior to her work with Natural Investments, Malaika spent 10 years in the non-profit sector as an independent consultant providing administrative, development  and program management services for numerous socially driven organizations in Hawaii and Oregon.  After transitioning to the field of finance, Malaika served as the Business Manager for a private investment firm specializing in foreign currency trading where she worked directly with high net-worth investors and developed and implemented fiscal tracking systems.  An important aspect of her work included helping the firm develop its goals to commit a portion of profits for social good.  Malaika has a BA degree from the University of Redland's Johnston Center for Integrative Studies and earned her Series 63 license to become an Advisor with Natural Investments in 2009.

Tour Destinations and Guides:

Lyn Howe and her husband Geoff  Rauch, have worked for the past 13 years to create Beach Road Farm, an off-grid, diversified eco-farm in lower Puna growing 2.5 acres of fruit & nut trees, spices, culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables and for the past 7 years, a small aquaponics system. The challenge of developing a farm from raw land, a jungle of invasive trees, vines and 750-year old lava, involved extensive work on soil building and soil health.  Learning what will thrive in a microclimate at a 50-foot elevation and 500 feet from the ocean has required patience, keen observation, perseverance and flexibility. Using both Korean Natural Farming methods and permaculture principals they grow 90% of the food they eat, share produce and plants with neighbors at their small fruit stand and sell produce and value-added products to the Locavore Store in Hilo.

Lyn has an herbal medicine background, was one of the founders of Sonoma County Herb Association, studied traditional herbal medicine in Indonesia, and Ecuador and taught backyard medicine classes for several years in Puna.  Presently she creates and sells culinary and medicinal “Backyard Pharm” products with her business partner Hilary Flaming.  For the past 4 years Lyn has been the Project Coordinator for Hawaii Public Seed Initiative (HPSI), a statewide project of The Kohala Center, funded by the Ceres Trust. http://kohalacenter.org/hpsi. Visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiPublicSeedInitiative

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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, homegrown dinner prepared by Kalani chefs and volunteers.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 2125 $ 2970
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1995 $ 2710
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a $ 2450
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Tree House Triple Lodging: $1930

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.

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Tropical Flower Arranging Retreat

Ryan Turner

About the Facilitator(s)

Ryan Turner

Ryan spent a year as Kalani’s resident flower arranger and created more than 1,400 works of floral art in that time. From arrangements more than twenty feet high to bouquets only a few inches tall, his flowers helped make the most special memories beautiful and treasured. Ryan's works were displayed throughout Kalani campus and he is regularly commissioned to create special pieces for birthdays, festivals, concerts and weddings. Ryan is influenced by the Buddhist ideals of minimalism and by Japanese and Hawaiian aesthetics. He believes that arranging flowers is a moving meditation that quiets the mind, steadies the breath and facilitates living in the moment.

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!

To inquire about financial aid, please email [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.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1030 $ 1345
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) $ 850 $ 1000
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 772 $ 880

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath) : $790

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.

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

Learn more about getting here.

`Ohana Yoga Retreat 2015

Gena Kenny & Kent Cuthbert

The Ultimate Yoga Retreat

Come and experience yoga, adventure, and the spirit of Polynesia all in the most spectacular venue on the Big Island of Hawaii.

About the Facilitator(s)

Gena Kenny

Gena Kenny

Gena has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. Her studies began with Jilda Liddicut of the Gaia School of Yoga. She has continued expanding her yoga studies under the guidance of internationally renowned teacher Donna Farhi. Her teaching focuses on nurturing from the inside – out. This approach allows students of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice.

“My connection to Hawaii and the spirit of Polynesia comes from a twenty year history of paddling outrigger canoes. Through my many travels to Hawaii, I have had the opportunity to discover the magic of the Polynesian Islands and peoples. In essence the spirit of the islands is "Aloha", which means to be kind, nurturing and loving to yourself, to others and to the planet.”

The creation of "`Ohana Yoga" comes from blending this 'magic' and 'spirit' into her own unique style of teaching. Gena has also authored a book and dvd "The Gift of Yoga".

Kent Cuthbert

Kent has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. From participating in sports from an early age right up to competing in 5 Ironman Triathlon events Kent has continued to find reasons to be outside. After spending fifteen years as a professional in the corporate world he followed his passion and currently owns and operates Kayak Melbourne a tour business in Australia, and assists Gena as partner in Ohana Yoga & Wellness.

He loves to facilitate helping others get active and have memorable adventures, ensuring his groups have fun filled, safe experiences. He has worked with diverse groups at all levels of fitness and age groups from high school students to Corporate Teams. He has a wealth of fitness related knowledge and is a trained Pilates instructor

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!

To inquire about financial aid, please email [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.

Tropical Cottage Triples available for $2100/ each

All prices in US Dollars

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.

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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