Nature and Adventure

Yoga, Natural Earth Excursions & Conversations in Consciousness

Susan Bowen & Zoe Marae

In our retreat we will experience being in this beautiful land, walking together in deep inner flow, exploring waterfalls, volcanoes, ocean, fresh air. Retreat to explore yoga, healthy food, and grounding permanent expansion of your soul through heart in an energized body. Perfect timing…2012, now, a new human experience-living in an activating body.

About the Facilitator(s)

Susan Bowen.  Studio owner of Thrive Yoga, Rockville, MD is a RYT500 and Certified ISHTA Yoga Instructor & Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. Susan’s classes are challenging and inspire students to explore the practice of unifying the breath, mind and body to a place of comfort from the common Western habit of distraction and discomfort.

Susan has studied and practiced more than 12 yoga styles and encourages students to explore what works for them in yoga without concern for the “right” way to practice. Susan was first introduced to yoga 20 years ago while in college and has studied and practiced yoga while traveling for 15 years in the corporate world. Because of many years in a high-stress job (tight shoulders and distracted mind), Susan sequences yoga classes to help students de-stress, de-tox and become more aware of their own vitality. Sometimes that means getting more fit through movement and breathing exercises… sometimes that means hands-on assistance to stretch an ailing or tight muscle! Susan cues her classes to inspire awareness of the whole being-physical, emotion, mental and spiritual.

Susan has been honored as a leading woman entrepreneur in Montgomery County, MD for over a decade. As the Director of Programming for Thrive Yoga, she has been responsible for bringing both classical and cutting-edge yoga and wellness programs and staff to the studio. Susan facilitates and lectures at corporate, non-profit, and government events and retreats on a variety of topics including: stress-management, goal setting, and techniques for greater vitality in a busy world.

Zoe Marae.  Dr. Marae has a PhD in biological science. For 15 years, she did medical research on complex multi-system disease leading to a joint appointment at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital, Boston. Zoe Marae is a scientist who believes in “magic” (Vibrational magic, that is). She playfully refers to herself as a “mapmaker” specializing in formats (maps) of higher personal energy flow. These very practical maps lead to transformation inside (peace and flow) as well as outside (new life attractions). Her “zoeisms” combine vibrational physics with graphic humor… functional and entertaining!

Contacts

To Register:

Susan Bowen

For More Information:

Susan Bowen

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 2829 $ 3589
8 - Ocean Loft $ 2829 $ 3589
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 2721 $ 3445
6 - Tropical Loft $ 2540 $ 3009
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 2388 $ 2725
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2173 $ 2432
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Children 12 under $1185

Prices subject to change without notice.

Registration Information and Cancellation Policy

This is a Retreat and we are going to Hawaii, so we are light on the rules. We are offering this quality retreat, at a reasonable cost. Read the refund policy carefully. Please do not request special exceptions for refunds.

• Registration deadline is December 12, 2011.
• The retreat DOES NOT include airfare but DOES include airport transfers. In order to schedule transport from the airport, send your flight itinerary by February 1, 2012 to info@thriveyoga.com. Fly to Hilo (ITO).  Kalani Oceanside Retreat is only a 45 minute drive from the Hilo airport.
• Online registration is available for payment in full. If you would like to make a deposit of $500.00 and arrange for a payment plan, call Ugonma, at 301-294-9642. The retreat must be paid in full by December 12, 2011.
• Cancellation requests MUST be submitted in writing by December 10, 2011 to info@thriveyoga.com. Thrive Yoga will grant a full refund less an administrative fee of 10%. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER DECEMBER 10, 2011
• If you and a roommate are retreating as “double occupancy”, send us your names via info@thriveyoga.com.
• If you register for “double occupancy” and want to be assigned a roommate, we will do everything in our power to make that happen. You will receive notification of your roommate no later than 4 weeks prior to departure. We will call you by December 13, 2011, IF we cannot assign a roommate and we will discuss other accommodations within your budget. Should you need to cancel due to a roommate not being assigned, we will refund your money less a 10% administrative fee.

Nude York Yoga's Hawaiian Adventure for Gay Men

Hollis

April 7, 2012 - April 14, 2012

Join like-minded men in an exciting week of yoga, health and fitness designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Explore yoga and fitness in one of the most pristine tropical environments you could imagine, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

About the Facilitator(s)

Hollis is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. He founded and currently teaches at Nude York Yoga in NYC. He has been involved with Hot Nude Yoga since its inception and continues to teach and work with Aaron Star. His studies and teachings emphasizes detail and precision of alignment in asanas, and stresses unity and community amongst brothers.

Contacts

To Register:

For More Information:

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.

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

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 2130 $ 2865
8 - Ocean Loft $ 2025 $ 2725
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 2025 $ 2725
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1850 $ 2305
5 - Tree House Room $ 1850 $ 2305
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1710 $ 2025
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1535 $ 1955
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1493 $ 1745
1 - Campsite $ 1325 $ 1325

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Summer Bliss - A Yoga & Meditation Solstice Retreat

Dennis Dehler & jaRed Sam

sunrise point kalani solstice hawaii summer blissCome to Hawai'i for a week of Yoga, Meditation and Adventure!

About the Facilitator(s)

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 Sam jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past eleven 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.jaredsam.com 

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

Workshop Fees

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

Sign ups after June 1 require full payment at time of registration.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
5 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1575
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Men's Couples Retreat

Dennis Dehler & JaRed Sam

January 29, 2012 - February 4, 2012

gay couples retreatDeepen the intimacy in your relationship this winter on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the support and brotherhood of other gay men.  Everyday we'll find ways of feeling more connected to our partners through simple yet profound experiences, including sharing and listening with appreciation, couples yoga, as well as giving & receiving therapeutic, healing massage.  Enjoy being more present and see yourself and your partner throug

About the Facilitator(s)

dennis and jaRed in mauiDennis and jaRed have been exploring the art of loving unconditionally within a committed, mostly-conscious relationship since the fall of 2005. Over the past nine and a half years, they have been best friends, massage therapists, yoga instructors, colleages and co-facilitators for over 15 men's retreats in Hawaii. This winter, they will fuse their talents together to co-create the first annual gay couples men's retreat - blissful exploration of partnership on the Big Island of Hawaii. Reach for the hand of your sweetheart, and join us in paradise!

Contacts

To Register:

jaRed Sam
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x107
Phone: 
1 800 800 6886 x107

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1800 n/a
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1710 n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1710 n/a
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1560 n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1560 n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1440 n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1350 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 999 n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

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

To Register:

Glenn Hopkins
Phone: 
(310) 430-9559

For More Information:

Glenn Hopkins
Phone: 
(310) 430-9559

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

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1410 $ 2160
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1320 $ 1980
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
5 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170
1 - Campsite $ 840 $ 840

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

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1410 $ 2160
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1320 $ 1980
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
5 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170
1 - Campsite $ 840 $ 840

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

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1810 $ 2560
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1720 $ 2380
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1720 $ 2380
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1590 $ 2110
5 - Tree House Room $ 1590 $ 2110
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1540 $ 1960
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1480 $ 1840
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1299 $ 1570
1 - Campsite $ 1199 $ 1199

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

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 2010 $ 2760
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1920 $ 2580
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1920 $ 2580
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1790 $ 2310
5 - Tree House Room $ 1790 $ 2310
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1740 $ 2160
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1680 $ 2040
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1499 $ 1770
1 - Campsite $ 1399 $ 1399

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 & Dennis Dehler

hawaii blue hands yoga massage retreatRelax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise. Join Dennis & 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 eleven 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.jaredsam.com 

Dennis

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.

Contacts

To Register:

jaRed Sam
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x107
Phone: 
1 800 800 6886 x107

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1825 $ 2350
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1825 $ 2350
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
5 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1575 $ 1875
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Opening circle begins at 8pm on Tuesday, April 1st after dinner.   Final yoga class will be Sunday morning (April 6th) YIN YOGA from 8:30am-10am, with optional Ecstatic Dance and aloha lunch included.   Check out by 11am.    
Prices subject to change without notice.  

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