Initiate yourself into your soul's calling, your true purpose! This Soulful Trek is the result of a marriage between a retreat and a vacation combined with life-changing and empowering experiences. We also enjoy exciting adventures as we explore some of the unique features of the Big Island such as it's active volcano, lava fields, snorkeling, natural steam-baths, and more.
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.
Dive into the ocean of yourself with yoga and meditation for seven magical days awakening to joyful experience and profound relaxation. Glory in your senses as we explore active lava fields, wade through tide pools and frolic with dolphins.
About the Facilitator(s)
Halli Bourne is a 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher with a 20-year practice and owner of True Self Wellness in Northern New Mexico where she offers life coaching, yoga and meditation instruction. Halli teaches a practical application of yogic philosophy, artfulness in precision, refinement and focused attention for stability in postures and in life. She is also a published writer of mindful living, an experimental dancer, trained vocalist and artist. www.trueselfwellness.com
Marisa Wolfe is an E-RYT Kripalu Yoga Teacher and owner of Yoga del Sol Studio in Central New Mexico, where she offers bodywork as a licensed massage therapist and certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, as well as yoga and meditation classes. Marisa weaves compassionate playfulness with personal exploration, mind/body flexibility and directed awareness. With innovation, wisdom and creativity, her classes reveal the penetrating power of relaxation. Marisa is an avid gardener, adventurous cook, a voracious reader and adventurist. yogadelsolstudio.blogspot.com
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 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
Come taste the beauty, power and depth of yourself in one of the most amazing places on earth. Inspired and guided by her love for Mother Earth, our greatest teacher, Shola will guide inner and outside expansion in harmony with the Elements nourishing body, mind and spirit with grace, joy and celebration honoring the uniqueness of each of us and the beauty of aloha.
About the Facilitator(s)
Shola has devoted the last 20 years of her life to self-discovery and the evolution of her soul including study and sacred pilgrimages with healers in Peru, Belize, Mexico, India, Africa, Italy and Hawaii. She studied at the Natale Institute in Turin- Italy, a worldwide network of education and training programs for the body~mind~spirit. She is also a graduate of Nine Gates Mystery School (CA) ~Dr. Gay Luce. Shola lives in Hawaii and loves sharing the healing that comes in riding the waves of dance, breath, intention and ritual.
Come immerse yourself in the magnificent rejuvenating power of the Islands as your experience first hand fire, water, earth, wood and metal in a way that takes you into a profound personal experience of mother earth and her mysteries.
About the Facilitator(s)
Is an international Speaker, Teacher, Author, founder of Earth Spirit Adventure Travel and the Academy of Feng Shui. http://www.ericasofrina.com/
Kumu L'eina ala : Revered Hawaiian medicine woman, teacher and healer
Women at the Well focuses on the belief that the feminine energies–those aspects of being that are powerful in their own right, that our natural to us as women, but have been regarded as weak or insignificant–are necessary to living our best life. Over 3 months, we will reclaim the being part of living–the parts that make us feel TRULY ALIVE. Starting at Kalani, you can expect 5 days of extraordinary nurturing and connection with like-minded women. We will explore our relationship to our self, others and the connection between our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of our planet.
About the Facilitator(s)
Mary thrives on creating a warm and inviting space for women while challenging them to see themselves and their lives differently. Mary designs and delivers training and coach certification programs. She is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, Professional Certified Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation.
Gina is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, a Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Wellness Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. Gina is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Exuding both warmth and fierce commitment to transformation, Gina empowers women by building internal awareness and intimacy with self and other.
During this weeklong adventure on the east side of the Big Island, we will explore the wild beauty and power of the rugged land and sea. At the same time, our exploration of our inner landscape will bring deeper self-awareness. This retreat is designed to take the adventurous yogi to a deeper level of self-awareness using the energetic centers in your body known as chakras.
About the Facilitator(s)
One could say being a citizen of the world is in my blood. My Father Enrico was an adventurer, my Mother’s parents were serious spiritual seekers. I grew up traveling all over the world with my brother and parents from the time I was an infant. I guess the fact that I love to show other people the beauty of the world shouldn’t surprise anyone since I was born in Ecuador, South America; my Father is from Northern Italy near Modena, and English was my third language. And I learned from my Father, this spirit of Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha, to dream the impossible. I saw with my own eyes, touched and tasted new flavors, experienced new landscapes and as a result I learned about myself. Every time I traveled somewhere I came back different, I was changed and knew that anything was possible. I want to inspire in you what my family inspired in me: To see with the eyes of my heart by transforming the ecology of mind that happens naturally when you change the routine pattern of daily life. And to not apologize for being different and wanting to learn more about how big the universe is. You see, I am not fearless, I haven’t climbed Mount Everest or even Mount Rainier or cycled 100 miles in one day (my co-guide Jacob has though!) but I am willing to try anything. I practice yoga every day to go on an internal adventure, to meet new people and push the boundaries of learning others ideas. Yoga stokes my Rebel Spirit.
It’s funny (not haha, but funny weird) how yoga revealed itself to me. Yoga has been my faithful companion since a car ran me over more than a decade ago. My doctor prescribed yoga as part of my recovery routine, and my body and spirit began to transform. From my first class, I dedicated myself to live more fully. My loving Anusara-inspired Vinyasa Flow teaching style is influenced by more than 10 years of Hatha yoga study and I am gratefully committed to my three primary teachers: Shiva Rea, John Friend, and my students.
My teaching style is upbeat and fun, serious and informative, supportive and authentic. I use my own intuition and demonstrations along with people’s questions and past experiences to deepen the learning process. My teaching intention is that while connected to their breath, students might feel each pose with an open heart and a quiet mind. Yoga then becomes a means to explore oneself more deeply in order to better face life’s challenges and open to the endless possibilities that exist for all of us.
Less interesting but somewhat important: While in the corporate world, I worked as the HR Director for both Inc 500 and Fortune 500 companies, specializing in Training & Development. This parlayed well into opening my own Yoga studio in 2002 and teaching full-time. With over 7,500 hours of yoga teaching experience, I bring inspiration, enthusiasm and playfulness through creative, flowing sequencing and a delightful combination of yoga philosophy and healthy physical alignment all supported by inspiring music. My life has a soundtrack, my yoga does too. Just like music nurtures my spirit I want to support you to be more curious about your life. One things for sure, going on a trip together will stoke the fire of creativity inside you, you will regain trust like what the Alchemist says “the universe is on your side” and you will learn to embrace uncertainty. You will become part of our tribe of Alchemy Adventure Seekers, or at the very least, you won’t be afraid to try new stuff. To send me a personal email, write [email protected]. I’d LOVE to hear from you.
At some point everybody in their life thinks about moving somewhere new. I was born in California and by the age of two had already moved across the United States to New Hampshire. While living out East I was steeped in tradition much of which I appreciate to this day. Growing up in small-town New Hampshire was not confining to me, because it was all I knew. But from the moment I learned to ride on two wheels, I was gone. I stretched my boundaries constantly, and when I moved across the country my senior year of High School, I became aware of a bigger place around me which led to a full running scholarship at Northwest University. Living in Europe the past 9 years (Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain) and guiding in those regions really expanded upon that.
For the last 10 years my desire to be active and live all over the world grew into guiding multi-sport vacations internationally. I am passionate about travel and introducing others to both the traditions and the new discoveries I’ve made in a region or place…I am blessed to do this regularly. Alchemy Tours branched from two things. 1) One of our favorite books is The Alchemist. With that as the somewhat obvious backdrop, it made sense that the alchemy of Silvia’s and my background would blend to create a sort of super trip for people unlike others out there. The yoga and active travel vacation being the alchemy that turns to gold. And without fail, people change after our retreats. Mark Twain sums it up when he says, “The enemy of prejudice is travel.” People learn more about themselves, and the yoga that Silvia teaches while on retreat is her to the max. When not guiding you’ll find me back in Seattle enjoying a perfect day at home which includes waking up and enjoying a neighborhood run or a group ride. Coming home to relish in a relaxing brunch. Heading down to the farmer’s market to dream up an elaborate dinner, then going home to cook and enjoy quality time with those I love. And you can reach me at www.alchemytours.com or by email at [email protected]
Various things you likely don’t know about me:
I speak fluent Italian
I’ve lived in Florence and Paris and a southern oregon town with population 499
I don’t watch tv
I’ve eaten marsupial and reptile
I bleached my hair white blond once
I don’t sing in the shower but do sing everywhere else
I want everyone else to win. I’m not competitive.
I am competitive in playing scrabble
I’ve climbed Mount Rainier
I had an iguana as a kid my siblings had newts, snails, cat, dog, hamster, and a rare mouse My dog was named daisy
Rejuvenate and reward yourself with a blissful Hawaii Yoga & Painting retreat.
About the Facilitator(s)
Kelley Linn is an inspiring and experienced yoga teacher. Her world travels led her to India, where deepened her interest in yoga and ayurvedic studies. Kelley was already an experienced yoga teacher when she was introduced to Anusara™ yoga. Since then she has studied directly under Anusara founder, John Friend as well as with other world-renowned yoga teachers including, Noah Maze and Jimmy and Ruthie Bernaert. Kelley is a certified Anusara-Inspired™ Yoga teacher with hundred of hours of Anusara™ training.
Kelley leads devotional Kirtan chanting in Hawaii, where she resides with her family. She is a dedicated student and teacher of a non-dualistic Shiva~Shakti Tantric philosophy which recognizes each of us as a unique expression of Supreme Consciousness. With her heart-oriented teaching style, she inspires her students to connect with the Divine and celebrate the innate goodness within themselves.
jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past twelve 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
Aiona was born into the N'tlakapkmuk (Thompson) nation of Indigenous people near Lytton, British Columbia, and spent her early years living with her family on an isolated subsistence farm. Keenly aware of her spiritual heritage and bonding, in her painting Aiona reflects a fusion of traditional themes and visions with modern techniques and materials.
Her inspiration comes from her own life experiences filtered through the humanistic and spiritual insights that spring from her cultural roots. Returning to universal foundations of vision, light, space, movement and color, she works to express the ancient through a modernistic veil.
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, use of Kalani facilities, and noted classes.
Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) United Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and Go! Mokulele Airlines both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.
Fees per person:
6 - Cottage
5 - Tropical Loft
4 - Tree House Room
3 - Bungalow Room
2 - Lodge Room (private bath)
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
Cottage Triple: $1475
Paints, paper and brushes will be supplied, included in price.
Learn and experience authentic Hawaiian Culture on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Perform a sunrise ceremony at Kumukahi, a sacred place where the sun’s rays first touches the Hawaiian Islands. Pay homage to the ancient Hawaiian village of Kahuwai, visit the sacred volcanic lake Ka Lua Wai a Pele, and be awed by the fabled place of Pu`u Ha`eha`e. Enter the lowland rainforest of Puna and learn about this special `āina (land). Learn about native botanicals and their healing attributes, traditional chants and mo`olelo (stories), and prepare offerings to the volcano goddess Pele.
About the Facilitator(s)
Lynda Saffery Tu‘a received her formal training from a 1988 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Apprentice Grant for Ulana Lauhala, a 1989 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Masters Grant for Ulana Lauhala and a 2002 sabbatical to Tonga to study weaving and kapa making and design. She has been a Featured Artist in 1997 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Publication “Traditions We Share.” She has also been honored to make ka’ai (burial baskets) for iwi kupuna (bones of the Elders) returned to Pu‘u Honua ‘O Honaunau from the Smithsonian Institute. She continues to teach the traditional ways and designs of the kupuna, enjoys being part of the holua culture and ulana makaloa revival, and uses and teaches la‘au lapa‘au (traditional herbal medicine). She especially finds fulfillment in honoring Wahi Pana (Sacred Places).
Wailana Simcock was born in the Philippines to a Pinay mother and a New Zealand father and was raised in O'ahu since age 5. He speaks fluent Tagalog and Hawaiian and is influenced by his own and of Hawaii's native cultural practices. The history of colonialism in the places he was born and raised in has impelled him to question the ideas of race, culture, and power. Wailana is trained in Hula, Modern, and Aerial Dance. He performed with the groundbreaking productions of 'Ulalena (Maui) and Waikiki Nei (O'ahu). Designing a unique multidisciplinary degree at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo titled “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawaii” (2006), Simcock merged Hawaiian language, culture, and ethos with western theater arts. He continues with this focus in his participation with N2 Dance program (Maika and ‘Ānela Woods) in the honorable Hawaiian immersion school Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u (K-12) where he teaches western dance theater constructs in the Hawaiian language.