Yoga and Meditation

Love is the Answer: Forrest Yoga Retreat

Janine Melzer and Elissa Dawn Strutton

January 25, 2015 - January 31, 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

Janine Melzer

Janine Melzer, E-RYT 200, teaches Forrest Yoga as a way to support and inspire students to become their most genuine selves, daring to listen to inner guidance. She is passionately committed to facilitating the embodyment of spirit through yoga practice. 

Elissa Dawn Strutton

Elissa Dawn Strutton, E-RYT 200, is a certified Forrest Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher. Fascinated with anatomy, human movement, and the healing process, Elissa’s intention is to empower students to grow, evolve and embody their fullest potential.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1850 $ 2350
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1625 $ 1925
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1850
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1475 $ 1750
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1325 $ 1550

*Triple Lodge Room, private bath: $1275 per person

*Prices include all yoga classes, meals and the use of pools, sauna and hot tubs. Air fare, transport to and from Kalani, tips, and extra adventures are not included. Aloha and Namaste!

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program 200 hr; Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

Liz Heffernan and Molly Masaoka

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training provides students with in-depth skills to teach Yoga as a vehicle for total wellness and provides a solid foundation in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy, Practical Anatomy/Physiology, Therapeutic Alignment Principles, Somatics, Hands-on/Verbal Adjustments, & the Art of Teaching.

About the Facilitator(s)

Liz Heffernan, MA, E-RYT, PYT-1000, Integrative Yoga Therapy® (IYT) primary faculty member, is a certified IYT Therapist and yoga instructor of over 17 years. Liz brings a passion for therapeutics and extensive experience in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara. Her vision is to inspire teachers to share the healing practices of yoga with those motivated to seek a path of self-discovery and self-care.  Through a comprehensive application of bio-mechanical principles of alignment for deep therapeutic work, a strong focus on the breath and a heart expanding philosophy, she inspires her students toward greater degrees of freedom in body, mind and in spirit.


Molly Masaoka, E-RYT, Owner Yoga Centered, Yoga Teacher Training Faculty

Innately perceptive beyond her years, and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind. Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion and humor. She believes that this balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of ones true nature. A student of yoga since the age of 16, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller, and completed teacher trainings with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton. She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things.  In addition to leading teacher trainings, workshops and retreats, Molly also owns Yoga Centered Studio and Boutique in Hilo, Hawaii. She is an influential member of her yoga community and serves as a mentor to both students and other teachers. Ultimately she hopes to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

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 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) $ 4930 $ 6030
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 4358 $ 5150

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath) : $4138 
Lodge Room (private bath) : $4490

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

Offsite Commuter Option: Tuition Only $2550 - This option does not include meals or housing. However, meals can be purchased as needed for an additional fee.

Kamaʻāina tuition is 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.

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Hawaii Massage School: Traditional Thai Massage | May 6 - June 17, 2016

Michael Ceraso

May 6, 2016 - June 17, 2016

Thai Massage

Click Here for the full list of workshops offered during this Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive.

Traditional Thai Massage developed out of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Yoga, and Buddhist Philosophies of Mindfulness and Loving Kindness and is said to be over 2,500 years old.

About the Facilitator(s)

Michael Ceraso

Michael Ceraso

Michael Ceraso began his journey as a bodyworker through receiving a wide range of excellent bodywork.  After receiving reiki attunements and practicing for a year he traveled to Thailand where he studied Reflexology at Wat Po in Bangkok and Traditional Thai Massage at ITM in Chiang Mai.

Upon returning to Hawaii he continued to explore healing work through intensive studies of Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Polarity. These studies laid the foundation upon which he has added Swedish Massage and Barefoot Shiatsu.  In 2006 he spent another two months in Thailand where he studied with 3 different teachers, learning new techniques and deepening his practice. He has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, specializing in Japanese Acupuncture Techniques.

He has been the Wellness Director at Kalani since 2004 and orchestrated the Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive for the last 10 ears as well as teaching its Traditional Thai Massage course.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $515
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Massage Fundamentals | September 26 - October 6, 2016

Amy Doff

September 26, 2016 - October 6, 2016

Amy Doff

Click Here for the full list of workshops offered during this Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive.

About the Facilitator(s)

Amy Doff has enjoyed teaching Human Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology to beginning massage students and allied health students, in numerous settings, for over 8 years. She hopes to influence her students to appreciate and take care of their bodies and their physical, social, political and energetic environments. Amy has been practicing medical massage/soft-tissue rehabilitation for the past 15 years and enjoys providing treatment work.

Amy is passionate about participating in our food system (from ground to grind and root to crown) and utilizing the opportunities we have as Massage Therapists to share self- awareness and health education with our clients. She promotes Wellness in Action (meeting our daily needs in ways that also nourish our physical, mental, spiritual and environmental health).

Amy has training in Massage Therapy (LMT, Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, 2001), Anthropology (BA) & Occupational Safety & Health (Minor, UH Hilo, 2006) and a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Health Policy and Management (UH Manoa, 2010). She currently serves on the Hawai‘i County Subarea Health Planning Council and collaborates with the Matungu Community Development Charity, a sister Community Based Organization, in rural western Kenya, to plan public health and community empowerment programs.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $645
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

Required Text: $30 Course Manual (available for purchase on the 1st day of class)

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Human Anatomy | January 9 - April 16, 2016

Amy Doff

January 9, 2016 - April 16, 2016

Click Here for the full list of workshops offered during this Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive.

This course fulfills the State of Hawaii requirements for a general overview course in human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. All body systems are covered, with special attention to those most relevant to massage therapy, the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.

About the Facilitator(s)

Amy Doff has enjoyed teaching Human Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology to beginning massage students and allied health students, in numerous settings, for over 7 years. She hopes to influence her students to appreciate and take care of their bodies and their physical, social, political and energetic environments. Amy has been practicing medical massage/soft-tissue rehabilitation for the past 14 years and enjoys providing treatment work.

Amy is passionate about participating in our food system (from ground to grind and root to crown) and utilizing the opportunities we have as Massage Therapists to share self- awareness and health education with our clients. She promotes Wellness in Action (meeting our daily needs in ways that also nourish our physical, mental, spiritual and environmental health).

Amy has training in Massage Therapy (LMT, Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, 2001), Anthropology (BA) & Occupational Safety & Health (Minor, UH Hilo, 2006) and a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Health Policy and Management (UH Manoa, 2010). She currently serves on the Hawai‘i County Subarea Health Planning Council and collaborates with the Matungu Community Development Charity, a sister Community Based Organization, in rural western Kenya, to plan public health and community empowerment programs.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Tuition-only price: $690
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Yoga and the Art of Living: No Mountaintop Required

Daniel Stewart and Lori Snyder

January 26, 2015 - January 31, 2015

Every time we step on to our mat, we practice aligning our outer posture. But how do we align inwardly with our most awakened self? What happens when we unleash the full power of yoga’s potential to transform not just the body, but also the mind and heart? What happens when we commit to changing our perceived limitations into the truth of our highest growth and unfolding?

FREEDOM!!

About the Facilitator(s)

Daniel Stewart is a beloved RYT 500 yoga teacher, founder and co-owner of Rising Lotus Yoga in Sherman Oaks and an holistic Mind/Body Psychotherapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. Daniel is dedicated to studying and teaching yoga as an embodied practice of awakening—fully and playfully—to wholeness and joy in each moment. He believes that all spiritual and psychological teachings, east and west, lead to one truth: our authentic inner life is waiting to be lived, passionately and creatively, without restraint—NOW—and true happiness is achieved only in this way. In dynamic classes, workshops, and retreats, Daniel integrates music, eastern philosophy, depth psychology, poetry, and laughter to create vibrant, healing environments where students can quiet their minds, release physically, and rediscover a deep sense of wellbeing and joy. He shares his love of music and its healing and transformational power through the art and practice of Kirtan. www.danielstewart.com and www.risinglotusyoga.com

Lori Snyder, E-RYT, MPA (Masters of Professional Writing), is a yoga teacher, writer, and editor known for her philosophies of kindness, love for words that move us, and rocking soundtracks. Devoted to both Vinyasa Yoga and the creative process as tools to remind us who we truly are, her classes weave together breath, music, rhythm, and flow into a powerful, inclusive invitation to align with your own deepest truth. The founder and former co-owner of Om Shala Yoga in Northern California and the creator of Yoga:edit (editing services for the yoga community) as well as of Cancello Venice, an online art and literature journal centered around Venice, CA, Lori now teaches at Yoga Nest Venice and at writers’ conferences. She also leads embodied creativity retreats for working writers and artists, combining yoga and creativity exercises with time to create, and her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. www.lorisnyderyoga.com, www.yogaedit.com, and www.cancellovenice.com.

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 $ 1695 $ 2295
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1525 $ 1825
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1475 $ 1750
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a $ 1625
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

TRIPLE COTTAGE RATE with private bath:  $1,475 per person

TRIPLE LODGE RATE with private bath: $1,275 per person

Prices subject to change without notice.

Intuitive Yoga and Meditation - A Sacred Journey Within

Maxwell Starkhouse

October 13, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Featured Mahalo Week Retreat:

Maxwell Starkhouse, founder of Intuitive Yoga, is featured during Mahalo Week at Kalani, with our appreciation for your support throughout Iselle. Quote code MW14 for 50% off this beautiful retreat.

About the Facilitator(s)

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell is the founder of Intuitive Yoga™, an innovative approach to yoga that moves beyond poses and into our own intuitive sense of what our body needs the most at any given moment. He has been developing Intuitive Yoga™ through retreats, classes, and workshops over the past 9 years.

Maxwell is a certified yoga teacher who has worked with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. In 2005, he spent half a year traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga, which profoundly influenced his method. Maxwell’s approach is intuitive and he creates a space for deeper awareness and our body’s own healing abilities.

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 $ 1850 $ 2375
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1975
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575

Prices subject to change without notice.

Blending the Teachings of Yoga with The Spirit of Aloha

MJ Daniels and Sally Carley

Soar into Spring with Yoga and Aloha

About the Facilitator(s)

Sally Carley

Sally CarleySally Carley is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist with 10 years of experience working with students of all ages. Sally's teaching provides instruction in various styles, including Yin Yoga, Yoga for 50+, and advanced classes for more experienced practitioners. Working privately with students with all kinds of challenges is her real love, and she works with students living with a wide gamut of concerns, including depression, anxiety, cancer, obesity, injuries, and issues relative to aging. Her style is lighthearted, and deeply rooted in yogic principles.

MJ Daniels

MJ DanielsMJ Daniels has been a student of yoga for 17 years and became a yoga teacher in 2000. She has been a movement enthusiast for her whole life, from playing soccer and tennis, to a variety of dance styles and aerobics instruction. She teaches an eclectic style of Bhakti and Hatha Vinyasa yoga with a focus on linking breath and movement, in an atmosphere of safety and encouragement. Her classes focus on reaching all the layers of our being by incorporating yoga philosophy, pranayama, mudras, and vibrational sound through chanting and the playing of Tibetan prayer bowls. Her gentle and warm presence offers an open invitation to practitioners of all levels.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 2100
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1295 n/a

If you register by November 30th, 2014, take $125 off of these published rates. 

Note: a deposit of $300 deposit is due at time of booking to hold your space and accommodation request.
Transportation:Airport transfers to and from Kalani from the Hilo airport can be arranged for about $45-$65/person each way. 

Prices subject to change without notice.

Blissful Big Island Yoga Adventure Retreat

Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm

April 21, 2015 - April 26, 2015

 Blissful Big Island yoga adventure retreat

About the Facilitator(s)

Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahmwe have a combined 50+ years of yoga experience, having founded and owned Yoga Hawaii in Honolulu for 12 of those years.  We've trained nearly 400 yoga teachers internationally, and now want to add in some play and adventure!  We both lean a little to the left side of nutty and are clearly not your typical yoga teachers.

During this retreat well be teaching an eclectic mix of styles, from relaxing to vigorous, plus some purification practices to help you feel fabulous, frisky and refreshed. Expect some mantra practice, pranayama and sutra study to keep things interesting!

We are always happy to take special requests if you have a favorite pose you want to work on (headstand, anyone?).

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Hawaii GE Tax (4.712%) will be added to the prices below.

Pricing includes 5 nights accommodation, workshop cost, zipline adventure, Kapoho tidepool excursion, 1 hr spa treatment of your choice, all meals, snorkel equipment rental, transfers between Hilo airport and Kalani upon arrival and departure, and all transfers to adventure locations.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1606 $ 1931
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1531 $ 1831
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1351 $ 1531
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Acro Revolution Teacher Training

Aaron Lind, Lizzy Tomber, Josh Young, Sara Laimon Luke & Whakapaignia Luke

Acro RevolutionAcro Revolution TT is a 12 day residential training focused on the art of being a mindful acrobat. The training will consist of intensive instruction in L-base acrobatics with a focus on skills including; washing machines, foot to hand, hand to hand, whips, pops, and other circus monkey tricks.

About the Facilitator(s)

Aaron Lind

Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator

Aaron LindAaron is a renowned teacher of partner acrobatics and an advocate for empowerment through partnership! He has been fascinated by movement-based practices since childhood, which led to many thousands of hours of playful exploration. Aaron has explored and trained many thousands of hours of handstand, gymnastic movement, yoga, and partner acrobatics. He is also a musician, holding an MFA in Jazz Studies and a burlesque artist trained in the New Orleans tradition. He brings a creative flair to his offerings and invites students to cultivate performance as a natural extension of skill-based practice.  www.aaronlindyoga.com 

Lizzy Tomber

Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator

Lizzy TomberLizzy is life-long circus monkey and now a full-fledge MBA! From the time she could crawl she was monkeying around and was lucky enough to have an older brother that was in the circus. Throughout childhood, Lizzy loved gymnastics, acrobatics, and circus classes. Then like many people, she ‘became an adult’ and mostly forgot about these things until the universe sent her some amazing friends including Josh Young who awakened that inner-child-acrobat!    theyogimba.com

Josh Young

Acro Revolution Co-Founder, TT Facilitator, Founder of Acropedia, Peter Pan

Josh YoungJosh is happiest when he is empowering others to be the best version of themselves. He spends all of his free time flying everyone through hand-to-hand, washing machines, whips, and pops! When he is not tossing someone around, he is dorking out on cataloging every single acro washing machine, pose and transition. After spending years searching for acro videos on YouTube, Josh came up with the idea to build Acropedia.org: a free resource for acrobats everywhere. Not only does Josh have a deep love for high-level acrobatics, he also practices acropeutics, an inversion healing practice.

Sara Luke

Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator

Sara LukeSara is the official Acro Mama of the Acro Revolution Tribe. Her journey started when she found yoga at the age of 18. Yoga kept Sara grounded and connected to her breath, mind, and spirit. Sara began teaching yoga to her community, but she felt something was missing. Yoga, as traditionally taught, lacked connection with others. The day Sara found herself on top of someone’s feet, flying through the air with the support of another human being, her life changed forever. She immediately started to share a different approach to yoga, an approach with more fun, play, joy, and transformation. Sara is now lucky to share this practice with her love / husband / partner / co-teacher Whakapaingia and their baby girl, Tahi. Sara and her family travel around the world spreading the gift of joy, playfulness, and connection.   kohayoga.com

Whakapaingia David Luke

Acro Revolution Co-Founder & TT Facilitator

Whaka LukeWhaka is the spiritual heartbeat of the Acro Revolution tribe. Having always been a warrior and athlete, Whaka found the healing power of acropeutics and the joy of acrobatics when he was living in the US as a professional rugby player. In 2005, he started his healing journey after giving up his perception that yoga “was for girls” and not for tough guys. A few months into his practice, Whaka noticed his body recovered from tough rugby matches without the usual drugs or surgery. Through the path of yoga he learned to heal himself. Whaka then began to give this gift of healing to others by becoming a certified yoga teacher and thai massage practitioner.

Whaka found acro serendipitously on a beach when a women approached him and asked him if he wanted to fly. That woman became his wife, Sara. In one day Whaka found his life long passion and the person he would share that gift to the world with for the rest of his life. Whaka & Sara founded Koha Yoga in 2009. Koha is the Maori word for gift. Whaka & Sara travel around the world with their daughter Tahi, helping people discover the gifts of trust, joy, laughter, play, balance, and release through acro, acropeutics, yoga, and paddle-boarding.  kohayoga.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

All-inclusive package rate:  $2950/person

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

Prices subject to change without notice.

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