Yoga in Paradise 2012 Enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled Yoga Vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Kalani Retreat Center! One week package costs $1,250 and includes: 7 nights at the Kalani Honua Retreat Center (double occupancy) See packet for other housing/cost options; Two yoga classes daily and three delicious healthy meals daily.
Lynne took her first yoga class while in college, at the YMCA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Her first instructor and mentor, Trudy Davis, encouraged her to teach when she moved to Alaska in 1977. She enrolled in the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program the summer of 1980. Encouraged by Donald Moyer, she attended her first yoga Intensive at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 1981. She was certified to teach yoga by BKS Iyengar in 1984. Subsequent trips to Pune followed in 1988 and 1997.
Lynne founded the Inner Dance Yoga Studio in 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska and oversaw its growth and development into a thriving center with 20 plus instructors for the next 26 years . She started the Inner Dance Teacher Training program in 1999 which trained over 100 yoga teachers in the 8 years of her oversight of the program. Lynne sold the Inner Dance Yoga Studio in 2008. She now travels the country and the world teaching yoga wherever she is invited.
Lynne draws inspiration from yoga on and off the mat, attending local classes and sharing practice with others . She honors her teachers of the Iyengar tradition, Judith Lasater, Donald Moyer, and Fr. Joe Pereira . Self-Realizaion Fellowship, Paramahansa Yogananda's organization, to which she was first exposed in 1978 is another continuing source of upliftment..
Yogananda says, "The true purpose of life is to realize one's Self as wisdom and bliss". Patanjali's yoga sutra book II, sutra 41 (Light on Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar translation) states, " When the body is cleansed, the mind purified and the senses controlled, joyful awareness needed to realize the inner Self, also comes." My mission statement is to help myself and others to awaken joyful awareness through the practices of yoga; asanas that cleanse the body, pranayama that calms the mind, concentration that controls the senses, and meditation for realizing the Inner Self.
Lynne grew up in Wisconsin. Her love of travel and degree in Environmental Geology brought her to play and work in Alaska in 1975. That year she met future husband, Jim , and together they made Alaska home. They have been married since 1978. Together they enjoy camping, flying, overseas travel and their wonderful community of family and friends. Lynne also loves to sing, hula, play her ukelele, garden, bike and hike. She is in the process of relocating to Prescott, Arizona.
Kalani is renowned for yoga, drawing some of the biggest names in the industry to incredible studio spaces surrounded by the jungle and the ocean. Join celebrated Kalani yoga and wellness teachers following IGLA, and explore elements of yoga and other forms of rejuvenation, all tailored to the aquatic athlete. We will combine studio yoga with yoga in and near the pool, including in our body temperature watsu pool.
About the Facilitator(s)
Maxwell is one of the most best-known yoga instructors at Kalani, and is a massage therapist, poet, musician, artist and world-traveling yogi. Maxwell was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since.
Maxwell brings a beautiful sense of fluidity to his yoga practice which beautifully compliments the needs of aquatic athletes. He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as: hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, capoiera, tai chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He recently spent five months traveling India deepening his practice of yoga.
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 classes, and tours.
Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, and airport transfers if required. 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.
Relax 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 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 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.
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:
9 - Ocean Cottage
8 - Ocean Loft
7 - Tropical Cottage
6 - Tropical Loft
5 - Tree House Room
4 - Bungalow Room
3 - Lodge Room (private bath)
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
1 - Campsite
Lodge Triple Shared Bath Rate: $995 per person Cottage Triple Private Bath Rate: $1575 per person
Opening circle begins at 8pm on Tuesday, March 31st after dinner. Final yoga class will be Sunday morning (April 5th) YIN YOGA from 8:30am-10am, with optional Ecstatic Dance and aloha lunch included. Check out by 11am.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Gentle, compassionate and supportive poses adapted for your individual needs.
Reclaim your vitality, flexibility and strength. Learn real relaxation.
Breathe, stretch and relax in a comprehensive program for the body, mind and spirit.
Learn poses: asanas for improving strength and flexibility using techniques to make each pose available to every individual.
About the Facilitator(s)
Kathy is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Master of Yoga Education, and has completed the 500 hour certification for the Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching the mind-body-breath union and the spiritual connection since the late 1970's. "Yoga shows us the way to develop a greater understanding of ourselves and to the world around us. Yoga makes everything better," Kathy says. Her life's experiences have led her on the path of a deep and committed yoga practice.
As the senior yoga teacher at Kalani, she has been devoting her time and energy to several yoga programs here. Hundreds of guests, volunteers and community members have attended her classes, and many have deepened their practice through her Yoga Teacher's Training Certification program.
Peter's yoga practice and study started in 1990 at the Yoga Institute in Houston. His yogic journey took him to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1999 to continue his studies under Kathy Elder, where he graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. In 2005 he took his level of study to a deeper level when he journeyed to Varanasi, India to study in an ashram with other yogis on the banks of the Ganges. In 2010, he opened the Ganga Ghat Yoga Studio in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where he currently teaches Hatha and Kundalini classes. Peter believes the life science which is yoga has the ability to transform both the individual, and thus society. "Through the practice one unblocks the blockages that prevent an individual from achieving their ultimate human potential"...
Join Joti in an amazing week of healing and nourishing your mind, body, and soul in Paradise.
• Design lifestyle changes through breathing techniques for stress, illness, and balance.
• Try Fusion Yoga
• Have an amazing adventure of fun, frolic, and relaxation
About the Facilitator(s)
tada drastuh svarupe avasthanam
The seer abides in their true nature when the fluctuations or judgments of the mind or consciousness are stilled the radiance of the soul shines through like the sun bursting through the clouds and the true nature is revealed as unconditional love and gratitude for things being exactly how they are.
Under the mentorship of Richard Koob, Guru Terra Singh, and Joel Stirling, Joti (www.jotifitness.com) began a paradigm shift almost a decade ago. Now Joti is sharing the Aloha around the world in the form of music, dance, acting, fitness private and group training, yoga, yoga nutritional therapy, meditation as medicine, food as medicine, wellness coaching, nurturing and being nurtured.
Joti received an Advanced Yoga Degree from the Australian Yoga Academy based in Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, has been certified
through AFAA and ACE as a private & group trainer, BOSU Master Taininer, Balast Ball, Kettle Bell, Pilates Mat, Aquafit, Kickboxing, New York City Ballet Workout, TRX, Smart Bell, Cycling, Cardio Ball, and more.
Nationally and Internationally, Joti has been sought after as a fitness expert for over a decade promoting new fitness modes and information on ABC, Morning show, KRON 4, CBS, and PBS Networks as well as Shape Magazine, Men’s Health, GQ, SF Chronicle, SF Magazine, SF Bay Club Magazine, Athletic Club Magazine, GSC Newsletter, online, and radio. As a performer you may have seen Joti in Milk, Mission St Rhapsody, as Bernardo in the 50th Anniversary performance of West Side Story, in the new series in Australia of Winners and Losers, commercials internationally or heard him on itunes. Joti means light. It is about reflecting the light of you.
The price for offsite/tuition only (no meals or lodging) is $700. This rate includes a Kalani pool pass for the week.
If you are traveling from the mainland U.S., there has been amazing fares from Oakland, San Francisco, and Phoenix you can fly to Hilo for a little more or fly to Honolulu and transfer to Hilo Airport arrange for a shuttle through the Kalani. If you are travelling from Australia www.jetstar.com.au to Honolulu then transfer to Hilo Airport arrange for a shuttle through the Kalani.
Join us, 2011, as American Buddhist monk Lama Marut, Buddhist teacher and yogini Cindy Lee, and fellow teachers from the Asian Classics Institute present a four-day retreat on the shores of paradise.
About the Facilitator(s)
Venerable Sumati Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, a Ph.D. of Comparative Religions, motorcycle enthusiast, a former surfer, and a fully ordained Buddhist monk. Lama Marut has been teaching religion for 25 years. As a Sanskrit scholar and Professor of Comparative Religions, he taught at Columbia University and the University of California, Riverside. His unique background and easy, down-to-earth style has attracted thousands of followers around the world of all ages and walks of life who gather to hear his call for a revolution of true and lasting happiness. A perfect combination of warmth and wit, Lama Marut makes even the most esoteric brain-busters of Eastern philosophy work as practical tools for immediate transformation.
Cindy Lee began studying Buddhism in 1997. With Lama Marut she has completed the 18 Foundational and 18 Advanced courses in Buddhism offered by the Asian Classics Institute, and studied the full Classics of Yoga curriculum of Yoga Studies Institute. She has completed numerous meditation retreats and now teaches Buddhism, meditation & yoga with Lama Marut in the USA and abroad. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and also an Advanced Diploma in Electronic Design and Interactive Media and has taught in university film and media programs in Australia, as well as having worked internationally as a digital artist, film editor and VJ.
Darin McFadyen studies under Venerable Sumati Marut, and has completed the 18 Foundational and 18 Advanced courses in Tibetan Buddhism offered by Asian Classics Institute, Los Angeles. He has praticed yoga for 12 years, and received the 200 Hour training in Yoga Philosophy offered by the Yoga Studies Institute (www.yogastudiesinstitute.org).
He is also know internationally as music producer and touring DJ FreQ Nasty. He has remixed and/or collaborated with artists as diverse as Kelis, Santigold, Fatboy Slim, KRS One, avant classical composer Steve Reich and reggae legend Jnr Delgado. He draws from this experience to create his teachings on music, the arts, and Buddhism. Hear his music at www.facebook.com/DjFreQNasty.
Claire Thompson has completed the 18 Foundational and 18 Advanced courses in Tibetan Buddhism offered by Asian Classics Institute (www.acidharma.org). She has received the 200-hour training in the Classics of Yoga through the Yoga Studies Institute, and was a founding teacher of the Mahasukha Yoga program at the Mahasukha Center in Los Angeles. She has been a massage therapist for 12 years.
Claire has completed solitary silent meditation retreats ranging from 1 day to one month, and has studied meditation under the guidance of Lama Lauren Benjamin in LA. See her ongoing meditation classes at: www.ustream.tv/meditation-basics-with-claire
First installment, 1/3 of total cost, due with registration.
Second installment, 1/3 of total cost, due before April 21 to receive early bird price.
Remaining 1/3 due by Jun 21st.
Payment option 2: Pay all-in-one, total cost due at time of registration.
To Pay by Credit Card:
Go to www.paypal.com
Select "Send money online"
Specify that you are paying Friends and Family
Put in HawaiiRetreat2011@gmail.com as the recipient address
Enter your credit card information or paypal account information.
TO PAY BY CHECK:
Please make checks out to Claire Thompson and send to:
129 Newgate Road
East Granby, CT 06026
And also email HawaiiRetreat@gmail.com to let us know you have sent payment.
Liz Heffernan, MA, RYT-500 is an experienced yoga teacher of 14 years. Her journey with yoga began as a teenager when through a seemingly random yet auspicious opportunity, she took a yoga course at a nearby college. In Savasana (corpse pose) she recalls experiencing a profound sense of peace and well being, a feeling both unknown yet incredibly perfect. Ever since, her life has been a journey seeking that deeper connection to the magic and effulgent soma true yoga offers. She is certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Kripalu Yoga, has completed Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Tim Miller and is currently immersed in the study and practice of Anusara Yoga. As a teacher, she weaves together a practice, which invites her students to dive inside and shift their limiting self-perceptions to access their joyful center. Through clear instructions in alignment, a strong focus on the breath and the heart expanding philosophy of tantra, she inspires her students toward greater degrees of freedom in body, mind and in spirit.
Darius Kalvaitis, Ph.D. is a long time elementary educator and outdoor adventurer. He is current an Assistant Professor of Education at University of Hawaii –Hilo, a specialist in Children’s Ecopsycology and a No Child Left Inside Advocate. Darius is also the Director and Innovator of the Hawaii Island Coastal Education and Stewardship Project and is a contributing author to Green Teacher magazine. Always fun and engaging, Darius, is a natural; inspiring all ages to find joy in nature.
Omkar RYT-200 has been inspired by yoga since his grandmother introduced him to it in the early 70’s. In the mid-90’s, yoga helped him overcome debilitating back problems caused by stress. After retiring from corporate America in 1997, yoga became an integral part of his daily life. He completed his Yoga Alliance certified Sivananda teacher training in 2005. In 2006 & 2007 he made pilgrimages to India to expand and intensify his knowledge of yoga. He teaches Yin, Kundalini, Restorative and alignment-based yoga practices. Presently, he is studying Anusara Yoga; its universal principles of Alignment and associated Kashmir Shaivism philosophies. He loves all types of yoga practices.
Namaste! Join a group of men exploring daily yoga in one of the most pristine, tropical environments you could imagine on the Big Island of Hawaii.
We will practice a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.
About the Facilitator(s)
David began his personal yoga practice in 1976. He has studied at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David has been deepening his practice at Kalani for the last nine years. A Kalani teacher for the past six years, David graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. While at Kalani, he has had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong.
Dennis 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 nine years. He first discovered his yoga body through the ashtanga primary series with Pamela Richardson in the summer of '97. He graduated from Kathy Elder's original yoga teacher training class in 2001 and has since deepened his understanding of teaching vinyasa flow yoga through intensives with Duncan Wong and Shiva Rea. He has felt honored and inspired by the teachings of many and holds gratitude for all of his teachers, past and present. He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude, yoga and love in his weekly classes at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.
Maxwell is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since. He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga , Restorative Yoga , Capoiera, Tai Chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.
The tradition of practicing yoga and meditation (dhyana) are two complimentary systems. They have been around for thousands of years. Because of their universal and beneficial effects, they have both withstood the test of time. Many people from all walks of life enjoy the practice of yoga and meditation today in our modern world. Yet, their roots come from the rich traditions of the Vedic sciences of India.
About the Facilitator(s)
Lino Laure has been practicing meditation for over twenty-five years. A year after learning meditation, he had a spontaneous spiritual awakening, as the surge of kundalini energy awakened within him prompting a whole new level of life, self-awareness and direction. For over 16 years he has received guidance by his teacher, a Dhanur Vedic master healer from Kerala, India, learning aspects of yoga, meditation and healing arts. Lino enjoys sharing what he has learned, and helping individuals gain a better understanding as they practice the art of meditation and yoga.
Maxwell Starkhouse is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since. He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga , Restorative Yoga , Capoiera, Tai Chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.
This 9-day Residential Training Program in Lucid Dreaming (dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming) and Tibetan Dream Yoga will focus on methods of developing the mental skills that foster lucid dreaming and on directing your consciousness in the dream state towards fulfillment of your personal goals.
About the Facilitator(s)
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.
Stephen is a world-renowned authority on lucid dreaming. His pioneering studies at Stanford University have brought scientific attention to this potentially illuminating state of consciousness, and his best-selling books Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, have introduced many to the experience. For the past 30 years, Dr. LaBerge has researched methods for teaching people to become lucid dreamers, developing techniques and lucid dreaming induction devices.