Yoga and Meditation

Hawaii Bliss - A Full Moon Yoga Retreat

jaRed Sam, Dennis Dehler, Timothy Schirmang

February 20, 2016 - February 25, 2016

We are excited to invite you to join us in Hawaii during the full moon for inspiring yoga, island-style relaxation, local adventures and energetic rejuvenation.

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. 

Timothy Schirmang 

Passionate and inquisitive about the offerings that come with living an inspired life, Tim embodies an energy that utilizes and reveals the gifts that come from the world around us.  He is an avid surfer, photographer, world traveler, dancer and aspiring yogi.  Throughout his travels he has been drawn to areas of the world that inspire a deep connection to the spirit of the land, ocean and community, from the Hawaiian islands, Big Sur California, to where he currently resides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  His experiences have revealed the opportunities for healing and self empowerment that are available to everyone.  He is grateful to share and give back to the community and to encourage one another to thrive through their own practices and embody whatever is it that will evoke a mindful, lighthearted and joyful life experience.   

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 n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1175 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1045 $ 1575

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath) - $1075
Lodge Room (shared bath) - $995

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.

Tuning In To Source

Maxwell Stark-House and Toby Gant

Join us for a time of letting go, healing, and expanding your deep connection to Source. Root yourself into the fiery, yet nurturing and grounding Earth energy of our beautiful island with early meditations. Allow the energy to rise up and course through you with our morning flow yoga. Feel your fears and frustrations melt away with our late day Intuitive Yoga.

About the Facilitator(s)

Maxwell Stark-House

Maxwell is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, DJ, dancer and artist. He was first introduced to yoga and eastern practices by his mother when he was 10yrs. old and has been interested in alternative medicine and the healing arts ever since. He has studied with many different teachers around the world such as: Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Daren Friesen, Les Leventhal, Duncan Wong and Liz Heffernan. He received his yoga teacher-training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua Oceanside Retreat Center on the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as his massage therapist license. He also received his aquatic bodywork license in 2009. Maxwell is the founder of Intuitive Yoga, an innovative approach to yoga that moves beyond the poses and into our own intuitive sense of what our body needs most at any given moment. He is currently teaching weekly classes of Intuitive Yoga, Yin Yoga and Intuitive Aquatic Movement at Kalani Honua. www.pahoamassage.com

Toby Gant

Toby discovered the innate ability to listen to Source in 1999.  This ignited a passion in him to teach others to tune in for themselves and expand into their full potential. Toby continued down this path by completing his M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development in 2003 at Hardin-Simmons University and later studying Tantric Vinyasa yoga under Tracee Stanley in Topanga, CA.  He continues to expand his knowledge and connection through personal daily practices, workshops, and retreats. Toby is currently studying Reiki.  He has served as Director of Youth Prevention Programs for a rehabilitation center and as Director of Environmental Education for a children's science museum. Working in the fields of health and environmental education taught Toby to "practice what he preaches."  He created his business, Shekhinah Holistic, from his desire to help others discover their true essence, and thus, create balance, harmony, and fulfillment.  He focuses on the whole person, believing that a healthy body opens the pathway for a clear mind and infinite spiritual growth.  "When you take the Universe and its possibilities out of the box, you unlimit yourself."

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 $ 1760 n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1460 $ 1820
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1400 $ 1700
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1244 $ 1460

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $1280
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1184

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

Retreat Rates for Kama'aina Commuter Participants: $552
This rate includes access to Tuning In To Source Retreat, access to all Kalani campus facilities, and three meals per day. A Hawaii State issued ID or Driver's License must be presented at check-in to receive kama'aina rates.

Retreat Rates for Commuter Participants: $1100
This rate includes access to Tuning In To Source Retreat, access to all Kalani campus facilities, and three meals per day.

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.

Acro Revolution Teacher Training

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

June 18, 2016 - July 1, 2016

Acro Revolution is a 13 day residential teacher training that consists 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. In addition to learning techniques to fully embody this practice, you will learn how to teach partner acrobatics at various levels.

About the Facilitator(s)

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.

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

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 

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

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

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 $ 3548 $ 4328
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 3418 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 3080 $ 3548
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.

Beauty That Transforms: A Transformational Yoga, Dance, And Flow Arts Retreat

Jinju Dasalla

AWAKEN YOUR INNER FIRE on a 7-day sacred journey of self-expansion, empowerment, and exploration through yoga, dance, the art of flow, and transformational learning in the heart of Pele’s womb, where her beauty transforms and her pulse ignites within the most active volcano on earth.

About the Facilitator(s)

Jinju Dasalla
Jinju Dasalla, PhD, RYT, embraces the power of dance, flow arts, and yoga as portals for somatic healing and personal transformation. As a professional life coach, performer, facilitator, and instructor with a doctorate in neuroscience, Jinju offers truly unique perspectives, pioneering new paradigms for personal growth and transformational learning that harmonize science, art, and soul. 

Jinju co-founded Soul Flow Arts Institute (SFAI) with her husband, Nova Dasalla, as a platform for training and educating health professionals, individuals, and organizations on the neurological and psycho-spiritual benefits of embodied play. As the visionary leader of transformational Soul Flow Retreats, trainings, and author of upcoming book, Beauty that Transforms, her vision is of a world that remembers how simple and sweet healing can be. She holds emotional attunement as the foundation of all flow practices and believes, to love is to flow. Her classes, workshops and coaching journeys consistently call forth elements of play, possibility, and purpose to ultimately awaken one's inner fire and innate wisdom.

Web Address: www.SoulFlowArts.com

Tracy Knowles
An illustrious & gentle force, Tracy is a creator of magical & healing experiences. She is a massage artist, body worker, dancer, yogi, hula hooper, lover of movement arts, writer, emotion evoker and inspirer. She radiates and mirrors pure joy, light & love to all beings. Tracy has recently stepped into the role of yogi facilitator with great enthusiasm! She believes that her role in sharing any healing is that those who need and will be most impacted through her as a healing conduit will appear in synchronicity. She draws upon a wealth of information from both personal life and professional experience in the healing arts realm. She continues to serve in her private massage practice, Synchronicity Massage, and her blog Talk Story.

Web address: www.SyncMassage.com

Una Viggiani
Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler, and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Master's degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. She discovered yoga as a way to balance the demands of teaching, but it soon became much more than that. Yoga became a way of life for Una and making the shift from art teacher to yoga teacher came naturally. Now, she combines her love of art, yoga and travel by teaching workshops and organizing her new company, Bella Retreats, allowing the physical, creative and spiritual realms to merge into one.

Web address: www.unaparadox.com

Nova Dasalla
Nova, co-founder of Soul Flow Arts, is North America's #1 ranked acrobatic paragliding pilot who is also known for being the first American to pull off a trick called the Infinite Tumble. He is probably even more known for his film, Infinite Stumbling, that tells the story of his life-altering accident in 2009 when one of his routine maneuvers went dramatically wrong, smashing him into a mountain. Not only did he manage to learn how to walk again but he also was given the gift of embracing life, love, and gratitude on a profound level. This short film has been shown in multiple film festivals around the world and Nova has been featured in national magazines including Origin, Cross Country, and the television series, Xterra Adventures. Nova still flies and is an extraordinary, living example of what it takes to face fears, engage flow, and always aspire beyond the norm.

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 $ 2250 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2175 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2000 $ 2250

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $2050
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1950

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.

Jai Yoga Arts

Ella Luckett and Basil Jones

December 26, 2015 - January 2, 2016




About the Facilitator(s)

Ella Luckett
Ella Luckett, founder of “Jai Yoga”, has been teaching yoga for 14 years and is certified through some of the world’s leading contemporary yoga teachers including Sharon Gannon, David Life of JivaMukti, Shiva Rea of Prana Yoga and Trance Dance and with Larry Schultz in Ashtanga Yoga.  For 8 years Ella has been a member of the The Yoga Society of New York at Ananda Ashram where she studies with devotees of Shri Bramhanada Saraswati, including Joan Suval.  She practices Mantra meditation under the instruction of Gadahara Pandit, "Urban Monk,", as well as Music and Kirtan through Dave Stringer. Ella founded Jai Yoga in 2008 and now leads, classes, workshops, Yoga Teacher Trainings New York City yoga studio, Jai Yoga Arts, as well as in locations around the world. Jai Yoga is a dynamic, breath based, vinyasa flow coupled with contemplative wisdom from the yoga sutras, and many sources of eastern philosophy. Jai Yoga has two core principles. The first is “Energetic Alignment”: Alignment comes from within, and happens naturally, with single pointed mental focus, and abundant and tamed breath. The second is that yoga is truly about relationships. The point of the practice is to bring strength, flexibility and love to your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, co-workers and world. This does not mean becoming passively peaceful. It means living positively, truthfully, open, and free.

Basil Jones
yoga teacher, spiritual activist

Basil's interest in yoga began when he worked as a chiropractic assistant in NYC in 1995. After seeing hundreds of patients per month, he began to feel that wellness stretched beyond the body. Basil questioned whether energetic patterns unintentionally held by people such as, “clinging to tension,” “shallow breathing,” and, “dis-ease,” could be replaced with time tested techniques from the practices of varied traditions of yoga that allowed the individual to rebuild patterns of wellness. He went on to pursue studies in yoga philosophy, postures, and energetics.

In 2005 Basil co-created the Aer Yoga Studio and Wellness Center in Upper Westchester NY. The studio expanded quickly to include holistic massage and acupressure and added an organic café and juice bar selling products that supported sustainable agriculture, bio-dynamic farming and locally grown fresh foods. Recognizing the need to bring the benefits of yoga to include the community of people that favored health clubs over yoga studios, Basil additionally created and directed a yoga program for the Saw Mill Club from 2005-2009.

In mid 2008 Basil went on to pursue an independent teaching career and created Basil Yoga, where he continues to teach and bring the yoga community of the area together at the historic Union Hall in North Salem NY. He is an advocate for the non-for profit group Green Chimneys which supports the nurturing and development of children, animals and wildlife, and organic farming.

Inspirations: Through his personal journey exploring all facets of yoga, Basil has been awakened by the teachings and gives thanks to Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda, Osho, Sharon Gannon, David Life, BKS Iyengar, David Swenson, Seane Corn, and Dharma Mittra. His clients include celebrity TV talk show hosts, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actors, international fitness gurus, carpenters, and everyday people. Basil has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and is featured in her publications. Since beginning his teaching career in 1999, Basil's path has brought him through certifications, close studies and alignments with Integral Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, David Swenson and Seane Corn.

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 $ 2090 $ 2825
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1845 $ 2300
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.

Jai Yoga Arts

Ella Luckett and Basil Jones

December 19, 2015 - December 26, 2015




About the Facilitator(s)

Ella Luckett
Ella Luckett, founder of “Jai Yoga”, has been teaching yoga for 14 years and is certified through some of the world’s leading contemporary yoga teachers including Sharon Gannon, David Life of JivaMukti, Shiva Rea of Prana Yoga and Trance Dance and with Larry Schultz in Ashtanga Yoga.  For 8 years Ella has been a member of the The Yoga Society of New York at Ananda Ashram where she studies with devotees of Shri Bramhanada Saraswati, including Joan Suval.  She practices Mantra meditation under the instruction of Gadahara Pandit, "Urban Monk,", as well as Music and Kirtan through Dave Stringer. Ella founded Jai Yoga in 2008 and now leads, classes, workshops, Yoga Teacher Trainings New York City yoga studio, Jai Yoga Arts, as well as in locations around the world. Jai Yoga is a dynamic, breath based, vinyasa flow coupled with contemplative wisdom from the yoga sutras, and many sources of eastern philosophy. Jai Yoga has two core principles. The first is “Energetic Alignment”: Alignment comes from within, and happens naturally, with single pointed mental focus, and abundant and tamed breath. The second is that yoga is truly about relationships. The point of the practice is to bring strength, flexibility and love to your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, co-workers and world. This does not mean becoming passively peaceful. It means living positively, truthfully, open, and free.

Basil Jones
yoga teacher, spiritual activist

Basil's interest in yoga began when he worked as a chiropractic assistant in NYC in 1995. After seeing hundreds of patients per month, he began to feel that wellness stretched beyond the body. Basil questioned whether energetic patterns unintentionally held by people such as, “clinging to tension,” “shallow breathing,” and, “dis-ease,” could be replaced with time tested techniques from the practices of varied traditions of yoga that allowed the individual to rebuild patterns of wellness. He went on to pursue studies in yoga philosophy, postures, and energetics.

In 2005 Basil co-created the Aer Yoga Studio and Wellness Center in Upper Westchester NY. The studio expanded quickly to include holistic massage and acupressure and added an organic café and juice bar selling products that supported sustainable agriculture, bio-dynamic farming and locally grown fresh foods. Recognizing the need to bring the benefits of yoga to include the community of people that favored health clubs over yoga studios, Basil additionally created and directed a yoga program for the Saw Mill Club from 2005-2009.

In mid 2008 Basil went on to pursue an independent teaching career and created Basil Yoga, where he continues to teach and bring the yoga community of the area together at the historic Union Hall in North Salem NY. He is an advocate for the non-for profit group Green Chimneys which supports the nurturing and development of children, animals and wildlife, and organic farming.

Inspirations: Through his personal journey exploring all facets of yoga, Basil has been awakened by the teachings and gives thanks to Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda, Osho, Sharon Gannon, David Life, BKS Iyengar, David Swenson, Seane Corn, and Dharma Mittra. His clients include celebrity TV talk show hosts, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actors, international fitness gurus, carpenters, and everyday people. Basil has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and is featured in her publications. Since beginning his teaching career in 1999, Basil's path has brought him through certifications, close studies and alignments with Integral Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, David Swenson and Seane Corn.

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 $ 2090 $ 2825
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1845 $ 2300
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.

Yoga For Every Body

Kimberly Dark

Come experience the beauty of Hawaii as this special

About the Facilitator(s)

Kimberly Dark is a master facilitator who has led groups to awareness and understanding on three continents over the past twenty years. In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, she’s a writer and storyteller whose work has been invited to hundreds of colleges, universities, theaters, festivals and conferences. Through the body and stories, she leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly for Decolonizing Yoga and Ms. Magazine and is also a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition Leadership Team, in addition to coordinating the Yoga Program at Kalani, one of Hawaii’s largest retreat centers. (Find out about her two annual Yoga and Story retreats at Kalani here.

Kimberly uses an Iyengar-style training and more than twenty years experience with diverse yoga practices to challenge and welcome students of every ability and body type. She has taught yoga styles ranging from vinyasa, yin and restorative to prop-assisted hatha yoga for people who don’t feel comfortable in fitness settings due to size, health or anxiety. Her classes encourage personal sovereignty, inner voice and an entitlement to health and vibrancy at all sizes, ages and abilities.

Here are a few videos where Kimberly talks about yoga, the body, fitness and the good 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!

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.

Early Birds!
Participants registered by February 15 will receive a rate of $999 for triple ocupancy booking!

Participants registered by February 15 in single or double occupancy will receive a $300 discount!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1550 $ 1800
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1550 $ 1800
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

Cottage Triple Occupancy also available: $1450

Kama`aina Commuter Rate - $560 - all-inclusive and provides access to retreat activities, meals,  and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. 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.

Note: Though the retreat is meant for every body, the Kalani campus is not accessible to people with all disabilities. As a nature retreat, the terrain is uneven and walking is required to access many parts of the campus. If you have a disability, please get in touch to discuss options. We may be able to accommodate you.

200 Hour Unified Yoga Teacher Training™ - Peak Beings Yoga (Yoga Alliance RYS)

Troy McPeak, E-RYT 500

Peak Beings Yoga School is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance. The 200 Hour Unified Yoga Teacher Training™ draws from a variety of different styles of yoga. This training is based in hatha vinyasa yoga, but you will also experience a variety of different styles of yoga throughout the training.

About the Facilitator(s)

Troy McPeak, E-RYT 500

As director of Peak Beings’ Unified Yoga Teacher Trainings, Troy strives to empower students by creating a space that is fun, safe, and allows practitioners the time and place to explore their yoga practice. Having practiced and trained in many different styles, he brings an array of different postures, movements and creative transitions to the yoga experience.

To learn more about Troy read his teacher profile.

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 n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 4795 $ 5995
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 4495 $ 5195

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath) : $4195

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $3015
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Offsite Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $3735
Commuter rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

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.

Hawaii Yoga Festival 2015: Weekend Pass


Find your fire. Ignite your power.
Weekend: November 13-15 2015

Set your practice on fire. Explore your edge and open your heart to new possibilities.

About the Facilitator(s)

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 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 $ 530 $ 740
5 - Tropical Loft $ 460 $ 590
4 - Tree House Room $ 460 $ 590
3 - Bungalow Room $ 430 $ 550
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 410 $ 510
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 358 $ 430

Triple Occupancy Available:
Cottage (private bath): $430
Tree House (private bath): $410
Lodge Room (private bath): $370
Lodge Room (shared bath): $338

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

Full festival commuter pass: $310 (for full festival access and meals).

Full festival Kamaʻāina pass: $199 (for full festival access and meals). 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.

Yoga in Paradise, Week 1

Lynne Minton

January 9, 2016 - January 16, 2016

Yoga in Paradise 2016! Enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled Yoga Vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani. This will be an all level group with and easy to moderate pace, plenty of instruction in adaptations,  and alternatives to postures as needed.  Those with more experience will have opportunity for more challenge.

About the Facilitator(s)

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.

[email protected] • Content copyright 2010-2011. Lynne Minton Yoga. All rights reserved.

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.

$350 deposit reserves your space - (checks to LYNNE MINTON). Balance due October 15, 2015 - (Call for Available space after October 1).

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) $ 1390 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1250 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.

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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