Arts and Creativity

Yoga Somatics Certification

Joy Ravelli and Kendall Eric Sparks

                          

About the Facilitator(s)


Joy Ravelli
"I'm a life-long yogi with 25 years of experience teaching a variety of movement arts. My passion is to gently guide people in their quest toward acquiring a more balanced, energetic, and fulfilling life." 

Joy's programs are based on the eight-limb system of classic holistic Hatha and Raja-Yoga. Complementing the depth of her Yoga programs are all her numerous certifications and years of  teaching. Some of which include programs in Natural Fitness, Authentic movement, Thai Yoga Body Work, Mat Pilates and Health Education. Joy is the founder of the Purusha Yoga School, Studio and non-profit Purusha Seva Project in San Francisco, CA. The Purusha Yoga school is recognized by the Yoga Alliance at the 200, 300 and 500 hour levels. Joy’s hobbies and other accomplishments include advanced belts in Kempo Karate, vegetarian cooking, raising three children, and writing a book on the Yoga Sutra philosophy.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 415-694-8412
Web Address and/or Social Media: www.purushayoga.org
FB: Joy Ravelli
FB:  Purusha Yoga School


Kendall Eric Sparks

"I have been a student and performer of movement my entire life. I specialize in the use of alignment and application of somatic movement to help the practitioner unfold "their" practice and open their heart and mind to the present moment."

Sparks is the partner, owner and director of the Purusha Yoga School, Studio and non-profit Purusha Seva Project. He is a classically trained ballet dancer since 1982. As a company member of Boston Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, and a soloist with Miami City Ballet he has enjoyed a deep experience and a somatic blending of mind, body and the spiritual bliss of movement. Eric brings a practical sense of this body knowledge coupled with a grounded spirit creating a rich yoga flow and fulfilling experience for the beginning yogi as well as the "fumbling sage." Eric is the creator of Ballet Bodies, and regularly teaches classes of over 100 attendees in San Francisco. When Eric is not teaching, running a non-profit, school and studio he can be found skateboarding with his step-daughter, playing a guitar, or enjoying the ocean and the rhythm of his favorite dance of all: surfing.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 415-312-8614
Web Address and/or Social Media: www.purushayoga.org
FB:  Kendall Eric Sparks
FB: Purusha Yoga School

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 access and lodging 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.

Low Income and Scholarships are available through the Purusha Seva Project a non profit 501C-3 partner organization. Please email Joy at [email protected].

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 $ 2928 $ 4224
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2712 $ 3792
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2136 $ 2928

Triple Occupancy also available: 
Lodge Room (shared bath) triple: $1896
Lodge Room (private bath) triple: $2280

Additional lodging options may be available, please inquire upon registration.

Commuter Campus Access: $1632
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.

Kama'aina Commuer Campus Access: $912*
*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.

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. Learn more about getting here.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Room reservation 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.

Please contact Joy Ravelli for teacher training cancellation policy.

Manifest Your Destiny Yoga Retreat

Joy Ravelli and Kendall Eric Sparks


ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER...                         

  • What guides you?
  • What is it you truly believe in?
  • What are you made of and what nour

About the Facilitator(s)


Joy Ravelli
"I'm a life-long yogi with 25 years of experience teaching a variety of movement arts. My passion is to gently guide people in their quest toward acquiring a more balanced, energetic, and fulfilling life." 

Joy's programs are based on the eight-limb system of classic holistic Hatha and Raja-Yoga. Complementing the depth of her Yoga programs are all her numerous certifications and years of  teaching. Some of which include programs in Natural Fitness, Authentic movement, Thai Yoga Body Work, Mat Pilates and Health Education. Joy is the founder of the Purusha Yoga School, Studio and non-profit Purusha Seva Project in San Francisco, CA. The Purusha Yoga school is recognized by the Yoga Alliance at the 200, 300 and 500 hour levels. Joy’s hobbies and other accomplishments include advanced belts in Kempo Karate, vegetarian cooking, raising three children, and writing a book on the Yoga Sutra philosophy.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 415-694-8412
Web Address and/or Social Media: www.purushayoga.org
FB: Joy Ravelli
FB:  Purusha Yoga School


Kendall Eric Sparks

"I have been a student and performer of movement my entire life. I specialize in the use of alignment and application of somatic movement to help the practitioner unfold "their" practice and open their heart and mind to the present moment."

Sparks is the partner, owner and director of the Purusha Yoga School, Studio and non-profit Purusha Seva Project. He is a classically trained ballet dancer since 1982. As a company member of Boston Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, and a soloist with Miami City Ballet he has enjoyed a deep experience and a somatic blending of mind, body and the spiritual bliss of movement. Eric brings a practical sense of this body knowledge coupled with a grounded spirit creating a rich yoga flow and fulfilling experience for the beginning yogi as well as the "fumbling sage." Eric is the creator of Ballet Bodies, and regularly teaches classes of over 100 attendees in San Francisco. When Eric is not teaching, running a non-profit, school and studio he can be found skateboarding with his step-daughter, playing a guitar, or enjoying the ocean and the rhythm of his favorite dance of all: surfing.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 415-312-8614
Web Address and/or Social Media: www.purushayoga.org
FB:  Kendall Eric Sparks
FB: Purusha Yoga School

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 access and lodging 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 $ 900 $ 1290
3 - Bungalow Room $ 810 $ 1170
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $252
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.

Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $450
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.

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.

Please contact Joy Ravelli for teacher training cancellation policy.

TV Writers Retreat at Kalani

Geoff Harris, Diana Osberg, and Stewart Blackburn

April 1, 2017 - April 8, 2017

If you're a skilled writer who wants to write a TV pilot but maybe you're feeling lost and a little burned out, join us in Hawaii to study TV writing under the guidance of a top industry mentor and rekindle your joy for writing.

About the Facilitator(s)

 
Geoff Harris
Geoff Harris was VP of Story and Writer Development at NBC, where he honed his skill for developing writers and scripts for twelve years. As a screenwriting consultant, teacher and freelance writer, Geoff has taught TV writing workshops sponsored by ABC and NBC for more than a decade, including an annual workshop for Latino writers held in Los Angeles. Several of his students have gone on to staff positions on primetime TV shows, including “NCIS,” “Grimm,” and the reboot of “Full House.”

Related to his teaching efforts, he received the annual Impact Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Latino Writers, given by the National Hispanic Media Coalition. He judges for several writing contests, including the Warner Bros. Writers Program and the ABC Writing Program.


Social Media: http://scriptanalysts.com/home

Diana Osberg
Mia Terra Retreats
Diana Osberg is a writer, adventurer and founder of Mia Terra Retreats. She co-wrote the screenplay for the award-winning feature THE JOURNEY. Her thriller VIRTUAL WITNESS is featured in the book “The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay” by award-winning screenwriter Bill Boyle. Diana has worked in the entertainment industry for over thirty years in production, writing, acting and administration. She has traveled the world, often solo, sometimes as crew on a tall ship, and always as a world citizen. Through Mia Terra Retreats, she produces unique adventures to inspire writers, artists and creative souls. Pack a bag, charge your mobile device and come along on an adventure that will change your life.


Email Address: [email protected]
Web Address: http://www.miaterraretreats.com
Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/miaterraretreats/, @MiaTerraRetreat

Stewart Blackburn


Stewart Blackburn, Hawaiian Shamanic teacher and practitioner, has studied shamanism for over twenty years, most recently with Serge Kahili King for the last ten years. In 2006, he was ordained as an Alaka’i in Dr. King’s Aloha International, making him a minister and teacher of Huna, the remarkable Hawaiian healing philosophy based on Aloha. He teaches classes and courses in self-empowerment, the Hawaiian Shamanism of Huna and various other classes in self-Love, Healing the Stories We Tell Ourselves, and Psychic Skills. He also counsels and mentors people looking to increase the level of joy and pleasure in their lives from the perspective of self-empowerment and personal responsibility.

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.

Writers who are accepted into the program can register with a $250 deposit (non-refundable) and pay in monthly installments.

Final payment is due by February 1, 2017.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book your retreat before Aug. 1, 2016 and receive a $500 discount!

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) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 3747 $ 3999

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath): $3677

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

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $3043
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.

Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $3579
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.

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.

Big Island Dance Camp: Immerse Yourself in a World of Dance - WEEKEND PASS

Frey Faust - NagaSita - Amy Secada - Nomad Dance - Karin Moriarty - Ann Averbach - Ardas Wright - Michal Anna Carrillo - Sasha Rose - Sharu - ChrisNa Karast - Jayson Fann - Joseph Rynd - Ancient Future - Oliver

March 3, 2016 - March 6, 2016

BIG ISLAND DANCE CAMP WEEKEND PASS is for participants who wish to attend weekend events only. Access begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 3; lunch is not included on the first day, and may be purchased a la carte at Kalani Guest Services.

About the Facilitator(s)

Urban Roots Workshop
with Amy Secada

A transformational dance workshop that focuses on implementing influences from Capoeira and African dance into a primal free form flow.

Learn to ground your personal freestyle and explore floor work with ease and grace.

Accompanied by live musical inspiration, the Urban Roots technique goes beyond movement to guide you deeper into thoughtless improvisation, energetic awareness, breath control.

Tribal Nouveau: Temple Tribal: Sacred Expressions thru Bellydance w. NagaSita

NagaSita’s unique concoction of Tribal Nouveau with Indian Classical,Tibetan, Balinese, Hawaiian, and Japanese fusion.

In this workshop, NagaSita spends the first half with a yoga warm-up, then she breaks down all of the techniques involved to master this exciting new form of fusion.

For the second half of the workshop, she focuses entirely on Temple Tribal choreography which merges all of the techniques broken down in the first half, so that dancers can get a good idea of what this dance style feels like in motion.

Karin Moriarty -
1. Surrendering to The Unknown: Contact Improv
A deep exploration of the basic elements and skills that sustain contact improvisation will be the emphasis of this class. Special focus will be placed on balance, use of energy, force, and directionality. For example, how we can become more efficient with our movements and choices as we move and enter into a dance with others? Students will be guided through a series of exercises that lay the foundation of understanding the interplay between physicality and emotional sensations, in order to create movement, while in concert with a partner.

2. Project Dance:  "Movement Exploration and Emotion”
The class combines elements from Action Theater, modern dance, ritual performance, and Karin’s own unique approach to creating poignant movement for dance pieces. We will travel on an inward journey that may be difficult or uncomfortable at times. But eventually we will arrive at a soothing and safe destination into the past. Bringing our memories alive into the moment, we will replay the emotions and physical sensations we felt at a particular point in our lives. We will tap into these emotions embodied in our memory bank, and reproduce the sensations that we once felt, which may compel us to move now in a particular way! Abandoning the literal meaning of what the circumstances were all about, we will deconstruct the moment, and convert what we find into instruments of movement for our dance.

Michál Anna Carrillo - Traditional Dance from Guinea, West Africa w/ live drums.

In this class you will go through a series of stretches  and warm up movements to ready your body for the energetic and powerful dance of Guinea, West Africa.

You will be exposed to two rhythms with focus on one rhythm, breaking down movements and moving them across the floor.

This class will challenge your right- left brain coordination and be a joyful experience of drums, self expression and cultural immersion

Ann Averbach - Gypsy Yoga Flow

Gypsy Yoga Flow: A Tribute to the Psoas. 
Targeting the psoas, we will lenghten, strenghten, and focus on eccentric contractions to create freedom in this pivotal part of our bodies.  Using breath, carefully sequenced asana, and positive visualization, we invite spaciousness and set ourselves up energetically for a joyful and easeful dance camp journey.

Gypsy Yoga Flow: Yoga Ceremony to honor the waters - Liquid asana.
A tribute to the healing power of the waters: together we flow with rhythmic, fluid, sequencing, and honor the water element within ourselves, and pray for the healing of the waters around the planet.

Gypsy Yoga Flow: Mellow Flow and Thai Twists (Partner Thai Massage) w. Ann and Sebastian
Unwind, restore, breathe, and twist in this gentle flow class fused with some partner Thai massage work.

Gypsy Yoga Flow: Delicious Unwind and Partner Thai Glut Release (Partner Thai massage) w. Ann and Sebastian.
You've danced your ass off, now lets get juicy and massage it out! This class is like the dessert at the end of your 20 course Dance Camp Feast.  It will be scrumptious - a slow, sweet flow leading up to partner work.

Frey Faust - Axis Syllabus

In this Axis Syllabus informed session, we will develop oddly poetic and physically and mentally challenging movement studies that will offer an array of subtle gestural qualities as well as athletic demand, while we review or discover the grammar, syntax and etymology, or environmental context, composition, abilities and limitations of our bodies.

The Axis Syllabus is a growing collection of bio-mechanical information that serves a global community as a resource for understanding, preparing and training the human body for moving.

Frey will be offering the following topics:
1. Fascia Nation / Democratic Motion
2. Down to the Bone Carriage - alignment /  NVM - non-violent movement
3. Kinetic Highways - energy sources - sustainable movement  

Cocrea Partner Dance - Nomad Dance with Wren & Antje

Partner dance is a metaphor for life. As we push and pull on one another, we elicit different responses, just as in our off-the-floor interactions.

In this workshop we will fine tune our connection and frame viewed through the lens of non-violent communication.

Become more attentive listeners and responders to the purpose of sensing and obtaining consent, learn how to be more sensitive to changes in our partner’s state and watch your dance unfold in new, amazing ways.

Visit the Big Island Dance Camp website to see a full listing of the facilitators.

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.

Pricing also available at the Big Island Dance Camp website.

BIG ISLAND DANCE CAMP WEEKEND PASS is for participants who wish to attend weekend events only. Access begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 3 and concludes on Sunday, March 6. Lunch on March 3 is not included in pricing, and can be purchased a la carte at Kalani Guest Services.

Registration will close on Feb. 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Please make sure to purchase your tickets prior to this date to ensure your participation in the event!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 850 n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 835 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 800 $ 925
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 750 $ 825

Triple Occupancy Accommodations Available: 
Cottage Triple: $830
Lodge Room Triple Private Bath: $775
Lodge Room Triple Shared Bath: $692

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

Kamaʻāina Tuition: $285
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and cover retreat activities, access to all campus facilities, and three meals per day. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Commuter Tuition (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $500
​Commuter rates are all-inclusive and cover retreat activities, access to all 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.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Learn more about getting here.

200 Hour Purusha Yoga Teacher Training - Holistic Hatha & Yoga Somatics

Joy Ravelli and Kendall Eric Sparks

About the Facilitator(s)


Joy Ravelli
"I'm a life-long yogi with 25 years of experience teaching a variety of movement arts. My passion is to gently guide people in their quest toward acquiring a more balanced, energetic, and fulfilling life." 

Joy's programs are based on the eight-limb system of classic holistic Hatha and Raja-Yoga. Complementing the depth of her Yoga programs are all her numerous certifications and years of  teaching. Some of which include programs in Natural Fitness, Authentic movement, Thai Yoga Body Work, Mat Pilates and Health Education. Joy is the founder of the Purusha Yoga School, Studio and non-profit Purusha Seva Project in San Francisco, CA. The Purusha Yoga school is recognized by the Yoga Alliance at the 200, 300 and 500 hour levels. Joy’s hobbies and other accomplishments include advanced belts in Kempo Karate, vegetarian cooking, raising three children, and writing a book on the Yoga Sutra philosophy.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 415-694-8412
Web Address and/or Social Media: www.purushayoga.org
FB: Joy Ravelli
FB:  Purusha Yoga School


Kendall Eric Sparks

"I have been a student and performer of movement my entire life. I specialize in the use of alignment and application of somatic movement to help the practitioner unfold "their" practice and open their heart and mind to the present moment."

Sparks is the partner, owner and director of the Purusha Yoga School, Studio and non-profit Purusha Seva Project. He is a classically trained ballet dancer since 1982. As a company member of Boston Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, and a soloist with Miami City Ballet he has enjoyed a deep experience and a somatic blending of mind, body and the spiritual bliss of movement. Eric brings a practical sense of this body knowledge coupled with a grounded spirit creating a rich yoga flow and fulfilling experience for the beginning yogi as well as the "fumbling sage." Eric is the creator of Ballet Bodies, and regularly teaches classes of over 100 attendees in San Francisco. When Eric is not teaching, running a non-profit, school and studio he can be found skateboarding with his step-daughter, playing a guitar, or enjoying the ocean and the rhythm of his favorite dance of all: surfing.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 415-312-8614
Web Address and/or Social Media: www.purushayoga.org
FB:  Kendall Eric Sparks
FB: Purusha Yoga School

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 access and lodging 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.

Low Income and Scholarships are available through the Purusha Seva Project a non profit 501C-3 partner organization. Please email Joy at [email protected].

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) $ 2712 $ 3792
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2136 $ 2928

Triple Occupancy also available:
Lodge Room (private bath) triple: $2280

Additional lodging options may be available, please inquire upon registration.

Commuter Campus Access: $1632
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.

Kama'aina Commuer Campus Access: $912*
*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.

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. Learn more about getting here.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Room reservation 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.

Please contact Joy Ravelli for teacher training cancellation policy.

Pele's Fire: Write to the Core

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Susan Tate, Bhanu Kapil, Elena Georgiou

April 3, 2016 - April 9, 2016


Leave behind a world of distractions for a week devoted to your own writing in an ecologically-conscious setting at Pele’s Fire—a writers’ retreat held in a breathtaking tropical jungle oasis on the Big Island of Hawaii.  

What makes our all-inclusive retreat unique?

About the Facilitator(s)



Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
Reiko is the author of the memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning, and the novel, Why She Left Us.  She has received an American Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, and the U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. She is the Associate Editor of  The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City.

Reiko has appeared on The Today Show, 20/20, and The View, among others, and her articles have been published globally, including in the L.A. Times, Guardian UK, CNN Opinion and Salon, and through the Progressive Media Project. She teaches at Goddard College, and is the advisor of the national literary journal, Clockhouse.  She is a Hedgebrook alumna, where she has taught master classes and at the Vortext Salon. Reiko was raised on the Big Island.



Web Address: www.rahnareikorizzuto.com


Susan Tate

Susan discovered Nia in 1997 while she was the Director of Health Promotion and assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She is a black belt Nia instructor and Nia Five Stages of Self-Healing instructor and completed all of her trainings with The Nia Technique co-creators Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas.

Passionate about sharing Nia with those who are called to it, Susan believes that the healing she has experienced for herself and observed in others is a constant gift. Susan began teaching Nia in 1999 and says, “After teaching several thousand classes, I can assure you that the learning and the joy continues!” When she is not teaching classes and workshops internationally, she teaches weekly classes in Seattle.

Susan is the author of four health related books including Into the Mouths of Babes: A whole foods nutrition guide to feeding your infants and toddlers (1984, 1995, 2013) and Wellness Wisdom: 31 Ways to Nourish Your Mind, Body, & Spirit (2007, 2011). Her earlier books (written under her former name, Susan Tate Firkaly) include: AIDS and HIV Education: Effective Teaching Strategies (1989, 1991), and Working Together to Prevent Sexual Assault (1995). In 2014, Debbie Rosas, co-creator of The Nia Technique, asked Susan to write the foreword to Nia Art of Perception: Brown Belt LEARN.

“Nia has opened the doorway to profound joy, healing, passion, and wholeness in my life. I respect each opportunity to share this sensory, luscious, dancing, fitness and lifestyle practice.”  ~Susan

www.susantate.org

Bhanu Kapil
Bhanu Kapil is a writer interested in how to make fragments attract. She teaches creative writing at Naropa University and at Goddard College, and has also taught in retreat settings, most recently for A Room of Her Own Foundation at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, and the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado. Bhanu is the author of five books, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (2001), Incubation: A Space for Monsters (2006), Humanimal [ a project for future children] (2009), Schizophrene (2011) and Ban en Banlieue (2015.)

Born and brought up in the UK by Indian parents, Bhanu now makes her home in Colorado. She travels widely to read from her work and perform at the invitation of different communities.

Find out more about her at pelesfire.com.

Social Media: @thisbhanu; http://jackkerouacispunjabi.blogspot.com/

Elena Georgiou
Elena Georgiou is a writer, teacher, editor, and lover of islands. She has published two poetry collections: mercy mercy me, and Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrant, and is coeditor of the anthology The World Within Us. Her forthcoming book is a collection of short stories, The Immigrant’s Refrigerator.

Elena has received a Lambda Literary Award, an Astraea Emerging Writer Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Award, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship, and her work has appeared in BOMB, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, Gargoyle, Lumina, MiPoesia, and Spoon River Review, among others. Elena teaches in the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program.

Find out more at pelesfire.com.

Web Address: http://elenageorgiou.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 $ 2295 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) 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.

For registration and cancellation policies, please refer to Pele's Fire website.

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 is for Every Body

Kimberly Dark

              

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.

Hula Heritage Festival 2016

Kumu Ehulani Stephany, Likeke Koob, Kuane Cariaga, Lynda Tu'a and the Kalani Team.

About the Facilitator(s)



Ehulani Stephany is kumu of a Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with mission to: "support and encourage our men and women with the growth and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian Culture through Pono (Hawaiian Protocol), Pa'a (secure/strong/right) education in Hula (Hawaiian Dance) and Oli, (Hawaiian Chants), and in the participation of ancient ceremonies and rituals"; and purpose "E Ho'omau Ka Ha O Ka Hawai'i" ("To Perpetuate the Culture of Hawai'i").




Richard Koob
, Kalani co-founder, has been a Hawaiian culture enthusiast for 42 years, has studied with 13 kumu, has an MFA in Dance degree from the University of Hawai'i, and loves to share hula, chanting, and Hawaiian mythology.   He has attended the distinguished annual, international Merrie Monarch Festival for four decades. The dream and reality of Kalani, the largest retreat center in Hawaii, has always included Hawaiian culture in its values and education.



Tiki DeGenaro
, Kalani’s General Manager, has been involved in Kalani’s Hula Heritage Workshop Week and has attended all nights of the annual, international Merrie Monarch Festival for 10 years. Tiki is a regular hula student and an enthusiastic supporter and student of Hawaiian culture. 

Richard and Tiki have developed a Hula Heritage week program which includes Hawaiian culture classes as well as attending all nights of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Come be a part of a new family/’ohana and take away some beautiful memories of the essence of Hawaii.

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 $ 1260 $ 1920
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
4 - Tree House Room $ 1080 $ 1530
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1020 $ 1440
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.

Creative Connections Writing and Meditation Retreat

L. Ayu Saraswati and Tanya Golash-Boza

May 22, 2016 - May 28, 2016

Intellectuals spend countless hours reading, writing, and thinking. Yet, few of us think about how to be better scholars, how it might be possible to think, read, and write more effectively. There are specific practices intellectuals can use to enhance our creativity and our productivity. We have designed a workshop that incorporates these proven practice and we invite you to join us at this workshop in beautiful Hawaii.

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!

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) $ 1550 $ 1850
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1400 $ 1600

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $1450
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1350

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.

Art 4 All People's YogART Retreat in the Heavens: Magnify Your Heart's Desire & Dreams

Lisa Rasmussen MFA and Ceylan Hulya MA

Synthesizing - Art - Yoga - Flo

About the Facilitator(s)


Lisa and her installation “Thin Places”

Name Lisa Rasmussen

Profession

Artist, Muse, Motherless Daughter, Healing Alchemist, Tree Hugger, Cat Lady, Sacred Site Traveler, and Impassioned Painter

Art has saved Lisa's life many times. She brings over ten plus years of art and healing teaching/mentoring with At-Risk populations. Working deeply with severely emotionally and physically traumatized youth. Lisa holds an MFA in Arts and Consciousness from JFK University in Berkeley, California. She is an artist, educator, curator and art advocate who believes that art can change and heal the world. A key conceptual element of her artistic process is the study of and travel to ancient cultures and sacred sites around the world. Rasmussen serves as Executive Director and Co-Founder of Art 4 All People and AY Atelier Art, an international Center for arts and consciousness in Malibu, California.

Lisa’s Art is Life Mantra: “You Are Art, Everyone is Art, and Everything is Art; True Art is when the Artist becomes the Art itself. You are the Creator of your own Creation. Art is Life, Life is Art.”


Ceylan Hulya and her painting “Eye of the Mother”

Name Ceylan Hulya

Profession

Artist, Art Activator, Changemaker, Motherless Daughter, Creative Visionary, Mother, Mystic, and Moon Lover

She brings over 10 plus years of energy healing into Art 4 All People’s transformative Art workshops. Ceylan holds an MA in Arts  and Consciousness from JFK University in Berkeley, California. She is an artist, educator, curator and arts entrepreneur whose artwork explores a lifelong interest in mysticism and the role of ritual in contemporary culture. She draws upon her practices of creative visualization and meditation, and views art making as spiritual practice that connects the individual to existence. Huyla is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Art 4 All People and AY Atelier Art.

Ceylan’s Art is Life Mantra: “Art is our birth-right. We are all creators. Create, create, create is the mantra of the universe.”

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 all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

10% discount on tuition for registrations paid in full by July 17, 2015. Please contact us [email protected] or call us at 310.745.2476 We will send you an invoice and Pay Pal link to pay for your amazing and transformative Retreat!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1450 $ 1870
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1310 $ 1570
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

Triple Occupancy Available:
Cottage Triple (private bath): $1250

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

Kamaʻāina tuition of $560 is 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.

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