Arts and Creativity

Big Island Dance Camp: Immerse Yourself in a World of Dance

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

February 29, 2016 - March 6, 2016

BIG ISLAND DANCE CAMP is a week-long dance, music and movement intensive, held on the beautiful Kalani Retreat Center on the luscious Big Island of Hawaii.

Expand your dance like never before inparadise with an eclectic ensemble of dance facilitators and modalities.

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.

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

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1400 n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1400 $ 1800
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1350 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1250 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1100 $ 1350

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

Kamaʻāina Tuition: $452
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): $900
​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.

An African/Hawaiian Spiritual Retreat

Māhealani Uchiyama and Masankho Banda

October 26, 2014 - November 1, 2014

Water, Fire, Earth and Sky

An African/Hawaiian Spiritual Retreat

 

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Prices subject to change without notice.

Airfare and ground transportation to Kalani Honua Retreat Center are not included, but there is a shuttle that can be arranged by the participant. • Single Session: $900 • Both Sessions: $1680

A Yoga and Story Retreat in Hawaii

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.

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 $ 1800
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1420 $ 1600

Triple Occupancy Available
Lodge Room (shared bath) Triple: $1370
Lodge Room (private bath) Triple: $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.

A Yoga and Story Retreat in Hawaii

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, theatres, festivals and conferences. Her yoga classes focus on strength, balance, flexibility and peace for every body – an ability to practice radical self-love and acceptance while learning the skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly for Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine in addition to contributing essays and stories about personal and cultural transformation via body acceptance to a variety of books and publications.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x8k58B4FbY&feature=youtu.be

www.youtube.com/watch

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

To inquire about financial aid, please email [email protected].

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1675 $ 2000
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1600 $ 1900
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1420 $ 1600

Kama`aina Rate - $400 (no meals included). Offsite participants can buy meals a la carte and enjoy Kalani's pool, hot tubs and sauna. Hawai'i State ID required upon check-in.

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

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.

Kalani Family Experience / Circus Camp

Seaview Performing Arts Center Staff

June 2, 2014 - June 13, 2014

Kalani and the Seaview Performing ArtsCenter for Education (SPACE) presents Hiccup Circus Summer Day Camp Family Experience.

Ready to run away from the circus for a week?
Join us to learn juggling, stilts, unicycling, acrobatics, and aerial.
Advanced camp also includes drama and character development workshops.

About the Facilitator(s)

Seaview Performing Arts Center is an artistic eco village focused on creatively promoting sustainable development & community living. We are located at Bellyacres in Puna Makai on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. This colorful community arts center is managed by Hawaii’s Volcano Circus a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We offer regular Performance arts classes for children and adults. SPACE currently hosts a wide range of innovative, creative and inspiring community culture and arts events and a thriving weekly Farmer’s Market.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) United Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

The Temple of Dream Healing

Robert Moss

SHAMANIC DREAMING IN PARADISE

An Adventure with Robert Moss

Dreaming is when soul wakes up and goes traveling. You may fly across the water in your body of wind following the drumming of the wave to spend the night with your dream lover. Even goddesses do this

About the Facilitator(s)

Robert Moss Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling novelist, poet and independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Three "Only" Things, The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home. His latest book is Here, Everything Is Dreaming: Poems and Stories. His website is www.mossdreams.com.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Basic retreat fee includes:

All guests must depart on February 22.

*Full tuition

*3 gourmet buffet meals a day

*lodging (options below).

DEPOSIT OF $200 WILL HOLD YOUR SPACE (non refundable). When registering after February 1, full payment is due when signing up.

REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 1ST AND RECEIVE $200 OFF BELOW PRICES

*Non-workshop companions are welcome at group rates, depending upon space at Kalani.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft $ 2100 $ 2400
4 - Tree House Room $ 2100 $ 2400
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1950 $ 2200
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

The Temple of Dream Healing

Robert Moss

SHAMANIC DREAMING IN PARADISE

An Adventure with Robert Moss

Dreaming is when soul wakes up and goes traveling. You may fly across the water in your body of wind following the drumming of the wave to spend the night with your dream lover. Even goddesses do this

From “Moe’uhane: Island Dreaming” by Robert Moss

About the Facilitator(s)

Robert Moss Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an orginal synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling novelist, poet and independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Three "Only" Things, The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home. His latest book is The Boy Who Died and Came Back. His website is www.mossdreams.com.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Basic retreat fee includes:

*Full tuition

*3 gourmet buffet meals a day

*lodging (options below).

DEPOSIT OF $200 WILL HOLD YOUR SPACE (non refundable). When registering after February 1, full payment is due when signing up.

REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 1ST AND RECEIVE $200 OFF BELOW PRICES

*Non-workshop companions are welcome at group rates, depending upon space at Kalani.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2275 $ 2800
5 - Tropical Loft $ 2100 $ 2425
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1975 $ 2225
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a $ 2025
Triple occupancy Lodgeroom private bath rate available for $1875/person.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Puna Music Festival 2014 #PunaMusicFest

Puna Music Fetival

Mahalo to everyone who joined us for the 2014 Puna Music Festival. See you next year! Check out the festival gallery >

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Special package rates are available for the Puna Music Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and special events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (One workshop included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (9 Nights - Two workshops and a complimentary wellness treatment included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

Very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Music Workshops and Intensives:
$150 for three mornings or afternoons / $90 kamaaina.

Hula and Hawaiian Culture Photography Workshop

Brian Ross & Lindsey Taylor

Hawaii Photography WorkshopA unique opportunity for photographers as well as videographers to follow a hula halau during the international Merrie Monarch hula competition.

About the Facilitator(s)

Brian Ross

Brian Ross has been shooting for over 25 years, and his work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Broadway Gallery in NYC, & the Hui No’eau in Hawaii. He has a degree in Communications & Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has done graduate work in Filmmaking at NYU.  Brian has photographed noble laureates: HH the Dalai Lama XIV, Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and has explored contemporary expressions of spirituality and art. He has created successful fundraising art events to benefit the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund & the Tibetan Children’s Village in India. He is the author of “Lunch with Krishna”, a work of fiction examining spirituality and culture in contemporary society.

Over the last decade Brian has been photographing and exploring Hawaii’s most scenic locations.

Contacts

To Register:

Workshop Fees

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

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2800 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

Prices subject to change without notice.

Painting in Paradise

Lino Laure

June 25, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Painting in Paradise Lino Laure Hawaii FlyerIf youʼve ever wanted to learn how to paint nature and in nature, then I invite you to come and enjoy a retreat of creating and relaxing on the Big Island of Hawaii.

About the Facilitator(s)

Lino Laure

Lino LaureLino has been painting close to 20 years.  Graduating from Cal Poly, Pomona, California in 1989, Lino received a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Education. Years after college, Lino moved to the Bay Area, San Francisco to continue his studies with his spiritual teacher in the arts of yoga and other spiritual disciplines. On a break from his studies, he took his first trip to France and it was from that initial trip that Lino discovered his natural ability to paint and create beautiful works of art. From then on, he was hooked on painting...and yoga, meditation and painting became his love.

While in the Bay Area, Lino was a member of the San Francisco Artistʼs Guild and, for a period of time, he mentored with Ann Hogle, a good friendʼs mother and renowned, award-winning, California landscape painter.

In 2003, Lino moved to Hawaii where he continued to paint while also pursuing interests in yoga and meditation. Falling in love with Hawaii, with its landscapes and seascapes abound, Lino painted prolifically and sold his artwork in two galleries in Kona, Hawaii. He now lives at Kalani, a retreat center on the Big Island, where he teaches a variety of workshops and classes.

Linoʼs artwork: www.pbase.com/linolaure

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1285 $ 1705
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1145 $ 1405
4 - Tree House Room $ 1145 $ 1405
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1085 $ 1325
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1045 $ 1245
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Offsite tuition only rate:  $595  (does not include meals or accommodations)

Kama'aina tuition only rate:  $345 (does not include meals or acccommodations, must provide proof of Hawaii residency to qualify for this rate).  

Prices subject to change without notice.

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