Dance and Movement

Wassa Dance with Aloha #15

Lara McIntosh

February 7, 2016 - February 13, 2016

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Join us in seeding a new season of your body’s potential for ease and joyful vitality through dance and movement exploration. Come as you are and let the rhythms take you deeper!

About the Facilitator(s)

LARA MCINTOSH has studied dance all her life and is an active member of Seattle dance, music and public art communities. Lara is the originator of Wassa Dance which is inspired by dances and music from the African diaspora. She has been teaching independently in this afro-fusion style since 1997. Travels to Brazil and Mali, West Africa and ongoing study with locally based teachers are great influences in her work.

“Wassa” is the Bambara name Lara received during her first visit to Mali. It translates as “one who acts for joy and fulfillment.”

Lara's curiosity about movement and cultures are combined with a deep love for music and community building. She has a long history of collaboration for performance, event production and movement education which include ten years with THREAD DANCE, multiple collaborations with artist Cameron Anne Mason and the Fremont Arts Council for parade and pageant presentations. During her six years on the Board of Directors of the Seattle World Percussion Society (SWPS), she helped oversee the production of the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center, which is one of the largest free percussion festivals in the country. Lara is an adjunct faculty member of the ARC School of Ballet. She also offers school residencies and conducts annual intensive workshops in Washington State and Hawaii. www.wassadance.com (Photo by Michael Harthorne)

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.

A deposit of $300 holds your space.

*Prices subject to change without notice for unregistered participants.

Non-dancing companions are welcome based on available space at Kalani. There is a $50 admin fee for non dancers.

For special rate options, please contact Lara.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1710 $ 2340
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1500 $ 1890
4 - Tree House Room $ 1500 $ 1890
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1410 $ 1770
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.

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

Learn more about getting here.

5th Annual Hawaii Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle

November 29, 2015 - December 7, 2015

5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center
12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pah

About the Facilitator(s)

Kami Liddle
Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found Fat Chance Belly Dance and began to study their videos religiously. Today Kami refers to her style as a modern fusion of an ancient dance. As she began to perform as a soloist she began to incorporate other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop jazz and Bhangra dance. Kami has earned a degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno and has been nominated for 'Best Interpretive Artist" for 2005 and 2007 by Zaghareet Magazine. She joined Bellydance Superstars in 2005 and is a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. Kami recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kami-Liddle/20054625188?ref=ts&fref=ts

Zoe Jakes
An innovative dancer, Zoe has been said to have her own unique take on Tribal Bellydance. She takes her influence from Art Nouveaux, tango, hip hop, and Indian classical dance. She loves unicorns and has never once doubted their existence.  Zoe Jakes adds a third dimension as the diverse and disciplinary dance counterpart to Beats Antique’s sound. Jakes has worked with two major dance troupes, including Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars and Rachel Brice’s Indigo Belly Dance Company, and is a student of ballet and contemporary techniques.

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoe-Jakes-Official-Fan-Page/289128031424?ref=ts&fref=ts

Kalae Kaina
Born and raised in Hawaii, descended from Hawaiian ancestry, Kalae started her belly dance journey at the tender age of 15 under the direction of Jean Yanagawa. She now has nearly 20 years of Belly Dance experience under her belt. In her quest to study Classical Indian Dance, stemming from a deep desire to serve Krsna, Kalae searched Honolulu for a teacher only to stumble upon belly dance. It was love at first dance! In 2007 Kalae made the trek to study Odissi at the Odissi Institute with Ratna Roy at the Evergreen State College, it was an experience she will never forget. 

Over the years Kalae has had the amazing opportunity to study from outstanding teachers such as Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Rachel Brice, Mira Betz, Jill Parker, Collena Shakti and many more!  Kalae hosts the annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle at the Kalani Retreat center on Hawaii Island. She is certified level 2 in Rachel Brice's 8 Elements and dances for Zoe Jakes House of Tarot!!!   

Kalae began teaching in 2004, and shortly after formed her own Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Company, Shakti Dance Movement.  Shakti Dance Movement is Honolulu's premier Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Company and has been making the pilgrimage to Tribal fest annually since 2006. In 2010 she formed her Student group Devi Dance Company who have blossomed into an accomplished and dedicated group of ladies. As lead Choreographer and Artistic Director Kalae is continually expanding her dance knowledge by first and foremost being a staunch student.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: (808) 358-2571
Web Address: www.shakti808.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!

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.

For more information on transportation from the airport please visit Getting to Kalani.

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 $ 2149 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1949 $ 2349
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1749 $ 2049

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $1749
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1649

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.

"HEAVY HITTER" 40 workshop hours $849, per person                                                       
The "Heavy Hitter" package is intended for those who would like to find their own accommodations off Kalani property. Tuition includes 40 hours of instruction, plus admission to the Hafla.  You are also welcome to enjoy all the amenities Kalani has to offer, relax by the beautiful pool, hot tub, & sauna on your breaks or after class! If you would like to stay for any meals, meals are served buffet-style on the outdoor dining lanai at the following times. 

Please pay for meals at guest services prior to heading up to the lanai.
  
•    Breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am - $13
    
•    Lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - $15
    
•    Dinner from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - $24

If you are interested in bringing a friend or partner to the retreat that will NOT be attending workshops you can deduct $849 from any lodging option to find their rate.  Please e-mail [email protected] for more information on payment for this option. 

If you register for a Double or Triple Occupancy room and are attending without a friend to room with, a roommate will be assigned to you.

Weekend Intensive: Friday, Dec. 4th-Monday, Dec. 7th, 2014
"LODGE ROOM" triple occupancy, private bath, $649 per person
"LODGE ROOM" double occupancy, shared bath, $649 per person
"LODGE ROOM" double occupancy, private bath, $749 per per person
"WEEKEND WARRIOR"- 13 workshop hours, $275 per person

The "Weekend Warrior" package is intended for those who would like to find their own accommodations off Kalani property.  Tuition includes 13 hours of instruction.  You are welcome to enjoy all the amenities Kalani has to offer, relax by the beautiful pool, hot tub, & sauna on your breaks or after class! Hot showers are available poolside.  If you would like to stay for any meals, meals are served buffet-style on the outdoor dining lanai at the following times. 

Please pay for meals at guest services prior to heading up to the lanai.
  
•    Breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am - $13
    
•    Lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - $15
    
•    Dinner from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - $24

If you are interested in bringing a friend or partner to the weekend retreat that will NOT be attending workshops you can deduct $275 from any lodging option to find their rate.  Please e-mail [email protected] for more information on payment for this option.  If you register for a Double or Triple Occupancy room and are attending without a friend to room with, a roommate will be assigned to you. 



Paypal:

All electronic payments will be processed via paypal.  For international attendees having problems with paypal, please contact [email protected] for other options.

Payment plans:
Payment plans are available and are a great way to fit the retreat into your budget.  I require a $300 deposit, which you will see in the ticket options.  After registering with a payment plan I will contact you via e-mail with your lodging request and from there will set up your payment schedule.  During the first week of each month I will send you a paypal invoice for your monthly installment in which you will have 30 days to pay, hopefully making your payments more flexible for you.  Payment plans start the month you register with your $300 deposit and will be paid monthly up until October.  All payment plans must be paid in full by October, 31st.  Your monthly installment is based off of what lodging option you choose and what month you register in, please contact me at [email protected] for a full detailed breakdown of your payment schedule.  There is a $100 fee for setting up a payment plan.

To Pay by Check or Money Order
Please send check or money order payable to:
Shakti Dance Movement
41-759 Kaulukanu Street, Waimanalo, HI 96795.

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.

Additional tips to prepare for Kalani!

  • Please bring a re-useable water bottle.
  • Cell phone reception is limited; AT&T subscribers get the best reception.  Phones are available for guests in Guest Services.
  • Bring an umbrella!  Hawaii is known for it's passing showers.
  • Kalani is located in a tropical jungle!  Bring Mosquito repellent & be prepared for the chirping of Coqui Frogs at night!  The Coqui frog is an invasive species, which has unfortunately become a problem in the area.  Kalani does provide earplugs if needed for restful sleep.  To listen to the Coqui chirp please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZUOiZG84c0

Hawaii Yoga Festival 2015: Week Pass


Find your fire. Ignite your power.
November 10-15 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 $ 1325 $ 1850
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1150 $ 1475
4 - Tree House Room $ 1150 $ 1475
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1075 $ 1375
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1025 $ 1275
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 895 $ 1075

Triple Occupancy Available:
Cottage (private bath): $1075
Tree House (private bath): $1025
Lodge Room (private bath): $925
Lodge Room (shared bath): $845

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

Full festival commuter pass: $775 (for full festival access and meals).

Full festival Kamaʻāina pass: $449 (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.

Move Awake III: A Yoga, Dance and Meditation Experience for the Spirit

Marisa Weppner & Rainbow Eric; Celeste Bolin, teacher

7 Day Immersion for the Body, Mind & Spirit

Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Big Island, Hawaii. Enjoy at least 3 yoga, dance or meditation classes daily along with optional Thai massage, Pranassage, aquatic bodywork, and shamanic journey work in this intimate retreat experience.

About the Facilitator(s)

Marisa Weppner
Marisa Weppner, MA, ERYT500, CC is well known for her authentic self-expression, humorous yet grounded, as she empowers students to live their highest potential on all levels of Being. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years and completed the InterdisciplinaryYoga and Advanced Teacher Trainings at the Nosara Yoga Institute in 2002. She uses her graduate degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Life Coaching and Pranassage to bring a real-world mix of eastern and western spiritually and psychology to her classes for Self-empowerment and transformation on all levels.

Email Address:  [email protected]
Telephone Number: (208) 338-5430
Web Address: www.marisaweppner.com
Social Media: Marisa Weppner Yoga; @marisaweppner, @sageyogaboise

Rainbow Eric
Rainbow Eric has been sharing his approach to yoga and movement arts with the world for over 15 years. He received classical yoga training in Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, and Pranayama and has personal practice and self-guided education in Karma, Vinyasa, Yin and White-Tantric styles of yoga. His passions for first-nations cultures, shamanism, spirituality, astrology, yoga, dance, magic, laughter, play and LOVE all infuse Eric’s teaching style so each class is a rainbow fusion of pure delight!

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: (208) 338-5430
Web Address:  www.rainboweric.com
Social Media: rainbow_eric

Teacher: Celeste Bolin
Celeste Bolin, PhD, RYT has been teaching dance as a mindful physical practice for over seven years now using a unique curriculum that focuses on cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility in the physical body as well as our self-image. Also a graduate from the Nosara Yoga Institute, she creatively infuses yoga and meditation into her classes. “You can't help but want to follow her lead in fearless pursuit of joy and uninhibited self expression” - (weekly dance student).

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: (208) 338-5430
Web Address: www.celestebolin.com
Social Media: Celeste Bolin Dance; @drcdancecommander

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.

There is a $250 deposit to hold your place.
Receive a 10% discount for reservations done before 12/31/15!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 2255 $ 1800
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1695 $ 2115
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1625 $ 1975
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1443 $ 1695

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1373
Lodge Room (private bath): $1485

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.

FatChanceBellyDance® General Skills and Teacher Training

Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Megha Gavin

July 16, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Join Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman, founder of American Tribal Style® dance and owner of FatChanceBellyDance® along with her Tribal Pura International partner, Megha for a dance intensive that will change the way you understand belly dance. 

About the Facilitator(s)

Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman

An early fascination of permanent body adornment lead 8-year old Carolena to request that her Father, Carl, a collector himself, to buy a ring she could “wear always and not take off.” This concept evolved into the study of folkloric textiles, a body full of tattoos and a collection of jewelry and textiles from around the world.

The discovery of belly dance led to the creation of her own dance style, American Tribal Style® (ATS®) Belly Dance. FatChanceBellyDance® was founded by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman in 1987 and immediately captured the attention of audiences worldwide with stunning dance performances featuring majestic costuming and layers of tribal jewelry. The music, a carefully chosen collection of both traditional sounds and modern fusion adds to the effect. American Tribal Style® looks old, but it is actually new.

Carolena has compiled a montage of different “tribal” elements into what has been coined American Tribal Style® Belly Dance. ATS® movements are inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East and India. Aesthetically ATS® is based on the richness of textiles and jewelry from North Africa and India. ATS® is a method of improvisational choreography, using a vocabulary of natural movements and cues allowing the dancers to communicate via gesture and eye contact when dancing together. The effect is vibrant thread drawing the audience into the tapestry.

Currently Carolena directs FatChanceBellyDance® at her studio and resource center in San Francisco, CA. She masterminds the business side of the Nakarali Jewelry Company, co-owned with Colleena Shakti. Students can find classes in San Francisco, via Skype, and soon to arrive On-line Classes. Instruction is further augmented by a collection of instructional DVDs and international workshop travel. Through workshops such as Tribal: Pura with Megha Gavin, Carolena and her FatChanceBellyDance® instructors take ATS® around the globe. In addition to instruction, Carolena provides business consultation in the form of Tribal Counsel and ATS® Troupe Consulting.

When she’s not traveling the globe or working at her studio, Carolena enjoys spending time with her partner Loretta Nericcio-Bohlman, exercising, sewing, knitting and reading.

Megha Gavin began performing very early in life. She took her first dance classes at about the age of 4 and has been creating and performing ever since. Theatre soon caught her attention and that was her passion throughout her schooling years. It was in 1996 that she discovered American Tribal Style® Bellydance and immediately shifted her focus to this art form.

In San Francisco, Megha studied ATS® with the originator of the style from 1996 – 1998. Upon returning to the Southeast, she began teaching ATS® classes in order to create a community of people to dance with. She was the first to offer these classes in this region and has continued teaching pure ATS® for the last 16 years. She continues to teach and perform at sold out workshops across the country and around the world both individually and on the Tribal Pura tour with her teacher/partner, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.

In 2003 Megha completed teacher certification with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman (creator of ATS® and founder of FatChanceBellyDance®) and entered into an exclusive partnership with her. They now take their love and appreciation of this elegant dance style in its original form on the road to co-teach the technique and artistic vision created by Carolena over the last 25 years.

Megha directs the Birmingham, AL based “Devyani Dance Company.” Under her direction, Devyani has performed at countless theatrical events, festivals, weddings, corporate events and private parties over the last 15 years and has been nominated for multiple cultural and artistic awards.

In January 2014, Megha moved to Dallas, TX and while still directing Devyani, she withdrew from teaching weekly classes and shifted her focus instead to the Tribal Pura International events and offerings with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.

When not teaching and performing ATS®, Megha homeschools her daughter and studies plant based nutrition, reiki and essential oils.


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 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 $ 1200 $ 1720
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1080 $ 1560
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1000 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $840

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.

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 Tantra Festival

Robert Silber and Holly Burlet

Tantra is the Art of weaving Love and Life, Sex and Spirit, Consciousness and Embodiment

Join us for 5 unforgettable days and four steamy nights with a focused intention to step into our purpose, our power, and our pleasure.  Experience world-re

About the Facilitator(s)

Robert Silber, M.S., LMT is the founder of the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS).  He teaches workshops and trainings around the world with some of the leading teachers on sacred sexuality and is on faculty of the International School of Temple Arts.  He coaches both individual and couples and is a licensed massage therapist, giving bodywork incorporating the elements of lomi lomi, Thai, cranial sacral and pelvic release techniques in a process that is deeply empowering and transformative.

He is currently developing a new home for the ICS on 25 beautiful acres near the coast in Hawaii.  With this community he hopes to provide a framework for sensual living involving beautiful spaces, permaculture gardens, sustainable living, spiritual cultivation, and perhaps most importantly - a community grounded in conscious communication and intimacy practices.  He is also currently finishing a book on conscious sensuality, community and sustainability.

Email Address: [email protected]        

Web Address: www.ConsciousSensuality.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conscious-Sensuality/213934542075173?fref=ts
www.HawaiiTantraFestival.com

Holly Burlet's passion and focus is participating in and creating transformational gatherings.  Her journey began with grassroots festival organization in New Zealand and later volunteer organization with The Phangan Project, a non-profit permaculture organization in Thailand.  She has since helped co-produce the first ever Hawaii Tantra Festival in January 2015 and helped to organize the Ecstatic festival in California in June of 2015.  She is a lover of dance and movement and personal growth in all its varieties and has most recently been travelling the Pacific Northwest attending festivals, gathering inspiration and spreading Aloha.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: (707) 583-6534
Web Address: www.HawaiiTantraFestival.com

Visit HawaiiTantraFestival.com for a full listing of facilitators and workshops!

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 Bird Specials!

  • Register by August 1, 2015 and receive a discount of $200 on prices listed below
  • Register by October 1, 2015 and receive a discount of $100 on prices listed below
  • Register by December 1, 2015 and receive a discount of $50 on prices listed below
Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1315 $ 1735
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1175 $ 1435
4 - Tree House Room $ 1175 $ 1435
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1115 $ 1355
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1075 $ 1275
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 971 $ 1115

Triple Occupancy is also available!

Lodge Room (private bath) triple: $995
Lodge Room (shared bath) triple: $931
Cottage Triple: $1115
Treehouse Triple: $1075

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.

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.

Hula Heritage Festival 2016

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

Join us as we celebrate great moments of Hawaiian culture. Throughout the week we will learn traditional songs, chants, myths, crafts, language, plant uses and hula - in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (post 1860) forms.

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.

Awaken Mastery – Integration, Manifestation, Movement, Magic

Georgia Jean and The Circle of Light, Anah Reichenbach & Jonathan Cartagena

About the Facilitator(s)

GEORGIA JEAN : Multi-dimensional healer, Hoop dance initiate and channel
Georgia, a professional artist, actor and stand up comedian, experienced a life changing event in 2004 when she spontaneously developed the ability to channel a higher consciousness called
 The Circle of Light. For the last 10 years, through this connection, and working with many chronically challenged clients (mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually), Georgia has accumulated a massive amount of recorded material and groundbreaking techniques designed to "transcend the illusion of separation" that keeps humanity, individually and collectively, in a state of suffering, resistance and struggle. She is the coauthor of “The Circle of Light and the Philosopher – Another Magnificent Day – Keys for Unlocking the Soul’s Potential”

Georgia will be teaching the tools of energetic mastery distilled from the wisdom accumulated through her connection to The Circle of Light.

THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT : A non-physical collective of high consciousness energies, (similar to Abraham-Hicks), that come forward in service to the evolution of humanity. Teaching mastery of soul level manifestation, and considered the teachers of teachers, The Circle of Light pick up where most Law of Attraction material leaves off. Their high frequencies are palpable and transformative, their wisdom, both accessible and profound.

Georgia will be channeling The Circle in their soul awakening, deep energetic meditations and for Q & A.

ANAH REICHENBACH AKA HOOPALICIOUS : Hoop Dance Innovator, Teacher and Inspirer
Anah has been credited as being the founder of the modern art of Hoop Dance, and is a pioneer in the Hooping movement.  Over the past 15 years, Anah has traveled the world teaching and performing both live and in commercials for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Sobe, Nike, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Fergie, The MTV Video Music Awards, Coke, America’s Got Talent and K-Swiss.  The Hoop Revolution® Curriculum that she developed has been the foundation of most other well-known Hoop Dance curriculums.  She is also the star of the feature length documentary “The Hooping Life.” Anah has been featured in many popular publications including The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair and Dance Spirit magazine.

In addition to starting this underground dance and culture movement, Anah’s work with celebrities has helped to bring this movement to the mainstream.  Most recently, Anah starred in “HoopBody,” a series of hooping fitness DVDs produced by Gaiam® featuring well-known actress Marisa Tomei.  She worked closely with Ms. Tomei in designing the hooping curriculum taught on the series.

As a consistent leader in the hoop community, Anah created the acclaimed Hoop Revolution Teacher Training Program and the first DVD of the highly anticipated series, "Hoop Revolution's Core Foundation."  She has also won Hooping.org’s 2009 Online Video of the Year and 2010 Instructor of the Year awards.

JONATHAN CARTAGENA: Hoop Dancer & Performer
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jonathan has been dancing since he was 10 years old in numerous dance and performance groups. His movement background easily translated to the hoop and his fast-paced, fluid style and mesmerizing head hooping has garnered him quick recognition. In 2014 his dancing was highlighted in the Masquerade Sensorium promotional video and his "Fall Hooping in NYC" video was featured in Hooping.org who labeled him as "one to watch". As a graduate of the Circle Evolution Hoop Alchemy for Performance Program he dazzled New York city crowds with his powerful and emotive performance "Battle" in their final showcase, "Just Wanna Hoop." Jonathan is also a talented costume designer who pursues his creative passions with commitment, focus and bucket loads of humor.

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) $ 1179 $ 1429
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1049 $ 1229

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath): $999

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.

Restore Your Roar: a Re-boot Camp

Amanda Trusty & Olivia Petzy

January 13, 2016 - January 20, 2016

About the Facilitator(s)

Amanda Trusty is a tap dancer, body love advocate, and blogger at amandatrustysays.com. Known primarily for her viral tap burlesque video to Katy Perry's "Roar", where she stripped down to her skivvies at Kalani in November 2013 and peeled the words "cellulite" and "fat" off her body to make a statement, she is a writer and blogger bringing awareness to the body image and eating disorder crisis that faces the entertainment industry. After a performance career in New York City that spanned the course of a decade, Amanda is now a full-time dance teacher on the Big Island of Hawai’i. In 2014, she was featured as one of Huffington Post’s top women bringing body positivity to dance. She also writes for Sadie Jane dancewear. She is an expert on Nutella.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 610-781-5516
Web Address and Social Media: www.amandatrustysays.com, @amanda_trusty

Olivia Petzy is a performer, Shrink Session sweat therapist, writer, and gummy candy connoisseur. She spent four years in a theater conservatory where she learned that she loved theme parties and hated the way her body moved when dancing so much that she cried in every dance class. Sometimes she had four in one day. That's a lot of crying. After moving to New York City, Olivia stumbled into a Shrink Session class and discovered that it was possible to move your body in a way that feels freeing. Life changed, she became obsessed with sharing her unique spin on the class and empowering others to move with ease and joy, regardless of their level of dance skill or athleticism. She is a popular comedian and host in NYC and is late for everything because she’s snuggling with her dog Walter.

Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 508-633-5484
Web Address and Social Media: www.oliviapetzy.com, @oliviapetzy

Contacts

For More Information:

Amanda Trusty and Olivia Petzy

Workshop Fees

Cottage Triple Occupancy: $1999

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.

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.

In-Depth Hoopdance 2016: An Intermediate to Advanced Hoopdance Intensive

Caterina Suttin, Luna Breeze, and Shakti Sunfire

January 23, 2016 - January 30, 2016

In-Depth Hoopdance Retreat 2016 | Produced by Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze



In-Depth is an annual intensive hoopdance retreat held on the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani.

About the Facilitator(s)


Shakti Sunfire, In-Depth Producer 

An internationally recognized movement guide and an advocate of the Earth, Shakti Sunfire blends her deep love of conscious dance, classical Tantra, yoga, mythology, ecology, and the study of many nature-based traditions into inspiring thematic explorations of Soul.

Hoopstress for the last 8 years running, Shakti's focus falls on the merging world of somatic movement, free flow dance, and tech in the hoop. She is inspired in the creation of creative community space and inside the family VIBE of the hoop community. In-Depth is her baby, and the best party she'll ever throw. At In-Depth Shakti acts as visionary glue, space-holder, dance and yoga teacher and mama. She loves every moment and all the friends made along the way!

You might have seen her dancing on the Wanderlust Festival main stage, or on the cover of Yoga Journal. A true rolling stone, Shakti teaches workshops, leads retreats, and performs all over the world. The visionary woman in her has founded The Rhythm Way, and gotten her published and featured in countless books, articles, images and DVDs. A passionate writer, Shakti dives deep into human experience, exposing universal connection and poignant synchronicity through mytho-poetic narrative. You can find more of her work on Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal and in Origin Magazine.

Learn more about Shakti at The Rhythm Way.


Luna Breeze, In-Depth Producer

Exotic, energetic, and entertaining, Luna  extends far beyond the acrobatic. As a hoop dancer, her choreography blurs the line between entertainment and performance art - a focus on the magic of illusion and the interaction of hoop and dancer. She is known for her fusion of modern dance, tradition circus skills, and musicality within her dance. As a teacher she is known for her accessibility, goofy sense of humor and serious attitude of positive empowerment through the ring.

Luna has traveled to India via Samsung Mobile to promote the Olympic games through performance, performed at the 2014 IJA Cascade of Stars, and has worked with acclaimed contemporary circus companies such as Pendulum Aerial Arts, Quixotic Fusion, Madison House, Periplo Circus Convention, and many others. In 2011 she was visionary and co-founder of MoonDrop Circus, a thriving community circus based in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2013 she completed a professional circus training program with one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary circus companies in America, Pendulum Aerial Arts. There she worked one on one with world champion rhythmic gymnast Rebbecca Sukhanova. Luna now a teaches and performs for Pendulum Aerial Arts on a regular basis.

Learn more about Luna Breeze Performance.

 

Gail O'Brien, In-Depth Instructor

A dynamic and technical contemporary hoop dancer and a renowned hoop teacher based in the UK. Gail has taught extensively in the last four years at events including Sacred Circularities, HoopCamp, Spin Summit, SWHoop, HoopCamp, European Juggling Convention, Brighton Flow Fest and UK Hoop Gatherings (UK). She also performs and runs the annual Manchester Hoop Congress, now in its fourth year, which brings together the best of UK and international hoop talent to teach and perform.

Gail's unique and adaptable performance style with hoop, fire hoop and LED/glow hoop has led her to perform internationally at cabarets, conventions, festivals and corporate events.

Gail has just completed a year’s circus training at Belfast Circus School where she has created a stunning new act fusing hoop manipulation, dance, acrobatics, and building on skills  developed during the Circus in Performance course at GreenTop Circus School in 2011. She is also developing an acrobatic Roue Cyr piece.

Learn more about Gail at Hoopspin.



Tiana Zoumer, In-Depth Instructor 

Tiana lives internationally as a touring teacher, performer and artist with the hoop. For the last 6 years she has explored an evolutionary relationship to the circle, ever expanding and opening her hoop dance with revolutionary intentions. Voted Hooping.org's Female Hooper of the Year in 2013 and nominated as Instructor of the Year in 2015. She teaches movement theories within her practice, translating the transformational experience of the circle’s dance to invite collective expansion and authentic expression. Andrea is celebrated for her poetic language in performance and instruction to inspire improvisational movement in hoop art.



Caterina Suttin, In-Depth Instructor

Caterina has been hooping for 4 years and in that short time the hoop has done truly remarkable things in her life. She has taught and performed at festivals and retreats all across the US and Europe, including: Hoopcamp, FireDrums, Ignight and Master Ongs Flow Festival, Flowstorm, Lucidity, The Spin Summit,The Switzerland Hoop Convention, and HoTS (hooper teacher showcase) in the UK, to name a few.

Caterina also makes unique handmade wire jewelry. She has been wire wrapping for over 10 years and now takes inspiration from the hoop and channels that into her creations. Caterina is currently "Home Free" and has been on tour since July 2012.

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.

Hold your space with a non-refundable deposit of $550; full balance due October 1, 2015!

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 $ 1500 $ 1995
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1600 $ 1900
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1450 $ 1675

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1395
Lodge Room (shared bath):  SOLD OUT

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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