Dance and Movement

Tap into Vibrant Health and Happiness - Emotional Freedom Techniques

M!chaeloha Elam and Suzanne Breeze

EFT

About the Facilitator(s)

M!chaeloha ElamMichaeloha is a gifted EFT practitioner, musician, masseuse and teacher. He has conducted hundreds of group and individual EFT sessions over 10 years. “His confidence and creativity come from a deep understanding of the principles of EFT, and the wisdom of one committed to his own journey of self-discovery.”

Suzanne BreezeSuzanne is an aromatic alchemist using the healing power of plants for 15 years. She founded Botanical Breezes Hawaii – producing aromatic healing butters and oils from plants of Hawaii. She is a Certified Counselor of Holistic Nutrition, Herbalist, Access Consciousness BARS Practitioner and has lived on Hawaii since 2002.

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 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) $ 795 $ 945
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 747 $ 855

Prices subject to change without notice.

The Dance Of Life ~ Living The Path Of LOVE

Cass Phelps

September 16, 2012 - September 21, 2012

About the Facilitator(s)

Cass Phelps teaches an innovative body of work that is simple, potentiating and revelatory - a gifted, clear, calming Presence whose guidance assists one into true Self-Knowing. Cass specializes in movement meditation healing work while honoring as major influences: 7 years of teaching Continuum Movement, Structural Integration, Reiki and A Course In Miracles. He's a Reiki master, life time musician and sound healing therapist. He offers workshops globally and tele-dives focused on Eros & Inspiration as well as deep internal cleansing programs in conjunction with movement and wise nutritional guidance and support. He also holds a private practice in LA working with clients with complex neurological disorders. His unique approach to sound, breath and movement unifies the creative and healing arts as ONE.

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 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) $ 2500 n/a

Commuter fee: $1200   Kama’aina (includes daily onsite Kalani pass, retreat experience, no meals or lodging)

$300 deposit confirms your space. Deposit is non-refundable.

Price includes the retreat experience, 7 nights accommodations, 3 organic meals served daily and use of Kalani’s facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Airport is Hilo.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hula Heritage Festival 2013

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

April 2, 2013 - April 8, 2013

Hula AuanaJoin 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.

Evenings we will watch broadcasts and to the extent tickets are available, attend portions of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival evening ceremonies, performances and competitions at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo.

About the Facilitator(s)

Ehulani Stephany

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").

Jonathan Kimo Kaleikaukeha Lopez

KimoBorn and raised in Wai'anae, O'ahu, Jonathan was first taught to dance hula at age 5 by his tutu Lucille Kaleikaukeha Kupau. He further studied under the tutelage of John Papa of Nanakuli, Hoku Rasmussen, Lydia Kauakahi, Frank Palani Kahala of the Gentlemen of Maluikeau, Michael Canopin of Halau Kealakapawa, and Ehulani Stephany of Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali'a Ala O Puna. Kimo has competed in the Merrie Monarch, Kamehameha Hula Competition, and was awarded Mr. Imperial Hula of 2002. Jonathan has toured the US and Japan as an ambassador of this beautiful Hawaiian cultural practice. He has been teaching hula for ten years and continues to do so at the retreat center Kalani Honua of Kalapana where he has been living since 2004.

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 $ 1320 $ 1980
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170

Prices subject to change without notice.

Wassa Dance - Spring Tuning

Lara McIntosh and Marla Simms

Wassa Dance Logo

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)

MARLA SIMMS started her love affair with the human body and its magic from the inside out. She experienced the boldness and explosive energy of a gymnast in her youth. Later, she studied modern dance and performed in the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest (Pat Graney & Co. and THREAD DANCE). She then turned to focus on the exploration of other’s bodies through the study and practice of massage. She has been a massage practitioner and massage educator for 20 years.

She teaches continuing education classes for massage practitioners in the greater Puget Sound area. As an educator, she pursues a better understanding of the soft tissues of the human body and how they react, however subtly, to the stresses and challenges of life and living. For Marla, the body continues to be a venue of art, joy, and discovery. marlasimms.massagetherapy.com/

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Included in this 6 day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, 25 meter pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit.

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

Please call Kalani's Guest Services at 800-800-6886 to book airport shuttles. $65 for individual ride and $45 shared.

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 $ 1350 $ 1675
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1225 $ 1475
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1240
*** Airfare, car rental and incidental ground travel expenses are not included in the price of this retreat. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer, you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the place of your choice.


*For island residents or vacationers wishing to attend the daily dance intensive without Kalani residence or meals, drop-in rates per class and weekly options are available as space allows. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for this option--which also includes a Kalani day pass with each class/series purchased. Lodging and meal options at Kalani may be purchased separately through Kalani.

Kalani Honua Retreat Center: Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth and is located on 19 coastal acres of tropical beauty on the SE coast of Hawaii. Dramatic lava cliffs provide a haven for sunbathers, stargazers, whale watchers and those seeking a deep connection with the earth and sea.

Other offerings at Kalani at additional cost include: Hawaiian and Thai massage, Yoga, Bodywork, Watsu (water-based bodywork) and Hawaiiana/Hula Classes.
For more info on Kalani: www.kalani.com

Prices subject to change without notice.

Spring Rhythms: Embodied Yoga & Dance Intensive

Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri Lara McIntosh

Spring Rhythms: Embodied Yoga & Dance Intensive We invite you to drink in some fun this Spring! Join us for this dynamic collaboration where Melina’s Seasonal Vinyasa Ayurvedic insights, Chiara’s core-awakening style of yoga, and Lara’s Afro-infused Wassa Dance (Afro-infused blend of elemental movement) come together to nourish your body, lift your spirits, and shake your bootie to kick off the Spring season. Melina, Chiara, and Lara each bring over 15 years of dedication to their practice, and together they will help you free up vitality and luminosity.

About the Facilitator(s)

ChiaraChiara Guerrieri began studying Yoga in 1983 to rehabilitate and strengthen her core after a car accident; she continues to practice and teach yoga as a way to heal the separation between body and mind. Chiara teaches us how to breathe, how to connect the breath with the body, how to track physical sensations from moment to moment, how to find internal wisdom as body, breath, and mind work together to inspire our practice. Her love of yoga nourishes her passion for dancing. Cultivating balance, awareness of center and stillness within movement, while connecting with that which is greater than us, expands to dancing together.

Melina

 

Melina has been exploring yoga and nutrition for over 16 years. She is the author of the Art of Sequencing, and produced, Yoga for the Seasons DVD. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, and Sarah Powers continue to influence her practice.

Lara
Lara is a teacher, choreographer and performer whose curiosity and deep love of music, movement and culture are the muses for her life work. Lara explores rhythm, spirit, craft and community to unlock movement potential and inspire the dancer in each person.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1875 $ 2575
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1550 $ 1950
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1450 $ 1500
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1250 $ 1400

Prices subject to change without notice.

Spring Tuning with Lara, Marla and Chiara

Lara McIntosh, Marla Simms and Chiara Guerrieri

Wassa Dance Logo

About the Facilitator(s)

LARA MCINTOSH believes that anyone who moves is already a dancer. She has danced all her life. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer,

Lara explores rhythm, spirit, craft, and community to unlock the movement potential in others. An active member of the Seattle drum-and-dance communities for many years, her Afro-infused dance style is inspired by travels to Brazil and Mali, West Africa. “Wassa” is the Bambara name Lara received during one of her visits to Mali. It means “one who acts for joy and fulfillment.” Her curiosity about movement and cultures, combined with a deep love for music, are lifelong muses. She offers residencies in local schools and intensive retreat-style workshops internationally. (Photo by Michael Harthorne)

MARLA SIMMS: started her love affair with the human body and its magic from the inside out. She experienced the boldness and explosive energy of a gymnast in her youth. She then turned to the focus of exploration of other’s bodies through the study and practice of massage. She has been a massage practitioner and massage educator for 20 years. As an educator, she pursues a better understanding of the soft tissues of the human body and how they react (however subtly) to the stresses and challenges of life and living. For Marla, the body continues to be a venue of art, joy, and discovery.

CHIARA GUERRIERI: began studying Yoga to rehabilitate and strengthen her core after a car accident; she continues to practice and teach yoga as a way to heal the separation between body and mind. Chiara teaches us how to breathe, how to connect the breath with the body, how to track physical sensations from moment to moment, how to find internal wisdom as body, breath, and mind work together to inspire our practice. Chiara's classes are accessible to anyone with a basic background in yoga. She has a strong interest in injury evaluation and treatment, and welcomes students recovering from injury or other physical pain. She has studied Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming; she uses her language skills to weave trances that wake us from our routines, allowing us to explore new pathways.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Included in this 5-day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, 25 meter size pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit. Final payments are due February 21.

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

Please call Kalani's Guest Services at 800-800-6886 to book airport shuttles. $65 for individual ride and $45 shared.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1350 $ 1675
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1350 $ 1675
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1225 $ 1475
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1240
*** Airfare, car rental and incidental ground travel expenses are not included in the price of this retreat. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer, you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the place of your choice.


*For island residents or vacationers wishing to attend the daily dance intensive without Kalani residence or meals, drop-in rates per class and weekly options are available as space allows. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for this option--which also includes a Kalani day pass with each class/series purchased. Lodging and meal options at Kalani may be purchased separately through Kalani.

Kalani Honua Retreat Center: Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth and is located on 19 coastal acres of tropical beauty on the SE coast of Hawaii. Dramatic lava cliffs provide a haven for sunbathers, stargazers, whale watchers and those seeking a deep connection with the earth and sea.

Other offerings at Kalani at additional cost include: Hawaiian and Thai massage, Yoga, Bodywork, Watsu (water-based bodywork) and Hawaiiana/Hula Classes.
For more info on Kalani: www.kalani.com

Prices subject to change without notice.

Yoga and Fire Arts Retreat in Hawaii

Judy Louie & Shireen Press

kalani pool

Wake up to the beautiful sounds and sights of the island with an invigorating Vinyasa yoga class led by Judy. Feel energized yet calm, ready to take on the day! The 90-minute class is designed for all levels, with creative flowing movements that will support and nurture you. The practice is to be present with your breath, explore the body, and free your mind!

About the Facilitator(s)

Judy LouieJudy Louie

Judy Louie has been teaching yoga since 1995 when she finished her Bikram Yoga teacher training with Bikram Choudhury. After years of practicing and teaching Bikram yoga, she started exploring other styles of yoga. Her passion for yoga brought her to train with many inspiring teachers; Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Paul Grilley, Baba Hari Das and more.

In 1999 Judy opened Bikram Yoga Kauai/Bodhi Tree Yoga and was the Founder/Director for 10 years. The studio was the community center for aspiring teachers of dance, yoga and the arts, hub to many dance jams and music events along with many styles of yoga.

Judy’s classes are taught for beginners and intermediate students. There are always participants that join the retreat who have NEVER done yoga. They leave with a new sense of self confidence and appreciation for the practice. Her passion for yoga, fun and human connection will put you at ease; while her positive attitude and generous spirit will assist you in becoming present and energized. Judy’s classes will safely guide you with knowledge, compassion and experience. Come explore the magic!

shireen press fire dance

shireen press, object manipulatrix extraordinaire!

Shireen has pursued her lifelong interest in movement arts through training in yoga, dance, circus arts and aerial dance. She has been dancing with fire since 1999, and is known for her fluid style, innovative movements and mesmerizing performances.

A multi-faceted performer, shireen can walk on stilts, fly through the air, climb on her friends, light things on fire, and do it all with a smile on her face. She is also a founding member and co-producer of Circus Artemis, and the CEO of Flamebuoyant Productions, Inc.

An accomplished teacher as well as performer, she has taught circus skills, object manipulation and aerial arts to students of all ages from the Portland Saturday Market to the beaches of India to the National Circus School in Cambodia. Her instructional DVDs Poi Spinning Basics with Pele’s Element and Poi Spinning: Focus on Transitions are sold internationally and to great acclaim.

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 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) $ 1475 $ 1825
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Lodge room private bath triple occupancy rate: $1405.00 per person.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Dance for Health

Fabiana Pastorini

October 21, 2012 - November 1, 2012

Our body – an endless territory full of information, the place where life happens, our best friend. Assuming that our body is the ultimate indicator for our lives: what if we could enter into a dialogue with our body in order to understand a few of it's secrets?

About the Facilitator(s)

Fabiana Pastorini Fabiana Pastorini

Fabiana Pastorini was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), specialized in Modern Dance, and completed a training in Integrated Breathing Therapy. Her interest in the healing methods of the Quetchuas Aymaras (descendants of the Inkas) in her home country brought her to invite more and more people to dance at pristine places and strengthen their connection with their inner potential with the healing forces of nature. Fabiana currently lives in Vienna, Austria and teaches workshops worldwide. For more information on her ongoing classes, workshops, and journeys go to http://www.fabianapastorini.com/en/home.html

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 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) $ 2050 n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

In-Depth: An Intermediate Hoopdance Experience

Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze

January 20, 2013 - January 27, 2013

In-Depth: An Intermediate Hoopdance Experience with Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze. Big Island Hawaii January 20-27, 2013.

Join us for this week-long hoopdance experience to blast through old, stuck movement patterns and stock up on new tricks and technique at Kalani.  Think of it Like Hoopdance Bootcamp...in Paradise!

About the Facilitator(s)

Shakti Sunfire is a vibrant and passionate teacher of hoop dance and yoga. Now a resident of San Francisco, she draws on her own experiences and her heavy participation in the community to encourage unfettered self-expression centered in the heart. Her message is one of radical self acceptance. She teaches and performs internationally.

www.shaktisunfire.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

Non-refundable deposit $600 to hold your space. Remainder due Oct 1st.

Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti Sunfire

546 Fillmore St.

San Francisco, CA 94117

Or pay online via paypal with a credit card.

Lodge room shared bath triple $1290

Lodge room private bath triple (only 3 spots available) $1290

Early Bird Rates - Save $200 off the below prices if you pay in full before SEPT 1.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2030 $ 2765
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1750 $ 2205
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1750 $ 2205
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1500 $ 1850
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1400 $ 1650

Prices subject to change without notice.

Belly Dance Retreat Retreat with Zoe Jakes And Kami Liddle

Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Kalae Kaina

December 3, 2012 - December 9, 2012
Embark on an experience of a lifetime at this winter retreat with Belly Dance Super Stars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle.

Soak in the beauty of Hawaii at the world renowned Kalani Retreat Center. Deepen your dance with a total of 30 hours of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance training! This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, and take home tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer.

About the Facilitator(s)

Zoe Jakes: Zoe is a proud member of The Indigo, recently on the road touring their new show Le Serpent Rouge. She has been touring with Bellydance Superstars since the fall of 2005 and can be seen performing on their new Tribal Fusions DVD. She recently finished filming her debut instructional DVD, to be released in the fall. Combining talents with David Satori and Tommy Cappel to form the band Beats Antique, which released the album Tribal Derivations last spring, Zoe is currently working on its sequel. When not with The Indigo, she tours with The Yard Dogs Road Show, a cartoon circus sideshow of wacky dimensions, and has been seen tearing it up with the Extra Action Marching Band. Recently nominated for Zaghareets “Best Interpretive Artist 2007″, Zoe is an inarguably innovative dancer, whose unique take on Tribal bellydance takes influence from Art Nouveau, tango, Breakdance, and Indian classical dance. She loves unicorns and has never once doubted their existence. To learn more about Zoe visit http://beatsantique.com.

Kami Liddle: Kami has been dancing all 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 fromthe 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. Kami is a Oahu favorite and has been asked back again and again to teach and perform here. Her silky moves will hypnotize and enthrall. To learn more about Kami please visit her at www.kamiliddle.com.

Kalae Kaina has been producing belly dance events and sponsoring workshops in Hawaii since 2006. Kalae is the director of Honolulu’s own, Tribal Fusion Dance Company, Shakti Dance Movement. For more info please visit http://shakti808.com.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1699 $ 1899
4 - Tree House Room $ 1699 $ 1899
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1699 $ 1899
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1599 $ 1699
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1499 $ 1599

Prices subject to change without notice.

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