Gay Men

Men's Tropical Holiday 2016

Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, and the Kalani Team

December 20, 2016 - December 26, 2016

Erupt, relax and renew!  Kalani is your Hawaiian Retreat Community erupting with transformative aloha spirit.

About the Facilitator(s)

This event is presented by Kalani, guest presenters and staff, including Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, and others. Please visit the About section of our website for more information about Kalani and our staff.

Richard Koob
Richard, Kalani's co-founder, loves to share opportunities for men to connect and thrive inspired by the nature and culture of Hawai'i. He encourages fellow men to discover, advance and thrive in personal paths of health and happiness. An artist, athlete and compassionate leader he contributes to many events of particular benefit to gay men including the Gay Games, Pacific Arts Festivals, plus several adventure, naturist, and personal growth gatherings. He has an MFA degree from the University of Hawai'i and just completed his third book, LAVA LOVE - an A to Z Intimacy Primer, available on Amazon and Kindle.

Read more about Richard at Kalani's Founder Page.

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) $ 960 $ 1290
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 810 $ 1020

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

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $402
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $600
Commuter rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

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

Room reservation cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Learn more about getting here.

Men's Tropical Holiday 2015 - Week 2

Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, and the Kalani Team

December 27, 2015 - January 2, 2016

 Man on Red Road

In Week 2 of this two-week Men's Tropical Holiday we'll really be ready for some tropical languor...

About the Facilitator(s)

This event is presented by Kalani key board, guest presentors and staff, including Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, and others. Please visit the About section of our website for more information about Kalani and our staff.


Richard Koob
Richard, Kalani's co-founder, loves to share opportunities for men to connect and thrive inspired by the nature and culture of Hawai'i. He encourages fellow men to discover, advance and thrive in personal paths of health and happiness. An artist, athlete and compassionate leader he contributes to many events of particular benefit to gay men including the Gay Games, Pacific Arts Festivals, plus several adventure, naturist, and personal growth gatherings. He has an MFA degree from the University of Hawai'i and is currently completing his third book, an intimacy primer.

Read more about Richard at Kalani's Founder Page.

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 above is for one week. Sign up for both weeks and get a free night on December 26!

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) $ 960 $ 1290
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 810 $ 1020

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.

Men's Tropical Holiday 2015 - Week 1

Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, and the Kalani Team

December 20, 2015 - December 26, 2015

Men's Tropical Holiday

Erupt, relax and renew!  Kalani is your Hawaiian Retreat Community erupting with transformative aloha spirit.

Join us in Week 1 of a two-week Men's Tropical Holiday as we immerse into Kalani nature, culture, and wellness.

About the Facilitator(s)

This event is presented by Kalani key board, guest presentors and staff, including Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, and others. Please visit the About section of our website for more information about Kalani and our staff.

Richard Koob
Richard, Kalani's co-founder, loves to share opportunities for men to connect and thrive inspired by the nature and culture of Hawai'i. He encourages fellow men to discover, advance and thrive in personal paths of health and happiness. An artist, athlete and compassionate leader he contributes to many events of particular benefit to gay men including the Gay Games, Pacific Arts Festivals, plus several adventure, naturist, and personal growth gatherings. He has an MFA degree from the University of Hawai'i and is currently completing his third book, an intimacy primer.

Read more about Richard at Kalani's Founder Page.

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 above is for one week. Sign up for both weeks and get a free night on December 26!

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) $ 960 $ 1290
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 810 $ 1020

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.

Hawaii Blue Hands: A Yoga and Massage Retreat for Men

jaRed Sam & Dennis Dehler

Relax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise.  Join us for daily yoga, healing touch and tropical island adventures in the company of like-minded men.  This retreat includes 1 complimentary massage, 2 daily yoga classes, a coastal hike, beach adventure, farmers market excur

About the Facilitator(s)



jaRed Sam

A wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii, jaRed is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, while offering grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats.  

jaRed is co-creator of Hawaii Full Moon Yoga and Hawaii Blue Hands Retreats, and brings over 13 years of teaching experience to assist in peaceful yoga gatherings that feature intuitive body movement with delicious, organic meals and favorite island spot excursions.  Since 2003, he has facilitated friendships and community through a variety of yoga and massage retreats, and approaches the honor of being your yoga guide with care and enthusiasm.  

In his free time, jaRed may be found enjoying time at the local beach, cooking up a new recipe, practicing yoga with friends, and/or cherishing quality time with his partner Dennis and cat Oliver in their Big Island home.

www.jaredsamyoga.com

Dennis Dehler

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It involves exercises to open the the energy centers of the body (chakras) while strengthening the central nervous system and stimulating the internal organs and glands. It is both relaxing and invigorating, and you will leave class with an open heart and a smile.    

Dennis completed "The Master's Touch" Kundalini teacher training in 2005 with Gurmukh. He also completed Don and Amba Stapleton's Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2001. He currently enjoys the teachings of Lynne Minton.

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 $ 1575 $ 1875
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1175 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1045 $ 1575

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath):  $995 per person
Lodge (private bath):  $1075 per person
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.

Invoking Eros: Men's Naked Yoga Retreat & Celebration of Erotic Joy

Neal Wecker & Ron Stewart

December 27, 2015 - January 2, 2016

About the Facilitator(s)

Neal Wecker

As a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Sex Coach, and Sacred Intimate, Neal is committed to offering practical, bold, and trustworthy sex and intimacy skill-based education for physical, emotional, and spiritual maturity.  In private sessions, workshops, and writings, Neal advocates and offers support for people to embrace and to experience their sexuality as a conscious practice towards the health and happiness they desire and deserve.  His educational offerings are always in reverence and remembrance of the body; to revere and to remember the pleasures and wisdom experienced through conscious embodiment.

His training includes erotic bodywork, Tantra, various expressive movement art forms, yoga, gender studies, and sex coaching.  Neal offers workshops and private sessions for individuals and couples in both Europe and the States and divides his time between working and living in Ithaca, NY and Budapest, Hungary.

Ron Stewart

Ron has been performing and exploring movement innovation for 30 years. His professional career as one of Canada’s most prominent male contemporary dancers, directly influences his understanding, and offering of his somatic and bodywork practices.

Having started practicing yoga in 1999, he received 200 hr YTT certification with Kate Potter in 2005 (Namaste Yoga- Vancouver BC). Studies in Somatic Experiencing (current) and Sexological Bodywork (certified 2011), have refined his interests toward the realm of sexual wellness.

Founder of Skyclad Yoga in Vancouver 2005, life’s transitions moved him to Victoria BC in 2009 where he has been building his practice and retreat centre.
Ron guides and supports as expansion rises from contraction, light illuminates shadow and breath brings you into the moment.

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) $ 1450 $ 1750
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1294 $ 1510

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath) : $1234
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1330

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.

Thrive for Gay & Bi Bears

LJ Bates & Stewart Blackburn

About the Facilitator(s)

LJ Bates

As an enthusiastic member of the Bear Brotherhood, LJ was a founding member of the NY Metrobears, helping them secure their nonprofit status and helping to create the “Big Apple Bearfest.”  Since coming to Hawaiʻi, LJ has always tried to bring Hawaiʻi Island Bears together…but because there are so few on the Island, LJ decided to bring the Bears to the paradise! 

By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors and Management Team, LJ Bates III became Kalani Executive Director in October 2012.

After more than a decade in Hawaiʻi, LJ has always been in service to Hawaii Island communities in various roles since his arrival: Executive Director, VASH Hawaiʻi Island, Vice President / Executive Director of the Island of Hawaiʻi YMCA / Kona Family YMCA, Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Hawaiʻi Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, and as a member of the Rotary Club of Kona.

LJ has his undergraduate degree in Nonprofit Management, with a minor in Group Dynamics, from Springfield College in Massachusetts.  After moving to New York City to pursue an internship, which evolved into a wonderful career with the YMCA of Greater New York, YMCA of the USA, YMCA of East Bay and various other YMCAs, LJ became a specialist in Youth & Teen Development; creating retreat curriculum, program designs and lesson plans for YMCAs throughout the Nation.

In addition to managing Kalani, LJ presently: 1) owns and operates his own consulting business (LJB3 Consulting, llc, which he created while pursuing his MBA from Baruch College; performing fund development, strategic planning, board development and operations management for several non-profits), and 2) acts as a Founder and CFO of Dodecki Software, Ltd.
 

Stewart Blackburn

Stewart Blackburn is a Shaman of Pleasure. That is, he primarily works his shamanic healing magic through the instruments of pleasure and joy. He is the author of "The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want" and numerous articles on pleasure, shamanism, and consciousness. He also does his healing work through counseling, shamanic journeys, and ritual. He has taught over 350 ongoing Huna Healing classes (Hawaiian shamanism) at Kalani and dozens of workshops.

Stewart has been a ardent student of shamanism, mysticism, and practical spirituality for over 25 years and has been an ordained Alaka’i (a senior teacher or minister) of Aloha International for the last 10 years. Through his years as a professional chef, he developed a keen sense of the subtleties of pleasure and how to assist others in increasing their own expansion of pleasure.

Stewart is a man with a mission. He envisions great changes on Earth through the efforts of people who have come to know and express themselves fully. Ua ola loko, i ke Aloha – Love heals from within! He sees his role as that of a midwife to the rebirth of people’s authentic selves.

He now lives happily in the jungle on the island of Hawaii with his dog, Pono.

Check out Stewart's latest  article on The Blessings of Fringiness.

Retreat Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Sunday, August 30
4:00 pm                Check-in at Kalani
6:00-7:30 pm         Dinner on Kalani's open-air dining lanai
8:00 pm                Orientation

Monday, August 31 | BODY DAY
6:00 am                  Sunrise Meditation
7:30-8:30 am           Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am           Community Mtg – Inspiration
9:30 am-12:00 pm    Accessing Bear Wisdom
12:00-1:00 pm         Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm           Kehena Beach
4:00-6:00 pm           Healing the Stories We Tell Ourselves
6:00-7:30 pm           Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm           Bonfire & Bear’s Den
10:00 pm                Quiet Hours

Tuesday, Sept 1 | MIND DAY
6:00 am                 Sunrise Meditation
7:30-8:30 am          Breakfast
8:30-11:30 am        Manifesting our Dreams
12:30-1:00 pm        Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm          Bear Time
2:00-4:30 pm          Lauhala Weaving with Roy
5:00-6:00 pm          Bear Time
6:00–7:30pm          Dinner
7:30–9:00 pm         Hula Class
9:00–10:00 pm       Bear Time
10pm                     Quiet Hours

Wednesday, Sept 2 | SPIRIT DAY
6:00 am                Sunrise Meditation
7:30-8:30 am         Breakfast
8:30-11:30 am       Exploring the Bear Heart
12:00–1:00 pm      Lunch
1:00 pm – until?    Volcano National Park and Uncle Robert’s Awa Bar Outing
10:00 pm              Quiet Hours

Thursday, Sept 3 | HOLOHOLO DAY
6:00 am                Sunrise Meditation
7:30-8:30am          Breakfast
8:30 am-6:00 pm   Holoholo Around Hawaii Island
6:00-7:30 pm        Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm        Huna Healing
7:30-10:00 pm      Jungle Jammy Jam at LJ’s Liquid Love Lounge
10:00 pm             Quiet Hours

Friday, Sept 4 | PEACE DAY
6:00 am                Sunrise Meditation
7:30-8:30 am         Breakfast
8:30-10:30 am       Working with our Team
10:30–11:00 am     Bear Time & Check Out
12:00-1:00pm        Lunch

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 $ 1525 $ 2050
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1350 $ 1675
4 - Tree House Room $ 1350 $ 1675
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1275 $ 1575
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1225 $ 1475
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1275

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.

Practical Yoga for Gay & Bi Men

Will Donnelly

June 28, 2015 - July 3, 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

Will Donnelly

Will Donnelly is a nationally recognized, certified yoga teacher. His popular, ongoing retreats have been described as “powerful, fun and deeply transformative.” Will has been a true pioneer in the field of yoga, and co-created and co-hosted the yoga–reality series Guru2Go, which debuted on fit TV, part of the Discovery family of channels (2004).


His signature Practical Yoga offers students of all shapes and sizes an approachable and invigorating workout, and he takes students on an inner journey like few others. In each class, Will provides a profoundly energizing and healing experience, where students get in shape quickly and lift their spirits!

With over 20 years experience practicing and teaching yoga & meditation, Will is yoga-alliance certified (400+ hours), both through the Kundalini Research Institute™(KRI), having trained and taught at the renowned Golden Bridge in Los Angeles, as well as through YogaWorks™.

TESTIMONIALS

"Will is a passionate, wise, and loving teacher in a league of his own. I feel inspired and empowered after every Practical Yoga class." – Cameron, Hawaii

“The Yoga retreat was an unforgettable experience! You add a depth and quality to the philosophy, keeping it interesting and fun/light…” – Mark, Canada

“I wanted to thank you. You were such a big part of making this (retreat) experience so magical for me. I have practiced yoga on and off the mat for years, but practicing with you made me fall in love with it again. Not just do it to do it, but rather do it because I love it. I’m happy to say that I have practiced everyday since returning back to LA. So, thank you.

I had a chance to chat with a couple of the guys after our retreat had ended and we all seemed to have had the same response to you. You’ve got such an authentic self that brought not just comfort to the group, but also excitement…You are a beautiful person inside and out….You impact people, you just do. Someone once said to me, “After you’re gone, people will not remember what you said or what you did, but how you made them feel.” And I keep thinking how true that is. More than anything, you made me feel so good, so excited. What a beautiful thing that is.”
-Scott, LA

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 $ 1825 $ 2350
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1575 $ 1875
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Triple Occupancy Available:
Treehouse (private bath) : $1525
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1425

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.

Naked Yoga for Men Summer Retreat

Ken Breniman and Tim J Luddy

August 13, 2015 - August 19, 2015

plunge into poolEnjoy Hawaii’s Big Island with two teachers from San Francisco’s Naked Yoga for Men group, as well as a group of adventurous yogis. Deepen your practice and work with the island’s elemental energies in 2-3 naked yoga classes daily; hang out at the pool, sauna, hot tub, and the local black sand beach, all clothing-optional.

About the Facilitator(s)

Ken Breniman

Ken BrenimanKen has practiced yoga for over 10 years and is certified E-RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance after completing his Yoga Therapy training at Ananda Seva Mission in 2010. Ken has been leading Naked Men’s classes since 2007. In his classes, Ken provides eclectic Non-denominational Hatha yoga guidance, honoring a variety of traditions, such as Iyengar alignment principles, invigorating Kudalini Kriya, and playful Acroyoga-inspired partner work. He invites you to embrace SIMPLICITY, PATIENCE and COMPASSION as you deepen your practice and your connection with your true Self. Ken also offers Yoga Therapy workshops on a variety of topics such as restorative yoga, grief, relationships, stress management and coping with chronic illness.

Tim J Luddy

Tim LuddyTim J Luddy works with introducing Five Elements imagery during opening meditation that will encourage focus and exploration during an energetic Hatha flow class; he welcomes the opportunity to work in Hawaii’s dynamic elemental environment. He also works with building community through partner work. He has studied Therapeutic Yoga with Harvey Deutch as part of Yoga Tree’s Teacher Training Program, and his classes emphasize alignment and safety. Tim is certified RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance, and teaches with San Francisco’s Naked Yoga for Men group, at Active Sports Club in Oakland, and at Sports Basement in San Francisco; he has also taught at the 2013 and 2014 Open Body conferences at Wildwood.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Financial aid is available for Kalani lodging and campus access fees. Please click here to download an application; completed applications and questions may be sent to  [email protected].

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

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: pay in full by June 15, 2015 and receive a discount of $200.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2000 $ 2800
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1700 $ 2300
4 - Tree House Room $ 1700 $ 2300
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1700 $ 2300
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1595 $ 2190
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1395 $ 1895

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1195

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.

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Men's Tropical Adventure Week

Richard Koob, and the Kalani Team

February 23, 2015 - March 1, 2015

 Man on Red Road

Join us for our well-loved Tropical Adventure Week for Gay/Bi men - a rare opportunity for a men's adventure in February! This week promises renewal and some wonderful adventures throughout the Big Island.

Gay Men's Tropical Holiday

About the Facilitator(s)

Our week is led by Richard Koob and other gay/bi Kalani staff and volunteers. Please visit the About section of our website for more information about Kalani and our staff.

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 $ 1260 $ 1920
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
4 - Tree House Room $ 1065 $ 1530
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1020 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 945 $ 1290
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 810 $ 1020

Prices subject to change without notice.

Thrive - A New Year's Retreat for Gay/Bi Men

Davey Wavey, Will Donnelly, H.R. Bremner, Drew Delaware

Celebrate New Year's with the loving support of a community of gay and bisexual men, as we explore how we can truly THRIVE in the coming year.

About the Facilitator(s)

Davey WaveyDavey Wavey is a YouTube personality and fitness guru with more than 200 million video views in more than 160 countries around the world. With the largest LGBT-themed channel on YouTube, Davey's videos have been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, Gizmodo and hundreds of other websites and blogs. More than 1.4 million people follow Davey's videos, fitness advice and globe trotting adventures.

An AFPA certified personal trainer, Davey has launched a number of workout programs including Davey Wavey's Get Ripped Workout, Underwear Yoga and the Davey Wavey Six Pack Program. Because of Davey's fitness programs, he was selected as one of YouTube's official "Next Up" personal trainers.

Davey believes that honoring your body is an extension of honoring your life. His unique approach blends humor, honesty and a balanced approach to fitness and healthy living. Davey looks forward to being a part of your health and fitness journey.

Will Donnelly is a nationally recognized, certified yoga teacher. His popular, ongoing retreats have been described as “powerful, fun and deeply transformative.” Will has been a true pioneer in the field of yoga, and co-created and co-hosted the yoga–reality series Guru2Go, which debuted on fit TV, part of the Discovery family of channels (2004).

His signature Practical Yoga offers students of all shapes and sizes an approachable and invigorating workout, and he takes students on an inner journey like few others. In each class, Will provides a profoundly energizing and healing experience, where students get in shape quickly and lift their spirits!

With over 20 years experience practicing and teaching yoga & meditation, Will is yoga-alliance certified (400+ hours), both through the Kundalini Research Institute™(KRI), having trained and taught at the renowned Golden Bridge in Los Angeles, as well as  through YogaWorks™.
 
Will is Editor-in-Chief for the international Yoga for Every Body newsletter, and a writer for Spirituality & Health (Confessions of an Accidental Yogi).

H.R. BremnerH. R. Bremner, MSW, is a Licensed Somatica® Practitioner. H. R. believes that the creative energy through which we express ourselves every day finds foundational expression in our experiences of intimacy and sexuality. He knows that many of us have fear and shame in these areas and that it takes courage to take a deep look at ourselves in order to reclaim the creativity that lives within us.

Much of H. R.'s personal learning has come from his own struggles and triumphs with spirituality, desire, intimacy and sexuality and he has been on a path of coming to know himself spiritually and sexually through the practice of Somatica, intimate experiences with others, vision quests, retreats and ceremonies of various traditions over the past 11 years.

H. R. now shares open-heartedly the wisdom he has gleaned from experiences of love, intimacy, sex and presence. To learn more about H. R. and Somatica visit: http://www.somaticamethod.com/about-h-r-bremner/.

DrewDrew Delaware has worked and consulted in diverse industries, from legal to automotive, and from the sports sector to education. He has held positions such as Dean of E-Commerce at the International Academy of Design, and has successfully launched and led 3 companies in the past two decades. Drew presently calls Kalani home, and stewards Kalani's marketing, communications, and nonprofit operations while actively involved in the local community.

Outside of the business world, Drew is a Master NLP practitioner and member of the International Coaching Federation, as a performance coach, life coach, and lifestyle coach. Before arriving at Kalani, Drew had a thriving performance coaching practice, where he worked with athletes looking to improve their performance and sharpen their mental edge.

Drew has led retreats and groups in both Toronto and Hawaii, and embraces several complimentary holistic disciplines, bringing a unique and inclusive approach when facilitating. He has a passion for creating space for the LGBT community to explore empowerment, personal growth, and spirituality.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, and noted classes.

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


Shared Accommodation:

Our most affordable option is to stay in our basic lodge room accommodations with a same-gender roommate from our retreat group for $875.  The room has a private bathroom.

Or, treat yourself to a shared experience in one of our beautiful eco-cottages, affording more privacy and luxury in a stunning tropical setting.  Triple share is $925, or double share is $1175.

Private Accommodation:

Want your own space?  We have options for that too! 

We have private lodge rooms with a shared bath for $925, with a private bath for $1125, or treat yourself to the penultimate experience with a private eco-cottage, for $1700, and we'll throw in a complimentary massage!

Prices subject to change without notice.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!

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.  And Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, including special events and activities for gay men throughout the holiday period.

Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. Inquire for details.

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