Gay Men

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

To Register:

Drew Delaware
Phone: 
808-965-7828 ext. 128
Phone: 
800-800-6886 ext. 128

For More Information:

Drew Delaware
Phone: 
808-965-7828 ext. 128
Phone: 
800-800-6886 ext. 128

Workshop Fees

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

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 $745.  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.

Naked Yoga for Men Summer Retreat

Ken Breniman and Tim J Luddy

August 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014

plunge into poolTake the Plunge!  Deepen your yoga practice as you enjoy the pleasures of Hawaii’s Big Island with two teachers from San Francisco’s Naked Yoga for Men group.  You’ll have your pick of 2-3 yoga classes a day; you can 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 is certified ERYT-200/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 works with introducing imagery during opening meditation that will encourage focus and exploration during a safe, energetic Hatha flow class, and with building community through partner work. Tim is certified RYT-200 by Yoga Alliance, and is working on his 500-Hour certification through Yoga Tree’s Teacher Training program, specializing in Therapeutic Yoga. He has been fortunate to study with teachers including Jason Crandell, Harvey Deutch, Darren Main, and Lauren Slater. He teaches two weekly classes with San Francisco’s Naked Yoga for Men group, and taught at the 2013 Open Body conference at Wildwood. Tim has attended every one of the Men’s Naked Yoga retreats at Kalani, and is excited to be co-facilitating this one with Ken. 

Contacts

To Register:

Tim J Luddy

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1800 $ 2600
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1500 $ 2100
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1800 $ 2600
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1500 n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1500 $ 2100
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1395 $ 1990
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1195 $ 1695
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Lodge Triple Shared Bath:  $995 per person. 

Prices subject to change without notice.

The Heart of Aloha presented by Mark Kadota Part 2

Mark Kadota

Art of AlohaThis 4-hour, two-session workshop runs on December 22 & 29 from 9:30-10:30am each day. Please bring a journal or things to write on and with.

About the Facilitator(s)

Mark Kadota

Most of my education has been informal and passed down through an oral tradition. I have relied on my intuition, travel and determination to explore cultural ideas and beliefs. Much of my teachings rely on taking parts of various cultural practices and creating unique ways of self-discovery. Main source of practices has been shamanic cultures. I have had a series of teachers in different shamanic cultures.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Admission is $30 (includes both sessions, $15 for one), Kamaʻaina $20, or free for Holiday Men’s Week participants.

Prices subject to change without notice.

The Heart of Aloha presented by Mark Kadota Part 1

Mark Kadota

Art of AlohaThis 4-hour, two-session workshop runs on December 22 & 29 from 9:30-10:30am each day. Please bring a journal or things to write on and with.

About the Facilitator(s)

Mark Kadota

Most of my education has been informal and passed down through an oral tradition. I have relied on my intuition, travel and determination to explore cultural ideas and beliefs. Much of my teachings rely on taking parts of various cultural practices and creating unique ways of self-discovery. Main source of practices has been shamanic cultures. I have had a series of teachers in different shamanic cultures.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Admission is $30 (includes both sessions, $15 for one), Kamaʻaina $20, or free for Holiday Men’s Week participants.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Men's No Ka Oi Adventure Week at Kalani

Wade Holmes and Richard Koob

April 15, 2014 - April 21, 2014

guys waterfall hawaiiNo Ka Oi Adventures and Kalani Retreat Center are teaming up to provide a week of fun and adventure on the Big Island of Hawai’i!   Come explore this amazingly diverse island paradise with like-minded men.  Couples and singles are all welcome.

About the Facilitator(s)

Wade Holmes

Wade Holmes

Wade has been sharing his passion and love for Hawai’i since arriving on O’ahu thirteen years ago. He worked as an environmental educator while completing graduate work in Ethnobotany at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa before moving to the island of Maui in 2006.

Since 2009, Wade has been leading private excursions on the islands of Maui, the Big Island, and Kaua’i with his company No Ka Oi Adventures. His gay-friendly excursions have been featured in The Advocate, Frontiers in LA, Out Hawaii, EDGE Media, the Bay Area Reporter, and more.

Richard Koob

From growing up as a corn-fed Minnesota boy in a loving family of eight, I moved on to Hawaii in 1973. 

Richard Koob

That is, after a few years in Germany (college and travel), New York (art studies, civil rights work and the beginnings of my dance career), and France (dancing, mostly modern).

In Hawaii I continued performing, reaching out to communities and schools with programs celebrating cultural diversity. I also taught movement in the schools, continued programs that liberate men (from socialized limitations to creativity, community and intimacy), and instructed modern dance at the University of Hawaii campuses in Hilo and Honolulu, where I received a Master of Fine Arts degree. Beyond dance, which has matured into a continuing love for hula, I also enjoy the visual arts, particularly figure drawing, painting and architecture. Sport passions include volleyball, bicycling and swimming. Our Puna area offers lots of splash fun including dolphin play, snorkeling in coral castles, body surfing, and sensuous waterfalls -- all of which are included in Kalani adventures I often help lead.
For more about me, visit my webpage

Contacts

To Register:

jaRed Sam
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x107
Phone: 
1 800 800 6886 x107

For More Information:

Wade Holmes
Phone: 
(808)256-2803

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 2000 $ 2800
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1700 $ 2300
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 2000 $ 2800
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1700 $ 2300
5 - Tree House Room $ 1700 $ 2300
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1700 $ 2300
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1595 $ 2195
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Register for this retreat and the Aikane Men's Hula Retreat from April 22nd-28th and receive one night free (April 21st)!

Prices subject to change without notice.

Aikāne Week 2014 | Men's Hula Retreat

Kumu Ehulani Stephany, Likeke Koob, Kuane Cariaga, and the Kalani Team

April 22, 2014 - April 28, 2014

Explore traditional dance, chant, myths, crafts, language, and attend Hawaii's premiere cultural exposition: Hilo's Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.

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").

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, airport transfers between Kalani and Hilo International Airport, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Blue Hands Full Moon Rejuvenation - A Yoga and Massage Retreat for Gay Men

jaRed Sam & Dennis Dehler

hawaii blue hands yoga massage retreatRelax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise. Join Dennis & jaRed for yoga, healing touch and tropical island adventures in the company of like-minded men.

About the Facilitator(s)

jaRed Sam

jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past eleven years.  He first discovered his resonance with yoga through the ashtanga primary series with Pamela Richardson in the summer of '97.  He graduated from Kathy Elder's original yoga teacher training in 2001, and has since deepened his understanding of teaching vinyasa flow yoga through intensives with Shiva Rea.  

He has felt honored and inspired by the teachings of many and holds gratitude for all of his teachers, past and present He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude, yoga and love in his weekly classes at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.  www.jaredsam.com 

Dennis

Dennis Dehler

Dennis agrees with Pattabhi Jois' statement in the movie Enlighten Up that the main goal of yoga is to discipline the mind. Dennis feels that Kundalini Yoga is one of the most effective, fun and quickest methods to practice the art of disciplining the mind.

His approach is gentle and focuses on opening up the energy centers in the body with Kundalini Yoga exercises. He has studied with Kundalini master Gurmukh and completed Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Teacher Training. His classes are invigorating, grounding, intuitive, fun and leave you feeling centered, calm and smiling.

Contacts

To Register:

jaRed Sam
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x107
Phone: 
1 800 800 6886 x107

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including clothing-optional pool, hot tub and sauna.
Not Included:  Flights to/from Hilo airport, and airport transfers from Hilo airport to Kalani. United Airlines have direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo (ITO). 

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
5 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575
1 - Campsite $ 875 $ 875

Prices subject to change without notice.

Men's Tropical Holiday 2014 - Week 2

Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, Joel Tan & Stephen Hoffmann (Baba & Bunny) and the Kalani Team

December 27, 2014 - January 2, 2015

 Man on Red Road

In Week 2 of this two-week Men's Tropical Holiday we'll really be ready for some tropical languor... Join us in holiday season festivities that promise renewal of body, mind and soul.

Gay Men's Tropical Holiday

About the Facilitator(s)

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

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

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
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1260 $ 1920
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1260 $ 1920
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
5 - Tree House Room $ 1065 $ 1530
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1020 $ 1440
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 945 $ 1290
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 810 $ 1020
1 - Campsite n/a n/a
Pricing above is for one week. Sign up for both weeks and get a free night on December 26!

Prices subject to change without notice.

Men's Tropical Holiday 2014 - Week 1

Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, Joel Tan & Stephen Hoffmann (Baba & Bunny) and the Kalani Team

December 20, 2014 - December 26, 2014

Men's Tropical Holiday

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 key board, guest presentors and staff, including Richard Koob, Mark Kadota, Joel Tan and Stephen Hoffmann (Babba and Bunny) and others. Please visit the About section of our website for more information about Kalani and our staff.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Fees include above-mentioned activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1260 $ 1920
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1260 $ 1920
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
5 - Tree House Room $ 1065 $ 1530
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1020 $ 1440
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 945 $ 1290
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 810 $ 1020
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

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

Prices subject to change without notice.

Richard and Kalani team, I feel moved by your example...you live aloha, share amazing spirit and vision, and remind me what 'living' really is. I had the best time and everyone was so special; I can't be prouder of being gay and being connected to such amazing people. I look forward to staying in touch with you and the others and hope for many more wonderful moments with you all at Kalani.
Much aloha, David (Kawika)

Presence of Body, Silence of Mind: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Lino Laure

rainbow puna kalani ocean double yoga meditation lino laure maya siklaiWhen we practice yoga asanas (postures), we have heard from time to time how one should work on their “core”.

About the Facilitator(s)

Lino Laure

Lino LaureLino Laure has been practicing meditation for over 25 years. A year after learning meditation, he had a spontaneous spiritual awakening, as the surge of kundalini energy awakened within him prompting a whole new level of life, self- awareness and direction. Since 1993 he began study and received guidance from his teacher, JK Gurukal, a master healer from Kerala, India, learning aspects of yoga, meditation, martial arts and the healing arts: applied sciences from the tradition of Dhanurveda. While much of what Lino has learned has been essentially for his own edification and spiritual evolution, he enjoys nonetheless sharing aspects of what he has learned with individuals who are open to a better understanding and experience of the art of yoga and meditation. Since 2010, Lino has taught extensive workshops and retreats in yoga and meditation at Kalani. He currently lives in the East Coast. www.linolaure.com

Contacts

To Register:

jaRed Sam
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x107
Phone: 
1 800 800 6886 x107

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
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft $ 915 $ 1110
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 840 $ 990
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 762 $ 870
1 - Campsite $ 690 $ 690

Prices subject to change without notice.

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