Gay Men

Hawaii Blue Hands - A Men's Yoga, Massage, Meditation Retreat

jaRed Sam, Dennis Dehler and Jason Jardine

February 4, 2013 - February 9, 2013

Massage Picture courtesy of Ripplemassage.com.auRelax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise. Join jaRed, Dennis and Jason for yoga, healing touch and tropical island adventures in the company of like-minded men.

About the Facilitator(s)

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 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.

JasonJason Jardine graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2006 and started working at the Salt Lake City campus soon after teaching Human Anatomy for massage therapists. He is thrilled to be returning to Hawaii to co-facilitate his first men's yoga and massage retreat with Dennis and jaRed, and will be offering his services as a massage therapist for retreat participants during the Healing Hands Retreat.

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

For More Information:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.
United Airlines has a direct flight from Los Angeles to Hilo (ITO) & and Hawaiian Airlines has a JFK-HNL (NYC to Honolulu) non-stop.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1650 $ 2175
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1650 $ 2175
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1450 $ 1775
5 - Tree House Room $ 1450 $ 1775
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1450 $ 1775
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1199 $ 1299
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 999 $ 1199
1 - Campsite n/a $ 899

Prices subject to change without notice.

Nude York Yoga's Hawaiian Adventure for Gay Men

Hollis

April 7, 2012 - April 14, 2012

Join like-minded men in an exciting week of yoga, health and fitness designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Explore yoga and fitness in one of the most pristine tropical environments you could imagine, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

About the Facilitator(s)

Hollis is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. He founded and currently teaches at Nude York Yoga in NYC. He has been involved with Hot Nude Yoga since its inception and continues to teach and work with Aaron Star. His studies and teachings emphasizes detail and precision of alignment in asanas, and stresses unity and community amongst brothers.

Contacts

To Register:

For More Information:

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.

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 $ 2130 $ 2865
8 - Ocean Loft $ 2025 $ 2725
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 2025 $ 2725
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1850 $ 2305
5 - Tree House Room $ 1850 $ 2305
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1710 $ 2025
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1535 $ 1955
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1493 $ 1745
1 - Campsite $ 1325 $ 1325

Prices subject to change without notice.

Men's Couples Retreat

Dennis Dehler & JaRed Sam

January 29, 2012 - February 4, 2012

gay couples retreatDeepen the intimacy in your relationship this winter on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the support and brotherhood of other gay men.  Everyday we'll find ways of feeling more connected to our partners through simple yet profound experiences, including sharing and listening with appreciation, couples yoga, as well as giving & receiving therapeutic, healing massage.  Enjoy being more present and see yourself and your partner throug

About the Facilitator(s)

dennis and jaRed in mauiDennis and jaRed have been exploring the art of loving unconditionally within a committed, mostly-conscious relationship since the fall of 2005. Over the past nine and a half years, they have been best friends, massage therapists, yoga instructors, colleages and co-facilitators for over 15 men's retreats in Hawaii. This winter, they will fuse their talents together to co-create the first annual gay couples men's retreat - blissful exploration of partnership on the Big Island of Hawaii. Reach for the hand of your sweetheart, and join us in paradise!

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 $ 1800 n/a
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1710 n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1710 n/a
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1560 n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1560 n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1440 n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1350 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 999 n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Kalani Men’s Summer Retreat

Kalani Staff

July 11, 2011 - July 17, 2011

Kalani Gay Men's RetreatJoin a vibrant circle of men as we immerse into Kalani nature, culture, and wellness, creating the space for the emergence of a more vital you. You’ll enjoy several small-group activities, receive professional body work, relax, renew, and frolic in Hawaii's volcanoes, waters and forests while building new friendships.

About the Facilitator(s)

This event is presented by Kalani staff, including Richard Koob 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)

For More Information:

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

Workshop Fees

IGLA Men's Retreat Sunset DanceKalani 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, selected tours and classes.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, airport transfers as required, and offsite meals (bag lunches can be provided upon request.) 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.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1410 $ 2160
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1320 $ 1980
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
5 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170
1 - Campsite $ 840 $ 840

Additional nights can be added on to the end of this package at our special IGLA a la carte rates. Click here for rates and details.

Anuenue Freedom Festival (LGBT Pride)

Kalani Staff

July 1, 2011 - July 6, 2011

Anuenue Freedom Festival - Gay Pride HawaiiJoin us over the July 4th holiday weekend for a most unusual and beautiful Pride celebration:  the Anuenue Freedom Festival. Anuenue means rainbow, an important symbol honoring the diversity on this sacred land.

About the Facilitator(s)

This event is presented by Kalani staff, including Richard Koob 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

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, noted tours, and classes.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, and airport transfers if arriving outside the group arrival/departure times (July 1st, 1PM.) 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.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1375 $ 2000
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1300 $ 1850
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1300 $ 1850
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1625
5 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1625
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1150 $ 1500
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1100 $ 1400
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1000 $ 1175
1 - Campsite $ 900 $ 900

Additional nights can be added on to the beginning of this package at our special IGLA a la carte rates. Click here for rates and details.

Hawaii Blue Hands: A Yoga and Massage Retreat for 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 has a direct flights from Los Angeles to Hilo (ITO). 

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1825 $ 2350
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1825 $ 2350
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
5 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1575 $ 1875
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Opening circle begins at 8pm on Tuesday, April 1st after dinner.   Final yoga class will be Sunday morning (April 6th) YIN YOGA from 8:30am-10am, with optional Ecstatic Dance and aloha lunch included.   Check out by 11am.    
Prices subject to change without notice.  

Hawaii Men's Yoga Retreat- Fall 2011

David Sanders, Dennis Dehler, jaRed Sam & Maxwell Starkhouse

yoga on the beachNamaste!  Join a group of men exploring daily yoga in one of the most pristine, tropical environments you could imagine on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We will practice a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.

About the Facilitator(s)

David Sanders

David Sanders

David began his personal yoga practice in 1976. He has studied at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David has been deepening his practice at Kalani for the last nine years. A Kalani teacher for the past six years, David graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. While at Kalani, he has had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong.

Dennis Dehler

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.

jaRed Sam

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

Maxwell StarkhouseMaxwell Starkhouse warrior

Maxwell is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since. He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga , Restorative Yoga , Capoiera, Tai Chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.

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 $ 1710 $ 2310
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1560 $ 1950
5 - Tree House Room $ 1560 $ 1950
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1440 $ 1710
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1350 $ 1650
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 999 $ 1470
1 - Campsite $ 999 $ 999

The price for offsite/tuition only (no meals or lodging) is $700. This rate includes a Kalani pool pass for the week.

Rooms are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Men's Tropical Holiday 2011 - Week 2

The Kalani Team

December 27, 2011 - January 2, 2012

 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 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.

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.

Pick up/drop off shuttle service between Kalani and Hilo International Airport is also provided.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1410 $ 2160
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1320 $ 1980
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
5 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170
1 - Campsite $ 840 $ 840
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 2011 - Week 1

The Kalani Team

December 20, 2011 - December 26, 2011

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 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.

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.

Pick up/drop off shuttle service between Kalani and Hilo International Airport is also provided.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1410 $ 2160
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1320 $ 1980
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
5 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170
1 - Campsite $ 840 $ 840

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)

Hawaii Men's Yoga Retreat- Fall 2012

jaRed Sam, Maxwell Starkhouse & Dennis Dehler

Hawaii Men's Yoga retreat Join a group of men exploring daily yoga in one of the most pristine, tropical environments you could imagine on the Big Island of Hawaii

We will practice a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.

About the Facilitator(s)

jaRed sam

Jared SamjaRed 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 

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since. He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga , Restorative Yoga , Capoiera, Tai Chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.

Dennis Dehler

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 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 $ 1775 $ 2275
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
5 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1550 $ 1775
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1475 $ 1725
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575
1 - Campsite $ 875 $ 875

Rooms are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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