Hawaiian Culture

Love Heals From Within

Stewart Blackburn

December 19, 2016 - December 24, 2016

About the Facilitator(s)

Stewart Blackburn

Stewart Blackburn has been studying Shamanism, as well as many other spiritual systems, for most of his life and brings together many perspectives. He is a writer, teacher, and healer, the author of The Skills of Pleasure, and is ordained as an Alaka’i (minister and senior teacher) by Aloha International. Over the course of his spiritual journey he has gone from being a profession chef to being a Shaman of Pleasure and now lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with his dog, Pono. Stewart Blackburn 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!


“One of my favorite healers and a very sincere and brilliant human being!”
    - Venetia Featherstone-Witty

“Stewart Blackburn is one of the few teachers and guides who can take you as far and as fast as you are ready to go, and take you back home safely. He’s a true grounded mystic.”
    - Russell Phelps

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 $ 1675 $ 2200
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1500 $ 1825
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1375 $ 1625
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Triple Occupancy Available:
Cottage (private bath) : $1425
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1275

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

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $585
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): $1125
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.

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.

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage Retreat 50 NCBTMB hours

Carrie Rowell and Nile Curtis

About the Facilitator(s)

Carrie Rowell spent her childhood in Oahu and has been fascinated by all aspects of the Hawaiian culture ever since. She has studied various forms of dance and martial arts and has trained with 10 different Hawaiian masters of the healing arts over the last 16 years. She brings the best techniques from many Hawaiian lineages together into a unique and powerful training.

Since 1998 she has traveled the world teaching Lomi Lomi, sacred dance and women’s workshops. She is a continuing education provider in several countries and her style is fun and technical with an emphasis on hands-on work.

Nile Curtis began his career in massage 13 years ago with a focus on deep tissue as a chiropractic assistant.  His extensive dance training allows him to embody the grace inherent in Lomi Lomi.  Since 2005 he has assisted Carrie’s classes around the globe.  When not traveling the world they live and practice in Paauilo with their 4-year old daughter.


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.

Prices listed represent the early registration discount when you book by December 31, 2015 and will increase by $200 on January 1 2016.  A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot in this retreat.  Kama’aina rate remains the same only 4 spots open to Kama’aina and commuters combined.

*Ask about discounted rates to bring a friend or spouse not attending the workshop.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2995 $ 3950
5 - Tropical Loft $ 2750 $ 3495
4 - Tree House Room $ 2650 $ 3350
3 - Bungalow Room $ 2595 $ 3250
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2495 $ 2995
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2350 $ 2595

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.

Kama’aina rate April 25 - May 1- $1295. Class and meals only. No excursions or lodging.
A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.
Commuter Rate- April 25-May 1-  $1725. Non-Hawaii residents who want to stay offsite but participate in excursions and have meals at kalani daily.

There are only 4 spots available to kama'aina and commuters combined.

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.

Puna Culinary Festival 2015, Weekend

Various Facilitators

September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

Kalani Chefs Mariana Bergtold, Ellard Resignato, and Kenneth Drotar and Kapa FM's Darde Gamayo

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

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

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

Special package rates are available for the Puna Culinary Festival - a tremendous value!

  • All of Kalani’s packages include the following: Puna Culinary Weekend Festival Passes which include two Featured Culinary Dinners, one Cooking Class, and 10 PupuPalooza tickets.
  • Complimentary entry to all evening events held on Kalani campus.
  • Full complimentary access to weekend community arts classes at Kalani, including yoga, dance, volleyball, art, and more.
  • Use of all Kalani facilities (pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, lounge, etc.)

For our full festival packages please click here.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 420 $ 640
5 - Tropical Loft $ 370 $ 510
4 - Tree House Room $ 360 $ 510
3 - Bungalow Room $ 360 $ 380
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 320 $ 430
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 270 $ 340

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.

Puna Culinary Festival 2015

Various Facilitators

September 2, 2015 - September 7, 2015


About the Facilitator(s)

Kalani Chefs Mariana Bergtold, Ellard Resignato and Kenneth Drotar and Kapa FM's Darde Gamayo

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

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

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

Special package rates are available for the Puna Culinary Festival - a tremendous value!

  • All of Kalani’s packages include the following: Puna Culinary Festival Passes (a $375 value) which include all Featured Culinary Dinners, Cooking Classes, and 10 PupuPalooza tickets.
  • Complimentary entry to all evening events held on Kalani campus.
  • Full complimentary access to more than 50 community arts classes at Kalani, including yoga, meditation, tai chi, dance, volleyball, Hawaiʻian culture, Hula, weaving, art, Watsu and more.
  • Use of all Kalani facilities (pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, lounge, etc.)

For our weekend packages please click here.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1050 $ 1600
5 - Tropical Loft $ 925 $ 1275
4 - Tree House Room $ 900 $ 1275
3 - Bungalow Room $ 900 $ 950
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 800 $ 1075
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 675 $ 850

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.

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Mahalo to our Festival Sponsors!
  

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Hawaii Ecotourism Association

Hula Heritage Festival 2016

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

About the Facilitator(s)



Ehulani Stephany is kumu of a Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with mission to: "support and encourage our men and women with the growth and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian Culture through Pono (Hawaiian Protocol), Pa'a (secure/strong/right) education in Hula (Hawaiian Dance) and Oli, (Hawaiian Chants), and in the participation of ancient ceremonies and rituals"; and purpose "E Ho'omau Ka Ha O Ka Hawai'i" ("To Perpetuate the Culture of Hawai'i").




Richard Koob
, Kalani co-founder, has been a Hawaiian culture enthusiast for 42 years, has studied with 13 kumu, has an MFA in Dance degree from the University of Hawai'i, and loves to share hula, chanting, and Hawaiian mythology.   He has attended the distinguished annual, international Merrie Monarch Festival for four decades. The dream and reality of Kalani, the largest retreat center in Hawaii, has always included Hawaiian culture in its values and education.



Tiki DeGenaro
, Kalani’s General Manager, has been involved in Kalani’s Hula Heritage Workshop Week and has attended all nights of the annual, international Merrie Monarch Festival for 10 years. Tiki is a regular hula student and an enthusiastic supporter and student of Hawaiian culture. 

Richard and Tiki have developed a Hula Heritage week program which includes Hawaiian culture classes as well as attending all nights of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Come be a part of a new family/’ohana and take away some beautiful memories of the essence of Hawaii.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

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

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1260 $ 1920
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1110 $ 1620
4 - Tree House Room $ 1080 $ 1530
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1020 $ 1440
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

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

Kamaʻāina and commuter tuitions are both available for this retreat – inquire for details. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

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

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

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

Learn more about getting here.

Wild Women Awakening: Release, Renew, Rejoice!

Christy Ceraso and Kelley Linn

A Gentle Clearing, Deeply Rejuvenating, and Creative Visioning Retreat for Women, specially designed to help you begin your New Year with Renewed Clarity and Vitality! Enjoy 6 nights, 5-days at Kalani, during which you will:

About the Facilitator(s)


Christy Ceraso
Christy has been a healing arts practitioner and bodyworker for over 20 years. She has focused her studies on human development, somatic psychology, and spirituality, and is currently earning an MS in Counseling. She is the co-founder of Wild Women Awakening, a retreat program that incorporates eco-psychology and expressive art therapy. 

Christy cultivates relationships with the elements of nature, widening the scope of connections that can help us reclaim awareness, empowerment, and authentic self-expression. Her work facilitates personal insight into how our wise bodies express our deepest feelings and needs and are the foundation of our spiritual connection and renewal. Her specialties are healing past traumas that block our energy and inhibit us from fully living life, creating clarity out of confusion, and supporting the graceful navigation of challenging life transitions.

 

Beth White Mountain

Beth received her yoga teacher's training in the Sivananda Vendanta Yoga Tradition in 1997. She has also been a Massage Therapist for 20 years specializing in Ayurvedic Bodywork. She wild-crafts herbs in her area for both ceremonial and medicinal uses. Beth is a hand drummer and lover of sacred songs.

Beth’s yoga classes bring body, mind, and spirit into harmony through breath, asana and meditation. As a mother and healer Beth intimately understands how the stresses of daily life can interfere with our ability to contact the sacred that is always within our selves. Beth assists women to connect with and unfold their divine feminine selves by creating a space to go within.  It is here that we find that sacred place that always resides in ourselves but often is neglected due to external stress. 

Beth currently resides on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where she teaches yoga at Sitting Bull College and has a private massage practice. She is also the co-founder of The Natural Law Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to reservation community projects that inspire relearning our connection to the natural world. She and her husband have been creating community gardens & orchards on the reservation and host gatherings for ceremony.

 





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 $ 2010 $ 2640
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1800 $ 2190
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) n/a n/a

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

Kamaʻāina and commuter tuitions are both available for this retreat – inquire for details. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

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

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

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

Learn more about getting here.

Love Heals from Within, The Great Magic of Hawaiian Shamanism

Stewart Blackburn

December 13, 2015 - December 19, 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

Stewart Blackburn

Stewart Blackburn has been studying Shamanism, as well as many other spiritual systems, for most of his life and brings together many perspectives. He is a writer, teacher, and healer, the author of The Skills of Pleasure, and is ordained as an Alaka’i (minister and senior teacher) by Aloha International. Over the course of his spiritual journey he has gone from being a profession chef to being a Shaman of Pleasure and now lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with his dog, Pono. Stewart Blackburn 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!


“One of my favorite healers and a very sincere and brilliant human being!”
    - Venetia Featherstone-Witty

“Stewart Blackburn is one of the few teachers and guides who can take you as far and as fast as you are ready to go, and take you back home safely. He’s a true grounded mystic.”
    - Russell Phelps

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 $ 1610 $ 2240
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1400 $ 1790
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1250 $ 1550
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Triple Occupancy Available:
Cottage (private bath) : $1310
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1130

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.

Art Week at Kalani

Rose Adare and Margaret Stanton

Join us at Kalani for an inspiring week of creative expression and exploration!

About the Facilitator(s)

Rose Adare

Adare began oil painting at 7 years old, falling in love with the great masters even as a child. A “Rembrandt Eye,” requiring corrective surgeries throughout her childhood, gave her two dimensional vision, while Adare’s natural spontaniaty declared her an artist from the start. By 23, she found herself in London, studying Waterhouse, Millais, and John Singer Sargent. But travel requires finance, so she worked with developmentally disabled adults until an accident at work tore the ligaments in both her arms. Determined to regain motor-control, she traveled to Kyoto to meditate, not only on healing, but on her childhood dream of becoming an artist.

A graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art, Adare learned the depths of layering shadow from Bill Mahn, while Bill Sanchez taught her the dynamic and inherently expressive lines of simple structure and their playfulness. Earning a full three year scholarship, she studied at the Temescal Atelier for Classical Realism under the esteemed living master David Hardy, whose dynamic use of color theory combined elements from his own tutors, Antonin Sterba and William H. Mosby of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and Joseph Van der Brouk, graduate of the Royal Academy in Brussels.

“David Hardy explores reality through color, from the flusing reds of the neck to the subtle luminosity of a moistened lip–he’s one of the best color theorists in America.” -Adare

During her time at the academy, Adare’s work was featured at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor for a Toulouse Lautrec retrospective (under the name Dara Barber). Adare began her Fine Art career as The Muse Studio, founding the annual Muse Showcase: A Celebration in Art and Music, in Berkeley, CA. Expanding throughout the Bay Area, Rose took on two solo shows, the first at the Sutter Gallery in San Francisco followed by another at Epic Arts in Berkeley.

Struck by a municipal train in 2005, Adare spent the following years in physical rehabilitation, drawing with a pencil taped to her fingers. Bankrupted by medical bills, she discovered a bohemian harbor in Hawai’i where, not for the first time in her life, she retaught her self how to paint. Studying Da Vinci’s notes, Bridgeman’s anatomy, Zorn’s lighting, Klimpt’s elegance, and Fechin’s unique ability to breathe life and motion into his portraits, she returned to the art scene in 2009. Taking off the body braces one by one, she reclaimed her health with her paintrbush. As such, Restraint & Revolution is Adare’s anticipated return to the art scene, immortalizing the amazing advocates, allies and friends she’s met along the way.

Margaret Stanton

Since her birth in Cleveland, Ohio on August 4, 1960, Margaret Stanton has viewed the world through the eyes of a true artist and has lived her life accordingly.

Raised one of six singing and performing children of Eileen and Don Stanton in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Margaret, know to all as Peggy, was immersed in that city’s rich art and musical culture from a young age, she first bloomed both on and off the stage at numerous successful Civic Light Opera and Old Town Studios Theatre productions. Her passion for color began right there on and behind the sets of these theatrical productions, along with the vision and the confidence to paint her first mural during High School.

Margaret served for several years as Art Director for her family’s Stanton Creative Services, Inc., a full-service advertising, public relations and video production agency.  Margaret’s creative passion was to paint. Following that passion, in 1983 she moved to San Diego to study and work with one of that city’s finest and best known professional artists, Lawrence Mansker.

In the ten years that followed, Stanton produced original oils and watercolors for Art Consultants, Collectors and Interior Designers.

Stanton's permanent move to Hawaii in 1993 marked a turning point for the artist. Both her inspiration and her methods were changing. First, the transition was propelled by her visits to Europe, where she and her husband, a native of Prague, visited museums and galleries. For the first time her life, Stanton was able to see in person countless masterpieces from impressionism - Cezanne to Picasso to Matisse - and the experience had a profound impact on her. Secondly, Stanton began painting with acrylics.

Stanton began spending entire summers in Europe developing a looser painting style in the open air in Prague and around Macha's Lake in northwest Bohemia. The unpredictability of the new medium and the challenge of the open air tested Stanton's abilities, and for a few years she worked to develop her methods. The greatest influence on Stanton's recent work was a visit to the Blue Rider's Exhibit in Munich in 2001. Simple, yet brilliantly colored impressions of village life truly impressed the artist.     
     
Through their influence, the paintings of Margaret Stanton were now more dazzling in their use of primary colors; red, yellow and blue. These colors, the colors of Kandinski, Gabriele Munter, Franz Marc, and the American Artist Alfred Maurer, are evident in the 2004 seascapes by Stanton.
                     
Stanton's seascapes incorporate these primary colors with a highly charged surface; far different from the smoother, tighter surfaces of her earlier work. Stanton's method, now, was to start each painting in the open air, and then work on each one in the studio, giving each painting a chance to develop extremely brilliant color and a highly expressive surface.

Since 2005 Margaret Stanton's work has been represented by The Harbor Gallery on the northern Kona coast of the Big Island with a featured exhibition that same year.

As an active member of the East Hawaii Cultural Center, Margaret's Art is frequently exhibited in juried shows both there and at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawaii. All of Margaret's work is presently showing at HawaiiArt.com, Margaretstanton.com and numerous Art directories on the World Wide Web.In pursuing her new way of painting as a colorist working in a new medium, Stanton remains involved in the act of drawing.

Art Week Schedule

Schedule is subject to change, mahalo!

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 retreat activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

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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.

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

Learn more about getting here.

`Ohana Yoga Retreat 2015

Gena Kenny & Kent Cuthbert

The Ultimate Yoga Retreat

Come and experience yoga, adventure, and the spirit of Polynesia all in the most spectacular venue on the Big Island of Hawaii.

About the Facilitator(s)

Gena Kenny

Gena Kenny

Gena has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. Her studies began with Jilda Liddicut of the Gaia School of Yoga. She has continued expanding her yoga studies under the guidance of internationally renowned teacher Donna Farhi. Her teaching focuses on nurturing from the inside – out. This approach allows students of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice.

“My connection to Hawaii and the spirit of Polynesia comes from a twenty year history of paddling outrigger canoes. Through my many travels to Hawaii, I have had the opportunity to discover the magic of the Polynesian Islands and peoples. In essence the spirit of the islands is "Aloha", which means to be kind, nurturing and loving to yourself, to others and to the planet.”

The creation of "`Ohana Yoga" comes from blending this 'magic' and 'spirit' into her own unique style of teaching. Gena has also authored a book and dvd "The Gift of Yoga".

Kent Cuthbert

Kent has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. From participating in sports from an early age right up to competing in 5 Ironman Triathlon events Kent has continued to find reasons to be outside. After spending fifteen years as a professional in the corporate world he followed his passion and currently owns and operates Kayak Melbourne a tour business in Australia, and assists Gena as partner in Ohana Yoga & Wellness.

He loves to facilitate helping others get active and have memorable adventures, ensuring his groups have fun filled, safe experiences. He has worked with diverse groups at all levels of fitness and age groups from high school students to Corporate Teams. He has a wealth of fitness related knowledge and is a trained Pilates instructor

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.

Tropical Cottage Triples available for $2100/ each

All prices in US Dollars

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.

Hawaiian Healing Retreat - Ho'oponopono and Lomilomi

Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim

November 1, 2015 - November 6, 2015

Harry Uhane and Sila Lehua Jim LOMILOMI

About the Facilitator(s)

Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim

Wise Secrets of AlohaHarry Uhane and Sila Lehua Jim come from a lineage of Hawaiian Healers. Harry was trained by practioners who were well known but from the deeply secret world of Native Hawaiian Healers known as Kahuna. Harry and Sila’s gatherings convey authenticity and are known for unveiling profound ancient truths with wit and laughter. Harry evokes the Hawaiian experience of healing by showing you how to raise the vibration of the space creating a healing time. You can learn more at www.harryjimlomilomi.com.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

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

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to 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 $ 1440 $ 1740
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1390 $ 1640
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1260 $ 1440

Retreat starts morning after check in date. First meeting is November 2nd at 10am in Group Space. The retreat typically meets from 10am-5pm daily with a 12-2pm lunch break. Schedule is subject to change.

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.

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