Hawaiian Culture

Mana Lomi level 1 and lomi 'ili'ili (stones).

Maka'ala Yates

After completing this program expect to feel energized and transformed!

About the Facilitator(s)

Dr. Maka'ala Yates, D.C. is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. He has been practicing and teaching Hawaiian healing concepts for over 25 years and is founder of Mana Lomi® and Indigenous Botanicals. Maka’ala received the Kaonohi Award in 2005 from the State of Hawaii for his excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support.

Contacts

To Register:

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.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1955 $ 2305
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1955 $ 2305
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Off site price: $1199.00 (includes workshop and Kalani pool pass for 6 days. Does not include any meals or airfare or airport transfers).

The Art of Aloha presented by Mark Kadota

Mark Kadota

December 26, 2011 - December 27, 2011

Art of AlohaWinter is a time of clearing away dead leaves and preparing for new growth in the spring. I am using this as a metaphor for creating this workshop. The focus of this workshop is the art of giving. We will explore our fears and find ways to remove the blocks. We will address giving and receiving to ourselves and the world around us.
 

About the Facilitator(s)

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

Workshop Fees

General admission is $30 (includes both sessions) or free for Holiday Men’s Week participants.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawai'i Cultural Experience

Auntie Lynda Saffery Tu'a and Wailana Simcock

April 22, 2012 - April 28, 2012
Learn and experience authentic Hawaiian Culture on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Perform a sunrise ceremony at Kumukahi, a sacred place where the sun’s rays first touches the Hawaiian Islands. Pay homage to the ancient Hawaiian village of Kahuwai, visit the sacred volcanic lake Ka Lua Wai a Pele, and be awed by the fabled place of Pu`u Ha`eha`e. Enter the lowland rainforest of Puna and learn about this special `āina (land). Learn about native botanicals and their healing attributes, traditional chants and mo`olelo (stories), and prepare offerings to the volcano goddess Pele.

About the Facilitator(s)

Lynda Saffery Tu‘a received her formal training from a 1988 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Apprentice Grant for Ulana Lauhala, a 1989 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Masters Grant for Ulana Lauhala and a 2002 sabbatical to Tonga to study weaving and kapa making and design. She has been a Featured Artist in 1997 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Publication “Traditions We Share.” She has also been honored to make ka’ai (burial baskets) for iwi kupuna (bones of the Elders) returned to Pu‘u Honua ‘O Honaunau from the Smithsonian Institute. She continues to teach the traditional ways and designs of the kupuna, enjoys being part of the holua culture and ulana makaloa revival, and uses and teaches la‘au lapa‘au (traditional herbal medicine). She especially finds fulfillment in honoring Wahi Pana (Sacred Places).

Wailana Simcock was born in the Philippines to a Pinay mother and a New Zealand father and was raised in O'ahu since age 5. He speaks fluent Tagalog and Hawaiian and is influenced by his own and of Hawaii's native cultural practices. The history of colonialism in the places he was born and raised in has impelled him to question the ideas of race, culture, and power. Wailana is trained in Hula, Modern, and Aerial Dance. He performed with the groundbreaking productions of 'Ulalena (Maui) and Waikiki Nei (O'ahu). Designing a unique multidisciplinary degree at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo titled “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawaii” (2006), Simcock merged Hawaiian language, culture, and ethos with western theater arts. He continues with this focus in his participation with N2 Dance program (Maika and ‘Ānela Woods) in the honorable Hawaiian immersion school Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u (K-12) where he teaches western dance theater constructs in the Hawaiian language.

Contacts

To Register:

Omkar
Phone: 
808-965-0468 ext120
Phone: 
800-800-6886 ext120

For More Information:

Omkar
Phone: 
808-965-0468 ext120
Phone: 
800-800-6886 ext120

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Big Island Adventure

Kalani Adventure Staff

January 29, 2012 - February 5, 2012

Big Island Adventure

The Big Island is one of the most incredible places on earth. Thirteen of the world’s fifteen ecosystems thrive here – and so does traditional Hawaiian culture...

Our Big Island Adventure package will give you a taste of the incredible beauty and dramatic power of the newest land in the world.

About the Facilitator(s)

This adventure is led by

Kalani Adventures Guides.

Contacts

To Register:

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

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.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, noted tours, and all meals, Kalani classes and activities, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, airport transfers if arriving outside the group arrival/departure times, 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 $ 1800 $ 2550
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1710 $ 2370
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1710 $ 2370
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1590 $ 2100
5 - Tree House Room $ 1590 $ 2100
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1530 $ 1950
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1470 $ 1830
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1350 $ 1560
1 - Campsite $ 1230 $ 1230

Prices subject to change without notice.

Mana Lomi: 3 day Ho’oponopono Workshop and 4 Day Hawaiian Fasting Program

Maka'ala Yates

December 2, 2011 - December 8, 2011
Ho’oponopono is the answer to bringing peace, harmony, balance, wisdom and love into one’s life. Ultimately this concept will expand into the community, society, the world, and the universe. Meditation is the key to ho’oponopono because it can increase and refine the receptivity of the Divine consciousness within all things.

The Benefits of Internal Cleansing It is a known fact that periodic cleansing enhances one’s quality of life and more importantly aids in the prevention of illnesses.

About the Facilitator(s)

Dr. Maka'ala Yates, D.C. is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. He has been practicing and teaching Hawaiian healing concepts for over 25 years and is founder of Mana Lomi® and Indigenous Botanicals. Maka’ala received the Kaonohi Award in 2005 from the State of Hawaii for his excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support.

Contacts

To Register:

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.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1775 $ 1999
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Off site price: $1199.00 (includes workshop and Kalani pool pass for 6 days. Does not include any meals or airfare or airport transfers).

Hawaiian 2012 Humpback Whale Retreat

Pono N. Stadler

January 2, 2012 - January 6, 2012

In this retreat you will discover the paradise that is The Big Island of Hawai'i. Visit old temples, historical sites, and other important places in Hawaiian history.

We will also spend two intensive days with Kumu Ola Leinaʻala Brown who introduces us to the Hawaiian heritage, the makahiki (Plejades) season and itʻs meaning, and of course Goddess Pele and the prophecy of 2012.

About the Facilitator(s)

Pono N. Stadler was born in Switzerland and came to the Big Island 8 years ago, feeling Hawaiian at heart almost immediately and very much at home.

Her passion is to share the richness of the Hawaiian culture and mythology, and the importance of ALOHA in our every day life with all people.

Contacts

For More Information:

Pono N. Stadler

Workshop Fees

Not an open retreat.

Lomilomi Traditional Hawaiian Healing: 5 Day Intensive

Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim

Harry Uhane and Sila Lehua JimEnter into the realm of lomilomi, the traditional Hawaiian approach to bodywork.

Lomilomi holds the premise that body, mind and spirit (trinity) participate in its evolution-healing.

The work creates a temple...a sacred space...a connecting space...a safe space for the body's consciousness (the emotional body).

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

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

For More Information:

Sila Jim
Phone: 
808-333-9491

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

There is a $50 cancellation fee if canceled before the workshop begins and $150 cancellation fee after the workshop begins.

$650 tuition only - no meals or accommodations.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1600 $ 2100
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1475 $ 1800
5 - Tree House Room $ 1475 $ 1800
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1375 $ 1600
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1220 $ 1400
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1150 $ 1300
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1100

Prices subject to change without notice.

`Ohana Yoga Retreat 2012

Gena Kenny & Kent Cuthbert

September 3, 2012 - September 9, 2012

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

To Register:

Gena Kenny
Phone: 
61 421047956

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

All prices in US dollars.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaiian Paradise Dance Camp - A unique summer dance camp for teens

Katya Surrence

July 15, 2012 - July 29, 2012


HPDC offers your teen a unique summer dance experience, receiving intensive dance training while enjoying the beauty and majesty of Hawaii.

Our curriculum: ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom, aerial and hula. With a performance at the end.

We explore volcanology, astronomy, and the land and culture of Hawaii.

About the Facilitator(s)

Katya Surrence began studying ballet at the age of five with Mahri Coshever. Later adding jazz, tap, voice, acting and ballroom, with Pierre Dulaine (Mad Hot Ballroom and Take The Lead) and Yvonne Marceau. to her training. She performed in regional ballet companies, in several musicals and films, in revues in dinner theaters and casinos. on cruise ships and with American Ballroom Theatre. She has taught in California, the Bahamas, Japan, Guam and New Jersey and New York. Recently she choreographed a national commercial for DISNEY with four of her students. Katya believes that proper technique is important but must be combined with the joy of movement as well.

Contacts

To Register:

Katya Surrence

For More Information:

Katya Surrence

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2600 n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Hawaiian Paradise Dance Camp is scheduled as a two week camp. Arrival and orientation will take place on July 17. Classes begin on July 18. Return date July 31.

However, if you only have one week available to spend with us, that's okay too!

1 week $1400
2 weeks is $2600

Tuition includes all meals and lodging (Hale). All classes and adventures!

Prices subject to change without notice.

Puna Chefs' and Farmers' Culinary Festival

Various Facilitators

October 22, 2011 - October 29, 2011

Learn, feast, and enjoy with us as we celebrate the Puna Chefs' and Farmers' Culinary Festival!

From October 22-29, visitors and Big Island residents will gather to experience the vibrant home-grown cuisine of Puna. Learning about and savoring Pacific, particularly Hawaiian, food will be the delightful experience of every participant.

The Puna Chefs' and Farmers' Culinary Festival includes:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

To Register:

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

Workshop Fees

Rates for the Puna Culinary Festival are Kalani Experience rates, and include a free night's stay when you book for the full festival!

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

Prices subject to change without notice.

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