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:
Enter 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
Harry 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.
EVERY STUDENT CAN BE A TOURIST EVERY AFTERNOON.
Private or small group tutoring also available.
Price INCLUDES three delicious meals a day, two-hour morning, English-only "heart circle", camping space, showers and hot tub at The beautiful KALANI OCEANSIDE RETREAT. Upgrades to rooms and cottages available.
About the Facilitator(s)
This year nominated by his fellow-teachers of Westside Community Adult School (link) for the prestigious Platinum Apple Award for Teaching Excellence (given by the teacher's union, United Teachers, LA) , Glenn Hopkins recently received this note from his evaluating Principal, Mr.
Jim Chacon: "Your students are engaged and happy and obviously learning. It's always a pleasure to observe you."
And through the years his students from all over the globe have sung his praises:
"At first I was shy and 'tongue-tied.' But we of the international class became friends and really learned from each other." --Yaping Chen, China
"You're the only teacher who ever explained the 18 vowel sounds...and it's the most important thing to know about American pronunciation. Once I began pronouncing correctly I started to understand so much better what Americans talking fast to me were saying." --Thomas Geist, France
"He explains everything properly and clearly, and answers everyone's questions patiently. We all learned a lot not because he forced us to learn, but he made us learn by keeping the atmosphere of the class lively and friendly." --Asadullah Pashtun, Afghanistan (January 20, 2011)
And from a recent visitor to the level one (beginning, low) class:
"He exudes warmth and erudition...I consider his students lucky to have him." --Lucy Hahn, Master's Degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language.
"A familiar figure on the Los Angles theater scene, Glenn Hopkins has written over twenty plays melodramatic and hilarious, brash and sensitive, frustrating yet ultimately rewarding.Hopkins writes from the heart, exploring human verities as well as human foibles. His integrity and purpose shine through." -Dramalogue Magazine
What better setting for telling about our afternoon adventures on the gorgeous Big Island of Hawaii than a morning "heart circle" of new international friends with a trained (but unobtrusive) instructor of English to Adults with over 30 years of experience in moving people forward in their confidence and fluency?
Send your check indicating the dates you want to attend to our office in California today. You don't have to be in tent. You can up-grade to a room or your own cottage.
Glenn has told me he would be open to putting a little show together for performing in the evening at Kalani. Don't be shy! Take that dream vacation/class this summer !
-Ernest Harding , Associate Producer
The Venice Mootney Company
The mystical, magical Big Island is full of Aloha Spirit...from the tropical rain forests to the sunny black sand beaches. We'll be in PUNA, with its lush jungles, exotic trees succulent with fruit and abundant fragrant flowers. We'll learn from the pla
About the Facilitator(s)
Nancy Dew is a High Priestess with the Iseum of Mary Isis, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal NLP Practitioner, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Counselor. Nancy works with the unconditional love of the Divine Mother, to be a gentle, supportive guide and facilitator. Nancy combines her clinical skills and deep spiritual practice with a background in bodywork and nutrition. As High Priestess, she leads year long Priestess Apprenticeships in Sonoma County, CA. Nancy is a radio talk show guest and leads workshops throughout the United States. She has been travelling to the Big Island since 1990.
Fees include flower lei upon arrival, 7 days EDGU and group sessions, meals,7 nights accommodations - double occupancy, daily guided tours, relaxing Watsu water dance, rituals and ceremonies, Entrance and Temple fees, all gratuities and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.
Fees per person:
9 - Ocean Cottage
8 - Ocean Loft
7 - Tropical Cottage
6 - Tropical Loft
5 - Tree House Room
4 - Bungalow Room
3 - Lodge Room (private bath)
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
1 - Campsite
A DEPOSIT NOW WILL RESERVE YOUR SPACE
THIS JOURNEY WILL FILL FAST!
*if your $595 deposit is received by October 15, 2011
Price increases to $1900 if deposit is received after October 30, 2011
First payment (deposit) of $595 due October 1, 2011.
Second payment of $600 due November 15
Final payment of $600 due December 15
*NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE: Airfare and shared Car Rental
All but $200 is refundable 60 days prior to departure should you need to cancel.
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, noted tours, and classes.
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.
Brazil born, dancer and Yogi Andrea Torres is the Founder and Director of Hawaii’s only Aerial Company SAMADHI HAWAII. Andrea is the original aerialist/acrobatas Hina, the moon goddess, in the acclaimed 'Ulalena production at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina by ARRA Montreal. Torres' is a recipient of the Choreography Award by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Heraerial work has appeared with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tau Dance Theatre, Sonny Ching's Halau Na Mamo o Pu'uanahulu in Hawaii and Japan, I ka Wa Kahiko-Haleakala Productions, Honua'ula Luau at Maui Marriott Wailea, Nohelani Cipryano “Nostalgic Hawaii” Show at Hale Koa Hotel, Art Spree at TCM, Bank of Hawaii’s family Sunday at The Art Academy, Live from the Lawn at Hawaii State Art Museum, Youth Fair at The State Capitol, Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards, Raiatea Helm at The Hawaii Theatre and in collaboration with Hawaiian Musician Makana and Grammy nominee Jeff Peterson.
Jackie Pualani Johnson
Jackie Pualani Johnson is a tenured professor of Drama and Chair of the Performing Arts Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH) since June of l979. While at the UHH, she has developed and taught courses in: Introduction to Theatre; Beginning and Advanced Acting; Acting Troupe; Directing; Stage Makeup; Costuming; Lyric Theatre; Oral Interpretation of Literature, and Survey of Dramatic Literature. She has also been the Program Coordinator for the Arts, Nā Pua No'eau, Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children and has been nominated for Ke Kūkui Mālamalama Education Award, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Spring 2000. She was the first Recipient of Faculty Community Service Award in 1996, from Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation for outstanding service among UH System faculty. She has been featured in national Humanities magazine article, entitled, Dreaming of a Nation Within a Nation, March 1995. Ms. Johnson was an invited attendee at President Clinton’s White House for ceremony honoring recipients of the National Arts and Humanities Awards in September of 1994, on behalf of the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. She was also awarded in UHH Chancellor's Lecture Series, Performer/Lecturer, A Woman's Influence: Hawai‘i Nei in 1990. Ms. Johnson has received scholarships for; Hoʽokupu: An Offering of Literature by native Hawaiian Women; as Co-editor for Book Review of Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl’s collection, Hawai‘i Nei: Island Plays, The Contemporary Pacific, a journal of the University of Hawai‘i Press; Professor Vilisoni Hereniko’s play, Fine Dancing; and for the Afterword to the publication of Pacific playwright John Alexander Kneubuhl’s trilogy of plays, Think of a Garden. She received her M.A. degree in Theater from the University of Colorado, 1978. Ms. Johnson has also taken classes in Hawaiian language and culture at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from 1982-1999.
Kaʽenaalohakauʽikaukehakeha Hopkins, Hula
Kaʻenaalohaokauʻikaukehakeha Aoe Hopkins, from as far back as she can remember, grew up around hula as her father and mother both danced for Nā Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero of Hālau Nā Kamalei and Leināʻala Heine Kalama of Nā Pualei o Likolehua. At the early age of 5 and a half, Kaʻena formally started her hula training with Hālau O Nā Maoli Pua, under the direction of Kumu Hula, Alicia K. Smith & her daughter, Piʻilaniwahine Smith. As a performing arts student at Kamehameha, she was a dancer in the yearly hōʻike program all four years. She was also a member of Hawaiian Ensemble (hula) & Concert Glee Club (singing) her sophomore, junior and senior years, where she was the alakaʻi or line captain for both groups her senior year. Kaʻena was fortunate to travel to Waikoloa, Aotearoa, Tahiti and Rapa Nui as a student while at Kamehameha Schools.
In 1998, Kaʻena started dancing hula for her father, Karl “Veto” Kamaluikauakokohaʻaheoināpali Baker and Michael Nālanakilaʻekolu Casupang, Nā Kumu Hula of Hālau I Ka Wēkiu. She will soon begin training in a special class that will culminate in a traditional graduation or ʻūniki ceremony in 2013. As a member of Hālau I Kā Wēkiu, Kaʻena has travelled to Japan & the East Coast where she had the honor of performing at the prestigious dance venue, Jacobʻs Pillow in Massachusetts. She has danced in the Merrie Monarch Festival since 2001, and in 2006 she was chosen to represent her hālau in the Miss Aloha Hula competition, where she was 3rd runner up & the winner of the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian language award for excellence.
Kaʻena moved to Hilo in 2003 to go to University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo where she is soon to get her B.A in Hawaiian Language and a minor in Anthropology. She is currently a Special Education Assistant at Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo, a charter school in Keaukaha.
Brett Fouvargue, Sound Design & Technical Production
Brett has produced sound design for such local artists as ‘Ekolu, O-shen, Jon Yamasato, Keahiwai, Lāhaina Grown, and Starr Kalahiki. He has also worked with the acclaimed show on Maui, ‘Ulalena as their sound engineer for 9 years. Following ‘Ulalena, he was sound engineer Waikiki Nei in O ‘ahu, ‘Ulalena’s sister show.
Wailana Simcock, Aerial Dance, Modern Dance
Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipina mother and Kiwi father, he was raised on O'ahu from age five. His multi-cultural identity and immigrant status has critically influenced his dance and art. In 1995, he became principal dancer for the award winning modern dance company Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians (PUDM) of San Francisco, traveling with them to New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Philippines. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, he had the opportunity to work and study with such innovators as: Steamroller, Kunstoff, Terry Sendgraff, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Joe Goode, and Barbra Dilley of Naropa University. Through his full time work with PUDM, he also became Artist Teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District teaching creative movement to children and later for the Hawaii Public School System upon his return in 2000. He then joined and performed with Iona Dance Theater, Tau Dance Theater and the pre-eminent aerial dance troupe, Samadhi Hawai‘i. Wailana graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in 2006 with a Liberal Arts degree he penned, “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawai’i”--bridging Hawaiian Studies with the Performing Arts. In June of 2007, he joined the ground breaking production of ‘Ulalena by ARRA Montreal in Lāhaina, Maui. In 2008, he was part of the original cast of Waikiki Nei, the sister show to 'Ulalena. Through his studies, he has been using the Hawaiian language exclusively to teach creative movement. He has taught at the Hawaiian Immersion Ka ‘Umeke Kāʽeo and now at Nāwahīokalaniʽopuʽu. Since 2001, he has taught aerial dance, modern dance, yoga, Hawaiian studies and language classes at Kalani Honua in Kalapana where he currently lives. He has choreographed for the Puna Men’s Chorus, Stargate Theater, Samadhi Hawai‘i and has created solo and group works. In January 2011, Wailana founded his own performing arts group Wai Company with mission to inspire and educate dance theater me nā mea Hawaiʽi through classes and performances. He is also the Artistic and Project Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.
Rates for the Puna Music Festival are Kalani Experience rates. Fee includes classes, meals, lodging, cultural excursions and Festival activities. Come for entire 14 days (13 nights) and receive free airport shuttles.
Revitalize with a full week of Solstice & Lunar Eclipse as all of Kalani and the universe adds moon magic focus to your choice of forty activities, all meals, a 1 hr massage or wellness treatment and a variety of adventures.
Embrace nature, culture, and wellness as this rare solstice eclipse catalyzes the emergence of a more vital you.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jim Berenholtz is a multifaceted artist who has been training with native cultures in the living wisdom of the Earth for over thirty years.
Whether as musician or dancer, writer or speaker, painter or photographer, ritualist or bodyworker, he is devoted to bringing forth the organic intelligence that is natural to our species and forging a passionate blend of arts and activism, thereby celebrating unity in diversity and building bridges for peace.
My main motivation to create artwork is to find universal languages, searching for common truths that unite rather than separate. I feel that artwork, at its best, mirror society and our interior selves, raise questions, and presents communication and reflection. I try to make my messages human, poetic, inclusive, humorous, accessible and comprehensible to everyone.
Compassionate creativity unfurls from this peacemaker, poet, dancer, & art doctor.
Marya discovered the Laws of Creativity after more than 20 years of inquiry in indigenous cultures, through "cellular dancing," principles of quantum physics, and drawing from the work of Plato, Christ, Buddha, Leonardo DaVinci, Martha Graham, and Ernest Holmes, as well as other yogis, sages, and geniuses who not only achieved their own creative power and enlightenment, but inspired others.