Health and Healing

Become a Doula in Paradise: Labor and Postpartum Doula Certification Retreat

Juli Tilsner and Nickie Tilsner

June 27, 2015 - July 3, 2015

In this 7-day, 6-night retreat aspiring birth workers will receive full preparation for becoming a birth professional.

About the Facilitator(s)


Juli Tilsner is co-founder of Cornerstone Doula Trainings, established in 2006 and founder of Cornerstone Midwifery Trainings. Teaching is Juli’s labor of love. She has been an educator in the field of birth since 1999 and has been a home birth midwife in the San Francisco, Bay Area since 2003. Juli attended Pacific Academy of Homeopathy in 2010.


Nickie Tilsner is co-founder of Cornerstone Doula Trainings. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator with over 15 years experience. Nickie’s other training includes traditional midwifery apprenticeship, Community Health Outreach Worker Certification, HIV/HCV test counselor, and is currently working toward gaining a Nurse Practitioner’s license.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Retreat price for the first 14 participants registered is $1550, and $1700 thereafter.

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.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 0 $ 0
5 - Tropical Loft $ 0 $ 0
4 - Tree House Room $ 0 $ 0
3 - Bungalow Room $ 0 $ 0
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1550 $ 0
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1550 $ 0

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.

Footsteps of Compassion: Walking Home to Ourselves

Stewart Blackburn

About the Facilitator(s)

Stewart Blackburn is a writer, teacher, and healer. He is the author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want and dozens of articles on pleasure, healing, shamanism, and consciousness. He teaches the Huna Healing Circle each week at Kalani and has a private practice of counseling and healing at his home
nearby. He is ordained as a n Alaka’i of Aloha International and is a teacher of Hawaiian Shamanism.

“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

Email address: [email protected]

Facebook: Stewart Blackburn 

Contacts

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
6 - Cottage $ 1610 $ 2240
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1400 $ 1790
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1310 $ 1670
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Naked Yoga for Men Summer Retreat

Ken Breniman and Tim J Luddy

August 13, 2015 - August 19, 2015

plunge into poolEnjoy Hawaii’s Big Island with two teachers from San Francisco’s Naked Yoga for Men group, as well as a group of adventurous yogis. Deepen your practice and work with the island’s elemental energies in 2-3 naked yoga classes daily; hang out at the pool, sauna, hot tub, and the local black sand beach, all clothing-optional.

About the Facilitator(s)

Ken Breniman

Ken BrenimanKen has practiced yoga for over 10 years and is certified E-RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance after completing his Yoga Therapy training at Ananda Seva Mission in 2010. Ken has been leading Naked Men’s classes since 2007. In his classes, Ken provides eclectic Non-denominational Hatha yoga guidance, honoring a variety of traditions, such as Iyengar alignment principles, invigorating Kudalini Kriya, and playful Acroyoga-inspired partner work. He invites you to embrace SIMPLICITY, PATIENCE and COMPASSION as you deepen your practice and your connection with your true Self. Ken also offers Yoga Therapy workshops on a variety of topics such as restorative yoga, grief, relationships, stress management and coping with chronic illness.

Tim J Luddy

Tim LuddyTim J Luddy works with introducing Five Elements imagery during opening meditation that will encourage focus and exploration during an energetic Hatha flow class; he welcomes the opportunity to work in Hawaii’s dynamic elemental environment. He also works with building community through partner work. He has studied Therapeutic Yoga with Harvey Deutch as part of Yoga Tree’s Teacher Training Program, and his classes emphasize alignment and safety. Tim is certified RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance, and teaches with San Francisco’s Naked Yoga for Men group, at Active Sports Club in Oakland, and at Sports Basement in San Francisco; he has also taught at the 2013 and 2014 Open Body conferences at Wildwood.

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.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: pay in full by June 15, 2015 and receive a discount of $200.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2000 $ 2800
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1700 $ 2300
4 - Tree House Room $ 1700 $ 2300
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1700 $ 2300
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1595 $ 2190
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1395 $ 1895

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1195

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.

Introduction to Deep Tissue | October 26-30, 2015

Daniel Albers

October 26, 2015 - October 30, 2015

Daniel Albers

Click Here for the full list of workshops offered during this Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive.

Introduction to Deep Tissue

About the Facilitator(s)

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers, LMT has practiced massage on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993. He currently serves on the massage staff at Kalani Oceanside Retreat and maintains a private practice in Hilo, HI. His practice focuses on Lomilomi, deep tissue, structural release and aromatherapy. He has been conducting Lomilomi massage workshops for the past 15 years at schools and retreat centers on the Big Island and in California, Washington State and Canada. His teaching style strives to incorporate a balance of humor and intensity. The classes are fast-paced and geared toward intermediate to advanced level students/therapists. Please join us if you wish to enhance your current practice or strive to expand your "traditional" concepts of massage.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $295
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

LomiLomi Massage | October 19-24, 2015

Daniel Albers

October 19, 2015 - October 24, 2015

Daniel Albers

Lomilomi Massage

About the Facilitator(s)

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers, LMT has practiced massage on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993. He currently serves on the massage staff at Kalani Oceanside Retreat and maintains a private practice in Hilo, HI. His practice focuses on Lomilomi, deep tissue, structural release and aromatherapy. He has been conducting Lomilomi massage workshops for the past 15 years at schools and retreat centers on the Big Island and in California, Washington State and Canada. His teaching style strives to incorporate a balance of humor and intensity. The classes are fast-paced and geared toward intermediate to advanced level students/therapists. Please join us if you wish to enhance your current practice or strive to expand your "traditional" concepts of massage.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $435
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Massage Fundamentals | October 5-16, 2015

Amy Doff

October 5, 2015 - October 16, 2015

Amy DoffMassage Fundamentals

About the Facilitator(s)

Amy Doff has enjoyed teaching Human Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology to beginning massage students and allied health students, in numerous settings, for over 6 years. She hopes to influence her students to appreciate and take care of their bodies and their physical, social, political and energetic environments. Amy has been practicing medical massage/soft-tissue rehabilitation for the past 14 years and enjoys providing treatment work.

Amy is passionate about participating in our food system (from ground to grind and root to crown) and utilizing the opportunities we have as Massage Therapists to share self- awareness and health education with our clients. She promotes Wellness in Action (meeting our daily needs in ways that also nourish our physical, mental, spiritual and environmental health).

Amy has training in Massage Therapy (LMT, Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, 2001), Anthropology (BA) & Occupational Safety & Health (Minor, UH Hilo, 2006) and a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Health Policy and Management (UH Manoa, 2010). She currently serves on the Hawai‘i County Subarea Health Planning Council and collaborates with the Matungu Community Development Charity, a sister Community Based Organization, in rural western Kenya, to plan public health and community empowerment programs.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $605
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

Required Text: $30 Course Manual (available for purchase on the 1st day of class)


50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Shaman of Pleasure Training

Stewart Blackburn

February 19, 2015 - February 24, 2015

A shaman is a healer by definition. A shaman of pleasure is one who uses the many ways of feeling good to effect meaningful changes in the life of one who is suffering. Not only does pleasure of any kind feel good, it is also how we move into our most powerful state of being.

About the Facilitator(s)

Stewart Blackburn is legally ordained by Aloha International as an Alaka’i and minister, where he serves as a senior teacher and leader of that organization. He is also a professional chef, lomilomi practitioner, and a shamanic counselor, with an MS degree in Food Science. Stewart also graduated Om Kara Kriya Yoga®, Years 1 and 2. A shaman of pleasure, Stewart authored a book entitled: The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want, along with dozens of articles on shamanism, pleasure, and consciousness.

Stewart owned a chocolate sauce factory for 15 years and has put a great deal of focus on how moving up from one pleasure to a higher one leads one into the great pleasures of Divine Union. He now teaches the Huna Healing Circle at Kalani, weekly, monthly workshops on The Essential Skills for a New World, and has a counseling practice nearby.

Contacts

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
6 - Cottage $ 1425 $ 1950
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1250 $ 1575
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1175 $ 1475
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1125 $ 1375
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1175

Prices subject to change without notice.

Love is the Answer: Forrest Yoga Retreat

Janine Melzer and Elissa Dawn Strutton

January 25, 2015 - January 31, 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

Janine Melzer

Janine Melzer, E-RYT 200, teaches Forrest Yoga as a way to support and inspire students to become their most genuine selves, daring to listen to inner guidance. She is passionately committed to facilitating the embodyment of spirit through yoga practice. 

Elissa Dawn Strutton

Elissa Dawn Strutton, E-RYT 200, is a certified Forrest Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher. Fascinated with anatomy, human movement, and the healing process, Elissa’s intention is to empower students to grow, evolve and embody their fullest potential.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1850 $ 2350
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1625 $ 1925
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1850
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1475 $ 1750
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1325 $ 1550

*Triple Lodge Room, private bath: $1275 per person

*Prices include all yoga classes, meals and the use of pools, sauna and hot tubs. Air fare, transport to and from Kalani, tips, and extra adventures are not included. Aloha and Namaste!

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program 200 hr; Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

Liz Heffernan and Molly Masaoka

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training provides students with in-depth skills to teach Yoga as a vehicle for total wellness and provides a solid foundation in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy, Practical Anatomy/Physiology, Therapeutic Alignment Principles, Somatics, Hands-on/Verbal Adjustments, & the Art of Teaching.

About the Facilitator(s)

Liz Heffernan, MA, E-RYT, PYT-1000, Integrative Yoga Therapy® (IYT) primary faculty member, is a certified IYT Therapist and yoga instructor of over 17 years. Liz brings a passion for therapeutics and extensive experience in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara. Her vision is to inspire teachers to share the healing practices of yoga with those motivated to seek a path of self-discovery and self-care.  Through a comprehensive application of bio-mechanical principles of alignment for deep therapeutic work, a strong focus on the breath and a heart expanding philosophy, she inspires her students toward greater degrees of freedom in body, mind and in spirit.


Molly Masaoka, E-RYT, Owner Yoga Centered, Yoga Teacher Training Faculty

Innately perceptive beyond her years, and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind. Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion and humor. She believes that this balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of ones true nature. A student of yoga since the age of 16, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller, and completed teacher trainings with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton. She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things.  In addition to leading teacher trainings, workshops and retreats, Molly also owns Yoga Centered Studio and Boutique in Hilo, Hawaii. She is an influential member of her yoga community and serves as a mentor to both students and other teachers. Ultimately she hopes to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life.

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.

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 n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 4930 $ 6030
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 4358 $ 5150

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath) : $4138 
Lodge Room (private bath) : $4490

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

Offsite Commuter Option: Tuition Only $2550 - This option does not include meals or housing. However, meals can be purchased as needed for an additional fee.

Kamaʻāina tuition is 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.

Hawaii Massage School: Introduction to Deep Tissue | April 8 - 29, 2016

Daniel Albers

April 8, 2016 - April 29, 2016

Daniel Albers

Click Here for the full list of workshops offered during this Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive.

About the Facilitator(s)

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers, LMT has practiced massage on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993. He currently serves on the massage staff at Kalani Oceanside Retreat and maintains a private practice in Hilo, HI. His practice focuses on Lomilomi, deep tissue, structural release and aromatherapy. He has been conducting Lomilomi massage workshops for the past 15 years at schools and retreat centers on the Big Island and in California, Washington State and Canada. His teaching style strives to incorporate a balance of humor and intensity. The classes are fast-paced and geared toward intermediate to advanced level students/therapists. Please join us if you wish to enhance your current practice or strive to expand your "traditional" concepts of massage.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $295
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

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