Life and Spirituality

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.

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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.

Awakening Adventure Retreat

Hope Johnson and Jill Walton

About the Facilitator(s)

Hope JohnsonHope Johnson
Hope Johnson style of sharing Divine Wisdom and the ways it can be integrated is casual, fun and compassionate yet definitely direct and to the point.

She offers no specific philosophy or teaching. She offers herself as an instrument for the Absolute to have its loving way with everyone.

Jill Walton
From a young age Jill was sought out as a confidant and adviser. With deep trust in her Guidance, Jill brings her experience, complete attention, full-bodied focus and keen intuition to every situation.

She offers a loving, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment to foster true and deep sharing.

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 $ 1725 $ 2250
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1550 $ 1875
4 - Tree House Room $ 1559 $ 1875
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1475 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1425 $ 1675
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1295 $ 1475

*Retreat only: $800

*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.

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Yoga and the Art of Living: No Mountaintop Required

Daniel Stewart and Lori Snyder

January 26, 2015 - January 31, 2015

Every time we step on to our mat, we practice aligning our outer posture. But how do we align inwardly with our most awakened self? What happens when we unleash the full power of yoga’s potential to transform not just the body, but also the mind and heart? What happens when we commit to changing our perceived limitations into the truth of our highest growth and unfolding?

FREEDOM!!

About the Facilitator(s)

Daniel Stewart is a beloved RYT 500 yoga teacher, founder and co-owner of Rising Lotus Yoga in Sherman Oaks and an holistic Mind/Body Psychotherapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. Daniel is dedicated to studying and teaching yoga as an embodied practice of awakening—fully and playfully—to wholeness and joy in each moment. He believes that all spiritual and psychological teachings, east and west, lead to one truth: our authentic inner life is waiting to be lived, passionately and creatively, without restraint—NOW—and true happiness is achieved only in this way. In dynamic classes, workshops, and retreats, Daniel integrates music, eastern philosophy, depth psychology, poetry, and laughter to create vibrant, healing environments where students can quiet their minds, release physically, and rediscover a deep sense of wellbeing and joy. He shares his love of music and its healing and transformational power through the art and practice of Kirtan. www.danielstewart.com and www.risinglotusyoga.com

Lori Snyder, E-RYT, MPA (Masters of Professional Writing), is a yoga teacher, writer, and editor known for her philosophies of kindness, love for words that move us, and rocking soundtracks. Devoted to both Vinyasa Yoga and the creative process as tools to remind us who we truly are, her classes weave together breath, music, rhythm, and flow into a powerful, inclusive invitation to align with your own deepest truth. The founder and former co-owner of Om Shala Yoga in Northern California and the creator of Yoga:edit (editing services for the yoga community) as well as of Cancello Venice, an online art and literature journal centered around Venice, CA, Lori now teaches at Yoga Nest Venice and at writers’ conferences. She also leads embodied creativity retreats for working writers and artists, combining yoga and creativity exercises with time to create, and her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. www.lorisnyderyoga.com, www.yogaedit.com, and www.cancellovenice.com.

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 $ 1695 $ 2295
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1525 $ 1825
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1475 $ 1750
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a $ 1625
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

TRIPLE COTTAGE RATE with private bath:  $1,475 per person

TRIPLE LODGE RATE with private bath: $1,275 per person

Prices subject to change without notice.

An African/Hawaiian Spiritual Retreat

Māhealani Uchiyama and Masankho Banda

October 26, 2014 - November 1, 2014

Water, Fire, Earth and Sky

An African/Hawaiian Spiritual Retreat

 

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

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.

Airfare and ground transportation to Kalani Honua Retreat Center are not included, but there is a shuttle that can be arranged by the participant. • Single Session: $900 • Both Sessions: $1680

Awaken Mastery – Integration, Manifestation, Movement, Magic

Georgia Jean and The Circle of Light, Anah Reichenbach & Jonathan Cartagena

About the Facilitator(s)

GEORGIA JEAN : Multi-dimensional healer, Hoop dance initiate and channel
Georgia, a professional artist, actor and stand up comedian, experienced a life changing event in 2004 when she spontaneously developed the ability to channel a higher consciousness called
 The Circle of Light. For the last 10 years, through this connection, and working with many chronically challenged clients (mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually), Georgia has accumulated a massive amount of recorded material and groundbreaking techniques designed to "transcend the illusion of separation" that keeps humanity, individually and collectively, in a state of suffering, resistance and struggle. She is the coauthor of “The Circle of Light and the Philosopher – Another Magnificent Day – Keys for Unlocking the Soul’s Potential”

Georgia will be teaching the tools of energetic mastery distilled from the wisdom accumulated through her connection to The Circle of Light.

THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT : A non-physical collective of high consciousness energies, (similar to Abraham-Hicks), that come forward in service to the evolution of humanity. Teaching mastery of soul level manifestation, and considered the teachers of teachers, The Circle of Light pick up where most Law of Attraction material leaves off. Their high frequencies are palpable and transformative, their wisdom, both accessible and profound.

Georgia will be channeling The Circle in their soul awakening, deep energetic meditations and for Q & A.

ANAH REICHENBACH AKA HOOPALICIOUS : Hoop Dance Innovator, Teacher and Inspirer
Anah has been credited as being the founder of the modern art of Hoop Dance, and is a pioneer in the Hooping movement.  Over the past 15 years, Anah has traveled the world teaching and performing both live and in commercials for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Sobe, Nike, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Fergie, The MTV Video Music Awards, Coke, America’s Got Talent and K-Swiss.  The Hoop Revolution® Curriculum that she developed has been the foundation of most other well-known Hoop Dance curriculums.  She is also the star of the feature length documentary “The Hooping Life.” Anah has been featured in many popular publications including The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair and Dance Spirit magazine.

In addition to starting this underground dance and culture movement, Anah’s work with celebrities has helped to bring this movement to the mainstream.  Most recently, Anah starred in “HoopBody,” a series of hooping fitness DVDs produced by Gaiam® featuring well-known actress Marisa Tomei.  She worked closely with Ms. Tomei in designing the hooping curriculum taught on the series.

As a consistent leader in the hoop community, Anah created the acclaimed Hoop Revolution Teacher Training Program and the first DVD of the highly anticipated series, "Hoop Revolution's Core Foundation."  She has also won Hooping.org’s 2009 Online Video of the Year and 2010 Instructor of the Year awards.

JONATHAN CARTAGENA: Hoop Dancer & Performer
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jonathan has been dancing since he was 10 years old in numerous dance and performance groups. His movement background easily translated to the hoop and his fast-paced, fluid style and mesmerizing head hooping has garnered him quick recognition. In 2014 his dancing was highlighted in the Masquerade Sensorium promotional video and his "Fall Hooping in NYC" video was featured in Hooping.org who labeled him as "one to watch". As a graduate of the Circle Evolution Hoop Alchemy for Performance Program he dazzled New York city crowds with his powerful and emotive performance "Battle" in their final showcase, "Just Wanna Hoop." Jonathan is also a talented costume designer who pursues his creative passions with commitment, focus and bucket loads of humor.

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 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) $ 1790 $ 2175
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1660 $ 1975

LATE BIRD SPECIAL - $300 off full retreat listing and $100 off commuter or kama'aina pricing!

Interest free financing also available, contact Georgia at [email protected].

Triple room, shared bathroom - $1610

Kama'aina* Commuter with Meals (Kalani activities only) - $657

Kama'aina* Commuter without Meals (Kalani activities only)- $365

Kama'aina* Commuter with Meals (full retreat program) - $952

Kama'aina* Commuter without Meals (full retreat program)- $590

*A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at retreat check-in to recieve kama'aina rates. Mahalo!

LIVING IN BLISS ~ 8 Day Hawaii Retreat with Bentinho Massaro

Bentinho Massarro

December 14, 2014 - December 21, 2014

About the Facilitator(s)

 Bentinho is an iconoclast of spiritual culture. A breath of fresh air in a sea of similar voices. He embodies potent magic, infinite depth, and brain-surgery-clarity, in a combination difficult to imagine without soaking in and living out what he’s offering.

He points to a freedom everyone desires and many speak to, with creativity and an abundantly fresh tool box of practical techniques. The quality of freedom he’s offering has an acceleration factor that impacts human life in profound ways, ushering us into a whole new level of human evolution. And every other possible amazing story that could be dreamed up, because it is unlocking the source, the fabric, and the next unknown expression of All That Is. All that we are.

If you’ve been longing to hear your own heart spoken back to you, there’s a good chance listening to him will grant your wishes. And because a cornerstone of his teaching is a commitment to each person’s complete independence and authority shining brightly, you’ll know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are the author of the whole conversation.”

Contacts

For More Information:

Bentinho Massaro Living in Bliss Hawaii Retreat

Workshop Fees

Fees include meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Details for off-site participation are also included below.

Tropical/Ocean Cottage – Private Bath

Cottage Triple – 3 persons at $135 per person per night

Cottage Double – 2 persons at $185 per person per night

Cottage Single – 1 person at $290 per person per night

Tree House – Private Bath

Tree House Triple – SOLD OUT

Tree House Double – SOLD OUT

Tree House Single – SOLD OUT

Private Bungalows with Private Bathrooms

Bungalow Double – SOLD OUT

Bungalow Single – SOLD OUT

Lodge Rooms with Private Bathrooms

Lodge Triple Private Bath – 6 persons at $105 per person per night

Lodge Double Private Bath – 8 persons at $125 per person per night

Lodge Single Private Bath – 2 persons at $175 per person per night

Off-Site Participants:

If you are not staying in lodging at Kalani, please take the following steps to join the retreat:

1) Tuition: $1660
Register & purchase the workshop at Bentinho's Massaro's website:
http://www.bentinhomassaro.com/events/hawaii/

2) Register as an off-site participant with Kalani
Off-Site Participants must register with Kalani before their retreat and are advised to purchase the meal plan for convenience and to foster their experience with their retreat community. Meals may be bought a la carte; however, they must be purchased before meal times at Guest Services or Hale Aloha. They are not sold at the Kitchen. Please consider your program's schedule when choosing not to be on the meal plan.

Option 1: Off-Site Participant Package with meals - $400

Option 2: Off-Site Participant Fee without meals - $50

* Prices subject to change without notice.

Thanksgiving Yoga Experience

Kalani Staff

November 24, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Personal Yoga Retreat

Enjoy Thanksgiving in a completely different way this year, cultivating gratitude through a personalized yoga retreat.  This week is dedicated to create space to create the yoga and relaxation experience that is just right for you.

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, all scheduled classes and events, and one personalized 90 minute yoga session.

Not Included: Airport transfers, optional adventure add-ons, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) United 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
6 - Cottage $ 1695 $ 2220
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1520 $ 1845
4 - Tree House Room $ 1520 $ 1845
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1445 $ 1745
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1395 $ 1635
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1445

Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates. Inquire for details.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Personalized Yoga Experience

Kalani Staff

September 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014

Personal Yoga Retreat

This week is dedicated to create space for personalized yoga retreats, allowing you to create the yoga and relaxation experience that is just right for you.

Experience the beauty of Hawaii, enjoying delicious, healthy meals, pool time and beach time, and access to more than 50 classes a week, including twelve styles of yoga, Hawaiian culture classes, performing arts, and other activities.

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, all scheduled classes and events, and one personalized 90 minute yoga session.

Not Included: Airport transfers, optional adventure add-ons, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) United 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
6 - Cottage $ 1695 $ 2220
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1520 $ 1845
4 - Tree House Room $ 1520 $ 1845
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1445 $ 1745
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1395 $ 1635
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1445

Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates. Inquire for details.

Prices subject to change without notice.

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