Music

Big Island Dance Camp: Immerse Yourself in a World of Dance - WEEKEND PASS

Frey Faust - NagaSita - Amy Secada - Nomad Dance - Karin Moriarty - Ann Averbach - Ardas Wright - Michal Anna Carrillo - Sasha Rose - Sharu - ChrisNa Karast - Jayson Fann - Joseph Rynd - Ancient Future - Oliver

March 3, 2016 - March 6, 2016

BIG ISLAND DANCE CAMP WEEKEND PASS is for participants who wish to attend weekend events only.

About the Facilitator(s)

Urban Roots Workshop
with Amy Secada

A transformational dance workshop that focuses on implementing influences from Capoeira and African dance into a primal free form flow.

Learn to ground your personal freestyle and explore floor work with ease and grace.

Accompanied by live musical inspiration, the Urban Roots technique goes beyond movement to guide you deeper into thoughtless improvisation, energetic awareness, breath control.

Tribal Nouveau: Temple Tribal: Sacred Expressions thru Bellydance w. NagaSita

NagaSita’s unique concoction of Tribal Nouveau with Indian Classical,Tibetan, Balinese, Hawaiian, and Japanese fusion.

In this workshop, NagaSita spends the first half with a yoga warm-up, then she breaks down all of the techniques involved to master this exciting new form of fusion.

For the second half of the workshop, she focuses entirely on Temple Tribal choreography which merges all of the techniques broken down in the first half, so that dancers can get a good idea of what this dance style feels like in motion.

Karin Moriarty -
1. Surrendering to The Unknown: Contact Improv
A deep exploration of the basic elements and skills that sustain contact improvisation will be the emphasis of this class. Special focus will be placed on balance, use of energy, force, and directionality. For example, how we can become more efficient with our movements and choices as we move and enter into a dance with others? Students will be guided through a series of exercises that lay the foundation of understanding the interplay between physicality and emotional sensations, in order to create movement, while in concert with a partner.

2. Project Dance:  "Movement Exploration and Emotion”
The class combines elements from Action Theater, modern dance, ritual performance, and Karin’s own unique approach to creating poignant movement for dance pieces. We will travel on an inward journey that may be difficult or uncomfortable at times. But eventually we will arrive at a soothing and safe destination into the past. Bringing our memories alive into the moment, we will replay the emotions and physical sensations we felt at a particular point in our lives. We will tap into these emotions embodied in our memory bank, and reproduce the sensations that we once felt, which may compel us to move now in a particular way! Abandoning the literal meaning of what the circumstances were all about, we will deconstruct the moment, and convert what we find into instruments of movement for our dance.

Michál Anna Carrillo - Traditional Dance from Guinea, West Africa w/ live drums.

In this class you will go through a series of stretches  and warm up movements to ready your body for the energetic and powerful dance of Guinea, West Africa.

You will be exposed to two rhythms with focus on one rhythm, breaking down movements and moving them across the floor.

This class will challenge your right- left brain coordination and be a joyful experience of drums, self expression and cultural immersion

Ann Averbach - Gypsy Yoga Flow

Gypsy Yoga Flow: A Tribute to the Psoas. 
Targeting the psoas, we will lenghten, strenghten, and focus on eccentric contractions to create freedom in this pivotal part of our bodies.  Using breath, carefully sequenced asana, and positive visualization, we invite spaciousness and set ourselves up energetically for a joyful and easeful dance camp journey.

Gypsy Yoga Flow: Yoga Ceremony to honor the waters - Liquid asana.
A tribute to the healing power of the waters: together we flow with rhythmic, fluid, sequencing, and honor the water element within ourselves, and pray for the healing of the waters around the planet.

Gypsy Yoga Flow: Mellow Flow and Thai Twists (Partner Thai Massage) w. Ann and Sebastian
Unwind, restore, breathe, and twist in this gentle flow class fused with some partner Thai massage work.

Gypsy Yoga Flow: Delicious Unwind and Partner Thai Glut Release (Partner Thai massage) w. Ann and Sebastian.
You've danced your ass off, now lets get juicy and massage it out! This class is like the dessert at the end of your 20 course Dance Camp Feast.  It will be scrumptious - a slow, sweet flow leading up to partner work.

Frey Faust - Axis Syllabus

In this Axis Syllabus informed session, we will develop oddly poetic and physically and mentally challenging movement studies that will offer an array of subtle gestural qualities as well as athletic demand, while we review or discover the grammar, syntax and etymology, or environmental context, composition, abilities and limitations of our bodies.

The Axis Syllabus is a growing collection of bio-mechanical information that serves a global community as a resource for understanding, preparing and training the human body for moving.

Frey will be offering the following topics:
1. Fascia Nation / Democratic Motion
2. Down to the Bone Carriage - alignment /  NVM - non-violent movement
3. Kinetic Highways - energy sources - sustainable movement  

Cocrea Partner Dance - Nomad Dance with Wren & Antje

Partner dance is a metaphor for life. As we push and pull on one another, we elicit different responses, just as in our off-the-floor interactions.

In this workshop we will fine tune our connection and frame viewed through the lens of non-violent communication.

Become more attentive listeners and responders to the purpose of sensing and obtaining consent, learn how to be more sensitive to changes in our partner’s state and watch your dance unfold in new, amazing ways.

Visit the Big Island Dance Camp website to see a full listing of the facilitators.

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.

Pricing also available at the Big Island Dance Camp website.

BIG ISLAND DANCE CAMP WEEKEND PASS is for participants who wish to attend weekend events only. Access begins at standard check-in time on Thursday, March 3 at 4:00 pm and concludes on Sunday, March 6. 

Registration will close on Feb. 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Please make sure to purchase your tickets prior to this date to ensure your participation in the event!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 850 n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 835 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 800 $ 925
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 750 $ 825

Triple Occupancy Accommodations Available: 
Cottage Triple: $830
Lodge Room Triple Private Bath: $775
Lodge Room Triple Shared Bath: $692

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

Kamaʻāina Tuition: $285
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and cover retreat activities, access to all campus facilities, and three meals per day. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Commuter Tuition (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $500
​Commuter rates are all-inclusive and cover retreat activities, access to all campus facilities, and three meals per day.

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.

Yoga Alchemy: Discover the Power of Yoga + Live Music

Amanda Noga, Matthew Hatch

August 3, 2016 - August 10, 2016

Join Amanda and Matt for weeklong immersion into yogic practices and the healing power of live, ambient music to take your practice to the new depths.  Each morning and evening we will dive into vinyasa flow yoga, including pranayama, mantras and mudras and meditations.

About the Facilitator(s)

Amanda Noga
Amanda Noga will escort you through your sadhana with great care. Retreat is a precious opportunity for self enquiry, through this week long immersion, we will harmonise the layers of mind, body and soul. Amanda is a highly trained and experienced yoga instructor, with a authentic love of yoga and a knack for bringing together inward reflection and playful expression through yoga. Students often remark they love the balance of strong, dynamic movement and the quality of compassion and softness Amanda brings to her classes. She devours yogic wisdom and has the ability to share this passion in a way that empowers students to remember their own innate wisdom.

Email Address:  [email protected]
Telephone Number: +61422129943
Web Address: www.yogaalchemy.com.au

Matt Hatch blends the sound of classical and traditional flute, guitar and ambient soundscapes to create energising, emotive and blissful music. The result is a saturation of potent healing and expansive musical textures that assist to deepen the yoga practice.

Matt and Amanda have a unique connection and their offering of yoga and music blend together seamlessly. Over the last few years we have been lucky enough to travel internationally and share our respective passions in Bali, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica. With great joy, we invite you to experience Matt’s blissful musical expression at our Kalani Yoga retreat.

Email Address:  [email protected]
Telephone Number: +61422129943
Web Address: www.yogaalchemy.com.au

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 2200 $ 2200
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1500 $ 1500
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1260 $ 1260

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1260

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.

English Country Dancing Week

Bare Necessities with David Millstone and Joanna Reiner hosted by George Marshall

March 7, 2016 - March 14, 2016

Hawaii Big IslandDURING THE DAY, diverse and beautiful attractions beckon you to explore: dramatic waterfalls, black sand beaches, lava deserts, and lush tropical rainforests evocative of the 'old' South Seas are just some of the wonders.  Here, uncommon beauty is commonplace.  You can set out to watch dolphins play, snorkel calm-water tide pools alive with colorful fish, or dip into warm springs.

About the Facilitator(s)

 BARE NECESSITIES, a fine quartet renowned for its unique presentation of English Country Dance music, consists of Earl Gaddis and Mary Lea (violin and viola), Peter Barnes (flute and whistles), andBare Necessities Jacqueline Schwab (piano).  Performing music from the 17th through 21st centuries, they have played for concerts, festivals, workshops, balls and dance camps across the United States and in Canada, Scotland, England and beyond.   In the course of concertizing and dance playing, they have become increasingly free in their improvisatory explorations of these beautiful melodies.  The resulting sound is that of both chamber and folk music, yet extraordinary inventive and playful with its interweaving of harmonies and countermelodies.  

As a group, Bare Necessities has recorded more than a baker's dozen CD's to date.  Individually, Peter, Jacqueline, Mary and Earl are well-known and well-traveled musicians within the Contra and Scottish dance communities.       

David Millstone started contra dancing in the early 1970s and has been calling dances for nearly 40 years. His monthly dance since 1980 has been with the band Northern Spy in Norwich, Vermont. With an American repertoire ranging from traditional New England chestnuts to high-energy recent compositions, he calls contras, squares, and interesting dances in odd formations. He is an experienced caller of English country dances, and he also enjoys calling for family dances, weddings and other special events. 

He is known for his clear and supportive teaching style, the breadth of his repertoire, his sense of humor, and his ability to pick dances that offer the right level of challenge for all audiences.

Joanna ReinerJoanna Reiner has taught English dance, Scottish dance and longsword for over a decade. Nationally supported for her clear, supportive, spirited calling, Joanna's calling has taken her from Amherst to Ann Harbor, from NEFFA to NOMAD, including several Pinewoods sessions. She co-leads Germantown Country Dance's English country demonstration team, is an avid dance gypsy, and in her spare time, works to support her dance habit.

George MarshallGeorge Marshall, originator and producer of Tropical Dance Vacation, is a full-time musician, caller and dance teacher, touring nationally year-round. His specialty is teaching and calling the New England-style contra dances he has collected throughout the country. George is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for smooth, concise teaching and presentation.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1750 n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1400 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1275 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1150 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.

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

Learn more about getting here.

Wassa Dance with Aloha #15

Lara McIntosh

February 7, 2016 - February 13, 2016

Wassa Dance Logo

Join us in seeding a new season of your body’s potential for ease and joyful vitality through dance and movement exploration. Come as you are and let the rhythms take you deeper!

About the Facilitator(s)

LARA MCINTOSH has studied dance all her life and is an active member of Seattle dance, music and public art communities. Lara is the originator of Wassa Dance which is inspired by dances and music from the African diaspora. She has been teaching independently in this afro-fusion style since 1997. Travels to Brazil and Mali, West Africa and ongoing study with locally based teachers are great influences in her work.

“Wassa” is the Bambara name Lara received during her first visit to Mali. It translates as “one who acts for joy and fulfillment.”

Lara's curiosity about movement and cultures are combined with a deep love for music and community building. She has a long history of collaboration for performance, event production and movement education which include ten years with THREAD DANCE, multiple collaborations with artist Cameron Anne Mason and the Fremont Arts Council for parade and pageant presentations. During her six years on the Board of Directors of the Seattle World Percussion Society (SWPS), she helped oversee the production of the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center, which is one of the largest free percussion festivals in the country. Lara is an adjunct faculty member of the ARC School of Ballet. She also offers school residencies and conducts annual intensive workshops in Washington State and Hawaii. www.wassadance.com (Photo by Michael Harthorne)

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.

A deposit of $300 holds your space.

*Prices subject to change without notice for unregistered participants.

Non-dancing companions are welcome based on available space at Kalani. There is a $50 admin fee for non dancers.

For special rate options, please contact Lara.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1710 $ 2340
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1500 $ 1890
4 - Tree House Room $ 1500 $ 1890
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1410 $ 1770
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.

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

Learn more about getting here.

Gong Yoga and Kundalini Sadhana

Mehtab Benton and Siri Bahadur Khalsa

March 19, 2016 - March 26, 2016

The Gong Yoga and Kundalini Sadhana week is for yoga students, Kundalini Yoga teachers, sound healers, and everyone interested in exploring the healing and transformational power of the Gong. Participants can chose from twice daily Kundalini yoga workshops as well as basic trainings in how to play the gong, an advanced workshop for experienced gong players, and a certification training in Gong Therapy.

About the Facilitator(s)

Mehtab Benton is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book on using the gong in the practice of yoga. He has trained hundreds of yoga teachers, therapists and musicians in the art of playing the gong, and created the DVD course How To Play the Gong for Yoga, Meditation and Healing. Mehtab has played the gong for 20 years in yoga classes, workshops and concerts, and is the inspiration for the Gong Yoga Mela, an international gong celebration and training festival. His recent book, Teaching Gong Yoga: Theory and Practice, is the first comprehensive book on using the gong in all practices and traditions of yoga. He is a Level 1 and Level 2 Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga for over 40 years.


Siri Bahadur began teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1974 and served as the leader of the Kundalini Yoga ashram In Dallas, Texas. He completed the inaugural Master's Touch Teacher Training by Yogi Bhajan in Espanola, New Mexico and participates as a KRI Professional Trainer in Kundalini Teacher Training programs in Texas, Illinois, Louisiana and Utah.  He has trained yoga students in how to play the gong and presented gong workshops and trainings in the US, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Siri Bahadur is an accomplished guitar player and uses his music and gongs to create an augmented experience of yoga and meditation. He has released several original collections of his guitar and gong playing, including a Kundalini sadhana composition (Jap - A Sadhana) and several volumes of gong concerts (Morning Star, Volumes 1 and 2).

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 $ 2395 $ 3295
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 2095 $ 2795
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1895 $ 2395
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Also Available: Cottage Triple Occupancy, $1995

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.

In-Depth Hoopdance 2016: An Intermediate to Advanced Hoopdance Intensive

Caterina Suttin, Luna Breeze, and Shakti Sunfire

January 23, 2016 - January 30, 2016

In-Depth Hoopdance Retreat 2016 | Produced by Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze



In-Depth is an annual intensive hoopdance retreat held on the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani.

About the Facilitator(s)


Shakti Sunfire, In-Depth Producer 

An internationally recognized movement guide and an advocate of the Earth, Shakti Sunfire blends her deep love of conscious dance, classical Tantra, yoga, mythology, ecology, and the study of many nature-based traditions into inspiring thematic explorations of Soul.

Hoopstress for the last 8 years running, Shakti's focus falls on the merging world of somatic movement, free flow dance, and tech in the hoop. She is inspired in the creation of creative community space and inside the family VIBE of the hoop community. In-Depth is her baby, and the best party she'll ever throw. At In-Depth Shakti acts as visionary glue, space-holder, dance and yoga teacher and mama. She loves every moment and all the friends made along the way!

You might have seen her dancing on the Wanderlust Festival main stage, or on the cover of Yoga Journal. A true rolling stone, Shakti teaches workshops, leads retreats, and performs all over the world. The visionary woman in her has founded The Rhythm Way, and gotten her published and featured in countless books, articles, images and DVDs. A passionate writer, Shakti dives deep into human experience, exposing universal connection and poignant synchronicity through mytho-poetic narrative. You can find more of her work on Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal and in Origin Magazine.

Learn more about Shakti at The Rhythm Way.


Luna Breeze, In-Depth Producer

Exotic, energetic, and entertaining, Luna  extends far beyond the acrobatic. As a hoop dancer, her choreography blurs the line between entertainment and performance art - a focus on the magic of illusion and the interaction of hoop and dancer. She is known for her fusion of modern dance, tradition circus skills, and musicality within her dance. As a teacher she is known for her accessibility, goofy sense of humor and serious attitude of positive empowerment through the ring.

Luna has traveled to India via Samsung Mobile to promote the Olympic games through performance, performed at the 2014 IJA Cascade of Stars, and has worked with acclaimed contemporary circus companies such as Pendulum Aerial Arts, Quixotic Fusion, Madison House, Periplo Circus Convention, and many others. In 2011 she was visionary and co-founder of MoonDrop Circus, a thriving community circus based in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2013 she completed a professional circus training program with one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary circus companies in America, Pendulum Aerial Arts. There she worked one on one with world champion rhythmic gymnast Rebbecca Sukhanova. Luna now a teaches and performs for Pendulum Aerial Arts on a regular basis.

Learn more about Luna Breeze Performance.

 

Gail O'Brien, In-Depth Instructor

A dynamic and technical contemporary hoop dancer and a renowned hoop teacher based in the UK. Gail has taught extensively in the last four years at events including Sacred Circularities, HoopCamp, Spin Summit, SWHoop, HoopCamp, European Juggling Convention, Brighton Flow Fest and UK Hoop Gatherings (UK). She also performs and runs the annual Manchester Hoop Congress, now in its fourth year, which brings together the best of UK and international hoop talent to teach and perform.

Gail's unique and adaptable performance style with hoop, fire hoop and LED/glow hoop has led her to perform internationally at cabarets, conventions, festivals and corporate events.

Gail has just completed a year’s circus training at Belfast Circus School where she has created a stunning new act fusing hoop manipulation, dance, acrobatics, and building on skills  developed during the Circus in Performance course at GreenTop Circus School in 2011. She is also developing an acrobatic Roue Cyr piece.

Learn more about Gail at Hoopspin.



Tiana Zoumer, In-Depth Instructor 

Tiana lives internationally as a touring teacher, performer and artist with the hoop. For the last 6 years she has explored an evolutionary relationship to the circle, ever expanding and opening her hoop dance with revolutionary intentions. Voted Hooping.org's Female Hooper of the Year in 2013 and nominated as Instructor of the Year in 2015. She teaches movement theories within her practice, translating the transformational experience of the circle’s dance to invite collective expansion and authentic expression. Andrea is celebrated for her poetic language in performance and instruction to inspire improvisational movement in hoop art.



Caterina Suttin, In-Depth Instructor

Caterina has been hooping for 4 years and in that short time the hoop has done truly remarkable things in her life. She has taught and performed at festivals and retreats all across the US and Europe, including: Hoopcamp, FireDrums, Ignight and Master Ongs Flow Festival, Flowstorm, Lucidity, The Spin Summit,The Switzerland Hoop Convention, and HoTS (hooper teacher showcase) in the UK, to name a few.

Caterina also makes unique handmade wire jewelry. She has been wire wrapping for over 10 years and now takes inspiration from the hoop and channels that into her creations. Caterina is currently "Home Free" and has been on tour since July 2012.

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.

Hold your space with a non-refundable deposit of $550; full balance due October 1, 2015!

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 $ 1500 $ 1995
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1600 $ 1900
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1450 $ 1675

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1395
Lodge Room (shared bath):  SOLD OUT

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.

Ecstatic Living Retreat

Maxwell Starkhouse & Lino Laure

September 29, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Aloha!

About the Facilitator(s)

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell first came to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2001 as a volunteer at Kalani Honua. He soon discovered Ecstatic Dance and was so inspired by the musical, dance journey that he began to attend the weekly dances at Kalani as well as attending various yoga classes a few times a week.

In 2003 he completed his first yoga teacher training with Kathy Elder and began teaching weekly Intuitive Yoga classes. In the same year he became a Licensed Massage Therapist and began offering sessions. He then went on to travel to Chicago for a Yogic Arts teacher training and then onto India to practice Ashtanga Yoga in Kerala and discovered Vipassana Meditation in Gujarat.

When he returned to Hawaii and the dance community, he yearned for more tribal and world music. So this inspired him to become a DJ. In 2009, he DJ-ed at Kalani’s Ecstatic Dance and has been collecting music and DJ-ing ever since.

At Kalani, he also teaches Intuitive Yoga classes, Intuitive Aquatic Movement classes (in the warm therapy pool) and works as a Massage Therapist, offering sessions on the massage table and, uniquely, in the water. He also enjoys playing various musical instruments, spinning fire, bodysurfing and playing in Hawaii's nature.

Lino Laure

Lino discovered the joy of Ecstatic Dance at Kalani in 2003 when he moved to the Big Island of Hawaii 10 years ago. Dancing has always been part of his life and the nature of Ecstatic Dance, as a conscious dance process, fulfilled his spiritual inclinations.

In 2009 when Lino moved to Kalani, he accepted the honor of facilitator for Ecstatic Dance Hawaii (one of the largest venue in the US) and has been facilitator for Ecstatic Dance Hawaii since.

In his personal life, Lino has been practicing meditation for over thirty years and studied under the auspices of his teacher, JK Gurukal, a master healer and martial artist from Kerala, India, learning aspects of yoga, meditation, martial arts and the healing arts: applied sciences from the tradition of Dhanurveda.

Lino is also a painter and artist. He enjoys sharing all of his various skills by way of teaching and facilitating workshops and classes at Kalani, on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he also resides.

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 n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1125 $ 1375
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath) : $1025

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

COMMUTER FEES
Those lodging off Kalani campus during the retreat may register as Commuter participants. Commuter participant pricing is $875 which includes campus access, 3 meals per day and retreat tuition.

OFFSITE KAMAʻĀINA PARTICIPANTS
Offsite Kamaʻāina participant pricing is $410 which includes campus access, 3 meals per day and retreat tuition. A Hawaii driver license or state ID must be presented at retreat check-in in order to receive kamaʻāina 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.

Ecstatic Dance Retreat: Movement Medicine

Sita Devi, Craig Kohland & Tyler Blank

The Ecstatic Dance Retreat is a Refuge from Life’s Complications, a Heavenly Landing Pad, and a Sacred Temple for those who Love Con

About the Facilitator(s)

Visit the EcstaticRetreat.com website to see a full listing of the facilitators.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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.

KAMA'AINA DANCE PASS NOW AVAILABLE - $133

The Kama'aina Dance Pass includes: 

7 Ecstatic Dances, 1 Chris Berry’s African Dance Class, 1 Bana Kuma Kasha Ceremony and 1 Kirtan with Sita Devi and Shamans Dream. All Dances and classes will take place at Kalani EMAX. 

Please click on the Purchase Tickets Button to purchase and indicate “Dance Only” in the Comments Section.

The Kama'aina Dance Pass is not valid for access to Kalani Campus. A valid Hawaii ID must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'aina pricing.


                                        All pricing subject to lodging type availability.

*A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

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!

ECSTATIC DANCE RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY 
Cancellations requested one month or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. No refund will be provided in the event of cancellation within one month of retreat start date, or failure to show. Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

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.

Tropical Dance Vacation: George Marshall's Contra Dance Week with Great Bear Trio

Great Bear Trio hosted by George Marshall

March 21, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Hawaii Big IslandJoin us for a week of contra dancing with the Great Bear Trio, calling by George Marshall and Shawn Brenneman.

By day, diverse and beautiful attractions beckon you to explore: dramatic waterfalls, black sand beaches, lava deserts, and lush tropical rainforests evocative of the 'old' South Seas are just some of the wonders.  Here, uncommon beauty is commonplace.

About the Facilitator(s)

George MarshallGeorge Marshall, originator and producer of Tropical Dance Vacation, is a full-time musician, caller and dance teacher, touring nationally year-round. His specialty is teaching and calling the New England-style contra dances he has collected throughout the country. George is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for smooth, concise teaching and presentation.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Please contact George Marshall for availability and pricing. Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Flowing Earth Spiritual Intensive

Shakti Durga

May 21, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Have you ever felt the attraction of the great Elemental powers of nature, which create and shape our lives? We will focus upon this place of intense elemental energies, which contain all of the Shakti (spiritual energy) of their creator. We do so with humility and openness to the etheric healing powers, of this vibrant and ancient land, associated by some with the ancient Lemurian culture.

About the Facilitator(s)

Shakti Durga

Guru Shakti Durga is the founder, spiritual head and inspirational leader of Shanti Mission (Peace Mission), based in Australia. This not-for-profit charity operates a wide variety of projects and programs with the sole aim of creating an age of peace on earth: inner peace and peace between people. Retreats with Shakti Durga are powerful and mystical journeys into the world of the extraordinary. These intensive spiritual escapes truly allow you to retreat and explore your inner self. Retreats provide Shakti Durga with an opportunity to serve as Guru by bathing her students in Shakti (spiritual energy) allowing for phenomenal clearing, healing and transformation, and for students to awaken to their true potential and unique mission in life.


Contacts

Workshop Fees

Prices are listed in Australian dollars as this is an Australian operated retreat.

Fee includes workshop tuition, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also included: kirtan, blessings, healing clinics, spiritual rituals, two bus tours, National Park fees, Hilo airport transfers. 

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 $ 3485 $ 4061
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 3389 $ 3869
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 3141 $ 3485
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