Music

In-Depth Hoopdance Intensive

Caterina Suttin, Luna Breeze, and Shakti Sunfire

January 18, 2015 - January 25, 2015

In-Depth Retreat 2015

About the Facilitator(s)

2015 Instructors:

 

 Luna Breeze ~ Exotic, energetic, and entertaining, Luna Breeze 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 is currently attending circus school at Pendulum Aerial Circus Arts in Portland Oregon, where she studies aerial silks, trapeze, and acrobatics, while teaching and performing circus hula hoop for the school. Her days are filled with choreography, training for performance, and studying the human body to ensure that her students and she advance efficiently, safely and happily whether performer or hobbyist!

 Caterina Suttin ~ 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's been wire wrapping for over 10 years and now takes inspiration from the hoop and channels that into her creations. 

Contacts

To Register:

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

Non-refundable deposit $550 to hold your space. Remainder due Oct 1st.

Triples available at $1350

Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti Sunfire

2911 4th St. #116

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Or pay online via paypal with a credit card.

Commuter rate: Please contact Shakti for commuter rate.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 2030 $ 2765
5 - Tropical Loft n/a $ 1700
4 - Tree House Room n/a $ 1700
3 - Bungalow Room n/a $ 1700
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1600 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1450 n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Triples available at $1350

Initiate - Hoopdance Foundation Hawaii with Luna Breeze, Aya Papaya and Shakti Sunfire.

Luna Breeze, Aya Papaya and Shakti Sunfire

January 12, 2015 - January 18, 2015

Initiate Track = Beginner - Advanced Beginner

About the Facilitator(s)

Luna Breeze ~ Exotic, energetic, and entertaining, Luna Breeze 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 is currently attending circus school at Pendulum Aerial Circus Arts in Portland Oregon, where she studies aerial silks, trapeze, and acrobatics, while teaching and performing circus hula hoop for the school. Her days are filled with choreography, training for performance, and studying the human body to ensure that her students and she advance efficiently, safely and happily whether performer or hobbyist!

Shakti Sunfire is an internationally recognized movement guide and advocate of the inner and outer WILD. A leader of the international hoopdance movement and a dedicated student of life, she has always pulled inspiration first from the Natural World and counts herself blessed to have the wise council of many teachers in her life. Shakti has been identified as an 'emerging woman in leadership' by Origin Magazine and her empowering message and guidance has effected the lives of many women the world over. 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.

  

Aya Papaya : Since she first picked up a hoop in 2009 Aya fell in love with dancing both in and out of the hoop. Movement has become integral in Aya's life and a source of grounding and connecting with spirit. Combining training from various teachers Aya embodies beauty and grace in her dance and brings authentic movement into her flow. Aya now dances with multiple tools, including dragon staff, fans, hoop and feels empowered by movement arts to live fully and in constant exploration of new creative outlets and projects.  She has seen the healing power of movement arts first hand, and is passionate about sharing, performing, and teaching anyone who is interested.  Currently, Aya teaches flow arts and movement meditation, and performs with FireGroove in Los Angeles.  

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

Non-refundable deposit $600 to hold your space. Remainder due by December 1st.

Commuter rate: Please contact Shakti for commuter rate.

TRIPLE RATES OF $1175 - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti Sunfire

2911 4th St. #116

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Or pay online via pay pal with a credit card.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a $ 1675
4 - Tree House Room n/a $ 1675
3 - Bungalow Room n/a $ 1675
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1375 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1244 n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Triples available at $1175

Gong Yoga: Sound Healing and Kundalini Vacation Retreat

Mehtab and Laura Benton

March 8, 2015 - March 14, 2015

March 14th to the 20th is SOLD OUT - so we added another week!

About the Facilitator(s)

 

Mehtab has trained hundreds of yoga teachers, therapists and musicians internationally in the art of playing the gong for yoga, meditation and relaxation. His wife Laura, a lifelong Kundalini Yoga practitioner and teacher trainer, brings a feminine perspective to playing the gong in the practice of Gong Yoga Nidra.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Ocean Cottage/ Single Occupancy - $2695 (after September 1st: $2995)

Ocean Cottage/ Double Occupancy - $1895 (after September 1st: $2195)

Ocean Cottage/ Triple Occupancy - $1595 (after September 1st: $1895)

Prices subject to change without notice.

Wassa Dance - Spring Tuning

Lara McIntosh

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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

Included in this sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, 25 meter pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit.

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 n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1350 $ 1675
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1225 $ 1475
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
*** Airfare, car rental and incidental ground travel expenses are not included in the price of this retreat. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer, you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the place of your choice.


*For island residents or vacationers wishing to attend the daily dance intensive without Kalani residence or meals, drop-in rates per class and weekly options are available as space allows. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for this option--which also includes a Kalani day pass with each class/series purchased. Lodging and meal options at Kalani may be purchased separately through Kalani.

Kalani Honua Retreat Center: Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth and is located on 19 coastal acres of tropical beauty on the SE coast of Hawaii. Dramatic lava cliffs provide a haven for sunbathers, stargazers, whale watchers and those seeking a deep connection with the earth and sea.

Other offerings at Kalani at additional cost include: Hawaiian and Thai massage, Yoga, Bodywork, Watsu (water-based bodywork) and Hawaiiana/Hula Classes.
For more info on Kalani: www.kalani.com

Please call Kalani's Guest Services at 800-800-6886 to book airport shuttles. $65 for individual ride and $45 shared.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Music and Yoga: Puna Music Festival Experience

Kalani Staff

May 7, 2014 - May 12, 2014

Hawaii Music Festival LogoCome celebrate Puna and enjoy the opening weekend of the Puna Music Festival, presented by KAPA FM, home of Hawaii's music, and supported by the County of Hawaii and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

With four major concerts and a schedule full of workshops and special gatherings, this week-long celebration is sure to be fun for all ages. 

Included Events:

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 yoga classes, and culinary classes and tours.

Not Included: Airport transfers, 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 $ 1850 $ 2375
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1550 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575

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.

Music and Yoga: Puna Music Festival Experience

Kalani Staff

May 4, 2014 - May 10, 2014

Hawaii Music Festival LogoCome celebrate Puna and enjoy the opening weekend of the Puna Music Festival, presented by KAPA FM, home of Hawaii's music, and supported by the County of Hawaii and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

With four major concerts and a schedule full of workshops and special gatherings, this week-long celebration is sure to be fun for all ages. 

Included Events:

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 yoga classes, and culinary classes and tours.

Not Included: Airport transfers, 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 $ 1850 $ 2375
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1550 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575

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.

Puna Music Festival 2014 #PunaMusicFest

Puna Music Fetival

Mahalo to everyone who joined us for the 2014 Puna Music Festival. See you next year! Check out the festival gallery >

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.

Special package rates are available for the Puna Music Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and special events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (One workshop included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (9 Nights - Two workshops and a complimentary wellness treatment included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

Very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Music Workshops and Intensives:
$150 for three mornings or afternoons / $90 kamaaina.

One Dance Tribe

Arjuna Vinn Marti, Amara Pagano, Ronny Temple, Davida Taurek, Honor Morningstar, Dayashakti Geeti & Craig Kohland

October 9, 2014 - October 19, 2014

one dance tribeONE DANCE TRIBE - Join teachers, dancers and visionaries from all over the world for a unique and unprecedented extravaganza of conscious dance, yoga, live music, nature, community, laughter and revelations!

About the Facilitator(s)

Vinn MartiArjuna Vinn Marti is an award-winning choreographer, global performer, master teacher and creator of Soul Motion™ Conscious Dance Practice and has been teaching movement for over 35 years. He found his life’s calling at a young age, and, in the process of following his path, has evolved a transformative movement practice that has touched the lives of thousands.

Amara PaganoAmara Pagano first worked with Gabrielle Roth in 1991 and has been a full-time student and teacher of this work ever since. She was certified to teach 5Rhythms, Waves in 2001 and 5Rhythms, Heartbeat in 2010. Co-founder of Waves Studio in Olympia, WA, former director of the 5Rhythms program at Studio Maui and co-founder of One Dance Tribe, Amara has since developed a new practice called AZUL Conscious Dance. She believes in the power of movement to transform suffering to joy and to awaken us to live our fullest potential.

Davida TaurekDavida Taurek has a diverse background in the creative arts and is a certified instructor of Watsu, WaterDance, Motion Theater, and the 5Rhythms. She is core faculty for the Moving Center School in California and leads classes and workshops worldwide. Davida will be offering private healing sessions in Waterdance as well as leading several group experiences. Waterdance is an opportunity to immerse into quiet work of healing and transformation that leaves you not just relaxed but reborn. She will also offer a 4 hour 5Rhythms workshop and several evenings of Motion Theater that builds community and makes art out of everyday living.

Ronny TempleRonny Temple is a 5Rhythms Teacher with a wide breadth of experience in movement meditation. His most salient experiences though are in the realm of meditation and spirit. Ronny fell in love with the 5Rhythms practice around 2003 and ten years later is still in the honeymoon phase. Ronny focuses on nurturing a light heart on and off the dance floor. His teachings have a decidedly Tantric (meaning, in this context, holistic) flavor to them.

Honor MorningstarHonor Morningstar walks a path of dance medicine, firmly rooted in the maps of the 5Rhythms. Called to dance her whole life, Honor trained with Gabrielle Roth and was given the blessing to teach in 2008. Tinted with sass and verve, precariousness and possibility, Honor’s wild, tender, and compassionate style invites you back into your unique, authentic, and vibrant expression of self. Born in Kenya, based in Australia, and having lived and travelled extensively to some amazing places on this remarkable planet we call Home, the most insightful journeys remain those she has experienced on the dance floor. Life, love and the Rhythms continue to deeply inform her own practice and teachings.

Dayashakti GeetiDayashakti Geeti has been exploring Conscious dance and movement as a spiritual and creative path for many years, taking her to Japan and America to learn and study with her teachers Vinn Marti and Kajo Tsuboi. Geeti now lives in Sydney, Australia and teaches Soul Motion and Kiryuho Japanese movement to people of all ages and abilities as ways of bringing greater awareness to the relational dimensions of our selves both within our communities and within the universe. Movement and dance for Geeti is a powerful expression that can connect us to our eternal natures through the sacred vessels of our human bodies in this life. Geeti is also a lover of Kirtan and Bhakti yoga.

 Craig KohlandCraig Kohland is a talented multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer and ecstatic dance facilitator driven by the healing rhythm of the drum and the creative expression of the sacred. Craig is the founder of Shaman’s Dream, a music project, that uses the power of music as a way the inspire, uplift and transmit healing energy into the world. As a multi-faceted music collective, Shaman’s Dream, has been at the forefront of the yoga and ecstatic dance music scene and has produced some of the key albums used in the yoga and dance industry.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Please visit www.onedancetribe.com for pricing packages.   

Save $150/person if you register early before Sept.1st, 2014!  

SUPER SAVER - save $300/person if you register before July 1st, 2014. 

Prices subject to change without notice.

Ecstatic Living Retreat

Max Fathom, Maxwell Starkhouse & Lino Laure

July 16, 2014 - July 20, 2014

Ecstatic Living Retreat PosterAloha!

About the Facilitator(s)

Max Fathom

Max Fathom

Max came to the conscious dance movement through the "doorway" of a 5 Rhythms group in Austin,Texas called Body Choir. After 5 years with that group he moved to Hawaii and started Ecstatic Dance Big Island. This group spawned many other groups around the country, the largest of which is Ecstatic Dance East Bay, which itself has spawned many groups around the country, as well as the planet. This movement is expanding. “I feel like my particular contribution to the conscious dance movement and specifically what is now commonly referred to as Ecstatic Dance, has to do with combining the electronic dance music that is part and parcel of the DJ culture and the 5 Rhythms or Wave format that was created by Gabrielle Roth. The wave is a perfect fit for facilitating ritual, community dance space. I enjoy using electronic music for these events, equally I have a vastmusical collection and nothing is off limits if I believe that it will inspire, motivate, move and touch the participants on the dance floor. I am excited to see this movement grow because I believe it is a valuable and worthwhile contribution to our New Earth and our awakening human collective.”

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell StarkhouseMaxwell 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 LaureLino 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

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEWLY REDUCED RATES SAVINGS OF $200 (as of 4/24)*

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

*prices below reflect the $200 discount

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1085 $ 1505
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a $ 1205
3 - Bungalow Room $ 885 $ 1125
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 845 $ 1045
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 745 $ 885

Offsite tuition-only rate (does not include meals or accommodations): $200

Kama'aina Offsite tuition-only rate (does not include meals or accommodations..must provide proof of Hawaii Residency to qualify for this rate): $200

Prices subject to change without notice.

Embrace your Abundance. All of you. Mind.Body.Spirit.Life

Lindsey A. O’Neill and Michael Waters

 

About the Facilitator(s)

Lindsey A. O’Neill is a life long artist, clairvoyant and shaman.  From early childhood she has studied, apprenticed and lived with masters and indigenous communities around the world, expanding her knowledge and integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. Divine.

Love flows through her being with grace and generosity; and her ever present connection to Spirit brings a deep wisdom far beyond her years. Through her private sessions, workshops and courses, you can learn to open your heart and mind to receive spiritual and material blessings more consciously and abundantly.


Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Prices: Payment plans and options Available. please email for details.


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) $ 1399 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1299 n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

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