2010 Retreat Centers' Conference

Richard Koob, Kalani Founder/Director, Tiki DeGenaro, Kalani General Manager

2010 Retreat Centers' ConferenceExplore Retreat Centers as a Model
for the 21st Century!

Self-Improvement * Sustainability * Sharing Resources * Striving for Excellence * Safe Haven for All * Serious Soul-Searching * Shedding the Past

Aloha, Retreat Centers' Owners, Managers and Supporters,

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to attend the annual RETREAT CENTERS' CONFERENCE on the remote, spectacular Puna Coast of Hawaii (The Big Island)!  Kalani is Hawaii's largest conservation/non-commercial coastal Retreat Center.  This year's Retreat Centers Conference not only invites Centers from the Americas, but from the Pacific Rim and beyond. Whether your Center is in the heart of the city or the edge of the great outdoors, we all share many of the same challenges and intentions.

Connect with Retreat Center Managers from different parts of the world.  Learn and grow from participating in Conference sessions on sustainability, marketing in a down-economy, connecting to the world-community, continued personal transformation, sharing what works and what doesn't, and "holding space" for a world in need of change and growth.

Meeting with othersWe'll have wonderful adventures and entertainment scheduled for you. And you can stay at Kalani before and after the Conference for YOUR personal Hawaiian vacation!  You can take advantage of our pool, spas, sauna, weight-room, and world-class massage and watsu therapists. We offer over 50 classes a week, including 20 yoga classes/week.

Our immediate area offers black-sand beaches, spinner dolphin visits, State parks, lava tubes, tide pool snorkeling, turtle ponds, our ever-active volcano and more!  Airfares should be reasonable during this low, off-season time.

(Please note: Hawai`i weather has no off-season... It is beautiful year-round here!)

About the Facilitator(s)

Richard Koob - Kalani Founder/Director, Tiki DeGenaro - Kalani General Manager, and guest facilitators from notable Retreat Centers such as Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Harbin Hot Springs, Breitenbush Hot Springs, and others.


Workshop Fees

Great News on Rates!

Because we are honored to host this Conference for the first time we are offering the lowest possible accommodation rates! This price even includes MEALS! So depending upon your choice of accommodation the rates per person per night will be:

Room Type
Standard Rate
Special Conference Rate
Lodge room shared bath
$115 plus $52 meals
Lodge room private bath
$150 plus $52 meals
Cottage w/ private bath
$175 plus $52 meals
Treehouse room w/ private bath
$265 plus $52 meals

Above rates are for all rooms shared with two or three to a room.  Enjoy the greater comfort of a private room for an additional $50/day.

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

To register

Please email [email protected] or call 1-800-800-6886 (USA & Canada) or 001-808-965-7828 (Worldwide) with the following information:

  1. Your choice of accommodation
  2. Dates of arrival* and departure, and
  3. Credit card info (include cc #, exp date, three-digit code, your full name, address, telephone, and email).

*The conference starts on Monday morning. Arrive in time!

Your credit card will be charged:

  1. $100 Program Fee which covers the entire week-long Conference, and
  2. One-night deposit.


After registering:

Travel options: Hawai`i is the Aloha State’s largest, most spectacular and least crowded island, with 2 major airports – Hilo and Kona. Because Hilo (the State’s second largest city) is just a 45 minute drive to Kalani, we recommend that you route through Honolulu to Hilo. If you are not renting a car, Kalani provides a shuttle from/to Hilo airport only. Fee each way is reduced to $40 for conference participants.  There are direct flights to Kona, however you must rent a car for the 3 hour drive to/from Kalani, which provides opportunity to view the verdant northern or vast southern land-and-seascapes.

Upon receipt of your email we will send you a confirmation and a packet of information regarding traveling here and your stay, along with further details about the conference program.

For travel from the mainland, check the airlines below as they offer very reasonable fares: southwestairlines.com and hawaiianairlines.com.

Topics To Be Included

Growing Greener · On the Road to Sustainability · Youth-ing and Aging, keeping the wonder in our lives as we inspire tomorrow's leaders · Community, Business, Government Collaboration · Staff and Volunteer Excellence - enrollment, incentives, teamwork, support · Leadership Succession · Economic & Eco Management, becoming flexible and sustainable · Profit and Nonprofit Collaborations, Marketing, Programs, Outreach, Fundraising - the art of heart · Authenticity, Integrity and Identity -- upholding the aloha of core cultures · Educational Certification · Global  Partnering for success and fun · Branding/Re-branding/Web development · Grant research and application

2010 Retreat Center Conference-Sample Agenda/Schedule

6:30 am 'Free' Time
Start the day off with a complimentary session of Kundalini or Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, or one more than 50 other classes/activities available each week at Kalani.
7:30 am Breakfast
Enjoy a bountiful selection of dairy and meat items, vegetarian and vegan options, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, juices, teas, and delicious local coffee.
9:00 am Morning Conference Session
Introductions and Networking
Breakout Sessions, Topic Discussions
Possibly divide by interest, size, common topic
12:00 pm Lunch
Recharge with a healthful, filling midday meal, including meat and vegetarian entrees, vegan options, homemade soups, and a jam-packed salad bar.
1:00 pm Afternoon Conference Session
Featured speakers and Q&A panels comprised of representatives from Kalani and the larger Hawaii Community, as well as attending Center colleagues.
4:00 pm 'Free' Time
All work and no play ... no way!  Break away for a couple of hours to relax and explore the Big Island by taking advantage of one of our complimentary daily adventures, such as  a visit to our local black-sand beach; swimming and snorkeling at the Wai'Opae Tide Pools; exploring a natural, untouched lava tube at the amazing Mackenzie State Park, soaking in the sun at nearby Shell Beach and Coconut Beach; or just hiking around Kalani's 120-acre grounds.  Feel like a splurge? Schedule a private session with one of our bodywork specialists?
6:00 pm Dinner
Enjoy a gourmet evening meal on our open-air dining lanai, with plentiful portions of meat and vegetarian entrees, fresh seafood, vegan options, soup and salad bar, decadent desserts and organic teas and coffees available 24 hours.
7:30 pm Evening Conference Session
Group Discussions on prioritized topics
9:30 pm Tea Time
Recap the day and socialize in our cozy guest Lounge.
10:00 pm Sweet Dreams
Our Olympic-sized pool, hot tubs, sauna,  and weight room are available for you 24 hours a day, with our compliments.  Or feel free to retire for the night to your comfy guest room and enjoy the clean, bracing night air and dream the night away under a canopy of billions of stars.