Wassa Dances With Aloha

Lara McIntosh

March 20, 2010 - March 27, 2010
Wassa Dance LogoPlease join us for for the exciting 10th Anniversary of "Wassa Dances with Aloha" at Kalani Honua Retreat Center on the Big Island, Hawaii!!

Merge with the vibrations of Aloha, the power of earth-based rhythms and sink into your essential being in this week-long, 10th anniversary dance intensive with facilitator, Lara McIntosh (a.k.a "Wassa" of Wassa Dance). We will meet each morning for an extended and deep immersion in dance, metaphor, music, and guided movement meditation. Our dancing will be inspired by some of this planet's newest earth, an active volcano, the oceanside, rainbows, a lush tropical setting and movement crafted from the heart of rhythm. Our soundscape will include the ever present ambient tones of our tropical environment along with music scores derived from Lara’s extensive African and World Music library. Spontaneous afternoon and evening offerings for group or individual sessions are TBA throughout the week. The remainder of each day is purposefully left open for each person to savor their own experience of the Wassa work along with the many delights and resources of Kalani and its neighborhood.

About the Facilitator(s)

Lara McIntosh

Lara has been a dancer all her life, sourcing from a broad music and dance knowledge base. Her studies in Mali, Africa bring music and authentic skills to the eclectic mix. "Wassa" is the Bambara name given to Lara, and translates loosely as "one who acts for joy and fulfillment.” Lara conducts workshops, retreats, and community performance art/choreography locally and internationally. Her work includes school programs, as well as fund raising for micro-lending for African community projects. She is the creator of WASSA DANCE and POSITIVE SWEAT, learning, teaching, and developing in community since 1991. For more information see Lara’s website: www.wassadance.com


Workshop Fees

Included in this 7-day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, delicious daily meals, shared lodge accommodations and use of Kalani’s grounds, pool, sauna and spa. All registrations require a $500 deposit.* Final payments are due March 1, 2010. Kalani is offering FREE upgrades from lodge rooms with shared bath to lodge rooms with PRIVATE baths ( based on availability). Please call Jenny to sign up and for more information. Non-dancing companions are welcome, based on available space at Kalani.
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 $ 1730 $ 2045
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1625 $ 1975
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1525 $ 1675
*** 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you find yourself unable to attend, we will refund your money, pending the ability to replace your reservation for this trip. All cancellations include a $30 fee. After January 15, 2010, Kalani room and board charges are non-refundable, and will also be your financial responsibility.
*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

Prices subject to change without notice.