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Big Island Poetry & Nature Adventure Retreat: Writing Down the Wild World
February 17, 2013 - February 23, 2013
Come encounter the wild landscape of the Big Island. Experience the power of lava to shape the land. Visit ocean shores and tide pools with their splendid sea creatures, flora and fauna. Ponder the trail of ancient volcanic eruptions and walk on some of the newest land on earth. Listen to the sounds of nature, enjoy lush tropical vegetation and write down what the Big Island teaches you, as it offers similes and metaphors for life. Enjoy adventures in nature, breathe in the experience and breathe out poetry. Easy to moderate nature adventures will be taken at an relaxed pace to encompass a range of fitness levels. Each day will include poetry sessions, nature adventures and free time.
About the Facilitator(s)
Ray McGinnis is a poet and workshop facilitator. Since 1999 he has taught over 700 workshops in settings across North America. He has had poetry published in a variety of chapbooks and journals. A member of the Writers Union of Canada, Ray is also a member of the Advisory Board of The Institute For Poetic Medicine, based in Mountain View, California. Ray has hiked extensively across North America and enjoys leading poetry and nature adventure retreats. He also teaches journal writing workshops in health care settings. Ray has been interviewed on the CBC, and numbers of local newspapers including in Eureka, (California) Bismarck, (North Dakota) and Charlotte, (North Carolina). He enjoys creating community and a spacious setting for people to gather and rediscover how to express their own truth and authentic voice through writing. Ray lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Included in this 6-day big island retreat are: daily poetry sessions, a nature adventure excursion to see a green sand beach, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s facilities including Olympic size pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Plans for additional nature adventures may be arranged based on feasibility of car pooling to sites or arranging additional guided trips through Kalani. To reserve your space enclose $100 deposit payable to Ray McGinnis, #403-2095 Beach Ave, Vancouver, B.C, Canada V6G 1Z3.
|Fees per person:||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|9 - Ocean Cottage||n/a||n/a|
|8 - Ocean Loft||n/a||n/a|
|7 - Tropical Cottage||n/a||n/a|
|6 - Tropical Loft||n/a||n/a|
|5 - Tree House Room||$ 1350||n/a|
|4 - Bungalow Room||$ 1350||n/a|
|3 - Lodge Room (private bath)||$ 1195||$ 1495|
|2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)||$ 1075||$ 1295|
|1 - Campsite||$ 895||$ 895|
Triple Occupancy w/private bath: $1,075 per person.
Triple Occupancy w/shared bath: $975 per person.
*** 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 with the staff at Kalani.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations include a $30 fee.
Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth. This retreat setting 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.
Prices subject to change without notice.