Hawaii Blue Hands - A Men's Yoga and Massage Retreat

Maxwell Starkhouse, Dennis Dehler and jaRed Sam

July 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Massage Picture courtesy of Ripplemassage.com.au

Yoga, Massage, Meditation and Men!

Relax on the Big Island with yoga and massage in paradise. Join Maxwell, jaRed and Dennis for yoga, healing touch and tropical island adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We'll have Intuitive yoga classes with Maxwell,  Kundalini yoga and meditation class with Dennis and Vinyasa Flow class with jaRed. All classes are optional and feel free to attend the classes that work for you whether it's early am, mid morning or late afternoon.  In the afternoons, we'll have massages, pool and beach time.

Plus, enjoy all that Kalani has to offer including a 25 meter pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna and over 50 optional classes per week. Dine on Kalani's open air lanai with three delicious, healthy meals featuring locally caught fish and free range chicken with lots of vegetarian options.

Relax, let go and feel the healing, loving spirit of Hawaii and the Big Island with the boys.

Dennis, jaRed, Maxwell

According to the Mayan Calendar, Blue Hands represent the 'beauty way', the ability to see intrinsic beauty within yourself and in all things. Living the beauty way requires being in your full beauty and power. From this place, your self-authority naturally flows. This is the position where your ego is aligned with divine will. When you are standing in your full beauty and power, your very presence invites others to be all that they are. To the Maya, Blue Hands represent the deer, the gentle, serenely aware guide who walks in fluid beauty and grace, opening and revealing. 

Blue Hand people are natural healers.  Maxwell, jaRed and Dennis are all Blue Hands.

"Hawaii Blue Hands has been a life changing experience for me.  The bonding that occurred between the men at Blue Hands was unlike anything that I've ever experienced.  I was able to let go and truly be myself and the knowledge I gained from the daily yoga was an inspiring experience.  Thanks to all who took part in the organization of the retreat." - Tyler  June 2011

“The Kalani Hawaii Blue Hands Experience is an excellent vacation/getaway option.  The yoga, food, excursions, camaraderie, massages and fellowship was outstanding and left me feeling relaxed and fulfilled." - Andrew  June 2011

Returning Blue Hands guests receive a complinantary UPGRADE.  

About the Facilitator(s)

MaxwellMaxwell is a massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician, artist and world-traveling yogi. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since.

He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as: hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga , restorative yoga , capoiera, tai chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months travelling India deepening his practice of yoga.


Dennis agrees with Pattabhi Jois' statement in the movie Enlighten Up that the main goal of yoga is to discipline the mind. Dennis feels that Kundalini Yoga is one of the most effective, fun and quickest methods to practice the art of disciplining the mind.

His approach is gentle and focuses on opening up the energy centers in the body with Kundalini Yoga exercises. He has studied with Kundalini master Gurmukh and completed Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Teacher Training. His classes are invigorating, grounding, intuitive, fun and leave you feeling centered, calm and smiling.

jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past eleven years.  He first discovered his resonance with yoga through the ashtanga primary series with Pamela Richardson in the summer of '97.  He graduated from Kathy Elder's original yoga teacher training in 2001, and has since deepened his understanding of teaching vinyasa flow yoga through intensives with Shiva Rea.  

He has felt honored and inspired by the teachings of many and holds gratitude for all of his teachers, past and present He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude, yoga and love in his weekly classes at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.  www.jaredsam.com 


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.
United Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo (ITO) and Hawaiian Air often has specials (and includes meals).
Upgrades available for returning guests.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1775 $ 2275
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1550 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1475 $ 1725
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575

Prices subject to change without notice.