Mindful Movement Talking Story

Gary Glickman PhD, Fred Sugerman, Stephan David Hewitt & Colleen Sugerman


The Power of Presence: Its Expression, and Its Life Application
Six Days and Seven Nights of Moving in Paradise, in Safe, Expressive and Sensuous Ways. Morning Movement, Afternoon Play, Evening Council.

 28 CEU's available for MFT/LCSW

We will explore:

  • The confluence of movement, words and deep listening
  • Stories that we embody    
  • Movement that longs to be expressed 
With relaxed body, lifted spirit and gently opened psyche, we will come to Council nightly with invitation to Talk and Move  the stories of our lives:
  • Both the familiar stories we have always held to be true, and;
  • New stories possible to birth in this Time of Change, Transformation and Paradigm Shift.

Who is invited?  
All who are willing to step into Presence and allow that Presence to be Expressed and Deeply Witnessed.
To integrate movement and mindful touch with talking-story in your personal life-practice or your professional healing practice.
  • To invite Insight. 
  • To access Joy.  
  • To receive Restoration.  
  • To experience Community.

Because the Earth and All Relations need you, right now, to feel yourself Alive and fully awake to Possibility.   We know the old structures are crumbling. We are the mad scientists pioneering their replacements.

"The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives. For the manner in which we tell ourselves about what is going on is the genre through which events become experience.
                        - James Hillman, The Soul's Code

About the Facilitator(s)

Gary GlickmanGary Glickman, PhD (Somatic Psychology), MFT, Somatic-Experiencing Practitioner, novelist and songwriter, is also a body-centered psychotherapist in Santa Monica, California. With Stephan David Hewitt, he facilitates S.E.S. healing workshops (Sensuous, Expressive, Safe) using relational somatic psychotherapy principles including music, authentic movement, experiments in safe touch and boundaries, archetypal narrative, singing, toning, harmonizing, dream work, mask-making, theatre, and creative writing.  www.garyglickman.com

He teaches as adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is the author of three novels, most recently the "The Scrolls of Nef"(2015) www.scrollsofnef.com.

Fred SugermanFred Sugerman is founder and director of Medicine Dance, a collection of mindful movement practices. Movement artist and educator, energy wrangler and masterful workshop facilitator; exploring the space between the healing and performing arts is his passion.  His expertise: creating a space of safety and permission, where participants become quiet and still enough to identify already-occurring movement in their bodies, and allow that internal experience to externalize and emerge as dance. Presence in action. www.facebook.com/medicinedance

Stephan David Hewitt is a spiritual counselor using astrology, meditation, Jungian archetypes/dreamwork, and relational-somatic psychotherapy principles. A long time Vipassana meditator, Stephan is also an artist, songwriter, singer and pianist. His bi- monthly astrology blog of lunations (Full Moon, New Moon) can be accessed via his website (www.stephandavidhewitt.com).

Colleen SugermanColleen Sugerman, life and creative partner with Fred in Medicine Dance, is an outdoors woman and movement artist, as well as a teacher of the movement work.  Certified in Movement Expression and Dance Alive, she also works with  private clients who are experiencing change and transition (ie. college students who are entering the work force, older adults who are retiring, etc.) and desiring support in identifying and manifesting their next steps.  She calls herself “Midwife of Change.” 


Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Financial aid is available for Kalani lodging and campus access fees. Please click here to download an application; completed applications and questions may be sent to  [email protected].

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Not Included are airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) Continental 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.

A $300 deposit will secure your space, with 50% of the remaining balance due by May 14 and the second half due by July 31, 2015.

Early Bird pricing: $150 discount if paid in full before March 1, 2015.
Sunset pricing: $100 discount if paid in full by May 10, 2015. 

Need financial aid?  Please ask us at [email protected]

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1900 n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1795 $ 2215
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1725 $ 2075
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1550 $ 1795

Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

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OPTIONAL PLANNED ACTIVITIES can include, but are not limited to: 
           Lava-heated Warm-Pond Group Excursion
           Group Black Sand Dolphin Beach Mindful Ocean Ceremony
           Local Swimming Beach excursion (with small hot pond)
           Group Aqua-Movement Classes (slight additional fee)
           Secret Beach Excursion