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Welcome to the New Kalani.com

Welcome to the New Kalani.com

This digital portal to our jungle paradise represents a 4-year culmination of my journey as a Kalani volunteer. After a decade in NYC, I gave away my belongings and headed to the Big Island of Hawaii to volunteer in the kitchen at Kalani Honua, translated literally as “harmony of heaven and earth.” My family thought […]

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Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

In the Western world, we’ve been conditioned that it’s “good” to be busy and ambitious. Prioritizing time to relax still carries a stigma around it, and as a result, many of us struggle with stepping back and saying no. But the more we push through without pausing, the more likely we will burn out. One […]

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Ty’s Story: Finding Love + Happiness at Kalani

When Ty Black left Oklahoma to spend a month at Kalani, he had no idea how his time on the Big Island would transform his life — on and off the mat. Check out the video below for more on his personal transformation and how the Hawaii Yoga Festival and Peak Beings Yoga Teacher Training […]

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A Post Election Invitation

The outpouring of grief and increased outbreaks of hate crimes in the wake of the U.S. election reminds us that our work – championing individual freedom and equality, while protecting natural resources – is more important than ever. Here, at Kalani, we will continue to hold space for the complex dialogues that these times require, […]

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The Surprising Takeaways from a Yoga Festival

By Rachael J. Haylock With promises of diverse classes, dynamic teachers, like-minded people and special performances, yoga festivals are popping up all over the world year-round. Everything from power vinyasa to yoga nidra draws you in with ideas of furthering your practice, deepening your philosophy and opening your mind. Life is about the journey, and […]

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9 Kalani Volunteer Benefits

9 Kalani Volunteer Benefits

Authored by: Alexandra K. Ambrose What are the benefits of volunteering at Kalani? This might be your biggest question before filling out the volunteer application. Kalani offers volunteers a full schedule of classes and events (including lots of yoga); 3 healthy – and mostly organic – meals per day; and lodging in a tent or […]

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Harvesting Abundance: The Buzz on our Bees

Harvesting Abundance: The Buzz on our Bees

Did you know that honey bees are responsible for about 80% of pollination worldwide? Bees pollinate fruit, nuts, and vegetables – which include 70 of the top 100 crops that provide us with food. Naturally, a bee colony loses 5-10% of its bees in the winter, and then replaces those losses in the spring. In […]

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5 Great Reasons to Live in a Tent

5 Great Reasons to Live in a Tent

Authored by: Alexandra K. Ambrose Ahhh, home sweet tent. Never thought you’d be about the tent life? Well, living in Hawaii just might change your mind. Here are five reasons why living in a tent rocks: 1. Minimalist living. We live in a consumer-driven world, bombarded with the message: buy this now! It’s important to […]

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Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu Massage

Authored by: Shinzo Fujimaki “My role as a healer and teacher is not fix a client or student or make outside change; instead, I open energy channels to their higher selves, and together we recognize and empower our own capabilities through self-healing, self-expression, self-awareness, and self-love.” — Shinzo Fujimaki   Imagine your body as the […]

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Upcoming Courses in Aquatic Bodywork

Authored by: Alexandra Ambrose Aquatic bodywork consists of floating massage, dance-like movement, and stretching in a warm water pool. Major forms of this type of bodywork include Watsu and Healing Dance. Kalani is currently a leader in offering aquatic bodywork treatments, as well as in training practitioners from around the world. Upcoming Courses This summer, […]

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