Events This Month

Friday, December 9

Shakti's Den: A Fusion Belly Dance Showcase

7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Join us for an evening of fusion Belly Dance featuring world renowned, Belly Dance Super Stars Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle!

This performance is a culmination of a week-long dance intensive. Women from all around the world will be sharing their love of modern contemporary fusion belly dance.

Doors open at 7:00 PM
Show starts promptly at 7:30 PM

For more information or questions please contact Kalae Kaina (808)358-2571

Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found Fat Chance Belly Dance and began to study their videos religiously. Today Kami refers to her style as a modern fusion of an ancient dance. As she began to perform as a soloist she began to incorporate other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop jazz and Bhangra dance. Kami has earned a degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno and has been nominated for 'Best Interpretive Artist" for 2005 and 2007 by Zaghareet Magazine. She joined Bellydance Superstars in 2005 and is a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. Kami recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area.


An innovative dancer, Zoe has been said to have her own unique take on Tribal Bellydance. She takes her influence from Art Nouveaux, tango, hip hop, and Indian classical dance. She loves unicorns and has never once doubted their existence.  Zoe Jakes adds a third dimension as the diverse and disciplinary dance counterpart to Beats Antique’s sound. Jakes has worked with two major dance troupes, including Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars and Rachel Brice’s Indigo Belly Dance Company, and is a student of ballet and contemporary techniques.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: 
$15 Guests & Kama'aina, $5 Kalani Volunteers

Saturday, December 10

Adventures in Hawaiian Shamanism with Stewart Blackburn

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Other Kalani - see description


 Adventures in Hawaiian Shamanism is a series of stand-alone classes that explore the esoteric knowledge of Ancient Hawaii. This form of that knowledge is called Huna and comes from the island of Kauai. In these classes we work with the elements, the animals, the plants, and the Spirits for healing and self-knowledge. The guiding principle is Aloha and all that we do is an extension of that principle. We use a Huna-style Shamanic Journey in each class to explore and work with the inner world to help make the outer world a better place.

This month's topic: Recognizing Our Calls to Wholeness

It isn’t just the past that influences us each day, it’s also the future. Each of our desires, the things we are attracted to, and the hopes we carry with us is a call to being fully who we are. If we don’t listen to those calls we will live in fear and doubt. Our lives will have no sense of meaning or purpose. But when we recognize these calls to wholeness, we are energized and guided in mysterious ways that make life a great joy.


Stewart Blackburn is a shamanic practitioner and teacher whose focus is on helping people become self-empowered and self-loving. He is an ordained senior teacher (alaka'i) of Aloha International (Huna) who teaches many classes, both at Kalani and online. He is a writer, a counselor, and a healer, and many people have found his book, The Skills of Pleasure, very helpful. He lives quietly in the jungle near Kalani with his dog, Pono.

Location: Kalalni. 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. Pahoa HI 96778
Admission: Free / donations gratefully accepted at the door

Saturday, December 10

An Evening of Kirtan with Robinette & Amy

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join us for the communal musical experience of Kirtan, with Robinette and Amy, two musicians who have been sharing their love of kirtan in Lower Puna for many years.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: 
$15 Guests, $10 Kama'aina

Sunday, December 11

Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 11th, 2016

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a conscious, non-verbal celebration of life and movement in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. If you'd like to join us for lunch at Kalani, meal tickets are available for purchase.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: $10 Kama'āina, $15 Guests - gratefully accepted at the door.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

DJ's:
04-Dec: ChrisNa Karast
11-Dec: Maura Starr
18-Dec: Uplifter
25-Dec: Jana Moonfire



Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- Refrain from verbal communication in the space.
- Refrain from drug and alcohol use in the space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Observe respect for self and one another's space.
- Use sensitivity when engaging with one another

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Saturday, December 17

Reiki I & II Energy Healing Workshop with Daniel Tallant and Kelley Rasch

9:00am - 5:30pm
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Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  Reiki is the laying on of hands that channels universal life force energy to aid in balancing the subtle energies within our bodies.  Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental as well as spiritual imbalances.

Participants will learn about the history of Reiki, the symbols used during healing sessions, hands on practice Reiki sessions, and receive their attunements to be certified at the level 1 and 2 practitioner level.

Daniel Tallant is a Usui Master Reiki Teacher and Certified Intuitive. He has been practicing Reiki for over 5 years and involved in the health and wellness industry for almost 20 years with a focus on physical, mental, and emotional disturbances. Daniel utilizes a Shamanic Journey approach with the use of crystals and pendulums to balance the chakras and maximize the healing energies for his clients.





Kelley Rasch has been studying holistic healing modalities for over 10 years. She is a Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Tuning Fork Practitioner, Intuitive Massage Therapist, Sound Healer, and Aromatherapist.  Kelley uses her numerous modalities as a magical alchemy blend that activates all five senses during her sessions. She works from a place of deep compassion and hard earned skills. Whether she is traveling to Thailand to learn Thai massage or teaching lymphatic drainage next to the ocean in Peru, Kelley is always learning. Hawaii has been inspiring her to learn local healing methods and dive even deeper into her love for the earth and the wisdom of the plants.


Location: Kalani. Blue Moon Room
Admission: $200 Guests, $150 Kama'aina, $80 Kalani Volunteers (past & present), $40 for practitioners who have already received Reiki I or II certificates. 

Registration: Maximum of 20 participants. To register, call Tony at (808) 965-0468 ext. 108 or email [email protected]. You may also contact our Guest Services team at 808-965-7828.

Saturday, December 17

Inner Dance with Petronila Tabudlo Blank

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Using music set to brain wave frequencies, Petronila will guide you into an expanded state of consciousness. Be a witness to the stories you hold within you.

Unlock stuck emotions, energies, misguided beliefs. See and feel your Magnificent Self. Gain Clarity and Insights yet to be explored.

Petronila Tabudlo Blank is originally from Hawai'i. She specializes in Energy work and Bodywork, which are Ito Thermie, Lomi lomi, KCR (Kinetics Chain Release), AromaTouch, Reiki, Ha Art, Inner Dance. Petronila completed the Inner Dance Facilitators training in 2010 with the founder Pi Villaraza in Hawai'i and than took the Intensive training in the Philippines in 2011. She currently facilitates sessions on the island of Hawai'i for children and adults. Her aim is for all Beings, which includes children, to have a voice, empowering them to make their communities a better place. Petronila seeks to raise the vibration through her connection to nature, spirit, and every person she meets with ALOHA.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: 
$10, gratefully accepted at the door.

Saturday, December 17

Full Moon Drum and Dance with Nani Ka Ala

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

For thousands of years drum and dance has been used for healing and expansion. Join us for a Full moon Kasha in which we dance to ancient rhythms with the intention of burning blocks away and expansion with rhythm and dance into our greater selves.

Nani Ka Ala (The Beauty Path) is a drum ensemble that brings strong grooves for your dancing pleasure. They play traditional rhythms from the regions of Guinea and Mali in West Africa as well as modern compositions based on the fundamentals of African music.
 

Location: Kalani,12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoha Rd., Pahoa HI, 96778
Admission:
$15 Guests, $10 Kama'aina

Sunday, December 18

Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 18th, 2016

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a conscious, non-verbal celebration of life and movement in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. If you'd like to join us for lunch at Kalani, meal tickets are available for purchase.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: $10 Kama'āina, $15 Guests - gratefully accepted at the door.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

DJ's:
04-Dec: ChrisNa Karast
11-Dec: Maura Starr
18-Dec: Uplifter
25-Dec: Jana Moonfire



Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- Refrain from verbal communication in the space.
- Refrain from drug and alcohol use in the space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Observe respect for self and one another's space.
- Use sensitivity when engaging with one another

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Wednesday, December 21

Open Mic - December 2016

7:45pm - 10:00pm
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Kalani is excited to host our monthly Open Mic, a great place to share live music, readings, and performances. Hear new and old musical favorites, listen to stories and poetic verse, and be entertained by the extraordinary talent in our community.

We ask performers to sign up at the entrance and perform one song/piece only at less than 5 minutes. We request live performances only.

Hosts: Tina Tuohy & Tiffany Jentsch.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: Free / Donations gratefully accepted at the door.

Thursday, December 22

Kalani Double Feature: Black is Blue & Desert Migration

7:45pm - 10:00pm
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Join us as we explore the diversity of LGBT lives with award-winning media maker Marc Smolowitz. The short film, Black is Blue,  will be followed by the feature length documentary Desert Migrations and a Q&A with the producer.


Black is Blue


On the night of a "stud party" Black, a transman, is forced to confront his pre-transition past, struggling to make his outside match his inside.


Desert Migration


After losing their friends, jobs and health to HIV/AIDS, many men were forced to create new lives, in new places that were more suited to their financial and physical needs. A large number of them migrated to Palm Springs, where a large gay population and health services already existed. Most came here to die…they never expected to thrive.


Marc Smolowitz is an Academy Award® nominated film, TV & new media producer, multi-award winning director, and executive producer with 20+ years of experience across all aspects of the entertainment and media business. Smolowitz’s career focus has been powerful social issue filmmaking across all genres.

Today, he works full time as an independent filmmaker, while maintaining a thriving consulting practice called 13th Gen that guides filmmakers through rough key stages of development, fundraising, production, post, completion, and distribution. He serves on the board of directors of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit local news organization.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: 
Free, donations gratefully accepted

Friday, December 23

Active Meditation: A Way to Refocus Your Life with Shola Ricco

1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Meditation is a beautiful way to stay grounded and achieve the skills needed to live in the now. It also has a positive effect on your health, sleep, longevity, creativity and happiness. Meditating in a group and sharing the silence creates connections and cultivates community.

Active Meditation is a style that advocates movement followed by silence. Taking the time to go inward and explore, the goal of this workshop is to achieve a taste of your inner sky, your inner silence. By combining sound, breath, movement, dance and stillness, Active Mediation helps you to stay grounded, reduce stress and increase creativity and personal power. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome on this joyful journey to find peace of mind, inner calm and stillness.

Shola Angela Ricco is an internationally trained Healer and Teacher who has devoted the past 25 years of her life to soul evolution. She is a certified Osho Meditation Facilitator. She has trained with Frank Natale and Wilbert Alex in Trance Dance and has been a practicing Trance Dance facilitator on the Big Island since 2004.  Shola is a graduate of the Natale Institute in Turin, Italy and the Nine Gates Mystery School founded by Dr. Gay Luce


Admission: $40 Guests ~ $30 Kama'aina ~ $20 Kalani Volunteers
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected]. You may also register by calling our Guest Services office at 808-965-7828.

Friday, December 23

Active Meditation: A Way to Refocus Your Life with Shola Ricco

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Meditation is a beautiful way to stay grounded and achieve the skills needed to live in the now. It also has a positive effect on your health, sleep, longevity, creativity and happiness. Meditating in a group and sharing the silence creates connections and cultivates community.

Active Meditation is a style that advocates movement followed by silence. Taking the time to go inward and explore, the goal of this workshop is to achieve a taste of your inner sky, your inner silence. By combining sound, breath, movement, dance and stillness, Active Mediation helps you to stay grounded, reduce stress and increase creativity and personal power. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome on this joyful journey to find peace of mind, inner calm and stillness.

Shola Angela Ricco is an internationally trained Healer and Teacher who has devoted the past 25 years of her life to soul evolution. She is a certified Osho Meditation Facilitator. She has trained with Frank Natale and Wilbert Alex in Trance Dance and has been a practicing Trance Dance facilitator on the Big Island since 2004.  Shola is a graduate of the Natale Institute in Turin, Italy and the Nine Gates Mystery School founded by Dr. Gay Luce


Admission: $40 Guests, $30 Kama'aina, $20 Kalani Volunteers
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected] may also register by contacting our Guest Services office at 808-965-7828.

Friday, December 23

An Evening of Kirtan with Robinette & Amy

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join us for the communal musical experience of Kirtan, with Robinette and Amy, two musicians who have been sharing their love of kirtan in Lower Puna for many years.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: 
$15 Guests, $10 Kama'aina

Sunday, December 25

Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 25th, 2016

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a conscious, non-verbal celebration of life and movement in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. If you'd like to join us for lunch at Kalani, meal tickets are available for purchase.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: $10 Kama'āina, $15 Guests - gratefully accepted at the door.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

DJ's:
04-Dec: ChrisNa Karast
11-Dec: Maura Starr
18-Dec: Uplifter
25-Dec: Jana Moonfire



Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- Refrain from verbal communication in the space.
- Refrain from drug and alcohol use in the space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Observe respect for self and one another's space.
- Use sensitivity when engaging with one another

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Friday, December 30

A New Years Sing In! with Ken Helman

7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Raise Your Voice to Love, Joy, Hope and Inspiration!

A donation based chorus event. All monies raised will be donated by group conscience, chosen from a list of ten worthy and diverse social/political organizations, and chosen from a hat. Lyrics will be provided!


Ken Helman, singer, pianist, composer, educator, is no stranger to the world of benefits. Ken has performed on 7 Rainforest Foundation Concerts at Carnegie Hall, with artists as diverse as Sting to Jessye Norman. Ken also produced a concert for Sting and himself at the intimate Weill Recital Hall, for the Elton John Aids Foundation, and raised over $25,000. Over the years, Ken has performed for Hearts & Voices, The Miracle Project,
and other foundations that have aided in helping relieve suffering and move forward change to people in need. A graduate of Peabody Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music,and the Juilliard School, Ken has been teaching, working with groups, and people individually for over 40 years. It has been his greatest joy, and purpose in life.

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: 
All donations will go to a charity that will be selected at the event.