Dreaming & Awakening | May 31, 2018 - June 8, 2018

Dreaming & Awakening


Becoming adept at lucid dreaming (knowing that you’re dreaming while you are dreaming) requires focused attention and practice that is difficult to maintain during our busy lives. This is an ideal opportunity to devote time to cultivating your lucid dreaming ability and enhancing your mindfulness in everyday life.


Using the most effective techniques and technology, derived from Tibetan dream yoga and Western science, Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. will present instructions on methods of developing the mental skills that foster lucidity and on directing consciousness within both dreaming and waking states towards the fulfillment of personal goals.


Lecture topics include: Scientific research on lucid dreaming; The nature of dreaming reality; How we create our “experience” of reality, what dreaming and waking consciousness have in common; Mind beyond body (OBE/Remote Viewing/ Anomalous experiences); The importance of lucidity; Nightmare resolution; Self- integration; and Tibetan Dream Yoga.

During this workshop, you will also have an opportunity, if you wish, to participate in ongoing research on a natural substance that, according to recent studies, has been shown to stimulate lucidity and mindfulness.


Participants in our past retreats have enjoyed phenomenal success at lucid dreaming, with most having at least one during the program. Sample testimonials can be found on our website pages devoted to this workshop.

Our groups are typically an international mix of 20-30 adults with an interest in inner world explorations and a desire to lead more mindful waking lives. Many who come to the program, either by themselves or with a partner, are delighted to meet new friends who equally enthusiastic about the extraordinary possibilities of lucid dreaming.

Join us in “Paradise” and be assured that, in addition to having lots of fun and making new friends who share your passion for lucid dreaming, you will experience reality in a new light—most likely a brighter and warmer light too.



Morning “Nap” 06:00-10:0
research-tested sleep schedule, tailored to promote lucid dreaming, is part of the training program.

Breakfast 07:30-10:00
In the sunlit lanai, some freshly awakened dreamers, too eager to wait for the morning session, describe their latest adventures in the Land of Odd. Others simply enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Morning Session 10:00-12:30
Group discussion of the previous night’s lucid dreams and “near misses”; lectures by Stephen LaBerge on various topics, including: Specific techniques of lucid dreaming; Obstacles encountered during practice; Overcoming self-imposed limitations; The role of control; Visual, auditory, and tactile illusions illustrating the constructive, inferential nature of the world we experience through our consciousness.

Lunch 12:30-13:30
Animated discussions on the morning's presentations and plans for the afternoon unfold.

Afternoon Session/Free Time/Group Outings13:30-18:00
Afternoon sessions plus personal time to explore inspirational sites on the island: the volcano, beaches, gardens, ocean, or?

Our field trips as a group will include an evening session in the wonderful Ahalanui hot-spring, a hike through the Kilauea caldera, and, if Pele is willing, a close-up look at the fiery lava.

Dinner 18:00-19:00
Dreamers gather to dine and discuss all things lucid in the candle-lit lanai.

Evening Session 19:00-21:00
Lecture topics include: Scientific research on lucid dreaming; The nature of dreaming reality; How we create our “experience” of reality, what dreaming and waking consciousness have in common; Mind beyond body (OBE/Remote Viewing/Anomalous experiences); The importance of lucidity; Nightmare resolution; Self-integration; and Tibetan Dream Yoga.

Some evening lectures are followed by screenings of dream-like films chosen to illustrate how we use (or misuse) perception to define our reality.


For More Information: 

Keelin (Program Coordinator for Dreaming & Awakening)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lucidity.com/DAA/index.html

To Register: 

Keelin is accepting registration for Dreaming & Awakening and can provide information on retreat curriculum. Tuition is payable directly to the retreat facilitators.

Tuition price: $1,840.

Keelin (Program Coordinator for Dreaming & Awakening)
Email: [email protected].com
Website: http://www.lucidity.com/DAA/register.html

For More Information: Kalani Retreats Registrar - For Room Reservations

Kalani Retreats Registrar is accepting room reservations via phone or the online registration form at the link below.

Pricing varies depending upon room type, listed below.

Phone: 808-965-0468 x120
Email: [email protected]
Online Registration Form

Retreat Fees

Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all retreat activities, mealsaccommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.

Please note that the rates below include the cost of tuition, payable directly to the retreat facilitator.

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
Cottage $4160 $3320
Loft $3560 $3040
Treehouse Room N/A N/A
Bungalow Room $3400 $2920
Lodge Room (Private Bath) Sold Out Sold Out
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) Sold Out $2632-1 Female Space
Commuter* $2440
Kama'aina Commuter** $2036

For DAA Alumni & Groups of 3 or more, please contact Keelin at [email protected] for special pricing.

*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

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Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.

Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
  • Facilitated by: Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.,
    Kristen LaMarca, Ph.D.,
    Patricia Keelin
  • Dates: May 31, 2018 - June 8, 2018
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.
Presenter Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D., world-renowned expert on lucid dreaming, has pioneered the scientific study of the topic. His groundbreaking research at Stanford University demonstrated the validity of lucid dreaming to the scientific world, and his best-selling books Lucid Dreaming, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, and Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide have introduced hundreds of thousands to the experience. He has had more than 30 years of relevant personal and professional experience, having earned his Ph.D. in Psychophysiology from Stanford University in 1980 for his seminal laboratory research on lucid dreaming. His contributions to lucid dreaming methodology include developing lucid dream induction techniques (e.g., MILD, the counting technique for falling asleep consciously, and the sleep interruption technique (WBTB)), the spinning and hand-rubbing techniques for stabilizing lucid dreams, and various lucid dream induction devices such as the DreamLight and NovaDreamer. His scientific contributions include using eye-movement signals to prove the reality of lucid dreams, characterizing the basic physiology of lucid dreams (and coining the terms DILD and WILD), and showing through a variety of experiments that lucid dream actions affect the brain (and to a lesser extent the body) as-if they were actually happening. Dr. LaBerge’s recent research shows how the phenomenon of lucid dreaming sheds light on the nature of consciousness, viewing consciousness as the dream of what happens, with perception and dreaming essentially differing only by the presence or absence of sensory constraints. He can be a very entertaining presenter, and has been known to stimulate thought and on occasion, even lucidity. In addition, Stephen has had extensive personal experience with lucid dreaming, having learned to have lucid dreams at will, and among his thousands of lucid dreams are many which have been delightful, inspiring, enlightening, and life-changing. He has dedicated his life's work to bringing this transformative experience to as many individuals as possible.
Kristen LaMarca, Ph.D.
Kristen LaMarca, Ph.D.
Co-Presenter/Assistant Kristen LaMarca, Ph.D. is an avid lucid dreamer whose primary interest focuses on the therapeutic applications of lucid dreaming. After attending her first Dreaming and Awakening workshop in 2007, Kristen returned for a second helping in 2010 and became increasingly involved in the program while working through training to become a clinician. In addition to assisting with research experiments conducted during the workshop, Kristen will begin our morning sessions with guided meditations and group discussions on dreams of the night. She will be working directly with participants to help them develop and hone the skills for a fulfilling lucid dream practice. As an experienced practitioner of dream yoga and meditation within the lucid dream state, Kristen will also share her insights into a discipline that has resulted in much personal reward.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lucidity.com
Patricia Keelin
Patricia Keelin
Patricia “Keelin” Keelin is a dedicated and accomplished oneironaut, and a long-time associate of Dr. LaBerge and Lucidity Institute. Over the past several years, she has shared her experience and endless enthusiasm for lucid dreaming by teaching workshops, facilitating at LI's Dreaming and Awakening programs, and through numerous radio and television interviews. She has participated in research experiments as a lab subject and worked extensively with the NovaDreamer. Although Keelin will be unable to join us at Kalani for this workshop, she will be offering organizational and pre-program assistance, and wondering, often aloud, "How odd is this?"
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lucidity.com

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