Sacred Song Dance Retreat | October 17, 2017 - October 24, 2017

Sacred Song Dance Retreat

Sacred Song and Dance Retreat on Hawaii

When a smile touches our hearts, 
When the forest stills us to peace,
When music moves us to rapture,

When we really love, laugh or dance with joy,
We are at one with the Angels.

(Dorothy MacLean, Co-Founder of the Findhorn Community)

This retreat is designed to heal, uplift and connect us with the realms of Spirit. Through music, Dances of Universal Peace, sacred harmony chants from Findhorn, Taizè, Hawaii and other sources we will deepen the connection with each other, the sacred ground of being and ourselves. The week will also include meditation, being in nature, creativity and times of pure delightful fun. There will also be a sampling of Barbara’s new “MusicTrain” method to discover the naturally playful musician inside of you!

Knowledge of music is not necessary, but very welcome!

With over 30 years of experience of guiding workshops and festivals in the Findhorn Community and around the world, Barbara’s inspiration awakens a beautiful ‘network of light’ in the hearts of participants, expressing as happiness and contentment in body and soul.

What people have said about Barbara:

“I can't thank you enough for the gift of singing in Community! Your CDs and your leadership in music and dance at Findhorn spread out like a great rainbow light, inspiring people like me + my communities. You can't even imagine all the hearts you have touched.” Judi Elia, California

“Your gifts to humanity and the planet are so clear to me - your joyous presence when singing and playing instruments and leading song. You look and feel like an angel. And just as a stone makes a ripple in a pool, your joy and music makes big ripples outwards and affects everything.” Ann Kengo, Findhorn

“The morning… I woke up singing and spent the rest of the morning with your CD, singing from your song book and had a joyful morning. Thank you for the joy and pleasure you have circulated”. Prakash, London

Barbara’s website


The retreat starts from the evening of October 17th. Please check in by the dinner time. The completion will be in the afternoon on Monday, October 23rd, and the celebration dinner will follow. Check out will be at 11 am on the 24th.


To Register and for More Information: Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki

Phone:+81903430268 (English/Japanese)
Email: [email protected] (English/Japanese)

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 meals, accommodations, 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.


Register by July 1, 2017, and receive a $100 discount off of listed prices.

Lodging Tyoe Single
Cottage $ $ $
Loft $ $ $
Treehouse Room $ $ $
Bungalow Room $2565 $2145 $
Lodge Room (Private Bath) $2425 $2075 $
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $2145 $1893 $1823
Commuter* upon request
Kama'aina Commuter** $1725

*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.

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

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: Ms. Barbara Swetina,
    Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki
  • Dates: October 17, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Ms. Barbara Swetina
Ms. Barbara Swetina
Barbara Swetina is a passionate musician, plays many instruments and has a wide repertoire of songs and dances. Her skill and experience help to create an atmosphere of fun, ease and laughter in which people feel free to express their innate musicality. Within minutes a group can be transformed into an impromptu choir, creating rich and beautiful harmonies. Barbara has lived in the Findhorn community in the north of Scotland and shares her love of music with audiences worldwide. She has produced CD’s and songbooks and is the author of the MusicTrain Method.
Email: [email protected]
Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki
Ms. Mana Hirose Aoki
Organizer & Facilitator, Peace Makin’ Labo, based in Tokyo, Japan. She promotes awareness for growing seeds of World peace in one’s heart through a unique self-development tool called Transformation game, and workshops related with body-mind-spirit integrity. She is acting as one of the Resource Persons of Findhorn Foundation in Japan to introduce the essence of Findhorn to Japanese people through various ways. Every year, Mana organizes a Japanese group for the “Experience Week”, one of the core programs of Findhorn Foundation. Mana loves the arts and is a Flamenco Dancer and Caligraphy artist.
Phone: +81903438068
Email: [email protected]