Heeding the Inner Compass: the Healing Power of Pleasure | August 20, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Heeding the Inner Compass: the Healing Power of Pleasure

Heeding the Inner Compass: the Healing Power of Pleasure

The motivation behind everything we do is the desire to feel better than we currently do. This means we are always trying to move towards more pleasure and away from pain. The word “pleasure” is used here as the generic word for all those things that feel good to us.

Pleasure is more than just the reward for our efforts. It has the power to heal, to increase our effectiveness, and to open our more subtle abilities. While pleasure is not really a thing - it’s an experience that obeys natural laws - cultivating true pleasure at all levels of our being is the most useful skill we can have.

This workshop is about understanding the foundations of our lives and how to skillfully craft our choices and our responses to life to reflect our deepest desires. Many people equate pleasure with sex, and sex is certainly one of the great pleasures of life. But there is so much more to pleasure; it is the currency with which we make our choices, it is the motivation for all we do, and pleasure is the measure of success in our lives. Understanding how pleasures come and go leads us to seek the greatest pleasures of them all, the enormous pleasures of conscious connection to All-That-Is.

Schedule (subject to change)

Sunday Evening
6:00 to 7:30 Dinner – Beginning of Program
7:30 to 9:00   Welcome and Introducing Ourselves to Pleasure

Monday
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:45 to 9:00 Orientation with Retreats and Programs Personnel
9:00 to 11:45 Understanding the Power of Pleasure
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:30 to 4:30 Excursion with Tracy Matfin: The Pleasure of Feeling Powerful
6:00 to 7:30 Dinner
7:30 to 9:30 Pleasure related Movie (Optional)

 

Tuesday
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:45 to 11:45 Pleasure is the Measure of Success
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:30 to 4:30 Free afternoon
6:00 to 7:30 Dinner
7:30 to 9:30 Pleasure related Movie (Optional)

 

Wednesday
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:45 to 11:45 Retooling Our Beliefs for Greater Pleasure
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:30 to 4:30 Excursion with Tracy Matfin: Advanced Savoring
6:00 to 7:30 Dinner
(Optional trip to Uncle Robert’s after dinner)

 

Thursday Morning and Afternoon
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:45 to 11:45 Pleasure in Action: Combining Intention with Pleasure in Massage, pt. 1
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:30 to 4:30 Pleasure in Action: Combining Intention with Pleasure in Massage, pt. 2
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 9:00 Dessert Social at Stewart’s House

 

Friday Morning
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:45 to 11:45 Building a Healthy and Powerful Pleasure Strategy
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch – End of Program

Contacts

To Register or For More Information:
Phone: (808) 965-0468 ext 120
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 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.

Fees Per Person
Lodging TypeSingle
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Triple
Occupancy
 Cottage$2200$1675$1425
 Loft$1825$1500$
 Treehouse Room$$$
 Bungalow Room$$$
 Lodge Room (Private Bath)$1625$1375$1275
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath)$$$
Commuter*$1125
Kama'aina Commuter**$585

*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.

Policies

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: Stewart Blackburn
  • Dates: August 20, 2017 - August 25, 2017
Stewart Blackburn
Stewart Blackburn
Stewart Blackburn is a shamanic practitioner and teacher who has been studying Pleasure Theory and shamanic healing for over 25 years. He regularly teaches courses in the Power of Pleasure and in Heart-Centered Shamanism locally as well as abroad. He is the author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want and dozens of articles on shamanism, pleasure, and consciousness. He maintains a healing and teaching practice at his home in the jungle on the island of Hawaii.“Its hard to impress me with all the great teachers that I could study with, but you managed to - with your loving, authentic and tolerant teaching and teaching style.” Annette"I can't recommend Stewart's work enough. A wise, playful, humorous, and kind teacher!" Dawn
Phone: 808-965-0940
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.stewartblackburn.com/
Facebook: Stewart Blackburn
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