Come experience the benefits of Lu Jong, an ancient Tibetan movement practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana tradition for the purpose of self-healing. Rooted in principles of Tibetan Medicine, Lu Jong gently release blockages on the physical, energetic, and mental levels so that we may be more balanced, vibrant and calm.
What is Lu Jong?
Rooted in principles of Tibetan Medicine, Lu Jong is a series of 21 movements that gently massage blocked points on the body channels so that they may open and harmonize the flow of blood and energy in the body.
Combined with rhythmic, deep breathing and mindfulness, Lu Jong is also a meditation in motion, effectively cultivating calm, focused awareness.
The beauty of Lu Jong is its accessibility to people of all ages and abilities.
For those looking for a simple practice that can be confidently continued at home and that fills the requirements for exercise, stretching, breathing, meditation and relaxation all at once, Lu Jong is the answer.
The first group of movements, the gem of Lu Jong, can be practiced in under 15 minutes! It effectively opens and nurtures the spine, balances the five elements of body and mind, and is deeply relaxing and energizing.
Our body is a powerful vehicle of self-transformation. By opening the body in the right ways, we cultivate not only physical vibrancy and mental functionality, but also the qualities revered on the spiritual path.
What You Receive
- The Full Lu Jong Practice
This complete system for releasing blockages and cultivating a focused mind includes:
• Five Movements for balancing the five elements of body and mind
• Five Movements for improving the musculoskeletal system
• Five Movements for the functioning of the vital organs
• Six Movements for addressing common ailments
• Two Movements for sleep and wakefulness
- A Deep Understanding of Lu Jong's Context & Benefits
Learn the Principles of Buddhism, Five Elements Theory, Tibetan Medicine and the Subtle Body
- Daily Practice Sessions
Includes Gentle Movements, Breathwork, Meditation & Relaxation Practices
- Great Conversations
- Free Time to Enjoy the Big Island
- 3 Daily Delicious Meals (Omnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan and GF honored)
- 5 Nights Accommodation
Who is this Retreat For?
All ages, abilities, and beliefs welcome! Together, we will be learning what we can do to become happier and healthier right now.
While we will be discussing Buddhism, to be a Buddhist practitioner simply means that you apply methods to come closer to your true nature of clearness, wisdom and love. There is no indoctrination!
If you would like to experience a practical, accessible, meditative practice that systematically heals and balances your body, this is for you.
If you would like to develop more body awareness and more mental calm, this is for you.
If you would like to learn something that you feel empowered to continue on your own long after you have left the retreat, this is for you.
If you love the idea of being in a beautiful setting, surrounded by starry skies, the deep blue ocean, and powerful volcanic energy, this is for you.
If you would benefit from being around a group of open-hearted, easy-going, positive people, this is for you.
We hope to see you in Hawaii!
For Retreat Information:
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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 prorate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.
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| Lodge Room (Private Bath)
|Lodge Room (Shared Bath)
*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.
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 for Early Arrival and Extended Stay
Kalani Honua’s Cancellation Policy: 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
Farrah Garan teaches traditional Tibetan healing movement practices that empower us to cultivate a calm mind, vibrant energy and open heart, including: Lu Jong Healing Yoga, Tog Chöd Sword Dance, and Tsa Lung Breathwork.
Farrah received the Tantrayana Buddhist tradition from her teacher, Tulku Lobsang. She has worked closely with Tulku Lobsang since 2002, as a student, chairwoman of the US branch of his organization, North American Tour Coordinator, and employee of Nangten Menlang International. She prepares the Teacher’s manuals and has been integral in developing the Lu Jong Teacher Certification program and curriculum.
Farrah is dedicated to spreading the deep wisdom of the Tibetan healing arts. Her aim is to make these simple—but powerfully effective—practices widely known, particularly by training more teachers so that many may benefit.
(I prefer to schedule phone calls with interested people)
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