Men’s Tropical Holiday | December 28, 2017 - January 4, 2018

Men’s Tropical Holiday

Men's Tropical Holiday

Book early to assure your transformative adventure in paradise – the ultimate holiday gift with which to begin 2018!

Ina, e ho mai, imagine moving forward with fellow men, aspiring to our optimum selves.

Imagine listening to nature and one another, honoring and opening to the hidden, the kauna.

Imagine men, free of judgment, supporting New Year renewal.

Imagine breaking self-sabotaging beliefs, transforming shadow into shepherd.

Imagine revitalizing in waterfalls, hot lava, lush forests and ocean tidal pools.

Imagine furthering a healthier, happier self and community, local and global.

Imagine thriving with nutritious meals, optional adventures, sunrise meditation, yoga, bonfire hula, music, art, and dance.


Men’s Tropical Holiday: Dec 28, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017   – activities especially for us.

Meet daily at Breakfast (7:30-8:30am).

Included are 3 meals per day: Breakfast 7:30-8:30am, Lunch 12-1, Dinner 6-7:30pm
New Year’s Day meet at brunch 10:30am – 12:00pm

In addition to schedule below, your program includes a 1 hour massage and your choices of
50 weekly ongoing activities  (current example)
CODES:  GS=Guest Services; HA=entrance Hale Aloha; OV=Ocean Vista
On *Excursions wear closed shoes; bring flashlight, towel, sun screen, swim suit (oft optional)
Our schedule :  (In addition to the your choice of weekly activities, posted on the dining lanai)

Th 12/28               3:00pm                 Permaculture, apiary tour with Scott
6:00-7:30pm       Dinner and 7pm Orientation (Dining Lanai) followed by pool-spa

Fr 12/29               9:00-10:30am     *Excursion: Depart GS for beach, + visit Kalani heiau and halau
10:30am-12         “The Heart of Aloha” with Mark Kadota – Studio
1:00-4:00pm       *Excursion: Depart GS for Snorkeling. (Arrive early to select equipment)

Sa 12/30               9:00-10:30am     *Excursion: Depart GS for thermal pools
10:30am-12         “The Heart of Aloha” with Mark Kadota – Studio
2:00-4:00pm       *Excursion: Depart GS for Naked FollyBall at Banana Boys
7:30-9:30pm       Group floating massage in Watsu Pool

Su 12/31               9:00-10:30am     *Excursion: Depart GS for MacKenzie & LavaTree Parks (+ reserve bag dinners for HVNP on 1/2)
9:00-10:30pm     Pre-NYE-dance Pop Up Gay Bar with Ms. Felicity Lane

Mo 1/1                   9:00-10:30am     Happy New Year Massage Smash+Stretch with Bunny and Joel
10:30am-12         “The Heart of Aloha” with Mark Kadota – Studio
7:30-9:30pm       Bon fire & games – OV1  (RK home, with Mark & Craig)

Tu 1/2                   9:00-10:30am     *Excursion: Depart GS for beach or thermal pool
1:30-8:00pm       *Excursion: Depart GS for Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

We 1/3                 9:00am-2:00pm *Excursion: Depart GS for Hilo area waterfalls, farmers market, and tropical garden hike
4:00-6:00pm       *Excursion: Depart GS for Kalapana coast plus Uncle’s Market
7:30-9:00pm       “The Heart of Aloha” with Mark Kadota – Studio

Th 1/4                   9:00-10:30am     *Excursion: Depart GS for beach    NOTE: 11am check-out
12:00-1:00pm     Farewell lunch 

Mahalo !  


To Register: Kalani Retreats and Programs Registrar

Phone: (808) 965-0468 ext 120
Email: [email protected]
Online Registration Form

For More Information: Richard Koob & Mark Kadota

Richard Koob
Email: [email protected]

Mark Kadota
Email: [email protected]

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 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.

Fees Per Person Single
 Cottage Sold Out Sold Out N/A
 Loft Sold Out Sold Out $
 Treehouse Room Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out
 Bungalow Room Sold Out Sold Out $
 Lodge Room (Private Bath) Sold Out Sold Out
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $1495 $1243 $1173
Commuter* $1075
Kama'aina Commuter** $594

*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

We welcome extended stays.  Contact 800-800-6886  or [email protected]

  • Facilitated by: Richard Koob,
    Mark Kadota,
    Craig Gorsuch
  • Dates: December 28, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Richard Koob
Richard Koob
Richard Koob, Founder, Director Emeritus of Kalani Honua, loves men and the transformations that occur through connecting and immersing in nature, culture, and wellness. Activist, adventurer, amoureux, artist, athlete and author, Rich♥ supports every participant in imagining and being his personal best. Fellow presenters Mark Kadota, Craig Gorsuch, Kalani Executive Director Joel Tan and husband Stephen Hoffman share skills in yoga, hula, meditation, massage, music, biology, shamanic journeying, heart health and more as the week advances in dynamic renewal, acknowledging 2017 and embracing 2018. In addition to our exploring the lush and lava abundance of Hawai’i Island, enjoy clothing optional pool relaxation, delicious meals, and mighty fine “lava love” friendships, and optional access to Kalani’s ongoing weekly activities:
Email: [email protected]
Mark Kadota
Mark Kadota
Mark Kadota has facilitated workshops since 1983 in Europe and the United States. His motivation is to build bridges and to examine interior landscapes. He uses various techniques that he has learned through the many years of studies. Kadota has a long history of study with various teachers. He has studied Huna (a Hawaiian belief system) with Marian Charlton. Marian was a student of Daddy Bray, a linage of court Kahunas. Mark also studied Hula with Kumu Hula, Mililani Allen, and shamanism with Sandra Ingerman. He has also studied Tibetan shamanism with Larry Peters and studied Ecstatic Dance (the 5Rhythms) with Jonathan Horan, the son of the founder, Gabriella Roth. His travels through the world and experiences have influenced the way he conducts his workshops.
Craig Gorsuch
Craig Gorsuch

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