Mindful Movement | August 26, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement Talking Story

Radical Compassionate Authenticity

  • Combining the power of moving and feeling in Medicine Dance with the power of body-centered community using the practices of Relational Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Combining the Healing Arts with the Performing Arts with the Earth Arts

Seven Days and Eight Nights of Moving in the land of Pele, in Safe, Expressive and Sensuous Ways.
Morning Movement, Afternoon Play, Evening Council.
15 CEU's available for MFT/LCSW. For details and information regarding the 15 CE credits, please click here.

We will explore:

  • The confluence of movement, words and deep listening
  • Stories that we embody
  • Movement that longs to be expressed

With relaxed body, lifted spirit and gently opened psyche, we will come to Council nightly with invitation to Talk and Move the stories of our lives:

  • Both the familiar stories we have always held to be true, and;
  • New stories possible to birth in this Time of Change, Transformation and Paradigm Shift.

Who is invited?  

All who are willing to step into Presence and allow that Presence to be Expressed and Deeply Witnessed.

To integrate movement and mindful touch with talking-story in your personal life-practice or your professional healing practice.

  • To invite Insight.
  • To access Joy.
  • To receive Restoration.
  • To practice powerful, loving, group-supported self-exploration
  • To experience Community.

Also: Because the Earth and All Relations need you, right now, to feel yourself Alive and fully awake to Possibility.   We know the old structures are crumbling. We are the mad scientists pioneering their replacements.

"The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives. For the manner in which we tell ourselves about what is going on is the genre through which events become experience." - James Hillman, The Soul's Code

OPTIONAL PLANNED ACTIVITIES can include, but are not limited to:

Lava-heated Warm-Pond Group Excursion
Group Black Sand Dolphin Beach Mindful Ocean Ceremony
Local Swimming Beach excursion (with small hot pond)
Group Aqua-Movement Classes (slight additional fee)
Secret Beach Excursion


For Retreat Registration

Stephan Hewitt is accepting registration and collecting tuition for the Mindful Movement Talking Story Retreat.

Phone: (310) 450-7803
Email: [email protected]

Standard tuition price: $750
Commuter tuition price: $750
Kama‘aina tuition price: $400

For More Information
Fred Sugerman     Phone: (818) 578-3482   Email: [email protected] 
Gary Glickman
      Phone: (310) 980-4188   Email: [email protected]

Tuition price does not include accommodations at Kalani.  Please contact Kalani's Retreats Registrar to book your accommodations (pricing table and information for booking accommodations is listed below).

Room Reservations

Kalani Retreats Registrar - For Room Reservations
After you register for the retreat, please contact Kalani's Retreats Registrar to book your room.

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 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.

Not Included are airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

Fees Per Person
Lodging Types Single
 Cottage $ $ $
 Loft $ $ $
 Treehouse Room $ $ $
 Bungalow Room $1560 $1080 $
 Lodge Room (Private Bath) $1400 $1000 $
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $1080 $792 $
Commuter* $600
Kama'aina Commuter** $336

*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: Gary Glickman,
    Fred Sugerman,
    Stephan David Hewitt,
    Colleen Sugerman
  • Dates: August 26, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Gary Glickman
Gary Glickman
Gary Glickman, PhD (Somatic Psychology), Somatic-Experiencing Practitioner, lecturer, novelist and songwriter (www.dreambrothersmusic.com), is also a body-centered psychotherapist in Santa Monica, California. With co-DreamBrother Stephan David Hewitt, he facilitates RSP workshops (Relational Somatic Practices) grounding relational somatic psychotherapy principles in authentic-impulse movement, experiments in safe touch and boundaries, archetypal narrative, singing, toning, harmonizing, dream work, mask-making, theatre, sand-tray, and creative writing.
Website: http://www.garyglickman.com/
Fred Sugerman
Fred Sugerman
Fred Sugerman is founder and primary facilitator of Medicine Dance, a practice that provides exhilarating, non-violent, sensual, communal ways to success-full, sustainable, respectful living. Movement artist and educator, energy wrangler and masterful workshop facilitator, his primary interest lays in the space between the healing and the performing arts. His expertise: creating a space of safety and permission, where participants can become quiet and still enough to identify already-occurring movement in their bodies, and allow that internal experience to emerge as dance, and from there, a way of life.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/medicinedance
Stephan David Hewitt
Stephan David Hewitt
Stephan David Hewitt is a spiritual counselor using astrology, meditation, Jungian archetypes/dreamwork, and is a Certified Relational Somatic Practitioner. A long time Vipassana meditator, Stephan is also an artist, songwriter, singer and pianist. His bi-weekly astrology blog of lunations (Full Moon, New Moon) can be accessed via his website
Website: http://www.stephandavidhewitt.com/
Colleen Sugerman
Colleen Sugerman
Colleen Sugerman, life and creative partner with Fred in Medicine Dance, is an outdoors woman and movement artist, as well as a teacher of the movement work. Certified in Movement Expression and Dance Alive, she also works with private clients who are experiencing change and transition (ie. college students who are entering the work force, older adults who are retiring, etc.) and desiring support in identifying and manifesting their next steps. She calls herself “Midwife of Change.”

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