Ecstatic Dance Retreat: Movement Medicine

Sita Devi, Craig Kohland & Tyler Blank

The Ecstatic Dance Retreat is a Refuge from Life’s Complications, a Heavenly Landing Pad, and a Sacred Temple for those who Love Conscious Movement, Ecstatic Dance Music, and Uplifting Community.

It is an opportunity for us to Heal ourselves; gently with the help of Mother Nature, Shining Light, Celebrating Life, the Self, and One Another.

Traveling to the Big Island of Hawaii, and Dancing at Kalani, is a Pilgrimage for many Dancers.

These Sacred Dance floors, in the middle of the Hawaiian Jungle, on the edge of an Active Volcano, and in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, have been the Catalyst and Inspiration of Ecstatic Dances around the World for many decades now.

At the Ecstatic Dance Retreat, you will have an opportunity to dive into many types of Dance, including Morning and Evening Ecstatic Dances, Movement Classes including Contact Improv, Chi Kung, Dancing Freedom, Bhakti Yoga, Partner Yoga, African Dance, Kirtan, and much more.

Explore the website to see all the amazing artists, facilitators, workshops and activities that will be included in this years retreat: 

About the Facilitator(s)

Visit the website to see a full listing of the facilitators.


Workshop Fees

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.


The Kama'aina Dance Pass includes: 

7 Ecstatic Dances, 1 Chris Berry’s African Dance Class, 1 Bana Kuma Kasha Ceremony and 1 Kirtan with Sita Devi and Shamans Dream. All Dances and classes will take place at Kalani EMAX. 

Please click on the Purchase Tickets Button to purchase and indicate “Dance Only” in the Comments Section.

The Kama'aina Dance Pass is not valid for access to Kalani Campus. A valid Hawaii ID must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'aina pricing.

                                        All pricing subject to lodging type availability.

*A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Cancellations requested one month or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. No refund will be provided in the event of cancellation within one month of retreat start date, or failure to show. Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.

If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

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