Events This Month

Saturday, September 20

"Mastering the Mental Skills of Pleasure" Workshop with Stewart Blackburn

9:00am - 4:30pm
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We all like pleasure. Ultimately, the desire for pleasure or simply feeling good is what motivates us to do anything. But we are not taught how to be skillful at finding, intensifying, and gracefully letting go of pleasure to maximize it in our lives. There are lots of things we can do to vastly increase our pleasure by just using our mind. In this workshop we will learn how pleasure works and the things that we can do to greatly increase it in our lives. These skills are not about techniques of touching or breathing. They are about how we think, how we look at the world, and how we create our experiences. They are about taking charge of our feelings, working with them competently, and becoming masters of pleasure.

About Stewart Blackburn:
Stewart Blackburn is a modern shaman whose work centers on self-empowerment and the importance of becoming fully who one is. He has been teaching Huna (Hawaiian shamanism) at Kalani for over 5 years and has a private practice of healing and counseling nearby. He is the author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want and dozens of articles on shamanism, pleasure, and consciousness. His warm, caring style of teaching makes inner self-exploration fun, challenging, and ultimately highly rewarding. Visit http://stewartblackburn.com/ for more information.

Admission: $60

Does not include lunch, which is available for purchase at Kalani. The workshop will run from 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Location: Kalani Mauka15

Reservations: Call Mat Schmelzer at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or mat@kalani.com

Saturday, September 20

Modern Ahupuha'a, The Next Step

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Puna, now is the time to take "The Next Step."

Join us for the most important permaculture collaboration our district has seen, as we explore, together, how to create modern ahupuaʻa, and share the abundant knowledge we have in Puna.

This initiative involves all of the key leaders in permaculture and sustainability in Puna: it is co-stewarded by Kalani and Hawaiian Sanctuary, and actively supported by Laʻakea, the Keliihoomalu ʻOhana in Kalapana, many of Puna's local permaculturists, and financially supported by the County of Hawaiʻi through the stewardship of Greggor Ilagan. The collaboration to put this initiative together is unprecedented.

On Saturday, August 16th, the kickoff will feature a dynamic talk story with 
Hunter Heaivilin, who will lay down the framework for the Modern Ahupuhaʻa. Enjoy networking with other permaculturalists over pupus, bean-to-bar hand made chocolates, and a closing potluck, celebrating the abundance of Puna.

Come to this event with your ideas to share on what the Modern Ahupuhaʻa means to you. The goal of the Modern Ahupuaʻa Permaculture Series is to gather knowledge, practices and social strategies to remember and share our best resources.

It is time for Puna to collaborate and build this "Next Step" together. Save the third Saturday of each month for this valuable time together, as we learn and grow our modern ahupuaʻa, together. Community Arts Programming is one of the most significant contributions Kalani makes to our local community. 

Speaker Bio:
Hunter Heaivilin holds a degrees in Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management, and Sustainable Community Development. He has worked and taught on projects throughout Hawaii, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and South America. He is lead designer at his consultancy firm Pono Permaculture and the coordinator of the Oahu Farm to School Network. He is currently completing his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai`i with a research focus on policy levers to support urban agricultural programming in Honolulu, Hawai`i.

After high school and college on Hawai`i island, Hunter Heaivilin has worked with friends and clients across east Hawai`i, Oahu, and Molokai for the past 6 years. He has also worked and taught with community projects in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and South America. He is lead designer at his consultancy firm Pono Permaculture, Coordinator of the Oahu Farm to School Network, and a Director with the non-profit Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design.

Admission: Free
Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary - Hwy 130, Mile Marker 12, Pahoa, Big Island Hawaii

Sunday, September 21

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, September 21, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

September 7th - Serena Devi
September 14th - MaJiK
September 21st - Corwin Loves You
September 28th - Maxwell

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, September 21 - Sunday, September 28

Puna Culinary Festival 2014

2:00pm - 10:30am
Other Kalani - see description

Take your place at the table.  Join us for the 2014 Puna Culinary Festival on Hawaiʻi Island September 21st-28th!

The Puna Culinary Festival is your invitation to experience the cutting-edge, farm-to-fork practices of the Puna district, in concert with Hawaiʻi Island’s unique blend of cultural influences. The Festival joins together Hawaiʻi residents and visitors in a harmonious celebration of Puna’s vibrant, locally-grown produce and delectable cuisine.

The Puna Culinary Festival features locavore meals prepared with aloha by skilled chefs, cooking classes, workshops, film, market visits, farm tours, and other exclusive tastings and events. The 2014 Festival opens with a Hawaiʻian Style Kālua Pork Dinner at Kalanion Sunday, September 21, followed by DELICIOUS: A Feast for the Senses art show. The 2014 Festival culminates with the PupuPalooza appetizer competition on Saturday, September 27, where food enthusiasts will present a single appetizer in a judged competition and public tasting.

Please visit our dedicated Puna Culinary Festival 2014 webpage for the full festival schedule and purchase tickets online – no fees!

Contact us for more information and to make reservations by phone.

Special festival accommodation packages are available – come, stay, eat and play!

This not-for-profit festival is sponsored by Suisan, and stewarded by Kalani, where most festival activities will take place.  Various events during the festival will raise funds for Hawai’i Island Food Bank, an island-wide, supplemental food network that collects and distributes nutritious, high-quality food to the Big Island’s most vulnerable populations.

Monday, September 22

Great Films for a Great Cause: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description
The Great Film:  

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.



The Great Cause:
The mission of The Food Basket, Inc. is to feed the hungry in Hawai‘i County while attending to the root causes of this critical social problem. The Food Basket will accomplish its mission by:
  • Preventing the waste of all edible food in Hawai‘i County;
  • Feeding the hungry with this food;
  • Educating the community about local hunger and what can be done to solve this social problem; and
  • Collaborating with organizations of partnering missions to eradicate the root of hunger and other social ills: poverty.
The Food Basket’s goals include:
  • Eradicating hunger on the Big Island through redistribution of food that would otherwise be wasted;
  • Providing a connection between Big Island agriculture and its most vulnerable populations;
  • Serving our supporters and clients in the spirit of Aloha, with respect and kindness;
  • Removing the stigma that has been unfairly attached to those needing assistance;
  • Helping our partners provide healthy, nutritious food to all of the Big Island’s needy, and;
  • Providing an example of trust, transparency, and responsible stewardship for non-profits and the public island-wide.

Location: Kalani
Admission: By Donation; all donations go directly to the charity. Suggested donation $5 to $10.

Would your nonprofit cause like to be a beneficiary of our Great Films for a Great Cause movie series? Send an email to admin@kalani.com for more info on this fundraising opportunity.

Friday, September 26

Hawaiian Culture Series with Clarence "Aku" Hauanio

8:00pm - 9:30pm
Other Kalani - see description

Kalani's monthly Hawaiian Culture Events provide a unique forum where Hawai`i and its peoples can come together and share cultural knowledge, customs, and aloha to all willing to receive.

These events feature a different Hawaiian cultural practitioner who speaks and shares 'ike (wisdom) through talk story, hō`ike`ike (demonstration), or hana`ana (performances).

Event Description:
Traditional Hawaii fishing techniques are still being passed from generation to generation in a few Hawaiian families. Aku Hauanio will discuss lore and sustainable fishing practices performed by his ancestors. Kau la'au, which is locally referred to as "Hang-baiting" involves the use of a stout 'ohi'a pole. While modern fishing equipment and tournaments pull countless fish from the sea each year, some Hawaiian, like Hauaniom are preserving the traditional methods of fishing for Ulua. The Ulua is a species of crevalle, jack, or pompano and is significant in Hawaiian culture. 

Bio: Hawaiian fisherman, Aku Hauanio, was born and raised in Kalapana. Hauanio grew up at the ocean throwing net, diving, a'ama (Black crab) gathering, pounding 'opihi (limpsets) and fishing the kau la au la'au and ma'ama'a style as his father and grandfather did before him. Hauanio currently works at Hawaii Volcanoes National Parkwith the Nene program and pest eradication.

Location: Kalani
Admission: By donation; proceeds collected will go directly to the speaker.

Saturday, September 27

Ignite Talks - September 2014

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join us each month and learn about all kinds of subjects at Kalani's IGNITE Talks.

IGNITE talks are mini, five-minute "TED Talks" on any subject to share with your 'ohana.

July's IGNITE theme is MY BEST PET STORY

- Ignite is open to the public for presenters and attendees.
- Several Kalani volunteers and others from across the globe will present. There are a limited number of slots available.
- To sign up as a presenter, please contact tiki@kalani.com by 9/24. If you would like to show a slideshow, PowerPoint, Keynote presentation or have other audio/visual needs, materials are due to Tiki by 9/24.

Admission: Free, By Donation
Location: Kalani
Accessibility info: Ignite is a fragrance-free event. To support a space where all can breathe comfortably, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, essential oils and other scented products. Mahalo!

Sunday, September 28

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

September 7th - Serena Devi
September 14th - MaJiK
September 21st - Corwin Loves You
September 28th - Maxwell

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, October 5

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, October 5th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Friday, October 10

5 Rhythms Dance with Tess Howell

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

5 Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice—a practice of being in your body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community.

We will dance a 5 Rhythms wave - no steps to lean, nothing to get right, just being with our own body in motion as we move to the music- breath, body and the beat.  Dancing to drop in deeper, to connect to self, to other(s) and to the world around us.

- This class is for age 16 plus and is a drug and alcohol free space.
- No previous experience is necessary.

Facilitator:

Tess HowellTess Howell is a 5 Rhythms teacher,  artist, art therapist,  dance producer, and ceremonialist.   She is currently based in Brighton, UK and has previously spent prolonged periods of time on the Big Island. She specialises in facilitating dance and ceremony out of doors. www.wild-grace.com

Tess says  “Dance is my dharma. Moving mindfully into each moment. I feel passionate about using dance so that we can be as embodied, empowered and awake as possible; because I want to co-create a community that loves living life. ...The dancefloor is a place with permission-  a space to feel free,  to see what is so, to shake it out, to settle into the sweetness of  being at home in your body. Please come and join us, you will be warmly welcomed. ”

Location: Kalani
Admission: $15 - $10 Kama aina

Sunday, October 12

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, October 12th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Wednesday, October 15

Open Mic October 2014

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join as at Kalani Open Mic to share live music, readings, and performances. Hear new and old musical favorites, listen to stories and poetic verse, and be entertained by the extraordinary local talent in our community.

We ask performers to sign up at the entrance and perform one song/piece only at less than 5 minutes. We will also be requesting live performances only (we have other opportunities for short films.)

Host: John Maestu

Admission: Free / Donations Gratefully Accepted  

Saturday, October 18

"Be The Captain of Your Soul" Workshop with Stewart Blackburn

9:00am - 4:30pm
Other Kalani - see description

Deep personal power is the solid foundation that we all need to have in order to build a life of genuine happiness and effectiveness.

 In this workshop we will claim our authority to be who we are and to choose for ourselves. Strengthen our focus and will. And tap into even more powerful ways to use our energies and fulfill our dreams.

As humans, we are far more powerful than we’ve ever imagined! Now is the time to open to it!

About Stewart Blackburn:
Stewart Blackburn is a modern shaman whose work centers on self-empowerment and the importance of becoming fully who one is. He has been teaching Huna (Hawaiian shamanism) at Kalani for over 5 years and has a private practice of healing and counseling nearby. He is the author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want and dozens of articles on shamanism, pleasure, and consciousness. His warm, caring style of teaching makes inner self-exploration fun, challenging, and ultimately highly rewarding. Visit http://stewartblackburn.com/ for more information.

Admission: $60

Does not include lunch, which is available for purchase at Kalani. The workshop will run from 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Location: Kalnai - Ocean Vista (OV) 25

Reservations: Call Mat Schmelzer at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or mat@kalani.com

Sunday, October 19

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, October 19th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Wednesday, October 22

Ukulele Workshop : Shape It Up, Baby! with Brad Bordessa

1:00pm - 2:15pm
Other Kalani - see description

Twist and shout!  (Not really.) In this workshop you will learn how to cut your work in half quarter eight. . . by 12, and you won't have to twist or shout at all!  Brad Bordessa will show you how to take a chord that you already know and shift it into something else without even changing its shape. You will learn where the "root" is (and why that's important) and how to move it up and down the fret board, which will expand your musical horizons infinitely. This is a great workshops for beginning ukulele players because it will, quite simply and easily, launch you into the stratosphere of the number of chords you will have under your belt......and the number of chords you'll be able to figure out on your own. This is a two-part workshop, with the first part also being open to the Kalani community. However, you do not have to take both parts in order to get a lot out of it.

Facilitator: Brad Bordessa

Brad BordessaOne of the things we try to do consistently is identify new talent and give their careers a little boost through the opportunity to teach, hone their skills, and work alongside some of the finest practitioners in the field at our retreats.  Our candidate for this year's Hawai'i Island 'Ukulele Retreat was, hands down, Brad Bordessa.

Brad joined us last year for just one day and, quite frankly, knocked our socks off with subject matter that no one else was even looking at and a unique approach to teaching that his students raved about.  He is also a fine musician. But don't take our word for it, here's what James Hill had to say: “Brad is a seeker. He’s hungry for the sweeter lick, the longer line and the deeper groove.” Needless to say, we are delighted to bring him back this year in a much bigger capacity.

Brad first picked up the ukulele after his family moved to the Big Island of Hawai'i when he was 12 years old and soon afterward attended Keoki Kahumoku's 'Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop. That set the tone for the rest of his life. He was soon giving lessons at the local youth center in Honoka'a on the east side of Hawai'i Island, at an after school program at Waimea Middle School, and at the North Hawai'i Education and Research Center. Inevitably, he found himself teaching at the Kahumoku Workshop and was invited to tour Hawai'i Island with Keoki  Kahumoku on his Jam for Japan Tour. He was then chosen to be one of the 26 first cohorts in the Institute of Hawaiian Music at the University of Hawai'i Maui College and not only graduated with honors, but was also named the Most Outstanding Student in the class.

We think Brad has a very bright future to look forward to, and we are honored to play this very tiny little role in it.

Location: Kalani
Admission: $10

Friday, October 24

Ukulele Concert : "A Song of Old Hawaii" with Jim & Liz Beloff, Robyn Kneubuhl, and Kona Bob

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Ukulele Concert : "A Song of Old Hawaii"

Jim & Liz Beloff, Robyn Kneubuhl, and Kona Bob

Location: Kalani
Admission: $10

Saturday, October 25

Ukulele Workshop : An Otcopuss' Garden & Beyond the Reef with Robyn Kneubuhl

1:15pm - 4:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Octopuss' Garden - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM / $10


There's a reason so many Beatles' tunes have found their way into Jumpin' Jim Beloff's "Daily Ukulele Songbooks."  It's as though they were written to be played on the 'ukulele--a fact that was probably confirmed the afternoon George Harrison visited Liz and Jim Beloff at their home to while away an afternoon talking story, strumming ukes, and singing songs. Well, here's an opportunity for you, too, to join Jumpin' Jim and play through an "Octopus's Garden" of classic Beatles' tunes, arranged especially for the 'ukulele, but with a little twist...a few ideas for intros and outros and strumming and picking alternatives that will give your playing a little more verve and feeling. Not only that you'll have a chance to strum along with, and learn from, the fellow who did, quite literally, write the book.....make that many books.

Beyond the Reef - 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM / $10


One of the most beautiful songs ever recorded (Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, and more), Beyond the Reef, by Canadian composer Jack Pitman, is also a wonderful platform from which to explore minor seventh chords in the first and second positions. Sound tricky?  Not really. Remember Am7? (If you don't, it's all strings open.)  Roy Sakuma describes the minor 7th chords as "Colorfully active with the soft tones of Autumn." But in this workshop, Robyn Kneubuhl will show you how they can be used to enhance a song that already has a beautiful, haunting melody line.  At the same time you will learn different techniques for holding multiple strings with one finger.  A great opportunity for advanced beginner - intermediate players. And don't forget to bring your sense of humor, adventure, and romance.

Facilitator: Robyn Kneubuhl

An accomplished musician and dancer (and adored by her students), Robyn Kneubuhl has a musical lineage that goes way back.  Her mother,  Emma Veary, was a headliner at the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Halekulani, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and frequent a frequent guest star on the original “Hawai`i Five-O.” Her mother's musical gifts were not wasted on Robyn, who embodies the beauty of the golden days of Waikiki through her music and dance.

Robyn is a life-long student of Hawaiian arts and culture, a composer, hula  and `ukulele instructor, generous with her time and talent, and eager to share her knowledge with her students. She currently resides on Maui and is one third of the “Hula Honeys” who have three popular CD’s out: Life Just Got Sweeter,  Girl Talk, and A Hui Hou. Robyn has taught hula and `ukulele for Lark Camp and Keola Beamer’s Aloha Music Camps and has joined us several times at the  Wine Country ‘UkuleleFestival. It only seems natural to have her us join us on Hawai'i Island in October, for the  Hawai'i Island Ukulele Retreat.

Here's a little sample from the Hula Honeys' Life Just Got Sweeter CD.

Location: Kalani
Admission: $10 Each

Saturday, October 25

Ignite Talks - October 2014 - Your Best Halloween Story

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join us each month and learn about all kinds of subjects at Kalani's IGNITE Talks.

IGNITE talks are mini, five-minute "TED Talks" on any subject to share with your 'ohana.

Octobers IGNITE theme is: Your Best Halloween Story

- Ignite is open to the public for presenters and attendees.
- Several Kalani volunteers and others from across the globe will present. There are a limited number of slots available.
- To sign up as a presenter, please contact tiki@kalani.com by 9/24. If you would like to show a slideshow, PowerPoint, Keynote presentation or have other audio/visual needs, materials are due to Tiki by 9/24.

Admission: Free, By Donation
Location: Kalani
Accessibility info: Ignite is a fragrance-free event. To support a space where all can breathe comfortably, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, essential oils and other scented products. Mahalo!

Sunday, October 26

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, October 26th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, November 2

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 2nd 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, November 9 - Sunday, November 16

Hawaii Yoga Festival 2014

8:00am - 11:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Your practice. Empowered.  

Explore and expand your yoga practice in sweeping, outside-in spaces along Hawaiʻi’s abundant Yoga Coast. Practice alongside and learn from celebrated teachers from Hawai‘i and beyond.  

On Hawai‘i Island, empowered learning, spiritual transformation, and immersion in nature and Hawaiʻian culture are available and accessible to all. Hawai’i Yoga Festival attendees may engage in asana practice, dance, kirtan, meditation, wellness treatments, Hawaiʻian ceremonies at sacred locations, moving lectures from Hawaiʻian spiritual kahunas, and much more.

Hawaiʻi Yoga Festival Passes  are priced at virtually half the cost of comparable for-profit yoga festivals. The Festival is designed to engage and connect attendees with our flourishing community of teachers, healers, and thought leaders in a variety of forums. 

Visit the Hawaii Yoga Festival website for more information.



Sunday, November 9

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 9th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, November 16

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 16th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, November 23

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 23rd 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, November 30

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 30th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, December 7

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 7th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, December 14

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 14th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, December 21

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 21st 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, December 28

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, December 28th 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's: TBA

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.