Events This Month

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 Octopus's Garden & Beyond the Reef with Robyn Kneubuhl

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

Octopus's 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 10/24. If you would like to show a slideshow, PowerPoint, Keynote presentation or have other audio/visual needs, materials are due to Tiki by 10/22.

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:

October 5th - Shaman's Dream  https://soundcloud.com/shamansdream
October 12th - Sprocket
October 19th - Maura Starr https://soundcloud.com/maura-starr
October 26th - DJ Wayne

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 31

Spirit! A Masquerade Ball

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

Join us at Kalani in playful costume for a masquerade to celebrate Halloween evening! Craft beer and Big Island Kombucha will be available at our special event cash bar. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and for the spooky dance-off winner!

Let your playful spirit soar at this fun Halloween event!

Dynamic musical performers to be announced.

Location: Kalani
Admission: Free, By Donation. 21+ for this special licensed evening.

Saturday, November 1

Permaculture Series: November 2014: Modern Ahupua’a

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.

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: 
Scott Laaback, local chef and sustainable living expert, will present his perspective on The Kumukoa House, a local model of the permaculture micro-farm, which utilizes edible landscaping techniques to create a beautiful, bountiful aesthetic.  

Scott believes that the home is the perfect place for initiating sustainable culture, as most people live on small scale landscapes. With modest labor outputs to establish a micro-farm landscape, they can meet a substantial portion of their own dietary needs, along with a small surplus that can be shared. 

Urban and suburban landscapes are an important asset to modern ahupua', driving the permaculture movement forward by engaging homeowners and families on an individual basis. The connections formed between these micro-farms are direct - farmer to farmer in the form of cash or trade - and through a series of small retail outlets like The Locavore Store in Pahoa that redistributes the community's abundance for a small commission. 

Location: Kalani
Admission: Free

Saturday, November 1

Deep Gong Bath for Healing with Jade Light

8:00pm - 9:30pm
EMAX

We will warm up with some ancient Kundalini Yoga Kriyas & Meditations to balance chakras, clear Karma & heal stress! Then relax to an otherworldly journey with a DEEP GONG BATH! Enjoy deep cleansing & healing of your psyche. As the waves of the Original Sound Current wash you clean, you will resonate with pleasure, joy and bliss. It is said that 20 minutes of listening to the Gong is like completing 2 hours of deep meditation. Considered one of the most powerful forms of sound therapy, the Gong is extremely effective in creating immediate & permanent change on multiple levels.

Facilitator:
 Jade Rajbir KaurJade Rajbir Kaur is a Certified 3HO Kundalini Yoga Teacher (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and Wellness Coach. Originally from NYC where she held a private practice, managed 7 companies and taught full-contact fighting, she now considers Puna her home and leads Kundalini Yoga Events, Workshops and Retreats at her Lava Temple and other venues on island. She is Co-Founder of the Buddha Wisdom Garden and PAWA (Paradise Action Women's Alliance).  She is also a Blackbelt Instructor in HapKiDo (12+ years) and Healer (Reiki & SatNamRasayan).  Jade loves to help others awaken to their divine power and wisdom.


Location: Kalani
Admission: $10 Suggested Donation (All proceeds will be donated to the "Malama Ki Buddha Wisdom Garden")

* The event begins promptly at 8pm, please try to arrive on time so we can tune in together as a group.

* Open to both men & women, but sorry no children.


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:

November 2nd: Shamans Dream https://soundcloud.com/shamansdream
November 9th: Kahana Sua (Hawaii Yoga Festival - Location: Green Lake)
November 16th: Maura Starr https://soundcloud.com/maura-starr
November 23rd: Ryan Har
November 30th: 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.

Saturday, November 8

Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali ʻAla O Puna Performance with Ehulani Stephanie

1:00pm - 5:00pm
EMAX

Ehulani Stephany is the kumu hula (teacher of hula) for Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali ʻAla O Puna, “The Returning Fragrant Wind Of Puna.” She has taught hula since 1990, and has had the wonderful blessing to be able to study under 14 different kumu hula.

Ehulani has developed her own style of hula by combining the different styles, mana’o “thoughts”, information, protocol, and important deepness within all her kumu hula.

We are deeply honored to have Ehulani and her halau for their furtherance of Hawaiian culture in the District of Puna.


Location: Kalani
Admission: TBA

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

Hawaii Yoga Festival 2014 - Opening Celebration - Bhakti Hawai’i

9:30am - 6:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Green Lake Kirtan

The word bhakti derives from Sanskrit, meaning to share and to love. The Bhakti Hawai’i Celebration opens the Hawai’i Yoga Festival at one of the most sacred sites in Hawai’i, Ka Wai a Pele, also known as Green Lake. Bhakti Hawai’i will feature a full day of live music, yoga, wellness rituals, lakeside meditation, ecstatic dance, local food, traditional Hawai’ian ceremonies and cultural talks.

The event is free for all Hawaii Yoga Festival Pass holders & Kalani Experience guests.

Schedule: TBA

Mainstage

    - Opening Ceremony & Hawaiian invocation with Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim
    - Live Music. Artists to be announced
    - Kirtan. Artists to be announced
    - Hula
    - Closing Ceremony

Wellness Tent
    - Complimentary student massage, brought to you by the Hawaii Massage School.
    - Local licensed practitioner and healer experiences.

Yoga Tent
    - Classes will be available all day, brought to you by studios on the Yoga Coast.

Monkey Pod Tree
    - Ecstatic Dance. DJ’s to be announced
    - Hawaiian Healing Talk Story.
    - Youth & Elder Talk Circle
    - Aerial Dance Performance

Farm to Fork Eats & Eco Marketplace
    - Local food vendors offer their specialties and traditional Hawaiian fare.
    - Local artisans work and eco products will be featured and available for purchase.

Green Lake Location
Intersection of Hwy 137 (Kaimu Kapoho Rd) & KBC Road (Kapoho Beach Community)
Pahoa/Kapoho, Hawaii Island, HI 96778 (Puna District) - Directions from Kalani

Visit the Hawaii Yoga Festival website for more information.

Sunday, November 9

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, November 9th 2014 at Green Lake

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other - 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: Hawaii Yoga Festival - Location: Green Lake
DJ's:

November 2nd: Shamans Dream https://soundcloud.com/shamansdream
November 9th: Kahana Sua (Hawaii Yoga Festival - Location: Green Lake)
November 16th: Maura Starr https://soundcloud.com/maura-starr
November 23rd: Ryan Har
November 30th: 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:

November 2nd: Shamans Dream https://soundcloud.com/shamansdream
November 9th: Kahana Sua (Hawaii Yoga Festival - Location: Green Lake)
November 16th: Maura Starr https://soundcloud.com/maura-starr
November 23rd: Ryan Har
November 30th: 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, November 19

Open Mic - November 2014

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

Join us 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: Pete Spencer

Admission: Free / Donations Gratefully Accepted  

Friday, November 21

Ignite Talks - November 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.

All topics are welcome but this month's theme is Close Calls!

- 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 11/20. If you would like to show a slideshow, PowerPoint, Keynote presentation or have other audio/visual needs, materials are due to Tiki by 11/19.

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!

Saturday, November 22

Healing the Stories We Tell Ourselves with Stewart Blackburn

9:00am - 12:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Healing the Stories We Tell Ourselves: "The Art of Crafting Our Personal Stories Well" Workshop

This 3-hour workshop will focus on the importance of how we tell the stories of who we are and how we got here. Each story we tell makes us feel a certain way and affects how we create our own reality. We can tell our story any way we like, so why not tell it in a way that contributes to our happiness and power. Change your story, change your world!

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: $25

Location: Kalnai - Ocean Vista (OV) 25

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

Saturday, November 22

Permaculture Series: November 2014

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

This series 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.

Come to this event with your ideas to share. The goal of the Permaculture Series is to gather knowledge, practices and social strategies to remember and to share our best resources.
Speaker: TBA
Location: Kalani
Admission: Free

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:

November 2nd: Shamans Dream https://soundcloud.com/shamansdream
November 9th: Kahana Sua (Hawaii Yoga Festival - Location: Green Lake)
November 16th: Maura Starr https://soundcloud.com/maura-starr
November 23rd: Ryan Har
November 30th: 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.

Thursday, November 27

Kalani's Annual Thanksgiving Day Farm-to-Fork Feast 2014

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lanai
Inspiral

Come and join us in celebration and thanks during Kalani's Annual Thanksgiving Farm-to-Fork Feast. Kalani chefs are planning yet another spectacular meal this year, with vegetarian and vegan options available during this special occasion.

$29 guests / $24 kama'āina. 

Reservations are necessary for this event, as we always sell out!

Call Kalani at (808) 965-7828 to reserve your place today.  
The 2014 menu is coming soon. Here is what we offered to the community last year:

* Dates, times & prices are subject to change.

Thursday, November 27

3rd Annual Gratitude Film Festival 2014

8:00pm - 10:00pm
EMAX

Back by popular demand, Thanksgiving evening we will immerse ourselves in uplifting, positive short films on the theme of gratitude.

Hosted by Drew in EMAX, the Gratitude Film Festival will celebrate Thanksgiving with beautiful reminders of the many reasons we have to be thankful.

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Kalani

Admission: Free / By Donation

* Dates, times & prices are subject to change.

Friday, November 28

Hawaiian Culture Series with Keoni Kealoha Alvarez

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).

Facilitator: Keoni Kealoha Alvarez

My name is Keoni Kealoha Alvarez a Native Hawaiian filmmaker on the Big Island of Hawai'i. In my twelve year career as producer and director I had the opportunity to work some of Hawai'i's very best productions and projects such as MTV, History Channel, Independant documentaries and Norwegian Cruise Line Production Shows.

Recently I was rewarded with funding by Pacific Islanders in Communications to produce my independant film KAPU " Sacred Hawaiian Burials" which to debute in 2015. This personal film has allowed me to contact PBS Hawaii CEO Leslie Wilcox which she supported me to gain assistance from ACLU to excercise the first Media Sheild Law that protects reporters and untraditional journalist rights from releasing unpublished media in court. My story was carried across the U.S. which national geographic took an interest in featuring me as a story in their magazine. 

My goal and dream is to teach and create documentaries and feature films that prepetuates Native Hawaii culture. In addition I would like to build a multi-Media Center for Native Hawaiian children to create their own independent films, programs, music videos, recordings, advertisements, computer graphics, website designing and social media networking. 

Location: Kalani
Admission: Donations Gratefully accepted : All donations go directly to the speaker

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:

November 2nd: Shamans Dream https://soundcloud.com/shamansdream
November 9th: Kahana Sua (Hawaii Yoga Festival - Location: Green Lake)
November 16th: Maura Starr https://soundcloud.com/maura-starr
November 23rd: Ryan Har
November 30th: 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.

Wednesday, December 31 - Tuesday, December 1

Soar! An Inspirational New Year's Eve Celebration 2014/2015

8:00pm - 12:30am
EMAX

Kalani's New Years space will be transformed into a wonderland of interactive art, wellness, and creative expression.

DJ's will be playing danceable, feel-good tracks. Let go of that which no longer serves you, and set your intentions for the New Year, so you truly soar!

Time: 8:00pm - 12:30am

Location: Kalani

Admission: $10 Guest / Free or Donation kama`aina

This is a substance-free event - no alcohol on premises.

* Dates, times & prices are subject to change.