Forget everything you've ever heard about yoga. Forget old notions of your mind and body and cross the threshold to Baron Baptiste's Power Vinyasa Yoga. This is a challenging, flowing yoga practice that produces extraordinary results while being accessible to all levels and abilities.
About the Facilitator(s)
Through rigorous study in India and America that began at the early age of 12 years old, Baron has created a yoga practice without boundaries - it is a dynamic combination of strength, sweat and spirituality. It heals, detoxifies and electrifies the body and mind at their deepest levels. With this practice, Baron has knocked yoga off of its pedestal and demystified it by bringing it into people's lives across America.
Enjoy the brotherhood and friendships of other men in a low-key relaxing weekend in Hawaii! Each day we will have the opportunity to enjoy a light walk, pool time, and a gentle yoga class.
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jaRed has been facilitating retreats and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past eleven years. He first discovered his resonance with yoga through the ashtanga primary series in the summer of '97. He completed his apprenticeship in massage therapy at Kalani in the winter of 2007, and has since been offering bodywork to Kalani guests and retreat participants with a lomi-lomi and swedish blend of modalities.
He looks forward to connecting, and sharing the beauty of the Big Island with those that feel called to enjoy some down-time in paradise. He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude and body awareness in his weekly yin and vinyasa yoga classes and bodywork sessions at Kalani Oceanside Retreat. www.jaredsam.com
Maxwell is a massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician, artist and world-traveling yogi. He was first introduced to yoga by his mother when he was a young child and has been interested in alternative medicine and healing arts ever since.
He has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. He received his yoga teacher training certificate in 2003 at Kalani Honua in Hawaii. He is influenced by many different styles of yoga and martial arts such as: hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga , restorative yoga , capoiera, tai chi, and Kuk Sol Korean Buddhist martial arts. He spent five months travelling India deepening his practice of yoga.
Ready to refine your skills as a yoga teacher? Looking for inspiration to keep your teaching alive and fresh? Have you forgotten a lot of the material from your basic training? Do you feel like your teaching often falls short of the message that you intend to transmit?
This advanced yoga teacher training is for you!
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Our spiritual visionary, Rupali, has her head in the clouds and her feet firmly on the earth. You will find reading the spiritual texts and getting completely jazzed. Start a conversation with her about the vibration basis of the Universe, the Yoga Sutras or the Bhagavad Gita and it could go on for hours.
Rupali’s teaching style reflects her 28 years of study in the field of yoga, vibration, universal laws, optimum health, positive psychology, neuroplasticity and multiple spiritual traditions. She has studied the healing arts of Reiki, rebirthing, hypnotic self-suggestion and emotional freedom technique (EFT). She’s in the process of becoming certified as a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist.
Her teachers include the entire community of Kripalu Yoga Center, as well as Yoga Amrit Desai, from whom she received her spiritual name Rupali in 1991, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, with whom she studied for over 10 years, and most recently the teachings of Sri. T. Krishnamacharya.
A perpetual student of yoga, she believes that all yoga must be adapted to suit the individual so as not to create harm, and that one of its greatest values to humanity is too keep us in touch with the greater Spirit that is accessed from within the body…to live as the embodied Presence that we are.
Known as the “Bandha Queen,” Tania is most alive when teaching her beloved students about the nuts and bolts of the Ashtanga practice. She’s a technical wizard when it comes to breaking down the most challenging postures into easy, bite-sized pieces.
Although she couldn’t even touch her toes in the beginning, she was completely mesmerized by the breathing techniques she learned in her first yoga class with Rupali. That began her now 25-year journey that has inspired many students to do things they didn’t think they would ever do.
Her teachers include Rupali, Yoga Amrit Desai of Kripalu Yoga Center and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She originally saw yoga as a useful tool to achieve her triathlon goals, as well as improve her breathing and focus. Studying anotomy, nutrition and Ayurveda gives her valuable knowledge to share with students.
Her yoga practice has evolved over the years and has settled into a strong self-practice of Ashtanga’s first and second series, dictated by her body each day. Lately her greatest inspirations have been the teachings of Pëma Chödron and the awesome YouTube series of Kino MacGregor, whose back bend is the stuff of Tania’s dreams.
Pranayama and japa are her go-to tools for reining in the screaming monkeys in her head.
As a Florida native, she is quite fond of the water and got her degree in marine zoology, which brought her to Hawaii over three decades ago. She can be found hiking Hawaii’s trails, swimming with the fish and getting excited whenever she reads about critters or nature.
Pricing includes program fee, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes pick up and drop off at Hilo Airport. Please inquire about availability and pricing on other types of accommodations.
Join Michelle Andrie, Yoga Therapist, on an inward journey to igniting JOY in your life. Using Myofascial Release Techniques, Breath Work, Asana, Emotional Guidance System Reconnection and the Exploration of your Chakra System, Michelle will guide you to release the blocks to JOY that exist in your being and teach you to allow your energy to flow to a state of JOY!
About the Facilitator(s)
Michelle Andrie, Yoga Therapist has been guiding clients to a state of health, well-being and JOY for 25 years. She runs a 500 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Program and teaches her path to JOY to students both nationally and internationally. Michelle has written several books and produced a Yoga Journal award winning yoga DVD.
Yoga For Balance, Flow, and Stamina with Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei. Join us for a 5-day retreat to help you reconnect to your authentic self that flows from a state balance. Unearth your infinite storehouse of Prana Shakti. Replenish your vital reserves so you can be the person you know you are meant to be.
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From San Francisco, Brenna Geehan, ERYT, is a Level II Certified ParaYoga® Instructor. Brenna and codirects
Sri Yoga Teacher Trainings and travels nationally offering Yoga seminars. Brenna has over 1,000 hrs of training and over 11 years of full time teaching and specializes in prescribing yoga practices with meditation that addresses her students needs.
From San Francisco,Jean Mazzei (E-RYT 500), has logged over 10,000 teaching hours. She is a Level II Certified ParaYoga® Instructor and co-directs Sri Yoga Teacher Trainings. Often called “a teacher’s teacher,” she is an expert in the subtleties of yoga sadahana (practices), and bringing the practices to life off the mat
Please contact Brenna for any questions you may have.
Learn, feast, and deepen your yoga practice with us, as we celebrate the Puna Culinary Festival!
This special yoga and culinary package is designed to give you the best of both worlds. These dates include the closing event, Pupupalooza - a wonderful celebration of local appetizers (called pupus in Hawaiian), and local, organic produce.
Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.
Included: Accommodation as selected below, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, all yoga classes, and culinary classes and tours.
Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.) United 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:
9 - Ocean Cottage
8 - Ocean Loft
7 - Tropical Cottage
6 - Tropical Loft
5 - Tree House Room
4 - Bungalow Room
3 - Lodge Room (private bath)
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
1 - Campsite
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates. Inquire for details.
Lisa Rasmussen Transformative Artist, Educator, Curator, and Art Advocate, who truly believes and embodies the notion that ART can change and heal the world. Rasmussen is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Art 4 All People and AY Atelier Art.com. an international Sanctuary for Arts and Consciousness in Malibu and in virtual reality. Also she is the Co-Founder and the Co-Director of the non-profit Art is Moving and the 3rd annual ARTbreak Day. Art Break Day is community art reach event that offers 1000′s of people the means and the space to connect with their community via the art-making process.
In March of 2013, she was awarded the Alumni of the year for her work at Art 4 All People from John F Kennedy University for her deep service to the Arts and Consciousness profession and community. Additionally, Lisa pioneered an award-winning expressive art program for emotionally traumatized and abused youth and developed a professional art gallery for the residents of Lincoln Child Center, a mental health facility in Oakland. She has also taught intuitive and expressive Art for over ten years to elders, at-risk teens, and has been an art coach to adults. In 2008, Rasmussen was awarded the prestigious Graduate Student of the year from John F Kennedy, Holistic Studies Program for her transformative work with the children at Lincoln and for her MFA Graduate solo exhibition. Lisa is also a professional Artist. Her paintings are her spiritual practice. Her current work is being exhibited in various galleries in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. Her latest interview is on the Arts and Healing Network podcast. HERE
Ceylan Hulya MA
Ceylan Hulya is the Co-founder, Manager, Curator, and Transformative Educator of AY Atelier Art Online Gallery and Art 4 All People in Malibu. She also is an alumnus of John F Kennedy Masters in Transformative Arts in the Arts & Consciousness Program. In March of 2013, she was awarded the Alumni of the year for her work at Art 4 All People from John F Kennedy University for her deep service to the Arts and Consciousness profession and community She was born in Izmir, Turkey. She is a professional transformative artist, whose work explores the mediums of intuitive painting, installation, video art, and performance art. Hulya’s work can be seen at Art 4 All People and Ay Atelier Art.COM She is a Turkish entrepreneur. She is the Co-creator of Innerscape: A Day of Art, Play, and Transformation.
The Yoga in YogArt with Will Donnelly is a nationally recognized, certified yoga teacher. He has been a true pioneer in the field of yoga, and co-created and co-hosted the yoga–reality series Guru2Go, which debuted on fit TV, part of the Discovery family of channels.
With over 15 years experience practicing and teaching yoga & meditation, Will has taught in dynamic locations such as: the Cannes Film Festival (Official Yogi/American Pavilion) in France, Legoland – California, UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cancer Center, the Santa Anita Race Tracks in Los Angeles, and from construction sites to dentist offices, to name just a few.
What guides you? What is it you truly believe in? What are you made of and what nourishes your deepest sense of who you are? What is it you are here for? What do you really want out of this wonderful ride called life?
About the Facilitator(s)
Joy Ravelli is a Yoga Therapist and 500 hour Yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching and training individuals and groups. She is the owner and director of the Purusha Yoga School, as well as the Purusha Yoga Studio in San Francisco. Joy also founded The Purusha Seva Project which is a non profit organization that brings health education, life skills, yoga, somatic movement, and expressive art to under served and at risk populations. Joy has directly experienced the healing benefits of somatic movement and meditative art on her own personal process through grief and trauma.
Joy has dedicated her life to sharing these practices with others in a way that is delightful, playful, non threatening and specifically approaches each student as a unique individual.
Inspire your yoga practice and feel the healing, loving spirit of Aloha on the Big Island of Hawaii with a week in paradise. Framed by tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean, Kalani Oceanside Retreat is the ultimate destination for restoration, relaxation and renewal. In addition to daily yoga sessions, enjoy the pool, hot tubs and sauna. Get a massage. Visit nearby Kehena black sand beach.
About the Facilitator(s)
Les is one of Bali/San Francisco’s most beloved yoga teachers, leading workshops, trainings and retreats around the world. His vinyasa flow classes and workshops are filled with technique and alignment cues for all levels, including beginners. Variations and longer sequences will also challenge and inspire seasoned practitioners. Having completed Ana Forrest's teacher training, then studying and assisting extensively with her, Les’ studies and ceremonies are steeped in the Forrest tradition. Les has also completed several trainings with Tias Little, who continues to deepen and strengthen his appreciation of alignment. In his classes, you will have the opportunity to heal your heart, laugh, cry, dance, sweat and just let go.
Karen brings the philosophical and spiritual teachings of India vividly to life through her lively and inspirational teachings. Empowered by decades of study and spiritual practice, years of travel in India, Nepal, and Tibet, more than ten years of university lecturing, and a Harvard degree in Spiritual Leadership, Karen’s teaching has the power to awaken confidence, clarity, and intuitive understanding.
Lori Snyder, E-RYT, infuses her Vinyasa classes with a heartfelt joy for the way this practice can help remind us of who we truly are…as well as with a mix of rockin’ music. She has studied with her primary teacher, Max Strom, since 1996, and is happily indebted to her first teacher, Steve Ross, for showing her you were allowed to turn up the music and laugh during yoga. Lori’s classes are known for intelligent sequencing, philosophies of kindness, and eclectic soundtracks.
Sara Falugo began practicing yoga at Brian Kest's Power Yoga in Santa Monica more than ten years ago. In 2006 she trained with the beloved Don and Amba Stapleton, receiving her teacher's certification in Interdisciplinary Yoga from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. The following year she completed the Tibetan Heart Yoga Series 4 training in Tucson, AZ. After having spent six years traveling, meditating, studying and teaching, Sara has settled back into the Venice/Marina area.
Her classes are gentle and meditative, and it is her intention to hold a space for all who are practicing to tune into the present moment in a loving and non-judgmental manor and to align with their highest selves.