Cass Phelps teaches an innovative body of work that is simple, potentiating and revelatory - a gifted, clear, calming Presence whose guidance assists one into true Self-Knowing. Cass specializes in movement meditation healing work while honoring as major influences: 7 years of teaching Continuum Movement, Structural Integration, Reiki and A Course In Miracles. He's a Reiki master, life time musician and sound healing therapist. He offers workshops globally and tele-dives focused on Eros & Inspiration as well as deep internal cleansing programs in conjunction with movement and wise nutritional guidance and support. He also holds a private practice in LA working with clients with complex neurological disorders. His unique approach to sound, breath and movement unifies the creative and healing arts as ONE.
The Sensation of Beauty Retreat is designed for people of all levels of experience to come together and immerse themselves in the beingLoved process while aligning with others who feel called towards a path of love in action.
About the Facilitator(s)
Liz Ganz is a change maker and visionary artist behind the integrative approach called beingLoved. Leading the conscious embodiment movement with an “out of the box” approach towards the intersection of interpersonal neurobiology, contemplative practice and the creative process, Liz has pioneered a system so effective that it changes lives in one session.
Liz is certified as Nia Black Belt Nia Teacher and former Nia White Belt Educational Trainer. She trained as a Soul Motion facilitator with Vinn Marti, and led classes for 6 years in Austin TX. She is the Creative Director of beingLoved performance works and a graduate of The Mama Gena School for Womanly Arts. She has over 25 years of movement and performance experience and created beingLoved out of a desire to see and hear the truth of our human experience from the compelling perspective of our human body. Liz recently lived in Portland, OR, Big Island HI and Maui HI and Loves to feel these places as her extended home. Her current home is Austin TX and she is traveling towards freedom and expansive vision of potent co creation.
LARA MCINTOSH believes that anyone who moves is already a dancer. She has danced all her life. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer,
Lara explores rhythm, spirit, craft, and community to unlock the movement potential in others. An active member of the Seattle drum-and-dance communities for many years, her Afro-infused dance style is inspired by travels to Brazil and Mali, West Africa. “Wassa” is the Bambara name Lara received during one of her visits to Mali. It means “one who acts for joy and fulfillment.” Her curiosity about movement and cultures, combined with a deep love for music, are lifelong muses. She offers residencies in local schools and intensive retreat-style workshops internationally. (Photo by Michael Harthorne)
MARLA SIMMS started her love affair with the human body and it’s magic from the inside out. She experienced the boldness and explosive energy of a gymnast in her youth.
During her teens and beyond, she discovered qualities of movement under the loving and eclectic watch of teachers and choreographers. She then turned to the focus of exploration of other’s bodies through the study and practice of massage. She has been a massage practitioner and massage educator for 20 years. For Marla, the body continues to be a venue of art, joy, and discovery.
Included in this 7-day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, Olympic size pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit. Final payments are due February 15, 2012.
Non-dancing companions are welcome based on available space at Kalani. There is a $50 admin fee for non dancers.
Please call Kalani's Guest Services at 800-800-6886 to book airport shuttles. $65 for individual ride and $45 shared.
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
*** Airfare, car rental and incidental ground travel expenses are not included in the price of this retreat. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer, you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the place of your choice.
*For island residents or vacationers wishing to attend the daily dance intensive without Kalani residence or meals, drop-in rates per class and weekly options are available as space allows. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for this option--which also includes a Kalani day pass with each class/series purchased. Lodging and meal options at Kalani may be purchased separately through Kalani.
Kalani Honua Retreat Center: Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth and is located on 19 coastal acres of tropical beauty on the SE coast of Hawaii. Dramatic lava cliffs provide a haven for sunbathers, stargazers, whale watchers and those seeking a deep connection with the earth and sea.
Other offerings at Kalani at additional cost include:
Hawaiian and Thai massage, Yoga, Bodywork, Watsu (water-based bodywork) and Hawaiiana/Hula Classes.
For more info on Kalani: www.kalani.com
HPDC offers your teen a unique summer dance experience, receiving intensive dance training while enjoying the beauty and majesty of Hawaii.
Our curriculum: ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom, aerial and hula. With a performance at the end.
We explore volcanology, astronomy, and the land and culture of Hawaii.
About the Facilitator(s)
Katya Surrence began studying ballet at the age of five with Mahri Coshever. Later adding jazz, tap, voice, acting and ballroom, with Pierre Dulaine (Mad Hot Ballroom and Take The Lead) and Yvonne Marceau. to her training. She performed in regional ballet companies, in several musicals and films, in revues in dinner theaters and casinos. on cruise ships and with American Ballroom Theatre. She has taught in California, the Bahamas, Japan, Guam and New Jersey and New York. Recently she choreographed a national commercial for DISNEY with four of her students. Katya believes that proper technique is important but must be combined with the joy of movement as well.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, we will honor the Goddess and doing so, honor ourselves. Shakti Sunfire, Marni Sclaroff and Marla Leigh will facilitate this week of wonder, of community, of discovery and of deep honoring as we sync up; strong spirit, strong body, strong mind, to the pulse of the feminine heart.
About the Facilitator(s)
Shakti Sunfire is a vibrant and passionate teacher of hoop dance and yoga. Now a resident of San Francisco, she draws on her own experiences and her heavy participation in the community to encourage unfettered self-expression centered in the heart. Her message is one of radical self acceptance. She teaches and performs internationally. www.shaktisunfire.com
Marni Sclaroff is an artist, bellydancer, and yogini. She teaches Anusara Inspired yoga as an act of service to the creative and ecstatic unfolding of the Universe. She holds a Masters Degree in Art Education which informs her yoga practice and teaching on many levels. She has appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine, and her poetry is being published in the new book, "The Poetry of Yoga". She lives and teaches in San Francisco. www.yogaanahata.com
Marla Leigh Goldstein is one of the few leading female specialists in the ancient Middle Eastern frame drum. She carries the gift of being an inspiring, energetic and patient teacher who offers drumming workshops and retreats worldwide. She also accompanies many artists in the West Coast Kirtan and World Music scene, leads her own ensemble, ³RHYTHMJUJU², and performs a unique solo show. Her music has been featured on the movies "Bold Native" and "The Cellist", as well as on Hala Khouri's "Yoga for Stress Relief" DVD. Marla has released an instructional DVD, Time Zone² and designed her own signature series frame drum with Cooperman Drum Company, and is currently working on her debut album, ³Rhythms in Peace". www.marlaleigh.com
Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.
$600 non-refundable deposit due by November 1st and remainder due by December 1st
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL: PAY THE CAMPING RATE OF $1175 AND STAY IN A LODGE ROOM WITH A SHARED BATH!
We invite you to drink in some fun this winter! Join us for a new, dynamic collaboration where Melina’s Seasonal Vinyasa Ayurvedic insights, Chiara’s core-awakening style of yoga, and Lara’s Afro-infused Wassa Dance (Afro-infused blend of elemental movement) come together to nourish your body, lift your spirits, and shake your bootie to kick off the winter season.
About the Facilitator(s)
Chiara is a licensed massage therapist, practicing since 1983, teaches Anatomy for Yoga Teacher Trainings, and is certified w/Ana Forrest and Shari Friedrichsen. Chiara cultivates balance, awareness of center, and stillness within movement.
Melina has been exploring yoga and nutrition for over 16 years. She is the author of the Art of Sequencing, and produced, Yoga for the Seasons DVD. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, and Sarah Powers continue to influence her practice.
Lara is a teacher, choreographer and performer whose curiosity and deep love of music, movement and culture are the muses for her life work. Lara explores rhythm, spirit, craft and community to unlock movement potential and inspire the dancer in each person.
During these dates we have 3 exciting and different programs for learning and developing belly dance techniques and enjoyment. PART 1 Belly Dance with two world class belly dance celebrities; Fahtiem and Delilah and drum classes with Erik Brown. Both are very seasoned and dedicated teachers who love this art and how it empowers our lives. Open to all levels. PLUS an Instructors program with Delilah will run concurrently. Seriously ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME. Must see details on her web site.
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(www.delilahs-belly-dance-retreat.com) because the prices change closer to date. We have perks for EARLY BIRDs!
Participants ages 16 and up from "absolute" beginners to advanced level aerialists will experience 5 days of aerial training including Aerial Tissue, Static Trapeze and Lyra. The retreat will include Tricks and Moves, Doubles Work, Choreography and Low Flying aerial dance. Participants will end their week in a final day of Performance. Hosted by Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii.
About the Facilitator(s)
Tresa Honaker: Tresa Honaker’s aerial studies include Hollywood Aerial Arts, Cirque LA, Aloft, San Francisco Circus School and Trapeze Arts. Tresa is one of the founding members of The Movement Alliance and Founder and Artistic Director of AirAligned aerial dance group and AirAligned Academy. Tresa directs and performs throughout the United States for Corporate, Private and Commercial events.
Joe Simms: In 2002 Joe Simms joined The Movement Alliance. Joe is now a principal performer and soloist with AirAligned. Joe has a background in Martial Arts with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. Master classes include; Velocity in Seattle Washington, Conduit Dance Company in Portland Oregon, The Edge in Los Angeles, aerial intensives with Ingrid Hoffman L.A. and Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Currently Joe is owner of Pilates Body in Nevada City. Working as a body worker, aerial and Pilates Instructor.
Wailana Simcock: Since 2001, he has taught aerial dance, modern dance, yoga, Hawaiian studies and language classes at Kalani Honua in Kalapana where he currently lives. He has choreographed for the Puna Men’s Chorus, Stargate Theater, Samadhi Hawai‘i and has created solo and group works. In January 2011, Wailana founded his own performing arts group Wai Company with mission to inspire and educate dance theater me nā mea Hawaiʽi through classes and performances. He is also the Artistic and Project Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.
WILD ASPARAGUS is one of the most popular contra dance bands in America. Drawing upon tunes from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as from classical sources, their driving rhythm, unique instrumentation, and creative high-energy music is guaranteed to surprise and delight.
About the Facilitator(s)
Wild Asparagus featured David Cantieni on flutes, whistle, saxophone and bombard; Ann Percival on piano, guitar and heart-tugging vocals; George Marshall on concertina and bodhran; and Becky Tracy masterfully working the fiddle. Mark Hellenberg plays his considerable talents as a percussionist. Mark is a member of the Ohio-based Hotpoint String band and the Sevens, and has appeared with the Groovemongers, the Reckless Ramblers, and Popcorn Behavior.
Join Joti in an amazing week of healing and nourishing your mind, body, and soul in Paradise.
• Design lifestyle changes through breathing techniques for stress, illness, and balance.
• Try Fusion Yoga
• Have an amazing adventure of fun, frolic, and relaxation
About the Facilitator(s)
tada drastuh svarupe avasthanam
The seer abides in their true nature when the fluctuations or judgments of the mind or consciousness are stilled the radiance of the soul shines through like the sun bursting through the clouds and the true nature is revealed as unconditional love and gratitude for things being exactly how they are.
Under the mentorship of Richard Koob, Guru Terra Singh, and Joel Stirling, Joti (www.jotifitness.com) began a paradigm shift almost a decade ago. Now Joti is sharing the Aloha around the world in the form of music, dance, acting, fitness private and group training, yoga, yoga nutritional therapy, meditation as medicine, food as medicine, wellness coaching, nurturing and being nurtured.
Joti received an Advanced Yoga Degree from the Australian Yoga Academy based in Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, has been certified
through AFAA and ACE as a private & group trainer, BOSU Master Taininer, Balast Ball, Kettle Bell, Pilates Mat, Aquafit, Kickboxing, New York City Ballet Workout, TRX, Smart Bell, Cycling, Cardio Ball, and more.
Nationally and Internationally, Joti has been sought after as a fitness expert for over a decade promoting new fitness modes and information on ABC, Morning show, KRON 4, CBS, and PBS Networks as well as Shape Magazine, Men’s Health, GQ, SF Chronicle, SF Magazine, SF Bay Club Magazine, Athletic Club Magazine, GSC Newsletter, online, and radio. As a performer you may have seen Joti in Milk, Mission St Rhapsody, as Bernardo in the 50th Anniversary performance of West Side Story, in the new series in Australia of Winners and Losers, commercials internationally or heard him on itunes. Joti means light. It is about reflecting the light of you.
The price for offsite/tuition only (no meals or lodging) is $700. This rate includes a Kalani pool pass for the week.
If you are traveling from the mainland U.S., there has been amazing fares from Oakland, San Francisco, and Phoenix you can fly to Hilo for a little more or fly to Honolulu and transfer to Hilo Airport arrange for a shuttle through the Kalani. If you are travelling from Australia www.jetstar.com.au to Honolulu then transfer to Hilo Airport arrange for a shuttle through the Kalani.