Stewart Blackburn has been a dedicated student of pleasure for many, many years. He is a professional chef, has worked extensively with the Body Electric School, several schools of Tantra, and various shamanic traditions. He is a senior teacher of Huna with Aloha International and works primarily as a shamanic healer and teacher. He teaches the Huna Healing Circle at Kalani weekly and he is currently writing a book on The Skills of Pleasure.
Each of us has inherited an invisible burden from our ancestry. By clarifying and lifting this burden, we uncover the underlying gift of our struggles. By sharing this special, innate gift with the world, we enhance our sense of purpose and strengthen our bond to supportive community.
About the Facilitator(s)
G. Kamana Hunter. Recognized as a Healer since birth, G. Kamana Hunter began his life's purpose by helping his family recover from a dark past. This early training inspired him to develop the Bloodline Healing Project, a learning community that enlists the power of our ancestors in order to heal our families. Deeply rooted in the ancient ways of his own Mohawk and Irish heritage, Bloodline Healing involves intuitive connection, emotional expression, ceremony, hands on healing, and the sharing of our family tree. The goal is simple: to lift our invisible burdens so that we can uncover the dormant gifts of life. Kamana's work has been informed by his diverse experiences in the Amazon Rainforest, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Cornell University.
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.
Join us, 2011, as American Buddhist monk Lama Marut, Buddhist teacher and yogini Cindy Lee, and fellow teachers from the Asian Classics Institute present a four-day retreat on the shores of paradise.
About the Facilitator(s)
Venerable Sumati Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, a Ph.D. of Comparative Religions, motorcycle enthusiast, a former surfer, and a fully ordained Buddhist monk. Lama Marut has been teaching religion for 25 years. As a Sanskrit scholar and Professor of Comparative Religions, he taught at Columbia University and the University of California, Riverside. His unique background and easy, down-to-earth style has attracted thousands of followers around the world of all ages and walks of life who gather to hear his call for a revolution of true and lasting happiness. A perfect combination of warmth and wit, Lama Marut makes even the most esoteric brain-busters of Eastern philosophy work as practical tools for immediate transformation.
Cindy Lee began studying Buddhism in 1997. With Lama Marut she has completed the 18 Foundational and 18 Advanced courses in Buddhism offered by the Asian Classics Institute, and studied the full Classics of Yoga curriculum of Yoga Studies Institute. She has completed numerous meditation retreats and now teaches Buddhism, meditation & yoga with Lama Marut in the USA and abroad. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and also an Advanced Diploma in Electronic Design and Interactive Media and has taught in university film and media programs in Australia, as well as having worked internationally as a digital artist, film editor and VJ.
Darin McFadyen studies under Venerable Sumati Marut, and has completed the 18 Foundational and 18 Advanced courses in Tibetan Buddhism offered by Asian Classics Institute, Los Angeles. He has praticed yoga for 12 years, and received the 200 Hour training in Yoga Philosophy offered by the Yoga Studies Institute (www.yogastudiesinstitute.org).
He is also know internationally as music producer and touring DJ FreQ Nasty. He has remixed and/or collaborated with artists as diverse as Kelis, Santigold, Fatboy Slim, KRS One, avant classical composer Steve Reich and reggae legend Jnr Delgado. He draws from this experience to create his teachings on music, the arts, and Buddhism. Hear his music at www.facebook.com/DjFreQNasty.
Claire Thompson has completed the 18 Foundational and 18 Advanced courses in Tibetan Buddhism offered by Asian Classics Institute (www.acidharma.org). She has received the 200-hour training in the Classics of Yoga through the Yoga Studies Institute, and was a founding teacher of the Mahasukha Yoga program at the Mahasukha Center in Los Angeles. She has been a massage therapist for 12 years.
Claire has completed solitary silent meditation retreats ranging from 1 day to one month, and has studied meditation under the guidance of Lama Lauren Benjamin in LA. See her ongoing meditation classes at: www.ustream.tv/meditation-basics-with-claire
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Russian Clinical Massage – The Art of Manual Healing
This workshop includes:
• the Theory and Practice of Russian Manual Massage Techniques
• knowledge about Segmental-Reflex Zones with are called in Russian Medicine “ Zones of Dr. Zaharina-Heda” after their founder who lived over a century ago
• Cupping (Vacuum massage)
More info on - www.adamsrussianmassage.com.
This knowledge is helpful for any Massage Therapist to be the Best, and be Different!!
This is Seminar fun to learn and easy to understand it is half clinical and half holistic!!!
About the Facilitator(s)
Olena D. Adams (Melnikova) LMT-5455 Olena first graduated as a therapist of massage in Ukraine (Russia) in 1994 and a second time on Hawaii in 1999 in Hilo Hawaii. She is author of textbook “Art of Russian Massage” and DVD.
Namaste! Join a group of men exploring daily yoga in one of the most pristine, tropical environments you could imagine on the Big Island of Hawaii.
We will practice a variety of styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flowing), kundalini, partner yoga and mantra (chanting) in a relaxed, all-male environment.
About the Facilitator(s)
David began his personal yoga practice in 1976. He has studied at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David has been deepening his practice at Kalani for the last nine years. A Kalani teacher for the past six years, David graduated from Kalani's Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. While at Kalani, he has had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong.
Dennis agrees with Pattabhi Jois' statement in the movie Enlighten Up that the main goal of yoga is to discipline the mind. Dennis feels that Kundalini Yoga is one of the most effective, fun and quickest methods to practice the art of disciplining the mind. His approach is gentle and focuses on opening up the energy centers in the body with Kundalini Yoga exercises. He has studied with Kundalini master Gurmukh and completed Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Teacher Training. His classes are invigorating, grounding, intuitive, fun and leave you feeling centered, calm and smiling.
jaRed has been learning, deepening and sharing his yoga flow practice at Kalani for the past nine years. He first discovered his yoga body through the ashtanga primary series with Pamela Richardson in the summer of '97. He graduated from Kathy Elder's original yoga teacher training class in 2001 and has since deepened his understanding of teaching vinyasa flow yoga through intensives with Duncan Wong and Shiva Rea. He has felt honored and inspired by the teachings of many and holds gratitude for all of his teachers, past and present. He continues to hold a sacred space for breath, gratitude, yoga and love in his weekly classes at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.
Maxwell is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. 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 traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.
Do you feel weighed down by pain, stress and too many responsibilities? Do sleepless nights leave you feeling depressed, overwhelmed and out of balance?
This deeply healing retreat will guide you through 3 simple steps that enable you to Live In Joy!
About the Facilitator(s)
As far back as Amy can remember, she has touched people with her hands with the intention of easing their pain. After receiving a degree in Human Biology, a license in therapeutic massage and techniques certification in Cranial Sacral Therapy, she found her passion in life with gentle, light-touch therapy.
Now for 20 years she’s been privileged to walk alongside courageous women just like you who have struggled to transform their patterns of pain into real relief and renewal. After witnessing so many stories with a similar thread, she discovered that we all need practice and loving support to truly to take care of ourselves.
Amy is honored to guide you along this joyful journey of illumination and transformation.
The tradition of practicing yoga and meditation (dhyana) are two complimentary systems. They have been around for thousands of years. Because of their universal and beneficial effects, they have both withstood the test of time. Many people from all walks of life enjoy the practice of yoga and meditation today in our modern world. Yet, their roots come from the rich traditions of the Vedic sciences of India.
About the Facilitator(s)
Lino Laure has been practicing meditation for over twenty-five years. A year after learning meditation, he had a spontaneous spiritual awakening, as the surge of kundalini energy awakened within him prompting a whole new level of life, self-awareness and direction. For over 16 years he has received guidance by his teacher, a Dhanur Vedic master healer from Kerala, India, learning aspects of yoga, meditation and healing arts. Lino enjoys sharing what he has learned, and helping individuals gain a better understanding as they practice the art of meditation and yoga.
Maxwell Starkhouse is a yoga instructor, massage therapist, dancer, poet, musician and artist. 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 traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga. He currently teaches Intuitive Yoga at Kalani.
Gary Renard, the best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe and Your Immortal Reality, was born on the historic North Shore of Massachusetts. He became a successful professional guitar player, but during the harmonic convergence of 1987, he heard a Calling and began to take his life in a different direction. At the beginning of the 1990’s, he moved to Maine, where he underwent a powerful spiritual awakening. As instructed, he slowly and carefully wrote Disappearance over a period of nine years. In the fall of 2003, after much encouragement from other speakers and students, Gary began to present talks and workshops in public. His speaking career took off remarkably fast, and today he lectures internationally.
Combining a disarming sense of humor with radical, cutting-edge metaphysical information and experiential exercises, this acclaimed teacher of A Course in Miracles has been described as one of the most interesting and courageous spiritual speakers in the world. Over the past seven years, he has spoken in 43 states, 23 countries, and was the keynote speaker at the International A Course in Miracles Conferences in Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Gary is also the most recent recipient of the Infinity Foundation Spirit Award. The award is given to a person who has made a meaningful contribution to personal and spiritual growth. Past recipients include Dan Millman, Ram Dass, Gary Zukav, James Redfield, Byron Katie, and Neale Donald Walsch.
Over the past five years, Gary has spoken in 41 states, 13 countries, and was the keynote speaker at the International A Course in Miracles Conferences in Salt Lake City and San Francisco. He is also the most recent recipient of the Infinity Foundation Spirit Award. The award is given to a person who has made a meaningful contribution to personal and spiritual growth. Past recipients include Dan Millman, Ram Dass, Gary Zukav, James Redfield and Neale Donald Walsch. Website: www.GaryRenard.com
This 9-day Residential Training Program in Lucid Dreaming (dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming) and Tibetan Dream Yoga will focus on methods of developing the mental skills that foster lucid dreaming and on directing your consciousness in the dream state towards fulfillment of your personal goals.
About the Facilitator(s)
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.
Stephen is a world-renowned authority on lucid dreaming. His pioneering studies at Stanford University have brought scientific attention to this potentially illuminating state of consciousness, and his best-selling books Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, have introduced many to the experience. For the past 30 years, Dr. LaBerge has researched methods for teaching people to become lucid dreamers, developing techniques and lucid dreaming induction devices.