Yoga in Paradise 2014! Enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled Yoga Vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani. One week package costs $1,250 for 7 nights double occupancy shared bath and $1390 for double occupancy private bath. See packet for other housing/cost options; Two yoga classes daily and three delicious healthy meals daily.
Lynne took her first yoga class while in college, at the YMCA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Her first instructor and mentor, Trudy Davis, encouraged her to teach when she moved to Alaska in 1977. She enrolled in the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program the summer of 1980. Encouraged by Donald Moyer, she attended her first yoga Intensive at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 1981. She was certified to teach yoga by BKS Iyengar in 1984. Subsequent trips to Pune followed in 1988 and 1997.
Lynne founded the Inner Dance Yoga Studio in 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska and oversaw its growth and development into a thriving center with 20 plus instructors for the next 26 years . She started the Inner Dance Teacher Training program in 1999 which trained over 100 yoga teachers in the 8 years of her oversight of the program. Lynne sold the Inner Dance Yoga Studio in 2008. She now travels the country and the world teaching yoga wherever she is invited.
Lynne draws inspiration from yoga on and off the mat, attending local classes and sharing practice with others . She honors her teachers of the Iyengar tradition, Judith Lasater, Donald Moyer, and Fr. Joe Pereira . Self-Realizaion Fellowship, Paramahansa Yogananda's organization, to which she was first exposed in 1978 is another continuing source of upliftment..
Yogananda says, "The true purpose of life is to realize one's Self as wisdom and bliss". Patanjali's yoga sutra book II, sutra 41 (Light on Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar translation) states, " When the body is cleansed, the mind purified and the senses controlled, joyful awareness needed to realize the inner Self, also comes." My mission statement is to help myself and others to awaken joyful awareness through the practices of yoga; asanas that cleanse the body, pranayama that calms the mind, concentration that controls the senses, and meditation for realizing the Inner Self.
Lynne grew up in Wisconsin. Her love of travel and degree in Environmental Geology brought her to play and work in Alaska in 1975. That year she met future husband, Jim , and together they made Alaska home. They have been married since 1978. Together they enjoy camping, flying, overseas travel and their wonderful community of family and friends. Lynne also loves to sing, hula, play her ukelele, garden, bike and hike. She is in the process of relocating to Prescott, Arizona.
Haumana ~ The Apprentice Transmission
Birthing Your Power
There are tools in the lomilomi way that can only be mastered by very contained and sequestered
spaces and reflections.
The circle of participants is deliberately small. Details are presented with plenty of space for
absorbing, and streaming into your thought process.
About the Facilitator(s)
Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim
Harry Uhane and Sila Lehua Jim come from a lineage of Hawaiian Healers. Harry was trained by practioners who were well known but from the deeply secret world of Native Hawaiian Healers known as Kahuna. Harry and Sila’s gatherings convey authenticity and are known for unveiling profound ancient truths with wit and laughter. Harry evokes the Hawaiian experience of healing by showing you how to raise the vibration of the space creating a healing time. You can learn more at www.harryjimlomilomi.com.
Come to Hawaii’s Yoga Coast for the intimate, empowering, and soulful Hawai‘i Yoga Festival! Immerse yourself in the elements, with yoga on pristine black sand beaches, visits to Pele’s fiery lava, and the exuberant rainforest environment of the largest conservation coast in the state. Discover the energetic nourishment of one of the most vibrant and powerful places on our planet.
About the Facilitator(s)
Visit HawaiiYogaFestival.com to buy your pass and find out more about the locations, lineup, schedule and accomodations.
Maxwell is the founder of Intuitive Yoga™, an innovative approach to yoga that moves beyond poses and into our own intuitive sense of what our body needs the most at any given moment. He has been developing Intuitive Yoga™ through retreats, classes, and workshops over the past 9 years.
Maxwell is a certified yoga teacher who has worked with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele and Duncan Wong. In 2005, he spent half a year traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga, which profoundly influenced his method. Maxwell’s approach is intuitive and he creates a space for deeper awareness and our body’s own healing abilities.
Ayako lived in a rural village of Japan for 19 years and came to U.S. following her heart's guidance. She fell in love with dance and studied wide variety of modern dance and contemporary dance as well as improvisation, yoga and Continuum Movement. She has also been trained in various energy healing modality both in U.S. and Japan. Inner Wave Movement Meditation is developed to offer participants an opportunity to bring attention to the healing quality of subtle and intrinsic movement of the body and unwind from daily stress in a most gentle and nourishing way.
Click Here for a list of upcoming bodywork courses offered at Kalani.
This introductory course and workshop plans to cover strategic areas, back/hips and iliopsoas as well as theory. If time allows we will do chest work. The course includes the following topics:
About the Facilitator(s)
Daniel Albers, LMT has practiced massage on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993. He currently serves on the massage staff at Kalani Oceanside Retreat and maintains a private practice in Hilo, HI. His practice focuses on Lomilomi, deep tissue, structural release and aromatherapy. He has been conducting Lomilomi massage workshops for the past 14 years at schools and retreat centers on the Big Island and in California, Washington State and Canada. His teaching style strives to incorporate a balance of humor and intensity. The classes are fast-paced and geared toward intermediate to advanced level students/therapists. Please join us if you wish to enhance your current practice or strive to expand your "traditional" concepts of massage.
I used to think that yoga was just a stretch when I started practicing asanas (yoga postures) at 15, now nearly 15 years later and (2) 200RYT trainings, along with many workshops, retreats and yoga education I can say it has been a wild ride of discovery. Yoga for me is my heart, soul and friend. It is where I lean when I am scared, broken or in pain and it’s where I express my gratitude, joy and growth.
I have a constantly evolving teaching style. I instruct with a passion for conveying the true meaning of yoga, coaching on how to connect with ones higher power and embodying the spirit being through movement, surrender and acceptance.
Opening Yoga Loft Hawaii was and still is a living dream where I have the pleasure of connecting with the most beautiful people and sharing my love of yoga with others. I am also very blessed teach for the North Shore Yoga Co-Op.
I hope of one day having the pleasure of sharing space with YOU!
Collette Cameron embodies the heart of Mother Earth and the soul of the Moon in her passionate teachings. Through her unconditional, nurturing ways she navigates the individual layers of the body with a goal to help facilitate personal transformation. She’s extremely knowledgeable in alignment, movement, breath work, deep relaxation, and sacred meditation practices. You will often hear her talking about her love for nature, food and community! With high energy and a thirst for fun and adventure, each class is a reflection of her true personality.
Collette is certified RYT 200 and currently has been teaching restorative and hatha flow yoga classes for 8 years, and a student of yoga for 12 years. She’s a co-creator of the North Shore Yoga Co-Op, bringing the only yoga for donation to students island wide. She continues her lifelong studies and is involved in many retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings.
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.
Director of Kauai Yoga School, Michaelle Edwards is also a body worker, musician, and postural therapist.
Inventor of YogAlign, a painless way to do yoga, self-massage and neuromuscular reeducation, she aims to give people tools to heal themselves.
She authored a book/DVD combo; YogAlign, Pain-free Yoga From Your Inner Core
Erin Starr, RYT 200, BS
Assistant teacher in methodology and biomechanics
Erin has practiced yoga since 1996 and been teaching YogAlign since her teacher training in 2009. A massage therapist, big wave surfer, and Kona Ironman and Molokai crossing finisher, Erin brings her expertise in sports, wellness, and fitness to the YogAlign program.
Michaelle Edwards practicing the YogAlign Core Dog
Give yourself the healing gift of reclaiming your authentic, natural rhythm with a 5 day, 6 night retreat of yoga on the Big Island of Hawaii in the paradise of Kalani. We will step away from our hectic schedules into lush jungle, sand and sea to fully engage ourselves to explore and play in our yoga practice. The grip of tension will fall away from our minds and body bringing us to a more natural state of being.
About the Facilitator(s)
Sharon Hanson has been a dedicated and passionate yogini since 1991 and has been teaching since 1996. Her background includes teacher certification from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedenta Centre, and completion of teacher training with Ana Forrest of California and world-renowned teachers Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten.
"Shakti" Sharon designs her classes to honor each student needs and the group as a whole by drawing upon her experience and knowledge of yoga, which is deeply rooted in the Raja tradition—the Eightfold Path. She skillfully choreographs her classes with postures to develop core strength, flexibility, and purification for the muscles, skeleton, and visceral body. She incorporates breath work in all her classes to facilitate purification and energy and advocates focus and intention to create discipline of the mind, leading to change and empowerment.
I found yoga back in the late 90’s when a friend suggested it was a great compliment to my Zen meditation practice & running. My own practice has dropped from the intensity of Baptiste Power Vinyasa into the deep still pool of yin & the lineage of Desikachar, emerging as a strong flowing practice that is attentive to the meditative aspect of the body in motion. For more information on Adi, click here: http://www.lotusyoga.biz/teachers-adi/
Maia Laverty, RYT -
Maia is a wife, mother of two amazing children, a certified Yoga Alliance teacher, & owner of Lotus Yoga. She delights in sharing the practice of yoga with others. Maia’s classes offer slow, flowing movement with a steady focus on healthy physical alignment. For more information on Maia, click here: http://www.lotusyoga.biz/teachers-maia/
Nicole Koleshis OTR/L –
Nicole is a Next Generation Yoga children’s yoga teacher & pediatric occupational therapist. Nicole creates classes where fun & educational class themes meet traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, meditation activities, singing & dancing, movement exploration, & much laughter for a truly special & unique experience. For more information on Nicole, click here: http://www.lotusyoga.biz/teachers-nicole/
"Couples Fee: Enjoy the retreat with your sweetheart and save!"
Tropical Cottage - $3260
Bungalow - $2780
Lodge Room (private bath) - $2580
Lodge Room (shared bath) - $1900
1st Child 3-12 years old - $250
Additional Children (2 or more) - $175/ each
**Contact us for information on room upgrades and cost for meals and acommodations only
Refund policy: We will give you a refund minus $150 administration fee if you need to cancel up to 60 days before retreat. After which no refund can be given unless we find someone to take your place in the retreat.