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.
Enjoy a relaxing six day Yoga Vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii with two yoga classes and three delicious meals each day. Morning classes include strengthening, stretching and balancing poses, while afternoon classes focus on gentle stretches and restorative poses for deep relaxation.
About the Facilitator(s)
Devorah Blum, owner Yoga Studio Ganesha, Sebastopol, CA, became a dedicated yoga student in 1975. Devorah is mainly influenced by the Iyengar tradition and spent time in India studying with the Iyengar family. In her fun, nurturing classes, she teaches healthy ways to balance effort and surrender in the poses. She is also a certified Restorative Yoga teacher.
When we practice yoga asanas (postures), we have heard from time to time how one should work on their “core”.
About the Facilitator(s)
Lino Laure has been practicing meditation for over 25 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. Since 1993 he began study and received guidance from his teacher, JK Gurukal, a master healer from Kerala, India, learning aspects of yoga, meditation, martial arts and the healing arts: applied sciences from the tradition of Dhanurveda. While much of what Lino has learned has been essentially for his own edification and spiritual evolution, he enjoys nonetheless sharing aspects of what he has learned with individuals who are open to a better understanding and experience of the art of yoga and meditation. Since 2010, Lino has taught extensive workshops and retreats in yoga and meditation at Kalani. He currently lives in the East Coast. www.linolaure.com