Life and Spirituality

Wassa Dances with Aloha - Tune and Flow

Lara McIntosh and Marie Chong

Wassa Dance LogoPlease join us for for "Wassa Dances with Aloha" at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center on the Big Island, Hawaii!!

About the Facilitator(s)

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)

MARIE CHONG has been teaching various movement-related disciplines for over 20 years: Ballet, Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Marie was a professional ballet dancer which fostered a lifelong interest in healthy movement. Her knowledge of the body, kinesthetic movement, and various therapeutic modalities is an asset that she continues to develop and pass on to her students and clients. She is the Director/Owner of ARC School of Ballet and the Artistic Director of ARC Dance Company in Seattle, Washington, USA where she also works with private clients that include musicians, singers, actors, dancers, elite athletes, as well as non-professional movers to design individually-tailored healthy postural and kinesthetic improvements.

Contacts

To Register:

Lara McIntosh
Phone: 
206.284.9473

Workshop Fees

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 $500 deposit. Final payments are due March 25, 2011.

Non-dancing companions are welcome, based on available space at Kalani.

Please call Kalani's Guest Services at 800-800-6886 to book airport shuttles. $65 for individual ride and $45 shared.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1875 $ 2575
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1560 $ 1875
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1455 $ 1805
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1225 $ 1595
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1075
*** 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you find yourself unable to attend, we will refund your money, pending the ability to replace your reservation for this trip. All cancellations include a $30 fee.
*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

Prices subject to change without notice.

Singing with Courage

Jon Arterton

January 11, 2011 - January 16, 2011

Jon Arterton at the volcano"I'm discovering that lots of people were told not to sing as children - can you imagine?! I'm sure many of them heard far more than "Don't Sing"; they heard "Don't Speak. Don't really be." Singing is a very scary experience for many of us - it's so fraught with opportunities to make a fool of oneself.

About the Facilitator(s)

Jon Arterton

Jon Arterton

Jon began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree from The New England Conservatory of Music where he also served as Assistant Conductor of Choruses. He also holds an MFA in acting from Smith College, and has appeared in regional theater, Off-Broadway and on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO, Good Morning America and in the film Philadelphia. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he serves as Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House and conducts the 135-voice Outer Cape Chorale which he founded in 2002.

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

For More Information:

Jon Arterton
Phone: 
(508) 487-0477

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1150 $ 1650
4 - Bungalow Room $ 925 $ 1150
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 850 $ 1100
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 770 $ 950
1 - Campsite $ 650 $ 650

Price for Children (ages 3-12) is $350.00

Kalani requires a $200 deposit to hold a space in the program once you register. The remaining balance will be due upon arrival.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Lomilomi Traditional Hawaiian Healing: 5 Day Intensive

Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim

Wise Secrets of Alohawe are currently offering FREE upgrades!  Enter into the realm of lomilomi, the traditional Hawaiian approach to bodywork. Lomilomi holds the premise that body, mind and spirit (trinity) participate in its evolution-healing.

About the Facilitator(s)

Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim

Harry Uhane and Sila Lehua JimHarry 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.

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

For More Information:

Sila Jim
Phone: 
808-333-9491

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1575 $ 2075
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1350 $ 1575
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1275 $ 1525
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1075 $ 1375
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1025

Prices subject to change without notice.

Five Elements Retreat Adventure

Erica Sofrina


Five Elements Retreat Adventure Outing to GreenlakeCome immerse yourself in the magnificent rejuvenating power of the Islands as your experience first hand fire, water, earth, wood and metal at the heart of Feng Shui.

About the Facilitator(s)

Erica Sofrina

Founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui and nationally recognized speaker, teacher and author

Ann Marie Smith

Earth-Spirit teacher and author

Roberta Goodman

Dolphin “whisperer” who has worked with Dolphins in captivity and the wild for over 20 years.

Contacts

To Register:

Erica Sofrina

Workshop Fees

$ 1995.00 includes all meals, lodge room private bath- double occupancy, seminars, adventures and a massage.

Airfare and airport transportation not included.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Couples in Paradise | Yoga of Love Retreat

Joyce and Barry Vissell

We are excited to be leading our 25th Hawaii retreat at Kalani Honua. These retreats have exceeded all our expectations, and have been truly life-changing for each couple that has attended. We focus on seeing our partner with new eyes, healing dysfunctional patterns, renewal, communication, making amends for past hurts, deepening the sexual relationship, and filling the cup of love with our partner.

About the Facilitator(s)

Ram Dass calls Joyce and Barry Vissell “true bhaktis,” a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion. They are a nurse and medical doctor deeply in love for 45 years, who have raised three children and “walk their talk.” Their model of relationship and deeply heart-oriented approach have made a unique impact upon many thousands of people’s lives. As a result of the world-wide interest in their books, The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart’s Wisdom, and Meant To Be, they have been conducting talks and workshops on relationship, parenting and personal growth. They are the founders and directors of the Shared Heart Foundation (www.sharedheart.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the world one heart at a time. The Vissells write a monthly column on 'living from the heart' that appears in about 80 publications worldwide.

Charley “Special guest musician Charley Thweatt is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and recording artist who has opened thousands of hearts around the world with his musical gifts. His intuitively chosen songs accelerate soul healing for the couples.”

Contacts

To Register:

For More Information:

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Pricing based on per couple.
Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 4400 n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 3770 n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 3770 n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 3560 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 3336 n/a
1 - Campsite $ 3000 n/a

Prices based on per couple and are subject to change without notice.

FreeFall 1 - Dare to Live

Kristy Kenny

December 2, 2010 - December 6, 2010

The focus of FreeFall 1 is "body image", that is, learning to understand the masking nature of the self image and the restrictions it has over us. FreeFall 1 explores self image by stripping off this mask of coping. The "Coping Mask" is a matrix of fears, judgments, beliefs and behaviors that restrict an individual from embracing and loving life. FreeFall 1 participants will be individually assessed and facilitated through a series of exercises to move beyond these restrictions.

About the Facilitator(s)

Kristy KennyThe body and communication have been key elements for inspiring and shaping Kristy's background. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Special Interest Rehabilitative Medicine (Speech Pathology and Audiology). She entered into bodywork as a Massage Therapist and later became an Instructor for accredited Massage Colleges in both Alberta and British Columbia.

Extensive postgraduate studies in manual therapies eventually led her to explore a presentation by Dr. John Veltheim on The BodyTalk System. Kristy embraced this state of the art approach to synchronizing the bodymind, and quickly recognized that the BodyTalk System is truly the most holistic and complete health care system. Kristy's enthusiasm for The BodyTalk System has lead her through all the BodyTalk System Modules, the PaRama Life Sciences, Orthopedic Evaluations, and currently to the cutting-edge PaRama College Diploma Program.

Kristy's interests also include the transformational work of discovering our human potential found in the The PaRama Life Science work developed by John & Esther Veltheim. Kristy is certified to teach the PaRama Life Sciences and is a BreakThrough Level 1 Intructor, a FreeFall Level 1 Instructor, and a Mindscape Level 1 Instructor.

Contacts

To Register:

Kristy Kenny
Phone: 
1+ 250-861-3086

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1150 n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

A Week in Paradise...a Journey to peace, to power, to play...

Julie Blew

Kalani PointA week in paradise….A yogic adventure set in the beautiful Hawaiian Jungle at a place we call heaven on earth…we will stretch, eat, snorkel, hike…experience the amazing energy in and around Kalani.

About the Facilitator(s)

Julie BlewJulie Blew has been a daily practitioner of yoga since 2003. For a year in solitude, then making her way into the studio…6 months later she was teaching. Following in the footsteps of her first teacher Bryan Kest, sharing her journey with others…sharing this way of life, this ride, is what drives her teaching. Trained in ashtanga yoga…and inspired by many, her classes are filled with powerful flows, music, and a place to truly release, to surrender, to breathe, and to be…. knowing that a quiet mind, an open heart, and deep breath can be all you need.

Contacts

To Register:

Julie Blew
Phone: 
(602) 740-5710
Email: 
laxsleep@aol.com

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1400 n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1250 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
– Jimi Hendrix

Yoga Retreat, Big Island, Hawaii

Judy Louie

Yoga RetreatCome join us for 7 magical days on the Big Island of Hawaii. We will explore the practice of Yoga daily, enjoy 3 abundant vegetarian meals, and explore the wonders of the island. Kalani Honua, our jungle retreat getaway located just across from the ocean and is a stroll away from a beautiful black sand beach where we will swim and play.

About the Facilitator(s)

Judy Louie and guest Teachers will be guiding you through your yoga practice. Judy is a senior yoga instructor and has been teaching and leading retreats since 1995. She opened her yoga studio in Kauai, in 2000 and loves hosting retreats on all the Hawaiian islands. Judy's fun and supportive spirit will help you transition to another level of health and healing.

Contacts

To Register:

Judy Louie
Phone: 
808-635-9563

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 2025 $ 2725
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1710 $ 2025
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1605 $ 1955
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1493 $ 1745
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1325

Prices subject to change without notice.

Astrology, Kundalini Yoga, Shamanism, and Art

Maurice Fernandez, Rick Levine, Kaypacha, Margaret Gray, Linda Tucker, and more…

River of Stars 2015 Astrology Conference

Touch the Stars, Remember the Truth!

The River of Stars Astrology Conference is designed to connect the Heavens with Earth – learning Astrology and Sacred Sciences through presentations, shamanism, ceremony, art, yoga and immersion into the beautiful Hawaiian nature. An unforgettable experience!

March 12-15, 2015 (Main Conference)

About the Facilitator(s)

Rick Levine – magi, world renown Astrologer

Linda Tucker – Keeper of the South African White Lions, Animal Communicator 

Maurice Fernandez – world renown Astrology author and presenter

Kaypacha – World renown Astrologer, and author or the U-tube Pele Report

And many more…

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Visit the website for full pricing details and early registration discounts

Hawai’i Transformational Intensive 2010

Debbie Haynie and David Lewis

April 10, 2010 - April 18, 2010

The journey of the mind, body and spirit begins and ends with the breath. It is with this in mind that we offer you opportunities for transformation and integration through sacred ritual in Hawaii. We follow the wisdom of Pele as she guides us through destruction and creation of our own personal ego states- through the transformation of who we think we are to the integration of who we are as spiritual and awakening beings.

About the Facilitator(s)

David and DebbieDebbie Haynie, MA, LPC, CHT
Debbie is a practitioner dedicated to the integration of the mind, body and soul. Working from a transpersonal and spiritually based focus, she specializes in altered state approaches, shamanic journey and healing and soul level clearing and integration. Helping others understand their current soul journey on this earth and clearing old karmic patterns that prohibit growth is the passion and purpose of her earth journey.

David Lewis, LMT
David is a lomilomi practitioner and reiki master who is dedicated to the ongoing integration of mind, body and spirit. Trained by elders from Hawaii and New Zealand, David brings his heart to yours through bodywork, breath and energy, the basis of which is aloha….seeing the divine in everything.

Together David and Debbie bring their passion, compassion and gifts to others. They create unique and powerful space for others to experience the deepest level of change.

Contacts

To Register:

Debbie Haynie & David Lewis
Phone: 
(303) 909-6844 (Debbie)
Phone: 
(303) 918-0538 (David)

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 2500 n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2500 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

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