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
Cindy Lora-Renard is an innovative and extraordinary musical talent, and spiritual life coach, with a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. In her music, she blends an eclectic mix of Visionary/New Age, Alternative Pop and meditative sounds with contemporary beats to create a unique style. Her sultry vocals, creative lyrics, and primal rhythms produce a state of mind which takes the listener to higher places where courage, wisdom, and passion can transform. She has more recently been blending her music with the teachings of A Course In Miracles during workshops with her husband, Gary Renard.
Born into a family of teachers and musicians and raised in the Midwest, Cindy was exposed to music early in life. As she developed herself emotionally and spiritually, her musical talents matured with her. Cindy uses her music and degrees as a “healing” tool to help others transform their consciousness into the “higher” vibrations or octaves of life. Her touring schedule with her husband, Gary Renard, is extensive, including performances all over the world, where Cindy participates in her husband’s workshops, singing, guiding meditations, and occasional speaking. She maintains a spiritual coaching practice in Los Angeles, CA.
Her eclectic CD, "Summer And Smoke," reveals Cindy as a true Visionary Artist. Her second cd, “Journey Through Sound,” is focused on meditation and reflection, exploring the use of sound and chant. She has just released a new meditation CD with her husband, Gary Renard, called “Meditations For Couples”. Cindy's visionary lyrical style combined with her spiritual nature provides an unforgettable musical and healing experience. As we enter an age where the old paradigms are challenged to allow new ones to flourish, Cindy's music, meditations, and coaching are right at the leading edge, acting as a bridge to take us into this new way of living. For those who feel drawn to this vision, please join her in an inspiring journey!
Winter is a time of clearing away dead leaves and preparing for new growth in the spring. I am using this as a metaphor for creating this workshop. The focus of this workshop is the art of giving. We will explore our fears and find ways to remove the blocks. We will address giving and receiving to ourselves and the world around us.
About the Facilitator(s)
Most of my education has been informal and passed down through an oral tradition. I have relied on my intuition, travel and determination to explore cultural ideas and beliefs. Much of my teachings rely on taking parts of various cultural practices and creating unique ways of self-discovery. Main source of practices has been shamanic cultures. I have had a series of teachers in different shamanic cultures.
General admission is $30 (includes both sessions) or free for Holiday Men’s Week participants.
Liz Heffernan, MA, E-RYT, PYT-1000, Integrative Yoga Therapy® (IYT) primary faculty member, is a certified IYT Therapist and yoga instructor of over 17 years. Liz brings a passion for therapeutics and extensive experience in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara. Her vision is to inspire teachers to share the healing practices of yoga with those motivated to seek a path of self-discovery and self-care. Through a comprehensive application of bio-mechanical principles of alignment for deep therapeutic work, a strong focus on the breath and a heart expanding philosophy, she inspires her students toward greater degrees of freedom in body, mind and in spirit.
Molly Masaoka, E-RYT, Owner Yoga Centered, Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Innately perceptive beyond her years, and wildly passionate about everything in her path, Molly applies a level of determination and delight that is truly one of a kind. Her unique teaching style is both intense and focused but lightened with creativity, compassion and humor. She believes that this balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of ones true nature. A student of yoga since the age of 16, Molly has studied intensely with Chuck Miller, and completed teacher trainings with Annie Carpenter and Don Stapelton. She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things. In addition to leading teacher trainings, workshops and retreats, Molly also owns Yoga Centered Studio and Boutique in Hilo, Hawaii. She is an influential member of her yoga community and serves as a mentor to both students and other teachers. Ultimately she hopes to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life.
Dr. Sharon Karayianis, MD attended medical school in Greece and practiced Pathology for 12 years. During that time she began teaching hatha yoga and studying Ayurveda part-time. In 1999 she made a change that she affectionately calls her "from death to life" transformation when she left the practice of Western medicine to study Ayurveda full-time with Dr. Vasant Lad in Albuquerque, NM. She spent 4 years at the Ayurvedic Institute as a student, yoga teacher and consultant in the Panchakarma Department. Two years teaching yoga in an ashram in India completed her life change and brought her home to the Big Island in 2005. She offers group and private classes and Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling.
Triple Occupancy Lodge / Shared Bath : $4138 Triple Occupancy Lodge / Private Bath : $4490 Offsite Option : Tuition Only $2550 - This option does not include meals or housing. However, meals can be purchased as needed for an additional fee.
The Hawai’i Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat will teach you methods on how to rejuvenate and nourish your mind, body and spirit.
About the Facilitator(s)
Michael Holland MS
Michael has been in the holistic health, fitness and sports fields as an athlete, personal trainer, and athletic coach most of his life. Meditating for 35 years, studying and practicing Chi Kung for over 20 years and teaching for 13, he blends the best of ancient and sacred methods from the east with specific methods of the west. He has created a program that will rejuvenate and nourish your mind, body and spirit.
Heather Holland RN- Heather has been in the field of wellness for the past 25 years, as a Massage Therapist and a Registered Nurse. Currently a Wellness Clinic Manager and Rhythm Circle Facilitator, she utilizes the power of interactive, rhythm-based music as a tool for personal growth and transformation.
Deposit of $300.00 holds your spot. Register by September 1 and receive a $100.00 discount off the total price below. The balance is due January 10, 2012.
Cancellation policy – 30 days before – the balance less $50.00. After 30 days the deposit is forfeited and remaining balance returned.
Send check or money order to:
1220 Tasman Drive #269
Sunnyvale, California 94089
For the first 8 participants who register by November 1 with a deposit of $300.00, a FREE 1 hour of Chi Kung, Personal Training, Nutrition Consultation, or Healing Energy Session with Michael is included.
Mana Lomi® is based on Hawaiian healing concepts of working with the body, mind and spirit. It is hands on healing that is deep and powerful, yet gentle, giving immediate and long-term results. Mana Lomi® symbolically means "to communicate energetically deep within the bones of the individual and thus with the soul of the person."
You will learn:
About the Facilitator(s)
Dr. Maka'ala Yates, D.C. is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. He has been practicing and teaching Hawaiian healing concepts for over 25 years and is founder of Mana Lomi® and Indigenous Botanicals. Maka’ala received the Kaonohi Award in 2005 from the State of Hawaii for his excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support. He is the author of "Ancient Hawaiian Principles of Being Well."
Come celebrate Thanksgiving and get profoundly unwound!
Get your gratitude on and have some fun while deepening your CranioSacral Unwinding techniques and skills.
About the Facilitator(s)
Gary B. Strauss is a Master Practitioner and world-famous Polarity Therapy and Cranial Sacral Unwinding Instructor. He is the founder and director of Life Energy Institute and Polarity Healing Arts of California. Gary has helped thousands of people find greater health and well-being with his work and mentoring. His educational programs have uplifted many students to greater levels of skill, self-awareness, empowerment and deep understanding of the Principals of Life Energy. To experience Gary's unique perspective on healing, energy and "holding space" is profound. His compassion and devotion to helping people through his work is deeply touching and with over 30 years experience in the Energy Medicine field, his expertise, techniques and skills in the Energetic Healing Arts are unmatched.
Tracy Griffiths is the Program Director and senior instructor for the Life Energy Institute and Polarity Healing Arts and has been practicing in the healing arts since 1988. Tracy utilizes and weaves her training in the martial arts, massage therapy, yoga, psychic tools and essential oils into her classes, offering a diverse, integrative and practical approach to this work. Tracy is greatly devoted to sharing her knowledge with others for the purpose of personal deepening and connection to their own inner wisdom. She is dedicated to bringing this work out into the world and provides the environment to assist others in their quest for growth and healing. Tracy also serves as Certified Dream Coach™ and Certified Soul Coach™.
Come join David Hoffmeister for this retreat to dive deep into the Mind and bask in the experience of the Divine Love. David is a living example of Self-realization through Spirit’s teachings.
About the Facilitator(s)
David Hoffmeister is a living example of the teachings of the Spirit and Self-realization. He teaches from Enlightened Mind, shining the Light of the Divine wherever he is invited in the world.
David’s teachings, and his living example of a simple life of trust, demonstrate the State Of Being and Oneness Jesus called the Kingdom of Heaven. David has visited 28 countries on four continents (North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia), as well as 49 states in the USA. His writings have been translated into six languages. David demonstrates that the time of Peace is Now, and he invites you to join him in the Divine Love and rejoice.
You are invited to enter the temple of dream healing for the renewal of body and soul, in a beautiful and nurturing location on Pele’s island.
You will come ready to dream deep. At the outer gate of our temple, you will be helped to release yourself from the burden of old histories and old mindsets, as the snake sheds its skin.
About the Facilitator(s)
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling novelist, journalist and independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Three "Only" Things, The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home. His website is www.mossdreams.com.
Spend a week in paradise and learn the proven techniques for creating a healthier lifestyle. Each glorious day will offer yoga classes that will lead you towards a real understanding of yoga and the benefits that last a lifetime.
About the Facilitator(s)
Kathy is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Master of Yoga Education, and has completed the 500 hour certification for the Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching the mind-body-breath union and the spiritual connection since the late 1970's. "Yoga shows us the way to develop a greater understanding of ourselves and to the world around us. Yoga makes everything better," Kathy says. Her life's experiences have led her on the path of a deep and committed yoga practice.
As the senior yoga teacher at Kalani, she has been devoting her time and energy to several yoga programs here. Hundreds of guests, volunteers and community members have attended her classes, and many have deepened their practice through her Yoga Teacher's Training Certification program.