Music

Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes And Kami Liddle

Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Kalae Kaina

December 1, 2013 - December 9, 2013
Embark on an experience of a lifetime at this winter retreat with Belly Dance Superstars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle.

Soak in the beauty of Hawaii at the world renowned Kalani Retreat Center. Deepen your dance with a total of 30 hours of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance training! This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, and take home tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer.

About the Facilitator(s)

Zoe Jakes: Zoe is a proud member of The Indigo, recently on the road touring their new show Le Serpent Rouge. She has been touring with Bellydance Superstars since the fall of 2005 and can be seen performing on their new Tribal Fusions DVD. She recently finished filming her debut instructional DVD, to be released in the fall. Combining talents with David Satori and Tommy Cappel to form the band Beats Antique, which released the album Tribal Derivations last spring, Zoe is currently working on its sequel. When not with The Indigo, she tours with The Yard Dogs Road Show, a cartoon circus sideshow of wacky dimensions, and has been seen tearing it up with the Extra Action Marching Band.

Recently nominated for Zaghareets “Best Interpretive Artist 2007″, Zoe is an inarguably innovative dancer, whose unique take on Tribal bellydance takes influence from Art Nouveau, tango, Breakdance, and Indian classical dance. She loves unicorns and has never once doubted their existence. To learn more about Zoe visit http://beatsantique.com.

Kami Liddle: Kami has been dancing all her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found Fat Chance Belly Dance and began to study their videos religiously.

Today Kami refers to her style as a modern fusion of an ancient dance. As she began to perform as a soloist she began to incorporate other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop jazz and bhangra dance. Kami has earned a degree in Art with a Minor in Dance fromthe University of Nevada, Reno and has been nominated for'Best Interpretive Artist" for 2005 and 2007 by Zaghareet Magazine. She joined Bellydance Superstars in 2005 and is a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. Kami recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Kami is a Oahu favorite and has been asked back again and again to teach and perform here. Her silky moves will hypnotize and enthrall. To learn more about Kami please visit her at www.kamiliddle.com.

Kalae Kaina has been producing belly dance events and sponsoring workshops in Hawaii since 2006. Kalae is the director of Honolulu’s own, Tribal Fusion Dance Company, Shakti Dance Movement.

For more info please visit http://shakti808.com.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalae Kaina

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 $ 1950 $ 2470
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1950 $ 2470
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1750 $ 2150
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1595 $ 1830
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1390

Prices subject to change without notice.

Awakening Retreat

Hope Johnson, Tigmonk and Jill Walton

October 14, 2013 - October 20, 2013

Through sharing our wisdom, insight & personal experience we intend to arouse the eternal essence of pure Awareness - which leads to Awakening out of the dream of suffering, competition and dis-ease to a new perspective of unbounded creativity, harmonious relations, limitless abundance and profound compassion.

At the Retreat we will Offer:

* Daily Satsang with Tigmonk (tigmonk.com)

* Daily Interactions with Hope Johnson & Experiential Activities to evoke deeper intimacy with the Inner Guru

About the Facilitator(s)

Hope Johnson is a visionary and lover of Life who previously had her own story of personal and global suffering - which manifested as discontent in every aspect of her life.

After Hope began recognizing and applying the insight constantly being offered from beyond the mind, Hope’s life has consistently become, and continues to become a more creative expression in alignment with her heartfelt dreams and desires.

Through sharing the self she has become, the wisdom she has discovered along the way, and her personal experiences - Hope’s presence can arouse the Guru within those who are sincerely seeking to live their authenticity in this lifetime.

Many of the insights that led Hope along her path are freely shared at http://www.thewaytotheway.com/hawaii-retreat .

Tigmonk is a 31 year old modern day Mystic. His greatest joy is in sharing meaningful Insight & Wisdom with small groups of Sincere Individuals who seek a Sacred Truth. His Teachings go beyond mere intellect, and reach deep into the Heart; making it quite clear that real liberation from suffering & conflict, is a journey that begins and ends with our most Sincere Self.

He considers this unfolding to be a Blooming of the Heart; a natural occurrence that stems from a genuine desire to know what is True about the nature of Self & Reality.  He offers this warning to those who dare enter this space of exploration:
"I am here to peek inside the dream and set fire to the illusion of you, so that You might see clearly the nature of the Infinite You.”

Jill Walton 

Jill was born with an intuitive gift and a desire to be of service. At a young age she was sought out as a confidant and adviser. Throughout the years, Jill discovered that everyone had, within themselves, the abilities they needed to resolve their problems.

So she began focusing on helping people uncover their inner wisdom in order to empower them to become masters of their own wellbeing. With deep trust in her Guidance, Jill brings her experience, complete attention, full-bodied focus and keen intuition to every situation.

She offers a loving, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment to foster true and deep sharing. Jill presents new perspectives and possibilities that often open the way to empowerment, change, renewal, and inspiration.

Contacts

To Register:

Hope Johnson
Phone: 
808-937-8440

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 $ 1640 $ 2270
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1400 $ 1790
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1250 $ 1550
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1094 $ 1310
1 - Campsite n/a $ 950

Prices subject to change without notice.

Puna Music Festival - Yoga Escape

May 7, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Hawaii Music Festival LogoThe Puna Music Festival is one of the most exciting times to visit this glorious coastline in Hawaii. Our Music Festival Yoga Escape package brings the best of yoga and the music festival together, a perfect balance of activities that will enrich your soul!

With a schedule full of workshops, yoga classes, and special gatherings, youʻll have the freedom to choose the events . 

Yoga:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1850 $ 2375
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1650 $ 1975
5 - Tree House Room $ 1650 $ 1975
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1650 $ 1975
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1525 $ 1775
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1095 $ 1575
1 - Campsite $ 875 $ 875

Puna Music Festival 2013

May 5, 2013 - May 11, 2013

Hawaii Music Festival LogoCome celebrate Puna and enjoy local music at the Puna Music Festival, presented by KAPA FM, home of Hawai`i's music, and supported by the County of Hawaii and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

With four major concerts and a schedule full of workshops and special gatherings, this week long celebration is sure to be fun for all ages. 

Concerts:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Special package rates are available for the Puna Music Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and special events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (One workshop included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (9 Nights - Two workshops and a complimentary wellness treatment included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

Very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Music Workshops and Intensives:
$150 for three mornings or afternoons / $90 kamaaina.

Wassa Dance - Spring Tuning

Lara McIntosh and Marla Simms

Wassa Dance Logo

Join us in seeding a new season of your body’s potential for ease and joyful vitality through dance and movement exploration. Come as you are and let the rhythms take you deeper!

About the Facilitator(s)

LARA MCINTOSH has studied dance all her life and is an active member of Seattle dance, music and public art communities. Lara is the originator of Wassa Dance which is inspired by dances and music from the African diaspora. She has been teaching independently in this afro-fusion style since 1997. Travels to Brazil and Mali, West Africa and ongoing study with locally based teachers are great influences in her work.

“Wassa” is the Bambara name Lara received during her first visit to Mali. It translates as “one who acts for joy and fulfillment.”

Lara's curiosity about movement and cultures are combined with a deep love for music and community building. She has a long history of collaboration for performance, event production and movement education which include ten years with THREAD DANCE, multiple collaborations with artist Cameron Anne Mason and the Fremont Arts Council for parade and pageant presentations. During her six years on the Board of Directors of the Seattle World Percussion Society (SWPS), she helped oversee the production of the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center, which is one of the largest free percussion festivals in the country. Lara is an adjunct faculty member of the ARC School of Ballet. She also offers school residencies and conducts annual intensive workshops in Washington State and Hawaii. www.wassadance.com (Photo by Michael Harthorne)

MARLA SIMMS started her love affair with the human body and its magic from the inside out. She experienced the boldness and explosive energy of a gymnast in her youth. Later, she studied modern dance and performed in the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest (Pat Graney & Co. and THREAD DANCE). She then turned to focus on the exploration of other’s bodies through the study and practice of massage. She has been a massage practitioner and massage educator for 20 years.

She teaches continuing education classes for massage practitioners in the greater Puget Sound area. As an educator, she pursues a better understanding of the soft tissues of the human body and how they react, however subtly, to the stresses and challenges of life and living. For Marla, the body continues to be a venue of art, joy, and discovery. marlasimms.massagetherapy.com/

Contacts

To Register:

Lara McIntosh
Phone: 
206.284.9473

Workshop Fees

Included in this 6 day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, 25 meter pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit.

Non-dancing companions are welcome based on available space at Kalani. There is a $50 admin fee for non dancers.

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 n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1350 $ 1675
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1225 $ 1475
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1240
1 - Campsite n/a n/a
*** 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.


*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.

Spring Tuning with Lara, Marla and Chiara

Lara McIntosh, Marla Simms and Chiara Guerrieri

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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)

MARLA SIMMS: started her love affair with the human body and its magic from the inside out. She experienced the boldness and explosive energy of a gymnast in her youth. She then turned to the focus of exploration of other’s bodies through the study and practice of massage. She has been a massage practitioner and massage educator for 20 years. As an educator, she pursues a better understanding of the soft tissues of the human body and how they react (however subtly) to the stresses and challenges of life and living. For Marla, the body continues to be a venue of art, joy, and discovery.

CHIARA GUERRIERI: began studying Yoga to rehabilitate and strengthen her core after a car accident; she continues to practice and teach yoga as a way to heal the separation between body and mind. Chiara teaches us how to breathe, how to connect the breath with the body, how to track physical sensations from moment to moment, how to find internal wisdom as body, breath, and mind work together to inspire our practice. Chiara's classes are accessible to anyone with a basic background in yoga. She has a strong interest in injury evaluation and treatment, and welcomes students recovering from injury or other physical pain. She has studied Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming; she uses her language skills to weave trances that wake us from our routines, allowing us to explore new pathways.

Contacts

To Register:

Lara McIntosh
Phone: 
206.284.9473

Workshop Fees

Included in this 5-day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, 25 meter size pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit. Final payments are due February 21.

Non-dancing companions are welcome based on available space at Kalani. There is a $50 admin fee for non dancers.

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 $ 1800 $ 2600
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 $ 1350 $ 1675
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1350 $ 1675
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1225 $ 1475
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 995 $ 1240
1 - Campsite n/a n/a
*** 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.


*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.

ʻOhana Month

Kalani Staff & Volunteers

Celebrate ʻOhana Month with us this August-September 2014, as we give thanks to our dedicated volunteers with a special roster of fun-filled adventures and activities!

If you have been considering returning to Kalani as a volunteer, or if you are considering volunteering at Kalani for the first time, ʻOhana Month is the perfect time to do it!

'Ohana Month:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Please visit our Volunteer Page to apply and view more info.

In-Depth: An Intermediate Hoopdance Experience

Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze

January 20, 2013 - January 27, 2013

In-Depth: An Intermediate Hoopdance Experience with Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze. Big Island Hawaii January 20-27, 2013.

Join us for this week-long hoopdance experience to blast through old, stuck movement patterns and stock up on new tricks and technique at Kalani.  Think of it Like Hoopdance Bootcamp...in Paradise!

About the Facilitator(s)

Shakti Sunfire is a vibrant and passionate teacher of hoop dance and yoga. Now a resident of San Francisco, she draws on her own experiences and her heavy participation in the community to encourage unfettered self-expression centered in the heart. Her message is one of radical self acceptance. She teaches and performs internationally.

www.shaktisunfire.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

Non-refundable deposit $600 to hold your space. Remainder due Oct 1st.

Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti Sunfire

546 Fillmore St.

San Francisco, CA 94117

Or pay online via paypal with a credit card.

Lodge room shared bath triple $1290

Lodge room private bath triple (only 3 spots available) $1290

Early Bird Rates - Save $200 off the below prices if you pay in full before SEPT 1.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 2030 $ 2765
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1750 $ 2205
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1750 $ 2205
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1500 $ 1850
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1400 $ 1650
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1100

Prices subject to change without notice.

Puna Music Festival 2012

May 19, 2012 - May 28, 2012

Hawaii Music Festival LogoCome celebrate Puna and enjoy local music at the Puna Music Festival, presented by KAPA FM, home of Hawai`i's music. With four major concerts and a schedule full of workshops and special gatherings, this ten-day community event is sure to be fun for all ages. 

Concerts:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Special package rates are available for the Hawaii Yoga Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and special events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (One workshop included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (9 Nights - Two workshops and a complimentary wellness treatment included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

Very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Music Workshops and Intensives:
$150 for three mornings or afternoons / $90 kamaaina.

Kalani Performing Arts Festival - Performer Intensive

Yannis Adoniou, Blue Star Octave, Kenny Elliot, Joule L`adara, Wainani Leialoha Makuakane Hansen, Wailana Simcock, Andrea Torres

3rd Annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival
Performer Intensive

Kalani Performing Arts Festival HawaiiAwaken your creative potential in this 7 day performance workshop and festival.  Participants from all levels, beginners and professionals alike, are welcomed to KPAF who have a passion and interest in the performing arts.

About the Facilitator(s)

Yannis Adoniou and KUNST-STOFF Dance Company, Modern Dance

In 1998 Yannis Adoniou founded the critically acclaimed dance company, KUNST-STOFF with longtime collaborator Tomi Paasonen to explore the intersection of multiple art forms and aesthetics, employing dance as the central medium. With KUNST-STOFF dance company, his works have toured throughout the USA and internationally with critical acclaim. Since 2010 Adoniou, runs the performing and visual arts space KUNST-STOFF arts, located in down town San Francisco, California USA, where he teaches, curates and creates works for KUNST-STOFF dance company.

www.kunst-stoff.org

Raj Olson & Blue Star Octave, Music

Raj Olson, always looking for something artistically unique and original, is a multimedia artist residing in the Puna District on Hawaii Island. Trained in classical guitar technique in Singapore, West African percussion in Hawaii and influenced by his East Indian background Raj has a unique style of guitar and composition. At 18 years old in Colorado Raj released "Selected Guitar Sequences" an album combining classical style guitar with alternate tunings. At 19 years old he met critically acclaimed writer/theatre director Kate Veihl and with a Federal grant they formed a very successful percussion group to work with rehabilitating senior citizens through music. After moving to Hawaii in 2001 Raj and Kate Veihl formed Stargate Academy of Performing Arts in which Raj has starred, played music, and written for most of their original acclaimed productions. In 2009 while starring and writing the score for the esoteric play "Conference of the Birds" he got to train with Hawaii's amazing choreographer Wailana Simcock. Raj has since worked with Wailana's dance company "Wai Company" as a musician. Currently Raj is playing and writing music with the unique band "Blue Star Octave" a fusion gypsy rock and roll dance band that plays around the Big Island.

Kenny Elliott, Acting

Since his beginnings, Elliott has had the privilege and opportunity to perform on many stages across the U.S., including Disney's RedCat Theatre, Stages Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. As a co-star on television, he has made appearances on Lost, Cold Case, Strong Medicine and the Wayan's.  He has travelled the U.S. with the national tour of The Exonerated, where he originated the role of Robert Hayes, in which the Los Angeles Times claimed the production, "...a riveting Actorsʻ Gang staging examining capital punishment and the justice system in chilling terms." He also originated the role of Ned in Batboy, the Musical, which eventually went to Broadway.

Ken traveled to the Island of Hawaiʻi in 2005 to assist longtime friend Jason Scott Lee, in inaugurating his Ulua Theatre, in Lanford Wilson's play, Burn This, in the role of Larry, which consequently sold out for three weeks.

He is also Artistic Director and co-founder of GASP Theatre Company with which he directed and produced, "Tape" at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (2009), and "The Laramie Project - 10 Years Later" (2010) at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.  He is also slated to direct UH Hilo's Fall 2012 production of August Wilson's play, "Joe Turners Come and Gone" at the Performing Arts Center. In 2009, he enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and this summer earns his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Certificate in Elementary Education.

Ken's membership in Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor's Equity Association, combined with his professional training and experience over the past 25 years, has prepared him to share his knowledge of exploring the "Power of the Voice" through the heightened emotional states of Happiness, Sadness, Fear and Anger.

Joule L`adara, Voice

Joule L’adara MFA, is a classically trained vocalist whose music integrates western and eastern spiritual traditions utilizing extended vocal techniques. She is a Sound Healing and Reiki practitioner, holding a Masters in Multi-Focus Vocal Performance, a BFA in Acting, and a Diploma in Audio Engineering. She has sung in Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, and professional musical theatre and opera companies in the United States and in Europe, as well as performing her original music worldwide. As the founder of Sounding Circles LLC, she joyously leads workshops and retreats throughout the US featuring group improvisational vocal methods designed to bring about emotional release and promote the idea of community building through group resonance. Joule is the host of Sounding Circles Radio, a bi-monthly show airing on the Contact Talk Radio Network, featuring interviews with leading edge sound healing practitioners and conscious musicians. Her Sounding Circles Intensive will take place for the third year at Kalani Oceanside Retreat in July 2012.

http://www.soundingcircles.com

Wainani Leialoha Makuakane Hansen, Hula

Wainani was Maui born and raised in Kailua, O`ahu.  Her first kaholo began when she was 5 years old and she has been dancing hula ever since.  She has had the honor of studying with amazing Kumu Hula – Karen Aiu, Holoua Stender, Randy Fong, Wayne Chang, and Kaleo Trinidad.  Her passion for dancing led her to study many other forms of dance and movement – ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, tap, pilates, yoga, GYROTONIC ® and aerial dancing; but her roots and true love will always be hula.

Wailana Simcock, Artistic Director

Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipina mother and Kiwi father, Wailana was raised on O'ahu from age five. His multi-cultural identity and immigrant status has critically influenced his dance and art. In 1995, he became principal dancer for the award winning modern dance company Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians (PUDM) of San Francisco, traveling with them to New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Philippines. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, he had the opportunity to work and study with such innovators as: Steamroller, Kunstoff, Terry Sendgraff, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Joe Goode, and Barbra Dilley of Naropa University. Through his full time work with PUDM, he also became Artist Teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District teaching creative movement to children and later for the Hawaii Public School System upon his return in 2000. He then joined and performed with Iona Dance Theater, Tau Dance Theater and the pre-eminent aerial dance troupe, Samadhi Hawai‘i. Wailana graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in 2006 with a Liberal Arts degree he penned, “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawai’i”--bridging Hawaiian Studies with the Performing Arts. In June of 2007, he joined the ground breaking production of ‘Ulalena by ARRA Montreal in Lāhaina, Maui. In 2008, he was part of the original cast of Waikiki Nei, the sister show to 'Ulalena. Through his studies, he has been using the Hawaiian language exclusively to teach creative movement. He has taught at the Hawaiian Immersion Ka ‘Umeke Kāʽeo and now at Nāwahīokalaniʽopuʽu. Since 2001, he has taught aerial dance, modern dance, yoga, Hawaiian studies and language classes at Kalani Honua in Kalapana where he currently lives. He has choreographed for the Puna Men’s Chorus, Stargate Theater, Samadhi Hawai‘i and has created solo and group works. In January 2011, Wailana founded his own performing arts group Wai Company with mission to inspire and educate dance theater me nā mea Hawaiʽi through classes and performances. He is also the Artistic Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.

Andrea Torres, Aerial Dance

Brazil born, dancer & yogi Andrea Torres is the Founder and Director of Hawai‘i’s only Aerial Company SAMADHI HAWAII. Andrea is the original aerialist/acrobatas Hina, the moon goddess, in the critically acclaimed 'Ulalena production at the Maui Theatre in Lāhaina by ARRA Montreal. Torres is a recipient of the Choreography Award by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Her aerial work has appeared with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tau Dance Theatre, Sonny Ching's Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu'uanahulu in Hawai‘i and Japan, I Ka Wā Kahiko-Haleakalā Productions, Honua'ula Lūau at Maui Marriott Wailea, Nohelani Cipryano “Nostalgic Hawai‘i” Show at Hale Koa Hotel, Art Spree at TCM, Bank of Hawai‘i’s family Sunday at The Art Academy, Live from the Lawn at Hawai‘i State Art Museum, Youth Fair at The State Capitol, Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, Raiatea Helm at The Hawai‘i Theatre and in collaboration with Hawaiian musician Makana and Grammy nominee Jeff Peterson.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Wailana Simcock
Phone: 
808-965-0468 x108

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), airport transfers, and all feature dinners and evening events.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Performer Intensive Package (8 nights):

$1212 triple - shared bath

$1495 double - private bath

$1895 single - private bath

$1175 camping - shared bath

All packages are priced per person and include tuition.

A very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Kama'aina tuition is available at $350, and does not include meals or lodging. $25 daily & $50 weekly pool/spa passes will also be available.

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