Hawaiian Culture

Mana Lomi Retreats: 3 day Level 1 and 3 day Hawaiian Hot Stones

Maka'ala Yates

December 2, 2012 - December 8, 2012

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."

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

For More Information:

Maka'ala Yates
Phone: 
541-301-2896

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) $ 1955 $ 2325
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1650

Prices subject to change without notice.

Off site price: $1199.00 (Does not include meals or airfare or airport transfers).

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.

Shaman in the Kitchen

Stewart Blackburn

November 4, 2012 - November 7, 2012

Shaman in the KitchenPreparing and eating wonderful food is delightful enough, but what if we took things to another level?

The Shaman in the Kitchen is a workshop that explores the uses of food and the eating experience to expand our creativity and our ability to craft our lives to our liking.

In this workshop we will prepare a number of wonderful dishes that take us into several realms simultaneously.

About the Facilitator(s)

Stewart BlackburnStewart Blackburn has been a chef for over 30 years, working in boutique gourmet restaurants, catering, manufacturing gourmet specialty foods and food consulting. He holds a Masters Degree in Food Science from the University of Maine. He has also been practicing shamanism for over 20 years.

Stewart is a senior teacher with Aloha International and has been teaching the Huna Healing Circle at Kalani for the last four years. He often refers to himself as a Shaman of Pleasure and is currently finishing up a book called The Skills of Pleasure.

Contacts

To Register:

Stewart Blackburn
Phone: 
(808) 965-0940

For More Information:

Stewart Blackburn
Phone: 
(808) 965-0940

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.

Shaman in the Kitchen is a featured workshop held during the Puna Culinary Festival. Tuition for Shaman in the Kitchen is $120 + $20 food/materials (kama'aina rate available.)

Tuition does not include food or lodging. Take advantage of our

special discounted package rates for the Puna Culinary Festival by clicking this link

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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.

Puna Culinary Festival

Various Facilitators

November 3, 2012 - November 11, 2012

Learn, feast, and enjoy with us as we celebrate the Puna Chefs' and Farmers' Culinary Festival!

From November 3rd-11th, visitors and Big Island residents will gather to experience the vibrant home-grown cuisine of Puna. Learning about and savoring Pacific, particularly Hawaiian, food will be the delightful experience of every participant.

The Puna Chefs' and Farmers' Culinary Festival includes:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

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 Culinary 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 all feature dinners and evening events.

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

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

7 day / 6 night Package (Complimentary wellness treatment included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (Two complimentary wellness treatments included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

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

Immersions/Workshops:
$25 per person / $20 kama'aina for each immersion event; or, save money and immerse yourself fully with $150 for a 1/2 week (4 day) pass, or $275 for a full week (8 day) pass!

Note that Shaman in the Kitchen with Stewart Blackburn is priced separately from other festival events. Click here for Shaman in the Kitchen workshop details.

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Mahalo to our Festival Sponsors!
  

Hawaii Tourism AuthorityFestivals of Hawaii

Bamboo LivingIsland NaturalsHawaii Ecotourism Association

Kalani Performing Arts Festival - Huliau 2012: The Turning Point

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

3rd Annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival

Kalani Performing Arts Festival HawaiiThe Kalani Performing Arts Festival is heralded by local artists and media as one of the most innovative collaborations in the state. This year's theme is Huliau 2012: The Turning Point. 2012 is a riveting time in the world, exciting times for art and expression. Huliau means the turning point. Time of Change.

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.

Special package rates are available for the Kalani Performing Arts 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 all feature dinners and evening events.

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

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

7 day / 6 night Package (Complimentary wellness treatment included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Extended Stay Package (Two complimentary wellness treatments included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

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

Performer Intensive:
$500 tuition per person ($350 kama'aina). For more details about the Performer Immersion, click here.

Mana Lomi level 1 and lomi 'ili'ili (stones).

Maka'ala Yates

After completing this program expect to feel energized and transformed!

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.

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

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 $ 1955 $ 2305
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1955 $ 2305
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.

Off site price: $1199.00 (includes workshop and Kalani pool pass for 6 days. Does not include any meals or airfare or airport transfers).

The Art of Aloha presented by Mark Kadota

Mark Kadota

December 26, 2011 - December 27, 2011

Art of AlohaWinter 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.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

General admission is $30 (includes both sessions) or free for Holiday Men’s Week participants.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawai'i Cultural Experience

Auntie Lynda Saffery Tu'a and Wailana Simcock

April 22, 2012 - April 28, 2012
Learn and experience authentic Hawaiian Culture on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Perform a sunrise ceremony at Kumukahi, a sacred place where the sun’s rays first touches the Hawaiian Islands. Pay homage to the ancient Hawaiian village of Kahuwai, visit the sacred volcanic lake Ka Lua Wai a Pele, and be awed by the fabled place of Pu`u Ha`eha`e. Enter the lowland rainforest of Puna and learn about this special `āina (land). Learn about native botanicals and their healing attributes, traditional chants and mo`olelo (stories), and prepare offerings to the volcano goddess Pele.

About the Facilitator(s)

Lynda Saffery Tu‘a received her formal training from a 1988 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Apprentice Grant for Ulana Lauhala, a 1989 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Masters Grant for Ulana Lauhala and a 2002 sabbatical to Tonga to study weaving and kapa making and design. She has been a Featured Artist in 1997 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Publication “Traditions We Share.” She has also been honored to make ka’ai (burial baskets) for iwi kupuna (bones of the Elders) returned to Pu‘u Honua ‘O Honaunau from the Smithsonian Institute. She continues to teach the traditional ways and designs of the kupuna, enjoys being part of the holua culture and ulana makaloa revival, and uses and teaches la‘au lapa‘au (traditional herbal medicine). She especially finds fulfillment in honoring Wahi Pana (Sacred Places).

Wailana Simcock was born in the Philippines to a Pinay mother and a New Zealand father and was raised in O'ahu since age 5. He speaks fluent Tagalog and Hawaiian and is influenced by his own and of Hawaii's native cultural practices. The history of colonialism in the places he was born and raised in has impelled him to question the ideas of race, culture, and power. Wailana is trained in Hula, Modern, and Aerial Dance. He performed with the groundbreaking productions of 'Ulalena (Maui) and Waikiki Nei (O'ahu). Designing a unique multidisciplinary degree at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo titled “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawaii” (2006), Simcock merged Hawaiian language, culture, and ethos with western theater arts. He continues with this focus in his participation with N2 Dance program (Maika and ‘Ānela Woods) in the honorable Hawaiian immersion school Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u (K-12) where he teaches western dance theater constructs in the Hawaiian language.

Contacts

To Register:

Omkar
Phone: 
808-965-0468 ext120
Phone: 
800-800-6886 ext120

For More Information:

Omkar
Phone: 
808-965-0468 ext120
Phone: 
800-800-6886 ext120

Workshop Fees

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

Prices subject to change without notice.

Big Island Adventure

Kalani Adventure Staff

January 29, 2012 - February 5, 2012

Big Island Adventure

The Big Island is one of the most incredible places on earth. Thirteen of the world’s fifteen ecosystems thrive here – and so does traditional Hawaiian culture...

Our Big Island Adventure package will give you a taste of the incredible beauty and dramatic power of the newest land in the world.

About the Facilitator(s)

This adventure is led by

Kalani Adventures Guides.

Contacts

To Register:

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

For More Information:

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 as selected below, noted tours, and all meals, Kalani classes and activities, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport, airport transfers if arriving outside the group arrival/departure times, and offsite meals (bag lunches can be provided upon request.)

Continental Airlines has direct flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Hilo; Hawaiian Airlines, and go! Mokulele both offer intra-island service between Honolulu and Hilo.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1800 $ 2550
8 - Ocean Loft $ 1710 $ 2370
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1710 $ 2370
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1590 $ 2100
5 - Tree House Room $ 1590 $ 2100
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1530 $ 1950
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1470 $ 1830
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1350 $ 1560
1 - Campsite $ 1230 $ 1230

Prices subject to change without notice.

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