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Tuesday, October 10
 

4:00pm

Kalani Check In Begins (Full Festival Pass)
Kalani check in time begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday 10/10 for participants with full festival passes. Please notify Guest Services if you will arrive later than 7:30 pm.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:01pm
7. Kalani Guest Services 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

4:30pm

Apana Vinyasa
ApanaVayu is the grounding downward energy that allows us to connect more deeply to the energy (mana) of the earth and sacred islands of Hawaii. In this practice, we'll establish energetic roots through light kundalini breathwork synchronized with gentle body pulsations to help clear our base. We'll then allow ourselves to move, breathe and explore postures that give us ample opportunity to 'let go' into the support of a variety of seated and reclining postures. Let your body drop deep into the embrace of the healing island, to emerge refreshed anew.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for jaRed Sam

jaRed Sam

A wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii, jaRed is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, while offering grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
1. EMAX

4:30pm

Practical Yoga Kundalini Experience
Get a lift for your spirit with Will’s fun and accessible workout for everyday people. In this deeply transformational class experience, we’ll breathe, sweat, om and laugh together as we take care of our both compassionate hearts and our physical bodies. Learn to access your inherent steady power with this deeply moving yoga experience. This is one class you won’t forget (and beginners will love it.)

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Will Donnelly

Will Donnelly

Will Donnelly is a nationally recognized, certified yoga teacher and inspirational writer/essayist for SpiritualityHealth.com (Confessions of an Accidental Yogi). His signature Practical Yoga offers students of all shapes and sizes an approachable and invigorating workout, and he takes students on an inner journey like few others. In each class, Will provides a profoundly energizing and healing experience, where students get in shape quickly and lift their spirits! His popular, ongoing retreats have been described as... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

6:00pm

Dinner at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for dinner every evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $24 / $19 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

7:30pm

Welcome Ceremony + Inspiral Lounge
We are honored to welcome Kumu Hula Ali'i Kahuna Nui Ehulani to open Hawaii Yoga Festival with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony. Afterwards, relax and unwind at Inspiral Lounge, a celestial playground built to inspire the mind and soothe the soul.
Enjoy a community-centered space which offers traditional tea ceremony, massage therapists, and a live DJ providing a relaxed ambiance.

The Lounge is the perfect place to connect with others, enjoy yourself and find your bliss.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to non-passholders.

Teachers
avatar for Maura Starr Garland

Maura Starr Garland

Maura Starr Garland began teaching yoga in 2005 after graduating college in double majors of Holistic Health and Dance. Having studied deeply in Yin and Yang compliments, her teaching style gently reminds our bodies how movement can become effortless, how breath can be our guid... Read More →
avatar for Kumu Ehulani Stephany

Kumu Ehulani Stephany

We are honored to welcome Kumu Ehulani to our Opening Cermony, where she will share her profound wisdom and grace. Known as the voice of Pele, Kumu Ehulani is the teacher of the Halau Hula (Hula School) ka Makani Hali ‘Ala o Puna (The Returning Fragrant Wind Of Puna). Since receiving the blessing to study under fourteen different kumu hula (hula teachers), Ehulani has been teaching hula since 1990. She has masterfully developed her own unique style of hula by combining the different styles... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
4. Blue Moon Room
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

6:30am

Early Morning Balance…Body…Mind and Heart

Start your morning off on the right foot; wake up early morning to balance your day to come NOT just on your feet but in your heart!

We can be very hard on ourselves, or some people may hurt us or distract us with violence in words, actions or ideas and that can take a lot on our emotions!  This hurt sometimes can be to react back in revenge or retaliation just digging our happiness deeper. What happens to us daily doesn’t just end that day but can linger into the next day and day after…

This yoga flow will be a class to wake up and open our eyes and hearts with the act of ahisma! Ahimsa is the practice of love in action.  We will wake and start our day while erasing yesterday and before days of stress with slow and gentle yoga. We will practice being gentle to our bodies our minds and emotions creating no harm and working on finding release and letting go of harm created to body, it being physical, emotional or mental.

In gentle yoga we use very little to no muscle engagement and work with what the body allows us to work with. No pressure or force into our joints no strains or pulls of muscles, the practice of ahimsa no force and nonviolence to the bodies! This class is great just to set the morning off right and stretch or for those looking to find the practice of no harm but peace into our life!

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Alexis Zurdo

Alexis Zurdo

Alexis has been practicing yoga strongly for eight years, and teaching for five, though it seems a lifetime. Yoga found her, but waited till she found the passion to share it with you! When she was a child she was always stretching and folding into awkward poses without even know... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
2. Rainbow Room

7:00am

Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Chakra Yoga with meditation to open the heart.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Dennis Dehler

Dennis Dehler

Dennis completed The Master's Touch Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2005 (with Gurmukh), Don and Amba Stapleton's Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2001, and Kalani's Yoga Training in 2001. He currently enjoys the teachings of Lynne Minton and Sharon Gannon. His class... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
1. EMAX

7:30am

Breakfast at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for breakfast every day from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $13 / $11 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

7:30am

Breakfast with Kalani Founder
Get your breakfast and take a seat at the lower dining lanai to have breakfast with Kalani founder Richard Koob. Learn about the history and founding of Kalani.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders and meal pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Richard Koob

Richard Koob

Richard Koob moved to Hawaii in 1974, after an illustrious dance career and storied travel around the world, including Germany, New York, and France. Upon moving to Hawaii, Richard continued performing, reaching out to communities and schools, and instructing modern dance at the... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:45am

Slow Down, Sink In, Connect: Love in Action. Mindful Yoga in the style of Thich Nhat Hanh
In this Hatha yoga class we will Slow Down (through meditation, mindful movement, self-care with breath and conscious awareness and attention to ourselves in this very moment.)
In each pose we will intentionally Sink In ( so we can experience things more deeply, be more tuned in to our own and other’s feelings and needs - to act from kindness, compassion, heart-centered places)
Connect (Practice to create time in your day to connect to ourselves and each other - Right here. Right now. This is it.)
We will conclude with a Love in Action guided meditation.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki, M.Ed. Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, E-RYT 500, member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Core Community of Interbeing, is passionate about decolonizing yoga and practicing it not just as poses but as a way of life. She shares yoga to be authentic, accessible and with the aim to benefit everyone... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
2. Rainbow Room

8:45am

Intuitive Yoga
Maxwell is the founder of Intuitive Yoga™, an innovative approach to yoga that moves beyond poses and into our own intuitive sense of what our body needs the most at any given moment. In an Intuitive Yoga™ class, you will discover a new aspect to your yoga practice that will be sure to enrich your life, whether you are a beginner or a long-time yoga practitioner.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell is a certified yoga teacher who has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Daren Friesen, Duncan Wong and many more. In 2005, he spent six months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga, which profoundly influenced his teaching... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
1. EMAX

10:30am

Shiva and Shakti Flow
This vinyasa-based class we will explore more active poses which we might strive for, in balance to more restorative or yin postures that allow us to release and let be. While we practice, we will follow the myth of Shiva and Shakti (as Parvati) and how they fall in love again after eons of separation.. This myth brings up and challenges gender roles and equality, as well as issues of class and ethnicity and is ultimately a story of love for one's own Self. Live Music by Owen Home.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Alexis Cox

Alexis Cox

Alexis Cox is a Resident Teacher at Kalani and lives in Puna. She also teaches at Kupukupu Yoga at Hawaiian Sanctuary. In her teaching, she celebrates the love for the divine that resides within each of us and the power of Myth and Music to heal and transform. She teaches traditi... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
1. EMAX

10:30am

Stand Strong, Release Fear, and Step Into Your Truth
All levels, All Bodies. Come ready to sweat, flow and breathe with abandon. We will twist, strengthen, and see the world from another angle without ever leaving our yoga mats.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina, and her classes use high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. She provides a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

12:00pm

Lunch at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $15 / $12 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

1:15pm

Love in Motion
This class weaves love and connection to self and others with dancing, stretching, and breathing. Movements will be guided and include a variety of dance styles. We will warm up and cool down with yoga asana. Set to uplifting and heart-opening music, this class will make you sweat and smile while you stretch and shake it!

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Marika Ripke

Marika Ripke

Marika has been practicing yoga for 20 years, and teaching for seven. She is certified in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, and has experience guiding restorative and post-natal yoga. She also teaches Samadhi Dance Yoga, a high energy movement class combining dance, yoga, and Pranyama (conscious breathing). | | Marika has facilitated yoga classes primarily in Costa Rica and Hawaii. Her classes encourage: self-discovery and awareness; opening and receiving; letting go and transforming; and celebrating aloha. Pranyama is an important part of her classes to help stay present, focus, and move energy through the... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
1. EMAX

1:15pm

Hip/Jaw Alignment Reset: Exercises for Full Body Relief
Imbalances in the pelvis can lead to pain, injury and diminished awareness of our bodies. This workshop explores how misalignments caused from jaw affect the hips and vice versa! For many of us, correcting how we hold our jaw can be the missing link in our chronic back pain, migraines, and even joint pain! Once identified, you will learn techniques to level the pelvis each morning, and prior to your yoga asana. We will conclude with a Yoga Nidra Practice for central nervous system integration. Yoga Nidra is a systematic relaxation that utilizes a personal intent for maximum healing at the conscious, subconscious and unconscious level. All Levels Welcome.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Katy Benjamin

Katy Benjamin

Katy has been a dedicated student of yoga for 15 years and incorporates ample attention to the more subtle layers of yoga practice. An E-RYT 200, RYT 500 Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga with Integrative Yoga Therapy, Katy continues to study with IYT, completing her 1000hr Yo... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
2. Rainbow Room

3:00pm

Loving Kindness/Ho'oponopono Guided Meditation
In this class, we will explore guided meditations around the themes of love, connection, self-acceptance, harmony, and forgiveness. Loving kindness meditations direct benevolent and loving energy toward ourselves and others. Ho'oponopono (loosely translated as "to make right") is a set of practices that have been used in Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultures for centuries to support harmonious relationships between people, nature and Spirit. Practicing these meditations can increase emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being for ourselves, others, and our environments.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Marika Ripke

Marika Ripke

Marika has been practicing yoga for 20 years, and teaching for seven. She is certified in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, and has experience guiding restorative and post-natal yoga. She also teaches Samadhi Dance Yoga, a high energy movement class combining dance, yoga, and Pranyama (conscious breathing). | | Marika has facilitated yoga classes primarily in Costa Rica and Hawaii. Her classes encourage: self-discovery and awareness; opening and receiving; letting go and transforming; and celebrating aloha. Pranyama is an important part of her classes to help stay present, focus, and move energy through the... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1. EMAX

3:00pm

Medicinal Herbs
Join Aunty Lynda as she shared her 'ike (wisdom) on La'au Lapa'au, Hawaiian Medicinal Plants. Meet on the Hale Aloha lanai for this fun, educational walk.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Aunty Lynda

Aunty Lynda

Aunty Lynda Saffery 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... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
6. Hale Aloha Lanai

3:00pm

AcroYoga
Take a break from your serious solo practice. Working with other bodies can help us grow a deeper awareness of ourselves. While we get to connect, laugh, fall, get back up, figure out our balance together, we realize that acro yoga is helpful for many aspects of life. We let go, trust, surrender, enjoy the learning process and make new shapes we never knew possible. This workshop is designed for all levels, however yoga or other body awareness practice is very helpful. Feel free to observe if you're not sure you want to try.Please come with an open mind and open heart.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Mary Chapman

Mary Chapman

Mary Chapman, an AcroYoga enthusiast has been practicing this form for over 10 years. Her background in gymnastics and acrobatics had taken a toll on the body and it became a necessity to incorporate a yogic approach to these arts. Her knowledge has deepened with a kinesiology degree and has evolved with a growing love for dance and other forms of creative movement. Recently she studied in Montreal and got her Level 2 AcroYoga Certification. She teaches in Puna as well as international... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
2. Rainbow Room

4:30pm

Jivamukti Yoga: HOT, HIP & HOLY
Jivamukti is grounded in the principles of Love, Spirituality and Social Justice. the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga:
  • shastra (scripture)
  • bhakti (devotion)
  • ahimsa (kindness)
  • nada (music)
  • dhyana (meditation)

An Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Banka

Banka

Banka has spent much of her life as a seeker, student, and spiritual practitioner. At the young age of 13, Banka first started meditating. Her teacher at that time was her mother, Sheila. Buddhism has been an important element of Banka’s study and practice. She lived at Tassajara Monastery and Green Dragon Temple where she practiced a strict discipline of Zen Buddhist meditation, chanting, and silence. In 1994 Banka received ordination (Jukai) from her teacher Reb Tenshin Anderson. She then went to France to study with Thich Nhat Hanh, and in 1995 received the 5 Precepts Ordination. India called to Banka, and she had the great fortune to go on a pilgrimage and study with HH the Dalai Lama, receiving White Tara Empowerment in 1997. Since that time Banka has studied yoga intently, receiving many certifications along the way and bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of yoga into her teaching. In 2003 Banka completed her first teacher training at Kalani with Kathy Elder. Her second yoga teacher training, in 2007, was in the Sivananda method. Also in 2007 Banka completed her third teacher training in Jivamukti Yoga. And her fourth teacher training came in 2015 in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Banka became an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
1. EMAX

5:00pm

Kalapana Night Market Shuttle
Uncle Robert Keli’iho’omalu is the legendary and beloved patriarch of the old Kalapana village, and his family compound is where this lively market is located. This colorful open air night market has hundreds of people showing up for fresh produce, tasty food, and live Hawaiian music.

Shuttle Schedule - No sign-up necessary, just hop on a shuttle!

Departs Kalani Guest Services
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

Departs Kalapana Market Entrance
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
8:30 pm
9:30 pm


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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
7. Kalani Guest Services 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

6:00pm

Dinner at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for dinner every evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $24 / $19 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:00pm

Kirtan with Vijay Krsna (KIRTANIYAS)
Join Vijay Krsna (KIRTANIYAS) for an evening of kirtan and mantra.
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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Artists
avatar for Vijay Krsna

Vijay Krsna

Kirtaniyas
Vijay Krsna studied devotional Indian folk music known as “Kirtan” in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India. This rare traditional art form is an ancient call-and-response mantra chanting practice, that originated in the Indian subcontinent over 5000 years ago. Vijay formed the band Kirtaniyas... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
1. EMAX
 
Thursday, October 12
 

6:30am

Living with an Open Heart - Kundalini Yoga with Sevapreet
The heart is our center, the place in us where the human and divine meet, where heaven and earth join. In our heart we find our deepest wisdom and greatest strength. When we live from the heart, life flows with joy and ease. In this workshop we will use the sacred technology of Kundalini Yoga to open, clear, and balance the heart chakra, experiencing the infinite LOVE within.

“Love is the most secure place in an individual. It is very secure, very deep, very curative healing. It has no pain. It’s not limited. The highest state of security of an individual is when a person is in the state of love. It is a consciousness which can penetrate through anything for that thing and nothing can penetrate it.” -Yogi Bhajan

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Sevapreet

Sevapreet

Having experienced the profound transformational effects of Kundalini Yoga, Jessica Sevapreet is deeply passionate about sharing this ancient yogic technology. She teaches with authenticity and integrity, creating a nurturing environment for people to experience their divinity, strength and grace. Jessica Sevapreet has an extensive background in health and wellness, which she has studied for nearly two decades. She is certified as a CYT Yoga Instructor, KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga, Reiki Master, Personal Trainer and Holistic Fitness... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
1. EMAX

6:30am

Intuitive Aquatic Movement
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


*This class is limited to 14 partipants. TO SIGN UP, VISIT GUEST SERVICES.

Experience Kalani's body-temperature Watsu pool for this intuitive movement class. Using the water as support and resistance, gently explore movement that supports, heals, and strengthens the body. This is a meditative movement class where we focus on listening to the intuitive wisdom within and following positive sensation in our movement exploration.

Swimsuits required. All levels welcome.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Limited to 14 participants. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell is a certified yoga teacher who has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Daren Friesen, Duncan Wong and many more. In 2005, he spent six months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga, which profoundly influenced his teaching... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 6:30am - 8:00am
5. Watsu Pool

7:30am

Breakfast at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for breakfast every day from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $13 / $11 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:45am

Be Kind To Yourself With Yin Yoga
Join Caroline for a kind, gentle Yin Yoga class.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Caroline Delano

Caroline Delano

Caroline has been practicing yoga since the mid 1970s and teaching since the early 1980s. During the early 1990s, she lived and taught at the Lama Foundation in Taos, New Mexico and by the mid-90s had opened her own yoga studio in Denver Colorado. She moved to Hawaii in 2009 and began teaching at... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
1. EMAX

8:45am

Ever Think You Aren’t Good Enough? Yoga and Meditation to Reclaim Your Worth
You know that voice that says “You aren’t worthy? Who are you to think you can do that?” That’s the Imposter Syndrome. It feels real, but it is not true. In this workshop, we will discern how and when that voice shows up for you. In a combination of journaling, hatha yoga, meditation, and discussion, we will learn practices to help us heal from those toxic messages and instead cultivate radical self-acceptance.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Beth Berila

Beth Berila

Beth Berila, Ph.D., 500-hr, RYT, is the Director of the Women's Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. She is also an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She served as a Founding Member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and is now a community partner. She has offered online yoga and social justice courses with Dianne Bondy and with Off the Mat, Into the World. Her work focuses on forging a mindful social justice by weaving together yoga, meditation, and feminism to offer holistic ways to unlearn oppression and forge transformative ways of being. She is the author of Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy: Social Justice and Higher Education (Routledge, 2015), and co-editor, with Melanie Klein and Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D. of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis (Rowman... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
2. Rainbow Room

10:30am

Kirtan workshop and Mantra Alchemy
A presentation of the benefits of call and response Mantra chanting. A process that has been practiced for milleniums throughout the World bringing community together in Unity and Diversity. "Man" means "mind" and "tra" means "to give bliss". Great masters claim the benefits of chanting these power words together in groups has the greatest benefit to ones soul, each other and even the whole world. Vijay will be sharing his experiences in Kirtan as well as techniques and chants on Harmonium, Caratals and Mridanga drum. We will learn enchanting melodies from Vrindavan and Navadvipa Krishna Bhakti traditions as well as rhythms for use in Kirtan for ones own practice and for sharing with others. 

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Admission: Free. Open to the public.

Teachers
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Vijay Krsna

Kirtaniyas
Vijay Krsna studied devotional Indian folk music known as “Kirtan” in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India. This rare traditional art form is an ancient call-and-response mantra chanting practice, that originated in the Indian subcontinent over 5000 years ago. Vijay formed the band Kirtaniyas... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
1. EMAX

10:30am

Turn Your World Upside Down: Transform Fear into Freedom
In this workshop, we will explore poses that strengthen and prepare you for Handstand, Forearm Stand, Headstand and Shoulder Stand. Through intelligent alignment, and progressive, intentional sequencing, you will gain the tools to let go of fear, build your confidence and find freedom in your inversions. All levels welcome.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Molly Masaoka

Molly Masaoka

teacher/owner, Yoga Centered
Innately perceptive and wildly passionate, Molly applies a level of determination and delight to her yoga instruction that’s truly one of a kind.  Her approach is focused and intense; a union of effort and surrender that she believes is key to unlocking one’s deepest level of awareness and joy... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

12:00pm

Lunch at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $15 / $12 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

1:00pm

Lava Adventure Excursion!
Hawai'i Yoga Festival is offering exclusive access to an awe-inspiring lava tour courtesy of our friends at Kapoho Kine. You'll depart Kalani Honua on Thursday, October 12th at 1 pm for a hike out to see the active 61g flow, followed by a scenic drive up to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park for a winery visit, barbecue dinner, and starlit view of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater. The tour returns to Kalani Honua around 9 pm, just in time to rest up for another day of activities!

What you need to know 

Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed, as volcanic activity changes in real time and cannot be predicted! While the hike itself is moderate, the climate conditions and uneven, rocky terrain can be unfamiliar - so be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and a healthy sense of adventure. Expect moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations in the park with occasional rain showers. Tours run rain or shine.

What to bring
Travel light, but make sure you have your camera, plenty of water, government issued ID, and method of payment. You'll want to wear comfortable clothes, shorts or pants, a light jacket or sweatshirt, sunglasses, and hat. Note: comfortable closed-toe shoes are required for this tour!   

How to sign up
To sign up for the lava tour, contact Laura@Kapohokine.com and mention Hawai'i Yoga Festival to get a special, discounted rate. The Lava Adventure costs $132.50 per person and includes dinner.




Thursday October 12, 2017 1:00pm - 9:00pm
7. Kalani Guest Services 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

1:15pm

Hold That Pose!
Basic Hatha yoga for strength, balance and flexibility.Classes which focus on holding postures allow us to refine alignment, build strength and settle into the experience of a posture in order to unlock it's unique potential in our bodies.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
2. Rainbow Room

1:15pm

Partner Yoga
Partner Yoga offers a great opportunity to not only find our internal balance but to also work with finding balance outside ourselves by working directly with a partner. It is fun way to explore the postures and to help each other go deeper while learning to communicate what feels good and nourishing for our body.
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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $25 ($20 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for David Sanders

David Sanders

David began his personal yoga practice in 1974, at San Diego State University. After moving home to Los Angeles he studied at a variety of locations, including Billy Porter's Urban Yoga Workout, and Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David deepened his practice at Kalani resort on the Big Island of Hawaii... Read More →
avatar for Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell is a certified yoga teacher who has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Daren Friesen, Duncan Wong and many more. In 2005, he spent six months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga, which profoundly influenced his teaching... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:15pm - 4:00pm
1. EMAX

3:00pm

Spirituality Through Strength
You're stronger than you think you are.

Move to a powerful, heating flow with certified instructor Jeesoo Park. Typically taught in a heated room, this style of yoga works through an athletic series of poses and sequences linked to breath. Challenge yourself with a dynamic and vigorous approach to yoga, while your inner heat provides a detoxifying sweat.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Jeesoo Park

Jeesoo Park

Jeesoo Park has been teaching Hot Power and Hot Vinyasa Yoga since 2013, when she was certified through CorePower Yoga in Washington, D.C. | | She currently teaches private clients during the week and leads classes at New York Yoga on the Upper East Side. Her sequences are empo... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

3:00pm

Permaculture Tour
Join Kalani's permaculture manager Scott Laaback for a one hour tour of the gardens and fruit trees of Kalani. Tour participants will gain insights into how Kalani's permaculture department is actively working with the aina (land) to create an abundant and sustainable future.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Scott Laaback

Scott Laaback

Scott leads the Permaculture Team at Kalani and is a food system philosopher, sustainable-living expert, and locavore chef. Scott has resided on Hawaii Island for over 8 years, and has been a student of food cultures and traditions for more than 20. After giving up his career in land management and forestry - serving as a wild land firefighter, Scott has lived and worked on numerous small farms while studying and practicing alternative agriculture. | | Scott also serves as the Director of Programming and Lead Designer at the Kumukoa House in Hilo, HI, where resident students live and work together, while creating and maintaining an urban permaculture model, intentional community, and alternative living skills learning center. During... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

4:30pm

Vinyasa
More details coming soon!

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates."

Teachers
avatar for jaRed Sam

jaRed Sam

A wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii, jaRed is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, while offering grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
1. EMAX

4:30pm

Shakti Dance
A fusion of Indian Dance and Tantric Yoga to awaken your inner Goddess! This class includes innovative moves to enliven your body, seduce your heart, and empower you with the magnetism of a temper dancer! Come and explore new dimensions of natural fitness, vitality and joy.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Shakti Bhakti Ensemble and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance: Foundations, and Odissi Dance: Spins and Choreography. She is the co-author of Mudras of India, and author Mudras of Indian Dance Card Deck. She studied Odissi Dance in Odisha, India with some of Odissi's most eminent gurus; Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, Guru Bichitrananda Swain, and Sujata Mohapatra to name a few. | | Native to the land of Israel, Revital has been dedicated to the study of Indian spiritual arts for over 25 years. Yoga and meditation led her to discover her passion for Indian Dance, where she finds the sensual and the spiritual expressing as one. Revital draws her inspiration from the elements of nature, the wisdom of her own body, and the rich spiritual heritage of ancient India. She lives in Northern California, and offers Odissi Dance and Yoga classes, workshops, and performances worldwide... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

6:00pm

Dinner at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for dinner every evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $24 / $19 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

7:30pm

Happy Back Yoga
Happy Back Yoga is a perfect end-of-the-day stretch focusing on twists, gentle backbends and other postures to relax and align the back and neck. This hour-long practice will brighten the body for a good night's sleep - and you may find some easy techniques to bring into your daily routine as well.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders.

Teachers
avatar for Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
2. Rainbow Room

7:30pm

Candlelight Restorative
Mantras for healing will be played to assist students in letting go of tension, stress,and anxiety that is held in the body & mind. The mantras will correspond to the theme of Love & Spirituality & Social Justice.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Banka

Banka

Banka has spent much of her life as a seeker, student, and spiritual practitioner. At the young age of 13, Banka first started meditating. Her teacher at that time was her mother, Sheila. Buddhism has been an important element of Banka’s study and practice. She lived at Tassajara Monastery and Green Dragon Temple where she practiced a strict discipline of Zen Buddhist meditation, chanting, and silence. In 1994 Banka received ordination (Jukai) from her teacher Reb Tenshin Anderson. She then went to France to study with Thich Nhat Hanh, and in 1995 received the 5 Precepts Ordination. India called to Banka, and she had the great fortune to go on a pilgrimage and study with HH the Dalai Lama, receiving White Tara Empowerment in 1997. Since that time Banka has studied yoga intently, receiving many certifications along the way and bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of yoga into her teaching. In 2003 Banka completed her first teacher training at Kalani with Kathy Elder. Her second yoga teacher training, in 2007, was in the Sivananda method. Also in 2007 Banka completed her third teacher training in Jivamukti Yoga. And her fourth teacher training came in 2015 in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Banka became an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
4. Blue Moon Room

7:30pm

Hula Class: The Hawaiian Art of Movement, Dance, and Storytelling
Hula is the Hawaiian art of movement, dance, and storytelling. Hula began as a form of sacred devotion and became a key part of religious and cultural expression. Because the ancient Hawaiians had no written form of the language, hula and mele (chant) were the primary means through which history, myth, and culture were passed down from generation to generation.

Missionaries who came to Hawaii in the early 19th century suppressed the hula, denouncing it as a heathen practice. However, in the later part of the century, King David Kalākaua, known as the Merrie Monarch, reinstated the practice of hula. A renaissance of Hawaiian culture bloomed thereafter and has continued ever since.

Hula is rooted in the mele (chant) or song - each movement in a hula has a meaning correlating to the mele so that the dancer(s) becomes an expression of the story that is being told. Hula is typically divided into two broad categories: kahiko (ancient or tradititional) and 'auana (modern).

All students welcome. 7:30 - 8:30 pm for beginners; 8:30 - 9:30 pm advanced.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates."

Teachers
avatar for Duane “Kuane’Omea” Cariaga

Duane “Kuane’Omea” Cariaga

Duane “Kuane’Omea” Cariaga is a resident of Kalapana. He teaches hula at Kalani every week.


Thursday October 12, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
1. EMAX
 
Friday, October 13
 

6:30am

The Perfect Morning Flow
Vinyasa is often left to the interpretation of the instructor. Breath. Movement. Flow. Practice this morning vinyasa that has been perfected over decades of practicing. This flow increases in tempo and vibration as your body awakens and starts to set the frequency and intention for your day ahead. Juli’s classes are very motivational and inspiring with playlists that will keep your toes tapping all day long.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Juli Rathke

Juli Rathke

Founder/Publisher, Yoga + Life Magazines
A multi-passionate yogini entrepreneur and educator, Juli is a published author, TV Host, and founder/publisher of Yoga + Life Magazines. Juli has been a part of the yoga and wellness industry since teaching her first class in 1992 and has witnessed its business evolution first-hand. She began her career as a national fitness presenter and was the resident fitness expert for... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
2. Rainbow Room

7:30am

Breakfast at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for breakfast every day from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $13 / $11 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:45am

How to Get Published: Tales of a Yoga Media Chick
Here's your chance to sit down with Juli Rathke to learn all about getting published! Juli is a published author, TV Host, and founder/publisher of Yoga + Life Magazines. Juli has been a part of the yoga and wellness industry since teaching her first class in 1992 and has witnessed its business evolution first-hand. In 2014, Juli was named to the top 50 Motivational Yogis to Follow on Twitter. 

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Admission: Free for festival pass and meal pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Juli Rathke

Juli Rathke

Founder/Publisher, Yoga + Life Magazines
A multi-passionate yogini entrepreneur and educator, Juli is a published author, TV Host, and founder/publisher of Yoga + Life Magazines. Juli has been a part of the yoga and wellness industry since teaching her first class in 1992 and has witnessed its business evolution first-hand. She began her career as a national fitness presenter and was the resident fitness expert for... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
2. Rainbow Room

9:00am

Kundalini Yoga
Kriya for morning practice with meditation to expand aura.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’aina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’aina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Dennis Dehler

Dennis Dehler

Dennis completed The Master's Touch Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2005 (with Gurmukh), Don and Amba Stapleton's Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2001, and Kalani's Yoga Training in 2001. He currently enjoys the teachings of Lynne Minton and Sharon Gannon. His class... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
1. EMAX

10:30am

Hula ‘Aiha‘a
Kumu hula Ryan McCormack is offering a class in hula ‘aiha‘a, a ritual Hawaiian dance form that extends from the mythic traditions of the fire goddess Pele. Hula ‘aiha‘a, in Mau¯nuunu, serves as a foundation for the cultivation of environmental kinship, the exploration of the inner landscape, and the balancing of complementary energies within the body, mind and spirit. The Beginning Hula ‘Aiha‘a class is open to all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Bring pa¯‘u¯ (hula skirt) or sarong. 

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers

Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
1. EMAX

10:30am

Transforming Twists
This class will not be all twists. It will be the focus but complimented by forward folds, beautiful backbends, synchronized breathing and meditative awareness.
Every nerve in our body originates in the spine. Spinal twist poses strengthen the entire nervous system. The chakra system lights up, the digestive fire (agni) awakens, burning away impurities. Twists remove habitual patterns (samskaras), necessary for personal transformation. We attune to our higher Self, motivated by conscious actions and naturally create a positive change in the world. Accompanied by the live ambient music of the handpan performed by Jesse Galleher.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Marcia Galleher

Marcia Galleher

It was 1969, the year of the Woodstock Music Festival. Swami Satchidananda opened up this historic event with a unifying OM, vocalized by thousands of participants. Although I was not there, this is the spiritual revolution era that influenced my yoga practice. I was a young 15 y... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

12:00pm

Kalani Check In Begins (Weekend Pass)
Kalani check in time begins at 12:00 pm on Friday 10/13 for participants with weekend festival passes. Please notify Guest Services if you will arrive later than 7:30 pm.

Friday October 13, 2017 12:00pm - 12:01pm
7. Kalani Guest Services 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

12:00pm

Lunch at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $15 / $12 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

1:00pm

KEYNOTE SESSION: 'Since My Body Is Your Business' + 'Yoga and Social Justice: Building Conscious Community'
1:00 pm - 2:25 pm
"Since My Body Is Your Business" Storytelling by Kimberly Dark
  
Kimberly Dark travels the world telling stories about the body in culture. Funny, insightful and engaging, the stories in this performance session have been published in decolonizingyoga.com, Ravishly, Everyday Feminism, etc.. Start laughing and thinking as you get ready for the panel discussion just following this special performance.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yoga and Social Justice: Building Conscious Community 

Join us for a panel discussion with four yogis who’ve been thinking and writing about conscious yoga culture for a long time. Kimberly Dark will facilitate the discussion with Beth Berila, Susanna Barkataki and Jessamyn Stanley, discussing topics such as how oppression prevents connection and interferes with ahimsa, connecting across differences, examining power, privilege and internalized oppression in our practice and in teaching, and how to create empowering yoga communities. There will be time for audience interaction as well. 


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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki, M.Ed. Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, E-RYT 500, member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Core Community of Interbeing, is passionate about decolonizing yoga and practicing it not just as poses but as a way of life. She shares yoga to be authentic, accessible and with the aim to benefit everyone... Read More →
avatar for Beth Berila

Beth Berila

Beth Berila, Ph.D., 500-hr, RYT, is the Director of the Women's Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. She is also an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She served as a Founding Member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and is now a community partner. She has offered online yoga and social justice courses with Dianne Bondy and with Off the Mat, Into the World. Her work focuses on forging a mindful social justice by weaving together yoga, meditation, and feminism to offer holistic ways to unlearn oppression and forge transformative ways of being. She is the author of Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy: Social Justice and Higher Education (Routledge, 2015), and co-editor, with Melanie Klein and Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D. of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis (Rowman... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →
avatar for Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina, and her classes use high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. She provides a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
1. EMAX

1:15pm

Pain Free Joints
Join master teacher, Cain Carroll, in this in-depth workshop for optimal joint health. Learn to regain ease of movement, restore fluid range of motion, reduce the effects of arthritis, and slow the aging of your joints. Cain has taught this unique joint health program in over 15 countries. The system is comprised of four components: movement, posture, diet, and meditation. It is easy to learn, simple to apply, and most importantly gives lasting results and relief from pain. You’ll be amazed at how good you feel!

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll is an American speaker and author who teaches courses in personal growth, self-healing, and embodied spirituality. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired by ideas and methods taught in Yoga, Qigong, Buddhism, Daoism, and Classical Chinese Medicine. Cain is founder of The Nine Spheres Model, author of Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
2. Rainbow Room

1:30pm

Lei Making Class
Sasha learned how to make various types of Hawaiian leis from her former Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher) and makes leis for Kalani’s arriving and departing volunteers and staff out of the Sacred Hawaiian Ti leaves, other plants and flowers. Sasha will teach attendees how to make a Ti leaf lei from start to finish in this class. All levels welcome. Meet on the lower dining lanai.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Friday October 13, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

3:00pm

Breathing into Being
Wake up the nadis (energy channels) and free prana to flow!

Breath is the essence of our Life. Are you breathing right now? Take a big breath and ease into the present moment. 

In this class we will focus on the subtle and more apparent movement of breathing through gentle asana and intentional yogic breathing techniques. Alternating meditative stillness with motion naturally balances the hemispheres of the brain. We find ourselves healed in that delightful state of equanimity and bliss.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Marcia Galleher

Marcia Galleher

It was 1969, the year of the Woodstock Music Festival. Swami Satchidananda opened up this historic event with a unifying OM, vocalized by thousands of participants. Although I was not there, this is the spiritual revolution era that influenced my yoga practice. I was a young 15 y... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

4:30pm

Yoga: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Elements
Join Jeesoo Park, a volunteer with Exhale to Inhale, as she teaches a gentle yoga class incorporating trauma-informed elements and shares a video about a special non-profit organization and its mission. ETI believes that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can feel strong and safe in their bodies, and when they do, they can help to end the cycle of violence in their families and communities. ETI brings free yoga classes to survivors in New York, Connecticut and Los Angeles through free weekly classes at shelters and community-based organizations.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Jeesoo Park

Jeesoo Park

Jeesoo Park has been teaching Hot Power and Hot Vinyasa Yoga since 2013, when she was certified through CorePower Yoga in Washington, D.C. | | She currently teaches private clients during the week and leads classes at New York Yoga on the Upper East Side. Her sequences are empo... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
3. Ocean Vista

4:30pm

Aligned Yoga
The practice of yielding: Physics teaches us that for every force applied, there is an equal and opposite reactive force. When one perceives and treats an injury, body limitation, or another person as a obstacle or even an enemy, that "obstacle" creates an opposing force against that person. What would happen if instead of resisting that perceived obstacle, one accepts and works with it? This class will focus on backbends, and is a steady flow that pauses to analyze the alignment of certain poses. Fun variations of Natarajasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, and Virasana will be explored. This class will focus on collaboration with the body instead of forcing or opposing it.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Amma Olson

Amma Olson

Amma has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2011.  She obtained her teacher training from Jimmy and Ruthie Bernaert at the school "Flowing with Grace" in Waimea, Hawaii.  Amma has extensively trained at this school for five years and earned a total of 355 hours studying Tantric philosophy, asana, anatomy, yoga history, sanskrit, chanting, pranayama, and... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
1. EMAX

4:30pm

Multi-level Hatha Yoga Heart-centered class
Integral Yoga Hatha class appropriate to all levels of practice, from first timers to advanced practitioners. Or it could be intermediate or advanced, depending on whatever you might want and need.
Class includes guided centering and intention, chanting (call and response), eye movements, asana practice including flow and mat work, 15 minute deep relaxation and 15 minute pranayama (conscious breathing) and meditation and mantra to close the class.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Snehan Born

Snehan Born

I have four decades of experience with yoga and meditation and have been teaching since 2000. I've led teacher trainings at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, Virginia and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC and taught at The Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco, Buenos Aires, M... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

6:00pm

Dinner at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for dinner every evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $24 / $19 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:00pm

The Mothership: An Epic Journey To Your Infinite Self
~ THE MOTHERSHIP ~ An Epic Journey Home to Your Infinite Self Come Cultivate Your Divine Core with Kundalini Yoga, transformative meditations, & a symphony of Sound Healing. Welcome! We will warm up with a gentle chakra balancing series, and then move through some potent Kriyas to activate the Kundalini Lifeforce, align with our Highest Truth, & strengthen all systems of the Mind-Body-Spirit. Then relax deeply as you are blessed by a team of Sound Healing Angels. (Crystal Bowls, Didgeridoos & Tuning Forks) And then taken on a Cosmic Journey with the GONG. As the waves of the Original Sound Current wash you clean, you will disappear into Shuniya - the zero point of egoless bliss. Considered one of the most powerful forms of sound therapy, the Gong is extremely effective in clearing blocks and deeply healing the psyche. You will awaken from this journey, feeling refreshed & reborn. We look forward to LOVING you up!
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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $20 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Jade Rajbir Kaur

Jade Rajbir Kaur

Jade Rajbir Kaur is the Founder of SOULEvolution Coaching, SOULRebirthing & The Radiant Lotus Retreats - offering 1-10 day Transformational Healing Immersions. Throughout her intense life, Jade has immersed herself in mastering countless modalities of healing, wellness and self-development work. Her passion is to utilize her lifetime of experience and wisdom to help others heal from trauma, and re-access their Infinite Power, Freedom and... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
1. EMAX
 
Saturday, October 14
 

6:30am

Early Morning Balance…Body…Mind and Heart

Start your morning off on the right foot; wake up early morning to balance your day to come NOT just on your feet but in your heart!

We can be very hard on ourselves, or some people may hurt us or distract us with violence in words, actions or ideas and that can take a lot on our emotions!  This hurt sometimes can be to react back in revenge or retaliation just digging our happiness deeper. What happens to us daily doesn’t just end that day but can linger into the next day and day after…

This yoga flow will be a class to wake up and open our eyes and hearts with the act of ahisma! Ahimsa is the practice of love in action.  We will wake and start our day while erasing yesterday and before days of stress with slow and gentle yoga. We will practice being gentle to our bodies our minds and emotions creating no harm and working on finding release and letting go of harm created to body, it being physical, emotional or mental.

In gentle yoga we use very little to no muscle engagement and work with what the body allows us to work with. No pressure or force into our joints no strains or pulls of muscles, the practice of ahimsa no force and nonviolence to the bodies! This class is great just to set the morning off right and stretch or for those looking to find the practice of no harm but peace into our life!

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Alexis Zurdo

Alexis Zurdo

Alexis has been practicing yoga strongly for eight years, and teaching for five, though it seems a lifetime. Yoga found her, but waited till she found the passion to share it with you! When she was a child she was always stretching and folding into awkward poses without even know... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
2. Rainbow Room

7:30am

Breakfast at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for breakfast every day from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $13 / $11 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:45am

Heal Neck and Shoulder Pain
Rooted in the time-tested practices of yoga and qigong, this unique program is based in twenty years of research in therapeutic movement and self-healing modalities. Join master teacher, Cain Carroll, in this half-day workshop where you will learn a complete system of self-care for healing your own neck and shoulder pain naturally using gentle restorative exercises, breathings techniques, self-massage and important adjustments to your everyday posture and body mechanics that will reduce repetitive stress and relieve chronic tension.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll is an American speaker and author who teaches courses in personal growth, self-healing, and embodied spirituality. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired by ideas and methods taught in Yoga, Qigong, Buddhism, Daoism, and Classical Chinese Medicine. Cain is founder of The Nine Spheres Model, author of Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
2. Rainbow Room

8:45am

Bare Your Soul, Find Your Flow
All levels, fast paced, high energy vinyasa-style flow class packed with dynamic heart openings and hip openings. Unexpected transitions help pull you out of your head and on to your mat, with modifications and a playful attitude sprinkled throughout.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina, and her classes use high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. She provides a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
1. EMAX

10:30am

Raja Yoga: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
Explore the philosophies and practices presented in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.
Class includes lecture and discussion through questions and answers provided by all participants.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Snehan Born

Snehan Born

I have four decades of experience with yoga and meditation and have been teaching since 2000. I've led teacher trainings at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, Virginia and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC and taught at The Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco, Buenos Aires, M... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
4. Blue Moon Room

10:30am

Odissi - Indian Temple Dance
Odissi is a form of tantric yoga-dance originating in the temples of ancient India. This class introduces the fundamental principles of Odissi Dance, including the basic positions, Chauka and Tribhangi, which represent the male and female principles. Curvaceous movements, sculptured poses, fluid grace, theatrical expression, and impeccable rhythm characterize this vibrant art. We will weave together an exciting practice that gets you glowing like a Goddess! The moves are playful, elegant, graceful, and sensual, and will make you look and feel amazing!

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Shakti Bhakti Ensemble and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance: Foundations, and Odissi Dance: Spins and Choreography. She is the co-author of Mudras of India, and author Mudras of Indian Dance Card Deck. She studied Odissi Dance in Odisha, India with some of Odissi's most eminent gurus; Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, Guru Bichitrananda Swain, and Sujata Mohapatra to name a few. | | Native to the land of Israel, Revital has been dedicated to the study of Indian spiritual arts for over 25 years. Yoga and meditation led her to discover her passion for Indian Dance, where she finds the sensual and the spiritual expressing as one. Revital draws her inspiration from the elements of nature, the wisdom of her own body, and the rich spiritual heritage of ancient India. She lives in Northern California, and offers Odissi Dance and Yoga classes, workshops, and performances worldwide... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

10:30am

Yogalates
An energizing, body- and heart- opening flow to simply enjoy your body. a combo of Pilates, Vinyasa and Kundalini breath interwoven with stretching. A time to move out of your mind and into your heart.
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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Ellen Einhorn

Ellen Einhorn

Ellen Einhorn, Puna, Hawaii | | Ellen was born and raised in Germany, and after travelling for three years in South East Asia, she visited Hawaii and fell in love with it. The Big Island has been her home ever since. | | Ellen’s journey with teaching began in 2005 when she was... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
1. EMAX

12:00pm

Lunch at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $15 / $12 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

1:15pm

Shifting Perspectives (Inversions)
There is never only one way to perceive an event or a moment. Practicing ahimsa, non- violence, from moment to moment can include constantly challenging yourself to see things from someone else's perspective or from a perspective that sees goodness in yourself and others. This inversion class physically shifts the way you see the world. We will practice handstand, forearm stand, and supported inversions. This is an all level class, and each student will be given modifications so that they will be able to see things from upside down or backwards.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for Amma Olson

Amma Olson

Amma has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2011.  She obtained her teacher training from Jimmy and Ruthie Bernaert at the school "Flowing with Grace" in Waimea, Hawaii.  Amma has extensively trained at this school for five years and earned a total of 355 hours studying Tantric philosophy, asana, anatomy, yoga history, sanskrit, chanting, pranayama, and... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
1. EMAX

1:15pm

Healing Justice, Healing Yoga: An Intimate Workshop for Healers, Activists, Educators and Yoga Practitioners.
Through yoga asana practice, meditation, reflection and discussion, we will get into the body, practice radical self care, connect in community, and deepen our joyful resolve for love to prevail over hatred, fear and divisiveness.

In this workshop, we will:

PRACTICE - We will move our bodies and express our emotions to rekindle the ability to feel joy, hope, compassion, and even serenity and love.
REFLECT - Use meditative techniques to Identify emotions that may be clouding our minds, judgment, decision making abilities and lives.
GROUND - Experience a grounding, heart-opening practice to set a stable foundation for the mind, body and spirit to rest and reset.
NOURISH - We will nourish the heart directly to reawaken our joy and love.
IGNITE - Share tools to ignite our strength to create change in ourselves and in the world around us.


Grounding meditation
Enjoy a slow, nourishing and heart opening yoga flow
Reflect and release. Journal prompts:
Council: build community / share tools
Breath for freedom and love
Expect to move, breathe, journal, connect, laugh, perhaps even cry. You will leave feeling lighter than when you arrived.
Take time for yourself, to release, recharge, connect and heal. Learn or deepen skills and practices of healing, love and wholeness.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki, M.Ed. Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, E-RYT 500, member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Core Community of Interbeing, is passionate about decolonizing yoga and practicing it not just as poses but as a way of life. She shares yoga to be authentic, accessible and with the aim to benefit everyone... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 1:15pm - 4:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

1:15pm

Bhakti Workshop
This playshop will be a journey of and through the heart. Bhakti means “love” or “devotion” and here we will blend mythology, kirtan and experiential creative expression. We will dive into Vedic mythology with appropriate bhajans to sing as call and response kirtan. Throughout the stories and songs, we will open the space to explore different creative outlets such as movement, visual art, drumming and singing as ways to bring out each of our individual Love. The stories will relate to universal themes and will be carried from the universal to the personal, so each participant can see through a variety of different faces and experiences. This playshop will be appropriate for any energy level as each person will decide for themselves how much movement and participation they want to exert. Live Music by Owen Home.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Alexis Cox

Alexis Cox

Alexis Cox is a Resident Teacher at Kalani and lives in Puna. She also teaches at Kupukupu Yoga at Hawaiian Sanctuary. In her teaching, she celebrates the love for the divine that resides within each of us and the power of Myth and Music to heal and transform. She teaches traditi... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 1:15pm - 4:15pm
3. Ocean Vista

4:30pm

Ahimsa For Our Hips
They say the past is in our hips, so how do we STEP fully into our future if we are so stuck in our hips...?!?? Ahimsa means "not to injure" or 'do no harm'. We will apply these principles while we flow and hold focusing on deep hip opening, happy hamstrings and feeling psoas/hip flexor release. Participants will also learn about the SI joint, a key component in safe hip opening.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Andrea Hutchens

Andrea Hutchens

My yoga practice began the summer of 1999 when I turned 30 years. I quickly fell in love with yoga and knew that I needed to teach. I received my 200 hour TT in 2003 and 500 hour master certification in 2009. I love to teach, meet new people and to share the benefits of yoga. I c... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
2. Rainbow Room

4:30pm

Intuitive Aquatic Movement
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

*This class is FULL.

Experience Kalani's body-temperature Watsu pool for this intuitive movement class. Using the water as support and resistance, gently explore movement that supports, heals, and strengthens the body. This is a meditative movement class where we focus on listening to the intuitive wisdom within and following positive sensation in our movement exploration.

Swimsuits required. All levels welcome.

*This class is limited to 14 partipants. Each participant may only register for one Intuitive Aquatic Movement class during the festival. To sign up, please visit Kalani Guest Services.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Limited to 14 participants. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell Starkhouse

Maxwell is a certified yoga teacher who has studied with different teachers around the world such as Kathy Elder, Shiva Rea, Lino Miele, Daren Friesen, Duncan Wong and many more. In 2005, he spent six months traveling in India deepening his practice of yoga, which profoundly influenced his teaching... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
5. Watsu Pool

6:00pm

Dinner at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for dinner every evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $24 / $19 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

7:30pm

Live Music: OKA
Embracing the future without losing sight of the past, OKA draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature feel good Australian earth sound, an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music.

At the creative heart of the music is Stu Boga Fergie (aka DidgeriSTU) who connects you to earth with the deep subsonic pulse and resonance of his Yidaki (didgeridoo). He is the big man behind the electronic beats, keys & vocals inspired by his aboriginal heritage.

While sharing the the bill with the likes of Kiss, Santana, Sting, Burning Spear, Yothu Yindi, Beats Antiques, Fat Freddys Drop, Damian Marley and The Wailers, OKA have thrived at festivals throughout Australia, Asia & Nth America including Glastonbury (UK), Ozora (Hungry) & Boom Festival (Portugal), Montreal Jazz (CAN), Winnipeg Folk (CAN), Green Room Festival (JAP), Earthdance & Joshua Tree (CA), Kahala Aina (Hawaii), Fusion Festival (GERMANY) Bali Spirit (INDO) & Woodford Folk Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Splendour in the Grass (AUS) Sydney Opera House (AUS). In these arenas OKA has sent unsuspecting crowds into hypnotic frenzies, gaining them a strong reputation for their festival highlight standout performances.

A sound & force that touches the heart & connects the soul.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. A limited number of tickets will be sold to the public for $25 ($20 for kama'aina). Tickets can be purchased in person at Kalani Honua or Hale Aloha, or via phone at ​(808) 965-7828.

A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented when purchasing tickets AND at the event door to receive kama’aina rates.


Artists
avatar for OKA

OKA

- Electric | Dreamtime | Roots - | | Embracing the future without losing sight of the past, OKA draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature feel good Australian earth sound, an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music. | A mashup of dance... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
1. EMAX
 
Sunday, October 15
 

6:30am

Let Your Love Flow
Just like the Sun Salutations are the foundation of yoga asana practice, the Heart is the foundation of Love, kindness and Compassion. Participants will get their love and blood flowing in this early morning Sun Salutations based class.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Andrea Hutchens

Andrea Hutchens

My yoga practice began the summer of 1999 when I turned 30 years. I quickly fell in love with yoga and knew that I needed to teach. I received my 200 hour TT in 2003 and 500 hour master certification in 2009. I love to teach, meet new people and to share the benefits of yoga. I c... Read More →


Sunday October 15, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
2. Rainbow Room

7:30am

Breakfast at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for breakfast every day from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $13 / $11 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Sunday October 15, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

8:30am

Rest In Yin
Restore the more hidden, subtle and relaxing benefits of yoga into your life with the power of Yin Yoga. We'll breathe deeply into supportive, restorative postures with ample support to enjoy deep rest, stretching our connective tissue and enhancing energetic flow. A wonderful complement to a more active (yang) practice, this opportunity to integrate the openings of longer held postures (3-5 minutes) is for all levels.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
avatar for jaRed Sam

jaRed Sam

A wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii, jaRed is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, while offering grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his vinyasa, yin yoga classes and annual retreats... Read More →


Sunday October 15, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
1. EMAX

8:45am

The Art of Living Fearlessly
The Art of Fearless Living is a journey that leads you into deep connection and integrity with your soul. It is a path of magnificent beauty, expansion, excitement and joy. Using the powerful spiritual technology of Kundalini Yoga as our foundation we catalyze deep change to create a life driven by passion and purpose. With these potent yogic tools we can break free from the habitual and comfortable patterns which do not honor our soul and come into alignment with that which nourishes us at the deepest level. Class is open to all.

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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Not open to the public.

Teachers
avatar for Sevapreet

Sevapreet

Having experienced the profound transformational effects of Kundalini Yoga, Jessica Sevapreet is deeply passionate about sharing this ancient yogic technology. She teaches with authenticity and integrity, creating a nurturing environment for people to experience their divinity, strength and grace. Jessica Sevapreet has an extensive background in health and wellness, which she has studied for nearly two decades. She is certified as a CYT Yoga Instructor, KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga, Reiki Master, Personal Trainer and Holistic Fitness... Read More →


Sunday October 15, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
2. Rainbow Room

10:30am

Ecstatic Dance
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space. Join us for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.

Arrival Set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public. Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.


Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition.

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday October 15, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
1. EMAX

11:00am

Kalani Check Out Time
Check out time for Kalani guests is 11:00 am. Please contact Guest Services if you need to arrange luggage storage.

Sunday October 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:01am
7. Kalani Guest Services 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

12:00pm

Lunch at Kalani
Join us on the Kalani outdoor lanai for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Kalani serves three delicious balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. 

Cost: $15 / $12 kamaʻāina. Free for festival pass holders and Kalani Experience guests. 

Meals can be purchased on site at Kalani.

Artists
avatar for Kalani Chefs

Kalani Chefs

Kalani serves three delectable balanced meals each day, featuring local fresh caught fish and organic tropical fruits and vegetables, with options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Our chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals... Read More →


Sunday October 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
8. Kalani Dining Lanai 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778