Dates: September 14-22, 2013
Place: Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Hawaii
Program Begins 19:30
Saturday evening, after dinner
Program Ends 10:00
Sunday morning, after breakfast
(no lecture sessions on this day)
Check-in Time 16:00
Early arrivals will be welcome, however rooms may not be available until
the stated check-in time.
Check-out Time 11:00-12:00
Participants with flights later in the day are welcome to linger at Kalani
until departure for the airport.
If you would like to extend your stay at Kalani, either prior to or following our workshop,
please contact Kalani directly.
A Hawaiian Paradise
Oceanside Retreat is located on 113 spacious acres of botanical
forest along the sunny and secluded Puna Coast on "the Big Island"
of Hawaii. Bordered by tropical forest and rugged lava coastline
and near Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world, Kalani is
the only coastal lodging facility within Hawaii's largest conservation
area. Twenty acres are dedicated to landscaped lawns and retreat
facilities. On-site amenities include an Olympic-size swimming pool,
two jacuzzis, a sauna, and free wireless Internet access. Theraupeutic
massage is available.
Accommodations are lovely, in natural wood with plenty of light, a clean,
modern, yet rustic feel. The three daily meals (included in the fee)
are wholesome vegetarian (with fresh fish and chicken options), featuring
local fruits and organic produce. Meals are served in the open-air
Among nearby attractions are a black-sand beach, tidepools, thermal
springs, natural steam vents, Volcanoes National Park, botanical
gardens, and hiking to waterfalls. The sea cliffs of the Kalani
coastal area provide for close-up views of turtles, dolphins,
and migrating whales. This paradisiacal environment will enfold
us in an atmosphere of complete relaxation, soothing our spirits
so we can leave our daily hassles behind and awaken the mindfulness
that is necessary for lucid dreaming and lucid living.
Hawaiian weather is delightfully mild year 'round. The temperature at Kalani will
typically range from the mid-60's to the mid-80's. Brief rain-showers are common, but there
is plenty of sunshine as well.
Getting to Kalani
The nearest airport to Kalani is Hilo International. Some airlines now offer
direct flights into Hilo.
Otherwise, fly from Honolulu (or from another island) to Hilo. Several flights are
offered daily with Hawaiian Airlines (1-800-367-5320) and go! Airlines (1-888-IFLYGO2)
from which it's only a 40-minute drive to Kalani. Or fly to Kona
(direct from North America and Asia) and enjoy a 3-hour scenic drive via either
the northern or southern routes.
Special car rental rates and inter-island flight coupons are available from
Hawaiian airlines upon request when you make your flight reservations.
Kalani Airport Shuttle
Kalani offers transportation (from Hilo Airport only) for $65, or $45 per person
for more than one traveler. Regular Taxi service is about $90. To arrange
shuttle service, contact Kalani
directly at least one day in advance. Prices subject to change.
Hele-On County Bus
The Hele-On county bus leaves from downtown Hilo. This is a slow but inexpensive
option that comes right to Kalani if you can coordinate schedules. For further information visit
the Hele-On bus website.
Attendees are responsible for arranging all personal transportation to/from Kalani.
For further travel information contact Kalani directly.
Travel insurance is recommended.