A Unique Hawaiian Experience Our hula retreats provide guests with an authentic Hawaiian cultural experience in a tranquil setting with world renowned Kumu Hula. In addition to instructive classes with individual attention, our retreat incorporates healthy Hawaiian and organic meals with a Sacred Hawaiian lifestyle, which includes Hawaii “power spots” within our creative workshops, traditional luau, island tours with having time for shopping. Guests will receive the Comfort of entertainment, excellent customer service and much more!
Kumuʻ s (Teachers) Our kumus are experts in their area of Kuleana and have multiple years of teaching experience. Their classes, workshops and guidance allow for individual attention, students needs to be addressed, direct guidance, communication and hands-on participation and experience. Our kumuʻ s know how to inspire, strengthen and bring out the talent, uniqueness and possibilities in each haumāna “student”.
Kumu Hula - Ehulani Kumu Hula - Ana Stephany Nawahine-Kahoopii Ehulani has studied hula, and chanting, Ana Nawahine-Kahoopii is the grand- under 14 different kumu hula (hula daughter of Solomon Nawahine, a very teachers) in the Hawaiian Islands, as well known musician, musical Uncle George Naope, Pekelo Day, composer/scholar. The Nawahine Kahai Topolinski and Roselle Bailey. Ohana introduced the beauty and Ehulanis halau serve as the annual poetry of Hawaiian music, hula, and Royal Court Dancers for the Royal Hawaiian values to audiences across Court of Puuhonua O Honaunau the United States. ("Place of Refuge"), every summer, and almost every year she visits Maui for the World Hula Conference (at which Kahula O Nawahine Noho Puukapu Ehulani was asked to be an instructor, was founded by Ana Nawahine- both in 2001 and 2005). Kahoopii in August of 2007. In 2009 the On film and video, Ehulani and her ohana completed the building of their halau have been seen around the world. halau and in 2010 they held their first They were featured, for instance, in a hoike on their pa hula. The mission of CNN News special about the volcano their halau is to express the sacredness Goddess Pele, Kilauea volcano, and the of life through the poetry of hula, sacredness of the Hula Kahiko (Ancient ashula is a spiritual path. A path to the Hula) -- and, most recently, they have core truth of ourselves. As we deepen worked with a film crew from Japan, this awareness of our place in the making a feature-length documentary cosmos it is reflected in our voices & on the nature and people of Hawaii. bodies.
Hula Implements Workshop Na Kani O Hula has been doing demonstrations and teaching classes and workshops on the making of various hula instruments since 1995. Gayle and Kent are honored for the opportunity to provide hula dancers throughout Hawai’i and worldwide with their hula implements. Both take pride in their work and strive to maintain their reputation for quality products. Gayle’s background in agriculture led to the birth of Na Kani O Hula through her successful methods of farming ipu in Kula, Maui. Her many years as a hula dancer also gives her an understanding of how each instrument will be used. Kent’s main focus is his work on ipuheke and pu’ili. These instruments are made painstakingly yet each one is made with aloha. His ipu heke are highly sought after because they are created to be played comfortably as well as being pleasing to the eye and most especially to the ear.
Hawaiian Cooking & Luau We have created an authentic Luʻ au of a variety of food and fun to undertake in the soothing Winds of Honalo. Our guests will be honored with a Hawaiian Lei Greeting with a fine garland as they arrive. Our Hawaiian Luau will be the only unique and private setting, but also we will have a special guest on every week! Guests can stay after the luʻ au and have a great time to spend with our special guest of our Hawaiian show. BE the First to enjoy our Special Hawaiian Luʻ au!
Menu Our menu consists of healthy, organic and all natural foods that strengthen, enriches and nourishes body, mind, heart and spirit! Breakfast: Whole-wheat pancakes with berries and maple syrup, oatmeal with granola, cut papaya with low-fat yogurt garnished with blueberries, fresh fruit platter, scrambled organic eggs and omelets, vegetables, smoothies and fresh squeezed juices. Lunch: Mixed green salads, pasta salads, whole grain sandwiches, organic soups, sweet/purple potato, fresh fruit platter and organic snack bars. Dinner: Grilled chicken, grilled fish and seafood, salad of the day, rice pilaf, multigrain dinner rolls, cheese platter and deserts (vegan, low sugar, low fat and more!) Bottled Water and Beverages, Hawaiian Teas and Kona Coffee will be served with all meals.
Retreat ScheduleThursday - Day 112pm - 3pm Guest Pick-Up and Check-in5pm - 7pm Welcoming Ceremony and Farm Tour7pm - 9pm Dinner and Music
Friday Day 27am - 8am Breakfast9am - 11:30am Hula11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch12:30pm - 2pm Hula2pm - 6pm Paiʻ ai &Hawaiian Cooking Workshop7pm - 9pm Dinner and Kupuna Talk Story
Saturday Day 37am - 8am Breakfast9am - 11:30am Hula11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch12:30pm - 2pm Hula2pm - 6pm Hula Implement / Laʻ au Lapaʻ au Workshop6:30pm - 10pm Shopping, Dinner and Dancing in Kona
Sunday Day 47am - 8am Breakfast9am - 11:30am Hula11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch12:30pm - 2pm Hula2pm - 5pm Special Craft Making Workshop5pm - 8:30pm Luau and Entertainment8:30 - 10:00 Hawaii Documentary Screening
Island Power Spot TourMonday Day 55am - 5pm Hawaii “Power Spot” Kealakekua, Puʻ uHonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) Volcano, Kalapana and Waipio Valley.7pm - 9am Dinner and Music
Tuesday Day 67am - 8am Breakfast9am - 10am Check-out10am - 11am Pre-flight Yoga and Relaxation11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch12pm Airport Transfer
Accomodation & Transfer Our guests will stay in our Konalani Farm dormitory setting, which included in our Retreat vacation package, they can choose to upgrade comfortably for an additional fee to stay in our luxurious domes. We have round trip to and from airport transfer day 1 and 5 to ensure our guests ultimate comfort at arrival and departure.
Retreat Package Includes Accommodation Meals Classes Workshops Course Material Entertainment Luau Much more!