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2017 Workshops

For further information or to enroll in a class, please contact the instructor listed with each individual retreat. Many classes have discounted rates for early registration. Fees are mailed to the instructor. Dates indicate the arrival and departure days.

For accommodations before or after a workshop, please look in the Visitors Center on visitmolokai.com

PLEASE CONTACT WORKSHOP LEADERS FOR COSTS & DETAILS

JANUARY 7-14, 2017
YOGA & FRIENDSHIP RETREAT

Sue Brantley
4511 NE 31st Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
503.407.9677
Web site: suebrantley.com
email suebrantley@comcast.com

Back by popular demand! Join Sue for a special week of yoga and somatics, and a little qi gong, pilates, myofascial release and meditation for good measure.

We will have a 3 hour active class in the morning, and a 1.25 hour session of somatics several afternoons. There will be plenty of time to explore the island by hiking, swimming, boating or sightseeing. You may just want to stay put, though, and enjoy the gorgeous, tranquil beauty of the Hui. There are excellent massage therapists available if you’d like to treat yourself. Or, just browse in the on-site art gallery and chat with Arlinka, the artist in residence.

Small group size – 18 max

Sue Brantley certified yoga, Pilates and Hanna Somatics instructor, has been teaching since 1998. Sue is used to teaching students of varying levels and abilities. She believes a blend of different styles and techniques provides an effective, inspiring and engaging class while keeping things fresh for each student. While stressing the importance of excellent alignment, she also encourages people to look within to find their own truth in any given posture, exercise, or meditation.

7 days

JANUARY 21-28, 2017
ART2LIFE CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

Nicholas Wilton
480 Gate 5 Road, Suite 300W
Sausalito, CA 94954
415 533 8102
Web site: nicholaswilton.com
email ferris@nicholaswilton.com

This workshop is a playful exploration of the creative image-making process. We will be utilizing imagery inspired from our own personal stories, life experiences and the tropical surroundings of Molokai. There will be hands-on exploration of fundamental painting principles as well as gaining an understanding of how to sustain our own creative momentum.

Throughout the week, we will work on a series of small paintings on wood panels, often working on several pieces simultaneously, leaving little time to worry about success or failure. We will also explore how themes of change and spontaneity enable us to create our own unique artwork, and illuminate life lessons inherent in the creative process. We seek to engage both sides of the brain, inviting mistakes, intuition, and spontaneity, along with our knowledge of the six Art2Life Creativity Principles: value, design, color, texture, risk, and soul.

Generous time will be given for experimentation with new tools, mediums, and techniques. Join us as we celebrate a process of inspiration, reclamation, and the journey of self-discovery through painting. This workshop is designed for people from a wide variety of disciplines. All skill levels are welcome. No artistic experience is necessary, only a willingness to play.

Nicholas Wilton is the founder of the Art2Life Creativity workshops and has been involved in teaching art and helping people re-find their creativity for 25 years. His work has been used on the covers of the national bestsellers The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. Nicholas also has established the Creative Visionary Mentoring Program, which offers artistic, business and creative coaching to artists. He speaks and writes extensively on the subjects of purpose and inspiration.

“The workshop was really beyond my wildest imagination. It was a complete experience, truly the best of everything – Nick’s instruction, the environment, people at the Hui, the food, the workshop participants. I will never forget all that happened and how hard and diligently everyone worked. Nick has a very special gift that allows each person to find their own personal expression.”

7 days

FEBRUARY 3-13, 2017
G
REAT FULLNESS WINTER CAMP
Hui Ho’olana Staff
PO Box 280, Kualapuu, HI 96757
(808) 567-6430
email: hui@huiho.org
This week of community building, education and family fun is dedicated to enjoying each other’s company as we playfully work, learn and mindfully create together. There will be carpentry, planting and maintenance. Teams will work together in the garden, on the land and on building projects while forming relationships and learning from each other. We will divide into teams and make a schedule (working about 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon) with a day and a half off for beach and play.

This camp fills quickly, so please register soon. Camp is open to our Board of Directors, Advisors, former staff members, teachers and people who have attended 3 or more camps.

Call, write or email for an application to attend.

10 days

FEBRUARY 19-26, 2017
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY: WILD MOLOKAI
A Natural Eye Gathering

Eddie Soloway
PO Box 6745
Santa Fe, NM 87502
847-452-7400
Web site: www.eddiesoloway.com
email: eddie@eddiesoloway.com

Shake off winter and join Eddie Soloway on the island of Molokai for the Natural Eye Retreat. An experience open to all photographers and artists wishing to push their seeing in new directions, this week is about taking the time to experiment and be curious, opening our eyes to seeing being the ordinary. From ocean waves to tropical flowers, outdoor tubs under the starts (not to be missed), and gourmet meals featuring local foods, Molokai is the perfect place to let the tropical breezes blow away the stress and send you sailing into new images.

Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth’s wild places. Former positions in educational workshop design, wilderness program development, and custom fine photographic printing have further honed his expertise. In 1998, Eddie was the first recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography, and in 2010 Photo District News named Eddie one of America’s best photography workshop teachers. Today he divides his time between making fine-art prints, teaching for leading photographic institutions, speaking on creativity and the photographic life for National Geographic, and furthering photographic publishing projects. His first book, One Thousand Moons, was published in the summer of 2004, and the DVD, A Natural Eye Workshop was released in December, 2009.

7 days

MARCH 4-14, 2017
21st Annual PAINTING INTENSIVE
The Painting Experience

Stewart Cubley
PO Box 309
Fairfax, CA 94978-0309
Phone: 415-488-6880
Web site: Process Arts
email: info@processarts.com

Join Stewart Cubley for the 21st year of his workshops at Hui Ho’olana. This retreat fills up quickly, so make sure to register early! This Moloka’i Intensive gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless presence of process painting, beyond the pace and pressures of a busy life. You will dive into ten uninterrupted days of deep relaxation and creative awakening with a small community in the pristine setting of the Hui Ho’olana.

The foundation of this intensive is personal attention in the painting process, in the nurturing environment, and in the small group interactions. This is Stewart’s longest and most personalized group program, and the opportunity to make a lasting investment in yourself and your life. It has proven to be a powerful catalyst for change by all who’ve experienced it.

Stewart Cubley is the co-author of Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. Stewart has traveled throughout the world for nearly 40 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination.

“Last week was one of the deepest and most meaningful experiences of my life. I’m still feeling the shifts coming … hardly detectable on the surface but huge on an interior, sensory level. It is very exciting, trying to stay in the quiet softness so that I can understand all that is transforming.” – student

10 days

MARCH 25 – APRIL 1, 2017
TRANSFORM THE WORLD
Cultivating Peace and Harmony in Yourself

Jon Bernie
Web site: jonbernie.org
email: clearwatersangha@gmail.com To Register

Peace and Harmony begin within. Your mind, body and heart are the vehicles and pathway to healing and transformation. When you learn to trust and follow the natural healing process of the personal self, the vast heart of unconditional love opens and the spirit fully awakens. Join Jon for an intimate weeklong gathering, where we will have time for silent sitting, dialog, exploring the island, and just hanging out. This will be a unique opportunity to explore the space of openness, and allow unconditional love to deepen, expand and flourish.

Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. His teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of human experience. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist and Advaita traditions, and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002. Jon is also an experienced healer and teacher of somatic embodiment, trained in the Alexander Technique, Zero Balancing, and the Qigong system of Dr. Yu Penxi. He works closely and intimately with individuals to facilitate consciousness development and deep emotional healing.

7 days

APRIL 8-15, 2017
PHOTOGRAPHY: REKINDLING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT
A fundraiser for the Hui

Rik Cooke, Theresa Airey, Jonathan Kingston
Guest Speaker: Dewitt Jones
PO Box 280, Kualapuu, HI 96757
(808) 567-6430
email: hui@huiho.org
websites: Rikki CookeDewitt JonesJonathan Kingston

This workshop is a collaboration between four outstanding technical and inspirational photographers and teachers; Rik Cooke, Theresa Airey, Jonathan Kingston and guest speaker Dewitt Jones. Rik will take students on photographic excursions discovering the unlimited beauty of Molokai and exploring the creative process. Theresa and Jonathan will help you turn your files into unique images through Lightroom 5 and other software. Dewitt will lecture on creativity and ‘the inner self’; Rikki speaks about ‘seeing simply’; Theresa teaches about ‘interpreting the subject creatively’; and Jonathan will help us to polish our digital techniques. Together they will show you new possibilities in the art of photography. There will be time to reflect, relax and rejuvenate your inner spirit in the calming lovely atmosphere surrounding the Hui.

Prerequisites: The workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced digital photographers. You must have a good working knowledge of Photoshop. Bring a digital or film camera you know well and come with a laptop computer that you are proficient in your navigational skills. This workshop is primarily for MacIntosh users. If you are bringing a PC, we will not be able to answer your computer navigation questions.

Both Rik and Dewitt have shot extensively for National Geographic Magazine and their book division. Theresa Airey is an author and international fine art photographer. Jonathan Kingston is a documentary photographer and competent teacher with high technical skills. See their websites above for more information.

For more workshop information, see April Photo Workshop.

7 days

APRIL 23-30, 2017
OCEAN AND SHORE: FLOW AND FORM
A Yoga Retreat

Denise Benitez & Karen Sprute-Francovich
Seattle Yoga Arts, 109 15th Ave E.
Seattle WA 98112
206-440-3191
email: yogaarts@comcast.net

Our lives are a continual flow of doing into being and being into doing, of form into flow and flow into form. Robert Frost says “The heart can think of no devotion greater than being shore to the ocean, holding the curve of one position, counting an endless repetition.” The nature of the body is fluid, multiple, and complex and can’t be reduced to method. In this workshop, we will explore the similarity of our body and soul to shore and ocean and the different movements that articulate each. You will come away from this retreat feeling both more steady and more fluid.

Each day of the workshop includes two yoga classes. We will follow our theme through the week, and include pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga, chanting, and other surprises. Meditation instruction will be offered in the mornings. You will have one totally open day to explore the island.

Denise Benitez loves books, dogs, water, movement, dancing, poetry, and the tropics. You’ll find her classes informed by anything from her latest movement fascination to Jungian psychology, all of it anchored by her passion for kinesthetic discovery and wise movement that is sound and effective. Yoga has provided a soul purpose to her life for five decades.

Karen Sprute-Francovich is most influenced by Iyengar and Anusara yoga. She is a writer and a lover of poetry and prose. Karen is a dedicated meditator and thrives on stories, nearness to water, swimming and hiking. She is supported, inspired and renewed by her husband, her 2 grown sons and her cat, all of whom are Yoga practitioners (the cat especially).

7 days

MAY 6-13, 2017
FEMININE WISDOM AND POWER
A Women’s Retreat

Karen Wilhelm Buckley & Dianne Morrison
email: karenbuckley@thewisdomconnection.com
website: thewisdomconnection.com

Vulnerability is the birthplace of courage, authenticity and innovation.
“Embracing our vulnerability is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable.” Brene Brown
Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. From that authentic expression of ourselves comes the power to create the life we most want to live. This retreat invites us to be open to and connect with each other and our world in whole new ways.

In the magic in Molokai, Hawaii where we will enjoy innovative ideas, delicious food, silence and caring conversations, island music and dance, and decadent bubble baths under the sun and stars. There will be time for walks, swimming and exploring the island.

Led by Karen Wilhelm Buckley and Dianne Morrison, pioneers in executive coaching and business consulting. Karen is committed to authentic leaders who create wisdom and love, who generate significant results in their organizations. Dianne has clients invent themselves as inspiring leaders, who produce breakthrough results while maintaining a work life balance.

Building on shared commitments and their friendship, Karen and Dianne invite you to join them in a transformational journey.

7 days

MAY 20-27, 2017
WAKING UP: Body, Connection and Creativity
Jessica Steinbomer
206.669.0813
Website: zerocirclecenter.com
email: jessica@experienceprogress.com

We thrive through connection with others and the greater world around us. In this serene and powerful setting, we offer a way to restore our inner fire and use it in our lives to bring connection to our relationships, our work and our communities.

Through shared study of ancient yogic systems and modern psychotherapeutic modalities, we will use movement and attention in our bodies to study our inner and outer worlds. There will be an emphasis on alignment, safety, and rehabilitation of the body, while holding a space for devotion, self inquiry and mindfulness. Journaling, meditating and working with the powerful energies of love and desire, we discover the keys to unblocking our creative expression. As we strengthen our connection with others, ourselves and the beauty of nature, we invite a new view of wholeness into our lives.

Jessica Steinbomer’s teaching style has a foundation in traditional yogic philosophy mixed with an authentic flavor of modern wisdom. The blending of ancient traditions with western understandings shines through in her classes. Jessica has her 500 hour RYT certification from 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA and has graduated from the Comprehensive training from the Hakomi Institute. With an intrinsic passion for the inner workings of the body, Jessica’s background in Biochemistry and Natural Medicine complements her teaching.

7 days

JUNE 3-10, 2017
BE.ING TRANSFORMATION: place.spirit.embodied life

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei
Contact Elaine Margarita Williams to register:
(415) 891-9684
thirdway@transformativechange.org
website: angelkyodowilliams.com

The design of this week-long retreat fulfills a dream in which every aspect of the conditions required for transformation is considered. Environment and timing. Healing through modalities of body, breath and embodied practices that dislodge limiting beliefs embedded in our stories, language, body and movements. Face-to-face ZenChange sessions offer precise individual assessment and follow-up.

From cellular memory to our innermost narratives to internal and structural alignment, unwanted habit patterns and unresolved internal conflict undermine our most dedicated efforts to shift, keeping the next levels of healing, equanimity and increased capacity to dynamically self-evolve, just beyond our reach. Most of us have enough information, this retreat empowers us toward be.ing transformation.

“The part of me that did not want to live is now healed, and present – no more plexiglass shield separating me from the world.  What a feeling.”—2017 Participant

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, renowned master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change. Ordained as a Zen priest, she is a Sensei, the second black woman recognized as a Zen teacher. Both fierce and grounded, she is known for her unflinching willingness to both sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love. Rev. angel has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace and set off a movement of breaking down racial barriers with Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.

7 days

JUNE 17-24, 2017
THE HEART OF MEDITATION

Flint Sparks & Donna Martin
Flint – (512) 633-5560 Texas
website: Flint Sparks
email Flint: flint@flintsparks.org
Donna – (250) 374-2514 – BC, Canada
website: Donna Martin
email Donna: psomadonna@gmail.com

Enter the very heart of meditation. To create an integrated experience, we’ll offer a variety of practices including mindfulness, yoga, zazen, silence, and the Hakomi Practice of Loving Presence. Amid the peaceful beauty of Molokai, the island known as the “heart” of Hawaii, we’ll weave these practices into the tapestry of our lives.

Flint Sparks is a Zen Buddhist teacher at Appamada, a center for Zen practice and inquiry in Austin, Texas. He is a former Clinical Psychologist and Hakomi Trainer. He leads retreats internationally with an emphasis on the interface between psychology and spiritual practices in personal transformation.

Donna Martin has been a student and teacher of yoga and meditation for thirty-five years. An international Hakomi trainer, Donna teaches Hakomi and the Practice of Loving Presence (psychotherapy as spiritual practice) at various centers internationally. Together, Donna and Flint offer an integral approach combining physical, emotional, and spiritual health practices.

7 days

JUNE 26 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 8, 2017
GREAT FULLNESS FALL CAMP

Hui Ho’olana Staff
PO Box 280, Kualapuu, HI 96757
(808) 567-6430
email: hui@huiho.org

Opening camp is a sweet treat for returning friends and family who come to help us prepare for the workshop season. This is a smaller camp than the one next February (which is already full). It is a time dedicated to enjoying each other’s company as we playfully work and mindfully create together. There will be carpentry, planting and maintenance projects as well as cooking opportunities as we open the Hui.

We will divide into teams and make a schedule (working about 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon) with a day off for beach and play.

This retreat fills quickly, so please register soon. The camp is open to people who have participated in a camp or workshop at the Hui in the past. We look forward to music and singing so please bring musical instruments!

Call, write or email for an application to attend.

8 days

OCTOBER 14-21, 2017
WHO AM I?
Restore, Heal and Reconnect with Yourself

Elisabeth Lentz
Park City, Utah
435-640-4885
Website: restorebalancetoday.com
email: elisabeth@restorebalancetoday.com

“How can I be myself while in relationships and community?” – this is a question we will live with during our week together. A shift of perspective can occur when life is simplified, supported by a caring environment and guided with truth and love. This retreat offers an opportunity to step back from the course of your daily life and enter into the unconscious parts of you, while being held in a safe space. As we dive deeply into the practice of being centered within ourselves, we will discover how we each contribute in a special way to build community, sangha and family.

Activities will include daily meditations, movement lessons, yoga, journaling, guided listening and speaking, as well as deep relaxations, embodied experiences and guided journeying, using the Chakra System as a map. The time will be balanced between classes and free time, guided silence and socializing: talking, learning, integrating, growing and playing. Couples and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Elisabeth Lentz has a degree in Child Development and Social Work, holds a journey man degree in fiber arts and is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. She studied with Stephen Gilligan, is experienced in transformative work through Selene Kumin-Vega, is currently enrolled in the Embodied Life School Mentorship program with Russell Delman and is certified in Chakra Therapy through Anodea Judith. Elisabeth guides meditative hikes in the Bavarian Alps and owns Restore Balance Today, a private business in Park City, where she holds group classes and sees private clients.

7 days

OCT 28 – NOV 4, 2017
THE RE-IMAGINED SELF
Tania Carriere, Dewitt Jones & Lynette Shepard
613.297.0012
email: tania@advivum.ca
website: www.advivumjourneys.ca

The Re-Imagined self is a mini-sabbatical, a time to drop into ourselves and hear the questions that we are already asking, but don’t have the energy, time, courage to answer. We will explore authenticity, happiness, and personal power and Re-Imagine who you are now by honouring the wisdom of your life lived, breaking the rules that no longer fit and claiming the gifts that that are uniquely yours. This experience will be the basis for a new reflection on how you see yourself; what stories you tell yourself about who you should be and what exhausting standards you live up to. Transformation occurs as you connect to the wisdom that you hold and you intentionally choose to redefine beauty-power-womanhood and lean into what’s next. If not now, then when?

For women only

TANIA CARRIERE, MPA, PCC With over 20 years designing unique, bespoke experiences for individuals and groups, Tania Carriere leans on her background in psychology, leadership and life coaching, personal transformation, theatre, travel and dance to create unique experiences that will engage your intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual being in a journey of wonderment, discovery and ultimately change. She blogs at Celebrate What’s Right and is always contemplating the next adventure. More about Tania

DEWITT JONES, ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER is one of America’s top professional photographers. Twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe has earned him the reputation as a world-class photojournalist. He leads the Celebrate What’s Right movement, inviting all to see from a place of abundance and joy. Dewitt will capture your essence in a photojounalistic style, which will be the basis for a new reflection on how you see yourself.

LYNETTE SHEPPARD, RN Author of “Becoming a Menopause Goddess”, Lynette Sheppard has hosted the popular Menopause Goddess Blog for the past 15 years. This virtual community brings women together to share wisdom, humor and heart about Menopause, Ageing Gracefully and Second Adulthood. Lynette will be teaching Hula as a movement form to acknowledge and embody the feminine.

7 days

NOVEMBER 11-19, 2017
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE SOUL

Jack Davis with Guest Teachers Dewitt Jones and Rik Cooke
To Register, email: katpruett@aol.com

This 8 day retreat is dedicated to sharpening the eye, expanding the mind and opening the heart – giving ourselves permission to fall in love with photography all over again! Recapturing that eagerness and enthusiasm of a child as we explore the endless ways we can integrate creativity into our lives! Renowned artist, author and Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Jack Davis, with National Geographic alumni and Hawai’i “Kama’ainas” (locals) Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke, will once again teach this creative photography and digital imagery workshop.

Whether you are a professional photographer, an addicted amateur or someone just deliriously giddy about your smartphone camera (as we are), this week is for you! And while we explore Moloka’i, you’ll explore new ways to shoot and shape your photography by allowing your eyes to play through the camera, and your hands to work through the computer (or Apps for that matter) to shape your images in ways you never thought possible. Learn new methods to craft that visual “story” you’ve always wanted to tell but may never have had the time, opportunity, or permission to before. Learn steps to optimize, enhance and creatively interpret your images using everything from the latest Lightroom and Photoshop, to the plethora of mobile and desktop apps that are daily introducing new ways to stretch the creative photographic process.

Jack Davis is one of the world’s leading experts on Photoshop, Lightroom and Mobile Photography, and is himself an award-winning photographer. He is coauthor of a dozen books on digital imagery including one of the bestselling guides to Photoshop, The Photoshop Wow! Book with over a million and a half copies in print in 12 languages. His last book, How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography, showcases the process of going beyond what was shot, to crafting what was experienced. For over 25 years Jack has been an internationally renowned spokesperson on digital imagery, and routinely teaching at conferences and workshops around the world. Davis is part of the “Dream Team” at the Photoshop World Conferences and was one of the frst inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the industry. He has an AA and BA in Graphic Design, and an MA and MFA in Digital Imagery.

Rikki Cooke worked for National Geographic for sixteen years; his latest article on Hawaii is in the December 2002 edition of National Geographic Magazine. His assignments included shooting two books: America’s Ancient Cities and The Blue Ridge Range as well as work in other National Geographic publications. His experience touches the full spectrum of photography, from lighting pyramids to photographing polar bears in the Arctic as well as national advertising campaigns for commercial clients. He and his wife Bronwyn are the authors of the award-winning book, Molokai, an Island in Time. And yes… he is an iPhoneaholic!

Dewitt Jones is a National Geographic photographer of many years. He and Rikki have taught together for 17 years. Dewitt has done five books, which include, What the Road passes By, Canyon Country and Visions of Wilderness. He is also known for his commercial photographs for Dewer’s Scotch, United Airlines and Canon Cameras. In recent years he is most noted for his talks on creativity that have inspired many corporations and large audiences. He brings the gifts of humor, insight and celebration of being alive to our time together. And yes… he (and his wife, Lynette Sheppard) is also an award-winning and published iPhoneaholic!

8 days

NOVEMBER  26 – DECEMBER 3, 2017
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE SOUL

Jack Davis with Guest Teachers Dewitt Jones and Rik Cooke
To Register, email: katpruett@aol.com

This 7 day retreat is dedicated to sharpening the eye, expanding the mind and opening the heart – giving ourselves permission to fall in love with photography all over again! Recapturing that eagerness and enthusiasm of a child as we explore the endless ways we can integrate creativity into our lives! Renowned artist, author and Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Jack Davis, with National Geographic alumni and Hawai’i “Kama’ainas” (locals) Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke, will once again teach this creative photography and digital imagery workshop.

Whether you are a professional photographer, an addicted amateur or someone just deliriously giddy about your smartphone camera (as we are), this week is for you! And while we explore Moloka’i, you’ll explore new ways to shoot and shape your photography by allowing your eyes to play through the camera, and your hands to work through the computer (or Apps for that matter) to shape your images in ways you never thought possible. Learn new methods to craft that visual “story” you’ve always wanted to tell but may never have had the time, opportunity, or permission to before. Learn steps to optimize, enhance and creatively interpret your images using everything from the latest Lightroom and Photoshop, to the plethora of mobile and desktop apps that are daily introducing new ways to stretch the creative photographic process.

For more information and the full 2017 invitation PDF click here: www.tinyurl.com/cp4ts2017

Jack Davis is one of the world’s leading experts on Photoshop, Lightroom and Mobile Photography, and is himself an award-winning photographer. He is coauthor of a dozen books on digital imagery including one of the bestselling guides to Photoshop, The Photoshop Wow! Book with over a million and a half copies in print in 12 languages. His last book, How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography, showcases the process of going beyond what was shot, to crafting what was experienced. For over 25 years Jack has been an internationally renowned spokesperson on digital imagery, and routinely teaching at conferences and workshops around the world. Davis is part of the “Dream Team” at the Photoshop World Conferences and was one of the frst inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the industry. He has an AA and BA in Graphic Design, and an MA and MFA in Digital Imagery.

Rikki Cooke worked for National Geographic for sixteen years; his latest article on Hawaii is in the December 2002 edition of National Geographic Magazine. His assignments included shooting two books: America’s Ancient Cities and The Blue Ridge Range as well as work in other National Geographic publications. His experience touches the full spectrum of photography, from lighting pyramids to photographing polar bears in the Arctic as well as national advertising campaigns for commercial clients. He and his wife Bronwyn are the authors of the award-winning book, Molokai, an Island in Time. And yes… he is an iPhoneaholic!

Dewitt Jones is a National Geographic photographer of many years. He and Rikki have taught together for 17 years. Dewitt has done five books, which include, What the Road passes By, Canyon Country and Visions of Wilderness. He is also known for his commercial photographs for Dewer’s Scotch, United Airlines and Canon Cameras. In recent years he is most noted for his talks on creativity that have inspired many corporations and large audiences. He brings the gifts of humor, insight and celebration of being alive to our time together. And yes… he (and his wife, Lynette Sheppard) is also an award-winning and published iPhoneaholic!

7 days

DEC 10-17, 2017
CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT

A workshop about fully engaging body, heart and mind in the practice of photography
Flint Sparks & John Barclay
(215) 822-0872
email: johnbarclayphoto@me.com
website: John Barclay Photography

Seeing Deeply is a learned discipline and takes practice. Our intent is to encourage you to enter the embodied practices of contemplative photography throughout the week during which we will learn to deepen our capacity for intimacy with our subjects, with our equipment and technique, and with each other. Seeing Deeply is an invitation to show up more fully in each moment, to be captured by the beauty of the world, and to become more skillful in the art of photography. We might be so bold as to say that this is an invitation to photography as spiritual practice.

Flint Sparks is a meditation teacher, Zen priest, and former psycologist dedicated to assisting people on the unending path to growing up and waking up. He is an experienced therapist and master teacher who assists people in softening barriers to love, both inside and oitside. He is a clear an caring resource with nearly four decades of experience exploring the path of freedom from unnecessary suffering. This experince is now extending to the creative world of contemplative photography.

John Barclay  is an award wining freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader. He is also an inspirational speaker, presenting his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the world. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his healingimages.org program. You can see his work and view his workshop schedule at johnbarclayphotography.com.
7 days

DECEMBER 19, 2017 – JANUARY 4, 2018
CLOSED FOR FAMILY TIME

Hands-on Therapy
Hui Ho’olana offers opportunities for massage and bodywork by highly skilled massage therapists.

Introduce A Teacher
Hui Ho’olana enjoys sponsoring new and innovative teachers, especially from Hawaii. If you know of a teacher you would like to have us support, please have them contact us.

Introduce A Friend
Do you have a friend who might be interested in our teaching and reforestation projects? Give us their name and email address and we will gladly send them an application.