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 6-13, 2019
DEEP HEALING OF EXILES WITH DICK SCHWARTZ
P.O. Box 1063
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Offering a unique invitation to join Dick Schwartz in the healing, tranquil, and magical environment of Hui Ho’olana. In this seven day retreat we will explore the spiritual side of IFS through extended meditation designed to access high levels of Self-energy, inviting guidance regarding a vision for your life, and further unburdening your parts as a way to remove obstacles to accessing Self.
At Hui Ho’olana you will be welcomed to experience the peace and inspiration that can come to light in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect and support. Through Dick’s guidance and the IFS model you will be offered the practice of ho’oponopono (the Hawaiian concept “to make things right”) by using the evolving conceptual spiritual framework of IFS to deeply heal exiles.
The inspiring and nurturing environment, superb natural food, small and intimate venue of 15 – 17 participants, and Dick’s humble but expert guidance, offer a unique and unmatched opportunity to further your IFS journey.
This advanced retreat is being offered to participants with a minimum of Level 1 IFS training.
Dick Schwartz is the founding developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy offering a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. Over the past 30 years IFS has gained global recognition and is being used in many venues other than psychotherapy, where it had it’s roots.
Explore what it means to “see deeply” in this weeklong photo retreat on the beautiful island of Moloka’i, Hawaii. Learn how to take your photography beyond documentation and express feelings and emotion in your image making. Through a series of exercises and meditations designed to sharpen your visual acuity, you’ll discover images you never dreamed possible. When you slow down, switch off and truly “awaken” your creative spirit, you’ll discover your own power within. Images will begin to find you, rather than the other way around.
During this magical week, we’ll visit a wide variety of locations on Moloka’i: a remote beach (where shimmering back-lit waves resemble crystal sculptures when frozen in time), an ancient coconut grove planted in the 1860s during the reign of King Kamehameha, a lush private tropical garden in a remote area of the island, enchanted rain forests, historical churches, rugged, unspoiled sand dune/beach areas, colorful pigeons in flight, and much more. You’ll also be treated to lectures, insights and musings from two former National Geographic photographers, Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke, and iPhoneography experts Lynette Sheppard and Melissa Fraser who will all join us as guest lecturers.
This week also offers an opportunity to delve deeply into a practice of mindfulness and bring that awareness into your photography and everyday life. We will discuss not only the technical aspects of photography, covering various creative camera/smartphone techniques, but also explore how paying attention to present moments can begin to open your heart to experiencing life and your image-making process more fully. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, renewed, inspired, and fully engaged in mind, eye and heart…. seeing deeper than ever before.
Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader who specializes in teaching creative macro, abstract in-camera Impressionistic techniques, creative iPhoneography, and expressive flower and garden photography. In 2017, he completed an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course and continues to explore ways to encourage others to see deeply and express spiritual and emotional aspects of life through the camera. At its deepest core, Charles views photography as a form of meditation, and his work reflects the teachings of Minor White, Freeman Patterson, Eddie Soloway, Nancy Rotenberg, Kim Manley Ort, Michael Wood and others who have inspired his practice of “mindful photography.”
FEBRUARY 1-11, 2019
GREAT FULLNESS WINTER CAMP
Hui Ho’olana Staff
PO Box 280, Kualapuu, HI 96757
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.
FEBRUARY 17-24, 2019
A Natural Eye Gathering
PO Box 6745
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Web site: www.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.
Join Stewart Cubley for the 23rd 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.
For over four decades, Stewart Cubley has pioneered a way of integrative and creative living through the practice of process painting. Stewart travels throughout the world, teaching his unique approach to thousands of people at personal growth centers such as the Esalen and Omega, multinational corporations, programs in prisons and countless other public forums. Stewart is the co-author of the highly acclaimed book, Life, Paint & Passion, Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression (Tarcher/Putnam). He and his wife, Shae Irving, live in Fairfax, California and part of the year on their homestead near Denali Park, Alaska.
“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
MARCH 23 – 30, 2019
TRANSFORM THE WORLD
Cultivating Peace and Harmony in Yourself
Web site: jonbernie.org
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 week-long 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.
APRIL 6-13, 2019
PHOTOGRAPHY: REKINDLING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT
A fundraiser for the Hui
Rik Cooke, Theresa Airey, Jonathan Kingston, Arthur Van Dover
Guest Speaker: Dewitt Jones
PO Box 280, Kualapuu, HI 96757
websites: Rikki Cooke – Dewitt Jones – Jonathan Kingston
This workshop is a collaboration between five outstanding teachers and inspirational photographers: Rik Cooke, Theresa Airey, Jonathan Kingston, Arthur Van Dover and guest speaker Dewitt Jones. Rik will take students on photographic excursions discovering the hidden beauty of Molokai. He speaks about ‘seeing simply’ and ‘rekindling the creative spirit’. Theresa teaches about taking your images into the realm of fine art. Jonathan will help you to polish your digital techniques and demonstrate how to effectively combine story telling with your images. Dewitt will lecture on creativity and ‘the inner self’. Arthur will teach you how to print your best work and to manage your printing workflow while maintaining true color from capture to print.
Together they will help you turn your files into unique images through Lightroom and other programs, showing you new possibilities in the art of photography.
There will be time to reflect, relax and rejuvenate in the lovely atmosphere of this Living Sanctuary. The workshop is intended for enthusiastic digital photographers. Bring a digital or film camera you know well and come with a laptop computer that you are comfortable using and can easily navigate. Teachers primarily use Apple products. If you are bringing a PC, we may not be able to answer your 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 National Geographic Creative Photographer who regularly leads photo expeditions for National Geographic Expeditions. He is a skilled photographer with outstanding technical expertise. Arthur Van Dover, a representative for Canon, is among the top printers in the US. He offers a new realm of creative opportunity to print your best work on site.
For more workshop information, see April Photo Workshop.
APRIL 20-27, 2019
OCEAN AND SHORE, FLOW AND FORM
A Yoga Retreat
Denise Benitez & Karen Sprute-Francovich
Seattle Yoga Arts, 109 15th Ave E.
Seattle WA 98112
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).
MAY 4-11, 2019
HEART OF THE BRUSH: Ancient Chinese Calligraphy
Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi
A Hui Sponsored Workshop
Participation In this workshop is an opportunity to study the practical wisdom of East Asian calligraphy brushwork. One does not need to have any previous experience of calligraphy or know any East Asian language to take this course.
Kaz will guide you in practicing, developing and creating your own samples from ancient Chinese masterpieces. Through demonstrations and shared knowledge your understanding will deepen as you cultivate your own calligraphy practice. While practicing, this is an opportunity to witness your inner critic and move to closer enjoying the beauty of each moment. It takes years of practice to become a seasoned calligrapher, but in this workshop, through Kaz’s unique style of teaching, you will experience a beginning and an advanced study of East Asian calligraphy.
Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi is a renowned calligraphic artist and teacher who works with hundreds of students in calligraphy workshops throughout the world each year.
The wisdom and power of our presence connects us with others and elevates our state of being so that the choices we make create the future we most want. Presence opens our hearts and minds to the gifts behind the veil of judgments, regrets or contrived plans. We begin to remember what we care about. Illuminating the stuck places in our minds we release wisdom and step beyond the limits of the past.
Together we will explore the power of presence and the new world of possibility that opens up when we are present with our selves and each other.
In the magic of the Hui Ho’olana Living Sanctuary we will enjoy caring conversations and silence, creativity, delicious food, island music and dance, and 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.
JUNE 1-8, 2019
BE.ING TRANSFORMATION: place.spirit.embodied life
Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei
Contact Elaine Margarita Williams to register:
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.
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.
“I have been attending and facilitating workshops and retreats for decades and be.ing transformation is one of the most holistic, powerful, integrative & brilliant retreats I have ever participated in. One of the most amazing leaders, guides I have ever encountered”. – 2018, participant Rev. D. Johnson
JUNE 15-22, 2019
THE HEART OF MEDITATION
Flint Sparks & Donna Martin
Flint – (512) 633-5560 Texas
website: Flint Sparks
email Flint: email@example.com
Donna – (250) 374-2514 – BC, Canada
website: Donna Martin
email Donna: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and Spiritual Director who leads retreats internationally with an emphasis on the interface between psychology and spiritual practices in personal transformation. He is a guiding teacher at both Appamada, a center for Zen practice and inquiry in Austin, Texas and Open Door Zen Community in Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a guiding teacher in several Zen informed sanghas in the UK and Switzerland. Flint is a former Clinical Psychologist who specialized in working with people with life threatening physical illnesses.
Donna Martin has been a student and teacher of yoga and meditation for almost fifty years. An international Hakomi trainer, Donna has taught Hakomi and the Practice of Loving Presence (psychotherapy as spiritual practice) at various centers all over the world. Together, Donna and Flint offer an integral approach combining physical, emotional, and spiritual health practices.
What does it mean to be a hero—to live heroically—in these times? Have you known or even suspected that you had a role to play as teacher, healer or spiritual activist? We are living in what may be the most critical juncture in the evolution of humanity. The clarion call has gone out: All hands on deck! You are needed now. We are all needed now.
During your week-long retreat we will enjoy inspiring dialogue, soul-nourishing camaraderie, deep healing, rituals, multiple breathwork sessions and exquisite meals as we break through past limitations to unleash our true potential. And, we will have fun!
You will heal at deep and multiple levels, all while enjoying the camaraderie and support of remarkable companions on your journey. However you arrive, you will return home lighter, renewed, and somehow different, in profound and positive ways. You will have greater clarity of purpose and an invigorated level of commitment to be more than you have ever been before. Gift yourself a life-changing experience in a wonderful vacation paradise! More about Christian and the Heroes Retreat.
An award winning author, respected spiritual teacher and sought-after retreat facilitator, Christian de la Huerta offers transformational retreats and workshops awakening participants to their deeper sense of purpose, empowering radical internal and external shifts. He says, “when participants can uncover and overcome long held fears that hold them back, this is when they can begin to experience the true joy and fulfillment of living on purpose, which also allows them to become catalysts for our planet’s spiritual and cultural evolution.”
See Christian’s Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLAziEkvUT8
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.”
NOVEMBER 9 – 16, 2019
A N D – Choose one or both
NOVEMBER 23 – 30, 2019
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE SOUL
Jack Davis with Guest Teachers Dewitt Jones and Rik Cooke
To Register for either workshop, email: JackDavisWorkshops@gmail.com
These two 7 day retreats are both dedicated to sharpening the eye, expanding the mind and opening the heart – as we give ourselves permission to fall in love with photography all over again! Recapturing that eagerness and enthusiasm of a child, 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 all corners of Moloka’i – from flower-filled rainforest valleys, to Hawaii’s longest (and emptiest) white sand beach, to the world’s tallest sea cliffs, to palm-fringed lagoons with hired hula dancers – you’ll explore new ways to shoot and shape your photography 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, skills or inner 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. Join us for an amazingly fun and inspirational week that will change your photography and your life forever!
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 two of the bestselling guides to Photoshop, The Photoshop Wow! Book and How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography, with over a million and a half copies in print in 12 languages. For over 25 years Jack has been an internationally renowned spokesperson on digital imagery, and routinely teaches at conferences and workshops around the world, including for the National Geographic. Davis is designated a “Master Teacher” by Adobe and was one of the first 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 Dewar’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!
DEC 7-14, 2019
CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT
A workshop about fully engaging body, heart and mind in the practice of photography
Flint Sparks & John Barclay
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 psychologist 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 outside. He is a clear an caring resource with nearly four decades of experience exploring the path of freedom from unnecessary suffering. This experience 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.
Hui Ho’olana offers opportunities for massage and bodywork by highly skilled massage therapists.
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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.
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