2021 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


JANUARY 9-16, 2021
Karin White
P.O. Box 1063
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508 241-7773

Web site: selfleadership.org
email: karinwhite@comcast.net

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.

7 days

JANUARY 23 -30, 2021
Email: Loch@LochKelly.org
Website: www.lochkelly.org

Effortless mindfulness taps into an awake awareness that is naturally available to us. The adjective “effortless” refers to the discovery that there is a unique kind of awareness, awake awareness, that is naturally aware without our help or effort. This awareness is right here, right now, and equally available to each of us. Effortless mindfulness is somewhat like riding a bicycle on a gradual, downward-sloping road: once we learn to let go, trust and balance, we can coast without deliberately pedaling. It is done through small glimpses during the day, leading to an open-hearted presence that can be accessed with eyes open, whether at work or in relationships. From that space, we have the ability to experience the arising of thoughts, feelings, emotions, and even subpersonalities from within and all around—without needing to identify with them, deny them, or project them onto others. Loch teaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage to help people access awakening as the next natural stage of human development.

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist and founder of the 501c3 non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. His best selling book, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness is a comprehensive guide that spans the entire spectrum of effortless mindfulness practice.  Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. As a licensed psychotherapist, Loch has been teaching seminars, supervising clinicians and practicing awareness psychotherapy in NYC for 30 years. Loch is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological.

“Loch Kelly offers a rich array of unique mindful glimpses that reveal our naturally awake, openhearted awareness. His guidance is clear and precise… and it arises from a wise, caring heart. There are very few who can guide with such mastery.” – Tara Brach

7 days

FEBRUARY 5-15, 2021

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 21-28, 2021
A Natural Eye Gathering

Eddie Soloway
PO Box 6745
Santa Fe, NM 87502
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 6-16, 2021
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 25th 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.

“I have to tell you that process painting has opened me up to something wild and true in my life that has more or less catapulted me beyond the confines I was feeling. And in turn my life is getting wilder and freer and better.  I mean in  very, very substantial ways. THANK YOU.”  ~ Ted L.

10 days

MARCH 27 – APRIL 3, 2021
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 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.

Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom and The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is—Beyond Belief to Love, Fulfillment and Spiritual Awakening, 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 10-17, 2021
A fundraiser for the Hui
Rik Cooke, Theresa Airey, Jonathan Kingston, Arthur Van Dover
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 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.

7 days

JULY 1- SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

DECEMBER 18, 2021- JANUARY 3, 2022

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.