Check out the experienced facilitators who guide and support us at the Hawaii Tantra Festival. This list of presenters evolves weekly. Please check back for updates and new additions as we move into festival season! If you are interested in presenting in the next Hawaii Tantra festival, fill out an application here.
Participate in up to 3 workshops each day, each with a focused intention on expanding perspectives, feeding passions and igniting growth. Create the unique experience and depth that you are looking for in your personal festival journey.
Movement, Meditation and Sharing
We want to provide you with a truly nourishing experience, giving you time and space to connect with self, with nature and with tribe. We invite you to use your time with us as a personal retreat to solidify healthy habits in your life.
Start each day with our morning movement and meditation sessions to enliven your body, mind and spirit.
We’ll also come together for announcements and experience sharing to help build a strong unified energy field. This will be a time to drop in with other festival participants, share your experience, ask for help or celebrate your bliss together! This is a great support for any of the challenges and transformations that you may encounter, and will give you a core group of people to connect to.
Join us for an evening of Ecstatic Dance with Shamans Dream (Craig Kohland, aka Sahuna Love). With facilitation by Erina Love, the night begins with an introduction to the practice of Ecstatic Dance and how to enhance the experience by incorporating Contact Improv. A curated musical journey of various rhythms and genres create the canvas, your exploration of self is the art.
Ecstatic Dance is a free form movement process of self-discovery, an invitation to embody your teacher-self. Our body’s intelligence is vast and following it can unlock that which blocks us from our fullest potential, allowing for deep transformation, emotional release, and open-hearted connection. Bring an open mind and willingness to explore with the heart of a child.
Rituals and Ceremony
Puja quite literally means: worship, honor, adoration, respect and homage. Pujas are rituals created in a safe, sacred space. It's a chance to explore, play and connect with ourselves and with others. Its a chance to remove our masks and to see the Divine in one another.
Be gently guided though a series of short structured exercises with various partners, or with the same partner the entire time if you so choose. The exercises can include eye gazing, light touch, verbal sharing, and contact dancing... the entire series being designed to have us become more aware of this sacred dimension present in all of us and to practice the art of loving. Men and women, singles and couples and all those in between are welcomed. Our experienced facilitator is dedicated to provide safety, clarity, and integrity.
Bana Kuma & Cacao Ceremony
Bana kuma is what makes thoughts become reality. Bana Kuma draws on the four elements and the three contours of human experience for its presentation of the twelve archetypal pillars of wisdom. These pillars of wisdom assist in the elemental creative process and your interaction with them is intended to enhance your creative power or your Bana Kuma. Reflections of this archetypal knowledge are presented and interpreted through music, dance, song, meditation, storytelling and visual arts.
Bana Kuma offers rhythmic and harmonic patterns that are able to guide you into an intimate relationship with your creative process via the recognition of your connectivity with the earth, with all of life, and with your purest self. Become the master of your reality with us in this powerful ancient tribal ceremony.
Sex as Prayer
This evening event is an invitation into an exploration of one of Tantra's most delightful principles: The Healing Power of Pleasure. You are invited to PLAY and fully embrace your sensual-erotic desires as FUEL for health, vitality, and the blessing of this world.
We'll be actively generating ecstatic pleasure and directing that energy for the health and well-being of ourselves, our loved ones, and this world. Bring a partner (or two) to enjoy this experience with or experience the perfection of random pairing. All shared touch will be negotiated to find a clear, resounding "YES!"
Beyond Lolia Place Eco-Village
Looking for something beyond the inspiring festival program, connected community and hot tub soaking under the stars all available to you at the Lolia Place Eco-Village? Well you're in luck! These are not just random stock photos to get your attention, they are actual places that you can see while on the Big Island. Experience epic sunrises, hot flowing lava, thermal heated healing waters, crashing waves, waterfall excursions, wild life and nature at it's finest.
The Kapoho Kalapana Road, also known as the Red Road, travels 15 miles along the coastline of the lower Puna district on the Big Island and is arguably one of the most scenic roads in the state of Hawaii. The road follows the rugged coastline, sometime curves so close to the edge of the cliff that you could see the crashing waves below. The road takes you through rocky lava fields, lush coconut groves, tropical rainforests, old plantations, black sand beaches, peaceful oceanside parks, and a few quaint residential neighborhoods.
The event venue is situated near the easternmost point of land in all of Hawaii, where the sun first shines upon the chain of islands. Welcome the dawn of a new day with brilliant hues of purples, pinks and blues set before a vast rolling ocean.
This broad waterfall in the Wailuku River is conveniently located within the town of Hilo where you'll be flying in to get to the Hawaii Tantra Festival. It falls over a lava-cave that is said to be the home to the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina, the goddess of the moon.
Uncle Robert's is on the end of the Kapoho-Kalapana Road and was spared in 1990 from a lava flow that completely buried the town of Kalapana and altered the coastline and surrounding communities forever. Uncle Robert’s land was spared, and since then, his family has worked to show its appreciation and pass on its good fortune. So each Wednesday night, the Keli‘iho‘omalu family opens up the area around their home and the kava bar to the public for a ho‘olaulea, complete with live music, dancing, food, fellowship and good old-fashioned fun. It’s one of the more eclectic crowds to be found on the island, a hodge-podge of humanity featuring representatives of various races, and social and economic classes, including native Hawaiians, families with young children, elderly retirees, students, tourists, and organic farmers.