LifeFest Kapalua
September 8-10, 2006

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Schedule of Events

The 3rd Annual LifeFest Kapalua, Hawaii’s premier health and wellness event, combines programs to educate the mind, rejuvenate the spirit, encourage physical fitness and highlight indigenous Hawaiian cultural and spiritual practices. Join world-renowned health and wellness experts for inspiring lectures and personal workshops with a focus on leading a balanced life.

Keynote Lectures

  • Tim Sanders - The Likeability Factor
    Saturday, September 9, 5:30 p.m.
    It isn't exactly a revelation that people who are liked get more out of life than those who are disliked. But Americans seem to have forgotten this simple fact. Have you? What's your L-Factor? In this energetic presentation Tim Sanders, a Yahoo! leadership coach, explains four elements of likeability and shows why likeability is good not just for you, but for everyone around you. You will learn tangible ways to measure and increase your L-Factor to balance your life while building and maintaining great relationships. Book Signing to follow.

  • Dr. Andrew Weil - Healthy Aging
    Sunday, September 10, 5:30 p.m -
    Aging is inevitable. While you can't stop the process, you can approach it with grace and in optimal health. In a rare Hawai‘i appearance Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, provides valuable information and insight on incorporating conventional and complementary medicine practices in one's life to optimize the body's natural healing power. Learn healthy lifestyle practices to promote graceful aging and optimal health - physically, mentally and spiritually. Dr. Weil’s concepts will help you discover how Healthy Aging brings “depth and richness of experience, complexity of being, serenity, wisdom, and its own kind of power and grace.
    Book Signing to follow.

“Fit Friday” - all Friday activities are complimentary

  • Healing Movements: Viniyoga for Health - Mirka Kraftsow
    9:00am - 10:00am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4

    Learn therapeutic movements incorporating breath and movement to create bodily harmony.
  • Hale Puloulou
    9:30am - 12:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Ball field

    Experience a purification sweat house, an integral practice of many indigenous cultures. Donations requested - all proceeds benefit the Hawaiian Healing Institute of Integrated Studies
  • Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scan - Dr. George Martin
    10:30am - 1:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kauai Room
    Obtain an immediate reading of carotenoid antioxidant levels.
  • Qigong Introduction - Dr. Kabba Anand
    11:00am - 12:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Medicinal Garden
    (pronounced chi kung) A journey of meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises.
  • ChiWalking® - Christopher Griffin
    12:30pm - 3:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    The health benefits of walking have made it one of the most popular low impact daily exercises. This revolutionary program delivers maximum physical, mental, and spiritual fitness.
  • DermaView Skin Health Assessment - Kiki Powers, M.S.
    2:00pm - 3:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Lanai Room
    Recommendations on protecting and improving skin quality.
  • Natural Movement Self Defense, (Hands-on/Interactive) - Kumu Ramsay Taum
    3:00pm - 4:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Enhanced personal confidence and safety through movements and gestures you use in daily life. 
  • Healing Movements: Introductions to American Tribal Style BellyDance, Salsa, 5Rhythms Wave
    Kajira Djoumahna, Dr. Geordie Jahner, Ashley Mueller
    4:30pm - 6:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Learn the fundamentals of modern and traditional belly dance forms, the freedom and spontaneity of 5Rhythms, and the power of Latin movement. There is a dancer living inside of everyone and every person will be dancing by the end of the weekend - guaranteed!

Hawaiian and Indigenous Healing

Saturday, September 9

  • E ala E - Clifford Naeole
    5:30am - 6:30am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Beach House Lawn

    Celebrate the beginning of each day at the ocean’s edge.
  • Hale Pulo‘ulo‘u
    9:30am - 12:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Ball Field

    Experience a purification sweat house, an integral practice of many indigenous cultures.
    Donations requested - all proceeds benefit the Hawaiian Healing Institute of Integrated Studies
  • Iluna ae - Kahu Kapiioho Lyons Naone
    10:00am - 11:00am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Explanation and demonstration of Hawaiian Hands-On Spiritual Healing to release emotional blockages, restore balance (pono) and harmony (huikala).
  • Kaihewalu Family Lua (Hands-on/Interactive)- Kumu Ramsay Taum
    12:00pm - 1:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Salon 4
    Enhance personal peace and prosperity by learning to tap into your personal "mana" through this once deadly hawaiian art of war.
  • Native Secrets of Ceremonial Healing - Chief Sonne Reyna
    2:30pm - 4:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    In this rare opportunity meet Chief Sonne Reyna, a Hereditary Chief of the Yaqui-Carrizo Coahuilteka Nations of North America, as he provides an overview of his personal life experience with indigenous ceremonial healing and transformation.
  • Spiritual Healing Island of Maui - Kahu Kapiioho Lyons Naone
    4:00pm - 5:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Discuss the spiritual healing aspects of Hawaii’s Valley Isle.

Sunday, September 10

  • E ala E - Clifford Naeole
    5:30am - 6:30am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Beach House Lawn
    Celebrate the beginning of each day at the ocean’s edge.
  • Hale Pulo‘ulo‘u
    9:30am - 12:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Ball Field

    Experience a purification sweat house, an integral practice of many indigenous cultures.
    Donations requested - all proceeds benefit the Hawaiian Healing Institute of Integrated Studies
  • Noonoopono - Kahu Kapiioho Lyons Naone
    11:00am - 12:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Learn an ancient technique of reflection, meditation, and relaxation to discover inner peace and personal harmony
  • Participating in Integrative Medicine: Potential Risks and Benefits to Indigenous Healing Traditions
    Panel - Cultural Advisors Kahu Kapi‘ioho Lyons Naone, Kumu Ramsay Taum, Chief Sonne Reyna (Yaqui-Carrizo Nations of North America), Dr. Elizabeth Kapu‘uwailani Lindsey
    1:30pm - 3:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1

    Dr. Ira Zunin opens with important historical information of the healing arts and mainstream integrative medicine. Discuss the significance of indigenous healing traditions and their importance to mainstream integrative healthcare.
  • Ho‘oponopono for Health and Prosperity - Kumu Ramsay Taum
    4:00pm - 5:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Learn to achieve physical, mental and emotional balance through this Hawaiian process of stress release and conflict resolution. 

Healthy Lifestyle Lectures and Workshops

Saturday, September 9

  • Anti-Aging and Antioxidant Therapies: How Effective Are We in Reversing The Ravages of Time?
    Dr. George Martin
    9:00am - 10:00am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Salon 1
    Discover the science, efficacy, and safety of today's newest anti-aging therapies. Learn about the benefits and risks of fillers and lasers, such as Botox, used to rejuvenate our appearance. What is the buzz about free radicals and antioxidants? What is the science behind "new biomarkers" allowing us to painlessly measure our tissue antioxidant levels using lasers? Where are the greatest strides in anti-aging technology being made?
    Includes Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scan to obtain an immediate reading of carotenoid antioxidant levels. 10:00am - 1:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kaua'i Room
  • Holistic Health Risk Assessments - Kiki Powers, M.S.
    10:00am - 1:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Lanai Room
    Learn more about your health risk factors for a more informed journey towards optimal health.
  • Living Cuisine & The Balanced Plate - Renée Loux
    10:30am - 12:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    Hands-on cooking demonstrations emphasizing living cuisine.
  • Dressing for a Balanced and Successful Life - Diane Alba Means
    11:30am -12:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Discover how personal Feng Shui formulas can empower you to dress for success, achieve optimum health, and create loving and peaceful relationships.
  • Is Your Diet Making You Sick? - Tami Hulcher
    12:30pm - 1:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    What are the right food choices? What creates a healthy body and immune system? How do food additives wreak havoc on body functions?
    Learn nutritional dos and don’ts to help your family maintain healthy bodies and immune systems.
  • The Power of Music, Words and Song - Michael Stillwater
    12:30pm - 2:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Song is more than entertainment. The use of music and words carries the power of healing and transformation at its core. Experience the enchanting power of this art applied to spiritual growth and all the seasons of living.
    Includes Healing Power of Music Workshop
    2:00pm - 4:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Hawaii Room
  • Green Kitchen, Green Home - Renée Loux
    2:00pm - 3:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    How do you keep your home clean and protect your family and the ecosystem from harmful chemicals? The answer: Green Cleaning.
  • Musical Performance Prelude - Michael Stillwater
    5:00pm - 5:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    Arrive early for Tim Sanders' keynote lecture and enjoy a musical introduction by this multi-talented artist and inspirational educator.

Sunday, September 10

  • The Essentials of Healthy Skin - Kiki Powers, M.S.
    9:00am - 10:00am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Learn positive changes you can take now to prevent future skin damage and cultivate beautiful, healthy skin.
    Includes DermaView Skin Health Assessment and recommendations on protecting against future sun damage and improving skin quality.
    10:00am - 1:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kaua‘i Room
  • Green Kitchen, Green Home - Renée Loux
    10:30am -12:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    How do you keep your home clean and protect your family and the ecosystem from harmful chemicals? The answer: Green Cleaning.
  • Take Off Your Glasses and See - Dr. Jacob Liberman
    11:30am - 1:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 1
    Experience how exercising your eyes can improve your vision, performance and outlook on life.
    Book signing following.
  • Physiology of Yoga - Dr. Frank Rohter & Dr. Lida Dellacroce
    12:30pm - 2:00pm - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    No matter what level of expertise you might be, this presentation will illuminate your understanding of the many physiological benefits of yoga.
  • You Really ARE What You Eat - Tami Hulcher
    12:30pm - 1:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    There really is a direct correlation between nutrition and disease, nutrition and learning, and nutrition and behavior. What are you eating?
  • Transform Your Life with Your Own Voice - Michael Stillwater
    1:30pm - 3:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Hawaii Room
    Learn to create your own healing song through a method so simple and universal that children and parents practice it in every culture - yet so rich and compelling that even skilled musical artists may find it challenging.
  • Living Cuisine & The Balanced Plate - Renee Loux
    2:00pm - 3:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    Hands-on cooking demonstrations emphasizing living cuisine.
  • Musical Performance Prelude - Michael Stillwater
    5:00pm - 5:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 3
    Arrive early for Dr. Andrew Weil's keynote lecture and enjoy a musical introduction by this multi-talented artist and inspirational educator.

Fitness Experiences

Saturday, September 9

  • Charity Power Walk, Saturday, September 9
    7:00am - 8:30am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Beach House Lawn
    5K walk around the world-renowned Kapalua Resort to benefit Pacific Cancer Foundation’s programs providing meaningful assistance to Maui cancer patients and their families.
    6:30am, on-site registration opens. Chris Griffin (ChiWalking® & ChiRunning® ) and David Romanelli (Yoga & Chocolate) lead warm-ups.
  • The Yoga + Chocolate Experience: Melt Your Heart, Free Your Mind - David Romanelli
    9:00am - 11:30am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Featured in The New York Times, David Romanelli and Vosges Haut-Chocolat combine to create a peak sensory experience that relieves stress and stimulates the imagination. Includes truffle pack to take home.
  • ChiRunning® - Christopher Griffin (First session of two)
    11:30am - 1:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Medicinal Garden
    This revolutionary program takes the pain, pounding, exhaustive effort and injury otu of running, making it more enjoyable and less stressful on your body. By promoting relaxed, efficient and injury free running you'll finish your runs and races with a smile instead of a limp! We will not be doing lots of running so no matter what condition you are in, have no fear! Note: This is a two-part workshop (Saturday and Sunday).
  • Healing Movements: Salsa - Ashley Mueller
    1:30pm - 2:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Learn the fundamentals of Latin movement: Each step is broken down so that every person will be dancing by the end of class - guaranteed!
  • Healing Movements: American Tribal Style BellyDance - Kajira Djoumahna
    3:00pm - 4:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4

    Experience a fusion of modern and traditional belly dance forms from around the Mediterranean. Experience the power of letting go while staying present, previously only available to solo dancers!
  • Healing Movements: 5Rhythms Wave - Dr. Geordie Jahner
    4:00pm - 5:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Instructions in the 5Rhythms practice of Gabrielle Roth designed to free the spontaneous dancer living inside of everyone.

Sunday, September 10

  • ChiRunning® Christopher Griffin (Second session of two)
    8:30am - 10:30am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Medicinal Garden
    This revolutionary program takes the pain, pounding, exhaustive effort and injury otu of running, making it more enjoyable and less stressful on your body. By promoting relaxed, efficient and injury free running you'll finish your runs and races with a smile instead of a limp! We will not be doing lots of running so no matter what condition you are in, have no fear! Note: This is a two-part workshop (Saturday and Sunday).
  • Healing Movements: Viniyoga for Health - Mirka Kraftsow
    9:00am - 10:00am, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Learn therapeutic movements incorporating breath and movement to create bodily harmony.
  • Qigong Workshop - Dr. Kabba Anand
    11:00am - 1:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Medicinal Garden
    A deeper journey into breath practice and gentle movement, including body posture/alignments, breath and mind regulation. The class will include warm-ups and several qigong exercises, and will offer students the opportunity to learn an effective daily health routine.
  • Healing Movements: Salsa - Ashley Mueller
    2:30pm - 3:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4
    Learn the fundamentals of Latin movement. Each step is broken down so that every person will be dancing by the end of class - guaranteed!
  • Healing Movements: American Tribal Style BellyDance - Kajira Djoumahna
    4:00pm - 5:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon 4

    Experience a fusion of modern and traditional belly dance forms from around the Mediterranean. Experience the power of letting go while staying present, previously only available to solo dancers!

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10

Health Expo
9:00am - 5:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon Pre-function
A unique marketplace featuring innovative health, wellness and beauty products and services.

Wellness Center
10:00am - 3:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Entrance of Health Expo

Guests enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating treatments from Maui’s top practitioners.
(Wellness Center treatment costs vary)

Border’s Books and Music
9:00am - 7:00pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Salon Pre-function
On-site store featuring books written by LifeFest Kapalua presenters and information on related topics being discussed.

Healthy Café
10:00am - 2:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Medicinal Garden

On-site café offering healthy food and beverages for purchase.

For more information call 1-866-669-2440

LifeFest Kapalua is intended as an educational forum. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice and/or care. The views, opinions, practices and philosophies are solely those of the individual presenters, vendors, exhibitors and speakers. LifeFest Kapalua, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Kapalua Land Company, Ltd. and Maui Pineapple Company, Ltd., their respective employees, representatives, agents, and sponsors, together with the County of Maui, neither endorse nor advocate the use of any modalities and/or practices put forth during LifeFest Kapalua by any of the presenters, vendors, exhibitors and speakers.