Singing Aloha

Welcome to Singing Aloha!

April 18-21, 2019

This song circle gathering will be held on the magical Big Island of Hawai’i, on April 18-21, 2019 during the powerful weekend of Full Moon, Earth Day, Easter, & 4/20! We gather in the tradition of Singing Alive at La’akea (Sacred Light) Permaculture Community in Puna for 3 days & 4 nights of Singing Aloha.

This is an event inspired by, and in supportive relationship with, the Singing Alive community of sacred song circle enthusiasts.   Though it is hosted on the Singing Alive website, it is not an official Singing Alive event;  rather it is a newly birthing, like the land that holds it, adventure in communal singing.

Full weekend pass (all meals, song circles, & camping):   $150-$300 sliding scale per person
Day use non camping weekend pass(all meals & song circles):   $120-$300 sliding scale per person

Singing Aloha is now offering day passes!
Friday April 19th & Saturday April 20th.
$50 per day includes Song Circle offerings & night time Fire Circle. Does not include meals or camping.

Wednesday is the last day to pre-register online.  You can also pay cash upon arrival.

Let’s come together & sing our dreams into being under the full moonlight! ✨✨✨

Children 12 and under: Free

Online registration ends Wed. April 17th by 4 p.m.
On site registration Thursday April 18th only, Cash Only on site

Why Singing Aloha?
We believe the human race & the planet Earth are in the midst of great change. Singing Aloha is a link in a web of people working toward positive change, uniting our human family, recognizing & celebrating our oneness with all Creation. Singing in a sacred circle opens our hearts & raises a positive vibration through our whole beings. Gathering together in the beauty of Nature with a sacred purpose offers a place and time to find kindred spirits whose connections can have positive effects that ripple through the rest of our lives. Singing Aloha is an offering to foster such connections, raise the positive vibrations, & send us on our journey with a renewed sense of purpose & hope, the Song of Aloha shining from our hearts.

Our Music:
Our songs come from all over the Earth with a rich tapestry of words and melodies. Common themes include honoring the elements & ancestors, praising the divine feminine & masculine, plant medicine, opening the heart, love & gratitude, letting go, improvisational creations, & much more! Leadership is in the tradition of community song circles, teaching the songs so that all may join in the singing. Original songs spark inspiration, while ‘carried’ songs are credited to the author if they are known. Each day there will be multiple circles led by song leaders, and every evening is an open sharing time for anyone who has a song they wish to sing and teach to the community. Please be mindful that our gathering is focused on full group participation so please refrain from musical performances or any noninclusive offerings.

Our Days:
We create a village together, sharing meals, our voices, our hearts, calling forth the blessings of community.
Each day there are 3 vegetarian meals created by our chefs, full of Mana (life force) from locally grown organic food, woven in with staples imported to the islands. Every morning after breakfast we join together in song with the whole community, and share the vision of the flow for the day.  After lunch there will be more song circles with different song leaders creating a banquet of musical choices.  After dinner we circle around the fire with an open sharing time for anyone who wants to lead a song. There will be space throughout the weekend for children and parents to gather and connect in the Keiki (Children) Zone.

To keep the gathering affordable to all who wish to attend, and to cultivate the community spirit, we ask everybody to volunteer to assist, to the extent you are able, 2 – 4 hrs in the smooth running of the event.  Tasks include helping in registration, parking, meal preparation, serving, and clean-up, children’s activities, site maintenance, washing dishes and pots, etc.  There will be a volunteer coordinator to assist with this.  

This land can host 80 participants for the weekend, and when registration is full we will create a wait list in case of cancellations, and notify you if a space opens up for you to join us.

We ask everyone to bring a contribution of fresh organic produce, to be part of the kitchen meals.  We supply all the rest.
Registration check in and camping set up begins on Thursday afternoon after 3 p.m. Please supply your own meal for Thursday night & join the open song circle around the fire that night. If you are unable to arrive for check in on Thursday, please let us know. The first all camp meal will be breakfast on Friday morning, followed by our Opening Ceremony.  The Closing Ceremony and last all camp meal and fire circle will be on Sunday night. Please depart the land by 10 a.m. Monday morning.

La’akea offers indoor accommodations, tent rentals, & a tarped camping area at additional cost. These options are all posted at the bottom of this page, and are rented by the La’akea community.

What to bring:
Camping equipment, bio-degradable soap and reef-safe sunscreen, rain gear, warm clothing for the evenings, fresh produce to contribute to the kitchen, water bottle, food dishes and utensils that you can keep with you for all meals, flashlight, love!

Housing options: 
Contact La’akea directly if you would like to book one of these options:   email

Dorm: Located in the upstairs of the main house. These beds are near the kitchen and very centrally located. 6 beds available at $40/bed.

Huts: Quansut huts are greenhouses with plastic roofs and screen walls. They have mattresses on frames or on a wood platform. There are three available. These huts are double occupancy at $50/person. One hut may be reserved for $100/hut. 

Room in the Triplex Cabin: This is a small house that has three small rooms joined by a central room. It has a sink and gravity fed non-potable water.  It also has electricity.  The available room has a twin bed. The cabin is shared with one of La’akea’s long term female residents.  Extra fee $70.

Aloha Cabin: 8’x14′, two rooms with queen beds. This cabin is located about 100 yards away from the main house and is on the driveway. This location is close to our flush toilet and the song circle tent.  These rooms have electricity and a very thin wall separating them. Both rooms have private entrances. The larger room is occupied by a La’akea member. The smaller room is available. Extra fee $90.

Hillside Cabin: 8’x8′, small room which is mostly king size bed.  This cabin is located about 200 yards from the main house up on the side of the cindercone.  It has a jungle feel and calls out “private retreat”.  It is accessible from a lovely trail through the forest and does not have electricity.  Extra fee $100.

Little Red Cabin: 8’x10′, small single room with a double bed.  It is located about 200 yards away from the main house. Accessible from the driveway. This cabin has electricity.  Extra fee $110.

Monkeypad Cabin: 10’x12′, small single room with a double bed. This cabin is located near the main house and has electricity.  Extra fee$120

Room in Hale Lokahi: This is a house with a downstairs separate entrance bedroom. The room has a double bed with access to the common room which has a table, chairs and sink. This room has electricity and the house is shared with a La’akea female member. Extra fee $125.

Sunshine Cabin: 12’x16′, a slightly larger single room with a deck and a king size bed.  This cabin is located near the main house.  This cabin has electricity.  Extra fee  $140.

Guava Cabin: This house has two rooms. It has a sink with gravity fed non-potable water. It is located about 200 yards away from the main house. Accessible from the driveway. This cabin has electricity. The main room has a desk and a single bed. The other room has a queen.  Extra fee $150.

The Cozy Cabin: This house has three small rooms in a line, so two rooms with a central room.  It has a sun deck as well. It has a sink and gravity fed non-potable water.  It has electricity.  One room has a double futon, the other a CA King. Extra fee  $180 for 3 people. Additional people are $5/night.

For questions contact

Full weekend pass (all meals, song circles, & camping):   $150-$300 sliding scale per person
Day use non camping weekend pass(all meals & song circles):   $120-$300 sliding scale per person

Please include your name and email address, and if you are sliding up the scale to $300, please let us know if that is for 1 ticket at the top of the sliding scale, or 2 tickets at $150 each.  Mahalo!