Dreaming and Awakening Program
Frequently Asked Questions
THE DREAMING AND AWAKENING EXPERIENCE
1) How do I register for the Dreaming and Awakening workshop?
Please see our workshop registration page.
2) When does the Dreaming and Awakening program begin and end?
Our program begins with a short introductory lecture by Stephen LaBerge and a brief orientation by Kalani
staff on Saturday evening, September 24, after dinner at 7:30PM.
Our program wraps up with a final presentation session and farewell party on Saturday evening, October 1st.
An aloha breakfast is included the next morning, Sunday, October 2nd. Lunch is also included on
this departure day. If your flight leaves prior to lunchtime, the kitchen will prepare a bag lunch for you if
requested in advance.
3) What is it like to participate in a Dreaming and Awakening workshop?
Writer Bucky McMahon's delightful article
Loose But Lucid: A Dreamer in Paradise
(reprinted from Esquire magazine) describes his experiences at one of our programs at Kalani. For other comments
by alumni on the Dreaming and Awakening program, please see our
4) Will I have a lucid dream during the workshop?
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. Over the more than fifteen years of offering
this program, we have found that most participants, regardless of whether or not they have had a
lucid dream in the past, will succeed in having at least one lucid dream during the program.
Recent data shows that 8 out of 10 participants have lucid dreams 10-40 times more often while attending
the Dreaming and Awakening program.
5) What is the "natural substance" mentioned in the program's description?
Participants will have the opportunity to take part in ongoing research on a natural substance that,
according to our studies, has been shown to stimulate lucidity and mindfulness. Details regarding
this substance will be discussed during the program.
6) Are scholarships availabile for this workshop?
Depending on space available, reduced fees may be awarded to those demonstrating merit and
financial need. To apply for scholarship assistance, click here.
PREPARING FOR THE WORKSHOP
1) How can I best prepare for this workshop?
Registrants will receive preparatory dreamwork exercises by email
in advance of the program. Meanwhile, if you've not already read
Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge and Howard Rheingold, we suggest
doing so prior to the workshop. Becoming familiar with the techniques described in this book will
help accelerate your progress in the program.
Vivid, detailed dream recall is essential for nurturing lucid dreaming abilities.
If you're currently remembering only one dream or less per night, please read
How to Remember Your Dreams and begin honing your recall skills tonight. You'll have much
better success with developing the fine art of lucid dreaming at will if you've invested time in this
preparatory work. In other words, DO try this at home!
2) What should I bring with me?
Come prepared for variable weather (temperature range: 65-85 degrees) with casual clothing for
sun and occasional rain. Be sure to pack these items: flashlight, swimsuit, sunscreen lotion, insect repellant,
battery-operated alarm clock and earplugs. We'll leave our shoes at the door of the Hale/Lodge, so
easy on/off shoes are handy around Kalani. More substantial footwear is advised for our group outing
to Volcano National Park (common athletic shoes will do). If you forget to pack any of these
essentials, don't worry. Kalani has most of these items for sale in their sundries shop.
We also suggest that you treat yourself to a special journal for recording your
dreams and the memorable experiences you'll be having throughout the workshop at Kalani.
3) What should I do if my roommate snores?
Every bedroom at Kalani features an adjustable fan which can act as a white-noise filter. If you're
a light sleeper, we suggest bringing along some earplugs.
4) May I bring a companion who is not participating in the Dreaming and Awakening workshop?
Room reservations for travel companions must be made directly with
Kalani. If you wish to share the same room, be sure to mention that you are registered for our workshop.
Your companion will be welcome to join us on our group outtings.
5) Are there any additional charges for the group outings?
Two field trips are planned as group outings: The visit to nearby Ahalanui Warm Springs is free.
There is a $10 fee/car to enter Volcano National Park. Riders of each car are asked share this cost.