Kalani: A Recapitulation

Aloha Dear Community,

We have just wrapped up an unforgettable experience at Hawaii. The retreat—the first 5-day event at Being Energy—was an ideal setting for the focus theme of the workshop: the recapitulation technique. Over the course of the five days, everything we did, the Being Energy® movements, the recapitulation sessions, was highlighted by the forces of nature. The lush vegetation, the black lava, the tropical heat and the rain, all gave their distinct bodily experience and were an integral part of the experience at Kalani.


Because of the distance to get to Hawaii—its position in the middle of the ocean is part of its special nature, everyone who came had a great disposition and strong intention. We were lucky to have such a wonderful group. Participants came from the mainland US, Alaska, Argentina, Switzerland, England, Mexico, Lithuania and Russia, a crisscross of backgrounds that allowed us as a group to access a wide variety of views.

Besides the workshop sessions, the group got to start each morning bathing in a local hot springs by the ocean. See our photo with everyone doing feet Being Energy movements at the hot ponds!


During the workshop, we began with the question: Who am I? Peeling layers of how we see ourselves: our deep beliefs. The journey throughout was for each one to discover new layers, to add or expand those definitions or break free from some of them. Details over the recapitulation included guidelines on different types of recapitulation: Observing where does my attention go, Recapitulating how did I wake up, Recapitulating our behavior at work, Recapitulating relationships and Recapitulating a specific event. 

The ancient seer’s code gave everyone the chance to experience stopping the flow of their thoughts and leave the ind more readily pliable to see differently and change. These are indeed powerful movements, and they very much resonated with the powerful feel of the Big Island.

On the fourth day, we took those old ideas about ourselves up to the volcano. We took them to Pele, who lives in the lava, to help our individual intentions. For most of the way up, it looked like a storm weather was going to prevent us from making it, but at the end, we descended through a fern forest into the crater floor. It was foggy and mysterious as we hiked across the lava. This is pure earth energy as it gets. In geological time, the lava has barely cooled down for humans to walk on it, but one can still feel the force of the earth coming from deep below the surface under ones feet. This is what Carlos Castaneda called getting a boost from the earth. We each took in this boost to help us turn our wheels—our starting point of Who am I?

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It was great to see Being Energy teachers begin to guide some sections of the movements –thank you Keiron. We want to see more and more of this happening at our workshops. We are thankful for the opportunity to have lived this retreat and we want to extend and share this feeling with you, all of the Being Energy community.

Here is a guideline for an easy to follow exercise for you to have a feel of the recapitulation:

Recapitulating how I woke up: Every day we are born again!

  • Practice any Being Energy® sequence of movements
  • Close your eyes
  • Bring your attention to your body, to the sensations in your physical body
  • Travel in Time: go back to feel how you woke up this morning
  • Stay present with the physical sensations and feelings that arose
  • Breathe in and out several times
  • Open your eyes and keep breathing
  • Close your practice bringing your hands to your heart. Try not to make any conclusions about it. Just enjoy the feeling of pausing to remembering the way you woke up

Aerin Alexander, Miles Reid and everyone at Being Energy



2 comments on “Kalani: A Recapitulation

  1. Chris Osgood on

    Dear Being Energy,

    Kalani was a most wonderful workshop. From our early morning swims in the hot spring pool, to the glorious flowering jungle backdrop for instruction, and including our hike across the the crusted volcano surface in the rain, it was bath of wonderful sensations for our bodies to absorb. The further instructions on recapitulation helped focus, break down past habits, and open the practice so it became far more accessible and thus internalized. I went into an old scene and found and felt entirely new perspectives where my feelings and heart were keenly immersed. The sword form with our instructor’s flexible approach, also allowed it to become deeply internalized. When we practiced it to music, I was in heaven while we danced around.

    In the mornings we learned passes aimed at helping us arrive gently into our bodies, and breath with them, stretching and relaxing into them. Miles instruction of the Code Saturday and Sunday afternoons offered a breakthrough for me. The lessons were so well planned and pragmatically offered, I was able to absorb the movements and the relation of one group to another directly without any inhibitions or mental obstacles. I’m now confident, with practice, I’ll fully absorb this pass as well.

    We were wet much of the time with humidity, sweat, and rain, yet it was just another tactile experience, a piece of the whole, as we continued to bond as a group. The exercise staring contentedly in each other’s eyes, was like nothing I recall doing before. I could feel the earth’s love pass up through my feet, through my body, and into my fellow practitioner’s eyes, nourishing, offering support; support that I could share, yet not claim as it was the earth’s.

    I felt we fellow practitioners bonded closely with love and respect, deeper than ever. I went away knowing I was no longer facing life’s challenges with the illusion of being alone.

    Thank you so very much Aerin, Miles, and Being Energy.

    Hugs, Chris O.

  2. Karen Cronin on

    Dear Aerin & Miles,
    Thank you once again for presenting such an amazing workshop.
    I feel I have learnt more about Energetic passes and well being in these last 4 days than I have in the last 5 years. You both are so good at explaining everything.
    I particularly enjoyed doing the sword and shield pass to music it was so invigorating and I felt having the music helped to remember the pass. The background of the rain forest was just magical.
    The other thing I felt was how well the group bonded and I will be forever grateful for all the support and love I got from them. I thank you all so much from my much bigger and open heart.

    As far as the treatments I received from Miles all I can say is Wow I don’t ever remember feeling so good and I’ve stopped hurting in places I didn’t even realise hurt.
    Finally the bags with the note books and printed hand-outs were a brilliant idea and I know that they will prove useful in the future. Really liked the T shirts lovely design and I know I will wear it often.

    I had a great time in a fantastic location and made a load of new friends.
    Thank you again for everything can’t wait for the next one.


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