These policies and procedures pertain to all Halau of the KALAMA Foundation. First, it is absolutely necessary to note that Halau means school in Hawaiian. Halau O Limaloa is a school of higher spiritual education, therefore payments to the school is considered tuition for the classes taken. As in all tuition, payment is done in the beginning of the school year or at the beginning of the class. And tuition is paid when the student attends the classes or not.
Starting on June 1, 2011, we will begin adhering to all policies and procedures as prescribed below.
In order to adhere to consistent policy with all of the Halau tuition (payment) for the classes are as follows:
The tuition for the HO’ALA Series is $120 per class paid at the beginning of each of the four classes. For a discounted rate for student can pay $400 for the whole series of classes at the beginning of the first class.
The tuition for the HE ‘IKE KUMU Retreat is $1100 for the whole retreat. The students can pay a deposit of $400 a month before the retreat starts and the rest of $700 due upon the first day of the retreat. The cost of the retreat ($1100) is for a four-day retreat whether that retreat is on the East Coast, the West Coast or in Hawai’i. Because the retreat occurs outside the KALAMA Foundation the amount due for the retreat is non-negotiable, however a payment plan approved by the administration is allowed.
The tuition for the HO’OPA’A Series is $120 per class paid at the beginning of each of the eight classed. What discount rate the student can pay $900 for the whole series in two payments, one at the beginning of the first class of $450 and one at the beginning of the fifth class for $450.
The tuition for the HO’OMANA Series is also $120 per class paid at the beginning of each of the eight classes. However, like the HO’OPA’A Series the student can pay $900 for the whole series in two payments, one at the beginning of the first class of $450 and one at the beginning of the fifth class for $450.
The tuition for the HO’OMANA TO THE 5th Series is $120 per class for the duration of the classes as determined by the Kumu.
The tuition for the HO’OMANA Lifestyle Series is $140 per class for the duration of the classes as determined by the Kumu.
The tuition for the HO’ONANA Trip is as follows:
The trip includes four islands, one week on each of the first three islands: the island of Hawaii, the island of Moloka’i, the island of Kaua’i and three days on the island of O’ahu. The tuition for each of the first three islands is $2500 and 1100 for O’ahu if received by the KALAMA Foundation after the start of the trip on each island. If the KALAMA Foundation is in receipt before the trip begins the tuition is $2200 for each of the first three islands and $950 for the island of O’ahu. The tuition for each island includes room, board, food, transportation on that island and all class related presentations. If the student is going on to the next island, then it also includes the transportation to the next island. The tuition begins when you arrive at your designated island. The student provides their own transportation to the first designated island.
The tuition for the LAUHALA Trip is incorporated in the Hawai’i Island part of the HO’ONANA Trip. If a student wants to attend just that portion of the trip then there is a professional fee of $300 added to the HO’ONANA Trip for a total of $2800 if paid after beginning the trip or $2500 if tuition is received by the KALAMA Foundation before the beginning of the LAUHALA Trip.
The way we do Lomi here at the KALAMA Foundation is pure Hawaiian in its application and its reverences to the ancestors of ‘OHANA IWI’ULA. To show our gratitude we have put an appropriate monetary value on our Hawaiian Bodywork. We do not call this Hawaiian massage because it is not massage; it is Hawaiian Bodywork. It works at integrating Ke ‘Ike (The Essence), not the Ego, Ke Kino (The Spiritual, Physical and Metaphysical Body); Ka Po’o (The Essence of Thought) and Ka ‘Uhane (The Spirit). The appropriate monetary amount differs with region and distinction. In the New York/Harlem Halau Region (East Coast) the amount is $300 for non-students, $200 for students; in the Pu’ukala (Portland) and Keakala (Seattle) Halau Region (West Coast) the amount is $250 for non-students, $150 for students; in the Hawai’i Halau Region the amount is $300 for non-students, $200 for students. Also it is customary for the recipient of the Lomi to tip the practitioner at minimum 20% of the cost of the Lomi. These fee amounts are the same for the Lomi Kino or the Lomi Kahea. The Lomi Kino’s duration is at least 2 hours. The duration for the Lomi Kahea is at minimum 20 minutes. Our Lomi is truly Sacred.
All KALAMA Botanical Products are priced on the www.kalama.org website and available on-line.
Kahuna Consults and Blessings start at $300 an hour. There will be added costs after a preliminary assessment.
Payments of the tuition can be made by cash, check or by credit card. Signing the class envelope determines the student was there and payment was made. If a student was there but did not pay, then necessary contact with the student will be made. If the student was there but did not sign in and did not pay that is an act of disrespect and will be handled according to Policies and Procedures of the KALAMA Foundation.
From time to time a student may need extra time to make payments. The student will first need to acquire permission from the teacher to make arrangements. Then, the student needs to take that permission to the KALAMA Financial Office for a Structured Payment Plan. A monthly payment plan will be worked out with the student. If the student continues to pay the Foundation without complications then the process works well for everyone.
If a student pays by check and the check bounces then the student will pay a $25 surcharge for the first time and $50 for the second time and the student will be asked to make all future payments in cash. This is considered a explicit forgery with the intent to defraud which is felony in most states.
If the student misses a payment without notifying the KALAMA Foundation then the student will be sent to an external collections agency. If the student continues to not make payment that will be considered an act of disrespect and we will use all powers necessary to recoup the amount owed to the Foundation.
All information of all staff and students of the KALAMA Foundation is held in complete confidence and privacy and is considered completely confidential, any breach of this information will be addressed by the Foundation quickly and firmly.
he above Policy/Payment Schedule is subject to change at any time and to please review as needed.
This document has been reviewed by the CEO and President of the Foundation.
‘O KANA’IAUPUNI IWI’ULA
The KALAMA Foundation
20 May 2011