Monday, February 13, 2012

Moʻolelo with Aunty Mahealani - February 16th, 2012 - Oahu

We are living in evolving, changing times and Aunty Mahealani provides tools for spiritual growth and grounding as she talks story about reconnecting you to your self-greatness. When you evolve you affect all living matter around you. From Puna, Hawai'i, Aunty Mahealani opens the door teaching Hoʻopono Pono Ke Ala. She speaks with aloha and her style of teaching is like the old ways through mo'olelo.

Talk will be held at Na Mea Books Hawaii on
 Thursday, Feb 16 at 6:30-8:30pm. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Native Hawaiian Education Association 13th Annual Convention: March 23 & 24, 2012. Kaneohe, Oahu.

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Native Hawaiian Education Association
13th Annual Convention

Conference Theme:
He Lälä Au no Ku'u Kumu

March 23 & 24, 2012 (Friday and Saturday)
at Windward Community College in Kaneohe, HI

Information about the conference will be posted in October at our website at :

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lomilomi Fundamentals & Lomi`ili Therapy - February 3-9, 2012 - Olinda, Maui

FaceLift Lomi Workshop - March 3&4th, 2012 - Honolulu, Oahu

`Aha Wahine "Ho`omalamalama o Na Wahine Kapu" - February 4, 2012 - Kaneohe, Oahu

ʻAha Wahine
Hoʻomālamalama o Nā Wahine Kapu
February 4, 2012
Windward Community College
8am – 5pm
A gathering of wahine to inspire, inquire, invest, and invigorate each other with ʻike, aloha, and kuleana. We will have presentations that concern our ancestral gods, our modern day leaders, health issues that are unique to us, and economic issues that affect us. We will also use this opportunity to garner ideas for the larger ʻAha Wahine that will happen in August 2012.
Registration is closed because we have reached our capacity of 300 wahine.  Mahalo nui for your interest.
We are currently looking for presenters who want to participate in this inaugural gathering of Native Hawaiian women. The general conference strands are focused on the following:
1) Health
2) Economic and Financial well-being
3) Culture
4) Education
5) Leadership
* Registration is full for this February Event, but please feel free to visit our website for upcoming events.

Mana Lomi® Level 1 and Lomi'ili'ili - March 19-21 and 23-25, 2012 - Lihue, Kauai

Mana Lomi® Level 1 and Lomi'ili'ili 
March 19-21 and 23-25, 2012

Mana Lomi® 1: Clinical Techniques
March 19-21, 2012      Tuition: $485
Carol Hart, MAT6285

Mana Lomi® is based on Hawaiian concepts of       working with the body, mind and spirit.  It is hands-on   healing that is deep and powerful, yet gentle, giving immediate and long-term results.  Lomilomi symbolically means “to communicate energetically deep within the bones of the individual thus the soul of the person”.
    This segment will include topics such as clinical procedures of Mana Lomi®, simple meditation, ho'oponopono (alignment of living), the history and timeline of Mana Lomi®, Hawaiian healing chants, and Hale Pulo'ulo'u (Hawaiian House of Purification) on the final day (time and weather permitting).  Mana Lomi® 1 is suggested for all upper level Mana Lomi® techniques including Level 2 (Advanced Specific Conditions), Lomi'ili'ili (Hawaiian Hot Stone Therapy), and Level 3 (Joint Mobilization, taught exclusively by Kumu Maka'ala Yates, D.C.).
    This workshop will take place from March 19- 21, 2012 at the Aloha Lomi Massage Academy for three full days.  Most materials are provided.  To save a position in class, send $100 non-refundable deposit by March 1st.  Upon completion, all students are qualified for 27 units of continuing education under Category A with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Lomi’ili’ili (Hawaiian Hot Stone Therapy) 
March 23-25, 2012         Tuition: $535
Dr. Maka'ala Yates, D.C. and Carol Hart, MAT6285

    Lomi‘ili’ili, which literally means “flat stones in motion,” have been used in Hawaii for hundreds of years to treat the many levels of healing necessary to help restore balance in the mind-body-soul. Traditionally, stones were used as an extension of the hands to help the practitioner to better access hard to reach physical restrictions.
    This intensive training invites you to experience the traditional and ancient Hawaiian art form of hot stone therapy that is specific to the individual’s needs. Each student will learn how to collect stones using proper protocols, how to heat the stones and control the temperature, and how to clean the stones.
    You will learn the three basic (formats) using hot stones, including "transitions." This training is more than just laying of stones onto the patient; it is specific to the individual’s needs as it focuses on problem solving! The more Mana Lomi® skills you have the more uses for the stones you will have. 
    This workshop will take place from March 23-25, 2012 at the Aloha Lomi Massage Academy (MAE2666) for three full days.  Most materials are provided.  To save a position in class, send $100 non-refundable deposit by March 1; full tuition must be paid two weeks in advance.  Upon completion, all students are qualified for 27 units of continuing education under Category A with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).  For more information, call 808-245-LOMI (5664), email and visit the website at  Cash, checks and credit cards are welcome.

   Dr. Maka’ala Yates D.C. developed Mana Lomi after years of studying (since the age of 6) Hawaiian healing concepts with his Hawaiian teachers. For the benefit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, Mana Lomi literally translates as “Hawaiian Spiritual Massage.” However, according to the voices of Na Kupuna (Hawaiian Elders – Wisdom Keepers) Mana Lomi could be translated as the ”Life-force of Lomi.” Lomi or Lomilomi describes a concept that involves the movement of energy. 

Carol Hart, MAT 6285, is a certified Lomi Instructor and has studied with Dr. Maka’ala Yates, a Kanaka
Maoli, since 2002.  She has over 18 years of healing experience on Kaua’i, and has been teaching 
Mana Lomi® 1 workshops for three years.  She founded Hart-Felt Massage & Day Spa , the first massage
establishment and spa on West Kauai, and is founder and instructor for the Aloha Lomi Massage Academy. 

Classes at Native Books/Na Mea Hawaiʻi - Honolulu, Oahu

Ingredients Hawaii World Premiere - February 4th, 2012 - Oahu

Ingredients Hawaii World Premiere
Director’s Notes:
The decision to make a Hawaii version of Ingredients came after a pretty good twist of the arm by Ed Kenney and Gary Maunakea Forth. It also began with the help of our initial sponsors, Whole Foods, and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture; and subsequently the support of Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaii Council for the Humanities.

A documentary film is not necessarily planned, but discovered. My intention was to let the people who work in the new food system tell their story and my part of it would be to give them a voice in the noisy media marketplace. But it wasn’t until I stood thigh deep in mud at Mahuahua Ai o Hoi on a community workday that I knew what the film was all about. Being a resident of Hawaii means being connected to land and all the people we share Hawaii with, especially the Native Hawaiian community whose ancestors invented complex and extensive food producing systems that worked in concert with the environment.

An enhanced local food community in Hawaii has many tangible results – improved community relations, environment preservation, healthier food on the table – but it also has the possibility to serve as a model of culturally-based food production that we can share with the world.
Enjoy the film!

Native Food, Native Stories - February 2, 2012 - Bishop Museum, Oahu

Native Food, Native Stories
Thursday, February 2, 2012  |  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Ceremonial and Social usages of ‘Awa in Hawai‘i, Then and Now

Presented by members of Hale Mua o Kuali‘i - Kamana‘opono M. Crabbe, Ph.D. Keaweaimoku Kaholokula, Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, and Kukini Suwa

Explore the history, significance, and symbolism of ‘awa in traditional and contemporary Hawai‘i   Listen to stories of how ‘awa came to Hawai‘i, and tales of Native Hawaiian people and gods Kane and Kanaloa acquiring and preparing ‘awa .  Esteemed cultural practioners and scientists will share their knowledge about consumption, preparation, and traditions of old and new.

Hale Mua o Kualii organization of men devoted to the perpetuation of the Hawaiian traditions of the kane (male) role and responsibilities in the community and home. Founded by Sam Kaai and Kyle Nakanelua the organization has played an important role in reviving the traditions of old for 21st century life. Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Anthropology at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; Keaweaimoku Kaholokula, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor for the Department of Native Hawaiian Health; Kamana‘opono M. Crabbe, Ph.D. is Research Director for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Kukini Suwa is Kumu ‘Ōlelo Hawaii for the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language.