Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mapuna Wai Ola Massage
"Honu Lomilomi"

Hawaii State Licensing Workshop: 
Kona, Hawaii
July 8 to August 14, 2012 
22 classroom days 150 hours 
Mon-Wed 8:30am-4:30pm

Level One (Basic Lomilomi): 
Kona, Hawaii
May 8-11; June 4-7; July 2-5; Sept. 23-26
4 day Workshops

Level Two (Advanced Lomilomi): 
Kona, Hawaii
May 13-16; June 10-13; Sept. 2-5; Oct. 30-Nov 2  
    January 2013  in New Zealand
4 day Workshops                                                          
Level Three (Advanced Injuries): 
Kona, Hawaii
Nov. 25-27
3 day Workshop                                   

Kumu Haunani Hopkins is a Native Hawaiian Artist, President of the Hawaiian Lomilomi Association and founder of the Mapuna Wai Ola Massage Center, a featured Kumu in Author Makana Chai’s book, Hawaiian Massage Lomilomi: Sacred Touch of Aloha. Her geneaology traced roots to the Moana line of the Kamehamehas. 

She is located 15.3 miles South of Keahole-Kona Airport, in Honalo-Kealakekua area.  Haunani has studied with many Lomilomi Kahuna (experts); the most influential was the late Aunty Margaret Kalehuamakanoelulu'uonapli Machado.  

Kumu Haunani builds upon Aunty Margaret’s foundation, with 17 years of experience.  She continues to draw innovative skills from her Kupuna and Ke Akua (God).    Kumu Haunani shares the wisdom from her experiences,  protocols of the oli, pule (prayer chants), movement-stretching, developing the spiritual “ear”,and learning to release physical as well as spiritual connections to old injuries.

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