Now Recruiting for Kupulau 2024 Hui 4!

Now Recruiting for Kupulau 2024 Hui 4!

Join us for our upcoming ʻōpio experience!

Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu

Saturday:

June 15th, June 22nd, & June 29th
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Visit our sign-up page for eligibility and schedule, or contact:

Lali Akana (lali@huimauliola.org)

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Nā Alakaʻi

Kahele Joaquin

kahele@huimauliola.org

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Monoiki Ah-Nee Bahn

monoiki@huimauliola.org

Join us for our upcoming ʻōpio experience!

Saturday:

June 15th, June 22nd, & June 29th

9:00AM - 2:00PM

Visit our sign-up page for eligibility and schedule, or contact:

Lali Akana (lali@huimauliola.org)

Nā Alakaʻi

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Kahele Joaquin

kahele@huimauliola.org

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Monoiki Ah-Nee Bahn

monoiki@huimauliola.org

Who We Are

Hāinu Lāʻau believes in each ʻohana's ability to provide strong and healthy developmental environments for their keiki. Our programs seek to affirm Native Hawaiian families by helping reawakening the traditional and cultural practices that belong in every Hawaiian home. As Hui Mauli Ola's ʻohana program, we focus on the well-being of Native Hawaiian children, kamaliʻi (young children) to ʻōpio (older youth). To do this, we provide Mauli Ola education, based on the traditional and cultural healing practices, and tailored to the unique needs of Hawaiʻi's children.

This is an ʻohana learning experience, which requires the participation of both the child and their support network. We offer educational programming to children, parents, caregivers, and schools to achieve the following:

• Provide experiences in traditional healing practices that support the child’s social-emotional development

• Educate families and schools on basics of Mauli Ola to implement in their homes/classrooms

• Guide families and educators in developing wellness practices aligned with Hawaiian knowledge

• Increase Hawaiʻi's confidence in supporting our keiki through their critical developmental years

These educational experiences are meant to equip each ʻohana the foundational principles from healing practices such as: Hoʻoponopono, Lāʻau Lapaʻau, and Lomilomi. With the guidance of traditional Healing experts, and instruction from highly-skilled practitioners, we invite you to join us & bring Hawaiian wellness home.

Who We Are

Hāinu Lāʻau believes in each ʻohana's ability to provide strong and healthy developmental environments for their keiki. Our programs seek to affirm Native Hawaiian families by helping reawakening the traditional and cultural practices that belong in every Hawaiian home. As Hui Mauli Ola's ʻohana program, we focus on the well-being of Native Hawaiian children, kamaliʻi (young children) to ʻōpio (older youth). To do this, we provide Mauli Ola education, based on the traditional and cultural healing practices, and tailored to the unique needs of Hawaiʻi's children.

This is an ʻohana learning experience, which requires the participation of both the child and their support network. We offer educational programming to children, parents, caregivers, and schools to achieve the following:

• Provide experiences in traditional healing practices that support the child’s social-emotional development

• Educate families and schools on basics of Mauli Ola to implement in their homes/classrooms

• Guide families and educators in developing wellness practices aligned with Hawaiian knowledge

• Increase Hawaiʻi's confidence in supporting our keiki through their critical developmental years

These educational experiences are meant to equip each ʻohana the foundational principles from healing practices such as: Hoʻoponopono, Lāʻau Lapaʻau, and Lomilomi. With the guidance of traditional Healing experts, and instruction from highly-skilled practitioners, we invite you to join us & bring Hawaiian wellness home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join if I don't have a child?

The Hāinu Lāʻau program is designed to primarily focus on ʻōpio currently enrolled in grades 6-8.  If you are a family member other than the parent who would like to be the participating adult, we will allow that with the parentʻs/legal guardianʻs consent.

What if I have other children and no childcare?

We invite ʻohana to bring other children.  If they are old enough to participate then we encourage them to join in on the ʻohana activities.  If they are too young to participate, please let your community coordinator know ahead of class time and we can make arrangements to provide childcare.

What if I don't live in any of the covered districts, can I still attend?

Although we host our classes in the ʻEwa & Koʻolau moku, we invite ʻohana from all over Oʻahu to join us in our program. 

Will there be any physical labor?

Yes.  Some of the classes will be at a gathering area where we will be picking waiawī and shaping them into lomi tools. There will be safety protocols in place to ensure tools will be used properly.

I heard there will be pule/prayers involved in this program.  What kind of prayers are being taught?

Yes.  Pule/Prayer and spiritual health are very important in traditional Hawaiian health and wellness practices.  The prayers taught are non-denominational, to respect all faiths.  The prayers are meant to express gratitude for and continuance of health and wellness for the individual and the family.

Are there any commitments outside of the workshops?

Yes.  We ask that you begin to incorporate what you learn in the workshops into your family and home.  We also ask that you complete weekly journals and also participate in two surveys, one on the first day and the last day of class.  There are also two follow-up surveys (six months and one year) that we will send via email.  

I don't have any background in Hawaiian language or culture, can I still participate?

Absolutely yes!  This program is meant to be an introduction to various practices in mauli ola and can be a benefit to people at any level of experience and understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join if I don't have a child?

The Hāinu Lāʻau program is designed to primarily focus on ʻōpio currently enrolled in grades 6-8.  If you are a family member other than the parent who would like to be the participating adult, we will allow that with the parentʻs/legal guardianʻs consent.

What if I have other children and no childcare?

We invite ʻohana to bring other children.  If they are old enough to participate then we encourage them to join in on the ʻohana activities.  If they are too young to participate, please let your community coordinator know ahead of class time and we can make arrangements to provide childcare.

What if I don't live in any of the covered districts, can I still attend?

Although we host our classes in the ʻEwa & Koʻolau moku, we invite ʻohana from all over Oʻahu to join us in our program. 

Will there be any physical labor?

Yes.  Some of the classes will be at a gathering area where we will be picking waiawī and shaping them into lomi tools. There will be safety protocols in place to ensure tools will be used properly.

I heard there will be pule/prayers involved in this program.  What kind of prayers are being taught?

Yes.  Pule/Prayer and spiritual health are very important in traditional Hawaiian health and wellness practices.  The prayers taught are non-denominational, to respect all faiths.  The prayers are meant to express gratitude for and continuance of health and wellness for the individual and the family.

Are there any commitments outside of the workshops?

Yes.  We ask that you begin to incorporate what you learn in the workshops into your family and home.  We also ask that you complete weekly journals and also participate in two surveys, one on the first day and the last day of class.  There are also two follow-up surveys (six months and one year) that we will send via email.  

I don't have any background in Hawaiian language or culture, can I still participate?

Absolutely yes!  This program is meant to be an introduction to various practices in mauli ola and can be a benefit to people at any level of experience and understanding.

Mahalo to our funders & partners who make this program possible!

Mahalo to our funders & partners who make this program possible!

Office: PO Box 235344, Honolulu HI 96823

Email: info@huimauliola.org

Call (808) 229-6452

Hui Mauli Ola

Empowing People Through Healing

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