Hāinu Lāʻau

Cultivating Wellness

What is Hāinu Lāʻau?

Hāinu Lāʻau is hosting a series of cohort workshops that will provide Hawaiian Culture-based health and wellness educational courses providing parents and students with skills and practices to increase their health and wellbeing in the home to cope with the challenges caused by COVID19.

Curriculum Contents

Each cohort content may vary determined by the instructor, facilities, and natural environments.

The curriculum may include:

Mana Management
Lomi Noho
Gathering Protocol
Mea Hoʻōla
Lāʻau Lapaʻau
Lomi ʻAʻe
ʻAi Pono

Our Next Cohort

Photos from past events:


Preferences will be Middle/Intermediate-Age Native Hawaiian Students and their ʻohana from

the Moku of ʻEwa (Moanalua to Makakilo) & Nā Moku of Koʻolau (Waimānalo to Pūpūkea).


- Creating a home environment conducive to learning & academic improvement

- Understanding basic concepts of Mauli Ola for self and family

- Building pilina in family

Extra Perks

- Set of lomi tools to use for self and family, and also skills on how to use and make them

- Basic lomi skills to address desk/ computer fatigue in back, neck, and shoulders

- Starter lāʻau for home garden that can be used for Mauli Ola

- Learn moʻolelo of places in your community, learning "whatʻs in my backyard?"

- Learning new mauli ola skills that can encourage participants or other family members to want to learn more

- Disclaimer - Each park is unique depending on which practitioner you learn from

Join Us Today

Transform your home into a space of healing for your ʻohana.


Funded by the Native Hawaiian Education Program


Name: Kahele Joaquin

Title: Community Coordinator

E-mail: kahele@huimauliola.org


Name: Monoiki Ah Nee-Bahn

Title: Community Coordinator

E-mail: Monoiki@huimauliola.org

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.

Office: PO Box 235344, Honolulu HI 96823

Call 808-229-6452


Site: www.huimauliola.org

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