Hawaiian Healing Arts Intensive (HHA Intensive)

Venue: Kahalelehua Retreat Center

Location: Mountain View, Hawaii, United States

Event Date/Time: May 04, 2009 End Date/Time: May 08, 2009
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Hawaiian Healing Arts Intensive with Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Auntie Mary Fragas and a special guest speaker to be announced.
May 4 through 8, 2009
50 NCBTMB Continuing Education hours
$1900 includes room/board/tuition.

Join us for five days of discovering Hawaiian healing arts and Lomilomi with Kahuna Ho'ola & Kumu Hula, Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Auntie Mary Fragas and a special guest speaker to be announced.

Kawaikapuokalani will cover:
Understanding the origin and foundation of Ho'oponopono (Hawaiian-style conflict
resolution), Gathering, preparing and prescribing La'au Lapa'au (Hawaiian Medicinal Plants), Learning healing prayers, chanting and dance

Auntie Mary will be presenting her extraordinary style of Lomilomi and intuitive healing.

Accommodations and Classes will be held at:
Kahalelehua Retreat Center
18-3749 S. Kopua Road, ‘Ola‘a/Hilo
Mountain View, HI 96771-0442
Kahalelehua is located on the slopes of Mauna Loa, twenty minutes from Hilo airport and fifteen minutes from the town of Volcano)

SPACE IS LIMITED to 12 students - reserve your space early

Three wonderful meals a day are included.

Be aware that it can sometimes rain, gets cool at night and could get muddy at times. Towels, sheets, and blankets are provided but not other toiletries so bring soap, shampoo, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.

A sarong with T shirt is fine for dancing if you do not already have a pa'u skirt.

At night you may need slacks and a sweater.

The cost of the Healing Arts Intensive is $1900, which includes tuition and six nights room and board. Since we are limiting the size of the class, a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 will hold your space.


18-3749 S. Kopua Road, ‘Ola‘a/Hilo
United States

Additional Information

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS Kawaikapuokalani K. Hewett, our Spiritual and Cultural Director, has been performing with Olomana and teaching hula in Hawaii and abroad for more than 35 years. He has students throughout the United States, Japan, Europe and Hawaii. Although most well known as a Haku Mele (composer), having written over 100 songs and chants and recorded 8 CDs, Kawaikapuokalani was part of the management team and the Spiritual Director of the Waimanalo Health Clinic where he offered practical and consulting services in Native Hawaiian Healing Arts, La’au Lapa’au and Ho’oponopono. Kawaikapuokalani trained for nine years in healing traditions and hula with Kahuna Emma deFries until his ‘uniki with her in November of 1980. Emma deFries, a descendant of Hewahewa, the spiritual advisor to King Kamehameha I, was a practitioner of the healing traditions of la‘au kähea, la‘au lapa‘au, ho‘oponopono and lomilomi. Kawaikapuokalani is a descendant of this same lineage and the only person formally recognized as her protégé through House Resolution 196 on February 10, 1981. Presently, his work in the field of Hawaiian culture takes him off island and abroad on a regular basis. In addition, Kawaikapuokalani serves the hula community as a judge in various competitions including Merrie Monarch, generously shares his compositions with numerous halau hula, and holds hula and ho’oponopono retreats at his home in Mountain View, Hawaii. We are blessed to have him as part of our Senior Management and Advisory team and honored that he has consented to conduct healing workshops with us. Auntie Mary Fragas, one of our Lomilomi instructors and a member of our advisory team, was born in Hilo and raised in Honakaʻa, Hawai’i, and the eldest of eleven children. At the age of six, she was totally paralyzed with polio, a disease, until that time, unknown on this island. She was given up to die by the doctors who flew in from O’ahu to see her and other children who had contracted the disease. Thankfully, her parents were determined to keep her alive. They did the only thing they knew, they began massaging her. Auntie Mary believes that this massage created enough circulation in her body to keep her alive. This background inspired her to learn Lomilomi for herself and to help others with the power of touch. Auntie Mary left the Big Island in 1942 to work on O’ahu. While there, she taught herself even more about healing and massage. She also met her husband, John Fragas, in 1946. Together they had five children. In 1952, the Fragases returned to Big Island with their family. Auntie Mary has lived in Hilo for the last 56 years and works on her patients on a mat on the floor. She is a strong advocate of internal cleansing and has exceptional skills in palpation and intuition. She has become well known and respected for her Lomilomi and her intuition about how to help people in physical need. Overcoming her tragedy of her childhood, Aunty Mary has dedicated her life to helping others and is a great inspiration to all who know her.