Voices of Hawaii : Healing in the Spirit of Aloha (Conf200)

Venue: Naniloa Resort Hotel

Location: Hilo, Hawaii, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2005
Registration Date: Oct 05, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 10, 2005
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"Voices of Hawai'i," a week-long series of workshops is presented by 'Aina Me Kalani, a non profit educational foundation for the perpetuation of Hawaiian cultural and healing arts. It will be held in Hilo, Hawai'i at the Naniloa Resort Hotel from October 10 to October 14. Outstanding kupuna (elders)from around the islands will come to Hilo to present a series of workshops, many small and hands-on, designed to give you personal time with these masters of Hawaiian healing. There will be classes in lomi lomi, the traditional Hawaiian healing massage; la'au lapa'au, the medicinal use of plants; oli, chant; 'olelo, language; mo'olelo, storytelling and mele, song.

Some of the kupuna presenting workshops will be:

Kupuna Alva Andrews, respected lomi lomi master from Oahu, will be teaching classes in lomi lomi. His lomi lomi style incorporates elements of Hawaiian lua (martial arts), ho'oponopono, (conflict resolution) as well as traditional elements of lomi lomi to create a powerful and spiritual healing.

Auntie Mary Fragas from Big Island who just received the Papa Ola Kaonohi award from the Papa Ola Lokahi Organization in Oahu for her outstanding contributions to the Hawaiian community as a lomi lomi practitioner, will be teaching workshops in lomi lomi. Paralyzed by polio as a young child, Auntie Mary's ability to overcome obstacles and make significant contributions to her community are an inspiration to all who meet her.

Kumu Hula Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, loved and respected kumu hula (hula instructor), haku mele (song writer), performer, and advocate of the Hawaiian language and culture will come from Oahu to teach workshops in oli, (chant). He has been honored with several Na Hoku Hanohano awards for best original Hawaiian language compositions. This year he was also honored to be one of the judges at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo.

Kapuna Kaipo Kaneakua of Maui and Oahu will teach workshops in la'au lapa'au, the medicinal use of plants. Kupuna Kaipo, who has been referred to as the "Miracle Man of Maui" for his healings, has taught traditional lomilomi and la'au lapa'au around the world and recently represented Hawai'i in an worldwide indigenous healer conference in Australia.

Papa K Kepilino, a Big Island lomi lomi master, comes from a long line of healing kahuna. He has taught lomilomi in many countries and he is one of the few kupuna teaching the Breath of Ha. He will be conducting workshops on healing with the breath of Ha, a technique that is used to mend the body as well as heal from long distances.

You need not have previous experience to benefit from this conference. It is designed to offer you more tools as a healer as well as to create healing within you in the spirit of aloha.

The Naniloa resort is holding rooms at discounted rates for anyone who wants to stay at the hotel, which is located on the beautiful Hilo Bay in Hilo. There is a printable room request form on the website.

For more information about the conference please go to our website www.healinginparadise.org or call 808 959 2258.


93 Banyan Dr
United States

Additional Information

Date: October 10-14 Place: Hilo, Hawaii