Funded by the Native Hawaiian Education Program
The Hāinu Lāʻau project will host 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.
Each cohort content may vary determined by the instructor, facilities, and natural environments.
Building pilina in family
*Disclaimer - Each perk is unique depending on which practitioner you learn from
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.
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.
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.
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.
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