Creating a home environment conducive to learning & academic improvement
Understanding basic concepts of Mauli Ola for self and family
Building pilina in family
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
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.
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.
Although we host our classes in the ʻEwa & Koʻolau moku, we invite ʻohana from all over Oʻahu to join us in our program.
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.
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. 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.
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