Lomi Kino & Kahea Practicioner
I’m a lomilomi practitioner and designer. I love traveling and learning Hoʻomana. I dance hula. I reside in New York City.
What sparked your interest in the KALAMA Foundation?
I was looking for a spiritual practice. When I first heard Aupuni say his pule at the intro I got chills. I knew I’d found my teacher.
How has your life changed as a result of taking Ho’omana classes?
I'd say the biggest change is how confident and comfortable I feel. The classes taught me to listen and trust my instinct. The result is my life is completely different than when I began the classes. Trusting my instinct lead me to know what I really want.
How would you describe an Iwi’ula Style Lomilomi?
It’s extremely gentle, deeply relaxing and potently healing. It’s the only kind of body work I’ll receive at this point.
What are the unique things you’ve learned or experiences you’ve had as a result of Kumu Aupuni and his teachings?
Aupuni is a master teacher. How he presents his knowledge has evolved over the years but the substance, depth, and traditional Hawaiian perspective have remained the same. Traveling to Hawai'i with Aupuni was a life-changing experience. He shows you his Hawai'i. He has a reverence and understanding for Hawai'i and it responds back to him in kind. It’s a magical and extraordinary experience.
How would you describe a Ho’omana Way of Life?
Knowing and experiencing sacredness, intimacy, respect, deep comfort and happiness on a daily basis. It’s a life of great beneficence and joyful delight.
What is your favorite Aupuni saying?
“Live in the Flow”