Journey with us to Hawai'i. For over ten years Aupuni has taken his students throughout Hawai’i to many sacred sites. Most of the trips include at least five islands and at times six; Hawai’i, Maui, Moloka'i, Kaua’i, O’ahu and when permission is granted, Kaho’olawe.

Look To All The Sources of Mana in Hawai’i. Imagine taking a trip through Sacred Hawai’i with a Kahuna. We see sacred sites that are not on any tourist map. Imagine being at these sacred sites at their sacred times and feeling the reverberations of these sacred places. This trip is not for vacationers, it’s an intensive spiritual journey. Participants experience the hallmarks of a Ho’omana Way of Life, deep comfort and a visceral understanding of sacredness and mana (power).

Trips are for students only, although they may bring their partners. Trips are held once a year, generally late August to early Septembe5r.


Purple Sunset over Wailua Beach, Kaua'i.

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The Ho’onana trip is a deeply comfortable journey thorough Hawai'i. Many participants experience lasting spiritual transformation. This trip revels Hawai'i through a Ho’omana perspective with respect to the sacredness and Mana of Hawai'i.

We see ancient sacred sites and take in unique Hawaiian contemporary cultural events, like the re-creation of Kamehameha’s Heiau of Conquering the Islands to one of Unity at the Heiau of Pu’ukohola. Alternatively, we may go to the Investiture of the Aloha Week court at the edge of the volcano, Halema’uma’u.

We eat our way through the Islands visiting local ono (delicious) resturants.

Travelers can elect to add an Intensive workshop to their trip. We offer both lauahala and a lomilomi intensives.

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Lomilomi Intensives are offered as part of the Ho’onana Trip to Hawaii. This Lomilomi Intensive is open to the public with no pre-requisites; however, you must be mentored by a Halau member (present or alumni) in good standing. The Lomi Intensive consists of two one-week intensives on two Hawaiian Islands, Moloka’i and Kaua’i. A participant could take part in one-week or the complete two-week journey workshop.

This is a once in a lifetime journey. Travel with a Kahuna La’au Lapa’au, a Kahuna Lomilomi, and his halau, Halau O Limaloa. Learn lomilomi protocol: how lomi is given and to whom is it given. A unique style of lomilomi, Iwi’ula Style, is presented. One begins to understand what Old Traditional Lomilomi is.

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The Lauhala Intensive is an amazing experience of Hawaiian culture unmatched by any other event in the Hawaiian Islands. You will learn the old Hawaiian Art of Lauhala. In this workshop you will be harvesting, cleaning and preparing the lauhala to weave. You will also learn how to repair lauhala mats and make a lauhala bracelet and/or fan.

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All questions concerning travel arrangements for the HO’ONANA Trip and Intensive Workshops should be addressed to KALAMA Travel Services: