Wesley Sen - Leo Kupa Podcast #6

October 15, 2016
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Moʻolelo stream-side at Hālau Kū Māna with Kamaka and Wesley Sen.

Wesley is a Honolulu native of Chinese-Polynesian ancestry raised in Moanalua Gardens. He received his training in Hawaiian and Polynesian massage techniques.  He was instructed and apprenticed under Auntie Margaret Machado in Hawaiian Lomilomi massage.  As well as by the late Uncle Kalua Kaiahua of Maui in the Hawaiian healing art of Lua and body alignment. And received training in ancient Polynesian body alignment from Uncle Freddie Tira of Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

Wesley has worked in the Spa industry in Hawaii for the last 20 years and presently teaches in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Japan . Currently Wesley uses his wealth of experience in Lomilomi and Hawaiian culture to make magical, memorable experiences for guests at Aulani Disney's Laniwai Spa.
 
 

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Uncle Calvin Hoe - Leo Kupa Podcast #5

September 15, 2016
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This year’s Mauli Ola Wednesdays series is centered around the restoration of mana and maintaining Pono.  This month on Wednesday, September  28th we’ll welcome Uncle Calvin Hoe to talk Mele and ʻŌlelo for restoring and maintaining.

Calvin Hoe is a Native Hawaiian musician and teacher. 
He began making Hawaiian instruments in 1961 as a teenage boy in Hakipu'u, helping bring Hawaiian instruments back from obscurity into popular consciousness. He has made more than 80,000 bamboo nose flutes and has travelled around the world playing music. His family runs the Waiahole Poi Factory and Hakipu'u Learning Center where they teach the next generation.

 

Keola Silva - Leo Kupa Podcast #4

August 8, 2016
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This month on Wednesday, August 24th we’ll welcome Keola Silva to talk about Mākau Kino - returning to kanaka ʻōiwi ways of learning to restore mana and maintain pono.

Currently a Health and Physical Education teacher at Kamehameha Elementary School, Keola inspires young kanaka ʻōiwi children to be healthy by integrating traditional concepts and values into his health and physical education curriculum.

 
For information on Hui Mauli Ola including events, merchandize and practitioners in your area come to www.huimauliola.org

Mahalo piha to Papahana Kuaola. For information on their programs and philosophies click on papahanakuaola.com

 

Love Chance & Matt Keir: Leo Kupa Podcast #3

July 12, 2016
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You may know Love Chance from the Indigenous Soap Company. Their soap comes from passionate study of medicinal herbs & oils from across the globe. And each bar is made on O’ahu. Finally, all ingredients are chosen from local, organic, or the highest grade sources.

Matt Keir is a forestry biologist. Tonight he represents the Hawaiian plant conservation network Laukahi. This is a voluntary alliance of agencies, organizations and individuals aiming to protect Hawai‘i’s rare plant species.

Together they will share the importance of Lāʻau Lapaʻau (medicinal plants). As well as addressing its role in restoring mana and maintaining pono as they preview their upcoming presentation at Mauli Ola Wednesdays August 22nd at Papahana Kuaola.

Puni Jackson Hoʻoulu ʻĀina: Leo Kupa Podcast #2

June 10, 2016
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On Wednesday June 22nd, Puni Jackson will be presenting at Mauli Ola Wednesdays. Today she shares with Kamaka the importance of ʻĀina and its relationship to collective mana, her journey to Hoʻoulu ʻĀina, carrying water, proficiency emerging and how love and land set her on the path she walks.


To learn more about Hoʻoulu ʻĀina visit www.hoouluaina.com

For information on Hui Mauli Ola including events, merchandize and practitioners in your area come to www.huimauliola.org

Mahalo piha to Papahana Kuaola. For information on their programs and philosophies click on papahanakuaola.com

Video available on YouTube
 

 

Kapono Souza: Leo Kupa Podcast #1

May 23, 2016
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Born Kapuaiho’oleiiaikapono Aluli Souza and raised in Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu. Kapono comes from a long, well known line of gifted practitioners in music, arts, and healing. At a very early age, his tutu wahine (grandmother) on his maternal side Irmgard Keali’iwahinealohanohokahaopuamana Farden recognized his talent for massage and shared with him our traditional art of healing called Lomilomi. For many Hawaiian families, traditional knowledge and cultural practices were passed down through family lines. 


To ensure continuity, it was not uncommon to have an eligible family member be given the kuleana (responsibility) to perpetuate the practices of their ancestors to benefit the next generation. Today, Kapono continues to represents the current genealogical line of his ‘Ohana and shares some of our traditional ‘ike (knowledge) to a new generation of students. With over 20 years of experience as a practitioner and professional therapist, he is among some of the most innovative martial bodyworkers today in Hawai’i.


To learn more about Kekahua visit www.kekahua.org

For information on Hui Mauli Ola including events, merchandize and practitioners in your area come to www.huimauliola.org

Mahalo piha to Papahana Kuaola. For information on their programs and philosophies click on papahanakuaola.com