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Herbert Hoe - Leo Kupa Podcast #20

Herbert Hoe - Leo Kupa Podcast #20

April 9, 2019

Uncle Herbert Grew up in the ahupuaa of Hakipuu, from a young age the importance of ohana and ʻāina was integrated in daily living.

After retiring from the Honolulu Fire Department, Uncle Herbert recognized the health disparities amongst our Native Hawaiian people. His Ai Pono program aims to reestablish the connection of our traditional foods and our traditional well-being.

Anakala Herbert was featured in the series: Na Loea: The Masters: Food for the soul. He is a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and kupuna.

 

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

Financial Benefits Insurance specializing in Medicare, Life and Health Insurance. Helping to educate our communities to maximize their benefits. Benefits are our business, service sets us apart. Visit Financial Benefits Insurance at fbihi.com

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 20% discount.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

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

 

Dennis Kauahi - Leo Kupa Podcast #19

Dennis Kauahi - Leo Kupa Podcast #19

February 12, 2019

Dennis was born and raised on the west end of Kauai in the rural plantation town of Kekaha.  This provided him with a rich multicultural environment of living and learning respect and appreciation for his own cultural background as well as for other ethnic groups with in his community. His foundational spiritual teachings in both christian and traditional Hawaiian culture, language and 'ohana were provided by his parents, Herbert Ha'o Kauahi and Christobel Ka'anohiokalani Holt Kauahi.

He graduated from Waimea High School in 1963 and furthered his education at Willamette University, attaining a Bachelors degree in Sociology in 1967.  He attended the University of Hawaii School of Social Work and graduated with a Master's in Social Work degree in 1970.  Since then until his retirement in 2012, Dennis has work with the Queen Lilioukalani Children's Center providing culturally based Social Work based healing practices to a wide range of communities

He has received mentor-ship on Hawaiian healing cultural knowledge and practices from four recognized and renowned Hawaiian cultural experts: Mary Kawena Pukui, Nahale-Elua Mahuiki, Aunty Malia Craver and Uncle Danny Hanakahi.

Dennis' interest and commitment continues to be, particularly with our males, helping all males with our community to bring their gifts and talents to the leadership of family, community and state through the strengthening of themselves and ohana.

Awards and Affiliations.

2012  -  Papa Ola Lokahi

              Native Hawaiian Health Award for ongoing dedication to improving 

              the health and well-being of Kanaka Maoli.

2012 -  Hawaii National Association  of Social Workers

             Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions made in the field of Social Work

             for the enhancement and well-being  of individuals and families in the state of

             Hawaii.

2013 - Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii

            Living Treasure of Hawaii Award, for unique accomplishments and contributions

            made towards enriching our society. 

2012 - Board Member, Aha Kane Organization, focusing on the development of male

            leadership in our families communities and state.

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

Financial Benefits Insurance specializing in Medicare, Life and Health Insurance. Helping to educate our communities to maximize their benefits. Benefits are our business, service sets us apart. Visit Financial Benefits Insurance at fbihi.com

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 20% discount.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

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

 

Nathan Nakasone and Kalalena Ako - Leo Kupa Podcast #18

Nathan Nakasone and Kalalena Ako - Leo Kupa Podcast #18

August 14, 2018

Earlier this year Ka Pā o Lonopūhā hosted a huaka’i to retrace the path of Lonopūhā and what many consider the origins of healing in Hawai’i. Around the path of the volcano and through her merciless afterbirth were formed and foundationalized relationships in healing. Workshops, meals and stories were exchanged between multiple generations of practitioners. And to date this last-minute airport run from Waimea to Keahole is the only know podcast to come of it:

Nathan Nakasone is fortunate to have acquired his healing skills and wisdom from his Kumu. Kumu La’au Lapa’au, Aunty Alapa’i Kahuena. Kumu Lomilomi, Alva Andrews. Keola Chan and Sheila O’Malley. And through their guidance, he nurtures and respects his gifts of healing. As a result he honors their teachings in his daily life and work. Nate Nakasone has a true gift in the way he provides spiritual, physical, mental and emotional healing to all people with his gentle voice and talk story style.

Kalalena Ako is a lomilomi 'A'e practitioner living and working on Oahu with Kohala roots. Check them both out at huimauliola.org/practitioners.

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

Financial Benefits Insurance specializing in Medicare, Life and Health Insurance. Helping to educate our communities to maximize their benefits. Benefits are our business, service sets us apart. Visit Financial Benefits Insurance at fbihi.com

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 20% discount.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

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

Francine Dudoit-Tagupa - Leo Kupa Podcast #17

Francine Dudoit-Tagupa - Leo Kupa Podcast #17

June 30, 2018

Francine, also known as “Aunty Fran” to her patients and co-workers, began her career with Waikiki Health in 1998. She comes from a lineage of Native Hawaiian healers who taught her skills that are valued both in the Native Hawaiian and general community. Her areas of specialty are Native Hawaiian Healing, Hawaiian Cultural Education, Advocacy for Kupuna, Chronic Pain Management, and Individual and Family Counseling. Healing modalities include Ho’oponopono, Lomilomi and La’au Lapa’au.

Aunty Fran has more than 35 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and Native Hawaiian Practitioner. She has a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Hawaii and practiced as a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Hospital, where she introduced the first hospice care in Hawaii in a hospital. Other accomplishments include serving as CEO of Malama Ka Ohana a Pau Loa; developing programs to promote and preserve the Hawaiian healing traditions and lifestyle through providing opportunities for education, research and apprenticeship; and initiating pilot programs to integrate Hawaiian Healing with Western Medicine.

Aunty Fran is a member of the Waikiki Neighborhood Board; a member of Na Hululei Kupuna Council, serving Native Hawaiian Practitioners; and serves on the Governors Board PABEA (Policy and Advisory Board for Elderly Affairs). She has received awards and recognition from Molokai General Hospital, U. S. Department of Health, U. S. Department of Agriculture, American Business Women’s Association, and many other agencies and organizations.

 

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

Financial Benefits Insurance specializing in Medicare, Life and Health Insurance. Helping to educate our communities to maximize their benefits. Benefits are our business, service sets us apart. Visit Financial Benefits Insurance at fbihi.com

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 20% discount.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service. Shop online and use the coupon code: leokupa for a 10% discount.

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

Tutu Man Kawaikapuokalani Hewett  - Leo Kupa Podcast #16

Tutu Man Kawaikapuokalani Hewett - Leo Kupa Podcast #16

April 4, 2018

Today we welcome a tutu man with six keiki, seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Worldwide, he is a kumu and teaches Hula, Hooponopono and Native Hawaiian Healing and Culture. He is a kumu hula with Kuhai Halau o Kawaikapuokalani Pa Olapa Kahiko, a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, and studied the Hawaiian Healing traditions of Laau kahea, laau laapau, hooponopono and lomilomi with Aunty Emma DeFries.

Leo Kupa welcomes tutu man,
Kawaikapuokalani Hewett.
kahalelehua@hotmail.com

 

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club.
A non-profit community organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the Native Hawaiian culture, the preservation and care of our ʻāina, and the strengthening of our families and community. Our membership is comprised of Native Hawaiians and “Hawaiians at heart”, and is open to anyone interested in supporting cultural, educational and service programs primarily in the Koʻolaupoko area on the Windward side of Oʻahu.

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians

Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC
Growers, purveyors and supporters of kava from Hawaii

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service.

Hooulu āina
A welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people.

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

Makana Risser Chai - Leo Kupa Podcast #15

Makana Risser Chai - Leo Kupa Podcast #15

February 28, 2018

Makana Risser Chai researched and authored, the Bishop Museum book "Na Moʻolelo Lomilomi: Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing." The book compiles every article and oral history she could find in the archives and old journals from 1794 to the 1930s. She has continued her research by interviewing kupuna, attending workshops and receiving lomilomi as her primary medical care.

She followed up that book with Hawaiian Massage: Lomilomi, sacred touch of Aloha.

Makana was also a past guest presenter at Mauli Ola Wednesdays at Papahana Kuaola, and a former board member of Hui Mauli Ola.

Makana recently released a new book entitled Mindful Multitasking, transforming your body, mind, heart and spirit.

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians

Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC
Growers, purveyors and supporters of kava from Hawaii

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service.

Hooulu āina
A welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people.

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

Kaipo’i Kelling - Leo Kupa Podcast #14

Kaipo’i Kelling - Leo Kupa Podcast #14

February 2, 2018

Kaipoʻi Kelling is a Kalo farmer carrying on Uncle Jerry Konanuiʻs teaching. Kaipoʻi is also a teacher of Hawaiian language born here on Oʻahu he loves to ʻŌlelo and collect varieties of Kalo. 

Kaipo'i returns to talk Uncle Jerry with Kamaka. Subjects covered: Angry old kalo farmers. Ledgendary ku'i sessions. The Beastie Boys. The relationsips and friendships that contributed to Uncle Jerry Konanui. 

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:

Kupunakalo.com created by Weston Yap. Promoting their view that Kalo is food, through photos of kalo varieties, a curriculum around Hawaiian culture and the challenges of farming, contact information for field visits to find varieties, nutrition information and recognition of teachers in the community.

The Indigenous Soap Company 
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani 
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians

Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC
Growers, purveyors and supporters of kava from Hawaii

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support service.

Hooulu āina
A welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people.

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

Cody Keale - Leo Kupa Podcast #13

Cody Keale - Leo Kupa Podcast #13

January 23, 2018

Cody Keale is a passionate lā’au lapa’au practitioner, a student of the late Kumu Levon Ohai. He is also a seasoned lomilomi practitioner studying with Aunty Noelani Veary, Uncle Freddie Tira, and Kaliko Chang.

Major influences on his healing through prayer is his ohana. Grandmas, Maria Malachiko Lau and Midge Makaike, and parents mother Ualani Makaike Calleja and father William Keale.

His Kumu since he was a little keiki has always been Ke Akua, Iesu.

manaologyhawaii@gmail.com

Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you this month by:

Papa Ola Lokahi.  
Envisioning a thriving Native community composed of healthy individuals and families informed about their rich heritage and culture, living in a state of lōkahi (unity), and making informed choices and responsible decisions in a safe island society that is pono (in proper order).

The Indigenous Soap Company
Created on the Island of ‘Oahu, the indigenous comes from our passion in using native medicinal herbs and oils from all over the world.

Alana natural therapy in Town and Pikoakea Therapeutic Lomi & Rehabilitation Massage in Kailua

Mamalani
All-Natural Deodorants, Body Powders and Body Products ~ Aloha Aina Packaging ~ Handmade by Hawaiians

Hawaiian Kava Center, LLC
Growers, purveyors and supporters of kava from Hawaii

Lotus blossom in you
Lomilomi, hooponopono, farm laau lapaau. Doula & Pale Wahine birth support services.

Hooulu āina
A welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people.

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

Reverand Dr. Malcolm Nāea Chun - Leo Kupa Podcast #12

Reverand Dr. Malcolm Nāea Chun - Leo Kupa Podcast #12

October 4, 2017

The Reverand Dr. Malcolm Nāea Chun received his formal education at 'Iolani School and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He attended St. John's Theological College in Aotearoa (New Zealand) as a Rotary International Fellow and the Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia as an Inter-Pacific Fellow. He received his PhD from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Aotearoa, the first international recipient. He is ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, serving as associate priest at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's in Honolulu and vicar of St. John's By The Sea in Kahalu'u, O'ahu.

Dr. Chun has taught Hawaiian language and folklore in the University of Hawai'i system and has worked as a cultural specialist and culture and education officer for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and also as a cultural specialist of the Hawai'i State Department of Health, the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center and the Curriculum Research & Development Group at the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Mānoa in the Pihana Nā Mamo Native Hawaiian Education program.

Dr. Chun's publications include translations of Hawaiian newspapers and other nineteenth century writings, including books on traditional medicinal practices, biographies of Hawaiian scholars, Hawaiian history, and also children's song and storybooks. He has contributed articles on Hawaiian culture, history and religion to many journals, including biographies of Maiki Aiu Lake and Davida Malo for the Oxford University Press Online Service's American National Biography series and an edited and updated an article on Hawaiian religion for Macmillan's Encyclopaedia on Religion, Second Edition. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for the translation of the 1860s records of the 'Ahahui Lā'au Lapa'au of Wailuku.

He is also the translator and editor of the History of Kanalu by Benjamin K. Nāmakaokekahi and David Malo's Ka Mo'olelo Hawai'i . [He was formerly the Canon Pastor at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu.]

Dr. Chun is currently working on a series of murder mysteries set during pre-contact Hawai'i as a fun and exciting way to learn more about traditional Hawaiian history, behaviours and customs and the way Hawaiians see and understand the world around them. The series begins with the first title, Makahiki , set during the time of annual tribute and harvest time. Dr. Chun plans to publish this fiction separately in English and then followed by a Hawaiian text. He has completed the second in the series, [entitled Maunu, The Bait ,] and is working on the third title.

This episode is brought to you by Papa Ola Lokahi.  

Envisioning a thriving Native community composed of healthy individuals and families informed about their rich heritage and culture, living in a state of lōkahi (unity), and making informed choices and responsible decisions in a safe island society that is pono (in proper order).

And Vardo For Two.

Moʻolelo from the edges sanity to the brink of hope as a native woman and her
kāne estranged from Hawaiʻi by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity chart a return course to her one hānau...

Imai Winchester - Leo Kupa Podcast #11

Imai Winchester - Leo Kupa Podcast #11

July 26, 2017

Imai Winchester is a twelve-year kumu at Hālau Kū Māna and one of the organizers for La Hoihoi Ea. Among other impactful Kumu Imai is a student of Kekuni Blaisdell, John Osorio and Haunani-Kay Trask. Though their work and influences and political activities he has helped to shape people and land. Today he speaks with Kamaka on the importance to the health of the lāhui inherent in events like - and recognized by - La Hoihoi Ea.

The annual celebration of Hawaiian Restoration on July 30 from 11am - 6pm at the Honolulu Civic Grounds will be another exciting family fun day of education, cultural sharing, community networking and free music. La Hoihoi Ea takes time to honor two men who have impacted the lahui with their life’s work and dedication: Palani Vaughan (1944-2016) and Imaikalani Kalahele. Come celebrate the life of the lāhui.

Contact: lahoihoiea@gmail.com