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Living Aloha & Aloha Mā: A 2-Part Exploration of Hawaiian Wisdom

Jul 16, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PART 1 INFO: Living Aloha & Lei Making

Friday, July 16, 2021

1:00-8:00pm w/ Sunset Ceremony & Potluck

Location: In-Person, Meet at Kalepolepo Beach Park, Kihei (specific directions will be sent after registering)

Look inside, observe, and make choices that promote living fully.

The Hawaiian word for love is “aloha,” and can be literally translated as “the joyful sharing of life.”

Join Sarah Kawahinekōmakaninani Williams Psy.D. (Nani) for Part 1 of a two part in-person workshop exploring the profound, age-old wisdom, knowledge, and power of aloha. Learn how to “live aloha” every day and create a lei. A lei can be used to show love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. In essence, a lei is a symbol of Aloha. Your lei will be a reminder of your connection to Aloha.

Learning to live in aloha can:

  • Increase the flow of love and joy in ourselves
  • Support the shedding of fears and self-doubts
  • Increase confidence, spontaneity, and creativity by living life more fully
  • Establish and maintain healthy, nourishing relationships

Part 1 of the workshop will include guided meditation, lecture, discussion, lei making, and sunset ceremony with the leis. Details will be emailed after registration. The day will end with a potluck dinner for all participants. Please bring a dish to share.

The knowledge I’m sharing in Living Aloha & Lei Making (Part 1) comes from my kumu, Kahu Ed Kaleolani Spencer, rooted in the lineage wisdom of his kumu, Kahu Nelita Kapaaloha Po’okui Lonokahikini Peleiholani Kukuila’akea Anderson.

This workshop is open to all. Even if you have already participated in Living Aloha, the workshop offers something new each time and is customized to the attendees.

PART 2 INFO: Aloha Mā

Friday, July 23, 2021

1:30-6:30pm, optional potluck to follow if desired

Location: In-Person, Olowalu Area (specific directions will be given after registering)

Prerequisites: Living Aloha & Lei Making Part 1 Workshop

Expand your exploration of self-reflected love

Aloha can also mean Face to Face. There are three components to this translation. We are face to face with nature, face to face with others, and face to face with self. Aloha Mā is self reflected love. Begin an exploration of Aloha Mā and how to use it in your everyday life.

In Part 2 of the workshop, Sarah Kawahinekōmakaninani Williams Psy.D. (Nani) will guide you through meditation, movement, and discussion. This part of the workshop will take place near and in the river. Please be prepared to enter the river.

Participants must have taken Living Aloha & Lei Making Part 1 workshop to attend Part 2.

It is Nani’s honor to share this ike (knowledge) that she received from Ke’oni Hanalei, Hawaiian lineage holder of a Mū/Hawaiian lineage that can be traced back 117 generations and over 2,000 years.


About Nani

Sarah Kawahinekōmakaninani Williams, Psy.D. (aka Dr. Sarah or Nani) is the founder of Lehualani Center, a licensed clinical psychologist, a published author, and a Hawaiian Energetics Master Level Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and has successfully worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families since 1995.

Since 2005, Nani has been studying Hawaiian Energetics, which originate from the ancient wisdom of the medical Kahuna. Nani has co-presented a Hawaiian Energetics lecture and given treatments at the Autism Today Conference in Vancouver, Canada, with her kumu, Kahu Ed Kaleolani Spencer.

Nani has been learning Aloha Mā and ‘ulu with Ke’oni Hanalei, Hawaiian lineage holder of a Mū/Hawaiian lineage since 2019. She is honored to chant in Mū and share this ike to the global ohana. Nani offers a variety of workshops, immersions, and other educational opportunities related to the Hawaiian and Mū knowledge. In addition, Nani provides Aloha Coaching, Hawaiian Energetics treatments, and Hawaiian Cranial Sacral Therapy. Contact for more info on booking treatments.


Kalepolepo Beach Park