Traditional Native Hawaiian Lomi (Massage)
Friday Sepetmber 11th
4:00 - 5:00 pm PST
Traditional Lomi is vastly different from the commercialized Lomilomi seen throughout the globe. In this presentation we will center upon the rich history and connection of Lomi to other areas of our culture. How it has evolved into a commercialized massage modality separated from our traditions. We will also be touching on how pain in our physical body affects us spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
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ʻŌlelo hawaiʻi 101
Saturday September 12th
1:00 - 2:00pm PST
Just saying the words, "ʻŌlelo Hawai'i", is a beautiful musical sound wave, a stunning melody of sounds that make up a wide range of Polynesian languages throughout the Pacific Rim. We will present the history of our native language, basic concepts, and our cultural roots in our language. We will also practice basic greetings and introduction of self.
Connecting to our Cultural Roots through Food
Sunday September 13th
1:00 - 2:00 PST
Often food can explain a community's livelihood. Join us in this workshop where we will delve into the progression of Hawaiian people/culture through the lens of cultural foods. From hand-pounded Poi and taro leaf wrapped Lau Lau to Loco Moco's to Mac Salad, every dish has a story to tell, a history behind its plate. Learn how our diet changed with the introduction of European and Asian influences and why Spam is in almost every Polynesian pantry.