Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi will host “Ola Pono Ola Loa” Native Hawaiian Traditional Laʻau Lapaʻau Workshops throughout Hawaiʻi Island beginning March 11, 2017 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo. Workshops will feature Poʻokela Ikaika Dombrigues and his insight into the healing wisdom of Hoʻoponopono, Lāʻau Lapaʻau, Lomilomi Ha Ha, and Lāʻau Kahea.
Poʻokela Ikaika Dombrigues understands how today’s current demands can affect the health of our island’s people. His workshops aim to provide rich cultural knowledge and a way to help others care for themselves and their ohana. Dombrigues promotes health by sharing the healing wisdom of his Kupuna and his ancestors in their use of Lāʻau Lapaʻau (medicinal herbs), Hawaiian values, and Hawaiian spiritual beliefs.
Poʻokela states, “A lot of our people live with a broken spirit. One of our goals is to rebuild the mind, body, and spirit of our people and to empower them into knowing who they are as Native Hawaiians.”
Poʻokela maintains a deep respect for the Big Island, a value he learned from his ʻohana. He continues the work he was called upon to do which is to help the people of Hawaiʻi, and he remains driven to fulfil his Kuleana (responsibility).
The FREE workshops are open to the public and will also take place in Waimea, Kona, Kāʻu and Puna. For more information or to obtain a schedule, contact Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi at (808) 969-9220 and visit www.hmono.org.