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What's the Mana Lomi ® Lineage,
and why does this
Mana Lomi® is “movement with pulse and signature
energy” which has been
passed down through many generations of physical Hawaiian lineage. When
I practice this special form of Hawaiian healing I connect with the
divine through na kupuna, Hawaiian elders. This gives me chills!!
Some of the kumu and kupuna (Hawaiian teachers and elders) who strongly
influenced Maka’ala are:
- Margaret Machado
- Kupuna Hale
- Edith Kanaka’ole
- Mornah Simeona
- Iolani Luahine
- ‘A’ala Akana
- Mona Kahele
- John Peal Yates
- and others
Some of the mana and mana’o (life energy and ideas) of these
people is preserved, maintained and shared by the people who learn and
practice this indigenous healing modality. What an amazing
responsibility, privilege and honor this is!!!
MORE ABOUT MAKA’ALA YATES, D.C.
The gentleman who developed Mana Lomi® is Dr.
Maka’ala Yates, a Kanaka
Maoli (person of Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian
medicine. In 1976 he participated in the first voyage of the
The building of
this traditional double-hulled canoe and sailing by celestial
navigation sparked the renaissance of indigenous Hawaiian culture. He
is a board member of the Ahohui Ho’ola Hawaii (traditional
Healing Council) and of the Pacific Island Council of Traditional
Healing. He has been practicing and teaching Hawaiian healing concepts
for over 30 years.
In July of 2005, Dr Yates was honored to receive the Kaonohi Award in
Honolulu, HI, The Kaonohi award was established in
1994 to recognize people who have made significant contributions to
improving Hawaiian health and well being within the Hawaiian
He is currently writing a book on the ancient Hawaiian concepts
of spiritual healing, travels throughout the world teaching Hawaiian
healing concepts and hosts an intensive training school in Hawaii twice
a year, and coordinates a variety of outreach programs focused on
improving the Hawaiian community’s health by incorporating
ancient healing approaches with current biomedical health systems.
Now for a personal testimonial from me: I have studied with
Kumu Maka’ala since 2003. I enjoy being around him because I
relaxed, uplifted and inspired in his presence. He laughs and smiles
and teaches with playfulness, joy, and a light heart. He’s a
positive thinker. Kumu Maka’ala overflows with both wisdom
heart and technically oriented information. He smoothly flows between
his indigenous Hawaiian healing roots and his western medical training,
drawing on both. Learning from him is easy!
Aloha wale no,
Barbara Helynn Heard