We are happy to announce that we will return to Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens for our 20th Annual ʻAha Lomilomi. The conference will begin with a blessing on Friday, October 25. Saturday, October 26, Hoʻolauleʻa, celebrating the re-opening of Amy Greenwell Gardens and a 20th ʻAha Lomilomi Anniversary evening dinner/kanikapila at Yano Hall across from Manago Hotel. Sunday, October 27, more cultural education from our Kūpuna and Kumu.
Presenters and Nā Kūpuna 2019:
Kumu Dane Silva (Hawaiʻi)
Kupuna Kaipo Kaneakua (Oʻahu)
Kupuna Nerita Machado (Hawaiʻi)
Kupuna Lila Johnston (Canada)
Kupuna Kalani Hamm (Hawaiʻi)
Kupuna Mahealani Pai (Hawaiʻi)
Kumu Antoinette Alapaʻi and Kahealani Alapaʻi (Kauai)
Kumu Wes and Lehua Sen (Oʻahu)
Kumu Momi Subiono (Hawaiʻi)
Kumu Malani DeAguiar (Hawaiʻi)
Kumu Kaulumahiehie Amaral
Kumu Pōmaikaʻi and Pa Ola Hawaiʻi
Nā Kupuna o Kona
LOCATION: Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens, Kealakekua Hawaiʻi Island
FOOD: Friday, October 25, light breakfast, lunch. Saturday, October 26, light breakfast, lunch and 20th Anniversary dinner. Sunday, October 27, light breakfast, lunch. Meals with vegan and vegetarian options.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA).
ACCOMMODATIONS: Suggested accommodations (on your own) at Manago Hotel (book early)
WHAT TO PACK: Summer clothes, comfortable walking shoes, sunhat, sunblock, mosquito repellent