For thousands of years the Hawaiian people navigated the open seas in hand made vessels and thrived on the islands of Hawaii. One key to their success was the concept that everyone in the population was all "in the same canoe." They worked together for the common goals of survival and happiness — and that, along with living in harmony with the aina (land) and Kupuna (ancestors), created a healthy and sustainable culture that still endures today.
At Hawaiian Sanctuary we seek to honor this culture by offering classes taught by native Hawaiian kumus (teachers). We also seek to integrate ancient Hawaiian farming methods along with new modern permaculture techniques.
And we strive to stay on the path of Aloha in everything we do here. Like our Kumu, Aunty Mahealani, says, "When you understand the importance and urgency of our light, nothing is worth stepping down from the Aloha."