Events

Upcoming Events

 A MEXIPINO FEAST

Stay Tuned / TBA

Join us in Volcano, Hawai’i for a Mexipino Feast brought to you by Chef Nico Dacumos from Free for Real Kitchen.

In honor of his mestizx heritage, Nico will be preparing a meal that is a blend of the flavors of Mexico and the Philippines, a cultural connection that goes back to the farmworkers of Central California, further back to the Spanish Galleon trade, and further still to the ancient exchanges of his seafaring forebears.

OUR CHEF

FREE FOR REAL KITCHEN  is a home for traditional foods and ancestral ways of eating that promote health for body, mind, spirit, community and planet. Diagnosed with lupus and diabetes in his teens, NICO DACUMOS has been on a journey of healing for over half of his life. In 2013, he founded a bakery and catering business based on the belief that food is medicine and that our bodies function best when eating the ways our ancestors ate. In modern terminology, this means that the Free for Real menu focuses on ketogenic, paleo, gluten-free, low-glycemic and vegan recipes using organic or sustainably-produced ingredients when possible.

Nico hopes to lead through example as a decolonial cook, educating and feeding his friends, family and communities so that they can be happier and healthier as they fight for freedom for our peoples and to defend our Mother Earth.

A Mexipino Feast Menu

$60/guest

Please RSVP via PayPal to darshan@akuaha.com
Please call/text 808.457.8201 for any questions

Address and directions will be given upon reservation.

KUPUNA SUNDAYS

(Monthly Ongoing Event)

March 18, 2018

Happy and excited to announce our first offering for our elders here in Moku o Keawe. It is a gathering of healing practitioners, wisdom keepers, chefs, poets, artists, dancers, yogis, hairstylists, manicurists, keiki volunteering to honor and love up our kūpuna (elders). Sunday, March 18 will be our next Kupuna Sunday.  10am-3pm in Volcano. (Address and Directions given upon reservation). Please share with any kupuna who would benefit from and would love these services.  Space is limited so RSVP is necessary and if we fill up quick we will have an ongoing list that will roll over to our next monthly offerings.  We will also offer a shuttle for kūpuna who need a ride and we are wheelchair accessible. To register or for questions please call (808) 457 8201 or email darshan@akuaha.com

THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF THE HEART: Passion, Love and Longing A Constellation Weekend with Bill Mannle

June 22-24, 2018

What is your deepest longing? Are you able to find passion, true love, and success, or are you paralysed by fear? Does the fear belong to you or are you carrying something from your family history? Know that it didn’t begin with you. What would happen if you opened your heart and faced the fear? How would your life be different if you lived from the heart, giving and receiving love? Guided by these questions:

  • Do you deserve to be loved?
  • How to you want to be loved?
  • Do you have permission to be happy?

Through rituals and family constellations we explore:

  • Opening our hearts and facing our fears
  • Accepting love
  • Letting go of the guilt and allowing more pleasure
  • Loneliness versus solitude
  • Increasing joy, humor and acceptance in our work and life
  • How to unblock the primal energy flows through all of us
  • Make deeper connections to those we love, past and present.

BILL MANNLE, LMFT is a Gestalt and Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Connecticut, USA. He is a former adjunct faculty member at Southern Connecticut State University in the Marriage & Family Program where he served as a Clinical Supervisor, and taught a course in Family of Origin. In the mid-90s, he focused on attachment and trauma in early childhood and trained at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto Canada. In 1997, continuing his work with trauma, he underwent and intensive training at the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven CT. Bill was introduced to Constellations in 2002. Now, as a facilitator and trainer, he has conducted seminars in Connecticut, New York, California, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and Croatia. He has led workshops in schools for both adolescents and teachers and is currently using Constellations as a method of supervision. Interested in Constellations ever-expanding nature, he is exploring its deeper spiritual, heart opening nature and its affect along the path. Bill returns to the Faculty for the 17th International Intensive on Systemic Resolutions at Cloister Bernried in May of 2018. Cost: $425 or $350 Early Bird by April 29, 2018 Lodging and food not included but available upon reservation. To register or for questions please call (808) 457 8201 or email darshan@akuaha.com

HONORING THE STRENGTH OF THE FAMILY  

Hearing Nature Through Systemic Constellations with Francesca Mason Boring

November 2-4, 2018

Systems Constellation provides a transformational walk for those who are ready to live in the flow of love, life, health and prosperity. Family Systems Constellation reveals those places where one suffers out of loyalty to the challenges, wounds and fears of the past in the system. Being disconnected from our lineage, land and stories, many modern souls are searching for the inclusion which is so often found in a simple movement in the Circle. In addition to Family Systems Constellation as developed by Bert Hellinger, this insightful work has extended to include solutions for other systems: Organizational Systems, Natural and Environmental Systems, Community Systems, and the method has also provided understanding for interrelationships in social and political dynamics. NATURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTELLATION (Friday & Saturday)

  • To quiet the land
  • To inform land use
  • To inform architectural design
  • To support real estate transactions
  • To support environmentally based community action agencies
  • Work with pets
  • To expand our connection to the environment and each other

FAMILY CONSTELLATION (Sunday) There is strength in the roots.  Honoring our family, ancestors, destiny, and the gifts that have come to us through our family system take us miles away from victim identity.  Experience the joy of growth. FRANCESCA MASON BORING widely considered an expert in the field and development of systems constellation is a bi-cultural international facilitator and trainer of Family Constellation.  Mason Boring respectfully integrates ceremony and ritual in systemic constellation work.  Her writing and developments in systemic constellation expanded the application of the work to include natural and social systems. A Western Shoshone, Francesca has authored numerous books and articles and Co-Edited the first book on Nature Constellations with Kenneth Edwin Sloan: Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellations with Nature (Stream of Experience Productions, 2013).   Francesca has facilitated, taught and presented throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Holland, Mexico, Canada, Australia, South Africa.   www.allmyrelationsconstellations.com Time: 9:30am-5pm Costs: Nature  & Environmental Constellations (November 2 & 3): Early Bird (by October 1st): $250 // after October 1st: $300 Family Constellations (November 4): Early Bird (by October 1st): $150 // after October 1st: $200 All Three Days: Early Bird (by October 1st): $375 // after October 1st $450. Lodging and food not included but available upon reservation. To register or for questions please call (808) 457 8201 or email darshan@akuaha.com

Past Events

Check out the amazing events we’ve hosted this past year.

IN THE MIDST OF HEALERS : A Gathering for Indigenous, Black and People of Color Healers 

March 22-25, 2018

How do you heal the Healer? Calling upon the highest frequency of time, of space, of dimension, of vibration of this world, of this universe, of this creation, our gathering of Indigenous, Black and People of Color will come together for healing, skillshare and storytelling. Restoring roots with our ancestors, in union with each other, we begin our web of interconnectedness. Cost: $375 Cost includes 3 nights of lodging and food. Airfare costs are separate. There will also be an optional day to explore the island on Monday, March 26th. Details and costs to be determined soon. A Healing Offering from: The Ancestors Descendant, Rachele Sullivan & Nico Dacumos Daily SCHEDULE (Subject to change as circumstances manifest) Thursday,  March 22 4pm: Offering Ceremony at Kilauea Crater  (KUMU RYAN) 6pm: Dinner 730pm:  Community Agreements Friday, March 23 6am: Hoʻowehe + Sunrise Ceremony + Purification Ceremony (KUMU DANE, KAHU DESMON and KAHU KALIKO) 8am:  Ancestral Breakfast 9am: Curanderismo (RITA, CHEO, and TONITA) 12pm: Lunch 1pm: Doula/Birthwork  (NICOLLE) 3pm: Tradition and Protocol  (MEDA) 530pm: Dinner 730pm: Fire + Temazcal Saturday, March 24 7am: Movement  (LAGITAN) 8am: Breakfast 9am: Labyrinth  (LADY KATERINA) 12pm: Lunch 1pm: Ifa and Orishas  (BABA ADE) 3pm: Woodcarving & Traditional Crafts  (LAGITAN) 530pm: Dinner 730pm: Fire & Talk Story Sunday, March 25 6am: Sunrise Closing Circle at Kilauea Crater 9am-3pm: Healer’s Market Monday, March 26th (Additional Cost TBD) -Optional Beach Day Trip! Please RSVP here and stay up to date with our announcements. For more information please email :  AncestorsDescendant@gmail.com  And refer to FAQ sheet here.   And please fill out this form to Register.

NÓSTIMA

March 3, 2018

MENU We’re mixing it up for our next Supper Club gathering in Volcano. This is a fusion of Mediterranean and Hawaiian Cuisine with bellydancing and and a hookah bar outside on lanai. Come dance and learn fundamentals in bellydancing with Oahu’s Eden Del Toro Ramirez between 3-5pm and stay for Kenny Drotar’s Mediterranean Hawaiian fusion cuisine at 6-9pm. We are limiting the dinner to 25 folks for more intimacy and fun and it’s all indoor seating this round. Looking forward to celebrating, nourishing and loving up our bellies and spirits through dance, laughter and food. OUR CHEF KENNY DROTAR has been cooking professionally for 17 years. In 2005 he attended Culinary School at Henry Ford College. Then in 2012 he attended the Culinary Institute of America’s ACE Program. In 2008 he remodeled and opened a restaurant called Waterstone Café and Grill in Royal Oak Michigan. The restaurant served Homemade food with diverse menu and rich velvety Tres Leche Cakes. In 2013 he became a full time chef at Kalanihonua, Hawaii’s largest yoga retreat center, and in 2014 he was promoted to Executive Chef. Kenny is currently a shift leader in Kalanihonua’s permaculture department; expanding their gardens. Along with throwing private events, charity work, and being part of numerous pop up supper clubs. Even though he is proficient in many styles of culinary expression he is most passionate about local and sustainable ways of cooking. $60/guest Please RSVP via PayPal to darshan@akuaha.com Please call/text 808.457.8201 for any questions Address and directions will be given upon reservation.

BIG ISLAND FAVORITES FROM THE ʻĀINA WITH A PLANT BASED TWIST with Anon Crystal Shine

January 20, 2018

Big Island Favorites Menu What a great way to begin the new year with our monthly supper club. As the Winter brings snow upon Mauna a Wakea and rains upon the rainforests and lava, let’s get cozy with some favorites from Moku o Keawe. Anon shares a delicious four course meal of local favorites dear to her heart growing up here on the Big Island featuring seasonal, plant based ingredients for a fresh and delicious new take. Sashimi, Poke, Sushi, Saimin Noodle Soup, Phó with all of the fixings and yummy tropical flavors for dessert are some of her inspiration. Stay tuned for menu details as she will be utilizing what is freshest from the ʻĀina! OUR CHEF ANON SHINE is a life long Artist and self-taught Wholistic Chef. She puts her artistry into her cooking imbuing it with a deep beauty inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Big Island. She has grown up on this island and has a resonant connection to Her seasons, however subtle. Using locally sourced, organic ingredients she creates gourmet inspired meals that are as delicious as they are heart, soul and body nourishing. $50/guest Please RSVP via PayPal to darshan@akuaha.com Please call/text 808.457.8201 for any questions Address and directions will be given upon reservation.

SYSTEMIC CONSTELLATIONS: Increasing the Flow with Francesca Mason Boring

November 17-19, 2017

Systems Constellation provides a transformational walk for those who are ready to live in the flow of love, life, health and prosperity. Family Systems Constellation reveals those places where one suffers out of loyalty to the challenges, wounds and fears of the past in the system. Being disconnected from our lineage, land and stories, many modern souls are searching for the inclusion which is so often found in a simple movement in the Circle. In addition to Family Systems Constellation as developed by Bert Hellinger, this insightful work has extended to include solutions for other systems: Organizational Systems, Natural and Environmental Systems, Community Systems, and the method has also provided understanding for interrelationships in social and political dynamics. Intro to Business and Career Constellations Opportunities to Explore: • What is your relationship to business and money? • What systemic structures interfere with the flow of profit and career satisfaction? • Learn basic systemic principles which may apply to business and career • Look at invisible dynamics between employees, potential partners and contractors • Conduct market surveys • Check dynamics of business location options • Examine billing, pricing and facing business and personal finances • Explore timelines for multiple tasks • Uncover the invisible hierarchies in your business Intro to Family & Human Constellations Opportunities to Explore: • Increase the flow of love in the family system • What loyalties interfere with the ability to be available for love? • How to honor the destiny in the family system and go forward in a good way • Finding the support of the Ancestors • Taking my place in the family system with strength • Seeing my love & leaving innocence to fully stand as a partner FRANCESCA MASON BORING, a bicultural woman enrolled with the Western Shoshone Tribe, facilitates Family, Human & Natural Systems Constellation & Constellation as Ceremony as transformational work. Author, international facilitator, teacher, and lecturer, working with universal indigenous fields in family constellation she has supported development of constellation as ceremony, community constellations, and nature constellations. Walking with the ancestors, Francesca introduces respect, and the incorporation of ancient healing wisdom traditions and ritual in life and systems constellation. Although Family Constellation may be therapeutic, this indigenous woman does not present it as therapy. She describes this method as “one of the most profoundly beautiful healing paths that can be taken. This work, for me, is an extension of ceremony, a road of indigenous healing.” Systemic Constellations Dinner Menu Systemic Constellations Lunch Menu

FEAST YOUR SENSES : An Evening of Whimsical Plant Alchemy with Angel Green

October 29, 2017

‘Tis the season for trickery & treats – this month’s supper club dinner is a play on the festivities & inspired by the many incredibly magical plant foods that grow on our beloved island, Moku o Keawe. The evening will be a journey of arousing each of the senses with intoxicating aromas, tantalizing textures, exotic taste sensations, temperature exploration, blind tastings and vibrant visuals all to a dreamy soundscape. We are going to re-discover the joy of eating and relish in the fun of playing with our food. Come with an open-mind, an empty belly & a full heart. OUR CHEF ANGEL GREEN of Angelfood Wellness is a passionate plant-centric chef. Her wholistic approach is based on using local, organic fruits & vegetables in creative & playful ways. Her culinary journey began in her Italian Grandparent’s kitchen with inspirations from health-conscious parents. Angel has trained at Living Light Culinary, Ann Wigmore & Hippocrates Health Institutes. She weaves her nutritional knowledge, artistic expression & intuitive wisdom to create vibrantly delicious cuisine as a private chef & caterer. She lives in Kalapana, Hawai’i where the rainforest meets the sea. Feast Your Senses Menu

KAIN NA! with Chef Yana Gilbuena & music by Kahanu Fung

September 23, 2017

Please join us for a Global Pop-up Kamayan Filipino Feast with Chef and Author Yana Gilbuena and Hawaiian Music in Volcano, Hawaii. OUR VISITING CHEF YANA GILBUENA, a Filipino born critically acclaimed global nomadic chef, started Salo Series to share with the world the vibrant food culture of The Philippines. The Salo Series hosts Filipino Pop-up Kamayan dinners where food is served on communal tables decked with banana leaves and guests are asked to eat with their hands. Yana just finished an American tour where she hosted pop-up dinners in 50 states in 50 weeks! She has also completed SALO Tours in Canada and Mexico and is gearing up for South America. She has also been featured in major publications such as The New York Times. This global culinary nomad aims to further her mission and be able to host a Salo in every continent. Her book NO FORKS GIVEN is due to publish shortly. We welcome her with open arms and are stoked for her culinary offerings to the land, Ancestors and people. Musical guest KAHANU FUNG will be accompanying our feast. Kain Na! Menu 

FAMILY & HUMAN SYSTEMS CONSTELLATIONS with Anutosh Foo

August 26-27, 2017

A phenomenon of subconscious bonds and deep loyalty exists within each family system. Family Constellations work uses this “systemic field” to reveal unresolved traumas in the lives of previous family members, whose fates can persist and become entanglements in subsequent and current generations. Acknowledging these conditions can allow a resolution to arise that honors everyone and restores the flow of love and acceptance. This enables healing within the family system. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WORKSHOP? Using Bert Hellinger’s effective “living constellation” method, participants reconstruct their “family system” to identify and solve fundamental issues. Participants can choose among three levels of participation :: * Observing from the circled seating * Representing a person in someone else’s family * Placing their family in the circle using representatives Family Members are not required in the workshop. We each carry a “knowing field” (family imprint) that brings forth the phenomenon of “family presence” in the workshop. 💫 ANUTOSH FOO Born in Singapore, Anutosh descends from a line of traditional herbalist healers of the Hakka Tribe of China. She has over 18 years of extensive international experience participating in Family Systems Constellations. Her primary teachers are Family Constellations creator Bert Hellinger, Dietrich Weth and Shoshone Elder Francesca Mason Boring. Anutosh has provided individual and group Constellations in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Singapore and Bali.

ENERGY KINESIOLOGY WORKSHOP with John Maguire

August 17-18, 2017

Experience the power and effectiveness of one of the most advanced systems of holistic health care. Through the art and science of muscle testing, you’ll “listen” to the innate wisdom of the body to discover what’s needed to create optimum health and performance. In this workshop you will discover how to: * Find and correct structural and energetic imbalances in the body * Clear stressful emotions and optimize health and performance * Do simple massage and acupressure techniques to eliminate neck and shoulder stress, headaches and muscle cramps * Find foods that balance your body and which foods that deplete your energy * Approach problems holistically and know whether a person needs structural, nutritional, emotional or energetic corrections * You will receive a certificate of completion and 16 CEUs JOHN MAGUIRE is the Founder and Director of Kinesiology Institute and teacher at Tony Robbin’s Life Mastery University. Renowned as one of the world’s leading experts in the field, he is known for making complex material easy to understand. Don’t miss this chance to study with a Master Teacher!

FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS with Anutosh Foo

May 5-6, 2017

A phenomenon of subconscious bonds and deep loyalty exists within each family system. Family Constellations work uses this “systemic field” to reveal unresolved traumas in the lives of previous family members, whose fates can persist and become entanglements in subsequent and current generations. Acknowledging these conditions can allow a resolution to arise that honors everyone and restores the flow of love and acceptance. This enables healing within the family system. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WORKSHOP? Using Bert Hellinger’s effective “living constellation” method, participants reconstruct their “family system” to identify and solve fundamental issues. Participants can choose among three levels of participation :: * Observing from the circled seating * Representing a person in someone else’s family * Placing their family in the circle using representatives Family Members are not required in the workshop. We each carry a “knowing field” (family imprint) that brings forth the phenomenon of “family presence” in the workshop. 💫 ANUTOSH FOO Born in Singapore, Anutosh descends from a line of traditional herbalist healers of the Hakka Tribe of China. She has over 18 years of extensive international experience participating in Family Systems Constellations. Her primary teachers are Family Constellations creator Bert Hellinger, Dietrich Weth and Shoshone Elder Francesca Mason Boring. Anutosh has provided individual and group Constellations in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Singapore and Bali.

TANTRIC LOVE COACHING for Heart Centered Relationship

with Guru Kirin Kaur Khalsa and Soraya Faris

March 17-19, 2017

Tantric Love Coaching for Heart Centered Relationships is a certification course that focuses on the healing power of relationships. You will learn to uplift all your relationships especially the one with yourself. You will learn how to be a Divine Guide with the ability to coach others on this elevated path of loving relationships. Upon completing this experiential and transformative weekend, you will: * Recieve an Akashic Healing to find the barriers within yourself that you have built against Love * Activate the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine within you * Learn conscious heart-centered communication for win/win in all relationships * Learn the numerology of relationships by understanding and working together with soul, karma, gift, path, and destiny numbers * Recieve a Tantric Love Coach Certification from KRIYA by Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Kirin Khalsa. This certification is effective for 500 hr Yoga Therapy Training.Upon Completion you will be eligible to register 25 CEU’s with Yoga Alliance. * Transcend your relationship with tantric intimacy in one of the most potent places on the planet in Volcano, Hawaii

WINTER RESTORATION with Kundalini Yoga + Spa Night

with Dan & Sue Retuta and Darshan Mendoza

January 19-20, 2017

DAN and SUE RETUTA are the Founders and Teachers at the Crestone Healing Arts Center in Crestone Colorado and are visiting for the weekend. Our Restorative Retreat includes: *a Winter Restorative Kundalini Workshop with Dan and Sue *Homemade Yogi Tea + Soup and Salad for dinner *Spa night with Sauna/Steam & Cold Plunge Hydrotherapy in Salt Water Pool + Massage from Darshan *Sleepover *Morning Sadhana with Dan & Sue. We hope to share Kundalini Yoga and Meditation practices with all of you as well as healing treatments and amazing food to create a space of self-love, restoration and inspiration to continue to be at our most optimal throughout this year.

IN THE FIRE OF TRANSFORMATION: Vedic Fire Ceremony for Ancestral Healing

November 13, 2016

Vedic Fire Ceremonies, also known as havan or yagya, originate in India and are among the oldest rituals in the world. The ceremony is a symbolic form of communication with the Divine and is also a strong tool for healing, emotional purification and transformation. The days around Samhain on 31st October are a time when the veils between the worlds are especially transparent. It is most beneficial for all types of rituals, in particular ancestral ones. In this fire ceremony, we will work with Vedic mantras that will help us to let go of the old, free ourselves from outworn karmic patterns and to invite a new, healing energy into our lives. In particular, we will work with our ancestral energies and the healing of long-standing issues and traumas that run through our family lines. We will also honor our ancestors with a ritual and a small potluck feast after the ceremony. As a special feature of this ceremony and to honor the sacred Hawai’ian land and ancestors, we will be performing an optional blessing and giving of offerings at Halema’ua’u crater, home of fire Goddess Pele, after the workshop. SRILA DEVI is an author/writer at Changemakers Books,  a Vedic Fire Ceremonies Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Consultant.

TANDAAN

July 27-August 4, 2015

Our intentions for this gathering is for ancestral healing and remembrance through ceremonies, celebration, feasts and building a village together.
Our prayers are that the healing, transformation and celebration of our indigenous memories ripple across our families, communities and planet Earth.
We welcome our Ancestors and bow down in deep gratitude for their attendance and guidance.