cover of Aloha Ea Magazine

Aloha Ea Magazine - Click Here to see the website for Aloha Ea, a beautiful magazine published in Japan that featured a full-color 12-page article about Kumu Karen and Lomilomi.


aloha! Welcome! E komo mai!

Welcome to the Ohana of Kapuaokalani Halau, the Academy of Hawaiian Soulistic Healing named after the heiau, Hawaiian temple, where Kumu Karen was taught. The symbol of Kapuaokalani is the red hibiscus, the flower of the Heavens and a gift of Spirit. The name "Kapuaokalani" means "The Sacred Enlightenment of the Heavens". The students come from all over the world: Japan, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Hawaii... They are adopted into our halau and become a part of our Ohana, family. Each student is precious and treated with great love and respect as the cherished Children of the Rainbow whom they are. We travel to visit other Rainbow children in our halau. We may not all speak the same language, but the language we all speak is the language of Aloha.

2017 Class Schedule

Check the calendar page for upcoming dates. Please feel free to contact Kumu directly at kumukaren@gmail.com

In the Media

Kumu Karen was featured for 6 months on Japan Airlines In-flight program where she speaks about Mana and Hawaiian healing.

She has been featured in Madame Figaro Magazine, Hanako, Gisele, Numero Tokyo (Numero Hawaii), Frau, and has had a 12-full page feature in Aloha ea Magazine. You can currently see her on the Japan Travel Channel where she demonstrates Lomilomi massage and speaks about Hawaiian spirituality.

Kumu Karen participated in a day of filming for the television show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. The program about his Hawaiian experiences:

filming Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman

Video footage from a special workshop for massage students held in tranquil and beautiful He'eia State Park on Windward Oahu.

The following video clip was a segment about Kumu Karen on Channel 8 Hawaii Evening News: