“When we change ourselves, those around us change. And, in turn, the whole world will change. We are a positive epidemic.”

makaalaDr. Maka’ala Yates, D.C., is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. He has been practicing and teaching Hawaiian healing concepts for over 25 years and is the co-founder of Indigenous Botanicals and Mana Lomi®.

Maka`ala’s Book, Na’auao Ola Hawaii: Hawaiian Principles and Practices of Being Well is available on Amazon


Mana Lomi®

Mana-Lomi ® uses Hawaiian indigenous healing concepts that work with the body, mind and spirit. It is a precise, therapeutic, clinically oriented, problem solving style of lomilomi which can be used to prevent and resolve injuries as well as to relieve stress and to help patients relax. It addresses all body systems, particularly the muscular-skeletal and connective tissue systems, the circulatory system, the nervous system and the respiratory and digestive systems.

``Learning Mana Lomi has enlightened my life and opened my mind, body and Spirit beyond words. I am tremendously thankful for the mana'o (knowledge) my kumu has passed on to me.`` - Amy

carol_makaalaDr. Maka’ala Yates and Carol Hart.

Mana Lomi® Massage Workshops

Mana Lomi Workshops & Training

Mana Lomi® Level 1
Lomi or lomilomi is more than just a Hawaiian massage. It describes a concept that involves the movement of energy or energy in motion.  Mana Lomi® I is offered 2-3 times per year and is open to all who wish to learn, not just therapists. Private and semi-private workshops are available for an extra fee.

Mana Lomi Workshops in Hawaii

Mana Lomi® Level 2 (Advanced Techniques)
In this 3-day format you will learn advanced Mana Lomi® techniques including hot towel therapy, specific protocols for the entire body, and Hawaiian spiritual philosophies.

Hot Stone Mana Lomi'ili'ili Massage

Mana Lomi’ili’ili (Hawaiian Hot Stone Therapy)

Lomi‘ili’ili, which literally means “flat stones in motion,” have been used in Hawaii for hundreds of years to treat the many levels of healing necessary to help restore balance in the mind-body-soul.

Upcoming Mana Lomi Workshops:

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Mana Lomi® Level 2 Workshops:

Mana Lomi ® Community Outreach

Mana Lomi ® principles and practices include community outreach.  Carol Hart has been practicing outreach with the Alu Like Kupuna in Waimea since 2001, and has organized thirty lomi therapists in massaging the Kupuna during their annual conference on Kaua’i in 2008.  In 2007, Carol organized six therapists and one support person in massaging the patients and kokua in Kalaupapa on Moloka’i.  Every year, Mana Lomi® instructors and therapists gather to kokua (take care of, serve) na kupuna (respected elders) in our communities.

Mana Lomi Outreach - Carol Hart with Kupuna
Mana Lomi Outreach - Students Massage Kupuna on Kauai's west side

Aloha Lomi Massage Academy Students working on Kupuna
(Hawaiian elders).