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HEAR A WORD FROM KUMU 
FOUNDER OF AWAKENED ALOHA

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" I am so grateful for Kumu Elijah & his expertise on Hawai'i. I've benefited

greatly as a person not from the islands. Learning the history & cultural way of life of Hawaiian people has been profound & eye opening."

- COHORT 2 STUDENT -

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WHAT IS A PONO SETTLER ?

In 'olelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language), pono means "balance, alignment, righteousness" & is often used to describe behavior and characteristics that display responsibility, ethics, and values that respect the harmony of all life.

As it pertains to settlers to Hawai'i, it is vital to understand how to
embody the cultural values of these islands, while respecting the Hawaiian people, Hawaiian 
stories, and Hawaiian ways of being.


This course aims to empower foreigners to BE PONO while living in our ancestral homelands.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

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week 1

kahua

THE FOUNDATION

Foundational cultural

knowledge, ancient history, & introduction to 

Hawaiian consciousness. 

and more...

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week 2

aloha 'aina

HONOR THE LAND

We will continue on our journey through Hawaiian history & cover ways of caring, protecting, & preserving Hawai'i through a cultural lens.

and more...

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week 3

aloha AKUA

HONOR SPIRIT

We focus on Hawaiian 

spiritual practices while understanding appropriate protocols to take in sacred areas.

and more...

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week 4

aloha kanaka

HONOR ONE ANOTHER

We dive deep into relationship with Hawaiian people and the layers of healing that is to be done for our collective prosperity.

and more...

plus weekly bonuses
  revealed at every class 

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" The Pono Settler Course not only inspired my journey of learning more about Hawaiian culture and the place I now live, but it awakened my desire to connect deeper to my own ancestors."

 

 

- COHORT 1 STUDENT -

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COURSE ADDED VALUE

Hawaiian History, Mo'olelo, & Important Cultural Events

Fundamental Principle of Kuleana - Discovering Your Contribution to Hawai'i

Advocacy & specific ways to support positive change for Hawaiian communities.

Hawaiian Cultural Values & Living Authentic Aloha

An in-depth look at Americanization & the systematic oppression of kanaka maoli.

COURSE STRUCTURE
A FULLY IMMERSIVE ONLINE CLASSROOM

ALL CLASSES are both LIVE & Recorded for students

Access to our Zoom Classroom & Cohort Discord Chat thread for student / teacher engagement

Full Access to recorded sessions for up to 3 months 

Community of like-minded haumana (students) on the journey of learning about Hawaii. 

Assignments (Ha'awina) that will guide you into a deeper knowledge of your own culture & place.

Course ends off with an in-person ceremony & cultural day at 'Iolani Palace.

MEET YOUR KUMU
@SONOFOAHU 

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Elijah Kala McShane

kahu - educator - ceremonialist

Elijah, also known as @sonofoahu or Kumu Kala is a kanaka maoli speaker, educator, artist, & ambassador of aloha. 

As a ceremonialist and spiritual channel, Elijah has held workshops, courses, and healing ceremonies that has brought transformation and awakening to thousands. 

As a content creator, Elijah focuses on all things Hawai'i, speaking on the most challenging topics with a perspective immersed in aloha, inclusivity, and truth to spirit. 

As an ambassador of aloha, Elijah has been divinely called to share the message of aloha to the world through his work, voice, and co-creating a future that brings ancient wisdom to modernity.

"My vision with this course is to provide the accessibility to cultural knowledge & ways of being with the ones who are ready for it. Our goal is to ensure that education leads to empowerment to stand for what is right & to create a pathway for unity amongst all cultures living in Hawai'i."

- Kumu Kala

NEXT LIVE COHORT #4
'OKAKOPA (OCT) 5TH, 12TH, 19TH, 26TH
ALL LIVE
CLASSES ARE: THUR EVE
5:30PM - 8:00PM HST
8:30PM-11:00PM PST​

 

THIS STUDENT WAS
TRANSFORMED

HEAR WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
ABOUT THE COURSE

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AND MUCH MORE...

CLAIM YOUR SPOT NOW
USE "EARLYMANU" FOR EARLYBIRD AT CHECKOUT

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