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Hina Circles

Virtual Guided Moʻolelo Workshops
1-hr Weekly on Zoom

We are excited to announce that Ka Mahina Project will be offering its second seasonal series of Hina Circles.

These Hina Circles will offer guided moʻolelo (cultural story-based) workshops throughout the start of the season celebrating Kū to discuss Hina (the Hawaiian moon goddess), the Mahina (moon) calendar cycle, and your own personal journey of growth.

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Understand your Natural Rhythm

Strengthen your relationship with Hina to better understand your own natural rhythm. Learn specific moʻolelo of Hina and build your own personal Mahina calendar.

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Cultivate your Mauliola (Wellbeing)

Optimize your wellbeing by learning to harness the mana (power) of the Mahina on specific moon phases to strengthen your overall quality of life and health.

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Develop your ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Strengthen your ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language skills) daily and investigate ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, wise sayings of our kūpuna (elders), through moʻolelo and shared stories.

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Connect with a community of Mahina-aligned people and share stories in a safe space while creating experiences with new ʻohana.

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Daily Reflection Sessions

15-minute DAILY guided Zoom sessions to reflect and journal. (Attendance optional)

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Every Hina Circles member receives a Ka Mahina Project Journal & Moon Phase stickers.

Course Overview

La’a: Kū Season
March 15 thru May 30

Season’s theme: Umeke māna ʻai

We will gather on specific moons to share mo’olelo and concepts of Hina and Kū. We will reflect on how it relates to our individual story.

ʻUmeke māna ʻai are specific vessels that held prepared food for keiki, the ʻai, food was masticated by the kahu hānai, the caretaker and their mana was transferred in the food fed to the keiki, the child.

Talking points during sessions:

  • Mahina phases
  • Knowledge revealed by the moʻolelo is ʻai, food for our personal journeys  
  • Looking at our internal connections, reflections, intentions
  • Kupu aʻe, sprouting energy of the spring season
  • The balance of Kū & Hina within each of us
  • Specific Kū related discussions
  • Exploring our individual cycles with the cycle of Mahina

1st Malama (month)

Session 1: Hoku (Nov. 18 - Thursday)
Session 2: ʻOlekūlua (Nov. 24 - Wednesday)

2nd Malama (month)

Session 3: Muku/Hilo (Dec. 2 - Thursday)
Session 4: ʻOlekūkahi (Dec. 9 - Thursday)
Session 5: Akua (Dec. 16 - Thursday)
Session 6: ʻOlekūkahi (Dec. 23 - Thursday)

3rd Malama (month)

Session 7: Hoaka (Jan. 3 - Monday)
Session 8: ʻOlepau (Jan. 11 - Tuesday)
Session 9: Kulu (Jan. 19 - Wednesday)
Session 10: Kāloakūkahi (Jan. 25 - Tuesday)

4th Malama (month)

Session 11: Hilo (Feb. 1 - Tuesday)
Session 12: Hoku (Feb. 15 - Tuesday)

1st Malama (month)

Session 1: Hua - (Mar. 15 - Tues)
Session 2: Hoku (Mar. 17 - Thurs)
Session 3: ʻOlepau (Mar. 24 - Thurs)
Session 4: Muku (Mar. 31 - Wed)

2nd Malama (month)

Session 4: Muku/Hilo (Dec. 2 - Thursday)
Session 5: ʻOlekūkahi (Dec. 9 - Thursday)
Session 6: Akua (Dec. 16 - Thursday)
Session 7: ʻOlekūkahi (Dec. 23 - Thursday)

3rd Malama (month)

Session 7: Hoaka (Jan. 3 - Monday)
Session 8: ʻOlepau (Jan. 11 - Tuesday)
Session 9: Kulu (Jan. 19 - Wednesday)
Session 10: Kāloakūkahi (Jan. 25 - Tuesday)

4th Malama (month)

Session 11: Hilo (Feb. 1 - Tuesday)
Session 12: Hoku (Feb. 15 - Tuesday)

Live Session Schedule

(sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend live)

Option 1

Thursdays (AM or PM)

1st Malama (month)
Session 1: Hua - March. 15, 2022
Session 2: Hoku - March 17, 2022
Session 3: ʻOlepau - March 24, 2022
Session 4: Muku - March 31, 2022 

Second Malama (month)
Session 5: ʻOlekūkahi - April 7, 2022
Session 6: Akua -April 14, 2022
Session 7: ʻOlekūkahi - April 21, 2022
Session 8: Lono - April 28, 2022

Third Malama (month)
Session 9: Kūkolu - May 5, 2022
Session 10: Mōhalu - May 12, 2022
Session 11:  Lāʻaukūlua - May 19, 2022
Session 12:  Kāloapau - May 26, 2022

Option 2

Mondays (AM or PM)

1st Malama (month)
Session 1: Hua - March. 15, 2022 (Tues.)
‍Session 2: Lāʻaupau - March 21, 2022
Session 3: Kāne - March 28, 2022

Second Malama (month)
Session 4: Kūlua - April 4, 2022
Session 5: Huna - April 11, 2022
Session 6: Lāʻaukūkahi- April 18, 2022
Session 7: Kāloakūlua - April 25, 2022

Third Malama (month)
Session 8: Hoaka - May 2, 2022
Session 9: ʻOlekūkolu - May 9, 2022
Session 10: Māhealani - May 16, 2022
Session 11:  ʻOlepau - May 23, 2022
Session 12:  Muku - May 30, 2022

Meet the instructors

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Hiʻilani Shibata

A lifelong learner, Hiʻilani Shibata has spent the last 20 years in the field of education, both formal and informal. Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, she moved to the island of Oʻahu to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she graduated with a BA in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi.

Today she does contract work as a Hawaiian Culture trainer and consultant, co-founder of Ka Mahina Project and with her small ʻohana mālama ʻāina in Waiāhole, and she is a mother of four keiki.

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Kaipo Ho

Kaipo is a 45-year veteran with the Hawaiʻi hospitality industry and has worked in various sectors, including cultural interpretation, retail, tours and transportation, and hotel operations. Aside from his years of experience in hospitality, Kaipo is a Hawaiian Kahu, cultural practitioner, schooled in various aspects of cultural protocol, the lomilomi style of Papa Kalua Kaiahua, and is a Haku Ho‘oponopono in the Pukui style of Hoʻoponopono. Kaipo’s previous work and cultural experiences provide him with unique skills to assist organizations, teams or individual contributors with achieving their business and/or personal goals through a values-based approach that integrates Hawaiian culture, spirituality and worldly wisdom.

Ahukini Romero Kupihea

Kupihea was born and raised in the small town of Kekaha on the west side of Kauaʻi to an ethnically, culturally, and artistically diverse family. In May of 2010, Kupihea completed the MFA program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa focusing on the art of three-dimensional visual expression, or sculpture. The feelings and messages he receives from the source becomes intelligible through a creative sense of aloha ʻāina; love for the land. Which personally is interpreted as purpose, participation and perpetuation of our cultural values for future generations of Hawaiʻi. Kaipo’s previous work and cultural experiences provide him with unique skills to assist organizations, teams or individual contributors with achieving their business and/or personal goals through a values-based approach that integrates Hawaiian culture, spirituality and worldly wisdom.

Daniel Aipa

Daniel Aipa was born and raised in Kailua, O’ahu.  He has worked in the fitness and health industry for 20 years and incorporates Hawaiian culture into his training and coaching methods. He is the founder of The KŪ Project – a Native Hawaiian organization devoted to health and wellness using a holistic approach rooted in Hawaiian values. Aipa believes that when we learn to stand tall within ourselves, we can empower others to stand taller and be a good ancestors to leave a legacy that makes the world a stronger and healthier place.

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$40 a session, weekly
x 3 months (Mar. 15 - May. 26)
+ FREE Mahina Journal
=  $480 course fee

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We are excited to announce that Ka Mahina Project will be offering its second seasonal series of Hina Circles. These Hina Circles will offer guided moʻolelo (cultural story-based) workshops throughout the start of the season celebrating Kū to discuss Hina (the Hawaiian moon goddess), the Mahina (moon) calendar cycle, and your own personal journey of growth. 

We will meet four times a month during specific moons to discuss the manaʻo of Hina and Kū in an intimate group talk story and help you build your own personal Mahina calendar. Each session will be held over Zoom for one hour and led by a facilitator trained in the traditions of Hina and Kū.

The ka wā kahiko (the traditions of old) of Mahina is a significant aspect of Hawaiian culture. Each of the thirty moon phases of one malama (month) have a name. Each phase was reserved for specific planting, fishing, medicinal plant gatherings, ceremonies, and reflection. It guided the people to maximize productivity to feed whole societies in Hawaiʻi.

Today there is much mana’o that can be learned through these teachings and implemented into our everyday lives. The Mahina can impact ocean tides, but it can also affect peoples’ emotional wellbeing. We will unveil the deeper kaona (meaning) of each of the 29.5 phases from the hilo (new moon) to muku (no moon), and guide you to live in harmony with the Mahina cycle.

We believe the start of this season celebrating Kū is a perfect time to begin your journey. Kupulau, spring time, when germination in our environment is prolific, your relationship with the natural world will flourish.

We invite fifty participants to join us on this second cohort which will begin on March 15th 2022.

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