Join us each Tuesday from 6:00pm- 7:00pm. This donation-based meditation is open to the community. Sessions will be guided by Jessica Brazil, LCSW and Adesh Khalsa, BA on a rotating basis. This mindfulness insight-oriented sitting meditation is open to all levels. The meditation hour begins with a sound cleanse through the handpan or another soothing sound clearing instrument and basic meditation instructions followed by 30 or more minutes of silence. Love donations of an organic food item, tea, honey or money are welcome. We look forward to sharing in your presence.
100hr Wild Crafter Herbalist Certification, 3 weekends (every third weekend) begins August 11th at the Mindful Living Group with David Bruce LAc. Founder of Earth Medicine Institute.
David Bruce Leonard is a practitioner and teacher of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine: acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork, food, and martial arts. An expert on the medicinal plants of them tropics, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants. As a deep ecologist and perpetual student, David has studied studied traditional medicines with healers all over the world including Hawaiian plant medicines under Kahu Kawika
Ka’alakea, Kaipo Kaneakua and Na Kupuna ‘O Hawai’i since 1992.
David is also the author of “Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom” and “Wild Wisdom: Listening to Heart of Nature“.
MLG offers a 6 MONTH PAMENT PLAN through PayPall (interest free if you qualify). Contact Adesh Khalsa for details. To register click HERE!
This is an extensive and comprehensive training that also teaches about the history and culture of traditional Hawaiian Healers practicing La’au (plant medicine preparation and healing). He teaches all aspects of practice with great respect and reverence including the Hawaiian chants and blessings to activate the “medicine” as he was taught by his teachers.
“A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“This work is possible only through the grace and kindness of my Hawaiian and Chinese teachers”
Auntie Helen ‘Ahia Walrath our beloved Kupuna Hulu
(Uncle Harry Mitchell)
Kahu Kawika Ka’alakea
Uncle Bill Kanekoa
Uncle Joe Hamakua
Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva
Auntie Alice Kuloloio
Auntie Rachel Kanekoa
Auntie Nani Saffrey
Shirfu Zhao Zhen-ping
Shirfu Pang Zhen-neng
Shirfu Feng Chien
Shirfu Liao Yang-tze
Shirfu Lucy Hu
Shirfu John Yeh
Lama Tarchin, Rinpoche
Tropical Herbalism: Level 1
• Introduction ~ Policies
• Plant Anatomy
• Nomenclature & Clinical Herbalism
• Plant Families
• Medical Terminology
• Ways to Ingest Plant Medicines
• Gathering Physiology
• Gathering Protocols
• Gathering Bundle
• Offering Platter
• Medicine Making Poultices, Oils & Salves, Pills, Tinctures, Infusions, Decoctions
• Topical Uses of Plants
• Hawaiian Natural History
• Hawaiian Cultural History
• Breath / Qigong
• Bodywork, Qi Release, Gua Sha, Seven Star Hammer
• Formula Design
• Food Medicine & Foraging Wild Edibles
• Seeing the World with Your Tongue
• Spice Rack Herbs
Applications of Tropical Plant Medicines: Level 2
• Infections & Tropical Anti-Microbials
• Advanced Medicine Making
• Pathways of Inflammation
• Injury / First Aid Theory
• Tropical Plants and the Gut Microbiome
• Lungs, Sweat, Colds, Flu, Immunity
• Introduction to Daoism and Chinese medicine
• Introduction to Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis
• Advanced Wild Edibles
• PLUS An In-Depth & Detailed Look at 30 Plant Medicines & Their Uses:
Ageratum conyzoides (Maile Hohono)
Aleurites moluccana (Kukui / Candlenut)
Aloe spp. (Aloi)
Bidens spp. (Kīnehi / Spanish Needle)
Capsicum frutescens (Nīoi, Cayenne, Chili Pepper)
Cecropia obtusifolia (Trumpet Tree Snakewood Tree)
Centella asiatica (Gotu kola / Pohe kula)
Coix lachryma-jobi (Jobs tears / Pū ohe’ohe)
Commelina spp (Honohono / Day Flower)
Cordyline fruticosa (Ti / Lā’ī)
Curcuma longa (Turmeric / Ōlena / Jiang Huang)
Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass / Wāpine)
Desmodium spp. (Pua Pilipili)
Hibiscus rosa sinensis (Aloalo / Red hibiscus)
Hibiscus tiliaceus (Hau)
Mimosa pudica (Hilahila / Sensitive plant)
Morinda citrifolia (Noni / Hai ba ji)
Musa paradisica (Maiʻa / Banana)
Oxalis spp. (Sorrel)
Pandanus tectorius (Hala)
Persicaria capitata (Shi Mang Cao / Knot Weed)
Piper methysticum (Kava / ‘Awa)
Pipturus spp. (Mamaki / Mamake)
Plantago spp. (Laukahi / Plantain)
Portulaca oleracea (Purslane / ʻAkulikuli)
Psidium guajava (Guava)
Ricinus communis (Castor / Koli)
Sida rhombifolia (Huang Hua Mu / Country Mallow)
Symphytum officinale (Comfrey, Boneset, Knitbone)
Trametes versicolor (Yun zhi / Turkey Tails)
Usnea spp (‘Umi Koa / Old Man’s Beard)
Waltheria indica (‘Uhaloa / Buff Coat)
Zingiber officinale (Ginger / Awapuhi Pākē)
NOTE: both levels are covered in the 3 weekends. REGISTER HERE!
Mindful Living Retreat Ala Kukui Resort- Hana, Hawaii. August 24th-27th with Jessica Brazil LCSW & Adesh Khalsa, RYT. Join us for a Hawaii mana (energy)-fueled retreat into the heart of Maui at Ala Kukui Resort. Ala kukui means “pathway to enlightenment”. This retreat is designed to cultivate deeper connection to the power of presence. With several activities to choose from you can customize this all inclusive retreat to flow with your unique needs. We look forward to sharing in your presence. Click HERE for more information and registration!
This living well retreat is fueled by the Mana of Maui and designed to cultivate deeper connection to the power of presence. With several activities to choose from you can customize this all inclusive retreat to flow with your unique needs.
Retreats are an opportunity for a lifestyle experience. Whether the intention is to get away and practice being mindful and present, creating innovation in the workplace, enhancing wellness, experiencing a transformation, eliminating unhealthy habits, traveling to a new place with like-minded community, or gaining new tools.
Retreat Location: Ala Kukui Hana, Maui- The center is located minutes from some of Hawaii’s most majestic and remote beaches and waterfalls.
Retreat package 3 nights 4 days
Shared room, private room, and commuter specials available
3-5PM Check in at Ala Kukui Resort
5:00-8PM Welcome dinner, group introductions, Meditation and Sound Bath
7-8AM Morning Kundalini & Vinyasa Movement & Meditation
10AM-2PM Mindful Waterfall & Hawaiin Medicinal Plant Walk with David Bruce Leonard, LAc
*2-5PM Open Time (bodywork, yogic lifestyle consultation, or counseling session – additional fees apply)
5-6:30PM Lei Making Introduction
8:30-9:30PM Meditation and Sound Bath (Gong & Handpan)
5-7:30AM Morning Sadhana (2.5 hour Mantra Meditation-optional) 7:30-8 Kundalini & Vinyasa Movement
10AM-2PM Venus Pools, Red Sand Beach
*2-5PM Open Time (bodywork, acupuncture or counseling sessions available – additional fees apply)
5-6:30PM Dharma Talk on Mindfulness
8:30-9:30PM Sound Bath (Gong & Handpan)
7-8AM Morning Kundalini & Vinyasa Movement & Meditation
CHECKOUT BEFORE 11:30am
TBD Outrigger Canoe Orientation (optional – additional fees apply)
*NOTE: For off island travelers you will need to get transportation to the resort. We recommend justfly.com for flights which often has great deals.
If you would like to arrive early or stay a few extra days you can try Aloha Villas in Kihei Alohavillas.com for beach front accommodations or http://waileainn.com/
We look forward to sharing in your presence. REGISTER HERE!
Mindful Living Retreat
Live Well. Live Aloha.
Please join us for our OPEN HOUSE this Saturday May 20th from 10am-1pm. Learn more about living well with your local mindful living group.
Start your day off with a present-moment awareness practice lead by Jessica Brazil, Ti leaf lei making with Hawaiian Plant expert David Leonard, Hawaiian music & chanting with Kawika Ortiz, Keiki & Me Bubble Breathing with Ashley Clark and Dr. Tamara Evans, and contribute your vision to our “Create a Community Art Heart” with Cailin Goodier. Something special is available for all ages.
Relax and enjoy a pupu or beverage, join a drawing for a free therapeutic service, escape for a mindful minute practice with Tanya Gabriel or Adesh Khalsa, or leave a suggestion in our Love Box.
This event is free and open to the public. We are located in the Park Plaza Office Bldgs – in the Maui Research and Technology Park off Upper Lipoa – 1300 N. Holopono St, Suite 108, Kihei, HI 96753.
Click here for directions.
We look forward to sharing in your presence…
Your Local Mindful Living Group
An educational community class for parents of infants aged 0-12 months, and soon-to-be parents. Hosted by Dr. Tamara Evans, ND (www.MindfulLivingGroup.org) and Yumiko Freeman, LAc (www.MauiKidsAcupuncture.com).
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
At “The Office”
250 Alamaha St., N-14, Kahului
Please RSVP by 5/22 as space is limited – (855) 968-9371 x 805
Suggested donation – $20 per person or $30 per couple.
Light snacks provided.
Babes in arms welcome.
Topics to be explored are:
The best diet for mama while breastfeeding.
The best choices for formula feeding.
The best way of introducing solid foods.
Ways of helping with colic and other digestive issues.
Ways of helping with difficult sleep and fussiness.
When to call your doctor.
Learn massage techniques, holds and acupressure points for you to help calm your baby.