*Call for Volunteers* “Ulana hou kakou- Lau Hala Moena!”


With day weaving of small kine projects, cleaning and prepping lau, also available. Come and weave when can, go when you need to!


Monday, February 5 (anytime after 3:00 pm) – Thursday, February 8 (leave by 10:00 pm)


86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd.
Waianae, HI 96792


Cleaning, preparing, softening, striping and weaving hala, to weave a moena that we can stand on, and in doing so, affirm our heritage and practices as Hawaiians and people of Hawai’i.


Aunty Wendy Hee
Mahina and Cheryl Pukahi
Aunty Lorna Pacheco
Aunty Ruby
Aunty Kay
…and an assortment of kokua; including Gina, Maile, Kaile, Kaleo, and others!


$200 for three night accommodation, instruction, meals and weaving hui. All meals will be potluck, plan on bringing food for our shared table or you can also contribute kala for meals. (Let Maile know what you will be bringing). 16 spaces available; 8 reserved for kumu/hui.

The remaining overnighter spots are offered to weavers interested in learning to make moena on a first come first serve basis. Please bring simple weaving tools and ideally five kuka’a with us. If you do not have kuka’a, plan on coming early Monday afternoon to clean, soften and roll your own kuka’a ($10 a piece for 25 picked field leaves) if you would like to purchase a kuka’a, the per roll cost is $40 for 25 fully cleaned and softened leaves, you will need to strip your own leaves, we’ll teach you! All proceeds from the sales of any lau hala will help cover the hard costs of this moena workshop.

Over 10 years ago, Kahumana hosted two weaving gatherings. There’s a full kitchen in the Raphael House as well as a common area, weaving space, and each room has an individual bed. There’s a pool and an organic farm out the door, as well as a restaurant and shop along with meditative walks, a chapel, and lots of inspiration.


Maile Meyer | (808) 783-2786