Tracey Namakanaokalani Ha’aoLakaināpali
I was blessed to be born into an ‘alternative health’ family, which provided, from a very young age, a strong spiritual foundation and continual seeking of further spiritual and wellbeing knowledge.
My life after High School, involved 2 years studying secondary teaching followed by 13 years in the Airline Industry. Then, after many years of studying and gaining qualifications across a broad spectrum of areas in health and wellbeing, I provided a comprehensive and wholistic approach to total wellbeing – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. My journey of learning led me some 25 years ago to Hawaiian healing, culture and spirituality.
This was the ‘aha’ moment. This made sense and brought it all together. Hence the ongoing journey (some would say obsession ) with Hawaii and the Aloha Spirit. I have studied and trained, (and continue to do so) in the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai, The Big Island of Hawaii, Maui and Molokai.
I began my journey of studying Hawaiian healing practices, spirituality and culture over 25 years ago. Initially studying healing, Kino Mana, Advanced Lomilomi and Kahi Loa massage with Serge Kahili King and Susan Pa’iniu Floyd of Aloha International, I became an Alaka’i and authorised teacher with Aloha International . I have spent the last 25+ years continually furthering my study and training in Hawaiian healing practices, lomilomi, hula, chanting, philosophy and culture with numerous Kumu : Kumu ‘Elele o Na Kupuna Anake’ Mahealani Kuamo’o-Henry, Kumu Hula Neaulani Kuamo’o- Peck, Aunty Mary Fragas, Loea Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Kaipo Kaneakua, Papa K Kepilino, Kumu Alva Andrews, Kumu Kelii Tau’a, Kumu John Keola Lake, Kumu Hula Raylene Lancaster, Kanoelani Davis, Lawrence Aki, Jeana Iwalani Naluai, Nancy Kahalewai to name a few.) I remain a forever haumana (student) and continue my journey of aloha and pono with Anake’ Mahealani and Kumu Neaulani.
My passion for Hawaiian healing practices, culture, philosophy, along with my honouring of the wisdom, sacredness and integrity of the ancient teachings, drives me to spread the Aloha Spirit in Australia and wherever else Na Kūpuna send me.
“Lawe I ka ma’alea a ku’ono’ono
Acquire skill and make it deep.”
I understand it is the kuleana (responsibility) of those outside of Hawaii, who utilize and benefit financially from these sacred teachings and practices, to give back to those Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) who are striving to perpetuate their cultural practices. As such I undertake fundraising and donate regularly to Native Hawaiian projects.
I am a passionate animal advocate, author and write articles for alternative health magazines on Lomilomi, Hawaiian Culture, Healing & Spirituality I am a contributing author to the books ‘Practice Aloha: Secrets to Living Hawaiian Style’ and ‘Heart to Heart: The Path To Wellness’ and have self-published ‘Aloha Rainbows : A Journey of Pono, Protocol and Precious Kūpuna.’
“I believe every individual deserves to have harmony, optimum health and wellbeing in their lives so as to function at their peak levels. It is my goal to assist in freeing people of their limitations and assisting them to step into their mana ‘iho (self-empowerment) and ‘uhane nui (spirit greatness). Creating harmony on an aloha-filled planet – that’s a world I energise.
“Ma ka hana ka ‘ike
There is knowledge to be gained through hard work.”
Training (a brief glimpse of a lengthy comprehensive resume)
- Kino Mana : Lomilomi & Kahi Loa
- Ho’oponopono & Ho’opono Pono Ke Ala
- Kua Lua Hawaiian Backwalking
- Registered Teacher of Aloha International
- CH(Hons)MEL ( Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis with Honours)
- CE (Diploma of Clinical Ecology)
- Post Grad Dip. Psychotherapy
- Cert of Massage
- Cert Timelime & NLP Practitioner
- Cert of Health – Hypnosis *FAAHS ( Fellow of the Australian Academy of Hypnotic Science)
- Australian Holistic Healers & Counsellors Assoc
Supporting Charities / Non Profit Organisations
A portion of all massages, trainings and other income is donated to the following organisations
- RSPCA – www.rspca.org.au
- IFAW – www.ifaw.org
- Animals Australia – www.animalsaustralia.org
- Supporting many Hawaiian Cultural Projects, including :
- ALA – Aloha Lokahi Association Foundation *
- Keiki (children’s) Education Projects Hawaii ( I have implemented a children’s sponsorship/scholarship program on Molokai with Kanoelani Davis)
“Tracey has also been a supporter of my hula school, Ka Pa Hula ‘O Hina I Ka Po La’ila’i from the beginning and has valued my teachings with the local community. Her group in Australia has given donations to my hula school for years with the expectation that it goes to the students, particularly the children. With her help the children in the hula school have been able to take opportunities that they would never have been able to, from traveling to outer islands to making implements for hula. We are forever grateful to her generosity and unconditional aloha she and her group exude. “ Kanoelani Davis
Murphy The Wonderdog (aka Mana Murphy & Kama Anela)
Born 1996, adopted 14 Feb 1999, Walked the Rainbow 04 May 2012
Many knew Murphy through him being such an important part of my life, through coming to workshops, helping in Lomi’s and so much more. He was a mistreated, malnourished little street kid who came in to my life 14 Feb 1999 at the age of 3. He however had a resilience and pu’uwai ( heart) that was strong in all ways. His aloha touched many and he certainly helped me through the numerous challenges I have encountered on my journey. His makamae (precious) Being personified Aloha and he was my greatest teacher of Aloha.
So, whilst his kino ( physical being) is moe lepo ( sleeping in the earth) now, his ‘uhane nui ( spirit greatness) remains ever present
To my little pal – Aloha ‘oe and a hui hou.x