Our Vision

To restore meaning and purpose in traditional Hawaiian practices that enhance our community.

Ala Kukui is a non-profit organization founded on a community-based model. Retreats support our weekly and year-round cultural programs, workshops and events hosted for the local community. In turn, retreat participants are offered a rare opportunity to engage with the local community and learn traditional and cultural practices of celebration, healing and communication.

Honoring Hawaiian principles and values, the Hāna community plays a foundational role in Ala Kukui’s policies, stewardship and operations. Led by Executive Director Kauʻi Kanakaʻole, a respected kumu, or instructor and practitioner of traditional arts, all staff positions are held by longtime Hāna residents.

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our missionOur Mission is to cultivate empowering experiences, evolve Ala Kukui into a place of belonging, inspire collective community, connect through story-telling and grow a kulāiwi that is sustainable for generations.