Pa'a - Strong Unshakeable Foundation

Kumu Pa'a Lawrence Kalainia Kamani Aki and wife Kyrian van Vliet share the vast knowledge of the ancestors of Hawaii. Pa'a to have that strong unshakeable foundation. Aloha; unconditional love of all things in this universe is to be Pono; to make things right.


Island of Maui

Mount Kamakou

E hana mua a paʻa ke kahua mamua o ke aʻo ana aku ia haʻi.

Build yourself a firm foundation before teaching others.
— #276. ʻOlelo Noʻeau. Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings. By Mary Kawena Pukui

Island of Lanai


New Book by Kumu Paʻa Lawrence Aki

First book in Mini-Series on Hawaiian Spirituality is out now! Grab your copy here on Amazon

Book 1: The Hawaiian Understanding of Wellbeing

From one of the oldest, continuous teaching Lineages in Hawaii, Kumu Lawrence gets straight to the point about Hawaiian Spirituality. He takes you directly into the heart of more that 50 Generations of Ancestral Wisdom without all the "fluff" that often accompanies writings about Hawaiian Spirituality. In fact, Kumu is famous for saying "I don't fluff, I get straight to the point and tell you the truth..."

If you want to get to the truth about Hawaiian Spirituality and receive trustworthy spiritual guidance, you will find it here from one of Molokai's most esteemed teachers and authorities on Hawaiian Culture and History.

The difference between this book and many others is that it is written by a Kumu - a traditional teacher - who has lived the Hawaiian Spiritual Teachings and Traditions his whole life.

Using simple, everyday language Kumu Lawrence makes each topic in the Series easy to grasp, easy to understand and easy to apply to your own life. Whether you have a wandering spirit or are ready for a full-blown immersion , the mini-series is an expedition into the Spiritual Teachings of Ancient Hawaii.