Mystic ‘Ulu: Breath and Movement of the Pīkake (Jasmin Sambac) with PoHala Botanicals

In ‘Ulu, you will draw from various movement disciplines which flex and stimulate the iwi kuamo’o (spinal cord). Breathing exercises help shift energy throughout the body and the auric field immediately surrounding the body. The incorporation of sound as a tool to activate the nervous system, DNA, cells and chromosomes – believed to be home to sacred codes and memory.

The practice of ‘Ulu is synonymous with human emotion. The human emotion is experienced at full spectrum, including its movement and percussion in the body. This 1 hour and 45 min. workshop will focus on the emotional quality to which the Maui Wormwood plant houses and that being the power of MYSTICISM.

What is Mysticism as the emotion? How does Mysticism move and sound? In plant medicine Mysticism is commonly translated as “to become absorbed into the absolute.” In ancient Hawaiian lore, it is the mystic who translates the otherwise inconceivable into something that is practical and relatable. This workshop will locate that essence in our own iwi kuamo’o as to extract and radiate that translation outward.

Haven’t heard of the ceremony of ‘Ulu? This is a 20,000 year old pre- historic Hawaiian tradition that has been held in secrecy for thousands of years. Join us to learn more and to discover its magic!

This is an interactive workshop, please be prepared to engage in light to mild breath, movement, and sound activation.Workshop also includes a bottle of PoHala handcrafted wormwood oil to take home with you!! ($35 value)

Pohala Botanicals founder Ke’oni Hanalei leads this workshop. He inherited this wisdom from his grandmother, Kau’ikeonalani, and his Mū-Hawaiian lineage. Born and raised on the island of Maui, Ke’oni was indoctrinated into many Hawaiian sacred rites by the Mū people. To read more about Ke’oni, please visit

Event Details


Monday, March 27th @ 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Hotel Wailea Wellness Studio