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Holistic Honu Wellness Center

Improving existing cultural competency programs by creating conduits between traditional medicinal practices & the western medical system

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Berkeley, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2004
  • Employees 1
  • Incorporation Type Other
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Company Summary

Established Nov 2004 and approved for 501(c)(3) status Feb 2006, the Holistic Honu Wellness Center is a not-for-profit healing center dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through education and healing. Our goal is to provide healthcare practitioners and communities with the background they need to understand the cultural aspects of indigenous health as a way to improve health literacy and boost cultural competency.


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    Executive Director

    Leslie Susan Kawaioni‘okekai Kaiona‘okalāni Ko, our Board Chair and Executive Director, continues to carry on the healing traditions of her Native Hawaiian grandfather. She is a traditionally trained Lomilomi/touch therapy and Hō’ola/healing arts practitioner, a Licensed Certified Massage Therapist, a Certified Hawaiian Healing Arts Instructor, and a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Continuing Education A