After 30 years as a professional photographer, Lāhela’s life path took a dramatic turn. Through a series of events that were triggered by the housing crash in 2008 (i.e. closing her photography business, filing for bankruptcy, and losing her home to foreclosure) her kuleana (purpose, role, responsibility) was rebirthed. Losing everything and starting all over at the age of 51 awakened her latent passions of being of service and a deep desire to live a more fulfilling life.
Kahu Lāhela lives on the island of Oʻahu in the Sacred valley of Hakipu'u. Her kuleana (duty & responsibility) as a Kahu is to assist people in restoring themselves and their relationships in pono (balance, rightness) and in haʻahaʻa (humility).
Following the guidance of her elders and spirit guides, Kahu Lāhela developed a unique practice called Hana I Ka Pono, a compilation of the energy work of Pule (prayer), Lomilomi, and Language of Light, healing practices that open the channels to create flow and balance between the body, mind, and spirit.
She was also guided to create an eight module inner exploration process called Ho'i Mai Iho Nō - The Journey Inward (A Personal Practice for Healing, Resiliency, & Sovereignty).
Through these programs and practices, she facilitates in strengthening the connection to your inner guidance so you can regain self-trust and self-empowerment, embrace your sovereignty, and be better equipped to navigate the challenging times ahead with clarity and resilience.