Come meet with me under a tree at the iconic Waikiki Queens Surf Beach. Here we will be mindfully creating a sustainable, flower crown lei-called Lei Po’o. We will enjoy plenty of shade, & beautiful ocean breezes as we mindfully enliven all of our 5 senses in this epic Hawaiian location. We will open with meditation & Oli (Hawaiian Chant) to help our minds enter the healthy "flow state" that creating crafts & nature can ease our brains into. See, smell, hear, & feel all of our surroundings & mindfully learn the beautiful art of creating a gorgeous Lei Po’o-which is a head lei using a wili wrapping technique. We will be using seasonal local flowers & greenery, many of which I grow on my own property, and the rest I mindfully forage for. You will have at least 6 types of foliage to choose from to create your very own unique lei. All materials used to construct the Lei Po’o is 100% biodegradable. I’ll snap some cute pics of you with your unique Lei Po’o. After we will enjoy some local seasonal fruit. In closing, we will show respect and gratitude with a final "Mahalo" to express Aloha 'Āina meaning to love the land/that which feeds and sustains us. Rest easy knowing that you are getting a high quality experience for an amazing price. Lei makers across Hawaii avg. $65-$125 for similar lei making, it’s pono :)
Aloha! I am a Sustainability teacher, and garden educator here on Oahu. I personally know & understand how connecting with nature can soothe the soul. I am also a licensed psychotherapist & have been trained in Mindful Based Stress Reduction techniques. Mindful Lei Po’o making is a full sensory, unique, & truly therapeutic experience that I have fallen in love with. My style is easy going, and playful. It brings me great joy to teach this workshop & my hope is that it inspires you to relax, enter a playful state, & allow your brain to feel the flow of the moment. For any dates not displayed please check out my instagram at @eco_mindful_leipoo & send a personal message. Inquire for professional photographer referral. I also host "Bites & Sips Kaimuki Food Walking Tour" Airbnb experience in my neighborhood, come join me!
Pineapple, or local seasonal fruit.
All items we need to construct our lei.
I like to set up at a picnic table under a tree, away from the hustle & bustle of downtown Waikiki but yet walking distance. I will contact each guest 30 minutes before experience with more specific location of where I set up. In the event of rain I will change location to indoor location within 1 mile away & let each guest know at least an hour before.
10歳以上の方5名まで参加できます。 Guest should all be able to wrap & grip tightly with fingers from both hands. There are no alternate activities for children who are unable to wrap.
Reusable water bottle with water
Wear comfortable clothes for the weather that day. Parking is metered along Kalakaua so bring coins. You can pay for parking by the hour in the Honolulu Zoo parking lot with credit card. Bathrooms are nearby.