Ikaika Dombrigues, a Native Hawaiian kahuna lapa‘au — healer, high priest, la‘au lapa‘au, spiritual counselor, lomilomi ha ha, ho‘oponopono and maiola master — embarks on an islandwide journey providing community la‘au lapa‘au, lomilomi and ho‘oponopono workshops beginning Saturday in Hilo.
Here is the workshop schedule:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Room 2 of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Waimea Community Center.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Old Kona Airport Makaeo Pavilion.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Old Pahala Club House in Pahala.
Only light refreshments will be served, so participants need to bring their own lunches. For more information, call Julie at 969-9220 or any of the Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi offices.
Dombrigues has worked with patients in Hawaii and around the world for more than 40 years, focused on health treatment and education using traditional Hawaiian medicine and practices. He continues to work as his masters did in spiritual knowledge and the arts in healing, in the tradition of kahuna, who are the “Keepers of the Secret.”
He was trained in the ancient way on sacred heiau in Kaneohe valley, Haiku and the Big Island by his master, Kahuna Nui O Pali Tu Sam H. Lono. He also was trained by his hanai father, Kahuna Pule Kawika Ka‘alakea; Kahuna Lapa‘au Harry Mitchell and kupuna Abby Napeahi.
Dombrigues has been steadfast in not changing the protocols of the ancient ones, for “what is pono must remain pono.”