Powerful culture creation for a New Earth 

EARTH ARTS Immersion

Saturday, June 25th 9am-9pm

Kumukahi Village, Big Island, HI

$125 (value $1,200)

or venmo @shardaimoon

MUST pre-register by June 23rd

Daylong Journey

  • Intro to all things bamboo: ID, harvesting, naturally preserving, building & design

  • Educational plant walk to create species list of edible and medicinal species.

  • Intro to Hawai'ian culture protocol, respect of the 'Aina (land) and forest.

  • Creation of a traditional ho'okupu (offering) and a short powerful chant to connect with the ancestors and ones self.

  • Be served the plant medicines of awa (kava), noni & fern, and learn about these ancient remedies while you receive deep healing & sound medicine.

  • Discovery of the magic of permaculture.

  • Learn an Earth Breathing meditation to re-weave yourself back into nature.

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Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

Our Mission


Introducing the Human Nature Institute.  Our mission is to plant the seeds of a regenerative society for our descendants by teaching the arts of being fully human and awake in the world.


EarthWake is our new series of daylong workshops, games, and deep connection designed to immerse you in fun & meaningful learning, while in the context of an interactive 'learning village.' 


During each immersion we will experientially travel through the 5 main arts of our human nature: healing, sacred practice, earth tending, societal connection, and creative expression. Each daylong highlights a particular aspect of our Human Nature.


For this daylong, you will be immersed in the Earth arts.


Together we will practice deep nature connection, learn how to cultivate & build with bamboo, become familiar with Hawaii’s edible & medicinal plants, and practice being in sacred relationship with the ‘Aina.  We finish with catching the story of the day around the fire, as our ancestors have done for centuries. 


  • Connect with like-minded communitarians and earth guardians

  • Deepen your relationship to the 'Aina (land) and the traditional Hawai'ian culture.

  • Receive deep insights and connection to your ancient roots.

  • Connect deeply to the nourishment of our Earth mother.

  • Engage in a powerful release ceremony of what is ailing you with plant medicine.

  • Reorient your perception of the earth inside.

  • Calm your entire nervous system.

  • Reconnect to your ancient belonging within community.

  • Receive wisdom teachings from those with a lifetime of gained knowledge.


by June 23rd

  • Bring an item from your kitchen or garden to contribute to our stone soup supper. Bliss-ware bowl & spoon encouraged.

  • No at-the-door registrations, all parties must pre-register here.

  • Closed container- please arrive by 8:30-8:45 for a 9am start.  We ask that you stay the full day, if able, so we can start and end as one village.

  • Evening program will be sharing and cozy time around the fire (weather dependent), so families with young kids are free to leave early or cozy up.​​​

  • Keiki Kare available up until dinner, for $20/kid. 4y/o and up. 3y/o and younger are free and will stay with their guardian. Submit payment accordingly.


or venmo @shardaimoon

MUST register by June 23rd

*you will be added to our events newsletter


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Kumu Ehulani

Ehulani has studied hula, and chanting, under 14 different na kumu hula (hula teachers) in the Hawaiian Islands. Having learned various lineages and styles of hula and chants, Ehulani has developed her own style by incorporating elements of all.


Ehulani has a wealth of experience teaching others. She has taught hula in the Malamalama Waldorf School, Na Wai Ola Public-Charter School, and Kea'au School summer programs, as well as being a Hawaiian Studies Hula Teacher in various public schools on the Big Island. She has taught hula to Senior Citizens, through the Department of Parks and Recreation. Ehulani travels to Japan where she has taught many na kumu hula (hula teachers) and many na hula halau (hula schools). Ehulani also has a degree in Hawai'ian Lifestyles/Culture/Hula, from Hawai'i Community College.


Ehulani has trained and assisted with many Kahuna nui, in cleansings, clearings, and numerous types of blessing ceremonies, which lead her to be blessed formally by two Ali'i Kahuna Nui, as an Ali'i Kahuna Nui (High Priestess.)


Her devotion to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian culture takes Ehulani and her halau to numerous ceremonies, festivals and celebrations of Hawai'ian culture.


David Bruce Leonard

David is the founder of the Earth Medicine Institute and practitioner and teacher of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine:

  • Acupuncture

  • Herbal medicine

  • Massage

  • Food medicine

  • Martial arts

David has studied traditional medicines with healers in Asia, North and South America, and Hawai’i. With a Master’s Degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants.


A deep ecologist and Hawaiian plant specialist, he has been a student of Hawaiian medicine under Kahu Kawika Ka’alakea, Kaipo Kaneakua and Na Kupuna ‘O Hawai’i since 1992.

Author of “Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom” & “Wild Wisdom: Listening to Heart of Nature”,

David is an expert on the medicinal plants of the tropics.


He studies, lectures and teaches on cross-cultural uses of plant medicines, environmental concerns, traditional plant gathering practices, and pragmatic approaches to health care. He is known for his off-beat sense of humor. He is often seen in Hawaiian rain forests wearing his favorite trash bag as a raincoat.


Bamboo Bob

A member of the Bamboo Empowerment Network and the Bamboo Society of Hawaii, Bob is an adult trainer with more than 20 years experience harvesting, treating and crafting bamboo into usable products and structures. His technical background comes from a career in the aerospace industry as a technician turned certification instructor.


Bob shares his experience through brief and inspiring lectures complimented by real time hands-on creating.

In Bob's workshop, you will learn to identify bamboo and specific uses, process bamboo for use in construction, textiles, appliances and more, and build a simple project using bamboo harvested from where you live.


Noni Man~ Kane

Noni Man is known for his love and knowledge of Noni medicine, as well as many other Hawai'ian plants. He is here to serve the people, and share the wisdom and knowledge of the land that he was taught.

He offers deep ceremonial sessions of healing and release to those seeking it. And he has used these healing methods on his own profound healing journey from paralysis.


He is truly an inspiration, and a joy to receive from!


Wild Wahine

Serving up protein-packed Organic salad bowls for lunch!

This women's collective serves our Puna community markets and events with fresh, local-inspired meals, straight from the heart.

They are going to be working their kitchen magic for us, and offering us each a healthy & nourishing bowl of deliciousness!

Shardai & Naga

Co-Founders of the Human Nature Institute, Shardai and Naga will be holding the container and natural flow for this event.


They will be offering their own wisdom of over 37 combined years of earth-based community building, as needed, and honoring the wisdom of our guest presenters.