Rick Pono’uhane Ho’okuakua Vrenios is a
former resident of Kona in Hawaii, now living on the mainland
Told, "You are the one I’ve been waiting for", Rick
was hanai’d as the son of a well-respected native Hawaiian
Kahuna and charged with the responsibility to carry on the
traditions of his adoptive ancestry.
Under the guidance of the late Kahu Lanakila Brandt, Rick
received one-on-one training in the practices of La’au Kahea and
Po’ohuna (Spiritual Healing and Divine Mysteries) in the Order
of Lono. He also continues to have the privilege of ongoing
training in the traditions of the Medical Kahuna with Kahu Ed
Kaleolani Spencer in the Order of Ku.
Rick was initiated as Kahu O Mana in 2004 and is an
authorized teacher and practitioner of Hawaiian spiritual
healing. Rick maintains a private practice with clients ranging
from professional athletes, world-class dancers, to members of
two royal families. Rick has written 2 books, published numerous
audio CD programs.
Rick has been a speaker and educator teaching classes
throughout the United States and in Europe, and his educational
programs attracted participants to his programs from 49 states
and 16 different countries.
He is a frequent
speaker for associations and professional organizations, and has received the honor of being
a guest lecturer on Hawaiian Healing, Energy
Medicine, and Mind-Body Health for Northwestern University's
Feinberg School of Medicine.
He co-founded Ke Ala Kahiko, a center for
preserving and continuing the education, healing, and
spirituality of Hawaii based on the teachings entrusted to him.