Aloha is more than a casual greeting... Aloha is a way of life.
It’s a transmission of loving wisdom, a mystical doorway to the divine, and the spirit that guides you into partnership with the natural world.
Aloha, which literally means, “sharing the breath of Life,” is also an untapped ancient wisdom that we as a people, and our planet, need desperately during these times...
And even though the Aloha spirit was birthed in the sacred islands of Hawai‘i, it is everyone’s inheritance — and a vital part of our heritage that much of the modern world has lost.
Within the Indigenous wisdom tradition of Aloha, there’s a deep understanding of the role of journey, blessing, ritual and ceremony.
So how do you access this vibrant, peaceful, healing spirit that is as ancient as life itself?
Hawaiian spiritual leader Lei‘ohu Ryder will warmly and reverently serve as your trusted guide to discover the mystical beauty of Hawaiian spirituality.
Lei‘ohu and her partner, Maydeen ‘lao, are Kumu Aloha (emissaries of Aloha) and advocates for the Indigenous Soul in all people.
Together they founded a nonprofit, Aloha in Action, to sustain, grow and spread these timely and powerful teachings throughout the world. Their love and knowledge of Hawai‘i will help you connect with your Self, with Spirit, and with the essence of Aloha.
You don’t need to live in the islands — or even to have visited them — to embrace, embody and express the deep sense of connection and harmony that is the Aloha spirit.
Lei‘ohu teaches that Aloha is an energy, a way of being in the world. Aloha is not something to be explained, but to be experienced. And when you experience it, you are changed forever.
How will you know Aloha when you encounter it? You’ll get your first taste of it at the sound of Lei‘ohu’s voice...
Aloha is the living, loving energy transmitted by her words and her intentions. Listen attentively and you may feel a “knowing” that bubbles up like lava within you, awakening you to a new world — a world in which you know true peace and harmony as you’ve never known them before.
The Aloha spirit is so integral to Hawai‘i that it was enacted into law in 1986. The Aloha Spirit Law details the “traits of character that express the charm, warmth and sincerity of Hawai‘i’s people.”
The law goes on to state that Aloha is “the working philosophy of native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the people of Hawai‘i.” It further states that Aloha means “to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.”
Hawaiian officials and citizens are expected to act in accordance with this law at all times in their professional and personal lives.
Another essential element of Aloha is Ho‘oponopono, the step-by-step Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness that cleanses and heals you in mind, body and spirit, enabling you to make things right with yourself and in all your relationships.
Aloha is an unerring moral compass. It is your connection to the Earth, to the animals, to the plants, to the heavens. Within Aloha are the seeds of sacred responsibility with all life... and the courage to water them and tend to them until they blossom into thoughts and actions that honor the Earth and all beings.
Throughout the Aloha Spirit journey, you’ll receive a steady stream of offerings that will guide and support you as you take step after step into your own knowing and the innermost depths of your being.
You will then understand that Aloha is a homecoming, a recognition of your own divinity and the divinity in all beings, and a sweet reminder of all that is right with the world.
If you’ve been to Hawai‘i, you’ve felt a certain sense of sacredness that exists nowhere else in quite the same way.
Yet the Aloha spirit is not the property of the Hawaiian people or constrained within the borders of the Hawaiian islands.
Welcome Aloha into your mind, heart and spirit, and you can develop and carry that sense of place with you wherever you go.
Aloha will live within you as a guiding light and a living, vibrant sacredness. Invite Aloha into your life and your life becomes more beautiful.
David Kaonohiokala Bray, a revered kahuna (a wise elder or shaman) interpreted the deepest meaning of Aloha to be “God in us,” which means:
Come forward, be in unity and harmony with your real self, God, and mankind. Be honest, truthful, patient, kind to all life forms, and humble.
Imbued with the spirit of Aloha, your consciousness naturally expands, you feel viscerally interconnected with all of life, and you more easily identify the unique gifts you came here to express.
Aloha helps you activate your sacred life force, spurring you to live with greater reverence for all that is Divine within and around you. Every moment becomes a gift and a blessing.
Your every thought and word become offerings to the Divine. With joy, you find yourself living a life of prayer and sacred action.
Such is the promise and the power of Aloha.
As a special addition to this course, Lei‘ohu will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions so you can tap into an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Over the course of the 7 modules, you’ll:
Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Each weekly LIVE teaching session will build harmoniously upon the next so you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to sustain your insights and transformations.
Course modules begin with a live hour-long video broadcast of teachings from Lei‘ohu, directly followed by a 30-minute Q&A with both Lei‘ohu and Maydeen.
Each module will also include a carefully selected song from Lei‘ohu’s double album, The Call Within & Honor All Life, that will be particularly relevant to the teaching within that module.
We acknowledge all our ancestors and the gifts they have passed down from generation to generation. We acknowledge and mahalo Aunty Pilahi Pakī’s gift to the State of Hawai‘i in 1986, the “Aloha Spirit Law” (1986).
We will explore the word Aloha as an acronym and how each of the five “values” represented opens your heart and understanding of the deeper meanings underlying the essence of Aloha.
Aloha can be described via the following acronym:
Akahai: Kindness, to be expressed with tenderness
Lōkahi: Unity, to be expressed with harmony
‘Olu‘olu: Agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness
Ha‘aha‘a: Humility, to be expressed with modesty
Ahonui: Patience, to be expressed with perseverance
Lei‘ohu will take you back to her youth and the imagery of growing up in a small village on O‘ahu, learning firsthand the ways of healing and the ways of making things pono (right).
What Lei‘ohu shares is based on her own personal experiences within her family system of Ho‘oponopono — making sure they had right relations with themselves, each other, their community and the islands. In this way, harmony was maintained.
There are many aspects of pono, including:
We have a primal connection to the land because we are the seeds of the stars that came from the heavens to shine on this land. Living on the land in the island way, you must take care of the resources because without love for the resources, there is no life.
Aloha is a sacred relationship to the Divine. This primal relationship as expressed in nature and community is our life force and our spiritual connection.
In this module, we will explore the importance of:
Lei‘ohu will share the creation story around Hāloa, the first-born child of Papa and Wakea, the Earth Mother and Sky Father, whose death at birth gave rise to the plant kingdom and to another son who became the prime ancestor of mankind.
Because of our deep spiritual and genealogical connection, we know that all life is our family. The sacred life force of the Universe energetically connects us in relationship to the creatures in the ocean, the stars in the heavens, and every blade of grass that grows.
Lei‘ohu will share the story of the Kalo (Taro), ‘Oha (The Shoots), and the relationship between humankind, the Natural World and the Cosmos.
In this module, we will explore:
We will explore how to cultivate and align your individual sacred responsibilities within yourself so that you can identify the gifts you came here to express, share and offer in service to all life as only you can.
We all came to have fun on this planet and to passionately express our gifts while standing in alignment with the Divine.
You will go within to understand: Hā, Kū, Kua and Akua, which are aligned and defined within Kuleana.
In this module, we will:
We are the seeds of the gods and goddesses, expressing ourselves as divinity through sharing our unique gifts with the world.
You will contemplate the power of turning your daily actions into offerings to the Divine in whatever form you hold as your Higher Power.
This module will include conversations around:
This module concludes the course with insights, contemplations and words of wisdom related to living your life in gratitude. Living in gratitude releases the weight of daily living from your shoulders, fills your life with peace, light and truth, and acknowledges the foundation of spirit which is Aloha.
When you live in the energy of Mahalo, you understand that every experience must be embraced with appreciation because the gift is always there, even in the most challenging moments. Mahalo is the acknowledgment that we are divinely connected within and without.
In this module, we will explore concepts such as:
In addition to Lei‘ohu’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive this powerful double album as a special bonus. This bonus is being offered to complement what you’ll learn in the course and deepen your understanding and practice of the course materials.
The Call Within & Honor All Life are two musical journeys in one that invite you to awaken your Indigenous Soul. As emissaries of light reflecting primordial memories of the origins of ourselves, we each are being called into the spiral of the knowing of ourselves in order to rise from our isolations and to remember our oneness. The songs, chants and musical expressions activate the encoding in listener’s DNA.
When I moved to Maui, Lei‘ohu and Maydeen welcomed me to Hawaiian spirituality. Their Aloha in Action program permeates their teachings, which they share all across the world. The love that they radiate is obvious.
— Ram Dass, renowned spiritual teacher, cultural icon, bestselling author
It is with reverence and rarity we witness the presence and the practice of Universal Oneness, filled with all abiding Love that heals, enriches, sustains and fulfills the promise of One World Culture; such is the way, the work and the will of Lei‘ohu Ryder and Maydeen ‘Iao.
— Dr. Ayin Adams, PhD, MScD, author, poet, screenwriter, director, actress
Through song and talking story, this transformational duo reminds you of your core heart truth, which is to be unconditionally loving. They share the authentic Spirit of Hawai‘i and spread their message of Aloha from a universalist perspective that will lift you up and make you whole again!
— Eric Richter, Publisher, Maui Vision Magazine
Where there is harmony, there is gentleness. Where there is discord, harmony must be found. Lei‘ohu Ryder is a daughter of Pasifika Rising. She resides on the island of Maui in Hawai‘i, and she circuits the globe at the invitation of souls activating Aloha, Aloha in Action.
— Al Lagunero, esteemed Kumu, renowned artist, President of the Olowalu Cultural Reserve
Grace. Wisdom. Gentleness. Love. Generosity. Laughter. Expansiveness. Lei‘ohu Ryder and Maydeen ‘Iao are the universal personification of these ways.
— Lesley Michaels, Entrepreneur, humanitarian, author, writer, social advocate
Lei‘ohu and Maydeen are an inspiration and true joy to experience. Sharing through music, message and stories, they convey Indigenous wisdom that inspires, informs and illuminates! Aloha in Action is a perfect blend of compassion, power and grace. Timeless teachings that are needed in our world today.
— Rev. Darlene Strickland, Unity of the Blue Ridge
Aloha Spirit not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Lei‘ohu Ryder
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with Hawaiian spiritual teacher Lei‘ohu Ryder — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire — on your phone or on your computer.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Aloha Spirit Bonus Collection
We feel honored Lei‘ohu Ryder has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a Hawaiian spiritual teacher whose powerful insights and inspiring work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Lei‘ohu’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about embracing the interconnectedness of all life, authentically living and expressing the essence of Mahalo, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind program.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Lei‘ohu Ryder is a Hawaiian spiritual leader, visionary, healer, singer/songwriter, and educator. Along with her partner, Maydeen ‘lao, they are Kumu Aloha (emissaries of Aloha) and advocates for the Indigenous Soul in all people. Their love and knowledge of Hawai‘i help us connect with ourselves, with Spirit, and the essence of Aloha.
Lei‘ohu offers her gifts to you on Maui, in Hawai‘i and throughout the world, through blessings, music, public speaking, intensives, counseling, healing work, wedding ceremonies, and funeral services... all imbued with Aloha spirit.
Lei‘ohu’s talents and knowledge are honored and loved in her community and the world. Lei‘ohu has received the Gandhi-King Peace Hero Award, the Peace Educator Award from the United Nations, the Woman of Honor award from Women’s History Month, the Educator Award from the Peace Corps, and the Malama Ka‘Aina Award from the Sierra Club. She has shared her gifts throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There is no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is August 30th, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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