The Hawaii Healing Garden is an island-wide series of festivals that takes place from August until November. The festival explores the multicultural healing arts of Hawaii, and features Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ayurvedic, Chinese and Filipino cultural practitioners and ethno-botanists. Each island hosts a celebration day with fun educational events, a health fair, healthy food and cultural entertainment for adults and children of all ages.
Highlights include acupuncture and massages, a Chinese tea and Qi ceremony, an edible lei contest, a healing arts fair and the Healthy Hawaii Expo, which showcases natural products, organic goods, and book and plant sales. Additional activities vary by island and include Hawaiian Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda Cooking Classes, Feng Shui for Your Garden, Meditation Gardens and more.
When: Oahu, November 21-25; Maui, October 18-22; Big Island, September 13-17
Where: Varies by location. Check website for details.
Admission: Most events are free; some workshops charge a nominal fee.
Updated: (07/27/09 AR)