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Auntie Aloha teaches Hooponopono workshop Saturday (March 22)


Allysyn “Auntie Aloha” Bezilla

Allysyn “Auntie Aloha” Bezilla

The non-profit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center is pleased to welcome instructor Allysyn “Auntie Aloha” Bezilla, who teaches “Ho‘oponopono Begins With Me: A Workshop for Service Providers” on Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Hilo.

This community workshop provides a full day of immersion in Ho‘oponopono, focusing mainly on the self. The Hawaiian cultural-based healing process will help workshop participants to: value self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem; remind themselves why they are in their fields; and be positive and effective service providers.

“In order to understand and care for others, you need to understand and know how to take care of yourself,” said Auntie Aloha. “Ho‘oponopono will assure and remind you of the essential qualities you possess and/or have learned while attaining your position as a professional service provider.”

According to Auntie Aloha, a positive and effective service provider “nana ka maka” (observes with the eyes), “ho‘olohe ka pepeiao” (listens with the ears), “pa‘a ka waha” (shuts the mouth), and “hana ka lima” (works with the hands).

“Service providers also know how to make clients feel special and important because they know that they are special and important—and that empowerment comes from within,” she said. “They are also non-judgmental, unbiased, empathetic, and firm.”

Allysyn “Auntie Aloha” Bezilla was born and raised in Keaukaha to Albert Keokialii Ahuna and Eleanor Kalawai‘akamali‘iwahineli‘ili‘i Simeona Ahuna. She comes from a family of 9 siblings and has been married for 35 years to George Andrew Bezilla, with whom she has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Auntie Aloha is currently a SKIP Facilitator at Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Center in Hilo. She is also a lecturer for the Human Services department at Hawai‘i Community College, teaching “Introduction to Ho‘oponopono.”

Tuition for “Ho‘oponopono Begins With Me: A Workshop for Service Providers” is $75. Group discounts are available. To register, contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center Executive Director Julie Mitchell at (808) 935-7844 x 116 or

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