Category Archives: Hawaiian Business Blessings

Blessing to Promote Heath & Fitness

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Kahu Silva perfoems Hawaiian business blessingGrand Opening Blessing For New CrossFit Gym

The official grand opening ceremonies for CrossFit KBlock health and fitness center located in the Kāne’ohe Shopping Center was held on April 18, 2015. The festivities started with a traditional Hawaiian blessing performed by Kahu Silva. Assisting Kahu Silva with the pi-kai (water sprinkling purification) ritual and the customary unraveling of the sacred maile lei, were co-owners Sandy Johnson and Kalei Whittle. In accordance with ancient ceremonial protocol, guests attending the occasion were greeted by Kahu with an ‘oli aloha (welcome) chant and made their entrance into the gym facilities with a mele komo (invitational) chant. The program culminated with a pule pane (closing prayer) that included everyone united in a circle of friendship for the purpose of sharing the island “spirit of aloha.” In his closing message to the large gathering, Kahu shared, “that in ancient Hawai’i, health and fitness were considered everyone’s personal responsibility.” In keeping with this Hawaiian philosophy of promoting a healthy lifestyle, Kahu commended the new fitness center for developing a program that is designed for universal scalability in which everyone regardless of age, size, shape and weight can participate. After Kahu extended his congratulations to Sandy and Kalei and offered his best wishes for every success in their new endeavor, everyone was invited to celebrate with a workout party and refreshments.

Hawaiian Blessing Helps Companies Thrive

The Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) welcomed the 2015 New Year with Kahu Silva performing a traditional Hawaiian blessing at the HDS offices in downtown Honolulu. Assisting Kahu with the ceremonial pi kai (sprinkling of sea water) sanctification ritual were HDS President & CEO, Mark Yamakawa and Vice President, Kathy Fay. Prior to the blessing, Kahu… Continue Reading

Hā Ritual Brings Inner Peace

The Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Hawai`i’s award-winning and third largest PR firm by revenue, celebrated the relocation of their office within the Dillingham Transportation Building with a Hawaiian blessing performed by Kahu Silva. Assisting Kahu with the ceremonial pi kai (sprinkling of salt water) purification rites were President and CEO Joan Bennet, Senior Vice President… Continue Reading

Hawaiian Blessing for the Valley of the Gods

The natural scenic beauty of historic Oahu’s Waimea Valley provided a perfect setting for the official opening and hoʻolaʻa (consecration) of the Valley’s newly renovated amphitheater. The April event was held to celebrate the completion of restoration and to acknowledge all of the hard working Waimea Valley staff, volunteers, corporate organizations and the numerous supporters… Continue Reading

Luxury Lounge Grand Opening

A traditional Hawaiian blessing performed by Kahu Silva for the grand opening of the Four Seasons Resorts Lāna`i luxury lounge marked the first hotel-branded lounge in Hawaii. The 1,000 sq. ft. space located within the Honolulu International Airport’s interisland terminal, offers state-of-the-art amenities to pamper the weary traveler. Kahu Silva wore a red kihei which… Continue Reading

The Hawaiian Value of Lokomaika`i in Service to the Community

PRESS RELEASE Celebrating Goodwill Industries Hawai`i’s 55th Anniversary  (January 27, 2014) In celebration of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s 55th Anniversary, Kahu Wendell Silva senior pastor of the Aloha O Kalani Ministry, had the honor of offering the invocation at a luncheon hosted at Washington Place, the historic residence of Hawai`i’s Governors. Inspired to share the… Continue Reading

Special Encounter with A Great Actor

Peter O’Toole (August 2, 1932 – December 14, 2013) The world has just lost a giant in the theatre and film industry, Peter O’Toole. We mourn the loss of this leading man of prodigious talents, who received 8 academy award nominations beginning with the 1962 epic film, Lawrence of Arabia. The world would agree that… Continue Reading

A New Beginning

Ho`okumu Hou! (A New Beginning) Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s Grand Opening Oceanic Time Warner Cable celebrated the official opening of their new office spaces in the Ward district of Honolulu on May 30th, 2013 with a special Hawaiian blessing performed by Kahu Silva. The program of events began with greetings of “aloha” and welcoming remarks… Continue Reading

Greatest Show in Hawai`i – Celebrating 110 Years of Fun for the Family

Ho`omaika`i I Ka Hana Ho`ike`ike – Blessing the Hawai`i 50th State Fair Celebrating a legacy spanning over 110 years and three generations of providing Hawai`i’s families with fun, amusement and the finest forms of entertainment, the E. K. Fernandez Shows Inc.’s the 50th State Fair officially opened on May 24th, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium… Continue Reading

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