2.9.2013    --      9th Kaua'i Wellness Expo
All day event at the Kaua'i Convention Center with 80 booths, speakers and special workshops. ...
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The Kaua'i Health and Wellness Association (KHWA) Executive Committee is:

Char Ravelo - President - Fran Becker - Secretary - Francesco Garripoli - Chairman

 The KHWA is honing its vision and focus to reflect our Member and community requests. Mahalo to all our dedicated Members who attend! We are working to strategizing policy, plan future events, member benefits, and all that makes a non-profit membership organization a successful community service.

The 10th Annual Kaua`i Wellness Expo


Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2014

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This event belowwas a wonderful success! Thank you all for participating:

November 14, 2013 - KHWA Business Development Workshop Event in Partnership with the Kaua'i YWCA

Join us on Thursday, November 14th for the Business Development Workshop at the Happiness Planting Center in Lihue. The focus will be on The Feminine Perspective - insights and discussions, shake it up with Laughter Yoga by Jeffrey Pears, and hear how Anni Caporuscio successfully grew Small Town Coffee in Kapaa into a thriving business.

Also, network the YWCA's Pink Sunday coordinators and vendors! They're first Women's Expo is on November 24th!!!

Let's support Community Wellness partnerships and grow our businesses together!

"Malama kou kino, e na ohana, e na aina ~ Take care of yourself, your family and the land"

For more information call Fran at 808-246-8986.

Char Ravelo

Malama kou kino, e na ohana, e na aina
Take care of yourself, your family and the land

Kaua'i Health and Wellness Association
808-652-4328 cell
808-245-9326 fax

As always, KHWA Members receive discounted admission.


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2013 Kaua'i Health Fair at the PMRF

Kauai Health and Wellness Association was represented by Jeanne Russell of Dolphin Touch Wellness Center at the Health Fair sponsored by PMRF. The Fitness Director at PMRF, Erik Greffrath, was a gracious host to local businesses on Kauai representing various forms of health and wellness on the island. There were massage therapists, Kauai Coffee,Various Health Organizations, Karate and Self Defense, Kokee volunteers, Pepsi and Coke Representatives, and Dolphin Touch Wellness Center. Free samples of the Liv Green2O were being offered as well as Free coconut water, Free coffee, calendars, totes, and samples of all kinds. The highlight of the event was the Karate Self Defense demonstration. At the Dolphin Touch Wellness Center booth, there were samples of the Doterra essential oils, facial and skin care products, the LIV Green2O drink, Angel Oracle Cards and Juice Plus products and brochures. This was a wonderful event on a beautiful property and one that most likely will be offered again next year.

The Evolution of the Kaua`i Wellness Expo

The Kaua`i Wellness Expo began in 2005 as a vision to provide a safe place for health practitioners and wellness professionals to share their work with the public. During this time, alternative healing and traditional medicine practices were happy with each other, people were misinformed and fear hovered over healing industry. Today, both sides have closed the gap in understanding that positive health and wellness practices are vital combination for high quality patient care.

After eight years of hosting renowned teachers Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Barbara De Angelis, Fred Allen Wolfe, Master Sha, Koji Nakamura and Chungliang Al Huang, the Kaua`i Wellness Expo continues to deliver a life-changing weekend.

Hundreds of motivating teachers and innovative exhibitors from around the world have come to the Expo, offering new ways to look at life, compassionately sharing for profound personal grow, giving humankind another boost of hope for world peace with aloha.

On February 9-10, 2013, doors open for the 9th Annual Kaua`i Wellness Expo on Lihue, Kauai. This year's theme is Malama Na Ohana ~ Care for the Family. The second part of Kauai's Health Vision: Malama kou kino, e na ohana, e na aina
Take care of yourself, the families and the land.

After a day of exploring the newest wellness products and experiencing sensory delights, join us for an evening of rich, heart-opening World Music with nationally recognized healer and musician Toby Christensen. Sweeping the country with his blend of African and Native American drumming traditions combined with energetic modern music, Toby and special guests will create a unique and joyful evening and invite you to participate. So come and bring your drums, your instruments and your voices. VIP reception follows the concert on Saturday, February 9th. Proceeds from the concert go to Kanuikapono Charter School.
Since the beginning, the Expo has been supported by the Kauai Health and Wellness Association, the County of Kauai, Alexander Day Spa and Salon, Waddell and Reed, Kahuna Valley, Na Lei Wili AHEC and Happy Science. Also, media sponsors, and Mahalo to these extraordinary individuals, agencies and companies who share the intention of the Kauai Wellness Expo ~ to foster Kauai's health vision:

Malama kuo kin, e na ohana, e na aina
Take care of yourself, the families and the land.

Expo Kick-Off Party - Feb 8th at the Kauai Beach Resort $30 per ticket, $15 for KHWA members.

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See you there!!!


KHWA in the news!

The following article appeared in the Garden Island News on Kauai. Reprinted with permission. Thanks to for your support!

Health and wellness industry encouraged to expand focus

By Blake Jones - The Garden Island
Published: Sunday, September 21, 2008 12:39 AM HST

Business leaders addressed the Kauai Health and Wellness Association Thursday, offering tips to members on how to better market their businesses.

Speaking about the industry’s interaction with visitors, Kauai Visitors Bureau Executive Director Sue Kanoho said great customer service is the best advertisement for any business, though marketing the industry in national travel publications can’t hurt.

A recent study commissioned by the bureau and conducted by SMS Research found that 97 percent of visitors surveyed said their visit to Kauai provided relaxation and rejuvenation.

Only 38 percent said their visit was motivated by a wellness experience, which leaves room for growth, Kanoho said.

She encouraged the group to petition the state tourism agency, the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, to get on board with health and wellness as an attraction for the islands.

Health and wellness is one of the county Office of Economic Development’s six industry clusters targeted for growth.

The office’s executive director, Beth Tokioka, said all indications point to rising jobs that are often high-paying.

According to Tokioka, the industry is big in numbers but doesn’t have a collective voice for advocacy. She encouraged the group to join the Kauai Health and Wellness Association and help it become a vehicle for networking, marketing and advocacy for their common needs.

Finally, Kauai Chamber of Commerce President Randy Francisco told the group that health and wellness practitioners are part of the business community and should see themselves as such.

On Kauai, the chamber’s membership includes 62 percent small businesses with 10 or fewer people. He encouraged the industry to be involved in the community

“Part of positive business practices is being an advocate and having a voice in your community,” Francisco said.

Kauai Health and Wellness Association President Char Ravelo agreed, telling the group that now is the time to step outside of the industry’s bubble and reach a wider demographic.

“We need to speak to those who are standing outside looking in wondering what we’re doing,” she said.

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