Author Archives: Hope Johnson

Mahukona Beach Park

Mahukona Beach Park is located on the North side of the Big Island between Hawi and Kawaihae – about a 2 hour drive from Puna. There’s no sand at this beach park, but it’s great for tent camping, snorkeling, scuba … Continue reading

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Total Energy-Body Clearing with Joel

I was intrigued by Joel’s message on Facebook, where he offered his style of healing which includes thai massage, Trager techniques, belly and facial deep release with shamanic sound healing. That’s a lot to fit in to a little over … Continue reading

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Elimination Communication

With natural potty training being all the rage around sustainability-minded communities, the video presented here may be very helpful for those wondering how to implement it in their lives. In this short video, Ano (founder of GaiaYoga) shares his experience … Continue reading

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Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic dance is something that’s practiced regularly here in Puna, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about that!! On Friday night, Blaze (my 9 year old son) and I went to Hawaiian Paradise Park for an Ecstatic Dance in a … Continue reading

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LoveArt on the Mango Road

On the way down to Pohoiki, there is a beautiful and enchanted mango grove through which a narrow and winding road has been paved. This is a single lane road with ample turnouts making it easy for travelers moving in … Continue reading

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Mermaid Party at the Pond

Yesterday we attended a birthday party for Dawa – a beautiful mermaid celebrating her fourth year of experience in her present human form. Her daddy, Tony Baugh (lead singer of Love Machine), was so sweet to carry her back and … Continue reading

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Pohoiki at Sunrise

It’s a somewhat rare morning where the sunrise can be seen clearly from Pohoiki because we are usually blessed with rain around sunrise. However, this morning the sunrise was clearly visible, the sky was painted with many colors, and the … Continue reading

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