Course plus Bonuses!

Here are the course that are included in this program


  • Step 1


  • Step 2

    Have Fun and Learn Together

  • Step 3

    Open your heart and build a connection


All students attend Tuesdays with me and can choose one follow up day of Kama’ilio Café. Either Wednesdays with Leiali’i or Fridays with Kanoa.

  • Papa Kama’ilio- Instruction with Kumu Maile Naehu Every Tuesday

  • Kama’ilio Café- Instruction with Kumu kōkua Leiali’i Makekau-Whittaker Every Wednesday

  • Kama’ilio Café- Instruction with Kumu kōkua Kanoa Cleveland Every Friday

Our program uses dance, music, and engaging storytelling to pass on timeless Hawaiian wisdom

  • ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language)

  • Mo‘olelo (Oral traditions)

  • Hula (Dance)

  • Oli (Chant)

About Kamaʻilio Café

Kamaʻilio Café is a brand-new fun and interactive course for ʻōlelo speakers that are ready to turn their knowledge into practice! Kamaʻilio means to converse and thatʻs exactly what we will do. You will learn and practice various sentence structures and how to use them in everyday conversations. The emphasis in this class is to guide you on your way towards being comfortable and confident when you ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!


Co-Founder Curriculum Designer

Maile Naehu

I am a graduate of the first class of Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Manoa under the mentorship of some of Hawai‘iʻs most respected kumu and professors. As a Native Hawaiian educator, performer, artist, community organizer, and environmentalist for the past 20 years I have been fortunate to travel throughout the world representing Hawaii for conservation work, performance and indigenous education. My music and storytelling is also featured in museums both in the U.S. and Aotearoa (New Zealand). I am a mother of three keiki on the island of Moloka‘i, together with my husband we care for the loko iʻa(fishponds) and create Aloha ‘Āina based learning for Moloka‘i and the larger Hawai‘i community. Our children are firmly grounded by ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and philosophies, but like everyone else they were deeply affected when schools closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. I needed to pivot and create a fun and engaging online experience for my students on Moloka‘i. Instead of just creating something for the students on Moloka‘i, I decided to create something for all of Hawai‘iʻs keiki - no matter where they are in the world. I designed Ka Hale Hoaka to fill a need for enjoyable home-based learning. Its because I want you to be able to say what I did 30 years ago, at the age of 17, when I made the investment in myself. I promised that, my ‘ohana will play a role in breathing life back into our culture.


Blanche Estrella-Bruce

Your class and the format that you use made me feel like I had finally come home and made my heart happy. After all this time I finally felt Hawaiian and connected to my culture.

Jamie DeBrunner

Papa Makua - Live tutoring course helped me gain confidence that learning ʻolelo Hawaii is possible! Iʻve tried learning in the past with not much success. But Kumu Maile is a very talented teacher. She makes learning easy and fun!

Paula DeAnda

This was wonderful! I study a lot of languages. This format is by far the best!! Love how you incorporate history and story and song in all that you present.

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